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Contribute to March of Dimes effort at local event April 28

Apr 19, 2012 - Anne McDermott, March of Dimes Wyoming Chapter, Cheyenne:  Editor:
The March of Dimes Wyoming Chapter works tirelessly toward the day when all babies are born healthy.
Babies have been at the heart of our mission ... [more]

Learning from history

Apr 19, 2012 - By Betty Starks Case:  "Those who misquote are doomed to paraphrase."
I don't know the wag that posted this line to correct me when I was looking for philosopher George Santayana ... [more]

Big Tobacco's opposition to labels shows they might work

Apr 19, 2012 - By The Philadelphia Inquirer:  When Congress gave the Food and Drug Administration regulatory power over tobacco products, the industry actually promoted the plan.
But that support seems ... [more]

Smith leaving for college rodeo job in Arizona

Apr 19, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Veteran Central Wyoming College head rodeo men's college coach Rick Smith has accepted the same position at Cochise College in Arizona.
Smith is completing ... [more]

CWC women's rodeo coach to join husband at Cochise

Apr 19, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lynn Smith started coaching Central Wyoming College women's rodeo team in the 2000 season, building her squad a Central Rocky Mountain Region title contender ... [more]

Wolverine girls host big West 4-A soccer match Friday vs. RS

Apr 19, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  It's all even.
The Riverton High School girls soccer team's overall record is 4-4-1. The team's Class 4-A West record, after playing the first round of ... [more]

RHS soccer boys want to avenge early 1-0 loss to Rock Springs

Apr 19, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Every other game has been a challenge for the Riverton High School boys soccer team.
At least that's been the concern of RHS head coach Erly Cornejo and after ... [more]

Golden arches moving to South Federal spot

Apr 19, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  In 1999, Bob Luck purchased the Riverton McDonald's knowing that one day he would either relocate or rebuild the fast food establishment.
It's finally ... [more]

Study up when getting a smartphone

Apr 19, 2012 - By Debbie Gorski, University of Wyoming:  Question - "How can a smart phone make my life easier?"
-- Jane, Laramie
Answer - My best advice: Invest some time learning how to use your ... [more]

Maria E. 'Mary' Martinez

Apr 19, 2012 - Staff:  Funeral services for Maria E. "Mary" Martinez, 91, are at 10 a.m. Friday, April 20, at St. Margaret's Catholic Church in Riverton with Father Demetrio ... [more]

James L. 'Jim' Pigg

Apr 19, 2012 - Staff:  James L. "Jim" Pigg, 46, died Monday, April 16, 2012, at his home in Riverton.
Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Friday, April 20, at the Davis Funeral Home of ... [more]

Karen L. Larson

Apr 19, 2012 - Staff:  Karen L. Larson, 65, died Tuesday, April 17, 2012, at her home in Riverton.
Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 21, at the Davis Funeral Home of ... [more]


Apr 19, 2012 - Staff:  Births

A son was born to Yolanda Seminole, of Riverton, and Mario Marin, of Bluff, Utah, at 4:44 p.m. March 28, 2012, at Riverton Memorial ... [more]

Fremont County Fair looking at Majors property

Apr 19, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  If the Fremont County Fair Board had its way, more than 100 acres of county owned land in northwest Riverton would become a vast venue capable of handling all ... [more]

Snyder receives year's contract extension as Riverton superintendent

Apr 19, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler, Staff Writer:  The Fremont District 25 Board of Education has extended the contract of Riverton Superintendent Terry Snyder by an additional year with board chairman Carl ... [more]

Classroom to City Hall

Apr 19, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Police Department had an abundance of people in jail April 11, but they were all short-timers.
A group of 50 third-graders from Ashgrove ... [more]

Treasure hunt Easter eggs both returned

Apr 19, 2012 - Staff:  The Ranger's Easter Egg Treasure Hunt took awhile to complete, but the end itself was swift. Both eggs were turned in Thursday.
The first to find one of two ... [more]

Bernard J. 'Buddy' Wolfe

Apr 18, 2012 - Staff:  Funeral services for Bernard J. "Buddy" Wolfe, 60, are at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 19, at the Davis Funeral Home of Riverton with Pastor Doug Hill of the ... [more]

Laurie A. Grosgebauer

Apr 18, 2012 - Staff:  Laurie A. Grosgebauer, 44, of Lander, died Wednesday, April 4, 2012, with family by her side in Lander.
Services will be at a later date.
Laurie Ann Lopez ... [more]


Apr 18, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths

Funeral services for Maria E. "Mary" Martinez, 91, are at 10 a.m. Friday, April 20, at St. Margaret's Catholic Church in Riverton. A ... [more]

Giving things a try

Apr 18, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  If you want evidence of how well Riverton has done in preserving a viable downtown business district, just drive through any number of other cities in Wyoming ... [more]

'Thou Shalt Not Admit Adultery'

Apr 18, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler:  From a Catholic school comes some of the funniest answers to questions posed to young students.
An Internet friend shared the following from a teaching nun ... [more]

Time to include Cuba in summit of Americas?

Apr 18, 2012 - By The Los Angeles Times:  Once again, Cuba was absent from the Summit of the Americas. Yet the communist nation might as well have attended the gathering last weekend in Cartagena, ... [more]

No evidence ever found to link accused Nazi guard to crimes

Apr 18, 2012 - Marian Bellinger, Riverton:  Editor:
In the 1980s I recall reading that Holocaust Groups had searched for 12 years for evidence that would nail John Demjanjuk and found none.
And from ... [more]

Looking for a Yellowstone bear?

Apr 18, 2012 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- For wildlife enthusiasts hoping to catch a glimpse of wolves, grizzly bears and bison at Yellowstone National Park, the best place to be on the ... [more]

State gets federal funds to assist on flood damage

Apr 18, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- Wyoming has been awarded about $20 million in federal funds to help pay the costs of repairing roads damaged by last year's flooding and ... [more]


Apr 18, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Man saves child thrown from car
CHEYENNE (AP) -- A Cheyenne man is credited with helping save the life of a 2-year-old who ended up on Interstate 80 after ... [more]

RHS sweeps team titles during home meet on Tuesday

Apr 18, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  The Riverton boys and girls took the team honors in one of the quickest meets of the season Tuesday in Riverton.
The entire meet took a little less than four ... [more]

Ashdown gets five goals as RHS girls thrash LVHS

Apr 18, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Marcia Ashdown scored five goals Tuesday to propel Riverton High School to a commanding 7-0 girls soccer victory over Lander Valley High School.
The victory ... [more]

RHS boys get 4-1 victory over Lander on LVHS soccer field

Apr 18, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Josh Wright and Tristan White scored two goals apiece in a balanced offensive attack for Riverton High School as the Wolverines beat Lander 4-1 in boys soccer ... [more]