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Riverton sweeps Gillette, stays alive at state volleyball

Nov 7, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  After losing their opening-round match at the Class 4-A state volleyball tournament Thursday, the Riverton Wolverines stormed back to sweep Gillette on Friday ... [more]

Church installing new pastor Sunday

Nov 7, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Dr. Rev. Thea McKee will be installed as the pastor of the United Presbyterian Church at 2:30 p.m. Sunday.
Officials from the Wyoming Presbytery will ... [more]

An attitude of gratitude

Nov 7, 2014 - By Scott Jorgenson, Riverton Ministerial Association:  Some years ago I went to hear a number of famous people gathered from around the world speak on a wide range of topics.
One speaker in particular made an ... [more]

Riverton school board alters employee policies

Nov 7, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The changes modify bereavement leave practices and National Board Certification compensation.

Officials announced two changes to the Fremont County ... [more]

Teen calmed by officer after seeing 'evil spirit'

Nov 7, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A Riverton police officer helped calm a 17-year-old girl who claimed to be possessed by an "evil spirit" Saturday on Eagle Drive.
Officer Gilbert Peck ... [more]

Oil pipeline wins approval

Nov 7, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Laramie County Commission has approved construction of a petroleum pipeline from a site in Laramie County to a facility in Colorado.
The new ... [more]

Telemarketer upset at resident makes false report

Nov 7, 2014 - From staff reports:  Officials say a disgruntled telemarketer made a false report to law enforcement this weekend in an attempt to harass a resident she had called.
"(She) ... [more]

Frazier the winner in Pavillion mayor run

Nov 7, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Voters elected a new mayor in Pavillion on Nov. 4 and returned one incumbent and one former councilman to the Pavillion Town Council.
Official results show ... [more]

Down in flames

Nov 7, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Amendment A on university trustees was routed by voters Tuesday

- One of the great bad ideas in recent years, at least in the eyes of the voters -- ... [more]

Digest

Nov 7, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Voter turnout was 65 percent
CHEYENNE -- Secretary of State Max Maxfield says preliminary numbers indicate that 65 percent of Wyoming voters cast ... [more]

Costumes cause concern on Halloween

Nov 7, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Several realistic Halloween costumes caused concern for residents on Oct. 31.
One person called police at about 9:45 p.m. Oct. 31 to report that seven men ... [more]

Police issue citations after girls take pills found near dumpster

Nov 7, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Three Riverton girls were issued citations on Halloween after they reportedly ate several orange pills they had found near a dumpster.
Their guardians also ... [more]

Balow said she can deliver new stability to education

Nov 7, 2014 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Jillian Balow, who was elected Wyoming's new state schools superintendent this week, is looking to rebuild the state Education Department and bring ... [more]

Laramie police say they foiled husband's murder-for-hire plot

Nov 7, 2014 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Police in Laramie say they foiled a plot by a 39-year-old Laramie man to kill a Cheyenne man that he believed was having an affair with his ... [more]

County's voter turnout 70 percent Tuesday

Nov 7, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Participation in presidential years is increasing, but it is decreasing in midterms.

Graphing voter local turnout for every general election in the ... [more]

Election outcome certified; no change required

Nov 7, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Tuesday night's winners can stop holding their breath. They have won their elections officially.
The Fremont County Canvass Board reviewed and certified local ... [more]

Don't 'boot' state officials from Capitol post-renovation

Nov 7, 2014 - Sherry L. Moore, Riverton:  Editor:
The Wyoming Capitol renovation plan includes upgrading the tunnel between the Capitol and the Herschler Building in Cheyenne so there is better access ... [more]

RMS names students on honor roll

Nov 7, 2014 - From staff reports:  Riverton Middle School recently recognized the students who were named to the first-quarter honor roll for the 2014-2015 school year.

4.0 GPA
Eighth ... [more]

Ruvalcaba, Blackburn marry Nov. 6

Nov 7, 2014 - From staff reports:  Cesar Ruvalcaba of San Fernando Valley, Calif., and Frances Blackburn of Arapahoe were married Thursday, Nov. 6, in Fort Washakie.
The bride is the daughter ... [more]

Today

Nov 5, 2014 - Staff:  Births
VROMAN

A daughter was born to Katie Vroman of Riverton and Eric Vroman of Riverton at 11:17 a.m. July 31 at SageWest Health Care at Riverton. ... [more]

SHS football season ends with 28-0 loss to Lingle in playoffs

Nov 2, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  It was a frustrating outing for the Shoshoni Wranglers against Lingle-Fort Laramie in opening-round Class 1-A football playoff action Friday night in Goshen ... [more]

Wind River makes state VB with win over Rocky

Nov 2, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Both Dubois and St. Stephen's were eliminated, but Dubois did collect one tournament victory.

Back-to-back wins in consolation play at the Class ... [more]

Tiger spikers post 1-2 record at regional; no state this year

Nov 2, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  A 1-2 record by the Lander Valley High School volleyball team Friday and Saturday at the Class 2-A West regional tournament in Jackson finished the season for ... [more]

Peck: 'I want CWC to remain ambitious and always aim high'

Nov 2, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Three on ballot for two open CWC District 2 board seats

With a wealth of experience leaving the Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees this year, ... [more]

Bighorn sheep transplant strategy being evaluated

Nov 2, 2014 - By Brett French, For The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- Stifled repeatedly in efforts to transplant bighorn sheep in new locations in Montana over the past few years, the state's wildlife ... [more]

All over but the voting

Nov 2, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Tidbits and trivia from this year's ballot

When Election Day arrives on Tuesday, Fremont County voters will be presented with 151 ballot options. Not ... [more]

Voting blindly is not responsible

Nov 2, 2014 - By Randy Tucker:  Make your choices Tuesday based on the issue, the person or your beliefs, and never let anyone tell you how to think.

The practice of walking into a ... [more]

Baker, Gard in showdown for Riverton mayor

Nov 2, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Residents of Riverton will be voting for their new mayor this week.
Lars Baker and Rich Gard advanced to the general election with only three votes ... [more]

Riverton third at volleyball regional

Nov 2, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  After falling behind 6-0, the Wolverines scores 42 unanswered points Friday at Wolverine Field.

For the first time since the 2010 season, the ... [more]

Nearly 2,300 fire calls logged during year by all departments; controlled burns No. 1

Nov 2, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Fire departments across Fremont County have tallied up annual statistics for the municipal departments and county battalions over the past year.
Between Oct. ... [more]