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No time for the hospital: Dubois baby born in car

Mar 27, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Milepost 114 on U.S. Highway 26 between Kinnear and Riverton always will hold a special place in the hearts of Leeanna and Jason Horn.
That's where Jason ... [more]

Reward set for info on vandalism spree

Mar 27, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Police Department is offering a $250 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of any individual responsible for committing ... [more]

Acid powder incident under probe by DEQ and company

Mar 27, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality is investigating an energy company's disposal of benzoic acid powder in the Riverton area that concerned trash ... [more]


Mar 27, 2012 - The Associated Press:  No violations for eatery over deer
RAWLINS (AP) -- A health inspector has determined that a Rawlins restaurant didn't violate any health regulations when it ... [more]

Cheney transplant reopens the debate about recipient age

Mar 27, 2012 - By Marilyn Marchione, The Associated Press:  CHICAGO -- Doctors say it is unlikely that former Vice President Dick Cheney got special treatment when he was given a new heart at age 71 that thousands of ... [more]

5,000th brown-and-gold UW licenses plate sold

Mar 27, 2012 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE (AP) -- The number of brown and gold license plates issued by the University of Wyoming Alumni Association recently hit the 5,000 mark.
Proceeds from ... [more]

Environmentalists file lawsuit on fluids used in fracking

Mar 27, 2012 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Environmentalists are suing the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, saying the regulatory agency hasn't done enough to justify honoring ... [more]

The Hudson killings

Mar 25, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Last November, when it was first reported that two people had been found dead inside a burned-up trailer house in Hudson, practically no one would have guessed ... [more]

Optional 1 percent sales tax close to 'good'

Mar 25, 2012 - Joseph L. Goodwin, Riverton:  Editor:
There's probably not a person in the world out there who likes paying taxes. Most of the time I wonder what it's all going for.
But I have about ... [more]

Maverick Kerrey back in politics

Mar 25, 2012 - By Mark Shields:  The officeholder in the Opposition Party who dares to break from his side's rigid orthodoxy is admired -- by those of us in Our Party -- as a courageous maverick ... [more]

First Amendment freedom

Mar 25, 2012 - By Randy Tucker:  They huddled in the shade, avoiding the blistering humid heat of an early July afternoon in rural Pennsylvania.
The 13,000 men represented the last, best ... [more]

RHS boys soccer edged 1-0 by Rock Springs

Mar 25, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Although the Riverton Wolverine boys soccer team (0-3, 0-1 4-A West) dominated the first half of play Saturday at Wolverine field and created several solid ... [more]

Tiger girls take down defending girls state 3-A soccer champ

Mar 25, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Two second-half goals lifted Lander Valley High School past Jackson 2-1 on Friday in a rematch of the 2011 Class 3-A girls state championship game.
Jackson ... [more]

Lander gets 5-1 victory to start conference soccer year

Mar 25, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lander Valley High School took an important step toward automatic qualifying for the Class 3-A state boys soccer tournament by recording a commanding 5-1 ... [more]

RHS soccer ladies tie rugged R.S. 2-2; Marcia Ashdown hurt

Mar 25, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Lady Wolverines tied a very physical Rock Springs Lady Tiger team 2-2 in their Class 4-A West soccer conference opener on the artificial surface ... [more]

Dubois track meet produces state qualifiers

Mar 25, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  It was a great meet if you had a date to the Dubois prom later Saturday evening.
Dubois hosted an "early bird" track meet on the Rams' six-lane oval Saturday ... [more]

Shut juvenile unit, suggest sheriff and county attorney

Mar 25, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Attorney Brian Varn and Sheriff Skip Hornecker are proposing a plan to close the Lander detention center's juvenile section to better utilize ... [more]

Trial set for woman on charges she caused son's death in '11

Mar 25, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  District Court Judge Marvin L. Tyler set a tentative Aug. 6 jury trial date for the Pavillion mom charged in the death of her son after the woman pleaded not ... [more]

Commission district changes pared to two options

Mar 25, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Commissioners have narrowed the proposed changes for the voting districts in their election process to a pair of plans that need public ... [more]

Mortimore Lane bridge replacement starts

Mar 25, 2012 - Staff:  Preliminary work started March 19 on the $1.05 million bridge construction project on Mortimore Lane at the south edge of Lander, according to the Wyoming ... [more]


Mar 25, 2012 - Staff:  Riverton chamber needs Easter help
The Riverton Chamber of Commerce is continuing to seek help to stage this year's Easter Egg Hunt happening on April 7 at ... [more]

When burning, check the forecast

Mar 25, 2012 - Staff:  The National Weather Service office in Riverton advises people to get the most up-to-date forecast before conducting agricultural burns.
The warning arrives ... [more]

Seminar reminds: Be bear aware

Mar 25, 2012 - Staff:  Anyone who wants to know what to do if upon suddenly encountering a wolf or grizzly bear while hiking, a black bear entering camp looking for food or a ... [more]

Agency moves grizzly to habitat northeast of Dubois

Mar 25, 2012 - Staff:  The Wyoming Game and Fish Department trapped an adult male grizzly bear on March 21 near Cody and relocated the animal to the Bear Creek drainage on the ... [more]

Lois L. Livingston

Mar 25, 2012 - Staff:  Lois L. Livingston of Lander, died in her sleep Saturday, March 17, 2012, at Wind River Healthcare in Riverton. She was 92 years old.
Funeral services are at ... [more]

Caroletta M. Sinner

Mar 25, 2012 - Staff:  Caroletta M. Sinner died Friday afternoon, March 23, 2012 at her home in Riverton. She was 78.
According to her wishes, cremation will take place and there ... [more]

Hubert T. 'Bud' Alley

Mar 25, 2012 - Staff:  Hubert T. "Bud" Alley died at his home in Riverton on Thursday, March 22, 2012, with his wife by his side. He was 72 years old.
Graveside services are at 1 ... [more]

Karolyn Rowell

Mar 25, 2012 - Staff:  Former Riverton resident Karolyn Rowell, 57, died in Elko, Nev., on Friday, March 9, 2012, with family by her side. Services and inurnment will be at a later ... [more]

Snow King eligible for listing as National Historic Place

Mar 25, 2012 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON (AP) -- The cable used for the frst rope tow on Snow King was purchased from an oil drilling company in Casper and ran through a narrow cut in the ... [more]

Cowgirl tennis team down by Aztecs 5-2

Mar 25, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  The 61st ranked Wyoming Tennis team (9-7 overall, 1-1 MW) closed out the weekend with a 5-2 loss against the San Diego State Aztecs, on Sunday morning, in San ... [more]