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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]

On the road, Wolverines play Worland in week zero

Aug 23, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  With a new offensive coordinator and a team that has been hammered to be more aggressive on the football field, the Riverton Wolverines football team will ... [more]

Lady Cougars to play in McDonald's field

Aug 23, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Coach Troi Larsen likes the potential of the 2012 Wind River volleyball team.
The Cougars played well in Larsen's first season at the helm, but WRHS didn't ... [more]

Conrad enjoying year as Senior Games president

Aug 23, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lander resident Marty Conrad has served this past year as the president of the Wyoming Senior Olympic State Games.
Conrad has been involved with the senior ... [more]

Crews tear down old McDonalds building

Aug 23, 2012 - Staff:  An employee of Lander's Artery Construction sprayed water to keep down the dust from debris as workers demolished the old McDonald's Thursday on West Main ... [more]

Cowgirls announce 2012-13 schedule

Aug 22, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  Seven teams that competed in postseason play will be featured on the 2012-13 Wyoming Cowgirl Basketball schedule, announced Tuesday by the Wyoming Athletics ... [more]

Fire at Lysite gas plant burns four Wednesday

Aug 22, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Four men suffered burns Wednesday morning after an explosion at the ConocoPhillips Lost Cabin gas plant near Lysite.
Injuries to two of the men were described ... [more]

Commissioners survive close primary challenges

Aug 22, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Both Doug Thompson and Dennis Christensen won Tuesday by about 1 percentage point.

Fremont County Commission incumbents Doug Thompson and Dennis ... [more]

Smith and Martinez advance in city Ward 2

Aug 22, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Riverton City Councilman Todd Smith and former Councilman Lee Martinez won their Riverton City Council Ward 2 nominations, beating out former Councilwoman ... [more]

It's Larsen in big HD54 GOP primary

Aug 22, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Republican Lloyd Larsen and Democratic candidate Bruce Palmer will advance to the Nov. 6 general election after winning their races in Tuesday's primary ... [more]

Campbell wins in HD34

Aug 22, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Wyoming House District 34 incumbent Rita Campbell won the Republican nomination in Tuesday's primary election over challenger Lois Herbst, according to ... [more]

Easy ride through GOP primary for Barrasso, Lummis; Scott survives

Aug 22, 2012 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming's primary election delivered few surprises with well-funded Republican congressional incumbents coasting to victory and most state ... [more]

Digest

Aug 22, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Few details on motel standoff
CASPER -- A standoff at a motel in Casper has ended after nearly 11 hours.
Casper Police Chief Chris Walsh says officers ... [more]

On to November

Aug 22, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Primary has its close shaves

For the longest time Tuesday night, it looked as if the two Fremont County Commissioners who faced primary election ... [more]

Thanks for new art at RHS that doesn't show drinking

Aug 22, 2012 - Joan Claren, Riverton:  Editor:
I see there are some new art murals on the wall of the high school in Riverton -- and neither one of them shows anybody consuming alcohol.
It just ... [more]

Just chalk it up to 'synchronicity'

Aug 22, 2012 - By Walter Cook:  Margi and I had definitely broken passenger protocol.
When you're 30,000 feet in the air, death is generally something you don't talk about, as your captive ... [more]

Mahoney ahead of Faubion in Ward 1; both advance

Aug 22, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  It was a close finish for the uncontested Riverton City Council Ward 1 race between councilwoman Diana Mahoney and Jonathan Faubion.
Mahoney received 224 ... [more]

Allen tops Cardenas in HD33

Aug 22, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  Rural Lander resident Jim Allen won the Republican nomination for the Wyoming House District 33 seat by a landslide.
According to unofficial results, with all ... [more]