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Mead: No need now to slash state government spending again

Apr 24, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead says he will push to hold the state budget flat for the coming two-year budget cycle despite legislative calls for more state agency ... [more]

Group working to revitalize City Park will meet Thursday

Apr 24, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Revitalize Riverton, the group formed to plan and discuss renovation ideas for City Park, has its first meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 25, at Riverton City ... [more]

CWC still seeking ideal site for new Lander center

Apr 24, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College officials again had limited information this month on progress toward a new facility in Lander.
The project has been a topic of ... [more]

Big crowd at school board as football complaints voiced

Apr 24, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  With six of eight Riverton High School assistant football coaches from last fall's team in the audience, the Riverton school board listened for 30 minutes ... [more]

Al Pennock

Apr 24, 2013 - Staff:  Al Pennock, of Riverton, died Sunday, April 21, 2013, at his home. He was 76 years old.
Per his request, cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be ... [more]

James R. Abeyta

Apr 24, 2013 - Staff:  James R. Abeyta, of Riverton, died Saturday, April 20, 2013, at the University of Colorado Hospital. He was 67 years old.
A viewing will be at 5 p.m. ... [more]

Today

Apr 24, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
ALEXANDER

Nicholas Nelson Alexander, 70, of Lander, died Sunday, April 21, at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. Per his request, cremation has ... [more]

Riverton High School celebrates prom

Apr 23, 2013 - Staff:  Riverton High School prom royalty basked in applause Saturday night at the big dance. From left, first attendants Aisha Durfey and Wyatt Griffin, queen Kaitlin ... [more]

Boston blasts bring scary Riverton Homecoming incident to mind

Apr 23, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Few of us will ever forget April 15, 2013 when the two bombs, placed by two brothers, destroyed innocent lives in Boston and weakened us all.
Sept. 17, 1992 ... [more]

County competitors win titles on blustery GR track

Apr 23, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton High School, Wind River and Lander Valley High School competed Friday under difficult weather conditions at the Green River Invitational track and ... [more]

Today

Apr 23, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
ABEYTA

Jim Abeyta, 67, of Riverton, died Saturday, April 20, at the University of Colorado Hospital. A viewing will be 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. ... [more]

Harold Max Pursel Sr.

Apr 23, 2013 - Staff:  Harold Max Pursel Sr., of Riverton, died Sunday, April 21, 2013, at Lander Valley Hospital. He was 91 years old.
A viewing will be noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, ... [more]

Affordable Care Act bringing changes to health care in state

Apr 23, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Former Riverton Memorial Hospital CEO Chris Smolik said that with a reformed Affordable Care Act, providers will be paid less for certain services, and they'll ... [more]

Firefighters have a rich service heritage

Apr 23, 2013 - By Craig Haslam:  The fire service has rich traditions that date back to the Roman Empire. For centuries, leaders and rulers understood the need for fire prevention and fire ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Apr 23, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Winter in spring
There have been four Mondays in April so far, and three of them have brought heavy snowfall. The only one that didn't so far was ... [more]

No one hurt in fire at gas storage site

Apr 23, 2013 - The Associated Press:  EVANSTON -- A natural gas storage site in southwestern Wyoming exploded but no one was hurt, and firefighters waited most of the day Sunday to allow the flames ... [more]

Digest

Apr 23, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Jackson-Yellowstone bus planned
JACKSON -- A new bus service is being planned this summer to take people from Jackson to Yellowstone National ... [more]

State discovers extra money for Capitol renovation

Apr 23, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Officials have found more money for a proposed major renovation of the State Capitol in Cheyenne.
Budget officials recently discovered an extra ... [more]

Student enrollment on the rise in state's schools

Apr 23, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Department of Education says enrollment across the state is on the rise.
The department released figures Thursday that show the state ... [more]

Weekend deaths unusual, but foul play not suspected in either

Apr 23, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Coroner's Office is investigating two unrelated and unsuspicious deaths that took place over the weekend in Riverton.
The first was ... [more]

April fifth-snowiest for city; third storm boosts snowpack

Apr 23, 2013 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  For the third straight week, a spring snowstorm dumped snow and made travel hazardous in Wyoming, but a forecaster says the latest round of wintry weather is ... [more]

City to ask residents for help with sidewalk fix

Apr 23, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Worn out sidewalks are throwing a wrench in a proposed plan to fix curbs and gutters in Riverton, and the plan could bring big bills for property owners.
The ... [more]

District court clerk to resign

Apr 23, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Clerk of District Court Katie Brodie Meredith announced her resignation Tuesday to the Fremont County Commission. She has held the office for 18 ... [more]

CWC names finalists for head hoops job; Lindley still alive

Apr 21, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The two will be at CWC this week for campus interviews and presentations.

Shelby Lindley and Pat Rafferty are the two finalists from 89 applicants ... [more]

Lander girls roll on with 4-0 win at home over Newcastle

Apr 21, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lander Valley High School knocked in three early goals Saturday in a Class 3-A West non-conference match soccer on its way for a 4-0 home victory over ... [more]

County track performers grab medals in Lovell meet

Apr 21, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  There were a lot of track meets across the Cowboy State Saturday. The Lovell Invitational featured the two best teams in Class 2-A and 3-A this seasons in the ... [more]

Riverton boys dominate Rock Springs

Apr 21, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Tristan White got both goals for the Wolverines.

Being forced inside for practice most of the week because of weather appeared to have little impact ... [more]

State Hall of Fame comes calling for Lander Valley High School's Ragan

Apr 21, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The longtime Lander Valley High School coach will be inducted this summer.

Mike Ragan learned this week that he will be inducted into the Wyoming ... [more]

Wolverine girls get road win in Rock Springs

Apr 21, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Lady Wolverines will begin their second round of conference play at Casper Natrona on Thursday.

The RHS Lady Wolverine soccer team, after ... [more]

LVHS boys overwhelm Newcastle 6-0 at home

Apr 21, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Six different Lander Valley High School boys soccer players scored to blank Newcastle 6-0 Saturday afternoon in Lander.
The victory was the home opener for ... [more]