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District 21 gets a 'clean opinion' in yearly audit

Dec 30, 2013 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Fremont Count School District 21 recently received a "clean opinion" during the school's annual audit.
During the Fort Washakie board of trustees meeting ... [more]

Feds show sage grouse plan favoring middle ground on protections

Dec 30, 2013 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  The U.S. Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service favor a middle path among the options they're considering for protecting habitat for the greater ... [more]

City public works director fighting back from tumor, stroke

Dec 30, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  An important recovery process has taken over the daily life of a longtime Riverton municipal official.
Bill Urbigkit was diagnosed earlier in the year with a ... [more]

Shop ruined, chickens safe after rural fire

Dec 30, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  No one was injured, and the incident does not appear to be
suspicious -- although it was unusual.


Firefighters were surrounded by chickens Thursday ... [more]

Access changes at Boysen State Park draw fire

Dec 30, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Boysen State Park is developing a master plan that calls for new restrictions on recreation, and that plan took criticism at a public meeting this ... [more]

Willett 'Billie' Scarpelli

Dec 27, 2013 - Staff:  Willett "Billie" Scarpelli, of Riverton, died Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013, at Westward Heights Care Center in Lander. She was 91 years old.
A viewing will be 3 ... [more]

Dana J. Eagle

Dec 27, 2013 - Staff:  Dana J. Eagle died Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013, in Riverton. He was 36 years old.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, at St. Stephen's Catholic ... [more]

Chiefs hot from outside in 89-52 Shootout win Friday against Saratoga

Dec 27, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  ETHETE -- The Wyoming Indian High School Chiefs dialed up eight first half 3-pointers on their way to an easy 89-52 victory Friday over the Saratoga Panthers ... [more]

Cougars post 87 points on Eagles

Dec 27, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  ETHETE -- In a battle of two Fremont County boys basketball teams searching for a much-needed victory, the Wind River Cougars delivered Friday morning in an ... [more]

Today

Dec 27, 2013 - From staff reports:  Births
MORTON

A daughter was born to Abigail and Tyler Morton, of Riverton, at 1:01 p.m. Nov. 15, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. She weighed 6 ... [more]

Basolo picks 'Top Prof' at UW

Dec 27, 2013 - From staff reports:  Members of the University of Wyoming Cap and Gown Chapter of Mortar Board have named their "Top Profs" for the academic year.
Mortar Board student Natalie ... [more]

Sheriff requests $280K for dispatch center upgrades

Dec 27, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The funds would cover a recording system for emergency calls, new furniture, and software updates.

The Fremont County Commission has asked for ... [more]

Riverton man OK after night spent in vehicle

Dec 27, 2013 - From staff reports:  The 32-year-old Riverton man who was the subject of a search and rescue operation on Christmas Eve was reunited with his family members at about 6 p.m. ... [more]

Americans must demand better financial security

Dec 27, 2013 - By The Dallas Morning News:  News that cyber-criminals have put accounts of 40 million customers of retail giant Target at risk is a sober reminder that as much as you might think your ... [more]

Look hard at all members of the Legislature, and consider a change

Dec 27, 2013 - Ed Thomas, Kinnear:  Editor's note: The published version of this letter included an inadvertent error that affected the meaning of one sentence. The proper version is published ... [more]

It's 'Candid Camera' every day

Dec 27, 2013 - By Chris Peck:  The surveillance system at Riverton City Park is the newest example, but far from the only one.

Remember your excitement as a kid when you heard the ... [more]

Marijuana in Wyoming

Dec 27, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Once unthinkable, it's now about to be debated in the Legislature

Wyoming voters have been tipped off to what promises to be one of the most ... [more]

Digest

Dec 27, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Mother sues over son's death
CHEYENNE -- The mother of a 16-year-old boy who was paralyzed after breaking two vertebrae during high school wrestling ... [more]

Snowboarder killed by avalanche

Dec 27, 2013 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- An avalanche has killed a snowboarder just outside the boundary of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.
Resort officials say the avalanche happened around ... [more]

Cheyenne refinery tries injection well

Dec 27, 2013 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A well being drilled at the HollyFrontier Corp. refinery in Cheyenne will assess whether the company will be able to dispose of selenium-tainted ... [more]

Four hurt in near head-on wreck Monday

Dec 27, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Three Shoshoni women were transported to Riverton Memorial Hospital at about 6 p.m. Monday after being involved in a two-vehicle accident on U.S. Highway 20/26 ... [more]

Psychological evaluation requested for man accused of making online threats

Dec 27, 2013 - From staff reports:  Attorneys have requested a psychological evaluation for a Hudson man accused of making online threats against law enforcement and government officials in ... [more]

Fremont County clerk to run as Republican in '14

Dec 27, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Clerk Julie Freese has decided to return to her political party of origin.
She issued a press release this week stating her intention to run as ... [more]

Two-vehicle crash sends three to hospital

Dec 27, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Three people were taken to Riverton Memorial Hospital on Thursday afternoon after a two-vehicle accident at West Sunset and Flag drives.
Officials said no one ... [more]

Auditing firm finds no major problems with county's books

Dec 27, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  An independent audit of Fremont County's books from last fiscal year found no major problems. Accounting firm Decoria, Maichel & Teague returned an ... [more]

Stanley West Shakespeare

Dec 27, 2013 - Staff:  Stanley West Shakespeare died Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013, at the family residence. He was 24 years old.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 30, at ... [more]

Harrison A. 'Bunny' Shoyo

Dec 27, 2013 - Staff:  Harrison A. "Bunny" Shoyo, of Fort Washakie, died Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013, at his home. He was 68 years old.
A visitation will be 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, ... [more]

Today

Dec 26, 2013 - Staff:  Births
MOORE

A daughter was born to Taylor Moore, of Shoshoni, at 8:05 p.m. Nov. 1, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. She weighed 5 pounds, 10.2 ... [more]

Goal still is to turn vacant lot over to a better use

Dec 26, 2013 - Ron Warpness, Mayor, Riverton:  Editor:
The recent letter to the editor by Mr. Harvey Burke headlined "Is vacant lot in downtown Riverton going to be a junkyard?" Is prompting this ... [more]

It pays to read the instructions

Dec 26, 2013 - By Betty Starks Case:  In this case, the proof was in a cedar chest.

You wouldn't think one would have time for reading and watching movies just before Christmas, would ... [more]