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All-star soccer game is a good idea, and not unprecedented

Jul 18, 2013 - Chuck Rodgers, Riverton:  Editor:
I was the Riverton High School boys soccer coach from 1986 to 1999, and I completely agree with Craig Blumenshine's comments that it would be a good ... [more]

Preparing for two 'bambini'

Jul 18, 2013 - By Clair McFarland:  Yes, I am pregnant again -- this time with twins

Although this is an unusual public proclamation, the reader must know that I'm expecting.
That is ... [more]

An accomplishment?

Jul 18, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  The Senate has little to boast about from Monday's filibuster deal

Anyone who follows the work of the U.S. Senate these days, regardless of political ... [more]

Digest

Jul 18, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Baseline frack testing discussed
The Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission has started the formal rulemaking process to establish baseline water ... [more]

Wildfire likely caused by a lightning strike

Jul 18, 2013 - The Associated Press:  The U.S. Forest Service has determined that lightning did cause a 211-acre wildfire that burned in a remote area southeast of Casper.
The fire was reported on ... [more]

Mead: EPA haze plan has no health benefit

Jul 18, 2013 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead sharply criticized a plan by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to reduce regional haze, saying it did more to kill the coal ... [more]

Death at shelter under investigation

Jul 18, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Officials are investigating the death of transient James Casteel, 59, whose body was found Sunday morning at the Fremont County Good Samaritan Center in ... [more]

Road stunt leads to car wreck at intersection

Jul 18, 2013 - From staff reports:  Two Riverton men were cited Wednesday after being involved in a one-vehicle rollover north of Riverton.
Reports state Shane Cook and Justin Hieb, both 18, of ... [more]

More monitoring planned for school District 38

Jul 18, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Legislative committees met this week in Riverton to evaluate the quality of educational opportunities on the reservation.

The Joint Education ... [more]

Lander beats Riverton 8-6 for vintage title

Jul 18, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lander's Eric Baker crushed a two-run homer Sunday in the final inning of the championship game for an 8-6 victory over Riverton in the annual "vintage" ... [more]

'Autocross' Sunday at CWC; it's a new event for Rendezvous

Jul 18, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Autocross, a new event sponsored by the Rocky Mountain Rebels Car Club, makes its debut this Sunday morning at Central Wyoming College and will be a part of ... [more]

Big wins for Riverton, Lander 9-10s to open District

Jul 18, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton and Lander rolled to lopsided victories Thursday in the first day of the 9- and 10-year-old Little League all-star district baseball tournament in ... [more]

Older Riverton stars pounce on Powell 16-1 in opening win

Jul 18, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton turned on the power switch with four home runs for a 16-1 victory over Powell on Wednesday night in the opening round of the 11- and 12-year-old ... [more]

Weed and Pest finds West Nile in county

Jul 18, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Weed and Pest has found mosquitoes carrying West Nile virus on Snavely Lane between Hudson and Lander.
Weed and Pest assistant supervisor Nancy ... [more]

Busy Rendezvous lineup coming up

Jul 18, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  Highlights include the Friday Night Cruise, balloon rally, fireworks and car show, with several other events scheduled.

Riverton Rendezvous occludes ... [more]

Today

Jul 17, 2013 - Staff:  Births
RICHARDSON

A son was born to Jacquelynn and Dorol Richardson, of Riverton, at 5:33 p.m. April 2, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He ... [more]

JAC drafts ideas for legislative session

Jul 17, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Members of the Wyoming Joint Appropriations Interim Committee drafted ideas June 27-28 at Riverton City Hall in preparation for the next legislative session. ... [more]

County asks rec board to get 'creative' in funding campground construction

Jul 17, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A plan to build a campground at Green Mountain received a lukewarm reaction from the Fremont County commissioners during a June 18 meeting.
"I support doing ... [more]

Iden Riter calls painting her zen

Jul 17, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  The Riverton grad has four pieces on display at Natural Health Solutions.

Lilly Iden Riter, who learned to paint at Riverton High School and Central ... [more]

Immigration not so easy after all

Jul 17, 2013 - By Doyle McManus:  Debate this summer has highlighted divisions within Republican ranks.

For a moment there, immigration reform almost looked easy.
Republicans, ... [more]

Recent letter had 'laugh out loud' element to it

Jul 17, 2013 - Martin Chaffs, Riverton:  Editor:
In a letter to the editor, Riverton Mayor Warpness jumped on the writer of another letter to the editor who talked about how the city rolled out the ... [more]

No rubber stamp

Jul 17, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  It would be wrong to deny defenders of Cindy Hill a seat at the investigative table

Wyoming House Speaker Tom Lubnau said something interesting last ... [more]

Digest

Jul 17, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Hill's touches basis of claims
CHEYENNE -- Newly released records on Wyoming Schools Superintendent Cindy Hill include sexual harassment claims ... [more]

Hathaway Scholarship gives students more incentive, says university official

Jul 17, 2013 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  Statistics show that the Hathaway Scholarship program is giving Wyoming junior high and high school students incentive to perform better in the classroom, a ... [more]

GOP to back Enzi over Liz Cheney in 2014 Senate primary

Jul 17, 2013 - The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- The head of the National Republican Senatorial Committee says the organization will back Sen. Mike Enzi over challenger Liz Cheney in the ... [more]

Klaproth named Wyoming's new poet laureate

Jul 17, 2013 - From staff reports:  Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead has named Shoshoni rancher Echo Roy Klaproth as the state's new poet laureate.
Mead recently signed an executive order appointing ... [more]

Man arrested in June stabbing death of man on Wind River reservation

Jul 17, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Dean Moss faces charges of second-degree murder and assault with a deadly weapon.

Federal agents have arrested an Arapahoe man in the June 9 stabbing ... [more]

Rebuilt Cloud Kisser part of 25-balloon field for the weekend Rendezvous rally

Jul 17, 2013 - By Steve Peck, Publisher:  A like-new Cloud Kisser II is unveiled at this weekend's Riverton Rendezvous hot-air balloon rally. Planners hope for more cooperative weather this year; ... [more]

Liz Cheney to run against Enzi

Jul 17, 2013 - By Ben Neary and Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  The daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney will challenge Wyoming's three-term U.S. Senator in the Republican primary next year.

Liz Cheney ... [more]

Cody throttles Lander all-stars 28-5

Jul 17, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton opened Little League District play Wednesday night against Powell.

Cody Little League all-star baseball player Charlie Beaudrie smashed two ... [more]