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Two-vehicle crash injures one

Aug 8, 2013 - Staff:  One person was injured Wednesday in a two-vehicle accident involving a Harley-Davidson three-wheeler and a Ford sedan. The collision took place just after 5:30 ... [more]

Volleyball practice opens for CWC Rustlers

Aug 8, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Jess (Foy) Kohler, Samantha Unruh, Marissa Cutts and Asya Oguz will be asked to carry the leadership roles for the Central Wyoming College Rustlers as the new ... [more]

Many new faces as CWC spikers assemble

Aug 8, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Veteran Central Wyoming College Rustler volleyball coach Tiffany Stauffenberg welcomed 11 new student-athletes to fall camp Monday at Rustler Gym.
The ... [more]

PAWS test shows drop in reading, math scores

Aug 8, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Wyoming students scored lower on statewide assessments this year.
The state Education Department report that the 2013 PAWS proficiency rates declined across ... [more]

Today

Aug 8, 2013 - Staff:  Births
BEEBE

A son was born to Brooke Beebe, of Riverton, at 7:15 p.m. July 11, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces. ... [more]

New owner plans to sell Vietnamese coffee in Buford

Aug 8, 2013 - The Associated Press:  BUFORD -- The tiny Wyoming town of Buford will be taking on a Vietnamese flavor.
Pham Dinh Nguyen bought the unincorporated area 30 miles west of Cheyenne last ... [more]

'Volunteer' EMTs gave great service to Fremont County, and rural areas are worse without

Aug 8, 2013 - Lori Davidson, Pavillion:  Editor:
As a former "volunteer" intermediate EMT for 11 years in the Kinnear/Pavillion area, I take great offense to the letter written by Brian Spears on ... [more]

West Nile is back

Aug 8, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Don't raise your or your family's risk this summer by ignoring the danger

There is a mosquito out there with your name on it.
That is the only safe ... [more]

Digest

Aug 8, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Sweetwater passes wind farm regs
GREEN RIVER -- The Sweetwater County Commission has approved stronger regulations for wind farm development in the ... [more]

Hill challenges probe fairness

Aug 8, 2013 - From the Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- A special House committee is seeking $110,000 to conduct its investigation into state schools Superintendent Cindy Hill's management of the ... [more]

Biggest fire expands; three smaller blazes monitored across the state

Aug 8, 2013 - From the Associated Press:  Wyoming's largest wildfire has grown to more than 24 square miles.
The Hardluck Fire has been burning in the Shoshone National Forest since July 17 when it ... [more]

City of Riverton sells two lots for $72,000

Aug 8, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Two lots for sale by the City of Riverton have found buyers.
The Riverton City Council approved to sell lots 4 and 7 at the regular city council meeting July ... [more]

Wells Fargo donates $15,000 to Habitat

Aug 8, 2013 - From staff reports:  In a returning partnership, Wells Fargo -- through its Housing Foundation -- has awarded $15,000 to Habitat for Humanity Wind River Country, and the Wells Fargo ... [more]

Leather Design expands to storefront

Aug 8, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  The business has been operating for more than a decade out of the owner's home.

Leather Design, owned by B.J. Griffin, opened in its new location on ... [more]

G&F officials say dogs likely responsible for attack on livestock

Aug 8, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Wyoming Game and Fish officials say domestic dogs likely were responsible for a weekend attack on horses and sheep along Paradise Valley Road west of ... [more]

New RHS principal making better grad rate a top priority

Aug 8, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  For the 2010-11 school year, the RHS graduation rate was 84 percent, but it dropped to 73 percent in 2011-12.

New Riverton High School principal John ... [more]

Eaton probably bipolar, expert says in court

Aug 8, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  The former Riverton resident is Wyoming's sole death-row prisoner.

A psychiatrist who evaluated the former Riverton resident who is Wyoming's lone ... [more]

City to tap reserves to finish work on Riverwalk project

Aug 8, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Riverwalk project has inched forward after the Riverton City Council approved dipping into the city's general fund reserves to pay for the ... [more]

Paul Lamb

Aug 8, 2013 - Staff:  Paul Lamb, of Riverton, died Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013, at his home. He was 70 years old.
Per his request, cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be at ... [more]

Cowboys begin football practice for 2013 season

Aug 7, 2013 - From staff reports:  Perfect weather welcomed the Wyoming Cowboys football team on Tuesday morning as they completed their first practice of fall camp. With temperatures in the ... [more]

Lander sprint triathlon coming Aug. 17; top men already in field

Aug 7, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Ann Lehmkuhler is in the last stages of planning for the Lander Sprint Triathlon set for Saturday, Aug. 17.
The Lander Triathlon Club president is receiving ... [more]

Pavillion cowgirl signs with Gillette College rodeo team

Aug 7, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Teal Stoll set a pace in her high school career as one of the best cowgirls in the state.
The Pavillion pole bender and barrel racer is heading to Gillette ... [more]

Today

Aug 7, 2013 - Staff:  Births
STOVER

A son was born to Shadow Stover and Kevan Handley, of Riverton, at 9:58 a.m. June 27, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 8 ... [more]

Academy welcomes new cadets

Aug 7, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming National Guard's Cowboy ChalleNGe Academy congratulated 452 members of Class 18 for completing the two-week Acclimation Period of their training on ... [more]

Riverton revises fence height ordinances for homeowners

Aug 7, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council has updated the city's ordinances regarding fence height on private property.
During their regular meeting July 16, city council ... [more]

Arsonist faces two to five years in prison

Aug 7, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Lander man who burned a vacant house on Goodrich Drive in December faces two to five years in prison and seven years of supervised probation after ... [more]

Less-popular Obama still outpolls Congress

Aug 7, 2013 - By Doyle McManus:  But House members who stand in his way aren't worried about pressure from voters who support the president; they are more worried about primary challenges ... [more]

Government still not doing its duty for Sand Creek Massacre descendants

Aug 7, 2013 - Homer Flute, Sand Creek Massacre Descendants Trust Apache:  Editor:
The Sand Creek Massacre Descendants Trust formally requested from the U.S. Department of the Interior that an accounting be conducted of monies and ... [more]

High-level visitors

Aug 7, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Two cabinet officers are coming to town, so let's show some class

If two members of a president's cabinet have ever visited Fremont County on the ... [more]

Digest

Aug 7, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Education chief now on the job
CHEYENNE -- Richard Crandall has started work as the Wyoming Department of Education's director.
Crandall took over from ... [more]