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U.S. military has good reputation, but sex assaults undermining it

May 9, 2013 - The Kansas City Star:  For those who step up to serve the nation in uniform, a country hopes for the best: sound training, honorable practices, cohesive units and a ... [more]

Lesson learned, hick-mama

May 9, 2013 - By Clair McFarland:  Like many people in Fremont County, I participate in the local produce co-op, or Bountiful Baskets. Most of you fellow participants sign on to the website ... [more]

Food in a bag

May 9, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  It's easy to donate a few items to Stamp Out Hunger this Saturday

Can you spare a can or two of soup or vegetables? A jar of peanut butter? A ... [more]

Digest

May 9, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Comment sought on cougar regs
JACKSON -- The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is taking public comment on proposed mountain lion hunting quotas and ... [more]

Consultant says state could entice manufacturing to diversify economy

May 9, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- An economic consultant says Wyoming's economy has diversified over the last decade but it needs to do more to stay economically ... [more]

In Chugwater, the nearest gasoline now is nearly 50 miles up the road

May 9, 2013 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHUGWATER -- It all began when a man with black shoe polish smeared all over his face exited Interstate 25 and barreled into town one evening last winter.
A ... [more]

College may eliminate seven jobs from payroll

May 9, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The reduction would save more than $85,000 in salaries.

Seven jobs may be eliminated from payrolls at Central Wyoming College after officials approve ... [more]

Officials seek owners of seized dogs

May 9, 2013 - From staff reports:  Officials are attempting to identify the owners of three dogs that were the subject of two complaints Saturday in north Riverton.
The animals have since been ... [more]

Clymer also running for clerk position

May 9, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Riverton Circuit Court clerk Jennifer Clymer has joined Kristi H. Green in seeking the district court clerk post that is being vacated by Katie Brodie Meredith ... [more]

Art students bring home the blue

May 9, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  More than 100 pieces of artwork made by Riverton High School students were part of the 45th Wyoming High School Art Symposium that was held at the end of April ... [more]

District 25 to ask for funds to build RHS auditorium

May 9, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  With hopes of securing funds allocated by the Wyoming School Facilities Commission for the expansion of facilities, Fremont County School District 25 ... [more]

Riverton girls one win away from state soccer

May 8, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Riverton Wolverines already have two girls soccer victories over the Evanston Lady Devils this year in the Class 4-A West conference.
RHS is preparing ... [more]

Wolverine boys seeded No. 1 for West regional

May 8, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Leading goal scorer Tristan White won't play this weekend because of a hockey obligation.

Momentum is rolling in a positive way for the Riverton ... [more]

Is this the best we can come up with for city's lot downtown?

May 8, 2013 - Jody Cardice, Riverton:  Editor:
I have seen a few other written comments from people in Riverton about the vacant lot at the intersection of East Main and Fifth streets that is now ... [more]

Lawmakers searching for park funding

May 8, 2013 - The Associated Press:  A bill that narrowly was defeated by the Wyoming Legislature might be revived that would allow people to add a donation to the park system when withdrawing ... [more]

Wyoming joins New Mexico in fight to restore mineral money

May 8, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- U.S. senators from Wyoming and New Mexico said Tuesday they plan to roll out legislation this week to restore about $110 million in cuts to a ... [more]

Internet sales taxes

May 8, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Cities and towns need sales tax revenue, and the problem isn't going away

By now most people who follow the news are aware of legislation in Congress ... [more]

Looking for meaning in the sky

May 8, 2013 - By Carl Manning:  I just finished a book called the "The Great Divide" by Peter Watson. It delved into the difference between the "old world" and the "new world." A lot of it is ... [more]

Digest

May 8, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Man sentenced in fraud case
POWELL -- An Indiana man has been sentenced to 30 months in federal prison for his role in defrauding hospitals in Wyoming ... [more]

RPD officer in two-car wreck Monday; no citations result

May 8, 2013 - From staff reports:  An on-duty Riverton Police Department officer was involved in a two-vehicle collision Monday afternoon at the intersection of South Federal Boulevard and East ... [more]

Gene W. Sauer

May 8, 2013 - Staff:  Gene W. Sauer, of Riverton, died Saturday, May 4, 2013, at Help for Health Hospice Home. He was 89 years old.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, ... [more]

Green seeks court clerk appointment; candidate interviews Thursday

May 8, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Deputy court clerk Kristi H. Green of Lander is seeking the district court clerk seat that will become available in two months when her boss resigns.
"It ... [more]

Today

May 8, 2013 - Staff:  Births
LENNEN

A daughter was born to Codie and Troy Lennen, of Riverton, at 10:06 a.m. April 1, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. She weighed 6 ... [more]

CWC names Rafferty to take over basketball program

May 8, 2013 - Staff:  Central Wyoming College has hired Pat Rafferty to be the next head men's basketball coach for the 2013-14 season.
The announcement came on Wednesday morning. ... [more]

Land swap finalized in parcels near fairgrounds

May 8, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Commission has authorized a land swap between the county and the Depot Foundation after years of discussion.
County fair manager Barney ... [more]

Job Corps coming, says federal official

May 8, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Federal representatives arrived in Riverton this week to discuss the next steps in the development of the Wind River Job Corps Center in Fremont County.
The ... [more]

Fourth-graders visit 1838 Rendezvous grounds

May 7, 2013 - Staff:  Fourth-graders from Riverton elementary schools traveled back in time Friday as they learned the ways of Wyoming pioneers during demonstrations at the 1838 ... [more]

Senator's troubles echo past scandals

May 7, 2013 - By Henry C. Jackson, The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- An ethical cloud is following Sen. Robert Menendez in Washington, even as he has leading roles in some of Congress' most important policy ... [more]

Mr. Chouinard was one of the best at RHS

May 7, 2013 - Todd Burnette, Park City, Utah:  Editor:
I recently read a column by Craig Blumenshine discussing Larry Chouinard's retirement and felt compelled to add my thoughts to what I'm sure is a long ... [more]

RHS girls play Thursday

May 7, 2013 - Staff:  Riverton middle fielder Rachel Graham watched as teammate Andrea Roseno kicked the ball up the field during early season play at Wolverine Field. The ... [more]