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Gillette ousts RHS at state soccer

May 29, 2015 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Wolverine boys soccer team saw its season end Friday morning with a 1-0 state tournament consolation loss to Gillette at the Class 4-A state ... [more]

Religion in Wyoming and the West: The religious landscape survey

May 29, 2015 - By Paul V.M. Flesher:  The Pew Research Center for Religion and the Public Life has just released a new survey about the religious identity of Americans. The researchers interviewed ... [more]


May 29, 2015 - Staff:  Births

A daughter was born to Marcilynn Limberhand of Riverton and Ramon Castillo of Havre, Mont., at 9:41 a.m. April 30 at SageWest Health ... [more]

Eighteen graduate from Wind River High School

May 29, 2015 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Fremont County School District 6 said goodbye to its senior class Sunday.
Wind River High School had 18 seniors in the class of 2015.
The valedictorians for ... [more]

Riverton man serving 10 months in FEMA Corps

May 29, 2015 - From staff reports:  Connor Lively of Riverton recently began a 10-month term of national service in FEMA Corps, an AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps program.
FEMA ... [more]

Lander woman appointed to three-year term on wild horse, burro advisory board

May 29, 2015 - From staff reports:  Jennifer Sall was selected for the category of public interest.

The Bureau of Land Management has announced that Jennifer Sall of Lander has been ... [more]

RHS club reads more than 320 books

May 29, 2015 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  The Wolverine Reader Program had 36 active members in the 2014-2015 school year.

The Wolverine Reader Program at Riverton High School wrapped up its ... [more]

Sorrow in child's death applies to driver as well

May 29, 2015 - Kathi Ronaldo, Riverton:  Editor:
The poor little girl's death in the crosswalk is a terrible, terrible tragedy, very heartbreaking.
I ask everyone to remember that the heartbreak ... [more]

A night in the castle, 35 years later

May 29, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  It had been that long since I last slept in a college room

I have spent exactly two nights in a college residence hall in the past 35 years, six ... [more]

Odd Fellows

May 29, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  The handsome little cemetery on Riverview Road still needs caretakers

No one whose Memorial Day observances this week included a visit to Mountain ... [more]


May 29, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Woman killed in motorcycle wreck
ALADDIN -- A Canadian woman is dead after the motorcycle she was riding hit a deer in northeastern Wyoming.
The ... [more]

New leader in place for Warren Air Force Base ICBMs

May 29, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Col. Stephen Kravitsky has served in many different roles during his 29-year Air Force career.
Since enlisting as an 18-year-old, his duties have ... [more]

Federal grouse measures unveiled

May 29, 2015 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  The regulations would require oil and gas wells to be clustered in groups of a half-dozen or more to avoid scattering them across habitat of the greater ... [more]

House damaged in fire; residents responded well

May 29, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  An electrical malfunction was the cause of a fire that damaged a house Thursday morning on Oilfield Road south of Riverton.
Fire officials said the damage ... [more]

Man arrested in Kinnear after report of gunfire

May 29, 2015 - From staff reports:  A Kinnear man was arrested for reckless endangerment Thursday afternoon after reports he fired a shotgun into the air in the 8100 block of Riverview Road.
No ... [more]

Ground broken for Willow Creek Elementary School

May 29, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton community broke ground Thursday at the new Willow Creek Elementary School to be built at 1200 E. Monroe Ave.
Students from Fremont County School ... [more]

Shoshoni ups mill levy to cover higher school expense

May 29, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Shoshoni property owners will see an increase on this year's tax notices after the Fremont County School District 24 Board of Trustees agreed to levy an ... [more]

Highway open after slides, but train tracks in canyon closed

May 29, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Officials do not have an exact estimate on the timeline for reopening the line.

This week's mud slides between Shoshoni and Thermopolis caused damage ... [more]


May 28, 2015 - Staff:  Births

A child was born to Jessie M. Arthur of Arapahoe at 8:20 p.m. April 16 at SageWest Health Care at Riverton. The baby weighed 6 pounds, ... [more]


May 26, 2015 - Staff:  Deaths

Sophia Raye Archer, 7, died Friday, May 22, in Riverton. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Friday, May ... [more]

Riverton detectives clear 70 percent of cases in 2014

May 24, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Police department shares annual report.

The Riverton Police Department dispatch center was fully staffed at the end 2014, according to an annual ... [more]

Nine Arapaho Charter seniors receive diplomas

May 24, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The graduating class of 2015 at Arapaho Charter High School had an emotional night May 15 as they celebrated the end of their high school education.
Nine ... [more]

Mortarboards fly at SSIHS

May 24, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  St. Stephen's Indian High School handed out 13 diplomas May 17.
The graduating seniors were Alannah Amos, Nataya Bell, Dustin Blackburn, Feather Blackburn, ... [more]

WGFD offers Free Fishing Day on June 6

May 24, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is holding a Free Fishing Day on June 6, when anglers will be able to fish state waters without a fishing ... [more]

Youths win awards for recitations in Arapaho

May 24, 2015 - From staff reports:  Students Allecia Moss and Taiyah Duran of Riverside Indian School in Anadarko, Okla., earned high honors April 6 and April 7 at the Oklahoma Native American ... [more]

Judge trims sentence for Rails to Trails killer; might be freed sooner

May 24, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A judge lowered the minimum sentence a convicted killer is to serve in jail in a May 22 order, making the teen eligible for parole sooner but not guaranteeing ... [more]

Higher ed in state is more than university, leaders stress

May 24, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Community college officials want to engage the public and industry leaders in efforts to promote the benefits of higher education outside of the University of ... [more]

State says it still should be allowed to try to reinstate Eaton death penalty

May 24, 2015 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  Lawyers for the state of Wyoming and a the former Riverton resident convicted of murder disagree over whether the state may again seek the death penalty ... [more]

2015 graduating class at Fort Washakie largest in school history

May 24, 2015 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The Fort Washakie High School class of 2015 was the largest graduating class in the district's history.
Fort Washakie principal Shad Hamilton said the high ... [more]

Wyoming Indian High School celebrates 15 in class of 2015

May 24, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Families and community members celebrated the graduation of 15 Wyoming Indian High School seniors May 17 at the school's gymnasium.
The graduates are Derek ... [more]