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District 25 OKs $36.1M budget; 16:1 ratio rule stresses funds

Aug 15, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Superintendent Terry Snyder said the Fremont County School District 25 budget is tighter than usual this year, mostly because of administrators' work to comply ... [more]

Past councilman Martinez faces two primary rivals for Riverton Ward 2 seat

Aug 15, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Lee Martinez said he wants the City of Riverton to become the best it can be.
Born and raised in Riverton, Martinez, 71, served on the Riverton City Council ... [more]

Mahoney seeks third council term to 'make Riverton a better place'

Aug 15, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Diana Mahoney said she thinks public service performed with dedication and energy can make a difference.
She has decided to run again for Riverton City ... [more]

Anderson says 'not guilty' to $2.5M embezzlement

Aug 15, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The ex-financial manager charged with embezzling from Star-Tech Inc. and Precision Analysis in Riverton pleaded not guilty to charges against him at his ... [more]

Alpine Lake Fire doubles; not fought on ground

Aug 15, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The wildfire that has been burning on the Wind River Indian Reservation for more than a week has grown, and officials estimated its size to be 1,342 acres as ... [more]

Human skull found in mountains near Popo Agie Falls

Aug 15, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Coroner's Office is investigating a partial human skull discovered by a hiker Monday above the Popo Agie Falls in the Wind River Mountain ... [more]

Today

Aug 14, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
COANDO

Rex A. Coando, 61, died Friday, Aug. 10, at the Lander Regional Hospital from injuries he sustained from a motorcycle accident. A ... [more]

More bison move onto National Elk Refuge

Aug 14, 2012 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- With drought sapping natural forage in Grand Teton National Park, more bison are moving to the National Elk Refuge earlier this year, giving hunters ... [more]

Fire in Converse County expands to 6,500 acres

Aug 14, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Firefighters have made good progress on containing 6,500-acre wildfire in Converse County.
The Little Boxelder Fire about 10 miles south of ... [more]

Two bank robbery suspects are from Wyoming

Aug 14, 2012 - The Associated Press:  WALLACE, Neb. -- Two bank robbery suspects have been arrested in western Nebraska.
Fifty-two year-old Tracy Black and 20-year-old Drew Steier were arrested ... [more]

Digest

Aug 14, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Wreck kills two near Lusk
LUSK -- A South Dakota man and a woman from Georgia are dead after a head-on collision in eastern Wyoming.
The Wyoming ... [more]

McCarty 'ready to be full-time commissioner'

Aug 14, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  A strong supporter of Fremont County's tea party activities, Jennifer McCarty wants to serve as a county commissioner so she can use her conservative ideology ... [more]

Fyler voted for incumbents but wants a change

Aug 14, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Commission candidate Red Fyler doesn't hide the fact that he voted for incumbents Doug Thompson and Pat Hickerson in the last election.
"I ... [more]

Fort Washakie man dies in motorcycle-vehicle wreck

Aug 14, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  A Fort Washakie man died as a result of a motorcycle-versus-vehicle collision Friday north of his hometown.
Fremont County Coroner Ed McAuslan said the ... [more]

Fire officials work on plan to fight remote wildfire on rez

Aug 14, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Fire officials on the Wind River Indian Reservation are monitoring a wildfire near Alpine Lake that has burned roughly 218 acres since it started a week ... [more]

Jeffres, Ogg join race for Riverton school board seats

Aug 14, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Fremont County School District 25 trustees Lynette Jeffres and Glenn Ogg are the latest to file for re-election to the Riverton board.
Jeffres submitted her ... [more]

Community garden gains peace pole and users

Aug 14, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  It is an idea that traces its roots to the burgeoning industrial city of Detroit in 1890. The Motor City was the first site of a community garden in the United ... [more]

The way it was: State fair girls -- 1932

Aug 12, 2012 - Staff:  The 100th Wyoming State Fair opened Saturday in Douglas. August has long been the month of the state fair, complete with the expected array of beef cattle, ... [more]

CWC's Outdoors Writers Conference coming Aug. 24-25

Aug 12, 2012 - From staff reports:  Erik Weihenmayer, a blind adventurer who has climbed the summit of the highest mountains on each of the seven continents, will speak at Lander Valley High ... [more]

Slide show spotlights Scottish settlers

Aug 12, 2012 - From staff reports:  Cowboys and their cattle may be a well-known facet of Dubois-area history, but sheep ranchers tend to fall out of the spotlight.
John Finley will fill the gap ... [more]

Free, new guide offers tips to improve property usage

Aug 12, 2012 - From staff reports:  A free guide by Wyoming resource experts is available with land information ranging from soil and forest issues to septic systems and growing local food for ... [more]

Digest

Aug 12, 2012 - From staff reports:  Wyo. PBS cancels primary debates
Wyoming PBS has canceled its primary debates due to lack of candidate response, according to a statement from the ... [more]

Fremont County libraries turn fines into school supplies

Aug 12, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  The program that runs through Aug. 25 allows patrons who owe late fees to instead bring binders, notebooks, rulers, pencils and other student items to waive ... [more]

Learn about climate with CWC's new course

Aug 12, 2012 - From staff reports:  For anyone who wondered why most of the U.S. had record-breaking heat this summer, there's a class at Central Wyoming College for them.
Introduction to ... [more]

A day in the cave

Aug 12, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  On the north wall of Sinks Canyon, between the disappearance of the Middle Fork of the Popo Agie River into the ground and it rise farther downstream, ... [more]

Kalbach seeks to return to a council seat

Aug 12, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Sarah Kalbach said she enjoys listening to people and hearing the different sides of issues. That's one of the main reasons she decided to run in the Aug. 21 ... [more]

Smith runs for full term on Riverton City Council

Aug 12, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Riverton City Council Ward 2 councilman Todd Smith wants "to keep fighting for the citizens of Riverton."
Elected in 2010 to fill an unexpired two-year term, ... [more]

On second thought, city would accept slice of Major land

Aug 12, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge and Martin Reed, Staff Writers:  County might revisit issue Tuesday

The Riverton City Council voted Aug. 7 to accept land the Fremont County Commission will provide near Jaycee Park, ... [more]

Community garden hosts open house

Aug 10, 2012 - Staff:  The Riverton community garden near Central Wyoming College hosted an open house and peace pole dedicating ceremony ... [more]

Today

Aug 10, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
ELLERBY

Louise "Gigi" Marie Ellerby, 79, formerly of Lander, died Friday, July 20, 2012, while surrounded by loved ones after battling cancer ... [more]