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The way it was: Early museum work -- 1915

Apr 21, 2013 - From staff reports:  Fremont County had been around long enough by 1915 that a group of history-minded citizens decided it was time to establish a county museum.
This photograph ... [more]

CWC student art exhibit now in arts center gallery

Apr 21, 2013 - From staff reports:  The annual show will run through May 4, and a reception will be Tuesday on campus.

Central Wyoming College art students are exhibiting their best ... [more]

Slope stabilization work taking place in Wind River Canyon

Apr 21, 2013 - From staff reports:  Traffic delays are expected during a $1.88 million slope stabilization project in Wind River Canyon between Shoshoni and Thermopolis on U.S. 20/Wyoming ... [more]

Society seeks nominations for history awards

Apr 21, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming State Historical Society encourages nominations of individuals and organizations that have done outstanding work in preserving and interpreting ... [more]

CWC clubs present energy film on Earth Day

Apr 21, 2013 - From staff reports:  To honor Earth Day, a pair of Central Wyoming College clubs will present a free screening of the energy documentary "Switch" at 6 p.m. Monday in the Little ... [more]

Students survey reservation residents

Apr 21, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  A group of four graduate students from George Washington University recently visited the Wind River Indian Reservation as part of an outreach program with the ... [more]

Football coaching issues on school board agenda at Tuesday session

Apr 21, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Riverton High School parent Daryl Fullerton has asked that the Riverton school board hear parental concerns regarding the recent coaching turnover in the ... [more]

Riverton to push for right to tax itself

Apr 21, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The city of Riverton would like to have more options when considering the construction of new facilities in the city.
The council adopted a resolution ... [more]

Past Heart Mountain prisoner tells CWC audience of ordeal during WWII captivity

Apr 21, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  It's been a while since Sam Mihara has been to Riverton, and the circumstances of his two visits are juxtaposed by the passage of time.
Mihara recalled ... [more]

G&F counts 25 wolves in six packs

Apr 21, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  About 25 wolves in six packs live in Fremont County, and the Wyoming Game and Fish Department reported recently that humans killed 12 wolves last year.
The ... [more]

CWC hosts agriculture expo

Apr 19, 2013 - Staff:  Fremont County Cattlewomen presented their annual ag expo for county third-graders Friday morning at the Central Wyoming College Equine ... [more]

Today

Apr 19, 2013 - Staff:  Community calendar
APRIL 20
Clarlene M. Peil Memorial 5K Run/Walk
is at 8:30 a.m. at the Lander Valley High School parking lot. The run begins at 9 ... [more]

Digest

Apr 19, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Spring storms boost snowpack
CHEYENNE -- Spring snowstorms during the past two weeks have boosted Wyoming's mountain snowpack to near normal levels, ... [more]

Storm kills bees headed to Nebraska

Apr 19, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LINCOLN, Neb. -- A Nebraska bee supplier says millions of honeybees headed for Nebraska and other states have died during a Wyoming snowstorm.
Jane and Warren ... [more]

I-80 still closed Friday, but treacherous I-25 open again

Apr 19, 2013 - From The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Blowing snow is keeping a stretch of Interstate 80 closed in southern Wyoming.
Eastbound lanes of I-80 were closed Friday between Rawlins and ... [more]

October trial set for man accused of abducting child

Apr 19, 2013 - From The Associated Press:  POWELL -- A Montana man accused of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a girl from Cody is scheduled to go on trial in October.
Jesse P. Speer, who previously ... [more]

Banker survey points to more economic growth

Apr 19, 2013 - From The Associated Press:  A monthly survey of bankers from Wyoming and other states says strong agriculture income continues to boost the economy in rural areas of 10 Midwest and ... [more]

'Penny Power' sign suggested to highlight 1-percent tax jobs

Apr 19, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A political action committee member is asking the county and its cities to consider posting the sign alongside its projects.

Kyle Lehto, a member of ... [more]

CWC troubled by rising loan default rate

Apr 19, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College officials say loan default rates for local students are going in the "wrong direction."
Administrators this month said CWC's two-year ... [more]

Odd weather last year cost county its No. 1 hay spot

Apr 19, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County last year produced only two-thirds of the hay it did in 2011, dropping the county out of its typical position as the No. 1 alfalfa-producing ... [more]

Today

Apr 18, 2013 - Staff:  Births
SHAKESPEARE

A son was born to Jordan and Carlo Shakespeare of Lander at 1:07 p.m. March 30, 2013, at Lander Regional Hospital. He weighed 6 ... [more]

Storm woes range from sinkhole to twisters

Apr 18, 2013 - By Jason Keyser, The Associated Press:  ST. LOUIS -- Middle America was overwhelmed by weather Thursday, with snow in the north, tornadoes in the Plains, and torrential rains that caused floods and ... [more]

Digest

Apr 18, 2013 - The Associated Press:  All interstates reopen in Wyoming
CHEYENNE -- All interstate highways in Wyoming have reopened in the wake of a spring snowstorm that closed hundreds ... [more]

Milestone reached in park snow plowing

Apr 18, 2013 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A public-private effort to plow roads in Yellowstone National Park and open up two of the park's entrances on time this spring despite federal ... [more]

Home of former sheriff destroyed in weekend fire

Apr 18, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Investigators have determined a pellet stove started the fire that destroyed the home of former Fremont County Sheriff Tim McKinney this weekend south of ... [more]

Vehicle window 'shot out' in random incident

Apr 18, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Fremont County Sheriff's Office is investigating what appears to be a "random and dangerous criminal act" that took place just after midnight Thursday near ... [more]

Riverton student body shoots music video for online contest

Apr 18, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Riverton High School students dropped their books Wednesday morning and jumped into action to be part of a music video and possibly win up to $10,000 for the ... [more]

State giving extra $20 million to local governments

Apr 18, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County and its municipalities are brainstorming ways to use an extra $20 million the Wyoming Legislature allocated for local governments.
Wyoming was ... [more]

Today

Apr 17, 2013 - Staff:  Births
HORN

A son was born to Kayla and Jonathan Horn of Lander at 10:21 a.m. April 1, 2013, at Lander Regional Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds. ... [more]

Digest

Apr 17, 2013 - The Associated Press:  G&F catches antler poachers
KEMMERER -- Two southwest Wyoming men have been successfully prosecuted for violating the state's antler collection ... [more]