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Washakie would want good a life and future for his people

Oct 25, 2012 - Diana Mitchell, Riverton:  Editor:
Chief Washakie was the only chief in history who chose his reservation. Washakie chose the area of Wind River, but his hunting range was over wide ... [more]

Riverton resident earns Master Hearth Professional certification

Oct 25, 2012 - From staff reports:  Leonard Kosirog of Porter's Mountain View Supply in Riverton has successfully completed the requirements to be a National Fireplace Institute specialist in all ... [more]

WRTA ridership up 50 percent

Oct 25, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  An advertising initiative spurred an increase in the number of students riding buses.

The Wind River Transit Authority bus line that serves Fremont ... [more]

Carl L. Johnson

Oct 25, 2012 - Staff:  Carl L. Johnson died Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012, at his residence on Paradise Valley Road. He was 66 years old.
His wishes were to be cremated with no ... [more]

Canada geese head south

Oct 25, 2012 - Staff:  A flock of Canada geese lifted off from a field in west Riverton. Geese are assembling for migration this month as fall weather ... [more]

RHS choir performs fall concert

Oct 25, 2012 - Staff:  Part of the 26-member Riverton High School concert choir raised their voices in song during the fall concert Tuesday in the Robert A. Peck Arts Center Theater. ... [more]

Today

Oct 25, 2012 - Staff:  Births
NEWBOLD

A son was born to Holly and Ed Newbold, of Lander, at 12:48 a.m. Sept. 20, 2012, at Lander Regional Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 13 ... [more]

RHS hosts Cody on Friday to open football playoffs

Oct 25, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Earlier this season, the Riverton Wolverines football team was looking for a spark after dropping its first two games of the year. One was a gut-wrenching, ... [more]

Shoshoni rides bus to Yoder for 1-A playoff first-rounder

Oct 25, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Friday's game is a rematch of last year's playoff opener won by Southeast Goshen.

Only a single common opponent sits between the Shoshoni Wranglers ... [more]

Condie still on leave at CWC

Oct 25, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Head coach Curtis Condie remains on leave from the Central Wyoming College men's basketball team.
Condie was placed on leave Wednesday, Oct. 10. The leave ... [more]

Shoshoni carries top seed into 2-A state VB tourney

Oct 24, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Dubois Rams are seeded fourth in the Class 1-A bracket.

The march for Shoshoni High School toward the Class 2-A state volleyball title starts ... [more]

State OKs bigger school when Fort Washakie builds

Oct 24, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The SFD action included upping square footage of the new Fort Washakie facility, approving an additional $13 million in construction
funds, and another ... [more]

Past councilman takes on incumbent for city council Ward 2 position

Oct 24, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Both candidates running for the Riverton City Council's open Ward 2 position are proud of the work they have been part of during their time on the ... [more]

New schedule opens transfer stations same day of week

Oct 24, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  A newly approved schedule allows each of the county's seven trash transfer stations to have operation hours on one set day each week. 
"It's clean, it's easy ... [more]

High court hears term limits case

Oct 24, 2012 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  Wyoming's term limits law should be scrubbed because it deprives Secretary of State Max Maxfield of his right to seek a third term, his lawyer told the state ... [more]

Treasurer finalist censured by state supreme court

Oct 24, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- One of three finalists recommended by the Wyoming Republican Party to succeed former state Treasurer Joe Meyer was censured by the state Supreme ... [more]

Digest

Oct 24, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Uranium mine clears last hurdle
The state Department of Environmental Quality has approved a deep disposal well permit for a northeast Wyoming uranium ... [more]

1 percent tax might or might not be used as described

Oct 24, 2012 - Larry Bauman, Riverton:  Editor:
It is interesting on all the talk (Ranger, Oct. 18), about the proposed 1 percent sales tax being used for streets and road repairs in county and ... [more]

Round three

Oct 24, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  The final presidential debate competed for attention with Monday Night Football

The third of three presidential debates has come and gone, leaving ... [more]

Obama, Romney differ on social issues

Oct 24, 2012 - By Anita Kumar, McClatchy Newspapers:  WASHINGTON -- The economy still may dominate the nation's priority list, but a nation divided in its values continues to passionately debate social issues: ... [more]

Milton Henry Harris Jr.

Oct 24, 2012 - Staff:  Milton Henry Harris Jr., formerly of Riverton, died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012, at his home in Layton, Utah. He was 63 years old.
Graveside services will be at 2 ... [more]

Linda King

Oct 24, 2012 - Staff:  Linda King, of Riverton, died Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012, at Help for Health Hospice Home. She was 57 years old.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, ... [more]

Today

Oct 24, 2012 - Staff:  Births
MEJORADO

A son was born to Mariquin and Jeremy Mejorado, of Riverton, at 1:12 p.m. Sept. 1, 2012, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 6 ... [more]

Good outcome overall in District 25 on AYP; some schools listed

Oct 24, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Department of Education released its final Adequate Yearly Progress results for 2012 last week after completing a quality assurance check on the ... [more]

Chronic wasting disease area expanded to deer hunt area 132

Oct 24, 2012 - From staff reports:  Chronic wasting disease (CWD), a fatal neurological disease of deer, elk, and moose, has been discovered in deer hunt area 132.
Green River Wildlife ... [more]

Enchanted Entertainers put on spooky show

Oct 24, 2012 - Staff:  The Enchanted Entertainers presented their annual Halloween program to area school children at the Riverton Branch Library on Tuesday and Wednesday. Above, ... [more]

Riverton girls set for state 4-A swim meet in Gillette

Oct 24, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Because high school swimmers can swim in just two individual events at state, Jordan Settlemire will enter the 100-yard butterfly and the 200-yard ... [more]

Rustlers get big win at home vs. Casper College T-Birds

Oct 24, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Central Wyoming College delivered its most critical victory of the volleyball season Tuesday night in a four-set win over Casper College at Rustler Gym.
The ... [more]

Thompson 12th at state cross country

Oct 23, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Olivia Thompson placed 12th for Riverton High School at the cross country state meet Saturday in Douglas in a difficult Class 4-A girls field.
The sophomore, ... [more]

With perfect regular year done, Dubois set for 6-man grid playoffs

Oct 23, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Dubois concluded a perfect regular season with an 85-32 blowout of long-distance rival Guernsey-Sunrise and now prepares to host the first two round of playoff ... [more]