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Tigers down Rawlins, host RHS on Thursday

Oct 19, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Staff Writer:  RAWLINS -- A 31-18 victory over Rawlins on Friday night at Outlaw Stadium has vaulted the Lander Tigers into the Class 3-A football playoffs.
Now, the stakes ... [more]

Wolverines fall to Douglas

Oct 19, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Three first-half interceptions -- one a pick six on Riverton's first offensive play -- proved too much to overcome as the Douglas Bearcats topped the Wolverines ... [more]

RHS girls solidify state tourney berth

Oct 19, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  With a four-set road win over the Rock Springs Tigers on Friday night (25-21, 29-27, 23-25, 25-23), the Riverton Wolverines volleyball team clinched a ... [more]

The loss of Gordon Cooper

Oct 19, 2013 - By Randy Tucker:  He and the other astronauts were the heroes of my youth.

They were the heroes of my youth. Even the Marvel and DC comics I collected had ... [more]

If monthly per capita payments aren't workable, try quarterlies

Oct 19, 2013 - Steve Willow, Ethete:  Editor:
Like most tribes, we get our monthly per capita payments from the gaming revenues.
So in our next general council meeting , we can vote on that ... [more]

Last legs?

Oct 19, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  With the Wyoming State Winter Fair struggling to survive, here's a suggestion -- again

It is sad news indeed that the Wyoming State Winter Fair's ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Oct 19, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Small quakes rattle states
POCATELLO, Idaho -- Police agencies in western Wyoming and eastern Idaho say two small earthquakes occurring near each other ... [more]

LVHS campus to be closed for drill Wednesday

Oct 19, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Lander Police Department in conjunction with Lander Valley High School will be conducting a school emergency response drill from 2:35 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. ... [more]

The last picture show

Oct 19, 2013 - By John M. Glionna, McClatchy Newspapers:  POWELL -- The autumn moon has taken its seat low in the evening sky as the cars arrive at Wyoming's last drive-in theater. Pokey Heny stands ready to indulge in ... [more]

The way it was: River crossing -- 1927

Oct 19, 2013 - Staff:  Sometimes technology develops faster than infrastructure, which was the case with automobile traffic in Fremont County.
Cars became available before good ... [more]

Officials find 'felony amount' of marijuana in misplaced bag

Oct 19, 2013 - From staff reports:  Barbara Chamberlain, 54, of Kinnear, was arrested Oct. 4 on charges of possession of marijuana with intent to deliver.
According to law enforcement reports, ... [more]

No 'serious injury' in accident on 8 Mile Road

Oct 19, 2013 - From staff reports:  Officials said a Riverton woman "escaped serious injury" Oct. 11 during a one-vehicle traffic accident on 8 Mile Road west of town.
Mary Lewis, 49, of ... [more]

Public invited to road ribbon-cutting

Oct 19, 2013 - From staff reports:  Before being rebuilt, 17 Mile Road was called one of the most dangerous roadways in Wyoming.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion ... [more]

Registration under way for Young Women's Career Day

Oct 19, 2013 - From staff reports:  Registration continues for the "Find Your ID" Young Women's Career Day on Oct. 29 at Western Wyoming Community College.
The event, which runs from 9:30 a.m. ... [more]

Digest

Oct 19, 2013 - From staff reports:  Wyoming Stories to visit CWC
Wyoming Public Media will record Riverton's Wyoming Stories on Thursday and Friday at the Intertribal Education and ... [more]

Opera to appear in Lander

Oct 19, 2013 - From staff reports:  A rather unique opera will be presented Saturday at the Lander Library: Dmitri Shostakovich's "The Nose."
The opera is based on a satirical tale by Nikolai ... [more]

Immigration focus of next CWC talk

Oct 19, 2013 - From staff reports:  Immigration is the subject of the second in a series of Central Wyoming College "Hot Topic" discussions. The talk will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Robert A. ... [more]

Riverton airport unveils taxiway upgrade

Oct 19, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The modifications should make it easier for pilots to navigate the facility.

