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At cemetery, volunteers place flags for the fallen

May 27, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Gary Letchworth showed up early Saturday morning to place American flags on the graves of fallen soldiers because he loves his country.
The post commander for ... [more]

Cooking up a life together

May 27, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Blind couple finds love and unity in the kitchen

Jared Bears has never seen his wife.
But he thinks she is pretty, even beautiful, and amazing.
He ... [more]

17 Mile Road improvement project more than $2M short

May 27, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Commission is concerned about a shortfall of more than $2 million needed for the 17 Mile Road reconstruction project.
Commissioners heard ... [more]

Bid awarded on next phase of bleachers for RHS field

May 27, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler, Staff Writer:  Mid-Valley Construction of Riverton was the lowest bidder on construction of the new concession stand and restroom facility under the bleachers at Wolverine ... [more]

Digest

May 27, 2012 - Staff:  Togwotee work takes holiday
Construction on the Togwotee Trail corridor stopped at 4 p.m. on Friday, May 25, and will resume at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, May ... [more]

Tribal college graduates get cultural degrees

May 27, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Karen Smith decided to enrolled at the Wind River Tribal College in Ethete to learn about the Northern Arapaho's rich culture.
"I started taking Arapaho ... [more]

Attention on new school in Shoshoni

May 27, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  A group of Shoshoni residents are holding an informational meeting next week concerning the progress of the new school building.
Dawn Marie Thacker said many ... [more]

Dubois gets grant to clean up sawmill

May 27, 2012 - Staff:  The Town of Dubois is receiving a $200,000 U.S. Environ-mental Protection Agency grant to clean the Dubois Sawmill site on Absaroka Drive.
The agency on May ... [more]

Explore the Red Desert on a guided day-long tour this summer

May 27, 2012 - Staff:  The Red Desert may seem boring to some just driving by on the highway in southwestern Wyoming.
John Mionczynski, who lives in Atlantic City, wants to change ... [more]

The way it was: Two-year high school -- 1927

May 27, 2012 - Staff:  For the first half of the 20th century, Fremont County families of the "upper country" had a decision to make when it came time for the kids to go to high ... [more]

Riverton art students earn ribbons at state symposium

May 27, 2012 - Staff:  More than 4,500 pieces of high school art were on display at the annual Wyoming State High School Art Symposium April 26-28 at the Casper Events Center.
In ... [more]

William, Emma top baby names in state last year

May 27, 2012 - Staff:  "William" zoomed to the top of the list for Wyoming's most popular boy baby names in 2011, joined by "Emma" as the number one choice for girls, according to ... [more]

Enzi leads effort on bison as 'national mammal'

May 27, 2012 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- Western lawmakers want to elevate the Plains bison to a status similar to that of the iconic bald eagle with legislation to declare the ... [more]

When everybody is alive: spend Memorial Day in remembrance, not sorrow

May 27, 2012 - By Hal Boyle, Associated Press:  Editor's note: In anticipation of Memorial Day, we again reprint this comment by the late Hal Boyle, a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for the Associate ... [more]

Try these 2012 campaign shortcuts

May 27, 2012 - By Mark Shields, Associated Press:  Please accept the following as a small token of appreciation from your semi-faithful correspondent, who knows how busy life can get, what with graduations, ... [more]

Tech became my new career

May 27, 2012 - By Randy Tucker:  Now it's time to give someone else my seat in that job, but I'll keep on writing and teaching.

The final phase of my education career began with a ... [more]

False water tests at mill site deserve investigation

May 27, 2012 - By Matthew F. Dieran, Lander:  Editor:
For all these months we've been hearing about the high uranium in the water near the old Susquehanna mill, and everyone starts jumping through hoops ... [more]

Three golfers shoot 67 to top Saltwater after first round

May 27, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Three scores of 67 were produced early Saturday in the opening round of the three-day annual Saltwater Classic golf tournament at Riverton Country Club.
Nick ... [more]

Peil, Roberts and Vigil named soccer 3-A all-state for Lander

May 27, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Derek Peil, Marcus Vigil, Austin Roberts and Kyle Leeman of Lander Valley High School are Class 3-A all-state soccer players. The team was announced last ... [more]

CWC signs high-scoring guard from powerhouse Chicago HS

May 27, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Paris Burns will don the orange and black for the Rustler men this fall.

Chicago high school basketball standout Paris Burns is headed for Central ... [more]

Jack E. Gaudern Sr.

May 27, 2012 - Staff:  Jack E. Gaudern Sr. of Shoshoni died Friday, May 18, 2012, at the Help for Health Hospice Home in Riverton. He was 91.
Cremation has taken place. The family ... [more]

James H. 'Scotty' Gordon

May 27, 2012 - Staff:  Memorial services for James H. "Scotty" Gordon are at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 29, at the Shoshoni Fire Hall, Inurnment follows at the Lakeview Cemetery at ... [more]

Raymond John Bessler

May 27, 2012 - Staff:  Longtime Powell area resident Raymond John Bessler, 83, died Sunday, May 13, 2012, at the Powell Valley Care Center. He was the father of Mike Bessler, of ... [more]

Edward Dale St. John

May 27, 2012 - Staff:  Edward Dale St. John of Casper died following a brief illness on Monday, May 21, 2012 at Central Wyoming Hospice in Casper. He was 62 years old.
He was the ... [more]

Wyoming's Nick Carlson Named To 2012 Rimington Trophy Spring

May 26, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  LARAMIE - University of Wyoming senior center Nick Carlson was named to the 2012 Rimington Trophy Spring Watch List on Thursday. The list was released by the ... [more]

Casper Oilers pound Raiders 26-3

May 25, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Casper Oilers exploded for nine runs in the sixth inning and eight more in the seventh en route a 26-3 victory over the Riverton Raiders in an American ... [more]

Wind River's Votruba to play VB in Colorado

May 25, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  PAVILLION -- Dreams do come true.
Wind River senior Elley Votruba signed a national letter of intent Tuesday to play junior college volleyball at Colorado ... [more]

Council overrides mayor, but action 'null and void'

May 25, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council will reconsider an action deemed illegal that the board took at a special meeting Wednesday night regarding the bid award for a ... [more]

Hickerson files for new county commission term

May 25, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Fremont County commission vice chairman Pat Hickerson submitted his application on Friday for re-election to the District 4 seat.
Hickerson joins newcomer ... [more]

No opposition at hearing on Bunker Road closure

May 25, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County commissioners on Tuesday heard unanimous support from the public attending a hearing concerning a proposed seasonal closure of Bunker Road in ... [more]