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Frank and Sharon Palmer

Aug 22, 2012 - Staff:  Frank and Sharon Palmer, formerly of Fremont County, died Aug. 7, 2012, in their home in Casper.
Funeral services were Monday, Aug. 13, at the Oregon Trail ... [more]

Wallace 'Wally' N. Cockerham

Aug 22, 2012 - Staff:  Wallace "Wally" N. Cockerham formerly of Fremont County, died Monday, Aug. 13, 2012, at the Central Wyoming Hospice Kloefcorn Home in Casper. He was 69 years ... [more]

Lt. Col. David 'Bo' Coats

Aug 22, 2012 - Staff:  Lt. Col. David "Bo" Coats formerly of Shoshoni, died Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012, in Titusville, Fla., surrounded by his loving family. He was 81 years old.
A ... [more]


Aug 22, 2012 - Staff:  Births

A daughter was born to Jamara Warren and Mark Rhodes, of Hudson. She weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce.

A daughter was ... [more]

Chief boys to chase sixth straight state title in cross country

Aug 22, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The state-champion target is becoming bigger and bigger each year for the Wyoming Indian High School boys cross country program.
The Chiefs will be going for ... [more]

Wolverine girls second, boys fourth at Gillette Invitational golf tourney

Aug 22, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Two top-10 individual finishers put the Riverton High School girls golf team in the runner-up position by one stroke in the team standings at the Gillette ... [more]

Van catches fire on North Federal Boulevard

Aug 22, 2012 - Staff:  The Riverton Volunteer Fire Department responded at about 5 p.m. Tuesday to a vehicle fire in the 1000 block of North Federal Boulevard. According to fire ... [more]

Wolverine runners hit the track

Aug 22, 2012 - Staff:  Riverton Middle School cross country runners Tiana Lopez, (eighth grade) and Shelby Watson (seventh grade) warmed up for practice on Tuesday afternoon at ... [more]

Officials to give wildfire update at public meeting

Aug 21, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Officials are having a public meeting Tuesday in Fort Washakie to update residents about the Alpine Lake Fire that's been burning for more than two weeks in ... [more]

RHS cross country runners open in Douglas

Aug 21, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton High School cross country runners Olivia Thompson and Jillian C'Bearing are working at becoming the best one-two tandem in the Class 4-A ranks.
As a ... [more]

Tigers host Kemmerer in preseason game

Aug 21, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Working on offensive plays has been the top priority for Lander Valley High School on the football field in the first week of practice.
The Tigers opened the ... [more]

Youth baseball in Riverton is broken, but it can be repaired

Aug 21, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Less than 12 hours after the Rockies had defeated the Phillies this year for the Riverton Babe Ruth League title, the sprinklers were on, the Babe Ruth Park ... [more]

Two file for CWC board; Mills says she won't run again

Aug 21, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  More than a week after the filing period opened, two candidates submitted their applications for the Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees.
On Friday, ... [more]

It is primary election day

Aug 21, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Clerk Julie Freese reported quiet voter activity for the primary election as of Tuesday morning at polls in Lander and Riverton.
"Turnout is ... [more]

Full military honors for Griffin during Tuesday services at Fort Carson

Aug 21, 2012 - Staff and wire reports:  A Riverton soldier who died earlier this month in a suicide attack in Afghanistan was laid to rest Tuesday in Colorado.
Funeral services were conducted ... [more]

Pavillion, Dubois have county's highest tax rates in coming year

Aug 21, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Dubois has county's only adult education mill levy, plus highest cemetery district levy at 1.184 mills.

Pavillion-area landowners again have the ... [more]

Barrasso, Lummis set to coast through primary

Aug 21, 2012 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Republican U.S. Sen. John Barrasso faced nominal opposition and U.S. Rep. Cynthia Lummis was unopposed in Wyoming party primaries Tuesday that also ... [more]

Two hostages released during 'tense' standoff at Casper motel

Aug 21, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- Police in Casper say two hostages have been released in a standoff at a motel but other people may still be being held inside.
Police chief Chris ... [more]

Police recover 231 pounds of marijuana during traffic stop

Aug 21, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Highway Patrol says a tractor-trailer that was pulled over during a traffic stop over the weekend was carrying 231 pounds of marijuana ... [more]


Aug 21, 2012 - The Associated Press:  NPS takes comment on Teton plans
JACKSON -- Redevelopment plans for Colter Bay Village in Grand Teton National Park show a new, smaller visitor center ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Aug 21, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Lost horizon
The smoke in our skies continues day after day. The forces of western weather carry smoke from wildfires across hundreds of miles, and we ... [more]

Some picks for the primary

Aug 21, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  If it's late August in an even-numbered year, then it must be primary election time -- when I always crawl out on a limb and start sawing as fast as I can in ... [more]

Let's fix up the Zimmer trail

Aug 21, 2012 - By Jamie Drendel:  On a recent road trip with Rivertonians, I learned that my interest in the pioneers who crossed this country in butt-breaking wagons isn't unique to my status ... [more]

Joe C. Drake Jr.

Aug 21, 2012 - Staff:  Joe C. Drake Jr. died of mesothelioma Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012, at his home in Riverton. He was 86 years old.
A viewing will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, ... [more]

Justin L. Wood

Aug 21, 2012 - Staff:  Justin L. Wood, of Riverton, died Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012. He was 33 years old.
Mass of Christian burial is scheduled for 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, at Saint ... [more]


Aug 21, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths

Joe Clinton Drake Jr., 86, died of mesothelioma Saturday, Aug. 18, at his home in Riverton. A viewing will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. ... [more]

County residents compete in Lander triathlon

Aug 21, 2012 - Staff:  The Lander Sprint Triathlon was Saturday ... [more]

Cubmobiles tear down Pershing hill

Aug 20, 2012 - Staff:  Riverton Cub Scout Pack 76 held its "cubmobile" races Saturday morning on the Pershing Avenue ... [more]

Amid transfer station flap, solid waste votes to give raises

Aug 19, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  In an effort to retain their employees and compete with the county roads department, solid waste leaders have voted to implement pay increases for their ... [more]

Mother gets probation, not prison, in baby's death

Aug 19, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Pavillion mother charged in her baby's November 2011 death will spend the next 12 months on supervised probation instead of the 26 years of prison she ... [more]