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The way it was: FFA judges -- 1968

Sep 23, 2012 - Staff:  Long recognized as a Future Farmers of America powerhouse, Shoshoni High School was preparing to name its 1986 judging team in late September ... [more]

Specialist suggests producers test forage for high levels of nitrates

Sep 23, 2012 - From staff reports:  The element could be toxic to livestock.

Persistent drought conditions in Wyoming have increased the likelihood farm and ranch livestock could be ... [more]

Stroke, osteoporosis screenings coming to Lander

Sep 23, 2012 - From staff reports:  Residents living in and around the Lander community can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke or bone fracture.  First Baptist Church of Lander ... [more]

Emergency management officials encourage citizens to prepare kits

Sep 23, 2012 - From staff reports:  The National Weather Service and county emergency management agencies around the state are encouraging people to use National Preparedness Month this September ... [more]

Digest

Sep 23, 2012 - From staff reports:  Concerts raise $11K for cancer fund
The Tough Enough to Help Cancer Fund, which provides monetary assistance to Fremont County people battling the ... [more]

Public invited to attend Wyoming Congressional Delegation office hours

Sep 23, 2012 - From staff reports:  Staff members for the Wyoming Congressional Delegation invite citizens to attend office hours in Fremont County.
The staff members meet with citizens on an ... [more]

Area quilter featured in Casper art museum

Sep 23, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Nicolaysen Art Museum in Casper will open three exhibitions Friday, Sept. 28, one of which will feature Riverton quilter Marta Amundson.
Marta Amundson: ... [more]

CWC decides to end live webcast of board sessions

Sep 23, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees voted Wednesday to discontinue live webcasts of its regular monthly meetings.
The broadcasts have been ... [more]

Fire reaches 42,000 acres; no weather relief for now

Sep 23, 2012 - From staff reports:  It's been days since Riverton Valley residence saw the Wind River Mountains, thanks to smoke from the Alpine Lake Fire south of Bull Lake, and there's no sign ... [more]

Judge seals file on young homicide defendant

Sep 23, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  A District Court judge issued an order sealing the criminal file of the youngest defendant in the Hudson double-homicide case while he decides if the case ... [more]

County makes money on energy upgrades

Sep 23, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  When Fremont County government spent federal stimulus funds to install nearly $300,000 in energy-efficient upgrades at more than a dozen buildings, its ... [more]

County had some of state's biggest primary spenders

Sep 23, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Larsen's $22K second-most in state

Only one person in Wyoming spent more money than Lloyd Larsen of Lander in the campaign for the Aug. 21 primary ... [more]

Today

Sep 21, 2012 - Staff:  Births
NOWLAND

A daughter was born to Alexa and Eric Nowland, of Riverton, at 2:19 p.m. May 8, 2012, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. She weighed 7 ... [more]

Montana man sues murder investigators

Sep 21, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A Montana man cleared of a Wyoming murder charge has filed a federal lawsuit against three former Sublette County investigators claiming they ... [more]

RHS runners put three near top in Thermop

Sep 21, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Three Riverton High School cross country runners placed in the top 11 Thursday at the Thermopolis Invitational meet.
Olivia Thompson paced the Wolverines with ... [more]

Several fires still burning in Yellowstone National Park

Sep 21, 2012 - The Associated Press:  YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- Dry conditions are helping to keep a handful of wildfires burning inside Yellowstone National Park.
Light to moderate smoke still ... [more]

Teens survive 25-foot drop off old railbed

Sep 21, 2012 - The Associated Press:  ROCK SPRINGS -- Three students at Western Wyoming Community College survived a crash that occurred when they drove into a deep draw where a railroad bridge had ... [more]

Museum board seat, directorship still open

Sep 21, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Until a new director is hired, Lander museum employees
will maintain operations and keep the doors open.


The Fremont County Museums Board continues ... [more]

Long-awaited CDS facility now open

Sep 21, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Wyoming first lady Carol Mead spoke in Riverton at the dedication ceremony.

Teachers at Child Development Services in Riverton said they will be able ... [more]

New school year brings changes to in-service days

Sep 21, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Instructors gather every Wednesday morning for shorter sessions in smaller groups, or "professional learning communities."

School officials say ... [more]

Hudson murder suspect gives details of crimes

Sep 21, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Samantha June Hanway really didn't know Eric Likes and his girlfriend, Elva Quiver.
"They were my dad's friends," she said.
That connection didn't stop the ... [more]

Wolverine football players to sport pink

Sep 20, 2012 - Staff:  Riverton High School football players Dawson Steeds (7), Jordan Belville (with ball), Cody Sowards (11), Jeremy Vincent (80) and Cade Salisbury modeled the ... [more]

Today

Sep 20, 2012 - Staff:  Births
POSTON

A son was born to Aubree and Keith Poston, of Lander, at 11:55 p.m. Monday, July 23, 2012, at Lander Regional Hospital. He weighed 7 ... [more]

Digest

Sep 20, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Man killed in crash with school bus
AFTON -- An Afton man who was riding a dirt bike with no lights is dead after being hit by a school bus carrying ... [more]

Final testing starts for big NCAR computer

Sep 20, 2012 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Final testing is being done on a National Center for Atmospheric Research supercomputer on the outskirts of Cheyenne that will be used for climate ... [more]

Chall Creek Fire getting attention west of Pinedale

Sep 20, 2012 - The Associated Press:  PINEDALE -- Firefighters are making progress against a 400-acre wildfire threatening 13 homes in western Wyoming.
The 400-acre Chall Creek Fire was 20 percent ... [more]

City's Park closure rule clarified to define what 'sunset' means

Sep 20, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council on Tuesday clarified its intent to close local parks after sundown every evening.
Council members earlier this month expressed ... [more]

Health/Science Center takes shape

Sep 20, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  During a Wednesday tour, Central Wyoming College faculty expressed enthusiasm for the new facility's potential.

When it opens next year, the new ... [more]

Kinnear woman reports Fremont County's first horse tail theft

Sep 20, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  At least one Fremont County resident has reportedly been the victim of a horse tail theft this week, adding to the more than 30 reports of stolen horse hair ... [more]

No names in Lander slaying until preliminary hearing, at least

Sep 20, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  A state statute restricting information about individuals involved in an alleged sexual assault is being used by authorities to withhold the names of the ... [more]