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RHS soccer teams get back in action with weekend matches

Apr 11, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Both the Riverton Wolverines boys and girls soccer teams are scheduled to return to Class 4-A West action this Friday and Saturday, with games scheduled ... [more]

Wolverine golfers hope snow melts in time for Friday's invitational

Apr 11, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The spring snowstorm Monday and Tuesday has put the Riverton Invitational golf tournament in jeopardy after dumping a foot of snow on the golf course.
The ... [more]

Fallen firefighters remembered at service

Apr 10, 2013 - Staff:  State Rep. Thomas E. Lubnau of Gillette, Wyoming Speaker of the House, was the featured guest Saturday at the annual Wyoming Fallen Firefighters memorial ... [more]

Riverton eighth-graders go 19-0 on hardwood

Apr 10, 2013 - From staff reports:  Eight Riverton eighth-graders finished their basketball season with a 19-0 record. This spring, Riverton won tournaments in Billings, Mont., Gillette, ... [more]

County has several at top of high school rodeo tally

Apr 10, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Fremont County rodeo athletes are near the top of the standings in several events heading into the spring season.
Teal Soll of Pavillion is leading the pole ... [more]

CWC women second in Torrington chutes; Miller gets a buckle

Apr 10, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Shaylee Hance is comfortably in second place in the Central Rocky Mountain Regional standings after winning the goat-tying title at the Eastern Wyoming College ... [more]

Today

Apr 10, 2013 - Staff:  Births
CUNDALL

A daughter was born to Kara Cundall of Dubois at 8:08 a.m. March 18, 2013, at Lander Regional Hospital. She weighed 8 pounds, 12.8 ... [more]

Camille T. Goodman

Apr 10, 2013 - Staff:  Camille T. Goodman, of Riverton, died Sunday, April 7, 2013. She was 30 years old.
A rosary and wake will be Thursday, April 11, at 1613 17 Mile Road. Funeral ... [more]

Trading one flawed Social Security formula for another

Apr 10, 2013 - By Kevin G. Hall, McClatchy Newspapers:  WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's coming push for less generous increases in Social Security benefits is angering his party and perplexing economists, many ... [more]

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]