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Tuff kids tap their personal experiences in cancer drive

Jul 27, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  At 11 years old, Dillon Fabricus provided a simple answer for using $800 of his savings to raise money in the fight against cancer.
"Because lots of people ... [more]

Tax board backing assessor's view on retirement residence

Jul 27, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Commission is supporting assessor Tara Berg's determination that the non-profit Mountain Vista Retirement Residence in Lander is not ... [more]

4-H members show horses

Jul 27, 2012 - Staff:  Youths participate in the 4-H horse showmanship competition Friday at the Fremont County ... [more]

Fashion on display at 4-H style revue

Jul 26, 2012 - Staff:  4-H members kick off the Fremont County Fair with a style revue Wednesday at the Robert A. Peck Arts Center Theater. Full fair activities begin ... [more]

Today

Jul 26, 2012 - Staff:  Births
WATSON

A son was born to Andrea and Cole Watson, of Riverton, at 3:47 a.m. June 14, 2012, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, ... [more]

UP hauls less coal in second quarter from NE Wyoming

Jul 26, 2012 - The Associated Press:  GILLETTE -- Union Pacific Corp. shipped 18 percent less coal from the Powder River Basin in northeast Wyoming during the second quarter this year.
The Omaha, ... [more]

Digest

Jul 26, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Child death rate increases
CASPER -- A national study shows the death rate for children and teens in Wyoming inched up during the second half of the ... [more]

Fire conditions looking better around state

Jul 26, 2012 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wildfires are still popping up across Wyoming, but State Forester Bill Crapser said the situation has improved from earlier this summer thanks to ... [more]

Interior secretary: Grizzly delisting expected by 2014

Jul 26, 2012 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Interior Secretary Ken Salazar has informed Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead that he shares the governor's desire to end federal protections for Yellowstone ... [more]

City beefs up online services

Jul 26, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  The City of Riverton will soon have a new website. Customer service supervisor Mia Harris unveiled the changes at the Riverton City Council meeting July ... [more]

County waits for tribes to respond on plan to end trash contract

Jul 26, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County's solid waste district has not received any response after voting last month to start a six-month termination notice on its trash disposal ... [more]

Suicide up, homicide down in county so far in 2012, says coroner

Jul 26, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Coroner Ed McAuslan's records show that suicides are increasing, with three more happening during the first six months of the year than the ... [more]

Actors take the stage in CWC production

Jul 25, 2012 - Staff:  The play runs at 7:30 p.m. nightly through Saturday, July 28, with a 2:30 p.m. matinee Sunday, all at the dance studio in the Robert A. Peck Arts ... [more]

New artwork on display at RHS

Jul 25, 2012 - Staff:  The Degas ballerina "Fin D' Arabesque" and the Van Gogh self portrait were donated by a group of Riverton volunteers in cooperation with the Vancouver B.C. ... [more]

Today

Jul 25, 2012 - Staff:  Births
DURAN

A daughter was born to Little Fawn LeBeau and John Duran, of Riverton, at 8:01 a.m. July 11, 2012, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. She ... [more]

Digest

Jul 25, 2012 - The Associated Press:  PAWS scores looking better
CHEYENNE -- Wyoming students improved their statewide test scores this past year.
The Wyoming Department of Education on ... [more]

Plan would ease restrictions on bison roaming from park

Jul 25, 2012 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- Bison could roam year-round in large areas adjacent to Yellowstone National Park under a proposal released Monday by Montana officials who ... [more]

Defense seeks more data in Anderson case

Jul 25, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The attorney representing the ex-financial manager charged with embezzling from from Star-Tech Inc. and Precision Analysis in Riverton wants more information ... [more]

Five new peace officers now certified in Fremont County

Jul 25, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Fremont County has five newly certified law enforcement officers following their graduation from the Wyoming Law Enforcement Academy in Douglas.
New deputies ... [more]

Impact of July 4 fireworks ban reviewed

Jul 25, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Commission's 11th-hour decision to impose restrictions on Independence Day fireworks raised concerns about how the board should handle ... [more]

Jail, probation for teen who drove into store

Jul 25, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Donovan James Shakespeare will serve a year in jail for the Jan. 21 car theft and wreck.

An Ethete teen charged with crashing a stolen vehicle about ... [more]

Finding fun without flight

Jul 24, 2012 - Staff:  Although Riverton Rendezvous balloons never took flight in mass over the weekend -- just the second time that's happened in 32 years -- their audience found ... [more]

Today

Jul 24, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
DAY

Dawn Michelle Day, 28, of the Wind River Indian Reservation, died Saturday, July 21, 2012. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, ... [more]

Digest

Jul 24, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Body found on coal train
ST. LOUIS -- Authorities are trying to identify a body found on a train's coal car as it passed through St. Louis.
The man's ... [more]

Game and Fish moves problem grizzly bear

Jul 24, 2012 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has trapped a young, female grizzly bear and relocated it away from the Sunlight Basin, northwest of Cody.
Game ... [more]

Fire starts near Seminoe Reservoir

Jul 24, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A crew of more-experienced firefighters will be taking over the fight against a wildfire burning near Seminoe Reservoir in Carbon County.
The fire ... [more]

District 25 approves $57.4 million budget, off a bit from '11-12

Jul 24, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County School District 25 Board of Education approved its 2012-13 budget Wednesday that includes nearly $36.118 million in its general fund.
The ... [more]

Detox official bristles at city criticism

Jul 24, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Julie Freese, who also is the elected Fremont County Clerk, labeled some comments made by Riverton city council members as ludicrous and ... [more]

Woman's body found in lake

Jul 24, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of a 28-year-old Riverton woman whose body was recovered from Pilot Butte Reservoir Saturday ... [more]

Digest

Jul 22, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Cheney hosts Romney at fundraiser
JACKSON -- People who attended a private fundraising dinner last week in Jackson Hole for Republican presidential ... [more]