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Pioneer museum could be kick-off venue for government convention

Jun 9, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Officials are hoping to use the Fremont County Pioneer Museum to host a kick-off reception for the Wyoming Association of County Officers convention in ... [more]

Rocky Mountain Power says coal plants may close early

Jun 9, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- Wyoming's largest electricity provider says proposed federal environmental regulations could close at least some of its four coal-fired power plants ... [more]

Defeat key to developing character

Jun 9, 2013 - By Randy Tucker:  Life isn't fair. That simple statement is one of the hardest things for young people to learn, but no matter your lot in this life, it is one of the hallmarks ... [more]

Second-term pitfalls surrounding Obama

Jun 9, 2013 - By Mark Shields:  Dan Jenkins, a sportswriter of rare wit, once gave us the Ten Stages of Drunkenness, which include these separate points on the road to inebriation: "Witty and ... [more]

Proceed carefully when making changes in museum management

Jun 9, 2013 - Patrice Brevinhall, Lander:  Editor:
I hope before the way the Fremont County museums are set up and managed is changed to a single director, that this idea can be talked about ... [more]

Commissioner pay

Jun 9, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  The members are giving themselves a raise, but the procedure for it is sound

It's always a little awkward when elected officials who control their ... [more]

The way it was: Sheep as art -- 1994

Jun 9, 2013 - From staff reports:  Even a mine can do with a little beautification, and that's what Riverton-based U.S. Energy Corp. Riverton had in mind when it commissioned this piece of art. ... [more]

Archaeologist to lead a tour of Castle Gardens

Jun 9, 2013 - From staff reports:  Craig Bromley of the Lander BLM will discuss the tribal importance of the area and its future as a Wyoming cultural site.

The Alliance for ... [more]

Family fight in Shoshoni street draws neighbor's attention

Jun 9, 2013 - From staff reports:  Deputies said no one involved wanted to pursue charges.

Fremont County Sheriffs deputies responded to a family fight Thursday evening in Shoshoni ... [more]

Veterans park plans move forward

Jun 9, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  Leonard Moss Sr. began the dedication ceremony for the Northern Arapaho Veterans Park with a prayer and blessing May 29 at the park's future location south of ... [more]

Digest

Jun 9, 2013 - From staff reports:  Guild celebrating Knit in Public Day
The Fremont Fiber Arts Guild will celebrate Knit in Public Day from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday on the lawn of the ... [more]

Tribe granted in-state tuition in Idaho

Jun 9, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Eastern Shoshone tribal members now have the option of paying a reduced rate.

Enrolled Eastern Shoshone tribal members interested in attending a ... [more]

Mead 'thrilled' with ed director finalists

Jun 9, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Even though none of the three finalists to run the state Department of Education is from Wyoming, Gov. Matt Mead said he's impressed by their depth ... [more]

Loose dog kills elderly poodle, injures 7-year-old girl

Jun 9, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The owner of a Rottweiler mix north of Riverton was issued a citation Wednesday after the dog reportedly injured a 7-year-old girl and killed an elderly ... [more]

Meth bust cases may advance to higher court

Jun 9, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Cases against at least two defendants in last month's methamphetamine distribution bust are stalled in circuit court until a judge decides if enough probable ... [more]

Plans for a new Riverton justice center stall again

Jun 9, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Commissioners worry that moving forward with the project might endanger an application for a $2.65 million grant.

Fremont County commissioners again ... [more]

Artist show on display through August

Jun 7, 2013 - Staff:  Leo Hanway Sr. examined Colleen Friday's art at the Northern Arapaho Tribal Artists Show on Tuesday in the Experience Room at the Wind River Hotel and Casino. ... [more]

Bible's strong comeback surprises secular Norway

Jun 7, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Officials of the Lutheran Church of Norway see the interest as proof that the text still resonates in a country where only 1 percent of the 5 million ... [more]

Kenneth Lee 'Kenny' Rusler

Jun 7, 2013 - Staff:  Kenneth Lee "Kenny" Rusler, of Riverton, died Sunday, June 2, 2013, at Help for Health Hospice. He was 61 years old.
Cremation has taken place. Memorial ... [more]

Thomas Mack Davis

Jun 7, 2013 - Staff:  Thomas Mack Davis, of Worland, died Tuesday, June 4, 2013, at his home. He was 75 years old.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at ... [more]

