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Peter, meet Paul

Apr 13, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  The logistical, fiscal and, sadly, personal realities of the State of Wyoming's mandate that most elementary school class sizes be no bigger than 16 students ... [more]

Funeral guitarist identified

Apr 13, 2012 - Family of Hewitt Youtz:  Editor:
To those of you attending the funeral of Hewitt G. Youtz on April 2, an important introduction was omitted. 
The young man playing the guitar for ... [more]

Recalling the L.A. riots

Apr 13, 2012 - By Rebecca Trounson and Joel Rubin, McClatchy Newspapers:  LOS ANGELES -- Nearly 20 years after Los Angeles was shaken by one of the worst outbreaks of civil unrest in U.S. history, residents say the city is safer and ... [more]

This is one of three Friday the 13ths on '12 calendar

Apr 13, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler:  Today is Friday, the 13th, one of three supposed unlucky days this year.
A Friday, the 13th occurred in January, and another is due in July.
Friday the 13th ... [more]

Achievers

Apr 13, 2012 - Staff:  Riverton band honored by Wyoming Arts Council
The Fat City Mardi Gras Band, of Riverton, was one of 21 Wyoming artists approved by the Wyoming Arts Council ... [more]

Hubenka, Olson to marry

Apr 13, 2012 - Staff:  Greg and Pam Hubenka, of Riverton, are pleased to announce the engagement of their son Nicholas Hubenka to Laci Olson, daughter of Charles Olson of Wolf Point, ... [more]

State FFA announces 2012 proficiency award winners

Apr 13, 2012 - Staff:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming FFA Association announced its winners in the 2012 Agricultural Proficiency Award Competition on April 4 as part of the Wyoming State ... [more]

RHS to perform vocal concert

Apr 13, 2012 - Staff:  Riverton High School will host a pre-festival vocal concert at 7:30 p.m. April 19 at the Robert A. Peck Arts Center Theatre at Central Wyoming College.
The ... [more]

Ruby P. Miller

Apr 13, 2012 - Staff:  Funeral services for Ruby P. Miller, 82, of Arapahoe, are at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 14, at the Davis Funeral Home of Riverton. The Rev. Dale Adams officiates ... [more]

Robert E. 'Bob' Claar Sr.

Apr 13, 2012 - Staff:  A celebration of life service for Robert E. "Bob" Claar Sr., of Dubois, is at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at the Headwaters Center in Dubois.
A viewing is ... [more]

Harold J. 'Harry' Burroughs

Apr 13, 2012 - Staff:  Harold J. "Harry" Burroughs, 84, of Lander, died Sunday, April 1, 2012, at the Help for Health Hospice Home in Riverton.
Memorial services are at 3 p.m. ... [more]

Today

Apr 13, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
ARCHAMBAULT

Lander native Michael Archambault, 48, died Tuesday, April 3, in Las Vegas. Services were Saturday, April 7, at the LDS Stake ... [more]

Which is better training ground for leaders, a business or a church?

Apr 13, 2012 - By Paul V.M. Flesher:  Many successful businessmen and businesswomen in America run for public office thinking their business background is good preparation for a leadership position ... [more]

Little League gearing up for 2012 season

Apr 13, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The pieces are coming together for another Riverton Little League baseball season.
A big step came Monday and Tuesday nights, when the players took part in ... [more]

Wolverines back on track this weekend

Apr 13, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The countdown for the Class 4-A West regional track and field meet is on for Riverton High School.
The Wolverines are the host squad May 11-12 for the ... [more]

Lander player tabbed Fremont County table tennis champ

Apr 13, 2012 - Staff:  Kirk Billings of Lander was crowed Fremont County's table tennis champion March 24 after a half-day competition at Central Wyoming College in ... [more]

RHS golf boys and girls swing into spring Friday with tourney at Riverton Country Club

Apr 12, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Three juniors, two sophomores and six Riverton High School freshmen make up the 2012 spring golf squad.
The Wolverines won the Class 4-A West conference title ... [more]

RHS vs. Wolves and Red Devils; boys, girls teams return to pitch

Apr 12, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  It's back to the pitch for the Riverton High School boys and girls soccer teams after a 10-day holiday. Both teams are set to battle Class 4-A West conference ... [more]

Rustlers host alumni match

Apr 12, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Darby Thomas, Lisa Hall and Troi Larsen played volleyball for Central Wyoming College six years ago for coach Tiffany Stauffenberg. All three will be back in ... [more]

Cowgirls add Boehme

Apr 12, 2012 - Staff and wire reports:  University of Wyoming Cowgirl head basketball coach Joe Legerski today announced the addition of Aubry Boehme (Bay Me) to this year's recruiting class. She ... [more]

Big water pipe along Cooper Rd. could serve Job Corps

Apr 12, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  The City of Riverton received a $9.2 million grant from the Wyoming Water Development Commission for a multi-phased project.
A well with a 24-inch ... [more]

No charges against deputy who killed Pavillion resident

Apr 12, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Fremont County attorney Brian Varn said charges would not be filed against the deputy sheriff who shot and killed a distraught Pavillion man in late ... [more]

Naturalist imprints on turkeys in nationally recognized work

Apr 12, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  A mother turkey comforts, nourishes, supports and patiently stays by her young. When Lander naturalist Joe Hutto was living in Florida in the early 1990s, he ... [more]

Digest

Apr 12, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Mead to China for coal meeting
CHEYENNE (AP) -- Gov. Matt Mead is heading to China in June for an international coal conference.
Renny MacKay is spokesman for ... [more]

State predicts hunters would kill 52 wolves in initial season

Apr 12, 2012 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON (AP) -- Wildlife managers estimate hunting and other causes of death should reduce Wyoming's wolf population outside Yellowstone National Park to ... [more]

Natural gas below $2 for first time since '02

Apr 12, 2012 - The Associated Press:  NEW YORK (AP) -- The price of natural gas has fallen below $2 per 1,000 cubic feet for the first time in more than a decade, a remarkable decline for a ... [more]

Mike Wallace: The tough-as-nails TV newsman did it his way, with no second thoughts

Apr 12, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Here's an explanation for all the wind overnight. Maybe it was a huge, collective sigh of relief from all the con men, corrupt business executives and shady ... [more]

An Obama-Romney battle

Apr 12, 2012 - By Doyle McManus:  We got our first real glimpse last week of how President Obama and his now-almost-certain Republican rival, Mitt Romney, intend to wage their campaigns in the ... [more]

'Good ol' boy' rules at senior center

Apr 12, 2012 - George Bartlett, Riverton:  Editor:
The "'good ol' boy" syndrome is alive and well at the Riverton Senior Citizens Center. Not only do members of the board of directors elect and ... [more]

U.S. ought to back Myanmar, but only if reforms continue

Apr 12, 2012 - By The Kansas City Star:  The Obama administration has, appropriately, eased sanctions on Myanmar following its recent elections, the first free and fair contests in many years.
The ... [more]