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RHS jumps into Class 3-A East conference play with Rawlins

Sep 26, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Two teams trying to find their identity: That's how Riverton Wolverine head football coach Pat Patterson describes the upcoming game against the Rawlins ... [more]

Cougars reach gold bracket

Sep 26, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Wind River Cougars breezed into the gold bracket before being eliminated by Tongue River on Saturday at the Thermopolis Invitational volleyball tournament. ... [more]

CWC spikers open home season Friday

Sep 26, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Tavia Young is ready for the Central Wyoming College Rustlers to have a home volleyball match this year.
After being on the road for the first five weeks of ... [more]

Today

Sep 26, 2013 - Staff:  Community calendar
SEPT. 28
First Aide and Heart Saver CPR with AED
is 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Riverton Aquatic Center classroom. Cost is $60. ... [more]

Ex teacher freed after 30-day term for rape

Sep 26, 2013 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- Montana prison officials released a former high school teacher Thursday after he completed a 30-day sentence for rape that is under review by ... [more]

Arch Coal kicks off teacher recognition program in state

Sep 26, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Arch Coal Foundation has officially kicked off its signature education support program -- the Arch Coal Teacher Achievement Awards -- for the upcoming school ... [more]

Riverton residents to attend Angus meeting

Sep 26, 2013 - From staff reports:  Dan E. Ingalls, of Riverton, has been elected as a delegate to the 130th Annual American Angus Association Convention of Delegates, and Riverton resident Terry ... [more]

Restaurant offering fast, authentic tacos

Sep 26, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A new fast food taco service in town is promising each customer an authentic Mexican taste in each bite.
Taqueria El Sol opened Sept. 18 at 832 W. Main St. ... [more]

Baby Messiah gets to keep his given name

Sep 26, 2013 - By The Chicago Tribune:  Hospital nurseries last year were filled with Jacobs and Jaydens, Madisons and Mias.
But there is only one Messiah, a Tennessee judge declared in August, ... [more]

Mixing art with science

Sep 26, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Central Wyoming College made a wise move in promoting art in the new center on campus

Central Wyoming College's new Health and Science Center is a ... [more]

Permanent ink not fit for the fickle

Sep 26, 2013 - By Clair McFarland:  Few topics distract me from the joy I carry around with me these days -- in my hormone-high brain, my tapioca-spoiled tummy, and my overstuffed womb. It's hard ... [more]

Digest

Sep 26, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Man gets 12-26 years in fraud case
LINCOLN, Neb. -- A Wyoming man who was twice convicted for unlawfully buying vehicles in Nebraska has been sentenced ... [more]

Utah wildlife officer dies in Wyoming crash

Sep 26, 2013 - The Associated Press:  SALT LAKE CITY -- Officials with the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources are mourning a 37-year-old employee who died in an off-duty car accident in ... [more]

Mother, children killed in wreck in Big Horn Co.

Sep 26, 2013 - The Associated Press:  MANDERSON -- A SUV ran a stop sign and was struck by a tractor-trailer truck, killing a woman and her two young children.
The Wyoming Highway Patrol says the ... [more]

Habitat for lynx may be expanded

Sep 26, 2013 - The Associated Press:  SEATTLE -- The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has proposed a revision in the critical habitat designation for a species of lynx listed as threatened under the ... [more]

Judge tosses some claims in Earhart wreckage case

Sep 26, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- It's been more than 75 years since aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart's Lockheed Electra vanished somewhere over the South Pacific yet the mystery of ... [more]

State health exchange questions remain

Sep 26, 2013 - The Associated Press:  The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services plans to
launch the insurance website Oct. 1.


CHEYENNE -- The federal government stands ready next ... [more]

Man sentenced to six years for possession of child pornography

Sep 26, 2013 - From staff reports:  The 30-year-old also will have to pay a $100 special assessment and a $400 fine.

Charles Lee Caines, 30, of Riverton, has been sentenced to six years ... [more]

County to share attorney fees with insurer in civil rights voting case

Sep 26, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County is likely to pay less than one-tenth of the $960,000 of attorney fees awarded to plaintiffs in the 2005 civil rights voting case against the ... [more]

Snyder: District 25 enrollment 'bubble is here to stay'

Sep 26, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  More students are enrolled in Riverton schools this year, and Fremont County School District 25 superintendent Terry Snyder thinks the increase will become the ... [more]

Riverton airport enplanement figures on target for fed mandate

Sep 26, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Ten thousand passengers a year have to board at the facility for it to receive federal funding for maintenance and operations costs.

