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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]

Re-electing President Obama in November 'will ruin this country'

Sep 13, 2012 - Dan Wimp, Riverton:  Editor:
If Obama would send everyone one million dollars, we would be out of debt. But all Obama is doing is spending our money on crap.
Are you people ... [more]

Conventions without compromise

Sep 13, 2012 - Dan Wimp, Riverton:  Attending two political conventions back to back is like visiting two parallel universes: one conservative, one liberal; one overwhelmingly white, the other ... [more]

Wind River Oncology welcomes new doctor

Sep 13, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Dr. Gayle Roberts has learned in his 25 years of treating cancer that it is OK to befriend patients.
"When I first started my training I was told to remain ... [more]

First Lady Carol Mead, mayor to attend CDS grand opening

Sep 13, 2012 - From staff reports:  Child Development Services of Fremont County will celebrate the grand opening of its new Riverton building, 1205 E. Lincoln Ave., during a ribbon cutting ... [more]

Oil, gas official asks to ease hiring requirements for supervisor post

Sep 13, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- The interim state oil and gas supervisor says the qualifications for the post should be loosened.
Bob King told a state legislative committee on ... [more]

Virginia Mary (Lee) Johnson

Sep 13, 2012 - Staff:  Virginia Mary (Lee) Johnson, of Lander, died Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, at her home. She was 91 years old.
Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. ... [more]

Ruby M. Bartholomew

Sep 13, 2012 - Staff:  Ruby M. Bartholomew, of Hudson, died Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, in Mesquite, Nev. She was 86 years old.
Memorial services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. ... [more]

Ronald Miller

Sep 13, 2012 - Staff:  Ronald Miller, 57, of Cheyenne, died Dec. 23, 2011, in Wheatland.
Graveside memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at Mountain View Cemetery ... [more]

Richard 'Big Rock' Shakespeare

Sep 13, 2012 - Staff:  Richard "Big Rock" Shakespeare died Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012, at his home. He was 83 years old.
Funeral services were Thursday, Aug. 30, at Blue Sky Hall at ... [more]

Today

Sep 13, 2012 - Staff:  Births
TIDZUMP

A daughter was born to Gladys St. Clair and Antoine Tidzump, of Fort Washakie, at 10:50 a.m. March 4, 2012, at Lander Regional ... [more]

Winless Riverton out to get victory Friday night vs. Cody Broncs

Sep 13, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  One year ago, when the Riverton Wolverines were lining up for what would be their final home football game in Tonkin Stadium, the Cody Broncs were the ... [more]

Rustlers host season-opening rodeo

Sep 13, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  It's the first rodeo in the head coaching career of new CWC leader Drew Schrock.

A new era begins this weekend for Central Wyoming College at the ... [more]

Past star Hinman now on CWC rodeo staff

Sep 13, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Traci Hinman was a star rodeo athlete the last four years at Central Wyoming College. She played a vital role helping the Rustlers finish second in the nation ... [more]

RHS finners welcome seven to home pool

Sep 13, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Seven high school girls swim teams from across Wyoming, including two of the top Class 4-A schools, will descend on the Riverton Aquatic Center this Friday and ... [more]

Students get a taste of the sea

Sep 13, 2012 - Staff:  Third-graders at Rendezvous Elementary School were inspired for their seascape watercolors by first tasting dried seaweed provided by art teacher Nancy ... [more]

Allen wins big in commission re-vote

Sep 12, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Commission District 2 incumbent Dennis Christensen went from a narrow 20-vote win last month to a steep 377-vote loss in Tuesday's special ... [more]

Gun range lease approved, but not without dissent

Sep 12, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council voted to approve the Riverton Shooting Club lease Tuesday. The vote came after councilwoman Mary Ellen Christensen and Mayor Ron ... [more]