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Deaths

Feb 15, 2012 - Staff:  ALLEN
Travis B. Allen, 37, of Riverton, died Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012, at the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. ... [more]

Emergency calls

Feb 15, 2012 - Staff:  In Riverton police reports Tuesday to Wednesday morning:
- Benjamin P. Gale, 20, of Riverton, was arrested at 12:50 a.m. Tuesday for minor in possession at ... [more]

Travis B. Allen

Feb 15, 2012 - Staff:  Travis B. Allen, 37, of Riverton, died Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012, at the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper.
Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, at ... [more]

Anna Jean 'Ann' (Bekki) Eaton

Feb 15, 2012 - Staff:  Former Riverton resident Anna Jean "Ann" (Bekki) Eaton, 62, died in Wheatland.
A memorial service was held Monday, Feb. 13, at the Platte County Memorial ... [more]

Lyle T. 'Buckus' Black Jr.

Feb 15, 2012 - Staff:  Lyle T. "Buckus" Black Jr., 38, of Arapahoe, died Friday, Feb. 10, 2012, at his home.
Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, at St. Stephen's ... [more]

Larry Keith Annan

Feb 15, 2012 - Staff:  Riverton native Larry Keith Annan, 69, of Thermopolis, died Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012, at the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper because of medical ... [more]

Valentine treats

Feb 15, 2012 - Photo by Wayne Nicholls:  As classmates Emma Vogele and Kaylee Sankey watched, Ashgrove Elementary School kindergartner Shane Emerson reacted to a Valentine's Day cupcake from Mayci ... [more]

Senate kills Case bill fining the parents of truant children

Feb 15, 2012 - AP:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- The state Senate has killed a bill that would have raised the fines for parents of students who skip school. Senate File 44 failed to win ... [more]

AA celebrates 30th anniversary

Feb 15, 2012 - Kevin McKinney, UW:  Laramie, Wyo. - It hardly seems possible.

But this month marks the 30th anniversary of the beautiful Arena-Auditorium. It was Feb. 20, 1982, when Wyoming ... [more]

Pokes fall at home to Air Force

Feb 15, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  Senior center Adam Waddell scored 15 and senior guard JayDee Luster added 11, but the University of Wyoming men's basketball team lost a 58-53 game to Air ... [more]

Big night from Sickles give Cowgirls win over AF

Feb 15, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  Behind a career night from Ashley Sickles, the Wyoming basketball team picked up a 71-58 road win against the Air Force Academy Falcons, on Wednesday night. ... [more]

Cowboys prepare for final conference duals

Feb 15, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  LARAMIE, Wyo. - The end of the regular season is in sight for the University of Wyoming wrestling team, as the Cowboys will make a road trip to the Dakotas for ... [more]

Cowboys travel plans expand with merged conference announce

Feb 14, 2012 - The Associated Press:  The Wyoming Cowboys and Cowgirls will likely play in a league that goes coast-to-coast and beyond if an announced merger of Conference USA and current and ... [more]

CWC Lady Rustlers drop rare Sunday game to Air Force Prep, 6

Feb 14, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets Sports Editor:  Air Force Prep outlasted Central Wyoming College 62-55 in a overtime victory in a rare Sunday afternoon women's basketball game at Rustler Gym.
In the extra ... [more]

Let's not give up on the idea of high school softball

Feb 14, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine Staff Writer:  The Fremont County School District 25 Board of Trustees should be applauded for considering whether to implement girls softball as a high school sport in ... [more]

Fatal fire likely was accidental

Feb 14, 2012 - By Christina George Staff Writer:  Authorities say they are handling last week's mobile home fire in Shoshoni as an accident. The blaze claimed the life of the resident.
Fremont County ... [more]

Air boardings up slightly

Feb 14, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer Staff Writer:  Travelers at Riverton Regional Airport used its services in nearly the same volume in 2011 as the year before.
Airport manager Bill Urbigkit said last year ... [more]

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]