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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]

CWC, school districts join forces in college prep for local students

Jun 12, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Administrators at Central Wyoming College have reached out to Fremont County public schools this year in an effort to improve college readiness among local ... [more]

Murder weapon in Shoshoni was beer bottle, court hears

Jun 12, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The man charged with second degree murder in the death last month of a Shoshoni man has been bound over for trial in district court.
The preliminary hearing ... [more]

Four-day WAM convention comes to Riverton

Jun 12, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The annual Wyoming Association of Municipalities convention began today in Riverton and will last until Saturday, providing workshops on a variety of topics to ... [more]

County's assessed value $906M, down about 11 percent from last fiscal year

Jun 12, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Revised numbers show Fremont County's assessed value for the upcoming fiscal year is lower than expected and down from last year. Tax revenue for the county ... [more]

Padlock Ranch gets this year's Leopold conservation honors

Jun 12, 2013 - The Associated Press:  The $10,000 award is named for renowned conservationist Aldo Leopold and recognizes voluntary achievement in conservation.

The Padlock Ranch in ... [more]

Obama 'pretty fair' president

Jun 11, 2013 - Pat Stevens, Riverton:  Editor:
In response to Dan Wimp's letters, and also others who write in regarding President Obama, if all of you think Obama is so terrible, maybe you should ... [more]

State ought to have an all-star game for soccer, too

Jun 11, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  During the last few weeks, we've watched Wyoming high school senior gridders compete against each other in the North vs. South annual Shrine football game in ... [more]

Raiders get two wins to take third place in Roy Peck

Jun 11, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Riverton Raiders blasted the Rawlins Generals 14-3 to finish third Sunday on the baseball diamond.
Riverton started off the baseball tournament Saturday ... [more]

Nicholls wins third state rodeo title; Spratt also a champ

Jun 11, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Coley Nicholls and Sierra Spratt won the two high school rodeo titles from Fremont County Saturday at the state finals in Douglas.
Nicholls locked up his ... [more]

Today

Jun 11, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
CALDWELL

Russell Caldwell, 53, died Saturday, June 8, at his home surrounded by family and friends. Traditional Indian funeral services will be ... [more]

Stanley G. Wilson

Jun 11, 2013 - Staff:  Stanley G. Wilson died Wednesday, June 5, 2013, in Indianapolis with his wife and son at his bedside following complications after a liver transplant. He was ... [more]

Geraldine L. 'Gerry' Vermillion

Jun 11, 2013 - Staff:  Geraldine L. "Gerry" Vermillion, of Riverton, died Saturday, June 8, 2013, at her home. She was 95 years old.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, ... [more]

Russell T. Caldwell

Jun 11, 2013 - Staff:  Russell T. Caldwell died Saturday, June 8, 2013, at his home surrounded by family and friends. He was 53 years old.
Traditional Indian funeral services will ... [more]

Feds now support morning-after pills for girls of any age

Jun 11, 2013 - By Tom Hays, The Associated Press:  The move by the Obama administration complies with the order of a U.S. District judge.

NEW YORK -- After setting off a storm of criticism from ... [more]

Study: Rules limiting insurance company expenses saving consumers billions a year

Jun 11, 2013 - From The Associated Press:  New federal rules limiting how much insurance companies can spend on administration and profit are saving consumers more than $2 billion a year, according to a ... [more]

Tea party voters are as fired up as ever

Jun 11, 2013 - By Doyle McManus:  Their solution to the Republican Party's electoral challenges is to swing further right, not toward the center.

The "tea party" is back and is ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Jun 11, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  The one and only
Yes, it happened. Summer weather finally has arrived in the Wind River Basin.
It took some doing -- and true summer doesn't arrive for ... [more]

Digest

Jun 11, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Odd suit filed in Earhart case
CHEYENNE -- A Delaware aircraft preservation group denies a Wyoming man's claim that it found pioneering aviator Amelia ... [more]

Teton County mourns death of two teens

Jun 11, 2013 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Teton County residents are mourning the deaths of two teenagers in two days.
Seventeen-year-old Sydney Judge, who just finished her junior year at ... [more]

Study says Yellowstone wolves do not harm elk pregnancy

Jun 11, 2013 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wolves don't appear to startle female elk that range east of Yellowstone National Park sufficiently or frequently enough during the winter to cause ... [more]

Hill says she'll cut staff further

Jun 11, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill is offering to return more than $100,000 in funding to the Wyoming Department of Education.
Hill said ... [more]

New record high in Riverton; Lander ties 95-year-old mark

Jun 11, 2013 - From staff reports:  A record-setting heatwave baked Fremont County on Monday, with only slight relief in the forecast over the next few days.
Riverton's official temperature ... [more]

Recreation board asks for $250,000 in Green Mountain renovation

Jun 11, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A $250,000 loan to renovate the Green Mountain park area by this fall was the biggest item in the Fremont County Recreation Board's financial request to the ... [more]