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Rendezvous kids get scientific at fifth-grade fair

Mar 7, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Fifth-graders at Rendezvous Elementary School entered 124 projects in their annual science fair Thursday. The areas of study for the projects included zoology, ... [more]

Top high school speakers to Riverton

Mar 7, 2012 - Staff:  As they head into this weekend's national qualifying tournament, members of the Riverton High School speech and debate team are building on one of their most ... [more]

State passes management plan for wolves; lawsuits expected

Mar 7, 2012 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Legislature has sent Gov. Matt Mead a bill to change the state's wolf-management law -- a critical step toward ratifying the agreement ... [more]

Romney gets four delegates, Paul one

Mar 7, 2012 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney picked up four delegates in the first round of Wyoming's Republican presidential caucuses -- a county-run ... [more]


Mar 7, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Air Guard faces funding cut
CHEYENNE (AP) -- A unit of the Wyoming Air National Guard is being targeted in national defense budget cuts.
Wyoming Adjutant ... [more]

Plea bargain in drug case should not nullify the crime

Mar 7, 2012 - Dan Brossman, Lander:  Editor:
Re: Feb. 26 Ranger front page "Plea deal for lead defendant in drug sweep":
Does a plea bargain nullify a crime?
From 80 years in prison down to ... [more]

Be involved in county districting discussion

Mar 7, 2012 - Darlene Vaughan, Lander:  The Fremont County Clerk and staff are in the midst of showing the citizens of Fremont County the possible redistricting plans for county commissioners. The ... [more]

Many choices for retirees

Mar 7, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler, Staff Writer:  I had a visit last week from a friend who has decided to retire and move from Wyoming. The friend chose Arkansas for a variety of reasons she was quick to ... [more]

'Rock A Cop' Thursday at library

Mar 7, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Branch Library and the Riverton Police Department are partnering to bring Rock a Cop back to the library.
Children and teens age 5 and up can go ... [more]


Mar 7, 2012 - Staff:  Births

A daughter was born to Melissa and Jeremy Vukich, of Riverton, at 3:19 a.m. Feb. 11, 2012, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. She weighed 6 ... [more]

William D. Cox

Mar 7, 2012 - Staff:  Memorial services will be at a later date for William D. "Bill" Cox, 79, who died Friday, March 2, 2012, at the Thermopolis Rehabilitation and Care Center in ... [more]

Ag photo contest gets under way; cash prizes

Mar 7, 2012 - Staff:  The Wyoming Business Council's Agribusiness Division is now accepting photos for its 5th Annual Ag Photo Contest.
Amateurs, professionals, youth and adults ... [more]

Cowgirls down TCU 61-44 to open MWC tournament

Mar 7, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  The Wyoming Cowgirl basketball team (12-16 overall) advanced out of the first round of the Mountain West for only the fourth time with a 61-44 win over the TCU ... [more]

Three Cowgirls gain postseason honors

Mar 7, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  Three members of the Wyoming Cowgirl basketball team, Chaundra Sewell, Ashley Sickles and Kayla Woodward, were recognized as the Mountain West announced the ... [more]

UW great Sailors named to college basketball Hall of Fame

Mar 6, 2012 - Associated Press:  KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Ken Sailors, the only player in the history of Wyoming Cowboys basketball to be selected as an All-American three times, will join the ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Mar 6, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Wyoming wind
We all know the word "hellacious" and how it is used. But is "howlacious" a word? If it is, it would be a good one to describe the wind ... [more]

Happy for a house guest

Mar 6, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Two weeks ago I had a house guest. I had not planned on entertaining the guest, but it gave me great joy for a few days.
She showed up as I had just finished ... [more]

Go forward with restroom idea downtown

Mar 6, 2012 - William D. Finn, Riverton:  Editor:
I am writing in support of the idea by Riverton Mayor Ron Warpness to situate a public restroom area on the old Daisy Cleaners location at Fifth and ... [more]

Replaced at mid-season, Slack still named coach of the year

Mar 6, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Former St. Stephen's boys basketball coach Brady Slack couldn't believe it on Monday when he found out he was named the Class 1-A Northwest Coach of the ... [more]

Giving help to a mom with two kids was the right thing to do

Mar 6, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The woman from Sheridan was shocked after her encounter with the boys from the Riverton High School swim team recently.
Riverton's team was in Sheridan a few ... [more]

County's general fund forecast shows $301,000 dip

Mar 6, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  A report about Fremont County government's general fund revenue for the upcoming fiscal year shows an anticipated $301,000 decrease, further raising budget ... [more]

Thunder and wind on chariot course

Mar 6, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  Blustering wind Saturday did nothing to deter a crowd from converging on the Paradise Valley racetrack west of Riverton for the 2012 Wyoming State Chariot Race ... [more]

Positive review for superintendent Snyder by school board

Mar 6, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler, Staff Writer:  School District 25 first-year superintendent Terry Snyder received high praise from Riverton school board chairman Carl Manning at the conclusion of the ... [more]

BuRec names new manager for Bull Lake and Boysen

Mar 6, 2012 - Staff:  The United States Bureau of Reclamation has named its new Wyoming area manager to oversee operations at Bull Lake Reservoir, Pilot Butte Reservoir and Boysen ... [more]

Man gets two years home detention for fatal crash

Mar 6, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The morning Gavin Shurtleff, of Riverton, crashed into the back of a PT Cruiser stopped at a construction zone by Boysen Reservoir in August, killing its two ... [more]

Mead gets new state budget for signature

Mar 6, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- The Wyoming Legislature on Monday approved a $3.2-billion budget bill that would keep state spending flat over the coming two years. The bill ... [more]

Wyoming has a complicated process for GOP caucus

Mar 6, 2012 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming is one Super Tuesday state that won't settle on a Republican candidate for president until well after Tuesday's voting.
Choosing GOP ... [more]


Mar 6, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Bill would pay for work inspections
CHEYENNE (AP) -- A proposal aimed at increasing workplace safety in Wyoming would pay for five consultants to conduct ... [more]

Francis C. Goggles

Mar 6, 2012 - Staff:  Francis C. Goggles, 36, died Friday, March 2, 2012, at his home on the Wind River Reservation.
Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 7, at Blue Sky ... [more]

Dixie Lou Moser

Mar 6, 2012 - Staff:  Dixie Lou Moser, 75, died Saturday, March 3, 2012, at her home in Riverton.
A viewing was Monday, March 5, at the Davis Funeral Home in Riverton.
Funeral ... [more]