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No guarantee for Mead on a second term as governor

Mar 21, 2014 - Ed Brigsilder, Riverton:  Editor:
I agree that Matt Mead has a lot of advantages when he runs for his second term, but I do not think he is guaranteed anything. Remember, he was the ... [more]

Sometimes, we need a referee

Mar 21, 2014 - By Chris Peck:  The dispute over the EPA ruling on the reservation's border fits that description.

My heart is with Keja Whiteman on this one.
The Fremont County ... [more]

Priority

Mar 21, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Friday's meeting on local air service was depressing -- but not hopeless

Air service is a community issue.
If a single thought ought to be carried ... [more]

Chase starts in Wyoming, ends in South Dakota

Mar 21, 2014 - The Associated Press:  SPEARFISH, S.D. -- Two Florida residents were taken into custody after a police chase that began in Wyoming and ended in South Dakota.
The Wednesday night ... [more]

Digest

Mar 21, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Little change in winter park tourism
JACKSON -- The number of tourists who visited Yellowstone and Grand Teton this past winter was comparable to the ... [more]

Two GOP candidates join race for Secretary of State

Mar 21, 2014 - From The Associated Press:  Two Republicans are among the first people to say they're running for Wyoming secretary of state.
They are Rock Springs City Council member Clark Stith and ... [more]

Museums chief getting $63K salary

Mar 21, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Fremont County's first-ever countywide museums director will be paid $63,000 annually.
The county museums board approved the salary for Scott Goetz on a 3-1 ... [more]

First look at school plan available Tuesday

Mar 21, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The public is encouraged to attend a meeting next week to see a preliminary sketch of Riverton's new K-3 elementary school.
The Fremont County School District ... [more]

Investigators know what caused church fire, not why

Mar 21, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Investigators are almost finished with their official report on the structure fire that destroyed an old church building and adjacent apartment last week in ... [more]

Getaway driver enters guilty plea in armed mugging at city store

Mar 21, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A Lander woman pleaded guilty Thursday to accessory before the fact to robbery in connection with a November mugging at Walmart.
"That is something that ... [more]

County puts three girls on 1-A/2-A all state list

Mar 21, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Three Fremont County girls have been voted Class 2-A all-state for their play during the basketball season.
Wyoming Indian is represented by Jasmine McGill ... [more]

First track meet of season Saturday

Mar 21, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Riverton Wolverines are sending a big contingent to the Early Bird Invitational in Casper.

A strong nucleus of underclassmen has lifted the ... [more]

William 'Bill' Harold Koenig

Mar 21, 2014 - Staff:  William "Bill" Harold Koenig died Wednesday, March 19, 2014, at Hot Springs County Memorial Hospital in Thermopolis after a period of declining health. He was ... [more]

Slow start hurts Wyoming vs. Texas A&M

Mar 20, 2014 - From staff reports:  COLLEGE STATION, Texas - A horrific start doomed the Wyoming men's basketball team in a 59-43 loss to Texas A&M in first round action of the College Basketball ... [more]

Burnet takes barrels for CWC as spring rodeo season starts

Mar 20, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Central Wyoming College cowgirl Kaylee Burnett won the barrel racing title Sunday at the Gillette College rodeo to begin the spring season.
Burnett posted a ... [more]

Wolverines host Sheridan to open 2014 soccer season

Mar 20, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The pieces are there for the Riverton Wolverines to be an elite boys soccer team this year in the Class 4-A division.
Riverton has experienced players on ... [more]

Forbes ranks First Interstate as one of best banks in United States

Mar 20, 2014 - From staff reports:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- First Interstate BancSystem, Inc. has been named one of the best banks in America by Forbes Magazine.
"First Interstate is driven by strong ... [more]

Brunton plans to grow Riverton facility

Mar 20, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The company has moved one department to Boulder, Colo., but the president says the Fremont County operation is staying put.

Brunton plans to grow by ... [more]

Today

Mar 20, 2014 - Staff:  Births
HENRY

A daughter was born to Brittny Keller, of Riverton, and Morgan James Henry, of Lander, at 12:38 p.m. Feb. 5 at Lander Regional Hospital. ... [more]

'Who really cares' about what Russia is doing in Crimea?

Mar 20, 2014 - Scott Clement, Riverton:  Editor:
Regarding Ukraine, Crimea and the Soviet Union ... I mean, Russia, who really cares? The U.S. isn't going to do anything about it. It's not like ... [more]

See you Monday, Finnegan

Mar 20, 2014 - By Betty Starks Case:  Why it's good to be a little bit Irish every spring

St. Patrick's Day, spring, Son's birthday -- which do I write about? Or do they all blend together ... [more]

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]