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Jun 4, 2014 - Staff:  Births
SMITH

A son was born to Jennifer and Nathan Smith, of Riverton, at 3:21 p.m. April 10, 2014, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 7 ... [more]

Bennett touts changes he has made in attorney's office

Jun 4, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Attorney Michael Bennett painted himself as a reformer at a rally last week formally kicking off his electoral campaign. Several local political ... [more]

Point system for liquor store compliance explored locally

Jun 4, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Officials from Casper shared information in Riverton about a demerit point system they use to identify violations from liquor license holders.
Several groups ... [more]

Riverton hosting girls state softball next month

Jun 4, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The city also is hosting a pre-state tournament next week.

The countdown is on for the Wyoming Girls Fastpitch Softball tournament.
The tournament ... [more]

Aletha R. Boyd

Jun 4, 2014 - Staff:  Aletha R. Boyd, of Riverton, died Friday, May 30, 2014, at Help for Health Hospice Home in Riverton. She was 93 years old.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. ... [more]

Lower speed limit at intersection of Honor Farm Road

Jun 4, 2014 - Edwin H. Amend, Riverton:  Editor:
Our hearts go out to the parties involved in the May 24 two-car collision at the notoriously dangerous intersection of Highway 789 and Honor Farm ... [more]

The Belmont

Jun 4, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  For a few weeks this spring, there's something to root for with no strings attached

One reason there is so much interest in this Saturday's Belmont ... [more]

HS rodeo season set for state finals

Jun 4, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Fremont County cowgirls placed high in the breakaway roping event last weekend at the Douglas rodeo.
On Saturday, Kinnear's Deni Lou Nicholls finished second ... [more]

Thursday decision due on state part of justice center; budget growing

Jun 4, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Factoring in all of the project's costs, bids opened May 22 put the Riverton justice center $400,000 to $500,000 over budget, Fremont County Commissioner ... [more]

Lander's Meeks named top upperclassman in 3-A soccer

Jun 3, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Taylor Meeks capped off her girls soccer career for the Lander Tigers by winning the Wyoming Class 3-A Upperclassmen of the Year award.
Meeks has been a ... [more]

Leadbetter logged a million miles behind bus wheel for the Riverton Wolverines and Casper

Jun 3, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Tucked away in last week's Ranger summary of the Riverton school board's proceedings was a simple note that said bus driver Cary Leadbetter had retired.
After ... [more]

Long day for Riverton teen at U.S. Open golf qualifier

Jun 3, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton High School sophomore Easton Paxton saw his bid for a U.S. Open slot come to a close in a sectional qualifier at Creswell, Ore., on Monday.
The ... [more]

Norris 'Nort' Elmer Axthelm

Jun 3, 2014 - Staff:  Norris "Nort" Elmer Axthelm, of Riverton, died Sunday, June 1, 2014. He was 93 years old.
The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 7, at Davis ... [more]

Today

Jun 3, 2014 - Staff:  Births
SHUGART

A daughter was born to Sarah Shugart, of Riverton, and Richard Shugart, of Lander, at 10:51 a.m. May 3, 2014, at Riverton Memorial ... [more]

Hospitals report low infection rate

Jun 3, 2014 - From staff reports:  The SageWest Health Care facilities in Riverton and Lander have been recognized by Mountain-Pacific Quality Health-Wyoming and Wyoming Department of Health for ... [more]

Tribal health targeting men and youth in new programs

Jun 3, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Eastern Shoshone Tribal Health has implemented two new programs with the intent to target specific groups on the Wind River Indian Reservation.
Eastern ... [more]

Circle of Friends helps survivors of suicide attempts

Jun 3, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Circle of Friends seeks to provide free support to those who have survived suicide attempts.
The group's founder, Duffy Glasgow, said 95 ... [more]

Voter won't back anyone who votes to end dumpsters

Jun 3, 2014 - Roni Schweb, Riverton:  Editor:
I will say it here and now. I will not vote for any Riverton City Council or mayor candidate who votes to eliminate the trash collection in the ... [more]

Decision to end alley dumpster service meets strong objection

Jun 3, 2014 - Donna B. Linnell, Riverton:  Editor:
I am writing in response to the Riverton City Council's decision to remove dumpsters for residential customers and replace them with roll-out ... [more]

No easy job for Spain's new king

Jun 3, 2014 - By Ana Lazaro Verde and Hubert Kahl, MCT News Service:  The Spanish monarchy was for many years the country's most popular institution, but now only about one-third of Spaniards approve of it.

MADRID -- ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Jun 3, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Water watching
Central Fremont County dodged a wet bullet over the weekend when the Wind River stayed within its banks for the most part, particularly among ... [more]

Digest

Jun 3, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Hotel roof blows off during storm
JACKSON -- A storm that blew through Jackson Hole on Saturday ripped a newly installed metal roof off of a hotel. No ... [more]

Earthquake swarm noted in Yellowstone Park

Jun 3, 2014 - The Associated Press:  HELENA, Mont. -- Seismographs have picked up a swarm of earthquakes in the northwestern corner of Yellowstone National Park, including dozens early ... [more]

Emergency workers packing up after worst of North Platte flooding recedes near Saratoga

Jun 3, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Most crews are heading home after filling tens of thousands of sandbags that protected the town of Saratoga and other areas from recent ... [more]

Strong support from industry for GIS at CWC

Jun 3, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  More than 40 area industry representatives say they are interested in the new Geospatial Information System credentials that will be available at Central ... [more]

River drops below flood stage; rising water predicted

Jun 3, 2014 - From staff reports:  National Weather Service flood warnings remain in effect this week for the Wind River near Dubois.
The waterway crested at about 5.3 feet at 6:15 a.m. Friday ... [more]

Primary filing season ends

Jun 3, 2014 - From staff reports:  Three more Republicans filed Friday to challenge U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., this election season: Thomas Bleming of Lusk, Arthur Bruce Clifton of Cheyenne ... [more]

State leaders quick to blast EPA's new carbon emission requirements

Jun 3, 2014 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  Gov. Matt Mead said he will "fight for coal" if he has to amid proposed new regulations that would cut greenhouse emissions from power plants.
Meanwhile, ... [more]

Committee weighs using 1 percent tax funds to buy pothole-repairing machine

Jun 3, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Fix Our Roads Citizens Committee has asked the City of Riverton to hold off on buying a machine used to repair potholes.
Last year, FORCC saw a ... [more]

Mark Stewart

Jun 3, 2014 - Staff:  Mark Stewart, of Dubois, died Thursday, May 29, 2014, at his home. He was 80 years old.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 4, at the ... [more]