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Get ready for more budget cuts, warns Gov. Mead

Apr 24, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Falling energy revenues have prompted Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead to order state agency directors to prepare for even deeper cuts to their budgets next ... [more]

World Book Night includes events in Fremont County

Apr 24, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  One volunteer gave out free copies of the widely popular "Hunger Games" novel at Arapahoe School. Another planned to distribute former best-seller "The Kite ... [more]

Food bank seeks building donor

Apr 24, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Community Food Bank is looking to raise money to buy a building in Riverton for food storage. Lloyd Eckstein, CEO of the food bank, approached the ... [more]

Riverton, Shoshoni granted waivers from 16:1 classroom ratio

Apr 24, 2012 - Staff and wire reports:  Two Fremont County school districts are among 20 statewide that have been granted waivers from meeting a state law requiring a 16-to-1 student-teacher ratio in ... [more]

RPD investigates fumes report on Hill Street

Apr 22, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Police Department is continuing to investigate the discovery of substances related to initial concerns about possible methamphetamine production ... [more]

Grizzlies to keep 'threatened' tag until at least 2014

Apr 22, 2012 - By Matthew Brown, The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- Grizzly bears in and around Yellowstone National Park will keep their threatened status for at least the next two to three years, as ... [more]

Little Wind bridge work beginning

Apr 22, 2012 - Staff:  The Wyoming Department of Transportation reported that improvements to the Little Wind River bridge near Fort Washakie on Highway 287 should start Monday, ... [more]

Harris Bridge Road closes due to culvert problems

Apr 22, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County transportation department superintendent Dave Pendleton reported last week the closure of Harris Bridge Road in the Pavillion area due to a ... [more]

Red Canyon construction starting this month

Apr 22, 2012 - Staff:  A Wyoming 28 highway improvement project is beginning this month south of Lander near the Red Canyon Overlook, according to the Wyoming Department of ... [more]

Get wings with CWC

Apr 22, 2012 - Staff:  Central Wyoming College's Lander Center is offering courses in May for aviation enthusiasts.
Flying for Cockpit Companions is offered Saturday, May 12, from 8 ... [more]

Money Smart Week starts

Apr 22, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  As the 2011 tax season ends, the Riverton Branch Library is looking ahead and hoping to help people make the best financial choices for 2012 with its Money ... [more]

Togwotee construction ongoing

Apr 22, 2012 - Staff:  Work is ongoing along the Rosie's Ridge section of Togwotee Trail on U.S. 26/287 between Dubois and Moran Junction, according to the Wyoming Department of ... [more]

CWC offers QuickBooks for contractors

Apr 22, 2012 - Staff:  Central Wyoming College, in partnership with ed2go, is launching a non-credit online course entitled "QuickBooks 2012 for Contractors."
Ed2go makes it easy to ... [more]

Heated Boysen meeting on hold

Apr 22, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources has postponed a meeting that had been scheduled for this week to discuss Boysen State Park ... [more]

On target: Shooting range up and running

Apr 22, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The excitement in Talon Arnhold's eyes as he talked about getting to shoot his single-shot .22 rifle was evident, even through the 5-year-old's safety ... [more]

Rival air ambulances vow to serve patients first

Apr 22, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  A new air ambulance service company in Fremont County is honoring insurance policies from patients signed up with Casper-based competitor Wyoming ... [more]

Members air gripes to senior center's leaders

Apr 22, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Several senior citizens stayed after the Riverton Senior Citizens board of directors meeting April 17 to meet board member Jay Vincent with complaints that ... [more]

City to renew push to raise state beer tax

Apr 22, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Riverton Mayor Ron Warpness told elected county leaders April 12 that the Riverton City Council is renewing its efforts to get state lawmakers to support a ... [more]

Bebout to run for re-election

Apr 20, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  State Sen. Eli Bebout, a Riverton Republican, said he wants to continue working on protecting Wyoming's energy economy while fighting overreaching federal ... [more]

After objections, another round of water tests starts in Pavillion

Apr 20, 2012 - The Associated Press:  The U.S. Environ-mental Protection Agency and other agencies have begun a new round of water sampling in the area of a Wyoming gas field where the EPA says ... [more]

