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Ivan R. Haggerty

Dec 6, 2012 - Staff:  Ivan R. Haggerty, of Paradise Valley, died Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, at Riverton Memorial Hospital after a short illness. He was 88 years old.
The viewing will ... [more]

Devon recognized as one of America's top community-minded companies

Dec 6, 2012 - From staff reports:  OKLAHOMA CITY --Devon Energy was recognized as one of America's most community-minded companies in The Civic 50 survey --the first comprehensive ranking of ... [more]

Day care moving to a cozier location

Dec 6, 2012 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The owner of Happy Kids Daycare said the new house will have an outside play area and a more at-home feeling.

There are changes coming for Happy ... [more]

Holiday lighting 'gladdens the hearts,' shows city pride

Dec 6, 2012 - Mo and Ira Trover, Riverton:  Editor:
Thanks is due to the City of Riverton and the hard-working crew who brightened our holiday season with a display of lights that emphasizes our city ... [more]

Write to Santa

Dec 6, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  We're planning our 64th Christmas Greetings edition, and we need letters

It's December, the lights are up, the giant snowflakes are glowing on Main ... [more]

Guilt, misery and the dinner table

Dec 6, 2012 - By Clair McFarland:  As it may be my mission to unfold the stray opinions of an average housewife in this column, I'll confess that the urge to write about children's books and ... [more]

Physicians make compelling case for birth control over the counter

Dec 6, 2012 - By The Seattle Times:  Women's health groups long have advocated for making oral contraceptives available over the counter. Their argument received a significant boost this month ... [more]

Digest

Dec 6, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Movie crew films in Wyoming
GILLETTE -- The production team for a new feature by Oscar-winning director Alexander Payne is shooting some footage in ... [more]

Community colleges in state generally safe, statistics show

Dec 6, 2012 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  The vast majority of reported crimes are limited to burglaries and alcohol violations.

CHEYENNE -- Major violent crimes, such as the killing last week ... [more]

Deficit panel's Simpson blasts political 'stupidity'

Dec 6, 2012 - The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- The co-chairman of President Barack Obama's deficit commission is assailing the politics of political brinksmanship surrounding the "fiscal ... [more]

R Recreation reports busy year in 2012

Dec 6, 2012 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The coordinators for the R Recreation program presented a success report to Riverton's City Council that showed how well the program has served the community ... [more]

U.S. Department of Labor seeking sources for construction of Wind River Job Corps

Dec 6, 2012 - From staff reports:  The U.S. Department of Labor released a notice just after 1 p.m. Thursday seeking sources for the future construction of the Wind River Job Corps.
The ... [more]

Football found on Bass Lake Road

Dec 6, 2012 - From staff reports:  Charles White had just finished a meal at the Riverton Senior Citizens Center on Wednesday afternoon when his friend Dave Hatcher asked if he'd like to take ... [more]

Strathmore third firm to apply to dig uranium

Dec 6, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Strathmore applied for a permit to mine uranium in the Gas Hills Mining District on Oct. 31 with hopes of developing open pit mines on its 35,000-acre claim. ... [more]

Two workers suffer minor burns in oil tank blaze

Dec 6, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Two people suffered minor burns Wednesday afternoon when one or more oil tanks reportedly caught fire off of Muskrat Road east of Riverton.
County fire ... [more]

Wolverines hoops teams set for battle with unbeaten Buffalo and Sheridan

Dec 6, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  It's on the road for the rest of the calendar year and beyond for the Riverton Wolverines boys and girls basketball teams.
Both the boys and girls will battle ... [more]

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]