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Nurse pinning significant for CWC chief

May 11, 2012 - Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College president Jo Anne McFarland drew from personal experience when she spoke about the greatness of this year's nursing school graduates ... [more]

Another ruling says Riverton not reservation

May 11, 2012 - Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  This one involved a lawsuit filed against the Riverton Police Department.
A federal judge in Wyoming has ruled in support of previous determinations by ... [more]

RHS band posts top festival score during fun trip to Windy City

May 11, 2012 - Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Hot dogs, wind and a 19-hour train ride were some of the highlights for a group of Riverton High School band students who recently returned from a trip to ... [more]

Science scores up for state's eighth-graders

May 11, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- Wyoming students improved their scores on an eighth-grade national science exam from 2009 to 2011.
Wyoming students had an average score of ... [more]

Hope Starwalt

May 11, 2012 - Staff:  Hope Starwalt died Friday, May 4, 2012, at her home in Riverton. She was 86 years old.
Funeral services were at 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 8, at the Davis Funeral ... [more]

Today

May 11, 2012 - Staff:  BIRTHS

ADAMS
A daughter was born to Lindsay and Trent Adams, of Riverton, at 2:01 p.m. April 30, 2012, at Lander Regional Hospital. She weighed 6 ... [more]

Wolverines hosting West 4-A regional track

May 10, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets Sports Editor:  Qualifying athletes for the state track and field meet is the focus for Riverton High School Friday and Saturday at the Class 4-A West regionals at ... [more]

Class 1-A/2-A regional boasts strong Fremont County units

May 10, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Quality usually beats quantity in a big track meet, and this weekend's 1-A / 2-A West Regional will have a bevy of talented athletes on the Riverton High ... [more]

Judge asked to move teen Hudson suspect's case to juvenile court

May 10, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Attorneys for the youngest defendant in the Hudson double homicide prosecution have asked a judge to transfer proceedings to juvenile court and to hold a ... [more]

Amid reported layoffs, tribe plans General Council

May 10, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The Northern Arapaho government building in Ethete had locked doors Thursday morning as possibly dozens of employees have been receiving notifications of ... [more]

State's population could be the fourth-oldest by 2030

May 10, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- The Wyoming Department of Health is calling attention to the aging of the state's population and says residents should consider how to address ... [more]

State gives formal OK on Fort Washakie unification

May 10, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Fremont County School District 21's unification request got its final stamp of approval Monday after the Wyoming State Board of Education voted to accept the ... [more]

White Hall renovation to start this month at UW

May 10, 2012 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE (AP) -- Work will begin soon on renovating the 12-story White Hall on the University of Wyoming campus.
The $12 million White Hall project is the final ... [more]

Digest

May 10, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Snow King offers plans for ski hill
JACKSON (AP) -- The owners of the Snow King Ski Resort in Jackson are proposing ambitious plans they say are need to ... [more]

Burned workers wore safety clothing; probe continues

May 10, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- The initial investigation into a flash fire that critically injured three workers at the Sinclair oil refinery near Rawlins found that the ... [more]

Dollars and education

May 10, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  When the colleges are under the knife, the public pain is widespread
Sometimes sports fans notice a prized university recruit deciding to go to college ... [more]

Resources can be used responsibly

May 10, 2012 - Kim Dean, Newcastle:  Dear Editor:
Environmentalists have very loud voices and hefty agendas these days, and their ideals are dominating all aspects of our lives. They ... [more]

Obama 'evolution' on gay marriage no surprise

May 10, 2012 - By Doyle McManus:  President Obama's announcement Wednesday that he was done "evolving" and now supports same-sex marriage was, in retrospect, inevitable. Vice President Joe ... [more]

Buffet and Grill under new ownership

May 10, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  By Joshua Scheer
Staff Writer
What was Austin's Steakhouse is now Archer's Buffet and Grill, under the ownership of Randy and Linda Archer.
The restaurant ... [more]

New lines on West Main

May 10, 2012 - Staff:  Wyoming Department of Transportation worker Mike Crawford controlled chipped center-line paint with a broom on West Main Street in Riverton as workers removed ... [more]

Pokes start MW outdoor championships

May 9, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  The Cowboys and Cowgirls set their sights on the Mountain West Outdoor Track and Field Championships, which begin Wednesday and run through Saturday in ... [more]

Ruff named to 2012 Lott Trophy watch list

May 9, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Wyoming senior strong safety Luke Ruff has been named to the watch list for the 2012 Lott Trophy, which was released Monday.

Ruff, ... [more]

RHS boys face must-win regional soccer opener

May 9, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Maybe the third time will be a charm. At least that is what the Riverton Wolverine boys soccer team hopes is the case against the Evanston Red Devils -- a team ... [more]

Riverton AAU spikers win age title at tournament

May 9, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Stunners played their way to a AAU volleyball tournament title in Riverton on Saturday in the U16/18 division.
Kristen Bailey, Lindsey Harris, Kaitlin ... [more]

RHS girls battle Tigers in regional tourney first round

May 9, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Lady Wolverines will work to continue the season of retiring coaches Rick and Peggy Bergstedt when they open in a must-win match against Rock ... [more]

Shoshoni teams top middle school conference track meet

May 9, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Shoshoni Junior High School swept the team titles on Friday during the conference track and field meet at Wind River High School.
Shoshoni chalked up 178 ... [more]

Fire guts rental house on North Broadway in city

May 9, 2012 - Christina George, Staff Writer:  By Christina George
Staff Writer
Fire officials are investigating a house fire that occurred shortly before 3 a.m. Wednesday in Riverton.
"At this time, we ... [more]

Late Wednesday start proposed for Riverton schools

May 9, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler, Staff Writer:  A later start to the school day is being proposed on Wednesdays for the Riverton public schools during the 2012-13 academic year to facilitate teacher ... [more]

Bauder's resignation accepted

May 9, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler, Staff Writer:  Following an executive session Tuesday, the Riverton school board unanimously accepted the resignation of activities director Keith Bauder without public ... [more]

CES gets construction grant; zone change OK

May 9, 2012 - Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  The City of Riverton has secured a Wyoming Business Council Council Community Development Block Grant in the amount of $194,305 on behalf of Community Entry ... [more]