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Kirkegaard says he will be ready if called

Sep 14, 2012 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- If Colby Kirkegaard is called upon, he said he'll be ready.
And if he does, it will be the first start for the University of Wyoming junior backup ... [more]

Green River win highlights Wolverine tennis week

Sep 14, 2012 - From staff reports:  Riverton's Andrea Souza swept Bri Rundell 6-2, 6-2 in the No. 1 singles girls position.

Riverton High School swept Green River on Tuesday afternoon ... [more]

Man shot to death at city apartment

Sep 14, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Police Department is investigating the death of Lucas Myhre, 27, of Riverton, who was pronounced dead Thursday evening at the scene of a shooting ... [more]

Cleanup from illegal trash won't be charged landfill fee

Sep 14, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Sheriff Skip Hornecker had expressed concerns on the matter.

The Fremont County Solid Waste Disposal District will not charge law ... [more]

New CES facility expands recycling operations locally

Sep 14, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Employees and clients of Community Entry Services celebrated the completion of their new recycling center with an open house Thursday at the facility.
The new ... [more]

Tribes now say they want Yellowstone bison on rez

Sep 14, 2012 - By Matthew Brown, The Associated Press:  The tribes of the Wind River Indian Reservation have petitioned the state of Montana to give them a group of bison from Yellowstone National Park whose fate ... [more]

Jackson evac order lifted; Casper heats up

Sep 14, 2012 - From The Associated Press:  Jackson residents who've been packed and ready to flee from a wildfire this week are breathing a little easier.
Authorities lifted an evacuation advisory for ... [more]

Many apply to be oil/gas supervisor

Sep 14, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- Thirty-six people have applied to be Wyoming's next state oil and gas supervisor.
The oil and gas supervisor oversees oil and gas development in the ... [more]

Digest

Sep 14, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Education officials in Wyoming
CHEYENNE -- U.S. Department of Education officials are in Wyoming as part of an annual bus tour across the country on ... [more]

Who dunnit?

Sep 14, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Modern communication technology permanently has complicated the identification of crime victims

Ongoing issues related to how, when and whether ... [more]

Jim Bridger, Esther Morris are happy in their new digs

Sep 14, 2012 - Lew Diehl, Riverton:  Editor:
Old Jim Bridger, Jed Smith, Sacajawea and Esther Morris, led by Father De Smet and others were probably singing and dancing their new digs Sept ... [more]

For Boog, Robby and Cal Jr.

Sep 14, 2012 - Lew Diehl, Riverton:  It's September, and the Orioles have the lead

I have to write this column fast, while it's still relevant. Everything could change over the ... [more]

Arapahoe makes progress with PAWS scores

Sep 14, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County School District 38 community celebrated student achievement on the state's Proficiency Assessment for Wyoming Students with an open house ... [more]

Dvergsdal and Harker to marry

Sep 14, 2012 - Staff:  Royl Dvergsdal, of Dubois, and Cathy Schulz, of Cody, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Erica Ann Dvergsdal to Jason Ryan Harker, of ... [more]

Townsend, Bush to wed Sept. 15

Sep 14, 2012 - Staff:  Mark and Terry Townsend are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Tracey Hannah Townsend to Devin Lee Bush, son of Dirk and Janice Bush, of ... [more]

Riverton native joins the Wyoming Arts Council

Sep 14, 2012 - From staff reports:  Michael Lange, a native of Riverton, has joined the Wyoming Arts Council staff as the new community development and arts specialist.
Lange began his love for ... [more]

Hunt named pay it forward scholar

Sep 14, 2012 - Staff:  Riverton High School graduating senior Taylor Hunt, center, met recently with RHS class of 1961 alumni Kathy Brown and Fred Kilfoy as Hunt was presented with ... [more]

Council conducts job evaluation of Weaver on first work anniversary

Sep 14, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Riverton City Council members conducted a special meeting recently at Central Wyoming College's Intertribal Education and Community Center for the annual ... [more]

Travis M. Armajo

Sep 14, 2012 - Staff:  Travis M. Armajo, of Lander, died Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012, in Lander. He was 32 years old.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, at the ... [more]

Richard H. 'Rick' Williams

Sep 14, 2012 - Staff:  Richard H. "Rick" Williams 65, of Riverton, died Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He was 65 years old.
Memorial services will be at 10 ... [more]

Joan I. Cuthbertson

Sep 14, 2012 - Staff:  Joan I. Cuthbertson, of Lander, died Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, at the Westward Heights Care Center in Lander. She was 80 years old.
According to her wishes, ... [more]

Today

Sep 14, 2012 - Staff:  Births
BENNETT

A daughter was born Ginger and Matthew Bennett, of Riverton, at 4:33 p.m. Aug. 8, 2012, at Lander Regional Hospital. She weighed 6 ... [more]

Lander police withholding IDs of homicide victim, suspect

Sep 13, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Lander police chief Jim Carey confirmed the victim of Tuesday's homicide as a 32-year-old of St. Stephen's. He said the suspect is a 24-year-old of ... [more]

Christensen says he 'had a feeling' he wouldn't keep District 2 seat

Sep 13, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County commissioner Dennis Christensen thought that Tuesday's special mail ballot election wouldn't pan out for him even before results arrived.
"I ... [more]

Riverton City Council votes to close parks at sunset

Sep 13, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Riverton City Council members voted on first reading to pass an ordinance to close city parks at sunset.
The proposed ordinance states that it would be ... [more]

City school lunch prices up 20 cents

Sep 13, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  This year's 20-cent increase in lunch prices for Riverton students had little to do with the federal Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, officials ... [more]

Court upholds man's murder conviction in Sheridan case

Sep 13, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Shawn Osborne cut Gerald Bloom's throat because Bloom owed him $20.

CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Supreme Court has upheld a Sheridan man's first-degree ... [more]

Fire on Casper Mountain has burned 36 structures

Sep 13, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- Officials say they have counted 36 homes and cabins destroyed by the wildfire burning on Casper Mountain.
The number is a big jump from the seven ... [more]

Digest

Sep 13, 2012 - The Associated Press:  State relocates problem grizzly
JACKSON -- An adult, female grizzly bear has been trapped and relocated after damaging property at a trailhead north of ... [more]

Satisfied

Sep 13, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  With other school board ballots full to bursting, Riverton's incumbents drew no challengers at all

Everyone must be pretty well pleased with the way ... [more]