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Board OKs contracts, raises for top CWC administrators

Jun 10, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees approved contracts for several top administrators during its regular meeting in May.
Contracts for Jason Wood, ... [more]

Rawlins builder picked for city's new justice center

Jun 10, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Riverton justice center project has a contractor: L.M. Olson Inc. of Rawlins. Fremont County Commissioners accepted Olson's bid on June 10 contingent upon ... [more]

Second day of Roy Peck tournament washed out

Jun 10, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  A downpour in Riverton on Saturday night and into Sunday morning canceled the second day of the annual Roy Peck Wood Bat baseball tournament.
The Riverton ... [more]

Former Lander cowboy Krassin in CNFR again

Jun 10, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The College National Finals Rodeo starts on Sunday at the Casper Events Center. The rodeo will last the entire week.

Casper College rodeo coach ... [more]

Long wait well worth it for minor leaguer

Jun 10, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Punch this into your GPS and see if it gets you to the big leagues: Start in Orlando, Fla., playing minor league baseball with the Gulf Coast League Braves. ... [more]

Waheed named new RHS boys soccer head coach

Jun 10, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  He was a six-year assistant coach under Erly Cornejo, who resigned recently to take a college job.

Aziz Waheed, a Riverton Middle School science ... [more]

R. H. 'Lefty' Walters

Jun 10, 2014 - Staff:  R. H. "Lefty" Walters, formerly of Riverton, died Tuesday, May 27, 2014, at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper, surrounded by family and friends. He was 88 years ... [more]

Dennis Zoller

Jun 10, 2014 - Staff:  Dennis Zoller, of Riverton, died Friday, June 6, 2014, at SageWest Health Care at Riverton. He was 67 years old.
A memorial gathering and carry-in dinner will ... [more]

Edward 'Eddie' Norbert Bindl

Jun 10, 2014 - Staff:  Edward "Eddie" Norbert Bindl died Friday, June 6, 2014, after a short illness in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, surrounded by family and loved ones. He was 69 years ... [more]

Violet 'Vi' Fleak

Jun 10, 2014 - Staff:  Violet "Vi" Fleak, of Riverton, died Monday, June 9, 2014, at SageWest Health Care at Riverton. She was 85 years old.
A viewing will be 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. ... [more]

Leo Glenn Horath

Jun 10, 2014 - Staff:  Leo Glenn Horath, longtime resident of Thermopolis, died Sunday, June 8, 2014, after a short illness. He was 78 years old.
Graveside services will be at 3 ... [more]

Lawrence 'Cambys' Jenkins

Jun 10, 2014 - Staff:  Lawrence "Cambys" Jenkins, of St. Stephen's, died Sunday, June 8, 2014, at SageWest Health Care at Riverton. He was 32 years old.
A rosary and wake will be ... [more]

Waheed tabbed to replace Cornejo as RHS boys soccer coach

Jun 10, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Aziz Waheed, a Riverton Middle School science teacher, has been picked to replace Erly Cornejo as the Riverton Wolverines boys head soccer coach, school ... [more]

Applications due June 25 for fall internship in Enzi's office

Jun 9, 2014 - From staff reports:  U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., is encouraging college students and graduates to apply for an internship in his Washington, D.C., office this fall. The deadline ... [more]

'Voice of the Cowboys' signs on through 2019

Jun 9, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  LARAMIE - The familiar voice that Wyoming Cowboy fans have grown accustomed to hearing for more than three decades will stay in his current role through 2019, ... [more]

Raiders battle but drop 7-4 game to Douglas

Jun 9, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Douglas Cats scratched out a 7-4 victory over the Riverton Raiders Saturday afternoon in the first day Roy Peck Invitational Wood Bat baseball tournament. ... [more]

Howlett, only soccer coach Lander boys ever had, hangs it up

Jun 9, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Dan Howlett has created a big soccer coaching legacy at Lander Valley High School after holding the boys position for the past 29 years.
The end came for ... [more]

Volunteer firefighters train for season

Jun 9, 2014 - By Chilton Tippin, Laramie Boomerang:  LARAMIE (AP) -- With a tree behind his fire engine engulfed in flames, Mike Morin called in the Blackhawk.
"We've got a torcher," the Big Laramie Valley ... [more]

Leon Wilkinson

Jun 9, 2014 - Staff:  Leon Wilkinson, 63, of Riverton died at the Help for Health Hospice Home on Thursday, June 5, 2014.
Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 10, at ... [more]

Theresa M. Duncan

Jun 9, 2014 - Staff:  Theresa Mae (Grice) Duncan, age 100, died Tuesday, May 27, 2014, at Westward Heights Care Center in Lander.
Born June 27, 1913, at Sundance to John and ... [more]

In politics, it's smart to welcome converts

Jun 9, 2014 - By Mark Shields:  Long before he teamed with Erskine Bowles, a Democrat and former President Bill Clinton's White House chief of staff, to lead the bipartisan commission on ... [more]

About that Thermop A&W ...

Jun 9, 2014 - By Randy Tucker:  The news is a a lot better than I reported three weeks ago.

"The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated," the legendary author and ... [more]

Fight or die

Jun 9, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Horror, heart and heroism characterized the allied landing on D-Day 70 years ago

Nothing against today's combat soldier, who puts his life on the ... [more]


Jun 9, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Road work set on Grand Loop
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- Yellowstone National Park visitors will likely to encounter new road and bridge construction ... [more]

The way it was: Ag education award -- 1975

Jun 9, 2014 - Staff:  The winner of Wyoming's Vocational Education Outstanding Service Award 39 years ago this week was a familiar face in Fremont County.
Shoshoni High School ... [more]

Run, cycle swim event to support trail rebuild, health fund

Jun 9, 2014 - From staff reports:  Fremont Physical and Sports Therapy and Go Fremont County! will host the first Go Fremont County! Parade Day 5k, Cycle or Swim on July 26.
The organizers ... [more]

City cuts license requirement for some Riverton businesses

Jun 9, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Officials said implementation of the ordinance would have little or no financial effect on the city's budget.

The Riverton City Council approved a ... [more]

NWS: Most lightning deaths occur during leisure activities

Jun 9, 2014 - From staff reports:  The National Weather Service is using lightning safety week, June 22 to June 28, to inform outdoor enthusiasts about the dangers of lightning. Although recent ... [more]

Cody powwow inviting dancers

Jun 9, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Plains Indian Museum Powwow in Cody celebrates its 33rd anniversary this year.
The event takes place June 21 and June 22 at the Robbie Powwow Garden on ... [more]

County ranks eighth in state in visitor spending

Jun 9, 2014 - From staff reports:  The countywide 4 percent lodging tax is expected to bring in $675,000 for fiscal year 2013-2014 which ends June 30. FY 2014-15 is expected to generate the ... [more]