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Darlene O. Sherek

Oct 26, 2012 - Staff:  Darlene O. Sherek, of Riverton, died Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. She was 64 years old.
Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. ... [more]

James 'Jim' McCarty Sloan

Oct 26, 2012 - Staff:  James "Jim" McCarty Sloan, of Lander, died Friday, Oct. 12, 2012, in Murray, Utah, after a brain aneurysm suffered while helping his lifelong friend, Bill ... [more]

John D. Joiner

Oct 26, 2012 - Staff:  John D. Joiner, formerly of Lander, died Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012, at the Cheyenne Healthcare Center. He was 88 years old.
Cremation has taken place at ... [more]

Modern political conventions have roots in religious revivals

Oct 26, 2012 - By Paul V.M. Flesher:  Americans endured two weeks of political conventions with speechifying cheering, waving, interviews and smiles. It is an old-time political event, a gathering ... [more]

Officials cancel fire restrictions for county

Oct 26, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Commission agreed unanimously to lift the fire ban that has been in place since the first week of July.
In a letter to commissioners, ... [more]

Herders say wolf pack had them cornered

Oct 26, 2012 - From staff reports:  Two sheep herders near Jeffrey City contacted law enforcement Thursday evening to report that six or seven wolves that were chasing their herd of sheep had ... [more]

School board accepts Root's resignation

Oct 26, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Fremont County School District 25 Board of Trustees accepted the resignation Tues-day of board member Maris-sa Root, who has moved to Sheridan with her ... [more]

CWC board candidates detail their budget priorities

Oct 26, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Three candidates for the Riverton-Shoshoni subdistrict seat on the Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees shared differing budget priorities Thursday during ... [more]

Students ask for trip funds

Oct 26, 2012 - Staff:  Riverton High School students Paul and Kristin Wederski appeared before the Riverton school board Oct. 9 requesting approval and funding for an out-of-state ... [more]

RHS band earns second in marching festival

Oct 26, 2012 - Staff:  The Riverton High School marching band assembled at the base of the new flag pole at Wolverine Field before performing their state competition routine. The ... [more]

Friday night prep football scores

Oct 26, 2012 - Associated Press:  PREP FOOTBALL
State Playoffs
First Round
Class 4A
Casper Natrona 54, Rock Springs 7

Cheyenne East 45, Cheyenne Central 6

Evanston 42, Campbell ... [more]

CWC volleyball infractions discovered

Oct 25, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  All wins stripped for past three seasons

Central Wyoming College must forfeit all of its women's volleyball victories for the past three seasons and ... [more]

Judge: Teen suspect in Hudson case stays an 'adult'

Oct 25, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Charges against the youngest defendant in the Hudson double-homicide case will proceed to District Court after a judge this week denied a request to transfer ... [more]

Former city official Bauman challenges incumbent Baker

Oct 25, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton City Council Ward 3 candidate Larry Bauman said voters will have a clear choice to make when they fill out ballots Nov. 6.
"They can continue down ... [more]

Four moose poached near Hudson

Oct 25, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Four suspects are under investigation for poaching four moose near Hudson on Oct. 15.
Wyoming Game and Fish, Shoshone and Arapaho Tribal Fish and Game, and ... [more]

Barrasso facing smooth path to Senate re-election

Oct 25, 2012 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Few U.S. Senate races are as lopsided this year as the one in Wyoming, where incumbent John Barrasso dominates his challengers in funding and name ... [more]

Digest

Oct 25, 2012 - The Associated Press:  UW preps for budget reduction
LARAMIE -- University of Wyoming officials are leaving some staff and faculty positions vacant now in hopes of avoiding ... [more]

Postseason pride

Oct 25, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Fremont County uniforms and faces are scattered statewide this weekend

What a fall sports season we've had in Fremont County -- and it's not over ... [more]

Mitt Romney's 180-degree turn

Oct 25, 2012 - By Doyle McManus:  It's safe to say that President Obama misses the old Mitt Romney -- the one who described himself as "severely conservative."
In their first debate in Denver, ... [more]

Washakie would want good a life and future for his people

Oct 25, 2012 - Diana Mitchell, Riverton:  Editor:
Chief Washakie was the only chief in history who chose his reservation. Washakie chose the area of Wind River, but his hunting range was over wide ... [more]

Riverton resident earns Master Hearth Professional certification

Oct 25, 2012 - From staff reports:  Leonard Kosirog of Porter's Mountain View Supply in Riverton has successfully completed the requirements to be a National Fireplace Institute specialist in all ... [more]

WRTA ridership up 50 percent

Oct 25, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  An advertising initiative spurred an increase in the number of students riding buses.

The Wind River Transit Authority bus line that serves Fremont ... [more]

Carl L. Johnson

Oct 25, 2012 - Staff:  Carl L. Johnson died Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012, at his residence on Paradise Valley Road. He was 66 years old.
His wishes were to be cremated with no ... [more]

Canada geese head south

Oct 25, 2012 - Staff:  A flock of Canada geese lifted off from a field in west Riverton. Geese are assembling for migration this month as fall weather ... [more]

RHS choir performs fall concert

Oct 25, 2012 - Staff:  Part of the 26-member Riverton High School concert choir raised their voices in song during the fall concert Tuesday in the Robert A. Peck Arts Center Theater. ... [more]

Today

Oct 25, 2012 - Staff:  Births
NEWBOLD

A son was born to Holly and Ed Newbold, of Lander, at 12:48 a.m. Sept. 20, 2012, at Lander Regional Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 13 ... [more]

RHS hosts Cody on Friday to open football playoffs

Oct 25, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Earlier this season, the Riverton Wolverines football team was looking for a spark after dropping its first two games of the year. One was a gut-wrenching, ... [more]

Shoshoni rides bus to Yoder for 1-A playoff first-rounder

Oct 25, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Friday's game is a rematch of last year's playoff opener won by Southeast Goshen.

Only a single common opponent sits between the Shoshoni Wranglers ... [more]

Condie still on leave at CWC

Oct 25, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Head coach Curtis Condie remains on leave from the Central Wyoming College men's basketball team.
Condie was placed on leave Wednesday, Oct. 10. The leave ... [more]

Shoshoni carries top seed into 2-A state VB tourney

Oct 24, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Dubois Rams are seeded fourth in the Class 1-A bracket.

The march for Shoshoni High School toward the Class 2-A state volleyball title starts ... [more]