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Downtown farmers market starts Wednesday

May 15, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Riverton's new downtown farmers market begins Wednesday, May 16.
From 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. every Wednesday, a section of North Broadway Avenue off Main ... [more]

Two commissioners to run again; Hickerson making up his mind

May 15, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Commissioners Doug Thompson and Dennis Christensen are seeking re-election for their respective offices, while the other incumbent whose seat is ... [more]

Four of five reviewers approve of state's wolf management plan

May 13, 2012 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  By Ben Neary
Associated Press

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) -- Four of the five scientists who reviewed Wyoming's proposed wolf management plan said they believe it's ... [more]

Take a hike with CWC's first outdoors writers class

May 13, 2012 - Staff:  A blind adventurer who has climbed the summit of the highest mountains on all seven continents is the keynote speaker for Central Wyoming College's first Wind ... [more]

Boysen concerns focus of May 15 meeting

May 13, 2012 - Staff:  The Wyoming Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources has rescheduled a meeting for this week in Shoshoni to discuss Boysen State Park operations.
The ... [more]

Wyoming Honor Farm horses up for adoption

May 13, 2012 - Staff:  The Bureau of Land Management and the Wyoming Honor Farm in Riverton will host a wild horse adoption and gentling clinic on May 18-19.
The BLM and the Honor ... [more]

Archaeology meeting digs into history

May 13, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler, Staff Writer:  Three students of Central Wyoming College archaeology instructor Todd Guenther will present their state-recognized papers at the Tuesday, May 15, meeting of ... [more]

CWC receives labor grant

May 13, 2012 - Staff:  Central Wyoming College is one of three Wyoming community colleges sharing a $2.7 million Department of Labor grant to develop new and effective learning ... [more]

National powwow winners find distinctive harmony

May 13, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  North Bear earned a first prize for singing at the Gathering of the Nations Powwow in Albuquerque, N.M.
The four Northern Arapaho members of North Bear ... [more]

Groundbreaking starts building process for health/science center

May 13, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  After what Central Wyoming College president Jo Anne McFarland said has been a five-year process, the community college broke ground Thursday afternoon on its ... [more]

Hoffman to seek retiring McOmie's seat

May 13, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Longtime Fremont County educator Michelle Hoffman is running the Wyoming Legislature.
She'll seekto the Wyoming House District 54 seat.
"I have been thinking ... [more]

Let the graduations begin, CWC graduates 303 Friday

May 13, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  CWC hands diplomas to 303 graduates
Bert Oakley proved it's never too late to further one's education.
At 69 years old, the Riverton man was the ... [more]

Bomb scare halts Shoshone General Council

May 13, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Threat came just as quorum confirmed
The FBI, along with other agencies on the Wind River Indian Reservation, on Saturday morning launched an ... [more]

Science scores up for state's eighth-graders

May 11, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- Wyoming students improved their scores on an eighth-grade national science exam from 2009 to 2011.
Wyoming students had an average score of ... [more]

RHS band posts top festival score during fun trip to Windy City

May 11, 2012 - Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Hot dogs, wind and a 19-hour train ride were some of the highlights for a group of Riverton High School band students who recently returned from a trip to ... [more]

Another ruling says Riverton not reservation

May 11, 2012 - Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  This one involved a lawsuit filed against the Riverton Police Department.
A federal judge in Wyoming has ruled in support of previous determinations by ... [more]

Nurse pinning significant for CWC chief

May 11, 2012 - Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College president Jo Anne McFarland drew from personal experience when she spoke about the greatness of this year's nursing school graduates ... [more]

Fire site being reclaimed, a seedling at a time

May 11, 2012 - The Associated Press:  PAHASKA (AP) -- At dawn, with the shadows long across Gunbarrel Creek, a crew of Oregon men scattered across the mountain slope to begin planting ... [more]

Digest

May 11, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Park County eyes added sales tax
POWELL (AP) -- The Park County Commission has endorsed placing a sales tax question on the county's November general ... [more]

New water tests show no problem near tailings site

May 11, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Tribal test results wrong, DOE says
The federal agency in charge of site cleanup and management of an area affected by uranium contamination near St. ... [more]

