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Sage grouse could be key to who gets U.S. Senate majority

Jul 22, 2014 - By Nicholas Riccardi, The Associated Press:  The specter of the bird's listing is reviving the centuries-old debate about local vs. federal control and whether to develop or conserve the ... [more]

Three arrested for incident at Friday Night Cruise that escalated later on

Jul 22, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Three people were arrested after an incident that began during the Friday Night Cruise in downtown Riverton.
Reports state an officer at the event saw a ... [more]

Person of interest sought in child abduction case

Jul 22, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Police are looking for a person of interest in connection with a child abduction reported early Saturday in Riverton.
Reports state a 9-year-old girl was ... [more]

Airport numbers show substantial improvement

Jul 22, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  June cancellations just 8 percent

Air service at Riverton Regional Airport has turned a corner, according to the most recent data.
After months of ... [more]

Geraldine Johnston

Jul 22, 2014 - Staff:  Geraldine Johnston died Monday, July 14, 2014, in Lander. She was 98 years old.
No services have been announced.
Geraldine Johnston was born in Turkey, the ... [more]

Mary Lou Henan

Jul 22, 2014 - Staff:  Mary Lou Henan, a lifelong resident of Fort Washakie, died unexpectedly Saturday, July 19, 2014, at home. She was 80 years old.
Funeral services will be at 10 ... [more]

Loretta May Eells

Jul 22, 2014 - Staff:  Loretta May Eells, of Riverton, died after a short illness Saturday, July 19, 2014, surrounded by family at Help for Health Hospice Home. She was 86 years ... [more]

Dale E. Howard

Jul 22, 2014 - Staff:  Dale E. Howard, of Lander, died Thursday, July 17, 2014, in Riverton with his wife, Nancy, by his side. He was 94 years old.
A graveside service will be at 11 ... [more]

Jimmy Dale 'Hoot' Gibson

Jul 22, 2014 - Staff:  Jimmy Dale "Hoot" Gibson, formerly of Lander, died Friday, July 11, 2014. He was 75 years old.
Cremation has taken place. A celebration of life service will ... [more]

Verle Dean Meeks

Jul 22, 2014 - Staff:  Verle Dean Meeks, of Lander, died Sunday, July 20, 2014, at SageWest Health Care. He was 76 years old.
Funeral services will be at noon Thursday, July 24, at ... [more]

David E. 'Lips' Pulver

Jul 22, 2014 - Staff:  David E. "Lips" Pulver died Friday, July 18, 2014, at SageWest Health Care at Lander. He was 61 years old. Cremation has taken place. Services will begin with ... [more]

Why is Washington managing grazing permits in Wyoming?

Jul 21, 2014 - Jim James, Riverton:  Editor:
This is an open letter to State Sens. Bebout, Case and Christiansen, and Reps. Lubnau, Campbell, Zwontizer, Hunt, Jaggi, Kroeker and Miller. ... [more]

Internal GOP squabbling in primary

Jul 21, 2014 - By Randy Tucker:  The three candidates for governor can barely settle on one mutually agreeable debate site and format.

A favorite topic among political science ... [more]

Heart attack takes life of Powell football coach

Jul 21, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Powell High School football head coach Jim Stringer died Friday morning after suffering a heart attack.
The Powell Tribune reported on its website that ... [more]

Cody ousts older Riverton LL all-stars at district; 9-10s alive for state slot

Jul 21, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Cody blasted five home runs to eliminate the Riverton 11- and 12-year-old all-star team 17-7 from postseason baseball play Saturday evening in Bridger Valley. ... [more]

Lander 11-12s capture district crown with win Saturday over Riverton

Jul 21, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lander will now start the state tournament play at 7 p.m. Wednesday vs Sheridan in Cody. The tournament will end on Saturday with the title game. ... [more]

State title for Riverton 13-14 Babe Ruthers

Jul 21, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  And the Riverton 15-year-olds won their district tournament.

Riverton made an impressive run to the 14-year-old Wyoming Babe Ruth baseball state ... [more]

Rosa Governale

Jul 21, 2014 - Staff:  Rosa Governale died Tuesday, July 15, 2014, at SageWest Health Care at Lander.
She was 102 years old.
Services will be at a later date in ... [more]

Powell teens won't soon forget harrowing ride over dam

Jul 21, 2014 - By Ilene Olson, Powell Tribune:  Four girls who went over Mormon Dam while tubing on the Shoshone River recently are beat up and still experiencing pain from their injuries.
But it's the ... [more]

The way it was: Loop Road talks -- 1996

Jul 21, 2014 - Staff:  There was talk in the summer of 1996 about paving also known as SR-131, referred to most commonly as "The Loop Road."
As improvements to campgrounds and state ... [more]

Valdez on the job as CWC president; budget comes first

Jul 21, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  In his first official action as Central Wyoming College's new president, Dr. Cristobal Valdez recommended the CWC Board of Trustees pass the school's $36.8 ... [more]

Dems plan picnic for Sunday

Jul 21, 2014 - From staff reports:  Candidates are encouraged to attend and share their plans.

The Fremont County Democratic Party will gather for an election year picnic at 4 p.m. ... [more]

Loss of friends, family to suicide moves teens to speak out on issue

Jul 21, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A group of local teenagers will appear in a televised public service announcement this summer promoting the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
The students ... [more]

McAdams newest member of Eastern Shoshone Business Council

Jul 21, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Jodie McAdams won a special election for a seat July 1 on the Eastern Shoshone Business Council. She was the only candidate running for the position vacated ... [more]

Malathion risks negligible, weed and pest officials say

Jul 21, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The City of Riverton honors insecticide "no spray" zones.

The City of Riverton sprays the insecticide malathion along local streets and alleyways ... [more]

Atlantic City festival is 'where losers win'

Jul 21, 2014 - From staff reports:  Several games at the August event, including the traditional poker crawl, will provide prizes to non-winners.

Atlantic City will host a Gold Bust ... [more]

Herculean airplane to touch down in Riverton

Jul 21, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fans of big airplanes are in for a treat Tuesday when the Wyoming Air National Guard plans to fly a Lockheed C130 Hercules into Riverton Regional Airport. ... [more]

State's diversity increasing, new census analysis shows

Jul 21, 2014 - From staff and wire reports:  Wyoming is becoming more ethnically diverse as minorities account for most of the state's population growth, according to new census data.
The data show ... [more]

Boundaries erased

Jul 21, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Sometimes, we must simply be citizens of one community

At times each of us claims citizenship  in a neighborhood, a congregation, a work force, a ... [more]

Eight is enough for Raiders in 9-8 win to save split

Jul 18, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton had to forfeit its two scheduled conference games Thursday at Evanston because of a player shortage.

Playing with just eight players in the ... [more]