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Rescuers get injured woman out of mountains

Jul 19, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Search-and-rescue crews retrieved a New York woman who was injured during a hike with her husband near Gannett Peak.
"She was brought into Lander at about ... [more]

May 9 Riverton fire ruled arson

Jul 19, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The blaze involved a rental house on North Broadway Avenue in Riverton.

Riverton Fire District investigator Matt Lee has ruled the house fire May 9 ... [more]

Digest

Jul 19, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Driver sentenced in pedestrian hit
LARAMIE -- A Laramie man who was high on industrial cleaner when he hit a pedestrian at 50 mph earlier this year has ... [more]

Firefighters busy, but progress being made

Jul 19, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- It's been a busy week for firefighters in northeast Wyoming.
Dozens of wildfires broke out in Crook, Campbell and Weston counties since last ... [more]

Lummis trying to repeal AML payment cutback

Jul 19, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- U.S. Rep. Cynthia Lummis has introduced legislation that would restore more than $700 million in federal funds to Wyoming.
The bill was filed ... [more]

Exposed butt crack made visitor change lunch plans

Jul 19, 2012 - Kelley Barber, Hunstville, Texas:  Editor:
In February I was on a three-week ski vacation to Wyoming. I stayed in Worland, Laramie, Cody, Jackson and Casper, and I planned to drive through ... [more]

We're in the attack-dog days of summer

Jul 19, 2012 - By Doyle McManus:  Enough with the negatives -- can we stipulate that neither one of these guys is Abraham Lincoln, and move on?

The dog days of July were once a slow ... [more]

City appoints consultant for Federal rebuild

Jul 19, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Riverton City Council members voted July 3 to appoint Jim Gores with Gores and Associates to provide consultant planning services for the North Federal ... [more]

Raymond Mark Winter

Jul 19, 2012 - Staff:  Raymond Mark Winter, 78, formerly of Riverton, died June 30, 2012, following a courageous battle with myelodysplastic syndrome and leukemia. A celebration of ... [more]

Today

Jul 19, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
ENOS

Norma J. Enos, 63, of Fort Washakie, died Saturday, July 7, after fighting a long battle with cancer. A memorial service will be at a ... [more]

Santee to be named next Riverton head girls soccer coach

Jul 18, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Tanya Santee will be recommended to become just the second head girls soccer coach in the history of Riverton High School, Riverton schools superintendent ... [more]

CWC rodeo assistant in running for the top position

Jul 18, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Drew Schrock wants to remain at Central Wyoming College.
The assistant rodeo coach this past season for the Rustlers was named one of three finalists for the ... [more]

Stoll sits seventh through early stages of NHSFR competition

Jul 18, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Pavillion's Teal Stoll is in seventh place in pole bending at the National High School Finals Rodeo at Rock Springs.
Stoll was clocked with a time of 20.628 ... [more]

Lander wins vintage title

Jul 18, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lander is the first team to win the annual vintage baseball tournament at South Pass City three times in a row.
Lander outlasted Riverton 20-7 for the ... [more]

Bar code in place; gives a discount to recyclers

Jul 18, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Riverton recyclers now have an easier incentive to recycle because of a bar code system that began July 9 within the city limits.
Public services director ... [more]

Council splits on day care squabble

Jul 18, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  4-3 vote on ordinance for small centers in zone A

Riverton City Council members were unanimous in letting residents know they were not against ... [more]

Jeffres named to fill school board vacancy

Jul 18, 2012 - By Steve Peck, Publisher:  Lynette Jeffres is the newest member of the Riverton school board. The longtime Riverton resident was appointed Tuesday night to fill a vacancy created by the ... [more]

Wind slows Glendo firefighting

Jul 18, 2012 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  220 crew on scene; acreage tops 11,000

CHEYENNE -- Firefighters labored Tuesday to regain containment they lost the previous night on a wildfire ... [more]

Wyoming-based fire planes heading home

Jul 18, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Two Wyoming Air National Guard transport planes are headed home to Cheyenne after more than a week of firefighting duty in Idaho and Utah.
The ... [more]

Mead names new state DCI director

Jul 18, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead says a veteran agent with the federal Drug Enforcement Administration is taking over as head of the Wyoming Division of Criminal ... [more]

Digest

Jul 18, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Man pleads in shooting
CHEYENNE -- An Oregon man pleaded guilty Tuesday to attempted first-degree murder and larceny in the shooting and carjacking of ... [more]

Job well done

Jul 18, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  An efficient replacement process filled a vacancy on the Riverton school board

The Riverton school board is whole again.
On Tuesday, sitting board ... [more]

Letter attacking public schools was shocking, offensive, off base

Jul 18, 2012 - Amanda Murrell, Riverton:  Editor:
This letter is in response to Jan Clayton's letter, dated July 12, "School can wound kids." I was shocked, offended and, frankly, confused by Ms. ... [more]

Thankful for Themi the Greek

Jul 18, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  But the novelty sheriff's badge will be a problem

A lot of people who know our family are asking this summer about year one at Yale.
I had a very ... [more]

Politics aside, what's needed is long-term tax reform

Jul 18, 2012 - By The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:  There's not a snowball's chance on a hot July day that Congress is going anywhere near President Barack Obama's proposal to allow the Bush era tax cuts to ... [more]

Dan R. Keele

Jul 18, 2012 - Staff:  Dan R. Keele, 62, of Riverton, died Sunday, July 15, 2012.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, July 20, at the Church of Christ with Pastor Ed Murray ... [more]

Clarence Joseph Fowkes

Jul 18, 2012 - Staff:  Clarence Joseph Fowkes, 91, of Dubois, died June 27, 2012, at his home.
A celebration of life will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 21, at the Sun Room of the ... [more]

Rosemary May Gallagher

Jul 18, 2012 - Staff:  Rosemary May Gallagher, 53, of Kinnear, died from health complications Friday, July 13, 2012, at her home.
Funeral mass will be at 4 p.m. Friday, July 20, at ... [more]

Hugh James Simonson

Jul 18, 2012 - Staff:  Hugh James Simonson, 78, of Lander, died Sunday, July 8, 2012, as the result of injuries sustained in a traffic accident.
Cremation has taken place, and ... [more]

Today

Jul 18, 2012 - Staff:  Births
PAULSEN

A daughter was born to Agnes Mary Moss and Curtis Patrick Paulsen, of Riverton, at 12:36 p.m. June 8, 2012, at Riverton Memorial ... [more]