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Past star Hinman now on CWC rodeo staff

Sep 13, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Traci Hinman was a star rodeo athlete the last four years at Central Wyoming College. She played a vital role helping the Rustlers finish second in the nation ... [more]

RHS finners welcome seven to home pool

Sep 13, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Seven high school girls swim teams from across Wyoming, including two of the top Class 4-A schools, will descend on the Riverton Aquatic Center this Friday and ... [more]

Students get a taste of the sea

Sep 13, 2012 - Staff:  Third-graders at Rendezvous Elementary School were inspired for their seascape watercolors by first tasting dried seaweed provided by art teacher Nancy ... [more]

Allen wins big in commission re-vote

Sep 12, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Commission District 2 incumbent Dennis Christensen went from a narrow 20-vote win last month to a steep 377-vote loss in Tuesday's special ... [more]

Gun range lease approved, but not without dissent

Sep 12, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council voted to approve the Riverton Shooting Club lease Tuesday. The vote came after councilwoman Mary Ellen Christensen and Mayor Ron ... [more]

District 25 completes Pershing land buy for $190K

Sep 12, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The site initially could be used to help ease access congestion at two Riverton elementary schools.

Fremont County School District 25 has finalized ... [more]

Governor to feds: Back off fracking reg plans

Sep 12, 2012 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead has asked the Interior Department to scale back -- or abandon altogether -- proposed rules that would require petroleum ... [more]

Man gets life sentence for murder try

Sep 12, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A judge has sentenced an Oregon man to serve life in prison without the possibility of parole for attempted murder in the shooting last summer of ... [more]

Casper fire burns seven houses; Jackson-area blaze threatening

Sep 12, 2012 - By Bob Moen and Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The toll from a wildfire south of Casper grew to seven homes destroyed and 750 threatened, while a fire south of Jackson kept hundreds of residents ... [more]

Digest

Sep 12, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Comment time to be extended
MOOSE -- The National Park Service is giving the public more time to comment on redevelopment plans for Colter Bay Village ... [more]

'Only an idiot' would argue against a 'very affordable' tax

Sep 12, 2012 - Ronald Strauss, Riverton:  Editor:
I think the mayor of Riverton is right when he says if we want to fix all the potholes, curbs, crummy gutters and the like around town, then we will ... [more]

Dust to dust

Sep 12, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Who knew that drought could affect unpaved roads, too?

A few years ago, when Main Street through downtown Riverton was torn up during the big street ... [more]

For a moment, I wanted to shoot a wolf

Sep 12, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk:  I was surprised by my reaction last week when I learned that, beginning Sept. 30, gray wolves in Wyoming will no longer be protected by the Endangered Species ... [more]

Romney's new tune on health care overhaul

Sep 12, 2012 - By The Philadelphia Inquirer:  So now Mitt Romney actually likes parts of President Obama's signature health-care overhaul -- the same "Obamacare" that Romney and congressional Republicans ... [more]

Theron Huff

Sep 12, 2012 - Staff:  Theron Huff, of Lander, died Friday, Sept. 7, 2012. He was 91 years old.
A visitation will be at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, in the Relief Society Room of ... [more]

Nicholas B. Jones

Sep 12, 2012 - Staff:  Nicholas B. Jones, of Lander, died Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, at Wunder Ranch. He was 23 years old.
Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, at ... [more]

Today

Sep 12, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
ARMSTRONG

Joseph R. "Joe" Armstrong, 93, of Riverton, died Sunday, Sept. 9, at his home in Riverton. Graveside services with military honors ... [more]

Fremont Co. welcomes nine students from overseas

Sep 12, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  When they first arrived in Fremont County, this year's group of foreign exchange students said they knew they were in for a unique experience. From the ... [more]

Bicyclist dies during race from Utah to Wyoming

Sep 12, 2012 - The Associated Press:  LOGAN, Utah -- A bicyclist competing in a race from Logan, Utah, to Jackson Hole crashed on a bridge in Wyoming and fell about 35 feet to his death into the ... [more]

Lady Wolverines down Green River in five

Sep 12, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Riverton now stands 1-2 in West 4-A volleyball play.

It took five games, plus a little extra. and a strong will to fight from behind, but the ... [more]

RHS golfers head to West 4-A regionals

Sep 12, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Wolverines had a good showing at the match-place tournament in Green River.

Riverton High School golf coach Lars Flanagan said his Wolverines ... [more]

Second-place finish for SHS girls at Big Horn volleyball

Sep 12, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Victories by SHS were over Thermopolis 21-19, 21-13; Upton 25-9, 25-6; Sundance 21-10, 21-15 and Rocky Mountain in the one-day tournament.

Shoshoni ... [more]

UW QB Smith doubtful for Cal Poly game

Sep 12, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming quarterback Brett Smith, who was carted off the field last weekend in a game against Toledo, remains doubtful for this Saturday's game ... [more]

Rustlers go for a ride on a bungee bull

Sep 12, 2012 - Staff:  Central Wyoming College staff member Amanda Miller held on tight as a "bull" suspended by bungee cords was rocked by student Ryan Nemelka during Tuesday ... [more]

Lander police investigate early morning homicide

Sep 11, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Lander Police Department would not release the names of the victim or the potential suspect who is in custody in connection with a homicide reported to ... [more]

Financial reports show commission hopefuls spent more during primary election races

Sep 11, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Commission District 5 challenger Jennifer McCarty spent roughly $6,161 in her primary election campaign that ended with a 19-vote difference ... [more]

Memorial parade honors 9/11 victims

Sep 11, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Organizers behind Riverton's annual Sept. 11 parade say they plan the event every year to ensure community members remember the significance of the World Trade ... [more]

Officials to host meeting about Alpine Lake Fire

Sep 11, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Alpine Lake Fire officials are having a public meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Rocky Mountain Hall in Fort Washakie.
"It's open to the public, and anyone can ... [more]

Groups intend to sue over wolf delisting

Sep 11, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Two coalitions of environmental groups filed notice Monday that they intend to sue the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service over the agency's decision to ... [more]

Digest

Sep 11, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Yellowstone seeking input
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- Yellowstone National Park is now accepting public comments on its proposal to extend the existing ... [more]