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Wyoming Film Office seeks contest entries

Mar 28, 2012 - Staff:  For the fifth year running, the Wyoming Film Office is seeking submissions for the Wyoming Short Film Contest. Filmmakers can submit their videos online at [more]


Mar 28, 2012 - Staff:  Hazelwood makes dean's list
Dr. Keith Stenehjem, vice president for Academic Affairs at Mayville State University, announces Joyce Hazelwood, of Riverton, has ... [more]

Barnstorming BB team liked local experience

Mar 27, 2012 - Harlem Ambassadors:  Editor:
On March 15, 'R' Recreation hosted the Harlem Ambassadors professional show basketball team for a night of high-flying slam dunks, hilarious comedy, ... [more]

I don't like Las Vegas -- but I keep going there

Mar 27, 2012 - By Walter Cook:  A trip on the party bus from Los Angeles to Las Vegas is a little too pricey to attract the often-desperate characters one encounters on a Greyhound.
As far ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Mar 27, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Getting ahead of ourselves
Record and near-record high temperatures in recent days across the Wind River Basin have the dormant landscape stirring ... [more]

Three firsts for RHS at Cody track

Mar 27, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Tyler Graham won a two events and placed in a third Saturday at the Yellowstone Sports Medicine Invitational in Cody to lead the Riverton High School ... [more]

Should having the most successful athletic program in Wyoming be our goal?

Mar 27, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  A discussion at the school board meeting earlier this month was remarkable.
After months and months of work including surveys, player interviews, parent ... [more]


Mar 27, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths

Caroletta M. Sinner, 78, died Friday, March 23, at her home in Riverton. According to her wishes, cremation will take place and there ... [more]

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]