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New lines on West Main

May 10, 2012 - Staff:  Wyoming Department of Transportation worker Mike Crawford controlled chipped center-line paint with a broom on West Main Street in Riverton as workers removed ... [more]

Pokes start MW outdoor championships

May 9, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  The Cowboys and Cowgirls set their sights on the Mountain West Outdoor Track and Field Championships, which begin Wednesday and run through Saturday in ... [more]

Ruff named to 2012 Lott Trophy watch list

May 9, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Wyoming senior strong safety Luke Ruff has been named to the watch list for the 2012 Lott Trophy, which was released Monday.

Ruff, ... [more]

RHS boys face must-win regional soccer opener

May 9, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Maybe the third time will be a charm. At least that is what the Riverton Wolverine boys soccer team hopes is the case against the Evanston Red Devils -- a team ... [more]

Riverton AAU spikers win age title at tournament

May 9, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Stunners played their way to a AAU volleyball tournament title in Riverton on Saturday in the U16/18 division.
Kristen Bailey, Lindsey Harris, Kaitlin ... [more]

RHS girls battle Tigers in regional tourney first round

May 9, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Lady Wolverines will work to continue the season of retiring coaches Rick and Peggy Bergstedt when they open in a must-win match against Rock ... [more]

Shoshoni teams top middle school conference track meet

May 9, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Shoshoni Junior High School swept the team titles on Friday during the conference track and field meet at Wind River High School.
Shoshoni chalked up 178 ... [more]

Fire guts rental house on North Broadway in city

May 9, 2012 - Christina George, Staff Writer:  By Christina George
Staff Writer
Fire officials are investigating a house fire that occurred shortly before 3 a.m. Wednesday in Riverton.
"At this time, we ... [more]

Late Wednesday start proposed for Riverton schools

May 9, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler, Staff Writer:  A later start to the school day is being proposed on Wednesdays for the Riverton public schools during the 2012-13 academic year to facilitate teacher ... [more]

Bauder's resignation accepted

May 9, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler, Staff Writer:  Following an executive session Tuesday, the Riverton school board unanimously accepted the resignation of activities director Keith Bauder without public ... [more]

CES gets construction grant; zone change OK

May 9, 2012 - Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  The City of Riverton has secured a Wyoming Business Council Council Community Development Block Grant in the amount of $194,305 on behalf of Community Entry ... [more]

Car chase ends with arrests Tuesday p.m.

May 9, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  A Lander woman was arrested Tuesday after she led law enforcement on a vehicle pursuit. Officers were attempting to locate the car she drove, which was thought ... [more]

Three critically injured in Sinclair refinery fire

May 9, 2012 - The Associated Press:  RAWLINS (AP) -- Three workers injured in a fire at the Sinclair refinery near Rawlins were taken to a burn center in Colorado in critical condition.
Sinclair ... [more]

Digest

May 9, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Commission reverts to three members
PINEDALE (AP) -- Sublette County voters have reversed a decision they made last year to expand their county ... [more]

Mead won't rule out higher penalties for worker deaths

May 9, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead says more may need to be done to combat the state's high workplace fatality rate.
Mead told a meeting of the Wyoming ... [more]

Sendak the Great

May 9, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Utterly original children's author helped define the essence of art
The death this week of the singularly original children's author Maurice Sendak ... [more]

Turning fifty shades of red

May 9, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler, Staff Writer:  Yes, I have read the best-selling book of "mommy porn" parodied over the weekend on "Saturday Night Live."
I enjoy reading.
Until recently I have ... [more]

Ramp up the fight against obesity in U.S. children

May 9, 2012 - By Newsday (Long Island, N.Y.):  Type 2 diabetes was once known as the "adult onset" type, because it came on only in adulthood.
But youth no longer confers immunity. Thanks to rampant ... [more]

There's lots to like about the Riverton senior center

May 9, 2012 - Linda Skinner, Riverton:  Editor:
I am a senior who has been going to the Riverton Senior Citizens Center for 10 years on a regular basis.
It is a wonderful place. There are so many ... [more]

The Rev. Douglas Tuck

May 9, 2012 - Staff:  The Rev. Douglas Tuck, 78, died Friday, May 4, 2012, at his home near Pavillion.
Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 12, at the Community Church in ... [more]

Earl LeBeau

May 9, 2012 - Staff:  Earl LeBeau, 81, died Friday, May 4, 2012, in Ethete.
Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 10, at the Rocky Mountain Hall at Fort Washakie. Burial ... [more]

Smart Start director achieves her Montessori certification

May 9, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Lessons focus on manners, peace, order and respect.
Smart Start Academy will be adjusting its name and changing its style of teaching for the coming ... [more]

Tribal tax appeal heard in Denver; has implications on border issue

May 8, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  DENVER -- Northern Arapaho litigation against Fremont County and the State of Wyoming is using a taxation issue to determine the Wind River Indian Reservation's ... [more]

Tribal leader tells Congress of fracking worry

May 8, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Eastern Shoshone Business Council co-chairman Wes Martel told a congressional group that tribes need a stronger role in regulating energy development, which ... [more]

Shoshoni starts planning for new school; $45M to be allotted in July

May 8, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  To assure compliance with a new state statute that requires school districts to have public involvement when building new facilities, Fremont County School ... [more]

Oil, gas likely to drive more state growth, report says

May 8, 2012 - The Associated Press:  A survey indicates continued expansion of Wyoming's economy thanks to oil and gas activity.
The survey by the Denver-based Goss Institute for Economic ... [more]

Mead opposed to BLM plan limiting property for shale

May 8, 2012 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead has told the U.S. Bureau of Land Management that he disagrees with the agency's proposal to reduce the amount of land in the state ... [more]

Roaming bison to be shooed back inside Yellowstone borders

May 8, 2012 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- Government officials plan to haze a large herd of migrating bison back into Yellowstone National Park this week -- an annual event that is ... [more]

Judge rejects challenge to DUI law

May 8, 2012 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- A Teton County judge has ruled that warrants issued over the telephone for blood tests in drunken driving suspects doesn't violate Wyoming's ... [more]

Digest

May 8, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Man killed in ATV wreck
SODA SPRINGS, Idaho -- Officials in southwestern Wyoming say a 49-year-old Wyoming man died of injuries suffered in an ... [more]