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Wolverine girls lose lead, fall 2-1 to Kelly Walsh Trojans

Apr 9, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Despite jumping out to a 1-0 halftime lead, the Riverton Lady Wolverines soccer team gave up two second-half goals and fell to Casper Kelly Walsh 2-1 Tuesday ... [more]

CWC hoops coach to handle golf as well

Apr 9, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Pat Rafferty has been named the first-ever men's and women's golf coach for the Central Wyoming College Rustlers.
The decision was made Tuesday by the CWC ... [more]

Big second half sends RHS boys to victory

Apr 9, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Wolverines boys soccer team erupted for four second-half goals to top Casper Kelly Walsh 4-1 Tuesday evening in Casper.
Playing under ... [more]

Today

Apr 9, 2014 - Staff:  Births
HELLER

A son was born to Shalena and Matt Heller, of Lander, at 8 a.m. March 13, 2014, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 8 pounds, 15 ... [more]

Dems hope equal pay issue will mobilize women voters

Apr 9, 2014 - McClatchy Newspapers:  WASHINGTON -- A Democratic blitz this week for new orders and laws promising equal pay for women is a key agenda item the party hopes will boost turnout this ... [more]

Honor Farm land development runs risk of repeating experience of city's downtown lot

Apr 9, 2014 - Jerry Humphreys, Riverton:  Editor:
I would like to know from the City of Riverton if there have been some stores or house builders who have said they want to build on the land by the ... [more]

A loss to the city

Apr 9, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Bill Urbigkit's knowledge and experience won't easily be replaced

This office notes the death of Bill Urbigkit with sadness.
Claimed by death at ... [more]

Digest

Apr 9, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Worry mounts as ground slips
JACKSON -- Officials in Jackson are worried that unstable earth on East Gros Ventre Butte could threaten nearby buildings ... [more]

Hill: 'Constitution not negotiable'

Apr 9, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill is rejecting an offer from the state attorney general to narrow the scope of a court case ... [more]

Accident leaves Shoshoni without power for two hours

Apr 9, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The town of Shoshoni was without power for about two hours Tuesday evening after a tractor-trailer combination reportedly struck some overhead power lines in ... [more]

Man charged with assault in knife attack

Apr 9, 2014 - From staff reports:  Northern Arapaho tribal member Matthew Lawrence Antelope, 29, is in custody for allegedly assaulting Ashley Yellowbear with a knife Jan. 28 on the Wind River ... [more]

Democrats pen party platform, discuss vacancies at convention

Apr 9, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Democratic Party established an eight-point platform at their convention in March, but no party members announced an election bid for the ... [more]

Council members disagree on utility improvement project

Apr 9, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Several Riverton city council members have disagreed about the details of an ongoing utility improvement project that was designed to add capacity to the ... [more]

Police: Woman safe after kidnapping, assault

Apr 9, 2014 - From staff reports:  A 40-year-old woman is safe after allegedly being kidnapped from the Wind River Indian Reservation.
Officials arrested Robert Afterbuffalo, 40, of Riverton, ... [more]

Tribe has 'grave concerns' about fed legislation on reservation border

Apr 9, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Northern Arapaho Tribe continues to "slam" drafted federal legislation that would clarify the boundaries of the Wind River Indian Reservation.
Tribal ... [more]

Mary Ann Williams

Apr 9, 2014 - Staff:  Mary Ann Williams died Monday, March 24, 2014, in Kettering, Ohio. She was 74 years old.
Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday, April 17, in Mount ... [more]

Dorothy Mathern

Apr 9, 2014 - Staff:  Dorothy Mathern, of Riverton, died Monday, April 7, 2014, at Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation-Wind River. She was 86 years old.
A viewing will be 5 p.m. to ... [more]

Ileen Frye

Apr 9, 2014 - Staff:  Ileen Frye died Wednesday, March 26, 2014, in Casper. She was 91 years old.
Services were Thursday, April 4, in Lusk. Burial took place at the Douglas ... [more]

Lander man featured in PBS nature documentary

Apr 8, 2014 - By Anne McGowan, Staff Writer:  Nationally known naturalist and author Joe Hutto has spent almost seven years among a herd of mule deer around his home in rural Lander, living among the ... [more]

Today

Apr 8, 2014 - Staff:  Births
HARTENSTEIN
A daughter was born to Danielle Hartenstein, of Lander, at 1:57 p.m. March 7, 2014, at Lander Regional Hospital. She weighed 8 pounds, 1 ... [more]

George R. Swan

Apr 8, 2014 - Staff:  George R. Swan, of Riverton, died Thursday, April 3, 2014, at Help for Health Hospice in Riverton. He was 81 years old.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. ... [more]

Thanks to the 'ethical person' who turned in a lost purse

Apr 8, 2014 - Linda Reeb, Riverton:  Editor:
I would like to address the party who turned in my purse that I accidentally left in my shopping cart at Safeway not long ago.
A big, heartfelt ... [more]

Firms chip away at retiree health benefits

Apr 8, 2014 - By Kevin G. Hall, McClatchy Newspapers:  ALTOONA, Pa. -- Throughout a bitter winter, burly linemen gathered at daybreak around tiny fire pits on a street in front of where they've clocked in to work ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Apr 8, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Change afoot
Central Wyoming College has its three finalists for the presidency soon to be vacated by the coming retirement of Dr. Jo Anne McFarland. ... [more]

Digest

Apr 8, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Fifth hopeful pursuing Maxfield seat
CHEYENNE -- The race to succeed Wyoming Secretary of State Max Maxfield is becoming even more crowded.
Cheyenne ... [more]

Judge rejects environmental challenge to new CBM project

Apr 8, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A federal judge in Washington, D.C., has ruled against environmental groups that challenged the U.S. Interior Department's plan to open the ... [more]

State ready to plug old wells

Apr 8, 2014 - The Associated Press:  GILLETTE -- As soon as the weather permits, the state will start plugging more than 1,200 orphan wells in Wyoming.
The goal is to plug 300 wells a year.
A ... [more]

Teton Park Road opening could be delayed by snow

Apr 8, 2014 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Grand Teton National Park officials say heavy snow could delay the opening of the popular Teton Park Road.
Park spokeswoman Jenny Anzelmo-Sarles ... [more]

Shoshones oust two longtime leaders from business council; official says rules suspended

Apr 8, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Enrolled tribal members of the Shoshone General Council voted to remove longtime Eastern Shoshone Business Council members Ivan Posey and Wes Martel from their ... [more]

GOP candidates announce; party opposes EPA border opinion

Apr 8, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  With the announced retirement of State Rep. Patrick Goggles, D-Ethete, two Republican candidates have announced they are running for the seat. Daniel Cardenas ... [more]