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Welding students fashion new R for Homecoming

Sep 26, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  A new "R" will be at the Riverton Homecoming bonfire Thursday, thanks to the work of two Riverton High School students.
Fremont County School District 25 ... [more]

Administrators mull adjusting school's drop-off, pick-up spots

Sep 26, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  There have been at least four "near miss" traffic incidents at Rendezvous Elementary School so far this year, prompting administrators to consider the ... [more]

Rain slows fire; demobilization of firefighting resources begins

Sep 26, 2012 - From staff reports:  Officials are hopeful access restrictions caused by the Alpine Lake Fire could be eased in time for deer and elk hunting season opening Oct. ... [more]

Suspect named in Lander homicide

Sep 26, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  John Hereford faces two first-degree murder charges in connection with the Sept. 11 incident.

Officials have confirmed the identity of the suspect ... [more]

County evaluating other buildings as possible court sites

Sep 26, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Commission is looking into using an existing building, such as the vacant High Plains Power office, as a potential location for a Riverton ... [more]

Going bald for a cause

Sep 25, 2012 - Staff:  Hair stylist Jordan Giddings patted the newly-smooth scalp of School District 25 superintendent Terry Snyder at halftime of Friday's Riverton High School ... [more]

Today

Sep 25, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
THEILIG

Jonathan Theilig, 33, of Dubois, died Friday, Sept. 21. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1, at the Dubois ... [more]

Digest

Sep 25, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Motorist sues in odd traffic stop
CHEYENNE -- A Wyoming sheriff's deputy who detained a man in handcuffs for openly carrying a pistol offered to let ... [more]

Early voting starts Thursday in state

Sep 25, 2012 - The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- Now it's for real. Every time Mitt Romney or Barack Obama hits a rhetorical high note or commits another blunder, millions of voters watching ... [more]

Truck wreck closes I-25 both directions

Sep 25, 2012 - The Associated Press:  WHEATLAND -- A tanker truck accident and crude oil spill has closed Interstate 25 north of Wheatland.
Wyoming Highway Patrol spokesman Stephen Townsend said ... [more]

Sawmill to reopen in Saratoga

Sep 25, 2012 - The Associated Press:  A sawmill is expected to reopen in Saratoga in December, bringing what the new owner says will be more than 80 job opportunities to Carbon County.
The mill, ... [more]

More horse tails clipped, says sheriff

Sep 25, 2012 - From staff reports:  Officials say a criminal enterprise is operating in Fremont County with the intent to steal horse tails and sell the hair for money.
At least five more ... [more]

After climbing in first month of new system, trash revenue dips

Sep 25, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Solid waste officials said they want to collect revenue totals for at least six months to gauge how the fee format is working.

Revenue collected from ... [more]

Address geriatric care issues now, say experts

Sep 25, 2012 - By Becky Orr, For The Associated Press:  With Wyoming's population projected to become the fourth-oldest in the nation within 20 years, the state needs to consider today how it will provide funding ... [more]

RHS Homecoming week begins

Sep 25, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Coronation was Tuesday morning, with the chili feed and burning of the 'R' Thursday night, and the parade Friday afternoon.

Riverton High School ... [more]

Alpine Lake Fire one of Wyoming's giants this year

Sep 25, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  State wildfires
Arapaho Fire: 98,115 acres
Fontenelle Fire: 64,220
Oil Creek Fire: 62,318
Alpine Lake Fire: 43,032
North Buffalo Fire: ... [more]

Early morning fire destroys mobile home

Sep 23, 2012 - Staff:  A rental mobile home, which had been occupied only for a few days by Jesse and Chezere Manzanares, was described by Riverton Fire District investigator Matt ... [more]

Digest

Sep 23, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Grizzly moved from livestock area
CODY -- The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has trapped and moved a grizzly bear that was frequenting an area used by ... [more]

Refinery facing $60,000 in fines after fire injured pair

Sep 23, 2012 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming workplace safety regulators have handed down a dozen citations and are seeking more than $60,000 in fines against Sinclair Oil for a ... [more]

Small plane's pilot dies from injuries following crash at Laramie Regional Airport

Sep 23, 2012 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Laramie police say a pilot has died after a fiery plane crash at Laramie Regional Airport.
No one else was aboard the small plane.
Police say the ... [more]

The way it was: FFA judges -- 1968

Sep 23, 2012 - Staff:  Long recognized as a Future Farmers of America powerhouse, Shoshoni High School was preparing to name its 1986 judging team in late September ... [more]

Specialist suggests producers test forage for high levels of nitrates

Sep 23, 2012 - From staff reports:  The element could be toxic to livestock.

Persistent drought conditions in Wyoming have increased the likelihood farm and ranch livestock could be ... [more]

Stroke, osteoporosis screenings coming to Lander

Sep 23, 2012 - From staff reports:  Residents living in and around the Lander community can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke or bone fracture.  First Baptist Church of Lander ... [more]

Emergency management officials encourage citizens to prepare kits

Sep 23, 2012 - From staff reports:  The National Weather Service and county emergency management agencies around the state are encouraging people to use National Preparedness Month this September ... [more]

Digest

Sep 23, 2012 - From staff reports:  Concerts raise $11K for cancer fund
The Tough Enough to Help Cancer Fund, which provides monetary assistance to Fremont County people battling the ... [more]

Public invited to attend Wyoming Congressional Delegation office hours

Sep 23, 2012 - From staff reports:  Staff members for the Wyoming Congressional Delegation invite citizens to attend office hours in Fremont County.
The staff members meet with citizens on an ... [more]

Area quilter featured in Casper art museum

Sep 23, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Nicolaysen Art Museum in Casper will open three exhibitions Friday, Sept. 28, one of which will feature Riverton quilter Marta Amundson.
Marta Amundson: ... [more]

CWC decides to end live webcast of board sessions

Sep 23, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees voted Wednesday to discontinue live webcasts of its regular monthly meetings.
The broadcasts have been ... [more]

Fire reaches 42,000 acres; no weather relief for now

Sep 23, 2012 - From staff reports:  It's been days since Riverton Valley residence saw the Wind River Mountains, thanks to smoke from the Alpine Lake Fire south of Bull Lake, and there's no sign ... [more]

Judge seals file on young homicide defendant

Sep 23, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  A District Court judge issued an order sealing the criminal file of the youngest defendant in the Hudson double-homicide case while he decides if the case ... [more]