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The way it was: Primary election -- 1956

Aug 19, 2012 - From staff reports:  Fremont County's primary election has been as early as May and as late as September across the generations, but mid- to late August has been the most-common ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Aug 19, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Worker dies in work accident
CASPER -- A worker has died after being trapped under a 500-gallon metal storage container at a business in Natrona County. ... [more]

Arabelle Hime

Aug 19, 2012 - Staff:  Arabelle "Bing" Hime, 85, formerly of Fremont County, died Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012, at Davis Hospice Center in Cheyenne.
Services are at 1 p.m. Monday, Aug. ... [more]

Sheila Smith

Aug 19, 2012 - Staff:  Sheila Smith, formerly of Riverton, died Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012, in Mount Pleasant, Utah.
She was 52 years old.
Graveside services are at 4 p.m. Monday, ... [more]

Charles Frank Hermann

Aug 19, 2012 - Staff:  Charles Frank "Chuck" Hermann died Friday, Aug. 10, 2012, at his home in Riverton. He was 83.
Funeral services were Tuesday, Aug. 14, at the Church of Jesus ... [more]

Louise Marie Ellerby

Aug 19, 2012 - Staff:  Louise "Gigetta" Marie Ellerby, formerly of Lander, died Friday, July 20, 2012, while surrounded by loved ones after battling cancer for several years.
She ... [more]

Coach, teacher competes to set a good example

Aug 19, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  In Saturday's Lander Triathlon, Martin Stensing of Powell won the men's division, and Ann Lehmkuhler of Lander topped the women's event.

Buddy Red ... [more]

Nirider paces RHS squad in season-opening home tourney

Aug 19, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Aaron Nirider missed the title of his home tournament by just one stroke.

Aaron Nirider opened his senior year finishing one stroke off the pace on ... [more]

LVHS boys fourth at Riverton tournament

Aug 19, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Jackson won the team boys title and Cody topped girls play.

The Lander Valley High School boys finished fourth in the boys team standings Friday ... [more]

Our test

Aug 19, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Can Fremont County still produce big voter turnout for a primary?

We have an election Tuesday of the primary variety. Voters will narrow the field to ... [more]

Shoshone forest plan ought to include more wilderness design

Aug 19, 2012 - Sara Domek, Dubois:  Editor:
The Shoshone National Forest Draft Plan is out for public review, and without hesitancy, the Forest Service has not recommended any new wilderness in ... [more]

Silence not doing Romney any favors

Aug 19, 2012 - By Mark Shields:  Under the Supreme Court's Miranda decision, the police are required to inform an arrested suspect that he can consult with an attorney before and during ... [more]

Perception as reality? Don't bite

Aug 19, 2012 - By Randy Tucker:  But visits to a comic book convention, a pro football camp, and a hospital put my theory to a tough test.

You've probably heard some inspirational ... [more]

Pokes announce 2012-13 men's b-ball schedule

Aug 17, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  Laramie, Wyo. (Aug. 17, 2012) - The University of Wyoming men's basketball team announced its 2012-13 schedule on Friday. The Cowboys' third season under head ... [more]

Riverton Tillman Scholar meets Sen. Enzi

Aug 17, 2012 - Staff:  U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi recently met with the University of Wyoming's Tillman Military Scholars in his Washington, D.C., office. Robert Niezwaag Jr., of Riverton, ... [more]

CWC health/science center under construction

Aug 17, 2012 - Staff:  Central Wyoming College's new health/science center is under full construction on the Riverton ... [more]

City's water crisis over, official says

Aug 17, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Public services director Bill Urbigkit said Riverton residents no longer have to worry about conserving water. His announcement came Tuesday at the Riverton ... [more]

County looks ready to fire either museums board or Lander director

Aug 17, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County commissioners are close to terminating the embattled Pioneer Museum director in Lander and possibly the board governing the institution as well, ... [more]

Arapahoe and Fort Washakie get more school board hopefuls

Aug 17, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  With a little more than a week remaining until the filing period closes for various seats on school boards, and fire, cemetery and conservation districts, ... [more]

Faubion to run against Mahoney in Riverton 1

Aug 17, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Wyoming native Jonathan Faubion said he understands Wyoming values, and he demonstrates his commitment to the city through areas of service.
"I have been ... [more]

