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Man who made threats at WLRC gets plea agreement

Jul 18, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  John Cardine Jr. can avoid a prison sentence if he finishes three years of probation among other conditions.

A man charged with making terroristic ... [more]

Proposal to add Strannigan's signature to gym floor heard by school board

Jul 18, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Friends and family of former Riverton High School basketball coach and activities director Bill Strannigan want to honor the man's memory with a signature on ... [more]

Solution to U.S. border crisis not quick or easy

Jul 18, 2014 - By The Los Angeles Times:  There have been some recent stirrings of reasonableness in Washington over the humanitarian crisis at the Mexican border, stirrings that should be supported ... [more]

Blazes on West Coast causing hazy skies in Wind River Basin

Jul 18, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The smoke wafting through Fremont County this week is coming from blazes burning more than 1,000 miles away.
"In Oregon and southern Washington there's a ... [more]

Not exactly a relaxing weekend

Jul 18, 2014 - By Chris Peck:  How about this for a weekend of fun?
Take a day or two off.
Get out your bike, your hiking shoes, and your canoe.
Then, rise early to ...
- Trek 20 miles ... [more]

Our skyscrapers

Jul 18, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  For the 34th summer, hot-air balloons grace the local skies

Editor's note: This editorial on the Riverton Rendezvous balloon rally first ... [more]

Digest

Jul 18, 2014 - The Associated Press:  80 mph to be enforced strictly
CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Highway Patrol says all the new signs along Wyoming's interstate highways showing a speed limit ... [more]

RHS grad wins speech prize at Yale

Jul 18, 2014 - From staff reports:  Robert H. Peck earned the university's annual Henry James Ten Eyck Prize.

A Riverton student has won a historic speaking prize at Yale ... [more]

Father, son still hospitalized after fire; community outpouring swells

Jul 18, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Members of the Feike and Noelle van Dijk family say they are grateful for the support of the Fremont County community after a structure fire that killed two of ... [more]

Frontier Days not overly worried about marijuana from Colorado

Jul 18, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Organizers of Cheyenne Frontier Days and local police don't see a cause for specific concern about wider use of marijuana bought legally next door ... [more]

Today

Jul 18, 2014 - Staff:  Births
REDMAN

A son was born to Dalilah Brown of Lander and Levi Redman of Lander at 9:58 p.m. June 3 at SageWest Health Care at Lander. The baby ... [more]

Riverton man to serve one-year term as district deputy for Elks

Jul 18, 2014 - From staff reports:  Mark A. Johnson, of Riverton, has been installed as district deputy to the Elks National President for the lodges in the Southwest District of the Wyoming Elks ... [more]

State high-risk on new assessment for quakes

Jul 18, 2014 - The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- A new federal earthquake map dials up the shaking hazard just a bit for about one-third of the United States and lowers it for one-tenth.
Wyoming ... [more]

Sturdevant, Taylor to marry

Jul 18, 2014 - From staff reports:  Dr. James and Barbara Taylor of Riverton and Dr. Susan Taylor of Douglas are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Mikenzie Lynn Taylor to ... [more]

Angelo 'Hulio' Jenkins

Jul 17, 2014 - Staff:  Angelo "Hulio" Jenkins, of Arapahoe, died Monday, July 14, 2014, at his home. He was 35 years old.
A wake will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 17, at the ... [more]

Motocross race set Sunday at Riverton track

Jul 17, 2014 - From staff reports:  A day of motocross racing is set for this Sunday, July 20, at the Fremont County Racing Association's track west of Riverton.
The High Plains Motocross ... [more]

Both Riverton Little League teams get big district victories

Jul 17, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The 11-12-year-olds beat Rock Springs 19-6 and the 9-10-year-olds won 17-7 over Green River.

Riverton moved closer to playing in a pair of ... [more]

Today

Jul 17, 2014 - Staff:  Births
McNAIR

A daughter was born to Anne McNair of Lander and Tye McNair of Lander at 11:06 a.m. May 22 at SageWest Health Care at Riverton. The baby ... [more]

Research firm ranks Wyoming No. 2 in business

Jul 17, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- An independent economic research firm ranks Wyoming No. 2 in the nation in its ranking of states for being pro-business.
Wyoming rose from No. 5 in ... [more]

Internet provider begins 'turn up' phase in expansion project

Jul 17, 2014 - From staff reports:  Riverton-based Wyoming.com said it has started the initial "turn-up" phase of its Wireless NextGen network project for northern Fremont County.
The fixed ... [more]

Wyoming Attorney General fines company $15,000 for violating do-not-call laws

Jul 17, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Attorney General recently imposed a $15,000 civil penalty on a company that appeared to be calling consumers on the do-not-call lists.
The ... [more]

Museum hires Crawford as visitor services coordinator

Jul 17, 2014 - From staff reports:  Jackson Crawford is the new visitor services coordinator for the Riverton Museum.
Crawford said he looks forward to bringing his skills as a teacher and ... [more]

Ridgway earns performance award

Jul 17, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Workforce Development Council has awarded Central Wyoming College's Lori Ridgway with the Outstanding Individual Performance Award at a state ... [more]

We're jumping into the pool

Jul 17, 2014 - By Clair McFarland:  I mean this both literally and figuratively

This week more than ever, I have been tempted to write from a well of cynicism -- to point out the darker ... [more]

'Start using our brains and our backbones' in this county

Jul 17, 2014 - Glenn Laidlaw, Riverton:  Editor:
I would like to comment on the recent CERA conference held on the 14th of this month. After reading Chris Pecks's column on the 20th of June, I found ... [more]

Listing the mustang

Jul 17, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  If the wild horse truly is 'endangered,' it will take strong sales pitch to make the case

When we think of an endangered species, there are certain ... [more]

Digest

Jul 17, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Yellowstone gate reopens
POWELL -- The highway to Yellowstone National Park's east entrance has reopened after a landslide covered it with mud, logs and ... [more]

Rain puts an end to Owen Fire in Medicine Bow forest

Jul 17, 2014 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Recent rains have helped firefighters contain a wildfire in southeastern Wyoming.
Officials announced that the Owens Fire in the Medicine Bow ... [more]

Hill fires back at newest report by lawmakers, cites 'malicious slander'

Jul 17, 2014 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- State schools Superintendent Cindy Hill said a draft report by a legislative panel investigating her administration of the state Education ... [more]

District 25 budget passes, up 12.6 percent

Jul 17, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The capital projects fund went from $4 million to $9 million to handle two upgrades.

Fremont County School District 25 passed a $66 million budget ... [more]