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Renewable energy training available

Jun 3, 2012 - Staff:  The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services has launched a new website featuring a variety of training opportunities available to Wyoming residents in ... [more]

Public benefits at BLM horse adoption

Jun 3, 2012 - Staff:  One burro and 16 halter and saddle-started horses found new homes at the spring wild horse and burro adoption and gentling clinic on May 18-19 in ... [more]

Togwotee construction moves into the night

Jun 3, 2012 - Staff:  Night construction has started on the Rosie's Ridge section of U.S. 26/287 between Dubois and Moran Junction, the Togwotee Trail to Yellowstone.
Night ... [more]

Casino welcomes new tribal artifacts

Jun 3, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The new display in the Wind River Casino's Arapaho Experience room includes numerous pieces from a collection formerly on display at the museum at St. ... [more]

Ruth A. Vogelsang

Jun 3, 2012 - Staff:  Ruth A. "Slim" Vogelsang died Sunday, May 27, 2012, at her home in Riverton.
She was 62 years old.
Cremation has taken place, and there will be no ... [more]

Lee Tillman

Jun 3, 2012 - Staff:  Lee M. Tillman, 70, died Sunday, May 27, 2012, surrounded by loved ones.
A funeral service is at noon Thursday, May 31, preceded by a wake Wednesday, May 30, ... [more]

Edward L. Wadda

Jun 3, 2012 - Staff:  Funeral services for Edward L. Wadda of Fort Washakie are at noon Wednesday, June 6, at Rocky Mountain Hall at Fort Washakie. Burial will be in the Sacajawea ... [more]

John L. Hull

Jun 3, 2012 - Staff:  Riverton native John L. Hull, 56, died Saturday, May 19, 2012, in Hayden, Colo., following a long battle with cancer.
A memorial service was Thursday, May 31, ... [more]

No change in state's rig count

Jun 3, 2012 - The Associated Press:  HOUSTON -- The number of rigs actively exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. is down three this week to 1,980.
Houston-based oilfield services company ... [more]

James T. Clem

Jun 3, 2012 - Staff:  James T. "Tom/Tommy" Clem II died in Riverton on Tuesday, May 29, 2012. He was 42 years old.
Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 5, at St. Stephen's ... [more]

Terry C. Coulston

Jun 3, 2012 - Staff:  Terry C. "Cadillac" Coulston died at Lander Regional Hospital on Wednesday, May 30, 2012. He was 40 years old.
Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Monday, June 4, ... [more]

Tim Ervin ends 36-year coaching career at Shoshoni

Jun 3, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Gerald Ford was president when Tim Ervin first walked into the halls of Shoshoni High School. The English teacher and coach arrived in Shoshoni in the fall of ... [more]

Brian Tucker in as AD in Shoshoni

Jun 3, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  He may be the youngest high school activities director in Wyoming. At age 25, Brian Tucker has been appointed to replace Travis Draper as the new AD at ... [more]

Simpson named Mower winner

Jun 3, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Tanner Simpson keeps on winning postseason awards.
The 2012 Lander Valley High School graduate won the annual Wilford Mower Award last month at the Class 3-A ... [more]

Area Babe Ruth teams battle

Jun 3, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Rawlins swept Riverton and Lander during games at the Riverton Babe Ruth Park Friday and Saturday.

Riverton belted the baseball around the park ... [more]

The way it was: Mine train 1966

Jun 3, 2012 - Staff:  Everything still had the shine of the new on it in 1966 at U.S. Steel's Atlantic city Iron Ore Mine south west of Lander near South Pass, including these Union ... [more]

Ten graduate from Dubois High School

Jun 3, 2012 - Staff:  With the ceremony behind them, Dubois High School's Class of 2012 members moved their tassels to the opposite ... [more]

Wind River graduates 40 students

Jun 3, 2012 - Staff:  Graduation ceremonies for the Wind River High School Class of 2012 were May 27 in ... [more]

The primary field

Jun 3, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Candidates, consider the political option of not sounding like everybody else

The first of Fremont County's 2012 election ballots is set. The filing ... [more]

If transfer stations are cut, ravens and rodents will do

Jun 3, 2012 - Marjane Ambler and Terry Wehrman, Atlantic City:  Editor:
Open letter to the Fremont County Solid Waste District:
Recently you made the decision to close the transfer station in Atlantic City all but 2-3 ... [more]

Yes, VP choices do matter in elections

Jun 3, 2012 - By Mark Shields:  One of the fun things about my job is that I get to ask questions of semi-famous public people.
Of course, these semi-famous people do not have to answer my ... [more]

Still shooting for 205 pounds

Jun 3, 2012 - By Randy Tucker:  These days, however, I'm trying to get down to it, not up.

It has become one of my standard lines when people start talking about dieting, losing ... [more]

Riverton U14 soccer team grabs second place

Jun 1, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton played to a second-place finish in the U14 boys soccer division on Monday at the state tournament at the Big Horn Equestrian Center.
Cody blanked the ... [more]

State offers water cisterns to residents near Pavillion

Jun 1, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  State government officials on Thursday night in Pavillion offered two choices to residents living east of Pavillion affected by poor quality drinking water ... [more]

Condie attracts height to new CWC recruiting class

Jun 1, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Three more players have been added to the 2012-13 Central Wyoming College men's basketball roster.
Coach Curtis Condie said Ryan Thomas (6-foot-8, Riverton, ... [more]

Bauman running for Ward 3 city council seat held by Baker

Jun 1, 2012 - By Christina George and Martin Reed, Staff Writers:  Former Riverton municipal director of community development Larry Bauman on Friday morning announced his bid for the City Council's Ward 3 seat, creating a ... [more]

Anderson hears nine felony counts Thursday in court appearance

Jun 1, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  A judge on Thursday set bond at $250,000 cash for the former bookkeeper of Star-Tech Inc. and Precision Analysis who is facing nine felonies alleging ... [more]

Wadda, state tribal liaison, killed in wreck

Jun 1, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Eddie Wadda, the Eastern Shoshone Tribe's liaison to Gov. Matt Mead's office, died in a car crash sometime Thursday night or early Friday morning, his sister ... [more]

Albany County commissioner enters Senate race as Dem

Jun 1, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Democratic Albany County Commissioner Tim Chesnut says he will run for the U.S. Senate.
The 47-year-old Laramie resident admitted his chances of ... [more]

Legislators examine Medicaid for possible budget savings

Jun 1, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- Wyoming lawmakers are examining high-cost portions of the state's Medicaid budget as they try to curb the growth of the entitlement program.
Wyoming ... [more]