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Wyoming-based fire planes heading home

Jul 18, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Two Wyoming Air National Guard transport planes are headed home to Cheyenne after more than a week of firefighting duty in Idaho and Utah.
The ... [more]

Wind slows Glendo firefighting

Jul 18, 2012 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  220 crew on scene; acreage tops 11,000

CHEYENNE -- Firefighters labored Tuesday to regain containment they lost the previous night on a wildfire ... [more]

Jeffres named to fill school board vacancy

Jul 18, 2012 - By Steve Peck, Publisher:  Lynette Jeffres is the newest member of the Riverton school board. The longtime Riverton resident was appointed Tuesday night to fill a vacancy created by the ... [more]

Council splits on day care squabble

Jul 18, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  4-3 vote on ordinance for small centers in zone A

Riverton City Council members were unanimous in letting residents know they were not against ... [more]

Bar code in place; gives a discount to recyclers

Jul 18, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Riverton recyclers now have an easier incentive to recycle because of a bar code system that began July 9 within the city limits.
Public services director ... [more]

Musicians perform on the Riverwalk

Jul 17, 2012 - Staff:  Musicians performed for a Rails to Trails audience during Friday evening's Music on the Riverwalk ... [more]

Today

Jul 17, 2012 - Staff:  Clarification
One of the subjects in Friday's page one Ranger story "CWC faculty resignations examined" said his position was misrepresented in the ... [more]

Digest

Jul 17, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Guard medical unit may be spared
CHEYENNE -- Wyoming would get to keep an Air National Guard medical unit under the latest military budget proposal ... [more]

New fire near Glendo grows to 8,000 acres

Jul 17, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A wildfire started on a Wyoming National Guard training area forced the partial evacuation of Glendo State Park, about 100 miles north of ... [more]

Reservation fires arson, officials say

Jul 17, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Fire investigators have determined two structure fires on the Wind River Indian Reservation were intentional.
Riverton Fire District fire investigator Matt ... [more]

Potholes and related issues set for repairs with city money

Jul 17, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Riverton sidewalks, curbs and gutters in disrepair are to be fixed by ERI Engineering after the City of Riverton awarded the company a bid for concrete ... [more]

Varied schedule at transfer stations examined by officials

Jul 17, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The district is operating the seven sites on a rotating schedule where one location is open each day of the week, but not always the same ... [more]

County withdraws offer of land near park

Jul 17, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Commission is no longer offering free land near Jaycee Park to the City of Riverton after municipal leaders demanded more than the roughly ... [more]

Digest

Jul 15, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Man sentenced for fatal crash
CASPER -- A man involved in a crash that killed a teenager standing on a downtown Casper sidewalk has been sentenced to 10 ... [more]

Man falls to death in climb at Teton Park

Jul 15, 2012 - The Associated Press:  GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK -- Officials at Wyoming's Grand Teton National Park say that a National Forest employee fell to his death while climbing at the park ... [more]

Governor's staff looks over Hill's shoulder

Jul 15, 2012 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A directive from the Wyoming Legislature requires Gov. Matt Mead's staff to exercise close oversight of some spending at the state Department of ... [more]

The way it was: Artist at work -- 1985

Jul 15, 2012 - Staff:  The annual array of summertime fund known as Riverton Rendezvous is beginning its fourth decade this month, but the festivities were just five years old when ... [more]

Digest

Jul 15, 2012 - From staff reports:  Enjoy cowboy fun, food
Louis Lake Lodge and Charlie Whitlock Horses are inviting the public to the "Western Cowboy Dinner & Entertainment."
The ... [more]

CWC holds line on prez pay

Jul 15, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  The Central Wyoming College board of trustees has opted to freeze president Jo Anne McFarland's pay this year.
After lengthy discussion in executive session, ... [more]

CWC class offers ways to build a career

Jul 15, 2012 - From staff reports:  U.S. Forest Service retiree Liz Oswald enrolled in Central Wyoming College's Facilities Maintenance program to learn skills to apply to a new career and gain ... [more]

CWC presenting an intimate production of 'Virginia Woolf'

Jul 15, 2012 - From staff reports:  The summer play's showtimes at the dance studio in the arts center are 7:30 p.m. on July 24-28 with a 2:30 p.m. matinee on July 29.

Central Wyoming ... [more]

County museums, planning boards have vacant seats

Jul 15, 2012 - From staff reports:  Fremont County government is seeking applicants to serve on the planning commission and the museums board.
Each group has a seat that is available. The seats ... [more]

Kansas man dies after Harley wreck

Jul 15, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  A Kansas man involved in a motorcycle crash in Fremont County earlier this month has died, according to a statement issued by the Wyoming Highway Patrol.
The ... [more]

BLM analyzing horse herd

Jul 15, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Bureau of Land Management's Lander Field Office has opened review of a preliminary environmental assessment analyzing a proposed wild horse gather in the ... [more]

Bridger Mountain area grazing needs comments

Jul 15, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Bureau of Land Management's Lander Field Office is seeking in input on its recently completed draft standards assessment for grazing allotments in the ... [more]

Revenue up at trash stations

Jul 15, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The solid waste district's seven transfer stations, which are operating under a new restricted schedule, brought in $2,004 during their first month compared to ... [more]

Day in the Park offers something for everyone

Jul 15, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Muriel Kraus and her friend Janis Haggerty spent their Saturday morning wondering Riverton City Park and admiring craft work set up for the annual Riverton ... [more]

Rendezvous weekend takes off

Jul 13, 2012 - Staff:  RC airplane enthusiasts were already flying early Friday morning as the Wyoming Modelers Park started its annual fly-in in conjunction with Riverton ... [more]

Today

Jul 13, 2012 - Staff:  Births
SHAKESPEARE

A son was born to Janett SunRhodes, of Arapahoe, on May 27, 2012, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 8 pounds, 8 ... [more]

Digest

Jul 13, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Bank suspect to be transferred
POWELL -- A Utah man suspected of holding up banks in four states after being furloughed from jail will be brought to ... [more]