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Riverton Regional Airport not alone in traffic decrease this year

Nov 9, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  10,000 passenger mark won't be met

Riverton's airport woes are not unique in Wyoming.
Data from the Wyoming Department of Transportation shows six ... [more]

Treasurer wants authority to buy stocks

Nov 9, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  Wyoming lawmakers have set aside roughly $2 billion in the state's Legislative Stabilization Reserve Fund.

State Treasurer Mark Gordon is proposing ... [more]

Strong win for lodging tax; county joins state in nixing 'A'

Nov 9, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Besides picking elected officials, voters on Nov. 4 decided they wanted to keep taxing tourists, threw their weight behind shooting down a constitutional ... [more]

Cheyenne office complex favored for stand-in capitol

Nov 9, 2014 - McClatchy Newspapers:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming's 2016 and 2017 legislative sessions could be held about three miles east of the State Capitol.
A legislative committee voted Thursday to ... [more]

BLM posting list of parcels for oil and gas lease sales

Nov 9, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Bureau of Land Management Wyoming State Office has posted its proposed list of parcels for the quarterly competitive oil and gas lease sale.
The auction ... [more]

UW looks to expose freshman QB for second consecutive week

Nov 7, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Inside Bulldog Stadium, allegiances shifted quickly.
Prior to Wyoming's road game at Fresno State on Saturday night, the Bulldogs' redshirt freshman ... [more]

Rustlers corralled by Northwest in Region IX v-ball; long road ahead

Nov 7, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Nationally ranked Northwest College handed the Central Wyoming College Rustlers a loss at the Region IX volleyball tournament Thursday afternoon at Casper ... [more]

Settlemire grabs third in state 50 freestyle

Nov 7, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton girls finished 10th at the state swim meet.

Gillette won its second straight Class 4-A swimming and diving championship over the ... [more]

Shoshoni, Wind River both drop state openers

Nov 7, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The losses put the Fremont County rivals into a consolation-round match against each other.

Southeast ended the Class 2-A state title hopes of the ... [more]

Riverton sweeps Gillette, stays alive at state volleyball

Nov 7, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  After losing their opening-round match at the Class 4-A state volleyball tournament Thursday, the Riverton Wolverines stormed back to sweep Gillette on Friday ... [more]

Church installing new pastor Sunday

Nov 7, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Dr. Rev. Thea McKee will be installed as the pastor of the United Presbyterian Church at 2:30 p.m. Sunday.
Officials from the Wyoming Presbytery will ... [more]

An attitude of gratitude

Nov 7, 2014 - By Scott Jorgenson, Riverton Ministerial Association:  Some years ago I went to hear a number of famous people gathered from around the world speak on a wide range of topics.
One speaker in particular made an ... [more]

Riverton school board alters employee policies

Nov 7, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The changes modify bereavement leave practices and National Board Certification compensation.

Officials announced two changes to the Fremont County ... [more]

Teen calmed by officer after seeing 'evil spirit'

Nov 7, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A Riverton police officer helped calm a 17-year-old girl who claimed to be possessed by an "evil spirit" Saturday on Eagle Drive.
Officer Gilbert Peck ... [more]

Oil pipeline wins approval

Nov 7, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Laramie County Commission has approved construction of a petroleum pipeline from a site in Laramie County to a facility in Colorado.
The new ... [more]

Telemarketer upset at resident makes false report

Nov 7, 2014 - From staff reports:  Officials say a disgruntled telemarketer made a false report to law enforcement this weekend in an attempt to harass a resident she had called.
"(She) ... [more]

Frazier the winner in Pavillion mayor run

Nov 7, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Voters elected a new mayor in Pavillion on Nov. 4 and returned one incumbent and one former councilman to the Pavillion Town Council.
Official results show ... [more]

Down in flames

Nov 7, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Amendment A on university trustees was routed by voters Tuesday

- One of the great bad ideas in recent years, at least in the eyes of the voters -- ... [more]

Digest

Nov 7, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Voter turnout was 65 percent
CHEYENNE -- Secretary of State Max Maxfield says preliminary numbers indicate that 65 percent of Wyoming voters cast ... [more]

Costumes cause concern on Halloween

Nov 7, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Several realistic Halloween costumes caused concern for residents on Oct. 31.
One person called police at about 9:45 p.m. Oct. 31 to report that seven men ... [more]

Police issue citations after girls take pills found near dumpster

Nov 7, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Three Riverton girls were issued citations on Halloween after they reportedly ate several orange pills they had found near a dumpster.
Their guardians also ... [more]

Balow said she can deliver new stability to education

Nov 7, 2014 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Jillian Balow, who was elected Wyoming's new state schools superintendent this week, is looking to rebuild the state Education Department and bring ... [more]

Laramie police say they foiled husband's murder-for-hire plot

Nov 7, 2014 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Police in Laramie say they foiled a plot by a 39-year-old Laramie man to kill a Cheyenne man that he believed was having an affair with his ... [more]

County's voter turnout 70 percent Tuesday

Nov 7, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Participation in presidential years is increasing, but it is decreasing in midterms.

Graphing voter local turnout for every general election in the ... [more]

Election outcome certified; no change required

Nov 7, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Tuesday night's winners can stop holding their breath. They have won their elections officially.
The Fremont County Canvass Board reviewed and certified local ... [more]

Don't 'boot' state officials from Capitol post-renovation

Nov 7, 2014 - Sherry L. Moore, Riverton:  Editor:
The Wyoming Capitol renovation plan includes upgrading the tunnel between the Capitol and the Herschler Building in Cheyenne so there is better access ... [more]

RMS names students on honor roll

Nov 7, 2014 - From staff reports:  Riverton Middle School recently recognized the students who were named to the first-quarter honor roll for the 2014-2015 school year.

4.0 GPA
Eighth ... [more]

Ruvalcaba, Blackburn marry Nov. 6

Nov 7, 2014 - From staff reports:  Cesar Ruvalcaba of San Fernando Valley, Calif., and Frances Blackburn of Arapahoe were married Thursday, Nov. 6, in Fort Washakie.
The bride is the daughter ... [more]

Today

Nov 5, 2014 - Staff:  Births
VROMAN

A daughter was born to Katie Vroman of Riverton and Eric Vroman of Riverton at 11:17 a.m. July 31 at SageWest Health Care at Riverton. ... [more]

SHS football season ends with 28-0 loss to Lingle in playoffs

Nov 2, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  It was a frustrating outing for the Shoshoni Wranglers against Lingle-Fort Laramie in opening-round Class 1-A football playoff action Friday night in Goshen ... [more]