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Letter on the state of education missed mark on two points

Sep 3, 2013 - Kristy Richmond, Riverton:  Editor:
There are two specific points that disappoint me most in Mr. Heckart's letter to the editor from Aug. 22. First, his experience with the students of ... [more]

'May truth come forward'

Sep 3, 2013 - Myron Groesbeck, Ethete:  Editor:

Warriors gather in the land of the free.
To camp near the river of the aspen tree.
The first snow on the peaks. A time of change.
Summer has ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Sep 3, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Labor Day
Thanks for the day off for Labor Day. Monday isn't a publication day for us any more, but it usually is a work day. We kept the doors locked ... [more]

Digest

Sep 3, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Teens in triple slaying due in court
CODY -- Two teens charged with killing three members of a Wyoming family are scheduled to appear in court after ... [more]

Event helps younger band students learn from older ones

Sep 3, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Annual event helps younger band students learn from older ones.

Musical notes from baritone horns, trumpets, trombones, flutes, clarinets, French ... [more]

Honor Farm inmate jumps fence, then jumps back

Sep 3, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  An inmate at the Wyoming Honor Farm has been segregated while officials investigate a report that someone was trying to escape the facility Saturday ... [more]

Struggling financially, VFW post puts building up for sale

Sep 3, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Ideally, a different building could be found to house the VFW, American Legion Post 19, the Disabled American Veterans, and the VFW Women's Auxiliary under ... [more]

Escaped inmate still on the loose

Sep 3, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Travelers on Wyoming's interstate highway system over the holiday weekend saw signs posted in several places warning of an "escaped prisoner manhunt." ... [more]

Low pinecone output means grizzly conflict more likely

Sep 3, 2013 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Biologists say a bad year for whitebark pine cone output could lead to more hunter-grizzly bear conflicts in northwest Wyoming this fall.
Officials ... [more]

Riverton spikers earn two wins at season-opening tournament

Sep 3, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Lady Wolverines volleyball team had a competitive start to the season Friday and Saturday in Cheyenne during round-robin play at the McDonald's ... [more]

New coaches, veteran team for Cougar volleyball

Sep 3, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Kristan Trujillo is the second straight volleyball coach to be hired at Wind River High School who played at Central Wyoming College.
Trujillo was an ... [more]

Lander, Shoshoni meet in controlled scrimmage

Sep 3, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  No score was kept, and coaches acted as the officials.

Lander Valley High School football coach Doug Hughes didn't have to look far when Kemmerer ... [more]

Wolverines blast Worland in week zero

Sep 3, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Riverton opens the regular season this Friday, Sept. 6, in Powell against the two-time defending state champions.

In their final tuneup for the ... [more]

Riverton golfers edge Lander for Worland golf title; Paxton wins individual title for RHS

Sep 3, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Riverton Wolverines and Lander Tigers  finished 1-2 in the boys team standings Friday at the Worland Invitational golf tournament.
The Wolverines had a ... [more]

Carriers of the 'Rolex gene'

Sep 3, 2013 - By Mark Shields:  Too many politicians are affected -- both Republican and Demo

Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., D-Ill., was given two and a half years in prison ... [more]

The fibs come from all sides

Sep 3, 2013 - By Randy Tucker:  From "news" to entertainment, what's wrong with the truth?

I found a 1943 Army Air Force survival manual in a pile of old books at the Army surplus ... [more]

Failures in education begin with parents and expectations

Sep 3, 2013 - John A. Boesch Jr., Riverton:  It is policy not to hold back a student that fails to meet a passing level of proficiency, therefore what is the incentive for the student that is failing to ... [more]

Selling alcohol on the reservation

Sep 3, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  It was banned for a reason, and there ought to an equally good one to reinstate it

For the first time in decades, there is real discussion about ... [more]

Medicaid 'coverage gap' looming for poor in Wyoming 20 others

Sep 3, 2013 - By Tony Pugh, McClatchy Washington Bureau:  WASHINGTON _ One month after undergoing a partial hysterectomy in 2011 to remove a rare form of ovarian cancer, Erika Neal of St. Louis got a double dose of ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Sep 3, 2013 - The Associated Press:  More patrols this weekend
CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Highway Patrol has beefed up staffing for the Labor Day weekend.
The patrol is especially on the ... [more]

Rallies protest Wyoming disability funding changes

Sep 3, 2013 - The Associated Press:  The program funds in-home care and vocational skills training.

