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Riverton FFA shows well at fair, hosts community events

The Riverton FFA started the new year in early May of 2016 with the election of the 2016-2017 officers. The officers include: Braxton Crofts (President), Tiana ...

Recreation funds down 17 percent from 2016

The Fremont County School District 25 Recreation Board awarded less in grant funding to local organizations this year compared to the previous award period in ...

Fremont County digest

Enzi needs page for the summer
Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., is encouraging Wyoming high school students to apply to be a Senate page for the summer sessions ...

Reject tribal trash offer, staff advises

Decision expected Tuesday night

Riverton city staff will recommend Tuesday that the city council reject an offer by the Northern Arapaho Solid Waste ...

Veterans support program awards truck to Fort Washakie vets

The Eastern Shoshone Tribe was a recipient of a Ford vehicle this month from the Wounded Warriors Family Support's Native American Veterans Support ...

'We're going to see something we've never seen before'

Irrigators warn required river restoration has increased flooding risk



A project to reroute the Wind River in Johnstown Valley could complicate ...

High snowpack stops cloud seeding in Winds

The seeding will continue only if the mountain range's snow-water equivalent drops to certain percentage of the median


The Wyoming Water Development ...

Library airs opera based on Czech fairy tale

On Saturday, Feb. 25, the MET Opera "Live in HD" series will air "Rusalka," featuring Antonin Dvorak's music and a love story between a water spirit and a ...

'Old timers' share stories of Dubois at museum

The Dubois Museum hosted its annual "Old Timers Celebration" at the Headwaters Arts and Community Center this month. The event invited members of the ...

Fort Washakie man sentenced for child abuse

A Fort Washakie man was sentenced this month for child abuse of his minor brother.
An indictment filed Nov. 16, charged that the monthe prior, Hank Smith, ...

Performers needed for Dubois cook-off

Musicians are needed for the Soup and Bread Cook-off and Hootenanny (Soupenanny!) on Feb. 25 at the Headwaters Arts and Conference Center in Dubois.
The Soup ...

Wyoming digest

Phony service animals could become crime
CHEYENNE (AP) -- A Wyoming lawmaker wants to make misrepresenting a pet as a service animal a crime.
The ...

Lander schools first to adopt copy cost guidelines

Since a law went into effect recently allowing government agencies to charge "a reasonable cost" for digital public documents, Fremont County School District 1 ...

'Our teachers are nervous'

Snyder says all eyes on Legislature as final funding moves near

Terry Snyder, superintendent of Riverton schools, said he's grateful the second half of the ...

Lander chapter marks FFA Week with several events

The Lander FFA Chapter consistently produces young people who are motivated and capable. This is evident by the number of State FFA Degrees, American FFA ...

Growing veggies locally a challenge, but a fun one, say Master Gardeners

They spoke to winter-bound enthusiasts at Fremont Count Farm and Ranch Days.

Somewhere beneath the deep snow, the ice and the frost, garden plots ...

Tribal license plate bill passed in Senate on unanimous vote

A bill to establish specialty Wyoming license platesconnected to the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho tribespassed in the Wyoming Senate withno "nay" ...

14 from FreCo graduate from UW

The following Fremont County students graduated from the University of Wyoming in the fall:

Dubois
Cody Lee Day BS

Lander
Jordan ...

In coal state, new supercomputer crunches climate change

It got to work a few weeks ago crunching numbers for several ambitious projects, from modeling air currents at wind farms to figuring out how to better ...

Young musicians prevail at Stars of Tomorrow

The Riverton Kiwanis Club hosted their 22nd annual Stars of Tomorrow talent contest Saturday, February 11, at the Robert A. Peck Arts Center ...

Online tax bills pass, with differences

The Senate version now heads back to the House for a concurrence vote.

(AP) -- A bill that would have online companies that sell goods to Wyoming ...

Local students perform at all-state music festival

Seventeen Fremont County vocal and instrumental musicians have earned all-state music recognition this year. The all-state music festival and concert was Jan. ...

A busy year for Shoshoni FFA

The Shoshoni FFA has had a busy year and is gearing up for another successful year to come. Some chapter highlights include, a chapter officer retreat to ...

Local FFA chapters involved with National FFA Week

Fremont County FFA chapters will celebrate National FFA Week, Feb. 18-25, 2017. This year's theme is Transform Purpose to Action, and it embraces more than 89 ...

Feb. lease sale netted millions

In a good sign for the rebound of Wyoming's economy, the Bureau of Land Management generated $129.3 million for leasing rights on parcels offered at the BLM's ...

Storm and outage drained $5M from Teton economy

JACKSON (AP) -- Stormy winter weather downed 17 power poles near a Wyoming resort last week, causing the region's residents and visitors to abandon several ...

Fencing for fun

With an epee - a sharp-pointed dueling sword - grasped tightly in his right hand, Riverton Middle School student Taylor Stevens charged towards Cole Broadhead ...

Cleanup planned for oil-impacted locations around Shoshoni, Lysite

The Department of Environmental Quality Storage Tank Program is proposing remedial actions for petroleum-impacted sites in or near Shoshoni and Lysite. ...

Today

Births

SHAKESPEARE
A child was born to Charnele Jenkins of Riverton and Donavon Shakespeare of Browning, ...

State to study uranium in Gas Hills

The Wyoming Geological Survey is set to do a detailed study of the uranium resources in Gas Hills.
The project will include a study of the sedimentary ...

