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Wyoming's advantage

Oct 19, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  No matter what direction the nation's energy path turns, we look pretty good

The 2012 presidential campaign has been enhanced and enlivened by the ... [more]

Latinos favor Obama heavily

Oct 19, 2012 - By Hector Becerra, MCT News Service:  LOS ANGELES -- The good news for President Barack Obama: Latino registered voters prefer him over Mitt Romney by more than a 3-to-1 ratio, and are increasingly ... [more]

Shelley is right person for House District 55

Oct 19, 2012 - Alice and Fred Nicol, Riverton:  Editor:
We are writing to express our support for Sherry Shelly as a candidate for House District 55. Sherry is a lifelong resident of Riverton who has always ... [more]

Pink Ribbon Race 5K set for Saturday

Oct 19, 2012 - Staff:  Community members are invited to the Pink Ribbon Race 5K Run/Walk fundraiser set for Saturday at Smith's Food and Drug, 1200 W. Main St.
Nicci Urbigkit, ... [more]

Group knits, crochets for charity

Oct 19, 2012 - Staff:  Volunteers have kept their hands busy this year, knitting and crocheting more than 500 items for county organizations and charities.
The C&K Volunteer Group ... [more]

Poetry Idol Auditions open to Fremont County poets

Oct 19, 2012 - From staff reports:  Local poets are invited to send one poem of 21 lines or less to Poetry Idol Auditions. The deadline for entering is Nov. 10.
Entries submitted may be written ... [more]

Amber and Trevor Davis celebrate one-year anniversary

Oct 19, 2012 - Staff:  Amber Vroman and Trevor Davis, both of Rock Springs, married Oct. 14, 2011, in Cocoa Beach, Fla.
The bride is the daughter of Bart and Cynthia Vroman, of ... [more]

Clifford R. Duran

Oct 19, 2012 - Staff:  Clifford R. Duran died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, at the Lander Valley Medical Center. He was 39 years old.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. ... [more]

Cecilia Duhring

Oct 19, 2012 - Staff:  Cecilia Duhring, formerly from Riverton, died Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, at St. Joseph's Villa in Salt Lake City. She was 86 years old.
Services will be at 2 ... [more]

Patricia A. Romine

Oct 19, 2012 - Staff:  Patricia A. Romine, formerly of Lander, died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, at the Johnson County Health Care Center in Buffalo. She was 87 years old.
Private ... [more]

Levi G. Clark

Oct 19, 2012 - Staff:  Levi G. Clark, of Riverton, died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, at the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. He was 23 years old.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, ... [more]

Angelina Ramona Shull

Oct 19, 2012 - Staff:  Angelina Ramona Shull, of Lander, died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. She was 77 years old.
Services were at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, ... [more]

Today

Oct 19, 2012 - Staff:  Births
LEMLEY

A son was born to Sally and Jeremy Lemley, of Riverton, at 10:41 p.m. Sept. 5, 2012, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 8 pounds, ... [more]

Rendezvous Elementary School puts on play

Oct 19, 2012 - Staff:  Rendezvous Elementary School fourth-graders Broden Mathes and Michael Milhouse stared into space during a humorous history test scene during the musical-comedy ... [more]

Better showing for CWC's Rustler men at LCCC rodeo

Oct 18, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Blaine Mathews and Stetson Jorgensen ended the fall rodeo season on a positive note for Central Wyoming College Sunday at the Laramie County Community College ... [more]

Riverton hosts Lander in conference finale Friday

Oct 18, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  It's not that Friday's Riverton - Lander game at Wolverine Field means anything officially. Both Class 3-A East teams have qualified for next week's high ... [more]

Scores will spark fireworks in Friday's game

Oct 18, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Spectators at Friday's Riverton High School football game will be treated to a fireworks display every time the Wolverines score against the Lander ... [more]

RHS draws Rock Springs to open VB regional

Oct 18, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Top seeds Evanston (9-1) and Casper Kelly Walsh (8-2) have received automatic state tournament berths and will play the two survivors from Friday's ... [more]

Judge rules convicted murderer got fair trial

Oct 18, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Gabriel Drennen is serving a life sentence for the 2010 shooting death of Leroy Hoster in a dispute.

A judge has concluded a Riverton man convicted ... [more]

2015 set as new completion date for Job Corps

Oct 18, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  County officials working to bring the Wind River Job Corps to Riverton received an updated timeline from the Department of Labor last month that indicates the ... [more]

County leaders address confusion regarding 1 percent tax

Oct 18, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  With election day less than a month away, county leaders have been working to clear up any confusion residents may feel about the proposed 1 percent sales tax ... [more]

Residents advised to avoid Airport Road on Friday

Oct 18, 2012 - Staff:  City officials have asked residents to avoid Airport Road while construction is ongoing in the area.
In particular, city administrator Steven Weaver said ... [more]

Meyer lies in state at Capitol; funeral Friday

Oct 18, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The body of Wyoming State Treasurer Joe Meyer lay in state at the Wyoming State Capitol in Cheyenne on Thursday.
Meyer died earlier this month at ... [more]

Plan would turn scenic Grand Teton park route into a one-way highway

Oct 18, 2012 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- A proposal by Grand Teton National Park to turn a two-way road into a one-way route is causing alarm among Teton County officials and others who say ... [more]

Digest

Oct 18, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Voter sign-up deadline near
CHEYENNE -- Monday is the deadline for Wyoming voters to register ahead of next month's election.
Secretary of State Max ... [more]

A better path

Oct 18, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Let's move ahead with determination on improving the Darcie Zimmer pathway

Necessary improvements to the Darcie Zimmer Memorial Pathway got an ... [more]

From brooder to broiler

Oct 18, 2012 - By Betty Starks Case:  We have town and country experience with chickens

Chicken. What enters your mind when you hear the word? Dinner at a good restaurant with all the ... [more]

Specter prized his independence and never lost it

Oct 18, 2012 - By The Philadelphia Inquirer:  Arlen Specter was a fighter. He fought crime as a prosecutor. He fought political opponents as a U.S. senator. He fought cancer on more than one occasion. But ... [more]

Obama's birth certificate one of many pressing questions

Oct 18, 2012 - Ron Howard, Riverton:  Editor:
If I ever decide to get ... [more]

Women's Council seeks award nominations

Oct 18, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Council for Women's Issues is seeking nominations for two annual awards: its 2012 Summit Award for family-friendly businesses and its 2013 Woman of ... [more]