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Burman picks Clower for head UW tennis coach

Apr 26, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  Wyoming Athletics Director Tom Burman announced on Wednesday that Dean Clower, who has held the title of interim head tennis coach and was an assistant the ... [more]

Popovici tabbed as MW Player of the Week

Apr 26, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  For the first time in her career, Wyoming tennis player Veronica Popovici earned Mountain West Player of the Week honors.
Popovici, from Piatra Neamt, ... [more]

Work to plug oil well may begin soon

Apr 26, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- An oil well that's leaking natural gas in east-central Wyoming could be plugged soon.
Chesapeake Energy says the work could begin as early as ... [more]

Lake area development plan ready for Yellowstone

Apr 26, 2012 - The Associated Press:  A long-term plan for limited development in the Lake area of Yellowstone National Park has been approved.
A Finding of No Significant Impact for a plan ... [more]

Lummis soda ash bill gets hearing

Apr 26, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A bill aimed at keeping Wyoming soda ash competitive globally is being reviewed in Washington.
The U.S. House Natural Resources Committee held a ... [more]

Digest

Apr 26, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Sage grouse season left as is
The state Game and Fish Commission has decided to keep a three-day sage grouse hunting season open this fall in northeast ... [more]

The 16:1 dilemma

Apr 26, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  The State of Wyoming granted waivers to 20 school districts -- and to itself

Don't look harshly at the 20 Wyoming school districts, including two in ... [more]

Fixing Social Security is not easy, but it is simple

Apr 26, 2012 - By The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:  Social Security is in significantly worse shape than thought, the Obama administration reported this week, which ought to prompt action to shore up a vital ... [more]

A matriarch to be missed

Apr 26, 2012 - By Randy Tucker:  It is not often you can say you knew someone your entire life, but that was the case between my mom and my Aunt Mary. Jeanette Gasser and Mary Cram were ... [more]

Letters have led to more open talk about senior citizens center

Apr 26, 2012 - Bill Lederer, Riverton:  Editor:
The senior center board member's "advice" to the concerned seniors is "stop writing letters to the editor"?
That must mean the letters are working, ... [more]

Gary E. Christiansen

Apr 26, 2012 - Staff:  Former Riverton resident Gary E. Christiansen, 55, died Monday, April 23, 2012, at his home in Loveland, Colo.
Services are at 1 p.m. Friday, April 27, at ... [more]

Today

Apr 26, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
BAKER

Danny L. Baker, 62, died Monday, April 23, at his home in Riverton. There will be no services. Online condolences may be posted at ... [more]

Hudson homicide suspects needed money, court told

Apr 26, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Investigators say the double homicide, robbery and arson in Hudson last November stemmed from two of the suspects needing money because they were on the verge ... [more]

Fair, county move closer on land swap

Apr 26, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Fair Board is asking county commissioners to support a proposed land swap that would provide the Riverton venue an additional parking area ... [more]

Different venue this year for annual Books and Breakfast events

Apr 26, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Pancakes, eggs, books and exceptionally large animal costumes -- it's time again for the Riverton Kiwanis Club's annual page-turner and stomach-filler.
The ... [more]

Hyrum H. 'Murph' Murphy

Apr 26, 2012 - Staff:  Hyrum H. "Murph" Murphy, 88, of Riverton, died Wednesday, April 11, 2012, at Wind River Healthcare in Riverton.
No services will be held. Inurnment will be in ... [more]

RHS soccer squads face Casper schools in critical weekend

Apr 26, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  With two weekends of conference games still to play prior to their regional tournaments, both the Riverton High School boys and girls soccer teams will be on ... [more]

RMS Spartans take team title at Pinedale track invitational

Apr 26, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton Middle School edged Rock Springs by seven points to win the seventh-grade boys team track and field title on Saturday at the Pinedale Invitational. ... [more]

Rendezvous students tour Wind River Heritage Center

Apr 26, 2012 - Staff:  Rendezvous Elementary School fourth-grader Nevaeh Liedy, far left, was the first of her class to take out her cell phone for a photo of the big horn sheep on ... [more]

Jr. College transfer Cooke signs with Wyoming basketball

Apr 25, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  LARAMIE - University of Wyoming head coach Larry Shyatt took another step toward rounding out the 2012-13 Cowboy roster on Wednesday, when he announced that ... [more]

Five RHS athletes to Wyoming Track Classic

Apr 25, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton High School sophomore Jillian C'Bearing has posted the second-fastest time in the state on any level this season in both the 3,200 meters and the ... [more]

Thompson, Rowan, Colter, Simpson to champs meet

Apr 25, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Olivia Thompson of Shoshoni and Lander Valley High School athletes Keesha Rowan, Beryl Colter and Tanner Simpson will be representing Fremont County on Friday ... [more]

Commissioners insist decals be placed on the coroner's vehicles

Apr 25, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Commission is demanding that Coroner Ed McAuslan place decals on his new vehicles to identify his agency's name despite past refusal by the ... [more]

Judge: Encana suit must be in tribal court

Apr 25, 2012 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- In a ruling hailed as a victory for American Indian sovereignty, a federal judge has tossed out a lawsuit that Encana Oil and Gas Inc. had filed ... [more]

Drought a bigger worry than flooding this year, water-watchers predict

Apr 25, 2012 - By Christina George and Martin Reed, Staff Writers:  Potential for flooding from springtime snowmelt in Fremont County and across Wyoming is low this year, weather officials say.
The forecast is based on recent ... [more]

Fumes probe leads to meth lab suspicion

Apr 25, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Police Department is continuing its investigation into what they believe to be a meth lab that was discovered at a house late Friday night.
RPD ... [more]

Beetles hitting fewer trees in SNF

Apr 25, 2012 - The Associated Press:  POWELL (AP) -- The pine beetle infestation in Shoshone National Forest appears to be subsiding.
Forest timber program manager Randy Spiering says the beetles ... [more]

Driver pleads guilty to killing pedestrian in Casper last year

Apr 25, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CASPER (AP) -- A man who crashed into and killed a teenager standing on a downtown Casper sidewalk has pleaded guilty.
Scott Allen Coleman originally pleaded ... [more]

Digest

Apr 25, 2012 - The Associated Press:  State jobless rate down again
CHEYENNE (AP) -- Wyoming's unemployment rate is down for the seventh straight month.
The state Department of Workforce Services ... [more]

Our crabapples

Apr 25, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  This is the 50th season for city's official trees; let's reinvest in them

It's not by accident that Riverton is decorated annually this time of year ... [more]