BLM proposes oil, gas parcels for June lease

The Bureau of Land Management's Wyoming office has posted its proposed list of parcels for the quarterly competitive oil and gas lease sale scheduled for June ...

Tuesday notes

Births

SHAKESPEARE
A child was born to Charnele Jenkins of Riverton and Donavon Shakespeare of Browning, Montana at 1:49 a.m. February 10 at SageWest ...

Case, other senators criticize ENDOW

Wyoming Sen. Cale Case, R-Lander, is opposed to an effort Senate President Eli Bebout, R-Riverton, sponsored this year in an effort to spur economic ...

State approves WLRC reconstruction

The reconstruction of the Wyoming Life Resource Center is set for approval by Gov. Matt Mead after the Senate passed a funding bill for the Lander facility and ...

Wyoming digest

Marijuana ballot petition fails again
CHEYENNE (AP) -- A group working to legalize medical marijuana in Wyoming has failed a second time to gather ...

Debate on two gun bills illustrates differences

The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 4-1 Wednesday to send House Bills 136 and 137 to the full Senate for additional debate.

CHEYENNE (AP) -- After ...

Economic, political stressors test local ag community

Coming off a year with record beef production, University of Wyoming livestock marketing specialist Bridger Feuz said a continually increased supply of meat ...

 

Sports

Tigers down Panthers in high-flyer

Christian Lopez scored 24 points, while Antonio Coando added 21 as Lander's boys defeated visiting Powell, 86-80.

Sean Donovan and Noah Knell both ...

Lady Tigers tamed by Panthers

Lander's girls led at the half but fell to Powell in a hard-fought, low-scoring contest


Victory was right there for the taking for the Lady Tigers ...

Wranglers lose to Rocky Mountain, face play-in

Shoshoni also dropped a game against Lovell, which leaves a contest against Riverside on Monday.

It's a gamble you take when you put all your eggs ...

Eagles secure No. 2 regional seed with split

St. Stephen's gained a weekend split against Burlington and Meeteetse.

It was a roller coaster ride for the St. Stephen's Eagles this weekend with a ...

Cougars hold off Chiefs in battle, 68-62

Wind River and Wyoming Indian fought through an intense contest, which was the third between the squads this season.

Three times during the regular ...

Lady Eagles breeze to No. 1 seed

St. Stephen's will open the Class 1-A West regional tournament against Cokeville.

It was Senior Night at St. Stephen's and the defending state ...

Shoshoni drooped games to Lovell and Rocky Mountain and now have a play-in game against Riverside.

It wasn't the weekend the Shoshoni girls were ...

Only Thursday's home game against Lander now stands between Riverton and a perfect regular season.

Twenty-two up, with one more regular season game ...

Lady Wolverines lose another pair

A game against Lander on Thursday will provide Riverton one last chance to avoid a winless regular season.

If improvement can be measured in an ...

Lady Chiefs dominate Cougars, 69-36

Wyoming Indian finished off their regular season with an easy win against Wind River.

The Lady Chiefs put an exclamation point on their Class 2-A ...

Cowboys fall short at Boise St.

BOISE, Idaho - The Cowboys (16-12, 6-9 MW) nearly erased a 10-point deficit with under a minute remaining coming within two points, but Boise State (17-8, ...

Central women fall to Casper

Olivia Thompson was the Lady Rustlers' leading scorer in a 77-46 road loss.

The Lady Rustlers of Central Wyoming College last tasted the fruits of ...

Ken Swartz, Central Wyoming College's 73-year-old women's head basketball coach, has signed on for a second year.

It all came about quite by ...

Irshaad Hunte had 19 points and eight rebounds to lead three Central Wyoming College players in double-digits in a thrilling road victory against the ...

Cowboys hit road for Boise

LARAMIE - The Cowboys hit the road this weekend heading to Boise State for a Saturday afternoon clash with the Broncos in Boise, Idaho. The game is set for a 4 ...

Riverton's all-state senior midfielder has committed to playing soccer at Kansas City Kansas Community College.

On Wednesday at high noon, Reed ...

Wolverines set to play Broncs, Panthers

A home game against Cody on Friday will be followed by a road contest at Powell on Saturday.

With just two weeks left in the Class 3-A basketball ...

Riverton will feature a 13-15 age group this season.

When young baseball players are between the ages of 13-15, it's a critical time in the ...

Opinion / Community

The ex-presidents

We have as many of them now as we've ever seen in U.S. history

On this day before Presidents Day 2017, there are quite a few men still getting Secret ...

What has tribal liaison program ever really accomplished in state?

Editor:
In this financial crisis for Wyoming, I would favor deleting funding for the Wyoming Tribal Liaisons altogether.
The Legislature has cut half of it ...

Tournament time in Fremont County

These great events will be even better if we all behave ourselves.

The next two weeks offer the best athletic competition Fremont County offers each ...

Wyoming can learn from Iowa

Undercutting the state university system might appear economical in the short term, but it will be costly in other ways.

This week in Iowa: fear and ...

Keep Denver Air flying

Revenue gurantee is next crucial step

There are two important steps needed by local governments to keep Denver Air Connection flying its spiffy, ...

The stories love can tell

Come July, ours will have lasted 75 years

Trusting that love didn't meet a crashing demise on Valentine's Day last Tuesday, I'm going to try to ...

Time to repeal BLM's venting and flaring rule

I have joined U.S. Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., in introducing a resolution of disapproval to overturn the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) final rule on ...

Falling behind

Somebody needs to grab the reins at the White House - right now

As the new presidential administration continues to thrash around in a briar patch of ...

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