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Feds ready to delist gray wolf everywhere in U.S.

Apr 28, 2013 - By Julie Cart, McClatchy-Tribune News Service:  The sweeping rule by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service would eliminate protection for wolves 18 years after the government re-established the predators in ... [more]

The way it was: Choosing cheerleaders -- 1965

Apr 28, 2013 - From staff reports:  New cheerleaders for the following school year at Riverton High School were announced in April 1965.
Standing from left, Sandy Haun, Denise Simon, Carolyn ... [more]

Student music recital Sunday

Apr 28, 2013 - From staff reports:  Music students at Central Wyoming College will present their spring recital at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 28, in the Robert A. Peck Arts Center Gallery.
The ... [more]

CWC groups to perform spring concert

Apr 28, 2013 - From staff reports:  Central Wyoming College vocal and instrumental groups will present a Spring Showcase Concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 2, at the Robert A. Peck Arts Center ... [more]

UW scholarship administrator honored

Apr 28, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The guidance, knowledge and support of a valued former University of Wyoming staff member made the challenging process of attending college much easier for ... [more]

Nominations due May 1 for Wyoming Woman of Distinction Award

Apr 28, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Council for Women's Issues will accept nominations for its 2013 Wyoming Woman of Distinction Award until May 1.
The award recognizes one woman ... [more]

Friday fire burns hay and tires on Missouri Valley farm

Apr 28, 2013 - From staff reports:  A Friday evening fire north of Riverton burned hay and tires on the Pingetzer farm, but calm winds and quick fire response limited the damage.
The fire on ... [more]

CWC wrestles with moving targets as budget process advances

Apr 28, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College administrators say they will present balanced budgets for the coming three years when they meet in May to discuss finances with the CWC ... [more]

Work of jeweler has produced many happy outcomes

Apr 28, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Some might call it a fish story with many levels of meaning behind the word "fish." Many have heard of missing rings, jewelry and small personal items ... [more]

Apathy, transient problem obstacles to improving City Park

Apr 28, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Riverton residents came to City Hall Thursday night to discuss the best direction to take toward improving Riverton City Park.
Riverton resident Lee Crook ... [more]

Today

Apr 26, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
HERMAN

Reed Herman, 63, died Monday, April 22. A celebration of life service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at Reed's shop. ... [more]

Digest

Apr 26, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Mother, baby killed in wreck
CASPER -- Speeding likely played a role in a crash that killed a 22-year-old Casper woman and her 11-month-old ... [more]

Deal reached in kidnap case

Apr 26, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CANON CITY, Colo. -- A 46-year-old man has entered a plea agreement in a kidnapping and sexual assault case that ended in Wyoming.
Christopher Jeffries pleaded ... [more]

Contributions allow park facilities to open

Apr 26, 2013 - The Associated Press:  MOOSE -- Two facilities in Grand Teton National Park that would have remained closed this year due to federal budget cuts will open up after all.
Park ... [more]

Scientists, industry examine big lithium find in state

Apr 26, 2013 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- University of Wyoming researchers have discovered a possibly large source of lithium near Rock Springs, but an expert on the material says whether ... [more]

County police hosting drug Take-Back Day

Apr 26, 2013 - From staff reports:  The RPD will participate in the sixth national prescription drug Take-Back Day on Saturday. Residents are invited to dispose safely of unwanted medications ... [more]

Snyder leads effort to resolve RHS football issues

Apr 26, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The superintendent said he wants to have the process "wrapped up by next week."

With a vision of restoring faith in Riverton High School football, ... [more]

Job seekers browse booths at expo

Apr 26, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Employment Expo on Thursday reflected national trends. Some workers were looking for work in new fields, some industries were reacting to ... [more]

Commissioners split in Riverton justice center, wolf suit decisions

Apr 26, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  In two close votes, the Fremont County Commission engaged a firm to design a new Riverton justice center and committed $1,000 to a court fight about ... [more]

Job Corps work inching forward

Apr 26, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Officials to meet with contractors in May

The U.S. Department of Labor released a construction solicitation notice Friday morning for work on the ... [more]

Riverton High School choir performs at CWC

Apr 25, 2013 - Staff:  Kura Farthing, 3, clung to her aunt, Riverton High School senior Harley David, during the concert choir's warmup Tuesday in the Central Wyoming College dance ... [more]

Today

Apr 25, 2013 - Staff:  Births
BLACKBURN

A son was born to Gary and Alfreda Blackburn, of Riverton, at 2:42 p.m. March 29, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 7 ... [more]

Digest

Apr 25, 2013 - The Associated Press:  New sentence for teen in killing
CHEYENNE -- A second of the three teenagers involved in the 2009 home invasion slaying of a Sheridan businessman ... [more]

Man shot by police changes plea to guilty

Apr 25, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- A man who was shot by Laramie police in August has pleaded guilty to burglary and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
Kevin Cook originally ... [more]

UW unveils energy/law center

Apr 25, 2013 - From staff reports:  Robert Nordhaus, one of the nation's leading experts on energy law and policy, is the inaugural speaker Thursday for the University of Wyoming's new Center for ... [more]

School enrollment tops 90K again

Apr 25, 2013 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  Kindergarten enrollment reached a record 8,131.

CHEYENNE -- Wyoming's K-12 public school enrollment has exceeded 90,000 for the first time since 1999 ... [more]

College to to tap 'field experience' in teaching

Apr 25, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Beginning in 2014, students at Central Wyoming College will have a new opportunity to put their education to work outside of the classroom through a ... [more]

Wild and Scenic Film Festival tour to make stop Thursday in Riverton

Apr 25, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Wild and Scenic Film Festival tour returns to Lander April 26 and will expand to include Riverton for the first time on April 25. The screenings will ... [more]

Safe infrastructure tops on 1-percent tax list

Apr 25, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County's revenue from the optional 1 percent sales tax will be focused on improving the safety of infrastructure. An advisory committee of citizens ... [more]

School board names new administrators for RMS and Rendezvous School

Apr 25, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  New administration, faculty and staff contracts were awarded Tuesday during the Fremont County School District 25 Board of Trustees regular meeting. ... [more]