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RHS student club reinforces feelings of connection, worth

Dec 12, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  In an effort to discourage bullying, a newly founded student club is sponsoring "Be the Change" month this December at Riverton High School.
Club Hope adviser ... [more]

Solar power options might get a look from city

Dec 12, 2012 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Riverton mayor Ron Warpness is proposing a push for solar power on city property.
The city council agreed Dec. 4 to add this topic to the agenda for a future ... [more]

12 12 12: Riverton kids turn 12 on odd calendar date

Dec 12, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Wednesday has special significance for at least three Riverton residents who turned 12 years old this Dec. 12, 2012.
Two of the birthdays were celebrated by ... [more]

Trustees vote to keep Fegler on Shoshoni school board

Dec 12, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Teffany Fegler will keep her seat on the Fremont County School District 24 Board of Education after trustees voted to appoint her to replace a board member who ... [more]

Suspect says 'not guilty' to killing in September

Dec 12, 2012 - From staff reports:  Second-degree murder suspect Dustin Nickelson entered a not-guilty plea during his arraignment Tuesday in Lander District Court.
Nickelson, 23, has been in ... [more]

Families flock to Festival of Trees

Dec 11, 2012 - Staff:  Community Entry Services raised $29,000 Saturday at the annual Festival of Trees at the Fremont Center in Riverton. J.J. Majdic, 2, waited with his mother, ... [more]

Today

Dec 11, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
MABBITT

Crystal K. Mabbitt, 62, longtime Fremont County resident, died Saturday, Dec. 8, at the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. Cremation has ... [more]

Mead gives budget plans to lawmakers

Dec 11, 2012 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead told state lawmakers on Monday that it's time to come up with a stable source of funding for Wyoming highways. He said if they won't ... [more]

Digest

Dec 11, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Flu seasons gain strength
CHEYENNE -- Wyoming's early flu season is getting more intense. State health officials recorded more than three times more flu ... [more]

Montana halts wolf hunt near park

Dec 11, 2012 - By Matthew Brown, The Associated Press:  Five wolves wearing radio transmitter collars have been killed near the Yellowstone National Park border near Gardiner, Mont.

BILLINGS, Mont. -- ... [more]

Big drilling project proposed for Red Desert area

Dec 11, 2012 - The Associated Press:  The proposal covers an area that has more than 3,000
natural gas wells already.


RAWLINS -- The Bureau of Land Management is taking public comment on ... [more]

Thursday meeting addresses hunt/fish changes

Dec 11, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Game and Fish commission must approve the new rules, most of which deal with how the agency sells licenses, for them to take effect. ... [more]

Prison term in shooting of Arapaho man

Dec 11, 2012 - Staff and wire reports:  A northern New Mexico man has been sentenced to 41 years in prison for charges related to the death of a Wyoming man.
Federal prosecutors say 22-year-old Carl ... [more]

Three under arrest for killing four moose illegally

Dec 11, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Three people were arrested this week in connection with the four moose that were found poached in October north of Hudson on private land within the boundaries ... [more]

Panel formed to advise city on use of 1 percent money

Dec 11, 2012 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Fix Our Roads Citizen Committee has been established by the Riverton City Council, and members are being sought.
Anyone interested in discussing and ... [more]

Witnesses report downed plane near Dubois

Dec 11, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Sheriff's Office is investigating the possibility that an aircraft may have crashed south of Dubois on Sunday afternoon. Crews have been ... [more]

Small colleges count on local cops to handle biggest issues

Dec 9, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- When a Casper College instructor was killed in front of his class, there wasn't much campus security could have done to stop the attacker. He ... [more]

183 elk shot in Grand Teton hunt

Dec 9, 2012 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Wyoming wildlife officials say 183 elk were killed during this year's Grand Teton National Park hunt, well short of harvest estimates issued before ... [more]

Riverton drama takes 3 state titles; 7 named all-state

Dec 9, 2012 - Staff:  Theater students from Riverton High School ranked among the best in Wyoming at the conclusion of the Wyoming State Drama Festival last weekend at Central ... [more]

The way it was: School construction -- 1953

Dec 9, 2012 - From staff reports:  Riverton had just one elementary school through its first 48 years. By the early 1950s, there was enough growth to warrant a second. Surveying and site work ... [more]

Digest

Dec 9, 2012 - From staff reports:  Crack-seal project under way
A $991,000 project to crack-seal highways is under way throughout Central and Northwest Wyoming, and work will continue ... [more]

Riverton homicide the subject of 'Nightmare Next Door' episode

Dec 9, 2012 - From staff reports:  The 2004 homicide of Wyo-ming Honor Farm nurse Tammy Watts will be featured on Investigation Discovery's "Night-mare Next Door" television series this ... [more]

County students place in photography contest

Dec 9, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Nature Conservancy of Wyoming has announced the winners for its fourth annual "I Believe in Conservation" high school photography contest. This year's ... [more]

Beef show new to Wyoming State Winter Fair lineup

Dec 9, 2012 - From staff reports:  Preparations for the 2013 Wyoming State Winter Fair are in full swing, and several new events have been added.
The beef show and miniature bull competition ... [more]

Boy Scout seeks gift donations as part of Eagle Scout project

Dec 9, 2012 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  As part of his Eagle Scout project with Boy Scout Troop 276, Kyle Phister, 14, of Riverton, is asking local residents to shop for others this holiday ... [more]

Cooling unit malfunction put courthouse servers in danger

Dec 9, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The compressor in the building's 23-year-old air conditioner broke on Black Friday; commissioners support looking into getting a new system.

Many in ... [more]

Three injured Friday in another car wreck at Honor Farm intersection

Dec 9, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Three people were injured in a spectacular two-vehicle accident that took place Friday evening at the intersection of Honor Farm Road and Wyoming Highway 789 ... [more]

School funds affected as stimulus money dwindles

Dec 9, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Local educational institutions noticed a lack of federal funding this year after spending the last of their American Recovery and Reinvestment Act ... [more]

Kids from elementary to high school pitch in for holidays

Dec 9, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Riverton High School Key Club's annual toy store opened early on Saturday morning.
Organizers had planned to start the event at 9 a.m. Saturday, but ... [more]

Unemployment down again across Fremont County

Dec 9, 2012 - From staff reports:  Fremont County's employment picture showed improvement in October, and the unemployment rate now stands at its lowest rate in four years -- 5.5 percent.
That's ... [more]