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See the 'gas globulars' in June sky

Jun 11, 2014 - By Carl Manning:  June is a good month to see one of the most impressive regions of the Milky Way. MS and M13 are two of the brightest "gas globulars" in the night sky, and they ... [more]

Raiders move to 2-0 in conference play

Jun 11, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Riverton Raiders held of the Rock Springs Tigers 8-7 in the opening game of the conference American Legion baseball doubleheader Tuesday at Roy Peck ... [more]

Patricia Diane 'Patti' Haverkamp

Jun 11, 2014 - Staff:  Patricia Diane "Patti" Haverkamp, of Riverton, died Tuesday, June 10, 2014, at her home. She was 63 years old.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, ... [more]

Cantor's defeat

Jun 11, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Is it an aberration or a signal?

There may have been bigger election-year upsets in modern American politics than the one that took place Tuesday in ... [more]

Old Riverton schoolmates sought from mid-1980s

Jun 11, 2014 - Justin S. Myhre, Springfield, Mo.:  Editor:
I'm from Riverton but am living now in Springfield, Mo., but I used to live on East Park Ave. for most of my life, then later as an adult on Smith ... [more]

Debt prevention even better than debt relief

Jun 11, 2014 - By The Kansas City Star:  Student loan debt is forcing millions of Americans to live with the brakes on. President Barack Obama on Monday announced a step that will help some of those ... [more]

Today

Jun 11, 2014 - Staff:  Deaths
COATES

Daniel Paul Coates, 66, of Corvallis, Ore., died Saturday, May 17, in hospice care in Corvallis, Ore. No services have been announced. ... [more]

Today

Jun 10, 2014 - Staff:  Deaths
BATES

Judy Bates, 69, of Riverton, died Sunday, June 8, at her home. A memorial service will be in August.

BINDL
Edward Norbert ... [more]

Coal industry can't 'stick its head in sand'

Jun 10, 2014 - Dale Cotter, Riverton:  Editor:
The coal companies have known these new carbon pollution rules were coming for years. Wyoming had better not stick its head it the sand and hope the ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Jun 10, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Vote for me
Thankfully, political season still starts a bit later in Wyoming than in most other states, but it most definitely has arrived. Expect ... [more]

Digest

Jun 10, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Reward offered in Sheridan fire case
SHERIDAN -- Authorities have announced a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and ... [more]

Mead, other governors hear EPA climate change pitch in Colorado

Jun 10, 2014 - The Associated Press:  COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- The head of the Environmental Protection Agency is promoting proposed clean power plant rules to western governors as a way to deal ... [more]

Lynx recovery plan might not be ready before 2018

Jun 10, 2014 - The Associated Press:  In the Lower 48 states, lynx are rarely seen across a 14-state range that includes Wyoming.

BILLINGS, Mont. -- U.S. wildlife officials revealed ... [more]

Attorney general says he'll work to increase ballot access for tribes

Jun 10, 2014 - By Rachel D’oro, The Associated Press:  U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said Monday his office will consult with tribes across the country to develop ways to increase voting access for American ... [more]

Falling tree risk near Dubois prompts campground closure

Jun 10, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Shoshone National Forest officials are unsure when the two areas will reopen to campers, though fishing, hiking and other recreation is allowed in the ... [more]

Board OKs contracts, raises for top CWC administrators

Jun 10, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees approved contracts for several top administrators during its regular meeting in May.
Contracts for Jason Wood, ... [more]

Rawlins builder picked for city's new justice center

Jun 10, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Riverton justice center project has a contractor: L.M. Olson Inc. of Rawlins. Fremont County Commissioners accepted Olson's bid on June 10 contingent upon ... [more]

Second day of Roy Peck tournament washed out

Jun 10, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  A downpour in Riverton on Saturday night and into Sunday morning canceled the second day of the annual Roy Peck Wood Bat baseball tournament.
The Riverton ... [more]

Former Lander cowboy Krassin in CNFR again

Jun 10, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The College National Finals Rodeo starts on Sunday at the Casper Events Center. The rodeo will last the entire week.

Casper College rodeo coach ... [more]

Long wait well worth it for minor leaguer

Jun 10, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Punch this into your GPS and see if it gets you to the big leagues: Start in Orlando, Fla., playing minor league baseball with the Gulf Coast League Braves. ... [more]

Waheed named new RHS boys soccer head coach

Jun 10, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  He was a six-year assistant coach under Erly Cornejo, who resigned recently to take a college job.

Aziz Waheed, a Riverton Middle School science ... [more]

R. H. 'Lefty' Walters

Jun 10, 2014 - Staff:  R. H. "Lefty" Walters, formerly of Riverton, died Tuesday, May 27, 2014, at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper, surrounded by family and friends. He was 88 years ... [more]

Dennis Zoller

Jun 10, 2014 - Staff:  Dennis Zoller, of Riverton, died Friday, June 6, 2014, at SageWest Health Care at Riverton. He was 67 years old.
A memorial gathering and carry-in dinner will ... [more]

Edward 'Eddie' Norbert Bindl

Jun 10, 2014 - Staff:  Edward "Eddie" Norbert Bindl died Friday, June 6, 2014, after a short illness in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, surrounded by family and loved ones. He was 69 years ... [more]

Violet 'Vi' Fleak

Jun 10, 2014 - Staff:  Violet "Vi" Fleak, of Riverton, died Monday, June 9, 2014, at SageWest Health Care at Riverton. She was 85 years old.
A viewing will be 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. ... [more]

Leo Glenn Horath

Jun 10, 2014 - Staff:  Leo Glenn Horath, longtime resident of Thermopolis, died Sunday, June 8, 2014, after a short illness. He was 78 years old.
Graveside services will be at 3 ... [more]

Lawrence 'Cambys' Jenkins

Jun 10, 2014 - Staff:  Lawrence "Cambys" Jenkins, of St. Stephen's, died Sunday, June 8, 2014, at SageWest Health Care at Riverton. He was 32 years old.
A rosary and wake will be ... [more]

Waheed tabbed to replace Cornejo as RHS boys soccer coach

Jun 10, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Aziz Waheed, a Riverton Middle School science teacher, has been picked to replace Erly Cornejo as the Riverton Wolverines boys head soccer coach, school ... [more]

Applications due June 25 for fall internship in Enzi's office

Jun 9, 2014 - From staff reports:  U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., is encouraging college students and graduates to apply for an internship in his Washington, D.C., office this fall. The deadline ... [more]

'Voice of the Cowboys' signs on through 2019

Jun 9, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  LARAMIE - The familiar voice that Wyoming Cowboy fans have grown accustomed to hearing for more than three decades will stay in his current role through 2019, ... [more]