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Hospital helpers: Preschoolers get an inside look at RMH

Apr 10, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  A group of short specialists in purple scrubs, hair nets, masks and name bracelets moved through the halls of Riverton Memorial Hospital on Thursday.
"You ... [more]

Library Week activities through Friday in city

Apr 10, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Branch Library is celebrating National Library week April 8-14 by providing free library card replacements to all patrons during the week. ... [more]

Property tax notices ready

Apr 10, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Stronger home sales in Shoshoi and Hudson could lead homeowners in those communities to notice an increase in their property taxes compared to elsewhere in the ... [more]

Painter Thomas Kinkade dead at 54

Apr 8, 2012 - The Associated Press:  SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Artist Thomas Kinkade once said that he had something in common with Walt Disney and Norman Rockwell: He wanted to make people happy.
And ... [more]

Forensic analysis could save Heart Mountain smokestack

Apr 8, 2012 - By Martin Kidston, The Associated Press:  HEART MOUNTAIN (AP) -- They're here to cut, drill and dig their way through time. More precisely, they're here to get a better understanding of what time has ... [more]

Democrats eye business at April 14 convention

Apr 8, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Democratic Party Convention will take place on April 14 to vote on a local platform, nominate delegates for the state convention and vote on ... [more]

CWC Theater Showcase offering mix of performances

Apr 8, 2012 - Staff:  Central Wyoming College theater students have generated so much material for the ninth annual Theater Showcase that each performance will be totally ... [more]

Wolf meetings on Internet

Apr 8, 2012 - Staff:  The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is partnering with the Wyoming Distance Learning Center ( [more]

Game and Fish hosts meeting on wolf rules

Apr 8, 2012 - Staff:  The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is hosting a meeting on the its drafted new regulations covering wolf management and wolf hunting at 6 p.m. on April 11 ... [more]

Digest

Apr 8, 2012 - Staff:  Learn about the 'quirky brain'
Central Wyoming College psychology professor Jewel Dirks, who did a research project on the "Quirky Brain," shares some of her ... [more]

Planning board has vacancy

Apr 8, 2012 - Staff:  Fremont County commissioners are seeking a replacement on the planning board to fill a seat left vacant by Donna Thompson.
Thompson served on the planning ... [more]

Pavillion Town Council picks new board member

Apr 8, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Pavillion Town Council members on April 2 unanimously selectied Danette Williams to fill a void left by Andrea Smith who announced her resignation in ... [more]

Ranger egg hunt starting, first clues published Sunday

Apr 8, 2012 - Staff:  The Ranger's double Easter egg hunt returns today, with two weeks of published clues planned if necessary.
Two colorful wooden eggs are hidden somewhere in ... [more]

Out-of-towners return for Easter egg hunt

Apr 8, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Holly Dockstader remembers growing up in Riverton and hunting for Easter candy in a grocery store with many other children her age.
"My memory is doing it at ... [more]

Hate crime training touches on bullying, bias

Apr 8, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  Learning about hate crime victims and how best to work with them was the focus of an all-day training session in Riverton.
Individuals from the FBI, the ... [more]

Graduation rates for county schools cover a wide range

Apr 8, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Five of the eight school districts in Fremont County had graduation rates for the 2010-11 academic year higher than the state's average of 79.7 ... [more]

Chefs prep kitchens for Passover

Apr 6, 2012 - The Associated Press:  TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) -- The Jewish springtime holiday Passover is known as a festival of freedom, but its hallmark is a litany of dietary restrictions centered ... [more]

Science and religion can, and must, coexist for humanity

Apr 6, 2012 - By Paul V.M. Flesher:  The goal of the Enlightenment, that intellectual movement of the 18th century, was to establish human reason as the highest arbiter of knowledge, as opposed to ... [more]

Today

Apr 6, 2012 - Staff:  Births
HORN

A daughter was born to Leeanna Jean and Jason David Horn, of Dubois, at 10:25 p.m. March 18, 2012, at mile marker 114 on WY 26 287 on the ... [more]

Digest

Apr 6, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Snowmobile ruling withdrawn
CHEYENNE (AP) -- A federal appeals court has withdrawn a recent ruling that said the state of Wyoming wasn't economically affected ... [more]

State settles matter of relocated pro-life signs

Apr 6, 2012 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The State of Wyoming has admitted that state officials violated the constitutional rights of members of an anti-abortion group by removing a display ... [more]

Officials seek to expand brucellosis disease zone

Apr 6, 2012 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- In a case being watched closely in Wyoming, Montana livestock officials have proposed an expansion of an animal disease zone around ... [more]

State agrees to evaluate eagle permit for Arapaho

Apr 6, 2012 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is evaluating whether it believes the Northern Arapaho Tribe would need state permission to kill bald eagles ... [more]

Deer population at center of G&F talks with county residents

Apr 6, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  Wyoming Game & Fish officials met hunters and landowners March 28 in Riverton to discuss potential changes to hunting seasons in the department's Lander ... [more]

City denies bid to change zoning on vacant plot

Apr 6, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council has rejected the rezoning of the Fuechsel property near the Spencer subdivision in north Riverton.
The petitioner, Jeffery Fuechsel, ... [more]

RPD officer not guilty in charges from last summer

Apr 6, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  A jury in Lander on Thursday deliberated for about 40 minutes to determine that an off-duty Riverton police officer is not guilty of being intoxicated and ... [more]

Today

Apr 5, 2012 - Staff:  Corrections
The full name of the writer of a letter to the editor was inadverntently omitted when it was published March 28. The writer's full name is ... [more]

Digest

Apr 5, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Woman sentenced for drunken wreck
LARAMIE (AP) -- A Colorado woman who seriously injured a Laramie woman in a drunken-driving wreck will spend the next year in ... [more]

Pipeline proponent says profits would be $1.4B

Apr 5, 2012 - The Associated Press:  DENVER (AP) -- A Colorado businessman seeking to build a pipeline to deliver water from Wyoming to Colorado's Front Range estimates that whoever designs, ... [more]

Buford, population 1, goes on the auction block

Apr 5, 2012 - The Associated Press:  BUFORD (AP) -- What's advertised as the smallest town in the United States will be going to the highest bidder.
Buford is located between Cheyenne and Laramie ... [more]