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Museum selling commemorative coin to mark 100th anniversary

Mar 29, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Fremont County Pioneer Association is producing a pure silver commemorative coin to mark the 100th anniversary of the Fremont County Pioneer Museum.
Only ... [more]

UW Extension offices offering pesticide schools

Mar 29, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Fremont County Extension Service and Fremont County Weed and Pest are planning two private pesticide certification schools this spring.
Any farmer, ... [more]

Man cited for DUI after rolling car three times

Mar 29, 2015 - From staff reports:  A deputy found the abandoned vehicle about 250 feet off of the highway down a 25-foot embankment.

A Lander man who had been released on bond for ... [more]

High-altitude collaboration brings beneficial study to bighorn sheep in the field

Mar 29, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Pneumonia has been killing bighorn sheep in Fremont County, and scientists don't know why.
So they went to the mountains to try to find out.
The illness ... [more]

County population slides 0.9 percent, still up since 2010

Mar 29, 2015 - From staff and wire reports:  Perhaps affected by the beginnings of the energy downturn, Fremont County's estimated population fell last year after posting gains every year since 2010.
New ... [more]

Businesses selling recreation vehicles feeling oil slump

Mar 29, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Last in a series

Between November and the beginning of January Wyoming oil producers idled six oil rigs. Many remain operating, however, production ... [more]

Museum's April events to discuss soldiers, sheep, Scottish heritage

Mar 29, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Fremont County Pioneer Museum kicks off its spring schedule in April with two speakers programs and a Children's Exploration program.
"Buffalo Soldiers at ... [more]

County GOP elects new officers

Mar 29, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Republican Party elected new leadership March 17. Former Riverton City Council member and mayoral candidate Rich Gard was chosen as the new ... [more]

Cougars starting track season in Big Piney

Mar 27, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Coach Kiley Chatfield has 30 track and field athletes to juggle this spring for his Wind River track and field teams.
WRHS started the season Friday at the ... [more]

Shoshoni looks for strong track season

Mar 27, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Potential point scorers are found all the way through the Shoshoni High School Wranglers girls track and field lineup.
Coach Brady Slack has weapons ranging ... [more]

Today

Mar 27, 2015 - Staff:  Deaths
NANEZ

Manuel DeLean Nanez (Lion), 65, formerly of Riverton, died Saturday, March 7, in Loveland, Colo. Cremation has taken place. Condolences ... [more]

Twelve county students earn academic honors in Casper

Mar 27, 2015 - From staff reports:  Officials have released the names of students who made the president's and dean's honor rolls at Casper College for the 2014 fall semester.
To qualify for ... [more]

RHS troupe lands main stage

Mar 27, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Roughly 100 schools worldwide apply for Thespian Festival honor

Riverton High School theater students are the first Wyoming teens in more than 30 ... [more]

No reason to get upset about Cowboys losing in tournament

Mar 27, 2015 - Lynnette Hawes, Riverton:  Editor:
In Wyoming most of us were excited about the Cowboys making the March Madness tournament. But I was surprised at how many people I know were ... [more]

Who needs Florida? We've got Wyo

Mar 27, 2015 - By Chris Peck:  A new study rates us the No. 1 state for retirement

I just spent a long weekend in Florida.
It was 82 on a Saturday afternoon --  in the middle of ... [more]

Crashing a plane

Mar 27, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  We ask ourselves how, and why

The civilized world has one question on its mind today. Why did, or how could, a young airline pilot crash his plane ... [more]

Digest

Mar 27, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Bird flu found in Wyoming
CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Game and Fish Department on Thursday urged people to be careful handling wild or domestic fowl because ... [more]

Hess Corp gives $15 million for energy studies

Mar 27, 2015 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Energy firm Hess Corp. has donated $15 million to the University of Wyoming to bolster research into extracting hard-to-get oil and gas ... [more]

State sues to contest federal regs on oil and gas drilling

Mar 27, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming filed a lawsuit Thursday contesting new federal rules for oil and gas drilling on public land, alleging in part that they interfere with ... [more]

Palm Sunday services set

Mar 27, 2015 - From staff reports:  Churches in the Riverton area host a variety of Palm Sunday services this weekend, the start of Holy Week leading up to Easter.
Children present palm leaves ... [more]

Flood risk across Fremont County looks low this year

Mar 27, 2015 - From staff reports:  Flooding is unlikely to be an issue in Fremont County this spring, according to a forecast from the National Weather Service. The risk is low across ... [more]

Foresight by lawmakers helped avoid major cuts this year, says Bebout

Mar 27, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  State Sen. Eli Bebout, R-Riverton, wouldn't describe his role as a top leader in the Wyoming Senate as enjoyable, exactly.
For the most part, he says, being ... [more]

Today

Mar 26, 2015 - Staff:  Deaths
KUCERA

Alice Marie Kucera, 85, of Riverton, died Tuesday, Feb. 3, in Henderson, Nev. Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 11, ... [more]

Today

Mar 25, 2015 - Staff:  Deaths
BUSS

Daren D. Buss, 52, of Riverton, died of natural causes Wednesday, March 25, at his home in Riverton. Arrangements are ... [more]

Today

Mar 24, 2015 - Staff:  Deaths
BATCHELDER

David Alan Batchelder, 58, died Tuesday, March 17. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 26, in the Chapel of Mount ... [more]

Wyoming's lack of depth a key factor vs. Northern Iowa

Mar 22, 2015 - Tribune News Service:  SEATTLE - Four of its five starters played between 36 and 38 minutes, and the other played 25.
The two guys who saw the most time off the bench combined for ... [more]

Gose takes helm for Lander tracksters

Mar 22, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Ben Gose is the new Lander Valley High School Tigers head track and field coach.
During the offseason, Gose took over for former longtime head coach Bob ... [more]

Carey to wrestle at Concordia

Mar 22, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Kyle Carey has signed a national letter of intent to wrestle at Concordia University.
The Lander Valley High School senior had an official ceremony with ... [more]

Champions at last, 2015 Wind River boys redeem the near miss of 1975

Mar 22, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Pavillion and Morton merged to form Wind River High School in 1969.  In the 46 years since, the Cougars have made the trip to the state basketball tournament ... [more]

Declining oil prices affect tribal royalties

Mar 22, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Department of the Interior's Office of Natural Resources Revenue will hold a mineral and royalty question and answer session April 9 at the Bureau of ... [more]