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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]


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]