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Safeway receives Secretary of Defense Freedom Award

Oct 17, 2013 - From staff reports:  Safeway has been awarded the Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award, the nation's highest honor given to employers for support of the National ... [more]

Family practice doctor joins Lander Regional Hospital

Oct 17, 2013 - From staff reports:  Lander Regional Hospital has announced that Jessica Walker, M.D., has joined its staff and will offer primary care services to patients throughout Fremont ... [more]

Second helipad opens at Riverton hospital

Oct 17, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A large "H" painted in red marks the spot for a new helicopter landing pad that will be used when transporting patients to and from Riverton Memorial Hospital. ... [more]

Despite initial problems, new health care law deserves a chance

Oct 17, 2013 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:  It's hard to tell which has done more to hurt the initial phase of the Affordable Care Act: continued Republican opposition or the inept rollout of the new ... [more]

Loudest growl doesn't always win

Oct 17, 2013 - By Betty Starks Case:  Voters can provide some clarity next election day, if only we'll remember.

I'd rather not write on political things. I'm not a dedicated party member ... [more]

Whole truth not being told in case of Morris disappearance

Oct 17, 2013 - Susan M. Ferguson, Gillette:  Editor:
In April, authorities in Lander swore out an arrest warrant for one James Franklin Jagers. They went to the trouble of extradition and then went to ... [more]

Local flag days

Oct 17, 2013 - Staff:  As Veterans Day nears, consider helping the Avenue of Flags with money or time

Sometimes, little things can mean a lot -- especially if everybody ... [more]

Digest

Oct 17, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Woman killed in I-80 wreck
WOOD RIVER, Neb. -- A 39-year-old Wyoming woman has been killed in a collision on Interstate 80 in south-central ... [more]

Dinosaur skeleton found in Wyoming auctioned in UK

Oct 17, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LONDON -- A huge dinosaur skeleton found in the United States in 2009 is being auctioned in Britain.
Summers Place Auctions said the female diplodocus longus ... [more]

As water trial opens, Wyoming says Montana employs wasteful practices

Oct 17, 2013 - By Matthew Brown, The Associated Press:  The trial comes more than six years after Montana sued its southern neighbor for supposed violations of the Yellowstone River Compact.

BILLINGS, ... [more]

Skate park backers bring new design details to city

Oct 17, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Central Wyoming Skateboarding Association received financial backing from the mayor during the Riverton City Council meeting Tuesday.
Mayor Ron Warpness ... [more]

Man charged with murder attempt in brother's stabbing

Oct 17, 2013 - From staff reports:  A Riverton man was arrested Friday for stabbing his brother in the chest at a local trailer park.
Prosecutors on Monday charged Wendall George Moss, 28, with ... [more]

Wyoming State Winter Fair in trouble, could cease without new volunteers

Oct 17, 2013 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Volunteer help has dried up for the Wyoming State Winter Fair, and event organizers say the fair will be discontinued if more community support is not offered ... [more]

Hunters make quick work of area wolf quota

Oct 17, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Hunters had bagged their limit of gray wolves in the hunt area around Dubois and in two others by Sunday. The filling of the Fremont County area's three-wolf ... [more]

RHS runners drop times as postseason meets near

Oct 16, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Dustin Blackburn set a career-low time of 17:45 Thursday for the Riverton Wolverines at the Powell Invitational cross country meet.
The time placed Blackburn ... [more]

First place for Mathews in saddle broncs at season-ending rodeo

Oct 16, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Central Wyoming College Rustler cowboy Blaine Mathews tasted his first victory of the fall rodeo season on Sunday, winning the saddle bronc title in Cheyenne. ... [more]

In Riverton, Cheney said Congress must stop operating crisis to crisis

Oct 16, 2013 - From staff reports:  Republican U.S. Senate candidate Liz Cheney was in Riverton on Monday, Oct. 7, for a luncheon meeting with Fremont County Republican women and guests.
Cheney ... [more]

UW researcher uses neutering in managing coyote population

Oct 16, 2013 - From staff reports:  Marjorie MacGregor wants to manage coyotes through better chemistry.
For the past four years, MacGregor, a University of Wyoming doctoral candidate in the ... [more]

Today

Oct 16, 2013 - Staff:  Births
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A daughter was born to Heather Kirkwood and Tyler Page, of Riverton, at 12:10 p.m. Sept. 25, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. She ... [more]

Minding the tribe's money

Oct 16, 2013 - By Chris Peck:  The time -- and opportunity -- for change is now

The Northern Arapaho tribe is a big business in Fremont County.
Recent figures attached to a 2010 ... [more]

Tribe should have a vote on bringing alcohol to reservation

Oct 16, 2013 - Lester Dewey, Newcastle:  Editor:
Bilked, bamboozled and betrayed by our council members. They decide the fate of lives by considering allowing alcohol on the Wind River Indian ... [more]

Door-to-door sellers

Oct 16, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  As the city considers an ordinance, questions need to be asked and answered

For the second time in recent memory, the Riverton City Council is ... [more]

Digest

Oct 16, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Another $100K approved for probe
CHEYENNE -- The Legislature's Management Council has unanimously approved spending $100,000 to hire a lawyer to help in ... [more]

Cheney says she has raised $1M already; Enzi says he has more than that on hand

Oct 16, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Liz Cheney is bringing in big money already, but Mike Enzi has plenty of fundraising power of his own as he tries to fend off his intra-party ... [more]

Probation for pharmacist who stole drugs

Oct 16, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  After stealing narcotics, being arrested, and relinquishing his license, a former Lander pharmacist is getting a second chance.
Andrew Paxson, 34, pleaded ... [more]

Reading program at Arapahoe School a part of Hill inquiry

Oct 16, 2013 - Staff and wire reports:  The probe concerns a Department of Education initiative started under state schools.

The legislative investigation of State Superintendent of Public ... [more]

Juvenile program won't move to bigger space

Oct 16, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Repairing the house proposed for the project, and renovating it to meet standards for use as a school, would cost more than the program's budget could ... [more]

Health/Sci Center to affect CWC insurance cost

Oct 16, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College will pay more for property and liability insurance this year, in part because of the new Health and Science Center recently constructed ... [more]

Uden waives preliminary hearing; he'll be bound over for murder

Oct 16, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Gerald Uden has waived his preliminary hearing in Riverton Circuit Court after deciding not to dispute that prosecutors have enough evidence to prove he killed ... [more]

New UW president visits Riverton

Oct 16, 2013 - Staff:  Community members greeted new University of Wyoming President Robert Sternberg during a reception Tuesday at the Riverton Holiday ... [more]