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May 6, 2012 - Staff:  17 Mile Road paving starts
Paving of a half-mile of 17 Mile Road, also known as Fremont County Road 334, has started on the Wind River Indian ... [more]

Graduation ceremonies happening this month

May 6, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  This month thousands of students countywide will walk across a stage and be handed a high school diploma or college degree.
Central Wyoming College will kick ... [more]

Game and Fish talking in Dubois

May 6, 2012 - Staff:  Allowing parents and legal guardians to purchase hunting and fishing licenses for their minor children and creating a new mountain lion hunt area in the ... [more]

Electrical code update class available in Lander

May 6, 2012 - Staff:  Central Wyoming College is offering National Electrical Code Update classes at Outreach Centers in Jackson and Lander.
The courses are offered in Jackson May ... [more]

CWC grads set to walk on May 11

May 6, 2012 - Staff:  The Central Wyoming Class of 2012 is led by five valedictorians who earned a 4.0 grade point average while obtaining their degrees.
Matthew Ayers, Dylan ... [more]

Gamblers Anonymous offers meetings in Riverton

May 6, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  She describes herself as "an average person," but one who has a gambling problem.
"I have a compulsive gambling problem and I was searching for help and you ... [more]

'Best dunker in the nation' performing at county schools

May 6, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Arapaho Charter High School's Rec Club invites the community to attend one of two events next week with Kenny Dobbs, an American Indian known worldwide for his ... [more]

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May 6, 2012 - Staff:  Restore America's Freedom on May 12
Anyone frustrated about the federal government and interested in discussions about ways for improvements can find ... [more]

James M. Graham

May 6, 2012 - Staff:  James M. Graham, 77, lifelong cattle rancher of the Sweetwater Valley, Jeffrey City area, died on Wednesday, May 2, 2012, at the Help for Health Hospice ... [more]

Charles T. Redman

May 6, 2012 - Staff:  Fremont County native Charles T. "Chuck" Redman, 54, died of natural causes on Tuesday, April 17, 2012, in Utah, where he was working as a consulting mud ... [more]

Henry M. Gabel

May 6, 2012 - Staff:  Henry M. "Hank" Gabel, 67, of Lander, died Monday, April 23, 2012, at the Help for Health Hospice Home in Riverton.
According to his wishes, there will be no ... [more]

Delores L. Choyeski

May 6, 2012 - Staff:  Delores L. Choyeski of Riverton died unexpectedly on Thursday morning, May 3, 2012, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. She was 82 years old.
According to her ... [more]

David J. Atkinson

May 6, 2012 - Staff:  Lander native David J. "D.J." Atkinson, 46, of Broomfield, Colo., died Tuesday, April 24, 2012, at the Boulder Community Hospital.
Funeral services were ... [more]

Election season unfolds

May 6, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Candidates and voters share the obligation
As the leaves emerge and the flowers unfold, another season is starting to bloom as well. It's an election ... [more]

Unfair for Simpson to call seniors 'greediest generation'

May 6, 2012 - Robert Gilliland, Riverton:  Editor:
Alan Simpson, former Republican U.S. Senator from Wyoming and co-chair of President Obama's deficit commission, called senior citizens "the greediest ... [more]

Obama court battles echo FDR's in 1930s

May 6, 2012 - By Carl Leubsdorf:  The possibility that the Supreme Court could throw out some or all of President Barack Obama's landmark health law in the midst of the presidential campaign ... [more]

Living my salad days in Lusk

May 6, 2012 - By Randy Tucker:  The term "salad days" most often is attributed to William Shakespeare. Salad days refer to innocence, inexperience and a time of questionable judgment, in ... [more]

On their rockers, Bergstedts win home finale

May 6, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  They started and finished Saturday's high school soccer match sitting in their new rocking chairs.
And, like a retirement couple enjoying the porch on a nice ... [more]

Jackson topples top seed Tigers 6-0

May 6, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lander Valley High School opened last week by winning a coin flip for the No. 1 seed from the Class 3-A Southeast soccer conference but on Tuesday dropped a ... [more]

Lady Tigers fall to Jackson in OT

May 6, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Two goals in overtime put Jackson over the top 3-1 on Tuesday in a non-conference girls soccer match over Lander Valley High School in Teton County.
The ... [more]

Riverton girls grab Shane Brock; regionals next

May 6, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The dynamic Riverton High School duo of Hannah Svilar and Jillian C'Bearing lifted the Wolverines to the girls track and field team title in the annual Shane ... [more]

Dual titles for county track at Thermopolis Pre-Region meet

May 6, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Dubois juniors Rachelle Leseberg and Jesse Hawk and Wind River sophomore Joe Lupher claimed two titles apiece Friday at the Bobcat Pre-Region Track meet in ... [more]

Riverton boys soccer ends season with two road losses

May 6, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The final regular season road trip for the Riverton Wolverines boys soccer team was a tough one, as both Green River and Evanston downed Riverton by 1-0 ... [more]

Raiders drop season openers to Evanston

May 6, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Evanston broke open a 4-4 in the top of the eighth inning, scoring seven runs in the frame to post an 11-4 win Saturday afternoon over the Riverton Raiders in ... [more]

Public TV on the air

May 6, 2012 - Staff:  Wyoming's first -- and still only -- public television station went on the air 29 years ago this week when Central Wyoming College flipped the switch on the ... [more]

Wyoming seventh in tough MW golf championships

May 5, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  The Wyoming Cowboy golf team played the first round of the 2012 Mountain West Golf Championship on Friday, in Tucson, Ariz. In a field of eight that features ... [more]

Local baseball season starts Saturday

May 4, 2012 - Staff:  Baseball games for Riverton teams begin this Saturday when the Riverton Raiders baseball team travels to Lander for a noon doubleheader against Evanston. The ... [more]

From Cougs to lacrosse: Steinhoff at UNLV

May 4, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Michelle Steinhoff can't stay away from competition.
The 2009 Wind River High School graduate, attending University of Nevada Las Vegas, realized she had the ... [more]

I'm walking toward better health

May 4, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Exercising has never been high on my radar list.
That slowly started to change after I spent the month of November carrying around oxygen tanks after my ... [more]

State got EPA to delay fracking report, used time to attack findings

May 4, 2012 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming's governor persuaded the head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to postpone an announcement linking hydraulic fracturing to ... [more]