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City lacking consistency in day care issue

Aug 7, 2012 - Mike Trent, Riverton:  Editor:
There is something lacking in how the city is handling the problem of the person who wants to open a day care over on Big Horn Drive, and that is ... [more]

Emrys L. 'George' Greenhalgh

Aug 7, 2012 - Staff:  Emrys L. "George" Greenhalgh, 82, of Riverton, died July 31, 2012, at Riverton Memorial Hospital.
Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7, at ... [more]

Renee Marie Ostlund

Aug 7, 2012 - Staff:  Renee Marie Ostlund, 57, of Lander, died Aug. 2, 2012.
Memorial services are at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8, at the Lander High School. Reception will follow ... [more]

Charles A. 'Alex' McCrackin

Aug 7, 2012 - Staff:  Charles A. "Alec" McCrackin, 66, of Dubois, and Atlanta, Ga., died Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012, from an apparent heart attack while hiking with his family to Lake ... [more]

Today

Aug 7, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
GREENHALGH

Emrys L."George" Greenhalgh, 82, died Tuesday, July 31, at the Riverton Memorial Hospital. Services will be at 1 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. ... [more]

School sports seasons off to a busy start

Aug 7, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Ahh, the dog days of summer ... are about over. It's August, and while the major leaguers are plodding through their season (it truly is a great time of year ... [more]

Lynch outlasts large derby field for big paycheck

Aug 7, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Luck was on the side of Riverton's Mike Lynch on Saturday.
Lynch survived the field of 23 cars to win his first demolition derby title at the Fremont County ... [more]

Jensen entering 11th season as UW head golf coach

Aug 7, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Joe Jensen is a veteran head golf coach at the University of Wyoming.
The Lander Valley High School graduate is preparing for his 11th season guiding the ... [more]

Rotary dunks ducks for a cause

Aug 7, 2012 - Staff:  Riverton Mayor Ron Warpness' duck won the Riverton Rotary Club's duck race, which raised more than $3,000 for Rotary International's polio prevention ... [more]

Man of letters

Aug 5, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  There are fewer of them, and fewer of us who even know what they are

A spot check around the newspaper office in recent days found that not more than ... [more]

Candidate's positive attitude and campaign are refreshing

Aug 5, 2012 - Dwayne C. Oldham, Lander:  Editor:
I would like to express the appreciation I have for the refreshing candidate I see in Mr. Lloyd Larsen. Mr. Larsen believes the American dream is ... [more]

Newest shameful move from the Rich clan

Aug 5, 2012 - By Mark Shields:  Emil Eisenberg escaped from Berlin and the death sentence of Adolf Hitler's "Final Solution" to find sanctuary in the United States. He settled in Worcester, ... [more]

A little taste of fascism at home

Aug 5, 2012 - By Randy Tucker:  You can find it from time to time in our nation's airports.

Here's a little riddle. "What is the difference between the TSA security agents at the ... [more]

PBS to seek deferred maintenance funds from Legislature

Aug 5, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  Station's general manager plans to use the money to replace aging equipment.

The Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees approved sending the ... [more]

Youths shed tears over steers

Aug 5, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Junior Livestock Sale was emotional for Shayde LeClair.
On one hand, the 14-year-old Shoshoni girl's steer, Tweedy, earned this year's reserve champion ... [more]

Dalbow to raffle hog for Tough Enough fund

Aug 5, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Vinnie Dalbow donated animals to benefit area families in need during his second and third years of showing hogs at the Fremont County Fair and Rodeo.
Last ... [more]

Fleaks bring daughter home in time for her second birthday

Aug 5, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  The couple's baby, Madison, was born with a heart defect and had to have a transplant after several surgeries proved unsuccessful.

