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Marilu O'Malley

Jan 20, 2013 - Staff:  Marilu O'Malley, a longtime Riverton resident, died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013, at Wyoming Med-ical Center in Casper.
She was 76 years old.
Memorial services are ... [more]

George E. Hill

Jan 20, 2013 - Staff:  George E. Hill died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, at Central Wyo-ming Hospice following a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 62 years old.
Services will be at 3 ... [more]

Robert A. Rosenthal

Jan 20, 2013 - Staff:  Robert A. Rosenthal of Riverton died Saturday, January 19, 2013 at the Help for Health Hospice Home in Riverton. He was 64 years old.
Viewing is Monday, Jan. ... [more]

Digest

Jan 20, 2013 - From staff reports:  DWS warns of phishing scam
CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services is warning of a "phishing" scam website bearing DWS's Unemployment ... [more]

Innovation Institute keynote speech open to public

Jan 20, 2013 - From staff reports:  Robert B. Tucker, an internationally recognized leader in the field of innovation, kicks off Central Wyoming College's Innovation Institute on Wednesday, Jan. ... [more]

Inn adds second scotch tasting

Jan 20, 2013 - From staff reports:  Miner's Delight Inn Bed and Breakfast in Atlantic City hosted its 54th consecutive Second Saturday Scotch Sipping at Six in December 2012.
The Saturday ... [more]

CWC hosting auditions for reading of '8'

Jan 20, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Central Wyoming College Theater Department is having an audition for the public reading of the critically acclaimed play "8." Tryouts will be at 6:30 p.m. ... [more]

Angler catches record crappie at Boysen on New Year's Eve

Jan 20, 2013 - From staff reports:  Wyoming's black crappie state record has been broken for the first time since 1997. The new record black crappie was caught out of Boysen Reservoir on New ... [more]

Johnson named to DU national board

Jan 20, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Riverton resident is the first person from Wyoming to serve on the Ducks Unlimited body.

Riverton resident Howard Johnson was elected recently to ... [more]

Day at the Legislature

Jan 20, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Events on the ninth day of 2013 General Session of the Wyoming Legislature: Fri., Jan. 18:
FUEL TAX : The Wyoming House of Representatives gave ... [more]

Pavillion water study extended again; governor is not pleased

Jan 20, 2013 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead has joined those expressing disappointment that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has extended for a third time a public ... [more]

Deaths from man-made causes all up for 2012

Jan 20, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Coroner Ed McAuslan made a somber report Jan. 15 to the Fremont County Commission.
The rates of accidental deaths, suicide, homicide and motor vehicle deaths ... [more]

Coroner not giving up on vehicle spat

Jan 20, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A fresh line of reasoning from Fremont County Coroner Ed McAuslan failed to persuade Fremont County Commissioners that the coroner vehicles do not need to have ... [more]

City moving forward with 'green space' proposition

Jan 20, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The City of Riverton submitted a grant application Monday to the Fremont County School District 25 Recreation Board to ask for help with the cost of developing ... [more]

Run, hide and fight: CWC students, faculty and staff get training on campus intruder

Jan 20, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College officials have been sharing an instructional video with students, staff and board members this week that shows people what to do in ... [more]

Today

Jan 18, 2013 - Staff:  Community calendar
JAN. 20
Community Dinner
, sponsored by Dubois Boy's and Girls Club, is at 5 p.m. at the Headwaters Arts and Conference Center, 20 ... [more]

Adam W. Larson

Jan 18, 2013 - Staff:  Adam W. Larson died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, at his home in El Paso, Texas.
A memorial service was Sunday, Jan. 6, in El Paso, Texas.
Adam Wilhelm Larson ... [more]

Kale W. Clark

Jan 18, 2013 - Staff:  Kale W. "Superman" Clark, of Riverton, died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, at his home. He was 16 years old.
Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. ... [more]

Lewis 'Bud' Selley

Jan 18, 2013 - Staff:  Lewis "Bud" Selley died Saturday, Jan. 11, 2013, at Help for Health Hospice in Riverton. He was 86 years old.
A get together will be 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. ... [more]

Bill to fund roads with severance tax on hold

Jan 18, 2013 - McClatchy Newspapers:  CHEYENNE -- A bill that would use some of the state's severance tax money to help fix highways and roads in Wyoming is on hold.
The Senate Revenue ... [more]

Achievers

Jan 18, 2013 - From staff reports:  Residents make UW honor roll
The University of Wyoming lists the following students from Fremont County on the 2012 fall semester president's honor ... [more]

Mahoney, Wilson wed Dec. 16

Jan 18, 2013 - From staff reports:  Marci Mahoney and Gerran Wilson, both of Delphi, Ind., married Dec. 16, 2012, in Puerto Rico. The couple had their reception on an Adventure of the Seas cruise ... [more]

Blumenshine named to fall semester dean's list

Jan 18, 2013 - From staff reports:  Dr. Gary Watts, vice president for academic affairs at Jamestown College, Jamestown, N.D., announces 245 students have been named to the dean's list for the ... [more]

RMS students put scientific method to work

Jan 18, 2013 - From staff reports:  Winners of the science fair's first round will advance to the West Regional Science Fair on Jan. 28 at Central Wyoming College.

Riverton Middle ... [more]

Gun initiative bets the most on new background checks

Jan 18, 2013 - By David Lauter and Melanie Mason, MCT Washington Bureau:  A less-ambitious effort to strengthen the background check system passed the Senate in 1999, after the shooting at Columbine High School in Colorado, but ... [more]

Legislation on superintendent is 'thug politics'

Jan 18, 2013 - Christopher G. Adamo, Wheatland:  Editor:
Americans who love their country and its constitution are appalled by the manner in which Barack Obama regularly exceeds his constitutional authority. ... [more]

School bus practices ought to be reworked

Jan 18, 2013 - Allison Reyno, Riverton:  Editor:
It was a tragedy that a child was killed getting off a school bus in Fremont County and that we had to just recently go through a trial to try and get ... [more]

Steamroller

Jan 18, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  The 'Hill bill' flies in the face of what most legislators claim to believe

One of the oddest aspects of the steam-rolling show in the Wyoming ... [more]

Digest

Jan 18, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Senate hears dropout law
CHEYENNE -- A bill requiring students to stay in school until they're 18 or finish their senior year is advancing at the ... [more]

Students at UW push for state action on trafficking

Jan 18, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Three words -- the first three -- stand out on a petition a University of Wyoming student group has circulated since late last year in hopes of ... [more]