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RMS takes steps to up AYP results

Oct 4, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Though her school has struggled to meet Adequate Yearly Progress requirements, Riverton Middle School principal Cheryl Mowry said student learning at RMS has ... [more]

Police look into found plane piece

Oct 4, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Sheriff's Office is investigating an airplane tail section found Wednesday in the Willow Creek drainage area near Jeffrey City.
Sheriff's ... [more]

Deputies cite Riverton men for littering

Oct 4, 2012 - From staff reports:  Two Riverton residents were cited Tuesday for illegally dumping litter on Bushwacker Road near the trash transfer station that serves Shoshoni-area ... [more]

County, tribes struggle with new trash contract

Oct 4, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The current agreement is set to expire Dec. 14 and will put waste management in question for reservation areas.

The Fremont County Solid Waste ... [more]

'Name the Tribble' contest marks archives observance

Oct 4, 2012 - The Associated Press:  The reference is to the tiny, furry creatures from a memorable episode of the old "Star Trek" television series in 1967.

CHEYENNE -- Anybody who ... [more]

BLM releases preferred route for major power line

Oct 4, 2012 - The Associated Press:  TWIN FALLS, Idaho -- The federal Bureau of Land Management has chosen a preferred route for a 1,100-mile high-voltage transmission line expected to run through ... [more]

Digest

Oct 4, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Hit-and-run suspect sought
CHEYENNE -- Police are looking for a driver who hit a 12-year-old girl crossing the street in Cheyenne.
The girl was struck ... [more]

State gets low mark on efficient energy record

Oct 4, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A study ranks Wyoming among the least energy-efficient states in the nation.
The study by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy ... [more]

Wolverine Field

Oct 4, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  There can be no doubt now that the new facility has fully 'arrived'

Riverton High School sewed up a successful Homecoming week Saturday with the ... [more]

Hearing will cover needed improvements in work safety

Oct 4, 2012 - Dan Neal, Casper:  Editor:
Fire is always a risk in the production and processing of fossil fuels.
The Wyoming Occupational Safety and Health Commission recently proposed ... [more]

I think trees are part human

Oct 4, 2012 - By Betty Starks Case:  And science says I just might be right

Leaves. They're everywhere and every color these autumn days, hanging like bright red afghans on fences, ... [more]

Lawmakers divided on counterterror initiative

Oct 4, 2012 - By Eileen Sullivan and Matt Apuzzo, The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- Stinging criticism from Congress about a counterterrorism effort that improperly collected information about innocent Americans is turning up the ... [more]

Hospitals brainstorm ways to improve

Oct 4, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  Teams from both Lander Regional and Riverton Memorial hospitals are working through the next couple of months to perform joint strategic planning.
Fifteen ... [more]

Jeanette A. Storm

Oct 4, 2012 - Staff:  Jeanette A. Storm died Monday, Sept. 24, 2012, at the Wind River Health Care Center in Riverton. She was 96 years old.
There will be private family services. ... [more]

Today

Oct 4, 2012 - Staff:  Community calendar
OCT. 6
Cowboy Day 5K/10K Run/Walk
is at 9 a.m. at the Shoshoni Recreation District building, 97 S. Maple St., Shoshoni. There is an ... [more]

Long road to Torrington awaits RHS football team

Oct 4, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Riverton is undefeated in the Class 3-A East conference.

Hoping to avoid a lapse in focus and discipline, the Riverton football Wolverines make the ... [more]

49ers end RJFL season on top

Oct 4, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Two second quarter touchdowns lifted the 49ers to a 12-0 victory over the Packers for the Riverton Junior Football League title Wednesday.
The league is for ... [more]

RHS spikers to play Evanston, Green River

Oct 4, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton volleyball players make their longest conference road trip of the season Friday and Saturday when they try to complete a Class 4-A West sweep ... [more]

City to host strong girls cross country field

Oct 4, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  For the last two years, the Riverton High School officials have had to call off the Berry Bryant/Kyle Johnson Memorial Invitational cross country race because ... [more]

CWC volleyball players introduced to crowd

Oct 4, 2012 - Staff:  Central Wyoming College women's volleyball players danced through a spotlight as they were introduced to the audience in Rustler gym ... [more]

Badminton at Rendezvous elementary

Oct 3, 2012 - Staff:  Rendezvous Elementary School fourth-grader Ethan Crowley returned the shuttlecock during Wednesday recess as he and his classmates played badminton near a ... [more]

Riverton pair takes top spots at Ethete cross country meet

Oct 3, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  RHS, Wyoming Indian and Lander Valley High School will all take part on Friday at the Berry Bryant/Kyle Johnson Memorial Invitational at the Wind River Golf ... [more]

Rustlers edged by Western Wyo. in battle of ranked VB programs

Oct 3, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Western Wyoming Community College outlasted Central Wyoming College in a five-set marathon Tuesday night in a battle of two nationally ranked junior college ... [more]

1 percent tax needed, leaders say

Oct 3, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  City administrator Steven Weaver sees the optional 1 percent sales tax on next month's general election ballot as an opportunity to protect the city's ... [more]

City makes sundown park closure official with Tuesday vote

Oct 3, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Riverton City Council passed its final vote Tuesday to close local parks after sundown every evening.
The new ordinance defines sundown as "those hours of ... [more]

Revenue at trash sites off 20 percent for August

Oct 3, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Revenue collected from the county's seven trash transfer stations saw a roughly 20 percent drop in August compared to the previous month.
A report provided to ... [more]

Riverton/Shoshoni school merger suggested

Oct 3, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  A motion to merge was defeated 3-2 by the Wyoming School Facilities Commission.

Wyoming is in a unique position when it comes to school construction. ... [more]

Private sector urged to get involved with issues on aging

Oct 3, 2012 - By Becky Orr, For The Associated Press:  Wyoming must prepare now for the impact of an aging population on state health-care availability and other services, analysts say.
The state's population is ... [more]

Mead noncommittal on higher fuel taxes

Oct 3, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead says it's appropriate to consider raising the state fuels tax to help fix and maintain roads but he's not convinced that a tax ... [more]

Two nominated for vacant House seat in Sheridan Co.

Oct 3, 2012 - The Associated Press:  SHERIDAN -- Sheridan County Republicans have selected two nominees to fill a vacant state House seat.
The precinct committee members nominated Kathy Coleman ... [more]