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Board OKs use of museum for convention

Jul 10, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Museums Board has approved the request from the Wyoming Association of County Officers to use the Fremont County Pioneer Museum to host a ... [more]

Keep county EMS service going forward

Jul 10, 2013 - Bryan Spears, Lander:  There has been a great deal of furor lately over the subject of Fremont County EMS. Much of this has stemmed from complaints made from a few individuals in the ... [more]

44th star on the flag

Jul 10, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  The day Wyoming joined the union

July 10 is an important day for Wyoming. In fact, it might well be the most important one. Today is Wyoming ... [more]

Digest

Jul 10, 2013 - The Associated Press:  G&F cuts budget by $4.6 million
CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is cutting its budget by $4.6 million, about a 6.5 percent reduction, ... [more]

Hill blasts House Speaker as panel prepares bigger investigation of superintendent

Jul 10, 2013 - Staff and wire reports:  Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill is criticizing House Speaker Tom Lubnau's request for a legislative investigation into how she ran the ... [more]

Move-in starts at Health/Science Center

Jul 10, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Health/Science Center at Central Wyoming College is the site of a lot of activity this month, with construction nearing completion and more equipment being ... [more]

RPD calls Monday death of 22-year-old 'suspicious'

Jul 10, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Local officials are investigating the Monday morning death of Juan Carlos Galvan, 22, of Riverton.
Galvan died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, but Fremont ... [more]

Coroner says fatal Hudson wreck was not an accident

Jul 10, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Last month's fatal crash involving two Wisconsin teens near Lander was not an accident, according to the Fremont County Coroner's Office.
The June 12 incident ... [more]

EMTs urge county not to 'regress' in level of service

Jul 10, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A group of Fremont County emergency medical technicians told commissioners at a meeting July 2 that the ambulance department needs more support to maintain the ... [more]

County OKs final budget

Jul 10, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Despite expecting fewer property tax dollars, the Fremont County Commission has finalized a budget that will spend more than last year but still save about ... [more]

Juan Carlos Galvan

Jul 9, 2013 - Staff:  Juan Carlos Galvan, of Riverton, died Sunday, July 7, 2013. He was 22 years old.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, July 12, at Davis Funeral Home. ... [more]

Tami Wocicki

Jul 9, 2013 - Staff:  Tami Wocicki, of Lander, died Saturday, July 6, 2013, at Wyoming Life Resource Center. She was 49 years old.
Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, ... [more]

Traffic delays expected during bridge work Thursday

Jul 9, 2013 - From staff reports:  Motorists should expect traffic delays while both sides of the new bridge on Mortimore Lane in Lander is chip sealed Thursday.
The new $1.05 million bridge ... [more]

Hot Notes Cool Nights concerts begin

Jul 9, 2013 - Staff:  The Central Wyoming College Community Band presented its first Riverton concert of the season Monday at Riverton City Park, part of the Hot Notes Cool Nights ... [more]

Resurfacing UW field previews eventual RHS task

Jul 9, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Nothing lasts forever.
It seems like just yesterday that the natural grass at War Memorial Stadium on the campus of the University of Wyoming was replaced by ... [more]

Osborne is big winner at Pioneer Days Rodeo

Jul 9, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Zac Osborne cashed the biggest paycheck Thursday after he won the bull riding event at the Lander Pioneer Days Rodeo.
Osborne posted a score of 73 to win ... [more]

University of Wyoming golfer wins the state amateur in Riverton

Jul 9, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  University of Wyoming golfer Eddie Stewart won the 91st Wyoming Amateur Championship Sunday afternoon by two strokes at the Riverton Country Club.
Stewart ... [more]

Climbers Festival opens Wednesday in Lander

Jul 9, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  The 20th annual International Climbers Festival, the longest-running climbing festival in the world, returns July 10-14 in Lander.
This year's festival ... [more]

Grizzly activity leads to tent ban in Brooks Lake areas

Jul 9, 2013 - From staff reports:  Shoshone National Forest officials have temporarily banned soft-sided tents at campgrounds near Brooks Lake in far western Fremont County.
The reason is more ... [more]

Yellowstone cautions against expanding wolf hunting, trapping outside the park

Jul 9, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Wolves regularly cross from the hunting-free safe haven of yellowstone into Wyoming, Montana and Idaho, but Monday's discussion centered on wolves in ... [more]

Today

Jul 9, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
ARGUELLO

Audrey Arguello, 49, of Riverton, died Monday, July 8, at the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. ... [more]

Farm bill failure puts conservation funds in doubt for county

Jul 9, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The failure of the Federal Agricultural Reform and Risk Management Act could delay the availability of funds for conservation projects in Fremont County.
The ... [more]

Man may get five to seven years in Riverton stabbing

Jul 9, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A Fort Washakie man who stabbed a Riverton woman in February should face five to seven years in prison after a judge accepted his plea agreement. In the deal, ... [more]

Timothy 'Tim' Forbis

Jul 9, 2013 - Staff:  Timothy "Tim" Forbis, of Riverton, died Saturday, July 6, 2013, at his home. He was 63 years old.
Per his request, cremation has taken place. A memorial ... [more]

Congress divided on aid to pressure Egypt

Jul 9, 2013 - By Bradley Klapper, The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- While the Obama administration throws its support behind Egypt's military, some members of Congress are looking at withholding some or all of ... [more]

Missing deer mount located after tip

Jul 9, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Riverton police think they have solved a 3-year-old mystery of a stolen mule deer mount with the help of a tipster. The Colorado man accused of the theft was ... [more]

Digest

Jul 9, 2013 - Staff:  State waits on NCLB waiver
Wyoming is pushing back by a year its request for a waiver from federal education requirements.
Under the federal No Child ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Jul 9, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Triple digits
We have hot summers in Fremont County, but it's rare that the temperature reaches 100 degrees. If that is going to happen in 2013, the ... [more]

Senate OKs Wyoming AG Phillips as new federal judge

Jul 9, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  The U.S. Senate on Monday unanimously confirmed Wyoming Attorney General Greg Phillips to serve as a judge on a federal appeals court in Denver.
All 88 ... [more]

Constitutional amendment can fix surveillance abuses in U.S.

Jul 9, 2013 - Mike Lieberman, General Santos City, Philippines:  Editor:
No, Mr. Obama, I do not trust the checks and balances in the federal government to abstain from abusing a 'surveillance' database treasure trove. And ... [more]