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Jaime Padron

Apr 20, 2012 - Staff:  Jaime Padron, 40, died while on duty as an officer for the Austin (Texas) Police Department on Friday, April 6, 2012. He was related to Jerry and Faye Cox, ... [more]

Francesca L. Teton

Apr 20, 2012 - Staff:  Francesca L. Teton, 28, of Fort Washakie, died Monday, April 16, 2012, at the Central Wyoming Hospice in Casper.
Funeral services are at 1 p.m. Saturday, ... [more]

Religion has significant role in Wyoming's history

Apr 20, 2012 - By Paul V.M. Flesher:  Over the past two centuries, Wyoming has undergone an enormous amount of religious change. From the religions of the many American Indian tribes who lived in ... [more]

Manning is my new No. 1 fave in NFL

Apr 20, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning is my new favorite National Football League player.
Last year it was Tim Tebow. It took some time getting used to ... [more]

High school rodeoers back in action

Apr 20, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Fremont County rodeo athletes are battling for top-four spots this spring on the high school level for an opportunity to compete at the National High School ... [more]

Towns set stage for campaign to pass added 1 percent tax

Apr 20, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Municipal leaders in Fremont County are planning to generate voter support for the optional 1 percent sales tax by creating campaigning teams to disseminate ... [more]

Shooting range open house set for Saturday

Apr 20, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Shawn Tessman, treasurer of the Riverton Shooting Club, approached the Riverton City Council on Tuesday to inform the members that the Riverton Rifle Range is ... [more]

After objections, another round of water tests starts in Pavillion

Apr 20, 2012 - The Associated Press:  The U.S. Environ-mental Protection Agency and other agencies have begun a new round of water sampling in the area of a Wyoming gas field where the EPA says ... [more]

Bebout to run for re-election

Apr 20, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  State Sen. Eli Bebout, a Riverton Republican, said he wants to continue working on protecting Wyoming's energy economy while fighting overreaching federal ... [more]

Air Guard practices aerial firefighting

Apr 19, 2012 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Some of the gray Wyoming Air National Guard C-130 transport planes that loop around Cheyenne on frequent training flights are getting ready for ... [more]


Apr 19, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Corrals to be removed
JACKSON (AP) -- An environmental group says it has reached an agreement with the U.S. Forest Service to remove some corrals it says could ... [more]

Cheyenne boy's shooting death under investigation

Apr 19, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Laramie County investigators and federal agents are tracing the origin of a gun used in the accidental shooting of an 8-year-old boy in ... [more]

Former Army secretary dead at 94; had ties to Wyoming

Apr 19, 2012 - The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- Stanley R. Resor, who served two presidents as secretary of the Army for six years during the height of the Vietnam War and represented the U.S. ... [more]

Waiting game

Apr 19, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  With March Madness over and football season still five months off, a working professional in Riverton suggested last week that a different kind of office pool ... [more]

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]