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The way it was: Pearl Harbor Day -- 1995

Dec 9, 2013 - Staff:  As the 50th anniversary year of World War II's end neared its close, Fremont County veterans were treated to a countywide slate 18 years ago this weekend at ... [more]

Digest

Dec 9, 2013 - From staff reports:  Pastoral photos on display at library
"Portraits of Pastoralism," a traveling public art exhibit by Cat Urbigkit, is on display at the Riverton Branch ... [more]

Lander Library hosting 'Falstaff'

Dec 9, 2013 - From staff reports:  "Falstaff," Giuseppe Verdi's comic opera, is coming to Lander via video on Saturday in a new production from the Metropolitan Opera.
The much-anticipated ... [more]

Artists showcase wares at Art in the Afternoon

Dec 9, 2013 - From staff reports:  Art in the Afternoon, featuring wares made by local artisans, is Sunday at the Nobel Hotel, 288 Main St., Lander.
The event is open to the public from 10 ... [more]

Choir to perform Festival of Carols, Rutter's 'Gloria'

Dec 9, 2013 - From staff reports:  A concert of holiday favorites performed by Central Wyoming College musicians is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Dec. 15 in the Robert A. Peck Arts Center ... [more]

Auditions for CWC's 'The Music Man' begin Tuesday

Dec 9, 2013 - From staff reports:  Auditions for Central Wyoming College Theater Department's production of "The Music Man" are scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday in the Robert A. ... [more]

Dubois Branch Library to request two new positions

Dec 9, 2013 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Library Board of Trustees says it plans to ask the Fremont County Commission for two new positions at the Dubois Branch Library. ... [more]

Eastern Shoshone teens try a night in a teepee

Dec 9, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Times have changed and today, people can go home to a warm bed, a blanket, a closet full of clothes, a home cooked meal and a vehicle in the driveway. But what ... [more]

New surveillance camera, call box installed at park

Dec 9, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The new equipment is guaranteed by the manufacturer to withstand vandalism.

A new security device has been installed at Riverton City Park, and ... [more]

'Shop with a Cop' saved from brink of elimination

Dec 9, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  By the end of October, local organizers weren't sure Riverton's annual Shop with a Cop event was going to happen this year.
"We lost all of our state funding ... [more]

County jobless report positive

Dec 9, 2013 - By Steve Peck, Publisher:  Monthly rate dips on seasonal changes, but all categories

In the first full unemployment report for Wyoming since August, Fremont County showed solid ... [more]

Craig Bohl from NDSU reportedly next Wyoming football coach

Dec 7, 2013 - Staff:  KFGO (Fargo, ND) reports on their website, "Wyoming will announce North Dakota State's Craig Bohl Sunday as its new head coach, a source told CBS ... [more]

Lander wresters start year in Powell

Dec 6, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  A strong junior class headlines the Lander Valley High School Tigers wrestling team this year.
Coach Nick Fulton is putting his Tigers through early-morning ... [more]

First meet for Lander ski team postponed

Dec 6, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Tigers finally got to practice on snow for the first time this week. Lander started practice last month for the ski season.

Lander Valley High ... [more]

Senior leadership a strength for Cougar wrestlers this season

Dec 6, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Four seniors are settling into the leadership roles for the Wind River Cougars this wrestling season.
The 12th-graders are Dalton Perkins, Charles Oldman, ... [more]

Wolverine boys fade late in hoops opener, fall to Colorado squad

Dec 6, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Wolverines opened their 2013-14 basketball campaign with a 62-43 loss to Thompson Valley, Colo., at the Cheyenne Invitational basketball ... [more]

Riverton girls edged by one point in Cheyenne by Windsor, Colo., team

Dec 6, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Trailing by three points at halftime, the Riverton High School girls basketball team exploded to outscore Windsor (Colo.) 16-3 in the third quarter but ... [more]

Today

Dec 6, 2013 - Staff:  Births
BLACKBURN

A daughter was born to Genivee and Ricky Blackburn Jr., of St. Stephen's, at 1:44 p.m. Nov. 20, 2013, at Lander Regional Hospital. ... [more]

No one injured in Thanksgiving mattress fire

Dec 6, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Emergency responders in Lander had an early morning wakeup call Thanksgiving Day, when a mattress caught fire in an apartment on Pushroot Court.
Lander fire ... [more]

Library to be open Sunday for high school finals week

Dec 6, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Riverton Branch Library will be open from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday for high school finals week. 
All library services will be available, and free coffee ... [more]

Chief Washakie scholarship applications available

Dec 6, 2013 - From staff reports:  Scholarship applications are available from the Chief Washakie Memorial awards committee for the 2014-2015 academic year at the University of Wyoming. The ... [more]

Riverton school board gains variety of awards at state conference

Dec 6, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  District 25 also was recognized with the 2013 Standard of Excellence Award.

The Fremont County School District 25 was honored with many awards Nov. ... [more]

Cellphone calls on commercial flights? Ugh

Dec 6, 2013 - By The Philadelphia Inquirer:  To the already jumbo-size list of air-travel indignities -- snaking security lines, intrusive pat-downs, baggage fees on top of rising fares, and brown-bag ... [more]

Time for a re-examination at UW

Dec 6, 2013 - By Chris Peck:  Well, that was short.
University of Wyoming President Bob Sternberg took office in July with great fanfare.
"We believe Dr. Sternberg is a great fit for the ... [more]

CREG's main role is providing cover for Wyoming legislators

Dec 6, 2013 - Jacob C. Grimes, Riverton:  Editor:
Concerning how the state bases its revenue forecast, I agree with the editorial that the CREG group underestimates it year after year. It's ... [more]

Mandela

Dec 6, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Humanity has lost a colossus

If ever a man had reason to harbor resentment in his life, it was Nelson Mandela, who had been imprisoned, beaten, ... [more]

Antelope in decline; study wonders why

Dec 6, 2013 - The Associated Press:  GREEN RIVER -- State and federal wildlife researchers are undertaking a study of pronghorn antelope in south-central Wyoming.
Researchers with the University ... [more]

Governor requests $500K for added data collection on juvenile offenders

Dec 6, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead is asking state lawmakers to budget $500,000 for a system that would allow officials to track information about juvenile offenders in ... [more]

Digest

Dec 6, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Events canceled due to cold
LARAMIE -- Laramie is postponing its annual downtown holiday parade and tree lighting because of the continuing cold.
The ... [more]

UW trustees meet for first time since Sternberg left

Dec 6, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees was meeting Friday for the first time since President Bob Sternberg's resignation after less than five ... [more]