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Kechter qualifies for state in first day of regionals

Oct 12, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton High School swimmer Michaela Kechter qualified for the state meet Thursday in the 100-yard breaststroke during the Class 4-A North regional swim meet ... [more]

Rustlers keep top spot in Region IX

Oct 12, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  CWC will take the weekend off from competition. Rustlers play Tuesday at Western Wyoming.

Central Wyoming College remained in the top spot in the ... [more]

Today

Oct 12, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
ENGAVO

Harry Thomas "Tom" Engavo, 56, died Tuesday, Oct. 9, at the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. Traditional Native American services will ... [more]

Virginia Daniels Porath

Oct 12, 2012 - Staff:  Virginia D. Porath died Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012, at Valley Hospital in Spokane, Wash. She was 52 years old.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. ... [more]

Harry Thomas 'Tom' Engavo

Oct 12, 2012 - Staff:  Harry Thomas "Tom" Engavo died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, at the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. He was 56 years old.
Traditional Native American services will ... [more]

Edward E. Robeson

Oct 12, 2012 - Staff:  Edward E. Robeson, of Lander, died Tuesday, Oct. 9, in his home in Lander.
A visitation will be 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, in the Chapel of Mount ... [more]

Mildred 'Millie' M. Kringle

Oct 12, 2012 - Staff:  Mildred "Millie" M. Kringle, of St. Joseph, Minn., died Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center, St. Cloud, Minn. She was 90 ... [more]

BLM seeks nominations to Resource Advisory Council

Oct 12, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Bureau of Land Management in Wyoming announced that it is seeking public nominations for four open positions on its Wyoming Resource Advisory Council, ... [more]

McOmie nominated for Golden Bell Award

Oct 12, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  All eight Fremont County school boards have agreed to back a resolution supporting the nomination of state Rep. Del McOmie, R-Lander, for one of the biggest ... [more]

Horse tail thefts likely just people trying to be funny

Oct 12, 2012 - Richard Gould, Lander:  Editor:
I may be wrong, but I do not think that there is a monetary element behind the theft of horse tails.
I think it is some people thinking that they ... [more]

She's got the power, weather-wise

Oct 12, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  There's something about my wife, Yale and the elements

When my wife and I go to Connecticut to visit son Robert in college, residents of the ... [more]

National Newspaper Week

Oct 12, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Readers come to feel a sense of ownership with 'their' newspaper

The second week in October is designated as National Newspaper Week (this year ... [more]

BLM lifts fire bans in areas of Wyoming

Oct 12, 2012 - The Associated Press:  PINEDALE -- The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is lifting fire restrictions in some areas of western Wyoming beginning at midnight Friday.
The agency announced ... [more]

Digest

Oct 12, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Plane wreckage to be removed
CHEYENNE -- Albany County Undersheriff Rob DeBree says crews plan to recover the wreckage Friday of a plane that was found ... [more]

Authorities shift focus, seek apparent Denver kidnapper

Oct 12, 2012 - The Associated Press:  WESTMINSTER, Colo. -- Authorities have shifted their focus from searching for a missing 10-year-old girl to appealing for help in tracking down her apparent ... [more]

FBI describes SUV linked to Cody abduction

Oct 12, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CODY -- Authorities are asking for the public's help locating an SUV linked to the abduction and sexual assault of a girl in Cody.
The FBI said Thursday that ... [more]

EPA says new fracking data consistent with earlier work

Oct 12, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released new data from west-central Wyoming, where the agency theorizes a link between hydraulic ... [more]

Residents place pennies on roadwork priorities

Oct 12, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton residents had a chance this week to put their money where their priorities are when it comes to roadwork within city limits.
During a Tuesday work ... [more]

Harris Bridge Road span approved for replacement

Oct 12, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Fremont County transportation department superintendent Dave Pendleton got the green light from county commissioners to pursue options in fixing the Harris ... [more]

Number of workers in county remains near all-time high

Oct 12, 2012 - From staff reports:  Fremont County employment
Unemployment rate

August -- 6.6 percent
July -- 7.0 percent
August 2011 -- 6.7 percent

Work force
August ... [more]

CWC men's basketball coach placed on leave

Oct 11, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Central Wyoming College athletic director Serol Stauffenberg said he has placed CWC men's basketball coach Curtis Condie on leave from his team until ... [more]

RHS runners host Class 4-A West regionals

Oct 11, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton High School cross country coach Jay Dayton wants to continue to see steady improvement from his runners Friday at the Class 4-A West regional meet at ... [more]

CWC spikers complete regular season sweep over Northwest

Oct 11, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Rustlers are now first in in the Region IX conference standings with a 7-2 record.

Central Wyoming College now has the upper hand over ... [more]

Wolverines try for conference championship against Douglas

Oct 11, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  What began as a team goal to host a home football playoff game has turned into so much more for the Wolverines.
Now the goal is a Class 3-A East conference ... [more]

Today

Oct 11, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
GRIFFIN

Royce W. Griffin, formerly of Riverton, died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County after a short illness. He ... [more]

Tom Birch

Oct 11, 2012 - Staff:  Tom Birch died Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, at the Wind River Health Care Center, in Riverton. He was 83 years old.
Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, ... [more]

Doerr retires as executive director of Group Home

Oct 11, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Fremont County Group Home board of directors announced that Stacey Doerr is retiring as the Group Home Executive Director after 30 years of service.
The ... [more]

Motion Bliss Academy works to instill fitness, inspire confidence

Oct 11, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Candace Warren's goal in opening Motion Bliss Academy was to offer a variety of classes to Riverton dancers.
"That's a big thing for me," Warren said. "It's ... [more]

Riverton nurse consultant helps attorneys

Oct 11, 2012 - From staff reports:  Rosebud Legal Nurse Consulting has launched an independent legal nurse consulting practice to help attorneys win medical-related cases. Founded by local nurse ... [more]

Time to embargo Iran

Oct 11, 2012 - By The Chicago Tribune:  Iran's currency took such a breathtaking nose dive against the dollar last week that even the country's denier-in-chief, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, had to ... [more]