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Court slapped 'good ol' boys' on Hill

Feb 11, 2014 - By Randy Tucker:  Now they are trying every stalling tactic in the book.

Remember those catchy little cartoons from your childhood that appeared just after you ... [more]

Save our air service

Feb 11, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Let's leave no stone unturned

Anyone hoping that 2014 would bring better air service at our county's only commercial airport is having a bad new year ... [more]

Student council members approved for Florida trip in June

Feb 11, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Fremont County School District 25 board of trustees board has approved an out-of-state travel request for the Student Council to the National Association ... [more]

Dinosaur bone case from Wyo. moves to federal court

Feb 11, 2014 - The Associated Press:  DENVER -- A lawsuit in Denver's U.S. District Court names a "fossilized Tyrannosaurus bataar skull" as the defendant.
The legal maneuver essentially ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Feb 11, 2014 - The Associated Press:  State board approves land deal
CHEYENNE -- The State Board of Land Commissioners has endorsed a proposal that would transfer ownership of 1,280 acres ... [more]

Science in wolf delisting plan fails peer review

Feb 11, 2014 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- A proposal to lift federal protections for gray wolves across most of the U.S. suffered a significant setback Friday as an independent review ... [more]

The way it was: County cattlemen -- 1974

Feb 11, 2014 - Staff:  The Fremont County Cattlemen's Association had its winter meeting 40 years ago on this date, electing a new board of directors while keeping one familiar face ... [more]

Digest

Feb 11, 2014 - From staff reports:  Farm and Ranch Days approach
The Fremont County Farm and Ranch Days will include more than 30 sessions Wednesday and Thursday in the Fremont Center at ... [more]

Spirit of WRHS team spreads to school

Feb 11, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The girls basketball team at Wind River High School in Pavillion has spent the past week doing service to the Fremont County community as part of an annual ... [more]

Whiteplume collecting tales of Sho-Rap firefighters for book

Feb 11, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Fighting fires can be a dangerous and stimulating experience for a firefighter, and Robin Whiteplume thinks compiling those stories would be the best way to ... [more]

Lander native celebrates 101st birthday with family, friends

Feb 11, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Minnie Presgrove celebrated her 101st birthday on Jan. 29 at the Morning Star Manor assisted living facility in Fort Washakie.
Presgrove, the oldest resident ... [more]

Pathologist hire gains ground

Feb 11, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The math adds up to show Fremont County could hire its own forensic pathologist, according to a report from Fremont County Coroner Ed McAuslan.
He said ... [more]

Bebout ready for battle on rez border; justice center outlook good

Feb 11, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  State Sen. Eli Bebout, R-Riverton, was pleased to see funding for payment in lieu of taxes in the farm bill that was approved Tuesday by the U.S. Senate.
The ... [more]

Legislature set to convene this week

Feb 11, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  In his second year as co-chairman of Wyoming's Joint Appropriations Committee, State Sen. Eli Bebout (R-Riverton) says the state is in good shape ... [more]

Legislature's next move in Hill case could be new 'supercommittee'

Feb 11, 2014 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  A legislative panel is drafting a bill that could lead to a special session to deal with fallout from the state Supreme Court's decision in the superintendent ... [more]

Rebecca R. 'Becky' Campbell

Feb 7, 2014 - Staff:  Rebecca R. "Becky" Campbell, of Riverton, died Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, at her home. She was 61 years old.
A rosary will be at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10, at ... [more]

Clair E. Wheeler

Feb 7, 2014 - Staff:  Clair E. Wheeler, of Casper, died Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, at Central Wyoming Hospice in Casper. He was 93 years old.
A funeral service will be at 10 a.m. ... [more]

Thon tournament is Wyoming's top wrestling event

Feb 7, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Elite, passion, gladiators and packed gym are five words that come to my mind when thinking about the Ron Thon Memorial Invitational.
This weekend draws the ... [more]

RHS wrestlers start fast in win over Laramie

Feb 7, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  An electrifying start on the wrestling mat helped push the Riverton Wolverines to a 47-32 victory Thursday night vs. the Laramie Plainsmen.
RHS opened the ... [more]

Cetrone, Evans to wed Sept. 13

Feb 7, 2014 - From staff reports:  Steve and Jodi Dillree, of Kemmerer, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Shannon Cetrone, to Jess Evans, the son of Mike and Beth Evans, ... [more]

County students earn UW honors

Feb 7, 2014 - From staff reports:  The University of Wyoming lists 21 students from Fremont County on the 2013 fall semester provost's honor roll.
Dubois: Clinton A. Elliott, Carolyn Lee ... [more]

Riverton Middle School names students to second-quarter honor roll

Feb 7, 2014 - From staff reports:  Riverton Middle School recently recognized the students who were named to the second-quarter honor roll for the 2013-2014 school year.

4.0 GPA
Eighth ... [more]

Today

Feb 7, 2014 - Staff:  Births
KAULAITY

A son was born to April and Stefan Kaulaity, of Fort Washakie, at 9:51 a.m. Dec. 12, 2013, at Lander Regional Hospital. He weighed 8 ... [more]

Now is the time to 'get real' on state beer tax

Feb 7, 2014 - Ron Warpness, Mayor, Riverton:  Editor:
This is an open letter to all our elected legislators who are getting ready for the upcoming legislative session. You are going to have the ... [more]

Cold weather and macho men

Feb 7, 2014 - By Chris Peck:  Of course you aren't complaining about the cold weather.
Real Wyoming residents tough it out.
I used to do that.
In my first newspaper job just south of Sun ... [more]

What's what

Feb 7, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Interpretations vary on the EPA ruling, as well they might

Opinions, conclusions and misinformation are permeating the atmosphere of comment and ... [more]

Digest

Feb 7, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Mill backs Barrasso proposal
SARATOGA -- An owner of the reopened saw mill in Saratoga is backing Sen. John Barrasso's proposal to more than double the ... [more]

In reversal, SLIB approves money for Casper project

Feb 7, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The State Loan and Investment Board has approved a $2.5 million loan to develop infrastructure on the site of a proposed conference center near ... [more]

House OKs bill that would allow more paddling in Wyoming parks

Feb 7, 2014 - The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- The House approved a wide-ranging public lands bill Thursday that would speed logging of trees burned in last year's massive Rim Fire in ... [more]

City fine-tuning Main Street sign requirements

Feb 7, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Existing signs will not be affected by the changes.

Business and property owners on Main Street will have to double check with city code before ... [more]