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Aug 27, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Moisture helps hay production
CHEYENNE -- Hay production in Wyoming is improved over last year thanks to early snows, moderate temperatures and a ... [more]

Rain slows fires in Yellowstone

Aug 27, 2013 - The Associated Press:  YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- Another day of scattered thunderstorms is expected in Yellowstone National Park, helping keep a lid on five wildfires burning in ... [more]

City settles on overlay paving using money from 1 percent

Aug 27, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council has approved the recommendations from the Fix Our Roads Citizens Committee on pavement overlay projects on Watt Court to Dave's ... [more]

County backs off Pitt meth case after federal prosecutors intervene

Aug 27, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Federal prosecutors have taken over the case against Timothy Pitt, the Hudson man accused of leading a ring of methamphetamine dealers.
"He's being ... [more]

Marcela Alcantar de Vargas

Aug 27, 2013 - Staff:  Marcela Alcantar de Vargas, of Riverton, died Aug. 23, 2013, in Fruita, Colo. She was 58 years old.
Visitation will be 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28, ... [more]

City crews work to keep plants green

Aug 27, 2013 - Staff:  Roy Clyde of the Riverton parks department gave a planter in downtown Riverton a drink on a hot August day. The planters have a mix of flowers and grasses ... [more]

Riverton students return for school year

Aug 27, 2013 - Staff:  Fremont County School District 25 superintendent Terry Snyder, right, and principal Curt Collins gave students, teachers and parents the go-ahead to enter ... [more]

John R. Horton

Aug 27, 2013 - Staff:  John R. Horton died Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. He was 84 years old.
Visitation will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28, at ... [more]

Griz seen at elk refuge for first time since 1994

Aug 27, 2013 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- A grizzly has been spotted at the National Elk Refuge for the first time in nearly 20 years.
A sow, with three cubs, was seen on Aug. 20 feeding on ... [more]

State to get $53 million in mineral payments after all

Aug 27, 2013 - By Matthew Brown, The Associated Press:  The Interior Department had defended the cuts by saying they had no choice in the matter under budget rules now in place, but a months-long legal review of ... [more]

Riverton hosting fastpitch softball tournament this weekend

Aug 25, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Manager Mark Stone expects six softball teams for the second annual Riverton High School Fastpitch Invitational scheduled for Saturday and Sunday. ... [more]

Freshman shoots 66 to pace Riverton in first round of invitational

Aug 25, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The tournament ended on Friday afternoon at the Riverton Country Club.

The Riverton High School Wolverines built a seven-stroke lead on Thursday ... [more]

Tigers third at season opening golf tourney

Aug 25, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Members of the Lander Valley High School gofl team held their own Thursday and Friday against the other Class 4-A teams at the Riverton Invitational ... [more]

Roseno wants to see fastpitch in high school

Aug 25, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton High School junior Andrea Roseno is a supporter of making girls fastpitch a high school-sanctioned sport in Wyoming.
Roseno is playing this weekend ... [more]

RHS wins golf invitational

Aug 25, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Wolverines will continue the season Thursday and Friday at the 36-hole Worland Invitational.
Three Riverton High School freshmen placed in the top ... [more]

Why is one museum director an improvement over three?

Aug 25, 2013 - Ann Rowner, Riverton:  Editor:
Please explain to me how having one director for all the museums would be a better idea. The problem is not with the museums each having a separate ... [more]

Smile because it happened

Aug 25, 2013 - Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Maybe it's a sign of advancing age, but I've been to an inordinate number of funerals this summer. As the common cliché rings out, the only two things in life ... [more]

Four words

Aug 25, 2013 - Steve Peck, Publisher:  In the hot summer of 1963, Martin Luther King talked about his dream
Most people living in America today were not yet born when Martin Luther King Jr. ... [more]

Author to discuss book about uncle Butch

Aug 25, 2013 - Staff:  The Wind River Hotel and Casino invites residents to a book signing and presentation by Bill Betenson, author of "Butch Cassidy, My Uncle: A Family Portrait," ... [more]

Atlantic City Historical Society to celebrate 30 years next

Aug 25, 2013 - Staff:  The Atlantic City Historical Society will celebrate its 30th anniversary Saturday, Aug. 31, with a day of historic tours and a Dutch-oven lunch. 
The day will ... [more]

Skateboarding concert planned Wednesday

Aug 25, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  The Central Wyoming Skateboarding Association and Bar Ten will host a concert at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Fremont County Fairgrounds Heritage Hall to raise ... [more]

Auditions for Shakespeare comedy Sept. 4

Aug 25, 2013 - Staff:  Central Wyoming College's theater department begins preparation for the 2013-14 season by auditioning actors for a Shakespeare comedy on September 4.
Director ... [more]

Countywide disaster drill is Tuesday

Aug 25, 2013 - Staff:  Fremont County emergency management personnel will participate in a county-wide disaster drill at 4 p.m. Tuesday. The training involves several first ... [more]

Local tribal member wins U.S. pageant

Aug 25, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Pageant winner Sarah Ortegon said she never prepared an acceptance speech because she didn't anticipate being crowned Miss Native American USA 2013.
But when ... [more]

More beets, less sucrose

Aug 25, 2013 - By Eric Blom Staff Writer:  Fremont County farmers produced 38,000 tons of sugar beets last year, recently released statistics show. That is the most in three years.
The percentage of ... [more]

New rules keep agencies from applying for federal grant

Aug 25, 2013 - By Eric Blom Staff Writer:  New reporting requirements for applications to a federal grant program have made more than a dozen local agencies unable to apply this fiscal year though they ... [more]

Rules being developed for liquor licenses on reservation

Aug 25, 2013 - By Eric Blom Staff Writer:  Tribal and county governments are developing a memorandum of understanding about granting liquor licenses to businesses on the Wind River Indian Reservation. ... [more]

Writing for Heritage

Aug 25, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny Staff Writer:  By Andrea Novotny
Staff Writer

Shoshoni rancher Echo Klaproth's aim as Wyoming's new poet laureate extends beyond sharing the aesthetics of verse and into ... [more]

Spot secured for first CNG filling station near Jackson

Aug 23, 2013 - Associated Press:  The Jackson Hole Energy Sustainability Project plans to ask the state for a $744,000 grant to build the station at a gas station on South Highway ... [more]

Ammerman, Ingram to marry

Aug 23, 2013 - Staff:  Renford and Kathy Smith of Riverton and Bruce Ammerman of Gillette are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Monica Maxine Ammerman to Cody Lee ... [more]