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When everybody is alive: spend Memorial Day in remembrance, not sorrow

May 27, 2012 - By Hal Boyle, Associated Press:  Editor's note: In anticipation of Memorial Day, we again reprint this comment by the late Hal Boyle, a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for the Associate ... [more]

Try these 2012 campaign shortcuts

May 27, 2012 - By Mark Shields, Associated Press:  Please accept the following as a small token of appreciation from your semi-faithful correspondent, who knows how busy life can get, what with graduations, ... [more]

Tech became my new career

May 27, 2012 - By Randy Tucker:  Now it's time to give someone else my seat in that job, but I'll keep on writing and teaching.

The final phase of my education career began with a ... [more]

False water tests at mill site deserve investigation

May 27, 2012 - By Matthew F. Dieran, Lander:  Editor:
For all these months we've been hearing about the high uranium in the water near the old Susquehanna mill, and everyone starts jumping through hoops ... [more]

Three golfers shoot 67 to top Saltwater after first round

May 27, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Three scores of 67 were produced early Saturday in the opening round of the three-day annual Saltwater Classic golf tournament at Riverton Country Club.
Nick ... [more]

Peil, Roberts and Vigil named soccer 3-A all-state for Lander

May 27, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Derek Peil, Marcus Vigil, Austin Roberts and Kyle Leeman of Lander Valley High School are Class 3-A all-state soccer players. The team was announced last ... [more]

CWC signs high-scoring guard from powerhouse Chicago HS

May 27, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Paris Burns will don the orange and black for the Rustler men this fall.

Chicago high school basketball standout Paris Burns is headed for Central ... [more]

Jack E. Gaudern Sr.

May 27, 2012 - Staff:  Jack E. Gaudern Sr. of Shoshoni died Friday, May 18, 2012, at the Help for Health Hospice Home in Riverton. He was 91.
Cremation has taken place. The family ... [more]

James H. 'Scotty' Gordon

May 27, 2012 - Staff:  Memorial services for James H. "Scotty" Gordon are at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 29, at the Shoshoni Fire Hall, Inurnment follows at the Lakeview Cemetery at ... [more]

Raymond John Bessler

May 27, 2012 - Staff:  Longtime Powell area resident Raymond John Bessler, 83, died Sunday, May 13, 2012, at the Powell Valley Care Center. He was the father of Mike Bessler, of ... [more]

Edward Dale St. John

May 27, 2012 - Staff:  Edward Dale St. John of Casper died following a brief illness on Monday, May 21, 2012 at Central Wyoming Hospice in Casper. He was 62 years old.
He was the ... [more]

Wyoming's Nick Carlson Named To 2012 Rimington Trophy Spring

May 26, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  LARAMIE - University of Wyoming senior center Nick Carlson was named to the 2012 Rimington Trophy Spring Watch List on Thursday. The list was released by the ... [more]

Casper Oilers pound Raiders 26-3

May 25, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Casper Oilers exploded for nine runs in the sixth inning and eight more in the seventh en route a 26-3 victory over the Riverton Raiders in an American ... [more]

Wind River's Votruba to play VB in Colorado

May 25, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  PAVILLION -- Dreams do come true.
Wind River senior Elley Votruba signed a national letter of intent Tuesday to play junior college volleyball at Colorado ... [more]

Council overrides mayor, but action 'null and void'

May 25, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council will reconsider an action deemed illegal that the board took at a special meeting Wednesday night regarding the bid award for a ... [more]

Hickerson files for new county commission term

May 25, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Fremont County commission vice chairman Pat Hickerson submitted his application on Friday for re-election to the District 4 seat.
Hickerson joins newcomer ... [more]

No opposition at hearing on Bunker Road closure

May 25, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County commissioners on Tuesday heard unanimous support from the public attending a hearing concerning a proposed seasonal closure of Bunker Road in ... [more]

Annual Riverton gun show loads up for 50th year

May 25, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  At the first Riverton Gun Show, roughly 30 exhibitors displayed about 300 guns, including a 16th-century Persian rifle, in the First National Bank's basement ... [more]

Drought map shows stress areas in state

May 25, 2012 - Staff and wire reports:  Drought conditions were beginning to show up in parts of Wyoming before the wet weather this week improved the situation.
The U.S. Drought Monitor map ... [more]

Cheney daughter's house buy sparks speculation about political prospects

May 25, 2012 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Liz Cheney and her husband have bought a house in Jackson Hole, a move likely to fuel speculation that the daughter of former Vice President Dick ... [more]

Digest

May 25, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Deaths called murder-suicide
CASPER -- Police have confirmed that a Casper man fatally shot his wife with a .38-caliber revolver before killing ... [more]

Pre-arrangement

May 25, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  It's worth asking why the EPA tipped off the state to its Pavillion fracking findings ahead of time
Wyoming residents got a glimpse of some ... [more]

Can you really paint upholstery?

May 25, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler:  Today I'll share with you some more useful tips sent to me by an Internet friend:
- You can flip a toaster on its side and grill cheese in it.
- Reynolds ... [more]

RHS production plays entertaining tune

May 25, 2012 - By Robert H. Peck:  The Riverton High School Drama Club's spring musical "Fiddler on the Roof" presents a group of people struggling to balance a precarious existence against ... [more]

Achievers

May 25, 2012 - Staff:  County residents in National Guard recognized
LANDER -- Members of the Wyoming Army National Guard's B Battery, 2nd Battalion, 300th Field Artillery, ... [more]

Wind River announces third-quarter honor rolls

May 25, 2012 - Staff:  Wind River High School
Ninth grade
Principal's list

Robert Buline
A honors
Cole Bossert, J. D. Grindle, Alex Kini, Darcey Maddock, Jordan ... [more]

A. Rex Rogers

May 25, 2012 - Staff:  A. Rex Rogers, 80, died Monday, May 21, 2012, at his home in Riverton.
Memorial services are at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 26, at the Davis Funeral Home with the ... [more]

Buster High

May 25, 2012 - Staff:  Former Fremont County resident Buster High, 65, of Winnemucca, Nev., died Thursday, April 12, 2012, in a small plane crash near Green River.
Services were ... [more]

Morality usually trumps doctrine in 'public Christianity'

May 25, 2012 - By Paul V.M. Flesher:  A non-Christian who read recent newspapers to learn about Christianity might arrive at the following picture: Christianity believes that marriage is between a ... [more]

Today

May 25, 2012 - Staff:  Clarification
An editing decision affected the meaning of the lead paragraph in Thursday's story about the sentencing of Gerardo Rico-Holguin in a plea ... [more]