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Amid good uses for drones, don't ignore privacy

Editor:
The new debate over remote-controlled "drones" is interesting to me. I have heard that some good uses for them besides just playing around could be in ...

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Snowmelt
It's hard to believe that less than a week ago we were worrying about snow removal in the streets of both Riverton and Lander, to say nothing ...

Three dozen sessions at Farm and Ranch Days

Brucellosis, heifer selection, cheatgrass and the new farm bill are among the topics that will be covered at the 31st annual Fremont County Farm and Ranch Days ...

The way it was: Scout breakfast -- 1957

It was very cold and very dark outside when local business and civic leaders showed up at the Riverton American Legion hall at 6 a.m. on a February Thursday to ...

Pedestrian hit in September had .294 BAC

Autopsy results show the pedestrian killed in a car accident in September north of Riverton was intoxicated at the time of his death.
The incident has been ...

Medical issue possible cause of wreck

A 70-year-old Riverton man suffered minor injuries Wednesday after driving his truck into a parked vehicle and colliding with a storefront in the 300 block of ...

City seeking applicants to fill slots on several boards

The city of Riverton is looking for community members to fill vacancies on the city's airport board, planning commission, tree board and beautification ...

Man killed in Jan. 3 accident had .144 BAC

Autopsy results show the Riverton man who died in a single-vehicle crash in January north of town was driving while intoxicated.
David H. Williams, 24, of ...

Governor's recognition of hospice, palliative care a state milestone

Editor:
Hospice and palliative care month was celebrated and recognized by Gov. Matt Mead.
I am the executive director of Help for Health. Recently I ...

Minimum wage in Wyoming won't ever exceed federal wage

Editor:
I see the Wyoming Legislature didn't give raising the minimum wage in Wyoming much consideration. As long as the federal wage is higher than the ...

In the saddle no matter the season

To a motorist driving by sipping coffee in the toasty cab of her vehicle, a person out riding a bike to work in the winter might seem crazy. Cyclists who ...

Self-defense workshop free for tribal members

A women's self-defense workshop is 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Renew Fitness Studio, 309 E. Main St., in Riverton.
Wind River Indian Reservation tribal ...

Brock wants plea changed to mental deficiency; he will undergo evaluation

A Riverton man accused of kidnapping and sexually abusing a young girl has indicated he would use a defense of not guilty by reason of mental illness or ...

Five dogs perished in Elder Lane fire

The family living in the house was absent when the blaze started.

Authorities confirm that five dogs were killed in a structure fire that destroyed a ...

Questions and the Marlboro Man

Smoking is a more complicated issue than we realize

Darrell Winfield had the most recognizable face of anyone who has ever lived in Riverton.
He was ...

New snow-removal method 'is not an improvement'

Editor:
I can't say I care much for the new city policy on snow plowing that crams all the snow up against the curbs. In the neighborhood where I work, it has ...

'Age should not be only factor' in judge service

Editor:
I thought the legislator on the age limit for judge retirements made a good point when he said if the same current age limit applied to the ...

Children's event new to Wild West Winter Carnival

It runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Center for Art, Technology and Science at 120 S. Third St. in Riverton.

A new event for children has ...

Why doesn't county budget cover guns for sheriff's office?

Editor:
The sheriff of Fremont County says his office needs about $40,000 to buy replacement firearms for the deputies. (...

Students to compete at state poetry contest

The 10thAnnual Wyoming Poetry Out Loud state competition will take placeFeb. 2 to Feb. 3in Cheyenne. Ten student competitors, including Catlin Tillman of ...

 
 

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