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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]

High court hears lawsuit over Cheney event arrest

Mar 22, 2012 - The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court appeared inclined Wednesday to shield federal agents who are protecting government officials from claims of free speech ... [more]


Mar 22, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Judge interrupts bison move from Yellowstone
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- A Montana judge has granted a restraining order that blocks further relocations of ... [more]

Here at home

Mar 22, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Some of the best news a community can get comes when a local employer finds a way to expand.
When that expansion involves a modern, clean, ... [more]

Senior center board not willing to listen

Mar 22, 2012 - Jerry White, Riverton:  Editor:
I find it very interesting that for several meetings the Riverton Senior Citizens Center board of directors has discussed the financial losses being ... [more]

Memories and conclusions

Mar 22, 2012 - By Betty Starks Case:  About a month ago, I promised myself a long respite from writing farewell columns to loved friends.
But Darlene Cooper left this life March 11, and the ... [more]

Bales chose wrong answer to his life's frustrations

Mar 22, 2012 - By The Dallas Morning News Services:  Even before U.S. officials identified Staff Sgt. Robert Bales as the suspect in the grisly mass murder in Afghanistan, clues about his past had been leaking ... [more]

Teton gets steel siding in upgrade to 85-year-old landmark

Mar 22, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  REACH of Wyoming is in the final stages of performing updates to the exterior of the former Teton Hotel, now Teton Senior Housing Inc.
"We just gussied it ... [more]

Keep sites simple to aid usability

Mar 22, 2012 - By Brett Housholder:  Question -- "I am trying to design a website, but am finding that the more information I want to put on it, the more cluttered and disorganized it ... [more]

Anna Mae (Meredith) Rowan Ogilvie

Mar 22, 2012 - Staff:  Former Fremont County resident Anna Mae (Meredith) Rowan Ogilvie, 92, died Thursday, March 15, 2012, in Reno, Nev.
Services are at 1 p.m. Friday, March 23, at ... [more]


Mar 22, 2012 - Staff:  Births

A daughter was born to Amber Lea Dillon, of Lander, and Jeremiah Allen, of Albuquerque, N.M., at 1:48 p.m. March 10, 2012, at Lander ... [more]


Mar 21, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths

Donald "Don" Cox, 81, of Riverton, died Monday, March 19, 2012, at his home. Arrangements are pending through the Davis Funeral ... [more]

The Romney train

Mar 21, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  A wiseguy known to the newspaper office sometimes recites the following, claiming it as his personal motto:
"Everything will be fine ... unless something bad ... [more]

Court could decide any number of ways on health-care law challenge

Mar 21, 2012 - By Mark Sherman and Ricardo Alsonso-Zaldivar:  Part 2 of 2

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to hear arguments this week or next on President Barack Obama's health care ... [more]

Here's a sure fire weather forecaster

Mar 21, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler, Staff Writer:  Spring began Tuesday, and the weather has been pleasing so far. The weather service says Riverton might reach 70 by Thursday.
But the weather can change in a ... [more]

Bad behavior by coach is not to be congratulated

Mar 21, 2012 - Stephanie Millard, Riverton:  Editor:
The letter to the editor from the Evanston High School basketball parent defending the boys basketball coach was ridiculous.
We enjoy going to ... [more]

Riverton hits soccer field for doubleheader in Worland

Mar 21, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  With their first week of soccer play behind them, both the Riverton High School boys and girls soccer teams will try to get on the winning track when they ... [more]

CWC Lady Rustlers rodeo lead shrinks in Gillette

Mar 21, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Devin Nicholls placed second in the goat-tying event Sunday at Gillette College to help protect the Central Wyoming College women's rodeo team lead in the ... [more]

Rustler men struggle to seventh at Gillette rodeo

Mar 21, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Central Wyoming College men's rodeo coach Rick Smith was hoping a couple of months of practicing indoors would lift his squad in the Central Rocky Mountain ... [more]


Mar 21, 2012 - The Associated Press:  State BLM official gets Denver job
DENVER (AP) -- The Bureau of Land Management's associate state director in Wyoming has been named the agency's new director ... [more]

College instructor to run against U.S. Rep. Lummis

Mar 21, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- A Casper College instructor is challenging congresswoman Cynthia Lummis.
Chris Henrichsen teaches political science and has been involved in ... [more]