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Basketball season was one both to enjoy and remember

Apr 10, 2013 - Helen Potts, Riverton:  Editor:
Do you agree we should take a last closing look at the remarkable successful basketball season?
From the first tossup to the final hoop, locals fans ... [more]

The Iron Lady

Apr 10, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  A giant 20th century figure, she relished her time on the world's stage

Margaret Thatcher, one of the late 20th century's most-famous people, died ... [more]

Digest

Apr 10, 2013 - The Associated Press:  UW students deployed with Guard
LARAMIE -- Fourteen University of Wyoming students are among the Wyoming Army National Guard soldiers being deployed to ... [more]

Body found in trailer following Monday fire

Apr 10, 2013 - The Associated Press:  SUPERIOR -- The Sweetwater County Sheriff's Office is investigating after a body was found in a trailer in Superior after a fire.
The body was found ... [more]

Woodpecker that relies on wildfire may be listed

Apr 10, 2013 - The Associated Press:  GRANTS PASS, Ore. -- A woodpecker that depends on intense wildfires for the standing dead trees where it feeds on insects is being considered for protection ... [more]

Council to press again on raising beer tax

Apr 10, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council passed a resolution March 2 supporting efforts to raise the tax on malt beverages in Wyoming.
The resolution will go to the Wyoming ... [more]

Griffith named next RHS principal

Apr 10, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County School District 25 Board of Trustees agreed to offer John Griffith a contract for Riverton High School principal.
Griffith is the current ... [more]

Snowfall not all bad for county roads

Apr 10, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Snowfall Monday and Tuesday brought a lot of work for Fremont County's Transportation Department, but the moisture will help local roads as well.
"This ... [more]

Governments ready to start receiving extra tax revenues

Apr 10, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  County government is ready to receive revenue from the 1 percent sales tax increase that took effect April 1.
Residents approved the increase to a 5 percent ... [more]

Shakeup in RHS football coaching ranks puzzling

Apr 9, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  It's fourth and long for the Riverton Wolverine football team.
Continuing with a gridiron metaphor, it seems like the program -- after a successful regular ... [more]

Lindley seeks permanent CWC hoops post

Apr 9, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The 24-year-old coach was elevated to the head men's position at the college just before the 2012-13 season began.

Central Wyoming College men's ... [more]

Today

Apr 9, 2013 - Staff:  Births
C'BEARING

A son was born to Julian C'Bearing of Riverton and Tyrell Tillman of Lander at 2:48 p.m. March 26, 2013, at Riverton Memorial ... [more]

Mary Fabrizius

Apr 9, 2013 - Staff:  Mary Fabrizius, 89, of Riverton, died Thursday, April 4, 2013, at Wind River Health Care. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 10, at Davis ... [more]

Sandra Tidzump

Apr 9, 2013 - Staff:  Sandra Tidzump died Saturday, April 6, 2013, due to a sudden illness. She was 60 years old.
Traditional Indian funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, ... [more]

Forums focus on changes to disability programs

Apr 9, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Department of Health is planning a robust series of discussions about changes coming to programs offered for state residents with developmental ... [more]

We parents aren't alone

Apr 9, 2013 - Marlene Channing, Riverton:  Editor:
I thank Mr. Peck for writing from time to time about being a parent, which he did on March 19 for his son's 20th birthday. I can remember one years ... [more]

In North Korea, a strong play of a weak hand

Apr 9, 2013 - By Barbara Demick, MCT News Service:  BEIJING -- North Korea is sometimes mocked as the mouse that roared, one of the poorest countries in the world threatening two economic and military giants, the ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Apr 9, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Wintry wallop
Regardless of the month or season, periods like the past day or two are unusual here in the semi-arid Riverton Valley. We've all seen ... [more]

Digest

Apr 9, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Second man sentenced in bank heist
NORTH PLATTE, Neb. -- Another Wyoming man has been given 18 to 36 months in prison for a botched bank robbery in ... [more]

Plowing crews work top of Sylvan Pass

Apr 9, 2013 - The Associated Press:  YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- Snow plowing crews in Yellowstone National Park will be working to clear the top of Sylvan Pass this week.
So far, the Wyoming ... [more]

Snow, fierce winds close roads, damage property

Apr 9, 2013 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A large spring snowstorm brought a second day of winter-like weather to Wyoming on Tuesday, dumping up to a foot of snow, closing hundreds of miles ... [more]

Laramie man struck, killed while helping injured rabbit

Apr 9, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- The Wyoming Highway Patrol says a man was struck and killed by a car while apparently tending to an injured rabbit on a two-lane highway west of ... [more]

GOP says repeal 'Hill Bill'

Apr 9, 2013 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  The resolution was passed by the party's central committee on Saturday.

CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Republican Party Central Committee has approved a ... [more]

Three arrested for theft of swords; snowy footprints lead police to stolen goods

Apr 9, 2013 - Staff:  Three Riverton men were arrested just after midnight Tuesday morning after they reportedly stole several swords from an acquaintance Monday night.
Charges ... [more]

Every plow hits Riverton streets

Apr 9, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  No snow removal truck was left behind Monday morning in Riverton as crews set out to battle heavy snowfall and strong winds that were expected to linger ... [more]

Wrecks, road closures come with snowstorm

Apr 9, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Dozens of vehicle crashes and other complications were reported Monday and Tuesday as a powerful winter storm struck Fremont County.
The county had the ... [more]

All schools but Dubois in 'snow day'

Apr 9, 2013 - By Christina George and Katie Roenigk, Staff Writers:  Nearly every school district in Fremont County, as well as Central Wyoming College, canceled classes Tuesday due to the weather.
Only Dubois schools remained ... [more]

Storm smacks county with major snowfall

Apr 9, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Heavy snow blanketed Fremont County on Monday and Tuesday as moisture streaming out of Utah hit a mass of cold air high on the slopes of the Wind River ... [more]

Riverton schools cancel classes due to weather

Apr 9, 2013 - Staff:  Due to weather and road conditions, there will be no classes or activities today (Tuesday) in Riverton's schools (Fremont County School District #25). Classes ... [more]

CWC cancels Tuesday classes and activities

Apr 9, 2013 - Staff:  In an announcement made early Tuesday morning, for the safety of students and staff, Central Wyoming College is cancelling classes today, Tuesday, April 9, ... [more]