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HS rodeo season set for state finals

Jun 4, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Fremont County cowgirls placed high in the breakaway roping event last weekend at the Douglas rodeo.
On Saturday, Kinnear's Deni Lou Nicholls finished second ... [more]

Thursday decision due on state part of justice center; budget growing

Jun 4, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Factoring in all of the project's costs, bids opened May 22 put the Riverton justice center $400,000 to $500,000 over budget, Fremont County Commissioner ... [more]

Lander's Meeks named top upperclassman in 3-A soccer

Jun 3, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Taylor Meeks capped off her girls soccer career for the Lander Tigers by winning the Wyoming Class 3-A Upperclassmen of the Year award.
Meeks has been a ... [more]

Leadbetter logged a million miles behind bus wheel for the Riverton Wolverines and Casper

Jun 3, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Tucked away in last week's Ranger summary of the Riverton school board's proceedings was a simple note that said bus driver Cary Leadbetter had retired.
After ... [more]

Long day for Riverton teen at U.S. Open golf qualifier

Jun 3, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton High School sophomore Easton Paxton saw his bid for a U.S. Open slot come to a close in a sectional qualifier at Creswell, Ore., on Monday.
The ... [more]

Norris 'Nort' Elmer Axthelm

Jun 3, 2014 - Staff:  Norris "Nort" Elmer Axthelm, of Riverton, died Sunday, June 1, 2014. He was 93 years old.
The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 7, at Davis ... [more]

Today

Jun 3, 2014 - Staff:  Births
SHUGART

A daughter was born to Sarah Shugart, of Riverton, and Richard Shugart, of Lander, at 10:51 a.m. May 3, 2014, at Riverton Memorial ... [more]

Hospitals report low infection rate

Jun 3, 2014 - From staff reports:  The SageWest Health Care facilities in Riverton and Lander have been recognized by Mountain-Pacific Quality Health-Wyoming and Wyoming Department of Health for ... [more]

Tribal health targeting men and youth in new programs

Jun 3, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Eastern Shoshone Tribal Health has implemented two new programs with the intent to target specific groups on the Wind River Indian Reservation.
Eastern ... [more]

Circle of Friends helps survivors of suicide attempts

Jun 3, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Circle of Friends seeks to provide free support to those who have survived suicide attempts.
The group's founder, Duffy Glasgow, said 95 ... [more]

Voter won't back anyone who votes to end dumpsters

Jun 3, 2014 - Roni Schweb, Riverton:  Editor:
I will say it here and now. I will not vote for any Riverton City Council or mayor candidate who votes to eliminate the trash collection in the ... [more]

Decision to end alley dumpster service meets strong objection

Jun 3, 2014 - Donna B. Linnell, Riverton:  Editor:
I am writing in response to the Riverton City Council's decision to remove dumpsters for residential customers and replace them with roll-out ... [more]

No easy job for Spain's new king

Jun 3, 2014 - By Ana Lazaro Verde and Hubert Kahl, MCT News Service:  The Spanish monarchy was for many years the country's most popular institution, but now only about one-third of Spaniards approve of it.

MADRID -- ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Jun 3, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Water watching
Central Fremont County dodged a wet bullet over the weekend when the Wind River stayed within its banks for the most part, particularly among ... [more]

Digest

Jun 3, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Hotel roof blows off during storm
JACKSON -- A storm that blew through Jackson Hole on Saturday ripped a newly installed metal roof off of a hotel. No ... [more]

Earthquake swarm noted in Yellowstone Park

Jun 3, 2014 - The Associated Press:  HELENA, Mont. -- Seismographs have picked up a swarm of earthquakes in the northwestern corner of Yellowstone National Park, including dozens early ... [more]

Emergency workers packing up after worst of North Platte flooding recedes near Saratoga

Jun 3, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Most crews are heading home after filling tens of thousands of sandbags that protected the town of Saratoga and other areas from recent ... [more]

Strong support from industry for GIS at CWC

Jun 3, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  More than 40 area industry representatives say they are interested in the new Geospatial Information System credentials that will be available at Central ... [more]

River drops below flood stage; rising water predicted

Jun 3, 2014 - From staff reports:  National Weather Service flood warnings remain in effect this week for the Wind River near Dubois.
The waterway crested at about 5.3 feet at 6:15 a.m. Friday ... [more]

Primary filing season ends

Jun 3, 2014 - From staff reports:  Three more Republicans filed Friday to challenge U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., this election season: Thomas Bleming of Lusk, Arthur Bruce Clifton of Cheyenne ... [more]

State leaders quick to blast EPA's new carbon emission requirements

Jun 3, 2014 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  Gov. Matt Mead said he will "fight for coal" if he has to amid proposed new regulations that would cut greenhouse emissions from power plants.
Meanwhile, ... [more]

Committee weighs using 1 percent tax funds to buy pothole-repairing machine

Jun 3, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Fix Our Roads Citizens Committee has asked the City of Riverton to hold off on buying a machine used to repair potholes.
Last year, FORCC saw a ... [more]

Mark Stewart

Jun 3, 2014 - Staff:  Mark Stewart, of Dubois, died Thursday, May 29, 2014, at his home. He was 80 years old.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 4, at the ... [more]

One man with courage can make a majority

Jun 2, 2014 - By Mark Shields:  Even though the staff people who work on Capitol Hill voted him "the nicest" member of Congress, Rep. Walter Jones, the iconoclastic North Carolina Republican, ... [more]

Dog represents other animals that have 'no voice'

Jun 2, 2014 - Angela Rapone, Riverton:  Editor:
I believe we should all have love and compassion for our fellow man.
We also need to remember that animals have no voice. But people do.
That is ... [more]

A weekly column, 1,000 times over

Jun 2, 2014 - By Randy Tucker:  From sports to history, education, inept politicians, and important people in my life, the source material never ends.

In recorded history there is ... [more]

Class mottoes

Jun 2, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Familiar themes are expressed; let opportunity be highest among them

High school seniors normally aren't called upon to express the profound, but at ... [more]

Pokes keep on running in big meet

Jun 2, 2014 - From staff reports:  After entering the day with several athletes in promising positions, the University of Wyoming track and field team's struggled during Friday's events at the ... [more]

State track brings out best as high school athletes hit end of season or careers

Jun 2, 2014 - By Randy Tucker:  The final two weekends of the prep sports season are among the best we can offer to student athletes in Wyoming.  Regional and state track meets are the best ... [more]

Lookingbill second on board with new CWC cross country program

Jun 2, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  PAVILLION -- Dylan Lookingbill never ran a high school cross country race.
The 2014 Wind River High School graduate plans to change that next fall for the ... [more]