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June 'Rusty' Tompkins

May 14, 2014 - Staff:  June "Rusty" Tompkins, of Dubois, died Tuesday, May 6, 2014, at Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation-Wind River. She was 86 years old.
Cremation has taken ... [more]

Harley Ray 'Sleeping Bear' Hungary

May 14, 2014 - Staff:  Harley Ray "Sleeping Bear" Hungary, of Ethete, died Saturday, May 10, 2014, with his family by his side. He was 67 years old.
A rosary and wake were Tuesday, ... [more]

Gregory 'Greg' A. Matthews

May 14, 2014 - Staff:  Gregory "Greg" A. Matthews, of Lander, died of a heart attack Saturday, May 3, 2014, at Lander Regional Hospital. He was 51 years old.
Cremation has taken ... [more]

'Can my kid play in college?' There are indicators all recruiters notice

May 13, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  I get a lot of questions from parents asking if their sons or daughters are capable of playing sports at the collegiate level. 
My background as a former ... [more]

Cowboy hoops coach says academic results a program highlight

May 13, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  University of Wyoming men's basketball coach Larry Shyatt is not satisfied with what his team has accomplished in the past three years on the basketball ... [more]

Player of the year

May 13, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Gatorade soccer honor to RHS's Tristan White

Tristan White, Wyoming's leading scorer in boys soccer with 17 goals so far this season, has been named ... [more]


May 13, 2014 - From staff reports:  Deaths

Rosalie Elizabeth (Cornwell) Gordon, 93, of Riverton, died Saturday, May 10. Per her request, cremation has taken place. A private ... [more]

When you have a house on a hill, you can be asking for real trouble

May 13, 2014 - Al Derrey, Riverton:  Editor:
It has been interesting to read about the hill slide in Jackson that has evacuated the neighborhood and threatened business down below. Some house ... [more]

In high court's same-sex marriage debate, both sides invoke Kennedy

May 13, 2014 - The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- The pro-gay rights rulings of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy have been a key spark in the march toward legalized gay marriage. To counter ... [more]

Tuesday notes

May 13, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Winter's cling
We delve into recent history for the following quote from Tuesday notes exactly one week ago today:
"'Let all thy joys be as the month ... [more]


May 13, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Court nixes hotel arson appeal
CHEYENNE -- A federal appeals court has dismissed an appeal from a New Mexico man who challenged the six-year prison ... [more]

Downed plane spotted with octogenarian pair on board

May 13, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CODY -- A missing single-engine plane with two brothers in their 80s on board has been found crashed on a mountain in northwest Wyoming.
The Park County ... [more]

Heavy storm finally moves out after a snow-filled Monday

May 13, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Stranded travelers resumed their trips Monday afternoon and Tuesday after hundreds of miles of Interstate 80 were reopened in the wake of a ... [more]

Multiple charges against woman arrested Friday in drug, endangerment case

May 13, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Tlana Jealous, 22, of Riverton, was arrested at about 2 p.m. Friday in the 600 block of West Main Street for possession of methamphetamine, use of ... [more]

Two killed in separate car wrecks

May 13, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Donald Abernathy, 83, of Lander, died Sunday in a one-vehicle rollover on Wyoming Highway 789 south of Lander.
Reports state he was driving north at about ... [more]

Jobless rate dips to 5.7 in county

May 13, 2014 - From staff reports:  Fremont County's employment picture looked good in March, with every major statistical category showing improvement for the mont and the year.
March's figures ... [more]

Rodney L. Jealous of Him Jr.

May 13, 2014 - Staff:  Rodney L. Jealous of Him Jr. died Saturday, May 3, 2014, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He was 31 years old.
A rosary was Wednesday, May 7, at Blue Sky Hall. ... [more]

Carolyn Johnson

May 13, 2014 - Staff:  Carolyn Johnson, of Riverton, died Friday, May 9, 2014, at her home. She was 68 years old.
Cremation has taken place, and her ashes will be buried at Mountain ... [more]

LeRoy Edward Shoopman

May 13, 2014 - Staff:  LeRoy Edward Shoopman died Saturday, May 10, 2014, at Morning Star Manor in Fort Washakie. He was 88 years old.
Graveside services with military honors will ... [more]

Abandoned, loyal little dog made heart-wrenching choice

May 12, 2014 - Linda Rood, Riverton:  Editor:
This is an open letter to whoever lost or, probably, dumped a little black-and-tan dog on Cooper Road.
This little dog showed up on Tuesday ... [more]

Cowboys Huff, Herron drafted by NFL teams; Smith signed by Tampa Bay

May 12, 2014 - From staff reports:  LARAMIE -- This weekend's National Football League draft saw two former Wyoming Cowboys selected, marking the first time since 1997 that the Cowboys have had ... [more]

Lander eighth-grader wins wrestling triple crown

May 12, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  A Lander eighth-grader gave his all during the wrestling season and it paid off at the state level, winning in three different styles.
De'Aundre Velarde ... [more]

Ram boys third Friday in big Thermop invitational

May 12, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  THERMOPOLIS -- In one of the biggest meets of the season, 21 teams converged in Thermopolis from three different classifications for the annual Bobcat ... [more]

No. 1 Green River girls shut out Wolverines regional next for RHS

May 12, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  A pair of second-half goals for Green River spoiled the final home match for the Riverton Wolverines in a Class 4-A West girls soccer contest Friday night at ... [more]

Tiger girls end regular season with 14-1 record

May 12, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Lander Tigers completed an undefeated girls soccer regular season against Class 3-A opponents with a 3-1 victory Saturday afternoon in Newcastle.
Lander ... [more]

Familiar names on podium at Shane Brock track in Lander

May 12, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Lander's Jaxon Hedges had the single oustanding event overall in the meet with a career bes and sate-leading distance of 23-4 in the long jump.

The ... [more]

Wolverines win West 4-A soccer title

May 12, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  With the conference championship on the line Friday, Riverton downed Green River 2-1 on Friday.

Caleb Richmond headed the game winner into the net ... [more]


May 12, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Snow King harmless in fall
JACKSON -- A jury has ruled that Snow King Resort was not at fault for a 7-year-old's 2009 tumble from a ski lift.
The final ... [more]

Mead blasts EPA on coal plant proposal

May 12, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead of Wyoming, the nation's leading coal-producing state, is calling on the head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to withdraw ... [more]

'Big Boy' reaches Cheyenne; restoration to start

May 12, 2014 - By James Chilton, MCT News Service:  CHEYENNE -- Hundreds of people crowded along the railroad tracks Thursday afternoon to watch as one of the largest steam engines ever built rolled into ... [more]