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Ortman, Blumenshine to marry

Jun 22, 2012 - Staff:  Craig and Tracy Blumenshine, of Riverton, are pleased to announce the engagement of their son Kyle Blumenshine to Caroline Ortman, daughter of Don and Laural ... [more]

Stanley, Francom to wed June 30

Jun 22, 2012 - Staff:  Dr. Scott and Shanell Stanley, of Riverton, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Alexiss Lou Stanley to Jeremy Wayne Francom.
The ... [more]

The way it was: Union Carbide -- 1976

Jun 17, 2012 - Staff:  A generation ago, Fremont County's economy had an industrial flavor far stronger than exists today. A half dozen uranium mines teemed with workers and huge ... [more]

First-year academic letters awarded

Jun 15, 2012 - Staff:  Riverton High School first-year sophomore academic letter recipients were honored recently at the Annual Riverton High School Awards Assembly. Winners not ... [more]

UW announces spring semester provost's honor roll

Jun 15, 2012 - Staff:  The University of Wyoming lists 13 students from Fremont County on the 2012 spring semester provost's honor roll.
The provost's honor roll consists of ... [more]

Dubois resident receives degree from Dickinson State University

Jun 15, 2012 - Staff:  DICKINSON, N.D. -- Levi Vanuga, of Dubois, recently received a degree from Dickinson State University. Vanuga graduated with a degree in composite social ... [more]

Francom, Lou to wed

Jun 15, 2012 - Staff:  Dr. Scott and Shanell Stanley, of Riverton, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Alexiss Lou to Jeremy Wayne Francom.
The prospective ... [more]

Koons, McDonald to marry

Jun 15, 2012 - Staff:  Lanae Koons and Scott McDonald, both of Cheyenne, are pleased to announce their engagement.
The future bride is the daughter of Linda Koons and the late Larry ... [more]

Fun in Lander -- 1992

Jun 10, 2012 - Staff:  Lander organized the fourth annual Popo Agie Rendezvous just before the start of summer in 1992, featuring a variety of exhibitions, competitions, trading ... [more]

Vets will rumble through Lander

Jun 10, 2012 - Staff:  Two motorcycle clubs have made plans for a large rally in the Lander area next month.
Vietnam Vets and Legacy Vets motorcycle clubs based throughout Wyoming ... [more]

Celebrate tie hacks at Dubois smorgasbord

Jun 10, 2012 - Staff:  The meal is served Saturday, June 16, at the Headwaters center.

A major annual Dubois tradition is coming that stirs appetites all around.
The ... [more]

Lummis invites college students, graduates to be interns

Jun 10, 2012 - Staff:  U.S. Rep. Cynthia Lummis, R-Wyo., is seeking college students and recent graduates interested in experiencing the federal government's legislative branch ... [more]

CWC professor wins educator award

Jun 8, 2012 - Staff:  Central Wyoming College professor Angel Sparkman was presented with a Master Distance Educator Award at the Wyoming Distance Education Consortium spring ... [more]

Ross, Watts to wed June 23

Jun 8, 2012 - Staff:  Blaze and Harlie Cowee are pleased to announce the engagement of their mother, Roni Colleen Ross, to Robert Jack Watts.
The future bride is the daughter of ... [more]

Achievers

Jun 8, 2012 - Staff:  Maj. Urish completes 12 years of military service
Maj. Luke Urish grew up in Lander and graduated from LVHS in 1996 and the United States Air Force ... [more]

Achievers

Jun 1, 2012 - Staff:  Twenty-eight county UW students named to president's honor roll
The University of Wyoming lists 28 students from Fremont County on the 2012 spring ... [more]

University of Wyoming students win 'Future of Energy' Scholarships

Jun 1, 2012 - Staff:  Two University of Wyoming students studying energy resource management and development are recipients of the York Future of Energy Scholarship at the ... [more]

Teen mechanics place second in skills contest

Jun 1, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  When friends and classmates Carl Booth and Matt Johnson get together, they bond over Russian accents and an appreciation of cars. That appreciation led to ... [more]

Riverton art students earn ribbons at state symposium

May 27, 2012 - Staff:  More than 4,500 pieces of high school art were on display at the annual Wyoming State High School Art Symposium April 26-28 at the Casper Events Center.
In ... [more]

The way it was: Two-year high school -- 1927

May 27, 2012 - Staff:  For the first half of the 20th century, Fremont County families of the "upper country" had a decision to make when it came time for the kids to go to high ... [more]

Wind River announces third-quarter honor rolls

May 25, 2012 - Staff:  Wind River High School
Ninth grade
Principal's list

Robert Buline
A honors
Cole Bossert, J. D. Grindle, Alex Kini, Darcey Maddock, Jordan ... [more]

Achievers

May 25, 2012 - Staff:  County residents in National Guard recognized
LANDER -- Members of the Wyoming Army National Guard's B Battery, 2nd Battalion, 300th Field Artillery, ... [more]

More on drive-ins -1955

May 20, 2012 - Staff:  Readers provided more information about drive-in movie theaters in Fremont County following last week's photograph of the Knight Drive-In undergoing expansion ... [more]

Forest Service offers youth fishing event

May 20, 2012 - Staff:  Young anglers will have a chance to try their luck at fishing and learn about their environment when the Shoshone National Forest participates in two fishing ... [more]

Fallen officer remembered

May 20, 2012 - Staff:  Law enforcement officials recently remembered the 17th anniversary of the death of Fremont County Sheriff's Lt. Steve Crerar, who was fatally shot in the line ... [more]

Achievers

May 18, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Built Ford Tough prize awarded to Pingetzer
INDIANAPOLIS -- Jessica Pingetzer, a 2012 graduate of Shoshoni High School FFA, has been awarded a $1,000 ... [more]

Riverton Regional Airport employee retires

May 18, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  A City of Riverton employee was recognized for his work at the Riverton Regional Airport. George Wright retired as an airport operator after working from Sept. ... [more]

Wells Fargo awards grant to Habitat

May 18, 2012 - Staff:  Wells Fargo Housing Foundation has awarded a grant to Habitat for Humanity, Wind River County for $15,000. The funds will be used for constructing Habitat for ... [more]

Ag business of the year

May 17, 2012 - Staff:  Brown Company owner Trevor Becken, left, received the ag business of the year award from University of Wyoming extension agent Ron Cunningham at the Fremont ... [more]

The way it was: Drive-in movie screen, 1955

May 13, 2012 - Staff:  In the middle years of the 20th century, drive-in movie theaters were commonplace around the nation. Fremont County had three of them once upon a time -- the ... [more]