New lines on West Main

May 10, 2012 - Staff:  Wyoming Department of Transportation worker Mike Crawford controlled chipped center-line paint with a broom on West Main Street in Riverton as workers removed ... [more]

Burned workers wore safety clothing; probe continues

May 10, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- The initial investigation into a flash fire that critically injured three workers at the Sinclair oil refinery near Rawlins found that the ... [more]

Digest

May 10, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Snow King offers plans for ski hill
JACKSON (AP) -- The owners of the Snow King Ski Resort in Jackson are proposing ambitious plans they say are need to ... [more]

White Hall renovation to start this month at UW

May 10, 2012 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE (AP) -- Work will begin soon on renovating the 12-story White Hall on the University of Wyoming campus.
The $12 million White Hall project is the final ... [more]

State gives formal OK on Fort Washakie unification

May 10, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Fremont County School District 21's unification request got its final stamp of approval Monday after the Wyoming State Board of Education voted to accept the ... [more]

State's population could be the fourth-oldest by 2030

May 10, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- The Wyoming Department of Health is calling attention to the aging of the state's population and says residents should consider how to address ... [more]

Amid reported layoffs, tribe plans General Council

May 10, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The Northern Arapaho government building in Ethete had locked doors Thursday morning as possibly dozens of employees have been receiving notifications of ... [more]

Judge asked to move teen Hudson suspect's case to juvenile court

May 10, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Attorneys for the youngest defendant in the Hudson double homicide prosecution have asked a judge to transfer proceedings to juvenile court and to hold a ... [more]

Smart Start director achieves her Montessori certification

May 9, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Lessons focus on manners, peace, order and respect.
Smart Start Academy will be adjusting its name and changing its style of teaching for the coming ... [more]

Mead won't rule out higher penalties for worker deaths

May 9, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead says more may need to be done to combat the state's high workplace fatality rate.
Mead told a meeting of the Wyoming ... [more]

Digest

May 9, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Commission reverts to three members
PINEDALE (AP) -- Sublette County voters have reversed a decision they made last year to expand their county ... [more]

Three critically injured in Sinclair refinery fire

May 9, 2012 - The Associated Press:  RAWLINS (AP) -- Three workers injured in a fire at the Sinclair refinery near Rawlins were taken to a burn center in Colorado in critical condition.
Sinclair ... [more]

Car chase ends with arrests Tuesday p.m.

May 9, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  A Lander woman was arrested Tuesday after she led law enforcement on a vehicle pursuit. Officers were attempting to locate the car she drove, which was thought ... [more]

CES gets construction grant; zone change OK

May 9, 2012 - Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  The City of Riverton has secured a Wyoming Business Council Council Community Development Block Grant in the amount of $194,305 on behalf of Community Entry ... [more]

Bauder's resignation accepted

May 9, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler, Staff Writer:  Following an executive session Tuesday, the Riverton school board unanimously accepted the resignation of activities director Keith Bauder without public ... [more]

Late Wednesday start proposed for Riverton schools

May 9, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler, Staff Writer:  A later start to the school day is being proposed on Wednesdays for the Riverton public schools during the 2012-13 academic year to facilitate teacher ... [more]

Fire guts rental house on North Broadway in city

May 9, 2012 - Christina George, Staff Writer:  By Christina George
Staff Writer
Fire officials are investigating a house fire that occurred shortly before 3 a.m. Wednesday in Riverton.
"At this time, we ... [more]

Today

May 8, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
AARON

Lena Aaron, 86, died Friday, May 4, in Fort Washakie. Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 9, at the Rocky Mountain Hall at ... [more]

Digest

May 8, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Man killed in ATV wreck
SODA SPRINGS, Idaho -- Officials in southwestern Wyoming say a 49-year-old Wyoming man died of injuries suffered in an ... [more]

Judge rejects challenge to DUI law

May 8, 2012 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- A Teton County judge has ruled that warrants issued over the telephone for blood tests in drunken driving suspects doesn't violate Wyoming's ... [more]