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'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]

Today

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]

A loss to the city

Apr 9, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Bill Urbigkit's knowledge and experience won't easily be replaced

This office notes the death of Bill Urbigkit with sadness.
Claimed by death at ... [more]

Digest

Apr 9, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Worry mounts as ground slips
JACKSON -- Officials in Jackson are worried that unstable earth on East Gros Ventre Butte could threaten nearby buildings ... [more]

Hill: 'Constitution not negotiable'

Apr 9, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill is rejecting an offer from the state attorney general to narrow the scope of a court case ... [more]

Accident leaves Shoshoni without power for two hours

Apr 9, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The town of Shoshoni was without power for about two hours Tuesday evening after a tractor-trailer combination reportedly struck some overhead power lines in ... [more]

Man charged with assault in knife attack

Apr 9, 2014 - From staff reports:  Northern Arapaho tribal member Matthew Lawrence Antelope, 29, is in custody for allegedly assaulting Ashley Yellowbear with a knife Jan. 28 on the Wind River ... [more]

Democrats pen party platform, discuss vacancies at convention

Apr 9, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Democratic Party established an eight-point platform at their convention in March, but no party members announced an election bid for the ... [more]

Council members disagree on utility improvement project

Apr 9, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Several Riverton city council members have disagreed about the details of an ongoing utility improvement project that was designed to add capacity to the ... [more]

Police: Woman safe after kidnapping, assault

Apr 9, 2014 - From staff reports:  A 40-year-old woman is safe after allegedly being kidnapped from the Wind River Indian Reservation.
Officials arrested Robert Afterbuffalo, 40, of Riverton, ... [more]

Tribe has 'grave concerns' about fed legislation on reservation border

Apr 9, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Northern Arapaho Tribe continues to "slam" drafted federal legislation that would clarify the boundaries of the Wind River Indian Reservation.
Tribal ... [more]

Mary Ann Williams

Apr 9, 2014 - Staff:  Mary Ann Williams died Monday, March 24, 2014, in Kettering, Ohio. She was 74 years old.
Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday, April 17, in Mount ... [more]

Dorothy Mathern

Apr 9, 2014 - Staff:  Dorothy Mathern, of Riverton, died Monday, April 7, 2014, at Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation-Wind River. She was 86 years old.
A viewing will be 5 p.m. to ... [more]