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Wadda generated great respect around the state

Jun 7, 2012 - Dennis Heckart, Riverton:  Editor:
I read with sorrow and regret of the sudden passing of the great tribal leader, Eddie Wadda. He will be missed by his people of the Eastern Shoshone ... [more]

Don't neglect defense in the 'cyber war'

Jun 7, 2012 - By The Kansas City Star:  Iran recently reported it had been targeted by a cyber attack of unknown origin, later dubbed "Flame." Its objective was not to disrupt any network systems but ... [more]

Candidates brace for health-care ruling

Jun 7, 2012 - By Doyle McManus:  The scenarios change depending on the scope and direction of the court�s decision.

The U.S. Supreme Court is about to toss a judicial bomb into the ... [more]

Kai Espresso and Gifts the product of a decade-old dream

Jun 7, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  Cafe in Hudson has Italian sodas, coffee and breakfast and lunch sandwiches.

A new coffee shop featuring light food items has taken up in the former ... [more]

Bonnie S. Stewart

Jun 7, 2012 - Staff:  Bonnie S. Stewart, 71, died Monday, June 4, 2012, at her home in Shoshoni.
Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 9, at the Church of Jesus Christ of ... [more]

Charles F. 'Pete' Peterson

Jun 7, 2012 - Staff:  Military graveside honors for Charles F. "Pete" Peterson, 94, of rural Dubois, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 9, at the Dubois Cemetery. The Dubois VFW Post ... [more]

Today

Jun 7, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
BAGAN

Susan Frances Stultz Bagan, 65, died Monday, June 4, at the Swedish Medical Center in Denver. Private family services will be held. ... [more]

Cowboy Basketball's Canadian Tour Schedule Announced

Jun 6, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  Laramie, Wyo. (June 6, 2012) - The University of Wyoming men's basketball team has announced it will travel to Calgary, Alberta, Canada, on Aug. 5-11, on a ... [more]

Rustler men head to CNFR

Jun 6, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Four Central Wyoming College cowboys are going to make their debuts at the College National Finals Rodeo Sunday through Saturday at the Casper Events ... [more]

Amid criticism, solid waste district plans Atlantic City meeting

Jun 6, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Solid Waste Disposal District officials will meet with Atlantic City residents Thursday night in the South Pass community to discuss concerns ... [more]

Cowboy Golfer Receives Michael Phillips Memorial Scholarship

Jun 6, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  LARAMIE, Wyo.-(June 6, 2012)-Wyoming Cowboy golfer Jake Hedge is the 2012 recipient of the 14th-annual Michael Phillips Memorial Scholarship.
The scholarship ... [more]

Russell leaving District 25 school board as of July 1

Jun 6, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler, Staff Writer:  Bill Russell, who in his eighth year on the Fremont County School District 25 Board of Education, submitted his resignation to the Riverton school board ... [more]

Two Hudson suspects nix preliminary hearings

Jun 6, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The charges against Joseph Jude Jenkins and Laziur Stephen Hanway Jr. in the Hudson double homicide case will advance to Lander District Court after the two ... [more]

No injuries in plane wreck; feds will probe

Jun 6, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Federal authorities are involved in the investigation of an apparent plane crash over the weekend.
At 6:15 p.m. Sunday, Fremont Count Sheriff's deputy Donovan ... [more]

Shoshoni patrons air gripes about school plan process

Jun 6, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  SHOSHONI -- Teresa Taylor is dissatisfied with how Fremont County School District 24 officials have handled the new Shoshoni school project.
"This school is ... [more]

Fire to be attacked from the air

Jun 6, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Firefighters hope to continue an air attack on a 1,500-acre wildfire burning in the Medicine Bow National Forest in southeast Wyoming if the weather ... [more]

Filing error keeps state rep off the primary ballot

Jun 6, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A filing error has disqualified a representative from Teton County from appearing on the ballot in the state primary election.
State Rep. Jim ... [more]

Report filed in plane mishap

Jun 6, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A combination of mechanical problems and inadequate monitoring by the captain likely caused an American Airlines passenger jet to go off the end of ... [more]

Digest

Jun 6, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Traffic stop leads to meth arrest
ROCK SPRINGS -- Authorities say a man accused of dealing methamphetamine in Campbell County is in custody in Rock ... [more]

Of course it matters

Jun 6, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  It's unconscionable for finance fatcats to try to laugh off a $2-3 billion fiasco

The $2 billion loss by investment banking giant JPMorgan Chase -- ... [more]

DCI building decision shows lack of fiscal responsibility

Jun 6, 2012 - Larry Bauman, Riverton:  Editor:
Well, once again some members of the Riverton City Council showed lack of fiscal responsibility, recently approving a contract to construct a new DCI ... [more]

Choose an aphorism for your life

Jun 6, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler:  An Internet friend sent me some aphorisms this week that are worth sharing here:
- The nicest thing about the future is that it always starts tomorrow.
- ... [more]

Why does anyone want presidency?

