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Keep building

Jul 8, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Fremont County's offer on the 17 Mile Road rebuild can keep the job on track

Now that the Fremont County Commission has offered to cover much of the ... [more]

Seek out citizens who understand what you're doing

Jul 8, 2012 - George Parks, Director Wyoming Association of Municipalities:  Editor:
We are now well into the election season. Candidates have filed, and campaigns are under way. Because my focus is Wyoming municipal government I want ... [more]

There's importance in luck

Jul 8, 2012 - By Mark Shields:  Whenever an overly generous soul praises me for my alleged "success," I thank them and gently remind her (and myself) of the unearned luck of my life. ... [more]

Undimmed by human tears

Jul 8, 2012 - By Randy Tucker:  Independence Day's origins are obscured by a cloud of hamburger smoke.

The temperature hovered near 100 degrees, and the humidity wasn't far behind. ... [more]

Beloved on TV, Andy Griffith was sharp businessman, too

Jul 8, 2012 - By Joe Flint McClatchy-Tribune News Service:  LOS ANGELES -- Andy Griffith was famous for playing hayseed characters full of homespun wisdom.
Off camera, though, he was no country bumpkin.
"He had a ... [more]

Griffith's passing: TV pioneers fade into history

Jul 8, 2012 - By Rene Lynch, McClatchy-Tribune News Service:  Contemporaries Dick Van Dyke and Sid Caesar are among the very few icons left who can speak about the start of traditional commercial network programming ... [more]

Brett Newlin to row for the USA in London games

Jul 8, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The dream for an Olympic medal is still alive for Brett Newlin.
The Riverton High School and University of Washington graduate is preparing for his second ... [more]

College skier Cartwright wins Lander Half Marathon

Jul 8, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  George Cartwright had a mindset on Wednesday before the annual Lander Half Marathon: He was going to cross the finish line in first place.
Cartwright kept his ... [more]

Raiders down Torrington 4-2, fall to Lovell 14-12

Jul 8, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Johnny Souza pitched a complete game as the Riverton Raiders downed Torrington 4-2 Saturday in an American Legion baseball tournament in Douglas.
The Lovell ... [more]

My first fish in three years was a sucker

Jul 8, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Fishing is becoming a new hobby of mine this summer.
My first step was going down and getting a fishing license to make it legal. I got my one-year license in ... [more]

The way it was: Scooter club -- 1959

Jul 8, 2012 - Staff:  Enthusiasm for fuel-efficient vehicles didn't begin with the green movement. In July 1959, a group of young Rivertonians founded the Vespa Club, which allowed ... [more]

Riverton 11-12 Little Leaguers set for tourney play

Jul 6, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Speed and defense.
Those are the strengths this year for the 2012 Riverton 11-12-year-old Little League all-star baseball team.
"We can also throw a lot of ... [more]

Riverton 9-10 all-stars start postseason vs. Lander

Jul 6, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Dillon Lange, Kaden Kellner, Kendric Muehler and Jereko Martinez were on the Riverton all-star baseball team last year that finished second in the state in the ... [more]

RHS spikers off to camp in Colorado

Jul 6, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  If summer work is an indicator, then Riverton Lady Wolverine head volleyball coach Adrian McNamee has to be excited about the mix of new and veteran players ... [more]

U.S. Energy wins opener

Jul 6, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Riverton U.S. Energy girls fastpitch team edged the Rock Springs Storm 6-4 on Friday morning in pool play at the state tournament in Rock Springs.
'I'm ... [more]

First plea is 'not guilty' in Hudson homicides

Jul 6, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The case against one of the five defendants in the November Hudson double-homicide will proceed to trial after he pleaded innocent in the killings of Eric ... [more]

Just like 1838: Mountain man re-enactors assemble at historic point

Jul 6, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Coonskin caps, moccasins and merriment filled the historic 1838 Rendezvous site Thursday east of Riverton at the annual 1838 Mountain Man Rendezvous.
The ... [more]

Driver pleads not guilty in girl's death

Jul 6, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  William Dean Barnes of Lander, charged with being the driver who struck and killed a Crowheart girl exiting a school bus at her home in December, has pleaded ... [more]

Dog attacks walkers; one hospitalized

Jul 6, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  A Thursday morning incident on West Bend Avenue in Riverton resulted in a dead dog and an injured woman being taken to the hospital.
RPD Capt. Eric Murphy ... [more]

Patrons air senior center gripes to state officials

Jul 6, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  For months, some members have complained about center's staff and and board of directors have been handling things.

