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Local hay producers win at state

Sep 2, 2012 - Staff:  Riverton's Bruce Jacobson earned the grand champion title for alfalfa cubes at the Wyoming State Fair in Douglas last month in competitions for premium ... [more]

Festival of the Cowboys coming to Crowheart

Sep 2, 2012 - Staff:  The fourth annual Festival of the Cowboys will be from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8, at Big Wind Hall at 33 Old Yellowstone Highway in ... [more]

Fremont County libraries offer longer business hours

Sep 2, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  At the Fremont County Library in Lander, director Matt Nojonen recently had to stop some patrons from leaving in a "mass exodus at a quarter after 7."
"'Wait ... [more]

Veterans rep will answer questions

Sep 2, 2012 - Staff:  A representative from the Wyoming Veterans Commission will conduct community outreach meetings in Wyoming cities throughout September.
Lori McGee, a state ... [more]

Gold medal winner fires up audience at CWC event

Sep 2, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  In 1964, Billy Mills became the first, and so far only, American to win the 10,000-meter race in the Summer Olympic Games.
In 2012, Mills was the keynote ... [more]

One killed, another airlifted in rollover Saturday morning

Sep 2, 2012 - From staff reports:  Victim was recent RHS sports standout
A former star athlete was killed and his father injured severely in a one-vehicle rollover Saturday morning near ... [more]

Arapahoe students celebrate achievements

Aug 31, 2012 - Staff:  Arapahoe Elementary School fourth-graders Orion Felter, Aquilo Friday, Bluestone Jenkins and Darwin Spoonhunter impressed their teacher Michaela Dabich (not ... [more]

Today

Aug 31, 2012 - Staff:  Births
KATALEYA

A daughter was born to Minnie Finicomb, of Lander, at 8:16 a.m. April 12, 2012, at Lander Regional Hospital. She weighed 5 pounds, 14 ... [more]

Digest

Aug 31, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Court upholds bison slaughter
HELENA, Mont. -- An appeals court has upheld the federal government's ability to slaughter hundreds of wild bison that are ... [more]

In Wyoming, Bernanke says Fed will not stay on sidelines

Aug 31, 2012 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON � Chairman Ben Bernanke made clear Friday that the Federal Reserve will do more to boost the economy because of high U.S. unemployment and an ... [more]

Wolf delisting announcement imminent

Aug 31, 2012 - The Associated Press:  The next step in ending federal protections for wolves in Wyoming could be close.
State wildlife officials expect the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to make ... [more]

District 25 to get full facilities review by state

Aug 31, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Fremont County School District 25 is one of six Wyoming school districts that will undergo a complete capacity study this year through the state's School ... [more]

Wolverine Field seating upgrade ready; restroom completion next month

Aug 31, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  When fans enter Wolverine Field for Riverton's first home football game of the season Friday night, Fremont County School District 25 Superintendent Terry ... [more]

WyDOT lays out five-lane plan

Aug 31, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The job will widen Wyoming Highway 789 south of Riverton, including the bridge over the Little Wind River.

Local residents attended a public meeting ... [more]

Revenue up since transfer stations changed schedule

Aug 31, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Solid Waste Disposal District is reporting an increase in usage and revenue at the trash transfer stations operating under a new restricted ... [more]

Residents sign up for water cisterns outside Pavillion

Aug 31, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  More than a dozen applicants have expressed interest in getting cisterns at their homes east of Pavillion.
"The preliminary number is 15," said Keith ... [more]

CWC has 10th annual convocation

Aug 30, 2012 - Staff:  Olympic gold medalist Billy Mills marched alongside Central Wyoming College president Jo Anne McFarland leading CWC faculty for their entrance to the ... [more]

Today

Aug 30, 2012 - Staff:  Births
WAHTOMY

A son was born to Elizabeth Roanhorse, of Ethete, and Dwayne Wahtomy Jr., of Ethete, at 2:18 p.m. April 14, 2012, at Lander Regional ... [more]

Digest

Aug 30, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Twenty-one arrested on drug charges
SHERIDAN -- Twenty-one people have been arrested in Sheridan County by authorities who have been investigating ... [more]

Mead getting attention during GOP convention

Aug 30, 2012 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead doesn't get to deliver a formal address at the Republican National Convention, but he's getting some national exposure nonetheless at ... [more]

North Buffalo Fire grows to 12,500 acres near Moran

Aug 30, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A fire burning in the Teton Wilderness in western Wyoming has grown substantially but fire officials are hopeful it is close to burning itself out ... [more]

City council members meet with crisis center board following critical comments

Aug 30, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Abate Substance Abuse Project, which is doing business as the Fremont County Alcohol Crisis Center invited Riverton City Council members to a ... [more]

Closest fire grows; still within planned management area

Aug 30, 2012 - From staff reports:  Driven by high winds and low relative humidity. the Alpine Lake Fire grew to 7,400 acres on Wednesday. Wind River Agency public information officer Karl ... [more]

Suspect in Hudson enters deficiency plea at his arraignment

Aug 30, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  A co-defendant in the Hudson double homicide pleaded not guilty by reason of mental illness or deficiency to the alleged crimes during his arraignment ... [more]

Study makes additional river bridge seem unlikely

Aug 30, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County commissioners are questioning if a new crossing over the Wind River in west Riverton will come to fruition following the completion of a ... [more]

Final meet of the season

Aug 29, 2012 - Staff:  Peggy Albright, a member of the Wind River Performance Horse Club, carried the showmanship schedule for Saturday's meet in her mouth as she balanced the tack ... [more]

Citizen voices concern about pedestrian safety

Aug 29, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Riverton police chief Mike Broadhead also addressed various rules for pedestrians.

Riverton resident Ken Miller would like to see an increase in ... [more]

Today

Aug 29, 2012 - Staff:  Births
COOPER

A daughter was born to Chelsey Trehearne and Jeff Cooper II, of Riverton, at 12:55 a.m. Aug. 13, 2012, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. ... [more]

Digest

Aug 29, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Horses' tails stolen in two counties
CASPER -- Authorities in Converse and Natrona counties say some residents are reporting that someone has been ... [more]

Parolee sues state, city over forced urine sample

Aug 29, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A parolee who says he was restrained while a nurse inserted a catheter to obtain a urine sample despite his protests is suing the Wyoming ... [more]