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Council splits on day care squabble

Jul 18, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  4-3 vote on ordinance for small centers in zone A

Riverton City Council members were unanimous in letting residents know they were not against ... [more]

Jeffres named to fill school board vacancy

Jul 18, 2012 - By Steve Peck, Publisher:  Lynette Jeffres is the newest member of the Riverton school board. The longtime Riverton resident was appointed Tuesday night to fill a vacancy created by the ... [more]

Wind slows Glendo firefighting

Jul 18, 2012 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  220 crew on scene; acreage tops 11,000

CHEYENNE -- Firefighters labored Tuesday to regain containment they lost the previous night on a wildfire ... [more]

Wyoming-based fire planes heading home

Jul 18, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Two Wyoming Air National Guard transport planes are headed home to Cheyenne after more than a week of firefighting duty in Idaho and Utah.
The ... [more]

Mead names new state DCI director

Jul 18, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead says a veteran agent with the federal Drug Enforcement Administration is taking over as head of the Wyoming Division of Criminal ... [more]

Digest

Jul 18, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Man pleads in shooting
CHEYENNE -- An Oregon man pleaded guilty Tuesday to attempted first-degree murder and larceny in the shooting and carjacking of ... [more]

Job well done

Jul 18, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  An efficient replacement process filled a vacancy on the Riverton school board

The Riverton school board is whole again.
On Tuesday, sitting board ... [more]

Letter attacking public schools was shocking, offensive, off base

Jul 18, 2012 - Amanda Murrell, Riverton:  Editor:
This letter is in response to Jan Clayton's letter, dated July 12, "School can wound kids." I was shocked, offended and, frankly, confused by Ms. ... [more]

Thankful for Themi the Greek

Jul 18, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  But the novelty sheriff's badge will be a problem

A lot of people who know our family are asking this summer about year one at Yale.
I had a very ... [more]

Politics aside, what's needed is long-term tax reform

Jul 18, 2012 - By The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:  There's not a snowball's chance on a hot July day that Congress is going anywhere near President Barack Obama's proposal to allow the Bush era tax cuts to ... [more]

Dan R. Keele

Jul 18, 2012 - Staff:  Dan R. Keele, 62, of Riverton, died Sunday, July 15, 2012.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, July 20, at the Church of Christ with Pastor Ed Murray ... [more]

Clarence Joseph Fowkes

Jul 18, 2012 - Staff:  Clarence Joseph Fowkes, 91, of Dubois, died June 27, 2012, at his home.
A celebration of life will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 21, at the Sun Room of the ... [more]

Rosemary May Gallagher

Jul 18, 2012 - Staff:  Rosemary May Gallagher, 53, of Kinnear, died from health complications Friday, July 13, 2012, at her home.
Funeral mass will be at 4 p.m. Friday, July 20, at ... [more]

Hugh James Simonson

Jul 18, 2012 - Staff:  Hugh James Simonson, 78, of Lander, died Sunday, July 8, 2012, as the result of injuries sustained in a traffic accident.
Cremation has taken place, and ... [more]

Today

Jul 18, 2012 - Staff:  Births
PAULSEN

A daughter was born to Agnes Mary Moss and Curtis Patrick Paulsen, of Riverton, at 12:36 p.m. June 8, 2012, at Riverton Memorial ... [more]

Central interviews Charlie Gorzalka for open rodeo job

Jul 17, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Charlie Gorzalka made his case Tuesday morning for becoming the next Central Wyoming College head rodeo coach.
Gorzalka is an assistant coach at Tarleton ... [more]

Young Little League stars head to District baseball tourney

Jul 17, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  A No. 1 seed has been earned by the Riverton 9-10-year-old all-star baseball team for the Wyoming Little League District 1 tournament Wednesday through Friday ... [more]

Sweet Caroline, good times never seemed so good

Jul 17, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Dad did not want last Thursday's baseball game to end. I was there with my boys, all of them, including sons Kyle and Cody, son-in-law Eric, and brother ... [more]

County withdraws offer of land near park

Jul 17, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Commission is no longer offering free land near Jaycee Park to the City of Riverton after municipal leaders demanded more than the roughly ... [more]

Varied schedule at transfer stations examined by officials

Jul 17, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The district is operating the seven sites on a rotating schedule where one location is open each day of the week, but not always the same ... [more]

Potholes and related issues set for repairs with city money

Jul 17, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Riverton sidewalks, curbs and gutters in disrepair are to be fixed by ERI Engineering after the City of Riverton awarded the company a bid for concrete ... [more]

Reservation fires arson, officials say

Jul 17, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Fire investigators have determined two structure fires on the Wind River Indian Reservation were intentional.
Riverton Fire District fire investigator Matt ... [more]

New fire near Glendo grows to 8,000 acres

Jul 17, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A wildfire started on a Wyoming National Guard training area forced the partial evacuation of Glendo State Park, about 100 miles north of ... [more]

Digest

Jul 17, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Guard medical unit may be spared
CHEYENNE -- Wyoming would get to keep an Air National Guard medical unit under the latest military budget proposal ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Jul 17, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  There's hot, and then there's hot
A look back on the summer of 2012 might well show that the hottest weather came right at the beginning -- part of it ... [more]

Hillary's punishing schedule

Jul 17, 2012 - By Bradley Klapper, The Associated Press:  Globe-trotting Secretary of State sets travel record

WASHINGTON -- If diplomatic achievements were measured by the number of countries visited, ... [more]

Tyler helped with long-ago school work

Jul 17, 2012 - Brenda Farrell, Fort Worth, Texas:  Editor:
I read about the death of Carolyn B. Tyler and remembered how, when I was a third-grader in Texas, I wrote to newspapers in Wyoming asking for facts ... [more]

Caroline Ann Smith

Jul 17, 2012 - Staff:  Caroline Ann Smith, 51, died July 5, 2012, at her home in Riverton after a two-year battle with lung cancer.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of ... [more]

Frederick Duncan McDonald

Jul 17, 2012 - Staff:  Frederick Duncan McDonald, 84, a 22-year resident of Lander, died Saturday, June 30, 2012, after a strong battle against Parkinson's disease.
Private ... [more]

Erna Irene Spencer

Jul 17, 2012 - Staff:  Frederick Duncan McDonald, 84, a 22-year resident of Lander, died Saturday, June 30, 2012, after a strong battle against Parkinson's disease.
Private ... [more]