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Rez DFS heads share concerns about outdated equipment, slow program reviews

Jun 20, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Directors from the Department of Family Services for the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho tribes aired their concerns with the Wyoming Department of ... [more]

Some bedfellows we don't need

Jun 20, 2014 - By Chris Peck:  The Citizens for Equal Rights Alliance doesn't have much to offer in the local reservation border discussions.

Be careful who you get in bed ... [more]

Moose relocated to South Pass after visit to downtown Lander

Jun 20, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Some residents in Lander had a little excitement June 13 when a moose was spotted in the downtown area.
Large carnivore conflict coordinator Brian Debolt, of ... [more]

Energy industry gives opportunity to make a good living in Wyoming

Jun 20, 2014 - Elaine Miller, Riverton:  Editor:
I always make a point of going through your Ranger mining edition every year. I had an uncle and two cousins who worked in uranium mining in the 1960s ... [more]

Slam-N-Jam off to Florida for national tourney

Jun 20, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Slam-N-Jam, a Riverton AAU volleyball team, is ready for a new experience.
The journey from Riverton started Thursday morning when the team's players and ... [more]

Better have Plan B

Jun 20, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Wyoming mustn't simply bank on winning the C02 battle in court or the ballot box

There is nothing wrong with the state of Wyoming fighting the ... [more]

Charles 'C.R.' Shaffer

Jun 20, 2014 - Staff:  Charles "C.R." Shaffer, of Riverton, died Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at his home. He was 74 years old.
A private family service will be at a later ... [more]

Airport flight numbers up after added Worland connection

Jun 20, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Connections to the Worland Municipal Airport has helped boost flight numbers in the past months at Riverton Regional Airport. Since the beginning of the year, ... [more]

Today

Jun 20, 2014 - Staff:  Births
BRAY

A daughter was born to Melissa Bray of Riverton and Devon Bray of Riverton at 12:02 p.m. May 27 at SageWest Health Care at Riverton. The ... [more]

Digest

Jun 20, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Mead appoints new judge
CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead has appointed Tom Lee as the new Circuit Court judge for the First Judicial District in Laramie ... [more]

State women's amateur this weekend at RCC course

Jun 19, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The top female golfers in the state compete Friday through Sunday in the 92nd Women's Amateur Championship in Riverton.
The 54-hole tournament is set for the ... [more]

Raiders capture nightcap on road vs. Rock Springs

Jun 19, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The split puts Riverton at 9-9 overall. The Raiders are 3-1 in their conference.

Steven Reinig and Brayden Draper kept Rock Springs in check in the ... [more]

Today

Jun 19, 2014 - Staff:  Births
ANDREW

A son was born to Erin Washut of Lander and Kyle Washut of Lander at 6:13 p.m. June 4 at SageWest Health Care at Lander. The baby ... [more]

Amazon ties new phone to its services

Jun 19, 2014 - The Associated Press:  SEATTLE -- Amazon unveiled its first smartphone ever on Wednesday, a device that assists shoppers by using six cameras that can make sense of its user's face ... [more]

Kintzler earns counselor credential

Jun 19, 2014 - From staff reports:  Terrayne Fleak Kintzler of Riverton has attained certification as a National Certified Counselor through the National Board for Certified Counselors, Inc. ... [more]

TripAdvisor honors hotel

Jun 19, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Wind River Hotel and Casino was honored by TripAdvisor with a 2014 Certificate of Excellence award.
TripAdvisor is the world's largest travel site and ... [more]

BLM planner receives recreation prize

Jun 19, 2014 - From staff reports:  Bureau of Land Management outdoor recreation planner Jared Oakleaf has received the 2014 Legends Award from the American Recreation Coalition.
Oakleaf was ... [more]

Studio gets award for excellence

Jun 19, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The Dance Academy in Lander has received the Studio of Excellence Award from the American Dance Competition Corporation.
Studio owner Susan Cooper said she ... [more]

Did U.S. waste billions of dollars in Iraq war? Senators asking top brass

Jun 19, 2014 - By James Rosen and John Moritz, MCT Washington Bureau:  WASHINGTON -- Senators challenged the nation's top military leaders Wednesday over the recent chaos in Iraq, asking how Iraqi troops could be fleeing their ... [more]

E-cig debate involves a manufactured cry of danger

Jun 19, 2014 - Dave Pickrell Katy, Texas:  Editor:
I have seen coverage in your newspaper of "e-cigarettes." Here comes the sound of anti-smokers talking about the harms of e-cigarettes, you know, the ... [more]

Love and a very strong leash

Jun 19, 2014 - By Clair McFarland:  Last weekend, I was tasked with caring for my brother's dog, Dreiko, while my brother was away.
Usually my brother has great judgment, so we won't condemn ... [more]

A relief to see it go

Jun 19, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  It appears that the Hudson homicide case finally might have come to an end

The combination of crime, investigation, trial, sentencing and news ... [more]

Digest

Jun 19, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Retirement system shows good return
LARAMIE -- The Wyoming Retirement System is doing better than expected thanks to increases in the state's ... [more]

Rock Springs airport to trim flights, raise subsidy

Jun 19, 2014 - The Associated Press:  ROCK SPRINGS -- Rock Springs Sweetwater County Airport will see fewer flights but higher subsidy costs in coming months.
Sweetwater County commissioners voted ... [more]

State won't rush comment on new CO2 rules

Jun 19, 2014 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The federal government began taking comments Wednesday on proposed rules to cut carbon dioxide emissions. But Wyoming officials aren't rushing ahead ... [more]

Unusual June snowfall hits county, other areas of state

Jun 19, 2014 - From staff reports:  The National Weather Service says areas in Fremont County and Wyoming received up to 9 inches of snow this week.
Snow was reported in Dubois and in numerous ... [more]

City OKs two fireworks displays

Jun 19, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Residents living near Ron Saban Little League Complex worry the show June 26 will harm veterans.

The Riverton City Council approved two fireworks ... [more]

Colorado woman dies in one-vehicle rollover near Shoshoni

Jun 19, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A 29-year-old Wiggins, Colo., woman was killed in a one-vehicle rollover at about 4 a.m. Wednesday east of Shoshoni.
Officials say Cheryl L. Rapue was ... [more]

Last trustees meeting for McFarland, first for Valdez

Jun 19, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Wednesday night marked a changing of the guard at Central Wyoming College.
It was the last board meeting for retiring CWC president Jo Anne McFarland, who has ... [more]

Edith 'Babe' Brown

Jun 19, 2014 - Staff:  Edith "Babe" Brown, of Riverton, died Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. She was 88 years old.
A viewing will be 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. ... [more]