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RMS names students to honor roll

Feb 27, 2015 - From staff reports:  Riverton Middle School recently recognized the students who were named to the second-quarter honor roll for the 2014-2015 school year.

4.0 GPA
Eighth ... [more]

Results announced in sled dog race

Feb 27, 2015 - From staff reports:  Jerry Bath of Lander finished ninth in the International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race, which ended Feb. 8
The defending champion won the competition. ... [more]

Phone scam hitting Lander area

Feb 27, 2015 - From staff reports:  Another phone scam is hitting the Lander area, and the caller is threatening residents that they will be arrested if they do not pay.
The Lander Police ... [more]

County acquires land to widen road

Feb 27, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Commissioners approved increasing their contract with engineers on the Lander project by $38,000.

Fremont County officially acquired small parcels ... [more]

Area students pick up awards at regional science fair

Feb 20, 2015 - From staff reports:  The following students earned awards at the 2015 West-Central Regional Science Fair held Jan. 27 to Jan. 29 at Central Wyoming College.
Students were judged ... [more]

Achievers

Feb 20, 2015 - From staff reports:  Riverton student earns 4.0 GPA
Undergraduate student Ashley Schieffer of Riverton has been named to Montana State University Billings' dean's list ... [more]

More than 300 compete in WWWC fishing derby

Feb 20, 2015 - From staff reports:  Winners have been announced from the 29th Annual Wild West Winter Carnival fishing derby held Jan. 23 to Jan. 25 at Boysen State Park. Boysen State Park ... [more]

WRHS announces fall honor roll

Feb 20, 2015 - From staff reports:  Wind River High School recently recognized the students who were named to the second-quarter honor roll.

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Aubrey ... [more]

Lander hosting Jackalope Jump to benefit Special Olympics

Feb 20, 2015 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The fourth annual Jackalope Jump will take place March 25 in Lander.
Two Lander Special Olympics teams -- the Lander Masters and the Lander Valley -- will join ... [more]

Central Wyoming College's speech and debate team preps for nationals

Feb 20, 2015 - From staff reports:  Central Wyoming College's speech and debate team is hoping to repeat the success it had last year while learning a new style of debate.
Coach Josh House has ... [more]

Achievers

Feb 13, 2015 - Staff:  BHSU students named to dean's list
The Office of Academic Affairs at Black Hills State University has released the dean's list for the fall 2014 ... [more]

Yale mock trial team champs at Duke tournament

Feb 13, 2015 - Staff:  A former Riverton High School speech and debate standout is enjoying success again this year in collegiate speech competition.
Robert Peck captained his mock ... [more]

Court says firing of library director was legal

Feb 13, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Supreme Court recently ruled it was legal for the Fremont County Library System to terminate the former director of the Dubois Branch Library in ... [more]

County well-represented at music festival

Jan 31, 2015 - Staff:  Riverton High School was well-represented at the recent Wyoming high school all-state music festival in Sheridan. Students rehearsed and performed music for ... [more]

Empty Bowls fundraiser Saturday

Jan 31, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Lander Care and Share Food Bank will have its Empty Bowls fundraiser from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Senior Citizen's Center, 205 S. 10th St., in ... [more]

Self-defense workshop free for tribal members

Jan 31, 2015 - From staff reports:  A women's self-defense workshop is 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Renew Fitness Studio, 309 E. Main St., in Riverton.
Wind River Indian Reservation tribal ... [more]

New race to accompany annual sled dog contest

Jan 23, 2015 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  A new two-day race will be added to the 20th International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race.
The Eight Dog Classic Sled Dog Race will kick off the event Jan. ... [more]

New mayor brings administrative changes to LPD

Jan 23, 2015 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The Lander Police Department chief has been demoted and a lieutenant has resigned after a recent administrative shift within the department.
In November, ... [more]

Achievers

Jan 16, 2015 - From staff reports:  Medow named to president's list
Rachael Medow, of Riverton, was among 277 students named to the Chadron State College president's list for the fall ... [more]

Lander man pleads guilty to sexual abuse

Jan 16, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The owner of Lander's Subway restaurant admitted Jan. 7 to fondling one of his underage employees. The confession was necessary to support his guilty plea to ... [more]

RHS military science student earns award

Jan 16, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  School resource officer Cody Myers presented Riverton High School sophomore Kasey Rizor with the Outstanding Military Science award Tuesday before the Fremont ... [more]

'First Day Hike' Jan. 1 in state park

Dec 26, 2014 - From staff reports:  For the fourth consecutive year, Wyoming State Parks, Historic Sites and Trails are providing First Day Hikes, a way for Wyoming residents to celebrate New ... [more]

Achievers

Dec 19, 2014 - From staff reports:  Student receives math scholarship
Zachary Zenk, a math major from Riverton, was awarded the Max Durgin Math Scholarship at Black Hills State University ... [more]

Riverton resident graduates from Western College of Auctioneering

Dec 19, 2014 - From staff reports:  The officers and directors of Western College of Auctioneering have announced the graduation of Brandon Haun of Riverton.
Haun completed the course of ... [more]

RHS junior first teen to compete in Wyoming Women's Antelope Hunt

Dec 19, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  While her friends were cheering at the Riverton High School Homecoming game, Christie Wildcat was celebrating her success at the Wyoming Women's Antelope Hunt. ... [more]

LVHS named 'Battle of the Belts' winner

Dec 12, 2014 - From staff reports:  A Fremont County rivalry was renewed in November, and students from Lander Valley High School edged students from Riverton High School in the second Battle of ... [more]

WRTA collecting toys for children in need Saturday

Dec 12, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Wind River Transportation Authority is collecting new, unwrapped toys and gifts for children during its "Stuff the Bus" campaign Saturday in Riverton. ... [more]

State selling day use, camping gift certificates

Dec 5, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming State Parks, Historic Sites and Trails Headquarters is selling gift certificates good for annual daily use or overnight camping permits at the ... [more]

Peyton and Blumenshine to wed Jan. 2

Dec 5, 2014 - Staff:  Chip and Janice Peyton of Juneau, Alaska, and Craig and Tracy Blumenshine of Riverton are pleased to announce the engagement of their children Rachel Elizabeth ... [more]

County museums staff attend conference

Dec 5, 2014 - From staff reports:  The three new visitor services coordinators with the Fremont County museum system recently attended training sessions at the National Association of ... [more]