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Pink Ribbon Race 5K set for Saturday

Oct 19, 2012 - Staff:  Community members are invited to the Pink Ribbon Race 5K Run/Walk fundraiser set for Saturday at Smith's Food and Drug, 1200 W. Main St.
Nicci Urbigkit, ... [more]

Shelley is right person for House District 55

Oct 19, 2012 - Alice and Fred Nicol, Riverton:  Editor:
We are writing to express our support for Sherry Shelly as a candidate for House District 55. Sherry is a lifelong resident of Riverton who has always ... [more]

Latinos favor Obama heavily

Oct 19, 2012 - By Hector Becerra, MCT News Service:  LOS ANGELES -- The good news for President Barack Obama: Latino registered voters prefer him over Mitt Romney by more than a 3-to-1 ratio, and are increasingly ... [more]

Wyoming's advantage

Oct 19, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  No matter what direction the nation's energy path turns, we look pretty good

The 2012 presidential campaign has been enhanced and enlivened by the ... [more]

Digest

Oct 19, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Cheney among Meyer eulogists
CHEYENNE -- Former Vice President Dick Cheney was among the speakers at services to honor the life of former Wyoming ... [more]

Man accused in child's abduction makes first court appearance in state

Oct 19, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CODY -- A Montana man suspected of abducting and assaulting an 11-year-old Cody girl is set to make his first court appearance in Wyoming.
Thirty-nine-year-old ... [more]

Amid lawsuit, UW and CSU foundations delay ranch sale

Oct 19, 2012 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A lawsuit is postponing plans by University of Wyoming Foundation and Colorado State University Research Foundation to sell a ranch they jointly own ... [more]

Fuel tax increase might not bring corresponding rise in gasoline prices

Oct 19, 2012 - MCT:  CHEYENNE -- A proposal to raise the state's fuel tax may not mean motorists will pay more at the pump.
So say some legislators and advocates of the plan to ... [more]

Airport Cafe catches up on city lease; no eviction

Oct 19, 2012 - From staff reports:  Riverton officials have received full payment from the owners of Airport Cafe at Riverton Regional Airport, and city administrator Steven Weaver says eviction ... [more]

Three-party House District 54 race featured in debate

Oct 19, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Republican, Democratic and Libertarian candidates for Wyoming House District 54 discussed the importance of their national political platforms to their ... [more]

2012 'water year' among driest ever seen in state

Oct 19, 2012 - Staff and wire reports:  Only the 1988-89 and 1959-60 water years were drier, said Riverton meteorologist Jim Fahey.

Wyoming just completed its third-driest year in 118 years ... [more]

Solid waste troubles 'turning around,' says commission chairman

Oct 19, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Revenue problems that have plagued the Fremont County Solid Waste Disposal District in recent years are "kind of turning around," according to Fremont County ... [more]

Wolverine spikers beaten by Rock Springs in West opener

Oct 19, 2012 - From staff reports:  Rock Springs knocked Riverton High School into the consolation bracket Friday in the opening round of the Class 4-A West volleyball tournament in Rock ... [more]

Lovell powers past Wind River at v-ball regional

Oct 19, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  LANDER -- Wind River dropped its opening round match at the Class 2-A West regional volleyball tournament at Bob Carey Memorial Fieldhouse in Lander to ... [more]

Friday's game renews RHS rivalry with Lander Tigers

Oct 19, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton High School and Lander Valley High School have one of the longest and best football rivalries in Wyoming high school sports.
In the past nine years I ... [more]

Wranglers slam Chiefs 54-0

Oct 19, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Shoshoni now waits for its first-round playoff opponent, while Wyoming Indian's winless season ends.

ETHETE -- Two teams headed in opposite ... [more]

Lady Blue off and running at 2-A West volleyball; semis next

Oct 19, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  LANDER -- A sluggish start by Class 2-A Southwest volleyball champion Shoshoni gave the Greybull Buffs brief hope, but the Wranglers put the game away with a ... [more]

Thompson out to defend XC crown

Oct 19, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Olivia Thompson isn't under the radar anymore after she won the Class 4-A cross country title last year as a freshman for Riverton High School.
Thompson runs ... [more]

Today

Oct 18, 2012 - Staff:  Births
HOUSE

A son was born to Kristine Clancy and Josh House, of Riverton, at 1:03 p.m. Sept. 17, 2012, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 8 ... [more]

Dorothy Kellogg

Oct 18, 2012 - Staff:  Dorothy Kellogg died Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, at Wind River Rehabilitation Center in Riverton. She was living at Homestead Assisted Living in Riverton. She was ... [more]

Burnell T. Killion

Oct 18, 2012 - Staff:  Burnell T. Killion, formerly of Dubois, died Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, at Kindred Transitional Care in Cheyenne. He was 86 years old.
Cremation has taken place ... [more]

Dorothy M. Wilson

Oct 18, 2012 - Staff:  Dorothy M. Wilson died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012. She was 75 years old.
Services were at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, at Hudson's Funeral Home.
Dorothy Marie ... [more]

Mildred 'Milly' Brewer

Oct 18, 2012 - Staff:  Mildred "Milly" Brewer, of Riverton, died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012, after a 12-year battle with cancer. She was 79 years old.
Funeral services are scheduled for ... [more]

Facilities project will house BIA officers

Oct 18, 2012 - From staff reports:  New housing for officers of the Wind River Police Department is under construction at Fort Washakie.
The work got under way Sept. 26 with groundbreaking ... [more]

Rocky Mountain Power Foundation donates to Habitat for Humanity

Oct 18, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Rocky Mountain Power Foundation recently donated $3,000 to Habitat for Humanity Wind River Country to support home ownership opportunities for low income ... [more]

Women's Council seeks award nominations

Oct 18, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Council for Women's Issues is seeking nominations for two annual awards: its 2012 Summit Award for family-friendly businesses and its 2013 Woman of ... [more]

Obama's birth certificate one of many pressing questions

Oct 18, 2012 - Ron Howard, Riverton:  Editor:
If I ever decide to get ... [more]

Specter prized his independence and never lost it

Oct 18, 2012 - By The Philadelphia Inquirer:  Arlen Specter was a fighter. He fought crime as a prosecutor. He fought political opponents as a U.S. senator. He fought cancer on more than one occasion. But ... [more]

From brooder to broiler

Oct 18, 2012 - By Betty Starks Case:  We have town and country experience with chickens

Chicken. What enters your mind when you hear the word? Dinner at a good restaurant with all the ... [more]

A better path

Oct 18, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Let's move ahead with determination on improving the Darcie Zimmer pathway

Necessary improvements to the Darcie Zimmer Memorial Pathway got an ... [more]