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RHS hosts Powell to open football season

Aug 30, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Kickoff is at 7 p.m. at Wolverine Field, with free admission.

For the first time since 1936, the Riverton Wolverines will open their football season ... [more]

Study makes additional river bridge seem unlikely

Aug 30, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County commissioners are questioning if a new crossing over the Wind River in west Riverton will come to fruition following the completion of a ... [more]

Suspect in Hudson enters deficiency plea at his arraignment

Aug 30, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  A co-defendant in the Hudson double homicide pleaded not guilty by reason of mental illness or deficiency to the alleged crimes during his arraignment ... [more]

Closest fire grows; still within planned management area

Aug 30, 2012 - From staff reports:  Driven by high winds and low relative humidity. the Alpine Lake Fire grew to 7,400 acres on Wednesday. Wind River Agency public information officer Karl ... [more]

City council members meet with crisis center board following critical comments

Aug 30, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Abate Substance Abuse Project, which is doing business as the Fremont County Alcohol Crisis Center invited Riverton City Council members to a ... [more]

North Buffalo Fire grows to 12,500 acres near Moran

Aug 30, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A fire burning in the Teton Wilderness in western Wyoming has grown substantially but fire officials are hopeful it is close to burning itself out ... [more]

Mead getting attention during GOP convention

Aug 30, 2012 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead doesn't get to deliver a formal address at the Republican National Convention, but he's getting some national exposure nonetheless at ... [more]

Digest

Aug 30, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Twenty-one arrested on drug charges
SHERIDAN -- Twenty-one people have been arrested in Sheridan County by authorities who have been investigating ... [more]

Cue the nominee

Aug 30, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Mitt Romney's big speech comes Thursday, and the bar is high

When you are a relatively bland presidential candidate, you run the risk of being ... [more]

I'm happy to be near the Winds again

Aug 30, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk:  It's not that we didn't like Idaho. It's just that we missed Wyoming so much!
My boyfriend, Cooper, and I left Fremont County last August when he was accepted ... [more]

Fact checkers find Ryan's convention speech lacking

Aug 30, 2012 - The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- Laying out the first plans for his party's presidential ticket, GOP vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan took some factual shortcuts Wednesday when ... [more]

Column on bike path was on the money

Aug 30, 2012 - Jack Cardin, Riverton:  Editor:
I could not agree more with what Jamie Drendel wrote about fixing up the bike and walking path along North Eighth in Riverton. This was a very good ... [more]

City takes downtown property off market

Aug 30, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  The former Daisy Cleaners lot was put up for sale June 26.

Riverton City Council members voted Aug. 21 to take the former Daisy Cleaners property at ... [more]

Some research required when choosing credit card processor

Aug 30, 2012 - By Cindy Unger:  Question --"We are just starting a new retail business that will have both a physical and an online presence. What do we want to know about credit card ... [more]

Former CWC teacher named vice president for instruction at North Idaho

Aug 30, 2012 - From staff reports:  North Idaho College has selected internal candidate Lita Burns, Ph.D., as its new vice president for instruction. Burns, who currently serves as dean of Health ... [more]

Merle 'Mama D' Durgin

Aug 30, 2012 - Staff:  Merle "Mama D" Durgin, of St. Stephens, died Monday, Aug. 27, 2012, at the Help for Health Hospice Home in Riverton. She was 76 years old.
Funeral services ... [more]

Victoria Lee 'Vicky' Ellison

Aug 30, 2012 - Staff:  Victoria Lee "Vicky" Ellison died Friday, Aug. 24, 2012, in Salt Lake City. She was 61 years old.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 31, at the ... [more]

Today

Aug 30, 2012 - Staff:  Births
WAHTOMY

A son was born to Elizabeth Roanhorse, of Ethete, and Dwayne Wahtomy Jr., of Ethete, at 2:18 p.m. April 14, 2012, at Lander Regional ... [more]

CWC has 10th annual convocation

Aug 30, 2012 - Staff:  Olympic gold medalist Billy Mills marched alongside Central Wyoming College president Jo Anne McFarland leading CWC faculty for their entrance to the ... [more]

MWC title game to air on CBS

Aug 29, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The Mountain West has announced the schedule for the 2013 Mountain West Basketball Championships, which will be played March 12-16 at ... [more]

Man to serve six to eight years for Maverik stabbing

Aug 29, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  A judge sentenced the man involved in the February stabbing assault at a Riverton Maverik Country Store to spend the next six to eight years in the custody of ... [more]

All four Riverton school board incumbents will run unopposed

Aug 29, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Several trustees on the eight Fremont County school district boards are seeking re-election this year, and in one case, only incumbents make up the race.
No ... [more]

State chief: make building safe

Aug 29, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Like the dozen or so others at the Fremont County Commission meeting Tuesday, U.S. Marshal Joe Moore for Wyoming doesn't take the shooting incident at ... [more]

District 25 buys land on Pershing

Aug 29, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Almost two acres of land north of Jackson and Rendezvous elementary schools will become part of Fremont County School District 25 after officials finalize ... [more]

Teton Wilderness fire spreads to 8,539 acres

Aug 29, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The threat of new wildfires starting and growing is high across most of Wyoming, where several large wildfires are already burning.
None of the ... [more]

Nearly 2,000 people visit Campbell County coal mine

Aug 29, 2012 - The Associated Press:  GILLETTE -- Nearly 2,000 people took advantage of a free tour of the Eagle Butte Mine in Campbell County this summer.
The tour is administered by the ... [more]

Parolee sues state, city over forced urine sample

Aug 29, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A parolee who says he was restrained while a nurse inserted a catheter to obtain a urine sample despite his protests is suing the Wyoming ... [more]

Digest

Aug 29, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Horses' tails stolen in two counties
CASPER -- Authorities in Converse and Natrona counties say some residents are reporting that someone has been ... [more]

Armstrong

Aug 29, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  He's forever the 'First Man'

If you see a flag flying at half staff this Friday, it's in honor of Armstrong.
Not Lance. Neil.
If you ask the ... [more]

Romney takes risk in echoing Reagan

Aug 29, 2012 - By Michael Finnegan, MCT News Service:  TAMPA, Fla. --┬áNearly 32 years have passed since a Republican ousted a Democratic president. Now Mitt Romney is trying to pull it off in much the same way ... [more]