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Encana workers build Habitat home

Aug 24, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Jackson Street house is Habitat for Humanity's 15th
in Riverton.


More than a dozen Encana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc. employees battled the summer ... [more]

City officials praise Riverton park employees

Aug 24, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Public services director Bill Urbigkit heaped praises on park superintendent Joel Blury and lands division manager Paul Throckmartin during the Riverton City ... [more]

Kreider, Newlin to marry Sept. 8 in Pennsylvania

Aug 24, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Nancy and Steve Kreider, of Blue Bell, Pa., are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Ashleigh Kreider to Brett Newlin, of Chula Vista, Calif., ... [more]

Esther Haun

Aug 24, 2012 - Staff:  Esther Haun, of Riverton, died Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012, at Westward Heights Nursing Home in Lander. She was 96 years old.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. ... [more]

Marvin J. Schlichenmayer

Aug 24, 2012 - Staff:  Marvin J. Schlichenmayer (aka "Slick" or "Tex") died Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012, in hospice care in Riverton. He was 85 years old.
A family memorial service will ... [more]

Safety officers: Workers at Lost Cabin plant were replacing valve

Aug 24, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Wyoming Workers' Safety compliance officers reported this week that a valve was open at the time of a Wednesday explosion that burned four employees of the ... [more]

Today

Aug 24, 2012 - Staff:  Births
MEEKS

A daughter was born to Pearlene Coando and Louis Meeks, of Fort Washakie, at 3:10 a.m. June 14, 2012, at Lander Regional Hospital. She ... [more]

Smith is going to guide the Pokes to a bowl

Aug 24, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Brett Smith is my favorite college football player for the upcoming season.
The University of Wyoming sophomore quarterback made a name for himself as a ... [more]

Wranglers to count on strong junior class

Aug 24, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Interest is as high as the turnout in Shoshoni this fall. With 36 players on the roster and a strong junior class, Wrangler head coach Rick Lindblad has depth ... [more]

Senior boys lead Riverton High School tennis players

Aug 24, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Seniors John Kelleher and Joey Roseno have emerged as the No. 1 and No. 2 Riverton High School boys tennis players for the 2012 season.
Kelleher attends ... [more]

Cougars to have 40-player roster

Aug 24, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Wind River has the largest enrollment of any Class 1-A football team, and head coach Cullen Noffsinger's 40-player roster will show it this season.
"We kept ... [more]

Two-vehicle accident closes highway temporarily

Aug 24, 2012 - Staff:  Wyoming Highway Patrol trooper Erik Shoden inspected the interior of a van that was involved in a two-vehicle accident just after 2 p.m. Thursday on Wyoming ... [more]

Ballot error throws District 2 election results into question

Aug 23, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Clerk Julie Freese to meet with canvassing board to discuss a course of action.

An error discovered in the Fremont County Commission ... [more]

Officials investigating Lysite explosion

Aug 23, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Officials arrived Thursday at the ConocoPhillips Lost Cabin gas plant near Lysite to investigate the cause of a Wednesday morning explosion that burned four ... [more]

Lander Ward 1 representative unseated in primary

Aug 23, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  Challengers Dan Hahn and Sollie Cadman move forward to Nov. 6 general election.

Lander City Council Ward 1 representative John Boulette was unseated ... [more]

Four Shoshoni Town Council candidates advance to general

Aug 23, 2012 - From staff reports:  Two candidates were eliminated from the Shoshoni Town Council race Tuesday, leaving four people including two incumbents to continue campaigning through the ... [more]

Winters and Skates win their HD28 primaries

Aug 23, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Republican candidate Nathan Winters and Democratic challenger Connie Skates each won their primaries for House District 28 in Tuesday's election, according to ... [more]

Childers: Position on gay marriage cost race

Aug 23, 2012 - The Associated Press:  The representative was against a proposal that would have
prohibited Wyoming from recognizing same-sex unions performed in other states.


CHEYENNE -- ... [more]

Sinclair fined $3.8 million for pollution at Wyoming plants

Aug 23, 2012 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Sinclair Oil Corp. has agreed to pay a $3.8 million fine for two of its Wyoming oil refineries exceeding air pollution limits that had been ... [more]

Company recalls smoked salmon sold in Wyoming

Aug 23, 2012 - The Associated Press:  BROCKTON, Mass. -- A Massachusetts seafood company is recalling some of its smoked salmon products because of possible contamination by the bacterium listeria ... [more]

Guard engineer unit prepares for deployment

Aug 23, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A Wyoming Army National Guard unit is preparing for a mobilization to assist with security forces missions in Bahrain next year.
The 133rd Engineer ... [more]

You've got to run

Aug 23, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Even rich, favored political candidates have to work hard in the election

Why in the world would U.S. Sen. John Barrasso and U.S Rep. Cynthia Lummis ... [more]

Leaving the fishing to the bears

Aug 23, 2012 - By Betty Starks Case:  Bearsy Dotes? Who or what is that?
This has been a peculiar year in many ways, so hang with me. With so little rain, and fires burning out of control ... [more]

'R-I-R' on new bleachers really is just 'R-R'

Aug 23, 2012 - Rhonda Princippe, Riverton:  Editor:
I never really went to many high school football games at the old Tonkin Stadium bowl, but I am looking forward now to seeing them play at the new ... [more]

Fitness studio offers variety of classes for variety of ages

Aug 23, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  Downtown business will include youth and leadership programs for children and teens.

A pair of Riverton women has decided to spread their love of ... [more]

Maxon submits name for District 5 commission seat

Aug 23, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Although Doug Thompson defeated both challengers in the primary election for the Republican Party nomination in Fremont County Commission District 5, the ... [more]

BlindDog Smokin' to perform Friday

Aug 23, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Carl Gustafson, lead vocalist for the Los Angeles band BlindDog Smokin,' is looking forward to his Riverton performance.
The band, which is originally from ... [more]

Cordelia S. Eagle Goggles

Aug 23, 2012 - Staff:  Cordelia S. Eagle Goggles died Monday, Aug. 20, 2012, at the Riverton Memorial Hospital surrounded by her family. She was 78 years old.
Funeral services will ... [more]

Today

Aug 23, 2012 - Staff:  Births
WEBER

A son was born to Rachel and Robert Weber, of Lander, at 4:10 p.m. March 29, 2012, at Lander Regional Hospital. He weighed 8 pounds, 6.9 ... [more]

Wolverines to focus on consistency at two-day tourney

Aug 23, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Wolverines volleyball team, with a grueling week of three-a-day practices in a warm gym behind them, will open their season on their home court ... [more]