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Say it here and now: This was the best RHS hoops team ever

Mar 12, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  There is a rule somewhere that cheering is strictly forbidden in the writers area on press row. Those who know me understand that I can overlook that rule from ... [more]

Before Saturday, the RHS semifinal victory was an all-timer

Mar 12, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Wolverines took down top-ranked Gillette on the strength of an 18-2 fourth quarter, handing the Camels their first loss to a Wyoming team this season. ... [more]

Cheerleaders support RHS basketball team

Mar 12, 2013 - Staff:  Along with the Riverton High School cheerleaders supported the RHS basketball team during the Class 4-A state championship basketball game Saturday at the ... [more]

Today

Mar 12, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
MAYO
Michelle (Locker) Mayo died at her home in Riverton on Friday, March 8, 2013.
Private family services will be held under the direction of ... [more]

Brian Lee Martin

Mar 12, 2013 - Staff:  A memorial service for Brian Lee "Byron" Martin, 44, was held at 2 p.m., Monday, March 11, at Davis Funeral Home in Riverton, with Echo Klaproth ... [more]

James Walter Jenkins

Mar 12, 2013 - Staff:  A memorial service for James Walter "Jim" Jenkins is at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, at the Davis Funeral Home in Riverton, with the Rev. Aaron Justice of the ... [more]

Picking pope an opportunity to scrutinize Vatican as well

Mar 12, 2013 - By Tracy Wilkinson, MCT News Service:  VATICAN CITY -- Roman Catholic cardinals gathering here to elect the next pope have focused with unusual intensity on the management of the Vatican, which by ... [more]

Procedue for choosing new pope no more odd than the Electora

Mar 12, 2013 - Leah Patrous, Riverton:  Editor:
I have been watching the process and all the various developments on choosing the new Catholic pope, and I saw some commentators on TV making fun of ... [more]

Search ends well for men after two-day ordeal in remote area of county

Mar 12, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Two Riverton men are safe at home after nearly two days lost in the Fremont County wilderness.
Fremont County Sheriff's Capt. Ryan Lee said Dale Smith, 57, ... [more]

Educator killed, others injured in Monday car crash west of Casper

Mar 12, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:   Officials said the area was experiencing snowfall at the time of the crash, and they attributed speeds too fast for existing conditions as a contributing ... [more]

More parties join suit on Wyoming wolf plan

Mar 12, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The cast of characters is growing in a legal fight pitting environmental groups against the federal government's recent decision to end protections ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Mar 12, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Sprung
The clock change to daylight saving time mandated this year on Sunday morning still takes some getting used to compared to the more familiar ... [more]

Hearing delayed for teen suspects

Mar 12, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CODY -- A court hearing has been delayed for two teenagers accused in the shooting deaths of a woman and her parents near the Wyoming-Montana border.
Both ... [more]

Bennett takes office, sets goals in county attorney's department

Mar 12, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  New Fremont County Attorney H. Michael Bennett has found his first days on the job full of activity.
"It's not dull," he said.
Bennett, 39, was sworn in to ... [more]

Digest

Mar 12, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Cody woman killed in canyon wreck
CHEYENNE -- Authorities say one person was killed and three others, including a 4-year-old girl, were injured in a ... [more]

Nickelson pleads guilty to lesser charge in September shooting death of Myhre

Mar 12, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Dustin Dean Nickelson, 24, of Riverton, has pleaded guilty to manslaughter in connection with the September shooting death of Lucas Myhre, 27, of ... [more]

Lander swim clubbers fifth at state winter meet

Mar 10, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Lander Swim Club placed fifth Sunday at the Winter Short Course Championship in Laramie.
Landed scored 1,592.5 points in the three-day meet.
Gillette ... [more]

LVHS girls edged by Buffalo for consolation 3-A trophy

Mar 10, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  CASPER -- Buffalo overcame 32 points from Lander Valley High School senior Shanda Post to escape  69-65 in the Class 3-A girls consolation championship game ... [more]

Tiger boys claim 3-A third place in victory over Cody

Mar 10, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  CASPER -- Lucas Watkins carried Lander Valley High School into the lead Saturday afternoon in the third-place Class 3-A boys basketball state tournament game ... [more]

Wolverines denied 4-A title

Mar 10, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Riverton boys defeated by Evanston for state BB crown

CASPER -- The Riverton Wolverines, owners of the most wins in school history, wished they could ... [more]

Tiny town stung by murders

Mar 10, 2013 - By Matthew Brown, The Associated Press:  CLARK -- The wide-open sagebrush flats along the Montana-Wyoming border make it easy to spot strangers passing along the bumpy dirt roads that crisscross the ... [more]

Elrose Sullivan Fries

Mar 10, 2013 - Staff:  Elrose Sullivan Fries, the mother of Lander resident Patsy Abbey, died Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, at the Johnson County Health Care Center in Buffalo.
She was ... [more]

Jacob Korell

Mar 10, 2013 - Staff:  Funeral services for Jacob "Trapper Jake" Korell are at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, in the Fremont Center at the Fremont County Fairgrounds. 
Interment will ... [more]

Moose Haven -- 1990

Mar 10, 2013 - Staff:  Even though spring was near, there still was plenty of snow in mid-March 1990 at "Moose Haven," the name property owners Mark and Kit Stewart gave to their ... [more]

First meeting on Moneta Divide gas project Thursday in Casper

Mar 10, 2013 - Staff:  The Bureau of Land Management hosts a Cooperating Agency Meeting at the Wolcott Galleria in Casper from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, March 14, for the Moneta ... [more]

Inhabitants escape trailer fires Thursday and Friday

Mar 10, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  No one was injured in two separate trailer fires that took place within 24 hours of each other Thursday and Friday.
The first incident was reported at about ... [more]

Lander opera series features 'Francesa da Rimini'

Mar 10, 2013 - Staff:  See it live in large-screen video format at 10 a.m. Saturday March 16, at the Fremont County Library in Lander. Admission is free.

The next offering ... [more]

Forest Service sets two-day meeting on new Shoshone forest plan

Mar 10, 2013 - Staff:  The Shoshone National Forest holds a meeting with local government cooperators regarding forest plan revision from 8 a.m. to noon Wednesday, March 13, and ... [more]

'Annie's Project' sessions planned in April and May

Mar 10, 2013 - Staff:  Empowering farm and ranch women with financial and marketing knowledge and opportunities to network with each other are among the goals of a University of ... [more]

'We are the poor feeding the poor'

Mar 10, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Ecksteins make local food bank their new life's work

More than 35,000 pounds of food was distributed in 2012 by the Riverton Community Food Bank. CEO ... [more]