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Police identify suspect in stabbing

Feb 22, 2012 - By Christina George Staff Writer:  The Riverton Police Department is seeking assistance in locating Thomas Joseph Shakespeare, 29, of the Riverton area, who has been identified as a suspect in ... [more]

First meeting set on possible changes to commission district

Feb 22, 2012 - By Martin Reed Staff Writer:  Public meetings begin this week aimed at both informing and hearing from the public on possible changes to Fremont County Commission districts.
Meetings, all ... [more]

City OKs more off-site alcohol catering permits

Feb 22, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge Staff Writer:  The City of Riverton on Tuesday increased the number of alcohol catering permits to 24 per venue, up from the original six per licensee per year.
The catering ... [more]


Feb 21, 2012 - Staff:  DEATHS

Fort Washakie native Matilda A. Braman, 60, died of natural causes Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012, in Pocatello, Idaho. Traditional Native ... [more]

Winter carnival organizers call event a success

Feb 21, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge Staff Writer:  The 2012 Wild West Winter Carnival came to a close this weekend with the remote control car races at the Wind River Casino. The contest was sponsored by Hammer ... [more]

Police say man killed in crash wore seat belt

Feb 21, 2012 - By Christina George Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Highway Patrol said the Thermopolis man killed in a single-car crash Feb. 10 near Shoshoni was wearing his seat belt when the car rolled numerous ... [more]

County pushes for speedy decision on election appeal

Feb 21, 2012 - By Martin Reed Staff Writer:  An attorney representing Fremont County government wants the U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals to render a decision in ongoing debate about commission ... [more]

Big competition on small wheels

Feb 21, 2012 - By Christina George Staff Writer:  Tom Riggin used to be an avid dirt bike racer.
But about three years ago, the Colorado Springs, Colo., resident switched gears, trading in two wheels for four ... [more]

Archaeology group considers 'The Power of Place'

Feb 20, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler Staff Writer:  Lander rancher Dave Raynolds and Central Wyoming College geology professor Suki Smaglik will combine forces to present the February program on "The Power of ... [more]

County GOP caucuses happening this week

Feb 20, 2012 - By Martin Reed Staff Writer:  Hey, Fremont County Republicans, it's time to get ready for the upcoming presidential election season.
As part of the caucuses happening at various locations ... [more]

Tax break for ethanol passed by Wyo. Senate

Feb 20, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Developments on the fifth day of the Budget Session of the 2012 Wyoming Legislature:

ETHANOL TAX: The Senate for the third time passed a bill to ... [more]

Judge binds over woman charged in infant's death

Feb 20, 2012 - By Christina George Staff Writer:  Riverton Circuit Judge Wesley Roberts ruled that probable cause exists in the case against a Pavillion woman charged in the November death of her infant ... [more]

Only a drill: Police, students cooperate in training

Feb 20, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge Staff Writer:  The Riverton Police Department Special Response Unit squelched a protest by students at CWC on Friday.
But just for fun -- and training.
Eight students from ... [more]

Poor marks for county in data on well-being of kids

Feb 20, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge Staff Writer:  Fremont County ranked last among 15 Wyoming counties categorized for child well-being, making it the community most obviously in need of further sustained ... [more]

County Dems convene Sunday

Feb 17, 2012 - Staff:  The Fremont County Democratic Party meets at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19, at the El Toro in Hudson.
Fremont County Clerk Julie Freese will talk about the new ... [more]

Wyoming Aglow sets workshop April 13 and 15 in Rock Springs

Feb 17, 2012 - Staff:  Wyoming Aglow International is hosting a spring weekend gathering April 13 through April 15 in Rock Springs.
Registration for the conference begins at 5 p.m. ... [more]

CWC students graduate at conclusion of fall semester

Feb 17, 2012 - Staff:  Several Central Wyoming College students met the requirements for graduation at the conclusion of the fall 2011semester.
Graduating with highest honors this ... [more]

Doggone determined

Feb 17, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge Staff Writer:  At first glance, she isn't necessarily appealing. In fact, she probably causes many to stop and stare, possibly even scoff. By normal standards, she barely ... [more]


Feb 17, 2012 - Staff:  BIRTHS
A son was born to Jamie Mejia and Spencer Dolan, of Lander, at 5:14 p.m. Feb. 12, 2012, at Lander Regional Hospital.

A daughter was ... [more]

Eichler, city mayor for five years, dead at 84

Feb 17, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler Staff Writer:  Former Riverton Mayor William Eichler has died.
The longtime Riverton resident died Thursday, Feb. 16, at his home. He was 84 years old.
Eichler served five ... [more]

District 25 ups sub pay, standards

Feb 17, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler Staff Writer:  A new three-tier program, designed to ensure high-quality substitutes in the classrooms, will be implemented in Fremont County School District 25 on March ... [more]

Plea deal reached in charges tied to cyclist death last year

Feb 17, 2012 - By Martin Reed Staff Writer:  A Lander man accused of killing a bicyclist on South Federal Boulevard while driving under the influence last August pleaded no contest to a felony in the case ... [more]

House kills bill to expand tribal police authority

Feb 17, 2012 - By Martin Reed Staff Writer:  Wyoming House lawmakers on Thursday failed to approve the introduction of a bill that would have expanded law enforcement authority of tribal police officers ... [more]

Emergency calls

Feb 16, 2012 - Staff:  In Riverton police reports from Wednesday to Thursday morning:
At 12:41 p.m. on Wednesday in the 800 block of North Federal Boulevard, police arrested Stacy ... [more]


Feb 16, 2012 - Staff:  EAGLE
Lee O. Eagle, 55, of rural Riverton, died Tuesday, Feb. 14, at the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 20, at ... [more]

Driver in fatal Crowheart accident faces felony charge

Feb 16, 2012 - By Christina George Staff Writer:  The Lander man charged with being the driver who struck and killed an 11-year-old Crowheart girl made his first court appearance Tuesday.
Lander Circuit Court ... [more]

Helicopter down near Togwotee; two deaths involved

Feb 16, 2012 - By Christina George Staff Writer:  Fremont County Search and Rescue personnel responded to the site of a helicopter crash Wednesday near Togwotee Pass.
One of the three Teton County men aboard ... [more]

County treasurer says '14 deficit spending could reach $5.2M

Feb 16, 2012 - By Martin Reed Staff Writer:  Budget projections provided by Fremont County Treasurer Scott Harnsberger showed government spending exceeding revenues by nearly $5.2 million for the 2014 ... [more]

Job Corps in new federal budget

Feb 16, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge Staff Writer:  Wyoming U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi says progress is being made on the Riverton Job Corps front.
After speaking with senior officials Friday, Enzi said he was ... [more]

Senate kills Case bill fining the parents of truant children

Feb 15, 2012 - AP:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- The state Senate has killed a bill that would have raised the fines for parents of students who skip school. Senate File 44 failed to win ... [more]