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Jr. College transfer Cooke signs with Wyoming basketball

Apr 25, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  LARAMIE - University of Wyoming head coach Larry Shyatt took another step toward rounding out the 2012-13 Cowboy roster on Wednesday, when he announced that ... [more]

Five RHS athletes to Wyoming Track Classic

Apr 25, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton High School sophomore Jillian C'Bearing has posted the second-fastest time in the state on any level this season in both the 3,200 meters and the ... [more]

Thompson, Rowan, Colter, Simpson to champs meet

Apr 25, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Olivia Thompson of Shoshoni and Lander Valley High School athletes Keesha Rowan, Beryl Colter and Tanner Simpson will be representing Fremont County on Friday ... [more]

Commissioners insist decals be placed on the coroner's vehicles

Apr 25, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Commission is demanding that Coroner Ed McAuslan place decals on his new vehicles to identify his agency's name despite past refusal by the ... [more]

Judge: Encana suit must be in tribal court

Apr 25, 2012 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- In a ruling hailed as a victory for American Indian sovereignty, a federal judge has tossed out a lawsuit that Encana Oil and Gas Inc. had filed ... [more]

Drought a bigger worry than flooding this year, water-watchers predict

Apr 25, 2012 - By Christina George and Martin Reed, Staff Writers:  Potential for flooding from springtime snowmelt in Fremont County and across Wyoming is low this year, weather officials say.
The forecast is based on recent ... [more]

Fumes probe leads to meth lab suspicion

Apr 25, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Police Department is continuing its investigation into what they believe to be a meth lab that was discovered at a house late Friday night.
RPD ... [more]

Beetles hitting fewer trees in SNF

Apr 25, 2012 - The Associated Press:  POWELL (AP) -- The pine beetle infestation in Shoshone National Forest appears to be subsiding.
Forest timber program manager Randy Spiering says the beetles ... [more]

Driver pleads guilty to killing pedestrian in Casper last year

Apr 25, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CASPER (AP) -- A man who crashed into and killed a teenager standing on a downtown Casper sidewalk has pleaded guilty.
Scott Allen Coleman originally pleaded ... [more]

Digest

Apr 25, 2012 - The Associated Press:  State jobless rate down again
CHEYENNE (AP) -- Wyoming's unemployment rate is down for the seventh straight month.
The state Department of Workforce Services ... [more]

Our crabapples

Apr 25, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  This is the 50th season for city's official trees; let's reinvest in them

It's not by accident that Riverton is decorated annually this time of year ... [more]

Deeper problems unresolved as city deals with the small stuff

Apr 25, 2012 - Larry Bauman, Riverton:  Editor:
As Riverton Mayor Ron Warpness worries about placing political signs in "his" yard, the deficit issues with the SLLP program go on and on.
Could the ... [more]

A lot riding on Romney's VP selection

Apr 25, 2012 - By Joshua Spivak, MCT News Service:  With Mitt Romney all but officially anointed the Republican presidential nominee, the national political narrative now turns to the "Veepstakes": who Romney ... [more]

Catching up on the Becker Bunch

Apr 25, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler:  Two-fifths of the Becker Bunch, plus one, visited us over the weekend, giving us the opportunity to catch up on once-frequent subjects of this column.
The ... [more]

Karen L. Larson

Apr 25, 2012 - Staff:  Karen L. Larson, 65, died Tuesday, April 17, 2012, at her home in Riverton.
Funeral services were 10 a.m. Saturday, April 21, at the Davis Funeral Home of ... [more]

Edna M. Lamb

Apr 25, 2012 - Staff:  Funeral services for Edna M. Lamb, of Riverton, are at 10 a.m. Friday, April 27, at the Davis Funeral Home of Riverton. Burial will be at the Oregon Trail ... [more]

Today

Apr 25, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
KNIGHT

Dean Knight, 75, who made his home in Jeffrey City and Riverton several times over the past 35 years, died Saturday, April 21, in Great ... [more]

Rustler men falter on third day in Casper

Apr 24, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Stetson Jorgensen provided the bright spot for the Central Wyoming College men's rodeo squad Sunday, finishing second in the all-around chase at Casper ... [more]

CWC women edge closer to regional rodeo crown

Apr 24, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Central Wyoming College is on the verge of winning the Central Rocky Mountain region rodeo women's title after a second-place showing Sunday at Casper ... [more]

RHS soccer boys fall Saturday at Rock Springs

Apr 24, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Wolverines soccer team tried to crawl back into Friday's West 4-A road match against conference leader Rock Springs when two freshman, Caleb ... [more]

