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Two Libertarians from Riverton file in 2012 elections

May 2, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  There's no need to remind Riverton's Richard Brubaker and his family about that old saying involving no politics at the dinner table.
Brubaker, a perennial ... [more]

Report says plane broke up in the air

May 2, 2012 - Staff and wire reports:  A private airplane originally bound for Riverton broke apart in flight before crashing near Green River last month, killing the pilot.
Federal investigators ... [more]

New uranium mine planned near Bairoil

May 2, 2012 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A company is proposing what would be the first in-situ uranium mine in southern Wyoming, a roughly 150-acre site where hundreds of wells would ... [more]

Digest

May 2, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Coal cutbacks announced
GILLETTE -- Some coal companies operating in Wyoming's Powder River Basin are cutting back on overtime and the use of ... [more]

Playing politics

May 2, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  The president is capitalizing on the death of bin Laden, and anyone else would do the same

Red alert: It's a political year, and politicians are ... [more]

May's skies bring gifts

May 2, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler:  The "Full Flower Moon," so named by some American Indian tribes who didn't anticipate our early spring this year, but also known by others as the "Corn ... [more]

Kind gesture came from an 'angel on Earth'

May 2, 2012 - Tammy Ridgley, Riverton:  Editor:
My daughter just moved back to New York last week and needed me to pick up some medications that she was unable to get for her son while she was still ... [more]

Max Thomas Kershisnik

May 2, 2012 - Staff:  Former Riverton resident Max Thomas Kershisnik, 74, died Monday, April 30, 2012, at his home in Winnebago, Ill.
Funeral mass is at 10 a.m. Friday, May 4, at ... [more]

David J. 'D.J.' Atkinson

May 2, 2012 - Staff:  Lander native David J. "D.J." Atkinson, 46, of Broomfield, Colo., died Tuesday, April 24, 2012, at the Boulder Community Hospital.
Funeral services were ... [more]

Today

May 2, 2012 - Staff:  Births
RAMIREZ-GONZALES

A son was born to Billie and Jennifer Ramirez-Gonzales, of Lander, at 9:56 p.m. April 9, 2012, at Lander Regional Hospital. He ... [more]

BLM's Pulaski Award shared with Fremont County firefighters

May 2, 2012 - Staff:  The Pulaski Award, presented to the Bureau of Land Management Wind River/Bighorn Basin District fire program, will be located temporarily in both Lander and ... [more]

Department of Energy hosts talks Wednesday on tailings

May 1, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The U.S. Department of Energy is hosting an informational meeting in Riverton pertaining to ongoing work and concerns with the former uranium mill tailings ... [more]

Sheriff's volume of calls up; tight economy blamed

May 1, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Sheriff Skip Hornecker said a review of his agency's 2011 year-end report indicates an economic impact on the proactive versus the reactive ... [more]

Boys at United Baptist raise $1,600, one penny at a time

May 1, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  The United Baptist Church Royal Ambassadors really know how to pinch their pennies. In fact, they have collected enough pennies to donate $1,600 to church ... [more]

Wind River basin snow 45 percent of average, mirroring state figure

May 1, 2012 - Staff and wire reports:  A warm, dry spring is continuing to drive Wyoming's mountain snow depths lower in sharp contrast to last year, when flood worries were at high pitch as May ... [more]

On the rocks just 3 years ago, UW geo museum getting a high-dollar rebuild

May 1, 2012 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- The University of Wyoming Geological Museum will close on May 7 for its first significant renovation in decades.
The museum closed briefly in the ... [more]

Effort begins to restore whitebark pine trees

May 1, 2012 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- The U.S. Forest Service is attempting to grow whitebark pine that are resistant to blister rust as part of an effort to prevent the ... [more]

Digest

May 1, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Body found in Flaming Gorge
ROCK SPRINGS -- The body of a man missing in the Flaming Gorge Reservoir for 15 years may have been ... [more]

Tuesday notes

May 1, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  'Tis the season, already
Another summer-like week is in store for the Wind River Basin, if the weather forecasters have it right (which they almost ... [more]

Twenty years after the L.A. riots

May 1, 2012 - By Walter Cook:  A little over a year ago, I found myself vying with a colorful California character for an apartment in a seedy part of Hollywood.
The guy looked to be in his ... [more]

Is law banning court review on wolves legal?

