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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]

Second Yellowstone grizzly could be killed for mauling

Mar 21, 2012 - The Associated Press:  YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK (AP) -- A second grizzly bear could be killed in connection with the fatal mauling of a Michigan man at Yellowstone National Park last ... [more]

Education overhaul signed by governor

Mar 21, 2012 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead signed into law a bill advancing Wyoming's effort to help make its public school students better prepared for college and ... [more]

Extra patrols on St. Patrick's Day resulted in five arrests

Mar 21, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  A countywide St. Patrick's Day "saturation patrol" by law enforcement yielded five drunk-driving arrests.
Fremont County Sheriff's Capt. Ryan Lee said the ... [more]

Riverton woman gets jail term for teen sex offenses

Mar 21, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  One night after contacting a teenage boy who is a minor, she picked him up at a sleepover party, drove him to a park, and had sex with him on the ground.
In a ... [more]

Acclaimed novelist in city Friday, Saturday

Mar 21, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  When promoting her debut novel, "The Adults," author Alison Espach finds it remarkable that people have read her fiction, and they often show up to hear her ... [more]

RHS track runs, throws at first meet in Casper

Mar 20, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton High School senior Hannah Svilar opened the track and field season on Saturday by winning the discus title at the Glen Legler Memorial meet in ... [more]

Table tennis March 24 at CWC

Mar 20, 2012 - Staff:  The annual Fremont County Table Tennis Tournament is this Saturday, March 24, in Rustler Gym on the Central Wyoming College campus in Riverton..
Registration ... [more]

It doesn't take long for friends to let you know how they really feel

Mar 20, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Facebook and texting. Here are some of my friends' comments from Monday about the Denver Broncos landing future Hall of Fame quarterback Peyton Manning, who ... [more]

Pokes end season with loss to WSU

Mar 20, 2012 - The Associated Press:  PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) -- Brock Motum scored 25 points to lead Washington State past Wyoming 61-41 in the quarterfinals of the College Basketball Invitational ... [more]

Convenience store suspect returns to face charges

Mar 20, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The suspect in February's stabbing assault at a Riverton Maverik Country Store is back in Fremont County to face an attempted second-degree murder charge, ... [more]

State offer lowers cost of Federal lights

Mar 20, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council is debating the purchase of decorative light poles for the city, and the pricetag might be lower than expected.
The Wyoming ... [more]

Guitar and knife both used in Riverton fight

Mar 20, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  An Arapahoe man faces two aggravated assault and battery charges after police say he stabbed another man in the chest in the early hours of St. Patrick's ... [more]

State's high school grad rate near the nationwide average

Mar 20, 2012 - The Associated Press:  A new report says Wyoming's high school graduation rate increased less than 1 percentage point from 74.4 percent in 2002 to 75.2 percent in 2009.
Wyoming's ... [more]

Yellowstone bison arrive at Montana reservation

Mar 20, 2012 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- Sixty-four bison from Yellowstone National Park were shipped almost 500 miles to northeast Montana's Fort Peck Indian Reservation on ... [more]

No antler collecting until May

Mar 20, 2012 - The Associated Press:  PINEDALE (AP) -- The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is reminding people not to be in too much of a hurry to collect antlers from public lands in western ... [more]


Mar 20, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Grant OK'd to lure data center
CHEYENNE (AP) -- The State Loan and Investment Board has approved a $5 million grant to help bring a proposed $112 million data ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Mar 20, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  New season
Spring dawned sunny and cold in 2012, last week's warm air having been driven away ferociously by some classic Wyoming wind. The daylight is longer ... [more]

Health care law in court

Mar 20, 2012 - By Mark Sherman and Ricardo Alsonso-Zaldivar:  Part one of two

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. Supreme Court has several options in ruling on President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, from ... [more]

Food fair showed the value of local ag production

Mar 20, 2012 - Steve and Angie Crane, Kinnear:  Editor:
We just wanted to say thank you to those people who worked so hard putting together the 2012 local food fair.
As a producer, we really appreciate ... [more]

Robert L. Anderson

Mar 20, 2012 - Staff:  Robert L. Anderson, 92, of Riverton, died Friday, March 16, 2012, after a short illness.
Graveside services are at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 22, at Rest Haven ... [more]