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Margaret 'Nan' Ada Gilmour

Jun 21, 2014 - Staff:  Margaret "Nan" Ada Gilmour, of Arapahoe, died Friday, June 20, 2014, at Westward Heights Care Center in Lander. She was 98 years old.
Funeral services will be ... [more]

Four CWC trustees up for election

Jun 20, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College Trustee Roger Gose has announced that he will not seek re-election to the board this year.
Gose has represented the Riverton-Shoshoni ... [more]

CWC cowgirl climbs to fourth in goat tying at CNFR

Jun 20, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Central Wyoming College cowgirl Kaylee Burnett has skyrocketed into fourth in goat tying at the College National Finals Rodeo.
Burnett put down a time of 6.6 ... [more]

A captured Libyan might shed light on Benghazi

Jun 20, 2014 - By The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:  The capture and opportunity for interrogation of Benghazi accused assassin Ahmed Abu Khattala, announced by President Barack Obama during his visit to ... [more]

State Sen. John Schiffer dies at 68

Jun 20, 2014 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- State Sen. John Schiffer, of Kaycee, died Thursday just a few weeks after being diagnosed with liver cancer. He was 68.
Laci Schiffer, who is ... [more]

Johnson graduates from virtual public school

Jun 20, 2014 - From staff reports:  Lydia Johnson of Riverton graduated from Wyoming Connections Academy during a ceremony May 17 in Casper. She plans to attend Sheridan College in the fall.
The ... [more]

Students see effects of push-up fundraiser

Jun 20, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Students at Gannett Peak Elementary School were caught by surprise when they received a video call from students in Uganda showcasing the effect Lander's ... [more]

Rez DFS heads share concerns about outdated equipment, slow program reviews

Jun 20, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Directors from the Department of Family Services for the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho tribes aired their concerns with the Wyoming Department of ... [more]

Some bedfellows we don't need

Jun 20, 2014 - By Chris Peck:  The Citizens for Equal Rights Alliance doesn't have much to offer in the local reservation border discussions.

Be careful who you get in bed ... [more]

Moose relocated to South Pass after visit to downtown Lander

Jun 20, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Some residents in Lander had a little excitement June 13 when a moose was spotted in the downtown area.
Large carnivore conflict coordinator Brian Debolt, of ... [more]

Energy industry gives opportunity to make a good living in Wyoming

Jun 20, 2014 - Elaine Miller, Riverton:  Editor:
I always make a point of going through your Ranger mining edition every year. I had an uncle and two cousins who worked in uranium mining in the 1960s ... [more]

Slam-N-Jam off to Florida for national tourney

Jun 20, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Slam-N-Jam, a Riverton AAU volleyball team, is ready for a new experience.
The journey from Riverton started Thursday morning when the team's players and ... [more]

Better have Plan B

Jun 20, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Wyoming mustn't simply bank on winning the C02 battle in court or the ballot box

There is nothing wrong with the state of Wyoming fighting the ... [more]

Charles 'C.R.' Shaffer

Jun 20, 2014 - Staff:  Charles "C.R." Shaffer, of Riverton, died Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at his home. He was 74 years old.
A private family service will be at a later ... [more]

Airport flight numbers up after added Worland connection

Jun 20, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Connections to the Worland Municipal Airport has helped boost flight numbers in the past months at Riverton Regional Airport. Since the beginning of the year, ... [more]

Today

Jun 20, 2014 - Staff:  Births
BRAY

A daughter was born to Melissa Bray of Riverton and Devon Bray of Riverton at 12:02 p.m. May 27 at SageWest Health Care at Riverton. The ... [more]

Digest

Jun 20, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Mead appoints new judge
CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead has appointed Tom Lee as the new Circuit Court judge for the First Judicial District in Laramie ... [more]

When you're on dialysis, you really appreciate having sports on TV

Jun 19, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  In a span of a couple of months, I have gone from thinking being on kidney dialysis would be the worst thing possible to accepting that the treatments I get ... [more]

State women's amateur this weekend at RCC course

Jun 19, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The top female golfers in the state compete Friday through Sunday in the 92nd Women's Amateur Championship in Riverton.
The 54-hole tournament is set for the ... [more]

Raiders capture nightcap on road vs. Rock Springs

Jun 19, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The split puts Riverton at 9-9 overall. The Raiders are 3-1 in their conference.

Steven Reinig and Brayden Draper kept Rock Springs in check in the ... [more]

Today

Jun 19, 2014 - Staff:  Births
ANDREW

A son was born to Erin Washut of Lander and Kyle Washut of Lander at 6:13 p.m. June 4 at SageWest Health Care at Lander. The baby ... [more]

Amazon ties new phone to its services

Jun 19, 2014 - The Associated Press:  SEATTLE -- Amazon unveiled its first smartphone ever on Wednesday, a device that assists shoppers by using six cameras that can make sense of its user's face ... [more]

Kintzler earns counselor credential

Jun 19, 2014 - From staff reports:  Terrayne Fleak Kintzler of Riverton has attained certification as a National Certified Counselor through the National Board for Certified Counselors, Inc. ... [more]

TripAdvisor honors hotel

Jun 19, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Wind River Hotel and Casino was honored by TripAdvisor with a 2014 Certificate of Excellence award.
TripAdvisor is the world's largest travel site and ... [more]

BLM planner receives recreation prize

Jun 19, 2014 - From staff reports:  Bureau of Land Management outdoor recreation planner Jared Oakleaf has received the 2014 Legends Award from the American Recreation Coalition.
Oakleaf was ... [more]

Studio gets award for excellence

Jun 19, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The Dance Academy in Lander has received the Studio of Excellence Award from the American Dance Competition Corporation.
Studio owner Susan Cooper said she ... [more]

Did U.S. waste billions of dollars in Iraq war? Senators asking top brass

Jun 19, 2014 - By James Rosen and John Moritz, MCT Washington Bureau:  WASHINGTON -- Senators challenged the nation's top military leaders Wednesday over the recent chaos in Iraq, asking how Iraqi troops could be fleeing their ... [more]

E-cig debate involves a manufactured cry of danger

Jun 19, 2014 - Dave Pickrell Katy, Texas:  Editor:
I have seen coverage in your newspaper of "e-cigarettes." Here comes the sound of anti-smokers talking about the harms of e-cigarettes, you know, the ... [more]

Love and a very strong leash

Jun 19, 2014 - By Clair McFarland:  Last weekend, I was tasked with caring for my brother's dog, Dreiko, while my brother was away.
Usually my brother has great judgment, so we won't condemn ... [more]

A relief to see it go

Jun 19, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  It appears that the Hudson homicide case finally might have come to an end

The combination of crime, investigation, trial, sentencing and news ... [more]