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Foreman promoted to maintenance supervisor in Fremont Co.

Jan 9, 2014 - From staff reports:  A maintenance foreman from Lovell, with ties to maintenance work on South Pass, is the Wyoming Department of Transportation's new area maintenance supervisor ... [more]

Wells Fargo employees volunteer on Habitat build

Jan 9, 2014 - From staff reports:  The company donated $15,000 to the nonprofit organization in 2013.

The Habitat for Humanity affiliate for Fremont County had a workday Nov. 23. ... [more]

Trust must be foundation of all our dealings

Jan 9, 2014 - By Lee Hamilton:  Of all the numbers thrown at us over the course of last year, one stands out for me. I fervently hope we can avoid repeating it this year.
That number is 12. ... [more]

Caring cancer advocate missed in community

Jan 9, 2014 - Teresa Engstrom, Riverton:  Editor:
I have lived in Riverton for more than 40 years. I have seen wonderful things happen in our community that I am very thankful for.
One of those ... [more]

Happy new year, 11 inches deep

Jan 9, 2014 - By Betty Starks Case:  Didn't we always know Wyoming weather was capricious, tricky, and undependable? Then came Friday, Jan. 3, 2014.
I climbed out of bed that morning and pulled ... [more]

Fifty years on

Jan 9, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  The smoking report and 'war on poverty' show pros and cons of government intervention

The nearly simultaneous anniversaries of two major federal ... [more]

Digest

Jan 9, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Hagel to visit Warren AFB
F.E. WARREN AIR FORCE BASE -- Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is making a rare visit to an Air Force nuclear missile base, ... [more]

Five Shot Rabbit Hunt loads up Friday, Shoshoni

Jan 9, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  This weekend marks the 35th Wyoming Women's Five Shot Rabbit Hunt, which takes place every year in Shoshoni during the second week of January.
The event ... [more]

Storm brought unusual snow patterns; county at 107 percent of average

Jan 9, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  An atypical pattern of snowfall hit Fremont County last weekend, when more precipitation came down in the city of Riverton than in Lander and Dubois, which ... [more]

Commission hears complaints from Dubois mayor

Jan 9, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Much of her appearance Tuesday concerned the county museum in Dubois.

Recent actions by the Fremont County Museums Board have incensed Dubois ... [more]

Police look for man who pulled gun at local store

Jan 9, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Police are investigating a possible attempted robbery involving a firearm at a retail establishment in Riverton.
No one was injured in the incident, which ... [more]

Council modifies solicitors ordinance

Jan 9, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Door-to-door sales will be allowed, but vendors must respect "no solicitation" signs.

The City of Riverton has a new door-to-door solicitation ... [more]

Eva Marie Sutton

Jan 9, 2014 - Staff:  Eva Marie Sutton died Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, at Lander Regional Hospital. She was 70 years old.
A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 17, in ... [more]

Wayne Nelson

Jan 9, 2014 - Staff:  Wayne Nelson, formerly of Lander, died Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, at his home in Cheyenne. He was 84 years old.
Visitation will be 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, ... [more]

Jeffery Nathan 'Nate' Lupher

Jan 9, 2014 - Staff:  Jeffery Nathan "Nate" Lupher died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, at home on his family ranch in Mountain View. He was 53 years old.
Cremation has taken place, and a ... [more]

Today

Jan 8, 2014 - Staff:  Deaths
LUPHER

Jeffery Nathan "Nate" Lupher, 53, died Tuesday, Jan. 7, at home on his family ranch in Mountain View. Cremation has taken place, and a ... [more]

More people getting insured, but are there enough docs to handle it?

Jan 8, 2014 - By Michael Ollove, For MCT News Service:  WASHINGTON -- Signing up for health insurance on the new state and federal exchanges was supposed to be the easy part of the Affordable Care Act. But the really ... [more]

Quoted in the news

Jan 8, 2014 - Staff:  My children and their futures were the motivation for our campaign, and they will always be my overriding priority.
-- Liz Cheney, citing a family health ... [more]

EPA action on rez 'is unlawful'

Jan 8, 2014 - Matthew H. Mead, Governor, Cheyenne:  Editor:
The Environmental Protection Agency's administrative action expanding the Wind River Indian Reservation raises many questions. Here are a few of ... [more]

Liz Cheney

Jan 8, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Her short campaign wasn't going well, and there might not be another

Liz Cheney is out of the U.S. Senate race in Wyoming just one week into the year ... [more]

Digest

Jan 8, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Plant worker identified
Authorities have identified a 28-year-old woman killed in an accident at a sugar beet processing plant in Lovell.
The victim ... [more]

Feds seek $6.3 million from man who caused big wildfire

Jan 8, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The U.S. Forest Service wants to collect $6.3 million from a 77-year-old man the agency blames for causing a 2012 forest fire that threatened to ... [more]

Brief rebound predicted for Wyoming coal

Jan 8, 2014 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- The U.S. coal mining industry will see a modest and short-lived rebound in 2014, driven by more production in Western states after two ... [more]

Poised to announce bid for governor, Hill will testify at hearing

Jan 8, 2014 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming schools Superintendent Cindy Hill said she has always acted with integrity and honesty in addressing the state's public education needs as ... [more]

New victim coordinator introduced

Jan 8, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Riverton Police chief Mike Broadhead presented the new victim witness coordinator for the City of Riverton during Tuesday's Riverton City Council meeting. ... [more]

Wood stove procedure blamed for fire at Dubois rental house

Jan 8, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Officials said a fire that destroyed much of a rental home Monday in Dubois was caused by the improper removal of hot ashes from a wood stove.
No one was ... [more]

Storm causes hazardous roads, many wrecks

Jan 8, 2014 - From staff reports:  Motorists have been slipping and sliding their way through Fremont County this week due to snowfall and cold temperatures that have left area roadways icy and ... [more]

Council vacancies declared; letters of interest due Jan. 31

Jan 8, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council formally declared two vacancies on the council Tuesday during the first regular meeting of the year.
The council agreed to begin ... [more]

SHS, WRHS back on mats

Jan 8, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Shoshoni Wranglers, Moorcroft and Cokeville have emerged as title contenders in the Class 2-A wrestling division.
Shoshoni starts January as the ... [more]

Wranglers get back to action in games vs. two cross-county rivals

Jan 8, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  A pair of Fremont County basketball opponents are on the schedule for the Shoshoni High School Wrangler basketball programs as the season resumes after ... [more]