Shooting range open house set for Saturday

Apr 20, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Shawn Tessman, treasurer of the Riverton Shooting Club, approached the Riverton City Council on Tuesday to inform the members that the Riverton Rifle Range is ... [more]

Towns set stage for campaign to pass added 1 percent tax

Apr 20, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Municipal leaders in Fremont County are planning to generate voter support for the optional 1 percent sales tax by creating campaigning teams to disseminate ... [more]

Today

Apr 20, 2012 - Staff:  Births
McNAIR

A daughter was born to Anne and Tye McNair, of Lander, at 10:30 p.m. March 16, 2012, at Lander Regional Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds, ... [more]

Winter mortality rates for mule deer not likely to be severe

Apr 20, 2012 - The Associated Press:  PINEDALE -- Thanks to a fairly mild winter, Wyoming wildlife managers are not expecting significant winter deaths among mule deer herds.
Biologist Dean Clause ... [more]

Farm state growth slowed in spring by higher energy costs

Apr 20, 2012 - The Associated Press:  OMAHA, Neb. -- Economic growth appears to be slowing in rural areas of 10 Midwest and Plains states because of higher fuel and energy prices, according to a new ... [more]

Digest

Apr 20, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Man waives right to jury trial
SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (AP) -- A Nebraska Panhandle man charged with vehicular homicide and manslaughter in the death of a passenger ... [more]

Treasure hunt Easter eggs both returned

Apr 19, 2012 - Staff:  The Ranger's Easter Egg Treasure Hunt took awhile to complete, but the end itself was swift. Both eggs were turned in Thursday.
The first to find one of two ... [more]

Classroom to City Hall

Apr 19, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Police Department had an abundance of people in jail April 11, but they were all short-timers.
A group of 50 third-graders from Ashgrove ... [more]

Snyder receives year's contract extension as Riverton superintendent

Apr 19, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler, Staff Writer:  The Fremont District 25 Board of Education has extended the contract of Riverton Superintendent Terry Snyder by an additional year with board chairman Carl ... [more]

Fremont County Fair looking at Majors property

Apr 19, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  If the Fremont County Fair Board had its way, more than 100 acres of county owned land in northwest Riverton would become a vast venue capable of handling all ... [more]

Today

Apr 19, 2012 - Staff:  Births
MARIN

A son was born to Yolanda Seminole, of Riverton, and Mario Marin, of Bluff, Utah, at 4:44 p.m. March 28, 2012, at Riverton Memorial ... [more]

Former Army secretary dead at 94; had ties to Wyoming

Apr 19, 2012 - The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- Stanley R. Resor, who served two presidents as secretary of the Army for six years during the height of the Vietnam War and represented the U.S. ... [more]

Cheyenne boy's shooting death under investigation

Apr 19, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Laramie County investigators and federal agents are tracing the origin of a gun used in the accidental shooting of an 8-year-old boy in ... [more]

Digest

Apr 19, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Corrals to be removed
JACKSON (AP) -- An environmental group says it has reached an agreement with the U.S. Forest Service to remove some corrals it says could ... [more]

Air Guard practices aerial firefighting

Apr 19, 2012 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Some of the gray Wyoming Air National Guard C-130 transport planes that loop around Cheyenne on frequent training flights are getting ready for ... [more]

State Rep. Goggles to seek re-election in November

Apr 18, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  State Rep. Patrick Goggles, D-Ethete, announced Saturday at the Fremont County Democratic Convention that he will be seeking re-election in November.
"I ... [more]

Mock anthrax crisis showed readiness of alert system

Apr 18, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  A recent readiness drill tested the preparedness of the Fremont County Public Health Department in dealing with a large-scale anthrax exposure.
The exercise ... [more]

Council lifts lid on changes to city codes; weeds, signs among topics

Apr 18, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  City code enforcement marked one of two lengthy discussions at a Riverton City Council work session.
City administrator Steven Weaver addressed the council ... [more]

County plans to eliminate 8-Mile voting precinct

Apr 18, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Clerk Julie Freese is proposing to eliminate a voting precinct in the Pavillion area while expanding one in the Lander area and splitting up ... [more]

Digest

Apr 18, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Man saves child thrown from car
CHEYENNE (AP) -- A Cheyenne man is credited with helping save the life of a 2-year-old who ended up on Interstate 80 after ... [more]