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Storm smacks county with major snowfall

Apr 9, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Heavy snow blanketed Fremont County on Monday and Tuesday as moisture streaming out of Utah hit a mass of cold air high on the slopes of the Wind River ... [more]

Riverton schools cancel classes due to weather

Apr 9, 2013 - Staff:  Due to weather and road conditions, there will be no classes or activities today (Tuesday) in Riverton's schools (Fremont County School District #25). Classes ... [more]

CWC cancels Tuesday classes and activities

Apr 9, 2013 - Staff:  In an announcement made early Tuesday morning, for the safety of students and staff, Central Wyoming College is cancelling classes today, Tuesday, April 9, ... [more]

Cowboys hold first scrimmage

Apr 7, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Cowboys concluded their second week of spring football on Friday devoting the last hour of practice to scrimmaging for the first time this spring. ... [more]

Big day for Leisy with three wins on home track

Apr 7, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Ashtyn Leisy recorded the best performance of her career, winning three individual titles Saturday during the annual Roy Peck Invitational track and field meet ... [more]

Hedges soars 20-2, wins Peck long jump

Apr 7, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lander Valley High School sophomore Jaxon Hedges moved into Class 3-A state title contention with his showing Saturday in the long jump at the Roy Peck ... [more]

2-A schools take team titles at Roy Peck Invite; SHS, Wind River win

Apr 7, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Wind River boys and the Shoshoni girls won the team titles Saturday at the annual Roy Peck Invitational track and field meet.
The two Class 2-A schools ... [more]

The Hill Bill's great accomplishment

Apr 7, 2013 - By Randy Tucker:  It has succeeded in uniting both Democrats and Republicans -- in opposition to it.

You might call it a quest. Why else should anyone really care if an ... [more]

Maybe not the sharpest knife in the drawer

Apr 7, 2013 - By Mark Shields:  Miraculously, a single government policy initiative has united Washington, D.C. Elected officials who had been either locking horns or crossing swords over ... [more]

Exciting year ahead at South Pass City site

Apr 7, 2013 - By Bob Snowden, Joe Ellis:  Editor:
We extend an invitation to join the Friends of the South Pass and help us support South Pass City State Historic Site.
The Friends of South Pass is a ... [more]

The 1 percent bite

Apr 7, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  There's not much point in obsessing about the new sales tax -- instead, try to mitigate it

The optional 1 percent sales tax now in effect across ... [more]

Digest

Apr 7, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Man pleads guilty double fatal
CASPER -- A 20-year-old man accused of huffing "canned air" just before causing a crash in Casper that killed two of his ... [more]

Explosive device found in Rock Springs gutter; no foul play suspected

Apr 7, 2013 - The Associated Press:  ROCK SPRINGS -- Rock Springs authorities are investigating after the discovery of an explosive device in a gutter.
Sweetwater County Sheriff Rich Haskell says ... [more]

Brown trout numbers soar on Bighorn River

Apr 7, 2013 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- Good water years have allowed the brown trout population to soar on the popular Bighorn River in south-central Montana, making last year's ... [more]

William T. Coughanour

Apr 7, 2013 - Staff:  Former Fremont County resident William T. Coughanour died Tuesday, March 19, 2013, in Dos Cabezas, Ariz., following a nine-month battle with small-cell cancer. ... [more]

Mary A. Kaiser

Apr 7, 2013 - Staff:  Mary A. Kaiser died Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, in Riverton. She was 105 years old.
A celebration of her life service is at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 13, at the ... [more]

Kendall J. Moss Jr.

Apr 7, 2013 - Staff:  Kendall J. Moss Jr. of Riverton died Wednesday, April 3, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He was 53 years old.
Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Tuesday, ... [more]

Ben Snyder Sr.

