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Visitor who went 'overboard' over butt crack ought to stay in Texas

Aug 9, 2012 - Roger Forrest, Riverton:  Editor:
I would like to know who this Kelly Barber from Huntsville, Texas, thinks he (or she) is in writing a letter to the editor trashing the whole ... [more]

Our own gold-medal moment

Aug 9, 2012 - By Betty Starks Case:  Parade crowd appreciated our seven-decade union

Last weekend was called "A golden weekend" for the American Olympians in London.
I'm sure the ... [more]

'Blade runner' case is only the beginning

Aug 9, 2012 - By Harvey Shapiro and Chris Waddell, For MCT News Service:  Oscar Pistorius, the double-amputee South African "Blade Runner," made an unprecedented Olympic debut Saturday in the 400-meter qualifying heats. The starter's ... [more]

Hundreds get in line for McDonalds grand opening

Aug 9, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  The restaurant offered free food for a year to the first 100 people who ordered a Big Mac.

On the western side of Riverton on Wednesday afternoon, ... [more]

New executive director named for Wyoming PBS Foundation

Aug 9, 2012 - From staff reports:  With a focus on underwriting, fundraising and major gifts, Lee Haines, of Cody, has accepted the position of Executive Director for the Wyoming PBS Foundation. ... [more]

Today

Aug 9, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
BEHAN

Patricia Sitting Eagle Behan, 81, of Thermopolis, died Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012, in Worland at the Washakie Medical Center. A rosary will ... [more]

Richard D. Bebout

Aug 9, 2012 - Staff:  Richard D. Bebout, 75, of Riverton, died Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012, at his home after a 12-year battle with cancer.
A rosary will be at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10, ... [more]

Patricia Sitting Eagle Behan

Aug 9, 2012 - Staff:  Patricia Sitting Eagle Behan, 81, of Thermopolis, died Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012, in Worland at the Washakie Medical Center.
A rosary will be at 7 p.m. ... [more]

Emma Marie Overholt

Aug 9, 2012 - Staff:  Emma Marie Overholt, 83, of Riverton, died Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012, in Billings, Mont., at the Acu-Health Hospital of Montana.
Memorial services will be at 10 ... [more]

Sixth-grader top local finisher in Sunday's motocross competition

Aug 8, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Kyler Green paced Riverton motocross riders with three victories Sunday in a High Plains Motocross Association race.
The sixth-grader won the supermini, 65 A, ... [more]

RHS soph ranks among best riders in Wyoming

Aug 8, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Reece Prosser loves the thrill of motocross riding.
He enjoys getting into the air on the jumps while he is going around the track on his motocross bike.
His ... [more]

Hill ready for first full week as activities director at RHS

Aug 8, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  It didn't take long for Riverton High School activities director Jeremy Hill to get busy after getting to Riverton over the weekend to begin his new job.
On ... [more]

Football officials clinic set for Riverton

Aug 8, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming High School Activities Association has scheduled two high school football rules clinics in Riverton on Thursday, Aug. 9, and Wednesday, Aug. 15. ... [more]

Council OKs day cares in residential zone A with 4-3 vote

Aug 8, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council has passed on second reading an ordinance that would allow family childcare homes for up to 10 children in residential zone A.
The ... [more]

1 percent tax ballot question amended

Aug 8, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County commissioners want to eliminate confusion about when the 1 percent sales tax question would face voter renewal if passed. The item will appear ... [more]

Chicken thieves make off with fowl used for therapy exhibit at fair

Aug 8, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Fowl play at the 2012 Fremont County Fair has seven chickens missing.
Wind River Healthcare director Feike Van Dijk said the health care center's exhibit ... [more]

Experienced Christensen seeks second term on county commission

Aug 8, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Commission District 2 incumbent Dennis Christensen is touting his experience in office, including serving on the Central Wyoming College board, ... [more]

Mead opens WR Native American Conference

Aug 8, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  It's been nearly a decade since the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Wyoming started hosting its annual Wind River Native American Conference, and ... [more]

Fast-track wind farm awaits permits

Aug 8, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Federal agencies aim to have their permit and review decisions for a wind farm development in southern Wyoming complete by October 2014.
President ... [more]

Mead to EPA: Let the states regulate haze in atmosphere

Aug 8, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead is telling federal regulators that the state should take the lead in regulating regional haze.
Mead recently wrote to the ... [more]

Delaware sends another fire crew to West

Aug 8, 2012 - The Associated Press:  DOVER, Del. -- Having already sent firefighters to Wyoming once this summer, the Delaware Forest Service for the second time this summer is sending a crew to ... [more]

Digest

Aug 8, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Another injury at Sinclair site
RAWLINS -- Another person has been injured after an emergency at the Sinclair Oil Corp.'s refinery near Rawlins.
A man ... [more]

Thou in the Dow

Aug 8, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  A year ago today, American stock markets were in a frightening position. On Aug. 8, 2011, one of the three big credit rating agencies, Standard & Poors, had ... [more]

Temple shootings thrust 'hate rock' into wide view

Aug 8, 2012 - MCT News Service:  LOS ANGELES -- The guitar riffs come from punk rock, the lyrics from fascist ideology. Bands stake their territory with names like Aryan Rebels and Definite ... [more]

'God's angels' provided fine care for beloved family member

Aug 8, 2012 - Mary Joe Quayle and the Quayle family, Riverton:  Editor:
End of life care is a vital concern for families who have a beloved member in need of it. When it is no longer possible to care for the person at ... [more]

Author to meet readers, sign books Thursday in Riverton

Aug 8, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Author Robert Greer said the inspiration for his latest book, "Astride a Pink Horse," is simple.
"It all started with a deactivated missile silo," ... [more]

Joseph William Nelson

Aug 8, 2012 - Staff:  Joseph William Nelson died Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, at his home.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 9, at Hudson Funeral Home in Lander. A reception ... [more]

Today

Aug 8, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
BEBOUT

Richard "Dick" Bebout 75, of Riverton, died Sunday, Aug. 5, at his home after a 12-year battle with cancer. Services will be at 10 ... [more]

Wolverine Field stadium expands seating

Aug 8, 2012 - Staff:  The two giant 'R' sections of red seating at Wolverine Field are ... [more]

Wildfire burns roughly 528 acres near Jeffrey City

Aug 8, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Authorities say a wildfire near Jeffrey City that started by lightning Monday has scorched an estimated 528 acres and is about 50 percent contained.
The fire, ... [more]