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Spring to bring two new cafes

Jan 23, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Old Town Coffee is creating a Riverton location, and Roasted Bean and Cuisine will open on Main Street.

Riverton residents looking for a place to sit ... [more]

Let's have a long, healthy debate over NSA snooping

Jan 23, 2014 - By The Miami Herald:  Three takeaways from President Obama's speech on surveillance: (1) Unexamined expansion of NSA programs has been halted, at least for now. (2) The president ... [more]

Nobody seems to care about the public's safety anymore

Jan 23, 2014 - Mary Sue Shoup, Riverton:  Editor:
Let's see. Marijuana is now legal to buy, the speed limits are already at a crazy speed, yet they are asking to have them increased?
People don't ... [more]

Searching for the genuine

Jan 23, 2014 - By Betty Starks Case:  Sometimes it's in a pair of shoes, but don't bet on it

"New times, new traditions," reads the headline of a recent newspaper article.
The story on ... [more]

The numbers agree

Jan 23, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  There is only one explanation for Fremont County's improved jobs picture

Every time there is a good report on the unemployment rate nationally, there ... [more]

Digest

Jan 23, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Another Dem enters Senate race
A second Democrat is getting into Wyoming's U.S. Senate race.
Rex Wilde of Cheyenne announced his candidacy Wednesday, ... [more]

Lawmaker will try for repeal of the 'Hill bill'

Jan 23, 2014 - The Associated Press:  A Rock Springs lawmaker says he will sponsor a bill to reverse the changes made to the state superintendent of public instruction office.
The GOP-controlled ... [more]

Water wells recovering amid energy slowdown

Jan 23, 2014 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- There may be a silver lining to the Powder River Basin's coal-bed methane bust: A new report shows water levels in some monitoring wells are rising ... [more]

Grief counselors working with students after teen's death

Jan 23, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A preliminary autopsy showed that Nathan Hatfield, 18, of Riverton, died Monday of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Coroner Ed McAuslan said a gun was found ... [more]

Maintenance issues emerge at Riverton Branch Library

Jan 23, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Library Systems board of trustees is looking at ways to fund a maintenance issue concerning a drainage issue at the Riverton Branch ... [more]

No new applicants this week for city slots

Jan 23, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Martin Cannan, Phil Lavoie and former city councilman Lars Baker all announced their interest last week; the deadline is Jan. 31.

Anyone interested ... [more]

Tribe fires back at state's challenge of EPA border ruling

Jan 23, 2014 - From staff reports:  Lawyers for the Northern Arapaho Tribe say Wyoming's petition against a recent ruling by the Environmental Protection Agency is "replete with errors of law and ... [more]

Shyatt sick and will not coach Wyoming Cowboys vs. Air Force

Jan 22, 2014 - From staff reports:  University of Wyoming men's basketball coach Larry Shyatt won't coach the Cowboys in their game Wednesday at Air Force due to an illness.
According to UW, ... [more]

Wrangler girls down Bobcats for second straight win

Jan 22, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Olivia Thompson had 24 points for Shoshoni to lead all scorers Tuesday.

SHOSHONI -- Two consecutive victories from the Shoshoni High School Wranglers ... [more]

Shoshoni holds off Thermop, breaks four-game loss skid

Jan 22, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  SHOSHONI -- The Shoshoni Wranglers were starving for a victory and came up huge Tuesday night in a 65-61 victory over Thermopolis.
The win snapped a ... [more]

Today

Jan 22, 2014 - Staff:  Births
CHERRY

A son was born to Samathan Sauer, of Riverton, and Joshua Cherry, of Aberdeen, Wash., at 4:19 p.m. Dec. 17, 2013, at Riverton Memorial ... [more]

Don't let passion 'overpower our tact' during civil discourse

Jan 22, 2014 - Charles “Mike” Broadhead, Chief of police, Riverton:  Editor:
Over the past several months, I feel that there has been an increasing racially charged rhetoric in our community.
Internet-based chat boards give ... [more]

Congrats, Congress, you passed a budget bill

Jan 22, 2014 - By The Chicago Tribune:  So the U.S. House and Senate finally agreed on something. They agreed the status quo isn't so bad after all.
Last week, Congress sent a $1.1 trillion spending ... [more]

A wink and a smile on camera

Jan 22, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  A public TV viewer made a connection with me during pledge week.

A group of Ranger people went on television not long ago to help raise money for ... [more]

The missile scandal

Jan 22, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Appalling offenses by the operators of our ICBM system hit close to home in Wyoming

Top officials from the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Department of ... [more]

Digest

Jan 22, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Air Force boss visiting Warren AFB
CHEYENNE -- The Air Force's top civilian leader is on a fact-finding mission following cheating and drug scandals in ... [more]

Man who tried to buy, export rifle sights to be deported

Jan 22, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A Russian man who pleaded guilty to trying to export military-grade, thermal-imaging rifle sights from the U.S. without a federal license must leave ... [more]

Democrat announces Senate run against Enzi

Jan 22, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Charlie Hardy, a former Catholic priest, says he will run as a Democrat in the 2014 U.S. Senate race in Wyoming.
Hardy is the first non-Republican ... [more]

No more Hill investigation until Legislature session is done

Jan 22, 2014 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  An inquiry into Wyoming schools Superintendent Cindy Hill will not be done before the Legislature meets next month because of the mass of information to be ... [more]

Zillmer takes county ambulance position after salary raised

Jan 22, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Joseph Zillmer is to be Fremont County's new Ambulance Director. The Texan accepted the job Jan. 21 after the Fremont County Commission bumped up the salary ... [more]

New Q&A protocol in place for 911 emergency callers

Jan 22, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The program guides dispatchers through a series of nationally standardized questions tailored to fit any situation.

Anyone calling 911 for emergency ... [more]

County opts for ballistic glass in justice center

Jan 22, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The new Riverton justice center will employ ballistic glass and bullet-stopping sand in its concrete walls, Fremont County Commissioners have decided. They ... [more]

CWC makes gains on loan default rate, easing threat of federal pressure

Jan 22, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Federal student loan default rates are falling at Central Wyoming College due to several initiatives being implemented at the school.
Most recently, CWC's ... [more]

Floyd J. Wicks

Jan 22, 2014 - Staff:  Floyd J. Wicks, of Riverton, died Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, at Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation-Wind River in Riverton, surrounded by family. He was 86 years ... [more]

Ronald 'Ron' Monroe Sr.

Jan 22, 2014 - Staff:  Ronald "Ron" Monroe Sr., of Arapahoe, died Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, at his home. He was 32 years old.
A rosary will be Wednesday, Jan. 22, at Great Plains Hall ... [more]