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Diane Patrice Hagemeister

Jul 29, 2012 - Staff:  Diane Patrice (Geer) Hagemeister, 65, died Thursday, July 19, 2012, at the Riverstone Hospice Home in Billings, Mont.
Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. ... [more]

Black Hawk chopper to appear at fairgrounds

Jul 29, 2012 - From staff reports:  Monday's Military Appreciation Night accompanying the first night of the Fremont County Fair PRCA Ram Rodeo will include an appearance by a Wyoming National ... [more]

Remaining Cowboy Campfires dates called off

Jul 29, 2012 - From staff reports:  Due to fire concerns and restrictions, the remaining schedule of this summer's Authentic Cowboy Campfires has been canceled.
The following performances will ... [more]

Newlin's boat wins prelim heat, qualifies for row final

Jul 29, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Brett Newlin's eight-man United States boat locked up a spot for the Olympic rowing finals Saturday by winning its heat at the London games.
The Riverton High ... [more]

Pokes to open basketball season with game at Wyoming Indian

Jul 29, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  In a surprising announcement Friday, the University of Wyoming Cowboys men's basketball team confirmed that the Pokes will open their 2012-13 basketball season ... [more]

Phinney, Lehmkuhler win second Go Fremont County Triathlon

Jul 29, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  More than 80 athletes from Wyoming and other states competed in the Go Fremont County Triathlon Saturday in Riverton.
Brent Phinney of Windsor, Colo., shaved ... [more]

Lander 9-10s fall in two straight at state

Jul 29, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  GREEN RIVER -- Two state tournament games didn't go the way for Lander at the Wyoming 9-10-year-old Little League baseball tournament in Green River.
Laramie ... [more]

Pokes to open 2012-13 season in Ethete

Jul 27, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  The University of Wyoming men's basketball team will begin the 2012-13 season by hosting Fort Lewis College for an exhibition game at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. ... [more]

4-H members show horses

Jul 27, 2012 - Staff:  Youths participate in the 4-H horse showmanship competition Friday at the Fremont County ... [more]

Riverton LL stars fall 9-6 to Gillette at state tournament

Jul 27, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  GREEN RIVER -- Gillette ended the baseball season for the Riverton 11-12-year-old Little League all-stars in a 9-6 victory Thursday afternoon in Green River. ... [more]

Raiders season ends with loss to Douglas

Jul 27, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton ace Johnny Souza threw 167 pitches Thursday in a consolation game, but the Douglas Bearcats stole a 13-10 victory in the American Legion baseball ... [more]

Tax board backing assessor's view on retirement residence

Jul 27, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Commission is supporting assessor Tara Berg's determination that the non-profit Mountain Vista Retirement Residence in Lander is not ... [more]

Tuff kids tap their personal experiences in cancer drive

Jul 27, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  At 11 years old, Dillon Fabricus provided a simple answer for using $800 of his savings to raise money in the fight against cancer.
"Because lots of people ... [more]

Feds tell Wyoming to keep using PAWS test; lawmakers disagree

Jul 27, 2012 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  TORRINGTON -- Federal education officials told Wyoming Thursday it should keep administering the state proficiency exam for high school juniors next year.
No ... [more]

Digest

Jul 27, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Books opened on shale play
CHEYENNE -- Petroleum companies and investors are about to get a better idea who has struck black gold and who might be in ... [more]

Ranchers weigh drought options

Jul 27, 2012 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- A show of hands isn't scientific evidence, but it can make a point.
At a workshop about drought management options for livestock producers ... [more]

Griz mauling victim says bears, people can coexist

Jul 27, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CLARK -- Three years have passed since Jerry Ruth nearly lost his life in a chance encounter with a grizzly bear while hiking through tall Wyoming sagebrush ... [more]

Still relevant

Jul 27, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  The Olympic Games link years and memories forever

There aren't many things from 1896 that still have relevance in 2012. One of them starts today. The ... [more]

CBT taught through example and guidance

Jul 27, 2012 - By Pat Schmidt:  It may have changed later, but I know that when the District 25 school board went into executive session in the 1970s, Carolyn didn't have to leave the ... [more]

Woolery named Teacher of the Year in New York

Jul 27, 2012 - Staff:  Former Riverton resident Robert Woolery, son of Dale R. and Judy A. Woolery of Riverton, was named 2012 "Teacher of the Year" by the Syracuse City of ... [more]

Hancock, McCann to wed Sept. 22

Jul 27, 2012 - Staff:  Eunice Mushitz and Cal Hancock are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Angela Hancock to Tyler McCann.
The future bride is a 1998 graduate of ... [more]

Achievers

Jul 27, 2012 - Staff:  Eickes to celebrate 40 years of marriage
Rod and Carol Eicke are celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary. There will be a barbecue celebration at ... [more]

Justin Greg Greenhalgh

Jul 27, 2012 - Staff:  Justin Greg Greenhalgh, 36, died Saturday, July 14, 2012, in Battle Mountain, Nev.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 28, at the Riverton ... [more]

Eugene "Gene" George Patch

Jul 27, 2012 - Staff:  Eugene "Gene" George Patch, 81, of Lander, died Saturday, July 21, 2012, with his family at his side.
No services are planned, and a celebration of life will ... [more]

Mary Jane Day

Jul 27, 2012 - Staff:  Mary Jane Day, of Natchitoches, La., and formerly of Riverton, died July 5, 2012, at her home.
A visitation was 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday, July 12, at the ... [more]

Leaders of Syria crackdown are different from other Muslims in region

Jul 27, 2012 - By Paul V.M. Flesher:  Military forces in Syria bombed and rampaged through Houla recently, killing more than 100 civilians, nearly one-third who were children.
This was the latest ... [more]

Shoshone National Forest to release draft forest plan

Jul 27, 2012 - Staff:  The Shoshone National Forest will be releasing its draft forest plan and draft environmental impact statement on Monday, July 30.
Forest planners say eight ... [more]

Today

Jul 27, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
BROWN

Walter John Brown, 42, of Arapahoe, died July 27, 2012, at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Tuesday, ... [more]

Riverton Little League downed by Laramie

Jul 26, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  GREEN RIVER -- Laramie had its high-powered offense in gear from the start against Riverton, collecting a 13-3 victory Wednesday under the lights in the first ... [more]

Lander 9-10s downed by Gillette in first round

Jul 26, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  GREEN RIVER -- Gillette scored seven runs in the second inning and four more in the fifth to post an 11-6 win Wednesday night in the first-round of the ... [more]