Jun 6, 2012 - By Frida Ghitis:  As the November elections approach, one question jumps to mind: Why does anyone want to be president?
Taking the rudder of the United States has never been ... [more]

Diana K. SoundingSides

Jun 6, 2012 - Staff:  Diana K. SoundingSides, 24, died Saturday, June 2, 2012, at the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper as the result of a one-car accident near Buffalo on Thursday, ... [more]

Dean E. Hyatt

Jun 6, 2012 - Staff:  Dean E. Hyatt, 83, of Riverton, died Tuesday, June 5, 2012, at Wind River Healthcare in Riverton.
Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Friday, June 8, at the Davis ... [more]

Donald L. Brewer

Jun 6, 2012 - Staff:  Memorial services for Donald L. Brewer, 66, of Lander, are at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 7, at the Bethel Lutheran Church in Lander with Pastor Fred Schroeder ... [more]

Three injured in vehicle rollover

Jun 6, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  A Dubois teen and seven others were involved in a one-vehicle rollover early Sunday morning.
Lee said the 17-year-old girl rolled a Saturn sedan near Trail ... [more]

WRHS had just 30 graduates, but five will play sports in college

Jun 6, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Three basketball players and two volleyball players made Class 2-A Wind River High School a busy spot for junior college recruiters.
The five Cougar athletes ... [more]

Today

Jun 6, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
BREWER

Memorial services for Donald L. Brewer, 66, of Lander, are at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 7, at the Bethel Lutheran Church in Lander. Mr. ... [more]

Thomas 8 over par in U.S. Open sectional; PGA pro topped field

Jun 5, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton's P.J. Thomas played in a U.S. Open sectional qualifying round on Monday, shooting rounds of 77 and 75 for a 36-hole total of 152 at the Lakeside Golf ... [more]

Critical Care Companion Animal Fund 5K Run set

Jun 5, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  A 5K race for Riverton residents and their pets is held June 9 to raise money for the Critical Care Companion Animal Fund, which assists families who are ... [more]

Hey, Big Guy! Here is our wish list for the new AD at RHS

Jun 5, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  My brother and I used to take our letters for Santa to my grandpa because we knew he had that special connection to the Big Guy.
In his back yard every ... [more]

Official suggests longer hours at trash transfer sites

Jun 5, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Solid Waste Disposal District's superintendent has proposed adding a day of operation each month at some transfer stations amid concerns ... [more]

Second death in Thursday accident

Jun 5, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Diana K. Soundingsides has died of injuries she suffered in Thursday night's rollover crash that killed Edward L. Wadda, both of Fort Washakie, on Interstate ... [more]

Young swine exhibitors had spectacular day

Jun 5, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  Saturday morning at the Fremont County Fairgrounds belonged to the hogs.
Sure, there were other animals on the grounds -- sheep, cattle and horses warming up ... [more]

Good listener: Victim advocate Carroll Westlake sees worst and best of humanity

Jun 5, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Whether it is a complaint, a harsh word, a listening ear, a tearful breakdown, or a venting session, she hears them all.
Riverton Police Department ... [more]

Digest

Jun 5, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Mead opens coal conference in China
CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead told an audience in China this week that Wyoming is eager to develop new ways to use its ... [more]

UW dental care program on budget chopping block

Jun 5, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A program to bolster dental care in Wyoming and one satellite medical clinic could be in jeopardy under proposed budget cuts at the University of ... [more]

Two wildfires in state ignite concern in hot, dry weather

Jun 5, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A wildfire in the Medicine Bow National Forest west of Wheatland grew substantially overnight.
Forest Service spokesman Aaron Voos says the Cow ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Jun 5, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  All night long
Night owls in the Riverton Valley noted another strangely warm night. A newspaperman we know who worked a late shift logged a ... [more]