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Phillies and Rockies to clash for Babe Ruth title

Jun 26, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Early leads by the Phillies and the Rockies paved the way for Riverton Babe Ruth baseball semifinal victories Wednesday night.
The Phillies downed the Giants ... [more]

Betty Simon

Jun 26, 2014 - Staff:  Betty Simon, of Riverton, died Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at Help for Health Hospice Home in Riverton. She was 93 years old.
A memorial service will be at 2 ... [more]

Today

Jun 26, 2014 - Staff:  Births
DEWEY

A son was born to April SoundingSides of Riverton and Patrick Dewey of Riverton at 12:21 p.m. May 13 at SageWest Health Care at Riverton. ... [more]

Wind River elementary teacher receives Arch Coal teacher award

Jun 26, 2014 - From staff reports:  A Wind River Elementary School instructor has received the Arch Coal Teacher Achievement Award through the Arch Coal Foundation.
Fifth-grade teacher Chad ... [more]

At last, a real courtroom win for our privacy

Jun 26, 2014 - By The San Jose (Calif.) Mercury News:  Finally, a victory for personal privacy.
In an era of increasing government intrusion into the lives of the governed, the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday ... [more]

Here's how Republicans might win the White House in 2016

Jun 26, 2014 - Gene Dunbar, Riverton:  Editor:
This is my advice to the Republican candidate who is scheduled to lose in the 2016
presidential elections. Namely, one no-name innocent. Should he ... [more]

Road work inspired yard work

Jun 26, 2014 - By Betty Starks Case:  Have you noticed how Riverview Road is beginning to take on the shape of a fine city street?
No? Has the construction road shaken your brains until you hear ... [more]

National mammal

Jun 26, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Our celebration of the bison hardly jibes with its treatment in the past

The push nationally to declare the bison the national mammal of United ... [more]

Digest

Jun 26, 2014 - The Associated Press:  New ski lift proposed
JACKSON -- Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is seeking approval for a new ski lift.
The project still needs approval from state and ... [more]

Deadline set for Canada lynx recovery plan

Jun 26, 2014 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- A federal judge on Wednesday set a 2018 deadline for the government to complete a long-delayed recovery plan for imperiled Canada lynx in the ... [more]

Don't micromanage nuke officers, commander says

Jun 26, 2014 - The Associated Press:  One-third of the nation's intercontinental nuclear missiles are operated in Wyoming.

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. -- The key to improving morale in the ... [more]

Wyoming advocates like marriage ruling

Jun 26, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Gov. Matt Mead wants to know how Wyoming's law prohibiting gay marriage can continue to be defended.

CHEYENNE -- Advocates of same-sex marriage in ... [more]

String of car burglaries continuing

Jun 26, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk and Kelli Ameling, Staff Writers:  Officers in Riverton have responded to at least six more calls regarding car burglaries, continuing a recent trend.
One resident reported seeing a suspect ... [more]

Phone bills would rise to help county keep pace with 911 service upgrades

Jun 26, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County residents could see a $3 per year increase to their telephone bills in the next year in the form of a higher 911 surcharge.
Officials say ... [more]

Feds OK plan to protect sage grouse; no listing

Jun 26, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  Eager to avoid possible federal protections for sage grouse that could cripple energy production and curtail other activities on public lands in the West, the ... [more]

State asked to help pay for planned CWC Jackson center

Jun 26, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Community College Commission has agreed to ask state lawmakers to fund construction of a Central Wyoming College facility in Jackson.
"They're ... [more]

Minor tweaks in new school design; bigger changes could come

Jun 26, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Riverton school district staff members are continuing to consider the design for the city's new K-3 school, which will be built at 1200 W. Monroe ... [more]

Four-game homestand this week for Raiders

Jun 25, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  It begins with a doubleheader Thursday against Green River.

After losing four games at the Powell tournament, the Riverton Raiders will host four ... [more]

Braves, Orioles set for Little League title game; Tigers, Giants match up in Minors

Jun 25, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Braves and the Orioles locked up spots in the Riverton Little League major division baseball championship with victories on Monday night.
In one of the ... [more]

Today

Jun 25, 2014 - Staff:  Deaths
GROATHOUSE

Robert "Bob" Groathouse, 66, of Riverton, died Friday, June 20, at Help for Health Hospice Home in Riverton. A memorial service will ... [more]

Does upstream storage even get talked about any more?

Jun 25, 2014 - Seth Beckler, Riverton:  Editor:
There was a lot of talk about flooding in this county over the past month, but nothing really came of it. We can be thankful for that. It did make me ... [more]

Best bet against ISIS? It might wreck itself

Jun 25, 2014 - By Doyle McManus:  The group threatening to overthrow Iraq is so extremist that even al-Qaida expelled it earlier this year for being too violent against fellow ... [more]

No pigeon holes

Jun 25, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Primary elections in other states aren't giving a clear picture, but there are lessons

Another primary election, another confounding result for those ... [more]

Many obstacles block deer route

Jun 25, 2014 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Protecting a recently discovered mule deer migration corridor in western Wyoming will require cooperation among a host of government agencies and ... [more]

Mine worker identified in fatality

Jun 25, 2014 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- A worker at a southeastern Montana mine was killed in an accident involving a truck used to haul coal.
The Big Horn County Sheriff's Office ... [more]

Search to replace Schiffer begins in Story

Jun 25, 2014 - The Associated Press:  SHERIDAN -- The process of finding a replacement for the late Republican Sen. John Schiffer has begun.
Schiffer, of Kaycee, died last Thursday with two years ... [more]

Grouse plan covers big county swath

Jun 25, 2014 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  Wyoming's governor and the head of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management will meet Thursday about efforts to conserve habitat for the greater sage grouse ahead of ... [more]

Plea bargain in the works for man who pulled home robbery

Jun 25, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Two individuals entered pleas in court on June 19 in relation to a robbery in rural Fremont County.

Hepner
Bow Hepner, 34, of Casper, entered a guilty plea ... [more]

Second bike path attacker gets 12 to 18 years prison

Jun 25, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The second defendant in the case of a deadly attack last year on the Rails to Trails path received the same sentence Tuesday as the first did in April: 12 to ... [more]

Fierce storms pound county, stay mostly in rural areas

Jun 25, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Several storms swept through the Wind River Basin on Tuesday evening, causing short bursts of hail and lightning that caught area residents unawares.
The ... [more]