Alpine Lake fire doubles; monitoring continues

Aug 17, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Officials say the Alpine Lake Fire burning on the Wind River Indian Reservation has nearly doubled in size from the 1,342 acres reported Wednesday.
Wind River ... [more]

GOP has huge money margin over Dems; primary is Tuesday

Aug 17, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming Democrats are going into Tuesday's primary election a bit short on cash.
Incumbent Wyoming Republicans Sen. John Barrasso and Rep. Cynthia ... [more]

Digest

Aug 17, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Liz Cheney: No political plans
CASPER -- Liz Cheney says her recent move to Wyoming wasn't motivated by politics.
The daughter of former vice president ... [more]

The new AD

Aug 17, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Riverton High School took a bold step with hiring of Jeremy Hill

When Riverton High School needed to hire a new activities director this summer, it ... [more]

Larsen would be effective leader

Aug 17, 2012 - Pennie Buffington, Lander:  Editor:
My husband and I have worked a combined total of 28 years for different state and local governmental agencies. We probably pay more attention than the ... [more]

Bunker Road, litigation points inaccurate

Aug 17, 2012 - Douglas L. Thompson, Chairman, Fremont County Commission:  Editor:
Thanks for the opportunity to discuss Fremont County issues associated with commission election. Up to this point, it seems this has been a cosmetic ... [more]

Hoffman has 'the balance we need' in Legislature

Aug 17, 2012 - Gena Robinson, Lander:  Editor:
When I think about the Wyoming that six generations of my family have worked to build, I am surprised at how far we have strayed from what makes us ... [more]

Lander graduate to compete for seat on national FFA board

Aug 17, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Lander Valley High School 2010 graduate Odessa Oldham will be among 51 young adults to travel to Indianapolis to compete for one of six seats on the board for ... [more]

Schilling, Larsen to wed Aug. 25

Aug 17, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Willie and Kathy Schilling, of Riverton, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Brianna Lee Schilling to Tyler John Larsen, son of Mark and ... [more]

Mackmiller named to '40 under 40' list

Aug 17, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Jeremiah Mackmiller, a 1997 Lander Valley High School graduate, was recently named to Sporting Goods Business Magazine's 40 under 40.
He is a general ... [more]

Anthony John 'Tony' Genoff

Aug 17, 2012 - Staff:  Anthony John "Tony" Genoff, 81, died Friday, Aug. 10, 2012, in Casper.
Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14, at Davis Funeral Home with Pastor ... [more]

Marlys Andrews

Aug 17, 2012 - Staff:  Marlys Andrews, 50, died Monday, Aug. 13, 2012, at her home because of a sudden illness.
Memorial services were at 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17, at Rocky Mountain ... [more]

Kevin James Griffin

Aug 17, 2012 - Staff:  Kevin James Griffin, 45, formerly of Riverton, died Aug. 9, 2012, while on military duty in Afghanistan.
Visitation will be 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 20, ... [more]

Nicky Craig Thomas

Aug 17, 2012 - Staff:  Nicky Craig Thomas, 59, of Lander, died Aug. 4, 2012.
Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7, at the Wyoming Life Resource Center Chapel. ... [more]

Today

Aug 17, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
ANDREWS

Marlys Andrews, 50, died Monday, Aug. 13, 2012, at her home because of a sudden illness. Memorial services were at 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. ... [more]

RHS welcomes 74 players to football practice this year

Aug 17, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The 'Week zero' game is Aug. 24, in Worland. Last year, the Wolverines gave up more than 31 points per game, including a record 54 against Green River at ... [more]

Nirider third, Wolverines second after round one at country club

Aug 17, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton High School senior Aaron Nirider put himself in position for the individual title Thursday after shooting a first-round 73 to sit in third place at ... [more]

Shyatt likes basketball season outlook for Wyoming

Aug 17, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The University of Wyoming men's basketball team announced its 2012-13 schedule on Friday. The Cowboys' third season under head coach Larry Shyatt will feature ... [more]

Shoshoni volleyball girls look power-packed for season

Aug 16, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  SHOSHONI -- Shoshoni has plenty of volleyball experience for the 2012 season.
The Lady Blue have six seniors on the roster to make another run for a spot at ... [more]

RHS swimmers open season in Casper, Gillette

Aug 16, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  It's back to the pool in the near-dawn hours for the 16 girls who started their practices for Riverton High School Monday at the Riverton Aquatic Center.
Led ... [more]