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National Theatre comes to library

Oct 13, 2013 - From staff reports:  The National Theatre Live in HD broadcast of "Macbeth" will be shown at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Lander Library, 451 N. Second St.
This is the Manchester ... [more]

Leaky roof puts collection at Riverton library in jeopardy

Oct 13, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Rain is not common in Riverton, but when it starts, those in the right place can see on odd sight: fast-moving librarians covering shelves and computers in ... [more]

Swimmers hitting Sheridan, Gillette meets this weekend

Oct 11, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton High School girls swim team takes its final long road trip of the regular season this Friday. First up is Sheridan for a dual meet, then it's on ... [more]

Cowboys take RJFL title 32-0

Oct 11, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The junior league champs gave up just two touchdowns all season in compiling a 6-0 record.

The Cowboys clicked from the start on Thursday night to ... [more]

Rustler women have good team depth as hoops practice starts

Oct 11, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Depth is not going to be an issue this year for Central Wyoming College Rustlers women's basketball coach Serol Stauffenberg.
After putting his players ... [more]

Today

Oct 11, 2013 - Staff:  Births
OLAND

A son was born to Stephanie and Brian Oland, of Lander, at 8:20 a.m. Oct. 5, 2013, at Lander Regional Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 10 ... [more]

Zwiefelhofer to attend college

Oct 11, 2013 - From staff reports:  Savena Zwiefelhofer, the daughter of Brad Zwiefelhofer, of Riverton, and Cristina Zwiefelhofer, of Great Falls, Mont., will attend Rocky Mountain College this ... [more]

County reconsiders funding Lander center

Oct 11, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The possibility of county funding for the Lander Community Center re-emerged after commissioner Stephanie Kessler made a pitch to the county board Oct. 1. The ... [more]

When did 'compromise' become a bad word?

Oct 11, 2013 - By The Philadelphia Inquirer:  Having survived the Civil War, this country should know better than to treat the latest government shutdown as the political equivalent of the Bible's ... [more]

The rest of us can't just 'shut down'

Oct 11, 2013 - By Chris Peck:  Call your congressional representatives and tell them all to get the government back to work.

My daughter is a church minister who doesn't follow ... [more]

Unfair to brand complaint about Rails to Trails pathway as racist

Oct 11, 2013 - Belle Bransky, Riverton:  Editor:
I was offended strongly by the letter to the editor from Mr. Ron Howard who decided to all but brand me as a racist because I used the words "path ... [more]

Another $100K on Hill

Oct 11, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  The price tag is rising, and for what?

By now, uneasiness surely must be setting in for those in the Wyoming Legislature determined to destroy ... [more]

Digest

Oct 11, 2013 - The Associated Press:  D.C. vigil marks Shepard anniversary
WASHINGTON -- A candlelight vigil in Washington will mark 15 years since the death of Matthew Shepard, a gay ... [more]

Federal inaction could affect WIC next month

Oct 11, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Partially funded with federal funds, WIC currently serves more than 11,000 participants a month.

State agencies that administer federally funded ... [more]

Tourism leaders promote open Wyoming state parks

Oct 11, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The partial government shutdown has provided an opportunity for state and local tourism groups to showcase Wyoming's lesser-known parks and ... [more]

Man linked to disappearance case from 1974 pleads, freed

Oct 11, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A man who was implicated in the 1974 disappearance of an Oklahoma resident in the Riverton area has been released from custody.
James Franklin Jagers was ... [more]

Car leaves street, crosses business property

Oct 11, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Officials said a medical episode initiated the one-vehicle accident that took place mid-morning Friday at U.S. Energy in Riverton.
No one was injured in the ... [more]

Improved Jackson campus housing options proving difficult for CWC; gift hoped for

Oct 11, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College wants to improve housing options for students on the Jackson campus, but school administrators said the effort may take some ... [more]

City gets closer to door-to-door sales ordinance

Oct 11, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Consensus was reached Tuesday by the Riverton City Council that having some type of ordinance to regulate door-to-door sales was better than having nothing at ... [more]

Lois Wadley Glasgow Punteney

Oct 11, 2013 - Staff:  Lois Wadley Glasgow Punteney, formerly of Riverton, died Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013. She was 78 years old.
Services were Tuesday, Oct. 8, at the Southwest ... [more]

RHS tennis teams near bottom of pack at state

Oct 10, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Two wins were recorded by the Riverton Wolverines at the state tennis tournament Monday through Wednesday in Gillette.
On the boys side, the Riverton doubles ... [more]

Wolverines host Torrington for Homecoming

Oct 10, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Kickoff is a half-hour early -- 6:30 p.m. -- Friday at Wolverine Field.

