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Teton Wilderness fire spreads to 8,539 acres

Aug 29, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The threat of new wildfires starting and growing is high across most of Wyoming, where several large wildfires are already burning.
None of the ... [more]

Nearly 2,000 people visit Campbell County coal mine

Aug 29, 2012 - The Associated Press:  GILLETTE -- Nearly 2,000 people took advantage of a free tour of the Eagle Butte Mine in Campbell County this summer.
The tour is administered by the ... [more]

Parolee sues state, city over forced urine sample

Aug 29, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A parolee who says he was restrained while a nurse inserted a catheter to obtain a urine sample despite his protests is suing the Wyoming ... [more]

Digest

Aug 29, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Horses' tails stolen in two counties
CASPER -- Authorities in Converse and Natrona counties say some residents are reporting that someone has been ... [more]

Armstrong

Aug 29, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  He's forever the 'First Man'

If you see a flag flying at half staff this Friday, it's in honor of Armstrong.
Not Lance. Neil.
If you ask the ... [more]

Romney takes risk in echoing Reagan

Aug 29, 2012 - By Michael Finnegan, MCT News Service:  TAMPA, Fla. --┬áNearly 32 years have passed since a Republican ousted a Democratic president. Now Mitt Romney is trying to pull it off in much the same way ... [more]

'Posterior cleavage' perpetrator on the loose

Aug 29, 2012 - Bruce Robb, Riverton:  Editor:
To Kelly Barber, the visitor from Huntsville, Texas, who freaked out about seeing a guy's posterior "cleavage" in a restaurant and didn't feel safe ... [more]

Alice C. List

Aug 29, 2012 - Staff:  Alice C. List, of Riverton, died Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. She was 85 years old.
Cremation has taken place, and no service is ... [more]

Diedra Louise Walker

Aug 29, 2012 - Staff:  Diedra "Didi" Louise Walker died Friday, Aug. 24, 2012, at the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. She was the daughter of John and Sandra Walker of Lander. ... [more]

Today

Aug 29, 2012 - Staff:  Births
COOPER

A daughter was born to Chelsey Trehearne and Jeff Cooper II, of Riverton, at 12:55 a.m. Aug. 13, 2012, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. ... [more]

Citizen voices concern about pedestrian safety

Aug 29, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Riverton police chief Mike Broadhead also addressed various rules for pedestrians.

Riverton resident Ken Miller would like to see an increase in ... [more]

No. 43 forever

Aug 29, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Newlin's number retired by RHS

During her freshman season of girls basketball for Riverton High School, Kristen Newlin was the last player to get to ... [more]

Riverton spikers begin league play in Casper

Aug 29, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The match with the Lady Trojans will be on Thursday night.

It wasn't that long ago that the Riverton Lady Wolverines volleyball team was showing ... [more]

RHS opens season with swims at KW and Gillette

Aug 29, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Lady Wolverines swim team was back in the pool competing for the first time in the 2012 season last weekend.
RHS competed Friday in the Casper ... [more]

Riverton runners get tough opening test on hilly Douglas course

Aug 29, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  RHS sophomore runner Olivia Thompson placed 14th in a time of 23:06 in the season opener.

Riverton High School cross country coach Jay Dayton called ... [more]

Final meet of the season

Aug 29, 2012 - Staff:  Peggy Albright, a member of the Wind River Performance Horse Club, carried the showmanship schedule for Saturday's meet in her mouth as she balanced the tack ... [more]

Snyder proving to be a positive Wolverine backer

Aug 28, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  If change is good, then Riverton is good, at least as far as Riverton High School Athletics are concerned.
A lot has changed since one year ago, when the ... [more]

Riverton girls win Evanston golf invite

Aug 28, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Wolverines boys placed third in the 10-team field.

Riverton High School climbed its way to the top of the girls team standings on Friday to win ... [more]

Big weekend for SHS volleyball girls in Lovell

Aug 28, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Shoshoni High School had a perfect start to the 2012 volleyball season Friday and Saturday at the North Big Horn Invitational, winning the championship in ... [more]

Lander hosts Cody Broncs to open football season

Aug 28, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lander Valley High School football coach Doug Hughes knows Cody will come into Bill Bush Memorial Stadium Friday night and try to establish the running game ... [more]

Primary turnout down but still beats state figure

Aug 28, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County's participation in the primary election nearly matched the last presidential year contest at about 52 percent of registered voters casting a ... [more]

School starts for Riverton students

Aug 28, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Kylee Blumenshine's first day of kindergarten was less stressful for her than for her little sister, Brailee, 3, who didn't want to leave Aspen Park Elementary ... [more]

CWC incumbents draw challengers; filing ends

Aug 28, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College Board of Education races heated up on Monday with several candidates submitting applications for seats on the college board appearing ... [more]

Museums board fires Lander director

Aug 28, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  After months of controversy surrounding the management of the Lander Pioneer Museum, the Fremont County Museums Board voted Wednesday to terminate director ... [more]

Barn destroyed by fire Monday; boat and camper saved

Aug 28, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Fire crews countywide responded to a rural Lander home Monday afternoon after a barn caught fire.
Lander Rural Fire Department chief Dave Peevey said ... [more]

Alpine Lake fire tops 6,450 acres

Aug 28, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Alpine Lake Fire burning in mountains above Fort Washakie continues to grow, and officials aren't counting on moisture normally seen this time of year to ... [more]

North Buffalo Fire expands by 3,000 acres since Monday

Aug 28, 2012 - The Associated Press:  MORAN -- Fire managers expect a wildfire burning in the Teton Wilderness to continue to grow in coming days because of warm and windy weather.
The North ... [more]

Fees waived for oversize hay trucks

Aug 28, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- With the homegrown hay crop hit hard by drought, Wyoming is waiving fees for oversize loads of hay coming into the state.
The waiver went into ... [more]

Bison hunting could expand in state

Aug 28, 2012 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Wyoming may expand bison hunting because the state's population is above management goals.
The Wyoming Legislature might consider a bill to ... [more]

Digest

Aug 28, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Fugitive blamed for power outage
CASPER -- Authorities are blaming a fleeing Colorado felon for a crash that left thousands of Casper customers ... [more]