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Employment zooming across Fremont County

Jan 13, 2014 - Staff:  Ongoing improvement in Fremont County employment moved from the steady to the spectacular in November, with big gains in the jobless rate, work force and total ... [more]

Shoshoni girls posed no threat to Wind River team Thursday

Jan 10, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  PAVILLION -- The Wind River girls made it nine wins in a row with an easy Southwest Conference victory over rival Shoshoni on Thursday night in Pavillion.  ... [more]

UW faces tough road challenge

Jan 10, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  After suffering back-to-back Mountain West losses by a single basket, the University of Wyoming men's basketball team faces a challenging road contest at Boise ... [more]

Lady Broncs beat Riverton team

Jan 10, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Lady Wolverines struggled to find an offensive rhythm and fell to the Sheridan Lady Broncs 47-31 Thursday evening in the first round of the Bill ... [more]

Wolverines show improvement in Thursday loss to Sheridan

Jan 10, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Wolverines boys basketball team showed improvement against Sheridan this week despite losing to the Broncs 54-51 in the first round of the Bill ... [more]

Wranglers fall to Cougars during conference game

Jan 10, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  PAVILLION -- Conference wins are hard to come by in boys Southwest 2-A basketball, especially when opening against a traditional rival, but Wind River High ... [more]


Jan 10, 2014 - Staff:  Deaths

Michael Bearing, 50, died Thursday, Jan. 2, in Phoenix. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, at Blue Sky Hall in ... [more]

Hypothermia likely cause of death in city park

Jan 10, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Initial autopsy results show Dana Eagle, 36, of Riverton, died of hypothermia before being found frozen at Riverton City Park. The reporting party called ... [more]

Officials credit seat belt use in saving life of Lander man

Jan 10, 2014 - From staff reports:  John Keller, of Lander, said he has worn his seat belt since before it was mandated by state law.
His dedication paid off Christmas Eve when he lost control ... [more]

College offering weeklong OSHA training in January

Jan 10, 2014 - From staff reports:  Central Wyoming College is offering a 30-hour General Industry Outreach Training from Jan. 27 to Jan. 31 which will result in an OSHA card.
To accommodate ... [more]

County orchestra performing benefit concert Saturday

Jan 10, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Fremont Symphony Orchestra has announced its new name in preparation for the annual fundraiser concert Saturday.
Known as the Fremont County Orchestra for ... [more]

Ceremony congratulates CWC student

Jan 10, 2014 - From staff reports:  A student graduating from Central Wyoming College's Western American studies program this fall was honored at a special ceremony attended by Arapaho tribal ... [more]

Congress' job: Extend benefits for unemployed

Jan 10, 2014 - The Los Angeles Times:  Congress is finally grappling with an issue it should have dealt with before members rushed out on Christmas vacation: extending unemployment benefits.
There ... [more]

Cheney not yet ready for Wyoming

Jan 10, 2014 - By Chris Peck:  No, Liz Cheney won't be a U.S. Senator from Wyoming.
At least not for now.
She announced a few days ago that she was dropping her challenge to Republican ... [more]

Making the mail

Jan 10, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  A postal deadline change was a huge problem initially, but we have fixed it

Observant readers might have noticed that we are no longer including the ... [more]


Jan 10, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Medicaid bills advance
CHEYENNE -- Members of the Joint Labor, Health and Social Services Interim Committee voted Friday to advance two Medicaid ... [more]

Casper family wins adoption award

Jan 10, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- A family that has provided a home to more than 50 foster children from Natrona County over the last six years is being honored with a national ... [more]

Drug probe undercuts Hagel talk to nuke force

Jan 10, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Two officers in Montana have been removed from duty because they are under investigation for illegal narcotics.

F.E. WARREN AIR FORCE BASE -- Moments ... [more]

Commission elects new vice chairwoman, picks official banks in first meeting of '14

Jan 10, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  In new-year business, the Fremont County Commission examined using credit unions as official depositories and gained a new vice chairwoman during its meeting ... [more]

Firefighters to hone skills at weekend fire school

Jan 10, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Roughly 400 students are in Riverton on Saturday and Sunday
for the annual series of workshops.

About 400 students will be burning cars, breaking ... [more]

Two Riverton men charged in home robbery

Jan 10, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Two young Riverton men are facing burglary charges for allegedly robbing a man's house Nov. 30 on the advice of his grandson.
Implicated are Clayton Reinick, ... [more]

Gabriel 'Gabby' Merton Shotgun Sr.

Jan 10, 2014 - Staff:  Gabriel "Gabby" Merton Shotgun Sr. died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, in Billings, Mont. He was 42 years old.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14, ... [more]

Emanuel R. Schmidt

Jan 10, 2014 - Staff:  Emanuel R. "Smitty" Schmidt, of Lander, died Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, at home. He was 93 years old.
Per his request, there will be no services.
Emanuel R. ... [more]

Sara Miller

Jan 10, 2014 - Staff:  Sara Miller, a longtime Riverton resident, died Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. She was 49 years old.
Services will be in the ... [more]

Michael Bearing

Jan 10, 2014 - Staff:  Michael Bearing died Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, in Phoenix. He was 50 years old.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, at Blue Sky Hall in ... [more]

Cowboys can't hold on in overtime loss to Lobos

Jan 9, 2014 - From staff reports:  Larry Shyatt compared overtime to a heavyweight boxing match.
Both teams were tired and found the going tough.
But in the end, Shyatt's University of Wyoming ... [more]

CWC women edged in close one by Gillette

Jan 9, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Positive steps were taken by the Central Wyoming College Rustler women's basketball team in a 66-61 loss to Gillette College on Wednesday night at Rustler ... [more]

No buzzer magic this time for Rustlers in two-point loss to GC

Jan 9, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  CWC faces Little Big Horn College at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Rustler Gym.

Nationally ranked Gillette College avoided an upset when the Central Wyoming ... [more]


Jan 9, 2014 - Staff:  Deaths

Roger Brooks, 47, of Fort Washakie, died Saturday, Jan. 4, of complications from diabetes at Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins, ... [more]

Foreman promoted to maintenance supervisor in Fremont Co.

Jan 9, 2014 - From staff reports:  A maintenance foreman from Lovell, with ties to maintenance work on South Pass, is the Wyoming Department of Transportation's new area maintenance supervisor ... [more]