Apr 7, 2013 - Staff:  Ben Snyder Sr. of Fort Washa-kie died Saturday, March 30, 2013, in the hospital in Casper after a lengthy illness. He was 85 years old.
Per his request, ... [more]

Walter Carlin Skates

Apr 7, 2013 - Staff:  Walter Carlin "Bud" Skates died Thursday, March 28, 2013, at his home in Riverton. He was 91 years old.
A celebration of life will occur later this summer ... [more]

Ruth Irmgard Schierwagen

Apr 7, 2013 - Staff:  Ruth Irmgard Schierwagen died Thursday, April 4, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. She was 84 years old.
Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, ... [more]

Graham Parfitt

Apr 7, 2013 - Staff:  Graham Parfitt, formerly of Lander, died Tuesday, April 2, 2013, near Lusk. He was 18 years old.
Cremation has taken place, and memorial services are at 3 ... [more]

Digest

Apr 7, 2013 - From staff reports:  Pioneer Days pageant Saturday
The annual Lander Pioneer Days Queen Pageant will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 13, in the Lander Old Timer's Rodeo ... [more]

Businesses, service providers invited to participate in business expo

Apr 7, 2013 - From staff reports:  Businesses and service providers are invited to participate in the 2013 Fremont County Business and Employment Expo, scheduled for Thursday, April 25, at ... [more]

CWC theater presents rock musical 'Hair'

Apr 7, 2013 - From staff reports:  Central Wyoming College Theater Department's production of "Hair," the rock musical set in the turbulent anti-war movement of the late 1960s, is bound to ... [more]

Libraries to host events for National Poetry Month

Apr 7, 2013 - From staff reports:  Several Fremont County libraries and schools celebrate National Poetry Month with events the week of April 15 to April 19, which is National Library ... [more]

Suicide prevention message hits the road

Apr 7, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Fort Washakie High School students appear in new billboards along Wyoming highways 789 and 26.

The suicide prevention awareness initiative that began ... [more]

Mead: State cannot do anything on mineral cuts

Apr 7, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  Wyoming's Attorney General's Office has determined that the state has no legal basis to challenge recent federal action cutting more than $50 million in ... [more]

On the Jordan ranch, calving problems all in a day's work

Apr 7, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  As it has been for more than a century, February and March is calving season in Fremont County, part of a ranching economy that delivers $55 million every year ... [more]

County picked to host Wyoming officials convention this year

Apr 7, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Businesses in the county seat should see an uptick in sales in late September this year and next thanks to local officials bringing the Wyoming Association of ... [more]

Don't remodel city park -- build new rec center, group urges

Apr 7, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A group of citizens has appealed to the Riverton City Council for more structured improvements to City Park, suggesting that a recreation center be built on ... [more]

Riverton youth soccer starts Sunday

Apr 5, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Three Riverton Rampage competitive soccer teams are gearing up for the two month spring season.
Riverton will field U14, U12 and U10 teams.
The U14 and U10 ... [more]

White scores two for RHS in loss to Mustangs

Apr 5, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  CASPER - Close counts in horseshoes. But not in soccer.
With a regenerated offensive attack, the Riverton Wolverines generated solid shots on goal but hit the ... [more]

Fillies step up in second, defeat RHS 3-0

Apr 5, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton High School defender pulls hamstring in the first half and is forced to sit out the second.

Riverton High School kept Casper Natrona ... [more]

If truth is truth, then how can it -- and religion -- change?

Apr 5, 2013 - By Paul V.M. Flesher:  The dilemma makes it difficult for religions to look to the future, because they always look to the past, and stay in line with their previous ... [more]

Linda J. Shields Gotcher

Apr 5, 2013 - Staff:  Linda J. Shields Gotcher, of Lander, died Tuesday, March 5, 2013, at Kindred Hospital in Denver surrounded by her loving family. She was 64 years old. ... [more]

The Rev. John Clark Herrington

Apr 5, 2013 - Staff:  The Rev. John Clark Herrington died Wednesday, April 3, 2013, at the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper after a period of declining health. He was 78 years old. ... [more]

Marjorie (Marge) Ricketts Reynick

Apr 5, 2013 - Staff:  Marjorie (Marge) Ricketts Reynick died Saturday, March 30, 2013, at Shepherd of the Valley in Casper after a lengthy battle with heart disease. She was 83 ... [more]

Today

Apr 5, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
KAISER

Mary A. Kaiser, 105, died Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, in Riverton. A celebration of her life service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 13, ... [more]

McOmie recognized for his many years of public service

Apr 5, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Applause and whistles filled the War Bonnet room in the Best Western Inn at Lander when a speaker introduced Del McOmie as the guest of honor. The Fremont ... [more]

Digest

Apr 5, 2013 - Staff:  Holdaway earns excellence award
Ethel Holdaway, of Riverton, was one of five Amedisys hospice aides nationwide to earn the 2012 Spirit of Excellence ... [more]