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George R. Swan

Apr 8, 2014 - Staff:  George R. Swan, of Riverton, died Thursday, April 3, 2014, at Help for Health Hospice in Riverton. He was 81 years old.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. ... [more]

Thanks to the 'ethical person' who turned in a lost purse

Apr 8, 2014 - Linda Reeb, Riverton:  Editor:
I would like to address the party who turned in my purse that I accidentally left in my shopping cart at Safeway not long ago.
A big, heartfelt ... [more]

Firms chip away at retiree health benefits

Apr 8, 2014 - By Kevin G. Hall, McClatchy Newspapers:  ALTOONA, Pa. -- Throughout a bitter winter, burly linemen gathered at daybreak around tiny fire pits on a street in front of where they've clocked in to work ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Apr 8, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Change afoot
Central Wyoming College has its three finalists for the presidency soon to be vacated by the coming retirement of Dr. Jo Anne McFarland. ... [more]

Digest

Apr 8, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Fifth hopeful pursuing Maxfield seat
CHEYENNE -- The race to succeed Wyoming Secretary of State Max Maxfield is becoming even more crowded.
Cheyenne ... [more]

Judge rejects environmental challenge to new CBM project

Apr 8, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A federal judge in Washington, D.C., has ruled against environmental groups that challenged the U.S. Interior Department's plan to open the ... [more]

State ready to plug old wells

Apr 8, 2014 - The Associated Press:  GILLETTE -- As soon as the weather permits, the state will start plugging more than 1,200 orphan wells in Wyoming.
The goal is to plug 300 wells a year.
A ... [more]

Teton Park Road opening could be delayed by snow

Apr 8, 2014 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Grand Teton National Park officials say heavy snow could delay the opening of the popular Teton Park Road.
Park spokeswoman Jenny Anzelmo-Sarles ... [more]

Shoshones oust two longtime leaders from business council; official says rules suspended

Apr 8, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Enrolled tribal members of the Shoshone General Council voted to remove longtime Eastern Shoshone Business Council members Ivan Posey and Wes Martel from their ... [more]

GOP candidates announce; party opposes EPA border opinion

Apr 8, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  With the announced retirement of State Rep. Patrick Goggles, D-Ethete, two Republican candidates have announced they are running for the seat. Daniel Cardenas ... [more]

Election preparations under way; no precinct or district changes this year

Apr 8, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  After several voting precinct and districts changes two years ago, Fremont County's voting geography will be unchanged this year. There will be 32 precincts ... [more]

Small-town Colorado shows how high school baseball is done

Apr 8, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  It didn't take long for me to realize who the gentleman next to me on the elliptical trainer was last summer.
I had seen him before, a dozen times or so over ... [more]

Burnett wins barrels again for Rustler women

Apr 8, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  CWC's women were fourth at the Torrington rodeo, the men fourth.

Kaylee Burnett captured her second straight barrel racing title of the spring ... [more]

Richard Lee 'Rick' Reid

Apr 8, 2014 - Staff:  Richard Lee "Rick" Reid, of Shoshoni, died Wednesday, March 19, 2014, in Salt Lake City. He was 61 years old.
A memorial Mass will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, ... [more]

NC pushes past RHS girls in final half

Apr 7, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Wolverines will host Casper Kelly Walsh on Tuesday night.

The Riverton Lady Wolverines soccer team used a perfectly placed free kick from ... [more]

RHS booters down Natrona 3-1 in league match

Apr 7, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Back from spring break, the Riverton Wolverines boys soccer team kept its early season conference record perfect with a solid 3-1 win Friday over the Casper ... [more]

Truempler turns Shoshoni Wranglers into Class 2-A wrestling title contenders

Apr 7, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Tony Truempler has seen the good, the bad and the ugly in his five years as the head wrestling coach for the Shoshoni Wranglers.
This year definitely was in ... [more]

RHS boys, girls place third at Roy Peck meet

Apr 7, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Jaxon Hedges of Lander long jumped 21 feet, 6 inches for the win.

The weather gods smiled down on Riverton on Saturday during the annual Roy Peck ... [more]

Baker named top county wrestler for 2013-14 season

Apr 7, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Sterling Baker couldn't be stopped on the wrestling mats this season for the Dubois Rams.
Baker captured both a Ron Thon Memorial title and a Class 2-A state ... [more]

Washington actually laughs at itself

Apr 7, 2014 - By Mark Shields:  How unpopular is Washington in the rest of the country? While it's true that Congress as an institution has never been highly prized by most Americans, many of ... [more]

The real point of a 'wellness program' is to stay healthy

Apr 7, 2014 - James J. Brieling, Lander:  Editor:
It has been interesting to read about Fremont County and its "wellness plan" for county workers that can be used to help keep their health insurance ... [more]

A Shakespearean aspect to Hill case

Apr 7, 2014 - By Randy Tucker:  'The worm has turned,' goes the old saying from the master.

The magic of studying the works of William Shakespeare often is found in the simple ... [more]

Wyohealth.gov?

Apr 7, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  The state's post-election climate might permit looking at a state health exchange

President Obama and supporters of the Affordable Care Act - ... [more]

J. Mickey Walker

Apr 7, 2014 - Staff:  J. Mickey Walker, 87, of Riverton passed away at Help for Health Hospice in Riverton on Wednesday evening, April 2, 2014. Graveside services are at 11 a.m. ... [more]

Feds want more info about education audit

Apr 7, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The U.S. Department of Education is seeking more information from the Wyoming Department of Education on spending of federal funds under ... [more]

Scott A. Kisling

Apr 7, 2014 - Staff:  Scott A. Kisling, 86, of Riverton, died on Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at the Wyoming Retirement Center in Basin. A viewing will be held 6-7 p.m. Monday, April ... [more]

The way it was: Delfelder pens -- 1913

Apr 7, 2014 - Staff:  Jacob Delfelder's arrival in Riverton during its infancy was a pivotal development for the town founded in 1906.
After moving to town from Lander and buying ... [more]

John David Jones

Apr 7, 2014 - Staff:  John David Jones of Lander died on April 1, 2014, in the Lander Regional Hospital. He was born Aug. 11, 1936, at home in Conshohocken, Penn., to William and ... [more]

Bowhunters met in March, decided to fund projects

Apr 7, 2014 - From staff reports:  Bowhunters of Wyoming (BOW) held its 2014 meeting and 40th anniversary banquet at the Hilton Garden Inn - UW Convention Center on March 28-29 in Laramie.  ... [more]

Women's group wants nominations

Apr 7, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Council for Women's Issues is seeking nominations for its 2014 Woman of Distinction and Employer of Choice Awards.
Nominations should be sent to ... [more]