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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]

Legislature a 'go' Monday: All eyes on revenue, says Bebout

Feb 13, 2012 - By Martin Reed Staff Writer:  State Sen. Eli Bebout of Riverton knows the state's two-year budget will be the focus of the Wyoming Legislature session starting Monday, but other schools and ... [more]

Just for girls

Feb 13, 2012 - By Martin Reed Staff Writer:  At a whopping 7 and-a-half years old and sporting pigtails, Violyn Baldeagle launched a waist-level kick while sporting her baby-blue pajama bottoms with ... [more]

Snyder hits highlights in 'state of district' talk

Feb 10, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler Staff Writer:  In assessing the status and goals of Fremont County School District 25, superintendent Terry Snyder told the school board Tuesday, "We cannot forget the ... [more]

Driver killed in car rollover Friday morning

Feb 10, 2012 - By Christina George Staff Writer:  Emergency and law enforcement personnel responded to a one-vehicle rollover Friday near Shoshoni.
"It was a one-vehicle rollover just west of Shoshoni before ... [more]

Man's body found after trailer burns in Shoshoni

Feb 10, 2012 - By Christina George Staff Writer:  Authorities are investigating the death of a Shoshoni man whose body was found inside his home that caught fire Thursday morning.
Fremont County Coroner Ed ... [more]

'Not guilty' the verdict in retrial of murder convict

Feb 10, 2012 - By Martin Reed Staff Writer:  Jurors in Lander took about five hours Thursday to decide that a former Daniel man is not guilty of a 1984 murder of a Jackson woman in Sublette County.
After ... [more]

Emergency calls

Feb 10, 2012 - Staff:  In Riverton police reports from Thursday to Friday morning:
- Kenneth Crawford, 20, of Riverton, was arrested for toxic substance use (huffing air duster). ... [more]


Feb 10, 2012 - Staff:  ALLEN
Travis B. Allen, 37, of Riverton, died Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012, at the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. Arrangements are pending through the Davis ... [more]

Emergency calls

Feb 9, 2012 - Staff:  In Riverton police reports from Wednesday to Thursday morning:
- Byron Lincoln, 46, of Riverton, was arrested for public intoxication at 6:05 p.m. on Thursday ... [more]


Feb 9, 2012 - Staff:  REYNOLDS
Linda J. Reynolds, 64, of Hudson, died Monday, Feb. 6, 2012. Memorial services are at 11 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 12, at the VFW Hall in Riverton. ... [more]

City council holds firm on catering permit number

Feb 9, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge Staff Writer:  Catering permits and problems associated with alcohol use sparked another lengthy discussion at the Riverton City Council meeting Tuesday.
City residents ... [more]

Pony Express Riders to give out Valentines this weekend

Feb 9, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge Staff Writer:  Love letters have taken on a different look these days. A text message or e-mail often does the trick, but this weekend the phrase "signed, sealed, delivered, ... [more]

Ft. Washakie program gets honor for substance abuse effort

Feb 9, 2012 - By Martin Reed Staff Writer:  The Wind River Tribal Youth Program in Fort Washakie is the recipient of one of five national awards directed at agencies that help with substance abuse ... [more]

Commissioners appear ready to allow extra sales tax vote

Feb 9, 2012 - By Martin Reed Staff Writer:  County commissioners have given preliminary approval to placing an optional 1 percent sales tax on the general election ballot, but don't expect to see them ... [more]

Emergency calls

Feb 8, 2012 - Staff:  In Riverton police reports from Tuesday to Wednesday morning:
- Joseph Twist, 37, of Riverton, was arrested on a county warrant and for assault in connection ... [more]