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CEO resigns to work at nonprofit he helped build

Sep 21, 2012 - By Anne McGowan, Staff Writer:  Fathers in the Field is a non-denominational Christian organization that pairs fatherless boys with mentors.

Five years ago, Lander man John ... [more]

Central beats RHS spikers in five sets

Sep 21, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Lady Wolverines volleyball team was cruising toward victory against the Cheyenne Central Lady Indians Thursday in Casper. RHS was up 23-17 in the ... [more]

Wolverine tennis teams in Gillette for regional meet

Sep 21, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  John Kelleher and Joey Roseno are two dangerous tennis players for Riverton High School.
Kelleher has been playing in the No. 1 singles position, Roseno No. ... [more]

Lander girls swim to victory over Riverton

Sep 21, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Gwynaedd Howdyshell won two individual events for the Tigers, while Jordan Settlemire got Riverton's lone event.

The Lander Lady Tigers girls swim ... [more]

RHS runners put three near the top in Thermop

Sep 21, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Three Riverton High School cross country runners placed in the top 11 Thursday at the Thermopolis Invitational meet.
Olivia Thompson paced the Wolverines with ... [more]

Friday night prep football scores

Sep 21, 2012 - Associated Press:  Big Horn 30, Glenrock 26

Burlington 40, Riverside 7

Burns 40, Tongue River 13

Campbell County 47, Laramie 20

Cheyenne Central 49, Evanston ... [more]

Hudson suspect admits guilt in plea agreement

Sep 20, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  One of the five co-defendants accused in the killings of a couple at a Hudson home in November admitted her guilt Thursday.
As part of a plea agreement filed ... [more]

No names in Lander slaying until preliminary hearing, at least

Sep 20, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  A state statute restricting information about individuals involved in an alleged sexual assault is being used by authorities to withhold the names of the ... [more]

Kinnear woman reports Fremont County's first horse tail theft

Sep 20, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  At least one Fremont County resident has reportedly been the victim of a horse tail theft this week, adding to the more than 30 reports of stolen horse hair ... [more]

Health/Science Center takes shape

Sep 20, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  During a Wednesday tour, Central Wyoming College faculty expressed enthusiasm for the new facility's potential.

When it opens next year, the new ... [more]

City's Park closure rule clarified to define what 'sunset' means

Sep 20, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council on Tuesday clarified its intent to close local parks after sundown every evening.
Council members earlier this month expressed ... [more]

Chall Creek Fire getting attention west of Pinedale

Sep 20, 2012 - The Associated Press:  PINEDALE -- Firefighters are making progress against a 400-acre wildfire threatening 13 homes in western Wyoming.
The 400-acre Chall Creek Fire was 20 percent ... [more]

Final testing starts for big NCAR computer

Sep 20, 2012 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Final testing is being done on a National Center for Atmospheric Research supercomputer on the outskirts of Cheyenne that will be used for climate ... [more]

Digest

Sep 20, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Man killed in crash with school bus
AFTON -- An Afton man who was riding a dirt bike with no lights is dead after being hit by a school bus carrying ... [more]

Flags on Main

Sep 20, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Consider making a small donation to the Riverton Avenue of Flags

Everybody who sees downtown Riverton's "Avenue of Flags" on patriotic holidays and ... [more]

Be glad for what you have, and work harder for what you want

Sep 20, 2012 - Ron Howard, Riverton:  Editor:
I read Dan Wimp's letter and felt compelled to say a few words.  To think that those who vote for Obama are stupid is entirely his opinion, and he's ... [more]

There's wisdom in the cliffs

Sep 20, 2012 - By Betty Starks Case:  The huge sow grizzly with two cubs that I wrote about in a recent column may be making a name for herself. Although the soft, fuzzy name of "Bearsy Dotes" ... [more]

Don't forget diplomacy in response to Libya attack

Sep 20, 2012 - By The Seattle Times:  If the residual turmoil in Iraq and Afghanistan does not make the point, then the seeming chaos in the Arab world should invoke the operative word: ... [more]

Fido doesn't need to stray for star service

Sep 20, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Top Dog Mobile Grooming takes canine cleaning and trimming to the dogowner's front yard.

On his second day of business as the owner and operator of ... [more]

Proposal that would allow raw milk sales goes to Gov. Mead

Sep 20, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- A proposal to change Wyoming's food safety rules to legalize some raw milk sales is pending before Gov. Matt Mead.
The proposed change would allow ... [more]

Lucas M. Myhre

Sep 20, 2012 - Staff:  Lucas M. Myhre, of Riverton, died Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012, in Riverton. He was 27 years old.
Lucas Michael Myhre was born Feb. 6, 1985, in Elbow Lake, ... [more]

Today

Sep 20, 2012 - Staff:  Births
POSTON

A son was born to Aubree and Keith Poston, of Lander, at 11:55 p.m. Monday, July 23, 2012, at Lander Regional Hospital. He weighed 7 ... [more]

Coaches in town for two-day CWC clinic

Sep 20, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Curtis Condie has assembled a list of men's and women's college basketball coaches to speak at a coaching clinic Friday and Saturday at Rustler Gym.
The ... [more]

RHS hosts Rawlins in East opener

Sep 20, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The visiting Outlaws have lost 34 straight games.

"Go Big Red!"
Whoops-- this Friday night at Wolverine Field, the cheer "Go Big Pink!" will be more ... [more]

Cougar volleyball girls have mid-season momentum

Sep 20, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Wind River coach Troi Larsen said victories on the volleyball court over Rocky Mountain and Greybull Saturday at the Thermopolis Invitational will be momentum ... [more]

Wolverine football players to sport pink

Sep 20, 2012 - Staff:  Riverton High School football players Dawson Steeds (7), Jordan Belville (with ball), Cody Sowards (11), Jeremy Vincent (80) and Cade Salisbury modeled the ... [more]

Second-degree murder suspect chooses to delay initial hearing

Sep 19, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Nickelson remains in jail on $1 million cash-only bond for allegedly shooting Lucas Myhre.

A Riverton man charged with second-degree murder in a ... [more]

CWC sets budget; public TV down 7 percent

Sep 19, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  The total budget is $56.6 million, a 1.6 percent increase compared to last year's $55.7 million.

The Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees have ... [more]

Firefighting conditions improving; Alpine Lake blaze tops 40,000 acres

Sep 19, 2012 - From staff reports:  Cooler, calmer conditions are helping fire-suppression efforts at the Alpine Lake Fire in western Fremont County.
U.S. Forest Service Wind River Agency ... [more]

First West Nile virus case reported in county; it's sixth statewide this year

Sep 19, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Department of Health confirmed Fremont County had its first reported human case of West Nile virus for the season.
The department's spokeswoman, ... [more]