In Saturday's perfecto, it was a strike because the ump said so

Apr 24, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  In 137 years of Major League Baseball there have been more than 200,000 games played. And, after Saturday, only 21 times has a pitcher faced all 27 batters in ... [more]

Riverton, Shoshoni granted waivers from 16:1 classroom ratio

Apr 24, 2012 - Staff and wire reports:  Two Fremont County school districts are among 20 statewide that have been granted waivers from meeting a state law requiring a 16-to-1 student-teacher ratio in ... [more]

Food bank seeks building donor

Apr 24, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Community Food Bank is looking to raise money to buy a building in Riverton for food storage. Lloyd Eckstein, CEO of the food bank, approached the ... [more]

World Book Night includes events in Fremont County

Apr 24, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  One volunteer gave out free copies of the widely popular "Hunger Games" novel at Arapahoe School. Another planned to distribute former best-seller "The Kite ... [more]

Get ready for more budget cuts, warns Gov. Mead

Apr 24, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Falling energy revenues have prompted Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead to order state agency directors to prepare for even deeper cuts to their budgets next ... [more]

Responding to districting suit, state says plaintiffs fall short

Apr 24, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- Wyoming's attorney general wants a district judge in Cheyenne to dismiss a lawsuit fighting the state's redistricting plan.
Judge Greg ... [more]

Regulators grant a rehearing on pipeline proposal

Apr 24, 2012 - The Associated Press:  DENVER (AP) -- Federal regulators have granted a rehearing for further consideration of a Colorado businessman's proposal to build a pipeline to deliver water ... [more]

Winter park visitation same as last year

Apr 24, 2012 - The Associated Press:  POWELL (AP) -- More than 89,000 people visited Yellowstone National Park between Dec. 15 and March 15 -- a figure similar to the previous winter season.
The ... [more]

Digest

Apr 24, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Governor sees troops in Kosovo
CHEYENNE (AP) -- A Wyoming Army National Guard unit serving in Kosovo and Bosnia got a visit from Gov. Matt Mead over the ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Apr 24, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Check the date
An investigation is in order. Apparently the calendar has been hijacked, and June has been substituted for April. Somebody notify the ... [more]

Secret Service scandal starts a delicate dance in Washington

Apr 24, 2012 - By Laurie Kellman, The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- The widening Secret Service prostitution scandal has touched off a political dance in Washington -- a very delicate dance.
People are loath to ... [more]

A life dedicated to service is a life well-lived

Apr 24, 2012 - Barbara Dorn, Riverton:  Editor:
The Corporation for National and Community Service provides national funding for the Wyoming Senior Companion Program. Since the corporation was ... [more]

Laurence J. Olheiser

Apr 24, 2012 - Staff:  Laurence J. Olheiser, 80, died Friday, April 20, 2012, at his home in Riverton.
Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 25, at St. Margaret's ... [more]

Today

Apr 24, 2012 - Staff:  Births
NOETZELMANN

A daughter was born to Angela and Matthew Noetzelmann, of Lander, at 6:52 a.m. Feb. 27, 2012, at Lander Regional Hospital. She ... [more]

Prom royalty selected at Riverton High

Apr 24, 2012 - Staff:  Riverton High School 2012 prom royalty was crowned Saturday at the spring dance with the theme "Once Upon a Time." From left, first attendants Kristen Bailey ... [more]

MW-MVC 2012 men's basketball pairings announced

Apr 23, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- The Mountain West and Missouri Valley conferences have announced next season's pairings for the MW/MVC Challenge Series in men's ... [more]

Hankerson transfers to Wyoming basketball from Alabama

Apr 23, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  Laramie, Wyo. - University of Wyoming head basketball coach Larry Shyatt announced Monday that Charles Hankerson Jr. has signed a scholarship offer and will ... [more]

Wolverine boys soccer falls to West leader Rock Springs

Apr 22, 2012 - Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Wolverines soccer team tried to crawl back into Friday's West 4-A road match against conference leader Rock Springs when two freshman, Caleb ... [more]

Pokes finish spring drills with Saturday scrimmage

Apr 22, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  The Gold Team defeated the White Team by a score of 20-7 on Saturday in Wyoming's Annual Spring Game to bring to a close a month-long period of spring drills ... [more]

City to renew push to raise state beer tax

Apr 22, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Riverton Mayor Ron Warpness told elected county leaders April 12 that the Riverton City Council is renewing its efforts to get state lawmakers to support a ... [more]