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Friday fire burns hay and tires on Missouri Valley farm

Apr 28, 2013 - From staff reports:  A Friday evening fire north of Riverton burned hay and tires on the Pingetzer farm, but calm winds and quick fire response limited the damage.
The fire on ... [more]

CWC wrestles with moving targets as budget process advances

Apr 28, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College administrators say they will present balanced budgets for the coming three years when they meet in May to discuss finances with the CWC ... [more]

Work of jeweler has produced many happy outcomes

Apr 28, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Some might call it a fish story with many levels of meaning behind the word "fish." Many have heard of missing rings, jewelry and small personal items ... [more]

Apathy, transient problem obstacles to improving City Park

Apr 28, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Riverton residents came to City Hall Thursday night to discuss the best direction to take toward improving Riverton City Park.
Riverton resident Lee Crook ... [more]

Reed Herman

Apr 26, 2013 - Staff:  Reed Herman died Monday, April 22, 2013. He was 63 years old.
A celebration of life service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at Reed's shop.
Reed ... [more]

Riverton United Methodist to add contemporary services Sunday

Apr 26, 2013 - Staff:  Riverton United Methodist Church, under the leadership of Pastor Mark Thurman, has begun a contemporary service at 10:30 a.m. every Sunday.
The more modern ... [more]

Today

Apr 26, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
HERMAN

Reed Herman, 63, died Monday, April 22. A celebration of life service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at Reed's shop. ... [more]

Riverton Chamber of Commerce recognizes community service efforts of residents

Apr 26, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A night of awards and kind words were extended to Riverton residents for their ongoing hard work and service during the 2013 Riverton Chamber Annual Awards ... [more]

Owners of Six Iron Ranch receive honor from ag society

Apr 26, 2013 - Staff:  Top University of Wyoming agricultural students were honored and the owners of the Six Iron Ranch near Shoshoni received Gamma Sigma Delta's Outstanding ... [more]

Bush uses library opening to try to polish record

Apr 26, 2013 - By Tom Benning, MCT News Service:  "People ask me, 'What about the economy?'" Bush said, "and my answer is, 'Why don't you go hire an economist, or hire five economists and get 15 different ... [more]

Legislature wrong to have defeated bill allowing teachers to carry guns

Apr 26, 2013 - Rusty M. Saltsgaver, Riverton:  Editor:
Targets on their backs. That's what every parent having children in a Wyoming school needs to now understand.
With the recent Wyoming Legislature's ... [more]

War of words

Apr 26, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  The allegations against the state schools superintendent remain vague and unclear

The war of words continues between certain Wyoming legislators and ... [more]

Digest

Apr 26, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Mother, baby killed in wreck
CASPER -- Speeding likely played a role in a crash that killed a 22-year-old Casper woman and her 11-month-old ... [more]

Deal reached in kidnap case

Apr 26, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CANON CITY, Colo. -- A 46-year-old man has entered a plea agreement in a kidnapping and sexual assault case that ended in Wyoming.
Christopher Jeffries pleaded ... [more]

Contributions allow park facilities to open

Apr 26, 2013 - The Associated Press:  MOOSE -- Two facilities in Grand Teton National Park that would have remained closed this year due to federal budget cuts will open up after all.
Park ... [more]

Scientists, industry examine big lithium find in state

Apr 26, 2013 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- University of Wyoming researchers have discovered a possibly large source of lithium near Rock Springs, but an expert on the material says whether ... [more]

County police hosting drug Take-Back Day

Apr 26, 2013 - From staff reports:  The RPD will participate in the sixth national prescription drug Take-Back Day on Saturday. Residents are invited to dispose safely of unwanted medications ... [more]

Snyder leads effort to resolve RHS football issues

Apr 26, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The superintendent said he wants to have the process "wrapped up by next week."

With a vision of restoring faith in Riverton High School football, ... [more]

Job seekers browse booths at expo

Apr 26, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Employment Expo on Thursday reflected national trends. Some workers were looking for work in new fields, some industries were reacting to ... [more]

Commissioners split in Riverton justice center, wolf suit decisions

Apr 26, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  In two close votes, the Fremont County Commission engaged a firm to design a new Riverton justice center and committed $1,000 to a court fight about ... [more]

Job Corps work inching forward

Apr 26, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Officials to meet with contractors in May

The U.S. Department of Labor released a construction solicitation notice Friday morning for work on the ... [more]

State puts St. Stephen's on sports probation due to incidents involving fans

Apr 26, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  St. Stephen's High School sports programs have been put on probation for one academic year by the Wyoming High School Activities Association.
The probation ... [more]

Riverton girls fall 4-1 to Natrona in road match

Apr 26, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Riverton hosts Casper Kelly Walsh at noon Saturday.

You have to do the small things right and, Thursday evening in Casper, the Riverton Lady ... [more]

Lindley presents case to stay as CWC coach

Apr 26, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Interim Central Wyoming College men's basketball coach Shelby Lindley has been on the job since October, guiding the Rustlers to a 23-7 record this season on ... [more]

Hat trick for Hartbank in 4-0 RHS win

Apr 26, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Wolverines boys moved into a second-place tie in the Class 4-A West soccer conference.

Playing against an overly aggressive defense, the ... [more]

Riverton High School choir performs at CWC

Apr 25, 2013 - Staff:  Kura Farthing, 3, clung to her aunt, Riverton High School senior Harley David, during the concert choir's warmup Tuesday in the Central Wyoming College dance ... [more]

Today

Apr 25, 2013 - Staff:  Births
BLACKBURN

A son was born to Gary and Alfreda Blackburn, of Riverton, at 2:42 p.m. March 29, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 7 ... [more]

Shawnda Rae Watkins

Apr 25, 2013 - Staff:  Shawnda Rae Watkins died Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at the Help for Health Hospice Home following a long battle with respiratory disease. She was 46 years ... [more]

Dan Bozanic

Apr 25, 2013 - Staff:  Dan Bozanic, a former Lander resident who spent 37 years traveling the world as a petroleum geologist, died Wednesday, April 10, 2013, in Perth, Australia. He ... [more]

Billionaire owner of Sinclair Oil and Sun Valley dies

Apr 25, 2013 - By Martin Griffith, The Associated Press:  Robert Earl Holding's company owned two major refineries in Wyoming.

SALT LAKE CITY -- Billionaire Robert Earl Holding, whose business empire ... [more]