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Woman must pay back fraud funds

Jul 2, 2013 - The Associated Press:  A federal judge has ordered a Gillette woman to pay more than $55,000 after making false benefit claims.
U.S. District Judge Scott Skavdahl last week ordered ... [more]

Officials: Plan to hire one director for museums preliminary

Jul 1, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Museums Board members say a proposal to hire a single director for the Riverton, Lander and Dubois museums is still early in the planning ... [more]

Allen Eugene Franklin

Jul 1, 2013 - Staff:  Allen Eugene "Gene" Franklin died Saturday, June 29, 2013, at his home in Riverton. He was 86 years old.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July ... [more]

Gale L. Lange

Jul 1, 2013 - Staff:  Gale L. Lange died Nov. 15, 2012, in El Paso, Texas.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, July 5, at Mountain View Cemetery.
Gale Lange was born ... [more]

Wally Hebah

Jul 1, 2013 - Staff:  Wally Hebah died Thursday, June 27, 2013, at his home surrounded by family and friends following a lengthy illness. He was 68 years old.
Funeral services will ... [more]

Acres tandem wins fishing tourney

Jun 30, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lander's Brown fourth overall in same Boysen field

Clint Acres of Riverton and 13-year-old nephew Ben Acres of Casper won the Wyoming Walleye ... [more]

Parker hurls gem for Raiders in Friday victory over Lovell

Jun 30, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Josh Parker pitched the Riverton Raiders to a 5-4 American Legion baseball victory Friday afternoon in Lovell.
Lovell came back to split the doubleheader ... [more]

Wyoming all-stars top Nebraska 40-26 in Battle for Border

Jun 30, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  DUBOIS --┬áLocals claimed it was the hottest game ever played in Dubois, but then again, it was the first one ever played in the final days of June. ... [more]

A chance meeting in Schaffhausen

Jun 30, 2013 - By Randy Tucker:  It's how my family came to be.

They knew they were making history, and it was the greatest adventure of their lives. It was one of the most poignant ... [more]

Criticize Snowden for right reasons

Jun 30, 2013 - By Mark Shields:  His critics are too focused on the fact that he didn't graduate from high school

Let's get this straight: Edward J. Snowden surrenders his well-paid ... [more]

Make commissioner pay raises subject to voter OK on ballot

Jun 30, 2013 - Jerry Humphreys, Riverton:  Editor:
I have an idea about what the Fremont County Commissioners are paid.
Each election year there would be a line on the ballot asking if the current ... [more]

The challenge for coal

Jun 30, 2013 - Staff:  The president's new directives set a clear direction Wyoming's industry must take

More than a year ago, Wyoming's prodigious coal industry saw some ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Jun 30, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Power line docs online
DENVER -- Federal officials have published the draft environmental impact statement for a proposed transmission line meant to ... [more]

Ronnie Buckingham

Jun 30, 2013 - Staff:  Ronnie Buckingham, of Riverton, died Tuesday, June 25, 2013, at his daughter's home after a lengthy illness. He was 61 years old.
Per his request, cremation ... [more]

Malachi Miller

Jun 30, 2013 - Staff:  Dr. Malachi "Mal" Miller, of Lander, died this weekend at home. He was 54 years old.
Celebration of life services will be in July.
Malachi "Mal" Miller was ... [more]

JoAnn Weisheim

Jun 30, 2013 - Staff:  JoAnn "Jody" Weisheim died Wednesday, June 26, 2013, at Wind River Heath Care.
She was 85 years old.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 2, at ... [more]

The way it was: Pioneer Days -- 1967

Jun 30, 2013 - Staff:  Fremont County was anticipating the annual renewal of Lander Pioneer Days festivities as the Fourth of July neared in 1967, with Diana Brodie and Charlotte ... [more]

Musicians warm up for Hot Notes Cool Nights

Jun 30, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Central Wyoming College summer band will perform concerts at 7 p.m. every Monday through Aug. 5, alternating between the city parks in Lander and Riverton. ... [more]

Riverton Rotary Club racing to Era-DUCK-ate polio

Jun 30, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Riverton Rotary Club will launch 1,200 rubber ducks into the Wind River upstream of the Riverwalk on July 13 in an effort to raise money to stamp out polio ... [more]

BLM seeks input on proposed gas well in county

Jun 30, 2013 - From staff reports:  The site is roughly 10 miles southeast of Jeffrey City.

The Bureau of Land Management Lander Field Office is seeking public comments on a proposed ... [more]

Pets on rez receive free and low-cost vaccines

Jun 30, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Workers gave more than 100 pets low-cost or free vaccinations last week during a vaccine effort on the Wind River Indian Reservation.
Indian Health Services ... [more]

Trial date set for Riverton woman with link to assault

Jun 30, 2013 - From staff reports:  Cecelia Gayle Shakespeare, 28, of Riverton, is scheduled to appear before a jury in August in connection with an alleged assault on the Wind River Indian ... [more]

Digest

Jun 30, 2013 - From staff reports:  CWC raffle to benefit Foundation
The Central Wyoming College Foundation is hoping to raise money for scholarships this summer by raffling off a classic ... [more]

Teens develop life skills at summer program

Jun 30, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The students will learn about financial literacy and "design thinking" every Thursday in July.

As the school year ends and summer begins, lessons ... [more]

Mock trial highlights case of the 1954 suicide of Hunt

Jun 30, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  Citizens announced their verdict on "The Trial of Joe McCarthy" Wednesday night at Lander Middle School.
In the mock trial, set in 1954, the State of Wyoming ... [more]

Good hay conditions early in season

Jun 30, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Motorists venturing into the countryside of Fremont County this week are likely to see alfalfa farmers at work, or notice the long rows of cut hay in what used ... [more]

County uses extra money for health costs and pay increases

Jun 30, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A hefty bump in health insurance contributions and a small raise ate up most of the $1.03 million Fremont County Commissioners had left to allocate for their ... [more]

State nixes auditorium; also 'no' on High Plains buy

Jun 30, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Riverton schools superintendent Terry Snyder said School District has lost its opportunity to purchase the vacated High Plains Power building on West Main ... [more]

Little League season ends with a bang

Jun 28, 2013 - Staff:  Horses belonging to Bailey Livestock pastured along Smith Road seemed uninterested in the fireworks display Thursday night that signaled the end of the ... [more]

Little League all-star teams announced

Jun 28, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton has put together two Little League all-star baseball teams for postseason play.
Riverton will have one 9- to 10-year-old all-star squad and an 11- ... [more]