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Experts hope sugar, salt next on FDA list

Nov 12, 2013 - By Melissa Healy, MCT News Service:  Now that the Food and Drug Administration has moved to banish most trans fats from the nation's diet, some public health advocates are hopeful that two other ... [more]

Family planning office sets hours, locations

Nov 12, 2013 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Family Planning employees say the department's programs have been restructured to be more efficient and effective for the community.
In ... [more]

Joan A. Spoonhunter

Nov 12, 2013 - Staff:  Joan A. Spoonhunter, of Riverton, died Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, at Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation-Wind River. She was 71 years old.
A rosary will be at 6 ... [more]

Melvin 'Mel' Hitshew

Nov 12, 2013 - Staff:  Melvin "Mel" Hitshew died Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013, at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. He was 76 years old.
Cremation has taken place, and no services will be ... [more]

Tamara Matilda Timbana

Nov 12, 2013 - Staff:  Tamara Matilda Timbana died Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013, following an automobile accident. She was 27 years old.
Traditional Indian funeral services will be at noon ... [more]

Tiger swimmer a champ in pool, leader out of it

Nov 12, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Morgan Gramlich picked the perfect time to swim the fastest 500-yard freestyle time of her career.
The Lander High School junior not only won the Class 3-A ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Nov 12, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  A matter of definition
After being short-changed out of our normally fine weather thanks to the wintry conditions that pervaded the season change in ... [more]

Cruz may prove doubters wrong in '16

Nov 10, 2013 - By Mark Shields:  Remember, the 2016 Republican presidential nomination is not going to be decided by elected Republicans on Capitol Hill.

Here in Washington, ... [more]

Sing your Strong Heart Song

Nov 10, 2013 - By Randy Tucker:  And honor the immense, quiet strength of mothers whose children go to war.

A little girl walked down the ridge on a hot day in late June with her ... [more]

Public employees provide inside look at Obamacare in early stage

Nov 10, 2013 - William Lansfort, Riverton:  Editor:
We in Fremont County and Wyoming are fortunate to have examples of how the "Obamacare" Affordable Care Act is being put in place via county ... [more]

The tide

Nov 10, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  There is no stopping the energetic effect of American immigration

The most vexing questions about immigration do not apply so strongly in Wyoming as ... [more]

County might give more to Lander rebuild

Nov 10, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Treasurer Scott Harnsberger says he wants to move $380,000 from the county's investment pool into 18 county accounts, including $140,000 for the ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Nov 10, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Life sentence expected Tuesday
CHEYENNE -- A Wheatland man faces life in prison when he goes before a judge for sentencing in the 2011 shooting deaths ... [more]

Teton chief retiring from highly political post

Nov 10, 2013 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Retiring Grand Teton National Park Superintendent Mary Gibson Scott has had a parks career that saw her serve in places like San Francisco and New ... [more]

The way it was: Arts Center debut -- 1983

Nov 10, 2013 - Staff:  The first paid performance at the newly minted Robert A. Peck Arts Center (known originally as the Central Wyoming College Arts Center) 30 years ago this week ... [more]

Digest

Nov 10, 2013 - From staff reports:  RMS club sponsors pet food drive
The Riverton Middle School Builders Club is sponsoring a November community pet food drive for the PAWS animal ... [more]

Oktoberfest raises more than $40,000 for CWC Foundation

Nov 10, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Central Wyoming College Foundation raised almost $20,000 during the 13th Annual Oktoberfest Scholarship Fundraiser in Riverton last month.
More than ... [more]

Jalan Crossland to play show Friday at college

Nov 10, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Jalan Crossland Band will perform in concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Central Wyoming College's Robert A. Peck Arts Center Theatre.
Widely acclaimed by ... [more]

Crack sealing work around state could delay drivers

Nov 10, 2013 - From staff reports:  Crack sealing and other work on more than 136 miles of central and northwest Wyoming highways is under way, according to Wyoming Department of Transportation ... [more]

Wildlife warning reflectors study moves to Fremont County

Nov 10, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Department of Transportation and Conservation Research Center of Teton Science Schools are continuing a three-year study this fall and winter to ... [more]

Commissioners, solid waste leaders spar on changes at trash stations

Nov 10, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Commissioners were critical of changes made this year to save money for the local solid waste district.
The officials heard about the new ... [more]

'Maybe we'll be here next year'

Nov 10, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Early winter snowstorms have been disastrous this year for ranchers in eastern Wyoming and South Dakota, but in Fremont County the wet weather is seen as a ... [more]

Parades, flags and pancakes on Vets Day slate

Nov 10, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton Boy Scout Troop 44 decided to commemorate Veterans Day this year by retiring three American flags during a fire-lit ceremony Monday evening.
"They ... [more]

Wyoming beats Tennessee-Martin 78-60

Nov 10, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Impressive debuts by two newcomers and strong outside shooting by a veteran Friday night carried Wyoming to a 78-60 win over Tennessee-Martin in the ... [more]

CWC ousted from Region IX volleyball tournament

Nov 10, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Northwest College eliminated the Central Wyoming College Rustlers volleyball team from the Region IX tournament Friday afternoon in Torrington.
Playing in the ... [more]

Rustler men get first hoops win of season

Nov 10, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Despite picking up an 83-57 win over a prep school from Raleigh, N.C. new Central Wyoming College men's basketball coach Pat Rafferty felt his team could have ... [more]

Now a pro rodeo star, Glause back in town for clinic with CWC team

Nov 10, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Seth Glause felt like he was back home over the weekend.
The former Central Wyoming College cowboy was in Riverton giving a three-day bull riding clinic ... [more]

All-conference nod for Lander's Codi Swenson

Nov 10, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Codi Swenson completed her volleyball career for the Lander Tigers as a Class 3-A West all-conference player.
Swenson, a senior, was named to the list last ... [more]

Rams stunned in final seconds, lose 64-62

Nov 10, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Victorious Midwest advances to the Class 1-A 6-man football state-championship football game this Friday.

MIDWEST -- And then there were none. ... [more]

No. 17 Fresno St. looks for first-ever win at Wyoming

Nov 8, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- After watching his defense give up more than 50 points in each of the last two games, Wyoming coach Dave Christensen knew a change was needed and ... [more]