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Information on police shooting will not be shared

Sep 17, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Ranger received notice Wednesday that the Bureau of Indian Affairs will withhold documents requested through the Freedom of Information Act regarding an ... [more]

Man killed in police shooting was drunk

Sep 12, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  'Homicide' ruling doesn't imply guilt

The Fremont County Coroner's Office has released autopsy results for Justin Steele, 26, of Pavillion, who died ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Sep 9, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Bracing ourselves
Summer still has about two weeks left, officially. This year's first day of autumn is Sept 22.
But it's going to stop feeling ... [more]

Bear destroys bee hives north of Pavillion

Aug 21, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Winnie the Pooh was right: Bears love honey. But in real life those animals do not show their affection as charmingly as cartoons would have us believe.
A ... [more]

As primary nears, Mead on state tour

Aug 11, 2014 - By Steve Peck, Publisher:  When he ran for governor four years ago, Matt Mead put 100,000 miles on a new SUV, and 40,000 on another.
He won't match that in his re-election bid, but ... [more]

Wind River High School names students on honor roll

Aug 8, 2014 - From staff reports:  Wind River High School recently recognized the students who were named to the fourth-quarter honor roll for the 2013-2014 school year.

Principal's ... [more]

Report: Gas wells not obvious cause of Pavillion-area contamination

Aug 7, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A draft report released Wednesday by state officials found no evidence that natural gas wells east of Pavillion leaked hydrocarbons into local groundwater. ... [more]

Man killed by police identified as Justin Steele

Aug 5, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Officials have confirmed that the man killed in an officer-involved shooting last week on the Wind River Indian Reservation was Justin Steele, 26, of ... [more]

Wind River Middle School announces spring honor roll

Aug 1, 2014 - From staff reports:  Wind River Middle School recently recognized the students who were named to the fourth-quarter honor roll for the 2013-2014 school year.

Principal's ... [more]

Pavillion report

Aug 1, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  State is right not to give gas company a sneak preview

It always seemed such a poor idea for the State of Wyoming to delay releasing its official ... [more]

Autopsy done in shooting death; no ID confirmed yet

Aug 1, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Local officials on Friday still had not confirmed the identity of the man who was fatally shot by a federal officer Tuesday on the Wind River Indian ... [more]

Feds say officer fired intentionally in deadly incident on reservation

Jul 31, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The deceased was the apparent suspect in a weapons offense in the Pavillion area.

Federal officials say the law enforcement officer who fatally shot ... [more]

Man shot to death in altercation with police on reservation

Jul 30, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Officials say a suspect in a weapons offense was killed Tuesday evening in an officer-involved shooting on the Wind River Indian Reservation.
Information ... [more]

State decides not to give gas company sneak preview of Pavillion water findings

Jul 28, 2014 - From The Associated Press:  Wyoming officials have changed course and no longer plan to allow an energy company to preview and suggest changes to two draft reports on possible causes of ... [more]

Locals object to plan for Pavillion water reports

Jul 15, 2014 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- People dealing with polluted groundwater in the Pavillion area have objected that a gas developer can review and comment on two state investigations ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Jun 24, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Summer
The first weekend of summer didn't arrive in a blast furnace, thank goodness, nor does its first full week threaten to overwhelm with heat. ... [more]

As Pavillion water tests go forward, transparency issues raised by residents

Jun 17, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Rural Pavillion landowners were concerned with transparency and other aspects of a state study into groundwater quality near their homes at a June 12 meeting. ... [more]

County organizers try Life R U Ready event on local students

Jun 10, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Local health officials recently role-played the consequences of drug use and underage drinking with county sixth-graders, hoping to reduce the risky behaviors. ... [more]

Water study at Pavillion gas field nears

Jun 6, 2014 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  State officials planning to meet with homeowners affected by tainted groundwater in a Fremont County gas field have finished one investigation and are wrapping ... [more]

Wind River alumnus graduates college with high honors

May 16, 2014 - From staff reports:  Wind River High School graduate Marshall "Colton" Blankenship graduated May 1 from the University of Regia in Latvia.
Blankenship received his Bachelor of ... [more]

Good day for HS rodeo kids in Newcastle

May 9, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Fremont County cowgirls and cowboys had a productive high school rodeo last weekend in Newcastle, with many strong performances in the arena.
The event had ... [more]

Pavillion water investigation falls further behind original schedule

May 7, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  State officials have made progress investigating possible groundwater contamination east of Pavillion, but the process has fallen further behind schedule. ... [more]

Disrupting the order -- on purpose

May 5, 2014 - By Randy Tucker:  Sometimes it's fun to do, and to watch.

It was a game we teachers sometimes played, especially if the in-service was extremely dull, repetitive or ... [more]

Pavillion-area water delivery to start where wells contaminated

May 5, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Pavillion-area residents are creating an organization to provide household water to locals in an area under study for groundwater contamination.
The ... [more]

Wind River students named to honor roll

Apr 25, 2014 - From staff reports:  Wind River middle and high school announced students named to the third-quarter honor roll.

Principal's list
Sixth grade
McCaden Anderson, Jade Barrett, ... [more]

Miss Ginnys Roost brings creole cuisine to Riverton

Apr 17, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A New Orleans taste is migrating from Pavillion to Riverton this month with the opening of Miss Ginny's Roost at 400 N. Federal Blvd., formerly the location of ... [more]

Man with gun rammed RPD squad car

Apr 16, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A Pavillion man was arrested on multiple charges early Saturday after a reported attempt to run over a police vehicle with his truck.
Justin Whitt, 24, of ... [more]

Students grateful to receive UW Trustees' Scholars Award

Apr 11, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Eight students from Fremont County have been awarded the University of Wyoming Trustees' Scholars Award.
The scholarship is renewable for up to four academic ... [more]

WRHS youths speak to state board about American Indian education

Mar 28, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Three American Indian students from Fremont County School District 6 were invited to speak in front of the Wyoming State Board of Education in January.
Wind ... [more]

Achievers

Mar 21, 2014 - From staff reports:  Flanagan named to dean's list
Western Wyoming Community College in Rock Springs has announced that Jace Flanagan, of Riverton, was named to the dean's ... [more]