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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]

Today

May 11, 2012 - Staff:  BIRTHS

ADAMS
A daughter was born to Lindsay and Trent Adams, of Riverton, at 2:01 p.m. April 30, 2012, at Lander Regional Hospital. She weighed 6 ... [more]

Huxtable to wed Rambo in August

May 11, 2012 - Staff:  Gary and Karen Huxtable of Riverton are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Michelle Huxtable to Skylar Rambo, son of Tom and Judy Rambo, also ... [more]

Kids feed stomachs and brains at Books and Breakfast

May 11, 2012 - Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Donald Watt Jr. grasped the crayon with his hand and shaded in the pickle-shaped cartoon character in his coloring book.
Below the character was an ominous ... [more]

Buffet and Grill under new ownership

May 10, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  By Joshua Scheer
Staff Writer
What was Austin's Steakhouse is now Archer's Buffet and Grill, under the ownership of Randy and Linda Archer.
The restaurant ... [more]

Public TV on the air

May 6, 2012 - Staff:  Wyoming's first -- and still only -- public television station went on the air 29 years ago this week when Central Wyoming College flipped the switch on the ... [more]

Achievers

May 4, 2012 - Staff:  Riverton FFA earns awards at state event
The Riverton FFA Chapter took 27 members to the State FFA Convention on April 2 in Cheyenne. The group did ... [more]

BLM's Pulaski Award shared with Fremont County firefighters

May 2, 2012 - Staff:  The Pulaski Award, presented to the Bureau of Land Management Wind River/Bighorn Basin District fire program, will be located temporarily in both Lander and ... [more]

The way it was: Destructive Lander windstorm, 1996

Apr 29, 2012 - Staff:  No one who lives in Lander would use "windy" to describe the climate, but residents also know that spring always brings a couple of ferocious windstorms, as ... [more]

Brost and Komrs wed April 13

Apr 27, 2012 - Staff:  Kelly and Renee Brost, Randy Komrs and Marilyn (Curtis) Hennrich are pleased to announce the marriage of Crystal Dawn Brost to Terry James Komrs.
The wedding ... [more]

Gard, Upton to marry May 12

Apr 27, 2012 - Staff:  Richard and Debra Gard are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Lynzzi Emma Gard to Dax Kelley Upton, the son of Randy Upton and TaRena ... [more]

Achievers

Apr 27, 2012 - Staff:  Two county natives named to UW honor society
Top University of Wyoming students are new members of Mortar Board, the national senior honor society.
Selection ... [more]

Wright retires from Wyoming National Guard

Apr 27, 2012 - Staff:  Sgt. 1st Class Michael Wright, of Riverton, retired from the Wyoming Army National Guard, after 22 years of service. He most recently served as chief mechanic ... [more]

UW Summer High School Institute participants named

Apr 27, 2012 - Staff:  An opportunity to achieve intellectual and personal growth for 83 talented sophomores from throughout the state will be presented in the 28th annual Summer ... [more]

Proposed academic calendar offers special programs

Apr 27, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Fremont County School District 21 superintendent Richard McClements is proposing a 2012-13 academic calendar that would offer enrichment opportunities for Fort ... [more]

Rendezvous students tour Wind River Heritage Center

Apr 26, 2012 - Staff:  Rendezvous Elementary School fourth-grader Nevaeh Liedy, far left, was the first of her class to take out her cell phone for a photo of the big horn sheep on ... [more]

Prom royalty selected at Riverton High

Apr 24, 2012 - Staff:  Riverton High School 2012 prom royalty was crowned Saturday at the spring dance with the theme "Once Upon a Time." From left, first attendants Kristen Bailey ... [more]

Students receive Chief Washakie scholarships

Apr 20, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Chief Washakie scholarships recently were awarded to nine University of Wyoming students for the coming academic year.
They will be recognized at the American ... [more]

Fort Washakie School librarian honored

Apr 20, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Fort Washakie School librarian Robin Levin is one of 10 Wyoming educators who will be honored Friday, April 13, in Cheyenne as an Arch Coal Foundation Teacher ... [more]

RHS to perform vocal concert

Apr 13, 2012 - Staff:  Riverton High School will host a pre-festival vocal concert at 7:30 p.m. April 19 at the Robert A. Peck Arts Center Theatre at Central Wyoming College.
The ... [more]

State FFA announces 2012 proficiency award winners

Apr 13, 2012 - Staff:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming FFA Association announced its winners in the 2012 Agricultural Proficiency Award Competition on April 4 as part of the Wyoming State ... [more]

Hubenka, Olson to marry

Apr 13, 2012 - Staff:  Greg and Pam Hubenka, of Riverton, are pleased to announce the engagement of their son Nicholas Hubenka to Laci Olson, daughter of Charles Olson of Wolf Point, ... [more]

Achievers

Apr 13, 2012 - Staff:  Riverton band honored by Wyoming Arts Council
The Fat City Mardi Gras Band, of Riverton, was one of 21 Wyoming artists approved by the Wyoming Arts Council ... [more]

Weather Service trains weather spotters

Apr 11, 2012 - Staff:  National Weather Service meteorologist Bill Murrell used a video clip from "The Simpsons" to help illustrate types of storms and tornadoes during his weather ... [more]

Central Wyoming College debate team ends season with second at national tournament

Apr 6, 2012 - Staff:  Central Wyoming College's debate team of Nicholas Esposito and Amber Ezell-Bowman won second place in the novice division of parliamentary debate at the Pi ... [more]