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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]

More people calling themselves 'independent' in election year

Jun 5, 2012 - By Jennifer Agiesta, The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- Call it a pox on both the Republican and Democratic houses.
More Americans now call themselves politically independent than at any point in the ... [more]

America's veterans 'gave so you didn't have to'

Jun 5, 2012 - Carl Niswonger, Riverton:  Editor:
Last Monday, I took a drive through downtown Riverton. There were few on the streets.
The only thing that was prevalent was Old Glory. The flag was ... [more]

Edward 'Eddie' Wadda

Jun 5, 2012 - Staff:  Edward "Eddie" Wadda, 42, of Fort Washakie, died Thursday, May 31, 2012, in a single car accident near Buffalo.
Funeral services are at noon Wednesday, June ... [more]

James H. 'Scotty' Gordon

Jun 5, 2012 - Staff:  James H. "Scotty" Gordon, 88, died Thursday, May 24, 2012, at his home in Shoshoni. Services were Tuesday, May 29, at the Shoshoni Fire Hall with the Rev. Echo ... [more]

Today

Jun 5, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
WADDA

Edward "Eddie" Wadda, 42, of Fort Washakie, died Thursday, May 31, in a single car accident near Buffalo. Funeral services are at noon ... [more]

Filing period ends; primary ballot set

Jun 3, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Races for all three commission openings; House contests, too

Former State Rep. Jim Allen of rural Lander is hoping to reclaim the position he held ... [more]

Kids reel em in at family fishing day

Jun 3, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  Ninety-five young anglers participated in the annual Kiwanis Hooked On Fishing tournament Saturday.
The derby began early that morning with participants from ... [more]

Shoshoni school plans advance; town meeting Monday

Jun 3, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  SHOSHONI -- Fremont County School District 24 is one step closer to building its new school after a construction advisory committee Thursday night agreed on ... [more]

Commission, coroner inch closer on vehicle spat

Jun 3, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Commissioners and Coroner Ed McAuslan have made a decision about a much-debated vehicle identification requirement: They're going to talk about ... [more]

More details emerge in Wadda death; services are Wednesday

Jun 3, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Highway Patrol is reporting that Edward L. Wadda of Fort Washakie died in a rollover crash on Interstate 25 between Buffalo and Casper when he ... [more]

State warns about pool illnesses

Jun 3, 2012 - Staff:  The Wyoming Department of Health is reminding swimmers to avoid catching or spreading recreational water illnesses with many families looking forward to ... [more]

Liz Cheney speaking at GOP benefit

Jun 3, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The eldest daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, will be speaking about the importance of this year's elections.

The Fremont County ... [more]

Renewable energy training available

Jun 3, 2012 - Staff:  The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services has launched a new website featuring a variety of training opportunities available to Wyoming residents in ... [more]

Public benefits at BLM horse adoption

Jun 3, 2012 - Staff:  One burro and 16 halter and saddle-started horses found new homes at the spring wild horse and burro adoption and gentling clinic on May 18-19 in ... [more]

Togwotee construction moves into the night

Jun 3, 2012 - Staff:  Night construction has started on the Rosie's Ridge section of U.S. 26/287 between Dubois and Moran Junction, the Togwotee Trail to Yellowstone.
Night ... [more]

Casino welcomes new tribal artifacts

Jun 3, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The new display in the Wind River Casino's Arapaho Experience room includes numerous pieces from a collection formerly on display at the museum at St. ... [more]

Ruth A. Vogelsang

Jun 3, 2012 - Staff:  Ruth A. "Slim" Vogelsang died Sunday, May 27, 2012, at her home in Riverton.
She was 62 years old.
Cremation has taken place, and there will be no ... [more]

Lee Tillman

Jun 3, 2012 - Staff:  Lee M. Tillman, 70, died Sunday, May 27, 2012, surrounded by loved ones.
A funeral service is at noon Thursday, May 31, preceded by a wake Wednesday, May 30, ... [more]