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Family: Girl hurt at carnival suffered multiple breaks

Jun 6, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The 16-year-old girl who was injured Friday at a local carnival suffered multiple fractures to her head according to her grandmother Marge Metcalf of ... [more]

Committee eyes Riverview Road for improvements

Jun 6, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Revenue from Fremont County's optional 1 percent tax likely will pay for construction on two Riverton-area roads within the next four years.
Officials said ... [more]

Local pros show well at Riverton motocross races on home track

Jun 5, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton motocross riders Bo Kasper, Jake Lemley, Layne Watson and Sheldon Buckingham all have maneuvered their way into the pro division of the High Plains ... [more]

CWC's Hudson signs on at next level with former CWC coach

Jun 5, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Montana-State University Billings men's basketball coach Jamie Stevens signed Austin Hudson from Central Wyoming College Rustlers this week to crash the boards ... [more]

Today

Jun 5, 2013 - Staff:  Births
MIKESELL

A son was born to Melissa and Ryan Mikesell, of Riverton, at 4:39 a.m. April 19, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 8 ... [more]

Roberta (Bobbie) Jean Hewitt

Jun 5, 2013 - Staff:  Roberta (Bobbie) Jean Hewitt died unexpectedly Monday, May 27, 2013, at her home in Lander. She was 46 years old.
A memorial service and celebration of life ... [more]

Matilda Marie Bushyhead

Jun 5, 2013 - Staff:  Matilda Marie Bushyhead died Thursday, May 30, 2013, at Lander Valley Medical Center. She was 65 years old. 
Funeral services were Thursday, June 6, at St. ... [more]

Pricetag of Lander Community Center exceeds estimates

Jun 5, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The city asked the county to cover the $1 million difference.

Bids for a new Lander Community Center came in $1 million more than early estimates ... [more]

Riverton hosting state mineral and gem show

Jun 5, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  Clubs from around Wyoming will meet June 15 and June 16 at the Fremont County Fairgrounds.

The Wyoming state mineral and gem show will be 9 a.m. to 6 ... [more]

Lysite rancher named to Fremont County Fair Board

Jun 5, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Gloria Philp joins the Fremont County Fair Board just in time to begin preparations for the 100th fair. On May 14, the Fremont County Commission voted to ... [more]

Brew Fest begins Friday

Jun 5, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  Lander also will play host to a rugby match and pancake breakfast Saturday.

The 12th annual Brew Fest begins at 5 p.m. Friday at the soccer fields ... [more]

Ceremony at cemetery not the time for political talk

Jun 5, 2013 - Melissa Aronsing, Corning, N.Y.:  Editor:
I am not a resident of your city, and I do not mean to butt in where I am not wanted. But I do want to share an opinion on the Memorial Day speech I ... [more]

Prime time for the Dipper and Bear

Jun 5, 2013 - By Carl Manning:  June, the midpoint in the of the dance of the Sun and our Earth which this year occurs on June 21. It is our longest day of sunlight and of course our shortest ... [more]

GOP governors looking less vulnerable as prep for 2014 election starts

Jun 5, 2013 - By Thomas Beaumont, The Associated Press:  DES MOINES, Iowa -- Republican governors took over statehouses across the country after the 2010 elections and immediately acted on promises to usher in a new ... [more]

Definition of terms

Jun 5, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  'Normal' fire danger is no cause for complacency as summer nears

Of course it was good to hear that wildfire danger in Fremont County and Western ... [more]

Digest

Jun 5, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Lawmakers to consider tax on flaring
CHEYENNE -- Lawmakers will consider a proposal that would tax oil producers on the natural gas they burn off from ... [more]

Water management policy changes could affect rec access along Snake River

Jun 5, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Three federal agencies are concluding meetings Wednesday on proposed changes to how they manage the Snake River headwaters and the river's upper ... [more]

Review says feds ought to leave wild horses alone

Jun 5, 2013 - The Associated Press:  RENO, Nev. -- A scathing independent scientific review of wild horse roundups in the West concludes the U.S. government should likely instead let nature cull ... [more]

Girl hurt during carnival doing better; incident still unexplained

Jun 5, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The girl who was injured Friday during a carnival at the Fremont County Fairgrounds is in stable condition this week, according to local officials.
"The last ... [more]

Riverton council denies transfer of liquor license to discount giant

Jun 5, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council squashed Walmart's plans to sell alcohol in a 4-3 vote Tuesday. The store was seeking a transferred retail liquor license from the ... [more]

Black bear confirmed on Gas Hills Road; experts say it probably will leave

Jun 5, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A specialist in large carnivores from the Wyoming Game and Fish Department visited Riverton over the weekend to investigate a black bear sighting on Gas Hills ... [more]

Riverton budget forecasts $46K surplus

Jun 5, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  City administrator Steven Weaver presented the City of Riverton's draft budget, which showed a surplus of $46,000, during a budget work session May 23. The ... [more]

Today

Jun 4, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
BROWN

Marieta "Rita" Brown, 50, of Lander, died Tuesday, May 28, at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. A funeral mass was at 10 a.m. Saturday, ... [more]

West Nile remains a threat

Jun 4, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Department of Health says West Nile virus spread by mosquitoes remains a potential threat in Wyoming as warmer weather arrives across the ... [more]

'Penny Power' signs costly

Jun 4, 2013 - Ron Albright, Riverton:  Editor:
Here are some facts and figures about the "Penny Power"sign:
One green sign -- $260.
One steel post, 12 feet tall -- $32.40.
One employee to set sign ... [more]

Powers collide in recess appointment spat

Jun 4, 2013 - By James Rosen, MCT Washington Bureau:  The Supreme Court is expected to take up a groundbreaking separation-of-powers case later this month that features a constitutional clash between the ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Jun 4, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  So rare
"What is so rare as a day in June?" asked the poet James Russell Lowell in a line familiar to most of us who took freshman English. To get an ... [more]

Youths reel in fun at Kids Hooked on Fishing Day

Jun 4, 2013 - Staff:  The Riverton Kiwanis Club sponsored its annual Kids Hooked on Fishing Day on Saturday at the Big Bend ... [more]

Digest

Jun 4, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Man who faked death extradited
CODY -- A Florida man suspected of faking his own death will now face accusations back home.
Fifty-year-old David Leon ... [more]

Rock Springs man drowns trying to retrieve drifting boat in Flaming Gorge Reservoir

Jun 4, 2013 - The Associated Press:  MANILA, Utah -- Authorities believe a Wyoming man whose body was found at Flaming Gorge Reservoir drowned while trying to retrieve a boat.
Sweetwater County ... [more]