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Rustlers go for a ride on a bungee bull

Sep 12, 2012 - Staff:  Central Wyoming College staff member Amanda Miller held on tight as a "bull" suspended by bungee cords was rocked by student Ryan Nemelka during Tuesday ... [more]

Lander police investigate early morning homicide

Sep 11, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Lander Police Department would not release the names of the victim or the potential suspect who is in custody in connection with a homicide reported to ... [more]

Financial reports show commission hopefuls spent more during primary election races

Sep 11, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Commission District 5 challenger Jennifer McCarty spent roughly $6,161 in her primary election campaign that ended with a 19-vote difference ... [more]

Memorial parade honors 9/11 victims

Sep 11, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Organizers behind Riverton's annual Sept. 11 parade say they plan the event every year to ensure community members remember the significance of the World Trade ... [more]

Officials to host meeting about Alpine Lake Fire

Sep 11, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Alpine Lake Fire officials are having a public meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Rocky Mountain Hall in Fort Washakie.
"It's open to the public, and anyone can ... [more]

Groups intend to sue over wolf delisting

Sep 11, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Two coalitions of environmental groups filed notice Monday that they intend to sue the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service over the agency's decision to ... [more]

Digest

Sep 11, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Yellowstone seeking input
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- Yellowstone National Park is now accepting public comments on its proposal to extend the existing ... [more]

Casper Mountain, Jackson-area fires loom over homes

Sep 11, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The toll from a wildfire south of Casper grew to seven homes destroyed and 750 threatened, while a fire south of Jackson kept hundreds of residents ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Sep 11, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Three questions
Last week in this space we posed three weather questions for friendly wagerers to talk about: Will there be another 90-degree day this ... [more]

Finding, and providing, comfort in quakes

Sep 11, 2012 - By Walter Cook:  I was already up by the time Melissa was jolted awake.
Going from a dead sleep at 3 a.m. to outright panic is easy to do when your three-story apartment ... [more]

Theron Quiver

Sep 11, 2012 - Staff:  Theron Quiver died Monday, Sept. 3, 2012. He was 18 years old.
Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, at Blue Sky Hall. Interment will be in the ... [more]

Linda J. Revere

Sep 11, 2012 - Staff:  Linda J. Revere died Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012, at her home in Ethete. She was 57 years old.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, at St. ... [more]

Today

Sep 11, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
CUTHBERTSON

Joan I. Cuthbertson, 80, of Lander, died Monday, Sept. 10, at the Westward Heights Care Center. According to her wishes, cremation ... [more]

Stoll, Antone record rodeo victories for Fremont County

Sep 11, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Teal Stoll and Drew Antone were the two Fremont County winners Saturday and Sunday in a high school rodeo in Riverton.
Stoll won the pole bending title in a ... [more]

Learning a lesson or two from Paralympic athletes

Sep 11, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  For U.S. Navy Lt. Brad Snyder, Sept. 7, 2011, was a horrible, horrible day. It was a tough day for his family too. And for Snyder, his family, his friends and, ... [more]

Hitshew, Tiger girls win titles at Star Valley tournament

Sep 11, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Jordan Hitshew won her first golf tournament of the season Saturday at the Star Valley Invitational.
The Lander Valley High School senior had rounds of 86 and ... [more]

Special election turnout 'low,' says county clerk

Sep 9, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Turnout for the Sept. 11 special mail-ballot election was about 41 percent as of Friday, compared to 55 percent in the Aug. 21 contest. The special election is ... [more]

Pilot Petersen turns in his wings

Sep 9, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  The Hudson resident has given rides to hundreds over the years through the Young Eagle program.

