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BLM recognizes Wyoming Honor Farm for 25-year partnership

Jun 13, 2013 - From staff reports:  The 25-year partnership between the Bureau of Land Management and the Wyoming Honor Farm was celebrated at the May 22 meeting of the BLM Wyoming Resource ... [more]

Vail Resorts third-quarter net income, spring pass sales up

Jun 13, 2013 - The Associated Press:  BROOMFIELD, Colo. -- Vail Resorts said June 6 that its earnings rose 23 percent in its fiscal third quarter, as late spring snow helped boost skier visits to ... [more]

Young entrepreneurs develop ideas for rez

Jun 13, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Young entrepreneurs from the Wind River Indian Reservation pitched their ideas to attendees Friday during the Native American Business Expo at the Frank B. ... [more]

Obama aides split on arming Syria rebels

Jun 13, 2013 - The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- Despite growing alarm over the Syrian government's military advances, Obama administration officials are split over whether to arm the country's ... [more]

Vacant lot at Fifth and Main is 'obvious solution' for the farmers market

Jun 13, 2013 - Ross Lisare, Riverton:  Editor:
I didn't know that there were some business people in Riverton downtown who had a problem with the farmers market there on Broadway. But after reading ... [more]

Echoes from our grandfathers

Jun 13, 2013 - By Betty Starks Case:  Through the years I've painted various word pictures of the dads I know.
Today, I'm challenging memory to try to bring a few grandfathers into view.
Many of ... [more]

Pay and gender

Jun 13, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  We're proud that it is not an issue in our business

This is the time of year when national attention is paid to the issue of equal pay on the job for ... [more]

Digest

Jun 13, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Woman sentenced for fatal wreck
BILLINGS, Mont. -- A south-central Montana woman has been sentenced for a drunken driving crash near Broadview that ... [more]

Interim bills address tuition, license plates for veterans

Jun 13, 2013 - McClatchy Newspapers:  CHEYENNE -- A legislative panel agreed to revisit a bill that would allow out-of-state veterans pay in-state tuition at the University of Wyoming or a Wyoming ... [more]

UW athletes are performing better in school

Jun 13, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- University of Wyoming student-athletes are performing well in the classroom.
All 17 UW men's and women's sports exceed the latest NCAA Academic ... [more]

Thomson had 'an arm lock' on Capitol

Jun 13, 2013 - McClatchy Newspapers:  Wyoming's longest-serving state-level politician died Tuesday at the age of 96.

CHEYENNE -- The sun has set on the long life of one of Wyoming's ... [more]

Officials rule April death of 4-year-old a homicide

Jun 13, 2013 - From staff reports:  The death of 4-year-old Thunder S. Littlethunder Jr. has been ruled a homicide according to the Fremont County Coroner's Office.
Reports state the child died ... [more]

Former rez housing director pleads not guilty in federal court

Jun 13, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A former executive director for the Eastern Shoshone Housing Authority appeared in federal court Monday for an arraignment in which she is accused of ... [more]

More than 2,500 without power; CWC cancels evening classes

Jun 13, 2013 - From staff reports:  Rocky Mountain Power officials said around 5 p.m. Thursday that more than 2,500 customers throughout Riverton were without power.
The Riverton Police ... [more]

Wisconsin man killed in wreck; two others hurt

Jun 13, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A 19-year-old Wisconsin man died Wednesday evening at the scene of a two-vehicle accident between Lander and Hudson.
Wyoming Highway Patrol officials said ... [more]

Coroner IDs victim in Sunday's fatal stabbing

Jun 13, 2013 - From staff reports:  One person reportedly is in custody in connection with the death.
 
Fremont County Coroner Ed McAuslan confirmed Thursday that the victim of a ... [more]

Webb again high-point man for Wyoming in all-star series loss

Jun 12, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Xavier Webb of Riverton did all he could by scoring a team-high 15 points Saturday night for the Wyoming basketball all-stars in Billings, Mont., but it wasn't ... [more]

County players help North to big win in Shrine Bowl

Jun 12, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Fremont County football players Jesse Hawk, Cody Flynn and T.J. Galey played a significant role in the North's defense Saturday night in a 34-6 victory over ... [more]

Former RHS player is new head grid coach in Colorado

Jun 12, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Jeremy Slack said he was shocked at first when he learned he was hired as the new football coach at Yuma High School in Colorado.
The 2006 Riverton High ... [more]

Former Wyoming Secretary of State Thyra Thomson dies

Jun 12, 2013 - The Associated Press:  She served in the elected office for nearly 25 years.

CHEYENNE -- Former Wyoming Secretary of State Thyra Thomson has died. She was 96.
Thomson ... [more]

Today

Jun 12, 2013 - Staff:  Births
ROBIDOUX

A daughter was born to Ashley and Brandon Robidoux, of Riverton, at 12:10 a.m. May 10, 2013 at Riverton Memorial Hospital. She weighed ... [more]

John 'Johnnie' Swanson

Jun 12, 2013 - Staff:  John "Johnnie" Swanson, of Riverton, died Sunday, June 9, 2013, at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. He was 80 years old.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 ... [more]

Dwight 'Moody Bluez' Spoonhunter Sr.

Jun 12, 2013 - Staff:  Dwight "Moody Bluez" Spoonhunter Sr., of Arapahoe, died Sunday, June 9, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He was 28 years old.
A rosary will be at 7 p.m. ... [more]

Area women encourage their peers

Jun 12, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A blend of women with either political titles or political aspirations listened as speakers gave advice during Leap into Leadership training May 22 at Central ... [more]

Fact from fiction about 'Common Core'

Jun 12, 2013 - By Renee Schoof, MCT Washington Bureau:  A backlash against the Common Core educational standards for grade school has hit the radio talk shows and Internet blogs in recent weeks.
The tea party has ... [more]

Abuses on reservation need to be exposed and cleansed

Jun 12, 2013 - Lester Dewey:  Editor:
Thank you, Chief Broadhead of the Riverton Police Department, for taking the initiative to set an example for the entire Native American community of ... [more]

We are watched

Jun 12, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  This is what we get for our rush to link ourselves electronically to one another

Leaders in political circles are doing their best to create damaging ... [more]

Digest

Jun 12, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Man dies after cycle jump wreck
ROCK SPRINGS -- Police say a 31-year-old Rock Springs man has died after being thrown from his dirt bike while ... [more]

New UW president's contract inked for $425,000 salary plus added compensation

Jun 12, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees has approved a three-year contract with incoming President Robert Sternberg that will pay a base salary ... [more]

Woman said to be possessed by poltergeist; deputies respond

Jun 12, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Fremont County deputies had a brush with the paranormal Tuesday when they responded to reports that a woman was possessed by a "poltergeist" in a home north of ... [more]