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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]

With evidence in hand, UW too slow to punish Christensen

Oct 23, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  When I was in grade school, my dad had configured a cool radio for me to listen to. It wasn't new, but it had two fold-out speakers, and the thing could pull ... [more]

State Treasurer finalists picked in Riverton

Oct 23, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Gov. Matt Mead will name Joe Meyer's replacement by Friday.

Wyoming's Republican Party State Central Committee met in Riverton on Monday to select ... [more]

State revenue forecast improves, but budget cuts still anticipated

Oct 23, 2012 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead says he's still requiring state agencies to prepare for 8-percent budget cuts even though the latest state revenue ... [more]

General fires up military science students at WRHS

Oct 23, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  It is not every day that a military general visits Pavilion, but on Monday, Brig. Gen. Steve Mount of the Wyoming National Guard gave advice to a Wind River ... [more]

'Obamacare' helps to lower CWC staff health premiums

Oct 23, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College employees will see a 4.5 percent decrease in monthly health insurance rates in 2013 partly because of the federal Affordable Care ... [more]

Health Science Center construction continues

Oct 23, 2012 - Staff:  A construction worker brushed sealer onto insulation from a lift Tuesday before masons laid the brick facade on the Health Science Center at Central Wyoming ... [more]

Energy and eagles to be studied

Oct 23, 2012 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- It's well understood that pronghorn, mule deer and sage grouse have an aversion to natural gas infrastructure.
For birds of prey such as bald ... [more]

Wyoming recognized for high organ donor rate

Oct 23, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming is one of the top states when it comes to the percentage of residents who sign up to become organ donors.
Nearly 60 percent of Wyoming ... [more]

KKK material left in Gillette neighborhoods

Oct 23, 2012 - The Associated Press:  GILLETTE -- Some residents in Gillette found more than a Sunday newspaper in front of their homes over the weekend.
A 32-year-old man called police around 6 ... [more]

Digest

Oct 23, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Montana man killed in I-25 wreck
BAR NUNN -- The driver killed in a crash on Interstate 25 north of Bar Nunn on Saturday was a 27-year-old man from ... [more]