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Dec. 4 comments earn an 'Amen'

Dec 12, 2012 - Phyllis Gies, Riverton:  Editor:
"Amen" to Dan Wimp's letter in the Dec. 4 ... [more]

Discussion of modular building has been fun

Dec 12, 2012 - Steve Powers, Henderson, Nev.:  Editor:
I know this is not a very important opinion in the scheme of everything, but I have had fun reading about the old "modular" building in the school ... [more]


Dec 12, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Court to hear sentence appeal
CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Supreme Court is set to hear arguments from lawyers representing two Wyoming teenagers serving ... [more]

Under bill, suit could not be filed on rescuers

Dec 12, 2012 - The Associated Press:  A Jackson lawmaker is sponsoring a bill that would make it nearly impossible to sue search and rescue volunteers individually in Wyoming.
Rep. Keith Gingery ... [more]

Early snow brings avalanches

Dec 12, 2012 - The Associated Press:  They are small so far, with little cause for alarm.

CHEYENNE -- Big, new snow is already avalanching in the mountains around Jackson Hole, but that's ... [more]

RHS student club reinforces feelings of connection, worth

Dec 12, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  In an effort to discourage bullying, a newly founded student club is sponsoring "Be the Change" month this December at Riverton High School.
Club Hope adviser ... [more]

Solar power options might get a look from city

Dec 12, 2012 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Riverton mayor Ron Warpness is proposing a push for solar power on city property.
The city council agreed Dec. 4 to add this topic to the agenda for a future ... [more]

12 12 12: Riverton kids turn 12 on odd calendar date

Dec 12, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Wednesday has special significance for at least three Riverton residents who turned 12 years old this Dec. 12, 2012.
Two of the birthdays were celebrated by ... [more]

Trustees vote to keep Fegler on Shoshoni school board

Dec 12, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Teffany Fegler will keep her seat on the Fremont County School District 24 Board of Education after trustees voted to appoint her to replace a board member who ... [more]

Suspect says 'not guilty' to killing in September

Dec 12, 2012 - From staff reports:  Second-degree murder suspect Dustin Nickelson entered a not-guilty plea during his arraignment Tuesday in Lander District Court.
Nickelson, 23, has been in ... [more]

RHS junior varsity girls down Eagles

Dec 12, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton High School had two girls in double figures Tuesday night as the junior varsity Wolverines took a 47-33 victory over St. Stephen's.
Jensyn Pettit and ... [more]

Wolverine JV runs past St. Stephen's Eagles 70-54

Dec 12, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Myron Oldman and Brandon Fullerton were the top scorers for the Riverton High School junior varsity boys basketball team Tuesday night in a 70-54 victory over ... [more]

Tigers host Lander Classic

Dec 12, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Wheatland, Douglas and Rawlins are in the field.

Lander Valley High School will play three straight boys basketball games against Class 3-A East ... [more]

Wolverines head to Green River for three-game slate

Dec 12, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  It's off to the Flaming Gorge tournament in Green River for both the Riverton Wolverine boys and Lady Wolverine girls basketball teams this Thursday through ... [more]

Alma Grace Spruell

Dec 12, 2012 - Staff:  Alma Grace Spruell, formerly of Riverton, died Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012. She was 84 years old.
At her request, cremation has taken place, and her remains have ... [more]

Families flock to Festival of Trees

Dec 11, 2012 - Staff:  Community Entry Services raised $29,000 Saturday at the annual Festival of Trees at the Fremont Center in Riverton. J.J. Majdic, 2, waited with his mother, ... [more]

UW forward Sewell answers coach's challenge

Dec 11, 2012 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Joe Legerski challenged Chaundra Sewell before the season.
The Wyoming women's basketball coach told Sewell, his best all-around player, that he ... [more]

CWC men 11-2 on hoop season; women seek first league win

Dec 11, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Central Wyoming College, Sheridan College and Casper College all have 11 wins in the men's basketball season.
The Rustlers sit at 11-2 overall and 1-1 in the ... [more]

Two medals for RHS in Rapid City wrestling competition

Dec 11, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  T.J. Galey brought home a third-place medal, and Arhen Wempen was fifth for Riverton High School Saturday at the Rapid City, S.D. Invitational wrestling ... [more]

Wrangler grapplers 3-2 at home duals

Dec 11, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lovell won the team title with a 5-0 record.

Shoshoni High School placed fourth out of 11 wrestling teams Saturday at the Zach Parish Duals in ... [more]

Skaters take the lead on improving Riverton City Park

Dec 11, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  There is no question that Riverton City Park is a beautiful place. But it is not perceived as a safe place for our kids.
And the stunner here is that our kids ... [more]

Lavonne Roanhorse

Dec 11, 2012 - Staff:  Lavonne Roanhorse died Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, at Wyoming Medical Center. She was 60 years old.
Traditional Indian funeral services were Monday, Dec. 10, at ... [more]

Gale Gordon

Dec 11, 2012 - Staff:  Gale Gordon, of Riverton, died Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He was 92 years old.
Cremation has taken place, and there will be a ... [more]

Mildred M. Case

Dec 11, 2012 - Staff:  Mildred M. Case, formerly of Fremont County, died Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, at Pioneer Manor in Gillette. She was 91 years old.
Funeral services will be at 10 ... [more]


Dec 11, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths

Crystal K. Mabbitt, 62, longtime Fremont County resident, died Saturday, Dec. 8, at the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. Cremation has ... [more]

Mead gives budget plans to lawmakers

Dec 11, 2012 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead told state lawmakers on Monday that it's time to come up with a stable source of funding for Wyoming highways. He said if they won't ... [more]

Non-profits ought to pay more for their postage

Dec 11, 2012 - Terry Rehak, Worland:  Editor:
It is little wonder that the postal service continues to lose money. First-class postage is currently 45 cents and will rise to 46 cents next January. ... [more]

Disdain spreads at edge of 'cliff'

Dec 11, 2012 - By Steve People, The Associated Press:  HOOKSETT, N.H. -- Fear and frustration course through the lunch crowd at Robie's Country Store and Deli, a popular outpost 500 miles from where Washington is ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Dec 11, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Long hours
Speaking literally, these are the darkest days of the year. An old newsroom duty was the necessity of typing up the daily weather forecast, ... [more]


Dec 11, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Flu seasons gain strength
CHEYENNE -- Wyoming's early flu season is getting more intense. State health officials recorded more than three times more flu ... [more]