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Evacuation order eased in area with slipping ground

Apr 11, 2014 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- The odds are low for a catastrophic collapse of an unstable hillside in the northwest Wyoming resort town of Jackson, a landslide expert ... [more]

Digest

Apr 11, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Teen charged with Nebraska robbery
GERING, Neb. -- A 15-year-old Wyoming boy charged with killing a Nebraska jail guard has pleaded guilty to the crime ... [more]

Students grateful to receive UW Trustees' Scholars Award

Apr 11, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Eight students from Fremont County have been awarded the University of Wyoming Trustees' Scholars Award.
The scholarship is renewable for up to four academic ... [more]

Cowboys focus on running game

Apr 10, 2014 - From staff reports:  Wyoming's Wednesday practice in War Memorial Stadium saw the temperature at 61 degrees when the Cowboy football team concluded its ninth practice of the ... [more]

Rafferty determined to improve CWC basketball

Apr 10, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Pat Rafferty didn't have a lot of time to adjust to being the new Central Wyoming College men's basketball coach last year.
Rafferty began full-time coaching ... [more]

Big youth wrestling tourney Saturday at RHS

Apr 10, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The wrestling mats will be rolled out Saturday at Wolverine Gym, for the host site of the one-day Rumble at the Rendezvous USA wrestling tournament. ... [more]

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Apr 10, 2014 - Staff:  Births
JORGENSON

A daughter was born to Raylene E. and Kenneth Jorgenson, of Fort Washakie, at 5:43 a.m. March 15, 2014, at Lander Regional Hospital. ... [more]

Fremont County Group Homes hires director

Apr 10, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Fremont County Group Homes Board of Directors has hired Jeff Verosky as its new executive director.
The board said Verosky comes to the position with ... [more]

Input sought on co-curricular activities for CWC students

Apr 10, 2014 - From staff reports:  Central Wyoming College is seeking community input to involve students in activities outside the classroom.
To recognize co-curricular learning experiences, ... [more]

Bank receives 'outstanding' rating for community efforts

Apr 10, 2014 - From staff reports:  First Interstate Bank has received an "outstanding" rating by the Federal Reserve for its efforts in serving low and moderate income communities.
The Federal ... [more]

Wind River Hotel and Casino receives customer service award

Apr 10, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The Wind River Hotel and Casino was named the Customer Service Organization of the Year during the Rare and Exceptional Achievements for Customer service in ... [more]

'Time immemorial' is a long time to claim reservation homeland

Apr 10, 2014 - Walter Gray-Dennis, Riverton:  Editor:
The land of the Wind River Indian Reservation has been the "Shoshone homeland" since time immemorial? The tribal leader who said that in The Ranger ... [more]

Afghanistan moves forward, but fitfully

Apr 10, 2014 - By The Dallas Morning News:  There's hope for Afghanistan. This perennial basket case of a nation, steeped in poverty and at war with itself for the past three decades, held national ... [more]

In need of cookies and a good book

Apr 10, 2014 - By Clair McFarland:  I've endured a recent evening fighting iFrustration

Recently, I tried to give my iPod a makeover. By "iPod" I mean "portable music device, which, for ... [more]

Wyoming vs. D.C.

Apr 10, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Sen. Barrasso points out a few lessons the latter could take from the former

Of Wyoming's two U.S. Senators, John Barrasso maintains a higher ... [more]

Digest

Apr 10, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Landslide threat eyed in Jackson
JACKSON -- Dozens of Jackson residents who were evacuated after land began shifting on a hillside in the Wyoming resort ... [more]

University dinosaur statue marks its 50th anniversary

Apr 10, 2014 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- The life-sized copper statue of Tyrannosaurus rex that greets visitors of the University of Wyoming's Geological Museum marks the 50th anniversary of ... [more]

State urges judge to end lawsuit on gay marriage

Apr 10, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  The plaintiffs are the Cheyenne-based gay rights group Wyoming Equality and four couples -- two who were married outside Wyoming and two who want to wed in ... [more]

Revenue from fuel tax paying for more road projects in state

Apr 10, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Road crews will be out in force soon across Wyoming, and there will be more work going on this year thanks to the state's new 10-cent per gallon fuels ... [more]

County approves pathologist position; search to start now

Apr 10, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Officials hope to have a forensic pathologist at work for Fremont County by July 1.
The Fremont County Commission on Wednesday authorized Coroner Ed McAuslan ... [more]

City OKs airport group, sets four goals

Apr 10, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Great Lakes Airlines operates at Riverton Regional Airport and has been dealing with pilot shortages and other issues that have affected local air service. ... [more]

Flood risk rises; county opts against pre-filling sandbags for time being

Apr 10, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Local officials are keeping an eye on flood risks after the National Weather Service recently warned the danger of such a natural disaster was moderate to ... [more]

Cleo (Hancock) Burnette

Apr 10, 2014 - Staff:  Cleo (Hancock) Burnette, formerly of Riverton, died Saturday, April 5, 2014, in St. George, Utah. She was 99 years old.
Graveside services and burial will be ... [more]

College names first cross country coach

Apr 9, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Al Lara is the inaugural men's and women's cross country coach for the Central Wyoming College Rustlers.
Lara is employed at the CWC campus. He works at the ... [more]

Wolverine girls lose lead, fall 2-1 to Kelly Walsh Trojans

Apr 9, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Despite jumping out to a 1-0 halftime lead, the Riverton Lady Wolverines soccer team gave up two second-half goals and fell to Casper Kelly Walsh 2-1 Tuesday ... [more]

CWC hoops coach to handle golf as well

Apr 9, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Pat Rafferty has been named the first-ever men's and women's golf coach for the Central Wyoming College Rustlers.
The decision was made Tuesday by the CWC ... [more]

Big second half sends RHS boys to victory

Apr 9, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Wolverines boys soccer team erupted for four second-half goals to top Casper Kelly Walsh 4-1 Tuesday evening in Casper.
Playing under ... [more]

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Apr 9, 2014 - Staff:  Births
HELLER

A son was born to Shalena and Matt Heller, of Lander, at 8 a.m. March 13, 2014, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 8 pounds, 15 ... [more]

Dems hope equal pay issue will mobilize women voters

Apr 9, 2014 - McClatchy Newspapers:  WASHINGTON -- A Democratic blitz this week for new orders and laws promising equal pay for women is a key agenda item the party hopes will boost turnout this ... [more]

Honor Farm land development runs risk of repeating experience of city's downtown lot

Apr 9, 2014 - Jerry Humphreys, Riverton:  Editor:
I would like to know from the City of Riverton if there have been some stores or house builders who have said they want to build on the land by the ... [more]