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The way it was: VFW Cooties -- 1939

Jul 7, 2013 - Staff:  Early summer brought good news to Riverton in 1939 when it was announced that the Wyoming State Veterans of Foreign Wars Convention would be held in the ... [more]

Teens get peek at future careers

Jul 7, 2013 - Staff:  The Foundations of Energy course being offered this year through the Second Wind program at Central Wyoming College aligns well with the ongoing work of the ... [more]

Second Wind to focus on skills for energy industry

Jul 7, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The program is meant for students ages 18-21 who have been through the juvenile justice system.

Students in this year's Second Wind program at ... [more]

Belgian family calls Wyoming 'the cowboy country you dream of'

Jul 7, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Nesta Geirnaert turned 2 years old on May 16 far from her place of birth. She and her family -- father Steven Geirnaert and mother Heidi Renwa -- are from ... [more]

State hopes to stay out of federal quarrel on sage grouse

Jul 7, 2013 - By Don Warfield, Staff Writer:  Crippling restrictions on Wyoming's mineral and agricultural commodities industries are a certainty within two years if western industry and government leaders ... [more]

Farmer the beneficiary of alfalfa-cutting duel in Missouri Valley

Jul 7, 2013 - By Eric Blom Staff Writer:  An unusual sight appeared along Missouri Valley Road on June 29: two differently colored wind rowers working in the same field.
The red-and-yellow New Holland ... [more]

Healthy gains in job market

Jul 7, 2013 - Staff:  Fremont County's unemployment picture improved dramatically in May, with the unemployment rate reaching its lowest point in several years.
The improvement ... [more]

Lawmaker says money for municipalities is a priority

Jul 7, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  State Sen. Eli Bebout, R-Riverton, told Riverton city leaders that he'll push for infrastructure funding for cities and towns next winter.
"We're worried ... [more]

Health department investigates norovirus reports

Jul 7, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Department of Health is investigating reports that dozens of people contracted norovirus in May after visiting Svilar's Bar and Dining Room in ... [more]

Digest

Jul 7, 2013 - Staff:  State to host working group
The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality and the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission will host a Pavillion ... [more]

UW places 71 athletes on Mountain West Conference academic list

Jul 5, 2013 - From staff reports:  The University of Wyoming received 71 awards from 15 sports as the Mountain West Conference announced its scholar-athlete recognition for the 2012-13 academic ... [more]

Volunteers will make or break big Little League tournament

Jul 5, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton Little League president Jason Muehler needs the help from the community.
Muehler is preparing to host the district tournament July 17-20 at the Ron ... [more]

Today

Jul 5, 2013 - Staff:  Births
FIGHTINGBEAR

A son was born to Glorietta FightingBear, of Riverton, at 10:26 p.m. May 29, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 6 ... [more]

Ricos win June Yard of the Month honor

Jul 5, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Riverton Garden Club awarded Ruth Rico, at 1416 Aspen Drive in Riverton, its Yard of the Month honor for June.
The awards are only given out in the ... [more]

Walton, McCarty marry

Jul 5, 2013 - From staff reports:  Heidi Walton and Bryant McCarty were married Feb. 15, 2013, in Draper, Utah.
The bride is the daughter of Scott and Jeri Walton of Riverton. She is a 2007 ... [more]

Vodopich and Rose to wed July 13

Jul 5, 2013 - From staff reports:  Carie Vodopich, the daughter of Allen and Susan Vodopich of Riverton, is engaged to Andrew Rose, the son of Doug and Mary Rose of Gillette.
The future bride ... [more]

Hitshew awarded STAR Scholarship

Jul 5, 2013 - From staff reports:  Jordan Hitshew, a 2013 graduate of Lander Valley High School, recently was presented the P.E.O. STAR Scholarship for the 2013-14 academic year.
She is the ... [more]

UW announces its spring dean's and dean's freshman honor rolls

Jul 5, 2013 - From staff reports:  The University of Wyoming lists 47 students from Fremont County on the 2013 spring semester academic dean's and dean's freshman honor rolls.
The honor rolls ... [more]

Changes coming in RHS activities programs

Jul 5, 2013 - By Jeremy Hill:  Since the highly successful Riverton High School activities seasons are behind us, it's time to look back with honest reflection and forward with earnest ... [more]

Fairgrounds serves a vital role for Fremont County

Jul 5, 2013 - Chris Linton, Riverton:  Editor:
Too often, Riverton residents breeze by the Fremont County Fairgrounds without even giving it a thought.
Or if there is a thought, it might be that ... [more]

Job Corps

Jul 5, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Awarding the contract, at last, is an important 'yes' for the city

Sandy Barton, the chief of the Fremont County Board of Cooperative Educational ... [more]

Digest

Jul 5, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Lightning sparks Black Hills fires
RAPID CITY, S.D. -- Fourth of July lightning storms sparked three small wildfires in the Black Hills National Forest ... [more]

VA making progress in claims backlog

Jul 5, 2013 - McClatchy Newspapers:  CHEYENNE -- The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs is chipping away at its large backlog of disability compensation claims for veterans in Wyoming and the rest ... [more]

Udall's body was spotted by searchers from the air

Jul 5, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- An airborne search team is credited with location the body of a prominent environmentalist and brother of a U.S. Senator in the Wind River ... [more]

Shooters sharpen their skills

Jul 5, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  Black powder gunmen take aim at the 1838 Rendezvous range

Black powder musket shooters are sharpening their skills this week at the 1838 Rendezvous ... [more]

Man flees, hides from law enforcement

Jul 5, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A Spanish-speaking man reportedly fled from law enforcement Saturday after being pulled over on Wyoming Highway 789 in Hudson.
Officials said the man is in ... [more]

New Wyoming laws take effect

Jul 5, 2013 - By Trevor Brown, MCT News Service:  More than 120 new state laws took effect Monday.
Some of the bills passed during this year's legislative session had immediate start dates.
But others ... [more]

Erratic driver transported to hospital

Jul 5, 2013 - From staff reports:  Several motorists called law enforcement about an erratic driver Tuesday on Wyoming Highway 789 near Hudson.
Officials said the driver later was transported ... [more]

Fireworks calls keep police busy

Jul 5, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Riverton Police Department responded to 12 calls related to fireworks during the Fourth of July holiday.
The reports started coming in at about 12:30 p.m. ... [more]

Judge requests more info in Sinks Canyon shooting case

Jul 5, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Under the plea deal, Jeremy Cunningham would receive 18 to 48 months in prison.

Wyoming 9th Judicial District Judge Marvin L. Tyler tentatively has ... [more]