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Riverton Babe Ruth League creates summer travel team

May 31, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton has formed a 13- to 15-year-old traveling baseball team for the summer.
Riverton has games scheduled Friday and Saturday at the Riverton Babe Ruth ... [more]

P.E.O. sponsors 5K event Saturday

May 31, 2012 - Staff:  The Dash for Cash, a 5K run and walk event sponsored by P.E.O. to raise funds for a scholarship at Central Wyoming College, takes place this Saturday, June ... [more]

Spurs' run of 20 straight ends (and they'll lose three more, too)

May 31, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The mighty 20-game basketball NBA winning streak by the San Antonio Spurs should come to an end Thursday night against the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 3 of ... [more]

Riverton council field grows; one day left to file

May 31, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The race for the Riverton City Council Ward 2 seat heated up Wednesday with the incumbent and a former councilwoman filing for the office.
Councilman Todd ... [more]

Ex-school board chief arrested on charges linked to embezzlement

May 31, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  After a jury decided in December during civil litigation that former Star-Tech Inc. financial manager Gary Anderson diverted roughly $1.5 million from the ... [more]

Woman hospitalized after odd accident

May 31, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Investigators blamed the wreck on a medical condition of the driver.

Police say an unusual Wednesday morning car wreck at the Riverton VFW Post 3628 ... [more]

Man sentenced to 25 years on sex abuse charges

May 31, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Perry Verdell Gould Sr. appeared for his sentencing Tuesday in Wyoming's U.S. District Court in Cheyenne after pleading guilty under
an agreement March ... [more]

Council remedies improper action and affirms DCI vote

May 31, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  After meeting illegally last week and taking action deemed null and void, the Riverton City Council convened Tuesday to reaffirm its decision regarding the bid ... [more]

Park to change concession contract

May 31, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Xanterra Parks and Resorts currently runs Yellowstone's cabins hotels, campgrounds.

MAMMOTH -- The National Park Service is seeking $134 million in ... [more]

Gov. Mead postpones design of new office building

May 31, 2012 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- In a move that could complicate plans to renovate the Wyoming State Capitol, Gov. Matt Mead this week put plans for a new state office building in ... [more]

Digest

May 31, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Saturday is free fishing day
CHEYENNE -- Saturday is free fishing day in Wyoming for residents and nonresidents alike.
Free fishing day means anglers ... [more]

When things go right

May 31, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Humans are pretty good at being pessimistic, but sometimes things get better in spite of us

Something we humans can be overly prone to is the ... [more]

Horse slaughterhouse wouldn't be right for 'Wonderful Wyoming'

May 31, 2012 - Ida Anderson, Casper:  Editor:
The proposed horse slaughterhouse in Riverton would be a black eye for Wonderful Wyoming.
Imagine a wild horse that was gentle broke by an inmate at ... [more]

Sight and other senses: Friendly concern both comforting and inspiring

May 31, 2012 - By Betty Starks Case:  I seem to need periodic reminders about how precious eyesight is. For some reason, the clues keep coming my way.
I didn't think I was casual or careless about ... [more]

Mission of the Dragon proves value of new space pathways

May 31, 2012 - By The Kansas City Star:  For decades, space has been the exclusive province of government. But that's no longer true, after Space Exploration Technology Corp. successfully docked its ... [more]

Riverton woman brings yard sales indoors

May 31, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  Her store sells previously owned clothing, furniture, tools, knick knacks and kitchen items.

Riverton resident Pansy Hillman is opening her own ... [more]

Devon named to World's Most Admired Companies list

May 31, 2012 - Staff:  Devon Energy Corporation has been named one of FORTUNE magazine's World's Most Admired Companies. This is the six straight year for Devon to make the list. The ... [more]

Southernman V. Addison

May 31, 2012 - Staff:  Southernman V. Addison, 35, of Arapahoe, died Friday, May 25, 2012, at the Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland, Colo.
Funeral services are at 10 a.m. ... [more]

Esther L. Wicker

May 31, 2012 - Staff:  Graveside services for former Riverton resident Esther L. Wicker are at 1 p.m. Friday, June 1, at Mountain View Cemetery in Riverton.
Mrs. Wicker, 79, died ... [more]

Today

May 31, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
ADDISON

Southernman V. Addison, 35, of Araphoe, died Friday, May 25, 2012, at the Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland, Colo. Funeral ... [more]

Dramatic base hit gives Raiders conference victory

May 30, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Maurice King kept the Riverton Raiders within striking distance on the mound, and Johnny Souza connected for a walk-off single on Tuesday night in the bottom ... [more]

Wind River's Yellowplume to play for Eastern Wyoming

May 30, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The senior post player finished last season averaging eight points and pulling in 6.7 rebounds and was the No. 2 rebounder in the Southwest conference ... [more]

Former RHS runner places high in Bolder Boulder 10K

May 30, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Brock Mickelsen was the seventh fastest among 1,010 Wyoming runners in the race and finished 13th out of 239 in the men's 21-year-old division. ... [more]

Hudson suspect seeks plea deal, would testify against others

May 30, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  One of the five suspects charged in the Hudson double homicide in November is agreeing to a lower prison sentence in exchange for cooperation in future court ... [more]

Pavillion-area water users to hear options

May 30, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  State officials are inviting discussion in the Pavillion area concerning proposals to deliver clean drinking water to residents several miles east of town ... [more]

Faculty retirements, transfers approved

May 30, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler, Staff Writer:  Six longtime employees of Fremont School District 25 will be retiring from the Riverton schools with the end of the academic year on Thursday, May ... [more]

Dozens listen at alcohol forum

May 30, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  A forum on public intoxication in Fremont County drew more than 60 participants, including medical professionals, police officers, politicians, business owners ... [more]

Fair's Spring Spectacular offers carnival, rodeo, livestock

May 30, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Fairgrounds is hosting the Spring Spectacular this week, offering dizzying rides, tasty food and youth performing in a rodeo and showing off ... [more]

Mead asks feds to expedite delisting of grizzly bears

May 30, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead is calling on the federal government to end federal protections for grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone area.
Mead ... [more]

Digest

May 30, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Body found in submerged car
GILLETTE -- Authorities say a 48-year-old man who was reported missing Sunday night has been found dead in a submerged car ... [more]