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Swimmers head to Gillette, not KW

Dec 6, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Wolverine swim team will begin its season with a relay meet at the Campbell County School Aquatic Center in Gillette this Friday instead of at a ... [more]

Today

Dec 6, 2012 - Staff:  Births
GAINES

A son was born to Kristin and Chad Gaines, of Pinedale, at 3:28 p.m. Oct. 17, 2012, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 8 pounds, ... [more]

Big night for Northwest basketball player vs. CWC

Dec 6, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Kennedy Allen of Northwest College torched the Central Wyoming College women's basketball defense for 30 points to lift her team to a 67-55 victory Wednesday ... [more]

Today

Dec 5, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
BURKS

Nelson R. Burks, 89, died Thursday, Nov. 29, at Westward Heights Care Center in Lander. Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at ... [more]

LeRoy A. Herman

Dec 5, 2012 - Staff:  LeRoy A. Herman, of Riverton, died Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, at his home. He was 83 years old.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, at Trinity ... [more]

Conrad G. Flohr

Dec 5, 2012 - Staff:  Conrad G. Flohr, of Riverton, died Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, at Riverton Memorial Hospital with his wife, Mary, by his side. He was 69 years old.
A memorial ... [more]

No, I wasn't Mr. Tracy, but I almost wished I was

Dec 5, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  On a fall visit to my son�s college campus in Connecticut not long ago, I was headed down to the lobby in the hotel elevator. My plan was to do a campus ... [more]

Secession talk is both cowardly and un-American

Dec 5, 2012 - Ron Howard, Riverton:  Editor:
So Wyoming has joined other states in petitioning to secede from the union. To even suggest something like this is not only un-American but ... [more]

Modular in demand

Dec 5, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  We can't find a use for a well-equipped old school, but a tiny modular has multiple suitors

How odd is it that an acceptable use has been so ... [more]

Digest

Dec 5, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Witness tells of college killing
A student who witnessed last week's bow-and-arrow killing of a Wyoming community college instructor says she thought ... [more]

With Mead opposed, lawmakers say Medicaid expansion probably dead

Dec 5, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Some key Wyoming lawmakers say they see little chance the Legislature will expand the Medicaid program in coming months now that Gov. Matt Mead has ... [more]

Pipeline won't be built along eastern Wyo. border after all

Dec 5, 2012 - The Associated Press:  TULSA, Okla. � A proposed $1.8 billion oil pipeline running through Wyoming from North Dakota to Oklahoma has been called off because the company behind the ... [more]

Lottery bill being prepared

Dec 5, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Some Wyoming legislators are suggesting bringing Powerball to the state.
A group of lawmakers plans to draft a lottery bill that would bring multi-state games ... [more]

Victim and driver named in hit-and-run car fatality

Dec 5, 2012 - From staff reports:  Officials have released the names of the suspect and deceased victim involved in a hit-and-run accident early Monday at the Rezeride Roadhouse Saloon west of ... [more]

No big objections raised at hearing on new uranium mine

Dec 5, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Comments generally were supportive at a public meeting discussing Cameco's proposed uranium mine in the Gas Hills east of Riverton.
The Bureau of Land ... [more]

Lander boys, girls down 4-A Green River on Tuesday trip

Dec 5, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lander Valley High School used a strong defensive effort to control Class 4-A Green River 46-35 Tuesday night in a non-conference boys basketball game in ... [more]

Eagle boys battle well vs. bigger schools

Dec 5, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Despite going winless at the Thermopolis Invitational Friday and Saturday, first-year head boys basketball St. Stephen's coach Ricky Blackburn thought his ... [more]

Cowboys storm back in the second half against Illinois State

Dec 5, 2012 - The Associated Press:  The University of Wyoming men's basketball team didn't do much right in the first half.
It did little wrong in the second half.
The Cowboys overcame a ... [more]

Tigers loaded to make another run for 3-A swim title

Dec 5, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lander Valley High School swim coach Bruce Gresly has put together another deep and balanced boys team for the 2012-13 season.
The Tigers won their 16th ... [more]

Horyza brothers anchor RHS swimmers

Dec 5, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton High School boys swim team begins the winter campaign with a pair of meets this weekend.
Friday, Riverton travels to Casper and will swim in the ... [more]

Six Visions exhibit shows art variety at CWC gallery

Dec 5, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Six Fremont County artists with distinctly different styles teamed up this year to showcase their work at the Robert A. Peck Arts Center Gallery at Central ... [more]

Kessler was top county spender in beating Hickerson

Dec 5, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The independent candidate who defeated incumbent Fremont County Commissioner Pat Hickerson in the Nov. 6 election was the top spender in the field.
Stephanie ... [more]

Man arrested in arson case after stakeout

Dec 5, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  A man was apprehended after a lengthy stakeout Tuesday evening at a Lander residence. Police said they think the man is connected to an arson that occurred ... [more]

Children find bargains at the church bazaar

Dec 4, 2012 - Staff:  Three-year-old Isaiah Mascarenaz and his 6-year-old sister, Isabella, checked out the crafts for sale after their trip to the candy kitchen at Saturday�s ... [more]

Today

Dec 4, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
BRADFORD

William A. "Billy" Bradford, 70, of Riverton died Friday, Nov. 30, at his rural Riverton home. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. ... [more]

Emily M. Stickney

Dec 4, 2012 - Staff:  Emily M. Stickney, sister of Riverton resident Floyd Jaramillo, died Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, at Close to Home Hospice House in Gillette surrounded by her ... [more]

William W. Mott

Dec 4, 2012 - Staff:  William W. Mott, of Lander, died Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, at the University of Colorado Medical Center. He was 70 years old.
Memorial services will be at 5 ... [more]

Surveyed patients: IHS is improving

Dec 4, 2012 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Wind River Indian Reservation�s Indian Health Service has been given high ratings from patients who use the program.
IHS is an agency within the ... [more]

All Obama does is 'run his mouth'

Dec 4, 2012 - Dan Wimp, Riverton:  Editor:
Obama is for himself, no one else. Are you people too stupid to believe his lies?
Obama has done nothing for this country which he does not care. ... [more]

Vets' gun rights a sticky issue

Dec 4, 2012 - By Kevin Freking, The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON � Should veterans deemed too mentally incompetent to handle their own financial affairs be prevented from buying a gun?
The issue, for a time ... [more]