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Health/Science Center takes shape

Sep 20, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  During a Wednesday tour, Central Wyoming College faculty expressed enthusiasm for the new facility's potential.

When it opens next year, the new ... [more]

City's Park closure rule clarified to define what 'sunset' means

Sep 20, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council on Tuesday clarified its intent to close local parks after sundown every evening.
Council members earlier this month expressed ... [more]

Chall Creek Fire getting attention west of Pinedale

Sep 20, 2012 - The Associated Press:  PINEDALE -- Firefighters are making progress against a 400-acre wildfire threatening 13 homes in western Wyoming.
The 400-acre Chall Creek Fire was 20 percent ... [more]

Final testing starts for big NCAR computer

Sep 20, 2012 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Final testing is being done on a National Center for Atmospheric Research supercomputer on the outskirts of Cheyenne that will be used for climate ... [more]

Digest

Sep 20, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Man killed in crash with school bus
AFTON -- An Afton man who was riding a dirt bike with no lights is dead after being hit by a school bus carrying ... [more]

Flags on Main

Sep 20, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Consider making a small donation to the Riverton Avenue of Flags

Everybody who sees downtown Riverton's "Avenue of Flags" on patriotic holidays and ... [more]

Be glad for what you have, and work harder for what you want

Sep 20, 2012 - Ron Howard, Riverton:  Editor:
I read Dan Wimp's letter and felt compelled to say a few words.  To think that those who vote for Obama are stupid is entirely his opinion, and he's ... [more]

There's wisdom in the cliffs

Sep 20, 2012 - By Betty Starks Case:  The huge sow grizzly with two cubs that I wrote about in a recent column may be making a name for herself. Although the soft, fuzzy name of "Bearsy Dotes" ... [more]

Don't forget diplomacy in response to Libya attack

Sep 20, 2012 - By The Seattle Times:  If the residual turmoil in Iraq and Afghanistan does not make the point, then the seeming chaos in the Arab world should invoke the operative word: ... [more]

Fido doesn't need to stray for star service

Sep 20, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Top Dog Mobile Grooming takes canine cleaning and trimming to the dogowner's front yard.

On his second day of business as the owner and operator of ... [more]

Proposal that would allow raw milk sales goes to Gov. Mead

Sep 20, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- A proposal to change Wyoming's food safety rules to legalize some raw milk sales is pending before Gov. Matt Mead.
The proposed change would allow ... [more]

Lucas M. Myhre

Sep 20, 2012 - Staff:  Lucas M. Myhre, of Riverton, died Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012, in Riverton. He was 27 years old.
Lucas Michael Myhre was born Feb. 6, 1985, in Elbow Lake, ... [more]

Today

Sep 20, 2012 - Staff:  Births
POSTON

A son was born to Aubree and Keith Poston, of Lander, at 11:55 p.m. Monday, July 23, 2012, at Lander Regional Hospital. He weighed 7 ... [more]

Coaches in town for two-day CWC clinic

Sep 20, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Curtis Condie has assembled a list of men's and women's college basketball coaches to speak at a coaching clinic Friday and Saturday at Rustler Gym.
The ... [more]

RHS hosts Rawlins in East opener

Sep 20, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The visiting Outlaws have lost 34 straight games.

"Go Big Red!"
Whoops-- this Friday night at Wolverine Field, the cheer "Go Big Pink!" will be more ... [more]

Cougar volleyball girls have mid-season momentum

Sep 20, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Wind River coach Troi Larsen said victories on the volleyball court over Rocky Mountain and Greybull Saturday at the Thermopolis Invitational will be momentum ... [more]

Wolverine football players to sport pink

Sep 20, 2012 - Staff:  Riverton High School football players Dawson Steeds (7), Jordan Belville (with ball), Cody Sowards (11), Jeremy Vincent (80) and Cade Salisbury modeled the ... [more]

Second-degree murder suspect chooses to delay initial hearing

Sep 19, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Nickelson remains in jail on $1 million cash-only bond for allegedly shooting Lucas Myhre.

A Riverton man charged with second-degree murder in a ... [more]

CWC sets budget; public TV down 7 percent

Sep 19, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  The total budget is $56.6 million, a 1.6 percent increase compared to last year's $55.7 million.

The Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees have ... [more]

Firefighting conditions improving; Alpine Lake blaze tops 40,000 acres

Sep 19, 2012 - From staff reports:  Cooler, calmer conditions are helping fire-suppression efforts at the Alpine Lake Fire in western Fremont County.
U.S. Forest Service Wind River Agency ... [more]

First West Nile virus case reported in county; it's sixth statewide this year

Sep 19, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Department of Health confirmed Fremont County had its first reported human case of West Nile virus for the season.
The department's spokeswoman, ... [more]

Alpha announces coal job layoffs

Sep 19, 2012 - The Associated Press:  MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- Coal producer Alpha Natural Resources said Tuesday that it was cutting production by 16 million tons and eliminating 1,200 jobs ... [more]

Digest

Sep 19, 2012 - The Associated Press:  14 districts fail AYP
More Wyoming schools failed to meet federal education benchmarks last year.
Fourteen of Wyoming's 48 school districts and 180 ... [more]

Time for an auditorium

Sep 19, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  It is a matter both of necessity and community standing for Riverton High School

The words from Terry Snyder's mouth were music to the ears of ... [more]

Renoir mural getting new home

Sep 19, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  It's a sensible move likely to quell controversy

The older we get, the less likely we are to remember high school. The four formative years that ... [more]

Solid middle class key to the recovery

Sep 19, 2012 - By The San Jose (Calif.) Mercury News:  As if Americans needed more evidence that the middle class is in decline, last week's Census report piled on the data: Only those at the top of the income ... [more]

Why have regulations in place if they aren't being enforced?

Sep 19, 2012 - James Shoup, Riverton:  Editor:
I don't understand why a community would set rules and regulations in place and then just totally ignore them.
Houses being determined unlivable one ... [more]

Ruth D. Schneider

Sep 19, 2012 - Staff:  Ruth D. Schneider died Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012, at her home on Lyons Valley Road, Lander. She was 93 years old.
A visitation will be noon to 2 p.m. Thursday, ... [more]

Muriel B. Schaffer Reichardt

Sep 19, 2012 - Staff:  Muriel B. Schaffer Reichardt, of Lander, died Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012, at the home of her daughter Mary Jones in Lander. She was 95 years old.
A celebration ... [more]

Mary Linda White Jones

Sep 19, 2012 - Staff:  Mary Linda White Jones, formerly of Riverton, died Sept. 2, 2012, at Valley Hospital in Las Vegas. She was 64 years old.
Services will be Friday, Sept. 21, at ... [more]