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Hunters, hikers asked to look for lost plane

Nov 25, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Hunters and hikers are being asked to help search for a small plane that went missing a week ago in western Wyoming.
There's been no sign of the Cessna 182 ... [more]

Donna LaVonne Corbett

Nov 25, 2012 - Staff:  Donna LaVonne Corbett of Riverton died Friday, Nov. 23, at her home. She was 82 years old.
Memorial services are at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 26, at the Davis ... [more]

Charlotte Alley

Nov 25, 2012 - Staff:  Charlotte "Sharkey" Alley of Lander died Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, at her home. She was 66 years old.
At her request, cremation has taken place. There will be ... [more]

Colleen R. Findley Westfall

Nov 25, 2012 - Staff:  Colleen R. Findley Westfall of Riverton died Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012. She was 57.
Graveside services are at 11 a.m., Monday, Nov. 26, at Mountain View ... [more]

A nation trembling in fear

Nov 25, 2012 - By Randy Tucker:  That seems to be the way regulatory America wants it.

His demeanor suggested a rogue bull elephant.  When he walked down the hall, most people ... [more]

Never eat at a place called 'Moms'

Nov 25, 2012 - By Mark Shields:  Nelson Algren, the great Chicago writer, provided American males with three timeless rules for life:
Never play cards with a man named "Doc." Never eat at a ... [more]

We all 'pay the price' when crime suspects are allowed to plead to lesser charges

Nov 25, 2012 - Linda Croteau, Riverton:  Editor:
This is in response to what I've been reading in the papers. Is life really so cheap that people can shoot someone in the back, or kill people in ... [more]

We need the law

Nov 25, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  A recent, prominent case and trial in Fremont County shows exactly why

During the recent trial of the Lander man charged with homicide after the ... [more]

Dry goods store -- 1894

Nov 25, 2012 - Staff:  The transition from wood buildings to brick was a welcome sign of progress and stability for small western towns, and this store was a sign of exactly that in ... [more]

Fremont Co. School District 38 makes AYP for first time

Nov 25, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Fremont County School District 38 made Adequate Yearly Progress for the 2011-12 academic year -- a first for the Arapahoe district. 
"That's very huge for our ... [more]

Deputies say vehicles are passing buses illegally

Nov 25, 2012 - From staff reports:  Three vehicles reportedly passed a school bus with its red lights flashing at about 9:45 a.m. Nov. 16 north of Riverton, and officials said they have heard ... [more]

Art exhibit includes vision of six local artists

Nov 25, 2012 - From staff reports:  The work of six local artists will be on display Nov. 28 through Jan. 25 in the Robert A. Peck Arts Center Gallery at Central Wyoming College.
The exhibit ... [more]

BLM sets Dec. 3 meeting on elk range proposal

Nov 25, 2012 - From staff reports:  The plan would extend the withdrawal of public mineral estate from exploration.

The Bureau of Land Manage-ment Lander Field Office will host a public ... [more]

Library hosting fourth opera of 2012-13 season

Nov 25, 2012 - From staff reports:  The fourth opera of the 2012-13 Lander Met Opera season, "La Clemenza di Tio," will be presented at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Lander Library.
This ... [more]

Hostess shutdown costs three Riverton workers their jobs; stores sold out

Nov 25, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Distribution centers in Casper and Gillette also are closed.

The Hostess Brands bankruptcy brings more to Fremont County than empty store shelves. ... [more]

Vehicle talks bring change to county's grant policy

Nov 25, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The potential purchase of one vehicle incited a divisive change to Fremont County's fiscal policy. A recent decision made by the Fremont County Commissioners ... [more]

Shiras moose, wolves dominate at Dine, Discuss and Deliberate

Nov 25, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  During the CWC event, students present information on a topic, and then the college's forensics team

Shiras moose and wolves were the topic of the ... [more]

O Christmas Tree (season)

Nov 25, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Volunteers helped residents make the transition from Thanksgiving to the Christmas season on Friday, when sales began at the annual St. Margaret's School tree ... [more]

Airport count solid; bigger plane returns for a flight per day

Nov 25, 2012 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Changes in both the daily flight schedule and the equipment are set for Riverton Regional Airport.
Great Lakes Airlines is returning the 30-passenger ... [more]

UW Men Battle CSU Bakersfield on Saturday in Double A

Nov 24, 2012 - UW:  LARAMIE - Off to its best start since the 2008-09 season, the University of Wyoming men's basketball team seeks to improve on its 5-0 record when the Cowboys ... [more]

RHS hosts community Thanksgiving

Nov 23, 2012 - Staff:  Volunteers showed up en masse at the James H. Moore Career Center on Thursday morning to help assemble Thanksgiving Day meals at the Riverton Key Club ... [more]

Vietnam vet earns honorary diploma

Nov 23, 2012 - Staff:  Vietnam War veteran Michael R. Mahaffey earned his honorary high school diploma Nov. 13 during a Fremont County School District 25 board meeting. Lori McGee ... [more]

WIHS girls have big freshman contingent for hoops season

Nov 23, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  The gym is a bit crowded at Ethete this season. With 40 players out for girls basketball, head coach Aleta Moss has a lot of players to choose from.
Moss ... [more]

Chiefs return talented unit to vie for another 2-A title

Nov 23, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  There is an old saying about Wyoming Indian High School basketball program: The Chiefs never rebuild, they just reload. 
That statement definitely looks true ... [more]

Cowboys shoot for fourth win in a row Saturday vs. San Diego State

Nov 23, 2012 - From staff reports:  The 2012 season concludes Saturday for the Wyoming Cowboys, who host the San Diego State Aztecs in a game that will kick off at 1:30 p.m. at War Memorial ... [more]

Today

Nov 23, 2012 - Staff:  Births
MASTERS

A daughter was born to Stephanie Behan, of Riverton, and David Masters Jr., of Fontana, Calif., at 5:26 p.m. Oct. 10, 2012, at Riverton ... [more]

Robert L. 'Bob' Medow

Nov 23, 2012 - Staff:  Robert L. "Bob" Medow, of rural Riverton, died Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012, at the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. He was 58 years old.
Funeral services will ... [more]

St. Stephen's volleyball coach awarded conference honor

Nov 23, 2012 - Staff:  Tiffany Linck, volleyball coach at St. Stephen's Indian High School, was presented an award for being the 1A Northwest Conference Coach of the Year. Tiffany ... [more]

Journal cover to feature work by Lander artist

Nov 23, 2012 - Staff:  The Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association Dec. 15 issue will feature a pastel portrait of the beloved basset hound "Polly," by Lander artist ... [more]

Small Business Saturday

Nov 23, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Local business owners offer as much as online merchants -- and then some

There is a very real worry among storefront businesses that a critical stage ... [more]