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State's rig count dips by two

Apr 1, 2012 - The Associated Press:  HOUSTON (AP) -- The number of rigs actively exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. is up by 11 this week to 1,979.
The Houston-based oilfield services ... [more]

Late goal costs LVHS Tigers

Apr 1, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Buffalo scored with two minutes left to play Saturday afternoon in a boys soccer game to pull out a 2-1 victory over Lander Valley High School.
Charlie ... [more]

Three winners for Wolverines at Roy Peck

Apr 1, 2012 - Staff:  Note: Click here for the complete Roy Peck Track Meet results. The meet was held Saturday, March ... [more]

Wolverines down NC; tie KW 1-1 Saturday

Apr 1, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The yellow crossbar of the football goalpost on the south end of Wolverine Field is two feet higher than the white top crossbar of the soccer goal on the ... [more]

Lady Wolverines can't get first Class 4-A West win

Apr 1, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Alexis Oaks and the Riverton High School Lady Wolverines heard the sound that attacking soccer players hate to hear -- the clanking of the post -- as her shot ... [more]

Jim Brandenburg keeps mum on Wyoming departure

Apr 1, 2012 - By Bob Hammond, Laramie Boomerang:  LARAMIE -- Jim Brandenburg leaves the University of Wyoming for San Diego State.
Exactly 25 years ago today (March 24, 1987) that message came through, sending ... [more]

Lander girls lead early but fall to Buffalo; down Rawlins

Apr 1, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Buffalo put in three unanswered goals to post a 3-1 victory Saturday afternoon, snapping a three-game soccer winning streak for the Lander Valley High School ... [more]

Accused officer's attorney argues for dismissal

Mar 30, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  A defense attorney for a Riverton police officer is pushing for the dismissal of a charge that accuses the officer of being a hazard while off-duty and under ... [more]

Police use beanbag weapon on armed man

Mar 30, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Authorities say they were forced to use a specialized shotgun that uses beanbag "bullets" when a suicidal man came after officers early Tuesday.
Riverton ... [more]

Airborne ambulance services raising questions

Mar 30, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  A recent influx of air ambulance services in Fremont County is creating confusion about which company emergency personnel should call when a patient needs ... [more]

Today

Mar 30, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
JOHNSON

Ina M. Johnson, 82, died Monday, March 19, 2012, at her home in Riverton with family at her side. Cremation has taken place and a ... [more]

Little-known presidential candidate visits

Mar 30, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Long-shot presidential candidate Randall Terry stopped by Riverton on Monday to encourage Wyoming voters to nominate him for president in the Democratic Caucus ... [more]

Per capita income up in Wyoming

Mar 30, 2012 - The Associated Press:  (AP) -- Personal income in Wyoming was over $47,000 per capita in 2011, placing the state sixth highest in a national ranking.
Jim Robinson, economist with ... [more]

National Elk Refuge ends supplemental feeding early

Mar 30, 2012 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON (AP) -- The supplemental feeding program for elk at the National Elk Refuge in Jackson was shorter than usual this year.
The refuge ended its feeding ... [more]

Constitution Party approved for spot on Wyoming ballot

Mar 30, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- Secretary of State Max Maxfield says the Constitution Party has gained access to Wyoming's general election ballot this fall.
Maxfield says ... [more]

Digest

Mar 30, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Missing woman's body found
GILLETTE (AP) -- Searchers have found the body of a Gillette woman who has been missing since Monday, and no foul play is ... [more]

Tough to watch

Mar 30, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  If you haven't seen them already, you will soon. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released a new national advertising campaign, the subject ... [more]

Riverton will get 'gypped' on new county districts

Mar 30, 2012 - Warren K. Sideley, Riverton:  Editor:
On this issue of new districts for county commissioners, I
assume the commissioners, the county clerk or whoever is going to make the final decision ... [more]

Health care and the campaign

Mar 30, 2012 - By Michael A. Memoli and Paul West MCT Washington Bureau:  WASHINGTON -- Even before the Supreme Court heard arguments about the constitutionality of the federal health care law, President Barack Obama's campaign had ... [more]

No, I'm not a big fan of April Fools' Day

Mar 30, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler:  Sunday is the infamous April Fools' Day -- that day when friends and family primary purpose is to trick you, make a fool of you.
I don't like April Fools' ... [more]

