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Yes, VP choices do matter in elections

Jun 3, 2012 - By Mark Shields:  One of the fun things about my job is that I get to ask questions of semi-famous public people.
Of course, these semi-famous people do not have to answer my ... [more]

Still shooting for 205 pounds

Jun 3, 2012 - By Randy Tucker:  These days, however, I'm trying to get down to it, not up.

It has become one of my standard lines when people start talking about dieting, losing ... [more]

Riverton U14 soccer team grabs second place

Jun 1, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton played to a second-place finish in the U14 boys soccer division on Monday at the state tournament at the Big Horn Equestrian Center.
Cody blanked the ... [more]

State offers water cisterns to residents near Pavillion

Jun 1, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  State government officials on Thursday night in Pavillion offered two choices to residents living east of Pavillion affected by poor quality drinking water ... [more]

Condie attracts height to new CWC recruiting class

Jun 1, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Three more players have been added to the 2012-13 Central Wyoming College men's basketball roster.
Coach Curtis Condie said Ryan Thomas (6-foot-8, Riverton, ... [more]

Bauman running for Ward 3 city council seat held by Baker

Jun 1, 2012 - By Christina George and Martin Reed, Staff Writers:  Former Riverton municipal director of community development Larry Bauman on Friday morning announced his bid for the City Council's Ward 3 seat, creating a ... [more]

Anderson hears nine felony counts Thursday in court appearance

Jun 1, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  A judge on Thursday set bond at $250,000 cash for the former bookkeeper of Star-Tech Inc. and Precision Analysis who is facing nine felonies alleging ... [more]

Wadda, state tribal liaison, killed in wreck

Jun 1, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Eddie Wadda, the Eastern Shoshone Tribe's liaison to Gov. Matt Mead's office, died in a car crash sometime Thursday night or early Friday morning, his sister ... [more]

Albany County commissioner enters Senate race as Dem

Jun 1, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Democratic Albany County Commissioner Tim Chesnut says he will run for the U.S. Senate.
The 47-year-old Laramie resident admitted his chances of ... [more]

Legislators examine Medicaid for possible budget savings

Jun 1, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- Wyoming lawmakers are examining high-cost portions of the state's Medicaid budget as they try to curb the growth of the entitlement program.
Wyoming ... [more]

Digest

Jun 1, 2012 - The Associated Press:  G&F tranquilizes black bear
SHERIDAN -- Employees of the Wyoming Game and Fish Department tranquilized a black bear after it turned up near a car ... [more]

Outdoor rec supports 10 percent of jobs in Park County

Jun 1, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CODY -- A study says fishing, hunting, wildlife viewing and similar activities support about 10 percent of the jobs in Park County.
The report from Sportsmen ... [more]

Problem drinkers

Jun 1, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  New improvement campaign follows several that have come before

Riverton's police chief, along with other local leaders, wants to spearhead a new ... [more]

It's the light of the strawberry moon

Jun 1, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler:  The full moon which rises next Monday, June 4, is known as the "Full Strawberry Moon."
The Old Farmer's Almanac says it got its name because of Algonquin ... [more]

Verdict on Edwards is clear even without a conviction

Jun 1, 2012 - By The Chicago Tribune:  If jurors had been asked to decide whether John Edwards was a cheating lowlife, it would have taken them 10 minutes. He fathered a child with a former campaign ... [more]

Small faction responsible for negativity at senior center

Jun 1, 2012 - Dee Reed, Riverton:  Editor:
In regard to our Riverton Senior Citizens Center, I feel it is time to air some positive comments in rebuttal for the recent negative comments made by ... [more]

Teen mechanics place second in skills contest

Jun 1, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  When friends and classmates Carl Booth and Matt Johnson get together, they bond over Russian accents and an appreciation of cars. That appreciation led to ... [more]

University of Wyoming students win 'Future of Energy' Scholarships

Jun 1, 2012 - Staff:  Two University of Wyoming students studying energy resource management and development are recipients of the York Future of Energy Scholarship at the ... [more]

Achievers

Jun 1, 2012 - Staff:  Twenty-eight county UW students named to president's honor roll
The University of Wyoming lists 28 students from Fremont County on the 2012 spring ... [more]

Irene J. Baker

Jun 1, 2012 - Staff:  Irene J. Baker, 85, of Pavillion, died Tuesday, May 29, 2012, at Riverton Memorial Hospital.
Funeral services are at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 2, at the Gorman ... [more]

Today

Jun 1, 2012 - Staff:  Births
VALDEZ

A son was born to Kailyn Washakie, of Fort Washakie, and Stephen Valdez, of Ethete, at 9:44 p.m. March 21, 2012, at Riverton Memorial ... [more]

Soundingsides with all- stars for weekend games against South Dakota

May 31, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  John Soundingsides was a basketball scoring machine for Wyoming Indian High School. Now he brings his sharp-shooting abilities to the Wyoming all-stars for a ... [more]

Riverton Babe Ruth League creates summer travel team

May 31, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton has formed a 13- to 15-year-old traveling baseball team for the summer.
Riverton has games scheduled Friday and Saturday at the Riverton Babe Ruth ... [more]

P.E.O. sponsors 5K event Saturday

May 31, 2012 - Staff:  The Dash for Cash, a 5K run and walk event sponsored by P.E.O. to raise funds for a scholarship at Central Wyoming College, takes place this Saturday, June ... [more]

Spurs' run of 20 straight ends (and they'll lose three more, too)

May 31, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The mighty 20-game basketball NBA winning streak by the San Antonio Spurs should come to an end Thursday night against the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 3 of ... [more]

Riverton council field grows; one day left to file

May 31, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The race for the Riverton City Council Ward 2 seat heated up Wednesday with the incumbent and a former councilwoman filing for the office.
Councilman Todd ... [more]

Ex-school board chief arrested on charges linked to embezzlement

May 31, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  After a jury decided in December during civil litigation that former Star-Tech Inc. financial manager Gary Anderson diverted roughly $1.5 million from the ... [more]

Woman hospitalized after odd accident

May 31, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Investigators blamed the wreck on a medical condition of the driver.

Police say an unusual Wednesday morning car wreck at the Riverton VFW Post 3628 ... [more]

Man sentenced to 25 years on sex abuse charges

May 31, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Perry Verdell Gould Sr. appeared for his sentencing Tuesday in Wyoming's U.S. District Court in Cheyenne after pleading guilty under
an agreement March ... [more]

Council remedies improper action and affirms DCI vote

May 31, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  After meeting illegally last week and taking action deemed null and void, the Riverton City Council convened Tuesday to reaffirm its decision regarding the bid ... [more]