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Empty lot downtown could, should be put to good use

Editor:
I do agree that the vacant property at the Fifth and Main intersection in downtown Riverton shouldn't just be left to whatever and who ever wants to ...

Deep South key test for Medicaid expansion

While only one in three people in the region has a favorable view of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in general, many more support some of ...

Moore, Okla.

Remember what is important, and do what you can to help when needed

Rarely has the nation seen worse devastation of a community than that visited ...

Digest

Teen pregnancy rate declines in state
LARAMIE -- Wyoming's teen birthrate dropped by nearly 15 percent between 2007 and 2012, but officials are unclear ...

HELENA, Mont. -- A federal appeals court denied a request to block the use of a helicopter to haze wild bison as officials in southwestern Montana wrapped up ...

Deadline next week for sigs on 'Hill Bill' repeal petition

CHEYENNE -- An effort to refer a new Wyoming law to a statewide vote has one week left to collect the required signatures.
The Wyoming Constitution Party is ...

Lawsuits on Bucklin crash go to mediation

Lawyers are planning mediation sessions to try to resolve two federal lawsuits stemming from a 2010 plane crash in the Wind River Mountains that killed a ...

Social service entities hold close to current line in county funding requests

Outside requests for funding from the Fremont County Commission were generally the same or slightly higher this year, with area social service agencies citing ...

Three in field to fill school board vacancy; other staff moves set

The Fremont County School District 25 Board of Trustees is seeking a new member after the resignation this year of former trustee Greg Ashdown.
Ashdown was ...

Murder suspect held on $500,000 bond in death of Shoshoni man

Details have emerged in the case of Shey Bruce, 45, of Shoshoni, the alleged killer of Charles Darrell Laster, 65, also of Shoshoni.
The preliminary hearing ...

Patterson offered RHS head football coaching position

Pat Patterson, a teacher and football coach at American Falls High School in Idaho, has been offered the position of head football coach and science teacher at ...

Shoshoni High School graduating seniors lined up outside the school's gym as they waited for the processional to start Sunday. Twenty students graduated during ...

Four Riverton Wolverines have been voted to the Class 4-A all-state soccer list announced Monday.
Michael Jones, Kade Salisbury, Caleb Ogg and Tristan ...

This isn't Grandma's kind of croquet game

The description of the challenge sounds alluring: "an addictive game of skill and strategy" that is played on an outdoor and level lawn, not unlike a golf ...

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Deaths
CARPER
Alice Irene Hawks Carper, 89, of Lander, died Wednesday, March 6. A private graveside service was Friday, May 17, at Mount Hope Cemetery ...

Walter B. Rogers Sr.

Walter B. Rogers Sr. died quietly at his home Saturday, May 18, 2013. He was 92 years old.
There will be a viewing 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, at ...

Let's impeach Obama before it is too late

Editor:
People, let's impeach Obama before it's too late.
Obama messed up the first term and did nothing but spend our money, and he will make it worse in ...

Springtime at the Rockies doubleheader

Suppose you were me. I know, I know -- that's a tantalizing prospect for just about everyone, so let me narrow the parameters of the supposition.
Let's say ...

Tuesday notes

Spring soaker
What's the best answer to lingering concerns about summer drought? A day and a half of rain, that's what. The moisture that fell gently ...

Digest

Man stabbed to death in Laramie
LARAMIE -- The Laramie Police Department is investigating the stabbing death of a 44-year-old man.
Police say Paul A. ...

 
 

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