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Lander residents do well in Sprint Triathlon events

Aug 26, 2012 - From staff reports:  Martin Stensing, of Powell, and Lander's Ann Lehmkuhler won tight races Saturday, Aug. 18, at the Lander Sprint Triathlon.
Stensing finished the triathlon ... [more]

Wolverines fall in volleyball semifinal

Aug 26, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  After a long day of Friday pool play, one thing was for sure. The 2012 edition of the McDonald's Invitational volleyball tournament in Wolverine Gym was packed ... [more]

LVHS spikers go 1-1 in bracket play

Aug 26, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lander Valley High School went 1-1 in the single-elimination bracket play Saturday at the McDonald's Invitational volleyball tournament in Riverton.
The ... [more]

RHS gains momentum, win at Worland 27-9 in week zero footb

Aug 26, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Wolverines, with a balanced offensive attack that yielded more than 370 yards in total offense and a solid defensive effort wore down the Worland ... [more]

Rams have good showing vs. Eden-Farson

Aug 26, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Expectations were high entering this season, and after a week zero scrimmage with Eden-Farson, it appears they were well warranted. The Rams easily ran ... [more]

Tigers jump on Kemmerer in week zero

Aug 26, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The week zero football contest was a positive one for Lander Valley High School.
The Tigers stole the win vs. Kemmerer and came away with a 22-6 victory ... [more]

WRHS opens in McDonalds field

Aug 26, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Troi Larsen used the McDonald's Invitational volleyball tournament as an experiment weekend.
The Wind River coach switched a number of lineups and played ... [more]

Prosecutors not seeking death penalty for teen in Hudson case

Aug 24, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Prosecutors said Thursday in court they are not seeking the death penalty for one of the defendants accused in the November slaying of a Hudson couple.
"For ... [more]

Special election ahead for District 2 voters

Aug 24, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Registered Republican voters in Fremont County Commission's District 2 will be able to participate in the special mail-ballot election to determine the party's ... [more]

Man dies in hit-and-run

Aug 24, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Fremont County Coroner released the name of the 19-year-old man who died Saturday, Aug. 18, in Casper after reportedly being involved in a hit-and-run ... [more]

School District 25 board, staff tour Riverton facilities

Aug 24, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Members of the Fremont County School District 25 Board of Trustees and district staff who toured Riverton facilities this week were impressed by the changes ... [more]

Botulism outbreak killing pheasants at Wyoming farm

Aug 24, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A botulism outbreak at the state Game and Fish Downer Bird Farm near Yoder has killed more than 2,700 pheasants.
Bird farm superintendent Steve ... [more]

Snake River Lodge sold to Rhode Island company

Aug 24, 2012 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Another large Jackson area hotel is changing hands.
Jon Cohen said his company bought the Snake River Lodge and Spa on Friday. He declined to ... [more]

District judge sets competency hearing for Wheatland man

Aug 24, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A district judge has set a competency hearing for a Wheatland man accused of killing his three sons and his brother in a shooting rampage last ... [more]

Digest

Aug 24, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Bond set for suspect in standoff
CASPER -- Casper police are confirming a standoff at a Super 8 motel ended with one suspect dead and another suspect in ... [more]

No harm done

Aug 24, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Riverton was right to warn citizens of water shortage, even if it didn't pan out

Riverton public services director Bill Urbigkit was good-natured ... [more]

Maybe 'cop on a walk' could watch over proposed park

Aug 24, 2012 - Ken Outliff, Riverton:  Editor:
I am looking forward to what the city decides to do with the vacant corner on Main Street where the dry cleaner business was. Now they say the want to ... [more]

My percentage on primary picks

Aug 24, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  The news Thursday that the Republican primary election for Fremont County Commission District 2 had some incorrect ballots might play a role in the official ... [more]

Support Arapaho veterans powwow

Aug 24, 2012 - Northern Arapaho Powwow Committee 2012:  Editor:
Haba / Tous to our fellow Northern Arapaho people. We, the Northern Arapaho Powwow Committee, would like to take this time to invite all of you to the ... [more]

Encana workers build Habitat home

Aug 24, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Jackson Street house is Habitat for Humanity's 15th
in Riverton.


More than a dozen Encana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc. employees battled the summer ... [more]

City officials praise Riverton park employees

Aug 24, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Public services director Bill Urbigkit heaped praises on park superintendent Joel Blury and lands division manager Paul Throckmartin during the Riverton City ... [more]

Kreider, Newlin to marry Sept. 8 in Pennsylvania

Aug 24, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Nancy and Steve Kreider, of Blue Bell, Pa., are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Ashleigh Kreider to Brett Newlin, of Chula Vista, Calif., ... [more]

Esther Haun

Aug 24, 2012 - Staff:  Esther Haun, of Riverton, died Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012, at Westward Heights Nursing Home in Lander. She was 96 years old.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. ... [more]

Marvin J. Schlichenmayer

Aug 24, 2012 - Staff:  Marvin J. Schlichenmayer (aka "Slick" or "Tex") died Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012, in hospice care in Riverton. He was 85 years old.
A family memorial service will ... [more]

Safety officers: Workers at Lost Cabin plant were replacing valve

Aug 24, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Wyoming Workers' Safety compliance officers reported this week that a valve was open at the time of a Wednesday explosion that burned four employees of the ... [more]

Today

Aug 24, 2012 - Staff:  Births
MEEKS

A daughter was born to Pearlene Coando and Louis Meeks, of Fort Washakie, at 3:10 a.m. June 14, 2012, at Lander Regional Hospital. She ... [more]

Smith is going to guide the Pokes to a bowl

Aug 24, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Brett Smith is my favorite college football player for the upcoming season.
The University of Wyoming sophomore quarterback made a name for himself as a ... [more]

Wranglers to count on strong junior class

Aug 24, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Interest is as high as the turnout in Shoshoni this fall. With 36 players on the roster and a strong junior class, Wrangler head coach Rick Lindblad has depth ... [more]

Senior boys lead Riverton High School tennis players

Aug 24, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Seniors John Kelleher and Joey Roseno have emerged as the No. 1 and No. 2 Riverton High School boys tennis players for the 2012 season.
Kelleher attends ... [more]

Cougars to have 40-player roster

Aug 24, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Wind River has the largest enrollment of any Class 1-A football team, and head coach Cullen Noffsinger's 40-player roster will show it this season.
"We kept ... [more]