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Clarence Leonard Parker

Apr 22, 2012 - Staff:  Clarence Leonard Parker died at his home at the Owl Creek Apartments in Riverton on Sunday, April 15.
He was 82 years old.
Cremation has taken place, and no ... [more]

Marlene F. SunRhodes

Apr 22, 2012 - Staff:  Marlene F. Sun-Rhodes of St. Stephen's died at Riverton Mem-orial Hospital Monday evening, April 16, 2012. She was 53 years old.
Funeral services are at 10 ... [more]

Iris LeClair

Apr 22, 2012 - Staff:  Iris LeClair, 86, of Fort Washakie, died Monday, March 26, 2012, at the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper.
Her cremated remains will be scattered in the Wind ... [more]

Grizzlies to keep 'threatened' tag until at least 2014

Apr 22, 2012 - By Matthew Brown, The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- Grizzly bears in and around Yellowstone National Park will keep their threatened status for at least the next two to three years, as ... [more]

RPD investigates fumes report on Hill Street

Apr 22, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Police Department is continuing to investigate the discovery of substances related to initial concerns about possible methamphetamine production ... [more]

Hill gets county girls Player of the Year nod

Apr 22, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  The Wyoming Indian girls were tall and young this season. Head coach Aleta Moss worked with her freshmen and sophomores throughout the year to improve their ... [more]

Three titles for C'Bearing at Lovell track invitational

Apr 22, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  In the biggest meet in recent history on the six-lane oval of the Bulldog Track in Lovell, the home-standing Lovell girls and the Powell boys took team ... [more]

Soundingsides boys Player of the Year

Apr 22, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Fremont County's 2012 Player of the Year is a familiar one to basketball fans across the Cowboy State. The number 3 comes to mind anytime someone mentions the ... [more]

Tiger girls 2-0 on big soccer trip

Apr 22, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lander Valley High School clinched a No. 1 seed from the Class 3-A Southeast conference on Friday by knocking off Torrington 4-0 in Goshen County.
The Tigers ... [more]

Riverton girls grab conference soccer win over Rock Springs

Apr 22, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton High School continues its climb up the Class 4-A West girls soccer standings after blanking Rock Springs 3-0 on Friday night at Wolverine Field.
The ... [more]

After overtime loss Friday, LVHS boys salvage a split

Apr 22, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  In front of its home fans, Torrington scored four unanswered goals to surprise Lander Valley High School 4-2 in overtime Friday night in a Class 3-A Southeast ... [more]

Ferris, Martin earn Coach of the Year honors

Apr 22, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Saturday night in early March at the Casper Events Center has become a familiar scene to Wyoming Indian boys basketball head coach Craig Ferris.
The Chiefs' ... [more]

Rural polling places

Apr 22, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  They are a good part of democracy, but they also need tender, loving care

Every couple of years the Fremont County Clerk's office buys a newspaper ... [more]

Bring some of the quarantined bison to the county

Apr 22, 2012 - Ronald Clyde, Lander:  Editor:
In Montana they are fighting about how many of the buffalo (I still call them that instead of bison) that were penned up in Yellowstone Park can be ... [more]

Political humor is a serious matter

Apr 22, 2012 - By Mark Shields:  Every presidential campaign expends enormous amounts of effort and energy to convince a skeptical press and, more importantly, interested voters that its ... [more]

In my career home stretch

Apr 22, 2012 - By Randy Tucker:  My years of daily battles in the educational trenches are quickly coming to an end. In five short weeks I hit the magical rule of 85.
For those of you not ... [more]


Apr 20, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Man waives right to jury trial
SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (AP) -- A Nebraska Panhandle man charged with vehicular homicide and manslaughter in the death of a passenger ... [more]

Farm state growth slowed in spring by higher energy costs

Apr 20, 2012 - The Associated Press:  OMAHA, Neb. -- Economic growth appears to be slowing in rural areas of 10 Midwest and Plains states because of higher fuel and energy prices, according to a new ... [more]

Winter mortality rates for mule deer not likely to be severe

Apr 20, 2012 - The Associated Press:  PINEDALE -- Thanks to a fairly mild winter, Wyoming wildlife managers are not expecting significant winter deaths among mule deer herds.
Biologist Dean Clause ... [more]

Keeping cool

Apr 20, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  The cold War is over, but similar dramas on a smaller scale never stop

The big, long, immensely complex global standoff pitting the United States and ... [more]

'Concerned seniors' not entitled to dictate to center

Apr 20, 2012 - Darlene Dahlin, Riverton:  Editor:
I believe the acrimony being directed at the Riverton Senior Citizens Center is the work of a small group of "good ol' boys" and women who are ... [more]

Freeways no longer?

Apr 20, 2012 - By Curtis Tate, McClatchy Newspapers:  WASHINGTON -- The federal interstate highway system is showing its age, and, faced with the cost of repairing all those bumps and cracks, some states want to ... [more]

Inhaling the 'dog days' of spring

Apr 20, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler:  Despite their pleasure at hanging their heads out the open window of a moving car, most dogs don't enjoy other breezes blowing in their faces. My dogs cower if ... [more]

Fort Washakie School librarian honored

Apr 20, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Fort Washakie School librarian Robin Levin is one of 10 Wyoming educators who will be honored Friday, April 13, in Cheyenne as an Arch Coal Foundation Teacher ... [more]

Students receive Chief Washakie scholarships

Apr 20, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Chief Washakie scholarships recently were awarded to nine University of Wyoming students for the coming academic year.
They will be recognized at the American ... [more]


Apr 20, 2012 - Staff:  Births

A daughter was born to Anne and Tye McNair, of Lander, at 10:30 p.m. March 16, 2012, at Lander Regional Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds, ... [more]

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]