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County advised to buy Dubois building for ambulance department

Jan 15, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Emergency medical service staff in Dubois may not have to sleep in the ambulance's cab much longer.
The Fremont County Commission plans to buy a building in ... [more]

Winter Car & Bike show comes to Riverton

Jan 14, 2013 - Staff:  Twelve-year-old Grace Miller of Riverton laughed as her dad, Lyle, pointed out a interior detail of Mike's Rod Shop's 1947 Ford flathead V8 during Saturday's ... [more]

The way it was: Bank construction -- 1962

Jan 14, 2013 - Staff:  Mid-January typically isn't the time of year that comes to mind for a building project, but organizers of the new American National Bank of Riverton were eager ... [more]

Digest

Jan 14, 2013 - From staff reports:  CWC hosting auditions for 'Hair'
Auditions for the Central Wyoming College Theater Department's production of the rock musical "Hair" are scheduled for ... [more]

Hotel added to National Register of Historic Places

Jan 14, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Carpenter Hotel Historic District in Atlantic City became Wyoming's latest addition to the National Register of Historic Places on Dec. 12, 2012. The ... [more]

Free study group available to those working toward CDL

Jan 14, 2013 - From staff reports:  A free study group in Riverton will help steer applicants toward their commercial driver's license.
UW Extension and Northwest College are offering the CDL ... [more]

Missoula Children's Theatre hosting auditions Monday

Jan 14, 2013 - From staff reports:  Students in grades K-12 are invited to audition for the local production of "The Pied Piper" by the Missoula Children's Theatre.
MCT is auditioning K-12 ... [more]

Applications due Jan. 31 for spring turkey licenses

Jan 14, 2013 - From staff reports:  The deadline for hunters applying for a spring turkey license for one of the limited-quota turkey areas is Jan. 31 for both online and paper applications.
For ... [more]

'Maria Stuarda' showing at Lander library

Jan 14, 2013 - From staff reports:  "Maria Stuarda," Lander Met Opera's next presentation Saturday, Jan. 19, will provide a rare opportunity to hear outstanding bel canto singing by American ... [more]

Farm and Ranch Days features more than 30 sessions, vendors

Jan 14, 2013 - From staff reports:  Wyoming Whiskey's master brewer is one of the featured speakers.

Private pesticide classes, before and after wildfires, and Wyoming Whiskey marketing ... [more]

Students selling YUDA bands as service project

Jan 14, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Shoshoni Student Council is selling YUDA bands, bracelets that are made in Guatemala and sold in the United States.
In addition to creating Guatemalan ... [more]

Solid waste meeting dates changing to third Monday

Jan 14, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Solid Waste Disposal District Board of Directors has amended its bylaws to move meetings to the third Monday of each month.
It was also ... [more]

Day at the legislature

Jan 14, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Events on the fourth day of 2013 General Session of the Wyoming Legislature, Fri., Jan. 11:

EDUCATION: A bill that would strip Wyoming's top ... [more]

2012 was warmest year on record for both Riverton and Lander

Jan 14, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  2012 was a record-setting year for both Riverton and Lander.
According to the National Weather Service Office in Riverton, last year was Riverton's warmest on ... [more]

New-look county commission seated; nighttime meeting possibility raised

Jan 14, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  It's the first time two women have served since 2008.

A more diverse Fremont County Commission met for the first time Jan. 8. The county board ... [more]

Bill would remove voters from state education, Hill warns

Jan 14, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  The ongoing battle between State Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill and a handful of state senators and representatives escalated Friday afternoon ... [more]

Digest

Jan 11, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Two teens killed in pickup wreck
YODER -- Two teen girls from Scottsbluff, Neb. are dead after a crash just over the Wyoming border.
The Wyoming ... [more]

Powell creates Special Olympics team for school

Jan 11, 2013 - The Associated Press:  POWELL -- For two weeks following the state Special Olympics Fall Games in Casper, several members of the Powell Panthers Special Olympic team could be seen ... [more]

Judge moves wolf case to Wyoming's federal court

Jan 11, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A lawsuit filed by a coalition of environmental groups challenging the federal government's decision to transfer wolf management to the state of ... [more]

Two wolves poached, says G&F

Jan 11, 2013 - From staff reports:  Wyoming Game and Fish Department game wardens are looking for information about the illegal killing of two gray wolves in the Gros Ventre area near ... [more]

Gun-control 'exemption' proposed through new Wyoming legislation

Jan 11, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Some Wyoming lawmakers are pushing to pre-empt any federal crackdown on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines in the aftermath of last month's ... [more]

Rez dancers invited to inauguration parade in D.C.

Jan 11, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The traditional U.S. Presidential Inauguration parade will be Jan. 21 in Washington, D.C., to honor the newly sworn in president and vice president. Military ... [more]

Hundreds of firefighters in city for annual fire school

Jan 11, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming State Firemen's Association and the Riverton Volunteer Fire Department have come together again to host this year's Mid Winter Fire School. More ... [more]

Commission reconsiders buying school modular

Jan 11, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The estimated cost of moving and installing a modular building made Fremont County Commissioners rethink their interest in the Fremont County School District ... [more]

'Hill bill' advanced by two committees

Jan 11, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A proposed bill to drastically reduce the administrative role of Wyoming's top state public schools official cleared two Senate committees Friday, ... [more]

State schools chief goes on offense against legislators

Jan 11, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Battling to preserve the authority of her position in the face of legislation aimed at stripping it from her, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy ... [more]

Today

Jan 11, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
BARR

Susie Barr, 30, formerly of Riverton, died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, at her home in Casper. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, ... [more]

Study reveals shifts in ancient population tied to changes in moisture, temperature

Jan 10, 2013 - From staff reports:  During the past 13,000 years, Wyoming's Big Horn Basin has experienced significant increases in population growth -- due primarily to periods of high effective ... [more]

Today

Jan 10, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
CHAVEZ

Patrick Luke Chavez, 37, of Arapahoe, died Wednesday, Jan. 9, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. ... [more]

County settles on plan for vehicle decals

Jan 10, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The issue of vehicle decals continues to occupy the Fremont County Commission. The county board at its Jan. 8 meeting ran into disagreement as it decided the ... [more]