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Ag photo contest gets under way; cash prizes

Mar 7, 2012 - Staff:  The Wyoming Business Council's Agribusiness Division is now accepting photos for its 5th Annual Ag Photo Contest.
Amateurs, professionals, youth and adults ... [more]


Mar 7, 2012 - Staff:  Births

A daughter was born to Melissa and Jeremy Vukich, of Riverton, at 3:19 a.m. Feb. 11, 2012, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. She weighed 6 ... [more]

'Rock A Cop' Thursday at library

Mar 7, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Branch Library and the Riverton Police Department are partnering to bring Rock a Cop back to the library.
Children and teens age 5 and up can go ... [more]


Mar 7, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Air Guard faces funding cut
CHEYENNE (AP) -- A unit of the Wyoming Air National Guard is being targeted in national defense budget cuts.
Wyoming Adjutant ... [more]

Romney gets four delegates, Paul one

Mar 7, 2012 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney picked up four delegates in the first round of Wyoming's Republican presidential caucuses -- a county-run ... [more]

State passes management plan for wolves; lawsuits expected

Mar 7, 2012 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Legislature has sent Gov. Matt Mead a bill to change the state's wolf-management law -- a critical step toward ratifying the agreement ... [more]

Top high school speakers to Riverton

Mar 7, 2012 - Staff:  As they head into this weekend's national qualifying tournament, members of the Riverton High School speech and debate team are building on one of their most ... [more]

Rendezvous kids get scientific at fifth-grade fair

Mar 7, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Fifth-graders at Rendezvous Elementary School entered 124 projects in their annual science fair Thursday. The areas of study for the projects included zoology, ... [more]

Voting rights case is 'done and done,' says Varn

Mar 7, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Attorney Brian Varn on Tuesday said the opportunity for appealing a recent ruling in the lawsuit that radically changed the area's commission ... [more]

Governor inks bill to bring clean water to rural Pavillion

Mar 7, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Gov. Matt Mead on Tuesday signed legislation that received final approval by state lawmakers this month to allocate $750,000 in funding for installing cisterns ... [more]


Mar 6, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths

Francis C. Goggles, 36, died Friday, March 2, 2012, at his home on the Wind River Indian Reservation. Funeral services are at 10 a.m. ... [more]


Mar 6, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Bill would pay for work inspections
CHEYENNE (AP) -- A proposal aimed at increasing workplace safety in Wyoming would pay for five consultants to conduct ... [more]

Wyoming has a complicated process for GOP caucus

Mar 6, 2012 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming is one Super Tuesday state that won't settle on a Republican candidate for president until well after Tuesday's voting.
Choosing GOP ... [more]

Mead gets new state budget for signature

Mar 6, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- The Wyoming Legislature on Monday approved a $3.2-billion budget bill that would keep state spending flat over the coming two years. The bill ... [more]

Man gets two years home detention for fatal crash

Mar 6, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The morning Gavin Shurtleff, of Riverton, crashed into the back of a PT Cruiser stopped at a construction zone by Boysen Reservoir in August, killing its two ... [more]

BuRec names new manager for Bull Lake and Boysen

Mar 6, 2012 - Staff:  The United States Bureau of Reclamation has named its new Wyoming area manager to oversee operations at Bull Lake Reservoir, Pilot Butte Reservoir and Boysen ... [more]

Positive review for superintendent Snyder by school board

Mar 6, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler, Staff Writer:  School District 25 first-year superintendent Terry Snyder received high praise from Riverton school board chairman Carl Manning at the conclusion of the ... [more]

Thunder and wind on chariot course

Mar 6, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  Blustering wind Saturday did nothing to deter a crowd from converging on the Paradise Valley racetrack west of Riverton for the 2012 Wyoming State Chariot Race ... [more]

County's general fund forecast shows $301,000 dip

Mar 6, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  A report about Fremont County government's general fund revenue for the upcoming fiscal year shows an anticipated $301,000 decrease, further raising budget ... [more]

Grant would improve Hines Store sewer line

Mar 4, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County commissioners on Feb. 21 endorsed a grant application to the Wyoming Business Council that would help fund a sewer line extension in the area of ... [more]

Geraud gets leadership award

Mar 4, 2012 - The Associated Press:  The Wyoming Association of Community College Trustees presented a longtime member of the Central Wyoming College Foundation with its Leadership Award last ... [more]


Mar 4, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Wyoming Libertarians uniting
Wyoming Libertarian Party chairman Dennis Brossman of Lander is inviting members and other interested parties to attend the ... [more]

Buy local: Food fair offers farmers market in winter

Mar 4, 2012 - Staff:  The 2012 Local Food Fair happening Saturday, March 10, at Central Wyoming College is offering the opportunity to have a farmers-style market in winter.
The ... [more]

Kidney failure prompts warning over 'spice' use

Mar 4, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Health Officer Joanne Hedgecock is warning the area about the danger of the synthetic marijuana substance known as "spice" and severe health ... [more]

Man accused in brutal attack pleads 'illness or deficiency'

Mar 4, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  A Riverton man who allegedly brutally attacked and nearly killed someone in October, while on probation for a previous sexual assault conviction, pleaded not ... [more]

Budget conference committee gets to work

Mar 4, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- Events on the 15th day of the Budget Session of the Wyoming Legislature, Fri., March 2, 2012:
BUDGET: A conference committee of House ... [more]

35 years at the cemetery: Hutchison retires as man in charge

Mar 4, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Life as a cemetery sexton isn't for everybody. Jeff Hutchinson made a career of it.
For Hutchinson, developing a sense of empathy, diligence, determination ... [more]

More students in county this year; Riverton has most

Mar 4, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Overall enrollment in Fremont County's eight school districts increased by 127 students in the 2011-12 academic year compared to a year ago.
As of Oct. 1, ... [more]


Mar 2, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Snowmobiler dies after crash
SHERIDAN (AP) -- A snowmobiler who crashed into a 30-foot ravine in rural Wyoming has died.
74-year-old Washington resident Larry ... [more]

Bill on school construction heads to Mead

Mar 2, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- A proposal to spend about $600 million on school construction and renovations over the next two years is on its way to Gov. Matt Mead.
The ... [more]