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Civil Air Patrol seeks new cadets and volunteers

Apr 26, 2015 - Tribune News Service:  CHEYENNE -- A little-known group is looking for volunteers and cadets to take part in search-and rescue flights and other missions.
Col. Ken Johnston, ... [more]

Garden project helps inmates, community and students

Apr 26, 2015 - By Karla Pomeroy, For The Associated Press:  A partnership between Northwest College and the Big Horn County Sheriff's Office is designed to benefit students, inmates and community members in Basin.
"I'm ... [more]

High speed limits worry safety experts, but states forge ahead

Apr 26, 2015 - By Jenni Bergal, Tribune News Service:  WASHINGTON -- Wisconsin state Rep. Paul Tittl drives his Toyota Prius 140 miles from his home district to the state capitol in Madison every week. Usually, he ... [more]

Volunteers step up to help in aftermath of I-80 wrecks

Apr 26, 2015 - By Sarah Zoellick, Tribune News Service:  CHEYENNE -- In the wake of last week's wrecks on Interstate 80 west of Cheyenne, local hospital staff and community members rallied to help dozens of people in ... [more]

The way it was: Composters - 1995

Apr 26, 2015 - From staff reports:  Twenty years ago this month, composting was a hot topic in Fremont County. Tom Heald, a University of Wyoming Cooperative Extension agent, said he hoped to ... [more]

Mexican brass quintet performing at CWC

Apr 26, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Mexican brass quintet Metales M5 will perform Tuesday at Central Wyoming College in Riverton.
The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Robert A. Peck Arts ... [more]

Author to sign copies of Arapaho anthology

Apr 26, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Wind River Hotel and Casino is hosting a book signing Tuesday where visitors can meet one of the authors of "Arapaho Stories, Songs, and Prayers: A ... [more]

Highway crack repair project set for Tuesday

Apr 26, 2015 - From staff reports:  A $2.3 million highway crack sealing maintenance project is scheduled to continue next week in Lander.
A crew with prime contractor Highway Improvement, Inc., ... [more]

Historian to teach free oral history workshop

Apr 26, 2015 - From staff reports:  The class will include instruction on the basics of interviewing and putting audio recordings to good use.

The Fremont County Pioneer Museum will ... [more]

'All of you are very special to us'

Apr 26, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Children planted a pinwheel garden to celebrate National Child Abuse Prevention Month.

Northern Arapaho WIC and the Native Connection Home Visiting ... [more]

Prosecutor's complain at slow pace of appeal to reinstate Eaton sentence

Apr 26, 2015 - From staff and wire reports:  Lawyers for a Wyoming inmate who once lived in Riverton want an appeals court to give them 14 months to contest a recent order allowing prosecutors to once ... [more]

Amid low oil prices, slow drilling pace lingers in state

Apr 26, 2015 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  Drilling for oil and gas in Wyoming has sunk to the lowest rate since 1999 amid oil prices that are too low for petroleum companies to invest in new ... [more]

Search for bear victim sent county search/rescue costs higher

Apr 26, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Search and rescue operations in Fremont County were down by half in 2014 compared with the year before, yet the total cost for missions almost quadrupled ... [more]

College to name three past faculty 'emeritus'

Apr 26, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Three new names are being added to the list of emeritus professors at Central Wyoming College, including former college president Jo Anne McFarland, former ... [more]

Shoshoni's Thompson to play hoops at CWC

Apr 24, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  She is the 2015 Fremont County girls high school Player of the Year.

SHOSHONI -- Olivia Thompson, the 2015 Fremont County Girls Basketball Player ... [more]

RHS boys top Evanston, go 9-1 on soccer season

Apr 24, 2015 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Riverton hosts Gillette at 2 p.m. Saturday.

The Riverton Wolverines boys soccer team scored three unanswered second-half goals to power past ... [more]

Evanston takes early lead, beats Wolverine girls 5-2

Apr 24, 2015 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Lightning struck the Riverton Lady Wolverines girls soccer team literally and figuratively Thursday afternoon in Evanston.
Lightning caused a delay in the ... [more]

Rustler golfer leads women in Torrington with first-round 85

Apr 24, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Freshman Kristen Day shot an 85 Thursday afternoon in Torrington for the Central Wyoming College golf team, taking the early lead after the first day of ... [more]

State Dems to elect officers Saturday

Apr 24, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Democratic Party Central Committee will meet Saturday to elect officers as well as discuss strategy for the upcoming year. Only Central Committee ... [more]

ATV association invites volunteers to clean up public land

Apr 24, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Fremont County ATV Association and the Bureau of Land Management Lander Field Office plan to clean up of public lands at 9 a.m. Saturday in the Government ... [more]

Wyoming FFA announces 2015 proficiency award winners

Apr 24, 2015 - From staff reports:  Two FFA members from Fremont County won agricultural proficiency awards April 8 at the 2015 Wyoming State FFA Convention in Cheyenne.
The recipients were ... [more]

Students encouraged to apply for Thomas foundation scholarships

Apr 24, 2015 - From staff reports:  Applications for fall semester scholarships from the Craig and Susan Thomas Foundation are due May 1. Wyoming students may apply.
"I believe strongly in ... [more]

FFA member and two teams win their career development events

Apr 24, 2015 - From staff reports:  One FFA member and two teams from Fremont County were recognized in their respective career development events at the 2015 Wyoming State FFA Convention, held ... [more]

What 'middle class' means in 2015

Apr 24, 2015 - By Chris Peck:  In Wyoming, we're keeping up better than many states

If you live in Wyoming and consider yourself a member of the middle class, you're doing ... [more]

Near-miss on highway showed dangers of texting while driving

Apr 24, 2015 - Penny Fahey, Riverton:  Editor:
I would like to remind everyone of the serious danger with texting and driving.
While driving from Lander to Riverton recently, I noticed a car ... [more]

Seeding the clouds

Apr 24, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  Research shows promise, and the costs ought to be weighed against effects of drought

For many years the idea of "seeding" clouds over mountain ... [more]

Huge magma reservoir under Yellowstone contains enough to fill Grand Canyon 11 times

Apr 24, 2015 - The Associated Press:  LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Scientists have spied a vast reservoir of hot, partly molten rock beneath the "supervolcano" at Yellowstone National Park. It's big enough ... [more]

Digest

Apr 24, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Man struck, killed on I-80 shoulder
WAMSUTTER (AP) -- Authorities say a 32-year-old man who was working on a disabled truck in the emergency lane of ... [more]

More juveniles held in Fremont County Detention Center last year

Apr 24, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The number of juveniles detained in Fremont County more than doubled from 2013 to 2014 according to statistics released this month.
Twenty-nine juveniles were ... [more]

Arapaho tribe asks court to deny Yellowbear a place in border lawsuit

Apr 24, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Northern Arapaho Tribe filed a brief Friday opposing Andrew John Yellowbear's recent request to join a lawsuit affecting the boundary of the Wind River ... [more]