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Apr 23, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
ABEYTA

Jim Abeyta, 67, of Riverton, died Saturday, April 20, at the University of Colorado Hospital. A viewing will be 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. ... [more]

Affordable Care Act bringing changes to health care in state

Apr 23, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Former Riverton Memorial Hospital CEO Chris Smolik said that with a reformed Affordable Care Act, providers will be paid less for certain services, and they'll ... [more]

No one hurt in fire at gas storage site

Apr 23, 2013 - The Associated Press:  EVANSTON -- A natural gas storage site in southwestern Wyoming exploded but no one was hurt, and firefighters waited most of the day Sunday to allow the flames ... [more]

Digest

Apr 23, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Jackson-Yellowstone bus planned
JACKSON -- A new bus service is being planned this summer to take people from Jackson to Yellowstone National ... [more]

State discovers extra money for Capitol renovation

Apr 23, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Officials have found more money for a proposed major renovation of the State Capitol in Cheyenne.
Budget officials recently discovered an extra ... [more]

Student enrollment on the rise in state's schools

Apr 23, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Department of Education says enrollment across the state is on the rise.
The department released figures Thursday that show the state ... [more]

Weekend deaths unusual, but foul play not suspected in either

Apr 23, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Coroner's Office is investigating two unrelated and unsuspicious deaths that took place over the weekend in Riverton.
The first was ... [more]

April fifth-snowiest for city; third storm boosts snowpack

Apr 23, 2013 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  For the third straight week, a spring snowstorm dumped snow and made travel hazardous in Wyoming, but a forecaster says the latest round of wintry weather is ... [more]

City to ask residents for help with sidewalk fix

Apr 23, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Worn out sidewalks are throwing a wrench in a proposed plan to fix curbs and gutters in Riverton, and the plan could bring big bills for property owners.
The ... [more]

District court clerk to resign

Apr 23, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Clerk of District Court Katie Brodie Meredith announced her resignation Tuesday to the Fremont County Commission. She has held the office for 18 ... [more]

The way it was: Early museum work -- 1915

Apr 21, 2013 - From staff reports:  Fremont County had been around long enough by 1915 that a group of history-minded citizens decided it was time to establish a county museum.
This photograph ... [more]

CWC student art exhibit now in arts center gallery

Apr 21, 2013 - From staff reports:  The annual show will run through May 4, and a reception will be Tuesday on campus.

Central Wyoming College art students are exhibiting their best ... [more]

Slope stabilization work taking place in Wind River Canyon

Apr 21, 2013 - From staff reports:  Traffic delays are expected during a $1.88 million slope stabilization project in Wind River Canyon between Shoshoni and Thermopolis on U.S. 20/Wyoming ... [more]

Society seeks nominations for history awards

Apr 21, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming State Historical Society encourages nominations of individuals and organizations that have done outstanding work in preserving and interpreting ... [more]

CWC clubs present energy film on Earth Day

Apr 21, 2013 - From staff reports:  To honor Earth Day, a pair of Central Wyoming College clubs will present a free screening of the energy documentary "Switch" at 6 p.m. Monday in the Little ... [more]

Students survey reservation residents

Apr 21, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  A group of four graduate students from George Washington University recently visited the Wind River Indian Reservation as part of an outreach program with the ... [more]

Football coaching issues on school board agenda at Tuesday session

Apr 21, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Riverton High School parent Daryl Fullerton has asked that the Riverton school board hear parental concerns regarding the recent coaching turnover in the ... [more]

Riverton to push for right to tax itself

Apr 21, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The city of Riverton would like to have more options when considering the construction of new facilities in the city.
The council adopted a resolution ... [more]

Past Heart Mountain prisoner tells CWC audience of ordeal during WWII captivity

Apr 21, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  It's been a while since Sam Mihara has been to Riverton, and the circumstances of his two visits are juxtaposed by the passage of time.
Mihara recalled ... [more]

G&F counts 25 wolves in six packs

Apr 21, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  About 25 wolves in six packs live in Fremont County, and the Wyoming Game and Fish Department reported recently that humans killed 12 wolves last year.
The ... [more]

CWC hosts agriculture expo

Apr 19, 2013 - Staff:  Fremont County Cattlewomen presented their annual ag expo for county third-graders Friday morning at the Central Wyoming College Equine ... [more]

Today

Apr 19, 2013 - Staff:  Community calendar
APRIL 20
Clarlene M. Peil Memorial 5K Run/Walk
is at 8:30 a.m. at the Lander Valley High School parking lot. The run begins at 9 ... [more]

Digest

Apr 19, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Spring storms boost snowpack
CHEYENNE -- Spring snowstorms during the past two weeks have boosted Wyoming's mountain snowpack to near normal levels, ... [more]

Storm kills bees headed to Nebraska

Apr 19, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LINCOLN, Neb. -- A Nebraska bee supplier says millions of honeybees headed for Nebraska and other states have died during a Wyoming snowstorm.
Jane and Warren ... [more]

I-80 still closed Friday, but treacherous I-25 open again

Apr 19, 2013 - From The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Blowing snow is keeping a stretch of Interstate 80 closed in southern Wyoming.
Eastbound lanes of I-80 were closed Friday between Rawlins and ... [more]

October trial set for man accused of abducting child

Apr 19, 2013 - From The Associated Press:  POWELL -- A Montana man accused of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a girl from Cody is scheduled to go on trial in October.
Jesse P. Speer, who previously ... [more]

Banker survey points to more economic growth

Apr 19, 2013 - From The Associated Press:  A monthly survey of bankers from Wyoming and other states says strong agriculture income continues to boost the economy in rural areas of 10 Midwest and ... [more]

'Penny Power' sign suggested to highlight 1-percent tax jobs

Apr 19, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A political action committee member is asking the county and its cities to consider posting the sign alongside its projects.

Kyle Lehto, a member of ... [more]

CWC troubled by rising loan default rate

Apr 19, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College officials say loan default rates for local students are going in the "wrong direction."
Administrators this month said CWC's two-year ... [more]

Odd weather last year cost county its No. 1 hay spot

Apr 19, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County last year produced only two-thirds of the hay it did in 2011, dropping the county out of its typical position as the No. 1 alfalfa-producing ... [more]