Riverton Regional Airport manager Paul Griffin gave a tour of the ... [more]

Road project near Gas Hills gets $1.5M grant

Oct 19, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Several mining companies are receiving help through a state grant to rebuild a road accessing the Gas Hills area.
On Oct. 3, the Wyoming State Loans and ... [more]

Federal regulations place guidelines on health insurance exchanges

Oct 19, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Federal regulations have established guidelines for the health insurance exchanges, and consumers can apply and purchase health insurance through them ... [more]

Counselors begin helping residents enroll in health insurance exchanges

Oct 19, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Trained counselors are ready to help Fremont County residents make sense of Wyoming's health insurance exchange that opened Oct. 1.
"This is a place to ... [more]

First-time appearance for Douglas in Fremont County Football Festival

Oct 18, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Douglas will play for the first time in the annual Fremont County Football Festival on Saturday in Riverton.
Douglas is bringing a group of sixth-graders to ... [more]

Battle of the Bronze Boot is at stake Saturday in Laramie

Oct 18, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Border War and Battle for the Bronze Boot -- Wyoming versus Colorado State -- the series resumes for the 105th time this Saturday. Kickoff is set for noon ... [more]

Shoshoni sweeps Wind River

Oct 18, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  SHOSHONI -- Senior Erika Eckley and her Shoshoni High School Wrangler teammates were determined not to have a repeat of what happened the first time they played ... [more]

Today

Oct 18, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
ARCHER

Lellae "Judy" Archer, 90, of Riverton, died Wednesday, Oct. 16, at Wind River Health Care. A viewing will be 11 a.m. to noon Monday, ... [more]

Wyoming man traces roots to frontier figure

Oct 18, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- They called him "Bony."
The ancestor of a Casper man who guarded 300 miles of telegraph lines along the Oregon Trail from American Indian saboteurs ... [more]

Achievers

Oct 18, 2013 - From staff reports:  Moss enrolls at Fort Lewis
Ronnie Moss, of St. Stephen's, started coursework Aug. 30 at Fort Lewis College. Moss's major is exercise science, exercise ... [more]

Barn Bash for Hospice set for Saturday

Oct 18, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Health for Help Hospice home in Riverton is going big again this year as it prepares for its Barn Bash for Hospice fundraising event at 4:30 p.m. Saturday ... [more]

RHS grad earns Seabee specialist pin

Oct 18, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  An elite group of sailors has welcomed a former Riverton High School student into its crew.
Seabee Legalman Second Class Charlene Isbell received her ... [more]

Labeling other people is never a good thing

Oct 18, 2013 - Ronald E. Howard, Riverton:  Editor:
I don't want to get into a spittin' contest with Belle Bransky through letters to you, so I will make this my last response to this subject.
It ... [more]

Miles and days, Wyoming to Connecticut

Oct 18, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  I was relieved to learn that echoes of early childhood and fatherhood still can be heard.

Does a parent ever entirely stop thinking in terms of ... [more]

Everyone felt it

Oct 18, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  The federal shutdown had a psychological effect on all American citizens

More than two weeks after it began, the partial shutdown of the federal ... [more]

Digest

Oct 18, 2013 - The Associated Press:  State employees return to work
CHEYENNE -- With the partial federal government shutdown ended, Gov. Matt Mead has directed Wyoming state agencies to ... [more]

Casper spends $400,000 to clean up after storm

Oct 18, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- The City of Casper expects to spend a bit less than $500,000 to clean up after Winter Storm Atlas, which hit the city with 16 inches of snow Oct. ... [more]

Grand Teton and Yellowstone parks reopen briefly before winter closure

Oct 18, 2013 - The Associated Press:  They will remain open until they close for the season Nov. 1.

CHEYENNE -- Employees of Yellowstone and Grand Teton got to work Thursday reopening the ... [more]

Wyoming high court to hear fracking suit

Oct 18, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments Nov. 20 over whether the public has the right to obtain lists of chemicals used in ... [more]

Man sentenced to 80 months for September 2012 assault

Oct 18, 2013 - From staff reports:  A 26-year-old man from the Wind River Indian Reservation has been sentenced to 80 months in prison for assault resulting in serious bodily injury.
Claude Lee ... [more]

Mortimore Lane rebuild project facing hurdles

Oct 18, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Engineers say squeezing a recreation path into the Lander road's existing right-of-way does not work well.

Engineers on Oct. 1 updated the Fremont ... [more]

Federal employees in Fremont County returning to work

Oct 18, 2013 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The government shutdown has lifted after 16 days, and federal workers in Fremont County are heading back to work.
Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead issued a press ... [more]

Medical response temporarily closed highway

Oct 18, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  An emergency medical response closed U.S. Highway 20/26 at its intersection with Lysite Moneta Road for about two hours Friday morning.
Medical personnel were ... [more]