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Dog represents other animals that have 'no voice'

Jun 2, 2014 - Angela Rapone, Riverton:  Editor:
I believe we should all have love and compassion for our fellow man.
We also need to remember that animals have no voice. But people do.
That is ... [more]

A weekly column, 1,000 times over

Jun 2, 2014 - By Randy Tucker:  From sports to history, education, inept politicians, and important people in my life, the source material never ends.

In recorded history there is ... [more]

Class mottoes

Jun 2, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Familiar themes are expressed; let opportunity be highest among them

High school seniors normally aren't called upon to express the profound, but at ... [more]

Pokes keep on running in big meet

Jun 2, 2014 - From staff reports:  After entering the day with several athletes in promising positions, the University of Wyoming track and field team's struggled during Friday's events at the ... [more]

State track brings out best as high school athletes hit end of season or careers

Jun 2, 2014 - By Randy Tucker:  The final two weekends of the prep sports season are among the best we can offer to student athletes in Wyoming.  Regional and state track meets are the best ... [more]

Lookingbill second on board with new CWC cross country program

Jun 2, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  PAVILLION -- Dylan Lookingbill never ran a high school cross country race.
The 2014 Wind River High School graduate plans to change that next fall for the ... [more]

Top honors for Tiger soccer stars

Jun 2, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Kyle Leemon and Daniel Bolding were part of a powerful scoring machine for the Lander Tigers this spring on the soccer field, and each is taking home a top ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Jun 2, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Lummis faces token opposition
CHEYENNE -- Wyoming Republican Rep. Cynthia Lummis drew just one Democratic opponent by Friday's registration deadline: an ... [more]

Varied reaction in Cheyenne to Shinseki resignation

Jun 2, 2014 - McClatchy Newspapers:  CHEYENNE -- Local veterans had mixed reactions over the resignation Friday of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki, who left the position amid a growing ... [more]

Teen drivers cited in separate accidents

Jun 2, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Two traffic accidents on Fremont County highways over the Memorial Day weekend involved drivers in their teens.
No one was seriously injured in either ... [more]

Now 96, past Rawlins nurse saw the world in career

Jun 2, 2014 - By Han Cheung, Rawlins Daily Times:  Lillian Turner, a 96-year-old recent arrival at Rawlins Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation from Primrose Retirement Community in Casper, is not a stranger to ... [more]

Saratoga weathers North Platte river's flooding

Jun 2, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Residents of Saratoga are breathing easier after the North Platte River did not reach record levels on Saturday as feared.
The National Weather Service says ... [more]

Connections run deep for many in CWC class of 2014

Jun 2, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  This was the last commencement exercise for President Jo Anne McFarland, who is retiring after holding the presidential post for a quarter ... [more]

Digest

Jun 2, 2014 - From staff reports:  School to serve free meals in summer
Fremont County School District 25 is providing free meals to children while elementary summer school is in ... [more]

CWC to host theater, film camp for teens

Jun 2, 2014 - From staff reports:  To launch its new interdisciplinary program in film and theater, Central Wyoming College is hosting a weeklong camp in July to give Wyoming high school juniors ... [more]

Homeowners thank first responders after blaze damages house

Jun 2, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  No one was injured in the fire Tuesday.

The owners of a home that was damaged in a fire this week thanked neighbors and officials for their help ... [more]

Daily use fees waived Saturday

Jun 2, 2014 - From staff reports:  In conjunction with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department's Free Fishing Day on Saturday, the State of Wyoming will waive all daily use fees for parks and ... [more]

Free e-waste disposal available to residents

Jun 2, 2014 - From staff reports:  Fremont County residents will be able to dispose of electronic waste for free on Saturday.
The Fremont County Solid Waste Disposal District will be ... [more]

Rising water ushers irrigation

Jun 2, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  System managers 'charge' ditches first, then fill agriculture requests

With snow melting fast and water streaming off mountains encircling Fremont ... [more]

Shoshoni's superintendent has new post in District 25

Jun 2, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County School District 25 Board of Trustees approved new contracts and resignations in May.
The district awarded contracts to the following:
- ... [more]

'Meta major' program aimed at getting students to focus interests sooner

Jun 2, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College hopes to initiate a new set of academic programs this fall to help students identify preferred areas of study.
The "meta majors" were ... [more]

Raiders sweep Rawlins, Lovell on home diamond

Jun 2, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Four victories in a span of two days started the Riverton Raiders home American Legion baseball season at Roy Peck Field.
The Raiders swept two from the ... [more]

The way it was: Wild weather -- 1997

Jun 2, 2014 - Staff:  All eyes are on the Wind River and tributaries this weekend as fast-melting snowpack raises flood risk to the critical point. Flooding was a problem in early ... [more]

Betty Bingel

Jun 2, 2014 - Staff:  Betty Bingel, formerly of River-ton, died Wednesday, May 28, 2014, in Warsaw, Mo.
She was 75 years old.
Services are Monday, June 2, in Warsaw, and ... [more]

Uranium mine on hold; owner says startup still anticipated in future

Jun 2, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Energy Fuels had announced plans to develop a 5,400-acre mine in the Gas Hills.

Permitting for a new uranium mine in the Gas Hills has ceased because ... [more]

Wyoming athletes running at nationals

May 30, 2014 - Staff:  Harry Fisher was the University of Wyoming track and field team's highlight during Thursday's opening action of the NCAA West Preliminary. The graduate student ... [more]

Nicholls gets breakaway roping title in busy rodeo weekend for high schoolers

May 30, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Fremont County's cowboys and cowgirls had an action-packed weekend, with three different rodeos in three days.
The first stop was Saturday, May. 24, in ... [more]

No surprise -- most county Students of the Year are sports competitors as well

May 30, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Take one look at The Ranger Students of the Year. Athletes dominate the list.
Sterling Baker (Dubois), Casey Winger (Lander Valley High School), Charles ... [more]

Today

May 30, 2014 - Staff:  Births
ROMAN

A son was born to Molly and Francisco Roman, of Riverton, at 1:31 p.m. April 8, 2014, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 6 pounds, ... [more]

Performance arts fellowship apps due on June 30

May 30, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Arts Council invites instrumentalists and vocalists to apply for the 2014 performing arts fellowships in music performance. The application ... [more]