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Fitness studio offers variety of classes for variety of ages

Aug 23, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  Downtown business will include youth and leadership programs for children and teens.

A pair of Riverton women has decided to spread their love of ... [more]

Maxon submits name for District 5 commission seat

Aug 23, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Although Doug Thompson defeated both challengers in the primary election for the Republican Party nomination in Fremont County Commission District 5, the ... [more]

BlindDog Smokin' to perform Friday

Aug 23, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Carl Gustafson, lead vocalist for the Los Angeles band BlindDog Smokin,' is looking forward to his Riverton performance.
The band, which is originally from ... [more]

Cordelia S. Eagle Goggles

Aug 23, 2012 - Staff:  Cordelia S. Eagle Goggles died Monday, Aug. 20, 2012, at the Riverton Memorial Hospital surrounded by her family. She was 78 years old.
Funeral services will ... [more]

Today

Aug 23, 2012 - Staff:  Births
WEBER

A son was born to Rachel and Robert Weber, of Lander, at 4:10 p.m. March 29, 2012, at Lander Regional Hospital. He weighed 8 pounds, 6.9 ... [more]

Wolverines to focus on consistency at two-day tourney

Aug 23, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Wolverines volleyball team, with a grueling week of three-a-day practices in a warm gym behind them, will open their season on their home court ... [more]

On the road, Wolverines play Worland in week zero

Aug 23, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  With a new offensive coordinator and a team that has been hammered to be more aggressive on the football field, the Riverton Wolverines football team will ... [more]

Lady Cougars to play in McDonald's field

Aug 23, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Coach Troi Larsen likes the potential of the 2012 Wind River volleyball team.
The Cougars played well in Larsen's first season at the helm, but WRHS didn't ... [more]

Conrad enjoying year as Senior Games president

Aug 23, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lander resident Marty Conrad has served this past year as the president of the Wyoming Senior Olympic State Games.
Conrad has been involved with the senior ... [more]

Crews tear down old McDonalds building

Aug 23, 2012 - Staff:  An employee of Lander's Artery Construction sprayed water to keep down the dust from debris as workers demolished the old McDonald's Thursday on West Main ... [more]

Cowgirls announce 2012-13 schedule

Aug 22, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  Seven teams that competed in postseason play will be featured on the 2012-13 Wyoming Cowgirl Basketball schedule, announced Tuesday by the Wyoming Athletics ... [more]

Fire at Lysite gas plant burns four Wednesday

Aug 22, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Four men suffered burns Wednesday morning after an explosion at the ConocoPhillips Lost Cabin gas plant near Lysite.
Injuries to two of the men were described ... [more]

Commissioners survive close primary challenges

Aug 22, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Both Doug Thompson and Dennis Christensen won Tuesday by about 1 percentage point.

Fremont County Commission incumbents Doug Thompson and Dennis ... [more]

Smith and Martinez advance in city Ward 2

Aug 22, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Riverton City Councilman Todd Smith and former Councilman Lee Martinez won their Riverton City Council Ward 2 nominations, beating out former Councilwoman ... [more]

It's Larsen in big HD54 GOP primary

Aug 22, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Republican Lloyd Larsen and Democratic candidate Bruce Palmer will advance to the Nov. 6 general election after winning their races in Tuesday's primary ... [more]

Campbell wins in HD34

Aug 22, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Wyoming House District 34 incumbent Rita Campbell won the Republican nomination in Tuesday's primary election over challenger Lois Herbst, according to ... [more]

Easy ride through GOP primary for Barrasso, Lummis; Scott survives

Aug 22, 2012 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming's primary election delivered few surprises with well-funded Republican congressional incumbents coasting to victory and most state ... [more]

Digest

Aug 22, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Few details on motel standoff
CASPER -- A standoff at a motel in Casper has ended after nearly 11 hours.
Casper Police Chief Chris Walsh says officers ... [more]

On to November

Aug 22, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Primary has its close shaves

For the longest time Tuesday night, it looked as if the two Fremont County Commissioners who faced primary election ... [more]

Thanks for new art at RHS that doesn't show drinking

Aug 22, 2012 - Joan Claren, Riverton:  Editor:
I see there are some new art murals on the wall of the high school in Riverton -- and neither one of them shows anybody consuming alcohol.
It just ... [more]

Just chalk it up to 'synchronicity'

Aug 22, 2012 - By Walter Cook:  Margi and I had definitely broken passenger protocol.
When you're 30,000 feet in the air, death is generally something you don't talk about, as your captive ... [more]

