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Officers follow trail of vehicle fluid to suspect who left scene

Jun 7, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The 20-year-old Riverton man was charged with underage drinking and leaving the site of an accident.

Jordan Weber, 20, of Riverton, was arrested ... [more]

Vehicle department requests tires, raises

Jun 7, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Tires and raises make up most of a $216,000 increase in the Fremont County Vehicle Maintenance Department's proposed budget for fiscal year 2014.
Department ... [more]

County planning codifies standards for naming roads

Jun 7, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Planning Department has issued a draft document outlining rules for addresses and road names in unincorporated parts of the county.
"We ... [more]

Digest

Jun 6, 2013 - The Associated Press:  State firefighters help New Mexico
CHEYENNE -- A group of Wyoming firefighters is in New Mexico to help with fires there.
Two large fires in northern ... [more]

Lawmakers target school bus safety

Jun 6, 2013 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  The discussion is being driven by students and staff members at Wind River School District 6, sparked by the 2011 death of an 11-year-old girl as she exited ... [more]

Fourth annual FART takes to county roads Saturday

Jun 6, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Lander Cycling's fourth annual Fremont Area Road Tour will blow into Lander on Saturday, offering residents a chance to raise money for Injury Prevention ... [more]

Light-pole cameras were temporary traffic counters

Jun 6, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The remaining video cameras from the Wyoming Department of Transportation that were placed along Main Street and Federal Boulevard in Riverton were removed ... [more]

Family: Girl hurt at carnival suffered multiple breaks

Jun 6, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The 16-year-old girl who was injured Friday at a local carnival suffered multiple fractures to her head according to her grandmother Marge Metcalf of ... [more]

Committee eyes Riverview Road for improvements

Jun 6, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Revenue from Fremont County's optional 1 percent tax likely will pay for construction on two Riverton-area roads within the next four years.
Officials said ... [more]

Today

Jun 5, 2013 - Staff:  Births
MIKESELL

A son was born to Melissa and Ryan Mikesell, of Riverton, at 4:39 a.m. April 19, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 8 ... [more]

Pricetag of Lander Community Center exceeds estimates

Jun 5, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The city asked the county to cover the $1 million difference.

Bids for a new Lander Community Center came in $1 million more than early estimates ... [more]

Riverton hosting state mineral and gem show

Jun 5, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  Clubs from around Wyoming will meet June 15 and June 16 at the Fremont County Fairgrounds.

The Wyoming state mineral and gem show will be 9 a.m. to 6 ... [more]

Lysite rancher named to Fremont County Fair Board

Jun 5, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Gloria Philp joins the Fremont County Fair Board just in time to begin preparations for the 100th fair. On May 14, the Fremont County Commission voted to ... [more]

Brew Fest begins Friday

Jun 5, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  Lander also will play host to a rugby match and pancake breakfast Saturday.

The 12th annual Brew Fest begins at 5 p.m. Friday at the soccer fields ... [more]

Digest

Jun 5, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Lawmakers to consider tax on flaring
CHEYENNE -- Lawmakers will consider a proposal that would tax oil producers on the natural gas they burn off from ... [more]

Water management policy changes could affect rec access along Snake River

Jun 5, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Three federal agencies are concluding meetings Wednesday on proposed changes to how they manage the Snake River headwaters and the river's upper ... [more]

Review says feds ought to leave wild horses alone

Jun 5, 2013 - The Associated Press:  RENO, Nev. -- A scathing independent scientific review of wild horse roundups in the West concludes the U.S. government should likely instead let nature cull ... [more]

Girl hurt during carnival doing better; incident still unexplained

Jun 5, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The girl who was injured Friday during a carnival at the Fremont County Fairgrounds is in stable condition this week, according to local officials.
"The last ... [more]

Riverton council denies transfer of liquor license to discount giant

Jun 5, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council squashed Walmart's plans to sell alcohol in a 4-3 vote Tuesday. The store was seeking a transferred retail liquor license from the ... [more]

Black bear confirmed on Gas Hills Road; experts say it probably will leave

Jun 5, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A specialist in large carnivores from the Wyoming Game and Fish Department visited Riverton over the weekend to investigate a black bear sighting on Gas Hills ... [more]

Riverton budget forecasts $46K surplus

Jun 5, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  City administrator Steven Weaver presented the City of Riverton's draft budget, which showed a surplus of $46,000, during a budget work session May 23. The ... [more]

Today

Jun 4, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
BROWN

Marieta "Rita" Brown, 50, of Lander, died Tuesday, May 28, at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. A funeral mass was at 10 a.m. Saturday, ... [more]

West Nile remains a threat

Jun 4, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Department of Health says West Nile virus spread by mosquitoes remains a potential threat in Wyoming as warmer weather arrives across the ... [more]

Youths reel in fun at Kids Hooked on Fishing Day

Jun 4, 2013 - Staff:  The Riverton Kiwanis Club sponsored its annual Kids Hooked on Fishing Day on Saturday at the Big Bend ... [more]

Digest

Jun 4, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Man who faked death extradited
CODY -- A Florida man suspected of faking his own death will now face accusations back home.
Fifty-year-old David Leon ... [more]

Rock Springs man drowns trying to retrieve drifting boat in Flaming Gorge Reservoir

Jun 4, 2013 - The Associated Press:  MANILA, Utah -- Authorities believe a Wyoming man whose body was found at Flaming Gorge Reservoir drowned while trying to retrieve a boat.
Sweetwater County ... [more]

Dinosaur find in state called unprecedented

Jun 4, 2013 - The Associated Press:  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- The recent discovery of three Triceratops fossils in Wyoming could include the most complete skeleton of the three-horned dinosaur to ... [more]

Fire danger 'normal' for time of year

Jun 4, 2013 - Staff and wire reports:  A year after several big fires burned through huge swaths of western Wyoming, including one that raged for weeks in Fremont County, wildfire danger for Wyoming ... [more]

With Good's retirement, sheriff's office adopts undersheriff structure

Jun 4, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The resignation of Fremont County Sheriff's Capt. David Good has resulted in a restructure of the law enforcement agency, including several promotions among ... [more]

RHS dropping driver education class from regular curriculum

Jun 4, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  After summer vacation is over and school begins, Riverton High School will no longer offer driver education courses.
Like many other high schools in Wyoming ... [more]