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Francis: A pope of firsts

Mar 14, 2013 - The Kansas City Star:  Jorge Mario Bergoglio, who had been the Archbishop of Buenos Aires, is the church's first pope from the Americas.
He is also the first pope to hail from the ... [more]

Many thanks from the Class 4-A state-runnerup RHS basketball

Mar 14, 2013 - Riverton High School boys basketball team and coaches:  Editor:
The Riverton boys basketball team would like to publicly thank Aric Hageman, the RHS band, and all of the RHS students and staff for making the long ... [more]

It's birthday month in our house

Mar 14, 2013 - By Clair McFarland:  And time is sitting on my shoulders, shouting at me

Today is my younger son's first birthday. Also, my older son's third birthday is in 10 days, so ... [more]

Let's find gun laws everyone can live with

Mar 14, 2013 - Ellen Dudley, Dubois:  Editor:
I am a hunter and gun owner who is concerned about gun laws.
When I lived in Kenya, laws there required gun owners to submit to background checks ... [more]

Next stop: funding

Mar 14, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Let's pursue grant money for the new
Riverton justice center with unity and vigor
All commendation to the Fremont County Commission in settling on a location ... [more]

Cody chamber seeks donations to plow Yellowstone east gate

Mar 14, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The chamber of commerce in Cody has begun seeking donations to hire state snow plows to clear the road through the East Entrance to Yellowstone ... [more]

Mead signs bill to permit lottery gambling in state

Mar 14, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming residents can start thinking about their lucky numbers and dreaming about hitting the big one.
Gov. Matt Mead signed a bill into law ... [more]

Digest

Mar 14, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Judge hears first of Hill's suit
CHEYENNE -- A district judge in Cheyenne says he will rule in a week whether to restore the powers and duties recently ... [more]

Family of wreck victims looks for safety changes

Mar 14, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Anthony and Deaun Smith of Riverton were killed in 2011 while stopped at a road construction site.

On the morning of Aug. 25, 2011, Anthony and ... [more]

Ashdown to leave Riverton school board

Mar 14, 2013 - Staff:  The newest member of the Fremont County School District 25 Board of Trustees has announced plans to resign due to a change in employment.
Greg Ashdown was ... [more]

District 25 gets out the budget-cut knife

Mar 14, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton school officials say they face a $1.2 million deficit as they work to develop next year's budget.
The problem has a lot to do with health insurance, ... [more]

Nance, Washington produce big games for UW in win vs. Nevada

Mar 13, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LAS VEGAS -- Injured, ill and frustrated before, Larry Nance Jr. and Leonard Washington felt better Tuesday.
So did the rest of the University of Wyoming men's ... [more]

Riverton cheer squad second at state

Mar 13, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Wolverines boys basketball team was not the only RHS squad to come back to Riverton from Casper with hardware last week.
The Riverton High School ... [more]

Spoonhunter named Player of the Year

Mar 13, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Several other Fremont County players earned Class 2-A all-conference honors from the Southwest league.

Alvin Spoonhunter is now a two-time Class 2-A ... [more]

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]