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Eaton probably bipolar, expert says in court

Aug 8, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  The former Riverton resident is Wyoming's sole death-row prisoner.

A psychiatrist who evaluated the former Riverton resident who is Wyoming's lone ... [more]

City to tap reserves to finish work on Riverwalk project

Aug 8, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Riverwalk project has inched forward after the Riverton City Council approved dipping into the city's general fund reserves to pay for the ... [more]

Paul Lamb

Aug 8, 2013 - Staff:  Paul Lamb, of Riverton, died Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013, at his home. He was 70 years old.
Per his request, cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be at ... [more]

Cowboys begin football practice for 2013 season

Aug 7, 2013 - From staff reports:  Perfect weather welcomed the Wyoming Cowboys football team on Tuesday morning as they completed their first practice of fall camp. With temperatures in the ... [more]

Lander sprint triathlon coming Aug. 17; top men already in field

Aug 7, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Ann Lehmkuhler is in the last stages of planning for the Lander Sprint Triathlon set for Saturday, Aug. 17.
The Lander Triathlon Club president is receiving ... [more]

Pavillion cowgirl signs with Gillette College rodeo team

Aug 7, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Teal Stoll set a pace in her high school career as one of the best cowgirls in the state.
The Pavillion pole bender and barrel racer is heading to Gillette ... [more]

Today

Aug 7, 2013 - Staff:  Births
STOVER

A son was born to Shadow Stover and Kevan Handley, of Riverton, at 9:58 a.m. June 27, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 8 ... [more]

Academy welcomes new cadets

Aug 7, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming National Guard's Cowboy ChalleNGe Academy congratulated 452 members of Class 18 for completing the two-week Acclimation Period of their training on ... [more]

Riverton revises fence height ordinances for homeowners

Aug 7, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council has updated the city's ordinances regarding fence height on private property.
During their regular meeting July 16, city council ... [more]

Arsonist faces two to five years in prison

Aug 7, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Lander man who burned a vacant house on Goodrich Drive in December faces two to five years in prison and seven years of supervised probation after ... [more]

Less-popular Obama still outpolls Congress

Aug 7, 2013 - By Doyle McManus:  But House members who stand in his way aren't worried about pressure from voters who support the president; they are more worried about primary challenges ... [more]

Government still not doing its duty for Sand Creek Massacre descendants

Aug 7, 2013 - Homer Flute, Sand Creek Massacre Descendants Trust Apache:  Editor:
The Sand Creek Massacre Descendants Trust formally requested from the U.S. Department of the Interior that an accounting be conducted of monies and ... [more]

High-level visitors

Aug 7, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Two cabinet officers are coming to town, so let's show some class

If two members of a president's cabinet have ever visited Fremont County on the ... [more]

Digest

Aug 7, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Education chief now on the job
CHEYENNE -- Richard Crandall has started work as the Wyoming Department of Education's director.
Crandall took over from ... [more]

Murder spree figure hurt in car wreck

Aug 7, 2013 - The Associated Press:  TEKONSHA TOWNSHIP, Mich. -- A woman who was one of two teenage participants in a killing spree that left 11 people dead 55 years ago and became the basis of the ... [more]

College commission ranks top buildings on 'to-do' list

Aug 7, 2013 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  Northwest College in Powell is the only college without a project seeking state funding.

CHEYENNE -- Two building proposals at Laramie County ... [more]

Central Wyoming College senate academic requirements strengthened

Aug 7, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Previously, a student had to maintain a grade point average of 2.0 to become a senator, but now each representative needs a GPA of 3.0 or ... [more]

West Nile virus case confirmed in Fremont Co.

Aug 7, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A woman in Fremont County has been diagnosed with West Nile virus, according to the Wyoming Department of Health.
She represents the second case of West Nile ... [more]

Grizzly sighted near Lander again; large numbers still unlikely in southern Winds

Aug 7, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  This year marks the third consecutive summer that a grizzly bear has been sighted in the mountains outside of Lander, but officials said the news shouldn't ... [more]

Riverton justice center plan rises again

Aug 7, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The possibility of funding from the Wyoming Legislature has spurred the Fremont County Commission to begin the process of designing a new Riverton justice ... [more]

Charlotte Jaikowski-Hare

Aug 7, 2013 - Staff:  Charlotte Jaikowski-Hare, of Riverton, died Monday, Aug. 5, 2013. She was 97 years old.
Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, at Mount Hope ... [more]

Floyd A. Chingman

Aug 7, 2013 - Staff:  Floyd A. Chingman, of Fort Washakie, died Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013, at his home. He was 38 years old.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 9, at Rocky ... [more]

Rotarians host duck race fundraiser

Aug 6, 2013 - Staff:  Plastic ducks floated down a portion of the Wind River during the Riverton Rotary Club's fundraiser Saturday. Vicki Williams had the winning duck, good for a ... [more]

Ragan, Tilden hired by LVHS

Aug 6, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Fall sports for all Fremont County schools start on Monday, Aug. 19.

Lander Valley High School activities director Barry Scott hired two new head ... [more]

Off to see some big league ball, but where?

Aug 6, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  If someone gave you a chance to go to any Major League baseball park, where would you go?
That's now my dilemma. How do I make a choice like that? I don't ... [more]

Rock Springs driver takes demo crown

Aug 6, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The top local finisher was Kenny Smiley of Riverton, who took third place.

An overflowing crowd of demolition derby fans witnessed Pat Battalo from ... [more]

Today

Aug 6, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
FULLER

Genevieve L. (Trent) Fuller, 100, died in Phoenix where she was living with her son and daughter-in-law. A visitation will be 4 p.m. to ... [more]

Wyoming Medicaid looking at long-term care for older adults

Aug 6, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Department of Health is inviting public participation in a project focused on long term care services supported by Wyoming Medicaid. The project ... [more]

Cooperation from RPD made street crossing a safe operation

Aug 6, 2013 - Dave Case, Riverton:  Editor:
I suspect that the job of a policeman is a thankless one more often than not, so a heartfelt thank-you to our policeman for being outstanding public ... [more]

Realities of Wyoming's water

Aug 6, 2013 - By Chris Peck:  The wide spot in the road known as Eden can be found just beyond To Hell and Gone on the Wyoming highway map.
Just kidding.
Eden is an actual place, as ... [more]