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Property taxes, rural representation key to Salazar's District 2 bid

Aug 10, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Dubois resident Tim Salazar, 52, pointed to a need for lower property taxes and better representation of rural areas as primary reasons behind his bid for ... [more]

Official: Mosquito numbers down from last year in county

Aug 10, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Weed and pest supervisor urges people to take precautions when going outside.

Fremont County weed and pest supervisor Lars Baker said mosquito ... [more]

Man to serve 41 months for role in fatal wreck

Aug 10, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  On Wednesday, a federal judge sentenced a Wind River Indian Reservation man to 41 months in prison related to a fatal drunken driving crash that happened in ... [more]

Study probes impact of pine decline on bears

Aug 10, 2012 - The Associated Press:  POWELL -- The fate of diseased whitebark pine will play a part in the effort to remove grizzly bears from the endangered species list.
A federal appeals court ... [more]

Ferris Fire in Carbon County now 100 percent contained

Aug 10, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Firefighters have contained an 8,800-acre wildfire in Carbon County's Ferris Mountains area.
The Ferris Fire has been burning since July 27 when it ... [more]

Digest

Aug 10, 2012 - The Associated Press:  State flag on new postage stamp
CASPER -- Wyoming's flag is being featured on a new postage stamp.
Tthe new stamp will go on sale Aug. 17. It will be ... [more]

Our loss

Aug 10, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  U.S. Army Sgt. Maj. Kevin Griffin, killed in Afghanistan, was one of our own

From a faraway place via a terse report on a national news wire, ... [more]

Kindly, helpful people helped ease the loss of family tribute

Aug 10, 2012 - Phil Aspinwall, Riverton:  Editor:
Not long ago I wrote a letter to the editor about some hanging baskets with brightly colored flowers that I had put up as a tribute to my deceased dad ... [more]

Things that go bunny in the night

Aug 10, 2012 - By Robert H. Peck:  The night a cat, a rabbit, and a hole in the wall gave me insomnia.

During my first year at Yale University, I became accustomed to strange things ... [more]

Could tougher voting laws squelch the youth vote?

Aug 10, 2012 - By Martha Irvine, AP National Writer:  CHICAGO -- Gone are the days when young voters weren't taken seriously. In 2008, they helped propel Barack Obama into the Oval Office, supporting him by a 2-1 ... [more]

Rodeo auction nets more than $20,000 for Tough Enough

Aug 10, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Under a pink sunset with plenty of shirts to match in the audience, supporters contributed more than $20,000 to the Tough Enough to Help Cancer Fund during the ... [more]

Shepherd, Gripon to wed Aug. 25

Aug 10, 2012 - Staff:  Kelly and Larry Foster and Ron and Michelle Gripon are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Jordyn Gripon to Jacob Shepherd, son of Molly and ... [more]

Kinnear resident named to dean's list

Aug 10, 2012 - Staff:  Jesse Garza Jr., of Kinnear, was named to the University of Montana-Helena College of Technology spring semester's 2012 dean's list. He is enrolled and ... [more]

Gregory Bruce Trosper

Aug 10, 2012 - Staff:  Gregory Bruce Trosper Sr., 38, of Ethete, died Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012, in his home surrounded by his family.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. ... [more]

Today

Aug 10, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
ELLERBY

Louise "Gigi" Marie Ellerby, 79, formerly of Lander, died Friday, July 20, 2012, while surrounded by loved ones after battling cancer ... [more]

Proving forgery at the James Ossuary was easier said than done

Aug 10, 2012 - By Paul V.M. Flesher:  Even if the famed inscription is authentic, it cannot be linked to the apostle James, the brother of Jesus Christ and Christianity's first bishop. ... [more]

Community garden hosts open house

Aug 10, 2012 - Staff:  The Riverton community garden near Central Wyoming College hosted an open house and peace pole dedicating ceremony ... [more]

Waxler signs to play college golf at Utah State

Aug 9, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Zach Waxler has a spot on the Utah State University golf team.
He learned the news Monday. Utah State is located in Logan, Utah, and fields a Division I golf ... [more]

Practices start Monday for most Riverton High School fall sports teams

Aug 9, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Riverton High School has announced times and locations for first-day fall sports practices.
New RHS activities director Jeremy Hill confirmed the schedule. ... [more]

Quick action gives firefighters upper hand on Sheep Park blaze in county

Aug 9, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Firefighters continue to make progress on the Sheep Park wildfire that's been burning since Monday near Jeffrey City.
"As of last night, containment was at 90 ... [more]

