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Former Rustler earns Tom Trehearne Memorial Buckle

Sep 7, 2012 - From staff reports:  The 2012 Wind River Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association Rodeo Roundup in Riverton recognized professional cowboy Seth Glause, Cheyenne resident and former ... [more]

County Angus breeders recognized in 2012 evaluation report

Sep 7, 2012 - From staff reports:  Fremont County Angus breeders were recently recognized for their bulls listed in the 2012 Fall Sire Evaluation Report published by the American Angus ... [more]

Prudential Spirit of Community Awards looking for star volunteers

Sep 7, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program has started its search for Wyoming's top youth volunteers of 2013.
Now through Nov. 6, Wyoming students ... [more]

Chelsea Friday

Sep 7, 2012 - Staff:  Chelsea Friday died Monday, Sept. 3, 2012. She was 22 years old.
Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 10, at Blue Sky Hall with the Catholic ... [more]

Today

Sep 7, 2012 - Staff:  Births
THAYER-JONES

A son was born to Codi Thayer-Jones, of Riverton, at 10:52 p.m. June 12, 2012, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 8 pounds, ... [more]

Rustlers win first match in Arizona

Sep 7, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  A trip to Scottsdale, Ariz., didn't stop Central Wyoming College volleyball from reaching into the victory column Thursday against Central Arizona.
The ... [more]

RHS to host Rock Springs

Sep 7, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Riverton returns to Wolverine Gym to host its Class 4-A West conference home opening volleyball match Saturday as Rock Springs comes to town. Game time for the ... [more]

SHS holds off Cougars, 13-9

Sep 7, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  SHOSHONI -- Under rare rainy skies, the Shoshoni Wranglers edged the Wind River Cougars 13-9 in one of the better games played between the two rivals in their ... [more]

Lady Blue spikers collect victory over WRHS

Sep 7, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Shoshoni High School stumbled in the second set Thursday when Wind River pulled out a 25-23 victory to even the match score at 1-1.
The Lady Blue won the ... [more]

Veterans group conducts flag replacement ceremony

Sep 7, 2012 - Staff:  The flag folding team of the Veterans Assistance Group conducted a flag replacement ceremony Aug. 23 at the Reach Foundation. The Veterans Assistance Group is ... [more]

Day care flap flares again; no motion to reconsider vote

Sep 6, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Day care owner Jennifer Person asked Riverton City Council members Tuesday to reconsider her day care license that was denied Aug. 21.
"I would like to thank ... [more]

Second body recovered from dam

Sep 6, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Search and rescue crews recovered the body of 18-year-old Theron Quiver, of Ethete, from Washakie Dam at about 6 p.m. Wednesday.
Quiver was one of two people ... [more]

Alpine Lake Fire flames now visible

Sep 6, 2012 - From staff reports:  Flames from the Alpine Lake Fire above Fort Washakie are now visible along the front of the Wind River Range in the area of Bull Lake Reservoir, according to ... [more]

RHS goal: Every senior applies for college admission

Sep 6, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Aaron Taylor's goal this year at Riverton High School is to ensure that every graduating senior fills out an application for continuing education after ... [more]

Museum board member quits after dismissal of Lander director

Sep 6, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Commission met behind closed doors to discuss last week's termination of Pioneer Museum director Carol Thiesse.
Following the 30-minute ... [more]

West Nile rate lower in state than nationally

Sep 6, 2012 - By Becky Orr, MCT News Service:  CHEYENNE -- Although a record number of West Nile virus cases has been reported nationwide, Wyoming's numbers are low.
As of Wednesday, the U.S. Centers for ... [more]

Ponzi schemer sentenced; had victims in Wyoming

Sep 6, 2012 - The Associated Press:  SANTA FE, N.M. -- A federal judge Wednesday sentenced Ponzi schemer Doug Vaughan to 12 years in prison, saying the disgraced real estate executive's scheme that ... [more]

Digest

Sep 6, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Man sentenced in kidnapping
CASPER -- A man convicted of kidnapping a Wyoming woman and forcing her to drive him to Montana has been sentenced to 31 to ... [more]

Parasite cited for deaths of fish in Snake River

Sep 6, 2012 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Biologists blame a parasite for killing dozens of fish in the Snake River and some of its tributaries in eastern Idaho.
The dead fish are mountain ... [more]

Trotting out Bill Clinton

Sep 6, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  The former president still has "it," as he proved Wednesday at the convention

If you ever have a cause that you believe in, or an office that you ... [more]

Tribute to 'Slick' was appreciated, touching

Sep 6, 2012 - Victoria East, Riverton:  Editor:
I thank you for the tribute editorial for M.J. Schlichemmayer. The "eulogy" in the paper was touching, and I liked his last column. Many years ago he ... [more]

Is writing a column a job?

Sep 6, 2012 - By Betty Starks Case:  I'm starting this column on Labor Day -- a non-working day for most folks.
We did our holiday excursion to Boysen Park yesterday, and we're so glad we did. ... [more]

Compromise? That's some other guy's problem, right?

Sep 6, 2012 - The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- It's a fact of life in Washington that what one party considers a principled stand, the opposition considers pigheadedness. Compromise? That's the ... [more]

Cook brings Ayurvedic meals to Riverton

Sep 6, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Delicious aromas from the Wind River Mercantile kitchen mean Amanda Bebout is cooking up new offerings for the tea room's menu.
Bebout, 25, has studied ... [more]

Cenex rewards Kinnear couple with free tank of gas

Sep 6, 2012 - From staff reports:  Energy business Cenex has rewarded Fred and Beverly Ballard, of Kinnear, with free gasoline from Tanks of Thanks, a program that recognizes people for helping ... [more]

Navigating the confusing world of state, federal business forms

Sep 6, 2012 - From staff reports:  Question -- "Where do I purchase state and federal forms to start my business?"
-- Andy, Dubois
Answer -- How many times do new business owners ... [more]

Wyoming exports up in 2012

Sep 6, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- Wyoming exports of soda ash, energy, equipment and other merchandise to customers overseas rose 24 percent in the first half of this year compared to ... [more]

State ranked third best for business climate

Sep 6, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming is being recognized again as one of the best places in the United States to do business.
The state is ranked third in Pollina's 2012 ... [more]

Mary Lucille Willow

Sep 6, 2012 - Staff:  Mary L. Willow died Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012, at her home following a lengthy illness. She was 83 years old.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, ... [more]

Today

Sep 6, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
SCOTT

Carol M. Scott, 71, formerly of Lander, died Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012, at her residence in McAllen, Texas. Private memorial services will ... [more]