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CowBelles host annual luncheon

May 23, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  The Riverton CowBelles, a chapter of American National CattleWomen, had its annual Business Person's Appreciation Luncheon on May 16.
"The luncheon is our ... [more]

The packed boardroom

May 23, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  We did it for football, so let's do it for other education issues as well

There has been high community interest this spring in the resignation of ... [more]

RHS senior dramatists shine in 'Les Miserables'

May 23, 2013 - By Robert H. Peck, Staff Writer:  The Riverton High School drama club's spring musical performance of Victor Hugo's "Les Miserables" opens Thursday in the Robert A. Peck Arts Center Theater at ... [more]

Riverton CowBelles put on another fine event

May 23, 2013 - Larry and Betty Mathews, Riverton:  Editor:
We would like to say "thank you" to the Fremont County CowBelles, once again, for the great meal they prepared for the Business Appreciation Day ... [more]

Allotment grazing rules get closer to finalization

May 23, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Environmentalists, ranchers, the State of Wyoming and the Bureau of Land Management are wrapping up a hearing about grazing rules for the former Green Mountain ... [more]

Ethete man's death due to drowning in canal, coroner says

May 23, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Preliminary autopsy results show Curtis LeClair, 62, of Ethete, died of asphyxia due to drowning.
The man's body was found Monday in the Wyoming Canal system ... [more]

Husband, wife get big sentences in Hudson homicides

May 23, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Joseph Jude Jenkins will spend the next 70 years to life behind bars in connection with the 2011 double homicide in Hudson. His wife, Samantha June Hanway, ... [more]

Life gets more Pinteresting

May 23, 2013 - By Clair McFarland:  The Pinterest app is on my iPad, thereby upgrading the device from "expensive cookbook" to "expensive cupcake decorating handbook."

In an attempt to ... [more]

County agrees to use signs near 1 percent tax projects

May 23, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Giant neon-green pennies will pop up all over Fremont County in the next few years.
The Fremont County Commission this month agreed to use bright, 2-foot ... [more]

Digest

May 23, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Guernsey treasurer sentenced
CHEYENNE -- A federal judge on Wednesday sentenced a former Guernsey town treasurer to two years in prison for failing to ... [more]

City to keep working on guidelines for fixing sidewalks

May 23, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A proposed ordinance that would apply guidelines to sidewalk replacements failed this month to pass first reading from the Riverton City Council.
Current city ... [more]

Teen defendants enter not guilty plea in triple killings

May 23, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CODY -- Two teenagers charged in the shooting deaths of a woman and her parents near the Wyoming-Montana border have pleaded not guilty.
Stephen Hammer and ... [more]

Highway patrol to be visible for holiday period

May 23, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Highway Patrol will be out in force this Memorial Day weekend.
The patrol says it will be paying particular attention to enforcing seat ... [more]

Little league fields get new grass

May 22, 2013 - Staff:  Members of the Wyoming Division of Forestry Fire Wranglers from the Wyoming Honor Farm laid new grass at the Ron Saban Little League fields in Riverton earlier ... [more]

Rampage soccer team likely to vie for state U14 championship

May 22, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Riverton Rampage U14 boys soccer team heads into the Wyoming State Cup this weekend in Casper as a title contender.
The Rampage placed second May 11-12 at ... [more]

Wolverine girls land three on Class 4-A West all-league team

May 22, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Three Riverton Wolverines were placed on the Class 4-A West conference soccer squad.
Senior Karissa Kister and juniors Taylor Paskett-Krause and Maci Evans ... [more]

Today

May 22, 2013 - Staff:  Births
ALKSNITIS

A daughter was born to Katie and Garret Alksnitis, of Riverton, at 12:19 p.m. April 30, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. She ... [more]

Theresa E. Spears

May 22, 2013 - Staff:  Theresa E. Spears died Thursday, May 16, 2013, at her home in Riverton. She was 55 years old.
Cremation has taken place, and per her request, there will be no ... [more]

Charles 'Okie' Darrell Laster

May 22, 2013 - Staff:  Charles "Okie" Darrell Laster died Wednesday, May 15, 2013, in Shoshoni. He was 65 years old.
Funeral services for will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 23, at ... [more]

Burton Hutchinson

May 22, 2013 - Staff:  Burton Hutchinson died Saturday, May 18, 2013. He was 84 years old.
Funeral services with veteran rites will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 23, at Wyoming Indian ... [more]

Lander Library launching summer reading program with Friday party

May 22, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  The Lander Library will host its third annual parking lot party from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Friday at the Lander Library, 451 N. Second St., Lander.
The parking ... [more]

Group to give demos on uses of stone tools

May 22, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  The Fort Thompson Green Blanket Map-In will provide the public with opportunities to learn about and participate in the creation and use of stone tools. The ... [more]

500 and counting: Riverton man will swim laps all year for MSAA

May 22, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Since he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2009, Jacob Bailey, 26, of Riverton, said he has been learning how to take things a little slower.
"That's ... [more]

Empty lot downtown could, should be put to good use

May 22, 2013 - Andrea Danzig, Riverton:  Editor:
I do agree that the vacant property at the Fifth and Main intersection in downtown Riverton shouldn't just be left to whatever and who ever wants to ... [more]

Deep South key test for Medicaid expansion

May 22, 2013 - By Tony Pugh, MCT Washington Bureau:  While only one in three people in the region has a favorable view of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in general, many more support some of ... [more]

Moore, Okla.

May 22, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Remember what is important, and do what you can to help when needed

Rarely has the nation seen worse devastation of a community than that visited ... [more]

Digest

May 22, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Teen pregnancy rate declines in state
LARAMIE -- Wyoming's teen birthrate dropped by nearly 15 percent between 2007 and 2012, but officials are unclear ... [more]

Court will allow helicopter to shoo bison back into park

May 22, 2013 - By Matt Volz, The Associated Press:  HELENA, Mont. -- A federal appeals court denied a request to block the use of a helicopter to haze wild bison as officials in southwestern Montana wrapped up ... [more]

Deadline next week for sigs on 'Hill Bill' repeal petition

May 22, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- An effort to refer a new Wyoming law to a statewide vote has one week left to collect the required signatures.
The Wyoming Constitution Party is ... [more]

Lawsuits on Bucklin crash go to mediation

May 22, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  Lawyers are planning mediation sessions to try to resolve two federal lawsuits stemming from a 2010 plane crash in the Wind River Mountains that killed a ... [more]