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Signs of a spring's arrival

Apr 6, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler:  The signs of early spring continue to arrive.
On Wednesday it was the house finches, with obvious intentions to build nests. Before that it was the wasps, ... [more]

Both sides of wolf issue afraid the other is right

Apr 6, 2012 - Pat Lawry, Riverton:  Editor:
I have been watching the two sides of the wolf issue going back and forth for years. I have come to believe that reason they always run to court after ... [more]

The principle

Apr 6, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  One of the biggest, most-convenient targets of political conservatives is the American Civil Liberties Union.
From the days of George H.W. Bush calling ... [more]

Strip-search ruling a shock to many in U.S.

Apr 6, 2012 - By The Philadelphia Inquirer:  In a ruling many found shocking, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that people suspected of minor offenses, such as rolling through a stop light, can be ... [more]

Porter, Minner marry

Apr 6, 2012 - Staff:  Chelsey Nicole Porter and Skyler Mont Minner were married Nov. 17, 2011, at United Methodist Church in Riverton. The Rev. Mark Thurmond officiated the ceremony ... [more]

Pederson, Barlow wed

Apr 6, 2012 - Staff:  Roberto Pederson and Lyndsie Barlow were married Nov. 11, 2011, at Heritage Gardens in Sandy, Utah.
Judge Frederick Oddone officiated the ceremony.
The ... [more]

Griebel, LeClair marry

Apr 6, 2012 - Staff:  Michael Griebel and Jenny LeClair were married March 24, 2012, at their home in Casper.
The bride is the daughter of Mitch and Charla LeClair, of ... [more]

Shoshoni Senior Citizens Center receives grant money

Apr 6, 2012 - Staff:  Wyoming nonprofits serving seniors and youth received $347,663 in grants announced this week by the Daniels Fund.
Grant recipients include the Learning Tree ... [more]

Riverton speech mentor named Wyoming coach of the year again

Apr 6, 2012 - Staff:  Annette Thornton, head coach of the speech and debate team at Riverton High School, has been named the Class 4-A Coach of the Season by the Wyoming High School ... [more]

Central Wyoming College debate team ends season with second at national tournament

Apr 6, 2012 - Staff:  Central Wyoming College's debate team of Nicholas Esposito and Amber Ezell-Bowman won second place in the novice division of parliamentary debate at the Pi ... [more]

Today

Apr 6, 2012 - Staff:  Births
HORN

A daughter was born to Leeanna Jean and Jason David Horn, of Dubois, at 10:25 p.m. March 18, 2012, at mile marker 114 on WY 26 287 on the ... [more]

Science and religion can, and must, coexist for humanity

Apr 6, 2012 - By Paul V.M. Flesher:  The goal of the Enlightenment, that intellectual movement of the 18th century, was to establish human reason as the highest arbiter of knowledge, as opposed to ... [more]

Chefs prep kitchens for Passover

Apr 6, 2012 - The Associated Press:  TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) -- The Jewish springtime holiday Passover is known as a festival of freedom, but its hallmark is a litany of dietary restrictions centered ... [more]

Pokes scrimmage, defense 'wins' 72-41

Apr 5, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  The University of Wyoming football team conducted its first extended scrimmage of spring camp on Wednesday, April 4 in War Memorial Stadium. The Pokes ... [more]

Wyoming forward Washington suspended indefinitely

Apr 5, 2012 - Associated Press:  Wyoming forward suspended indefinitely
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) -- Wyoming redshirt junior forward Leonard Washington has been suspended from the men's basketball ... [more]

JC guard commits to Wyoming

Apr 5, 2012 - Associated Press:  LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) -- The Wyoming men's basketball program has landed a junior college recruit.
Nathan Sobey says he will transfer from Cochise College in ... [more]

UW guard Martinez has surgery on wrist

Apr 5, 2012 - Associated Press:  UW guard has surgery on wrist
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) -- Wyoming junior guard Luke Martinez will have surgery on his left wrist next week in Laramie.

