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Jul 26, 2013 - From staff reports:  Students earn recognition
Eastern Wyoming College has announced the honor rolls for the spring 2012 semester. There were 255 students receiving ... [more]

Second Wind builds playhouse for Habitat for Humanity raffle

Jul 26, 2013 - From staff reports:  Students from the Central Wyoming College Second Wind Program assisted Habitat for Humanity Wind River Country in the construction of a playhouse to be raffled ... [more]

UW names spring graduates

Jul 26, 2013 - From staff reports:  The University of Wyoming accorded degrees upon the following students from Fremont County at the completion of the 2013 spring semester.
The following ... [more]

Rescue workers respond to false request for emergency assistance

Jul 26, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Search and rescue volunteers "weren't all that impressed" with a man who reportedly made a false request for emergency help Tuesday evening.
The Fremont ... [more]

Riverton 11-12s bounce back; Lander 9-10s still alive at state Little League

Jul 26, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Hayden Wempen and Jaren Draper combined to throw a two-hitter for the Riverton 11-and 12-year-old all-star baseball team on Thursday in a 6-1 victory over ... [more]

Sorting out the good guys and bad guys in Egypt

Jul 26, 2013 - By Paul V.M. Flesher:  The news coming out of Egypt these past couple weeks tells a dramatic story. Millions of Egyptians protested the authoritarianism of a political party that ... [more]

Poll: Americans want curbs on surveillance

Jul 26, 2013 - By David Lightman, McClatchy Washington Bureau:  WASHINGTON -- Americans are fed up with the federal government collecting information on their phone calls, emails and Internet use, and they want curbs on what ... [more]

Raiders get win at district Legion to keep state prospects going

Jul 26, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Riverton Raiders used the arm of Steven Reinig to produce an 8-5 win over the Rawlins Generals in the first game of the American Legion baseball district ... [more]

Damp weather helping Fairfield crews

Jul 26, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Cooler, damper weather has helped firefighters stop the Fairfield Fire from spreading for two days.
On Thursday morning, the official size was 1,559 acres ... [more]

Digest

Jul 26, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Trustees meet on salary request
CHEYENNE -- The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees is likely to seek more money for salaries in a new two-year ... [more]

Lubnau to address Republicans on Hill probe

Jul 26, 2013 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  The Wyoming House Speaker has empaneled a special committee to investigate the state superintendent.

CHEYENNE -- State House Speaker Tom Lubnau will ... [more]

Single-director format for museums is unnecessary and not best way to spend money

Jul 26, 2013 - Patti Anderson, Riverton:  Editor:
Here we go again.
It has only been a few years since the issue of administrative restructure for Fremont County museums failed the last time. It is ... [more]

Robbery suspects still at large; arrests could be made soon

Jul 26, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The people involved in an armed robbery and separate home break-in Thursday were still at large Friday morning, but officials say a list of potential suspects ... [more]

Autocross comes to CWC campus

Jul 25, 2013 - Staff:  Autocross, a timed single-vehicle race on a closed course, was staged for the first time as a Riverton Rendezvous event at the Robert A. Peck Arts Center ... [more]

Gillette comeback downs Riverton 12-year-olds

Jul 25, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton is still alive in the double-elimination state tournament.

Gillette shocked Riverton, scoring eight runs in the bottom of the fifth inning ... [more]

Lander 9-10s throttle Gillette at state LL

Jul 25, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Lander 9- and 10-year-old all-star baseball team started the state Little League baseball tournament with a 16-6 victory against Gillette.
Wednesday's ... [more]

Today

Jul 25, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
Clemetson

Jerome "Jerry" Clemetson of Riverton died at Riverton Memorial Hospital on Saturday, July 20, 2013. He was 66 years old. Cremation ... [more]

Mary Catherine Harmon

Jul 25, 2013 - Staff:  No services are scheduled for Mary Catherine "Cathy" Harmon, 59, who died July 17, 2013, at her home in Riverton.  Cremation has taken place.
She was born ... [more]

Coal giant Peabody's earnings beat expectations

Jul 25, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Coal miner Peabody Energy Corp. said Tuesday its second-quarter earnings slid 56 percent because of lower pricing, but the results still handily beat Wall ... [more]

NAPA joins support network for Intrepid Fallen Heroes

Jul 25, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  NAPA Auto Parts stores and NAPA AutoCare centers in Riverton have joined forces in support of the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, a non-profit organization that ... [more]

State ranks fifth on list of best in U.S. for business

Jul 25, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Pollina lists evaluates states based on 32 factors controlled by state government, including taxes, human resources, education, legislation, energy ... [more]

Seniors have both buying power and experience

Jul 25, 2013 - By Susan Jerke:  Question -- "Do you have any advice for working with senior citizen customers?"
-- Ben, Sundance
Answer -- My 80-year-old mother recently decided ... [more]

'Outraged and disgusted' by the hounding of Cindy Hill

Jul 25, 2013 - Joan Brummond, Laramie:  Editor:
I worked for Cindy Hill before she became Superintendent of Public Instruction. She is a problem solver like few administrators.
She keeps the kids ... [more]

Yes, this is beautiful country

Jul 25, 2013 - By Betty Starks Case:  But until last week, I'd never really seen it before

I'll declare at the beginning that this column involves a lot of hot air -- realizing, of course, ... [more]

Rewarding misbehavior

Jul 25, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  In NYC, at least, a sex scandal doesn't seem to matter much anymore

A curious development is emerging in light of the never-ending string of ... [more]

Digest

Jul 25, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Man killed in Evansville shooting
EVANSVILLE -- Authorities say one man is dead following a midnight shooting at a bar in Evansville.
The Natrona ... [more]

Firefighting pros accept a different way of life

Jul 25, 2013 - By Gib Mathers, For the Associated Press:  POWELL -- Battling blazes becomes a way of life for firefighters and their families
Demanding. Dangerous. And, at times, deadly.
While local firefighters are ... [more]

Woman's death in irrigation ditch under investigation

Jul 25, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Officials are investigating the death of Dajuana Crichton, 55, of rural Riverton, who was found in an irrigation ditch Wednesday near her home on Elkhorn ... [more]

Robbery, break-in suspects sought

Jul 25, 2013 - From staff reports:  An armed hold-up at a Riverton bar followed a shooting incident at a residence.

The Riverton Police Department is looking for several suspects ... [more]

Oak Ridge Boys set for Saturday fair show

Jul 25, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  County and gospel music legends The Oak Ridge Boys perform at the Fremont County Fair 5 p.m. Saturday, July 27, at the fairgrounds grandstand arena in ... [more]