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Marven E. Cachelin

Jun 14, 2012 - Staff:  Marven E. Cachelin, 63, died Saturday, June 9, 2012, at the Lander Regional Hospital following a battle with cancer.
Memorial services are at 11 a.m. Friday, ... [more]

Joshua Hurtado

Jun 14, 2012 - Staff:  Joshua Hurtado, 2, died Tuesday, June 12, 2012, at the Lander Valley Medical Center.
Traditional American Indian funeral services are at noon Friday, June 15, ... [more]

John J. Robertson

Jun 14, 2012 - Staff:  John J. Robertson, 62, of Riverton, died Sunday, June 10, 2012, at Riverton Memorial Hospital.
Cremation has taken place and memorial services are at 2 p.m. ... [more]

Today

Jun 14, 2012 - Staff:  Births
WOOD

A daughter was born to Cassandra and Ryan Wood, of Riverton, at 10:19 a.m. April 24, 2012, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. She weighed 6 ... [more]

Big fires kindle forest restoration debate

Jun 14, 2012 - The Associated Press:  ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- As firefighters battle blazes in New Mexico and Colorado that have forced evacuations and destroyed hundreds of structures, the U.S. ... [more]

Soundingsides gets 15 points in all-star series against Montana team

Jun 13, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The thought of his sister's death almost stopped John Soundingsides from playing in the Wyoming-Montana basketball series.
Diana Soundingsides was killed May ... [more]

Raiders pummeled by Casper Oilers

Jun 13, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton is 6-6 on the American Legion baseball season.

Casper powered its way to a 21-0 American Legion victory over the Riverton Raiders Tuesday ... [more]

Few takers yet on cistern offer near Pavillion

Jun 13, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  About two weeks after state officials explained to roughly 50 people an offer to install taxpayer-funded cisterns at households with poor water quality several ... [more]

A better life through art

Jun 13, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  College and CES join forces in gallery show

Nancy Croston loves green.
She loves the color so much she tries to use it in every one of her ... [more]

Projects set as WyDOT keeps eye on future funding cuts

Jun 13, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  As concerns rise about state funding cutbacks that could affect road maintenance and repairs, the Wyoming Department of Transportation lists numerous projects ... [more]

Coroner IDs toddler found in North Fork

Jun 13, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Coroner Ed McAuslan has released the name of a 2-year-old boy whose body was found Monday evening in the North Fork River between Lander and ... [more]

Group to poll Beartooth Highway travelers

Jun 13, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CODY -- People driving along the famous Beartooth Highway along the Montana-Wyoming state line will be asked to stop and take a survey this summer.
The group ... [more]

Wildfire smoke smudges skies above capital

Jun 13, 2012 - By Dan Elliott, The Associated Press:  LOVELAND, Colo. -- Smoke from a massive wildfire in northern Colorado was blowing into southeast Wyoming and smudging the skies above Cheyenne on ... [more]

Digest

Jun 13, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Body recovered from reservoir
ROCK SPRINGS -- Sheriff's officials say a recovery team has retrieved what is believed to be the remains of a man who ... [more]

Horses for meat

Jun 13, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Reasonable people make the case for a plant in Wyoming, but the barriers are many

Once upon a time in American history, eating horsemeat wasn't a ... [more]

I have finally decided that my name is OK

Jun 13, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler:  It has taken 77 years, but I have finally decided that I like my name.
To begin with, I always wanted a nickname. The name "Carolyn" doesn't lend itself to a ... [more]

Awareness of elder abuse an important issue

Jun 13, 2012 - Kelly Wicks, Riverton:  Editor:
It's an unfortunate fact that elder abuse is a growing problem due to the increasing population of elderly individuals who require the assistance of ... [more]

Vivian F. Huff

Jun 13, 2012 - Staff:  Vivian F. Huff, 94, died Friday, June 8, 2012, at her home in Lander where she lived with her husband, son and daughter-in-law.
Graveside services and burial ... [more]

Marven E. Cachelin

Jun 13, 2012 - Staff:  Marven E. Cachelin, 63, died Saturday, June 9, 2012, at the Lander Regional Hospital following a battle with cancer.
Memorial services are at 11 a.m. Friday, ... [more]

Today

Jun 13, 2012 - Staff:  Births
APODACA

A daughter was born to Nanette Perry and Anthony Apodaca, of Lander, at 12:32 a.m. May 10, 2012, at Lander Regional Hospital. She ... [more]

Assault, police chase under investigation

Jun 13, 2012 - Staff:  An alleged assault on East Monroe Avenue in May remains under investigation.
Douglas Lemley, 28, of Riverton, was arrested for a Fremont County warrant for ... [more]

Summer church youth festival 'Take Off!' set for this Saturday

Jun 13, 2012 - Staff:  Riverton-area religious leaders and organizations combine to host "Take Off!" on Saturday, June 16, at Riverton City Park.
An afternoon and evening of music, ... [more]

D.A. gripes on pace of Eaton appeal

Jun 13, 2012 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  The former Riverton resident is Wyoming's only death-row inmate.

CHEYENNE -- The prosecutor who secured the death penalty conviction for the former ... [more]

Rustler women second in nation after CNFR opener

Jun 12, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Central Wyoming College rodeo coach Rick Smith said last week that his women's team was the most talented squad he has ever brought to the College National ... [more]

At the top of his game, we're lucky to be able to hear Emrick

Jun 12, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  I was sure hoping the New Jersey Devils had one more win in them during this year's National Hockey League Season. They didn't. Instead, Los Angeles skated to ... [more]

2-year-old's body pulled from North Fork River on Monday

Jun 12, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Coroner's Office is investigating the death of a 2-year-old boy whose body was recovered Monday night in the North Fork River.
Fremont ... [more]

Crime hits transfer stations

Jun 12, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Two trash transfer stations in Fremont County became the targets of criminal activity less than two weeks after strictly limited service hours started at the ... [more]

County gives notice to tribes on reservation trash contract

Jun 12, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  After failed negotiations with a Wind River Indian Reservation agency, the Fremont County Solid Waste Disposal District board on Monday night voted to start a ... [more]

Pertech sold; will stay in city with expanded product lineup

Jun 12, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  All 30 or so Pertech employees will be able to continue with the company under the merger, and another 10 jobs could be created.

Riverton-based ... [more]

Crop duster crashes after fuel unit malfunctions

Jun 12, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Officials say the crash of a crop duster plane at Riverton Regional Airport began with a malfunction of the aircraft's fuel control unit.
Riverton police ... [more]