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Mead says he hasn't decided on expanding Medicare in state

Jul 20, 2012 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead said Thursday that he's not inclined to expand the Medicaid program in Wyoming as much as the federal health care law calls ... [more]

Digest

Jul 20, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Fire restrictions in Bighorn Forest
SHERIDAN -- Fire restrictions remain in effect on the Bighorn National Forest.
Fires are restricted to designated ... [more]

Our skyscrapers

Jul 20, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  For the 32nd summer, hot-air balloons grace the local skies

They say the first time two brothers named Montgolfier flew their hot-air balloon -- ... [more]

With Anderson aloft

Jul 20, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  My first balloon flight was also my roughest

I've been lucky enough to fly in a hot-air balloon about 25 times in the years since the Riverton ... [more]

Shooting at movie house shakes up the campaign

Jul 20, 2012 - By Ken Thomas, The Associated Press:  FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The deadly shooting spree in Colorado consumed the presidential campaign Friday, sidetracking a bitter political contest with a tragedy ... [more]

Smith, Gomendi to wed July 28

Jul 20, 2012 - Staff:  Jesse Kent Smith and Whittney Kay Gomendi announce their upcoming marriage, which is planned for July 28, 2012.
The future bride is the daughter of Renee and ... [more]

Shugart, Black to wed

Jul 20, 2012 - Staff:  Lee Ann G. Black, of Thermopolis, and Ronald Black, of Montrose, Colo., are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Sarah Kathleen Black to ... [more]

Two county residents graduate from Eastern Wyoming College

Jul 20, 2012 - From staff reports:  Eastern Wyoming College had its 63rd annual commencement for candidates May 11, 2012, in the Fine Arts Auditorium. There were a total of 150 graduates this ... [more]

Bryson graduates from OPSU

Jul 20, 2012 - From staff reports:  Nanci Krystene Bryson graduated from Oklahoma Panhandle State University with bachelor of science degrees in equine science and agribusiness during OPSU's ... [more]

RMS announces fourth-quarter honor roll

Jul 20, 2012 - From staff reports:  4.0 honor roll
Eighth grade
: Shanda Barlow, William Baxter, Thomas Beasley, Baylor Beers, Gillian Fahey, Kate Gamble, Ethan Harris, Kathryn Hazlewood, ... [more]

Library to showcase county artists

Jul 20, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Branch Library is gearing up for a "Ladies Night Out" featuring the artistic talent of Fremont County women.
Teri Wiblemo, library assistant ... [more]

Pruitt, Smart set the date

Jul 20, 2012 - Staff:  George Smart and Pam King are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Ilene Smart to Aaron Pruitt, son of Frank and Rosie Hughes.
The wedding is ... [more]

Betty Lou Montz

Jul 20, 2012 - Staff:  Betty Lou Montz, 80, of Riverton, died Wednesday, July 4, 2012, at the Wind River Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.
Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, ... [more]

Norma J. Enos

Jul 20, 2012 - Staff:  Norma J. Enos, 63, of Fort Washakie, died Saturday, July 7, 2012, after fighting a long battle with cancer.
A memorial service will be at a later date. ... [more]

Today

Jul 20, 2012 - Staff:  Births
ARTHUR

A daughter was born to Shylene Arthur, of Riverton, at 2:31 p.m. June 25, 2012, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds, 14 ... [more]

Ask yourself: 'Am I a Christian citizen?'

Jul 20, 2012 - By Doug Hill Pastor, Pavillion United Methodist Church:  We've just celebrated Independence Day in an election year. It brings up an ongoing debate: one that centers on the question of whether the United States is ... [more]

Riverton 11-12 stars reach district championship game

Jul 20, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton rolled past Green River 13-1 Thursday night to move into the 11-12-year-old all-star baseball Wyoming Little League District 1 title game in Cody and ... [more]

Controversial finish heartbreaking for Riverton 9-10 stars

Jul 20, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  A 2-1 win over Kemmerer turned into a heartbreaking 1-0 forfeit loss for the Riverton Little League 9-10 year old all-stars in Cody in the semifinals of the ... [more]

11-12s win cruise 10-2 over North Big Horn

Jul 19, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton scored five insurance runs in the top of the sixth inning Wednesday to ensure a 10-2 victory over North Big Horn at the Wyoming District 1 ... [more]

Young stars demolish Green River in 16-2 rout

Jul 19, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Riverton 9-10-year-old Little League all-stars posted a convincing 16-2 win over Green River in the opening-round of the Wyoming Little League District 1 ... [more]

Final rodeo candidate visits CWC

Jul 19, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Andy Carter is hoping his head rodeo coaching experience elsewhere will help land a similar position at Central Wyoming College.
Carter gave his Thursday ... [more]

Raiders struggle in conference games against Powell

Jul 19, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Powell outscored Riverton 36-3 to sweep an American Legion Northwest conference baseball doubleheader Wednesday at Roy Peck Field.
The Pioneers won the first ... [more]

Drought disaster declaration set in Fremont Co.

Jul 19, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County farmers and ranchers impacted by damages due to drought can qualify for emergency federal loans and potentially other aid programs under an ... [more]

Balloon rally, Friday Night Cruise this weekend for Rendezvous

Jul 19, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Cars, motorcycles, barbecue and hot-air balloons are among the attractions this weekend as the 32nd annual Riverton Rendezvous continues July 20-22.
Early ... [more]

Cache dash: 'Geocaching' a high-tech hide and seek

Jul 19, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  The requirements are simple: a pair of keen eyes, an adventurous spirit and a GPS. Geocaching, a virtual scavenger hunt, is gaining popularity with residents ... [more]

Rescuers get injured woman out of mountains

Jul 19, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Search-and-rescue crews retrieved a New York woman who was injured during a hike with her husband near Gannett Peak.
"She was brought into Lander at about ... [more]

May 9 Riverton fire ruled arson

Jul 19, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The blaze involved a rental house on North Broadway Avenue in Riverton.

Riverton Fire District investigator Matt Lee has ruled the house fire May 9 ... [more]

Digest

Jul 19, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Driver sentenced in pedestrian hit
LARAMIE -- A Laramie man who was high on industrial cleaner when he hit a pedestrian at 50 mph earlier this year has ... [more]

Firefighters busy, but progress being made

Jul 19, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- It's been a busy week for firefighters in northeast Wyoming.
Dozens of wildfires broke out in Crook, Campbell and Weston counties since last ... [more]

Lummis trying to repeal AML payment cutback

Jul 19, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- U.S. Rep. Cynthia Lummis has introduced legislation that would restore more than $700 million in federal funds to Wyoming.
The bill was filed ... [more]