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Regional basketball tournaments mean boost for business

Feb 26, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Economic expectations are high in Cheyenne when Frontier Days comes around each summer. The business people of Cheyenne refer to the last full week in July as ... [more]

Therapists offering free help to veterans

Feb 25, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Soldiers Project in Riverton will provide psychological aid to military personnel who served in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The physical structure that ... [more]

Rez border part of Legislature's pushback on EPA; two bills filed

Feb 25, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Two bills expressing the displeasure of Wyoming lawmakers with what many of them see as an attack on coal by the U.S. Environmental Protection ... [more]

South Federal Boulevard to undergo six-month reconstruction project

Feb 25, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Department of Transportation and the City of Riverton held a public meeting Monday at Riverton City Hall to talk about upcoming improvements at ... [more]

Public meeting to detail South Federal Boulevard project

Feb 24, 2014 - From staff reports:  Officials with the South Federal Boulevard project will host a public meeting at 6 p.m. Monday at Riverton City Hall.
The Wyoming Department of Transportation ... [more]

Public defenders often in tough position, deserve appreciation

Feb 24, 2014 - Dany Kurttila, Riverton:  Editor:
I recently read an article in your paper concerning public defenders. It occurred to me that those providing that service have an often thankless, but ... [more]

The way it was: Wyoming Commission on the Status of Women -- 1966

Feb 24, 2014 - Staff:  Two of Wyoming's best-known women helped launch the new Wyoming Commission on the Status of Women in the 1960s, and Fremont County was well-represented.
When ... [more]

Miss Native American USA to exhibit work

Feb 24, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Wind River Hotel and Casino will display the art of Miss Native American USA Sarah Ortegon throughout the spring.
Ortegon will open her exhibit with a ... [more]

Land mine detecting dog to visit Riverton school

Feb 24, 2014 - From staff reports:  A land mine detecting dog will travel across Wyoming this week, visiting schools as part of the Children Against Mines Program.
The weeklong tour will stop ... [more]

Optional 1 percent tax now generating about $170,000 per month

Feb 24, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  With money rolling in for the City of Riverton from the optional 1 percent sales tax, the city council approved advertising for bid schedules 1 and 2 as part ... [more]

Don't assume 'the sky is falling' due to EPA order

Feb 21, 2014 - Frank Tanner, Riverton:  Editor:
Bravo, Mayor Warpness and ex-mayor Vincent. It's nice to see that at least a few of our leaders have not fallen prey to the "Chicken Little" theme ... [more]

Background checks reflect troubled times

Feb 21, 2014 - By Chris Peck:  Unfortunately, we never can know enough, or test for enough things, to eliminate risk or bad situations down the road.

Something about the Fremont ... [more]

A unique carbon copy

Feb 21, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Building Pinedale's school in Riverton

Let's not spend even one second in Riverton worrying that the new elementary school now being planned is going ... [more]

Police, school leaders see no signs of added racial tension since EPA

Feb 21, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Tribal representatives have been referring to an increase in perceived "anti-Indian sentiment" locally since the Environmental Protection Agency's disputed ... [more]

Ducks Unlimited banquet set for Saturday

Feb 20, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Riverton chapter of Ducks Unlimited is having its annual banquet Saturday at the Fremont County Fairgrounds.
"It's for all wildlife enthusiasts, not just ... [more]

State's 'power grab' from Hill left some ugly scars

Feb 19, 2014 - Carole S. Anderson, Riverton:  Editor:
This power grab in our state government is ugly.
The cannibalistic nature of the governor and state legislature in their treatment of legally-elected ... [more]

Tribes, city say they are open to discussing EPA ruling; no talk set

Feb 19, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Northern Arapaho Tribe last week requested that the Environmental Protection Agency stay a recent decision redefining the boundaries of the Wind River ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Feb 18, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Seasonal battle
Windy, sunny and warm, then windy, cloudy and cold. We'll get both this week, and it's a sign of one sure thing: Winter is starting to ... [more]

More monitor wells drilled to check contamination from city-owned lot

Feb 18, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Traffic through the 300 block of East Main Street in Riverton was restricted Tuesday as groundwater contamination testing continued as part of the Storage Tank ... [more]

Legislators who backed SF104 ought to impeach themselves

Feb 17, 2014 - Evelyn Black, Riverton:  Editor:
 The Wyoming Constitution is the supreme governing document of the State of Wyoming. It is the law. Proposed amendments must be approved by a majority ... [more]

Wednesday preliminary hearing for woman charged with embezzling thousands

Feb 17, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Rachel Marie Cox, 41, of Riverton, made an initial appearance Feb. 12 in Riverton Circuit Court for seven charges alleging she embezzled from her former ... [more]

The way it was: Derby Saloon -- 1917

Feb 17, 2014 - Staff:  Business was good at the Derby Saloon in Shoshoni in the spring of 1917. The 10-year-old town was on the Chicago and North Western Railroad, and local leaders ... [more]

RHS students advance to state science fair

Feb 14, 2014 - From staff reports:  The following Riverton High School students earned awards at the 2014 West Central Regional Science Fair held Jan. 27 and Jan. 28 at Central Wyoming College in ... [more]

Baxter Black show begins 4-H centennial activities

Feb 14, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Other anniversary events are planned through the summer.

A Valentine's Day dinner and show kick off the 100th anniversary of Fremont County 4-H this ... [more]

Case thinks state will prevail in EPA decision

Feb 14, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  State Sen. Cale Case, R-Lander, doesn't think the Wyoming Legislature can do much in response to a recent decision by the Environmental Protection Agency ... [more]

Deal postponed in store mugging

Feb 14, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Concerns about her public defender led a woman charged in connection with a November mugging at Walmart to postpone finalizing a plea agreement.
District ... [more]

EPA backs off border ruling for time being, acknowledges likely 'court proceedings'

Feb 14, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Environmental Protection Agency has decided to stay part of a recent ruling granting treatment as a state (TAS) to the Northern Arapaho and Eastern ... [more]

Devon makes Fortune's best workplace list for seventh year

Feb 13, 2014 - From staff reports:  Devon Energy announced it has again been named to Fortune magazine's list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For. This marks Devon's seventh straight year to be ... [more]

Home business delivering farm fresh eggs

Feb 13, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Roughly 100 chickens are working extra hard this winter to provide area residents with farm fresh eggs from Melisa and Jim Crouch's business, Orchard Hill ... [more]

Flashing speed sign 'really does help' on West Main

Feb 13, 2014 - Jen Lowry:  Editor:
The other day I was driving on West Main Street, and the sign that shows your speed as you are driving had been put up.
I think this is a very good ... [more]