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Much debate on 'Hill bill' as panel approves it 7-0

Jan 23, 2013 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- After hearing nearly two hours of testimony, a House committee unanimously endorsed a bill Tuesday evening that would change who runs the state ... [more]

Anderson set to accept deal in embezzle case

Jan 23, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The ex-financial manager accused of embezzling millions from Star-Tech Inc. and Precision Analysis in Riverton may see a reduced number of years behind bars if ... [more]

Bebout and JAC take scissors to governor's supplemental budget

Jan 23, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Wyoming Sen. Eli Bebout, R-Riverton, said the supplemental budget bill that came out of the Joint Appropriations Committee last week could be considered more ... [more]

Passenger numbers down at Riverton Regional Airport

Jan 23, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Fewer passengers boarded commercial airline flights at Riverton Regional Airport last year compared to 2011.
Riverton public services director Bill Urbigkit ... [more]

Aztecs fall out of top 25 poll after loss to Wyoming

Jan 22, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Teams are playing the University of Wyoming men's basketball team differently defensively.
That's what coach Larry Shyatt said after the Cowboys' 58-45 win ... [more]

In world of cheats, liars and arrests, we'll miss Stan the Man

Jan 22, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The trend of sports stories last week was disturbing. We heard that a perceived true American Idol, Lance Armstrong, was admitting what we all had come to ... [more]

Batista first, Savage second at GR tournament

Jan 22, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Several other Riverton wrestlers challenged for the top spot in their weight classes.

Rudy Batista was in the victory column for the Riverton High ... [more]

Today

Jan 22, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
EDWARDS

Daniel Orvill (Danny) Edwards, 60, died Thursday, Jan. 17, at his home in Lander with his wife, Cindy, at his side. A simple gathering ... [more]

Dustin J. Moss

Jan 22, 2013 - Staff:  Dustin J. Moss died Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, at the Church of Jesus ... [more]

Harold A. Berger

Jan 22, 2013 - Staff:  Harold A. Berger, father of Riverton resident Pat Newlin, died Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, in Notre Dame, Ind. He was 92 years old.
A Mass of Christian burial ... [more]

Todd E. McKinney

Jan 22, 2013 - Staff:  Todd E. McKinney died suddenly from natural causes Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, at his home on Twin Creek South in Lander. He was 46 years old.
A memorial ... [more]

Health care providers seeing rise in flu cases

Jan 22, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Influenza activity in Wyoming has surged in the past two weeks, according to the Wyoming Department of Health. The current flu numbers have not been seen since ... [more]

County, college and public well- served by Christensen

Jan 22, 2013 - Jewel Dirks, Riverton:  Editor:
Here's a big thank-you to Dennis Christensen for the wonderful community service you have provided us throughout the years.
As a longtime trustee ... [more]

Roe vs. Wade at 40

Jan 22, 2013 - By Michael Muskal, McClatchy Newspapers:  Abortion rights, once a key political wedge issue dividing society, are now so accepted that only 1 in 5 people call it critical and a majority of those ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Jan 22, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  The solemn swear
Was that another slip-up during the taking of the oath of office? President Obama almost seemed to choke on the word "states" Monday ... [more]

Cell phone proposal killed in committee; 'Hill bill' hearing late Tuesday

Jan 22, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A state Senate committee has killed a bill that would have prohibited the use of hand-held cellular phones while driving in Wyoming.
The Senate ... [more]

Leaders note Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Jan 22, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming's top statewide elected officials marked Martin Luther King-Equality Day with speeches on Monday that called on people to continue working ... [more]

Digest

Jan 22, 2013 - The Associated Press:  State 10th in pet ownership
CHEYENNE -- Wyoming ranks in the top 10 in the percentage of households with a pet.
The American Veterinary Medical ... [more]

Committee says 'no' to Mead revenue shift proposal

Jan 22, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  The legislative panel responsible for drafting a supplemental Wyoming state budget bill is recommending that lawmakers reject Gov. Matt Mead's proposal to ... [more]

WWWC medallion hunt now under way

Jan 22, 2013 - Staff:  The busiest part of the 28th annual Wild West Winter Carnival is approaching, and Tuesday marks the beginning of the WWWC Medallion Treasure Hunt.
A $500 ... [more]

District 25 policy would address kids in workplace

Jan 22, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton school administrators said they tried to be fair to employees with families when they crafted a potential new policy this month addressing the ... [more]

Marchers in Riverton walk for equality on state, federal holiday

Jan 22, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  In 1990, the Wyoming Legislature designated Martin Luther King Jr. Day also as Wyoming Equality Day. Celebrated on the third Monday of January, this legal ... [more]

Democrats in county to oppose bill on superintendent

Jan 22, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Democratic Party has voted to voice opposition to Senate File 104 regarding the Wyoming Superintendent of Public instruction post. The party ... [more]

County to make sure citizens see 1-percent tax money in use

Jan 22, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Municipal and county leaders in Fremont County want to make sure the public knows how they spend money from the 1 percent optional sales tax. The Fremont ... [more]

The way it was: Hospital anniversary -- 1994

Jan 20, 2013 - Staff:  Fremont County's two "new" hospitals were constructed within a year of each other. Riverton Memorial Hospital opened in 1983, with Lander Valley Medical Center ... [more]

Shoshoni falls hard in weekend pair

Jan 20, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  It was  tough road trip for the Shoshoni Wranglers this weekend, dropping a pair of games to Rocky Mountain and Burlington. 
On Friday the Wranglers fell ... [more]

Close game in Rock Springs, but Riverton girls fall short

Jan 20, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Lady Wolverines played true to form on the road Saturday afternoon against the Rock Springs Lady Tigers. RHS fell behind early and kept fighting. ... [more]

Ten Sleep downs St. Stephen's boys and girls in Friday action

Jan 20, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Ten Sleep overcame an early 10-point deficit to win 52-35 Friday afternoon against the home-standing St. Stephen's Eagles girls basketball team.
In the boys ... [more]

Weekend road trip ends in split for WIHS Lady Chiefs

Jan 20, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Wyoming Indian's girls picked up a split on the road this weekend with a 51-33 loss to the Kemmerer Lady Rangers on Friday and a 53-42 win over Big Piney on ... [more]

No problem for the Lander boys in 63-21 triumph over Pinedale

Jan 20, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lander Valley High School put together an 11-0 run to open their Class 3-A West boys basketball game Friday night at Pinedale on its way to a 63-21 victory. ... [more]