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Blade pilgrims travel far to be taught in Riverton

Jul 8, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Marissa Saneholtz traveled all the way from Certaldo, Italy, to Riverton.
Not for a vacation. To make a knife.
The Ohio native teaches jewelry-making and ... [more]

Bear Cub Fire exceeds 6,000 acres in county

Jul 8, 2012 - From staff reports:  A temporary closure order has been put in place in the fire area.

Firefighters battling a forest fire burning in Fremont County are getting a break ... [more]

Next county budget betting on PILT funds

Jul 8, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  All eyes on falling gas revenue

After asking department managers for a 5 percent budget cut, the Fremont County Commission is banking on receiving at ... [more]

Lander hosts Pageant of the Old West Parade

Jul 6, 2012 - Staff:  Crowds gathered under a hot sun to watch the Pageant of the Old West Parade on July Fourth on Main Street in Lander. Antique trucks, firetrucks, politicians ... [more]

Today

Jul 6, 2012 - Staff:  Births
EBERLINE

A son was born to Chris and Shane Eberline, of Riverton, at 4:18 p.m. June 12, 2012, at Lander Regional Hospital. He weighed 6 pounds, ... [more]

Digest

Jul 6, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Cheyenne adds surveillance cameras
CHEYENNE -- The city of Cheyenne is adding cameras to enhance video surveillance downtown as part of a pilot ... [more]

Weather both helps and slows firefighting

Jul 6, 2012 - The Associated Press:  NEWCASTLE -- More rain is expected to help firefighters at the 17-square-mile Squirrel Creek fire but winds from thunderstorms have helped spread the fire a ... [more]

River ambassador seeks to raise awareness

Jul 6, 2012 - By Miller Resor, Jackson Hole News & Guide:  JACKSON (AP) -- There are a number of reasons the boat ramp beneath the Wilson Bridge is hectic.
First and foremost, Wilson is the most heavily used river ... [more]

Patrons air senior center gripes to state officials

Jul 6, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  For months, some members have complained about center's staff and and board of directors have been handling things.

A group of more than 50 senior ... [more]

Dog attacks walkers; one hospitalized

Jul 6, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  A Thursday morning incident on West Bend Avenue in Riverton resulted in a dead dog and an injured woman being taken to the hospital.
RPD Capt. Eric Murphy ... [more]

Driver pleads not guilty in girl's death

Jul 6, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  William Dean Barnes of Lander, charged with being the driver who struck and killed a Crowheart girl exiting a school bus at her home in December, has pleaded ... [more]

Just like 1838: Mountain man re-enactors assemble at historic point

Jul 6, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Coonskin caps, moccasins and merriment filled the historic 1838 Rendezvous site Thursday east of Riverton at the annual 1838 Mountain Man Rendezvous.
The ... [more]

First plea is 'not guilty' in Hudson homicides

Jul 6, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The case against one of the five defendants in the November Hudson double-homicide will proceed to trial after he pleaded innocent in the killings of Eric ... [more]

Mountain men on parade

Jul 5, 2012 - Staff:  Participants of Riverton's 1838 Mountain Man Rendezvous celebrated the Fourth of July by parading down Main Street on ... [more]

Today

Jul 5, 2012 - Staff:  Births
CURRY

A daughter was born to Michaeleen Born, of Ethete, and Rex Curry, of Millcreek, at 2:05 a.m. June 14, 2012, at Lander Regional Hospital. ... [more]

Damp weather welcome aid for firefighters

Jul 5, 2012 - The Associated Press:  NEWCASTLE -- Rain has helped crews battling some wildfires in Wyoming, including a 16-square-mile Squirrel Creek Fire about 30 miles southwest of Laramie.
The ... [more]

State blasts loss of fed AML funds

Jul 5, 2012 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead and other Wyoming officials are upset with last week's vote in Congress cutting federal Abandoned Mine Land payments to the state. ... [more]

Digest

Jul 5, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Undeveloped coal mine sold
SHERIDAN -- Cloud Peak Energy has purchased an undeveloped coal mine along the Wyoming-Montana border that has the potential ... [more]

Books to Guatemala: Teacher aide working to give discarded materials new uses

Jul 5, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Tara Sweeney is on a quest.
She wants to get 80 boxes of heavy books from Riverton to Huehuetenango, Guatemala.
As the school year ended, Sweeney learned ... [more]

County offers to cover shortfall for 17 Mile Road work

Jul 5, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Commission is offering to pay more than half of the funding needed to cover the roughly $2.15 million shortfall for 17 Mile Road's final ... [more]

Lawmakers, newspapers, governments eye changes to legal notices

Jul 5, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  A Wyoming legislative committee in Riverton has instructed a state newspaper group, local governments and others to discuss possible reductions for required ... [more]

No major incidents tied to fireworks on July 4 holiday

Jul 5, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Independence Day celebrations in Fremont County did not overwhelm fire departments.
A partial ban on fireworks was in effect across the county amid ongoing ... [more]

Hot Notes Cool Nights starts season with big sound

Jul 3, 2012 - Staff:  The Hot Notes Cool Nights concert series began Monday in Riverton City Park. The series will continue through Aug. 13. For information on future performances, ... [more]

Today

Jul 3, 2012 - Staff:  Births
CUNNINGHAM

A son was born to Erin and Ron Cunningham, of Riverton, at 5:26 a.m. May 19, 2012, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 4 ... [more]

Scouts killed in wreck were on Eagle track

Jul 3, 2012 - The Associated Press:  COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Three Colorado Boy Scouts killed in a head-on collision in Wyoming were set to become Eagle Scouts in August.
Sixteen-year-old ... [more]

Fires in state force hundreds to leave region

Jul 3, 2012 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Fed by bone-dry timber and fanned by hot winds, the four major wildfires burning in Wyoming on Tuesday have destroyed an unknown number of ... [more]

Digest

Jul 3, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Wyoming coal train derails
PASCO, Wash. -- Railroad workers are cleaning up coal that spilled when 31 cars of a 125-car coal train derailed at the ... [more]

Faulty porch light blamed for Lander fire

Jul 3, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Nearly 70 firefighters responded to the June 28 blaze, consuming 675,000 gallons of water from the city's municipal water supply.

Lander city fire ... [more]

'Dealer-dealer' gets two-year sentence in December drug bust

Jul 3, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Calling him a dealer supplying narcotics to others, a judge in Lander sentenced a Riverton man to between two and four years in prison as part of a massive ... [more]

County fireworks ban eased slightly

Jul 3, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  After hearing a barrage of concerns from fireworks proprietors about a last-minute ban of their product's use in the county, Fremont County Commissioners on ... [more]