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Lady Blue spikers collect victory over WRHS

Sep 7, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Shoshoni High School stumbled in the second set Thursday when Wind River pulled out a 25-23 victory to even the match score at 1-1.
The Lady Blue won the ... [more]

Veterans group conducts flag replacement ceremony

Sep 7, 2012 - Staff:  The flag folding team of the Veterans Assistance Group conducted a flag replacement ceremony Aug. 23 at the Reach Foundation. The Veterans Assistance Group is ... [more]

Day care flap flares again; no motion to reconsider vote

Sep 6, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Day care owner Jennifer Person asked Riverton City Council members Tuesday to reconsider her day care license that was denied Aug. 21.
"I would like to thank ... [more]

Second body recovered from dam

Sep 6, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Search and rescue crews recovered the body of 18-year-old Theron Quiver, of Ethete, from Washakie Dam at about 6 p.m. Wednesday.
Quiver was one of two people ... [more]

Alpine Lake Fire flames now visible

Sep 6, 2012 - From staff reports:  Flames from the Alpine Lake Fire above Fort Washakie are now visible along the front of the Wind River Range in the area of Bull Lake Reservoir, according to ... [more]

RHS goal: Every senior applies for college admission

Sep 6, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Aaron Taylor's goal this year at Riverton High School is to ensure that every graduating senior fills out an application for continuing education after ... [more]

Museum board member quits after dismissal of Lander director

Sep 6, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Commission met behind closed doors to discuss last week's termination of Pioneer Museum director Carol Thiesse.
Following the 30-minute ... [more]

West Nile rate lower in state than nationally

Sep 6, 2012 - By Becky Orr, MCT News Service:  CHEYENNE -- Although a record number of West Nile virus cases has been reported nationwide, Wyoming's numbers are low.
As of Wednesday, the U.S. Centers for ... [more]

Ponzi schemer sentenced; had victims in Wyoming

Sep 6, 2012 - The Associated Press:  SANTA FE, N.M. -- A federal judge Wednesday sentenced Ponzi schemer Doug Vaughan to 12 years in prison, saying the disgraced real estate executive's scheme that ... [more]

Digest

Sep 6, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Man sentenced in kidnapping
CASPER -- A man convicted of kidnapping a Wyoming woman and forcing her to drive him to Montana has been sentenced to 31 to ... [more]

Parasite cited for deaths of fish in Snake River

Sep 6, 2012 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Biologists blame a parasite for killing dozens of fish in the Snake River and some of its tributaries in eastern Idaho.
The dead fish are mountain ... [more]

Trotting out Bill Clinton

Sep 6, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  The former president still has "it," as he proved Wednesday at the convention

If you ever have a cause that you believe in, or an office that you ... [more]

Tribute to 'Slick' was appreciated, touching

Sep 6, 2012 - Victoria East, Riverton:  Editor:
I thank you for the tribute editorial for M.J. Schlichemmayer. The "eulogy" in the paper was touching, and I liked his last column. Many years ago he ... [more]

Is writing a column a job?

Sep 6, 2012 - By Betty Starks Case:  I'm starting this column on Labor Day -- a non-working day for most folks.
We did our holiday excursion to Boysen Park yesterday, and we're so glad we did. ... [more]

Compromise? That's some other guy's problem, right?

Sep 6, 2012 - The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- It's a fact of life in Washington that what one party considers a principled stand, the opposition considers pigheadedness. Compromise? That's the ... [more]

Cook brings Ayurvedic meals to Riverton

Sep 6, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Delicious aromas from the Wind River Mercantile kitchen mean Amanda Bebout is cooking up new offerings for the tea room's menu.
Bebout, 25, has studied ... [more]

Cenex rewards Kinnear couple with free tank of gas

Sep 6, 2012 - From staff reports:  Energy business Cenex has rewarded Fred and Beverly Ballard, of Kinnear, with free gasoline from Tanks of Thanks, a program that recognizes people for helping ... [more]

Navigating the confusing world of state, federal business forms

Sep 6, 2012 - From staff reports:  Question -- "Where do I purchase state and federal forms to start my business?"
-- Andy, Dubois
Answer -- How many times do new business owners ... [more]

Wyoming exports up in 2012

Sep 6, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- Wyoming exports of soda ash, energy, equipment and other merchandise to customers overseas rose 24 percent in the first half of this year compared to ... [more]

State ranked third best for business climate

Sep 6, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming is being recognized again as one of the best places in the United States to do business.
The state is ranked third in Pollina's 2012 ... [more]

Mary Lucille Willow

Sep 6, 2012 - Staff:  Mary L. Willow died Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012, at her home following a lengthy illness. She was 83 years old.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, ... [more]

Today

Sep 6, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
SCOTT

Carol M. Scott, 71, formerly of Lander, died Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012, at her residence in McAllen, Texas. Private memorial services will ... [more]

Riverton hosts high school rodeo this Saturday, Sunday

Sep 6, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Three veteran Fremont County rodeo athletes will be at home for the final time at the high school rodeo level Saturday and Sunday in Riverton.
Coley Nicholls ... [more]

Wolverines look to break through vs. Green River

Sep 6, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton football Wolverines will try to avoid a second consecutive 0-2 start when they travel to Green River for their second of three a non-conference ... [more]

Rustlers get comeback victory over Northwest

Sep 6, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Central Wyoming College volleyball coach Tiffany Stauffenberg felt the match vs. Northwest College on Tuesday night was slipping away when the Rustlers were ... [more]

UW guard savors first college start vs. Texas

Sep 6, 2012 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Jake Jones may have a lot of fond memories when his football career comes to an end.
One that will stick out is his first game at the University of ... [more]

Cowboys edge past Giants 24-17 to open season

Sep 6, 2012 - The Associated Press:  EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Jason Witten was supposed to stay home. Kevin Ogletree was supposed to be a bit player.
And the replacement officials were supposed to ... [more]

Wolverines get singles wins on tennis court

Sep 5, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Two victories in the Riverton High School boys singles positions vs. the Powell Panthers proved to be the highlight on the tennis courts Saturday.
In the No. ... [more]

Shoshoni, Wind River knock heads Thursday night

Sep 5, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Thursday's 7:30 p.m. kickoff in Shoshoni marks the 49th meeting of the Shoshoni Wranglers and the Wind River Cougars on the gridiron.
Since the consolidation ... [more]

Riverton High School cross country stars improve

Sep 5, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Olivia Thompson and Jillian C'Bearing vaulted into the top 10 for Riverton High School Friday at the Rawlins Invitational cross country meet.
Thompson ... [more]