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Mike Hossack

May 2, 2012 - Staff:  Longtime Doobie Brothers drummer Mike Hossack, 65, died Monday, March 12, 2012, at his home in Dubois after a long battle with cancer.
Memorial services will ... [more]

Today

May 2, 2012 - Staff:  Births
TRUJILLO

A daughter was born to Maria Smith and Johnny Trujillo, of Riverton, at 7:25 p.m. April 4, 2012, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. She ... [more]

Pokes set for MW Golf Championship

May 2, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  LARAMIE, Wyo.-(May 2, 2012)-The Wyoming Cowboy golf team is finishing preparations for the 2012 Mountain West Conference Championship beginning Friday, May 4 ... [more]

Rustler women lock up regional rodeo crown

May 2, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Traci Hinman, Jacalyn Walker, Lacey Tech and Devin Nicholls pushed Central Wyoming College to a regional women's rodeo title on Sunday in Laramie.
The four ... [more]

CWC men grab regional rodeo titles in saddle bronc and steer wrestling

May 2, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Stetson Jorgensen and Colton Miller clinched individual Central Rocky Mountain Region rodeo titles on Sunday in Laramie.
The two Central Wyoming College ... [more]

Fort Washakie wins approval for K-12 state school system

May 2, 2012 - By Christina George Staff Writer:  The Wyoming State Board of Education has approved Fremont County School District 21's request to be unified into a kindergarten-through-12th-grade education ... [more]

Staffing moves set at District 25; bleacher expansion under way

May 2, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler, Staff Writer:  Gay Hughes, who joined the Fremont County School District 25 teaching staff in 1984, is retiring at the end of the current academic year. Her decision was ... [more]

Two Libertarians from Riverton file in 2012 elections

May 2, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  There's no need to remind Riverton's Richard Brubaker and his family about that old saying involving no politics at the dinner table.
Brubaker, a perennial ... [more]

Report says plane broke up in the air

May 2, 2012 - Staff and wire reports:  A private airplane originally bound for Riverton broke apart in flight before crashing near Green River last month, killing the pilot.
Federal investigators ... [more]

New uranium mine planned near Bairoil

May 2, 2012 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A company is proposing what would be the first in-situ uranium mine in southern Wyoming, a roughly 150-acre site where hundreds of wells would ... [more]

Digest

May 2, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Coal cutbacks announced
GILLETTE -- Some coal companies operating in Wyoming's Powder River Basin are cutting back on overtime and the use of ... [more]

Playing politics

May 2, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  The president is capitalizing on the death of bin Laden, and anyone else would do the same

Red alert: It's a political year, and politicians are ... [more]

May's skies bring gifts

May 2, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler:  The "Full Flower Moon," so named by some American Indian tribes who didn't anticipate our early spring this year, but also known by others as the "Corn ... [more]

Kind gesture came from an 'angel on Earth'

May 2, 2012 - Tammy Ridgley, Riverton:  Editor:
My daughter just moved back to New York last week and needed me to pick up some medications that she was unable to get for her son while she was still ... [more]

Max Thomas Kershisnik

May 2, 2012 - Staff:  Former Riverton resident Max Thomas Kershisnik, 74, died Monday, April 30, 2012, at his home in Winnebago, Ill.
Funeral mass is at 10 a.m. Friday, May 4, at ... [more]

David J. 'D.J.' Atkinson

May 2, 2012 - Staff:  Lander native David J. "D.J." Atkinson, 46, of Broomfield, Colo., died Tuesday, April 24, 2012, at the Boulder Community Hospital.
Funeral services were ... [more]

Today

May 2, 2012 - Staff:  Births
RAMIREZ-GONZALES

A son was born to Billie and Jennifer Ramirez-Gonzales, of Lander, at 9:56 p.m. April 9, 2012, at Lander Regional Hospital. He ... [more]

BLM's Pulaski Award shared with Fremont County firefighters

May 2, 2012 - Staff:  The Pulaski Award, presented to the Bureau of Land Management Wind River/Bighorn Basin District fire program, will be located temporarily in both Lander and ... [more]

Department of Energy hosts talks Wednesday on tailings

May 1, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The U.S. Department of Energy is hosting an informational meeting in Riverton pertaining to ongoing work and concerns with the former uranium mill tailings ... [more]

Sheriff's volume of calls up; tight economy blamed

May 1, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Sheriff Skip Hornecker said a review of his agency's 2011 year-end report indicates an economic impact on the proactive versus the reactive ... [more]

Boys at United Baptist raise $1,600, one penny at a time

May 1, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  The United Baptist Church Royal Ambassadors really know how to pinch their pennies. In fact, they have collected enough pennies to donate $1,600 to church ... [more]

Wind River basin snow 45 percent of average, mirroring state figure

May 1, 2012 - Staff and wire reports:  A warm, dry spring is continuing to drive Wyoming's mountain snow depths lower in sharp contrast to last year, when flood worries were at high pitch as May ... [more]

On the rocks just 3 years ago, UW geo museum getting a high-dollar rebuild

May 1, 2012 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- The University of Wyoming Geological Museum will close on May 7 for its first significant renovation in decades.
The museum closed briefly in the ... [more]

Effort begins to restore whitebark pine trees

May 1, 2012 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- The U.S. Forest Service is attempting to grow whitebark pine that are resistant to blister rust as part of an effort to prevent the ... [more]

Digest

May 1, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Body found in Flaming Gorge
ROCK SPRINGS -- The body of a man missing in the Flaming Gorge Reservoir for 15 years may have been ... [more]

Tuesday notes

May 1, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  'Tis the season, already
Another summer-like week is in store for the Wind River Basin, if the weather forecasters have it right (which they almost ... [more]

Twenty years after the L.A. riots

May 1, 2012 - By Walter Cook:  A little over a year ago, I found myself vying with a colorful California character for an apartment in a seedy part of Hollywood.
The guy looked to be in his ... [more]

Is law banning court review on wolves legal?

May 1, 2012 - Lindy Hayes, Riverton:  Editor:
In the news it says Congress might pass a bill on wolf management that says the wolf plan can not be challenged in court. I have never heard of that ... [more]

Fillies dominate play over Lady Wolverines

May 1, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Casper Natrona Fillies (8-3-1, 7-1-1 Class 4-A West) clinched the Class 4-A West regular season championship Monday night at Wolverine Field with an easy ... [more]

RHS boys soccer complete Casper sweep

May 1, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  After a long goal kick from goalkeeper Logan Ridgway, Riverton's Tristan White beat the Casper Natrona defense and keeper with a nifty left-footed shot to the ... [more]