Today

Jun 7, 2013 - Staff:  Births
PAUL

A son was born to Samantha and Austin Paul, of Riverton, at 2:35 a.m. April 1, 2013, at Lander Regional Hospital. He weighed 6 pounds, 2 ... [more]

Ringer awarded Airman of the Quarter trophy

Jun 7, 2013 - Staff:  Airman 1st Class Matthew Ringer was recently awarded Airman of the Quarter for 2013 at Eielson Air Force Base, roughly 26 miles southeast of Fairbanks, Alaska. ... [more]

LCCC announces students on spring honor roll, graduate list

Jun 7, 2013 - Staff:  Laramie County Community College is proud to announce the names of students who earned a place on the president's and vice president's honor rolls.
Fremont ... [more]

Smith and Beamer to wed June 29

Jun 7, 2013 - Staff:  Jennifer Smith, the daughter of Deb Smith of Riverton and Rick Smith of Arizona, is engaged to Vince Beamer, the son of Galen and Kim Beamer of Ten Sleep. ... [more]

Cortes and Pavey to marry

Jun 7, 2013 - Staff:  Cecilia Cortes, the daughter of Marcella Cortes of Riverton and Odilon Cortes of Reno, Nev., is engaged to Aaron Pavey, the son of Margaret and Larry Pavey of ... [more]

Wilson and Anderson to wed June 22

Jun 7, 2013 - Staff:  Hailee Wilson, the daughter of Mike and Colleen Wilson, is engaged to Ross Anderson, the son of Mick and Nancy Anderson. Both families are from Riverton.
The ... [more]

Driver left accident scene after collision

Jun 7, 2013 - Gene Hauck, Riverton:  Editor:
On the evening of May 25 at about 11 p.m., my granddaughter was driving south North Eighth West in Riverton. As she approached the intersection of ... [more]

Ins and outs of government's surveillance

Jun 7, 2013 - By David G. Savage, McClatchy Newspapers:  WASHINGTON -- A newly published court order has confirmed what key members of Congress said they have known for years -- that the government has routine access ... [more]

Farmers market

Jun 7, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  In light of recent debate, a trial run at City Park could be worth a try

Organizers and participants in the Wednesday afternoon farmers market in ... [more]

Digest

Jun 7, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Woman air lifted after fall
LARAMIE -- A woman who fell at the Vedauwoo climbing area was air lifted to a hospital Thursday.
Albany County Undersheriff ... [more]

Plan lifts some wolf protections

Jun 7, 2013 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- The Obama administration is proposing to end recovery efforts for gray wolves across most of the U.S. and return management to the ... [more]

Cattle drive to delay traffic

Jun 7, 2013 - The Associated Press:  MOOSE -- Motorists between Moran Junction and Elk Ranch flats will find out on Saturday that, at least in Wyoming, cattle drives always have the right of ... [more]

Police seek information in Wednesday hit-and-run

Jun 7, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Riverton Police Department is looking for information about a hit-and-run accident that was reported just before 3 p.m. Wednesday in the 1400 block of ... [more]

Officers follow trail of vehicle fluid to suspect who left scene

Jun 7, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The 20-year-old Riverton man was charged with underage drinking and leaving the site of an accident.

Jordan Weber, 20, of Riverton, was arrested ... [more]

Vehicle department requests tires, raises

Jun 7, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Tires and raises make up most of a $216,000 increase in the Fremont County Vehicle Maintenance Department's proposed budget for fiscal year 2014.
Department ... [more]

County planning codifies standards for naming roads

Jun 7, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Planning Department has issued a draft document outlining rules for addresses and road names in unincorporated parts of the county.
"We ... [more]

Area youths have strong showing at rodeo finals

Jun 7, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The first day of the state high school rodeo finals was a good one for Fremont County cowboys and cowgirls.
After the first go in Douglas, Sierra Spratt of ... [more]

Four from Fremont Co. to compete in Shrine Bowl

Jun 7, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Two Riverton High School and two Dubois High School football players have been temporary teammates this week in preparing for the annual Shrine Bowl in Casper. ... [more]

Shoshoni grad starting for Northeastern at CNFR

Jun 7, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Coralle Spratt quickly showed she is one of the best cowgirls in the nation on the college rodeo level.
The former Shoshoni High School standout made a ... [more]

Raiders drop pair Wednesday to Rawlins Generals

Jun 6, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Rawlins Generals surprised the Riverton Raiders twice Wednesday night in an American Legion baseball doubleheader at Roy Peck Field.
Rawlins swept ... [more]