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Sage grouse and Fremont County

Sep 5, 2014 - By Chris Peck:  Whether the bird survives in the wild may come down to us

The fate of sage grouse in Wyoming -- and perhaps the entire United States -- likely will ... [more]

Alleys and dumpsters

Sep 5, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  The city ought to keep open the option of limited dumpster service

The problem faced by the City of Riverton in municipal trash collection involving ... [more]

Digest

Sep 5, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Body found near ski trail
JACKSON -- A survey crew has found human remains off a trail at the Snow King ski resort in Jackson.
Police say the remains ... [more]

Wyoming highway deaths well ahead of 2013's count so far

Sep 5, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Highway deaths in Wyoming so far this year are well ahead of the total count for all last year and police say cell phone use, not wearing a seat belt and ... [more]

Gosar pushes Mead for longer series of debates, but the governor declines

Sep 5, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Democratic gubernatorial candidate Pete Gosar called on Gov. Matt Mead on Thursday to agree to five additional debates between now and Election Day ... [more]

Police arrest man for probation revocation

Sep 5, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Levi Chancellor told officials he had been using methamphetamine and had been awake for two days when police found him shirtless and shoeless in the middle ... [more]

Test shows no West Nile virus in Riverton; city to continue its doubled spraying schedule

Sep 5, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Public services director Kyle Butterfield responded to a citizen question about Riverton's mosquito abatement program during a meeting this week at City Hall. ... [more]

Cool summer a boon for barley crop

Sep 5, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  If Corona tastes a little better this fall, thank a Fremont County farmer. The local malt barley crop is shaping up to be bigger and better than average, ... [more]

Elizabeth Katherine 'Betty' (Rothfus) Merrifield

Sep 5, 2014 - Staff:  Elizabeth Katherine "Betty" (Rothfus) Merrifield died Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014, at Westward Heights Care Center in Lander. She was 92 years old.
Per her ... [more]

Charles 'Charlie' Morris Sr.

Sep 5, 2014 - Staff:  Charles "Charlie" Morris Sr., of Dubois, died Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, at the Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins, Colo. He was 78 years old.
Funeral ... [more]

Tournament in Gillette awaits RHS volleyball Friday, Saturday

Sep 4, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Looking to improve its passing and return of serve, the Riverton Lady Wolverine volleyball squad travels to Gillette Friday and Saturday for the Camel ... [more]

UW raises record $12.8M for athletic facilities and scholarships

Sep 4, 2014 - From staff reports:  LARAMIE -- University of Wyoming athletics will benefit for years to come from the generosity of numerous individuals, corporations and other groups who ... [more]

Wolverines open grid season

Sep 4, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Kickoff against Green River is 7 p.m. Friday at Wolverine Field.

With the excitement of opening its regular season at home, the Riverton Wolverines ... [more]

Team searching lake for remains of Uden victims

Sep 4, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Investigators started scouring a Sublette County lake for the bodies of Gerald Uden's victims Monday, but they still had not found the remains of Virginia Uden ... [more]

New diner opens in Shoshoni

Sep 4, 2014 - By Eric Blom Staff Writer:  The owners spent two months renovating the former Desert Cafe.

A Riverton family hopes a good location will help their new Shoshoni diner thrive. The ... [more]

Riverton man elected as delegate at Angus meeting

Sep 4, 2014 - From staff reports:  Dan E. Ingalls, of Riverton, has been elected as a delegate to the 131th Annual American Angus Association Convention of Delegates on Nov. 6 at the KCI Expo ... [more]

Today

Sep 4, 2014 - Staff:  Births
ANDERSON

A daughter was born to Lindsey Anderson of Riverton and Rowdy Anderson of Riverton at 10:32 a.m. May 12 at SageWest Health Care at ... [more]

Protect valuable public services

Sep 4, 2014 - By Helen Potts, Riverton:  This letter to the editor is written to renew or relight interest and concern for the outstanding social and human services which citizens have here in our ... [more]

High winds, low humidity trigger red flag warning

Sep 4, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The highest wind speed recorded Wednesday in Riverton was 38 mph, with gusts reaching 46 mph, according to the NWS.

National Weather Service ... [more]

Watery soil drives up cost of Riverton justice center project

Sep 4, 2014 - By Eric Blom Staff Writer:  Unforeseen costs of $25,000 have arisen in the Riverton justice center project, and Fremont County commissioners agreed to pay the bill at a meeting ... [more]

Vote won't alter GOP dominance in Legislature

Sep 4, 2014 - By Trevor Brown MCT News Service:  There are a lot of unknowns for the Nov. 4 election.
But one thing is certain: Republicans will keep majority control in the state House and Senate after all ... [more]

Temporary digs

Sep 4, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Where to house the Legislature during Capitol renovation is no easy question

Flying under the radar of many Wyoming citizens is the fact -- actual ... [more]

Digest

Sep 4, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Wild horse roundup postponed
CHEYENNE -- The federal government has agreed to postpone a planned roundup of about 800 wild horses in Wyoming to give ... [more]

Toy Forshee

Sep 4, 2014 - Staff:  Toy Forshee, of Riverton, died Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. She was 78 years old.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, ... [more]

Damp August sets record in Riverton

Sep 4, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk Staff Writer:  August 2014 was the wettest on record for the Riverton area based on numbers from the National Weather Service office northwest of town.
Meteorologist Brett ... [more]

Patricia Marie Warren

Sep 4, 2014 - Staff:  Patricia Marie Warren died Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, in Elko, Nev. She was 76 years old.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, at the First ... [more]

Challenges women can meet

Sep 4, 2014 - By Betty Starks Case:  I've always felt we were endowed with leadership qualities often unrecognized or not put to use where they could make a difference.

Isn't this an ... [more]

Riverton woman's cabin vandalism case transferred to District Court

Sep 4, 2014 - By Eric Blom Staff Writer:  The fourth defendant in the case of a pair of vandalized Sinks Canyon cabins waived her preliminary hearing and had her case transferred to District Court on ... [more]

Decker Mine to be sold; deal grants access to coal port planned in Washington

Sep 4, 2014 - By The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- Coal companies announced an agreement Thursday to consolidate ownership of a Montana mine in a deal aimed at boosting exports of the ... [more]

'Just say no' to phone callers who want your financial information

Sep 3, 2014 - Russ Knight, Riverton:  Editor:
Reading about the new and improved ways to scam people over the telephone just blows me away. How can people continue to be so gullible? It shouldn't ... [more]