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Alpine Lake Fire one of Wyoming's giants this year

Sep 25, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  State wildfires
Arapaho Fire: 98,115 acres
Fontenelle Fire: 64,220
Oil Creek Fire: 62,318
Alpine Lake Fire: 43,032
North Buffalo Fire: ... [more]

Fire reaches 42,000 acres; no weather relief for now

Sep 23, 2012 - From staff reports:  It's been days since Riverton Valley residence saw the Wind River Mountains, thanks to smoke from the Alpine Lake Fire south of Bull Lake, and there's no sign ... [more]

Neglected cattle putting both the livestock and human beings in danger

Sep 16, 2012 - Caroline Mills, Fort Washakie:  Editor:
I am writing to voice my concern about the cows that have been allowed to stray onto the roadway on Trout Creek Road in Fort Washakie.
I live on ... [more]

Alpine Lake Fire tops 23,000 acres in smoky day for Riverton Valley

Sep 16, 2012 - From staff reports:  Firefighters conducted an intentional 'burn-out' to strengthen the containment line.

Officials on Saturday measured the Alpine Lake Fire northwest of ... [more]

Officials to host meeting about Alpine Lake Fire

Sep 11, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Alpine Lake Fire officials are having a public meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Rocky Mountain Hall in Fort Washakie.
"It's open to the public, and anyone can ... [more]

Alpine Lake Fire flames now visible

Sep 6, 2012 - From staff reports:  Flames from the Alpine Lake Fire above Fort Washakie are now visible along the front of the Wind River Range in the area of Bull Lake Reservoir, according to ... [more]

Second body recovered from dam

Sep 6, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Search and rescue crews recovered the body of 18-year-old Theron Quiver, of Ethete, from Washakie Dam at about 6 p.m. Wednesday.
Quiver was one of two people ... [more]

Search and rescue recovers body from Washakie Dam

Sep 5, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Fremont County rescue workers recovered the body of Chelsea Friday, 22, of Ethete, Tuesday from the Washakie Dam about nine miles west of Fort Washakie. ... [more]

Alpine Lake Fire at 10,545 acres; warnings in place across much of Wyoming

Sep 4, 2012 - From staff reports:  After the Labor Day weekend, officials said the Alpine Lake Fire above Fort Washakie has burned a total of 10,545 acres since backcountry users first reported ... [more]

Two missing near Washakie Dam; drowning feared

Sep 4, 2012 - From staff reports:  Fremont County emergency responders continued searching Tuesday for two subjects who were reported missing at about 4:30 p.m. Monday at Washakie Dam about nine ... [more]

Tradition holds firm at tribal fair

Aug 26, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Participants fill Rocky Mountain Hall with beadwork, baked goods and antique cradle boards.

While judging of beaded work, photos, garden products and ... [more]

Officials to give wildfire update at public meeting

Aug 21, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Officials are having a public meeting Tuesday in Fort Washakie to update residents about the Alpine Lake Fire that's been burning for more than two weeks in ... [more]

Arapahoe and Fort Washakie get more school board hopefuls

Aug 17, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  With a little more than a week remaining until the filing period closes for various seats on school boards, and fire, cemetery and conservation districts, ... [more]

Fort Washakie man dies in motorcycle-vehicle wreck

Aug 14, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  A Fort Washakie man died as a result of a motorcycle-versus-vehicle collision Friday north of his hometown.
Fremont County Coroner Ed McAuslan said the ... [more]

Man to serve 41 months for role in fatal wreck

Aug 10, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  On Wednesday, a federal judge sentenced a Wind River Indian Reservation man to 41 months in prison related to a fatal drunken driving crash that happened in ... [more]

Bridger-Teton fire casts smoky haze over county

Jun 27, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Weather officials say the smoke hovering above Fremont County is from the Fontenelle Fire that has scorched 12,000 acres in the Bridger-Teton National ... [more]

Volleyball tournament June 22-24

Jun 21, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Spring Clasher volleyball tournament is happening in conjunction with Shoshone Indian Days on June 22-24 in Fort Washakie.
The tournament is co-ed ... [more]