May 1, 2012 - Lindy Hayes, Riverton:  Editor:
In the news it says Congress might pass a bill on wolf management that says the wolf plan can not be challenged in court. I have never heard of that ... [more]

Fillies dominate play over Lady Wolverines

May 1, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Casper Natrona Fillies (8-3-1, 7-1-1 Class 4-A West) clinched the Class 4-A West regular season championship Monday night at Wolverine Field with an easy ... [more]

RHS boys soccer complete Casper sweep

May 1, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  After a long goal kick from goalkeeper Logan Ridgway, Riverton's Tristan White beat the Casper Natrona defense and keeper with a nifty left-footed shot to the ... [more]

Silver medals for C'Bearing, Svilar at classic

May 1, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Jillian C'Bearing and Hannah Svilar earned second-place finishes for Riverton High School in their events Monday afternoon at the Wyoming Track and Field ... [more]

Simpson wins pair of events

May 1, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Tanner Simpson can add two Wyoming Track and Field Classic titles to his high school resume.
Simpson crossed the finish line first in the 110-meter hurdles in ... [more]

Spring means sports end for senior athletes (and parents too)

May 1, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  You have probably heard the advice that some coaches give their teams during competition.
"Play this game like it's your last game ever," or "Leave it all on ... [more]

Pokes release final football depth chart

Apr 30, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  The Wyoming Cowboy football team concluded spring football drills on April 21, and the final depth chart of spring football was released on Monday. The depth ... [more]

Texas man gets five- to eight-year term for cousin's death

Apr 29, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  His crying making him difficult to understand during his sentencing for fatally shooting his cousin in the head last August, Erasmo Castillo said they came to ... [more]

Exhibits and advice: Citizens benefit from health expo

Apr 29, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Leaning back on a reclining chair fit for a summer's day outdoors, Sharon Ayers of Riverton was ready to test her blood circulation.
"I'm going to tell you ... [more]

County population up by 1.1 percent since 2010 census

Apr 29, 2012 - Staff:  Fremont County's population grew by 456 in the year following the official U.S. Census.
The newest population estimate for the county by the U.S. Census ... [more]

Immigration unlikely to be hot state topic

Apr 29, 2012 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The immigration issue hasn't created much of a stir in Wyoming and probably won't, even if the Supreme Court upholds all or part of Arizona's ... [more]

County honors military children

Apr 29, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  With 1.7 million children in the United States having a parent or sibling serving in the armed forces, many are recognizing April as the month of the military ... [more]

Agency gives 'fair to good' fishing report

Apr 29, 2012 - Staff:  Above average snowpack in most of Wyoming the past few years will continue to have a positive effect on state fisheries this summer and into the fall, ... [more]

Requiem influences spring showcase at CWC

Apr 29, 2012 - Staff:  John Rutter's "Requiem," a seven-movement work for choir, an instrumental ensemble and a soprano soloist, will be the feature at the annual Central Wyoming ... [more]

CWC students win at model U.N. program

Apr 29, 2012 - Staff:  A delegation from Central Wyoming College won top honors at the Wyoming Model United Nations held at the University of Wyoming on April 20-21.
Forensics ... [more]

Digest

Apr 29, 2012 - Staff:  CWC club's powwow is May 5
The annual Central Wyoming College Powwow, sponsored by the United Tribes Club, is set for Saturday, May 5, at school's ... [more]

BLM prepares tree-thinning project

Apr 29, 2012 - Staff:  The Bureau of Land Management's Lander Field Office is seeking public comments on a plan to conduct a limber pine and juniper thinning project on Crooks ... [more]

The way it was: Destructive Lander windstorm, 1996

Apr 29, 2012 - Staff:  No one who lives in Lander would use "windy" to describe the climate, but residents also know that spring always brings a couple of ferocious windstorms, as ... [more]

Kristopher A. Snyder

Apr 29, 2012 - Staff:  Kristopher A. Snyder died Thursday, April 26, 2012, at his home in Riverton. He was 27.
Services are at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 1, at the Davis Funeral Home of ... [more]

Margaret L. Hixson

Apr 29, 2012 - Staff:  Funeral services for Margaret L. "Peggy" Hixson, 72, of Pavillion, were at 1 p.m. Friday, April 13, at 105 W. Pavillion Road, Pavillion. Her six daughters gave ... [more]