Rural issues central to Denke's run in District 2

Aug 9, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Richard Denke cites the government's lack of services and a concern for rural areas in Fremont County as his reasons for running for the county commission's ... [more]

Suspect in assault on girl changes plea to guilty

Aug 9, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  In a calm, level voice, George William Lucas answered questions about how he nearly killed a girl by choking her until she was unconscious.
After pleading ... [more]

Judge: Courage to change needed on Wind River Reservation

Aug 9, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Drunken driving. Violent crimes. Sexual assaults.
These crimes and more came to mind when Nancy Freudenthal thought about cases she has presided over from the ... [more]

Peranteaux and Manning file for school board re-election

Aug 9, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Fremont County School District 25 trustee Dean Peranteaux was the first to submit an application for one of four positions on the Riverton school board ... [more]

Yellowstone's bison herd increases to about 4,320

Aug 9, 2012 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- Yellowstone National Park administrators say the park's bison population is up to an estimated 4,230 animals, including 600 calves born this ... [more]

Wyoming Supreme Court asks for more info in Sheridan case

Aug 9, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Supreme Court has ordered a lawyer representing a Sheridan teenager serving a life sentence in a 2009 home invasion killing to present ... [more]

Oklahoma might join Wyoming in natural gas vehicle initiative

Aug 9, 2012 - The Associated Press:  OKLAHOMA CITY -- With Wyoming and nearly two dozen other states looking to add natural gas-powered vehicles to their government fleets, it ultimately could push ... [more]

Digest

Aug 9, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Patrol nabs LSD shipment
LARAMIE -- The Wyoming Highway Patrol says a trooper has confiscated a large amount of LSD after stopping a speeding vehicle on ... [more]

Too hot to talk?

Aug 9, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Even the weather has become a point of political disagreement

Meteorological data from around the country confirms what many of us already wondered: ... [more]

Visitor who went 'overboard' over butt crack ought to stay in Texas

Aug 9, 2012 - Roger Forrest, Riverton:  Editor:
I would like to know who this Kelly Barber from Huntsville, Texas, thinks he (or she) is in writing a letter to the editor trashing the whole ... [more]

Our own gold-medal moment

Aug 9, 2012 - By Betty Starks Case:  Parade crowd appreciated our seven-decade union

Last weekend was called "A golden weekend" for the American Olympians in London.
I'm sure the ... [more]

'Blade runner' case is only the beginning

Aug 9, 2012 - By Harvey Shapiro and Chris Waddell, For MCT News Service:  Oscar Pistorius, the double-amputee South African "Blade Runner," made an unprecedented Olympic debut Saturday in the 400-meter qualifying heats. The starter's ... [more]

Hundreds get in line for McDonalds grand opening

Aug 9, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  The restaurant offered free food for a year to the first 100 people who ordered a Big Mac.

On the western side of Riverton on Wednesday afternoon, ... [more]

New executive director named for Wyoming PBS Foundation

Aug 9, 2012 - From staff reports:  With a focus on underwriting, fundraising and major gifts, Lee Haines, of Cody, has accepted the position of Executive Director for the Wyoming PBS Foundation. ... [more]

Today

Aug 9, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
BEHAN

Patricia Sitting Eagle Behan, 81, of Thermopolis, died Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012, in Worland at the Washakie Medical Center. A rosary will ... [more]

Richard D. Bebout

Aug 9, 2012 - Staff:  Richard D. Bebout, 75, of Riverton, died Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012, at his home after a 12-year battle with cancer.
A rosary will be at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10, ... [more]

Patricia Sitting Eagle Behan

Aug 9, 2012 - Staff:  Patricia Sitting Eagle Behan, 81, of Thermopolis, died Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012, in Worland at the Washakie Medical Center.
A rosary will be at 7 p.m. ... [more]

Emma Marie Overholt

Aug 9, 2012 - Staff:  Emma Marie Overholt, 83, of Riverton, died Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012, in Billings, Mont., at the Acu-Health Hospital of Montana.
Memorial services will be at 10 ... [more]

Sixth-grader top local finisher in Sunday's motocross competition

Aug 8, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Kyler Green paced Riverton motocross riders with three victories Sunday in a High Plains Motocross Association race.
The sixth-grader won the supermini, 65 A, ... [more]

RHS soph ranks among best riders in Wyoming

Aug 8, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Reece Prosser loves the thrill of motocross riding.
He enjoys getting into the air on the jumps while he is going around the track on his motocross bike.
His ... [more]