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Jul 10, 2012 - Staff:  Births

A daughter was born to Lisa and Jeremy Wheatley at 1:33 a.m. April 7, 2012, at Lander Regional Hospital. She weighed 8 pounds, 2 ... [more]

Swim lessons begin

Jul 10, 2012 - Staff:  The Riverton Aquatic Center started its second session of swim lessons Monday. The next round of classes starts July 30 at the ... [more]

Next county budget betting on PILT funds

Jul 8, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  All eyes on falling gas revenue

After asking department managers for a 5 percent budget cut, the Fremont County Commission is banking on receiving at ... [more]

Bear Cub Fire exceeds 6,000 acres in county

Jul 8, 2012 - From staff reports:  A temporary closure order has been put in place in the fire area.

Firefighters battling a forest fire burning in Fremont County are getting a break ... [more]

Blade pilgrims travel far to be taught in Riverton

Jul 8, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Marissa Saneholtz traveled all the way from Certaldo, Italy, to Riverton.
Not for a vacation. To make a knife.
The Ohio native teaches jewelry-making and ... [more]

AG opinion on construction funding goes CWC's way

Jul 8, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  Wyoming Attorney General Gregory A. Phillips has ruled on how state reimbursement should be done for Central Wyoming College's health and science center ... [more]

New children's book's setting is Wind River reservation

Jul 8, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming State Historical Society has announced the release of a children's book titled "Elka," based on the Wind River Indian Reservation.
The group ... [more]

Joey+Rory set for concert at Headwaters

Jul 8, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Academy of Country Music award winning duo Joey+Rory are hosting "An Evening with Joey+Rory" in Dubois at The Headwaters Arts and Conference ... [more]

LaBonde named Wyoming water development chief

Jul 8, 2012 - From staff reports:  Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead appointed former Riverton municipal official Harry LaBonde the next director of the Wyoming Water Development Office. LaBonde replaces ... [more]

Winston Bruce Spoonhunter

Jul 8, 2012 - Staff:  Winston Bruce "Chiefy" Spoonhunter, 32, died Thursday, June 28, 2012, at his residence.
Traditional American Indian funeral services were at 10 a.m., ... [more]

Jennifer Ginnie Johnson Weber

Jul 8, 2012 - Staff:  Jennifer Ginnie Johnson Weber, 59, died June 7, 2012, at her home in Rathdrum, Idaho. 
There will be no services.
Mrs. Weber was born June 26, 1952, in ... [more]

Ronald Dwight Harvey

Jul 8, 2012 - Staff:  Former Lander resident Ronald D. Harvey, 84, died Friday, June 8, 2012, in Billings, Mont., after a two-year battle with cancer.
Services were June 18 at ... [more]

C-130 firefighting program threatened

Jul 8, 2012 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  The only manufacturer of a key piece of equipment, Sacramento, Calif.-based Aero Union, went out of business in August, and no other company has replaced ... [more]

State rig count flat; national tally rises

Jul 8, 2012 - The Associated Press:  The rig count peaked at 4,530 nationwide in 1981 and bottomed out at 488 in 1999.

HOUSTON -- The number of rigs actively exploring for oil and natural ... [more]

Keep building

Jul 8, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Fremont County's offer on the 17 Mile Road rebuild can keep the job on track

Now that the Fremont County Commission has offered to cover much of the ... [more]

Seek out citizens who understand what you're doing

Jul 8, 2012 - George Parks, Director Wyoming Association of Municipalities:  Editor:
We are now well into the election season. Candidates have filed, and campaigns are under way. Because my focus is Wyoming municipal government I want ... [more]

There's importance in luck

Jul 8, 2012 - By Mark Shields:  Whenever an overly generous soul praises me for my alleged "success," I thank them and gently remind her (and myself) of the unearned luck of my life. ... [more]

Undimmed by human tears

Jul 8, 2012 - By Randy Tucker:  Independence Day's origins are obscured by a cloud of hamburger smoke.

The temperature hovered near 100 degrees, and the humidity wasn't far behind. ... [more]

Beloved on TV, Andy Griffith was sharp businessman, too

Jul 8, 2012 - By Joe Flint McClatchy-Tribune News Service:  LOS ANGELES -- Andy Griffith was famous for playing hayseed characters full of homespun wisdom.
Off camera, though, he was no country bumpkin.
"He had a ... [more]

Griffith's passing: TV pioneers fade into history

Jul 8, 2012 - By Rene Lynch, McClatchy-Tribune News Service:  Contemporaries Dick Van Dyke and Sid Caesar are among the very few icons left who can speak about the start of traditional commercial network programming ... [more]

Brett Newlin to row for the USA in London games

Jul 8, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The dream for an Olympic medal is still alive for Brett Newlin.
The Riverton High School and University of Washington graduate is preparing for his second ... [more]

College skier Cartwright wins Lander Half Marathon

Jul 8, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  George Cartwright had a mindset on Wednesday before the annual Lander Half Marathon: He was going to cross the finish line in first place.
Cartwright kept his ... [more]

Raiders down Torrington 4-2, fall to Lovell 14-12

Jul 8, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Johnny Souza pitched a complete game as the Riverton Raiders downed Torrington 4-2 Saturday in an American Legion baseball tournament in Douglas.
The Lovell ... [more]

My first fish in three years was a sucker

Jul 8, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Fishing is becoming a new hobby of mine this summer.
My first step was going down and getting a fishing license to make it legal. I got my one-year license in ... [more]

The way it was: Scooter club -- 1959

Jul 8, 2012 - Staff:  Enthusiasm for fuel-efficient vehicles didn't begin with the green movement. In July 1959, a group of young Rivertonians founded the Vespa Club, which allowed ... [more]

Riverton 11-12 Little Leaguers set for tourney play

Jul 6, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Speed and defense.
Those are the strengths this year for the 2012 Riverton 11-12-year-old Little League all-star baseball team.
"We can also throw a lot of ... [more]

Riverton 9-10 all-stars start postseason vs. Lander

Jul 6, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Dillon Lange, Kaden Kellner, Kendric Muehler and Jereko Martinez were on the Riverton all-star baseball team last year that finished second in the state in the ... [more]

RHS spikers off to camp in Colorado

Jul 6, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  If summer work is an indicator, then Riverton Lady Wolverine head volleyball coach Adrian McNamee has to be excited about the mix of new and veteran players ... [more]

U.S. Energy wins opener

Jul 6, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Riverton U.S. Energy girls fastpitch team edged the Rock Springs Storm 6-4 on Friday morning in pool play at the state tournament in Rock Springs.
'I'm ... [more]

First plea is 'not guilty' in Hudson homicides

Jul 6, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The case against one of the five defendants in the November Hudson double-homicide will proceed to trial after he pleaded innocent in the killings of Eric ... [more]