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Cheyenne VA hospital named to register of historic places

Jun 18, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Veterans Affairs hospital in Cheyenne has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The VA Medical Center is nearly 80 years ... [more]

Six-year-old girl killed in accident while riding horse

Jun 18, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A 6-year-old girl died Saturday in Riverton when the horse she was riding fell on her, officials said.
Cassidy Cooper, 6, of Cheyenne, reportedly was in ... [more]

Tribal trash site deal extended following closed-door session

Jun 18, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Experts in Wyoming's open meetings law questioned the legality of the session.

A closed-door meeting between the Fremont County Solid Waste Disposal ... [more]

Eaton attorneys try new line in death-sentence appeal

Jun 18, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  The former Riverton resident is Wyoming's lone death-row inmate.

A federal judge on Monday approved more testing for Dale Wayne Eaton, the former ... [more]

Tribute, concert Wednesday for Griffin

Jun 18, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  A tribute to fallen U.S. Army Sgt. Maj. Kevin Griffin, featuring live music by the world famous Glenn Miller Orchestra, is set for 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 19, ... [more]

Authorities probing whether fatal auto wreck was deliberate

Jun 18, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Official reports state Michelle Caines, 43, of Lander, attempted to avoid last week's traffic accident that resulted in the death of a 19-year-old Wisconsin ... [more]

Today

Jun 18, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
ALANIZ

June Alaniz, 82, died Wednesday, June 12, at Wind River Healthcare in Riverton. A parish vigil will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 20, at ... [more]

Hance fourth at national rodeo

Jun 18, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Central Wyoming College Rustler cowgirl already had won the Central Rocky Mountain Regional title.

Shaylee Hance placed fourth in goat tying ... [more]

June Alaniz

Jun 18, 2013 - Staff:  June Alaniz died Wednesday, June 12, 2013, at Wind River Healthcare in Riverton. She was 82 years old.
A parish vigil will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 20, at ... [more]

Hundreds attend Wyoming State Gem Show in Riverton

Jun 17, 2013 - Staff:  Hundreds attended the Wyoming State Gem Show at the Fremont County Fairgrounds on Saturday. Above, Cindy Phillip of Riverton was unfazed by the triceratops ... [more]

Raiders go 1-2 on day one of tournament in Green River

Jun 17, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Riverton Raiders snapped a four-game American Legion baseball losing streak Saturday afternoon with a 17-2 win over the Green River junior varsity team in ... [more]

Lander fastpitch girls drop three in Riverton tourney

Jun 17, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lander is learning the ropes this weekend in Riverton at the U.S. Energy fastpitch softball tournament in the Under-14 division.
The Lander Eclipse dropped a ... [more]

Riverton splits first two on softball field

Jun 17, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The U18 girls have a shot at the tournament semifinals on Sunday.

Two games against two different Gillette fastpitch teams resulted in a 1-1 record ... [more]

CWC looking to add more sports; feasibility study set

Jun 17, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Central Wyoming College is looking to add to its lineup of team sports.
Steve Barlow, assistant dean of students/athletic director at CWC, announced Friday ... [more]

Lee Wickstrom

Jun 17, 2013 - Staff:  Lee Worth Wickstrom, a lifelong Fremont County resident, died Friday, June 14, 2013, at Morning Star Manor in Fort Washakie. He was 95 years old.
Funeral ... [more]

Traveling old U.S. Highway 20

Jun 17, 2013 - By Randy Tucker:  At every stop, I met someone I already knew as a Wind River athlete and parent or as a Shoshoni coach.

My first homecoming game as a football coach ... [more]

Beware the leader without frank friends

Jun 17, 2013 - By Mark Shields:  Consider a letter to Lyndon Johnson from a friend who had the nerve to tell him the truth.

The late Rep. Morris K. "Mo" Udall, D-Ariz., a gentle ... [more]

Giving financial assistance to an airline is not an 'outrageous idea'

Jun 17, 2013 - Ken Prentice, Riverton:  Editor:
I have some thoughts about the idea of city or county government paying Great Lakes Airlines or another airline to provide better service at our ... [more]

About your dad

Jun 17, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Fathers Day is a good time to learn more, so ask him

Fathers Day brings to mind the the teenage visitor to the newsroom a few years back who revealed ... [more]

The way it was: Thyra (1919-2013)

Jun 17, 2013 - Staff:  The friendly demeanor might not signal it, but pictured here is the most unstoppable statewide political candidate in Wyoming history.
This was Secretary of ... [more]

Shoshone Indian Days to begin Friday

Jun 17, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  Powwows, craft and food vendors, and a three-day rodeo will highlight this year's Eastern Shoshone Indian Days and Rodeo Celebration.
The festivities begin ... [more]

Weather service stresses lightning safety

Jun 17, 2013 - From staff reports:  The warnings target men specifically because males comprise 80 percent of lightning victims.

Summer draws thousands of outdoor enthusiasts to the ... [more]

Fast and Furriest fundraiser returns

Jun 17, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  The second annual Fast and Furriest 5k/1k walk and run will be 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Robert A. Peck Arts Center parking lot at Central Wyoming ... [more]

Youths develop leadership skills at weekend event

Jun 17, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Roughly 100 children from the Wind River Indian Reservation and surrounding communities teamed up with older youths recently to receive training, attend ... [more]

Amateur entomologists asked to assist with butterfly count

Jun 17, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  Participants will meet Saturday in Lander.

The Nature Conservancy's sixth annual Butterfly Blitz will be 9 a.m. to 4 pm. Saturday in Lander.
Ranges ... [more]

Two plead not guilty in big meth bust

Jun 17, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Two defendants arrested as part of a countywide drug bust in May pleaded not guilty on June 13 to one count each of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. A ... [more]

City: Time for a staff raise, says administrator

Jun 17, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Riverton city administrator Steven Weaver proposed giving city staff a raise in the initial budget for the 2014 fiscal year.
During a budget work session, ... [more]

Sheriff pinches pennies through reorganization

Jun 17, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  "Restructuring" is the theme at the Fremont County Sheriff's Office in its proposed fiscal year 2014 administration and detention center budgets. Sheriff Skip ... [more]

Budgets and more budgets

Jun 17, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  They know how much money everyone is asking from them, and they know how much revenue they can expect, and now Fremont County Commissioners must decide how to ... [more]

Hazel Irene Buchmeier

Jun 17, 2013 - Staff:  Hazel Irene Buchmeier, of Lander, died Thursday, June 13, 2013 at her home.
Visitation will be 9 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Tuesday, June 18, in the Bethel Lutheran ... [more]