Mahoney ahead of Faubion in Ward 1; both advance

Aug 22, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  It was a close finish for the uncontested Riverton City Council Ward 1 race between councilwoman Diana Mahoney and Jonathan Faubion.
Mahoney received 224 ... [more]

Allen tops Cardenas in HD33

Aug 22, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  Rural Lander resident Jim Allen won the Republican nomination for the Wyoming House District 33 seat by a landslide.
According to unofficial results, with all ... [more]

Baker leads Bauman in Riverton Ward 3; they meet again Nov. 6

Aug 22, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  It was a close uncontested race between Riverton City Council Ward 3 candidates Lars Baker and Larry Bauman on Tuesday's primary election.
Incumbent Baker ... [more]

Enrique M. Chavez Sr.

Aug 22, 2012 - Staff:  Enrique M. Chavez Sr. died Aug. 17, 2012, at the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. He was 19 years old.
Evening services will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, ... [more]

Frank and Sharon Palmer

Aug 22, 2012 - Staff:  Frank and Sharon Palmer, formerly of Fremont County, died Aug. 7, 2012, in their home in Casper.
Funeral services were Monday, Aug. 13, at the Oregon Trail ... [more]

Wallace 'Wally' N. Cockerham

Aug 22, 2012 - Staff:  Wallace "Wally" N. Cockerham formerly of Fremont County, died Monday, Aug. 13, 2012, at the Central Wyoming Hospice Kloefcorn Home in Casper. He was 69 years ... [more]

Lt. Col. David 'Bo' Coats

Aug 22, 2012 - Staff:  Lt. Col. David "Bo" Coats formerly of Shoshoni, died Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012, in Titusville, Fla., surrounded by his loving family. He was 81 years old.
A ... [more]

Today

Aug 22, 2012 - Staff:  Births
RHODES

A daughter was born to Jamara Warren and Mark Rhodes, of Hudson. She weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce.

RICHARDSON
A daughter was ... [more]

Chief boys to chase sixth straight state title in cross country

Aug 22, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The state-champion target is becoming bigger and bigger each year for the Wyoming Indian High School boys cross country program.
The Chiefs will be going for ... [more]

Wolverine girls second, boys fourth at Gillette Invitational golf tourney

Aug 22, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Two top-10 individual finishers put the Riverton High School girls golf team in the runner-up position by one stroke in the team standings at the Gillette ... [more]

Van catches fire on North Federal Boulevard

Aug 22, 2012 - Staff:  The Riverton Volunteer Fire Department responded at about 5 p.m. Tuesday to a vehicle fire in the 1000 block of North Federal Boulevard. According to fire ... [more]

Wolverine runners hit the track

Aug 22, 2012 - Staff:  Riverton Middle School cross country runners Tiana Lopez, (eighth grade) and Shelby Watson (seventh grade) warmed up for practice on Tuesday afternoon at ... [more]

Officials to give wildfire update at public meeting

Aug 21, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Officials are having a public meeting Tuesday in Fort Washakie to update residents about the Alpine Lake Fire that's been burning for more than two weeks in ... [more]

RHS cross country runners open in Douglas

Aug 21, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton High School cross country runners Olivia Thompson and Jillian C'Bearing are working at becoming the best one-two tandem in the Class 4-A ranks.
As a ... [more]

Tigers host Kemmerer in preseason game

Aug 21, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Working on offensive plays has been the top priority for Lander Valley High School on the football field in the first week of practice.
The Tigers opened the ... [more]

Youth baseball in Riverton is broken, but it can be repaired

Aug 21, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Less than 12 hours after the Rockies had defeated the Phillies this year for the Riverton Babe Ruth League title, the sprinklers were on, the Babe Ruth Park ... [more]

Two file for CWC board; Mills says she won't run again

Aug 21, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  More than a week after the filing period opened, two candidates submitted their applications for the Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees.
On Friday, ... [more]

It is primary election day

Aug 21, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Clerk Julie Freese reported quiet voter activity for the primary election as of Tuesday morning at polls in Lander and Riverton.
"Turnout is ... [more]

Full military honors for Griffin during Tuesday services at Fort Carson

Aug 21, 2012 - Staff and wire reports:  A Riverton soldier who died earlier this month in a suicide attack in Afghanistan was laid to rest Tuesday in Colorado.
Funeral services were conducted ... [more]