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Healthy gains in job market

Jul 7, 2013 - Staff:  Fremont County's unemployment picture improved dramatically in May, with the unemployment rate reaching its lowest point in several years.
The improvement ... [more]

Lawmaker says money for municipalities is a priority

Jul 7, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  State Sen. Eli Bebout, R-Riverton, told Riverton city leaders that he'll push for infrastructure funding for cities and towns next winter.
"We're worried ... [more]

Health department investigates norovirus reports

Jul 7, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Department of Health is investigating reports that dozens of people contracted norovirus in May after visiting Svilar's Bar and Dining Room in ... [more]

Digest

Jul 7, 2013 - Staff:  State to host working group
The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality and the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission will host a Pavillion ... [more]

UW places 71 athletes on Mountain West Conference academic list

Jul 5, 2013 - From staff reports:  The University of Wyoming received 71 awards from 15 sports as the Mountain West Conference announced its scholar-athlete recognition for the 2012-13 academic ... [more]

Volunteers will make or break big Little League tournament

Jul 5, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton Little League president Jason Muehler needs the help from the community.
Muehler is preparing to host the district tournament July 17-20 at the Ron ... [more]

Today

Jul 5, 2013 - Staff:  Births
FIGHTINGBEAR

A son was born to Glorietta FightingBear, of Riverton, at 10:26 p.m. May 29, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 6 ... [more]

Ricos win June Yard of the Month honor

Jul 5, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Riverton Garden Club awarded Ruth Rico, at 1416 Aspen Drive in Riverton, its Yard of the Month honor for June.
The awards are only given out in the ... [more]

Walton, McCarty marry

Jul 5, 2013 - From staff reports:  Heidi Walton and Bryant McCarty were married Feb. 15, 2013, in Draper, Utah.
The bride is the daughter of Scott and Jeri Walton of Riverton. She is a 2007 ... [more]

Vodopich and Rose to wed July 13

Jul 5, 2013 - From staff reports:  Carie Vodopich, the daughter of Allen and Susan Vodopich of Riverton, is engaged to Andrew Rose, the son of Doug and Mary Rose of Gillette.
The future bride ... [more]

Hitshew awarded STAR Scholarship

Jul 5, 2013 - From staff reports:  Jordan Hitshew, a 2013 graduate of Lander Valley High School, recently was presented the P.E.O. STAR Scholarship for the 2013-14 academic year.
She is the ... [more]

UW announces its spring dean's and dean's freshman honor rolls

Jul 5, 2013 - From staff reports:  The University of Wyoming lists 47 students from Fremont County on the 2013 spring semester academic dean's and dean's freshman honor rolls.
The honor rolls ... [more]

Changes coming in RHS activities programs

Jul 5, 2013 - By Jeremy Hill:  Since the highly successful Riverton High School activities seasons are behind us, it's time to look back with honest reflection and forward with earnest ... [more]

Fairgrounds serves a vital role for Fremont County

Jul 5, 2013 - Chris Linton, Riverton:  Editor:
Too often, Riverton residents breeze by the Fremont County Fairgrounds without even giving it a thought.
Or if there is a thought, it might be that ... [more]

Job Corps

Jul 5, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Awarding the contract, at last, is an important 'yes' for the city

Sandy Barton, the chief of the Fremont County Board of Cooperative Educational ... [more]

Digest

Jul 5, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Lightning sparks Black Hills fires
RAPID CITY, S.D. -- Fourth of July lightning storms sparked three small wildfires in the Black Hills National Forest ... [more]

VA making progress in claims backlog

Jul 5, 2013 - McClatchy Newspapers:  CHEYENNE -- The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs is chipping away at its large backlog of disability compensation claims for veterans in Wyoming and the rest ... [more]

Udall's body was spotted by searchers from the air

Jul 5, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- An airborne search team is credited with location the body of a prominent environmentalist and brother of a U.S. Senator in the Wind River ... [more]

Shooters sharpen their skills

Jul 5, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  Black powder gunmen take aim at the 1838 Rendezvous range

Black powder musket shooters are sharpening their skills this week at the 1838 Rendezvous ... [more]

Man flees, hides from law enforcement

Jul 5, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A Spanish-speaking man reportedly fled from law enforcement Saturday after being pulled over on Wyoming Highway 789 in Hudson.
Officials said the man is in ... [more]

New Wyoming laws take effect

Jul 5, 2013 - By Trevor Brown, MCT News Service:  More than 120 new state laws took effect Monday.
Some of the bills passed during this year's legislative session had immediate start dates.
But others ... [more]

Erratic driver transported to hospital

Jul 5, 2013 - From staff reports:  Several motorists called law enforcement about an erratic driver Tuesday on Wyoming Highway 789 near Hudson.
Officials said the driver later was transported ... [more]

Fireworks calls keep police busy

Jul 5, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Riverton Police Department responded to 12 calls related to fireworks during the Fourth of July holiday.
The reports started coming in at about 12:30 p.m. ... [more]

Judge requests more info in Sinks Canyon shooting case

Jul 5, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Under the plea deal, Jeremy Cunningham would receive 18 to 48 months in prison.

Wyoming 9th Judicial District Judge Marvin L. Tyler tentatively has ... [more]

Gordon W. Schumacher

Jul 5, 2013 - Staff:  Gordon W. Schumacher died Sunday, June 30, 2013, of natural causes. He was 69 years old.
There will be no services.
Gordon William Schumacher was born July ... [more]

Lander Half Marathon

Jul 3, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Toppenberg an avid participant after late start in sport

David Toppenberg competes in the annual Lander Half Marathon for a simple reason.
"To stay ... [more]

Lady Wolverine hoops camp next week at RHS

Jul 3, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Basketball players from throughout Fremont County who are entering grades 3 through 9 are invited to attend the Lady Wolverine girls basketball camp July 8-10 ... [more]

Regulators reel off four straight wins to take Casper trophy

Jul 3, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Regulators 12-and-under traveling baseball team took a fourth seed into Sunday play at the Casper Big Bang tournament and finished with four ... [more]

Officials issue advice on safe handling of fireworks

Jul 3, 2013 - Staff:  The Fourth of July is a time for celebration across the country, and fireworks are a crowd favorite each year. Whether at a professional show or in the ... [more]

Today

Jul 3, 2013 - Staff:  Community calendar
JULY 5
Vietnam Vets Motorcycle Club Memorial Parade, Observance, Service
is July 5 to July 7. Events begin at 5 p.m. July 5 at ... [more]