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Mead says Wyoming remains strong but feeling fiscal pinch

Feb 14, 2012 - By Ben Neary The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead acknowledged Monday that Wyoming is not an island, and that energy revenues, long the bulwark of the state's economy, are slipping as ... [more]

Love stories: Loved ones tell how it began

Feb 14, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge Staff Writer:  This past week I spent the majority of my time exploring the concept of love. I thought I had a pretty good gist of what it meant until I started talking to ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Feb 14, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Winter's "worst"
As of Wednesday, the worst of winter will be over. Just ask anyone who has lived in the Riverton Valley for a good long while, ... [more]

Mortgage deal won't end problems

Feb 14, 2012 - By Nathaniel Popper and E. Scott Reckard MCT:  NEW YORK -- A nationwide settlement on foreclosure practices has ended one headache for the banks involved, but there are signs that it is only the beginning of ... [more]

Rich don't need 'looking out for' by Legislature

Feb 14, 2012 - Phil Rossen Riverton:  Editor:
Now that the Wyoming Legislature is starting up again and setting to work on the next state budget, I wish everyone would watch very closely when they ... [more]

Scout appreciates reading about community news

Feb 14, 2012 - Colt Connelly Riverton:  Editor:
I am working on my Eagle Scout project. I would like to convey my thanks for your continual support of what happens in Riverton and the surrounding ... [more]

Deaths

Feb 14, 2012 - Staff:  ALLEN
Fort Washakie native Esther C. Allen, 80, of Casper, died Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012, in Casper. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14, at the ... [more]

Emergency calls

Feb 14, 2012 - Staff:  In Riverton police reports from Friday to Tuesday morning:
- Alfred Platt, 48, of Riverton, was arrested for probation violation at 2:41 p.m. on Friday in the ... [more]

Bryan J. Dearman

Feb 14, 2012 - Staff:  Bryan J. Dearman, 29, of Shoshoni, died Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012.
Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, at the First Assembly of God Church in ... [more]

Rodney H. 'Doc' Holliday

Feb 14, 2012 - Staff:  Rodney H. "Doc" Holliday, 59, of rural Riverton, died Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012, at his home.
Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, at the Davis ... [more]

Just for girls

Feb 13, 2012 - By Martin Reed Staff Writer:  At a whopping 7 and-a-half years old and sporting pigtails, Violyn Baldeagle launched a waist-level kick while sporting her baby-blue pajama bottoms with ... [more]

Legislature a 'go' Monday: All eyes on revenue, says Bebout

Feb 13, 2012 - By Martin Reed Staff Writer:  State Sen. Eli Bebout of Riverton knows the state's two-year budget will be the focus of the Wyoming Legislature session starting Monday, but other schools and ... [more]

January's temperatures far warmer than typical

Feb 13, 2012 - By Christina George Staff Writer:  Although the month of January in Riverton lacked frigid temperatures and bleak snowfall, weather officials say it's the conditions in the mountain range that ... [more]

Victim identified in Friday's fatal rollover near Shoshoni

Feb 13, 2012 - From staff reports:  Fremont County Coroner Ed McAuslan has identified the driver who died in a vehicle rollover near Shoshoni on Friday morning.
The victim was Henry Gomendi of ... [more]

Rebecca A. Warren

Feb 13, 2012 - Staff:  Rebecca A. Warren of Riverton died Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012. She was 47.
Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 13, at St. Stephen's Catholic Church with ... [more]

Edith (Fox) Fessler

Feb 13, 2012 - Staff:  Edith (Fox) Fessler, 77, of Lander, died Monday, Jan. 30, 2012, at Lander Regional Hospital.
Memorial services will be announced at a later date.
Edith Fox ... [more]

Linda J. Reynolds

Feb 13, 2012 - Staff:  Linda J. Reynolds of Hudson died Monday, Feb. 6, 2012. She was 64.
Memorial services are at 11 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 12, at the VFW Hall in Riverton.
Linda Jean ... [more]

Leslie C. Wolfe

Feb 13, 2012 - Staff:  Fremont County native Leslie C. Wolfe died Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012, in Carson City, Nev. She was 81 years old.
He grew up in the Midvale area and graduated ... [more]

Saying it

Feb 13, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  There's just a day between us and Valentine's Day 2012. Feb. 14 is the day we set aside this year for the consideration and demonstration of love. It's one of ... [more]

Still dispensing unvarnished truth

Feb 13, 2012 - By Mark Shields:  The South Carolina primary has come and gone, and I'm glad I was there for it. It gave me the chance to tap into the fresh wisdom of an authentic American ... [more]

Finding the magic places

Feb 13, 2012 - By Randy Tucker:  It's been gone for over a quarter century, but it still lives on in my memory. There was a small section of fence behind my grandparent's house bordered by the ... [more]

Bill in Congress shows all the compassion for Mr. Scrooge

Feb 13, 2012 - Mike Lieberman Riverton:  Editor:
The belief that the difference between the two major parties is one of fiscal conservatism as opposed to tax and spend is far from reality. There are ... [more]

Kelly Walsh wins regional swim; Wolverines finish in third

Feb 13, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine Staff Writer:  Casper Kelly Walsh High School, under the leadership conference coach of the year Dean Hawks, outscored Gillette by 32 points to run away with the Class 4-A ... [more]

Tigers lose tight wrestling dual to cross-county Wolverines

Feb 13, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets Sports Editor:  Lander Valley High seniors Dalton Marrow and Brodie Schneider picked up individual wrestling wins for the final time against Riverton on Thursday, but it ... [more]

Lander girls rout Jackson after loss to Star Valley

Feb 13, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets Sports Editor:  Lander Valley High School finished its girls basketball home schedule for the season by pounding Jackson 63-42 Saturday afternoon at Bob Carey Memorial ... [more]

Two close calls for LVHS

Feb 13, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets Sports Editor:  The scoring tandem of Tanner Simpson and Lucas Watkins propelled Lander Valley High School to Class 3-A West boys basketball victories over Jackson on Saturday ... [more]

Conference split for Cougar girls

Feb 13, 2012 - By Randy Tucker Staff Writer:  Wind River's girlss plit games with Class 2-A Southwest opponents Big Piney and Kemmerer at home this weekend.
The Cougars came from behind Friday night to ... [more]

Cougs cruise in 52-36 win

Feb 13, 2012 - By Randy Tucker Staff Writer:  Fast or slow, the outcome was the same Friday night in Pavillion, as Wind River remained atop the Class 2-A Southwest with a 52-36 win over Big Piney. Add ... [more]

Cowboys fall 48-38 in Pit

Feb 13, 2012 - Staff:  The University of Wyoming men's basketball team held New Mexico to a season-low 19 points in the first half, but Lobos outscored the Cowboys by 14 in the ... [more]

Defense gives Riverton big road win

Feb 13, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine Staff Writer:  The Riverton Wolverine boys basketball team held the Rock Springs Tigers to 22 fewer points than when they played earlier this year and cruised to a 58-38 win ... [more]