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Bound for CNFR

Jun 16, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Kaylee Burnett was calm under pressure all season long on her way to winning the women's all-around rodeo title in the Central Rocky Mountain Region.
Burnett ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Jun 15, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Nearly half state's oil, gas wells uninspected
CHEYENNE -- Almost half of all newly drilled oil and gas wells considered high pollution risks in ... [more]

Program helps single moms climb to independence

Jun 15, 2014 - By Eve Newman, For The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Clutching tissues and smiling at their children, seven women commemorated the start of a new chapter in their lives during a CLIMB Wyoming graduation ... [more]

Bureaucracy's boring old battles

Jun 15, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Our nation's quagmire of legal hurdles and safeguards is one of life's great annoyances.

Sometimes you just need to vent your frustrations. Experts ... [more]

Consider the 'whole picture' on the welfare of animals

Jun 15, 2014 - Ruth Sherlock, Riverton:  Editor:
This is in reply to the rather callous mindset of Jenny Larnder's letter regarding helping the little dog out of a bad situation.
Such attitudes ... [more]

The Dad questionnaire

Jun 15, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Use part of this day to understand the old man a little better than before

Several times now we have mentioned the office visit of a teen-ager a few ... [more]

The way it was: Girls State -- 1951

Jun 15, 2014 - Staff:  Riverton sent five delegates to American Legion Auxiliary Girls State 63 years ago this week for a mock legislative session, a mock election, mock courtroom ... [more]

Agency hosting new safety fair on reservation

Jun 15, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The Wind River Summer Safety Fair will be Wednesday in Ethete.
The event will have fire trucks on display and a rollover crash simulator, fire house and DUI ... [more]

Conference brings workshops, entertainment to youths

Jun 15, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Organizations from the Wind River Indian Reservation say they had a successful event for young people again this year during the Wind River Youth Conference at ... [more]

Carissa Mine open to tour groups; night event planned

Jun 15, 2014 - From staff reports:  The South Pass City State Historic Site will offer public tours of the Carissa Mine at 2 p.m. Thursday through Sundays through Labor Day.
The public will be ... [more]

Prices increase for Fremont County Fair evening tickets

Jun 15, 2014 - From staff reports:  Going to the Fremont County Fair night shows is going to be slightly more expensive this year.
Night show tickets have gone up by $2, meaning adults will pay ... [more]

Pollinator Party to introduce citizens to area bees, butterflies

Jun 15, 2014 - From staff reports:  The University of Wyoming Biodiversity Institute will host a Pollinator Party from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at Sawmill Campground in Sinks Canyon State Park. ... [more]

New truck joins rez solid waste fleet

Jun 15, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Wind River Environmental Quality Commission gave a demonstration May 19 of a new trash-hauling truck paid for with funds from a $999,000 grant.
Ryan ... [more]

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]