When former ... [more]

Shoshone National Forest group gets project funding

Aug 5, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Shoshone National Forest Resource Advisory Committee is seeking applications for additional projects.
The Shoshone National Forest announcement came in ... [more]

Digest

Aug 5, 2012 - From staff reports:  Chip sealing beginning on Togwotee
The Wyoming Department of Transportation has scheduled chip sealing to begin Monday, Aug. 6, on Togwotee Pass ... [more]

Sinks Canyon picks best scenic, wildlife contest pics

Aug 5, 2012 - From staff reports:  Blue grouse competed against moose, rocks in a river against wildflowers, and butterflies challenged snowstorms in the 32nd annual Sinks Canyon State Park ... [more]

United Way seeking help to connect children with books

Aug 5, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Fremont County's youngest children may soon be seeing more books at home.
United Way of Southwest Wyoming executive director Suzanne Zutter said her ... [more]

The way it was: Buffalo barbecue -- 1974

Aug 5, 2012 - Staff:  Dubois has prided itself on hosting mid-summer festivities that attract visitors from far and wide. In early August of 1974, the Dubois Fire Department hosted ... [more]

Planned hunt unlikely to end wolf problems

Aug 5, 2012 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Wyoming's first-ever regulated wolf hunt -- slated to kick off in about two months -- probably won't reduce the intensity of a wolf-reduction program ... [more]

Review of power line postponed

Aug 5, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A detailed federal review of a proposed $3 billion power line that would run through Wyoming, Utah, Colorado and Nevada and deliver power to the ... [more]

Digest

Aug 5, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Mud plant plan opposed
CASPER -- Officials in Mills are asking Natrona County to reconsider its conditional approval of a drilling-mud recycling plant ... [more]

Thomas Edward 'Ed' Underwood

Aug 5, 2012 - Staff:  Thomas Edward "Ed" Underwood III, 66, of Mill Creek, died Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012, at his home.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 6, at the ... [more]

Vera Louise Goff

Aug 5, 2012 - Staff:  Vera Louise Goff, 74, died Aug. 2, 2012, at Riverton Memorial Hospital.
A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7, at the Davis Funeral Home with ... [more]

RHS marching band camp starts Tuesday; members expected

Aug 5, 2012 - Staff:  Riverton High School band students are expected to attend the annual marching band camp beginning this week at Wolverine Field adjacent to RHS.
The camp runs ... [more]

Thomas signs on to be a Cowboy

Aug 5, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  P.J. Thomas is now a University of Wyoming golfer.
The Riverton High School graduate recently made things official after he signed a national letter of intent ... [more]

Motocross race planned for Sunday in Riverton

Aug 5, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Fremont County racing fans will get a bonus High Plains Motocross Race on Sunday in Riverton.
Worland canceled the scheduled race two weeks ago so Fremont ... [more]

RJFL taking registration for 2012 season

Aug 5, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton Junior Football League president Brett Watson wanted to make sure the word is out that fifth- and sixth-graders interested in playing football this ... [more]

Wolverine wrestlers home from grueling mat camp

Aug 3, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Eat, sleep and wrestle.
That is what five Riverton High School wrestlers did from June 30 to July 27 at the J. Robinson Intensive 28-day wrestling camp in ... [more]

Cross-county tennis challenge Aug. 18 in Riverton

Aug 3, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  In 2011, Lander won the annual cross-county tennis challenge with Riverton.
The Riverton tennis players have marked Saturday, Aug. 18, at Sunset Park in ... [more]

CWC master plan eyes construction in Lander, Jackson

Aug 3, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  The Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees has approved a master plan that has been in the works since last year.
It was approved 6-1, with trustee Frank ... [more]

Goat exhibitor pockets prize after prize

Aug 3, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  The announcer for the youth goat show seemed to be stuck on repeat Thursday at the 2012 Fremont County Fair. Calling out Colter Lenier, 12, nine times as a ... [more]

New exhibit showcases special needs participants

Aug 3, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  There is a new exhibit at the Fremont County Fair this year dedicated to those with special needs.
Debra Williams, of Riverton, said the exhibit was created ... [more]

Dubois Circuit Court considered for closure as budget cuts loom

Aug 3, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The state legislative judiciary committee's meeting in Cheyenne on Monday included discussion on a recommendation to close the 9th Judicial District's ... [more]

Judge decides not to see site where bear killed man

Aug 3, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The judge in a lawsuit filed by the widow of a man killed by a grizzly bear has decided not to view the mauling site near Yellowstone National Park ... [more]

Whooping cough on the rise in state

Aug 3, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Cases of whooping cough are up dramatically in Wyoming this year.
Through the end of July, state health officials have documented almost three ... [more]

Digest

Aug 3, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Nominations sought for group
PINEDALE -- The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is accepting nominations for people to serve on the Pinedale Anticline ... [more]