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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]

Riverton speech mentor named Wyoming coach of the year again

Apr 6, 2012 - Staff:  Annette Thornton, head coach of the speech and debate team at Riverton High School, has been named the Class 4-A Coach of the Season by the Wyoming High School ... [more]

Shoshoni Senior Citizens Center receives grant money

Apr 6, 2012 - Staff:  Wyoming nonprofits serving seniors and youth received $347,663 in grants announced this week by the Daniels Fund.
Grant recipients include the Learning Tree ... [more]

Griebel, LeClair marry

Apr 6, 2012 - Staff:  Michael Griebel and Jenny LeClair were married March 24, 2012, at their home in Casper.
The bride is the daughter of Mitch and Charla LeClair, of ... [more]

Pederson, Barlow wed

Apr 6, 2012 - Staff:  Roberto Pederson and Lyndsie Barlow were married Nov. 11, 2011, at Heritage Gardens in Sandy, Utah.
Judge Frederick Oddone officiated the ceremony.
The ... [more]

Porter, Minner marry

Apr 6, 2012 - Staff:  Chelsey Nicole Porter and Skyler Mont Minner were married Nov. 17, 2011, at United Methodist Church in Riverton. The Rev. Mark Thurmond officiated the ceremony ... [more]

Ratliff honored for 65 years of service to the American Legion

Mar 30, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Riverton resident Jack Ratliff was honored for serving 65 years in the American Legion. For his membership, Ratliff, 86, received a pin and plaque March 15 in ... [more]

Meridian Trust offering $2,000 in scholarships

Mar 30, 2012 - Staff:  CHEYENNE -- Students planning to attend either the University of Wyoming or one of Wyoming's community colleges in the fall have an opportunity to earn a ... [more]

Enzi accepting applications for summer internship program

Mar 23, 2012 - Staff:  U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi is encouraging students and graduates from all backgrounds to apply for a summer internship in his Washington, D.C., office. The deadline ... [more]