Meridian Trust offering $2,000 in scholarships

Mar 30, 2012 - Staff:  CHEYENNE -- Students planning to attend either the University of Wyoming or one of Wyoming's community colleges in the fall have an opportunity to earn a ... [more]

Ratliff honored for 65 years of service to the American Legion

Mar 30, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Riverton resident Jack Ratliff was honored for serving 65 years in the American Legion. For his membership, Ratliff, 86, received a pin and plaque March 15 in ... [more]

Strong small-school field set for Roy Peck

Mar 30, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Dubois junior Rachel Leseberg has demonstrated she is one of the top track and field athletes in Class 1-A track and field in her first two years at the high ... [more]

Wolverines to host annual Roy Peck Invitational meet

Mar 30, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton High School co-head coach Jorah Griffith believes her girls track and field squad has enough to talent to finish in the top two among the Class 4-A ... [more]

RHS football coach to lead Raiders on baseball field

Mar 30, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Jeremy McCormick has been hired to be the Riverton Raiders baseball manager for the 2012 season.
The Riverton High School teacher and head football coach ... [more]

UW's Rico Named MW Golfer of the Month

Mar 29, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  Colorado Springs, Colo. (March 29, 2012) - The University of Wyoming's Juanita Rico has been named the Mountain West Women's Golfer of the Month for March, the ... [more]

RHS boys play home Friday against NC

Mar 29, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Wolverine boys soccer team (0-3, 0-1 Class 4-A West) will continue Class 4-A West conference play against the two Casper schools this Friday and ... [more]

RHS soccer girls prep to battle Casper schools

Mar 29, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  It's been awhile -- almost a year in fact -- but the Riverton Lady Wolverines soccer team (1-1-1, 0-0-1 4-A West) will finally get to play a home game this ... [more]

Davidson looks to Lady Rustler volleyball

Mar 29, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Kelsi Davidson has been a Central Wyoming College volleyball fan for the past six years, and now she will playing for the Rustlers in the 2012 season.
The ... [more]

Coach Chris Tormey brings a new look to Wyoming's defense

Mar 29, 2012 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE (AP) -- Patrick Mertens has seen Wyoming's defense morph before.
He was a redshirt when the Cowboys used a successful 3-4 scheme in 2009.
Mertens' ... [more]

Death of man shot by deputy ruled suicide

Mar 29, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Coroner Ed McAuslan has ruled the manner of death of the Pavillion man shot and killed by a deputy sheriff last month as suicide.
"He put the ... [more]

Many infected by West Nile, CWC research determines

Mar 29, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College students said their research found that 11 percent to 22 percent of Fremont County's population contracted West Nile virus last ... [more]

Plea deal in fatal wreck avoids trial for Ethete woman

Mar 29, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  An Ethete woman pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter March 19 for her role in a fatal crash on 17 Mile Road.
Michelle Crispin, 32, was the intoxicated ... [more]

Writers absorb knowledge from author

Mar 29, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Lawrence Miles has spent the last nine years working on an eight-novel urban fantasy project.
The 27-year-old Central Wyoming College student said he hopes to ... [more]

MSU study: Population densities growing around national parks

Mar 29, 2012 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- Researchers from Montana State University say population densities around national parks including Yellowstone and Glacier increased ... [more]

State: Reconsider snowmobile limit

Mar 29, 2012 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead said Tuesday he disagrees with an appeals court ruling that bars Wyoming from suing the federal government over a rule limiting the ... [more]

Digest

Mar 29, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Appeal denied
CHEYENNE (AP) -- A federal appeals court has rejected an appeal from a Wyoming man convicted of murdering his wife.
A three-judge panel of the ... [more]

Will Romney be the GOP's Dukakis?

Mar 29, 2012 - By Doyle McManus:  There's an old saying in Republican politics: Massachusetts produces only two exports -- lobsters and liberals -- and neither one travels well.
That's what GOP ... [more]

Up in smoke

Mar 29, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  The police scanner in the Ranger newsroom has been crackling in recent days. It's grass fire season.
We had a long growing season last fall. We had a dry, ... [more]

Pandering the name of the gasoline game

Mar 29, 2012 - By The St. Louis Post-Dispatch:  The competition was intense, but Republicans just managed to edge out the Obama administration for Most Disingenuous Political Ploy of last week.
But it was ... [more]