The Riverton ... [more]

RHS marching band preps for contest

Sep 25, 2013 - Staff:  Rylan Peranteaux looked at bandmate Bryan VanSkike as he aligned himself during Riverton High School marching band practice Tuesday at Wolverine Field. Band ... [more]

Wolverine swimmers to Lander for Thursday dual

Sep 25, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton High School swim team will continue its season Thursday afternoon with a dual meet at Lander.
The meet is set to begin at 4 p.m. at the Lander ... [more]

Hill wins steer-wrestling buckle at Chadron rodeo

Sep 25, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Veteran Central Wyoming College Rustler cowboy Coltin Hill recorded the quickest time on his way to winning the steer wrestling title Sunday at the Chadron ... [more]

SHS girls claim title at Thermopolis VB invitational

Sep 25, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Shoshoni Wranglers picked up five consecutive victories on the volleyball court Saturday to claim the Thermopolis Invitational title.
Shoshoni capped off ... [more]

We can have both art and coal

Sep 25, 2013 - By Chris Peck:  And let's not ask college trustees to be art critics

Run trustees, run.
Do not get into the business of being  Wyoming's art censors.
That's not ... [more]

Make things right with loved ones while you can

Sep 25, 2013 - Paul Bell Jr., St. Stephen's:  Editor:
Over the past several years and more recently felt by the families close to those we have lost this year, so far, I pray for those we must lose ... [more]

Pay for the truck

Sep 25, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Even as investigations continue, some parties ought to cover costs for the Pavillion water truck

By now, feelings are deeply ingrained in the case of ... [more]

Educators getting first look at new evaluation process for schools

Sep 25, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Department of Education has given educators in the state a sneak preview of how state schools will be graded on accountability.
The ... [more]

Ag secretary backs South Dakota in spat over railroad

Sep 25, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Track in Wyoming is involved in the case.

PIERRE, S.D. -- The U.S. Secretary of Agriculture is backing South Dakota in the state's effort to make sure ... [more]

Digest

Sep 25, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Horses still need WNV vaccine
CHEYENNE -- Despite the onset of fall, cases of West Nile Virus in horses continue to be reported throughout the state of ... [more]

Wyoming sees tamer wildfire season in 2013

Sep 25, 2013 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  While neighboring states saw large wildfires this summer, Wyoming had a comparatively tame fire season due to timely rain, fewer dry lightning strikes and ... [more]

Officials label Burroughs Fire inactive, lift all closures in area

Sep 25, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Burroughs Fire north of Dubois has been labeled inactive, and all closures in the area have been lifted.
"There's just nothing really happening to it ... [more]

Storm drops 9 inches of snow on Togwotee Pass

Sep 25, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The mountains above Dubois were transformed overnight by a winter storm that dropped 9 inches of snow on Togwotee Pass by 11:30 a.m., officials said.
"It got ... [more]

Judge orders county to cover attorney fees of plaintiffs in 2005 civil rights case

Sep 25, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The majority of the $960,000 bill will be paid by the county's insurance provider.

A federal judge has awarded $960,000 in attorney fees to ... [more]

Today

Sep 25, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
DuRYEA

Betty DuRyea, 80, of Riverton, died Friday, Sept. 6, at Help for Health Hospice Home in Riverton. Per her request, cremation has taken ... [more]

Isabell 'Izzy' Wolf

Sep 25, 2013 - Staff:  Isabell "Izzy" Wolf, of Riverton, died Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, at Help for Health Hospice Home in Riverton. She was 73 years old.
Per her request, ... [more]

Charles 'Don' Boles

Sep 25, 2013 - Staff:  Charles "Don" Boles, of Riverton, died Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He was 85 years old.
Per his request, cremation has taken ... [more]

Willie Jacobs

Sep 25, 2013 - Staff:  Willie Jacobs, of Kirby, died Friday, Sept. 13, 2013, in Thermopolis. He was 63 years old.
Cremation has taken place, and a family memorial service will be at ... [more]

Betty DuRyea

Sep 25, 2013 - Staff:  Betty DuRyea, of Riverton, died Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, at Help for Health Hospice Home. She was 80 years old.
Per her request, cremation has taken place, and ... [more]