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Info session Friday for potential operators of Wind River Job Corps

May 15, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The U.S. Department of Labor hosts an informational meeting Friday as part of its search for an operator at the Wind River Job Corps Center, which is set to ... [more]

Tiger boys end regular season 13-3, make state

May 14, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Lander Tigers quickly jumped back on the boys soccer winning track with a 6-0 victory over Newcastle Saturday on the road.
Lander had lost to Jackson 2-0 ... [more]

Top middle school track athletes match up at Best of the Best meet

May 14, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Fremont County middle school track athletes faced Tuesday at the Best of the Best meet at Wolverine Track.
In the eighth-grade boys division, Shoshoni's ... [more]

Winning record for RHS boys junior varsity soccer

May 14, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  After beginning the season with several inexperienced players, the Riverton Wolverine junior varsity boys soccer team won their final seven matches and capped ... [more]

It is do-or-die time for RHS girls in regional tournament

May 14, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Game time is 3 p.m. Thursday at Wolverine Field in Riverton.

The Riverton Lady Wolverines open Class 4-A West regional soccer tournament play at 3 ... [more]

Today

May 14, 2014 - Staff:  Deaths
HUNGARY

Harley Ray "Sleeping Bear" Hungary, 67, of Ethete, died Saturday, May 10, with his family by his side. A rosary and wake were Tuesday, ... [more]

Part of Louis Lake Road to open

May 14, 2014 - From staff reports:  A portion of Louis Lake Road will open Memorial Day weekend. The road will be open from the switchbacks to Worthen Meadows Campground and trailhead starting ... [more]

District 25 board hears update on therapeutic NWBOCES program

May 14, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Northwest Board of Cooperative Education Services continues to serve Wyoming students with intensive therapeutic treatment and educational and residential ... [more]

Help was available from many sources for abandoned dog

May 14, 2014 - Coleen Dunn, Riverton:  Editor:
To Linda Rood, your letter in Sunday's paper about the abandoned little dog was absolutely heartbreaking. But what saddened and angered me even more ... [more]

If Hillary is running, she ought to say so this year

May 14, 2014 - By Doyle McManus:  Hillary Rodham Clinton sure sounds like a woman who wants to run for president.
"If you really want to do something, if you believe you're the right person to ... [more]

Jobs numbers

May 14, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  They are disputed nationally at every turn, but the local figures don't lie

Both Fremont County and Wyoming can take encouragement from the newest ... [more]

Digest

May 14, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Wind farm permit submitted
CHEYENNE -- The developers of what could become the largest wind energy project in the U.S. have submitted their application ... [more]

Petition on well rules nixed

May 14, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Wyoming regulators have rejected a landowner group's petition for stricter rules on oil and gas operations, saying they're already reviewing the regulations on ... [more]

Two brothers on crashed airplane presumed dead; retrieval may take months

May 14, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CODY -- Two elderly brothers aboard a single-engine plane found crashed on a mountain in northwest Wyoming are presumed dead, authorities said Tuesday.
The ... [more]

Evidence extensive against Dubois man facing methamphetamine charges

May 14, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Two affidavits describe evidence against a Dubois man who pleaded guilty on May 8 in Lander District Court to a charge of selling methamphetamine as part of a ... [more]

Judge says no to Catholic ACA exemption

May 14, 2014 - From staff and wire reports:  The order applies to Wyoming Catholic College in Lander.

A federal judge has ruled that Roman Catholic organizations in Wyoming are not entitled to a ... [more]

Gard announces mayoral candidacy

May 14, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  He's the second candidate for the office.

Riverton city councilman Richard Gard announced his intention Wednesday to run for mayor.
Current Mayor ... [more]

Election filing period starts Thursday

May 14, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County primary election is Aug. 19.

A busy 2014 election season kicks off Thursday with the opening of the filing period for many ... [more]

Barbara A. Williams

May 14, 2014 - Staff:  Barbara A. Williams, formerly of Fremont County, died Thursday, April 24, 2014.
Services were Friday, May 2, in Colorado.
Barbara Ann Williams was born Jan. ... [more]

June 'Rusty' Tompkins

May 14, 2014 - Staff:  June "Rusty" Tompkins, of Dubois, died Tuesday, May 6, 2014, at Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation-Wind River. She was 86 years old.
Cremation has taken ... [more]

Harley Ray 'Sleeping Bear' Hungary

May 14, 2014 - Staff:  Harley Ray "Sleeping Bear" Hungary, of Ethete, died Saturday, May 10, 2014, with his family by his side. He was 67 years old.
A rosary and wake were Tuesday, ... [more]

Gregory 'Greg' A. Matthews

May 14, 2014 - Staff:  Gregory "Greg" A. Matthews, of Lander, died of a heart attack Saturday, May 3, 2014, at Lander Regional Hospital. He was 51 years old.
Cremation has taken ... [more]

'Can my kid play in college?' There are indicators all recruiters notice

May 13, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  I get a lot of questions from parents asking if their sons or daughters are capable of playing sports at the collegiate level. 
My background as a former ... [more]

Cowboy hoops coach says academic results a program highlight

May 13, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  University of Wyoming men's basketball coach Larry Shyatt is not satisfied with what his team has accomplished in the past three years on the basketball ... [more]

Player of the year

May 13, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Gatorade soccer honor to RHS's Tristan White

Tristan White, Wyoming's leading scorer in boys soccer with 17 goals so far this season, has been named ... [more]

Today

May 13, 2014 - From staff reports:  Deaths
GORDON

Rosalie Elizabeth (Cornwell) Gordon, 93, of Riverton, died Saturday, May 10. Per her request, cremation has taken place. A private ... [more]

When you have a house on a hill, you can be asking for real trouble

May 13, 2014 - Al Derrey, Riverton:  Editor:
It has been interesting to read about the hill slide in Jackson that has evacuated the neighborhood and threatened business down below. Some house ... [more]

In high court's same-sex marriage debate, both sides invoke Kennedy

May 13, 2014 - The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- The pro-gay rights rulings of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy have been a key spark in the march toward legalized gay marriage. To counter ... [more]

Tuesday notes

May 13, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Winter's cling
We delve into recent history for the following quote from Tuesday notes exactly one week ago today:
"'Let all thy joys be as the month ... [more]

Digest

May 13, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Court nixes hotel arson appeal
CHEYENNE -- A federal appeals court has dismissed an appeal from a New Mexico man who challenged the six-year prison ... [more]