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RMS recognizes students on first quarter honor roll

Dec 7, 2012 - From staff reports:  Riverton Middle School recently recognized the students who were named to the first quarter honor roll for the 2012-13 school year.

4.0 GPA
Eighth ... [more]

Wind River Middle School names its honor students

Dec 7, 2012 - From staff reports:  Sixth grade
Principal's list
Madison David, Madison Jordan, Jay Lea Large, Abygail Marler and Tierra Price.
A honors
Jessie Becker, Nathan Burnett, Justin ... [more]

Tribe needs code of ethics and principles for all to follow

Dec 7, 2012 - Nolan Friday, Arapahoe:  Editor:
What Northern Arapaho Tribal members need is some rules that everyone can follow. Right now, I'm sure that if you ask a hundred Northern Arapaho ... [more]

Q&A as 'fiscal cliff' nears

Dec 7, 2012 - By Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times:  LOS ANGELES -- Republicans and Democrats are wrestling with a variety of riddles that have come to be known as the fiscal cliff, a double whammy of tax ... [more]

The 'other' Dec. 7

Dec 7, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  This is the date the last Apollo mission lifted off for the moon

We hope it is safe to presume that most American adults still know that this date, ... [more]

Digest

Dec 7, 2012 - The Associated Press:  House candidate loses college job
CASPER -- The unsuccessful Democratic candidate for Wyoming's lone U.S. House seat is looking for a job.
Chris ... [more]

One dead, one hurt in Cheyenne shooting, stabbing

Dec 7, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- One man is dead and another injured in an altercation at a mobile home park on Cheyenne's south side.
Gerry Luce is spokesman for the Laramie ... [more]

State would feel fall from 'cliff,' says Mead

Dec 7, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead says it's clear that Wyoming would take a big financial hit if Congress fails to reach a deficit-reduction agreement to avert the ... [more]

District 25 audit 'the best you can get'

Dec 7, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A local accounting firm had no findings to report after completing this year's audit of Fremont County School District 25.
Accountant Dave Brinda from McKee, ... [more]

Change in sewer protection plan could save city $80,000

Dec 7, 2012 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council voted to eliminate the Sewer Lateral Protection Plan program that serves 1,223 homes in Riverton. City administrator Steven Weaver ... [more]

Firefighters get 'a good save' on Gas Hills blaze

Dec 7, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton firefighters kept a home from being destroyed Thursday evening after an electrical fire reportedly broke out in an attached garage on Gas Hills ... [more]

Cowboys Seeks 10-0 on Saturday Against OPSU Aggies

Dec 7, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  Cowboys Seeks 10-0 on Saturday Against OPSU Aggies
LARAMIE -- The University of Wyoming men's basketball team looks to extend its perfect start to the 2012-13 ... [more]

In deal, Hudson murder suspect describes crime

Dec 7, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Joseph Jude Jenkins can't recall much about the November 2011 killings of Eric Likes and Elva Quiver, a couple he told a judge Thursday he met once before ... [more]

County to help in path rebuild

Dec 7, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Commissioners are giving their support to rebuilding the Darcie Zimmer Memorial Pathway in Riverton.
The recreation group Go Fremont County ... [more]

CWC choirs rehearse for holiday concert

Dec 6, 2012 - Staff:  Bell choir members Makayla Mierdough and Eric Haines studied a difficult passage while rehearsing for the Central Wyoming College holiday concert, which will ... [more]

Down early, Rustlers roar back to down Northwest

Dec 6, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Central Wyoming College overcame a 15-point halftime deficit to claim a 61-59 Region IX men's basketball victory Wednesday at Northwest College in ... [more]

Rex A. Petersen

Dec 6, 2012 - Staff:  Rex A. Petersen, of Lander, died Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012, after a battle with cancer. He was 64 years old.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at the ... [more]

Linda J. Miller

Dec 6, 2012 - Staff:  Linda J. Miller died Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, at the Help for Health Hospice Home in Riverton. She was 60 years old.
No services are planned.
Linda Jean Miller ... [more]

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]