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Lower wolf hunt quota right idea temporarily

May 31, 2013 - Anthony F. Duarte, Riverton:  Editor:
I would like to comment about the newspaper editorial from earlier this month about hunting quotas for wolves, and the responding letter from Mr. Ron ... [more]

Last days of school

May 31, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Graduates aren't the only ones with a worthy accomplishment

More attention is paid to high school and community college graduates this time of year, ... [more]

Digest

May 31, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Forest parcel on the market
JACKSON -- After years of on-and-off talk about a sale, the U.S. Forest Service has chosen Sotheby's International Realty to ... [more]

School kids make 'wounded warrior' bracelets

May 31, 2013 - By Chilton Tuppin, Laramie Boomerang:  LARAMIE (AP) -- In Military History Club, University of Wyoming Lab School students watch war films, talk military history and make bracelets.
But ... [more]

Governor calls on state to help with Oklahoma twister relief

May 31, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead is calling on state residents to join an effort to raise money to support victims of the recent tornado that hit Moore, ... [more]

'Hill bill' ballot drive falls far short; state's petition process toughest in U.S.

May 31, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The secretary of state's office says the drive to repeal a new law reducing the powers and duties of Wyoming's superintendent of public instruction ... [more]

Two uranium companies set to merge

May 31, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Two companies developing uranium mines in Fremont County look set to merge. On May 24, Energy Fuels Inc agreed to purchase Strathmore Minerals ... [more]

Cattle count decreases by 5 percent

May 31, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The 95,000 head estimate is within 1 percent of average since 1975.

Cattle operations in Fremont County shrank last year. Recent data from the ... [more]

Wiretaps, informants aided authorities in big meth bust

May 31, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Six suspects have been arrested, and five remain in custody.
 
The arrest count in a recent methamphetamine bust in Fremont County now stands at six, ... [more]

Farmers market draws some complaints, but city opts to leave it at Broadway location

May 31, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Farmers Market will remain on Broadway Avenue for its second season this summer, despite opposition from some downtown businesses.
The farmer's ... [more]

Rodeo trio from county atop high school standings

May 30, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The state rodeo is June 5-9 in Douglas

Two cowgirls and one cowboy from Fremont County ended the high school regular rodeo season in the top ... [more]

Football and track coach jobs vacant in Shoshoni

May 30, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  New Shoshoni High School athletic director Max Mills needs to hire a head football coach and a track coach for next year.
Former Shoshoni football coach Rick ... [more]

Pitching a strong suit in Riverton Little League so far

May 30, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Phillies of the Riverton Little League baseball Major division have produced an early record of 6-2 to sit first at the halfway point of the season.
The ... [more]

Today

May 30, 2013 - Staff:  Births
HOPPER

A daughter was born to Judith Ann Osborne and Brockrick Hopper, of Riverton, at 3:39 a.m. May 10, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. ... [more]

Committee picks Inberg-Miller for concrete project

May 30, 2013 - Staff:  The Fix Our Roads Citizens Committee has selected Inberg-Miller Engineers as the design firm for a Riverton concrete repair project, which will be the first ... [more]

District 25 staff recognized for contributions to community

May 30, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County School District 25 Board of Trustees recognized board members, staff and volunteers for their contributions to the community ... [more]

Chamber of commerce distributes $71,200 to Riverton organizations

May 30, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The funds come from a countywide lodging tax.

Riverton organizations and events are getting an extra financial boost from the Riverton Chamber of ... [more]

This is what it looks like when politicians do their jobs

May 30, 2013 - By The Philadelphia Inquirer:  Chilly weather aside, most of the Jersey Shore's towns were back in business for the Memorial Day weekend, which was capped by another joint appearance of ... [more]

Feeding on the past

May 30, 2013 - By Betty Starks Case:  Happy Memorial Day. (Used to be).
I thought I'd finally hit a legal holiday with my bi-weekly column schedule. Again the holiday was added to a weekend. But ... [more]

Purse found at store by 'responsible, kind person'

May 30, 2013 - Cheryl Confer, Rock Springs:  Editor:
On Sunday, May 26, I took my three nieces and nephew to a store in Riverton. I left a bright red purse in the basket as I was leaving the store.
... [more]

The education bureaucrat

May 30, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  In the aftermath of SF104, Wyoming has reached an important step

The unsavory episode that is leading to the creation of a new state education ... [more]

Judge rules against Hells Angel in appeal of Wyo. case

May 30, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A federal judge has denied an appeal from a former Nevada brothel owner and Hells Angels member who says he didn't get an adequate defense or fair ... [more]

Digest

May 30, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Snow closes high roads in Wyoming
CHEYENNE -- With just a couple of days left in May, heavy snow is still falling in some mountain areas.
In fact, ... [more]

Falling trees a danger now in Black Hills forest

May 30, 2013 - The Associated Press:  RAPID CITY, S.D. -- Falling trees pose an increasing threat to hikers, bikers, campers and others in the Black Hills National Forest of northeastern Wyoming and ... [more]

Roof, books, raises among requests in library budget

May 30, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A leaky roof, more books and staff raises were included in the increased budget requested May 13 by representatives of the Fremont County Library System.
In ... [more]

Ray takes seat on Riverton school board

May 30, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The longtime resident has held a variety of positions within District 25.

Longtime Riverton resident Jody Ray took her position Tuesday as the newest ... [more]

State board interviewing for education director post

May 30, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Six finalists are being considered for the new position.

The Wyoming Board of Education will interview six finalists this weekend for the job of ... [more]

Unhurt Riverton man involved in two-car fatal wreck Tuesday

May 30, 2013 - From staff reports:  A Riverton man was involved in a two-vehicle collision Tuesday in Natrona County that resulted in the death of an 83-year-old Casper woman.
The man, John D. ... [more]

First-degree murder charged in death of man found March 10

May 30, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Two American Indian men are in custody for alleged first-degree murder in connection with the death of Tad Paul Barnson, whose skeletal remains were found ... [more]

Contractors work on Lincoln school demo

May 29, 2013 - Staff:  Riverton contractor Steve Schroeder ripped out roof trusses from the 1960s Lincoln Elementary School addition in preparation for the demolition of the school ... [more]