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Congress can right itself, but it's time to begin

Mar 20, 2014 - By Lee Hamilton:  These are hard times for Congress. Our democracy's keystone political institution is widely derided as ineffective, unproductive, irrelevant, and sadly out of ... [more]

Seize the season

Mar 20, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Today ends an old-style winter that won't be missed very much

By the time readers see today's edition, winter will have ended across our hemisphere. ... [more]

Digest

Mar 20, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Extra $4 million for Casper schools
CASPER -- Casper's two main high schools are getting extra funding for reconstruction projects.
State lawmakers ... [more]

Refuge elk population strong all winter long

Mar 20, 2014 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- A National Elk Refuge biologist says the number of elk deaths on the refuge appears to be unusually low as springtime draws near.
Refuge biologist ... [more]

Study looks at why bighorn sheep in Cody area do better than elsewhere

Mar 20, 2014 - By Gib Mathers, Powell Tribune:  POWELL -- The dart swatted the bighorn sheep ewe square on the rump, making her a winner of sorts.
Little did the ewe know she had been picked to be included ... [more]

Murder charge in death of man found near Lusk

Mar 20, 2014 - The Associated Press:  BOULDER, Colo. -- One of two men arrested in the death of a Colorado man found in Wyoming has been charged.
Fifty-eight-year-old Russell Britton was charged ... [more]

City to offer ideas to WAM on retirement and liquor rules

Mar 20, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council plans to submit three new resolutions for consideration during this year's Wyoming Association of Municipalities convention.
Members ... [more]

Airport board sets important meeting Friday; citizens urged to be there

Mar 20, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Residents are encouraged to attend Friday's meeting of the Riverton Regional Airport Board at 8 a.m. in the city council chambers at Riverton City Hall.
City ... [more]

County revenue to rise with PILT intact

Mar 20, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County should have more money in fiscal year 2015 as it expects revenues to be up $510,000 compared to the current projection for this year, fiscal ... [more]

College 'fared quite well' in Legislature; sizable one-time funding approved

Mar 20, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College president Jo Anne McFarland generally was pleased with the outcomes of the Wyoming Legislature's recent budget session.
"Wyoming ... [more]

Arizona is the pick to win it all in March Madness

Mar 19, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Wildcats are coming off a heartbreaking loss to UCLA.

The loud cry from the college basketball coaches about the seedings for the NCAA ... [more]

RHS girls bring experience to soccer field

Mar 19, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Wolverines begin the season Friday night in Sheridan.

The top priority for the Riverton Wolverines girls soccer team this season is moving up ... [more]

Today

Mar 19, 2014 - Staff:  Births
FRITZ

A son was born to Andrea and Andrew Fritz, of Riverton, at 6 a.m. Jan. 9 at Lander Regional Hospital. He weighed 9 pounds, 9 ounces. ... [more]

Students advance to state History Day contest

Mar 19, 2014 - From staff reports:  Twenty-two students from Fremont County will advance to the state History Day competition in Laramie after qualifying at the district level March 3 at Riverton ... [more]

Annual Wyoming Short Film Contest seeks entries

Mar 19, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming film office is seeking submissions for the seventh annual Wyoming Short Film Contest.
A $25,000 prize will be awarded to the winning entry with a ... [more]

Facilities to hire part-time employees

Mar 19, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Museums Board has voted to hire two part-time employees to fill positions at the Riverton and Dubois museums.
During the board's meeting ... [more]

Museums board discusses Dubois contract

Mar 19, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Museums Board of Trustees recently discussed a contract regarding future construction at the Dubois Museum.
Trustee Tom Duncan said he ... [more]

Military sexual assault bill deserves passage in Congress

Mar 19, 2014 - By The Seattle Times:  So-called privileges of rank have taken on a perverse meaning in the U.S. military. Stunning tales of sexual assault at the highest levels of the service ... [more]

Volunteer fire departments can provide their personnel with everything they need but time

Mar 19, 2014 - Craig Haslam, District chief:  Editor:
The current volunteer firefighter situation in Fremont County is one that we are all concerned about. And Jerri Robinson's statements and concerns in ... [more]

Maxfield isn't running

Mar 19, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Those who said the only reason he challenged term limits was personal benefit were wrong

When Wyoming Secretary of State Max Maxfield filed suit in ... [more]

Digest

Mar 19, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Teen clear in shooting death
CHEYENNE -- A teenager was justified in killing a man who tried to abduct his estranged wife from a northern Wyoming home ... [more]

As pilot shortage continues, Great Lakes quits ND service

Mar 19, 2014 - The Associated Press:  The airline is the sole commercial flight provider at Riverton Regional Airport.

BISMARCK, N.D. -- Great Lakes Airlines will be leaving North Dakota ... [more]

Some past county staffers can stay insured

Mar 19, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Not all retirees have reached the age to be eligible for Medicare.

Some former county employees will be able to stay on Fremont County's health ... [more]

Potential Job Corps operators asked for proposals by April 1

Mar 19, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The U.S. Department of Labor on Wednesday released a pre-solicitation notice for operation of the Wind River Job Corps Center, which is set to open near ... [more]

Suspects bound over in hammer assault

Mar 19, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A brother and sister face second-degree murder charges, and a third suspect is charged with accessory before the fact.

A judge at a hearing Wednesday ... [more]

Children in crash died Tuesday after transport to SLC

Mar 19, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Two Lander girls have died in Salt Lake City after being involved in a two-vehicle traffic accident Tuesday morning on Wyoming Highway 789 near Lyons Valley ... [more]

Two children injured in Tuesday wreck die from injuries

Mar 19, 2014 - Staff:  The two Lander children injured in a Tuesday morning accident have died as a result of their injuries, according to a press release from Wyoming Catholic ... [more]

Traffic delays expected Wednesday on Riverview Road

Mar 18, 2014 - From staff reports:  The asphalt driving surface of Riverview Road between Augusta Drive and Rein Road is scheduled to be removed Wednesday and Thursday as part of continuing ... [more]

No postseason for Cowgirls

Mar 18, 2014 - From staff reports:  The University of Wyoming Cowgirls basketball team was left out of the postseason for the second time in three years on Monday.
Wyoming, despite its 20-11 ... [more]

Pokes to play Texas A&M

Mar 18, 2014 - From staff reports:  LARAMIE -- In the three seasons since Larry Shyatt returned to coach the University of Wyoming men's basketball program, he has wanted to accomplish certain ... [more]