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New Riverton ordinance requires drivers to have licenses, insurance

Aug 14, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council has approved new ordinances that require motor vehicle drivers to have a valid driver's license and vehicle insurance. The changes ... [more]

Mounted shooting contest set for Saturday

Aug 14, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The public is invited to watch and participate in a mounted shooting competition Saturday at the Lander Old Timer's Rodeo Association arena.
In mounted ... [more]

A.G. on right track in calling for discretion in drug sentences

Aug 14, 2013 - By The Fort Worth Star-Telegram:  The federal prison system in the United States is an $80 billion industry that houses more than 219,000 prisoners, with about half of them serving time on ... [more]

Enjoy the skies, from a campsite or anywhere

Aug 14, 2013 - By Carl Manning:  Another month has gone by and August is upon us. Last month we did a little camping, watched a full moon rise, and sat around a campfire roasting marshmallows ... [more]

The high-speed chase

Aug 14, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  No one likes it or wishes for it, but sometimes there is no alternative

Riverton and its vicinity have witnessed two high-speed pursuits of private ... [more]

Digest

Aug 14, 2013 - The Associated Press:  First outreach meeting for Sternberg
LARAMIE -- New University of Wyoming President Robert Sternberg has been busy meeting with Gov. Matt Mead, state ... [more]

Campers not dousing fires the right way

Aug 14, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Despite dry conditions in northwest Wyoming, National Park Service and Forest Service rangers and staff are finding abandoned campfires that have ... [more]

Review of plan to drop wolf protections delayed by federal government

Aug 14, 2013 - The Associated Press:  TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. -- A federal agency is delaying an independent analysis of a plan to drop legal protections for wolves across most of the nation because of ... [more]

Central Wyoming College to trim remedial course offerings

Aug 14, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Eventually, CWC might eliminate such classes altogether.

Community colleges throughout the United States have been given a new challenge when it ... [more]

Solid gold history: Carissa mine machinery back in action Sunday

Aug 14, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  After nearly a decade of reconstruction, the Carissa Gold Mine is coming back to life for all to see, with the grand opening scheduled for Sunday near the ... [more]

Calling all 'Bigs'; grown-up volunteers sought in area for Big Brothers/Sisters

Aug 14, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Riverton school officials are looking for "Bigs" in the community as they partner with the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Wyoming to offer mentoring ... [more]

Slide in Riverton PAWS scores reflects statewide trend; causes under study

Aug 14, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The annual PAWS test measures student progress in grades three through eight in reading, math and science.

Results from the 2012-13 school year show ... [more]

Cindy L. Maddux

Aug 14, 2013 - Staff:  Cindy L. Maddux, of Fort Collins, Colo., died Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013. She was 62 years old.
The funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 16, at ... [more]

Fisherman has brush with two bears north of Dubois

Aug 13, 2013 - From staff reports:  A fisherman who encountered two bears this weekend north of Dubois reportedly fired warning shots to keep the animals from coming too close.
Brian DeBolt, ... [more]

Two-county chase ends in crash

Aug 13, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The woman being pursued is wanted on at least 42 outstanding felony and misdemeanor warrants from multiple law enforcement agencies.

A woman wanted ... [more]

County rancher Herbst on list of Liz Cheney advisers

Aug 13, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Republican is campaigning against three-term Sen. Mike Enzi.

Longtime Fremont County rancher Lois Herbst has been included in a list of ... [more]

Prosecutor: Facts didn't support conviction in child's death

Aug 13, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A lack of facts in the 2011 death of an infant boy led to a sentence of 10 years probation and a suspended 10 to 18 years in prison for the man convicted in ... [more]

UW mentor focus: Bowl game for Pokes

Aug 13, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The last bowl appearance for UW was a 37-15 loss to Temple in the 2011 New Mexico Bowl.

LARAMIE -- University of Wyoming head football coach Dave ... [more]

Don't take away fair traditions

Aug 13, 2013 - Donna Dotsing, Riverton:  Editor:
I am in agreement with the lady who wrote about canceling the pie contest at the Fremont County fair this year. A lot of good, old traditions at the ... [more]

Jean B. Peterson

Aug 13, 2013 - Staff:  Jean B. Peterson died Sunday, July 28, 2013, at the Nathan Adelson Hospice in Las Vegas. She was 85 years old.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, ... [more]

Kemper L. Sackman

Aug 13, 2013 - Staff:  Kemper L. Sackman, formerly of Riverton, died Thursday, July 25, 2013, in Homer, Alaska. He was 63 years old.
A celebration of his life will be 3 p.m. to 7 ... [more]

Digest

Aug 13, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Mead: No cash deal on park land
CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead said Monday he hasn't seen a proposal of what lands the federal government will offer to swap ... [more]

Hunting atlas now available

Aug 13, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The 2013 atlas of walk-in hunting areas compiled by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department is available for review on the department's web site.
The ... [more]

In war on lake trout, Yellowstone making important progress

Aug 13, 2013 - By Mike Koshmrl, For The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Fewer lake trout are being caught per net in Yellowstone Lake, marking a turning point in the effort to knock the invasive species out of the big ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Aug 13, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Dog days?
We don't get too many days like these in Fremont County in mid-August, namely cool, mostly cloudy and something resembling humid. Take note, ... [more]

This time I walked into the big league ballpark on my own

Aug 13, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The last time I watched the St. Louis Cardinals play in Busch Stadium, my dad carried me in on his back.
This time I walked.
Back in 1971, in the days of ... [more]

Two 'first friends' gone too soon

Aug 13, 2013 - By Chris Peck:  Kemper Sackman and Wesley Rice didn't know each other.
And they never will -- at least in this world.
Both men played memorable roles in my life. Both died ... [more]

Today

Aug 13, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
PETERSON

Jean B. Peterson, 85, died Sunday, July 28, at the Nathan Adelson Hospice in Las Vegas. Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, ... [more]

Raiders land player on Legion all-state roster

Aug 11, 2013 - Staff:  One Riverton Raider was selected to the American Legion A all-state baseball list announced last week.
Baylor Beers from Riverton made the list.
The ... [more]

Cowboys practice in full pads

Aug 11, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Full pads was the story on Saturday at Wyoming's War Memorial Stadium as the Cowboys practiced in full pads for the first time this fall. 
The offense ... [more]