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Beloved on TV, Andy Griffith was sharp businessman, too

Jul 8, 2012 - By Joe Flint McClatchy-Tribune News Service:  LOS ANGELES -- Andy Griffith was famous for playing hayseed characters full of homespun wisdom.
Off camera, though, he was no country bumpkin.
"He had a ... [more]

State rig count flat; national tally rises

Jul 8, 2012 - The Associated Press:  The rig count peaked at 4,530 nationwide in 1981 and bottomed out at 488 in 1999.

HOUSTON -- The number of rigs actively exploring for oil and natural ... [more]

C-130 firefighting program threatened

Jul 8, 2012 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  The only manufacturer of a key piece of equipment, Sacramento, Calif.-based Aero Union, went out of business in August, and no other company has replaced ... [more]

LaBonde named Wyoming water development chief

Jul 8, 2012 - From staff reports:  Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead appointed former Riverton municipal official Harry LaBonde the next director of the Wyoming Water Development Office. LaBonde replaces ... [more]

Paving, chip sealing in county to begin

Jul 8, 2012 - From staff reports:   A Wyoming Department of Transportation asphalt paving crew is scheduled for work beginning Monday, July 9, on U.S. 20-26 east of Shoshoni.
"All work is ... [more]

Joey+Rory set for concert at Headwaters

Jul 8, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Academy of Country Music award winning duo Joey+Rory are hosting "An Evening with Joey+Rory" in Dubois at The Headwaters Arts and Conference ... [more]

New children's book's setting is Wind River reservation

Jul 8, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming State Historical Society has announced the release of a children's book titled "Elka," based on the Wind River Indian Reservation.
The group ... [more]

AG opinion on construction funding goes CWC's way

Jul 8, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  Wyoming Attorney General Gregory A. Phillips has ruled on how state reimbursement should be done for Central Wyoming College's health and science center ... [more]

Blade pilgrims travel far to be taught in Riverton

Jul 8, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Marissa Saneholtz traveled all the way from Certaldo, Italy, to Riverton.
Not for a vacation. To make a knife.
The Ohio native teaches jewelry-making and ... [more]

Bear Cub Fire exceeds 6,000 acres in county

Jul 8, 2012 - From staff reports:  A temporary closure order has been put in place in the fire area.

Firefighters battling a forest fire burning in Fremont County are getting a break ... [more]

Next county budget betting on PILT funds

Jul 8, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  All eyes on falling gas revenue

After asking department managers for a 5 percent budget cut, the Fremont County Commission is banking on receiving at ... [more]

Lander hosts Pageant of the Old West Parade

Jul 6, 2012 - Staff:  Crowds gathered under a hot sun to watch the Pageant of the Old West Parade on July Fourth on Main Street in Lander. Antique trucks, firetrucks, politicians ... [more]

Today

Jul 6, 2012 - Staff:  Births
EBERLINE

A son was born to Chris and Shane Eberline, of Riverton, at 4:18 p.m. June 12, 2012, at Lander Regional Hospital. He weighed 6 pounds, ... [more]

Digest

Jul 6, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Cheyenne adds surveillance cameras
CHEYENNE -- The city of Cheyenne is adding cameras to enhance video surveillance downtown as part of a pilot ... [more]

Weather both helps and slows firefighting

Jul 6, 2012 - The Associated Press:  NEWCASTLE -- More rain is expected to help firefighters at the 17-square-mile Squirrel Creek fire but winds from thunderstorms have helped spread the fire a ... [more]

River ambassador seeks to raise awareness

Jul 6, 2012 - By Miller Resor, Jackson Hole News & Guide:  JACKSON (AP) -- There are a number of reasons the boat ramp beneath the Wilson Bridge is hectic.
First and foremost, Wilson is the most heavily used river ... [more]

Patrons air senior center gripes to state officials

Jul 6, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  For months, some members have complained about center's staff and and board of directors have been handling things.

A group of more than 50 senior ... [more]

Dog attacks walkers; one hospitalized

Jul 6, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  A Thursday morning incident on West Bend Avenue in Riverton resulted in a dead dog and an injured woman being taken to the hospital.
RPD Capt. Eric Murphy ... [more]

Driver pleads not guilty in girl's death

Jul 6, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  William Dean Barnes of Lander, charged with being the driver who struck and killed a Crowheart girl exiting a school bus at her home in December, has pleaded ... [more]

Just like 1838: Mountain man re-enactors assemble at historic point

Jul 6, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Coonskin caps, moccasins and merriment filled the historic 1838 Rendezvous site Thursday east of Riverton at the annual 1838 Mountain Man Rendezvous.
The ... [more]

First plea is 'not guilty' in Hudson homicides

Jul 6, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The case against one of the five defendants in the November Hudson double-homicide will proceed to trial after he pleaded innocent in the killings of Eric ... [more]

Mountain men on parade

Jul 5, 2012 - Staff:  Participants of Riverton's 1838 Mountain Man Rendezvous celebrated the Fourth of July by parading down Main Street on ... [more]

Today

Jul 5, 2012 - Staff:  Births
CURRY

A daughter was born to Michaeleen Born, of Ethete, and Rex Curry, of Millcreek, at 2:05 a.m. June 14, 2012, at Lander Regional Hospital. ... [more]

Damp weather welcome aid for firefighters

Jul 5, 2012 - The Associated Press:  NEWCASTLE -- Rain has helped crews battling some wildfires in Wyoming, including a 16-square-mile Squirrel Creek Fire about 30 miles southwest of Laramie.
The ... [more]

State blasts loss of fed AML funds

Jul 5, 2012 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead and other Wyoming officials are upset with last week's vote in Congress cutting federal Abandoned Mine Land payments to the state. ... [more]

Digest

Jul 5, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Undeveloped coal mine sold
SHERIDAN -- Cloud Peak Energy has purchased an undeveloped coal mine along the Wyoming-Montana border that has the potential ... [more]

Books to Guatemala: Teacher aide working to give discarded materials new uses

Jul 5, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Tara Sweeney is on a quest.
She wants to get 80 boxes of heavy books from Riverton to Huehuetenango, Guatemala.
As the school year ended, Sweeney learned ... [more]

County offers to cover shortfall for 17 Mile Road work

Jul 5, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Commission is offering to pay more than half of the funding needed to cover the roughly $2.15 million shortfall for 17 Mile Road's final ... [more]

Lawmakers, newspapers, governments eye changes to legal notices

Jul 5, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  A Wyoming legislative committee in Riverton has instructed a state newspaper group, local governments and others to discuss possible reductions for required ... [more]

No major incidents tied to fireworks on July 4 holiday

Jul 5, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Independence Day celebrations in Fremont County did not overwhelm fire departments.
A partial ban on fireworks was in effect across the county amid ongoing ... [more]