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Solid waste district eyes personnel savings

Jun 15, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Cost-cutting measures already implemented this year include reducing facility hours, switching to compacting trash, and sending all household trash to the ... [more]

College to eliminate course credit for rodeo practice

Jun 15, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A change in course fees and credits for equine studies at Central Wyoming College should have a positive financial impact on students in the Rustler rodeo ... [more]

Legal activist: Border dispute a matter of group vs. individual sovereignty in nation

Jun 15, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Organizers of an event Friday in Riverton wanted to educate local residents on issues of jurisdiction and tribal sovereignty, and start a discussion.
The ... [more]

Riverton puts four teams in tournament

Jun 13, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Four Riverton fastpitch softball teams have entered the U.S. Energy tournament Saturday and Sunday in Riverton.
U.S. Energy sponsors an Under 18 team and a ... [more]

County players set for Shrine Bowl

Jun 13, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Four local players are on the North roster for the annual North-South all-star game Saturday night in Casper.

North head football coach Vic Wilkerson ... [more]

Today

Jun 13, 2014 - Staff:  Births
WARD

A son was born to Carly Ann David and Michael Ward, of Riverton, at 3:34 p.m. April 6, 2014, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 6 ... [more]

Achievers

Jun 13, 2014 - From staff reports:  Kamminga graduates from college
Paige Kamminga of Lander graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting at Dickinson State ... [more]

Graham receives UW's INBRE Transition Scholarship

Jun 13, 2014 - From staff reports:  Tyler Graham says he sees the INBRE Transition Scholarship he received to the University of Wyoming as his bridge to studying physiology and ultimately ... [more]

Spoonhunter earns doctorate in American Indian studies

Jun 13, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Tarissa Lynn Spoonhunter, an enrolled member of the Northern Arapaho and Blackfeet tribes, received her doctoral degree in American Indian studies from the ... [more]

CATS museum holds great promise, so please help out

Jun 13, 2014 - Marilyn and Phil Lavoie, Riverton:  Editor:
CATS in Riverton? If this doesn't sound exciting, it should. Riverton is very fortunate to have a talented group of people, headed by Dr. Nance ... [more]

Blankenship, Hyatt to wed July 12

Jun 13, 2014 - Staff:  Delvin and Brenda Hyatt of Riverton are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Darlee Hyatt of Riverton to Marshall Blankenship, the son of Trent ... [more]

Equating patriotism with murder

Jun 13, 2014 - By Chris Peck:  The most troubling part of all the recent public shootings is that they now border on being normal.
It's just weird what we've come to accept.
The news ... [more]

Troubles in Iraq

Jun 13, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Everyone sees what is happening, but what to do about it is another matter

The most benign word that could be used to characterize growing unrest in ... [more]

Entire Louis Lake Road to open Friday

Jun 13, 2014 - Staff:  On Friday, the Shoshone National Forest will open the remaining portion of Louis Lake Road, FR300, in the Washakie Ranger District.
Slow snow melt-off ... [more]

Daniel Paul Coates

Jun 13, 2014 - Staff:  Daniel Paul Coates, of Corvallis, Ore., died Saturday, May 17, 2014, in hospice care in Corvallis, Ore. He was 66 years old.
No services have been announced. ... [more]

Ward Dwyer

Jun 13, 2014 - Staff:  Ward Dwyer, of Riverton, died Thursday, June 5, 2014. He was 76 years old.
Memorial services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 18, at the Riverton Church ... [more]

State liaison to Eastern Shoshone Tribe resigns

Jun 13, 2014 - From staff and wire reports:  Sara Robinson, the Eastern Shoshone tribe's liaison to the Wyoming Legislature and governor's office, has resigned.
Robinson announced her resignation Monday ... [more]

Cattle rustling increasing

Jun 13, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Cattle rustling is slowly increasing in Wyoming amid rising beef prices and shrinking herds.
Jimmy Dean Siler, a Wyoming Livestock Board ... [more]

Digest

Jun 13, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Ex-parole officer enters guilty plea
SHERIDAN -- A former Sheridan probation and parole officer accused of sexual assault has entered a conditional ... [more]

Gas developer facing civil fine

Jun 13, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Interior Department office that oversees revenue collection from oil and gas leases announced Thursday it is seeking a $533,520 civil penalty ... [more]

Ex-officer bound over on aggravated assault charge

Jun 13, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Police say Frisco Saunders, 42, drove his GMC Suburban at his ex-wife Tina Saunders after the two argued.

A former Riverton police officer's ... [more]

District 25 plans construction, OKs personnel changes

Jun 13, 2014 - From staff reports:  Fremont County School District 25 in Riverton plans several construction projects this summer.
The board accepted the recommendation to hire Nelson ... [more]

McFarland: CWC serves Lander well

Jun 13, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Lander is being well-served by Central Wyoming College, says the outgoing president of the school.
Dr. Jo Anne McFarland detailed the college's current ... [more]

Monie Gebhart

Jun 13, 2014 - Staff:  Monie Gebhart died Monday, June 9, 2014, at Billings Clinic in Billings, Mont., after a lengthy illness. She was 77 years old.
Graveside services and ... [more]

Spratt rounds out Gillette rodeo team

Jun 12, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Cowgirl Coralle Spratt has found her second home in Gillette College.
After transferring from Northeastern Junior College, Spratt stayed in the Central Rocky ... [more]

Riverton rider takes title in open outlaw division Sunday

Jun 12, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Fremont County motocross riders braved the muddy track Sunday in a High Plains Motocross Association race.
The track is located outside of Riverton. ... [more]

Today

Jun 12, 2014 - Staff:  Deaths
GEBHART

Monie Gebhart, 77, died Monday, June 9, at Billings Clinic in Billings, Mont., after a lengthy illness. Graveside services and ... [more]

CWC professor wins Master Distance Educator award

Jun 12, 2014 - From staff reports:  Central Wyoming College professor Val Whitmore received a Master Distance Educator Award at the Wyoming Distance Education Consortium spring conference held ... [more]

Eastern Shoshone tribal member to release wine label

Jun 12, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Mike Eagle, an enrolled Eastern Shoshone tribal member, residing in Nice, Calif., is preparing to release his own wine label this year.
Eagle began his ... [more]

Considering father-son bond

Jun 12, 2014 - By Betty Starks Case:  What do you know for sure about the relationship between fathers and sons?
With Father's Day coming up on Sunday, I felt I should write on the subject at ... [more]