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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]

The way it was: Grocer, 1919

Jun 30, 2012 - Staff:  Riverton was born as a farm town in 1906, but not everyone was involved in agriculture. A need arose almost immediately for a general grocery store for those ... [more]

Digest

Jun 30, 2012 - From staff reports:  Dubois quilt show in August
Visitors to the 17th annual Dubois Quilt Festival at the Headwaters Arts & Conference Center on Aug. 10-12 will be able to view an ... [more]

Youth offenders getting help from CWC grant

Jun 30, 2012 - From staff reports:  Central Wyoming College received a $1.2 million grant to provide vocational and life skills to 18- to 21-year-old adults who had been juvenile offenders, ... [more]

Carissa Mine improvements starting

Jun 30, 2012 - From staff reports:  This summer will be busy at the Carissa Mine and Mill in the South Pass area with numerous activities planned for the historic site.
Beginning in July the ... [more]

Hot Notes Cool Nights starting July 2 in Riverton City Park

Jun 30, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Central Wyoming College summer band performs patriotic and American classics at its first Hot Notes Cool Nights concert Monday, July 2, at Riverton City ... [more]

Ag groups hosting a barbecue, ranch tour

Jun 30, 2012 - From staff reports:  A barbecue hosted by the Crofts family as well as Fremont County Cattlemen and the Wyoming Stock Growers Association will be held July 9 at South ... [more]

Geo-caching happening at Boysen

Jun 30, 2012 - From staff reports:  Children interested in going on a modern day treasure hunt are urged to register for the Boysen Cache Dash, an event that teaches the basic skills of ... [more]

July Fourth events abound in Dubois

Jun 30, 2012 - From staff reports:  Residents in Dubois are making the Fourth of July special this year with their annual parade and events.
The day's festivities include participation from many ... [more]

Dubois Museum offers plenty of summer fun

Jun 30, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Dubois Museum is offering a wide variety of lectures and treks in July, featuring cultural and natural history unique to the Upper Wind River Valley.
All ... [more]

Fire ban effectively snuffs out fireworks

Jun 30, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  On Friday, three Fremont County commissioners made an emergency vote by telephone to implement fire restrictions in the county.
"We will still have to take an ... [more]

Citizens, farmers express worries about proposed food regulations

Jun 30, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  New rule revisions cover leafy greens, raw milk and egg grading.

Nan Slingerland thinks federal regulations are filtering down on farmers like ... [more]

Council to discuss day care dilemma

Jun 30, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  On Tuesday, the Riverton City Council will discuss options on whether or not a proposed day care facility should be allowed to operate in a city zone that ... [more]

Stanbury works to help small hands

Jun 30, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  The Riverton alumnus is in his final year of residency and hopes to specialize in children's hand surgery.

Riverton's Spencer Stanbury has been ... [more]

PAC raising support for 1 percent tax

Jun 30, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The political action committee formed to handle campaign activities supporting the proposed 1 percent optional use tax is busy rallying construction-related ... [more]

Today

Jun 29, 2012 - Staff:  Births
CREEK

A son was born to Jessica Weaver and Ryan Creek, of Lander, at 11:19 a.m. June 17, 2012, at Lander Regional Hospital. He weighed 5 ... [more]