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Alpine Lake Fire one of Wyoming's giants this year

Sep 25, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  State wildfires
Arapaho Fire: 98,115 acres
Fontenelle Fire: 64,220
Oil Creek Fire: 62,318
Alpine Lake Fire: 43,032
North Buffalo Fire: ... [more]

RHS Homecoming week begins

Sep 25, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Coronation was Tuesday morning, with the chili feed and burning of the 'R' Thursday night, and the parade Friday afternoon.

Riverton High School ... [more]

Address geriatric care issues now, say experts

Sep 25, 2012 - By Becky Orr, For The Associated Press:  With Wyoming's population projected to become the fourth-oldest in the nation within 20 years, the state needs to consider today how it will provide funding ... [more]

After climbing in first month of new system, trash revenue dips

Sep 25, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Solid waste officials said they want to collect revenue totals for at least six months to gauge how the fee format is working.

Revenue collected from ... [more]

More horse tails clipped, says sheriff

Sep 25, 2012 - From staff reports:  Officials say a criminal enterprise is operating in Fremont County with the intent to steal horse tails and sell the hair for money.
At least five more ... [more]

Sawmill to reopen in Saratoga

Sep 25, 2012 - The Associated Press:  A sawmill is expected to reopen in Saratoga in December, bringing what the new owner says will be more than 80 job opportunities to Carbon County.
The mill, ... [more]

Truck wreck closes I-25 both directions

Sep 25, 2012 - The Associated Press:  WHEATLAND -- A tanker truck accident and crude oil spill has closed Interstate 25 north of Wheatland.
Wyoming Highway Patrol spokesman Stephen Townsend said ... [more]

Early voting starts Thursday in state

Sep 25, 2012 - The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- Now it's for real. Every time Mitt Romney or Barack Obama hits a rhetorical high note or commits another blunder, millions of voters watching ... [more]


Sep 25, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Motorist sues in odd traffic stop
CHEYENNE -- A Wyoming sheriff's deputy who detained a man in handcuffs for openly carrying a pistol offered to let ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Sep 25, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Familiar sight
Yes, the mountains are still there. The showers that dampened the Riverton Valley on Sunday and Monday knocked down enough smoke from ... [more]

Early voting alters fall campaign tactics

Sep 25, 2012 - By Paul West, MCT Washington Bureau:  More than 35 percent of the presidential vote is expected to be cast before election day, compared with less than 15 percent in 2000.

DES MOINES, ... [more]

Elizabeth Patricia Blackburn Poleviyaoma

Sep 25, 2012 - Staff:  Elizabeth Patricia Blackburn Poleviyaoma, of Provo, Utah, and formerly of the Wind River Reservation, died Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012, at the Utah Valley ... [more]


Sep 25, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths

Jonathan Theilig, 33, of Dubois, died Friday, Sept. 21. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1, at the Dubois ... [more]

Going bald for a cause

Sep 25, 2012 - Staff:  Hair stylist Jordan Giddings patted the newly-smooth scalp of School District 25 superintendent Terry Snyder at halftime of Friday's Riverton High School ... [more]

With shaved heads and wearing pink, Wolverines get first league win

Sep 23, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Points weren't shaved Friday night at Wolverine Field. But heads were, all for the good cause of raising nearly $6,000 to support local cancer efforts.
And, ... [more]

3-1 record for Rustler volleyball at Wyo-Braska

Sep 23, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Central Wyoming College pilled up a 3-1 record Friday and Saturday at the Wyo-Braska volleyball tournament.
The Rustlers played three matches at Eastern ... [more]

Lander punches in late TD in Torrington for first win

Sep 23, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Two critical passes set up the game-winning drive late in the fourth quarter Friday night for Lander Valley High School in a 10-7 Class 3-A East football ... [more]

Nirider one shot from state championship at 4-A golf in Casper

Sep 23, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Riverton boys finished third as a team.

Aaron Nirider finished third Saturday at the Class 4-A state golf tournament, just one stroke away from ... [more]

LVHS boys swing to second at state 3-A golf; Hitshew third for Tigers

Sep 23, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lander Valley High School battled to a second-place finish Saturday afternoon in the boys team standings at the Class 3-A state tournament in Worland.
The ... [more]

Rams remain perfect in 6-man action with 46-23 win Saturday

Sep 23, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Dubois doubled-up previously unbeaten Kaycee 46-23 Saturday afternoon in Johnson County to remain unbeaten in Class 1-A 6-man football. The Rams are the only ... [more]

Rocky Mountain downs Cougars in sloppy outing

Sep 23, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Though it is already mid-season, Friday's game at Cowley between Wind River and Rocky Mountain resembled an opening-day contest in terms of missed ... [more]

Riverton VB girls make top bracket at Casper Invitational

Sep 23, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  After going 2-1 on Friday, the first day of the Casper Invitational volleyball tournament, the Riverton Lady Wolverines qualified for the gold tournament ... [more]

Pokes knock off Idaho 40-37 in overtime

Sep 23, 2012 - The Associated Press:  University of Wyoming quarterback Brett Smith was 23 of 35 for 365 yards and was not intercepted. Chris McNeil caught eight passes for 219.

MOSCOW, ... [more]

Cokeville too much for Shoshoni in 41-19 win

Sep 23, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  The 19 points by the Wranglers are the most allowed by the Panthers since 2009.

SHOSHONI -- It's a series decidedly in favor of Cokeville, with the ... [more]

County had some of state's biggest primary spenders

Sep 23, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Larsen's $22K second-most in state

Only one person in Wyoming spent more money than Lloyd Larsen of Lander in the campaign for the Aug. 21 primary ... [more]

County makes money on energy upgrades

Sep 23, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  When Fremont County government spent federal stimulus funds to install nearly $300,000 in energy-efficient upgrades at more than a dozen buildings, its ... [more]

Judge seals file on young homicide defendant

Sep 23, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  A District Court judge issued an order sealing the criminal file of the youngest defendant in the Hudson double-homicide case while he decides if the case ... [more]

Fire reaches 42,000 acres; no weather relief for now

Sep 23, 2012 - From staff reports:  It's been days since Riverton Valley residence saw the Wind River Mountains, thanks to smoke from the Alpine Lake Fire south of Bull Lake, and there's no sign ... [more]

CWC decides to end live webcast of board sessions

Sep 23, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees voted Wednesday to discontinue live webcasts of its regular monthly meetings.
The broadcasts have been ... [more]

Area quilter featured in Casper art museum

Sep 23, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Nicolaysen Art Museum in Casper will open three exhibitions Friday, Sept. 28, one of which will feature Riverton quilter Marta Amundson.
Marta Amundson: ... [more]