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May 24, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Farmers market impact noted
The Wyoming Business Council says those little farmers markets in the state have a big impact on the economy.
Data ... [more]

Completion of health/sci center means smaller college budget for FY14

May 24, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees have passed a preliminary budget for fiscal year 2014, which begins in July.
The $41.8 million budget is about ... [more]

Bread and butter

May 24, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Want to find a 50-year-old valedictorian? Better look at a community college

One of the characteristics the community college has that normally is ... [more]

Groups join Wyoming in opposing end to wolf suit

May 24, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Lawyers for the federal government and several pro-hunting organizations have joined the state of Wyoming in urging a federal judge not to allow a ... [more]

Wyoming Business Council OKs $21M in projects

May 24, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- The Wyoming Business Council has approved more than $21 million in state- and federally funded loans and grants for business development ... [more]

Flag volunteers invited Saturday to the cemetery

May 24, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  The American Legion, Marine Corps League, Disabled American Veterans and Veterans of Foreign Wars are hosting two events over the Memorial Day weekend.
The ... [more]

Campbell County opts to continue air service subsidy

May 24, 2013 - The Associated Press:  GILLETTE -- The Campbell County commissioners have agreed to help subsidize air service from Gillette to Salt Lake City and Denver for another year starting ... [more]

Skeleton ID is man missing for seven years

May 24, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Coroner's Office has released the identity of the man whose skeleton was found March 10 on the Wind River Indian Reservation east of ... [more]

Now is not the time to cut back on wolf hunting

May 24, 2013 - Ron Collins, Riverton:  Editor:
Mr. Peck makes the statement, "hunters had a good season, bagging every one of the available wolves licensed in the first hunt," and, "as it is, with ... [more]

Bleak results in U.S.-Korea trade deal

May 24, 2013 - By Rob Hotakainen, MCT Washington Bureau:  The U.S. trade deficit with Korea went from $13.2 billion at the end of 2011 to nearly $16.6 billion at the end of last year, according to the U.S. Census ... [more]

Two-year meth probe leads to five arrests in countywide action

May 24, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Fremont County law enforcement made a fifth arrest early Thursday in connection with a countywide drug bust that began Wednesday.
Undersheriff Ryan Lee said ... [more]

RHS staging Les Miserables

May 23, 2013 - Staff:  "Les Miserables" boasts a large cast of RHS students and others. Front row, from left, Heather McLaughlin, Carly Thornton, Victoria Verosky, Kylee Yorgason, ... [more]

Saltwater Classic this weekend, with $10,000 pro prize

May 23, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The 54-hole tournament starts on Saturday morning and ends Monday afternoon at the Riverton Country Club.

The prize money has doubled this year ... [more]

Idaho man to be new RHS head football coach

May 23, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Pat Patterson, a teacher and football coach at American Falls High School in Idaho, has been offered the position of head football coach and freshman science ... [more]

Today

May 23, 2013 - Staff:  Births
BELL

A son was born to Cassandra Warren and Anasteed Bell, of Lander, at 9:47 p.m. April 25, 2013, at Lander Regional Hospital. He weighed 7 ... [more]

Curtis E. LeClair Sr.

May 23, 2013 - Staff:  Curtis E. LeClair Sr., of Ethete, died in May. He was 62 years old.
There will be no services.
Curtis E. LeClair Sr. was born Feb. 25, 1950, in Fort ... [more]

John W. Johnson

May 23, 2013 - Staff:  John W. Johnson, of Lander, died Monday, May 20, 2013, at his home with family after a courageous battle with Crohn's disease and ALS( Lou Gehrig's disease). ... [more]

Wyoming Sugar to erect new silos

May 23, 2013 - The Associated Press:  WORLAND -- A project to erect new silos at the Wyoming Sugar Factory in Worland is drawing praise from Gov. Matt Mead.
Mead was on hand this past week to ... [more]

CowBelles host annual luncheon

May 23, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  The Riverton CowBelles, a chapter of American National CattleWomen, had its annual Business Person's Appreciation Luncheon on May 16.
"The luncheon is our ... [more]

The packed boardroom

May 23, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  We did it for football, so let's do it for other education issues as well

There has been high community interest this spring in the resignation of ... [more]

RHS senior dramatists shine in 'Les Miserables'

May 23, 2013 - By Robert H. Peck, Staff Writer:  The Riverton High School drama club's spring musical performance of Victor Hugo's "Les Miserables" opens Thursday in the Robert A. Peck Arts Center Theater at ... [more]

Riverton CowBelles put on another fine event

May 23, 2013 - Larry and Betty Mathews, Riverton:  Editor:
We would like to say "thank you" to the Fremont County CowBelles, once again, for the great meal they prepared for the Business Appreciation Day ... [more]

Allotment grazing rules get closer to finalization

May 23, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Environmentalists, ranchers, the State of Wyoming and the Bureau of Land Management are wrapping up a hearing about grazing rules for the former Green Mountain ... [more]

Ethete man's death due to drowning in canal, coroner says

May 23, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Preliminary autopsy results show Curtis LeClair, 62, of Ethete, died of asphyxia due to drowning.
The man's body was found Monday in the Wyoming Canal system ... [more]

Husband, wife get big sentences in Hudson homicides

May 23, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Joseph Jude Jenkins will spend the next 70 years to life behind bars in connection with the 2011 double homicide in Hudson. His wife, Samantha June Hanway, ... [more]

Life gets more Pinteresting

May 23, 2013 - By Clair McFarland:  The Pinterest app is on my iPad, thereby upgrading the device from "expensive cookbook" to "expensive cupcake decorating handbook."

In an attempt to ... [more]

County agrees to use signs near 1 percent tax projects

May 23, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Giant neon-green pennies will pop up all over Fremont County in the next few years.
The Fremont County Commission this month agreed to use bright, 2-foot ... [more]

Digest

May 23, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Guernsey treasurer sentenced
CHEYENNE -- A federal judge on Wednesday sentenced a former Guernsey town treasurer to two years in prison for failing to ... [more]

City to keep working on guidelines for fixing sidewalks

May 23, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A proposed ordinance that would apply guidelines to sidewalk replacements failed this month to pass first reading from the Riverton City Council.
Current city ... [more]

Teen defendants enter not guilty plea in triple killings

May 23, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CODY -- Two teenagers charged in the shooting deaths of a woman and her parents near the Wyoming-Montana border have pleaded not guilty.
Stephen Hammer and ... [more]