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Vietnam veteran wants good turnout at state reunion

Jun 3, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  "Warmongers." "Baby killers."
Both slurs were shouted at Jim Arndt and other servicemen returning to the United States in 1969 at the height of the anti-war ... [more]

Brock changes plea in abduction; he still can be sentenced to maximum

Jun 3, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A Riverton man accused of kidnapping and sexually abusing a 9-year-old child has changed his plea.
David Waine Brock III pleaded no contest to two counts ... [more]

Two killed in vehicle rollover Tuesday; no seatbelts were worn

Jun 3, 2015 - From staff reports:  Two Fremont County men died Tuesday afternoon in a one-vehicle rollover west of Shoshoni.
Reports state Rupert D. Goggles Jr., 42, of St. Stephen's, and ... [more]


Jun 3, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Another tourist hurt by bison
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- For the second time in three weeks, a bison seriously injured a tourist in Yellowstone ... [more]

Plan approved for $300M Capitol renovation; major offices to stay in rotunda

Jun 3, 2015 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead and top Wyoming lawmakers voted Tuesday to approve a plan reallocating office space in the state Capitol -- a key step in a massive ... [more]

Burns man guilty of murder for shooting wife last year

Jun 3, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A Burns man has been found guilty of murder for shooting his wife in the face last summer.
Ronald Zimmerman, 61, now is facing 20 years to life in ... [more]

Riverton schools riding new wave of instruction

Jun 3, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Fremont County School District 25 is adopting the Google Apps for Education platform.

Fremont County School District 25 is moving away from ... [more]

Get pep from paprika

Jun 3, 2015 - By Daniel Neman, Tribune News Service:  Explore the varieties of the spice with Cornish game hen and Indian dishes.

Up until a couple of centuries ago, the only people who could afford ... [more]

District 25 personnel moves approved

Jun 2, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Personnel changes for the 2015-2016 school term have been finalized by Fremont County School District 25 in Riverton.
Contracts were offered to Mary Phifer ... [more]

Man facing a misdemeanor in Kinnear incident involving gun

Jun 2, 2015 - From staff reports:  A scheduling conference takes place July 29 for a Kinnear man arrested last week allegedly for firing his shotgun into the air while intoxicated.
No one was ... [more]

Job Corps boss says applicant pool strong

Jun 2, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The new director of the Wind River Job Corps Center in Riverton anticipates opening the facility to students by the middle of July.
Until then, Julie Gassner ... [more]

Arizona man extradited to face charges in fatal 2014 wreck

Jun 2, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  David Hoyt, 54, of Apache Junction, Ariz., has been arrested on a Fremont County warrant for homicide by vehicle related to a fatal accident in January 2014 on ... [more]

Man tried to kill wife with hatchet, charged with murder attempt

Jun 2, 2015 - From staff reports:  A Kinnear man has been charged with attempted first-degree murder for an alleged hatchet attack on his wife Thursday evening at her home in the 100 block of ... [more]

Reservation health equity conference approaching

Jun 2, 2015 - From staff reports:  The seminars aim to increase collaboration among local, state, tribal and federal health organizations.

A conference to address health inequities on ... [more]


Jun 2, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Rules would target older drivers
CHEYENNE -- Wyoming legislators are looking at drafting tighter regulations for licensing elderly drivers in the ... [more]

Feds say chronic complainant on paperwork guilty of same

Jun 2, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A federal agency says a Colorado oilman, known for filing scores of lawsuits against energy companies claiming they underreported natural gas ... [more]

Tourists stranded when storms down many trees

Jun 2, 2015 - The Associated Press:  MOOSE -- A gusty thunderstorm toppled hundreds of trees and stranded dozens of tourists for several hours on roads and elsewhere in Grand Teton National ... [more]


Jun 2, 2015 - Staff:  Births

A child was born to Natasha R. Ynostrosa of Lander and Cory J. Whitetail of Lander at 4 a.m. May 17 at SageWest Health Care ... [more]

2015 Students of the Year

May 31, 2015 - Staff:  Keegan Her Many Horses
Wyoming Indian High School
This year's Student of the Year from Wyoming Indian High School is headed to Black Hills ... [more]

Staff at Riverton schools craft district-wide math curriculum

May 31, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Students attending Riverton schools soon will be using a new math curriculum.
Fremont County School District 25 assistant superintendent JoAnne Flanagan said ... [more]

The way it was: Service station fire -- 1955

May 31, 2015 - From staff reports:  Sirens blared over Riverton 60 years ago Sunday after a fire broke out at the Porter-Hirz Pontiac dealership and service station. Workers were using a cutting ... [more]

State intervenes on U.S. government's side in Grand Teton grizzly suit

May 31, 2015 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The state of Wyoming is intervening on the side of the federal government in a lawsuit over the number of grizzly bears that elk hunters in Grand ... [more]

Wyoming Conservation Corps to work in county

May 31, 2015 - From staff reports:  The University of Wyoming students will develop leadership and outdoor skills while helping on 18 projects around the state.

Projects ranging from ... [more]

Arts council distributing creative writing fellowships in poetry

May 31, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Arts Council is accepting applications for the 2016 creative writing fellowships in poetry.
The application deadline is midnight July 2.
Up to ... [more]

BLM extends deadline for bids for wild horse pastures

May 31, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Bureau of Land Management has extended to Tuesday the deadline for proposals for new off-range pasture facilities that can provide a free-roaming ... [more]

Changes considered for Yellowstone bison slaughter program

May 31, 2015 - By Matthew Brown, The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- A range of proposals that could either curb or accelerate the slaughter of wild bison migrating from Yellowstone National Park will get an ... [more]

Volunteers clean 3,200 pounds of trash from public area

May 31, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Roughly 23 volunteers from the Fremont County ATV Association helped the Bureau of Land Management Lander Field Office clean up 3,700 pounds of trash from the ... [more]


May 31, 2015 - The Associated Press:  States want fracking rule blocked
CHEYENNE -- The states of Wyoming and Colorado are asking a federal judge to block the U.S. Bureau of Land Management ... [more]

Kinnear man arrested after assault; alleged victim airlifted from county

May 31, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Fremont County Sheriff's Office arrested 46-year-old Terry L. Schmuck of Kinnear early Friday, concerning a domestic disturbance that occurred in the ... [more]

Entities consider funding Riverton airport efforts

May 31, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Fremont County communities have considered assigning funds to acquire a second airline for the Riverton Regional Airport, a task force reported May 22.
Missy ... [more]