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State gives formal OK on Fort Washakie unification

May 10, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Fremont County School District 21's unification request got its final stamp of approval Monday after the Wyoming State Board of Education voted to accept the ... [more]

White Hall renovation to start this month at UW

May 10, 2012 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE (AP) -- Work will begin soon on renovating the 12-story White Hall on the University of Wyoming campus.
The $12 million White Hall project is the final ... [more]

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May 10, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Snow King offers plans for ski hill
JACKSON (AP) -- The owners of the Snow King Ski Resort in Jackson are proposing ambitious plans they say are need to ... [more]

Burned workers wore safety clothing; probe continues

May 10, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- The initial investigation into a flash fire that critically injured three workers at the Sinclair oil refinery near Rawlins found that the ... [more]

Dollars and education

May 10, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  When the colleges are under the knife, the public pain is widespread
Sometimes sports fans notice a prized university recruit deciding to go to college ... [more]

Resources can be used responsibly

May 10, 2012 - Kim Dean, Newcastle:  Dear Editor:
Environmentalists have very loud voices and hefty agendas these days, and their ideals are dominating all aspects of our lives. They ... [more]

Obama 'evolution' on gay marriage no surprise

May 10, 2012 - By Doyle McManus:  President Obama's announcement Wednesday that he was done "evolving" and now supports same-sex marriage was, in retrospect, inevitable. Vice President Joe ... [more]

Buffet and Grill under new ownership

May 10, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  By Joshua Scheer
Staff Writer
What was Austin's Steakhouse is now Archer's Buffet and Grill, under the ownership of Randy and Linda Archer.
The restaurant ... [more]

New lines on West Main

May 10, 2012 - Staff:  Wyoming Department of Transportation worker Mike Crawford controlled chipped center-line paint with a broom on West Main Street in Riverton as workers removed ... [more]

Pokes start MW outdoor championships

May 9, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  The Cowboys and Cowgirls set their sights on the Mountain West Outdoor Track and Field Championships, which begin Wednesday and run through Saturday in ... [more]

Ruff named to 2012 Lott Trophy watch list

May 9, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Wyoming senior strong safety Luke Ruff has been named to the watch list for the 2012 Lott Trophy, which was released Monday.

Ruff, ... [more]

RHS boys face must-win regional soccer opener

May 9, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Maybe the third time will be a charm. At least that is what the Riverton Wolverine boys soccer team hopes is the case against the Evanston Red Devils -- a team ... [more]

Riverton AAU spikers win age title at tournament

May 9, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Stunners played their way to a AAU volleyball tournament title in Riverton on Saturday in the U16/18 division.
Kristen Bailey, Lindsey Harris, Kaitlin ... [more]

RHS girls battle Tigers in regional tourney first round

May 9, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Lady Wolverines will work to continue the season of retiring coaches Rick and Peggy Bergstedt when they open in a must-win match against Rock ... [more]

Shoshoni teams top middle school conference track meet

May 9, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Shoshoni Junior High School swept the team titles on Friday during the conference track and field meet at Wind River High School.
Shoshoni chalked up 178 ... [more]

Fire guts rental house on North Broadway in city

May 9, 2012 - Christina George, Staff Writer:  By Christina George
Staff Writer
Fire officials are investigating a house fire that occurred shortly before 3 a.m. Wednesday in Riverton.
"At this time, we ... [more]

Late Wednesday start proposed for Riverton schools

May 9, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler, Staff Writer:  A later start to the school day is being proposed on Wednesdays for the Riverton public schools during the 2012-13 academic year to facilitate teacher ... [more]

Bauder's resignation accepted

May 9, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler, Staff Writer:  Following an executive session Tuesday, the Riverton school board unanimously accepted the resignation of activities director Keith Bauder without public ... [more]

CES gets construction grant; zone change OK

May 9, 2012 - Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  The City of Riverton has secured a Wyoming Business Council Council Community Development Block Grant in the amount of $194,305 on behalf of Community Entry ... [more]

Car chase ends with arrests Tuesday p.m.

May 9, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  A Lander woman was arrested Tuesday after she led law enforcement on a vehicle pursuit. Officers were attempting to locate the car she drove, which was thought ... [more]

Three critically injured in Sinclair refinery fire

May 9, 2012 - The Associated Press:  RAWLINS (AP) -- Three workers injured in a fire at the Sinclair refinery near Rawlins were taken to a burn center in Colorado in critical condition.
Sinclair ... [more]

Digest

May 9, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Commission reverts to three members
PINEDALE (AP) -- Sublette County voters have reversed a decision they made last year to expand their county ... [more]

Mead won't rule out higher penalties for worker deaths

May 9, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead says more may need to be done to combat the state's high workplace fatality rate.
Mead told a meeting of the Wyoming ... [more]

Sendak the Great

May 9, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Utterly original children's author helped define the essence of art
The death this week of the singularly original children's author Maurice Sendak ... [more]

Turning fifty shades of red

May 9, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler, Staff Writer:  Yes, I have read the best-selling book of "mommy porn" parodied over the weekend on "Saturday Night Live."
I enjoy reading.
Until recently I have ... [more]

Ramp up the fight against obesity in U.S. children

May 9, 2012 - By Newsday (Long Island, N.Y.):  Type 2 diabetes was once known as the "adult onset" type, because it came on only in adulthood.
But youth no longer confers immunity. Thanks to rampant ... [more]

There's lots to like about the Riverton senior center

May 9, 2012 - Linda Skinner, Riverton:  Editor:
I am a senior who has been going to the Riverton Senior Citizens Center for 10 years on a regular basis.
It is a wonderful place. There are so many ... [more]

The Rev. Douglas Tuck

May 9, 2012 - Staff:  The Rev. Douglas Tuck, 78, died Friday, May 4, 2012, at his home near Pavillion.
Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 12, at the Community Church in ... [more]

Earl LeBeau

May 9, 2012 - Staff:  Earl LeBeau, 81, died Friday, May 4, 2012, in Ethete.
Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 10, at the Rocky Mountain Hall at Fort Washakie. Burial ... [more]

Smart Start director achieves her Montessori certification

May 9, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Lessons focus on manners, peace, order and respect.
Smart Start Academy will be adjusting its name and changing its style of teaching for the coming ... [more]