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Kale W. Clark

Jan 18, 2013 - Staff:  Kale W. "Superman" Clark, of Riverton, died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, at his home. He was 16 years old.
Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. ... [more]

Lewis 'Bud' Selley

Jan 18, 2013 - Staff:  Lewis "Bud" Selley died Saturday, Jan. 11, 2013, at Help for Health Hospice in Riverton. He was 86 years old.
A get together will be 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. ... [more]

Bill to fund roads with severance tax on hold

Jan 18, 2013 - McClatchy Newspapers:  CHEYENNE -- A bill that would use some of the state's severance tax money to help fix highways and roads in Wyoming is on hold.
The Senate Revenue ... [more]


Jan 18, 2013 - From staff reports:  Residents make UW honor roll
The University of Wyoming lists the following students from Fremont County on the 2012 fall semester president's honor ... [more]

Mahoney, Wilson wed Dec. 16

Jan 18, 2013 - From staff reports:  Marci Mahoney and Gerran Wilson, both of Delphi, Ind., married Dec. 16, 2012, in Puerto Rico. The couple had their reception on an Adventure of the Seas cruise ... [more]

Blumenshine named to fall semester dean's list

Jan 18, 2013 - From staff reports:  Dr. Gary Watts, vice president for academic affairs at Jamestown College, Jamestown, N.D., announces 245 students have been named to the dean's list for the ... [more]

RMS students put scientific method to work

Jan 18, 2013 - From staff reports:  Winners of the science fair's first round will advance to the West Regional Science Fair on Jan. 28 at Central Wyoming College.

Riverton Middle ... [more]

Gun initiative bets the most on new background checks

Jan 18, 2013 - By David Lauter and Melanie Mason, MCT Washington Bureau:  A less-ambitious effort to strengthen the background check system passed the Senate in 1999, after the shooting at Columbine High School in Colorado, but ... [more]

Legislation on superintendent is 'thug politics'

Jan 18, 2013 - Christopher G. Adamo, Wheatland:  Editor:
Americans who love their country and its constitution are appalled by the manner in which Barack Obama regularly exceeds his constitutional authority. ... [more]

School bus practices ought to be reworked

Jan 18, 2013 - Allison Reyno, Riverton:  Editor:
It was a tragedy that a child was killed getting off a school bus in Fremont County and that we had to just recently go through a trial to try and get ... [more]


Jan 18, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  The 'Hill bill' flies in the face of what most legislators claim to believe

One of the oddest aspects of the steam-rolling show in the Wyoming ... [more]


Jan 18, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Senate hears dropout law
CHEYENNE -- A bill requiring students to stay in school until they're 18 or finish their senior year is advancing at the ... [more]

Students at UW push for state action on trafficking

Jan 18, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Three words -- the first three -- stand out on a petition a University of Wyoming student group has circulated since late last year in hopes of ... [more]

Senate bill would end life without parole sentences

Jan 18, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Under a bill proposed Thursday, Wyoming would no longer have a prison sentence of life without parole -- a punishment currently reserved for ... [more]

County passes on District 25's modular building

Jan 18, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Commissioners had expressed interest in using the building as a day reporting center for the new juvenile detention alternatives initiative.

The ... [more]

I have learned some major lessons, says paralyzed adventurer

Jan 18, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Though he has been confined to a wheelchair since 1994 when a motorcycle accident left him paralyzed, Clay Egan says he does not feel handicapped.
"I've ... [more]

Death at high school under investigation

Jan 18, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  County officials are investigating the death of George Watts, 59, of Riverton, who was found unconscious Wednesday evening after being involved in a ... [more]

Gasoline tax increase gets House approval

Jan 18, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A proposal to raise Wyoming fuel taxes by a dime a gallon has cleared its final vote in the state House of Representatives.
The House on Friday ... [more]

Education leaders eye concealed gun bill with concern

Jan 18, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Administrators at Central Wyoming College are wary of a bill that would allow people to carry concealed weapons on campus.
House Bill 105 states that anyone ... [more]

RHS golfer Nirider to signs to play college golf at Eastern Wyoming

Jan 18, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Aaron Nirider will continue his golf career in the fall at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington.
The Riverton High School senior made it official Thursday ... [more]

University of Wyoming hosts No. 15 San Diego State

Jan 18, 2013 - From staff reports:  The University of Wyoming men's basketball team hosts its second ranked foe of the season on Saturday when the Cowboys square off with No. 15/14 San Diego ... [more]

Martinez shouldn't play another minute this season

Jan 18, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  University of Wyoming men's basketball coach Larry Shyatt probably is surprised senior Luke Martinez is his biggest headache right now.
Martinez entered the ... [more]

Wolverine hoops teams hit road for Rock Springs

Jan 18, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Game time for the girls is 2 p.m. Saturday, with the boys to follow.

One way to look at Riverton's boys and girls basketball trip to Rock Springs on ... [more]

Riverton students rehearse for MCT show

Jan 17, 2013 - Staff:  Pupils from Fremont County School District 25 were busy rehearsing their parts for the Missoula Children's Theater production of "The Pied Piper" to be ... [more]

RHS swimmers end road trip with win over Casper Natrona

Jan 17, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton High School boys swim team swept all individual events and all three relays in a quick dual meet with Casper Natrona Tuesday at the Riverton ... [more]

Inside play lifts Cowgirls past Fresno State 78-71

Jan 17, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Some are just as much of a battle, but huge in early Mountain West Conference women's basketball action.
The University of Wyoming defended its home court by ... [more]

A low point for Cowboys in 49-36 loss at Fresno State

Jan 17, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Good defense has often bailed out the University of Wyoming men's basketball team when its offense wasn't making shots.
Not Wednesday night at Fresno ... [more]

CWC women still winless in Region IX

Jan 17, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Central Wyoming College remained winless in the Region IX women's basketball conference after suffering a 61-52 loss Wednesday night at nationally ranked ... [more]

Big road victory Wednesday for Rustlers in Gillette

Jan 17, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Central Wyoming College collected a pivotal 64-56 Region IX men's basketball road victory Wednesday night at Gillette College.
The CWC Rustlers are 4-1 in ... [more]

Wranglers climb to No. 5 state rank in Class 2-A wrestling

Jan 17, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Shoshoni High School wrestling coach Tony Truempler is in awe of the No. 5 ranking his team has in Class 2-A.
His Wranglers climbed into the position after ... [more]