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Cougar girls withstand Riverside's comeback

Feb 24, 2012 - By Randy Tucker Staff Writer:  Wind River's girls survived a frenetic comeback by the Lady Rebels of Riverside Friday morning to stay alive in the West Regional 2-A tournament.
The Cougars ... [more]

St. Stephens boys beat Encampment

Feb 24, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets Sports Editor:  LANDER -- St. Stephen's kept its boys basketball season alive with a 68-39 victory vs. Encampment Friday morning in a consolation game at the Class 1-A West ... [more]

Pokes begin final home stand

Feb 24, 2012 - Staff:  LARAMIE -- The Wyoming Cowboy's begins their final homestand of the 2011-12 season by hosting Boise State on Saturday at 2 p.m. in the ... [more]

County to proceed with plans on new election boundaries

Feb 24, 2012 - By Martin Reed Staff Writer:  Plans are progressing on potential modifications to district boundaries after an appeals court ruled Wednesday that the way voters elect Fremont County ... [more]

'Jackalope Jump' set Saturday at City Hall

Feb 24, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge Staff Writer:  The Polar Bear Club will have nothing on the Riverton Police Department this weekend as it prepares to be "cool" at the Jackalope Jump.
The Riverton Fire ... [more]

Just five on the floor in the High Country

Feb 24, 2012 - By Randy Tucker Staff Writer:  Sometimes adversity brings the "big picture" into stark reality.
At Dubois High School, the girls basketball team was dealt a hand this basketball season that ... [more]

Fetus found in outhouse investigated

Feb 24, 2012 - By Christina George Staff Writer:  Multiple agencies are investigating a fetus discovered Thursday in an outhouse on the Wind River Indian Reservation.
"We are investigating a fetus found in an ... [more]

Worth the trouble?

Feb 24, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Fremont County's new, court-ordered system of electing county commissioners from specified districts is here to stay.
Now those who pushed for the change have ... [more]

Editorial for Valentine's Day provided some cheering up

Feb 24, 2012 - Charice Kent Riverton:  Editor:
I so enjoyed and appreciated Mr Peck's editorial column titled "Saying It" on Feb. 12, featuring love poems and lyrics in connection to Valentine's ... [more]

Obama critics might like high gas prices -- for now

Feb 24, 2012 - By Kathleen Hennessey MCT Washington Bureau:  WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama tried to deflect criticism over rising gas prices on Thursday, as he accused Republicans of cheering the bad economic news ... [more]

A tasty snack as easy as 3-2-1

Feb 24, 2012 - By Kathleen Hennessey MCT Washington Bureau:  I'm a snacker, but some snacks don't lend themselves to cooking for one. Therefore a treat shared by a friend this week filled the bill perfectly. I share it ... [more]

Riverton native wins honors in livestock judging at expo

Feb 24, 2012 - By Kathleen Hennessey MCT Washington Bureau:  The Casper College Livestock Judging team has won high team overall at the Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show in Fort Worth, Texas, competing against ... [more]

Child Development Services employees earn recognition

Feb 24, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge Staff Writer:  Eight Child Development Services of Fremont County employees have been awarded a Child Development Associate credential in recognition of their outstanding ... [more]

June Riley-Beckwith

Feb 24, 2012 - Staff:  Funeral services for June Riley-Beckwith, 92, of Riverton, are at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at St. James Episcopal Church in Riverton.
Mrs. Riley-Beckwith ... [more]

E. Joan Rowan

Feb 24, 2012 - Staff:  E. Joan Rowan, 72, died Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012, at her home in Lander.
According to her wishes, cremation has taken place with a memorial service to be at a ... [more]

Carrie J. McDowell

Feb 24, 2012 - Staff:  Carrie J. McDowell, 51, of rural Riverton, died Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012, at Morning Star Manor at Fort Washakie.
Cremation has taken place and no services will ... [more]

William M. Addison

Feb 24, 2012 - Staff:  Riverton native William M. Addison, 85, of Wheatland, died Friday, Feb. 17, 2012, at the Platte County Memorial Hospital because of a stroke.
Cremation has ... [more]


Feb 24, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
Shirley Asay, 79, of Riverton, died Friday, Feb. 24, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. A rosary will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, at the ... [more]

Pokes fall in OT to SDSU

Feb 23, 2012 - AP:  SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Wyoming seemed every bit capable of beating San Diego State, which would have been a devastating fourth straight loss for the Aztecs.
Up by ... [more]

Fifth-grade speller from Lander wins county bee

Feb 23, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer Staff Writer:  Inside the Swede Quam gymnasium a hushed crowd of students, teachers and family members watched as seven young spellers wrote down what they believed to be the ... [more]

Appeals court says 'no' to county in voting rights case

Feb 23, 2012 - By Martin Reed Staff Writer:  A three-judge appeals court panel on Wednesday denied Fremont County government's attempt to deviate from a previous ruling that created five single-member ... [more]

Santorum first, Romney second in caucusing

Feb 23, 2012 - By Martin Reed Staff Writer:  Fremont County Republicans convening this week picked presidential hopeful Rick Santorum in the first straw poll held by the state party.
The former U.S. ... [more]

Annual Chamber award winners named

Feb 23, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer Staff Writer:  On March 9, the Riverton Chamber of Commerce hosts its annual banquet and awards ceremony to recognize standout businesses and community members.
The event ... [more]


Feb 23, 2012 - Staff:  Births
A daughter was born to Robyn and Ross Johnson, of Riverton, at 2:14 p.m. Feb. 7, 2012, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. She weighed 7 ... [more]

Edna M. Wood

Feb 23, 2012 - Staff:  Former Riverton resident Edna M. Wood, 96, died Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012, in Boise, Idaho, surrounded by her family.
A celebration of life is at 1 p.m. ... [more]

David O. Hillyard

Feb 23, 2012 - Staff:  David O. Hillyard, 68, died Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012, at his home in Lander.
According to his wishes, cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be ... [more]

Avenue of Flags

Feb 23, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  The flags were flying again along many Riverton streets Monday.
It was Presidents Day, and the combined efforts of Riverton Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3628 ... [more]

Memories pile up with losses

Feb 23, 2012 - By Betty Starks Case:  On occasion, I've written tributes in this column to people who've specially touched my life. But what does one do when friends move out of this world in ... [more]

Affirmative action faces a showdown

Feb 23, 2012 - By The Philadelphia Inquirer:  Apprehension, trepidation, fear -- those words may best describe the emotions of many affirmative-action supporters in response to Tuesday's news that the U.S. ... [more]

Time for Gillette to get eighth Wyoming community college

Feb 23, 2012 - Jim Vogt Powell:  Editor:
The Wyoming Legislature should change the Wyoming Community College Statutes to permit Gillette College to become the eighth community college in ... [more]