UW ... [more]

Fort Washakie unification gets county nod

Apr 5, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County officials unanimously approved sending Fort Washakie school district's application for a K-12 system for state consideration.
The Fremont ... [more]

Online petition set up for District 21

Apr 5, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Fort Washakie Charter High School principal Shad Hamilton has created an online petition to show support for Fremont County School District 21's efforts to ... [more]

Roberts to Rocky; CWC guard to play in NAIA

Apr 5, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The next stop on the basketball court for Malachi Roberts will be at Rocky Mountain College.
The Central Wyoming College freshman recently signed a national ... [more]

Riverton Middle School track and its 100 runners open year

Apr 5, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton Middle School track and field coach Travis McIntosh has nearly 100 athletes out for the 2012 season.
The squad is made up of eighth-, seventh- and ... [more]

Clerk warns about illegal voter sign-up

Apr 5, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  A citizen notified officials that a man has been performing illegal voter registration activities. He was observed outside the Safeway in Riverton in recent ... [more]

Teacher with county ties faces charge in Rawlins

Apr 5, 2012 - Staff and wire reports:  A Rawlins High School teacher with ties to three Fremont County school districts and a U.S. Senator's office is accused of kissing and asking for a sexual ... [more]

Lawsuit challenges state's legislative districting scheme

Apr 5, 2012 - Staff and wire reports:  A lawsuit challenging Wyoming's newly adopted legislative redistricting plan has been filed by a citizen group.
The lawsuit charges that state lawmakers bent ... [more]

Buford, population 1, goes on the auction block

Apr 5, 2012 - The Associated Press:  BUFORD (AP) -- What's advertised as the smallest town in the United States will be going to the highest bidder.
Buford is located between Cheyenne and Laramie ... [more]

Pipeline proponent says profits would be $1.4B

Apr 5, 2012 - The Associated Press:  DENVER (AP) -- A Colorado businessman seeking to build a pipeline to deliver water from Wyoming to Colorado's Front Range estimates that whoever designs, ... [more]

Digest

Apr 5, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Woman sentenced for drunken wreck
LARAMIE (AP) -- A Colorado woman who seriously injured a Laramie woman in a drunken-driving wreck will spend the next year in ... [more]

Our World War II vets

Apr 5, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  A reader made an observation Tuesday afternoon.
"It's been a tough week for our World War II veterans."
He was right. In the preceding week our obituary page ... [more]

It is finally April, and ...

Apr 5, 2012 - By Betty Starks Case:  I guess you've noticed it's April. I suppose you've seen, as I have, the early buds peeking out on the bleeding heart and the flowering almond.
OK, so the ... [more]

Downtown restroom a good idea; don't leave dogs in car

Apr 5, 2012 - Pat Stevens, Riverton:  Editor:
I am writing in regard to two subjects. First of all, I support Mayor Ron Warpness's desire for a public restroom. There needs to be public restrooms ... [more]

Hudson murder case shocking

Apr 5, 2012 - Josephine Vale, Riverton:  Editor:
It is simply shocking to find out the details about the murders of the two people in Hudson, starting with beating and stabbing them to death and then ... [more]

Finding new great customers

Apr 5, 2012 - By Brett Housholder:  Question -- "I keep pretty decent customer records and know who my best customers are. How do I find more customers like them?"
-- Mike, ... [more]

Family-owned Ben Franklin to close

Apr 5, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  For the Waltons, a five-year journey is coming to an end with the closing of Ben Franklin Craft and Party in downtown Riverton.
"This is actually our ... [more]

Alice Buynie

Apr 5, 2012 - Staff:  Alice Buynie, 91, of Riverton, died Monday, April 2, at Wind River Healthcare in Riverton.
Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Friday, April 6, at the Davis ... [more]

Scott J. Hines

Apr 5, 2012 - Staff:  Scott J. Hines 33, of Longmont, Colo., died Thursday, March 29, in Riverton.
Memorial services are at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 7, at the First Assembly of God ... [more]

Today

Apr 5, 2012 - Staff:  Corrections
The full name of the writer of a letter to the editor was inadverntently omitted when it was published March 28. The writer's full name is ... [more]

Cowgirls host TCU, New Mexico on UW tennis courts

Apr 5, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  The nationally ranked Wyoming Cowgirl tennis team will play their final home matches of the 2012 season over the weekend. They will face the TCU Frogs on ... [more]

County settles on commission district borders

Apr 4, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The Lander area is becoming a more centralized district, while Riverton's west side is falling into a different region under the Fremont County Commission ... [more]

Riverton officer's trial starts this week

Apr 4, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  An off-duty Riverton police officer facing a charge of being a hazard while intoxicated at Boysen State Park is set for a jury trial beginning Thursday in ... [more]

Pupcakes for a cause: PAWS event raises money, awareness

Apr 4, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Iain Magruder wanted to experiment with a cupcake recipe made of bacon, pancakes and maple syrup. The 9-year-old baker was pleasantly surprised with his ... [more]