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Recent storms put snowpack levels in Wind River Basin at 88 percent of normal

Apr 17, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The snow water equivalent is up significantly over 2012 figures.

Snowstorms this week turned around the trend of shrinking snowpack in the Wind and ... [more]

RMS seventh-grade girls win opening track meet at home

Apr 16, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Riverton Middle School seventh-grade girls outlasted the field Saturday to win the team title at Wolverine Track.
Riverton scored 59 points at the ... [more]

Finding strength and hope in Mr. Rogers

Apr 16, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Sports Writer:  "When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, 'Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.' To ... [more]

County athletes turn out solid performances at Rock Springs

Apr 16, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  The Ted Schroeder Rock Springs Invitational was originally scheduled for just a few local teams and the schools on the I-80 corridor, but weather-related ... [more]

Today

Apr 16, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
MILLER

Donald O'Keefe Miller, 79, died Saturday, April 13, at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. Per his request, there will be no services, and ... [more]

Hazel Portwood Schlenske

Apr 16, 2013 - Staff:  Hazel Portwood Schlenske died Sunday, April 14, 2013, at Morning Star Manor in Fort Washakie.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, April 19, at Davis ... [more]

Annette Schur

Apr 16, 2013 - Staff:  Annette Schur, of Riverton, died Thursday, April 11, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. She was 75 years old.
Per her request, cremation has taken place. A ... [more]

Wyoming Department of Health offering free STD testing around the state

Apr 16, 2013 - Staff:  Because regular screening for sexually transmitted diseases is important to help keep many state residents healthy, the Wyoming Department of Health offers ... [more]

Judge in Holmes case needs to do his job properly

Apr 16, 2013 - William Borwegen, Riverton:  Editor:
In your newspaper on Tuesday, April 2, on page 2, there was an article about the prosecutors asking for the death penalty for killer James ... [more]

Spring storm bringing needed snow to region

Apr 16, 2013 - By Colleen Slevin, The Associated Press:  DENVER -- A spring storm is bringing much-needed moisture to parts of Colorado and Wyoming, but winds are raising the wildfire danger to the south.
The second ... [more]

Digest

Apr 16, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Couple settles lawsuit over shot horse
CASPER -- A Thermopolis couple has reached a $2,700 settlement with a Hot Springs County undersheriff who shot ... [more]

Snow brings wrecks, road closures

Apr 16, 2013 - By Christina George and Katie Roenigk, Staff Writers:  At least two minor traffic accidents were reported Tuesday morning as snow continued to fall in Fremont County.
The sheriff's office reported a Lander school ... [more]

Local runner was blocks away from Boston blasts

Apr 16, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Three Lander runners participated in the Boston Marathon on Monday and presumably were in the area when two bombs went off near the finish line, killing ... [more]

Mine owner says project could bring 165 jobs

Apr 16, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Representatives of Energy Fuels said they plan to build the uranium processing plant and mine eight miles south of Jeffrey City.

The new owner of the ... [more]

Wind works against crews in weekend modular fire

Apr 16, 2013 - From staff reports:  Fire officials said the Ethete home was "completely lost" in the Sunday blaze.

Fort Washakie fire chief Kevin Ferris said emergency crews didn't have ... [more]

Officials say county inmate spat on deputies

Apr 16, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  A Moran man who was arrested last week in Riverton encountered more trouble with law enforcement this weekend after he reportedly spat on two deputies at the ... [more]

Judge grants first Wyoming retrial based on DNA test

Apr 16, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A judge in Cheyenne has granted Wyoming's first retrial based on DNA evidence.
Andrew J. Johnson has served more than 23 years of a life-in-prison ... [more]

Coming up: Gay marriage chaos

Apr 16, 2013 - By Michael Doyle, McClatchy Newspapers:  If the Supreme Court decides the two gay marriage cases it heard last week the way most court watchers believe it will, expect legal and political chaos. The ... [more]

Weather cancels Riverton - Lander varsity soccer

Apr 16, 2013 - Staff:  The Riverton vs. Lander varsity soccer matches scheduled for Tuesday, April 16, (today) have been cancelled because of weather. No makeup dates have been ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Apr 16, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Spring as winter
Fremont County is getting more winter in April than we got all winter combined.
In case you have forgotten -- which is perfectly ... [more]

Tiffany Hartpence completes Boston Marathon; safe later

Apr 15, 2013 - Staff:  With her children cheering and carrying signs that said, "Go mamma go!" and "My mamma never gives up!" former Riverton High School track and field runner ... [more]

Weather affects early week RHS activities

Apr 15, 2013 - Staff:  Riverton High School has canceled the track meets scheduled for Tuesday. It may be rescheduled for April 30, according to RHS activities director Jeremy Hill. ... [more]

RMS track competes at home

Apr 14, 2013 - Staff:  Jaitlyn Petitt won her heat in the girls low hurdles during the Riverton Middle School Invitational track meet Saturday at Wolverine ... [more]

Tigers dominate Douglas, fall to Buffalo

Apr 14, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Lander Valley High School Tigers managed to split on the road despite missing their starting goalkeeper, Jess Oldham.
The Tigers dominated Douglas 6-1 ... [more]

RHS boys earn first Class 4-A West win

Apr 14, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton boys soccer team gave up three first half goals en route to a 4-1 setback against the Green River Wolves on Friday in Green River, but the players ... [more]

Lander girls stay unbeaten

Apr 14, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The rust from indoor practice didn't show when the Tigers won two road matches this weekend to remain undefeated on the season.
Lander Valley High School ... [more]

RHS girls finish weekend with soccer split at home

Apr 14, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine and Bruce Tippets, Staff writers:  With a refocus of their offensive attack, the Riverton Wolverines gained a weekend home split with Class 4-A West foes Green River and Evanston on ... [more]

Rumble at the Rendezvous draws nearly 200 wrestlers

Apr 14, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Ridge Briggs is making sure he has a future in high school wrestling.
The first step for the Riverton 11-year-old is learning the ropes in USA wrestling. ... [more]

Gary Beach memorial scholarship available

Apr 14, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Natural Resource Foundation will be awarding the annual Gary Beach memorial scholarship. This $1,200 scholarship for the 2013-14 school year is ... [more]

County commissioners proclaim April as Month of Military Child

Apr 14, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Commission recently proclaimed April as the Month of the Military Child.
"The recognition of April as Month of the Military Child will ... [more]