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Ashdown's hat trick sends Riverton to state soccer

May 11, 2012 - Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Senior striker Marcia Ashdown scored three first-half goals Thursday to lead the Riverton Lady Wolverines to a 3-1 first-round win over Rock Springs in the ... [more]

Lady Wolverine 4-A West 800-meter champ

May 11, 2012 - Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Riverton sophomore ran a personal best time of 2:22.71, which is best mark posted in the event by a Wyoming high school athlete this season.Riverton ... [more]

RHS boys stamp state ticket with 1-0 win over Evanston

May 11, 2012 - Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  ROCK SPRINGS -- A small crack in Evanston's wall was all Kade Salisbury needed to slip the ball forward to Tristan White, Riverton's goal-scoring freshman, who ... [more]

Riverton opens Babe Ruth season

May 11, 2012 - Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Rockies collected a marathon 21-16 victory vs. the Giants in the Riverton Babe Ruth League season opener Wednesday night.
The first pitch was tossed at ... [more]

Kids feed stomachs and brains at Books and Breakfast

May 11, 2012 - Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Donald Watt Jr. grasped the crayon with his hand and shaded in the pickle-shaped cartoon character in his coloring book.
Below the character was an ominous ... [more]

Huxtable to wed Rambo in August

May 11, 2012 - Staff:  Gary and Karen Huxtable of Riverton are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Michelle Huxtable to Skylar Rambo, son of Tom and Judy Rambo, also ... [more]

Obama's 'evolution'

May 11, 2012 - Steve Peck, Publisher:  His announcement favoring same-sex marriage is more pragmatic than radical
The national news media talkers and writers are full of discussion over the ... [more]

A girly-girl goes branding

May 11, 2012 - Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  t was a day of laughing, learning... and wincing
I am a city girl, and a girly-girl to the bone.
All I know about cows comes from the early years of ... [more]

I've been deserted by (wo)man's best friend

May 11, 2012 - Carolyn B. Tyler, Starr Writer:  I've been deserted. Deserted by (wo)man's best friend -- my dogs.
With three Boston Terriers, they operate as a pack, and apparently I am not the leader of ... [more]

New water tests show no problem near tailings site

May 11, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Tribal test results wrong, DOE says
The federal agency in charge of site cleanup and management of an area affected by uranium contamination near St. ... [more]

Digest

May 11, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Park County eyes added sales tax
POWELL (AP) -- The Park County Commission has endorsed placing a sales tax question on the county's November general ... [more]

Fire site being reclaimed, a seedling at a time

May 11, 2012 - The Associated Press:  PAHASKA (AP) -- At dawn, with the shadows long across Gunbarrel Creek, a crew of Oregon men scattered across the mountain slope to begin planting ... [more]

Nurse pinning significant for CWC chief

May 11, 2012 - Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College president Jo Anne McFarland drew from personal experience when she spoke about the greatness of this year's nursing school graduates ... [more]

Another ruling says Riverton not reservation

May 11, 2012 - Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  This one involved a lawsuit filed against the Riverton Police Department.
A federal judge in Wyoming has ruled in support of previous determinations by ... [more]

RHS band posts top festival score during fun trip to Windy City

May 11, 2012 - Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Hot dogs, wind and a 19-hour train ride were some of the highlights for a group of Riverton High School band students who recently returned from a trip to ... [more]

Science scores up for state's eighth-graders

May 11, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- Wyoming students improved their scores on an eighth-grade national science exam from 2009 to 2011.
Wyoming students had an average score of ... [more]

Hope Starwalt

May 11, 2012 - Staff:  Hope Starwalt died Friday, May 4, 2012, at her home in Riverton. She was 86 years old.
Funeral services were at 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 8, at the Davis Funeral ... [more]

Today

May 11, 2012 - Staff:  BIRTHS

ADAMS
A daughter was born to Lindsay and Trent Adams, of Riverton, at 2:01 p.m. April 30, 2012, at Lander Regional Hospital. She weighed 6 ... [more]

Wolverines hosting West 4-A regional track

May 10, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets Sports Editor:  Qualifying athletes for the state track and field meet is the focus for Riverton High School Friday and Saturday at the Class 4-A West regionals at ... [more]

Class 1-A/2-A regional boasts strong Fremont County units

May 10, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Quality usually beats quantity in a big track meet, and this weekend's 1-A / 2-A West Regional will have a bevy of talented athletes on the Riverton High ... [more]

Judge asked to move teen Hudson suspect's case to juvenile court

May 10, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Attorneys for the youngest defendant in the Hudson double homicide prosecution have asked a judge to transfer proceedings to juvenile court and to hold a ... [more]

Amid reported layoffs, tribe plans General Council

May 10, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The Northern Arapaho government building in Ethete had locked doors Thursday morning as possibly dozens of employees have been receiving notifications of ... [more]

State's population could be the fourth-oldest by 2030

May 10, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- The Wyoming Department of Health is calling attention to the aging of the state's population and says residents should consider how to address ... [more]

State gives formal OK on Fort Washakie unification

May 10, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Fremont County School District 21's unification request got its final stamp of approval Monday after the Wyoming State Board of Education voted to accept the ... [more]

White Hall renovation to start this month at UW

May 10, 2012 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE (AP) -- Work will begin soon on renovating the 12-story White Hall on the University of Wyoming campus.
The $12 million White Hall project is the final ... [more]

Digest

May 10, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Snow King offers plans for ski hill
JACKSON (AP) -- The owners of the Snow King Ski Resort in Jackson are proposing ambitious plans they say are need to ... [more]

Burned workers wore safety clothing; probe continues

May 10, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- The initial investigation into a flash fire that critically injured three workers at the Sinclair oil refinery near Rawlins found that the ... [more]

Dollars and education

May 10, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  When the colleges are under the knife, the public pain is widespread
Sometimes sports fans notice a prized university recruit deciding to go to college ... [more]

Resources can be used responsibly

May 10, 2012 - Kim Dean, Newcastle:  Dear Editor:
Environmentalists have very loud voices and hefty agendas these days, and their ideals are dominating all aspects of our lives. They ... [more]

Obama 'evolution' on gay marriage no surprise

May 10, 2012 - By Doyle McManus:  President Obama's announcement Wednesday that he was done "evolving" and now supports same-sex marriage was, in retrospect, inevitable. Vice President Joe ... [more]