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Two county residents graduate from Eastern Wyoming College

Jul 20, 2012 - From staff reports:  Eastern Wyoming College had its 63rd annual commencement for candidates May 11, 2012, in the Fine Arts Auditorium. There were a total of 150 graduates this ... [more]

Bryson graduates from OPSU

Jul 20, 2012 - From staff reports:  Nanci Krystene Bryson graduated from Oklahoma Panhandle State University with bachelor of science degrees in equine science and agribusiness during OPSU's ... [more]

RMS announces fourth-quarter honor roll

Jul 20, 2012 - From staff reports:  4.0 honor roll
Eighth grade
: Shanda Barlow, William Baxter, Thomas Beasley, Baylor Beers, Gillian Fahey, Kate Gamble, Ethan Harris, Kathryn Hazlewood, ... [more]

Library to showcase county artists

Jul 20, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Branch Library is gearing up for a "Ladies Night Out" featuring the artistic talent of Fremont County women.
Teri Wiblemo, library assistant ... [more]

Pruitt, Smart set the date

Jul 20, 2012 - Staff:  George Smart and Pam King are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Ilene Smart to Aaron Pruitt, son of Frank and Rosie Hughes.
The wedding is ... [more]

Betty Lou Montz

Jul 20, 2012 - Staff:  Betty Lou Montz, 80, of Riverton, died Wednesday, July 4, 2012, at the Wind River Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.
Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, ... [more]

Norma J. Enos

Jul 20, 2012 - Staff:  Norma J. Enos, 63, of Fort Washakie, died Saturday, July 7, 2012, after fighting a long battle with cancer.
A memorial service will be at a later date. ... [more]

Today

Jul 20, 2012 - Staff:  Births
ARTHUR

A daughter was born to Shylene Arthur, of Riverton, at 2:31 p.m. June 25, 2012, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds, 14 ... [more]

Ask yourself: 'Am I a Christian citizen?'

Jul 20, 2012 - By Doug Hill Pastor, Pavillion United Methodist Church:  We've just celebrated Independence Day in an election year. It brings up an ongoing debate: one that centers on the question of whether the United States is ... [more]

Riverton 11-12 stars reach district championship game

Jul 20, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton rolled past Green River 13-1 Thursday night to move into the 11-12-year-old all-star baseball Wyoming Little League District 1 title game in Cody and ... [more]

Controversial finish heartbreaking for Riverton 9-10 stars

Jul 20, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  A 2-1 win over Kemmerer turned into a heartbreaking 1-0 forfeit loss for the Riverton Little League 9-10 year old all-stars in Cody in the semifinals of the ... [more]

11-12s win cruise 10-2 over North Big Horn

Jul 19, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton scored five insurance runs in the top of the sixth inning Wednesday to ensure a 10-2 victory over North Big Horn at the Wyoming District 1 ... [more]

Young stars demolish Green River in 16-2 rout

Jul 19, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Riverton 9-10-year-old Little League all-stars posted a convincing 16-2 win over Green River in the opening-round of the Wyoming Little League District 1 ... [more]

Final rodeo candidate visits CWC

Jul 19, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Andy Carter is hoping his head rodeo coaching experience elsewhere will help land a similar position at Central Wyoming College.
Carter gave his Thursday ... [more]

Raiders struggle in conference games against Powell

Jul 19, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Powell outscored Riverton 36-3 to sweep an American Legion Northwest conference baseball doubleheader Wednesday at Roy Peck Field.
The Pioneers won the first ... [more]

Drought disaster declaration set in Fremont Co.

Jul 19, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County farmers and ranchers impacted by damages due to drought can qualify for emergency federal loans and potentially other aid programs under an ... [more]

Balloon rally, Friday Night Cruise this weekend for Rendezvous

Jul 19, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Cars, motorcycles, barbecue and hot-air balloons are among the attractions this weekend as the 32nd annual Riverton Rendezvous continues July 20-22.
Early ... [more]

Cache dash: 'Geocaching' a high-tech hide and seek

Jul 19, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  The requirements are simple: a pair of keen eyes, an adventurous spirit and a GPS. Geocaching, a virtual scavenger hunt, is gaining popularity with residents ... [more]

Rescuers get injured woman out of mountains

Jul 19, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Search-and-rescue crews retrieved a New York woman who was injured during a hike with her husband near Gannett Peak.
"She was brought into Lander at about ... [more]

May 9 Riverton fire ruled arson

Jul 19, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The blaze involved a rental house on North Broadway Avenue in Riverton.

Riverton Fire District investigator Matt Lee has ruled the house fire May 9 ... [more]

Digest

Jul 19, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Driver sentenced in pedestrian hit
LARAMIE -- A Laramie man who was high on industrial cleaner when he hit a pedestrian at 50 mph earlier this year has ... [more]

Firefighters busy, but progress being made

Jul 19, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- It's been a busy week for firefighters in northeast Wyoming.
Dozens of wildfires broke out in Crook, Campbell and Weston counties since last ... [more]

Lummis trying to repeal AML payment cutback

Jul 19, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- U.S. Rep. Cynthia Lummis has introduced legislation that would restore more than $700 million in federal funds to Wyoming.
The bill was filed ... [more]

Exposed butt crack made visitor change lunch plans

Jul 19, 2012 - Kelley Barber, Hunstville, Texas:  Editor:
In February I was on a three-week ski vacation to Wyoming. I stayed in Worland, Laramie, Cody, Jackson and Casper, and I planned to drive through ... [more]

We're in the attack-dog days of summer

Jul 19, 2012 - By Doyle McManus:  Enough with the negatives -- can we stipulate that neither one of these guys is Abraham Lincoln, and move on?

The dog days of July were once a slow ... [more]

City appoints consultant for Federal rebuild

Jul 19, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Riverton City Council members voted July 3 to appoint Jim Gores with Gores and Associates to provide consultant planning services for the North Federal ... [more]

Raymond Mark Winter

Jul 19, 2012 - Staff:  Raymond Mark Winter, 78, formerly of Riverton, died June 30, 2012, following a courageous battle with myelodysplastic syndrome and leukemia. A celebration of ... [more]

Today

Jul 19, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
ENOS

Norma J. Enos, 63, of Fort Washakie, died Saturday, July 7, after fighting a long battle with cancer. A memorial service will be at a ... [more]

Santee to be named next Riverton head girls soccer coach

Jul 18, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Tanya Santee will be recommended to become just the second head girls soccer coach in the history of Riverton High School, Riverton schools superintendent ... [more]

CWC rodeo assistant in running for the top position

Jul 18, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Drew Schrock wants to remain at Central Wyoming College.
The assistant rodeo coach this past season for the Rustlers was named one of three finalists for the ... [more]