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Post signs to play at Casper College

Apr 24, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Shanda Post is moving on to Casper College in her basketball career.
Post made it official last week when she signed a national letter of intent to play ... [more]

Mathews joins Miller near top of rodeo standings for CWC

Apr 24, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Central Wyoming College freshman cowboy Blaine Mathews is now tied for the third spot in the Central Rocky Mountain Region with Travis Nelson of Gillette ... [more]

Wolverine soccer teams tangle Thursday with Natrona

Apr 24, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Wolverines boys and girls soccer teams are back in action Thursday with games scheduled against Casper Natrona.
The varsity boys kick off at 6 ... [more]

Spoonhunter inks for Dickinson State hoops

Apr 24, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Dickinson State University men's basketball coach Ty Orton bolstered his point guard situation by signing Slade Spoonhunter to his program.
The point guard ... [more]

Obama better not mess with Social Security and Medicare

Apr 24, 2013 - Dan Wimp, Riverton:  Editor:
Obama better quit trying to tweak Social Security and Medicare because it's not his money in the first place. We worked hard through the years for ... [more]

Old-school things cherished while traveling

Apr 24, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  In another city, I find the bookstore, the movie theater and the local paper

Three of the things I like best are now described often as worn-out ... [more]

Back to the top

Apr 24, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Fremont County won't say No. 2 in hay production for very long

We are a people interested in lists and rankings, from the TV ratings to the college ... [more]

$12M in highway work awarded

Apr 24, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- More highway construction projects will soon be underway around Wyoming, and most of them will be done by in-state companies.
The state's ... [more]

Digest

Apr 24, 2013 - The Associated Press:  New sentencing for Sheridan teen
CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Supreme Court has ordered a new sentencing hearing for one of the teenagers involved in the ... [more]

Simultaneous lawsuits on wolves can proceed

Apr 24, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A recent ruling by a federal judge means that two parallel lawsuits will continue to run in Cheyenne and Washington, D.C., over environmental ... [more]

Mead: No need now to slash state government spending again

Apr 24, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead says he will push to hold the state budget flat for the coming two-year budget cycle despite legislative calls for more state agency ... [more]

Group working to revitalize City Park will meet Thursday

Apr 24, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Revitalize Riverton, the group formed to plan and discuss renovation ideas for City Park, has its first meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 25, at Riverton City ... [more]

CWC still seeking ideal site for new Lander center

Apr 24, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College officials again had limited information this month on progress toward a new facility in Lander.
The project has been a topic of ... [more]

Big crowd at school board as football complaints voiced

Apr 24, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  With six of eight Riverton High School assistant football coaches from last fall's team in the audience, the Riverton school board listened for 30 minutes ... [more]

Al Pennock

Apr 24, 2013 - Staff:  Al Pennock, of Riverton, died Sunday, April 21, 2013, at his home. He was 76 years old.
Per his request, cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be ... [more]

James R. Abeyta

Apr 24, 2013 - Staff:  James R. Abeyta, of Riverton, died Saturday, April 20, 2013, at the University of Colorado Hospital. He was 67 years old.
A viewing will be at 5 p.m. ... [more]

Today

Apr 24, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
ALEXANDER

Nicholas Nelson Alexander, 70, of Lander, died Sunday, April 21, at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. Per his request, cremation has ... [more]

Riverton High School celebrates prom

Apr 23, 2013 - Staff:  Riverton High School prom royalty basked in applause Saturday night at the big dance. From left, first attendants Aisha Durfey and Wyatt Griffin, queen Kaitlin ... [more]

Boston blasts bring scary Riverton Homecoming incident to mind

Apr 23, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Few of us will ever forget April 15, 2013 when the two bombs, placed by two brothers, destroyed innocent lives in Boston and weakened us all.
Sept. 17, 1992 ... [more]

County competitors win titles on blustery GR track

Apr 23, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton High School, Wind River and Lander Valley High School competed Friday under difficult weather conditions at the Green River Invitational track and ... [more]

Today

Apr 23, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
ABEYTA

Jim Abeyta, 67, of Riverton, died Saturday, April 20, at the University of Colorado Hospital. A viewing will be 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. ... [more]

Harold Max Pursel Sr.

Apr 23, 2013 - Staff:  Harold Max Pursel Sr., of Riverton, died Sunday, April 21, 2013, at Lander Valley Hospital. He was 91 years old.
A viewing will be noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, ... [more]

Affordable Care Act bringing changes to health care in state

Apr 23, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Former Riverton Memorial Hospital CEO Chris Smolik said that with a reformed Affordable Care Act, providers will be paid less for certain services, and they'll ... [more]

Firefighters have a rich service heritage

Apr 23, 2013 - By Craig Haslam:  The fire service has rich traditions that date back to the Roman Empire. For centuries, leaders and rulers understood the need for fire prevention and fire ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Apr 23, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Winter in spring
There have been four Mondays in April so far, and three of them have brought heavy snowfall. The only one that didn't so far was ... [more]

No one hurt in fire at gas storage site

Apr 23, 2013 - The Associated Press:  EVANSTON -- A natural gas storage site in southwestern Wyoming exploded but no one was hurt, and firefighters waited most of the day Sunday to allow the flames ... [more]

Digest

Apr 23, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Jackson-Yellowstone bus planned
JACKSON -- A new bus service is being planned this summer to take people from Jackson to Yellowstone National ... [more]

State discovers extra money for Capitol renovation

Apr 23, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Officials have found more money for a proposed major renovation of the State Capitol in Cheyenne.
Budget officials recently discovered an extra ... [more]

Student enrollment on the rise in state's schools

Apr 23, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Department of Education says enrollment across the state is on the rise.
The department released figures Thursday that show the state ... [more]

Weekend deaths unusual, but foul play not suspected in either

Apr 23, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Coroner's Office is investigating two unrelated and unsuspicious deaths that took place over the weekend in Riverton.
The first was ... [more]