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Lewis Murray 'Bud' Boller Jr.

Aug 26, 2012 - Staff:  Bud Boller, of Dubois, died Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012, at the Help for Health Hospice Home. He was 84 years old.
Private family services were at 10 a.m. ... [more]

Lee S. Addison II

Aug 26, 2012 - Staff:  Lee S. Addison II died Monday, Aug. 20, 2012, in Elephant Butte, N.M. He was 24 years old.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28, at St. ... [more]

Helen Black

Aug 26, 2012 - Staff:  Helen Black died Friday, Aug. 10, 2012. She was 3 years old.
Funeral services were Tuesday, Aug. 14, at Our Father's House in Ethete with the Rev. Sally Bubb ... [more]

Sheriff's office seeks info on hit-and-run incident

Aug 26, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Fremont County Sheriff's Office is looking for information about a hit-and-run incident that occurred around 3 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, near the ... [more]

Prosecutors: Aurora shooting suspect angry over academics

Aug 26, 2012 - By P. Solomon Banda, The Associated Press:  CENTENNIAL, Colorado -- James Holmes was a promising neuroscience doctoral candidate, but by the end of the program's first year, he had fallen out of favor ... [more]

City nixes certified mail mandate for applications, rezones

Aug 26, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  People making applications in the city that require public hearings no longer have to pay for certified letters after Riverton City Council members voted to ... [more]

Guides question liability insurance

Aug 26, 2012 - By Mike Koshmr, The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- A number of Grand Teton National Park concessionaires are raising red flags over rising liability insurance requirements for outfitters and ... [more]

Digest

Aug 26, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Committee endorses gas tax increase
CASPER -- A Wyoming legislative committee endorses hiking the state tax on gasoline and diesel.
The Joint Revenue ... [more]

What has been lost

Aug 26, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Court decisions supposedly meant to improve local elections have worsened them

Thanks to the court-ordered "districizing" of just about everything on ... [more]

A great place to wait in line

Aug 26, 2012 - Ron Howard, Riverton:  Editor:
I read, with interest, Randy Tucker's column that touched on the subject of 'standing in line'. As anyone who knows me or reads my silly Facebook ... [more]

In 2012 race, a traffic jam on the low road

Aug 26, 2012 - By Mark Shields:  And when the down-and-dirty campaign is over, there has been no agreement reached between the voters and the leaders about what we must do as a nation. ... [more]

No back-to-school for me

Aug 26, 2012 - By Randy Tucker:  For the first time in 50 years, I won't be in the classroom this fall.

The surprising bestseller skyrocketed to the top of the charts a quarter ... [more]

No. 43: Kristen Newlin to have her RHS number retired

Aug 26, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Kristen Newlin -- a two-time Gatorade Wyoming basketball player of the year, a four-time state champion swimmer and state record holder, and a top-four state ... [more]

Lander residents do well in Sprint Triathlon events

Aug 26, 2012 - From staff reports:  Martin Stensing, of Powell, and Lander's Ann Lehmkuhler won tight races Saturday, Aug. 18, at the Lander Sprint Triathlon.
Stensing finished the triathlon ... [more]

Wolverines fall in volleyball semifinal

Aug 26, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  After a long day of Friday pool play, one thing was for sure. The 2012 edition of the McDonald's Invitational volleyball tournament in Wolverine Gym was packed ... [more]

LVHS spikers go 1-1 in bracket play

Aug 26, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lander Valley High School went 1-1 in the single-elimination bracket play Saturday at the McDonald's Invitational volleyball tournament in Riverton.
The ... [more]

RHS gains momentum, win at Worland 27-9 in week zero footb

Aug 26, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Wolverines, with a balanced offensive attack that yielded more than 370 yards in total offense and a solid defensive effort wore down the Worland ... [more]

Rams have good showing vs. Eden-Farson

Aug 26, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Expectations were high entering this season, and after a week zero scrimmage with Eden-Farson, it appears they were well warranted. The Rams easily ran ... [more]

Tigers jump on Kemmerer in week zero

Aug 26, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The week zero football contest was a positive one for Lander Valley High School.
The Tigers stole the win vs. Kemmerer and came away with a 22-6 victory ... [more]

WRHS opens in McDonalds field

Aug 26, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Troi Larsen used the McDonald's Invitational volleyball tournament as an experiment weekend.
The Wind River coach switched a number of lineups and played ... [more]

Prosecutors not seeking death penalty for teen in Hudson case

Aug 24, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Prosecutors said Thursday in court they are not seeking the death penalty for one of the defendants accused in the November slaying of a Hudson couple.
"For ... [more]

Special election ahead for District 2 voters

Aug 24, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Registered Republican voters in Fremont County Commission's District 2 will be able to participate in the special mail-ballot election to determine the party's ... [more]

Man dies in hit-and-run

Aug 24, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Fremont County Coroner released the name of the 19-year-old man who died Saturday, Aug. 18, in Casper after reportedly being involved in a hit-and-run ... [more]

School District 25 board, staff tour Riverton facilities

Aug 24, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Members of the Fremont County School District 25 Board of Trustees and district staff who toured Riverton facilities this week were impressed by the changes ... [more]

Botulism outbreak killing pheasants at Wyoming farm

Aug 24, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A botulism outbreak at the state Game and Fish Downer Bird Farm near Yoder has killed more than 2,700 pheasants.
Bird farm superintendent Steve ... [more]

Snake River Lodge sold to Rhode Island company

Aug 24, 2012 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Another large Jackson area hotel is changing hands.
Jon Cohen said his company bought the Snake River Lodge and Spa on Friday. He declined to ... [more]

District judge sets competency hearing for Wheatland man

Aug 24, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A district judge has set a competency hearing for a Wheatland man accused of killing his three sons and his brother in a shooting rampage last ... [more]

Digest

Aug 24, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Bond set for suspect in standoff
CASPER -- Casper police are confirming a standoff at a Super 8 motel ended with one suspect dead and another suspect in ... [more]

No harm done

Aug 24, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Riverton was right to warn citizens of water shortage, even if it didn't pan out

Riverton public services director Bill Urbigkit was good-natured ... [more]

Maybe 'cop on a walk' could watch over proposed park

Aug 24, 2012 - Ken Outliff, Riverton:  Editor:
I am looking forward to what the city decides to do with the vacant corner on Main Street where the dry cleaner business was. Now they say the want to ... [more]