After 14 years of ownership, Hudson resident Bob ... [more]

Commissioners to discuss safety fixes for court building

Sep 9, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Various state and county officials toured the former High Plains Power office building last week as a potential site for a new Riverton court building.
The ... [more]

Guilty plea in sex assault; no sentence yet

Sep 9, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  A Riverton man has pleaded guilty to one felony count of third-degree sexual assault and one count of misdemeanor sexual battery as part of an agreement with ... [more]

New state trails program chief comes from Lander

Sep 9, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  Lander resident Ron McKinney has been named the state trails program manager for the Division of State Parks, Historic Sites and Trails.
In the new position, ... [more]

Road repairs at Boysen State Park will affect access in areas

Sep 9, 2012 - From staff reports:  Asphalt road repair and resurfacing at Boysen State Park during the next couple weeks will result in the closure of the Lower Wind River Campground and ... [more]

Digest

Sep 9, 2012 - From staff reports:  County libraries have new hours
The Fremont County libraries in Lander and Riverton are open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday. They are ... [more]

County's dirt roads hit by drought

Sep 9, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  It's not purely a financial matter exacerbating the deteriorating dirt-road con`ditions around Fremont County.
"The issue is that we've not had any rain at ... [more]

BLM releases decision for area wild horses

Sep 9, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Bureau of Land Management's Lander Field Office has released a finding of no significant impact and decision record for a wild horse gathering in its ... [more]

CollegeHumor comedian coming to CWC

Sep 9, 2012 - From staff reports:  Comedian, editor, author, staff writer and star of MTV's The CollegeHumor Show will perform at the Central Wyoming College campus on Sunday, Sept. 9, and the ... [more]

Mortimore Lane bridge nearly done

Sep 9, 2012 - Staff:  Workers poured concrete for the new Mortimore Lane bridge in Lander on Sept. 5. The new crossing, which replaces the one destroyed in the 2010 flood, should be ... [more]

Richard Shakespeare

Sep 9, 2012 - Staff:  Richard "Big Rock" Shakespeare died Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012, at his home. He was 83 years old.
Funeral services were Thursday, Aug. 30, at Blue Sky Hall at ... [more]

Donna Lee Hull

Sep 9, 2012 - Staff:  Donna Lee Hull, formally of Riverton, died Friday, Aug. 31, 2012. She was 61 years old. 
A memorial mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, in ... [more]

Gilbert Mascarenaz

Sep 9, 2012 - Staff:  Longtime Fremont County resident Gilbert Mascarenaz, of Arapahoe, died Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012, as a result of a heart attack. He was 83 years old.
Funeral ... [more]

Robert H. Beal

Sep 9, 2012 - Staff:  Robert H. "Bob" Beal, formerly of Lander, died Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012, after a battle with cancer. He was 68 years old.
A celebration of life will be at a ... [more]

Carol M. Scott

Sep 9, 2012 - Staff:  Carol M. Scott, formerly of Lander, died Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012, at her residence in McAllen, Texas. She was 71 years old.
Private memorial services will be ... [more]

Sheridan Inn, restaurant to close Oct. 1

Sep 9, 2012 - The Associated Press:  SHERIDAN -- The owners of the landmark Sheridan Inn say they are closing down the building and the restaurant it houses Oct. 1.
The nonprofit Sheridan Heritage ... [more]

Minor earthquake hits Yellowstone National Park

Sep 9, 2012 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- A minor earthquake has rattled Yellowstone National Park.
An expert says the strength of the magnitude 3.7 earthquake that shook Yellowstone on ... [more]

Commissioners eye health insurance in budget process

Sep 9, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County commissioners focused on potential changes to employee health insurance as a way to address ongoing budgetary concerns during a special meeting ... [more]

FCAG votes against using consultant for 1 percent tax advertising

Sep 9, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Association of Governments board voted unanimously not to use a consultant to publicize the 1 percent optional sales tax that will be on the ... [more]

Till the fat lobo sings

Sep 9, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Wolf delisting is tantalizingly close, but there's still time for a hiccup

"Wolves delisted," proclaimed headlines across Wyoming and the West in ... [more]

Dogs will be dogs, and skunks will be stinky

Sep 9, 2012 - Gene Dunbar, Riverton:  Having been at one time the unhappy owner of a Labrador retriever who had lost an argument with a skunk, I was acquainted with the really poor solution to that ... [more]

Tax returns Mitt's self-inflicted wound

Sep 9, 2012 - By Carl Leubsdorf:  The long-running controversy over Mitt Romney's tax returns, destined to recur when he finally completes and releases his 2011 tax return this fall, ... [more]

Mohammad to the mountain

Sep 9, 2012 - By Randy Tucker:  Peyton Manning is the former, and the Denver Broncos are the latter.

"If you can't bring Mohammad to the mountain bring the mountain to Mohammad" is ... [more]