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Three Cowboys hook up with NFL teams

May 3, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  LARAMIE, Wyo. - Three former University of Wyoming football standouts earned their shot at the next level over the weekend, when they received invitations to ... [more]

Waxler wins Region IX individual golf trophy

May 3, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Eastern Wyoming College sophomore Zach Waxler, a former Riverton High School golfer, won the Region IX collegiate golf title to qualify for the National Junior ... [more]

Final regular season matches on tap for Riverton boys, girls soccer teams

May 3, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Although the regular season is winding down for the Riverton High School boys and girls soccer teams, both sets of games this weekend are all about gaining ... [more]

Double-duty CWC star signs for basketball at Black Hills State

May 3, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Courtney Patterson was a two-sport standout athlete the past two years for Central Wyoming College in volleyball and basketball.
Patterson has decided to ... [more]

Shoshoni hoops coaches Mills and Martin switch

May 3, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Same faces, new places.
In a double-switch, Shoshoni High School boys and girls basketball coaches Dan Martin and Max Mills have swapped positions as head ... [more]

Raised uranium in reservation water samples

May 3, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The U.S. Department of Energy is investigating the clean water system installed for a Wind River Indian Reservation area affected by uranium contamination ... [more]

With city's gun range operating, gun panel eliminated

May 3, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council's discussion of eliminating the gun club committee went out with a bang on Tuesday.
City Administrator Steven Weaver said the ... [more]

Man gets three to seven years for Riverton man's death

May 3, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Before hearing his sentence for killing a bicyclist during an intoxicated collision in Riverton last August, Michael William Sniffin of Lander stood up next to ... [more]

Cable TV provider and satellite service finally reach programming deal

May 3, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  After four months of on-and-off negotiations, DISH Network and several Casper-based broadcasting companies have come to an agreement over service to Fremont ... [more]

Activists to protest abortion in Jackson

May 3, 2012 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Anti-abortion activists from around the country say they plan to converge in Jackson this month following a recent Wyoming Supreme Court ruling in ... [more]

Digest

May 3, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Game Dept. urges trash control
CODY -- The Wyoming Game and Fish Department says the grizzly bear problem around Clark will continue to get worse if ... [more]

Our unique county

May 3, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Data from the Census Bureau brings the unusual details into focus again

The new county population estimates supplied by the U.S. Census Bureau ... [more]

Charge the users of the detox center, not the innocent taxpayer

May 3, 2012 - Bruce Calhoun, Riverton:  Here we go again, more bureaucratic bull.
I'm talking about our city officials wanting to pass higher taxes on alcohol to help pay for the Alcohol Crisis ... [more]

We can't help competing

May 3, 2012 - By Betty Starks Case:  "Height is complicated," says Nathaniel Hollister, a spokesman for The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitats. He's considered an authority on such ... [more]

Analysts eye health care law rejection for Medicare impact

May 3, 2012 - By Ricardo Alonso-Zalvidar, The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- Medicare's payment system, the unseen but vital network that handles 100 million monthly claims, could freeze up if President Barack Obama's ... [more]

Kentucky Derby betting comes to county

May 3, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  With two months under its belt at Bomber's Sports Bar in Riverton, Wyoming Horse Racing LLC is gearing up for the 2012 Kentucky Derby.
The company runs ... [more]

Mammoth Music to have grand opening

May 3, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  It's been more than a year since Mammoth Music in downtown Riverton changed ownership, but a grand opening celebration is finally happening this Saturday, May ... [more]

James N. 'Odie' Cocklin

May 3, 2012 - Staff:  James N. "Odie" Cocklin, 73, died Sunday, April 29, 2012, at his home in Riverton.
Memorial services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 5, in Riverton's Sunset ... [more]

David R. Mitchell

May 3, 2012 - Staff:  David R. Mitchell, 61, of Riverton and Lander, died of cancer Thursday, May 3, 2012, at the Lander Medical Center.
A memorial service is scheduled for 2 p.m. ... [more]

Today

May 3, 2012 - Staff:  Births
PARSONS

A daughter was born to Louise and Matthew Parsons, of Lander, at 10:56 a.m. April 3, 2012, at Lander Regional Hospital. She weighed 7 ... [more]

Mike Hossack

May 2, 2012 - Staff:  Longtime Doobie Brothers drummer Mike Hossack, 65, died Monday, March 12, 2012, at his home in Dubois after a long battle with cancer.
Memorial services will ... [more]

Today

May 2, 2012 - Staff:  Births
TRUJILLO

A daughter was born to Maria Smith and Johnny Trujillo, of Riverton, at 7:25 p.m. April 4, 2012, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. She ... [more]

Pokes set for MW Golf Championship

May 2, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  LARAMIE, Wyo.-(May 2, 2012)-The Wyoming Cowboy golf team is finishing preparations for the 2012 Mountain West Conference Championship beginning Friday, May 4 ... [more]

Rustler women lock up regional rodeo crown

May 2, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Traci Hinman, Jacalyn Walker, Lacey Tech and Devin Nicholls pushed Central Wyoming College to a regional women's rodeo title on Sunday in Laramie.
The four ... [more]

CWC men grab regional rodeo titles in saddle bronc and steer wrestling

May 2, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Stetson Jorgensen and Colton Miller clinched individual Central Rocky Mountain Region rodeo titles on Sunday in Laramie.
The two Central Wyoming College ... [more]

Fort Washakie wins approval for K-12 state school system

May 2, 2012 - By Christina George Staff Writer:  The Wyoming State Board of Education has approved Fremont County School District 21's request to be unified into a kindergarten-through-12th-grade education ... [more]

Staffing moves set at District 25; bleacher expansion under way

May 2, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler, Staff Writer:  Gay Hughes, who joined the Fremont County School District 25 teaching staff in 1984, is retiring at the end of the current academic year. Her decision was ... [more]

Two Libertarians from Riverton file in 2012 elections

May 2, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  There's no need to remind Riverton's Richard Brubaker and his family about that old saying involving no politics at the dinner table.
Brubaker, a perennial ... [more]

Report says plane broke up in the air

May 2, 2012 - Staff and wire reports:  A private airplane originally bound for Riverton broke apart in flight before crashing near Green River last month, killing the pilot.
Federal investigators ... [more]

New uranium mine planned near Bairoil

May 2, 2012 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A company is proposing what would be the first in-situ uranium mine in southern Wyoming, a roughly 150-acre site where hundreds of wells would ... [more]