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Pipeline proponent says profits would be $1.4B

Apr 5, 2012 - The Associated Press:  DENVER (AP) -- A Colorado businessman seeking to build a pipeline to deliver water from Wyoming to Colorado's Front Range estimates that whoever designs, ... [more]

Digest

Apr 5, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Woman sentenced for drunken wreck
LARAMIE (AP) -- A Colorado woman who seriously injured a Laramie woman in a drunken-driving wreck will spend the next year in ... [more]

Our World War II vets

Apr 5, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  A reader made an observation Tuesday afternoon.
"It's been a tough week for our World War II veterans."
He was right. In the preceding week our obituary page ... [more]

It is finally April, and ...

Apr 5, 2012 - By Betty Starks Case:  I guess you've noticed it's April. I suppose you've seen, as I have, the early buds peeking out on the bleeding heart and the flowering almond.
OK, so the ... [more]

Downtown restroom a good idea; don't leave dogs in car

Apr 5, 2012 - Pat Stevens, Riverton:  Editor:
I am writing in regard to two subjects. First of all, I support Mayor Ron Warpness's desire for a public restroom. There needs to be public restrooms ... [more]

Hudson murder case shocking

Apr 5, 2012 - Josephine Vale, Riverton:  Editor:
It is simply shocking to find out the details about the murders of the two people in Hudson, starting with beating and stabbing them to death and then ... [more]

Finding new great customers

Apr 5, 2012 - By Brett Housholder:  Question -- "I keep pretty decent customer records and know who my best customers are. How do I find more customers like them?"
-- Mike, ... [more]

Family-owned Ben Franklin to close

Apr 5, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  For the Waltons, a five-year journey is coming to an end with the closing of Ben Franklin Craft and Party in downtown Riverton.
"This is actually our ... [more]

Alice Buynie

Apr 5, 2012 - Staff:  Alice Buynie, 91, of Riverton, died Monday, April 2, at Wind River Healthcare in Riverton.
Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Friday, April 6, at the Davis ... [more]

Scott J. Hines

Apr 5, 2012 - Staff:  Scott J. Hines 33, of Longmont, Colo., died Thursday, March 29, in Riverton.
Memorial services are at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 7, at the First Assembly of God ... [more]

Today

Apr 5, 2012 - Staff:  Corrections
The full name of the writer of a letter to the editor was inadverntently omitted when it was published March 28. The writer's full name is ... [more]

Cowgirls host TCU, New Mexico on UW tennis courts

Apr 5, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  The nationally ranked Wyoming Cowgirl tennis team will play their final home matches of the 2012 season over the weekend. They will face the TCU Frogs on ... [more]

County settles on commission district borders

Apr 4, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The Lander area is becoming a more centralized district, while Riverton's west side is falling into a different region under the Fremont County Commission ... [more]

Riverton officer's trial starts this week

Apr 4, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  An off-duty Riverton police officer facing a charge of being a hazard while intoxicated at Boysen State Park is set for a jury trial beginning Thursday in ... [more]

Pupcakes for a cause: PAWS event raises money, awareness

Apr 4, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Iain Magruder wanted to experiment with a cupcake recipe made of bacon, pancakes and maple syrup. The 9-year-old baker was pleasantly surprised with his ... [more]

Churches set special services for Holy Week

Apr 4, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Christians worldwide are observing Holy Week, and many Riverton churches are having special services in observance of the Easter holiday.

St. James ... [more]

State intervenes in suit over forest management

Apr 4, 2012 - The Associated Press:  BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- A judge in Wyoming has granted requests by South Dakota and Wyoming to intervene in a federal lawsuit involving management of the Black ... [more]

Digest

Apr 4, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Comment needed on wolf rules
CASPER (AP) -- The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is holding a public meeting in Casper on draft regulations governing gray wolf ... [more]

Buses and parking

Apr 4, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Here's a thought for the big spectator events at Wolverine Field, Riverton High School and Riverton Middle School: Ask the team buses to park somewhere other ... [more]

Requring job applicants to 'friend' bosses goes too far

Apr 4, 2012 - The Philadelphia Inquirer:  Prospective employers typically ask job applicants for references. But in the age of the Internet, some want much more.
In a chilling disregard for privacy ... [more]

Civil talk could help with senior center issues

Apr 4, 2012 - Frank Tanner, Riverton:  Editor:
It is my understanding that a member of the board of directors of the Riverton Senior Citizens Center at the March 20 meeting of the board stated that ... [more]

'Full Pink Moon' to rise

Apr 4, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler:  April's full moon rises this Friday, April 6.
Just a warning -- The "Old Farmer's Almanac" says that a full moon in April brings frost. If the full moon rises ... [more]

Ivan L. Weeks

Apr 4, 2012 - Staff:  Ivan L. Weeks, 65, of the Wind River Indian Reservation, died Sunday, April 1, at his home following a sudden illness.
Traditional American Indian funeral ... [more]

Today

Apr 4, 2012 - Staff:  Births
ARMAJO

A son was born to Shaycrea Friday and Gregory Armajo, of Fort Washakie, at 1:16 p.m. March 24, 2012, at Lander Regional Hospital. He ... [more]

Ashdown hat trick plus one not enough for Lady Wolverines

Apr 4, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  With Gillette native and University of Wyoming assistant soccer coach Levi Evans watching, Cowgirl recruit Marcia Ashdown, playing with a thick cast on her ... [more]

Wolverines can't score in 2-0 loss at Gillette

Apr 4, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Wolverines, minus three key varsity players due to spring break and another to injury, fell to the Gillette Camels 2-0 Tuesday in Gillette.
The ... [more]

Three double winners for RHS at Worland D&D track invitational

Apr 4, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Jillian C'Bearing, Sheridan Smith and Kole Stewart were double winners for Riverton High School Tuesday afternoon at the D&D Invitational track and field ... [more]

Rustlers ride at CSU rodeo

Apr 3, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Colton Miller and Charlie Kogianes produced a one-two finish in the saddle bronc competition, putting Central Wyoming College second in the men's team ... [more]

Goat-tyers lead women

Apr 3, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Central Wyoming College scored all of its points in the goat-tying event on Sunday to place fourth in the women's team standings.
The Rustlers earned 230 ... [more]

March warmest on books locally

Apr 3, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Last month was the warmest March on record for the two largest municipalities in Fremont County and several cities nationwide.
According to the National ... [more]