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New coach promising different style of play for Cowboy football

Aug 5, 2014 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  Craig Bohl said the new Cowboys offense will grind out yards during time-consuming drives intended to keep the Wyoming defense rested and the ball out of ... [more]

Commission OKs tax rate for current fiscal year

Aug 5, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Commissioners have approved property tax rates for the current fiscal year, which began July 1 and lasts through June 30, 2015.
The county is ... [more]

Rain washed out fun event

Aug 5, 2014 - Karen Peden, Riverton:  Editor:
In this area we take all the rain we can get and are grateful for it. I do wish the rainstorm on Friday, July 11, would have waited a few hours. The ... [more]

Today

Aug 5, 2014 - Staff:  Community calendar
WEDNESDAY
Riverton Welcome to Central Wyoming College President Valdez
is 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Central Wyoming College, 2660 Peck ... [more]

Zetta Valera (Val) Woolner

Aug 5, 2014 - Staff:  Zetta Valera (Val) Woolner died after a four-year battle with cancer Thursday, July 24, 2014, at Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation-Rawlins. She was 52 years ... [more]

Doctor visit means hundreds of miles for some veterans

Aug 5, 2014 - By Susan Montoya Bryan, The Associated Press:  ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- For millions of veterans living in rural America, the challenges of accessing an overburdened and scandal-plagued health care system go ... [more]

Gonorrhea case reports spiking in state

Aug 5, 2014 - From staff reports:  With a significantly increased number of reported gonorrhea cases this year the Wyoming Department of Health is reminding residents that preventing the spread ... [more]

Couple kept child in cage, police say

Aug 5, 2014 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Authorities in Wyoming are pressing felony charges against a man and a woman, alleging they kept a 7-year-old child in an outdoor cage.
The child's ... [more]

Trailer, cars destroyed by fire

Aug 5, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A young boy playing with a lighter may have started the fire that destroyed a trailer home Sunday on Rendezvous Road south of Riverton.
No one was injured in ... [more]

Man killed by police identified as Justin Steele

Aug 5, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Officials have confirmed that the man killed in an officer-involved shooting last week on the Wind River Indian Reservation was Justin Steele, 26, of ... [more]

State relieved to have highway money

Aug 5, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming highway officials say they're relieved Congress funded highway construction through May but disappointed lawmakers didn't come up with a ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Aug 5, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Wet one
No one will ever confuse the Riverton Valley with Puget Sound, but we are having what seems to be a wetter warm-weather season than normal. ... [more]

Anti-poverty talk from unlikely source

Aug 5, 2014 - By Doyle McManus:  Quick quiz: Which potential 2016 presidential candidate had this to say about federal anti-poverty programs last week?.
"What do we want? A healthy economy -- ... [more]

Digest

Aug 5, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Short rentals nixed in Jackson
JACKSON -- Homeowners in most parts of Teton County will no longer be allowed to rent out their properties for short-term ... [more]

Mosbrucker takes top prize at demo derby

Aug 5, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton's Bret Mosbrucker was declared the winner Saturday night at the annual demolition derby at the Fremont County Fairgrounds
The derby wrapped up the ... [more]

New CWC Lander center to cost $850,000 more than estimated

Aug 5, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees has approved an extra $850,000 for the construction of a new facility in Lander.
Administrators said bids for ... [more]

Keith Miller Dow Jr.

Aug 5, 2014 - Staff:  Keith Miller Dow Jr., of Ponemah, Minn., died Saturday, July 12, 2014, at Red Lake Hospital in Red Lake, Minn. He was 28 years old.
A funeral service was ... [more]

Raffle raising funds for upgrades at visitor center

Aug 4, 2014 - From staff reports:  Organizers of the annual Sinks Canyon State Park raffle are encouraging nature enthusiasts to buy tickets for the chance to win one of three full framed and ... [more]

County takes new look at consolidation of fair sites

Aug 4, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Laramie County Fair officials say the savings from consolidating from two locations to one could reach $100,000 a year, twice as much as earlier ... [more]

Season ends for Riverton 14-year-old champs

Aug 4, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Riverton team did hand regional semifinalst North Washington its only loss.

Riverton finished a remarkable summer with a 1-3 record at the ... [more]

Coroner race takes shape with pair of GOP candidates

Aug 4, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Stratmoen and Weigel competing

A contest for Fremont County Coroner has been uncommon in recent elections, but the announced retirement of longtime ... [more]

Families have chance to explore cave at Sinks Canyon State Park

Aug 4, 2014 - From staff reports:  Children and their parents now can apply for a chance to explore a cave at Sinks Canyon State Park.
Applications for the Fourth Annual Wyoming Kids eXtreme ... [more]

Regional starts Tuesday in Oregon for Riverton 15-year-olds

Aug 4, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton earned another crack at playing baseball this summer by winning the Wyoming 15-year-old state Babe Ruth title Saturday, July 26, in Green River.
The ... [more]

The war that didn't end all wars

Aug 4, 2014 - By Randy Tucker:  A hundred years ago on the battlefields of northern Europe, the youth of a continent died in unexpected droves in the meat grinder that marked the rise of ... [more]

Raise for county workers not really very generous

Aug 4, 2014 - Ray Price, Lander:  Editor:
A comment in a recent editorial needs clarification. Specifically, "There is a significant, broad-based piece of generosity in the new (Fremont ... [more]

Geneaology project leads to a 12,000-card data base for Szczepanski

Aug 4, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Dean Szczepanski didn't expect to dip himself into the large pool of research he would need to do to dig deep into his family roots. Once he went further into ... [more]

Fewer griz incidents last year in Yellowstone

Aug 4, 2014 - The Associated Press:  But bear-human conflicts still number about twice as many
as a decade ago.


BILLINGS, Mont. -- Conflicts between humans and grizzly bears in the ... [more]

CWC event receives grant from Wyoming Humanities Council

Aug 4, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Humanities Council has awarded grants to the Wyoming Association of Churches and Wyoming PBS.
The Wyoming Association of Churches was awarded ... [more]

Barrasso among senators on trip to Mexican border to investigate concerns on children

Aug 4, 2014 - The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- Seven U.S. senators, including Sen. John Barrasso of Wyoming, have visited the Texas-Mexico border on a fact-finding mission focusing on the ... [more]

The way it was: State fair qualifiers -- 1958

Aug 4, 2014 - Staff:  Five Fremont County girls were headed tot he Wyoming State Fair after their 4-H exhibits earned blue ribbons at the local level 56 years ago this week at ... [more]