CHEYENNE -- People rallied in Cheyenne, Jackson and Casper to protest changes to one ... [more]

UW honoring man who created distinctive gardens

Sep 3, 2013 - From staff reports:  A new University of Wyoming landmark honors Tommy Thompson, a master floriculturist who cultivated the university's beautiful flower gardens for three ... [more]

Enzi, GOP encumbents planning for no surprises in 2014 election

Sep 3, 2013 - By Erik Schelzig and Ken Thomas, The Associated Press:  ASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Faced with a potentially serious primary challenger, Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander was not about to sit back and wait.
The same goes for ... [more]

Diana Suntych

Sep 3, 2013 - Staff:  Former Riverton resident Diana Suntych died Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013, at her home in Thermopolis following a period of declining health. She was 64 years ... [more]

Digest

Sep 3, 2013 - From staff reports:  Tree spraying to close campgrounds
Several Shoshone National Forest campgrounds will be closed for one to two days starting Tuesday. This closure will ... [more]

Low pine cone production could up bear encounters

Sep 3, 2013 - From staff reports:  CODY -- Annual whitebark pine surveys on established transects in northwest Wyoming indicate poor whitebark pine cone production during 2013, which could mean ... [more]

Water grant equipment gives boost to CWC research

Sep 3, 2013 - From staff reports:  Professor Suzanne Smaglik uses the geophysics tools to help forward her work in Hot Springs State Park.

The hot mineral springs in Thermopolis ... [more]

New app encourages visits to Wyoming state parks

Sep 3, 2013 - From staff reports:  Summer is in full swing, and the fun is heating up on the Wyoming State Parks Pocket Ranger app.
The Wyoming State Parks Passport Challenge uses the app's ... [more]

Violinist, pianist to perform concert at CWC arts center

Sep 3, 2013 - From staff reports:  An intimate one-hour concert featuring violinist Qing Li and pianist Richard Dowling will be performed Wednesday, Sept. 11, at Central Wyoming College.
The ... [more]

Library hosting raffle to buy new equipment

Sep 3, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  The prizes include a quilt and a fishing basket and are on display in Shoshoni.

The Shoshoni Public Library will host a raffle and ice cream social ... [more]

Design for Fort Washakie schools begins

Sep 3, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The design phase for the new $50 million Fort Washakie school has begun after the district selected architects for the work.
Ward+Blake Architects of Jackson ... [more]

Big damage when truck smashes Lander garage

Sep 3, 2013 - From staff reports:  Damage estimated at more than $100,000 damage was the result of when vehicle and camper struck two homes in the 1000 block of Gabel Street in ... [more]

New blaze flares in forest near Dubois; firefighters rushed in

Sep 3, 2013 - From staff reports:  Several closure and evacuation orders are in effect.

Firefighters have moved quickly in trying to suppress a new wildfire in Fremont County near ... [more]

Wilderness crew braves rugged conditions to rebuild rocky trail

Sep 3, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Wind River range is so rugged people often call it a rock pile.
Matt Walter would know. It's his job to smash those rocks, move those rocks or, failing ... [more]

Man who stabbed woman last winter in motel sentenced to 5-7 year term

Sep 3, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Heto Thayer fled justice late one night in February by running from the hotel room where he had stabbed a woman, racing across parking lots and into the ... [more]

Rain and firefighters slow down Burroughs Fire

Sep 3, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A sprinkling of rain over the weekend helped firefighters gain more control of the Burroughs Fire near Dubois, which, as of Tuesday morning, maintained the ... [more]

Yellowstone wildfires grow little

Sep 3, 2013 - The Associated Press:  A smokejumper remained hospitalized Sunday after sustaining a hip injury parachuting into rugged backcountry on the Montana-Idaho border to battle the Two ... [more]

Rendezvous hosts open house

Aug 30, 2013 - Staff:  Students, parents and teachers met Thursday at Rendezvous Elementary School in Riverton for the back-to-school open house. New to Rendezvous this fall is ... [more]

Welcome rain falls on Riverton

Aug 30, 2013 - Staff:  An evening thunderstorm Thursday created perfect conditions for a rainbow over the Wind River Valley. The brilliantly colored arc spanned downtown Riverton at ... [more]

Today

Aug 30, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
BLAIR

Quin Blair, 101, of Cody, died of natural causes Saturday, Aug. 24, at his home. Services will begin with a family prayer at 9:30 a.m. ... [more]