Coroner IDs toddler found in North Fork

Jun 13, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Coroner Ed McAuslan has released the name of a 2-year-old boy whose body was found Monday evening in the North Fork River between Lander and ... [more]

Projects set as WyDOT keeps eye on future funding cuts

Jun 13, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  As concerns rise about state funding cutbacks that could affect road maintenance and repairs, the Wyoming Department of Transportation lists numerous projects ... [more]

County gives notice to tribes on reservation trash contract

Jun 12, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  After failed negotiations with a Wind River Indian Reservation agency, the Fremont County Solid Waste Disposal District board on Monday night voted to start a ... [more]

2-year-old's body pulled from North Fork River on Monday

Jun 12, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Coroner's Office is investigating the death of a 2-year-old boy whose body was recovered Monday night in the North Fork River.
Fremont ... [more]

Second death in Thursday accident

Jun 5, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Diana K. Soundingsides has died of injuries she suffered in Thursday night's rollover crash that killed Edward L. Wadda, both of Fort Washakie, on Interstate ... [more]

More details emerge in Wadda death; services are Wednesday

Jun 3, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Highway Patrol is reporting that Edward L. Wadda of Fort Washakie died in a rollover crash on Interstate 25 between Buffalo and Casper when he ... [more]

Wadda, state tribal liaison, killed in wreck

Jun 1, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Eddie Wadda, the Eastern Shoshone Tribe's liaison to Gov. Matt Mead's office, died in a car crash sometime Thursday night or early Friday morning, his sister ... [more]

Driver fell asleep before fatal wreck, says patrol

May 24, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Highway Patrol reported Thursday morning that a driver fell asleep at the wheel, resulting in last week's one-vehicle rollover near Shoshoni that ... [more]

Shoshoni teams top middle school conference track meet

May 9, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Shoshoni Junior High School swept the team titles on Friday during the conference track and field meet at Wind River High School.
Shoshoni chalked up 178 ... [more]

Graduation ceremonies happening this month

May 6, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  This month thousands of students countywide will walk across a stage and be handed a high school diploma or college degree.
Central Wyoming College will kick ... [more]

Fort Washakie wins approval for K-12 state school system

May 2, 2012 - By Christina George Staff Writer:  The Wyoming State Board of Education has approved Fremont County School District 21's request to be unified into a kindergarten-through-12th-grade education ... [more]

Proposed academic calendar offers special programs

Apr 27, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Fremont County School District 21 superintendent Richard McClements is proposing a 2012-13 academic calendar that would offer enrichment opportunities for Fort ... [more]

Little Wind bridge work beginning

Apr 22, 2012 - Staff:  The Wyoming Department of Transportation reported that improvements to the Little Wind River bridge near Fort Washakie on Highway 287 should start Monday, ... [more]

Online petition set up for District 21

Apr 5, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Fort Washakie Charter High School principal Shad Hamilton has created an online petition to show support for Fremont County School District 21's efforts to ... [more]

Fort Washakie unification gets county nod

Apr 5, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County officials unanimously approved sending Fort Washakie school district's application for a K-12 system for state consideration.
The Fremont ... [more]

Fort Washakie schools plan advances

Mar 11, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The group charged with determining whether to pass along Fremont County School District 21's proposal to become a kindergarten-through-12th-grade school system ... [more]

Grant would improve Hines Store sewer line

Mar 4, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County commissioners on Feb. 21 endorsed a grant application to the Wyoming Business Council that would help fund a sewer line extension in the area of ... [more]

Fifth-grade speller from Lander wins county bee

Feb 23, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer Staff Writer:  Inside the Swede Quam gymnasium a hushed crowd of students, teachers and family members watched as seven young spellers wrote down what they believed to be the ... [more]

Ft. Washakie program gets honor for substance abuse effort

Feb 9, 2012 - By Martin Reed Staff Writer:  The Wind River Tribal Youth Program in Fort Washakie is the recipient of one of five national awards directed at agencies that help with substance abuse ... [more]