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Memorial Day ceremonies held Monday in Riverton

May 28, 2013 - Staff:  Representing Riverton American Legion Post 19, Harold York placed flowers at the veterans memorial at Mountain View Cemetery during Monday's Memorial Day ... [more]

Be like Mike and 'just do it' in summer activities

May 28, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  I guess we're all like just like Mike, in some respects. Although none of us has six NBA titles, five MVPs, 10 league scoring titles and 14 NBA All-Star ... [more]

Spectacular hole-out gives Utah golfer the Saltwater title in first hole of playoff

May 28, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Utah pro golfer Derek Fox holed out from 40 yards away on the first playoff hole to win the $10,000 first-prize money Monday at the annual Saltwater Classic ... [more]

Today

May 28, 2013 - Staff:  Births
FRANKS

A son was born to Brynn and Graham Franks, of Riverton, at 9:44 p.m. May 1, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital.. He weighed 7 pounds, ... [more]

May, June and July peak season for Wyoming ticks

May 28, 2013 - From staff reports:  State residents should avoid ticks when enjoying activities or working outdoors during warmer weather because the insects can carry and pass on disease, ... [more]

Public officials release assessment on county's health

May 28, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The coalition's report provides information that may help local programs apply for grants.

A useful tool now is available to local health programs ... [more]

Republicans pulling openly for new health care law to fail, boosting '14 ballot hopes

May 28, 2013 - By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- If Republicans were writing a movie script for next year's congressional elections, the working title might be "2014: Apocalypse of ... [more]

Penny Power signs would be good reminder for voters

May 28, 2013 - Liserae Herrickson, Riverton:  Editor:
I was not a big fan of the government "stimulus" program two or three years back. I just assumed that money would get swallowed up with no record of ... [more]

Tuesday notes

May 28, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Remembering
Memorial Day was a lovely one across Fremont County, bringing the sort of weather that runs counter to a recent trend of cold, wet Memorial ... [more]

Digest

May 28, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Lower DUI limit discussed
CHEYENNE -- The National Transportation Safety Board's recommendation for states to lower their blood-alcohol limit for ... [more]

Hill bill recall deadline arrives

May 28, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Organizers of an effort to repeal changes to the state schools chief's duties and powers must submit their petitions Tuesday.
They have to collect ... [more]

Sculpture commemorates biggest wooden schooner

May 28, 2013 - The Associated Press:  BATH, Maine -- Maine Maritime Museum is celebrating the completion of its sculpture representing the Wyoming, the largest wooden sailing ship ever built in the ... [more]

Future of Colorado River on agenda in San Diego

May 28, 2013 - The Associated Press:  The river originates as the Green River in Wyoming, and water commitments from Flaming Gorge Reservoir are at issue in downstream disputes.

Top water ... [more]

Farmers market returning Wednesday

May 28, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  Riverton's downtown farmers market is returning Wednesday for its second year. It is expected to be larger than last year's market, said farmers market manager ... [more]

Man killed in Sunday wreck

May 28, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Coroner Ed McAuslan said preliminary investigation indicates a man involved in a one-vehicle rollover Sunday afternoon roughly 15 miles north of ... [more]

Follow your passion, says speaker at RHS graduation

May 28, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  Twelve valedictorians were honored this year from Riverton High School's graduating class of 149 seniors, who received their diplomas during graduation ... [more]

Raises in budget for treasurer and assessor; budget flat otherwise

May 28, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County treasurer and the assessor budgets being proposed for fiscal year 2014 request only small increases in funding.
Both elected officials ... [more]

Coroner yields on decal flap; vehicles now have insignia

May 28, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Coroner Ed McAuslan has put to rest his long-standing squabble over decals with the Fremont County Commission.
McAuslan said his office ... [more]

Volunteers place flags at cemetery

May 26, 2013 - Staff:  A robin watched over a grave marker while Jill Niemi placed some of the 1,500 flags on the graves of veterans Saturday morning at Mountain View Cemetery in ... [more]

Sometimes you have to improvise

May 26, 2013 - By Randy Tucker:  An aging Inter-national tractor brings out my creative side.

It is perhaps the essence of humanity -- the interaction of man with the environment ... [more]

Thanks for the efforts at Odd Fellow Cemetery for as long as they lasted

May 26, 2013 - Anne Bronwyn, Riverton:  Editor:
I have heard that there is not going to be any ceremony for Memorial Day this year at the old Odd Fellows Cemetery down on Riverview Road in Riverton. ... [more]

Remembrance, not sorrow

May 26, 2013 - From staff reports:  Memorial Day: 'When everybody is alive'

Editor's note: In renewal of a growing Memorial Day tradition, we again reprint this comment by the late Hal ... [more]

Riverton teen traveled with state hockey team to several tournaments

May 26, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  John Werbelow has used his hockey talents to take him all over the United States.
The Riverton 16-year-old competed this winter and spring on Team Wyoming, ... [more]

Girls fastpitch league taking registrations for 2013 summer season

May 26, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton fastpitch softball president Mark Stone is making sure things run smoothly this season on the diamond.
Stone has been at the helm of the league for ... [more]

Tiger quarter a well-oiled machine in winning 4x400 3-A state crown

May 26, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Everything worked to perfection for the Lander Valley High School Tigers boys 4x400-meter relay team Saturday, May 18, at the Class 3-A state track meet in ... [more]

Cheyenne pro takes early Saltwater lead

May 26, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The tournament continues Sunday and Monday at the Riverton Country Club with the final two rounds of the 54-hole tournament. The winner of the pro division ... [more]

Digest

May 26, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Man faces murder charge
LARAMIE -- A Vietnam veteran accused in a fatal stabbing in Laramie faces a charge of second-degree murder.
Former city of ... [more]

Tanker wreck leaves sticky roadside mess

May 26, 2013 - The Associated Press:  The tractor-trailer combination was carrying 39,000 pounds of liquid asphalt sealer at a temperature of 340 degrees.

MEDICINE BOW -- A tractor-trailer ... [more]

Hunting groups join state in asking dismissal of wolf lawsuit in Wyoming

May 26, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Lawyers for the federal government and several pro-hunting organizations have joined the state of Wyoming in urging a federal judge not to allow a ... [more]

Man pleads in girl's abduction

May 26, 2013 - The Associated Press:  DOUGLAS -- A Casper man has pleaded guilty to kidnapping and sexual abuse of a minor in the abduction of a 2-year-old Glenrock girl from her bedroom last ... [more]