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Libraries to host events for National Poetry Month

Apr 7, 2013 - From staff reports:  Several Fremont County libraries and schools celebrate National Poetry Month with events the week of April 15 to April 19, which is National Library ... [more]

Suicide prevention message hits the road

Apr 7, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Fort Washakie High School students appear in new billboards along Wyoming highways 789 and 26.

The suicide prevention awareness initiative that began ... [more]

Mead: State cannot do anything on mineral cuts

Apr 7, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  Wyoming's Attorney General's Office has determined that the state has no legal basis to challenge recent federal action cutting more than $50 million in ... [more]

On the Jordan ranch, calving problems all in a day's work

Apr 7, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  As it has been for more than a century, February and March is calving season in Fremont County, part of a ranching economy that delivers $55 million every year ... [more]

County picked to host Wyoming officials convention this year

Apr 7, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Businesses in the county seat should see an uptick in sales in late September this year and next thanks to local officials bringing the Wyoming Association of ... [more]

Don't remodel city park -- build new rec center, group urges

Apr 7, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A group of citizens has appealed to the Riverton City Council for more structured improvements to City Park, suggesting that a recreation center be built on ... [more]

Riverton youth soccer starts Sunday

Apr 5, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Three Riverton Rampage competitive soccer teams are gearing up for the two month spring season.
Riverton will field U14, U12 and U10 teams.
The U14 and U10 ... [more]

White scores two for RHS in loss to Mustangs

Apr 5, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  CASPER - Close counts in horseshoes. But not in soccer.
With a regenerated offensive attack, the Riverton Wolverines generated solid shots on goal but hit the ... [more]

Fillies step up in second, defeat RHS 3-0

Apr 5, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton High School defender pulls hamstring in the first half and is forced to sit out the second.

Riverton High School kept Casper Natrona ... [more]

If truth is truth, then how can it -- and religion -- change?

Apr 5, 2013 - By Paul V.M. Flesher:  The dilemma makes it difficult for religions to look to the future, because they always look to the past, and stay in line with their previous ... [more]

Linda J. Shields Gotcher

Apr 5, 2013 - Staff:  Linda J. Shields Gotcher, of Lander, died Tuesday, March 5, 2013, at Kindred Hospital in Denver surrounded by her loving family. She was 64 years old. ... [more]

The Rev. John Clark Herrington

Apr 5, 2013 - Staff:  The Rev. John Clark Herrington died Wednesday, April 3, 2013, at the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper after a period of declining health. He was 78 years old. ... [more]

Marjorie (Marge) Ricketts Reynick

Apr 5, 2013 - Staff:  Marjorie (Marge) Ricketts Reynick died Saturday, March 30, 2013, at Shepherd of the Valley in Casper after a lengthy battle with heart disease. She was 83 ... [more]

Today

Apr 5, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
KAISER

Mary A. Kaiser, 105, died Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, in Riverton. A celebration of her life service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 13, ... [more]

McOmie recognized for his many years of public service

Apr 5, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Applause and whistles filled the War Bonnet room in the Best Western Inn at Lander when a speaker introduced Del McOmie as the guest of honor. The Fremont ... [more]

Digest

Apr 5, 2013 - Staff:  Holdaway earns excellence award
Ethel Holdaway, of Riverton, was one of five Amedisys hospice aides nationwide to earn the 2012 Spirit of Excellence ... [more]

RMS students named to recent honor roll

Apr 5, 2013 - Staff:  Riverton Middle School recently recognized the students who were named to the third quarter honor roll for the 2012-13 school year.

4.0 GPA
Eighth ... [more]

Poll: Most in U.S. favor relaxing marijuana laws

Apr 5, 2013 - By David Lauter, Tribune Washington Bureau:  WASHINGTON -- A majority of Americans support legalizing marijuana, a new poll shows, with the change driven largely by a huge shift in how the baby boom ... [more]

Heritage Center will endure after 'Trapper Jake'

Apr 5, 2013 - Lew Diehl, Riverton:  Editor:
Thanks to the many people who have shown your concern and best wishes during the loss of "Trapper Jake" Korell. His loss was a great blow to us all ... [more]

Power in the poem

Apr 5, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  April is National Poetry Month, so consider a favorite verse -- or find one

We have no illusions about the modest observance of National Poetry Month, ... [more]

Digest

Apr 5, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Mountain pine beetle declines in state
CHEYENNE -- An aerial survey shows that the mountain pine beetle epidemic declined across Wyoming's forests last ... [more]

Ranchers, BLM settle suit on wild horses

Apr 5, 2013 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A legal settlement between ranchers and the U.S. Bureau of Land Management would reduce wild horse numbers by about half on more than 4,300 square ... [more]

Police arrest man wearing only 'a shirt and a smile' near RMH

Apr 5, 2013 - From staff reports:  Steven Amos, 41, of Riverton, was arrested for indecent dress and exposure at about noon Thursday after reportedly leaving Riverton Memorial Hospital wearing ... [more]

Precipitation levels stay below average

Apr 5, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Snowpack in the Wind and Sweetwater river basins remains below average, but Riverton has seen more precipitation this year compared with last year, and ... [more]

Choir delivers message of hope through song

Apr 5, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Kuyasa Kids children's choir from the Kayamandi township in South Africa visited Wyoming this week with a message of hope and overcoming sorrow and loss ... [more]

WPBS sees 5 percent cut in fed funding

Apr 5, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The station's general manager says viewers won't notice a change.

Wyoming PBS general manager Ruby Calvert says viewers will not notice the effects ... [more]

CWC theater department preps for Hair

Apr 4, 2013 - Staff:  Central Wyoming College student Shanelle Anderson (back to camera) watched students, from left, Taylor Stagner, Sara Ludgate, Katie Wagner and Sarah Widdoss ... [more]

Reservation getting an American Legion team

Apr 4, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Mike Broadhead is moving ahead with his idea of having an American Legion baseball team for players from the Wind River Indian Reservation.
The Riverton ... [more]

RHS athletes ready to take spotlight at Roy Peck meet

Apr 4, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Events begin at 9 a.m. and should be finished by 5 p.m. at Wolverine Field.

The Wyoming high school track and field season is less than a month old, ... [more]

Today

Apr 4, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
FABRIZIUS

Mary Fabrizius, 89, of Riverton, died Thursday, April 4, at  Wind River Health Care. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, ... [more]