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Years after griz attack, hunter still heads out -- but carefully

Oct 13, 2013 - By Brett French, The Associated Press:  Twenty-one years after he was attacked by a grizzly bear sow while hunting bighorn sheep in northwestern Wyoming, Terry Everard still recalls the incident ... [more]

Some states pay to reopen parks, but not Wyoming

Oct 13, 2013 - From The Associated Press:  Tourists returned to the Grand Canyon on Saturday after Arizona officials along with several counterparts agreed to a federal government plan to reopen ... [more]

Firefighters mark Fire Prevention Week

Oct 13, 2013 - From staff reports:  Nearly 300 firefighters answer the call in county

Fremont County's firefighters join their volunteer and professional colleagues nationwide in ... [more]

Snow was bad in Wyoming, far worse in South Dakota

Oct 13, 2013 - By John M. Glionna, McClatchy-Tribune News Service:  BELLE FOURCHE, S.D. -- From inside a small plane cruising over cattle country here, Scott Reder spied the carnage and felt sick to his stomach.
Mile after ... [more]

The way it was: State cross country -- 1993

Oct 13, 2013 - From staff reports:  The high school cross country postseason begins this week with regional action preceding the state meet. In 1993 Wyoming's top high school cross country ... [more]

Surge protectors can shield electronics in storms

Oct 13, 2013 - From staff reports:  Lee Crook of Artistry Web in Riverton is advising computer users to be equipped with up-to-date surge protectors.
"Any time there are unusual events, such as ... [more]

Past sheriff King spent years on Uden case

Oct 13, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  By the late 1980s, the trail had run cold in the case of three missing persons from Fremont County. Virginia Uden, 32, of Riverton, disappeared Sept. 12, 1980, ... [more]

Schools review security measures

Oct 13, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  There's a refreshed foundation for the safety and security of students who attend school in Fremont County.
A collaborative effort was set up Sept. 25 among ... [more]

Volunteers to host free legal clinic in Lander

Oct 13, 2013 - From staff reports:  In celebration of Celebrate Pro Bono Week, the Fremont County Bar Association has announced it will host Law Night from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 25 in the ... [more]

Former Riverton man also a distinguished UW alum

Oct 13, 2013 - From staff reports:  Joe Geraud wasn't the only University of Wyoming alumnus from Riverton being honored this weekend. Retired Shell Oil executive Thomas Botts, who was raised in ... [more]

Jobless rate down

Oct 13, 2013 - From staff reports:  The newest report on unemployment statistics for Fremont County has both positives and negatives, but a two-year trend of overall improvement continued in ... [more]

Geraud in UW Distinguished Alumni group for Homecoming

Oct 13, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Joe Geraud's trip to the University of Wyoming this weekend marked his first visit to the campus in several years.
"And it's been a long time since I've gone ... [more]

Car destroyed by fire near Jeffrey City; cause unclear

Oct 13, 2013 - From staff reports:  The man who was the sole occupant of the vehicle escaped without injury.

A Chrysler PT Cruiser was destroyed in a fire Oct. 5 on Agate Flat Road ... [more]

National Theatre comes to library

Oct 13, 2013 - From staff reports:  The National Theatre Live in HD broadcast of "Macbeth" will be shown at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Lander Library, 451 N. Second St.
This is the Manchester ... [more]

Leaky roof puts collection at Riverton library in jeopardy

Oct 13, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Rain is not common in Riverton, but when it starts, those in the right place can see on odd sight: fast-moving librarians covering shelves and computers in ... [more]

Swimmers hitting Sheridan, Gillette meets this weekend

Oct 11, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton High School girls swim team takes its final long road trip of the regular season this Friday. First up is Sheridan for a dual meet, then it's on ... [more]

Cowboys take RJFL title 32-0

Oct 11, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The junior league champs gave up just two touchdowns all season in compiling a 6-0 record.

The Cowboys clicked from the start on Thursday night to ... [more]

Rustler women have good team depth as hoops practice starts

Oct 11, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Depth is not going to be an issue this year for Central Wyoming College Rustlers women's basketball coach Serol Stauffenberg.
After putting his players ... [more]

Today

Oct 11, 2013 - Staff:  Births
OLAND

A son was born to Stephanie and Brian Oland, of Lander, at 8:20 a.m. Oct. 5, 2013, at Lander Regional Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 10 ... [more]

Zwiefelhofer to attend college

Oct 11, 2013 - From staff reports:  Savena Zwiefelhofer, the daughter of Brad Zwiefelhofer, of Riverton, and Cristina Zwiefelhofer, of Great Falls, Mont., will attend Rocky Mountain College this ... [more]

County reconsiders funding Lander center

Oct 11, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The possibility of county funding for the Lander Community Center re-emerged after commissioner Stephanie Kessler made a pitch to the county board Oct. 1. The ... [more]

When did 'compromise' become a bad word?

Oct 11, 2013 - By The Philadelphia Inquirer:  Having survived the Civil War, this country should know better than to treat the latest government shutdown as the political equivalent of the Bible's ... [more]

The rest of us can't just 'shut down'

Oct 11, 2013 - By Chris Peck:  Call your congressional representatives and tell them all to get the government back to work.

My daughter is a church minister who doesn't follow ... [more]

Unfair to brand complaint about Rails to Trails pathway as racist

Oct 11, 2013 - Belle Bransky, Riverton:  Editor:
I was offended strongly by the letter to the editor from Mr. Ron Howard who decided to all but brand me as a racist because I used the words "path ... [more]

Another $100K on Hill

Oct 11, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  The price tag is rising, and for what?

By now, uneasiness surely must be setting in for those in the Wyoming Legislature determined to destroy ... [more]

Digest

Oct 11, 2013 - The Associated Press:  D.C. vigil marks Shepard anniversary
WASHINGTON -- A candlelight vigil in Washington will mark 15 years since the death of Matthew Shepard, a gay ... [more]

Federal inaction could affect WIC next month

Oct 11, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Partially funded with federal funds, WIC currently serves more than 11,000 participants a month.

State agencies that administer federally funded ... [more]

Tourism leaders promote open Wyoming state parks

Oct 11, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The partial government shutdown has provided an opportunity for state and local tourism groups to showcase Wyoming's lesser-known parks and ... [more]

Man linked to disappearance case from 1974 pleads, freed

Oct 11, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A man who was implicated in the 1974 disappearance of an Oklahoma resident in the Riverton area has been released from custody.
James Franklin Jagers was ... [more]

Car leaves street, crosses business property

Oct 11, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Officials said a medical episode initiated the one-vehicle accident that took place mid-morning Friday at U.S. Energy in Riverton.
No one was injured in the ... [more]