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Family of wreck victims looks for safety changes

Mar 14, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Anthony and Deaun Smith of Riverton were killed in 2011 while stopped at a road construction site.

On the morning of Aug. 25, 2011, Anthony and ... [more]

Ashdown to leave Riverton school board

Mar 14, 2013 - Staff:  The newest member of the Fremont County School District 25 Board of Trustees has announced plans to resign due to a change in employment.
Greg Ashdown was ... [more]

District 25 gets out the budget-cut knife

Mar 14, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton school officials say they face a $1.2 million deficit as they work to develop next year's budget.
The problem has a lot to do with health insurance, ... [more]

Nance, Washington produce big games for UW in win vs. Nevada

Mar 13, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LAS VEGAS -- Injured, ill and frustrated before, Larry Nance Jr. and Leonard Washington felt better Tuesday.
So did the rest of the University of Wyoming men's ... [more]

Riverton cheer squad second at state

Mar 13, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Wolverines boys basketball team was not the only RHS squad to come back to Riverton from Casper with hardware last week.
The Riverton High School ... [more]

Spoonhunter named Player of the Year

Mar 13, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Several other Fremont County players earned Class 2-A all-conference honors from the Southwest league.

Alvin Spoonhunter is now a two-time Class 2-A ... [more]

Brown of Wind River named top player

Mar 13, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lexi Brown represents Wind River High School on the Class 2-A all-state girls basketball team.
Brown also was voted the Class 2-A Southeast player of the ... [more]

Sterling J. Howell Sr.

Mar 13, 2013 - Staff:  Riverton native Sterling J. Howell Sr. died on Friday, March 8, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He was 36 years old.
Services were Tuesday, March 12, at ... [more]

Grayson Hebard Gowen

Mar 13, 2013 - Staff:  Former Riverton resident Grayson Hebard Gowen of Castle Rock, Colo., died Sunday, March 3, 2013. He was 76 years old.
He was born Oct. 27, 1936, to Walter and ... [more]

Today

Mar 13, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
ERICKSON
Elizabeth Butler Erickson, 36, of Riverton died Monday afternoon, March 11, 2013. Arrangements are pending through the Davis Funeral ... [more]

Korell cherished the outdoors, children, teaching and family

Mar 13, 2013 - Lew Diehl, Riverton:  Editor:
Jake Korell was a modern-day mountain man.
Jake learned to trap moles for rancher at about the age of 7. He graduated to skunks at the age of 9. ... [more]

SF 104 silences voters, erodes constitution

Mar 13, 2013 - Parker Jackson, Lyman:  Editor:
Voters across Wyoming have been silenced. Your vote doesn�t matter. At least, that�s what they want you to think.
�Since the 2010 election, ... [more]

Plugging holes

Mar 13, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Good institutions must be able to withstand the loss of good people

A sure sign that an institution -- any institution -- has achieved the critical ... [more]

Police seek source of Gillette explosion

Mar 13, 2013 - The Associated Press:  GILLETTE -- Author-ities are trying to determine the origin of a blast that shook homes and businesses across northwest Gillette.
Sheriff's deputies and police ... [more]

Iowa firm to search for WDE director

Mar 13, 2013 - The Associated Press:  ROCK SPRINGS -- An Iowa-based company will lead the national search for the person who will lead Wyoming's education department.
The state education board ... [more]

Utah man sentenced to federal prison for bank robbery spree

Mar 13, 2013 - The Associated Press:  POWELL -- A Utah man who pleaded guilty to holding up banks in four states has been sentenced to more than nine years in federal prison.
U.S. District Judge ... [more]

Digest

Mar 13, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Park roads can be plowed
CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead on Tuesday approved providing state snow plows and crews to clear roads inside Yellowstone National ... [more]

Body found Sunday on reservation; FBI studying

Mar 13, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Federal officials are investigating the Sunday discovery of a dead body on the Wind River Indian Reservation.
Limited information was available, but Federal ... [more]

Former physician runs for governor

Mar 13, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton resident David Steger made his plans known Wednesday

David Steger of Riverton has announced his bid for governor of Wyoming in 2014.
"We ... [more]

District 25 adminstrators given contracts

Mar 13, 2013 - Staff:  Riverton school representatives voted last month to renew contracts for 16 administrators and supervisors.
Contracts for the 2013-2014 school year were ... [more]

Epicenter of awesomeness

Mar 13, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  CWC's outdoor ed students have cabins, not dorms

Seven Central Wyoming College students have found a home in Sinks Canyon this semester as part ... [more]

County chooses Major property for Riverton justice complex

Mar 13, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Major property will be the site for a new Riverton justice center.
The Fremont County Commission chose a final location for the facility March 12. The ... [more]

Pokes face Nevada in play-in game

Mar 12, 2013 - The Associated Press:  University of Wyoming coach Larry Shyatt described them as two different games, but he hopes for the same result the third time.Eighth seed UW (18-12 overall, ... [more]

Say it here and now: This was the best RHS hoops team ever

Mar 12, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  There is a rule somewhere that cheering is strictly forbidden in the writers area on press row. Those who know me understand that I can overlook that rule from ... [more]

Before Saturday, the RHS semifinal victory was an all-timer

Mar 12, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Wolverines took down top-ranked Gillette on the strength of an 18-2 fourth quarter, handing the Camels their first loss to a Wyoming team this season. ... [more]

Cheerleaders support RHS basketball team

Mar 12, 2013 - Staff:  Along with the Riverton High School cheerleaders supported the RHS basketball team during the Class 4-A state championship basketball game Saturday at the ... [more]

Today

Mar 12, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
MAYO
Michelle (Locker) Mayo died at her home in Riverton on Friday, March 8, 2013.
Private family services will be held under the direction of ... [more]

Brian Lee Martin

Mar 12, 2013 - Staff:  A memorial service for Brian Lee "Byron" Martin, 44, was held at 2 p.m., Monday, March 11, at Davis Funeral Home in Riverton, with Echo Klaproth ... [more]

James Walter Jenkins

Mar 12, 2013 - Staff:  A memorial service for James Walter "Jim" Jenkins is at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, at the Davis Funeral Home in Riverton, with the Rev. Aaron Justice of the ... [more]

Picking pope an opportunity to scrutinize Vatican as well

Mar 12, 2013 - By Tracy Wilkinson, MCT News Service:  VATICAN CITY -- Roman Catholic cardinals gathering here to elect the next pope have focused with unusual intensity on the management of the Vatican, which by ... [more]