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Environmental toll compounds misery of Colorado floods

Sep 22, 2013 - Matt Pearce, MCT News Service:  DENVER -- When the worst of the flooding began for Weld County last week, Cliff Willmeng, on a hunch, took his 2003 Subaru and drove east.
The county's roads ... [more]

South Dakota couple gets $8 million award for 2009 car wreck

Sep 22, 2013 - Associated Press:  (AP) -- A federal jury has awarded a South Dakota couple more than $8 million for losses they suffered in a 2009 traffic accident in Sweetwater County.
A ... [more]

The Way It Was: Homecoming court -- 1968

Sep 22, 2013 - Staff:  Lander Valley High School played its Homecoming football game Friday night, the first in Fremont County this year.
In 1968, the Shoshoni Wranglers held that ... [more]

Raymond A.A. Eickstedt

Sep 22, 2013 - Staff:  A graveside service for Raymond A.A. Eickstedt was held Friday, Sept. 13, at Mount Hope Cemetery, with full military honors.
He died Sept. 7, 2013, in ... [more]

New art show feature Wind River area potters

Sep 22, 2013 - Staff:  The show also includes a large installation and collaborative piece that incorporates work from each artist. 

The "F Words -- Form, Function, and ... [more]

First 'Hot Topic' talk focuses on fracking

Sep 22, 2013 - Staff:  Fracking, the hydraulic fracturing of land to release trapped gas, is the subject of the first in a series of Central Wyoming College "Hot Topic" ... [more]

Judge orders county to pay winner's fees in voting suit

Sep 22, 2013 - By Ben Neary, Associated Press:  A federal judge has approved over $960,000 in legal fees for lawyers who represented American Indians who successfully challenged Fremont County's system of ... [more]

Innovative mural at Health/Sci rarely looks the same twice

Sep 22, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The new mural hanging in the Health and Science Center at Central Wyoming College is likely to draw a second look from passersby.
The art piece is made up of ... [more]

We can do all kinds of great things

Sep 22, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Health and Science Center dazzles students, visitors

Community members were invited to tour the Health and Science Center at Central Wyoming College ... [more]

Installation starts next month on Pavillion cisterns

Sep 22, 2013 - By Eric Blom Staff Writer:  Construction of cisterns and a loading station to provide safe drinking water for residents east of Pavillion is set to start in October.
The state-funded ... [more]

Earthquake jolts Lander, reservation; no damage

Sep 22, 2013 - Staff and wire reports:  Fremont County residents got a Saturday morning jolt when a 4.9 magnitude earthquake shook the area.
The U.S. Geological Survey in Golden, Colo., which ... [more]

Today

Sep 20, 2013 - Staff:  CLARIFICATION
Thursday's page-one story about the arrest of methamphetamine suspects included reference to drug transactions at the Tomahawk Motel in ... [more]

Franklin Martell III

Sep 20, 2013 - Staff:  Franklin Martell III passed away Monday, Sept. 16, 2013. at the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper.
He was 31 years old.
He was born Jan. 25, 1982, in ... [more]

Betty Crider

Sep 20, 2013 - Staff:  Betty Crider, 70, of Riverton died at the Help for Health Hospice Home on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013.
As were her wishes, cremation has taken place.
A ... [more]

Poker tournament Saturday at casino

Sep 20, 2013 - Staff:  q The top player could win more than $40,000 in the no-limit Texas hold 'em poker format.
The cards will fall into the perfect hand this September at the Wind ... [more]

'Mini Golf Mayhem' set for Saturday in Dubois

Sep 20, 2013 - Staff:  Enjoy an evening of family fun with games and prizes for all ages at the Dubois Chamber of Commerce Annual Raffle and Fundraiser "Mini Golf Mayhem" on ... [more]

County moves to fill another key job vacancy

Sep 20, 2013 - By Eric Blom Staff Writer:  Fremont County decided this week to begin advertising for a new ambulance department director.
Commissioners will continue revising the job description as ... [more]

State hammers out drilling deal on grouse land

Sep 20, 2013 - Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- A deal between Chesapeake Energy and the Wyoming governor's office would guide drilling of potentially hundreds of oil wells in a vast area of ... [more]

Put beer tax money where it will do the most good

Sep 20, 2013 - Nancy Eckstein, Riverton:  Put beer tax
money where
it will do the
most good
I am saddened that no one has listened to what I had to say last year on the issue of raising the beer ... [more]

Wolverine golfers lead West 4-A regional after

Sep 20, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  By Bruce Tippets
Sports Editor

Four Riverton Wolverines carded scores in the 70s to help build a 10-stroke lead in the team standings after the first ... [more]

An educational beacon

Sep 20, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  After nearly a decade of persistence, CWC Health and Science Center is open
Speakers at Friday's dedication of the Health and Science Center at Central ... [more]

Church group used music as catalyst for trip to Africa

Sep 20, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  When members of St. James Episcopal church in Riverton hear a new collection of hymns during their Sunday service, they may be pleased to learn that the words ... [more]

Digest

Sep 20, 2013 - Associated Press:  Ecuadoran wounded in shooting
POWELL (AP) -- A rock climber from Ecuador is recovering from a gunshot wound he received at a campground near a popular ... [more]

New uranium mine survives challenge by environmental group

Sep 20, 2013 - Associated Press:  CASPER (AP) -- A federal judge has ruled against an environmental group's challenge to an in-situ uranium mine that started production last month in Sweetwater ... [more]

Not this again Congress continues to act in ways that lower

Sep 20, 2013 - Steve Peck, Publisher:  Congress continues to act in ways that lower public expectations

Perhaps it ought to shock or anger us to learn that the United States Congress once ... [more]

Wyoming happily trades possession time for touchdowns

Sep 20, 2013 - Associated Press:  LARAMIE (AP) -- It's something that Dave Christensen says he couldn't care less about.
"Time of possession is the most overrated stat in football," the ... [more]

Wyoming Indian PAWS scores rise; improvement needed in areas

Sep 20, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Third-graders in Ethete this year did worse in math but better in reading than that age group last year.
Students at Wyoming Indian schools showed ... [more]

Television Games Announced for Cowboy Hoops

Sep 20, 2013 - UW Sports Information:  LARAMIE, Wyo. (Sept. 20, 2013) - The Mountain West announced additional television broadcasts and game times for the 2013-14 University of Wyoming men's ... [more]

Council gets invitation for grand re-opening

Sep 19, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council received an open invitation Sept. 3 during the regular council meeting for the grand re-opening celebration on Nov. 1 of Mammoth ... [more]

Riverton man selected to attend annual Angus meeting

Sep 19, 2013 - Staff:  American Angus Association Convention of Delegates, and Riverton resident Terry Angel has been elected as an alternated delegate.
The event is Nov. 18 in ... [more]