A group of more than 50 senior ... [more]

River ambassador seeks to raise awareness

Jul 6, 2012 - By Miller Resor, Jackson Hole News & Guide:  JACKSON (AP) -- There are a number of reasons the boat ramp beneath the Wilson Bridge is hectic.
First and foremost, Wilson is the most heavily used river ... [more]

Weather both helps and slows firefighting

Jul 6, 2012 - The Associated Press:  NEWCASTLE -- More rain is expected to help firefighters at the 17-square-mile Squirrel Creek fire but winds from thunderstorms have helped spread the fire a ... [more]

Digest

Jul 6, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Cheyenne adds surveillance cameras
CHEYENNE -- The city of Cheyenne is adding cameras to enhance video surveillance downtown as part of a pilot ... [more]

The heat is on

Jul 6, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  No one likes a heat wave, but science says we'll tolerate the second one better than the first

The change in the weather from Thursday to Friday was ... [more]

Time for public funding of the conventions to be ended

Jul 6, 2012 - By The Los Angeles Times:  As delegates arrive at the national party convention, supporters of two rival candidates scheme to secure enough votes for the presidential nomination, but at ... [more]

Climate of contentment

Jul 6, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Andy Griffith created it on TV, and it endures

I have reached the age when I am shocked to learn that those of a younger age have never heard of ... [more]

Cases to celebrate 70th wedding anniversary

Jul 6, 2012 - Staff:  Riverton residents Ned and Betty Case will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary with a reception Sunday, July 15, 2012.
The reception, hosted by their ... [more]

Dozens of Fremont County residents graduate from UW

Jul 6, 2012 - Staff:  The University of Wyoming accorded degrees upon the following students from Fremont County at the completion of the 2012 spring semester.
The following ... [more]

Lander resident named to dean's list

Jul 6, 2012 - Staff:  Kevin Scott, of Lander, was named to the University of Montana-Helena College of Technology 2012 spring semester's dean's list. A student must earn at least a ... [more]

RHS distributes club, activity awards

Jul 6, 2012 - Staff:  Key Club
Key Club 4-year Service Award
: Kirklyn Clark.
Key Club Leadership Award: JD Manzanares.

R Club
R Club All-Around Female ... [more]

Pamela Kay Tinley

Jul 6, 2012 - Staff:  Pamela Kay Tinley, of Lander, died July 3, 2012, in Lander surrounded by her loved ones.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 7, at the United ... [more]

Today

Jul 6, 2012 - Staff:  Births
EBERLINE

A son was born to Chris and Shane Eberline, of Riverton, at 4:18 p.m. June 12, 2012, at Lander Regional Hospital. He weighed 6 pounds, ... [more]

Lander hosts Pageant of the Old West Parade

Jul 6, 2012 - Staff:  Crowds gathered under a hot sun to watch the Pageant of the Old West Parade on July Fourth on Main Street in Lander. Antique trucks, firetrucks, politicians ... [more]

Wolverine campers preparing for basketball season success

Jul 5, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  It's not basketball season, but you wouldn't know it from the schedule that the Riverton Wolverines boys varsity and junior varsity teams have been ... [more]

Girls open state softball Friday in Rock Springs

Jul 5, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  U.S. Energy manager Mark Stone is hoping a third-place finish last weekend in a girls fastpitch tournament in Utah will translate into a good showing Friday ... [more]

Baker throws five touchdowns in six-man victory

Jul 5, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Mitchell Baker from Dubois threw five touchdown passes
to carry the Wyoming 6-man football all-stars past Nebraska 54-52 on Saturday at Arthur County High ... [more]

Youth boys b-ball camp starts Monday

Jul 5, 2012 - From staff reports:  Riverton High School boys basketball coach Dick Quayle will host a boys basketball camp July 9-12 in Wolverine Gym at RHS.
The camp will have two sessions ... [more]

No major incidents tied to fireworks on July 4 holiday

Jul 5, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Independence Day celebrations in Fremont County did not overwhelm fire departments.
A partial ban on fireworks was in effect across the county amid ongoing ... [more]

Lawmakers, newspapers, governments eye changes to legal notices

Jul 5, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  A Wyoming legislative committee in Riverton has instructed a state newspaper group, local governments and others to discuss possible reductions for required ... [more]

County offers to cover shortfall for 17 Mile Road work

Jul 5, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Commission is offering to pay more than half of the funding needed to cover the roughly $2.15 million shortfall for 17 Mile Road's final ... [more]