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Miller takes regional lead in saddle bronc competition

Apr 2, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  After the Torrington rodeo, the Rustlers will compete in the Casper College rodeo.

Colton Miller and Cooper Clemens placed high for Central Wyoming ... [more]

CWC women win title at Colorado State rodeo

Apr 2, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Kaylee Burnett won her first women's rodeo all-around title this year on Saturday at the Colorado State event.
Burnett piled up 215 points for the Central ... [more]

Today

Apr 2, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
CORBETT

Jay Patrick Corbett, 37, of Gunnison, Colo., died Saturday, March 23, as a result of accidental drowning while he was enjoying a ... [more]

Guy W. Forbis

Apr 2, 2013 - Staff:  Guy W. Forbis, of Riverton, died Thursday, March 21, 2013, at Help for Health Hospice Home in Riverton. He was 80 years old.
A memorial service with military ... [more]

Robert 'Bob' Hernandez

Apr 2, 2013 - Staff:  Robert "Bob" Hernandez, formerly of Fremont County, died Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, in Phoenix.
Services have taken place.
Robert Hernandez grew up in Riverton ... [more]

No serious injuries in Pavillion fire

Apr 2, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  No one was seriously injured in an Easter morning structure fire that damaged the roof of a home on Pavillion Road.
Fire officials said a wood stove in the ... [more]

Wyoming Retirement System fires chief investment officer

Apr 2, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Retirement System on Monday fired its chief investment officer following federal insider trading charges on transactions that predate ... [more]

Studies look to develop Wyoming wind energy for Colorado use

Apr 2, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- Two studies suggest that Wyoming and Colorado would benefit by coordinating development of wind energy and power lines.
One study by the University ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Apr 2, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Find those eggs
Easter is over, but the Ranger's third annual spring Easter egg hunt is just getting started. The second of 10 possible clues appears ... [more]

Raising minimum wage is good for Main Street

Apr 2, 2013 - By Margot Dorfman:  The U.S. Women's Chamber of Commerce supported the last increase in the federal minimum wage on July 24, 2009 and we believe another raise is overdue. The ... [more]

Digest

Apr 2, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Two killed in Natrona County crash
CASPER -- Two men were killed and one injured when their car rolled off the road in Natrona County.
Highway Patrol ... [more]

Gloria Ilene Schoening

Apr 2, 2013 - Staff:  Gloria Ilene Schoening died Wednesday, March 27, 2013, in her home in Delta Junction, Alaska, after a battle with cancer. She was 62 years old.
Funeral ... [more]

Snow King Resort undergoes major remodel

Apr 2, 2013 - By Richard Anderson, For The Associated Press:  The building has not had many changes since it was built in 1976.

JACKSON -- Stepping off the elevator on the fifth floor of the east wing of Snow ... [more]

Marshall pleads no contest in 2011 death of 7-month-old boy

Apr 2, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Riverton man had been supervising the baby at the time of the infant's death.

After spending 20 months in jail awaiting trial for the 2011 death ... [more]

Coroner releases details of fatal 'unfortunate accident'

Apr 2, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Coroner Ed McAuslan has released details about the "unfortunate accident" last week that resulted in the death of a Dubois ... [more]

Get bike trails in shape by summer

Apr 2, 2013 - Barry Schwartz, Riverton:  Editor:
Want to get Fremont County from being rated the most unhealthy county in the state?
Want more tourism dollars spent in our county?
Want a safe place ... [more]

Tiger boys battle Rawlins to 1-1 tie on windy day

Mar 31, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lander Valley High School scored in the final minute of regulation Thursday night at Rawlins in a conference boys soccer match, then the two squads went ... [more]

LVHS girls rout Rawlins by 4-0 mark

Mar 31, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lander, now 2-0 in conference play, had 29 shots on goal in the first 40 minutes, with only one going into the net.

Junior Codi Swenson started off ... [more]

21-win season earns Walker the Coach of Year nod

Mar 31, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Numbers don't lie.
Coach Justin Walker guided the Wind River girls team to a 21-9 record this past season.
The record landed the Wind River Lady Cougars a ... [more]

Shanda Post of Lander is girls Player of the Year

Mar 31, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Shanda Post was a nightmare for opponents this year on the basketball court.
Post finished the season as the second-leading scorer in the Class 3-A division ... [more]

Wolverine mentor is boys Coach of the Year

Mar 31, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Dick Quayle, who led the Riverton Wolverine boys basketball team to the most single-season wins in school history, has been named the Fremont County boys ... [more]

Riverton big man is Player of the Year in boys hoops

Mar 31, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  By all accounts, Riverton Wolverine Seth Quayle was one Wyoming's top basketball big men this season.
The 6-foot-5 senior led the state in rebounding and ... [more]

Our search for the bogeyman

Mar 31, 2013 - By Randy Tucker:  If there isn't one handy, we'll just create him ourselves.

After half a century of service to his country, service that included leading the ... [more]

'If it's OK with the undertaker, it's OK with me'

Mar 31, 2013 - By Mark Shields:  Let me stipulate at the outset: I do not qualify for any youth movement. In fact, I first voted in the 1960 presidential contest between John Kennedy and ... [more]

Driver's license system is broken and must be fixed

Mar 31, 2013 - Michael Gard, Riverton:  Editor:
I just returned from the experience of renewing my driver license. I received a letter in January informing me that I was due to renew, which a very ... [more]

A song in the heart

Mar 31, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Oscar Hammerstein wasn't writing about Easter in 1949 when he came up with the lyrics to "Younger Than Springtime" for the landmark musical "South Pacific," ... [more]

Lawmakers want answers on lower speed limits

Mar 31, 2013 - From the Associated Press:  Concerned that environmental policies may be influencing the speed limits on some Wyoming highways, the state Legislature directed the Wyoming Department of ... [more]

Valerie J. Lawrence

Mar 31, 2013 - Staff:  Valerie J. Lawrence of Riverton died Friday, March 22, 2013, at her home. She was 53.
There will be no services, per her request. Close family and friends ... [more]

Justin James Big Knife

Mar 31, 2013 - Staff:  Justin James Big Knife of Fort Washakie died Friday, March 15, 2013, at his home. He was 24 years old.
Services were conducted by Bunny Shoyo, and journey ... [more]

Nathan Duane Tyler

Mar 31, 2013 - Staff:  Nathan Duane "Nat" Tyler died Thursday, March 28, 2013, at his home in Riverton. He was 75.
Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, at the Rendezvous ... [more]