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Skateboarding concert planned Wednesday

Aug 25, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  The Central Wyoming Skateboarding Association and Bar Ten will host a concert at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Fremont County Fairgrounds Heritage Hall to raise ... [more]

Auditions for Shakespeare comedy Sept. 4

Aug 25, 2013 - Staff:  Central Wyoming College's theater department begins preparation for the 2013-14 season by auditioning actors for a Shakespeare comedy on September 4.
Director ... [more]

Countywide disaster drill is Tuesday

Aug 25, 2013 - Staff:  Fremont County emergency management personnel will participate in a county-wide disaster drill at 4 p.m. Tuesday. The training involves several first ... [more]

Local tribal member wins U.S. pageant

Aug 25, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Pageant winner Sarah Ortegon said she never prepared an acceptance speech because she didn't anticipate being crowned Miss Native American USA 2013.
But when ... [more]

More beets, less sucrose

Aug 25, 2013 - By Eric Blom Staff Writer:  Fremont County farmers produced 38,000 tons of sugar beets last year, recently released statistics show. That is the most in three years.
The percentage of ... [more]

New rules keep agencies from applying for federal grant

Aug 25, 2013 - By Eric Blom Staff Writer:  New reporting requirements for applications to a federal grant program have made more than a dozen local agencies unable to apply this fiscal year though they ... [more]

Rules being developed for liquor licenses on reservation

Aug 25, 2013 - By Eric Blom Staff Writer:  Tribal and county governments are developing a memorandum of understanding about granting liquor licenses to businesses on the Wind River Indian Reservation. ... [more]

Writing for Heritage

Aug 25, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny Staff Writer:  By Andrea Novotny
Staff Writer

Shoshoni rancher Echo Klaproth's aim as Wyoming's new poet laureate extends beyond sharing the aesthetics of verse and into ... [more]

Spot secured for first CNG filling station near Jackson

Aug 23, 2013 - Associated Press:  The Jackson Hole Energy Sustainability Project plans to ask the state for a $744,000 grant to build the station at a gas station on South Highway ... [more]

Ammerman, Ingram to marry

Aug 23, 2013 - Staff:  Renford and Kathy Smith of Riverton and Bruce Ammerman of Gillette are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Monica Maxine Ammerman to Cody Lee ... [more]

Volunteers, performers, patrons all made River Walk a succes

Aug 23, 2013 - By Karen Peden, Riverton:  Editor:
During a conversation one day, someone asked of a new resident, "Why on Earth would you move to Riverton, Wyo., except for work?"
During the summer, ... [more]

Thanks for the fodder, residents

Aug 23, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Residents rely on law enforcement to respond to any request for help within Fremont County. And dispatchers receive all kinds of calls - including some that ... [more]

City traffic

Aug 23, 2013 - Steve Peck, Publisher:  A new municipal ordinance changes things for collection and enforcement

It probably came as a surprise to many Riverton residents to hear that the ... [more]

Wyo. could get veterans cemetery

Aug 23, 2013 - Associated Press:  CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) -- The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is seeking to buy land next to or within a cemetery in the Cheyenne area to establish what would ... [more]

CWC to review its free summer housing pilot

Aug 23, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  About a dozen students successfully completed the free summer housing program offered this year at Central Wyoming College.
Through the pilot program, ... [more]

City to enforce code requiring residents to maintain weeds

Aug 23, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  City staff proposed to the council that they enforce the current code because it would be "consistent and fair"
The city of Riverton is targeting pesty ... [more]

EMS staff moving to full-time ambulance staff

Aug 23, 2013 - By Eric Blom Staff Writer:  The transition of county ambulance employees to full-time status is taking shape.
Officials have been discussing the potential change since it was proposed ... [more]

Recent norovirus outbreak tied to local eatery

Aug 23, 2013 - Staff:  The Wyoming Department of Health reports that a recent outbreak of norovirus in Fremont County was associated with Svilar's Bar and Dining Room in ... [more]

Freshman shoots 66 to pace Riverton

Aug 23, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Riverton High School Wolverines built a seven-stroke lead on Thursday after the first day of the Riverton Invitational golf tournament in the team ... [more]

Riverton hosting fastpitch softball tournament this weekend

Aug 23, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Manager Mark Stone expects six softball teams for the second annual Riverton High School Fastpitch Invitational scheduled for Saturday and Sunday. ... [more]

Youth soccer to begin year next month

Aug 22, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton Youth Soccer Association president Jeff Carruth is counting on strong numbers for the 2013 season.
The league is taking registration for the fall ... [more]

Fundraiser set for Giddings

Aug 22, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  A fundraiser to help defer medical and other expenses for Riverton High School assistant football coach and longtime wrestling assistant coach Brandon Giddings ... [more]

CWC spikers open up season at Idaho tournament

Aug 22, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Opening the volleyball season against the defending national champion is the task the Central Wyoming College Rustlers face Friday at a tournament in Twins ... [more]

Today

Aug 22, 2013 - Staff:  Community calendar
AUG. 24
Wyo State Trappers Association Trapping and Outdoor Expo
is Aug. 23 to Aug. 24 at the Heritage Hall and Little Wind Center ... [more]

Non-profit to partner with business to support schools

Aug 22, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A non-profit organization is helping businesses connect with their local public schools and set up a way to help teachers in the classroom. One Percent for ... [more]

Hotel manager nominated for award

Aug 22, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  When the Wind River Hotel and Casino first opened its doors in 2012, most of the newly hired 700 employees also were new to the hospitality and casino ... [more]

In Egypt, choices for the U.S. run from bad to worse

Aug 22, 2013 - By The Chicago Tribune:  The bloody images coming out of Egypt invite Americans to pick white hats and black hats: to punish the generals who staged a coup and killed many ... [more]

Finding ourselves in the newspaper

Aug 22, 2013 - By Betty Starks Case:  "Sometimes I can hear those old newspapers talking."
That line came from a character in a summer theater performance by the University of Wyoming's Snowy ... [more]

Problem with students is general 'disregard for respect, discipline'

Aug 22, 2013 - Dennis Heckart, Riverton:  Editor:
Two stories on the front page of the Aug. 14 Rangers caught my eye: "Slide in Riverton PAWS scores reflects statewide trend; causes under study," and ... [more]

Eyes wide open

Aug 22, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Soon enough, Internet crimes will be less amusing and more troubling

We quote from The Associated Press:
"A judge has set an Oct. 9 trial date for a ... [more]