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State joins U.S. alliance to up college graduation rate

Nov 21, 2012 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming is joining an alliance of states working to increase the number of students successfully completing college.
Gov. Matt Mead announced ... [more]

Layoffs raise doubts on coal mine's longevity

Nov 21, 2012 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- With dozens of workers set to be laid off early next year, a southeastern Montana coal mine faces an uncertain future as an internal ... [more]

Kids make the most of new Wednesday school format

Nov 21, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton students have been enjoying their mornings at school while teachers meet in professional learning communities every Wednesday (see related story).
At ... [more]

Late-start Wednesdays

Nov 21, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton teachers said they got what they always wanted this year -- time to talk about their jobs with their peers.
Fremont County School District 25 ... [more]

Key Club takes free meal orders through 10 a.m. on Thanksgiving

Nov 21, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Residents who wish to have a free Thanksgiving meal delivered by the Riverton High School Key club can place orders trough 10 a.m. Thursday and still receive ... [more]

Defendant says 'not guilty' to murder charge in Lander death

Nov 21, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The defendant accused of shooting and killing his cousin and of sexually assaulting a woman in September pleaded his innocence in court Tuesday ... [more]

Trash station picture stabilizing; use and revenues both rise

Nov 21, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Use of Fremont County's trash transfer stations continues to grow countywide.
"It looks like to me it's working fairly well," Fremont County Solid Waste ... [more]

County artists showcase work at Arts in Action craft fair

Nov 20, 2012 - Staff:  Monte Simon, a craft vendor from Rapid City, S.D., organized his metal mobiles during the annual Arts in Action craft fair Saturday at the Fremont County ... [more]

Today

Nov 20, 2012 - Staff:  Births
JENKINS

A son was born to Ana Ybarra and Jude Jenkins, of Riverton, at 3:06 p.m. Oct. 12, 2012, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 7 ... [more]

Digest

Nov 20, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Lubnau to be speaker of the House
GILLETTE -- Gillette Rep. Tom Lubnau, II, will be the next speaker of the House.
A majority of 52 Republican ... [more]

Idaho hunters kill 96 wolves

Nov 20, 2012 - The Associated Press:  COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho -- Idaho officials say hunters have killed 96 wolves so far in the 2012-2013 hunting season.
Idaho Fish and Game officials said that ... [more]

Mead: State will keep going with energy policy plan

Nov 20, 2012 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead is pushing forward with development of an energy policy for the state, saying he can't keep criticizing the federal ... [more]

Emergency call center at full staff; jail numbers dip

Nov 20, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County's 9-1-1 call center is fully staffed for the first time in five years according to Sheriff Skip Hornecker, who announced the accomplishment Nov. ... [more]

Woman died in cemetery, officials say

Nov 20, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  County officials are investigating the death of Robin Gilpin, 48, of Riverton, whose body was found Saturday at her parents' gravesite in the Mountain View ... [more]

Zone changes for housing pose city challenge

Nov 20, 2012 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Options to build more housing and transform neighborhoods in Riverton were debated last week during a work session at City Hall.
Riverton City Council members ... [more]

Marching off to New York

Nov 20, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  When Riverton residents sit down to watch the 86th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday, they will recognize some familiar faces in the ... [more]

Governments pledge transparency as new sales tax takes effect

Nov 20, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The passage of the optional 1 percent tax and developments at Wind River Transit Authority were the focus of the Nov. 15 meeting of the Fremont County ... [more]

Murder suspect's arraignment postponed

Nov 18, 2012 - From staff reports:  An arraignment hearing for second-degree murder suspect Dustin Nickelson of Riverton has been delayed.
The original hearing set for Nov. 8 was postponed ... [more]

Digest

Nov 18, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Mead appoints new district judge
CHEYENNE -- Governor Matt Mead has selected a federal prosecutor to serve as district judge in Laramie County.
Mead ... [more]

Abduction suspect says no to prelim

Nov 18, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CODY -- A Montana man charged with kidnapping and sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl from Cody, Wyo., has waived a preliminary hearing.
Jesse P. Speer is ... [more]

Collared wolves from Yellowstone among those shot

Nov 18, 2012 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- Seven gray wolves originally from Yellowstone National Park and wearing collars for research purposes have been shot by hunters in Montana, ... [more]

The way it was: Eagle Scout project -- 1997

Nov 18, 2012 - Staff:  Beautiful Indian Summer conditions we're welcome by Fremont County residents the week before Thanksgiving in 1997. Temperatures lingered in upper 50s and low ... [more]

Wyoming author to have book signing Monday in Lander

Nov 18, 2012 - From staff reports:  Anyone wanting signed copies of Bill Sniffin's new coffee table book about Wyoming can buy them Monday, Nov. 19, at a reception at the Best Western ... [more]

Two CWC representatives attend last board meeting

Nov 18, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Board member Frank Welty was defeated in the general election, and board chairwoman Caroline Mills decided to resign earlier this year.

Two ... [more]

Archaeologist to give talk on spearthrowers

Nov 18, 2012 - From staff reports:  The presentation will provide a primer on the function, evidence and continued use of the ancient weapon.

Russell Richard will be the featured ... [more]

BLM seeks public input on Gas Hills uranium project proposal

Nov 18, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Bureau of Land Management Lander Field Office is seeking public input on the Gas Hills In-Situ Recovery Uranium Project Draft Environmental Impact ... [more]

Flood repairs to begin west of Riverton

Nov 18, 2012 - From staff reports:  A $432,300 flood repair project is scheduled to begin next week west of Riverton on U.S. Highway 26, according to Robert Scheidemantel, Wyoming Department of ... [more]

Shoshone National Forest Christmas tree permits available

Nov 18, 2012 - From staff reports:  Christmas tree permits are now available from the Shoshone National Forest.
The cost for a permit is $8 for a tree up to 20 feet tall. Additional permits are ... [more]

Riverton Social Security office hours to change

Nov 18, 2012 - From staff reports:  Effective Monday, Nov. 19, the Riverton Social Security office will be open to the public 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday and Friday -- a reduction of 30 minutes each ... [more]

Home-grown holiday

Nov 18, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Locals raise their own Thanksgiving food; market set Wednesday

Dozens of Fremont County families are planning to include local food in their ... [more]