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CWC's Burnett is all-around cowgirl in region for '13-14

May 8, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Central Wyoming College cowgirl Kaylee Burnett locked down the women's all-around buckle Sunday after clinching the barrel racing regional title at the ... [more]

Today

May 8, 2014 - Staff:  Births
BAKER

A son was born to Estelle and Zachary Baker, of Hudson, at 9:24 p.m. April 7, 2014, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 6 pounds, ... [more]

College approves contract with Cheyenne-based auditing firm

May 8, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  In January, Central Wyoming College advertised for the services and received one proposal.

The Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees approved a ... [more]

IDEA director moving on

May 8, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Christopherson has held the position for 10 years

Phil Christopherson is moving to Gillette after 10 years as executive director of IDEA Inc., ... [more]

Gerrymandering lets politicians pick voters, not other way around

May 8, 2014 - By Alan Lowenthal, For MCT News Service:  Can you imagine a baseball game where every stadium had its own rules?
Now imagine that the rules are not just set by the home team, but that the home team ... [more]

Think carefully before filling out military survey for young people

May 8, 2014 - Misti Bolte, Riverton:  Editor:
To all parents with children between the ages of 16 and 24: My daughter recently received a survey addressed to her, along with $2 in the mail ... [more]

Whole syllables are left silent

May 8, 2014 - By Clair McFarland:  Yes, I am trying to learn to speak French

A friend's recent move to Europe has sparked in me the interest to learn French.
There are a few reasons ... [more]

E-cigs and schools

May 8, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  The reasons for prohibition are straightforward and legitimate

A few days ago a national news report stated that "for public school districts with ... [more]

Digest

May 8, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Jurors weigh Alice Uden case
CHEYENNE -- Jurors on Thursday continued to deliberate in the case of a 75-year-old Missouri woman charged with killing her ... [more]

Catholics air birth control arguments

May 8, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- Roman Catholic organizations in Wyoming told a federal judge Wednesday that they don't want to have anything to do with helping their employees access ... [more]

In light of Supreme Court ruling, state campaign law under review

May 8, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Local and national groups warn that Wyoming's campaign finance laws need to be changed to comply with a U.S. Supreme Court ruling.
Wyoming law ... [more]

Facilities leaders visit Riverton schools

May 8, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The first stop was the proposed site for Riverton's new elementary school at 1200 W. Monroe Ave.

Fremont County School District 25 administration ... [more]

Several options in play to deal with library drainage problems

May 8, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Branch Library is moving forward with fixing leakage and drainage problems at its facility.
According to Fremont County Library System director ... [more]

Few applicants so far for county pathologist job

May 8, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County's plan to hire its own expert to perform autopsies is in a rough patch, as few candidates are applying for the job. The proposed salary is ... [more]

Twenty to 30 years for youngest of five in Hudson homicides

May 8, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The youngest defendant in the case of a double homicide in Hudson was sentenced to 20 to 30 years in prison Thursday in a hearing laced with emotion at Lander ... [more]

Today

May 7, 2014 - Staff:  Births
STETTER

A son was born to Laura Voss and Dustin Stetter, of Dubois, at 5:34 p.m. March 28, 2014, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 6 ... [more]

Thursday Showcase at CWC is last for Hussa as conductor

May 7, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Central Wyoming College community band, collegiate chorale and hand bell choir perform at the Spring Showcase Concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Robert ... [more]

Minimal damage in 'scary' lightning strike

May 7, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A lightning strike April 26 may have been exciting for local residents, but the incident was relatively minor for the Riverton Volunteer Fire Department.
RVFD ... [more]

GOP leaders wrong in trying to stifle debate on Mead censure

May 7, 2014 - Troy Mader, Gillette:  Editor:
There was a deliberate, orchestrated attempt by some of the state party leadership to stifle free and open debate on "public censure" at the recent ... [more]

No need to leave Earth to enjoy sky

May 7, 2014 - By Carl Manning:  I listen to the radio when I drive. I like NPR, and it usually has some gems of information that I then like to blather about in conversations. Recently there ... [more]

Climate assessment

May 7, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  The new report sparks a familiar quarrel -- and a good question

The release Tuesday of the third National Climate Assessment led to a predictable ... [more]

Digest

May 7, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Natrona voters nix bond issue
CASPER -- Natrona County voters have rejected a $33 million bond issue to pay for school improvements.
Preliminary ... [more]

Yellowstone gains ground in war against lake trout

May 7, 2014 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- A voracious species of trout that decimated a native trout population in Yellowstone National Park shows signs of decline following a costly ... [more]

New climate report predicts hotter, drier Wyoming plains

May 7, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Growing seasons in the northern Plains probably will be longer, however, if adequate water can be found.

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. -- Climate change will ... [more]

Tornado in rural area causes no damage Tuesday

May 7, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A small-scale tornado swept through rural Fremont County on Tuesday afternoon, whipping up debris and dust over open country about 20 miles north of Riverton. ... [more]

Pavillion water investigation falls further behind original schedule

May 7, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  State officials have made progress investigating possible groundwater contamination east of Pavillion, but the process has fallen further behind schedule. ... [more]

City OKs new, renewed day care permits

May 7, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council has approved two new day care licenses during its regular meeting April 15.
Jessica Casper, 315 E. Monroe Ave., and Kara Hancock, ... [more]

Baker to run for Riverton mayor

May 7, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Former Riverton City Councilman Lars Baker is running for mayor.
Baker announced his candidacy Wednesday. He said he believes Mayor Ron Warpness will not seek ... [more]

In 3-A soccer showdown, Jackson beats Tiger boys

May 7, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Jackson entered its boys Class 3-A soccer match against Lander focused on slowing down Lander forward Kyle Leemon.
The plan worked, as Jackson blanked the ... [more]

Younger Shoshoni track team shines at end of season

May 7, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  The next few years should be good ones for Shoshoni track and field.  The Wranglers swept the middle school portion of the WRCAA track championships, then ... [more]