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Key Club seeks donations for Thanksgiving dinner

Nov 11, 2012 - From staff reports:  Once again the Riverton High School Key Club will put together a community Thanksgiving dinner, and donations -- both financial and edible -- are welcome. ... [more]

CWC ceramics to host a workshop Nov. 14-15

Nov 11, 2012 - From staff reports:  The ceramics department at Central Wyoming College is hosting Lander artist Cristin Zimmer for a two-day workshop Wednesday, Nov. 14 and Thursday, Nov. ... [more]

Natural gas lines extended in Ethete

Nov 11, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Last month, tenants at the Mill Creek subdivision near Ethete began using natural gas to heat their homes and cook meals.
"Uncle Ben Friday Jr. years ago ... [more]

Nominations still being accepted for BLM resource advisory council

Nov 11, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Bureau of Land Management in Wyoming is still accepting nominations for four open positions on its Wyoming Resource Advisory Council, which will advise the ... [more]

Police urge motorists to use caution around buses

Nov 11, 2012 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Police remind residents to be cautious when driving near school and public buses.
According to the state of Wyoming Statutes Dealing with School Buses, to ... [more]

Parents working to give students Food for Break

Nov 11, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Middle and high school groups will host a "stuff the bus" event Saturday, Nov. 17, at Smith's Food and Drug in Riverton.

Parents at Riverton ... [more]

Cold lingering through Sunday

Nov 11, 2012 - From staff reports:  The season's first extended stretch of cold weather is expected to bring bitterly cold weather Sunday, when high temperatures in Riverton and most of Fremont ... [more]

Chilly runners highlight Help for Health event

Nov 11, 2012 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Help for Health Hospice Home in Riverton held its annual Round-Up for Remembrance 5K Walk/Run Saturday morning.
Families, community members and staff ... [more]

Students pay tribute to veterans

Nov 11, 2012 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Pavillion's Wind River middle school and high school held their second annual Veterans Day program Thursday, Nov. 8, to commemorate U.S. veterans and victims ... [more]

Trial starts Tuesday for man whose truck hit sixth-grader

Nov 11, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Trial starts Tuesday for the Lander man charged with being the driver who struck and killed an 11-year-old girl exiting a school bus at her home last ... [more]

Man who captured and assaulted teen gets 40 years to life

Nov 11, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  A judge sentenced a Riverton man to 40 years to life in prison for second-degree attempted murder of a girl in the fall of 2011.
George William Lucas, 47, was ... [more]

Dubois takes state title in 6-man football

Nov 9, 2012 - Staff:  Photo by Bruce ... [more]

Fifth-graders make their own life masks

Nov 9, 2012 - Staff:  Cassie Liedy applied plaster strips to daughter Nevaeh's face as the two made a life mask during the annual fifth-grade art project in Nancy Kindle's art class ... [more]

RMS hoops seasons open

Nov 9, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Riverton Middle School eighth-grade boys A basketball team has jumped out to an early 4-0 record to begin the 2012 season.
The RMS eighth-grade B team is ... [more]

Today

Nov 9, 2012 - Staff:  Births
SANKEY

A son was born to Sharon Felter and George Sankey Sr., of Ethete, at 7:43 p.m. Oct. 7, 2012, at Lander Regional Hospital. He weighed 7 ... [more]

Religion wasn't much of a factor in the presidential race

Nov 9, 2012 - Staff:  Even before primary election voting began nearly a year ago, media coverage of the presidential campaign was emphasizing religion and the role it plays in the ... [more]

Florence R. (Calvert) Holden

Nov 9, 2012 - Staff:  Florence R. (Calvert) Holden died Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, at her home. She was 74 years old.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at Hudson's Funeral ... [more]

Thomas 'Tommy' Durgin

Nov 9, 2012 - Staff:  Thomas "Tommy" Durgin, of St. Stephens, died Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, at the Help for Health Hospice Home in Riverton. He was 54 years old.
Services will be at ... [more]

Mahoney, Wilson to marry

Nov 9, 2012 - Staff:  Michael and Diana Mahoney of Riverton are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Marci Ann Mahoney of Lafayette, Ind., to Gerran Wayne Wilson of ... [more]

Arrington, Martin to wed Nov. 17

Nov 9, 2012 - Staff:  Cheryl and Lee Arrington of Pavillion are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Kallie Dawn Arrington of Clearfield, Utah, to Devin West Martin ... [more]

CWC teams fare well at speech meet

Nov 9, 2012 - From staff reports:  Central Wyoming College speech and debate teams, coached by new forensics director Josh House, had success at a recent tournament at Colorado College.
"It was ... [more]

Carlson earns 25-year service award

Nov 9, 2012 - From staff reports:  Shelby Carlson of Greybull has earned a 25-year service award with the Wyoming Department of Transportation.
Carlson has served as WyDOT District 5 Engineer ... [more]

Wind River Roundup earns rodeo award

Nov 9, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Wind River Roundup PRCA Rodeo Committee has earned the Mountain States Circuit Finals Small Rodeo of the Year award for 2012.
John Campbell, chair of the ... [more]

Peering over the cliff

Nov 9, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  With Obama re-elected, Republicans must find a new focus for the next four years

Campaigning for an election can be habit forming. Once the long, ... [more]

Latino clout obvious in election outcome

Nov 9, 2012 - MCT:  WASHINGTON -- The outsized role that Latino voters played in securing victories for President Barack Obama and Democratic Senate candidates has energized the ... [more]

Government should not promote Satan

Nov 9, 2012 - Keith A. Blankenship, Kinnear:  Editor:
In newspapers in Wyoming I read that the atheists and others plan to ask all state legislators in the United States of America to separate religion ... [more]

Digest

Nov 9, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Lawmakers hear Hill
CHEYENNE -- An interim legislative committee is delving into proposed position changes at the Wyoming Department of Education.
The ... [more]

Montana might reduce elk to curb brucellosis

Nov 9, 2012 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- A broad plan to protect against animal disease around Yellowstone National Park by targeting infected elk herds gained initial approval ... [more]

State weighs Medicaid options

Nov 9, 2012 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A top Wyoming lawmaker says he believes the state should opt out of expanding its Medicaid program, a key component of the federal Affordable Care ... [more]

Gary Small & the Coyote Bros. to play at Riverton Branch Library

Nov 9, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Branch Library is hosting the Native American music group Gary Small & the Coyote Bros. on Saturday, Nov. 10.
The show will begin at 7 p.m. in ... [more]