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After Prom party was a success, both for students and parents

Apr 30, 2013 - Dennis Graham, Riverton:  Editor:
Thank you, Riverton parents, high school staff, and participating businesses for sponsoring another fantastic post-prom party at Riverton High ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Apr 30, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Really?
Yes, it's true: Another snowstorm is on the way. Weather forecasters say all signs point to another 2-3 inches between now and Wednesday night. ... [more]

Driver sentenced in fatal car wreck

Apr 30, 2013 - The Associated Press:  GILLETTE -- A driver involved in a Campbell County crash that killed his passenger has been sentenced to 11 to 18 years in prison.
Alexander Earl Jennings also ... [more]

Digest

Apr 30, 2013 - The Associated Press:  State, fed plow crews meet in park
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- Wyoming crews clearing snow in Yellowstone National Park have reached federal plowing ... [more]

DOE withholds records on big CO2-capture project

Apr 30, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The U.S. Department of Energy is withholding records on a Wyoming carbon-capture project on the grounds that a legal investigation is under ... [more]

Study of grizzly bear diet key to long-term protection decisions

Apr 30, 2013 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Researchers say a study on Yellowstone ecosystem grizzly bear diets should be completed this October.
The study will help determine whether managers ... [more]

GOP leaders weighed asking main pushers of 'Hill bill' to quit party

Apr 30, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Wyoming Republican Party leaders considered demanding three state legislators to remove themselves from the party over a new law changing the duties of the ... [more]

Graduation rate statewide falls to about 79 percent

Apr 30, 2013 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  Fremont County School District 21 in Fort Washakie had the lowest graduation rate at 11 percent, with two of its 18 seniors graduating.

Nearly 1 in 5 ... [more]

Ponds get 2,500 new fish

Apr 30, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The trout are expected to grow about 2 inches by the end of this summer.

Fishermen often shy away from sharing their best spots, so good information ... [more]

Three reports of underage drinking prove false

Apr 30, 2013 - From staff reports:  Three anonymous reports of underage drinking in Fremont County were determined to be unfounded this weekend after deputies contacted the teenagers in ... [more]

City could use extra money from state on public intox solutions

Apr 30, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council is weighing ideas on how to use funds from the state's supplemental funding as the City of Riverton works on its 2013-14 fiscal year ... [more]

Larry Choiunard leading final Close Up trip to Washington

Apr 30, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  We usually reserve this space for sports stories and opinions. But equally important in many students' high school careers (and college careers, for that ... [more]

Fullerton's third in high jump tops for county at track classic

Apr 30, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton High School bosted a small meet Tuesday afternoon and evening at Wolverine Track.

Five Fremont County athletes placed in different events ... [more]

Girls score four goals in strong conference win over Rock Springs

Apr 30, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  With two late goals by Taylor Paskett-Krause, the Riverton Lady Wolverine soccer team beat the Rock Springs Lady Tigers 4-2 in a makeup match Monday evening at ... [more]

Boys stifle RS Tigers; 4-A West title still up for grabs

Apr 30, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  With the choice of taking the wind in the first or second half, the Riverton Wolverine boys decided to open with the wind at their backs, scored three ... [more]

Riverton girls suffer second loss to Casper school in same week, 5-1 to Kelly Walsh

Apr 28, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Little went right for the Riverton Lady Wolverines soccer team Saturday at Wolverine Field in a 5-1 loss to the Casper Kelly Walsh Lady Trojans.
Riverton's ... [more]

Many medals for county tracksters in Thermopolis as mild weather arrives

Apr 28, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  THERMOPOLIS -- Perfect conditions greeted athletes from 23 schools Friday afternoon in Thermopolis for the  annual Bobcat Twilight Invitational.  With ... [more]

Riverton boys edged 1-0 by KW in key conference soccer matchup

Apr 28, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Wolverines had planned to play a Wednesday makeup match against Lander, but that game has now been cancelled, according to the RHS activities ... [more]

QBs shine in spring game for Cowboys

Apr 28, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Cowboy football team concluded its 2013 spring football practices with the annual Spring Game on Saturday. 
On a beautiful day, with temperatures ... [more]

Girls fall to Jackson in similar way, then split weekend pair against Park County teams

Apr 28, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lander Valley High School lost a heartbreaking 2-1 decision to Jackson Tuesday in a Class 3-A girls soccer showdown in Teton County.
Jackson scored in the ... [more]

Winning ways continue for Lander booters

Apr 28, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Lander Tigers shook off a tough loss to Jackson on Tuesday by ringing up two resounding victories Friday and Saturday against Powell and Cody.
Playing on ... [more]

More than red, white and blue

Apr 28, 2013 - By Randy Tucker:  There are lots of ways -- incuding bad ones -- to assess human intelligence.

In a lecture on linguistics, Dr. John McWhorter of Dartmouth University ... [more]

Too many cowards in politics

Apr 28, 2013 - Brad Stromme, Worland:  Editor:
Shame on our gutless politicians in the U.S. Congress who are more supportive of the National Rifle Association than they are of the American people. ... [more]

Pope isn't married, but he's on a honeymoon

Apr 28, 2013 - By Mark Shields:  In politics, maybe even in life, perception frequently becomes reality.
If enough people see you as a winner, then you will be treated like a winner, which ... [more]

Town-only taxes

Apr 28, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  In Fremont County, there is a strong case to be made for it

Fremont County could be a good test case for the concept of allowing cities and towns to ... [more]

Mead to White House: Resist calls for examining overseas coal use under U.S. policy

Apr 28, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead is asking the White House to disregard pressure from the governors of Washington and Oregon and refuse to evaluate the ... [more]

Molecular biology professor named top UW faculty member for 2012-13

Apr 28, 2013 - From staff reports:  Jarvis, who joined the UW faculty as an associate professor in 1998 and became a professor in 2000.

A world-class scientist and entrepreneur who goes ... [more]

Nighttime cameras reveal lives of mountain lions

Apr 28, 2013 - Mike Koshmrl, For the Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Mark Elbroch always knows what his cats are up to.
When the mountain lions Elbroch and fellow researchers are tracking make a kill, the Teton Cougar ... [more]

Feds ready to delist gray wolf everywhere in U.S.

Apr 28, 2013 - By Julie Cart, McClatchy-Tribune News Service:  The sweeping rule by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service would eliminate protection for wolves 18 years after the government re-established the predators in ... [more]

David Hursh

Apr 28, 2013 - Staff:  David Hursh, 29, of Riverton, died Monday, April 22, 2013, at his home.
Cremation has taken place, and a memorial service will be held later.
David Oliver ... [more]