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Preparedness encouraged for the upcoming winter season

Sep 28, 2013 - From staff reports:  The National Weather Service plans to host a test of emergency communications.

The National Weather Service and emergency management agencies around ... [more]

Two Shoshone National Forest closures lifted

Sep 28, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Shoshone National Forest has lifted two closures on two separate areas of the forest.
The temporary area closure on the eastern side of Atlantic Lake ... [more]

MetOpera resumes with 'Eugene Onegin'

Sep 28, 2013 - From staff reports:  The first of the Metropolitan Opera's HDTV broadcasts will be Tchaikovsky's "Eugene Onegin" shown at 11 a.m. Saturday at Lander Library, 451 N. Second St.The ... [more]

WGFD collecting sage grouse wings from hunters

Sep 28, 2013 - From staff reports:  Sage grouse hunting season opened Sept. 21 and the Wyoming Game and Fish Department is urging all sage grouse hunters to drop one wing from any birds they ... [more]

Volunteers needed for National Public Lands Day projects Saturday in Lander

Sep 28, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Bureau of Land Management Lander Field Office is inviting volunteers to show pride for their public lands by celebrating National Public Lands Day on ... [more]

R Recreation summer programs draw more than 1,000 students

Sep 28, 2013 - From staff reports:  Riverton's summer recreation program, R Recreation, hosted its three-week Summer Academy in June. During that timeframe, 157 classes drew 1,282 school-aged ... [more]

Central Wyoming College students start moving into remodeled facility

Sep 28, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The newly remodeled living quarters at Central Wyoming College seem to be popular with students, administrators said this month.
"They already want to move ... [more]

WGFD seeks information in Riverton mule deer poaching

Sep 28, 2013 - From staff reports:  Wyoming Game and Fish Department officials are looking for information on a mule deer that was poached in Riverton and left to rot.
"It takes away from the ... [more]

Wind River Back Country Horsemen volunteer to clear trails

Sep 28, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Even in a state known for its cowboys, Wyoming horsemen still have to fight for what belongs to them and their animals when it comes to trail closures in the ... [more]

Bennett describes reasoning behind charges in fatal attack on rec trail

Sep 28, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Attorney Michael Bennett said he thinks second-degree murder is the correct charge for the two teens arrested in the Rails to Trails attack that ... [more]

Central sweeps RHS volleyball

Sep 27, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Lady Wolverines volleyball team lost to Cheyenne Central in straight sets 25-22, 25-21, 25-14 Thursday night in a Class 4-A non-conference match ... [more]

Wolverine tennis swept by Casper teams to close out regular season

Sep 27, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Riverton Wolverines lost to Casper Kelly Walsh and Casper Natrona
Saturday to end the regular season for tennis
Playing on their home courts, the two ... [more]

State golf postponed due to weather; RHS a contender

Sep 27, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  After destroying the competition last weekend at the Class 4-A West conference golf tournament, the Riverton Wolverines are primed to pursue the state ... [more]

Church offering new service times, program opportunities

Sep 27, 2013 - From staff reports:  The First Baptist Church in Riverton has a number of new opportunities for its members.
"We're trying to appeal to all ages," said church secretary ... [more]

Three transformations shaping Middle East

Sep 27, 2013 - By Paul V.M. Flesher:  Two and a half years ago, the Arab Spring erupted across the Middle East.
In some countries, the people deposed their single-party governments in an attempt ... [more]

Today

Sep 27, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
VINCENT

Sylvia Anne (Walker) Vincent, 71, died Tuesday, Sept. 10, a her daughter's home in Kingston, Wash. Services will be at 11 a.m. ... [more]

Riverton auxiliary honored at conference

Sep 27, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Riverton Memorial Hospital Auxiliary recently was recognized as the 2013 Outstanding Auxiliary in Wyoming. The group was nominated in honor of its 40 years ... [more]

City begins planning for fall clean up day

Sep 27, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The event would last from 8 a.m. to noon Oct. 19, and dumpsters would be stationed at three locations throughout Riverton.

Riverton city staff ... [more]

Clearing up details about new justice center in city

Sep 27, 2013 - By Travis Becker, Fremont County commissioner, Riverton:  Editor:
As your readers are aware, Fremont County is looking to build a new justice center in Riverton. While a bullethole last June has precipitated the ... [more]

Riding with the Rangers: Planes, molten lead and remembering a visiting Ranger regular

Sep 27, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  On an airplane trip back east not long ago, the mode of transport on the final leg from Philadelphia to New Haven, Conn., was the turboprop airplane called the ... [more]

New emission standards

Sep 27, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Wyoming's coal industry doesn't like them, but it is in position to respond positively

Officials of Wyoming state government and leaders in the ... [more]

Digest

Sep 27, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Refuge may open for hunting
LARAMIE -- The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing to allow hunting on the Cokeville-Meadows National Wildlife ... [more]

Republican state senator requests flaring study

Sep 27, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A Republican state lawmaker is calling for a state study of the environmental effects of natural gas flaring.
Sen. Jim Anderson, of Glenrock, ... [more]

Agency investigates Newcastle refinery

Sep 27, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- State environmental regulators are investigating a discharge of smoke from the Wyoming Refining Co. refinery in Newcastle.
Wyoming Refining ... [more]

Disease found in Montana livestock

Sep 27, 2013 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- An animal disease carried by wildlife in the greater Yellowstone area has been found in a Madison County cattle herd, state officials said ... [more]

Lander woman sentenced to five years probation for fraud

Sep 27, 2013 - From staff reports:  Tina F. Knott, 40, of Lander, has been sentenced to five years of probation for social security fraud.
According to court documents, she concealed the fact ... [more]

County fair attendance up, ticket sales down

Sep 27, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The fair board has considered adding and reorganizing events.

An end-of-year report on the Fremont County Fair contained mixed news: More people ... [more]

Storm makes this September second-snowiest in Riverton history

Sep 27, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The winter storm that hit Riverton on Thursday night made this September the second-snowiest on record for the city.
As of Friday morning, 5.7 inches of snow ... [more]

Sylvia Anne (Walker) Vincent

Sep 27, 2013 - Staff:  Sylvia Anne (Walker) Vincent died after a lengthy illness Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013, a her daughter's home in Kingston, Wash. She was 71 years old.
Services ... [more]

Hal Alfred Loghry

Sep 27, 2013 - Staff:  Hal Alfred Loghry, formerly of Riverton, died Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013. He was 79 years old.
Cremation has taken place. A celebration of life service will be ... [more]