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Officials say child started trailer blaze

May 10, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  County fire officials said a Wednesday evening storage trailer fire in Fort Washakie was started by a child playing with a lighter.
No one was injured in the ... [more]

Board names Fisher Volunteer of the Year

May 10, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County School District 25 Recreation Board also presented Lance Bolte of Fremont Beverages with the Friend of Recreation award.

The ... [more]

Blumenshine recognized at college honors convocation

May 10, 2013 - From staff reports:  Kyle Blumenshine of Riverton was recognized at the Jamestown College Honors Convocation on April 11.
Blumenshine was recognized for the honors College Fellow ... [more]

CWC student achieves more than she expected

May 10, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  This year's Outstanding Native American Scholar Award will be given to Rikki Harris, an Eastern Shoshone tribe member from Fort Washakie, during the Central ... [more]

Next Riverton football coach has some real rebuilding to do

May 10, 2013 - Matt Grosz, Riverton:  Editor:
I see the point of the person who wrote a letter that the football coach trouble in Riverton had more than one side. But what nags at me is what ... [more]

Owner removes smoking oven from home, saves structure

May 10, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A house in Fort Washakie was saved Thursday evening after residents reportedly removed a smoking oven from the home's kitchen.
Fort Washakie fire chief ... [more]

Hunt No. 2

May 10, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Scaling back number of wolf licenses this year makes sense

Not everyone will like it, but the state of Wyoming has made a good move in opting to ... [more]

CWC officials expect nursing enrollment to double in the coming years

May 10, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The nursing program at Central Wyoming College is expected to double in the coming years because of the completion of the Health/Science Center on campus.
CWC ... [more]

'Tirade' in letter to the editor was exercise of free speech

May 10, 2013 - Mary Sue Shoup, Riverton:  Editor:
First off, I would like to thank Douglas Drachner for pronouncing my name over and over and over again in his letter to the editor. Glad you got it ... [more]

Digest

May 10, 2013 - The Associated Press:  GOP leaders dodge Hill talk
CODY -- State lawmakers gathered at a public forum in Cody refused to talk about recent legislation that has stripped the ... [more]

District 14 school board selects new superintendent

May 10, 2013 - By Christina George Staff Writer:  Terry Smith will replace longtime leader Michelle Hoffman.

Fremont County School District 14 Board of Education selected a new superintendent to ... [more]

Prosecutors considering whether to retry man released on DNA evidence

May 10, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Prosecutors are still investigating whether to proceed with a new trial for a Wyoming man who was granted the state's first retrial based on DNA ... [more]

Spring snow helped North Platte woes

May 10, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming State Engineer's Office says it expects more calls on water rights in the North Platte River drainage in the months ahead, despite ... [more]

For Pakistan, a crucial vote arrives

May 10, 2013 - By Trudy Rubin, MCT News Service:  Without help from the next Pakistani government, the U.S. exit from Afghanistan will be a disaster -- for America and Pakistan.

Benazir Bhutto's ... [more]

Better jobs picture in county; more at work, fewer looking

May 10, 2013 - Staff:  Fremont County got good employment news from the newest data compiled by the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, which has reported its findings for ... [more]

Leseberg in contention for several titles at 1-A regional

May 9, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Fremont County's Class 1-A girls are limited in number this season. Dubois, Western Heritage Lutheran Academy and St. Stephen's not fielding enough girls ... [more]

County teams fill up the field for regional track in Lander

May 9, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Technology has integrated track and field at a level challenged only by Major League Baseball when it comes to statistics.  The weather limited competition ... [more]

It is 4-A West regional time for RHS tracksters

May 9, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The pace is going to pick up for the Riverton High School Wolverines girls and boys track and field teams Friday and Saturday at the Class 4-A West regional ... [more]

Today

May 9, 2013 - Staff:  Births
NIMMO

A son was born to Ashley Fossey and Garrett Nimmo, of Riverton, at 5:40 p.m. April 4, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 6 ... [more]

Arthur L. Coggins

May 9, 2013 - Staff:  Arthur L. Coggins, of Lander, died Wednesday, May 1, 2013, at Help for Health Hospice in Riverton after a short illness. He was 72 years old.
Funeral services ... [more]

WRTA finalizes bus route to Jackson

May 9, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The schedule for a new Wind River Transit Authority route from Fremont County to Jackson is finalized. Regional transportation cooperative Linx had a meeting ... [more]

Businesses, groups recognized for contributions to tourism industry

May 9, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A room full of Fremont County businesses and organizations received recognition for their contributions to Wyoming's tourism industry during an awards ... [more]

Smokers, dropping cigarette butts anywhere and everywhere is littering

May 9, 2013 - Shirley Pursel, Riverton:  Editor:
Riverton is a beautiful place to live. However, everywhere I look there is an abundance of the cigarette butts at the entry doors of businesses and ... [more]

U.S. military has good reputation, but sex assaults undermining it

May 9, 2013 - The Kansas City Star:  For those who step up to serve the nation in uniform, a country hopes for the best: sound training, honorable practices, cohesive units and a ... [more]

Lesson learned, hick-mama

May 9, 2013 - By Clair McFarland:  Like many people in Fremont County, I participate in the local produce co-op, or Bountiful Baskets. Most of you fellow participants sign on to the website ... [more]

Food in a bag

May 9, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  It's easy to donate a few items to Stamp Out Hunger this Saturday

Can you spare a can or two of soup or vegetables? A jar of peanut butter? A ... [more]

Digest

May 9, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Comment sought on cougar regs
JACKSON -- The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is taking public comment on proposed mountain lion hunting quotas and ... [more]

Consultant says state could entice manufacturing to diversify economy

May 9, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- An economic consultant says Wyoming's economy has diversified over the last decade but it needs to do more to stay economically ... [more]

In Chugwater, the nearest gasoline now is nearly 50 miles up the road

May 9, 2013 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHUGWATER -- It all began when a man with black shoe polish smeared all over his face exited Interstate 25 and barreled into town one evening last winter.
A ... [more]

College may eliminate seven jobs from payroll

May 9, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The reduction would save more than $85,000 in salaries.

Seven jobs may be eliminated from payrolls at Central Wyoming College after officials approve ... [more]