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Pickup totaled after striking rear wheel of tractor-trailer; charges pending

May 7, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Officials think alcohol may have been a factor in the Friday accident.

Officials said charges are pending against the driver of a pickup truck that ... [more]

Health screenings coming to Lander

May 7, 2013 - From staff reports:  Residents living in and around Lander can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke or bone fracture.
The Inn at Lander-Best Western, 260 Grandview ... [more]

Tuesday notes

May 7, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Sunny sighting
What was that bright, warm object in the sky on a Monday in Fremont County? We consulted the experts and have determined that it was the ... [more]

Digest

May 7, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Meteor seen widely in state
The American Meteor Society says it has received reports of a meteor exploding in the sky above southern Wyoming on Sunday ... [more]

State to fight wolverine protection

May 7, 2013 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- State officials in the Northern Rockies on Monday lined up against a federal proposal to give new protections to the carnivorous wolverine, ... [more]

C-130 cargo crews practice for summer wildfire season

May 7, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Members of the Wyoming Air National Guard are getting practice this week using specially equipped C-130 cargo planes to fight wildfires.
Two C-130s ... [more]

University cuts 54 jobs to meet budget reduction mandated by Legislature

May 7, 2013 - The Associated Press:  In anticipation of the budget cut, UW began staff and faculty reductions through attrition last year, in order to avoid laying anyone off.

CHEYENNE -- ... [more]

County OKs extra funding for Family Planning Services

May 7, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Family planning programs are on surer financial footing this month after the Fremont County Commission approved extra funding for Family Planning ... [more]

Thirteen issued citations in weekend party

May 7, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A 15-year-old Worland girl went missing Friday evening after Fremont County Sheriff's deputies discovered an underage drinking party on East Fork Road ... [more]

Daniel Hyde Shoop

May 7, 2013 - Staff:  Daniel Hyde Shoop, a longtime resident of Lysite, died Friday, May 3, 2013, at Help for Health Hospice after a fierce battle with cancer. He was 58 years old. ... [more]

Salaries a concern for county departments

May 7, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Requests for new hires and employee raises will be on the agenda at many of Fremont County's budget hearings this month and next. The Fremont County Commission ... [more]

County budget hearings begin with coroner

May 7, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Commission had sharp questions for Coroner Ed McAuslan on the first day of 2014 budget hearings.
During his hearing, McAuslan presented a ... [more]

Parents invited to participate in p.e. challenge at Rendezvous

May 5, 2013 - Staff:  Parents of Rendezvous Elementary School students in Riverton are invited to the school the week of May 6-10 to participate in physical education classes that ... [more]

One win, one loss for RHS soccer girls in regular season ends

May 5, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  After playing what Riverton Lady Wolverine soccer coach Tanya Santee called "a really bad game" Friday in an 8-1 loss at Green River, Riverton bounced back to ... [more]

Tiger girls win conference soccer crown with routs of Rawlins and Torrington

May 5, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Ella Welsh paced the offensive charge for the Lander Tigers with two goals Friday afternoon in a 4-0 home girls soccer victory over Torrington.
Combined with ... [more]

County teams take two of top three spots in boys track at Meeteetsee

May 5, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Wind River Cougars outlasted a field of 11 teams to capture the Meeteetse Invitational boys team track and field title Friday afternoon.
WRHS scored 137 ... [more]

Plenty of medals for local athletes Saturday at damp Shane Brock

May 5, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  It was perfect weather if you were a southbound Canada goose, but cold temperatures and intermittent spells of light to moderate rainfall made conditions for ... [more]

RHS boys get kick out of conference soccer title

May 5, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  It's the third conference championship of the 2012-13 sports season for a Riverton boys team.

With the Class 4-A West conference soccer title on the ... [more]

After Jackson loss, LVHS boys crush Torrington

May 5, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Lander Valley High School Tigers quickly shook off a boys soccer loss to Jackson Tuesday by blasting Torrington 6-0 Friday night at home.
Jackson pulled ... [more]

Our country has an unreasonable obsession with image

May 5, 2013 - By Randy Tucker:  It is disgusting, it is immoral, it is repulsive. But it surrounds us. 
Living on the edge of the Rockies, in the high desert we call home here in Wyoming, we ... [more]

U.S. POWs had it worse

May 5, 2013 - Martin Cannan, Riverton:  Editor:
I think before we get all concerned about how "badly" Mr Mihara and his family were treated during their internment during World War II, we need to ... [more]

One man who gave politics a good name

May 5, 2013 - By Mark Shields:  There's a hit new movie this spring, "42," the story of how in 1947 Jack Roosevelt Robinson made baseball history and American history by breaking the color ... [more]

Well-served

May 5, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Replacing the Clerk of Court should not be a walk-over, and it won't be

The news Wednesday that a second candidate is seeking appointment to the ... [more]

New fishing regs weighed by state G&F

May 5, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is taking public comment on proposed fishing regulations for the 2014-2015 fishing seasons.
A change in the ... [more]

Mead chides GOP leaders over criticism of Hill bill

May 5, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Re-publican Party Central Committee acted too hastily in addressing a new state law changing the powers and duties of the state ... [more]

Marjorie Joanne Knobel

May 5, 2013 - Staff:  Marjorie Joanne Knobel of Riverton died Thursday, May 2, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital from complications resulting from an illness. She was 79 years ... [more]

The way it was: All-school play -- 1938

May 5, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Graduation at Riverton High School was approaching in 1938 when the school staged its all-school play at the original RHS gymnasium on "high school hill" on ... [more]

Class sends care packages overseas

May 5, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A local soldier stationed in Kabul, Afghanistan, will be receiving several care packages soon from Becky Dechert's Riverton High School sophomore English ... [more]

NWS wants to educate residents during Flood Awareness Week

May 5, 2013 - From staff reports:  Floods can stem from snowmelt, heavy rain and rainfall within fire scar regions.

The National Weather Service is using Wyoming Flood Awareness Week, ... [more]

CWC music faculty to host chamber recital

May 5, 2013 - From staff reports:  Central Wyoming College music performance faculty will present a chamber recital at 7:30 p.m. this Monday, May 6, at the Robert A. Peck Arts Center Theatre in ... [more]