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Mitt Romney's 180-degree turn

Oct 25, 2012 - By Doyle McManus:  It's safe to say that President Obama misses the old Mitt Romney -- the one who described himself as "severely conservative."
In their first debate in Denver, ... [more]

Postseason pride

Oct 25, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Fremont County uniforms and faces are scattered statewide this weekend

What a fall sports season we've had in Fremont County -- and it's not over ... [more]

Digest

Oct 25, 2012 - The Associated Press:  UW preps for budget reduction
LARAMIE -- University of Wyoming officials are leaving some staff and faculty positions vacant now in hopes of avoiding ... [more]

Barrasso facing smooth path to Senate re-election

Oct 25, 2012 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Few U.S. Senate races are as lopsided this year as the one in Wyoming, where incumbent John Barrasso dominates his challengers in funding and name ... [more]

Four moose poached near Hudson

Oct 25, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Four suspects are under investigation for poaching four moose near Hudson on Oct. 15.
Wyoming Game and Fish, Shoshone and Arapaho Tribal Fish and Game, and ... [more]

Former city official Bauman challenges incumbent Baker

Oct 25, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton City Council Ward 3 candidate Larry Bauman said voters will have a clear choice to make when they fill out ballots Nov. 6.
"They can continue down ... [more]

Judge: Teen suspect in Hudson case stays an 'adult'

Oct 25, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Charges against the youngest defendant in the Hudson double-homicide case will proceed to District Court after a judge this week denied a request to transfer ... [more]

CWC volleyball infractions discovered

Oct 25, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  All wins stripped for past three seasons

Central Wyoming College must forfeit all of its women's volleyball victories for the past three seasons and ... [more]

Rustlers get big win at home vs. Casper College T-Birds

Oct 24, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Central Wyoming College delivered its most critical victory of the volleyball season Tuesday night in a four-set win over Casper College at Rustler Gym.
The ... [more]

Riverton girls set for state 4-A swim meet in Gillette

Oct 24, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Because high school swimmers can swim in just two individual events at state, Jordan Settlemire will enter the 100-yard butterfly and the 200-yard ... [more]

Enchanted Entertainers put on spooky show

Oct 24, 2012 - Staff:  The Enchanted Entertainers presented their annual Halloween program to area school children at the Riverton Branch Library on Tuesday and Wednesday. Above, ... [more]

Chronic wasting disease area expanded to deer hunt area 132

Oct 24, 2012 - From staff reports:  Chronic wasting disease (CWD), a fatal neurological disease of deer, elk, and moose, has been discovered in deer hunt area 132.
Green River Wildlife ... [more]

Good outcome overall in District 25 on AYP; some schools listed

Oct 24, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Department of Education released its final Adequate Yearly Progress results for 2012 last week after completing a quality assurance check on the ... [more]

Today

Oct 24, 2012 - Staff:  Births
MEJORADO

A son was born to Mariquin and Jeremy Mejorado, of Riverton, at 1:12 p.m. Sept. 1, 2012, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 6 ... [more]

Linda King

Oct 24, 2012 - Staff:  Linda King, of Riverton, died Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012, at Help for Health Hospice Home. She was 57 years old.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, ... [more]

Milton Henry Harris Jr.

Oct 24, 2012 - Staff:  Milton Henry Harris Jr., formerly of Riverton, died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012, at his home in Layton, Utah. He was 63 years old.
Graveside services will be at 2 ... [more]

Obama, Romney differ on social issues

Oct 24, 2012 - By Anita Kumar, McClatchy Newspapers:  WASHINGTON -- The economy still may dominate the nation's priority list, but a nation divided in its values continues to passionately debate social issues: ... [more]

Round three

Oct 24, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  The final presidential debate competed for attention with Monday Night Football

The third of three presidential debates has come and gone, leaving ... [more]

1 percent tax might or might not be used as described

Oct 24, 2012 - Larry Bauman, Riverton:  Editor:
It is interesting on all the talk (Ranger, Oct. 18), about the proposed 1 percent sales tax being used for streets and road repairs in county and ... [more]

Digest

Oct 24, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Uranium mine clears last hurdle
The state Department of Environmental Quality has approved a deep disposal well permit for a northeast Wyoming uranium ... [more]

Treasurer finalist censured by state supreme court

Oct 24, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- One of three finalists recommended by the Wyoming Republican Party to succeed former state Treasurer Joe Meyer was censured by the state Supreme ... [more]

High court hears term limits case

Oct 24, 2012 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  Wyoming's term limits law should be scrubbed because it deprives Secretary of State Max Maxfield of his right to seek a third term, his lawyer told the state ... [more]

New schedule opens transfer stations same day of week

Oct 24, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  A newly approved schedule allows each of the county's seven trash transfer stations to have operation hours on one set day each week. 
"It's clean, it's easy ... [more]

Past councilman takes on incumbent for city council Ward 2 position

Oct 24, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Both candidates running for the Riverton City Council's open Ward 2 position are proud of the work they have been part of during their time on the ... [more]

State OKs bigger school when Fort Washakie builds

Oct 24, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The SFD action included upping square footage of the new Fort Washakie facility, approving an additional $13 million in construction
funds, and another ... [more]

Shoshoni carries top seed into 2-A state VB tourney

Oct 24, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Dubois Rams are seeded fourth in the Class 1-A bracket.

The march for Shoshoni High School toward the Class 2-A state volleyball title starts ... [more]

Today

Oct 23, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
HARRIS

Milton Henry Harris Jr., 63, formerly of Riverton, died Sunday, Oct. 21, at his home in Layton, Utah. Graveside services will be at 2 ... [more]

Darwin D. Niedo

Oct 23, 2012 - Staff:  Darwin D. "Waffo" Niedo died Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012, in his home in Crowheart. He was 64 years old.
Services will be Wednesday, Oct. 24, in the Big Wind Hall ... [more]

Claudean 'Otis' Trumbull

Oct 23, 2012 - Staff:  Claudean "Otis" Trumbull, of Arapahoe, died Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. She was 52 years old.
Services will be Wednesday, Oct. ... [more]

What happens when hard work and perseverance don't work?

Oct 23, 2012 - Craig M. Shaw. Riverton:  Editor:
I have read several letters to the editor and am compelled to respond. I don't remember the first writer's name. The second was from Ron Howard. They ... [more]