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Mar 15, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Wolves attack and injure dog
JACKSON (AP) -- Wolves that have been wandering around the Jackson area have attacked and injured a dog.
Thursday that the dog ... [more]

Your birth certificate

Mar 15, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Do you know where your birth certificate is? How about your child's or your aged parent's?
Many of us have some idea, like in the back of that cluttered ... [more]

Congratulations to newspaper staff for 'Pacemaker' awards

Mar 15, 2012 - Helen Potts, Riverton:  Editor:
The staff of our Ranger, Fremont County's daily newspaper, as come away from the annual contest sponsored by the Wyoming Press Association with 13 ... [more]

The greatness inside

Mar 15, 2012 - By Tori Stanek, Riverton High School:  Editor's note: A Riverton High School student a winners in her age group of the USA Today Sportsmanship Essay Contest.
Tori Stanek was introduced last ... [more]

Don't remove community voice from debates on base closures

Mar 15, 2012 - By Newsday (Long Island, N.Y.):  The Pentagon is under orders from Congress to cut about $1 trillion in spending, yet its proposal for two new rounds of base closings got a cold reception on ... [more]

Helicopter life flight service takes off

Mar 15, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  The time was about noon March 8. Classic Lifeguard Aeromedical Services medical director Matt Stein was posing for a photo with the company's helicopter and ... [more]

Herbert L. Eastman

Mar 15, 2012 - Staff:  Funeral services for Herbert L. Eastman, 84, are at 10 a.m. Friday, March 16, at the Davis Funeral Home of Riverton with V.F.W. committal rites and military ... [more]

Today

Mar 15, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
FOSTER

Gertrude Martha Foster, 92, and the mother of Patricia Stalley, of Riverton, died Sunday, March 11, 2012, at the Cherry County Hospital ... [more]

RHS soccer teams open season Friday

Mar 15, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton High School boys and girls soccer teams both hit the pitch this Friday and will begin the 2012 campaign against Sheridan.
The boys play at ... [more]

Cowboys win high-scoring CBI opener over NDSU

Mar 15, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  LARAMIE -- It's been three years since the Wyoming Cowboys have played in college basketball's post-season, and nine years since Wyoming has managed a ... [more]

Look for MSU to win NCAA basketball tournament

Mar 15, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  I like Tom Izzo.
The veteran Michigan State men's basketball coach and his players are going to help me break my jinx this year of not even coming to close ... [more]

UW's Washington Named to NABC All-District Team

Mar 14, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  Kansas City, Mo. (March 14, 2012) - Wyoming's Leonard Washington has been named to the All-District 17 Second Team, the National Association of Basketball ... [more]

Riverton bantams win state hockey crown

Mar 14, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  A Riverton team won its first-ever Wyoming Association Hockey League Championship on Sunday when the bantam squad beat Gillette 7-3 for the Class B title in ... [more]

Legerski says UW women's team has bright future

Mar 14, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  CASPER -- University of Wyoming head women's basketball coach Joe Legerski spent Monday watching the Region IX women's basketball semifinals at Casper ... [more]

Harlem Ambassadors to play benefit hoops game Thursday

Mar 14, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  High-flying slam dunks and other basketball attractions are on display at 7 p.m. Thursday at Wolverine Gym when the Harlem Ambassadors make a visit to ... [more]

Grisly details emerge in Hudson deaths

Mar 14, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Officials say the three suspects in the arson and homicides at a mobile home in Hudson in November planned the murders and fire to cover up a robbery.
Details ... [more]

County OKs 1 percent tax question for Nov. 6 ballot

Mar 14, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County voters will get the chance in November to decide whether to impose an optional 1 percent sales tax to fund infrastructure projects.
On Tuesday, ... [more]

Longer wait for driver's license under new rules

Mar 14, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  A new state law means it takes longer to get or renew a driver's license in Fremont County than it used to, but local officials are working on the ... [more]

As legal battle continues, federal agency says tribe can use eagles

Mar 14, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has issued the Northern Arapaho Tribe a permit to take two eagles for religious ceremonies as litigation continued over the ... [more]

U.S. appeals court allows wolf hunts

Mar 14, 2012 - By Matthew Brown, The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- A federal appeals court on Wednesday rejected a lawsuit from conservation groups that want to block wolf hunts that have killed more than 500 ... [more]

Digest

Mar 14, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Man accused of supplying drugs
RAWLINS (AP) -- A Colorado man recently sentenced to prison on drug charges is accused of supplying a Rawlins cocaine ... [more]

Cartoons and controversy

Mar 14, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  The "Doonesbury comic strip is generating controversy again. This week's series satirizes -- ferociously -- the newly legislated medical requirements in Texas ... [more]

Movie about Palin actually is 'flattering to her in many ways'

Mar 14, 2012 - Leah Hatten, Riverton:  Editor:
I don't know if this is all that important for everyone around here, but I wanted to comment on the HBO movie about Sarah Palin that was talked about ... [more]

Murderous rampage in Afghanistan threatening delicate U.S. mission

Mar 14, 2012 - By The Baltimore Sun:  The bloody mayhem allegedly committed by a U.S. soldier in Afghanistan Sunday couldn't have come at a worse time. The killings, which left up to 16 Afghan ... [more]

Definitions that get to the point

Mar 14, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler:  Sometimes the easy words can be made easier.
Consider these definitions shared with me recently:
Adult: A person who has stopped growing at both ends and is ... [more]

Darlene F. Cooper

Mar 14, 2012 - Staff:  Darlene F. Cooper, 87, died Sunday, March 11, 2012, at Riverton Memorial Hospital.
Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Friday, March 16, at the United Methodist ... [more]

Today

Mar 14, 2012 - Staff:  Births
FRIDAY

A daughter was born to Cathy Mink and Chado Friday, of Fort Washakie, at 1:59 p.m. Feb. 15, 2012, at Lander Regional Hospital. She ... [more]

New electronic health records effort gets good start in state

Mar 14, 2012 - Staff:  Encouraging the use of electronic health records by Wyoming healthcare providers is the goal of the Wyoming Department of Health's Medicaid Electronic Health ... [more]

April 13 deadline for UW's new sci camp

Mar 14, 2012 - Staff:  The University of Wyoming is among 20 sites nationwide selected to host an all-expenses-paid science camp offered to increase math and science interest among ... [more]

Webb named to Class 4-A All-State basketball team

Mar 13, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Riverton Wolverine junior Xavier Webb has been named to the Class 4-A all-state basketball team and is one of four Riverton girls and boys basketball players ... [more]