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Saddlemaker designs gear for working cowboys

Sep 5, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Chad Campsey's products include saddles, horse tack, book covers and knife sheaths.

The sign read, "Salt Creek Saddlery, Bowie, Texas."
The placard ... [more]

Fireworks, cannon OK'd for football games

Sep 5, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A blast will follow each score made by Riverton High School.

Spectators at this year's Riverton High School football games will be treated to the ... [more]

Crew still at Burroughs site; firefighter injures knee at fire

Sep 5, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Four residences and another 20 structures have been threatened by the flames, but officials said no property has been damaged.

A crew member fighting ... [more]

Meth bust documents tell of cash tricks by defendants

Sep 5, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  It seems in the case of Timothy Pitt, crime truly did not pay.
Court documents indicate the Hudson man accused of selling meth was chronically short on ... [more]

Body found on Rails to Trails was male

Sep 5, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The body of a man found dead Wednesday morning on the Rails to Trails pathway north of Riverton was scheduled for an autopsy Thursday, officials said.
Fremont ... [more]

Kerry Dallin

Sep 5, 2013 - Staff:  Kerry Dallin, of Lander, died Monday, Sept. 2, 2013, at his home. He was 54 years old.
Per his request, cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be ... [more]

Darrel Dean Wooledge

Sep 5, 2013 - Staff:  Darrel Dean Wooledge, of Sturgis, S.D., died Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013, at the Department of Veterans Affairs Fort Meade. He was 87 years old.
Visitation will ... [more]

Coleen Kathryn Coleman

Sep 5, 2013 - Staff:  Coleen Kathryn Coleman died Friday, Aug. 30, 2013. She was 52 years old.
Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, ... [more]

RHS opens conference volleyball Thursday night

Sep 4, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Lady Wolverines volleyball team begins Class 4-A West conference play Thursday at 5 p.m. at Casper Kelly Walsh High School.
It will be Riverton's ... [more]

Winless start for Riverton Wolverine tennis teams

Sep 4, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Two straight home setbacks started the season for the Riverton Wolverines on the tennis courts.
The season opened on Saturday when Rawlins swept both the ... [more]

State-champ Rams look good in 6-man preseason scrimmages Saturday

Sep 4, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  The opening weekend of the high school football season doesn't count against the final playoff standings, but Dubois still fared exceedingly well in 6-man ... [more]

State-champ Powell hosts RHS on Friday

Sep 4, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Game time for the Class 3-A regular season opener for both teams is 7 p.m.

The Powell Panthers, owners of a 15-game winning streak, two consecutive ... [more]

Cougar girls off to perfect VB start at Saratoga Invitational

Sep 4, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Wind River Lady Cougars steamrolled through volleyball opponents Friday and Saturday for an undefeated record at the Saratoga Invitational.
The Lady ... [more]

Powell ex-hospital chief to settle fraud lawsuit

Sep 4, 2013 - The Associated Press:  POWELL -- Powell Valley Healthcare's former CEO has agreed to pay $3.5 million to settle a lawsuit filed against him alleging fraud.
Paul Cardwell signed a ... [more]


Sep 4, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths

Barbara Ann Nigro, 76, formerly of Riverton, died Thursday, Aug. 29, at her home in Baker City, Ore. Services have taken ... [more]

Congressional debate vital as decisions on Syria are made

Sep 4, 2013 - By The San Jose (Calif.) Mercury News:  As Americans grapple with their feelings about a U.S. military attack in Syria, it is fitting that President Barack Obama has asked Congress for ... [more]

The triumph of Diana Nyad

Sep 4, 2013 - By Chris Peck:  What did you do over the Labor Day weekend?

Should a grown man admit to tearing up when listening to the epic swim of Diana Nyad?
Probably ... [more]

Farmers markets are amenities to Riverton that make the community a better place

Sep 4, 2013 - Margaret Harless, Riverton:  Editor:
I want to express my appreciation for both the farmers markets -- Wednesday and Saturday.
The fresh, local, delicious and reasonably priced produce is ... [more]

Rest in torment

Sep 4, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Ariel Castro, the Cleveland kidnapper, is dead, apparently by his own hand

Ariel Castro is the man in Cleveland, Ohio, who kidnapped three young ... [more]


Sep 4, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Cyclist killed in truck collision
SHERIDAN -- A bicyclist is dead following an accident north of Sheridan over the weekend.
The Wyoming Highway Patrol ... [more]

Escaped inmate got 90-minute head start

Sep 4, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- An inmate who escaped on his way to the Sweetwater County jail got a head start because the private company transporting him didn't notify authorities ... [more]

Teens plead guilty in triple slayings, sentenced to life terms without parole

Sep 4, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CODY -- Two teenagers who gunned down three members of a family at a rural home in northern Wyoming early this year will serve life in prison without the ... [more]

Good progress on Burroughs Fire; crew of 145 on scene

Sep 4, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The 1,794-acre Burroughs Fire north of Dubois was 14 percent contained as of Wednesday morning, officials said.
No injuries or property damage have been ... [more]

Program director eyes Major property for new day reporting center site

Sep 4, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A program that gives youths in trouble with the law an alternative to incarceration and expulsion is developing a new site for its day reporting center. ... [more]

One dead, one injured on bike path

Sep 4, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Officials are investigating a potential homicide that was discovered north of Riverton on Wednesday morning.
A civilian walking on the Rails to Trails pathway ... [more]

District 25 makes offer on two sites for building new school

Sep 4, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The first offers for land in Riverton needed to build a new elementary school for Fremont County School District 25 has been submitted, said superintendent ... [more]

Cornelius "Corney" Warren

Sep 4, 2013 - Staff:  Cornelius "Corney" Warren, of Riverton, died Monday, Sept. 2, 2013, at Help for Health Hospice Home in Riverton. He was 70 years old.
A rosary will be at 7 ... [more]

Barbara Ann Nigro

Sep 3, 2013 - Staff:  Barbara Ann Nigro, formerly of Riverton, died Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013, at her home in Baker City, Ore. She was 76 years old.
Services have taken place.
She ... [more]

NFL's message: It's game time, so forget all the nagging issues

Sep 3, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Are you going to be there with me Thursday? Sure you will. Drinking the Kool-Aid we call the National Football League.
And, for us Broncos fans, could we ... [more]

Two up, two down for CWC Rustlers on Sheridan VB courts

Sep 3, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Central Wyoming College Rustlers had an up-and-down weekend on the volleyball court at a Sheridan College tournament, posting a 2-2 record.
The Rustlers ... [more]