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Coroner yields on decal flap; vehicles now have insignia

May 28, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Coroner Ed McAuslan has put to rest his long-standing squabble over decals with the Fremont County Commission.
McAuslan said his office ... [more]

Volunteers place flags at cemetery

May 26, 2013 - Staff:  A robin watched over a grave marker while Jill Niemi placed some of the 1,500 flags on the graves of veterans Saturday morning at Mountain View Cemetery in ... [more]

Sometimes you have to improvise

May 26, 2013 - By Randy Tucker:  An aging Inter-national tractor brings out my creative side.

It is perhaps the essence of humanity -- the interaction of man with the environment ... [more]

Thanks for the efforts at Odd Fellow Cemetery for as long as they lasted

May 26, 2013 - Anne Bronwyn, Riverton:  Editor:
I have heard that there is not going to be any ceremony for Memorial Day this year at the old Odd Fellows Cemetery down on Riverview Road in Riverton. ... [more]

Remembrance, not sorrow

May 26, 2013 - From staff reports:  Memorial Day: 'When everybody is alive'

Editor's note: In renewal of a growing Memorial Day tradition, we again reprint this comment by the late Hal ... [more]

Riverton teen traveled with state hockey team to several tournaments

May 26, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  John Werbelow has used his hockey talents to take him all over the United States.
The Riverton 16-year-old competed this winter and spring on Team Wyoming, ... [more]

Girls fastpitch league taking registrations for 2013 summer season

May 26, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton fastpitch softball president Mark Stone is making sure things run smoothly this season on the diamond.
Stone has been at the helm of the league for ... [more]

Tiger quarter a well-oiled machine in winning 4x400 3-A state crown

May 26, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Everything worked to perfection for the Lander Valley High School Tigers boys 4x400-meter relay team Saturday, May 18, at the Class 3-A state track meet in ... [more]

Cheyenne pro takes early Saltwater lead

May 26, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The tournament continues Sunday and Monday at the Riverton Country Club with the final two rounds of the 54-hole tournament. The winner of the pro division ... [more]

Digest

May 26, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Man faces murder charge
LARAMIE -- A Vietnam veteran accused in a fatal stabbing in Laramie faces a charge of second-degree murder.
Former city of ... [more]

Tanker wreck leaves sticky roadside mess

May 26, 2013 - The Associated Press:  The tractor-trailer combination was carrying 39,000 pounds of liquid asphalt sealer at a temperature of 340 degrees.

MEDICINE BOW -- A tractor-trailer ... [more]

Hunting groups join state in asking dismissal of wolf lawsuit in Wyoming

May 26, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Lawyers for the federal government and several pro-hunting organizations have joined the state of Wyoming in urging a federal judge not to allow a ... [more]

Man pleads in girl's abduction

May 26, 2013 - The Associated Press:  DOUGLAS -- A Casper man has pleaded guilty to kidnapping and sexual abuse of a minor in the abduction of a 2-year-old Glenrock girl from her bedroom last ... [more]

Robert Schults

May 26, 2013 - Staff:  Robert Schults died Friday, May 17, 2013, at home in Lander with his wife, Barbara, at his side. He was 63 years old.
Per his request, there will be no ... [more]

Christopher E. Goethe

May 26, 2013 - Staff:  Former Lander resident Christopher E. Goethe of West Stockbridge, Mass., died Wednesday, May 15, 2013. He was 57.
Services are at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 8, ... [more]

Clifford W. Henry

May 26, 2013 - Staff:  Clifford W. Henry of Riverton died Friday, May 24, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He was 87 years old.
Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 28, ... [more]

The way it was: One Shot sculpture -- 1975 (take 2)

May 26, 2013 - From staff reports:  Many readers caught an error in last week's "The Way It Was" photo caption, which identified one of the men as Chuck Guschewsky of Lander. In fact it was Jim ... [more]

Officials: Loop Road to stay closed until June 7

May 26, 2013 - From staff reports:  Louis Lake Road will remain closed because of snow and road conditions through Memorial Day weekend.
The road, also known as the Loop Road, is located in ... [more]

Stabilization project continues in canyon

May 26, 2013 - From staff reports:  Construction of a 1,100-foot retaining wall is nearly complete on the $1.88 million slope stabilization project in the Wind River Canyon between Shoshoni and ... [more]

Hoffman congratulates seniors

May 26, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Wyoming Indian High School's graduation on May 19 was the last one for the departing superintendent.

Departing superintendent Michelle Hoffman did ... [more]

Nine earn diplomas at St. Stephen's commencement

May 26, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  St. Stephen's Indian High School celebrated the accomplishments and next steps in life for its nine graduates May 18 at the class of 2013's commencement ... [more]

Arapaho Charter graduation full of celebration

May 26, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Arapaho Charter High School's graduation Tuesday was as much the end of an era for the five graduates as it was for retiring principal Mel Miller. Nearly 100 ... [more]

Vets park 'meet the artist event' set for Wednesday

May 26, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  Lander sculptor was commissioned to create a bronze monument for the future memorial.

The Northern Arapaho Tribe will host a "meet the artist" event ... [more]

Raise in store for county attorney, but other hikes challenged

May 26, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Employee raises continue to be an issue at county budget hearings. Fremont County Attorney Michael Bennett included them in the proposed budget he presented to ... [more]

Scottish cyclist camps in Riverton during 4,800-mile ride

May 26, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  Beginning in San Francisco, Wrefrod Stewart of Rosyth, Scotland, so far has traveled about 1,700 miles on a bicycle, through California, Arizona, Nevada and ... [more]

Child killer suing again over use of eagle feathers

May 26, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  A Wyoming prison inmate from Riverton is suing the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, claiming agency officials improperly delayed for years sending him eagle ... [more]

Airline chief says changes will improve performance

May 26, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Great Lakes Airlines chief executive officer Chuck Howell briefed local leaders on efforts to eliminate reliability issues at Riverton Regional Airport during ... [more]

Pingetzer named Ag Man of the Year

May 24, 2013 - Staff:  Gene Jordan presented the Ag Man of the Year award to Missouri Valley rancher Rich Pingetzer, far right, during the 48th annual Fremont County Ag Appreciation ... [more]

Choir students put on final show of year

May 24, 2013 - Staff:  Riverton High School senior Wyatt Meyer, above, soloed on "Last Request" during Tuesday's vocal pops concert at the Robert A. Peck Arts Center Theater at ... [more]

Past Wyoming Cowboy basketball great Flynn Robinson dead at 72

May 24, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Former University of Wyoming basketball great and school Hall of Famer Flynn Robinson died Thursday in Los Angeles following a lengthy battle ... [more]