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Woman suffers minor injury in Hudson crash

May 26, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  No one was seriously injured in a head-on collision that was reported at about 7:50 a.m. May 16 in Hudson.
The accident reportedly involved a southbound ... [more]

Four new jobs identified for 1 percent tax use

May 26, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Construction should begin on two more 1 percent-funded projects this fall, and engineering work is expected to start on another two in a similar time frame. ... [more]

Both Lander teams in Class 3-A state soccer semifinals

May 23, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Both Lander Valley High School soccer teams remained in contention for a berth in the Class 3-A state championship match after picking up victories Thursday in ... [more]

Giles wins high jump as state opens

May 23, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  CASPER -- Opening day of the state high school track championships at Harry Geldien Stadium in Casper has a tradition of howling winds, rain, hail and even ... [more]

Wolverines drop two razor-thin matches, ousted at state soccer

May 23, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Wolverines scored a goal late but fell to the Kelly Walsh Trojans 3-2 in a shootout Friday to end their season at the Wyoming Class 4-A state ... [more]

A family bowling center in Riverton would be successful

May 23, 2014 - John C. Bitterburr, Riverton:  Editor:
We are recent arrivals to the community and look forward to some good fishing in the "golden years." I enjoy reading the local paper (much better than ... [more]

RHS one of five high schools in U.S. to receive excellence award

May 23, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Riverton High School received the Education First Foundation Foreign Exchange Global Education Excellence Award this month.
RHS was one of five high schools ... [more]

Digest

May 23, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Mead appoints new judge
CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead has appointed Laramie attorney Matt Castano as the new Circuit Court judge for the 6th Judicial ... [more]

City expected to trim funds for firefighters, R Recreation and other outside agencies

May 23, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Riverton city staff has proposed a 15-percent reduction in funding for all nine agencies with contracts to provide city services.
Affected groups are Youth ... [more]

Commission OKs raises for elected county officials

May 23, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Raises are in on the way for most Fremont County elected officials and likely are in store for regular employees as well.
Officials on Tuesday announced that ... [more]

Give airport a break

May 23, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  The 10,000-passenger mandate will be hard to get this year, but it's not our fault

News on passenger airline boardings at Riverton Regional Airport ... [more]

Jones, Medow named to lists at Chadron State College

May 23, 2014 - From staff reports:  Chadron State College students Tess Jones and Rachael Medow, both of Riverton, have been recognized for their academic achievements.
Jones earned a spot on ... [more]

Today

May 23, 2014 - Staff:  Births
KILLSONTOP

A son was born to Tessa Killsontop and Kaylo Moss, of Arapahoe, at 1:50 a.m. April 15, 2014, at Lander Regional Hospital. He weighed ... [more]

Four-year graduation rate in state falls fourth straight year

May 23, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The percentage of Wyoming high school students failing to graduate after four years declined for the fourth consecutive year last year.
In one ... [more]

James Howard Huff Jr.

May 23, 2014 - Staff:  James Howard Huff Jr. died of natural causes Tuesday, May 20, 2014, at his home in Lander where he lived with his son and daughter-in-law. He was 96 years ... [more]

Lyman Leroy 'Roy' Hinck

May 23, 2014 - Staff:  Lyman Leroy "Roy" Hinck, of Cheyenne, died Monday, Sept. 9, 2013, in Cheyenne. He was 81 years old.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 12, at ... [more]

This weekend, let us pause with peace

May 23, 2014 - By Chris Peck:  Memorial Day has its roots in the complexities of war.

Some dads tell their kids about the wars they fought.
My dad, Bob Peck, didn't.
He was ... [more]

Justice center bids opened; all come in at, or near, $5 million project estimate

May 23, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Bids opened Thursday for the Riverton justice center came in near or below the estimated cost of just less than $5 million.
Fremont County Commissioner ... [more]

No new filings Thursday; one week remains

May 23, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  No one filed Thursday for political offices affecting Fremont County.
The field includes candidates for federal, state and local seats.
The formal filing ... [more]

Montana moving closer to wolf quota for landowners

May 23, 2014 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- Montana landowners could kill a combined 100 gray wolves annually if the predators are perceived to pose a threat to humans or domestic ... [more]

Saltwater Classic marks 40th year

May 22, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Six former Saltwater Classic golf champions have bolstered the field for the 40th annual tournament Saturday through Monday at the Riverton Country Club.
The ... [more]

Two Riverton golfers have never missed a Saltwater Classic in city

May 22, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton golfers Al Ward and Mel Fausset are preparing this week to play in their 40th straight Saltwater Classic at the Riverton Country Club.
Club pro ... [more]

Today

May 22, 2014 - Staff:  Births
HARTENSTEIN

A daughter was born to Danielle Nichole and Adam Helb Hartenstein, of Lander, at 1:57 p.m. March 7, 2014, at Lander Regional ... [more]

Zanmai Sushi expanding services in Lander

May 22, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Zanmai Sushi is looking at ways to expand its services in Lander after opening a little more than a month ago.
Owner Sophal Ek said the traditional Japanese ... [more]

Dog's story touching, but people need help as well

May 22, 2014 - Jenny Lardner, Riverton:  Editor:
I have read the letters to the editor about the abandoned dog on Cooper Road and all the concern that came pouring out of everyone for it. But all I ... [more]

Letting prized racehorse wear nasal strip is a no-brainer

May 22, 2014 - By Newsday:  Who would have guessed a little nasal strip could ease the respiration of so many?
California Chrome, it was announced Monday, can wear his ersatz Breathe ... [more]

No time left for arguments

May 22, 2014 - By Clair McFarland:  With four kids in the stroller, time is too precious

It has been pointed out to me that I must be very busy -- by nearly everyone I've encountered ... [more]

The community room

May 22, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  A versatile and well-used facility seeks a citizen boost for needed improvements

The familiar, popular -- and useful -- community room at the Riverton ... [more]

Digest

May 22, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Man drowns in Guernsey Reservoir
GUERNSEY -- A 21-year-old Scottsbluff, Nebraska, man has drowned in Guernsey Reservoir.
Platte County Sheriff Steve ... [more]

Liam and Sophia top baby names

May 22, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Liam again topped the list of names that Wyoming parents gave their newborn boys last year.
Liam was No. 1 in 2012, also.
According to the Wyoming Department ... [more]