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Mar 21, 2014 - Staff:  Births
KINNEY

A son was born to Gaylemarie and Jason Kinney, of Lander, at 2:11 p.m. Feb. 15 at Lander Regional Hospital. He weighed 6 pounds, 13 ... [more]

Achievers

Mar 21, 2014 - From staff reports:  Flanagan named to dean's list
Western Wyoming Community College in Rock Springs has announced that Jace Flanagan, of Riverton, was named to the dean's ... [more]

Energy company to conduct power line inspections

Mar 21, 2014 - From staff reports:  Rocky Mountain Power will conduct routine power line inspections by helicopter in central and northern Wyoming. The inspections will take place the week of ... [more]

CWC offering free job training for eligible individuals

Mar 21, 2014 - From staff reports:  Central Wyoming College is offering low or no-cost training in health care careers for veterans, unemployed and under-employed people. Individuals looking for ... [more]

New instructor bringing show choir to District 25

Mar 21, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Fifteen students have joined Riverton High School's choir program since new vocal instructor Jon Marquez began work Feb. 17.
Marquez, the choir teacher for ... [more]

Fred Phelps was outclassed by those he asked us to hate

Mar 21, 2014 - By The Kansas City Star:  Fred Phelps's life work, if that's what hate-mongering can be called, depended on getting attention, so we will keep this short.
Phelps and his pseudo church, ... [more]

No guarantee for Mead on a second term as governor

Mar 21, 2014 - Ed Brigsilder, Riverton:  Editor:
I agree that Matt Mead has a lot of advantages when he runs for his second term, but I do not think he is guaranteed anything. Remember, he was the ... [more]

Sometimes, we need a referee

Mar 21, 2014 - By Chris Peck:  The dispute over the EPA ruling on the reservation's border fits that description.

My heart is with Keja Whiteman on this one.
The Fremont County ... [more]

Priority

Mar 21, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Friday's meeting on local air service was depressing -- but not hopeless

Air service is a community issue.
If a single thought ought to be carried ... [more]

Chase starts in Wyoming, ends in South Dakota

Mar 21, 2014 - The Associated Press:  SPEARFISH, S.D. -- Two Florida residents were taken into custody after a police chase that began in Wyoming and ended in South Dakota.
The Wednesday night ... [more]

Digest

Mar 21, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Little change in winter park tourism
JACKSON -- The number of tourists who visited Yellowstone and Grand Teton this past winter was comparable to the ... [more]

Two GOP candidates join race for Secretary of State

Mar 21, 2014 - From The Associated Press:  Two Republicans are among the first people to say they're running for Wyoming secretary of state.
They are Rock Springs City Council member Clark Stith and ... [more]

Museums chief getting $63K salary

Mar 21, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Fremont County's first-ever countywide museums director will be paid $63,000 annually.
The county museums board approved the salary for Scott Goetz on a 3-1 ... [more]

First look at school plan available Tuesday

Mar 21, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The public is encouraged to attend a meeting next week to see a preliminary sketch of Riverton's new K-3 elementary school.
The Fremont County School District ... [more]

Investigators know what caused church fire, not why

Mar 21, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Investigators are almost finished with their official report on the structure fire that destroyed an old church building and adjacent apartment last week in ... [more]

Getaway driver enters guilty plea in armed mugging at city store

Mar 21, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A Lander woman pleaded guilty Thursday to accessory before the fact to robbery in connection with a November mugging at Walmart.
"That is something that ... [more]

County puts three girls on 1-A/2-A all state list

Mar 21, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Three Fremont County girls have been voted Class 2-A all-state for their play during the basketball season.
Wyoming Indian is represented by Jasmine McGill ... [more]

First track meet of season Saturday

Mar 21, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Riverton Wolverines are sending a big contingent to the Early Bird Invitational in Casper.

A strong nucleus of underclassmen has lifted the ... [more]

William 'Bill' Harold Koenig

Mar 21, 2014 - Staff:  William "Bill" Harold Koenig died Wednesday, March 19, 2014, at Hot Springs County Memorial Hospital in Thermopolis after a period of declining health. He was ... [more]

Slow start hurts Wyoming vs. Texas A&M

Mar 20, 2014 - From staff reports:  COLLEGE STATION, Texas - A horrific start doomed the Wyoming men's basketball team in a 59-43 loss to Texas A&M in first round action of the College Basketball ... [more]

Burnet takes barrels for CWC as spring rodeo season starts

Mar 20, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Central Wyoming College cowgirl Kaylee Burnett won the barrel racing title Sunday at the Gillette College rodeo to begin the spring season.
Burnett posted a ... [more]

Wolverines host Sheridan to open 2014 soccer season

Mar 20, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The pieces are there for the Riverton Wolverines to be an elite boys soccer team this year in the Class 4-A division.
Riverton has experienced players on ... [more]

Forbes ranks First Interstate as one of best banks in United States

Mar 20, 2014 - From staff reports:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- First Interstate BancSystem, Inc. has been named one of the best banks in America by Forbes Magazine.
"First Interstate is driven by strong ... [more]

Brunton plans to grow Riverton facility

Mar 20, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The company has moved one department to Boulder, Colo., but the president says the Fremont County operation is staying put.

Brunton plans to grow by ... [more]

Today

Mar 20, 2014 - Staff:  Births
HENRY

A daughter was born to Brittny Keller, of Riverton, and Morgan James Henry, of Lander, at 12:38 p.m. Feb. 5 at Lander Regional Hospital. ... [more]

'Who really cares' about what Russia is doing in Crimea?

Mar 20, 2014 - Scott Clement, Riverton:  Editor:
Regarding Ukraine, Crimea and the Soviet Union ... I mean, Russia, who really cares? The U.S. isn't going to do anything about it. It's not like ... [more]

See you Monday, Finnegan

Mar 20, 2014 - By Betty Starks Case:  Why it's good to be a little bit Irish every spring

St. Patrick's Day, spring, Son's birthday -- which do I write about? Or do they all blend together ... [more]

Congress can right itself, but it's time to begin

Mar 20, 2014 - By Lee Hamilton:  These are hard times for Congress. Our democracy's keystone political institution is widely derided as ineffective, unproductive, irrelevant, and sadly out of ... [more]

Seize the season

Mar 20, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Today ends an old-style winter that won't be missed very much

By the time readers see today's edition, winter will have ended across our hemisphere. ... [more]

Digest

Mar 20, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Extra $4 million for Casper schools
CASPER -- Casper's two main high schools are getting extra funding for reconstruction projects.
State lawmakers ... [more]