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Conference champs: RHS knocks off Douglas 14-13, gains home field advantage

Oct 13, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Good morning, Wolverines. You are the Class 3-A East conference champions.
Leading 14-13 Friday night in Converse County, Riverton possessed the ball for the ... [more]

Optional 1 percent tax an effective, equitable way to raise needed funds

Oct 13, 2012 - By Steven Weaver, Gary M. Michaud:  Editor:
By now we hope Fremont County residents are aware there will be an optional 1percent initiative on the November ballot for the purpose of repairing ... [more]

Just what is common sense?

Oct 13, 2012 - By Randy Tucker:  And if it's so common, then why does it seem to be in such short supply?

One of the basic premises of Buddhism is the belief that the nature of one's ... [more]

Romney debate win not unexpected

Oct 13, 2012 - By Carl Leubsdorf:  Challengers battle-tested from a long primary campaign often look good in the first debate against the incumbent.

Initial presidential debates ... [more]

Our factory

Oct 13, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  The community newspaper is a triumph of American manufacturing

Americans often profess worry that this country "doesn't make anything anymore." That ... [more]

Nearly 100 sheep die in closed Monsanto mine

Oct 13, 2012 - By John Miller, The Associated Press:  BOISE, Idaho -- At least 95 domestic sheep died after grazing inside a mothballed Monsanto Co. mine in southeastern Idaho, adding to the list of animal ... [more]

Montana sends wolf-trapping rules to the public for comment

Oct 13, 2012 - The Associated Press:  The plan includes setting the tension on trap pans at a minimum of 8 pounds.

HELENA, Mont. -- Montana wildlife regulators have given initial approval ... [more]

Digest

Oct 13, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Plane crash victims identified
CHEYENNE -- Authorities have released the names of four east Texas men killed in a plane crash in the mountains of ... [more]

Plan to streamline solar development approved

Oct 13, 2012 - By Jason Dearen, The Associated Press:  SAN FRANCISCO -- Federal officials on Friday approved a plan that sets aside 445 square miles of public land for the development of large-scale solar power ... [more]

Marcia Quale Haworth

Oct 13, 2012 - Staff:  Marcia Quale Haworth, of Riverton, died Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012, at her home in Riverton. She was 78 years old.
Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, ... [more]

Theodore 'Ted' 'Teddy' B. Hungary

Oct 13, 2012 - Staff:  Theodore "Ted" "Teddy" B. Hungary, of Denver, died Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, in Denver. He was 46 years old.
The funeral service was Friday, Oct. 12, in the ... [more]

Royce W. Griffin

Oct 13, 2012 - Staff:  Royce W. Griffin, formerly of Riverton, died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County after a short illness. He was 52 years old. ... [more]

The way it was: Fire watch tower -- 1924

Oct 13, 2012 - From staff reports:  The first national forests are in Fremont County, but the names and boundaries have changed from their original forms.
In the early days of the 20th century, ... [more]

Heating bill pay help available

Oct 13, 2012 - From staff reports:  LIEAP is accepting applications through Feb. 28 for anyone seeking help paying heating bills.
To qualify for LIEAP and Low-Income Weatherization Assistance, a ... [more]

New web cameras available to northwest Wyoming drivers

Oct 13, 2012 - From staff reports:  Northwest Wyoming drivers will benefit this winter and in the future with the installation of eight new web cameras located throughout central and northwest ... [more]

CWC opens regular theater season with 'The Odd Couple'

Oct 13, 2012 - From staff reports:  Central Wyoming College is opening its regular theater season with "The Odd Couple," the Neil Simon classic comedy about a pair of mismatched roommates with ... [more]

Getting hands-on with science

Oct 13, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Conference at CWC encourages girls to experiment, explore

Classrooms at Central Wyoming College were overrun with middle- and high-school girls ... [more]

Central Wyoming College faces $15,200 hike in property, liability insurance

Oct 13, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Property and liability insurance coverage for Central Wyoming College employees will cost 8 percent, or about $15,200, more this year according to a report ... [more]

Transfer station hours get closer to finalization

Oct 13, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Disposal district board members want to get feedback from communities before making a decision.

The Fremont County Solid Waste Disposal District ... [more]

Shoshoni mayor working on floodplain designation

Oct 13, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  During this month's meeting of the Fremont County Association of Governors, State Sen. Eli Bebout, R-Riverton, asked Shoshoni Mayor Scott Peters an unusual ... [more]

Authorities: Body is that of missing girl

Oct 13, 2012 - By Thomas Peipert, The Associated Press:  Police continue to search for the person who abducted the 10-year-old Colorado girl.

WESTMINSTER, Colo. -- The weeklong search for a 10-year-old ... [more]

Digest

Oct 13, 2012 - From staff reports:  Tribe, RJTC awarded grant
Central Wyoming College's Rural Justice Training Center and the Eastern Shoshone Tribe were awarded a grant to train and ... [more]

Education conference Oct. 18-19 at Central Wyoming College

Oct 13, 2012 - From staff reports:  The third annual Wyoming Native American Education Conference is set for Thursday and Friday, Oct. 18-19, at Central Wyoming College. Some events are in the ... [more]

Bridge ribbon-cutting ceremony set

Oct 13, 2012 - From staff reports:  A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new $1.05 million Mortimore Lane bridge is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 15, at the bridge south of Lander.
Project ... [more]

Friday night prep football scores

Oct 13, 2012 - Associated Press:  PREP FOOTBALL
Big Horn 49, Tongue River 8

Buffalo 42, Torrington 23

Burlington 44, Rocky Mountain 26

Campbell County 70, Cheyenne South 14

Casper ... [more]

RVFD hosts open house

Oct 12, 2012 - Staff:  Lilly Alera, right, and Stasia Nowland were entertained by The Riverton Volunteer Firefighter's mascot "Fireman Bob" at the RVFD open house Wednesday under a ... [more]

Wyoming searches for stability in secondary vs. Falcons

Oct 12, 2012 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Darrenn White plays cornerback, per the University of Wyoming football roster.
But the sophomore started at strong safety in the Cowboys' 35-28 ... [more]

Two RJFL teams in local festival

Oct 12, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Two Riverton Junior Football League teams have been preparing this week to play in the annual Fremont Football Festival.
The Riverton Red and the Riverton ... [more]

Wranglers sweep Wind River

Oct 12, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  PAVILLION -- The volleyball match was over so quick they barely had time to get the popcorn made in the concession stand. Shoshoni concluded a perfect regular ... [more]

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]