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Brown of Wind River named top player

Mar 13, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lexi Brown represents Wind River High School on the Class 2-A all-state girls basketball team.
Brown also was voted the Class 2-A Southeast player of the ... [more]

Sterling J. Howell Sr.

Mar 13, 2013 - Staff:  Riverton native Sterling J. Howell Sr. died on Friday, March 8, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He was 36 years old.
Services were Tuesday, March 12, at ... [more]

Grayson Hebard Gowen

Mar 13, 2013 - Staff:  Former Riverton resident Grayson Hebard Gowen of Castle Rock, Colo., died Sunday, March 3, 2013. He was 76 years old.
He was born Oct. 27, 1936, to Walter and ... [more]

Today

Mar 13, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
ERICKSON
Elizabeth Butler Erickson, 36, of Riverton died Monday afternoon, March 11, 2013. Arrangements are pending through the Davis Funeral ... [more]

Korell cherished the outdoors, children, teaching and family

Mar 13, 2013 - Lew Diehl, Riverton:  Editor:
Jake Korell was a modern-day mountain man.
Jake learned to trap moles for rancher at about the age of 7. He graduated to skunks at the age of 9. ... [more]

SF 104 silences voters, erodes constitution

Mar 13, 2013 - Parker Jackson, Lyman:  Editor:
Voters across Wyoming have been silenced. Your vote doesn�t matter. At least, that�s what they want you to think.
�Since the 2010 election, ... [more]

Plugging holes

Mar 13, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Good institutions must be able to withstand the loss of good people

A sure sign that an institution -- any institution -- has achieved the critical ... [more]

Police seek source of Gillette explosion

Mar 13, 2013 - The Associated Press:  GILLETTE -- Author-ities are trying to determine the origin of a blast that shook homes and businesses across northwest Gillette.
Sheriff's deputies and police ... [more]

Iowa firm to search for WDE director

Mar 13, 2013 - The Associated Press:  ROCK SPRINGS -- An Iowa-based company will lead the national search for the person who will lead Wyoming's education department.
The state education board ... [more]

Utah man sentenced to federal prison for bank robbery spree

Mar 13, 2013 - The Associated Press:  POWELL -- A Utah man who pleaded guilty to holding up banks in four states has been sentenced to more than nine years in federal prison.
U.S. District Judge ... [more]

Digest

Mar 13, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Park roads can be plowed
CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead on Tuesday approved providing state snow plows and crews to clear roads inside Yellowstone National ... [more]

Body found Sunday on reservation; FBI studying

Mar 13, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Federal officials are investigating the Sunday discovery of a dead body on the Wind River Indian Reservation.
Limited information was available, but Federal ... [more]

Former physician runs for governor

Mar 13, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton resident David Steger made his plans known Wednesday

David Steger of Riverton has announced his bid for governor of Wyoming in 2014.
"We ... [more]

District 25 adminstrators given contracts

Mar 13, 2013 - Staff:  Riverton school representatives voted last month to renew contracts for 16 administrators and supervisors.
Contracts for the 2013-2014 school year were ... [more]

Epicenter of awesomeness

Mar 13, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  CWC's outdoor ed students have cabins, not dorms

Seven Central Wyoming College students have found a home in Sinks Canyon this semester as part ... [more]

County chooses Major property for Riverton justice complex

Mar 13, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Major property will be the site for a new Riverton justice center.
The Fremont County Commission chose a final location for the facility March 12. The ... [more]

Pokes face Nevada in play-in game

Mar 12, 2013 - The Associated Press:  University of Wyoming coach Larry Shyatt described them as two different games, but he hopes for the same result the third time.Eighth seed UW (18-12 overall, ... [more]

Say it here and now: This was the best RHS hoops team ever

Mar 12, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  There is a rule somewhere that cheering is strictly forbidden in the writers area on press row. Those who know me understand that I can overlook that rule from ... [more]

Before Saturday, the RHS semifinal victory was an all-timer

Mar 12, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Wolverines took down top-ranked Gillette on the strength of an 18-2 fourth quarter, handing the Camels their first loss to a Wyoming team this season. ... [more]

Cheerleaders support RHS basketball team

Mar 12, 2013 - Staff:  Along with the Riverton High School cheerleaders supported the RHS basketball team during the Class 4-A state championship basketball game Saturday at the ... [more]

Today

Mar 12, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
MAYO
Michelle (Locker) Mayo died at her home in Riverton on Friday, March 8, 2013.
Private family services will be held under the direction of ... [more]

Brian Lee Martin

Mar 12, 2013 - Staff:  A memorial service for Brian Lee "Byron" Martin, 44, was held at 2 p.m., Monday, March 11, at Davis Funeral Home in Riverton, with Echo Klaproth ... [more]

James Walter Jenkins

Mar 12, 2013 - Staff:  A memorial service for James Walter "Jim" Jenkins is at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, at the Davis Funeral Home in Riverton, with the Rev. Aaron Justice of the ... [more]

Picking pope an opportunity to scrutinize Vatican as well

Mar 12, 2013 - By Tracy Wilkinson, MCT News Service:  VATICAN CITY -- Roman Catholic cardinals gathering here to elect the next pope have focused with unusual intensity on the management of the Vatican, which by ... [more]

Procedue for choosing new pope no more odd than the Electora

Mar 12, 2013 - Leah Patrous, Riverton:  Editor:
I have been watching the process and all the various developments on choosing the new Catholic pope, and I saw some commentators on TV making fun of ... [more]

Search ends well for men after two-day ordeal in remote area of county

Mar 12, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Two Riverton men are safe at home after nearly two days lost in the Fremont County wilderness.
Fremont County Sheriff's Capt. Ryan Lee said Dale Smith, 57, ... [more]

Educator killed, others injured in Monday car crash west of Casper

Mar 12, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:   Officials said the area was experiencing snowfall at the time of the crash, and they attributed speeds too fast for existing conditions as a contributing ... [more]

More parties join suit on Wyoming wolf plan

Mar 12, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The cast of characters is growing in a legal fight pitting environmental groups against the federal government's recent decision to end protections ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Mar 12, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Sprung
The clock change to daylight saving time mandated this year on Sunday morning still takes some getting used to compared to the more familiar ... [more]

Hearing delayed for teen suspects

Mar 12, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CODY -- A court hearing has been delayed for two teenagers accused in the shooting deaths of a woman and her parents near the Wyoming-Montana border.
Both ... [more]