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Pony Express Riders to give out Valentines this weekend

Feb 9, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge Staff Writer:  Love letters have taken on a different look these days. A text message or e-mail often does the trick, but this weekend the phrase "signed, sealed, delivered, ... [more]

City council holds firm on catering permit number

Feb 9, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge Staff Writer:  Catering permits and problems associated with alcohol use sparked another lengthy discussion at the Riverton City Council meeting Tuesday.
City residents ... [more]

An idea with merit

Feb 9, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  A few local boy scouts are working toward merit badges through an Eagle Scout project that requires them, among many other things, to write a letter to the ... [more]

Story on power rates 'didn't make sense'

Feb 9, 2012 - By William Griles, Riverton:  Editor:
The story about how Wyoming has the lowest electric utility rates in the nation on average doesn't make sense to me. I know at my place the cost of ... [more]

Ice cream important in decision of future voter

Feb 9, 2012 - By Ashli Jones, Riverton:  Editor:
I am a second-grader at Ashgrove School. Mitt Romney is in the lead for being president. I would vote for President Obama because he is a nice man. ... [more]

Eagle Scout candidate has plan to assist food drive

Feb 9, 2012 - By Thomas Beasley, Riverton:  Editor:
I am currently working on putting an Eagle project together for Boy Scouts. I have put a lot of thought into what I should do for it.
I was thinking ... [more]

Learn to love differences

Feb 9, 2012 - By Betty Starks Case:  February: Valentines. Love. Weddings. It's almost impossible not to get involved.
Actor Clint Eastwood offers his own view, and you can look at it both ... [more]

Foreclosure scam needs justice and reparations

Feb 9, 2012 - By The St. Louis Post Dispatch:  One of the enduring wrongs of the Great Recession has been that individual homeowners have borne and continue to bear the brunt of the housing ... [more]

Rustler women win two-overtime thriller

Feb 9, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets Sports Editor:  After a 20-point lead evaporated in the second half, the Central Wyoming College Lady Rustlers had to work overtime Wednesday to pull out a victory over ... [more]

Stingy Western slows CWC

Feb 9, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets Sports Editor:  Western Wyoming focused its defense on slowing down Central Wyoming College forward James Johnson Wednesday night in a Region IX North men's basketball battle ... [more]

Wolverines host North 4-A swim

Feb 9, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine Staff Writer:  Five teams from the Wyoming Class 4-A North swimming conference will compete at the regional swim meet this Friday and Saturday at the Riverton Aquatic ... [more]

Cowgirls host New Mexico

Feb 9, 2012 - Staff:  The Wyoming Cowgirl basketball team returns home for their only game of the week as they host the New Mexico Lobos.
The game is set for Saturday, Feb. 11, ... [more]

Cody J. Lamebear

Feb 9, 2012 - Staff:  Funeral services for Cody J. Lamebear, of Fort Washakie, are at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 10, at Blue Sky Hall at Ethete. Episcopal clergy will ... [more]

Harry R. Mills Jr.

Feb 9, 2012 - Staff:  Memorial services for Harry R. Mills Jr., 65, of Riverton, are at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, at the Bryant Funeral Home in Worland. Inurnment follows at the ... [more]

Leon L. Poitras

Feb 9, 2012 - Staff:  Former Lander resident Leon L. Poitras, 79, died Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012, at his home in Canyon Country, Calif., following a long illness.
Funeral services were ... [more]

Theresa V. Lopez

Feb 9, 2012 - Staff:  Theresa V. Lopez, 65, died at her home Monday, Jan. 23, 2012, in Riverton.
Cremation has taken place and no services are planned.
Theresa Virginia Bruce was ... [more]

J. Bart Fuhriman

Feb 9, 2012 - Staff:  J. Bart Fuhriman, 50, died Friday, Jan. 20, 2012, at the Lander Regional Hospital.
Funeral services are pending through Hudson's Funeral Home of Lander. ... [more]


Feb 9, 2012 - Staff:  REYNOLDS
Linda J. Reynolds, 64, of Hudson, died Monday, Feb. 6, 2012. Memorial services are at 11 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 12, at the VFW Hall in Riverton. ... [more]

Emergency calls

Feb 9, 2012 - Staff:  In Riverton police reports from Wednesday to Thursday morning:
- Byron Lincoln, 46, of Riverton, was arrested for public intoxication at 6:05 p.m. on Thursday ... [more]

Downsize upgrade

Feb 9, 2012 - Staff:  Fremont County District 25 school board members, superintendent Terry Snyder and
Riverton High School custodians stood within the footprint of the school's ... [more]

RHS swimmer Pointon balances school, band, sport

Feb 8, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine Staff Writer:  His hair used to be brown, but now it's bleached blond. Soon, he'll be bald.
But the good news is Thomas Pointon isn't alone.
As a senior swimmer and ... [more]

Wolverines wrestle Lander on Thursday

Feb 8, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets Sports Editor:  Riverton High School wrestlers will be in hostile territory Thursday at Bob Carey Memorial Fieldhouse for the annual dual vs. Lander Valley High School.
The ... [more]

Slack out as St. Stephen's head coach

Feb 8, 2012 - By Randy Tucker Sports Writer:  Following an incident during a Friday night basketball game between St. Stephen's and the Little Snake River boys team Eagles Head Coach Brady Slack's tenure ... [more]

State may step in to get clean water to affected citizens

Feb 8, 2012 - By Martin Reed Staff Writer:  Gov. Matt Mead and State Sen. Eli Bebout of Riverton are ready to approach the Wyoming Legislature this year to seek initial funding to help deliver clean ... [more]

Artists paint fast for WWWC auction

Feb 8, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge Staff Writer:  He began with a stroke of green. The next steps were sideways brushes of yellow, black and brown bursting into a scene of trees being kissed by the sun.
A tap ... [more]

County audit shows good balance sheet

Feb 8, 2012 - By Martin Reed Staff Writer:  Fremont County government's audit for the last fiscal year showed assets exceeding liabilities by $130 million, but total revenues for the period took a 14 ... [more]

Romney interrupted

Feb 8, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  A reporter summing up the Republican presidential primaries as of Monday morning would have written something like this: Another week, another preliminary win ... [more]

I was game for the game

Feb 8, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler:  I stopped for the commercials and stayed for the game.
With no dog in the fight, I had little interest in the Super Bowl Sunday evening and just planned to ... [more]

Why special treatment for some in the tribe?

Feb 8, 2012 - Bernadette F. Brown, Lander:  Editor:
I am an enrolled member of the Northern Arapaho Tribe. I am writing this letter out of curiosity.
How can tribal leaders writer letters to the judge ... [more]

Lynell L. Addison

Feb 8, 2012 - Staff:  Lynell L. Addison, 56, of Casper, died Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012, at the Central Wyoming Hospice in Casper.
Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, at ... [more]