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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]

Emergency calls

Feb 15, 2012 - Staff:  In Riverton police reports Tuesday to Wednesday morning:
- Benjamin P. Gale, 20, of Riverton, was arrested at 12:50 a.m. Tuesday for minor in possession at ... [more]


Feb 15, 2012 - Staff:  ALLEN
Travis B. Allen, 37, of Riverton, died Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012, at the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. ... [more]

State preps to end wolf protections

Feb 15, 2012 - By Ben Neary The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming lawmakers appear ready to change the state's wolf management law to accommodate an agreement that Gov. Matt Mead and U.S. Secretary of ... [more]

Suit filed in wreck that killed couple

Feb 15, 2012 - By Martin Reed Staff Writer:  Family members of the Riverton couple killed in a crash near the Boysen Reservoir causeway filed a federal lawsuit accusing Encana Oil and Gas Inc. of ... [more]

Airport saw 66 flights canceled in '11 by airline

Feb 15, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer Staff Writer:  Passengers using Fremont County's sole commercial airport in 2011 experienced 66 flight cancellations by Great Lakes Airlines.
The largest number of ... [more]

Guilty plea in fatal shooting

Feb 15, 2012 - By Martin Reed Staff Writer:  Between heavy sobs and sniffling, he muttered the sentence: "I'm the one that's not supposed to be here right now."
Erasmo Castillo talked about how, after ... [more]

Emergency calls

Feb 14, 2012 - Staff:  In Riverton police reports from Friday to Tuesday morning:
- Alfred Platt, 48, of Riverton, was arrested for probation violation at 2:41 p.m. on Friday in the ... [more]


Feb 14, 2012 - Staff:  ALLEN
Fort Washakie native Esther C. Allen, 80, of Casper, died Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012, in Casper. Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14, at the ... [more]

Mead says Wyoming remains strong but feeling fiscal pinch

Feb 14, 2012 - By Ben Neary The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead acknowledged Monday that Wyoming is not an island, and that energy revenues, long the bulwark of the state's economy, are slipping as ... [more]

Air boardings up slightly

Feb 14, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer Staff Writer:  Travelers at Riverton Regional Airport used its services in nearly the same volume in 2011 as the year before.
Airport manager Bill Urbigkit said last year ... [more]

Fatal fire likely was accidental

Feb 14, 2012 - By Christina George Staff Writer:  Authorities say they are handling last week's mobile home fire in Shoshoni as an accident. The blaze claimed the life of the resident.
Fremont County ... [more]

Legal Aid of Wyoming offers free tax help

Feb 13, 2012 - Staff:  Legal Aid of Wyoming in Lander is offering free tax preparation assistance to qualifying participants through April.
The group will be at the Riverton Branch ... [more]

State emphasizes good heart health

Feb 13, 2012 - Staff:  The lifestyle choices people make everyday can help or hurt their heart's ability to do its job effectively, Wyoming's state health officer ... [more]

This mature performance is a drag

Feb 13, 2012 - Staff:  Kinsey Sicks, a "drag a cappella beautyshop quartet" performs at Central Wyoming College's Little Theatre at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 21.
The unique group ... [more]

Training focuses on suicide prevention

Feb 13, 2012 - By Christina George Staff Writer:  Last year, there were 14 suicides in Fremont County -- three of which were youth.
The county coroner said it was a "notable spike" compared to only six in ... [more]

Da Vinci on tour coming to Lander

Feb 13, 2012 - Staff:  The Fremont County Library in Lander will present four showings of a televised tour and lecture on the acclaimed collection of paintings of Leonardo da Vinci ... [more]

Musical 'Camelot' coming to CWC;thanks to the work of many

Feb 13, 2012 - Staff:  The audience watching the Central Wyoming College production of Camelot will see a big cast that rehearsed for weeks, yet the show's overall success has a lot ... [more]

Victim identified in Friday's fatal rollover near Shoshoni

Feb 13, 2012 - From staff reports:  Fremont County Coroner Ed McAuslan has identified the driver who died in a vehicle rollover near Shoshoni on Friday morning.
The victim was Henry Gomendi of ... [more]

January's temperatures far warmer than typical

Feb 13, 2012 - By Christina George Staff Writer:  Although the month of January in Riverton lacked frigid temperatures and bleak snowfall, weather officials say it's the conditions in the mountain range that ... [more]