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Helton, Schuler marry

Sep 7, 2012 - Staff:  Faith Helton and Brett Schuler, of Rock Springs, married Sept. 1, 2012, in Riverton.
The future bride is the daughter of Heather Chamberlain, of Riverton, and ... [more]

Picture of old Lions Club center sparked nice memory

Sep 7, 2012 - Alta Barker, Riverton:  Editor:
I enjoyed seeing the picture of the old Lions Club Youth Center being moved. It was interesting to see that it was only built in the 1940s. I remember ... [more]

Asian clout never bigger at election time

Sep 7, 2012 - By Anh Do, McClatchy-Tribune News Service:  Seventeen Asians are running for Congress in the U.S. -- a historic number at a time when these candidates are among the fastest-growing ethnic group in ... [more]

Fires and power plants

Sep 7, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  The Alpine Lake Fire must emit more pollution in a day than a power plant does in a year

Significant controversy has been generated this year by ... [more]

UW president says he will retire next year

Sep 7, 2012 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- University of Wyoming President Tom Buchanan announced Thursday that he will retire next year, ending a career of more than 30 years at the ... [more]

Digest

Sep 7, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Fraud suspect vanishes
POWELL -- A former CEO charged with defrauding a Wyoming hospital of nearly $848,000 disappeared three weeks before his trial ... [more]

Amid legal threat, UW and CSU prepare to sell Y Cross

Sep 7, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Two former governors of Colorado and Wyoming are scheduled to unseal bids in November for a vast ranch in southeast Wyoming while the woman who ... [more]

Cutthroat trout relocated to Big Horn Mountains

Sep 7, 2012 - The Associated Press:  BIGHORN NATIONAL FOREST -- The scene could have been in a period film -- a handful of men wrapping rope around a mule to secure metal tanks to the ... [more]

District 2 incumbent names trash disposal as a key issue

Sep 7, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Commission District 2 incumbent Dennis Christensen said cooperation and communication with the solid waste board is key to resolving challenges ... [more]

Allen says solid waste district must listen to the residents

Sep 7, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Commission District 2 Republican hopeful Larry Allen said the solid waste district must pay attention to complaints from the public as a way to ... [more]

Meeting the Wolverines

Sep 7, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton High School students participating in activities and sports this semester had a chance to tell the community about their plans for the year during ... [more]

Solid waste faces lawsuit threat over reservation contract

Sep 7, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The district voted in June to start a six-month termination notice on its trash disposal agreement with the tribes.

The Fremont County Solid Waste ... [more]

Wyoming High School Scores

Sep 7, 2012 - By The Associated Press:  PREP FOOTBALL
Big Horn 44, Burns 22

Burlington 29, Saratoga 8

Campbell County 48, Cheyenne East 35

Casper Kelly Walsh 50, Laramie 0

Casper Natrona ... [more]

Cowboys edge past Giants 24-17 to open season

Sep 6, 2012 - The Associated Press:  EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Jason Witten was supposed to stay home. Kevin Ogletree was supposed to be a bit player.
And the replacement officials were supposed to ... [more]

UW guard savors first college start vs. Texas

Sep 6, 2012 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Jake Jones may have a lot of fond memories when his football career comes to an end.
One that will stick out is his first game at the University of ... [more]

Rustlers get comeback victory over Northwest

Sep 6, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Central Wyoming College volleyball coach Tiffany Stauffenberg felt the match vs. Northwest College on Tuesday night was slipping away when the Rustlers were ... [more]

Wolverines look to break through vs. Green River

Sep 6, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton football Wolverines will try to avoid a second consecutive 0-2 start when they travel to Green River for their second of three a non-conference ... [more]

Riverton hosts high school rodeo this Saturday, Sunday

Sep 6, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Three veteran Fremont County rodeo athletes will be at home for the final time at the high school rodeo level Saturday and Sunday in Riverton.
Coley Nicholls ... [more]

Today

Sep 6, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
SCOTT

Carol M. Scott, 71, formerly of Lander, died Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012, at her residence in McAllen, Texas. Private memorial services will ... [more]

Mary Lucille Willow

Sep 6, 2012 - Staff:  Mary L. Willow died Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012, at her home following a lengthy illness. She was 83 years old.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, ... [more]

State ranked third best for business climate

Sep 6, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming is being recognized again as one of the best places in the United States to do business.
The state is ranked third in Pollina's 2012 ... [more]

Wyoming exports up in 2012

Sep 6, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- Wyoming exports of soda ash, energy, equipment and other merchandise to customers overseas rose 24 percent in the first half of this year compared to ... [more]

Navigating the confusing world of state, federal business forms

Sep 6, 2012 - From staff reports:  Question -- "Where do I purchase state and federal forms to start my business?"
-- Andy, Dubois
Answer -- How many times do new business owners ... [more]

Cenex rewards Kinnear couple with free tank of gas

Sep 6, 2012 - From staff reports:  Energy business Cenex has rewarded Fred and Beverly Ballard, of Kinnear, with free gasoline from Tanks of Thanks, a program that recognizes people for helping ... [more]

Cook brings Ayurvedic meals to Riverton

Sep 6, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Delicious aromas from the Wind River Mercantile kitchen mean Amanda Bebout is cooking up new offerings for the tea room's menu.
Bebout, 25, has studied ... [more]

Compromise? That's some other guy's problem, right?

Sep 6, 2012 - The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- It's a fact of life in Washington that what one party considers a principled stand, the opposition considers pigheadedness. Compromise? That's the ... [more]

Is writing a column a job?

Sep 6, 2012 - By Betty Starks Case:  I'm starting this column on Labor Day -- a non-working day for most folks.
We did our holiday excursion to Boysen Park yesterday, and we're so glad we did. ... [more]

Tribute to 'Slick' was appreciated, touching

Sep 6, 2012 - Victoria East, Riverton:  Editor:
I thank you for the tribute editorial for M.J. Schlichemmayer. The "eulogy" in the paper was touching, and I liked his last column. Many years ago he ... [more]

Trotting out Bill Clinton

Sep 6, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  The former president still has "it," as he proved Wednesday at the convention

If you ever have a cause that you believe in, or an office that you ... [more]

Parasite cited for deaths of fish in Snake River

Sep 6, 2012 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Biologists blame a parasite for killing dozens of fish in the Snake River and some of its tributaries in eastern Idaho.
The dead fish are mountain ... [more]