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RHS teams compete in Taco John's contest

Nov 21, 2014 - From staff reports:  Riverton High School students Rachael Wright and Shayna Hodge were the runners up in the annual Taco John's Culinary Cup competition Wednesday in Cheyenne. ... [more]

City praises former airport board member

Nov 21, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council gave special recognition to former Riverton Regional Airport Board member Jim Matson on Tuesday at the council meeting. Matson ... [more]

Wyoming Arts Council to award 2015 performing arts fellowships

Nov 14, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Arts Council is accepting applications for the 2015 performing arts fellowships in theatre direction, dance choreography and design for the stage. ... [more]

CWC Student Ambassadors help residents fighting cancer

Nov 14, 2014 - From staff reports:  Central Wyoming College Student Ambassadors recently cleaned up the yards of area families who are fighting cancer.
"We were able to rake leaves for four ... [more]

New members elected to Arapahoe board

Nov 14, 2014 - From staff reports:  Leslie Spoonhunter-Monroe and Malcolm Bowers will fill two open seats on the Fremont County School District 38 Board of Trustees after winning in the general ... [more]

Three join Pavillion school board

Nov 14, 2014 - From staff reports:  Three vacancies on the Fremont County School District 6 Board of Trustees were filled on Election Day.
Voters elected Catherine Keene, Dawn Leonhardt and ... [more]

Voters return one trustee, elect new one to District 21 board

Nov 14, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Clinton Wagon will return to the Fremont County School District 21 Board of Trustees, which also will get a new member in Carla Mann. Both were elected Nov. ... [more]

Wyoming Indian school board candidate says election results were 'totally unexpected'

Nov 14, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The result of the general election Nov. 4 was "totally unexpected" for Wyoming Indian school board candidate Kelly Hiwalker.
Official totals showed Hiwalker ... [more]

RMS names students on honor roll

Nov 7, 2014 - From staff reports:  Riverton Middle School recently recognized the students who were named to the first-quarter honor roll for the 2014-2015 school year.

4.0 GPA
Eighth ... [more]

Ruvalcaba, Blackburn marry Nov. 6

Nov 7, 2014 - From staff reports:  Cesar Ruvalcaba of San Fernando Valley, Calif., and Frances Blackburn of Arapahoe were married Thursday, Nov. 6, in Fort Washakie.
The bride is the daughter ... [more]

Applications for spring internship with Enzi due Thursday

Oct 31, 2014 - From staff reports:  Typical duties include giving Wyoming constituents Capitol tours and conducting research for legislative aides.

U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., is ... [more]

Entire nursing program class passes exam on first attempt

Oct 31, 2014 - From staff reports:  Every student in the Central Wyoming College nursing program passed his or her registered nurse licensing exam on the first attempt, according to dean Kathy ... [more]

Campaign gives teenagers safe driving tips

Oct 17, 2014 - From staff reports:  The "5 to Drive" effort addresses the five most dangerous and deadly behaviors for teen drivers.

Injury Prevention Resources teamed up with the ... [more]

Kinnear youth winner in ag photo contest

Oct 17, 2014 - From staff reports:  The winners of the Wyoming Business Council agribusiness division's seventh annual Agricultural Photo Contest have been chosen.
The grand prize winner was ... [more]

Student-built duplex in city receives LEED certification

Oct 10, 2014 - From staff reports:  A student-built duplex in Riverton has earned the distinction of being the first student-built LEED-certified building in the state, and it is the first ... [more]

FBLA and Kiwanis hosting a coat drive

Oct 10, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Lander's Future Business Leaders of America and Kiwanis groups are teaming up for the second annual Coats for Kids coat drive.
Lander Valley High School FBLA ... [more]

Wind River senior earns National Merit honor

Oct 10, 2014 - From staff reports:  Wind River High School senior Robert Buline has been named a Commended Student in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program.
A letter of commendation from ... [more]

Riverton woman enrolls at Brenau University

Oct 10, 2014 - From staff reports:  Jennifer Capozzi of Riverton is one of 609 new students enrolled at Brenau University for the fall semester.
Brenau University enrolls roughly 3,000 students ... [more]

CWC alumnae present science project

Oct 10, 2014 - From staff reports:  Central Wyoming College alumnae Gigi Holley and Ruth Law presented their thermophile research project at the Community College Undergraduate Research ... [more]

Lander girl a semifinalist in Miss Wyoming Teen USA competition

Oct 3, 2014 - From staff reports:  Jaquelynn Dahlstedt of Lander was a semifinalist in Miss Wyoming Teen USA, which was held Sept. 21 in Casper.
The competition consisted of three ... [more]

WLRC receives five computer tablets from Friends group

Oct 3, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Communications with loved ones at the Wyoming Life Resource Center will now be easier for guardians, friends and parents after the facility received five ... [more]

Timber sale work may affect traffic near Brooks Lake

Oct 3, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Brooks Lake Campground timber sale is set to begin Friday on the Wind River Ranger District of the Shoshone National Forest.
To minimize interference with ... [more]

Habitat for Humanity moves home to permanent location

Sep 26, 2014 - From staff reports:  In August, the newest Habitat for Humanity home was relocated from the primary build site to its permanent location.
Andy Eckart, chairman of Habitat for ... [more]

Gerber team wins One Shot with three harvests

Sep 26, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Although two teams harvested three antelope during the 2014 One Shot Antelope Hunt in Lander, the Gerber team rose to the top with the fastest time.
Terry ... [more]

Martinez's mark 50 years

Sep 19, 2014 - From staff reports:  John and Ruth Martinez recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a trip to Hawaii with their children.
The couple married Aug. 1, 1964, at St ... [more]

Horn named semifinalist for teacher of the year award

Sep 19, 2014 - From staff reports:  Fremont County School District 2 instructor Jason Horn has received the District Teacher of the Year Award from the Wyoming Department of ... [more]

No injuries in trailer home fire

Sep 19, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  No one was injured in a structure fire that destroyed a double-wide trailer home at about 5 a.m. Sunday in the 300 block of East Fifth Street in Hudson.
The ... [more]

Elders bless grounds of new school

Sep 19, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Fremont County School District 14 broke ground Sept. 12 on a new elementary school in Ethete.
Members of the community, staff, students, contractors and ... [more]

City parks getting new playground equipment

Sep 12, 2014 - From staff reports:  Riverton will get some new playground equipment this year using money from Wyoming Community Gas.
WCG has operated as a nonprofit consortium of municipalities ... [more]

Detox facility hosting an 'empty bowl' fundraiser

Sep 12, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Center of Hope is having its first "Filling an Empty Bowl" fundraiser Oct. 23 in the Fremont Center at the Fremont County Fairgrounds in Riverton.
Helen ... [more]