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Cowboy football to host state-wide summer camps

Mar 23, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  LARAMIE, Wyo. - This summer the Dave Christensen Football Camps presented by Infinity Power and Controls will be going on the road around the state of Wyoming. ... [more]

Cowgirls v-ball host spring tourney Saturday

Mar 23, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  LARAMIE - The Wyoming Cowgirl Volleyball Team will host and play in their first spring tournament on Saturday, March 24. The matches are scheduled to begin at ... [more]

Today

Mar 23, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
ALLEY

Hubert Alley, 22, of Riverton, died Thursday, March 22, at his home. Arrangements are pending through the Davis Funeral Home of ... [more]

Judith M. Taylor

Mar 23, 2012 - Staff:  Judith M. Taylor, 79, of Riverton, died Sunday, March 18, 2012, at the University of Utah Medical Center in Salt Lake City.
Funeral services are at 2 p.m. ... [more]

Dalene M. Frye

Mar 23, 2012 - Staff:  Dalene M. Frye, 40, of Riverton, died Monday, March 19, 2012, in Casper.
Memorial services are at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 24, at the Riverton Church of the ... [more]

Lady Wolverines gain first soccer victory, downing WHS 4-0 on road

Mar 23, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Lady Wolverines soccer team notched its first win of the season Thursday on the road against Class 3-A Worland. The score was 4-0.
"It wasn't ... [more]

Just call me a basketball coach (for a day)

Mar 23, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  R Recreation coordinator Mary Axthelm asked me if I wanted to play on the local basketball team against the Harlem Ambassadors.
I told her I was slowly ... [more]

Poor early effort bites RHS boys in 3-1 loss to Worland

Mar 23, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  It wasn't the 3-1 final score that bothered Riverton High School head boys soccer coach Erly Cornejo.
It was the first half lack of effort by his team that ... [more]

Riverton-Lander to play charity basketball game Saturday

Mar 23, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The Lander and Riverton volunteer fire departments square off again Saturday night on the basketball court.
The second annual charity basketball game hosted ... [more]

Council tables zone review again; rate request draws fire

Mar 23, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  A group of Riverton residents is frustrated by the second postponement of a rezoning ordinance of the Fuechsel property near the Spencer subdivision in north ... [more]

Little beauties take the stage for state pageant

Mar 23, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  Wearing a red and white Valentine's Day-themed party dress, 10-month-old Georgiana Miller grinned broadly for the judges as she walked across the stage with ... [more]

UW getting most of its construction wish list in new budget

Mar 23, 2012 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The University of Wyoming will remain a beehive of construction after the state Legislature granted, and in some cases added to, most of UW's ... [more]

UW trustees consider tuition increase

Mar 23, 2012 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE (AP) -- The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees is considering tuition and fee increases over the next two years.
Under the plan the board is set ... [more]

Runoff conditions looking good for northern lakes

Mar 23, 2012 - The Associated Press:  POWELL (AP) -- Federal water managers are fairly optimistic that both Big Horn and Buffalo Bill reservoirs in northern Wyoming will fill up this spring.
Bureau ... [more]

Guard units may be consolidated

Mar 23, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- The Wyoming Legislature plans to study the possible consolidation of Wyoming Army National Guard armories in the northwest area of the ... [more]

Digest

Mar 23, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Idaho tweaks wolf hunt regulations
BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- Idaho wildlife officials have agreed to boost bag limits, expand trapping and extend hunting seasons in ... [more]

Cheaper vs. better

Mar 23, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  One of the age-old points of contention in Riverton has been between "doing it cheaper or better." Each side has its proponents.
A new issue being framed in ... [more]

Uproar over N. Korea launch plan

Mar 23, 2012 - By Barbara Demick and Paul Richter:  BEIJING -- Two weeks after agreeing to freeze its weapons programs in return for food aid, North Korea says it is preparing to launch a satellite in mid-April ... [more]

Words women use that confuse the men

Mar 23, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler:  On the educational side of things, an Internet friend suggests that there are nine words women use of which men would be wise to understand the finite ... [more]

Moore and Anderson to wed June 30

Mar 23, 2012 - Staff:  Michael and Lori Moore, of Torrington, and Roderick and Dena Anderson, of Riverton, are pleased to announce the engagement of their children, Taylor Moore and ... [more]

Phister, Long to marry

Mar 23, 2012 - Staff:  Scott and Amy Phister, of Riverton, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Kelly Phister to Michael Long, son of Tony and Kris Long, of ... [more]

Yates, Traina wed Oct. 15

Mar 23, 2012 - Staff:  Brian Yates and Lauren Traina were married in a lovely candelight ceremony October 15, 2011 in Tampa, Florida. Lily Ana Sarg officiated the ceremony. The ... [more]

Enzi accepting applications for summer internship program

Mar 23, 2012 - Staff:  U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi is encouraging students and graduates from all backgrounds to apply for a summer internship in his Washington, D.C., office. The deadline ... [more]

Former two-sport kicker Paskett now head coach at Hunter College

Mar 22, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Former Riverton Wolverine all-state football and all-state soccer player Brooks Paskett has been named head men's soccer coach at Hunter College in New York ... [more]

Lady Rustlers earn post-season awards

Mar 22, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Jacki Nicholson ran the offense for Central Wyoming College women on the basketball court, putting up 15.3 points per game.
She has secured a spot on the ... [more]

Wyoming begins spring practice at War Memorial Stadium

Mar 22, 2012 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE (AP) -- The Wyoming football team's first spring practice lasted two and a half hours.
Wednesday's practice at Jonah Field in War Memorial Stadium was ... [more]

Youngest Hudson defendant may have 'finished' the older victim

Mar 22, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Prosecutors say 15-year-old Jude Blackburn smashed Eric Likes in the head twice with a dresser drawer on Nov. 15 as the Hudson man, already stabbed multiple ... [more]

Teen pleads not guilty in store crash

Mar 22, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  A 17-year-old Ethete boy accused of stealing a car and plowing nearly 300 feet through Riverton's Walmart in January has pleaded not guilty to charges against ... [more]

RHS boiler replacement project complete

Mar 22, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler, Staff Writer:  Energy efficiency was a major focus of the boiler plant replacement completed over the past year at Riverton High School, according to Larry Hartwell, the ... [more]

Council member shadows RPD cop

Mar 22, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  When Riverton councilwoman Mary Ellen Christensen wondered what happened in Riverton after dark, she made an effort to find out.
Christensen participated in ... [more]