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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]

Digest

Oct 3, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Four wolves killed so far
The quota for this year's first Wyoming wolf hunt is 52 wolves out of an estimated 328 in Wyoming, and hunters had killed ... [more]

Parks closed at sundown

Oct 3, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  It's a big step in response to a big problem, and it deserves a chance

Citizens often appear to presume that public officials have a magic wand. If ... [more]

See the Orionid meteors this month

Oct 3, 2012 - By Carl Manning:  Yes, it is October, the month of those beautiful autumn leaves and cool, crisp mornings. Time for getting ready for winter.
October is the month for putting ... [more]

As debates begin, plenty of questions need answers

Oct 3, 2012 - By The Miami Herald:  Watch enough campaign rallies and listen to enough of those my-opponent-stinks commercials and you could come away convinced that the country is hopelessly ... [more]

Here's a case of government working the way it ought to

Oct 3, 2012 - Jack Schmidt, Riverton:  Editor:
In the six decades that I have participated in livestock production and marketing I have done my share and more of complaining about the government ... [more]

Norma J. Schiver Laird

Oct 3, 2012 - Staff:  Norma J. Schiver Laird died Monday, Oct. 1, 2012. She was 84 years old.
A visitation will be 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, in the Chapel of Mount Hope, ... [more]

Shannon Brockie

Oct 3, 2012 - Staff:  Shannon Brockie died Monday, Sept. 27, 2012, in Riverton.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, at the Kuper Memorial Cemetery in Chinook, Mont. A ... [more]

Bervadon L. Mitchell

Oct 3, 2012 - Staff:  Bervadon L. Mitchell died Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012, in Casper. She was 81 years old.
A celebration of life will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at Davis ... [more]

Wyoming group loses first ruling in FEC suit

Oct 3, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- A federal judge has denied a preliminary injunction in a lawsuit filed by a Wyoming grassroots group challenging Federal Election Commission ... [more]

Today

Oct 3, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
BROCKIE

Shannon Brockie died Monday, Sept. 27, in Riverton. Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, at the Kuper Memorial Cemetery in ... [more]

Riverton census figure was wrong

Oct 2, 2012 - By Steve Peck, Publisher:  Riverton's 2010 population was bigger than reported initially by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Ahead of its first estimate of the populations of Wyoming cities, ... [more]

Schools, county join effort to keep misdemeanor juvenile offenders in school

Oct 2, 2012 - By Christina George and Katie Roenigk, Staff Writers:  The Fremont County Attorney's Office and other local agencies are teaming up with area school districts to offer educational services for juveniles arrested ... [more]

4,300 miles on pedal power is goal of Canadian cyclist as she heads to Nicaragua

Oct 2, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  When Stephanie Solverson pedaled her bike into Riverton on Thursday, Sept. 27, she was already two weeks into a months-long trip from Calgary, Alberta, Canada, ... [more]

High court won't hear challenge to roadless rule

Oct 2, 2012 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  Fremont County has about 50 square miles of land under the strictest regulation against road construction.

CHEYENNE -- Environmental groups hailed the ... [more]

Digest

Oct 2, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Meyer among UW honorees
LARAMIE -- State Treasurer Joe Meyer is among three University of Wyoming graduates who will receive distinguished alumni awards ... [more]

UW might keep presidential finalists secret until job filled

Oct 2, 2012 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees is considering a more confidential approach in how it searches for a new president.
In the past, UW has ... [more]

State part of wild horse roundup

Oct 2, 2012 - The Associated Press:  SALT LAKE CITY -- Wyoming is one of six states, where federal officials started rounding up thousands of wild horses and burros. The roundups will take place ... [more]