In what is shaping up to be one of the more competitive Class 3-A East ... [more]

Big turnout at Tonkin Stadium for PP&K

Oct 10, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  A record number of Riverton athletes participated in the annual Punt, Pass and Kick competition held Wednesday afternoon at Tonkin Stadium.
There were 64 ... [more]

Riverton spikers host crucial West 4-A foes this week

Oct 10, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Lady Wolverines host two key Class 4-A West volleyball matches this Friday and Saturday in Wolverine Gym.
With two wins, RHS will make solid ... [more]

Today

Oct 10, 2013 - Staff:  Births
DENNIS

A daughter was born to Crystal Dennis, of Alliance, Neb., and Daniel Dennis, of Attica, Mich., at 11:55 p.m. Oct. 5, 2013, at Lander ... [more]

New Wyoming Business Hall of Fame to induct class

Oct 10, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The first five inductees into the new Wyoming Business Hall of Fame will be recognized at a dinner event in Cheyenne next month.
The inductees ... [more]

Small businesses urged to use energy audit program

Oct 10, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming State Energy Office, a division of the Wyoming Business Council, is encouraging Wyoming's small businesses, agriculture producers, non-profits and ... [more]

Smith's going pink to raise breast cancer awareness

Oct 10, 2013 - From staff reports:  Smith's Food & Drug Stores, in partnership with Kroger and key suppliers, has committed $150,000 in donations for local breast cancer initiatives to support ... [more]

Selectivity key when using social media to market a business

Oct 10, 2013 - From staff reports:  Question -- "How do I use social media to promote my business?"
-- Damon, Cheyenne

Answer -- Social media can be a great marketing tool for ... [more]

In training as a damsel in distress

Oct 10, 2013 - By Clair McFarland:  Last weekend, for the second time, autumn lost the game against our aggressive and early winter.
This holds certain adventures for the optimist -- the event ... [more]

Fed up with trash freeloaders in receptacles paid for by others

Oct 10, 2013 - Char McKenzie, Riverton:  Editor:
Sunday at about 2 p.m. is a good time for the small, gray Chevrolet pickup (it sounds like a road grader) 10 County plates, white female driver, age ... [more]

Simple ingredients

Oct 10, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Homecoming week reminds us how easy it can be to maintain community ties

High school Homecoming week is a time for nostalgia, among other things. ... [more]

Digest

Oct 10, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Cheyenne mulls e-cigarette ban
CHEYENNE -- The Cheyenne City Council is considering an ordinance that would ban the sale of electronic cigarettes to ... [more]

Former state AG lead counsel in Hill investigation

Oct 10, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A special House committee investigating state schools Superintendent Cindy Hill has voted to hire former state Attorney General Bruce Salzburg as ... [more]

Quota filled quickly in second wolf hunt area

Oct 10, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Game and Fish Department says the quota in another wolf area has been met and will be closed for the remainder of the season.
Spokesman ... [more]

Fed shutdown alters wedding plans

Oct 10, 2013 - By Matt Volz, The Associated Press:  YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- Megan Wenk spent three months planning her dream wedding at Artist's Point in Yellowstone National Park before the government ... [more]

Explosions Saturday in rural area investigated

Oct 10, 2013 - From staff reports:  One reporting party said the issue was an ongoing problem involving people setting off explosives.

Fremont County Sheriff's deputies responded to ... [more]

Original Uden probe used psychics, past sheriff recalls

Oct 10, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  On Sept. 27, the Fremont County Attorney's Office finally charged Gerald Uden with three counts of first-degree murder for killing Virginia, Reagan and ... [more]

Man pleads guilty to meth charge; judge ponders deal

Oct 10, 2013 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  A Riverton man pleaded guilty Wednesday to a felony drug charge for possessing methamphetamine. A plea agreement in his case lowered his charge in exchange for ... [more]

Teen Hudson suspect pleads 'not guilty,' setting stage for trial

Oct 10, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A judge has set a trial date for the last defendant in the Hudson homicides case.
Jude Blackburn, 17, is scheduled to appear before Wyoming 9th District ... [more]