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Water management policy changes could affect rec access along Snake River

Jun 5, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Three federal agencies are concluding meetings Wednesday on proposed changes to how they manage the Snake River headwaters and the river's upper ... [more]

Review says feds ought to leave wild horses alone

Jun 5, 2013 - The Associated Press:  RENO, Nev. -- A scathing independent scientific review of wild horse roundups in the West concludes the U.S. government should likely instead let nature cull ... [more]

Girl hurt during carnival doing better; incident still unexplained

Jun 5, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The girl who was injured Friday during a carnival at the Fremont County Fairgrounds is in stable condition this week, according to local officials.
"The last ... [more]

Riverton council denies transfer of liquor license to discount giant

Jun 5, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council squashed Walmart's plans to sell alcohol in a 4-3 vote Tuesday. The store was seeking a transferred retail liquor license from the ... [more]

Black bear confirmed on Gas Hills Road; experts say it probably will leave

Jun 5, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A specialist in large carnivores from the Wyoming Game and Fish Department visited Riverton over the weekend to investigate a black bear sighting on Gas Hills ... [more]

Riverton budget forecasts $46K surplus

Jun 5, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  City administrator Steven Weaver presented the City of Riverton's draft budget, which showed a surplus of $46,000, during a budget work session May 23. The ... [more]

Today

Jun 4, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
BROWN

Marieta "Rita" Brown, 50, of Lander, died Tuesday, May 28, at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. A funeral mass was at 10 a.m. Saturday, ... [more]

West Nile remains a threat

Jun 4, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Department of Health says West Nile virus spread by mosquitoes remains a potential threat in Wyoming as warmer weather arrives across the ... [more]

'Penny Power' signs costly

Jun 4, 2013 - Ron Albright, Riverton:  Editor:
Here are some facts and figures about the "Penny Power"sign:
One green sign -- $260.
One steel post, 12 feet tall -- $32.40.
One employee to set sign ... [more]

Powers collide in recess appointment spat

Jun 4, 2013 - By James Rosen, MCT Washington Bureau:  The Supreme Court is expected to take up a groundbreaking separation-of-powers case later this month that features a constitutional clash between the ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Jun 4, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  So rare
"What is so rare as a day in June?" asked the poet James Russell Lowell in a line familiar to most of us who took freshman English. To get an ... [more]

Youths reel in fun at Kids Hooked on Fishing Day

Jun 4, 2013 - Staff:  The Riverton Kiwanis Club sponsored its annual Kids Hooked on Fishing Day on Saturday at the Big Bend ... [more]

Digest

Jun 4, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Man who faked death extradited
CODY -- A Florida man suspected of faking his own death will now face accusations back home.
Fifty-year-old David Leon ... [more]

Rock Springs man drowns trying to retrieve drifting boat in Flaming Gorge Reservoir

Jun 4, 2013 - The Associated Press:  MANILA, Utah -- Authorities believe a Wyoming man whose body was found at Flaming Gorge Reservoir drowned while trying to retrieve a boat.
Sweetwater County ... [more]

Dinosaur find in state called unprecedented

Jun 4, 2013 - The Associated Press:  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- The recent discovery of three Triceratops fossils in Wyoming could include the most complete skeleton of the three-horned dinosaur to ... [more]

Fire danger 'normal' for time of year

Jun 4, 2013 - Staff and wire reports:  A year after several big fires burned through huge swaths of western Wyoming, including one that raged for weeks in Fremont County, wildfire danger for Wyoming ... [more]

With Good's retirement, sheriff's office adopts undersheriff structure

Jun 4, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The resignation of Fremont County Sheriff's Capt. David Good has resulted in a restructure of the law enforcement agency, including several promotions among ... [more]

RHS dropping driver education class from regular curriculum

Jun 4, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  After summer vacation is over and school begins, Riverton High School will no longer offer driver education courses.
Like many other high schools in Wyoming ... [more]

Last concert for Mr. Dalton

Jun 4, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  Pat Dalton of Riverton High School, who is retiring this year after three and a half decades in music education, says he wanted to be a choir director since ... [more]

Wyoming stars split final games against South Dakota

Jun 4, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The three Fremont County standout basketball players contributed in different ways for the Wyoming all-stars over the weekend in the annual series with South ... [more]

Dash for Cash raised $1,300- plus for college scholarships

Jun 4, 2013 - From staff reports:  Nearly fifty runners and walkers raised more than $1,300 for college scholarships in the PEO Dash for Cash held Saturday morning.
The Riverton Chapter AP ... [more]

Ten from RHS intend to balance college and athletics

Jun 4, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Going to college is a huge decision, and continuing your education while competing in intercollegiate athletics is a ton for anyone's plate.
We're pleased ... [more]

Raiders turn table on Rock Springs with two victories

Jun 4, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The rally light came on for the Riverton Raiders after falling behind Rock Springs 10-1 Saturday in Sweetwater County to come back for the American Legion ... [more]

Competitors get fair practice at Spring Spectacular

Jun 3, 2013 - Staff:  Competitors got a warm-up over the weekend at the Spring Spectacular in ... [more]

With young players on the field, Raiders struggle in home opener

Jun 3, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Rock Springs delivered two complete-game pitching performances on Friday night to sweep an American Legion doubleheader from the Riverton Raiders at Roy Peck ... [more]

County doubles team No. 1 in Wyoming at their competition level

Jun 3, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Marty Conrad and Kristi Lamb again are ranked No. 1 in Wyoming on the 3.5 level in the mixed doubles competition.
Conrad is a Lander resident. Lamb makes ... [more]

Webb's 25 leads all scorers in Wyo-SD hoops; Post in double figures in girls game

Jun 3, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Three Fremont County basketball players played pivotal roles for the Wyoming all-stars Friday night in Spearfish, S.D., against the South Dakota teams in the ... [more]

Lander's adult baseball league hosted Phifer memorial Saturday

Jun 3, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Matthew Phifer was on the mind of Travis Foutz all day Saturday on the baseball diamond.
Foutz has put together the annual Matthew Phifer Memorial Tournament ... [more]

Lander's Hershey meet sets lineup for state test

Jun 3, 2013 - Staff:  Young track and field athletes qualified for the Wyoming state Hershey track meet May 22 in Lander.
The top two athletes in each event qualified for the ... [more]

WDE announces three finalists for director position

Jun 3, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  The final three candidates for the directorship of the Wyoming Department of Education have been announced.
The Wyoming State Board of Education has ... [more]