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Helena Evelyn Shelden

Aug 12, 2012 - Staff:  Helena Evelyn Shelden of Lander died Aug. 7, 2012, at the Help for Health Hospice in Riverton. She was 85 years old.
Memorial services are at 10:30 a.m. ... [more]

James Michael Patik

Aug 12, 2012 - Staff:  James Michael Patik, 65, died Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012, in Fort Collins, Colo.
Memorial services will be at a later date.
James Michael Patik was born Jan. 10, ... [more]

Berethe Patricia Shepherd

Aug 12, 2012 - Staff:  Berethe "Bee" Patricia Shepherd, 93, of Riverton, died Monday, Aug. 6, 2012, at Wind River Health Care Center in Riverton.
Funeral services are at 10 a.m. ... [more]

Larry O. Reed

Aug 12, 2012 - Staff:  Larry O. Reed of Riverton died Friday, July 27, 2012, at his home. He was 69 years old.
According to his wishes, cremation has taken place. Private family ... [more]

Robert Wrex Rice

Aug 12, 2012 - Staff:  Robert Wrex Rice, 55, a former Fremont County resident, died Tuesday, July 31, 2012, in Greeley, Colo.
A memorial service was Friday, Aug. 3, at Greeley ... [more]

Taking aim

Aug 12, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Wyoming is getting its wolf hunt, but this won't be like deer season

The reintroduction of the gray wolf to Wyoming in 1996 inspired a lot of tough ... [more]

More parents need to 'step right up and do something'

Aug 12, 2012 - Michelle M. Kiggins, Riverton:  Recently, I went on a family outing. In our area there have been many available summer activities and things for families to do, but this event was special ... [more]

Is there an optimist in the race?

Aug 12, 2012 - By Mark Shields:  That quality may be Ronald Regan's true, lasting legacy.

In " Watershed," his brilliant book on the 1980 campaign for the presidency won by Ronald ... [more]

Stuck in line? Try a little 'slide time'

Aug 12, 2012 - By Randy Tucker:  If you have to wait for something, make the most of the interlude.

We spend much of our lives waiting. Even in our low-population setting we spend ... [more]

Cowboy hoops coach says Halloween game in Ethete is important

Aug 10, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  University of Wyoming head basketball coach Larry Shyatt is reaching out to fans across the state.
The first step for Shyatt in his second season at the helm ... [more]

Spartan Camp designed to improve RMS foot skills

Aug 10, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  With Riverton Middle School football just around the corner -- practice begins next Wednesday -- eighth grade football coach Todd Wright has been hosting a true ... [more]

15 years of marriage to my very patient wife

Aug 10, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  A milestone was reached on Wednesday when my wife Stephanie and I celebrated our 15th wedding anniversary.
The journey together started on Aug. 8, 1997, in ... [more]

Riverton soldier killed in Afghanistan

Aug 10, 2012 - From staff and wire reports:  A Riverton resident who was a state-champion wrestler for Riverton High School was killed Thursday on military duty in Afghanistan.
The U.S. Department of ... [more]

Solid waste issues drive Allen to run for District 2 spot

Aug 10, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Resolving the county's solid waste woes is a key motivator behind Larry Allen's decision to run for the commission's District 2 seat.
"The solid waste is a ... [more]

Property taxes, rural representation key to Salazar's District 2 bid

Aug 10, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Dubois resident Tim Salazar, 52, pointed to a need for lower property taxes and better representation of rural areas as primary reasons behind his bid for ... [more]

Official: Mosquito numbers down from last year in county

Aug 10, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Weed and pest supervisor urges people to take precautions when going outside.

Fremont County weed and pest supervisor Lars Baker said mosquito ... [more]

Man to serve 41 months for role in fatal wreck

Aug 10, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  On Wednesday, a federal judge sentenced a Wind River Indian Reservation man to 41 months in prison related to a fatal drunken driving crash that happened in ... [more]

Study probes impact of pine decline on bears

Aug 10, 2012 - The Associated Press:  POWELL -- The fate of diseased whitebark pine will play a part in the effort to remove grizzly bears from the endangered species list.
A federal appeals court ... [more]

Ferris Fire in Carbon County now 100 percent contained

Aug 10, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Firefighters have contained an 8,800-acre wildfire in Carbon County's Ferris Mountains area.
The Ferris Fire has been burning since July 27 when it ... [more]

Digest

Aug 10, 2012 - The Associated Press:  State flag on new postage stamp
CASPER -- Wyoming's flag is being featured on a new postage stamp.
Tthe new stamp will go on sale Aug. 17. It will be ... [more]

Our loss

Aug 10, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  U.S. Army Sgt. Maj. Kevin Griffin, killed in Afghanistan, was one of our own

From a faraway place via a terse report on a national news wire, ... [more]

Kindly, helpful people helped ease the loss of family tribute

Aug 10, 2012 - Phil Aspinwall, Riverton:  Editor:
Not long ago I wrote a letter to the editor about some hanging baskets with brightly colored flowers that I had put up as a tribute to my deceased dad ... [more]

Things that go bunny in the night

Aug 10, 2012 - By Robert H. Peck:  The night a cat, a rabbit, and a hole in the wall gave me insomnia.

During my first year at Yale University, I became accustomed to strange things ... [more]

Could tougher voting laws squelch the youth vote?

Aug 10, 2012 - By Martha Irvine, AP National Writer:  CHICAGO -- Gone are the days when young voters weren't taken seriously. In 2008, they helped propel Barack Obama into the Oval Office, supporting him by a 2-1 ... [more]

Rodeo auction nets more than $20,000 for Tough Enough

Aug 10, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Under a pink sunset with plenty of shirts to match in the audience, supporters contributed more than $20,000 to the Tough Enough to Help Cancer Fund during the ... [more]

Shepherd, Gripon to wed Aug. 25

Aug 10, 2012 - Staff:  Kelly and Larry Foster and Ron and Michelle Gripon are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Jordyn Gripon to Jacob Shepherd, son of Molly and ... [more]

Kinnear resident named to dean's list

Aug 10, 2012 - Staff:  Jesse Garza Jr., of Kinnear, was named to the University of Montana-Helena College of Technology spring semester's 2012 dean's list. He is enrolled and ... [more]

Gregory Bruce Trosper

Aug 10, 2012 - Staff:  Gregory Bruce Trosper Sr., 38, of Ethete, died Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012, in his home surrounded by his family.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. ... [more]

Today

Aug 10, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
ELLERBY

Louise "Gigi" Marie Ellerby, 79, formerly of Lander, died Friday, July 20, 2012, while surrounded by loved ones after battling cancer ... [more]

Proving forgery at the James Ossuary was easier said than done

Aug 10, 2012 - By Paul V.M. Flesher:  Even if the famed inscription is authentic, it cannot be linked to the apostle James, the brother of Jesus Christ and Christianity's first bishop. ... [more]