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My Health Care: Still gambling without insurance coverage

May 29, 2014 - From staff reports:  Editor:
Few people may have looked forward to 2014 more than I, for the unrolling of the Affordable Care Act. I had been uninsured since divorce in the ... [more]

Maya Angelou epitomized the term 'renaissance'

May 29, 2014 - By The Philadelphia Inquirer:  If "renaissance" is the appropriate adjective to describe someone who has played many roles in life, then it fits Maya Angelou.
She was a poet, memoirist, ... [more]

A true, literal Memorial Day

May 29, 2014 - By Betty Starks Case:  The memories just sort of reach out and fit themselves into place, and you murmur, "Oh yes, remember the time ... ?"

How about our Memorial Day ... [more]

Terms and definitions

May 29, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  What does 'foreign policy' mean? The president wants us all to think about it

The president of the United States made a speech Wednesday and invited ... [more]

Digest

May 29, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Deadline near on wolf comments
JACKSON -- The deadline is approaching for people to offer their thoughts about the next wolf-hunting season in northwest ... [more]

River over banks near Saratoga

May 29, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Workers filled and piled sandbags on Thursday along the swollen North Platte River in Carbon County as they rushed to prepare for a crest expected ... [more]

Mead to Washington state on coal mission

May 29, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  Wyoming is casting about for new international coal markets in the face of flagging domestic demand.

Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead heads to Washington state ... [more]

Dem seeks Senate District 25 seat

May 29, 2014 - From staff reports:  In municipal races, Lee Martinez filed Wednesday for a return to the Riverton City Council.

A Democrat has entered the race for Wyoming Senate ... [more]

Secretary of state hopeful seeks to tighten Wyoming rules on incorporation

May 29, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A business lawyer from Rock Springs running for Wyoming secretary of state recently made a campaign stop in Fremont County. The candidate, Clark Stith, is ... [more]

Shoshone leaders reinstated after council revisits decision

May 29, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Eastern Shoshone General Council has repealed the actions that had ousted councilmen Ivan Posey and Wes Martel and attorney general Kimberly Varilek from ... [more]

Pay raise for District 25 staff approved

May 29, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton school board on Tuesday approved a 1 percent salary increase for all employees for the 2014-2015 school year.
The district also will add 1.43 ... [more]

City plans to do away with alley trash pick-up, require curbside only

May 29, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council has approved new, four-day-a-week operation of sanitation services for residents in order to accommodate changes from the Fremont ... [more]

Barton K. 'Bart' Bakker

May 29, 2014 - Staff:  Barton K. "Bart" Bakker, formerly of Riverton, died Friday, May 2, 2014, in Mission Hills, Calif. He was 50 years old.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. ... [more]

Roger Brooks

May 29, 2014 - Staff:  A memorial service and luncheon for Roger Brooks will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, June 7, at Wind River Indian Baptist Church, 29 Ethete Road, Fort Washakie. The ... [more]

Digest

May 28, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Safe holiday on roadways
CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Highway Patrol says that so far, it has received no reports of fatal crashes in Wyoming over the ... [more]

Bodies recovered from crash site

May 28, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CODY -- A rescue team has recovered the bodies of two brothers whose small plane crashed into a mountain near Yellowstone National Park three weeks ago.
The ... [more]

Big flood-protection effort in Saratoga

May 28, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Crews continued stacking sandbags to protect the town of Saratoga from the rising flows in the North Platte River on Tuesday as weekend rains on top ... [more]

Lockdown at Casper College after gun report near campus

May 28, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- Casper College was locked down briefly Wednesday after a report of shots fired nearby.
Casper police Sgt. Lyle Berg says reports came in just after 4 ... [more]

Amateur dueled pro winner at Saltwater

May 28, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Collegiate Justin Kelley had the lead through the 17th hole on Monday before being overtaken by pro Zahakai Brown.

Riverton Country Club golf pro ... [more]

Strong showing by RHS seniors at state track meet

May 28, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Four seniors capped their Riverton Wolverines track and field careers Saturday at the Class 4-A state meet, finding their way to the podium in Casper.
Shepp ... [more]

Today

May 28, 2014 - Staff:  Births
NAJERA

A daughter was born to Adelle and Elder Najera, of Riverton, at 1:54 p.m. April 14, 2014, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. She weighed 6 ... [more]

Tribal member says he sought proper practice of tribal law

May 28, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Eastern Shoshone tribal member Wade W. LeBeau came before the Shoshone General Council and Business Council during a council meeting April 5 with an issue that ... [more]

Man's death attributed to meth overdose

May 28, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling and Katie Roenigk, Staff Writers:  A Lander man who died May 3 did not suffer a heart attack as initially reported.
Toxicology results from the Fremont County Coroner's Office stated Gregory A. ... [more]

Second class graduates from Fort Washakie High School

May 28, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  A second group of seniors graduated from Fremont County School District 21 on May 17. The Fort Washakie school honored its three graduates -- Maria Enos, ... [more]

LeBrun details his view on jurisdiction, county attorney's role

May 28, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County attorney candidate Patrick LeBrun made a campaign stop at the May 5 meeting of the Fremont County Republican Women. The group made no decision ... [more]

Woman in wheelchair carried from burning house by firemen

May 28, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The fire had penetrated the structure while she was still inside.

Firefighters rescued a disabled woman Tuesday from a burning home on Sherry ... [more]

Michael 'Mike' Widmayer

May 28, 2014 - Staff:  Michael "Mike" Widmayer, of Riverton, died Sunday, May 25, 2014, at his home. He was 73 years old.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, May 30, at the First ... [more]

Donald H. Jevne

May 28, 2014 - Staff:  Donald H. Jevne, formerly of Riverton, died Tuesday, May 20, 2014, at his home in Springdale, Ark. He was 70 years old.
A viewing will be 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 ... [more]

Flood warning still in effect

May 28, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A flood warning remains in place through the weekend for the Wind River near Dubois and Riverton.
According to the National Weather Service, "very warm" ... [more]

Ruth Francis Spoonhunter

May 28, 2014 - Staff:  Ruth Francis Spoonhunter, of Tucson, Ariz., died Friday, May 23, 2014, at Avalon Health Care in Tucson, Ariz. She was 82 years old.
A memorial service ... [more]