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Owners of Six Iron Ranch receive honor from ag society

Apr 26, 2013 - Staff:  Top University of Wyoming agricultural students were honored and the owners of the Six Iron Ranch near Shoshoni received Gamma Sigma Delta's Outstanding ... [more]

Bush uses library opening to try to polish record

Apr 26, 2013 - By Tom Benning, MCT News Service:  "People ask me, 'What about the economy?'" Bush said, "and my answer is, 'Why don't you go hire an economist, or hire five economists and get 15 different ... [more]

Legislature wrong to have defeated bill allowing teachers to carry guns

Apr 26, 2013 - Rusty M. Saltsgaver, Riverton:  Editor:
Targets on their backs. That's what every parent having children in a Wyoming school needs to now understand.
With the recent Wyoming Legislature's ... [more]

War of words

Apr 26, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  The allegations against the state schools superintendent remain vague and unclear

The war of words continues between certain Wyoming legislators and ... [more]

Digest

Apr 26, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Mother, baby killed in wreck
CASPER -- Speeding likely played a role in a crash that killed a 22-year-old Casper woman and her 11-month-old ... [more]

Deal reached in kidnap case

Apr 26, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CANON CITY, Colo. -- A 46-year-old man has entered a plea agreement in a kidnapping and sexual assault case that ended in Wyoming.
Christopher Jeffries pleaded ... [more]

Contributions allow park facilities to open

Apr 26, 2013 - The Associated Press:  MOOSE -- Two facilities in Grand Teton National Park that would have remained closed this year due to federal budget cuts will open up after all.
Park ... [more]

Scientists, industry examine big lithium find in state

Apr 26, 2013 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- University of Wyoming researchers have discovered a possibly large source of lithium near Rock Springs, but an expert on the material says whether ... [more]

County police hosting drug Take-Back Day

Apr 26, 2013 - From staff reports:  The RPD will participate in the sixth national prescription drug Take-Back Day on Saturday. Residents are invited to dispose safely of unwanted medications ... [more]

Snyder leads effort to resolve RHS football issues

Apr 26, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The superintendent said he wants to have the process "wrapped up by next week."

With a vision of restoring faith in Riverton High School football, ... [more]

Job seekers browse booths at expo

Apr 26, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Employment Expo on Thursday reflected national trends. Some workers were looking for work in new fields, some industries were reacting to ... [more]

Commissioners split in Riverton justice center, wolf suit decisions

Apr 26, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  In two close votes, the Fremont County Commission engaged a firm to design a new Riverton justice center and committed $1,000 to a court fight about ... [more]

Job Corps work inching forward

Apr 26, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Officials to meet with contractors in May

The U.S. Department of Labor released a construction solicitation notice Friday morning for work on the ... [more]

State puts St. Stephen's on sports probation due to incidents involving fans

Apr 26, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  St. Stephen's High School sports programs have been put on probation for one academic year by the Wyoming High School Activities Association.
The probation ... [more]

Riverton girls fall 4-1 to Natrona in road match

Apr 26, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Riverton hosts Casper Kelly Walsh at noon Saturday.

You have to do the small things right and, Thursday evening in Casper, the Riverton Lady ... [more]

Lindley presents case to stay as CWC coach

Apr 26, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Interim Central Wyoming College men's basketball coach Shelby Lindley has been on the job since October, guiding the Rustlers to a 23-7 record this season on ... [more]

Hat trick for Hartbank in 4-0 RHS win

Apr 26, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Wolverines boys moved into a second-place tie in the Class 4-A West soccer conference.

Playing against an overly aggressive defense, the ... [more]

Riverton High School choir performs at CWC

Apr 25, 2013 - Staff:  Kura Farthing, 3, clung to her aunt, Riverton High School senior Harley David, during the concert choir's warmup Tuesday in the Central Wyoming College dance ... [more]

Today

Apr 25, 2013 - Staff:  Births
BLACKBURN

A son was born to Gary and Alfreda Blackburn, of Riverton, at 2:42 p.m. March 29, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 7 ... [more]

Shawnda Rae Watkins

Apr 25, 2013 - Staff:  Shawnda Rae Watkins died Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at the Help for Health Hospice Home following a long battle with respiratory disease. She was 46 years ... [more]

Dan Bozanic

Apr 25, 2013 - Staff:  Dan Bozanic, a former Lander resident who spent 37 years traveling the world as a petroleum geologist, died Wednesday, April 10, 2013, in Perth, Australia. He ... [more]

Billionaire owner of Sinclair Oil and Sun Valley dies

Apr 25, 2013 - By Martin Griffith, The Associated Press:  Robert Earl Holding's company owned two major refineries in Wyoming.

SALT LAKE CITY -- Billionaire Robert Earl Holding, whose business empire ... [more]

Board OKs CWC food court remodel

Apr 25, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Central Wyoming College food court is getting an upgrade this spring, with the work to be done by Mid-Valley General Contractors of Riverton.
On April 17, ... [more]

Tottering toward the future

Apr 25, 2013 - By Clair McFarland:  I admit that the light-hearted commentary isn't really coming to me this week. There are no personality quirks, no local oddities, and no minor annoyances to ... [more]

Open Lincoln School in short-term to meet state 16:1 mandate

Apr 25, 2013 - Gregg Courtnall, Riverton:  Editor:
On the matter of tearing down Lincoln School, everybody knows that parts of it still could be used as classrooms. If this school district is so ... [more]

The balloons are coming

Apr 25, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Now's the time to show your interest in sponsoring a pilot for the July rally

Would you like to fly in a beautiful balloon?
The opening lyrics to ... [more]

Boston bomb suspect is in civilian court, where he belongs

Apr 25, 2013 - By The Baltimore Sun:  A 19-year-old naturalized American citizen is accused of committing a crime of violence in the United States, and a gaggle of elected officials are urging for ... [more]

Digest

Apr 25, 2013 - The Associated Press:  New sentence for teen in killing
CHEYENNE -- A second of the three teenagers involved in the 2009 home invasion slaying of a Sheridan businessman ... [more]

Man shot by police changes plea to guilty

Apr 25, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- A man who was shot by Laramie police in August has pleaded guilty to burglary and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
Kevin Cook originally ... [more]

UW unveils energy/law center

Apr 25, 2013 - From staff reports:  Robert Nordhaus, one of the nation's leading experts on energy law and policy, is the inaugural speaker Thursday for the University of Wyoming's new Center for ... [more]