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John Fred Harvard

May 17, 2013 - Staff:  John Fred Harvard, of Cody, died Monday, May 6, 2013, at the West Park Hospital in Cody. He was 69 years old.
A memorial service will be later this summer ... [more]

Adrian Komrs

May 17, 2013 - Staff:  Adrian Komrs, of Riverton, died Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He was 86 years old.
Per his request, cremation has taken place. A ... [more]

County Dems elect new officers

May 17, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Fremont County Democratic Party gathered Sunday, March 24, in Lander to conduct their election of officers. Lander resident Bruce Palmer was selected as ... [more]

Yung and Maybee to marry

May 17, 2013 - From staff reports:  Mark and Sheila Yung of Torrington and Allan and Cher Maybee of Scottsbluff, Neb., formerly of Riverton, are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming ... [more]

Achievers

May 17, 2013 - From staff reports:  RHS seniors receive scholarships
Two Riverton High School seniors are recipients of scholarships from the RHS Class of 1962. At the 50th anniversary ... [more]

Organizers asking for help with war memorial

May 17, 2013 - From staff reports:  Planners of the Fremont County Veterans War Memorial in Lander said they need final confirmation from all war veterans before their names are placed on ... [more]

Pleas helped locate photos of 10 past city mayors

May 17, 2013 - Ron Warpness, Mayor, Riverton:  Editor:
Some time ago I wrote a letter to the editor regarding my search for pictures of past mayors who have served the City of Riverton.
I am happy to ... [more]

Hudson defendant says he is 'deeply sorry' for his role in 2011 homicides

May 17, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Ryan Blake Hanway is sentenced to eight to 16 years in prison.

Ryan Blake Hanway will spend the next eight to 16 years in prison for his role in the ... [more]

Near-record antlers on display at Elk Refuge sale

May 17, 2013 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- A near-record set of antlers found on the National Elk Refuge will be on display but won't be for sale at an auction in Jackson.
The antlers scored ... [more]

Danger in Mexico for reporters

May 17, 2013 - By Tim Johnson, McClatchy Newspapers:  ACAPULCO, Mexico -- It is a sultry morning in this crime-ridden resort, and little movement occurs at the main police headquarters. Francisco Robles, a ... [more]

Man killed in Shoshoni; deputies arrest suspect

May 17, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A 45-year-old Shoshoni resident has been arrested on second-degree murder and domestic violence battery charges in connection with the Wednesday morning death ... [more]

Big returns likely to ease budget concerns

May 17, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead's office says the latest Wyoming revenue figures continue to support his position that the state probably won't have to cut agency ... [more]

Officials request public's help in finding missing Ethete man

May 17, 2013 - From staff reports:  Sheriff Skip Hornecker called the ongoing search for Curt LeClair, 62, of Ethete, an "open criminal investigation" in a press release Friday.
He enlisted the ... [more]

Digest

May 17, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Fugitive fought before arrest
LARAMIE -- One of Kentucky's most wanted fugitives ran and fought with officers before being arrested in ... [more]

Library systems director resigns 'unexpectedly'

May 17, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  County officials say they were surprised by the announcement.

Fremont County Library System director Matt Nojonen is resigning effective May 31. His ... [more]

What Nixon knew

May 17, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  IRS impropriety is a serious matter, but be careful in wishing it becomes something bigger

In the 1995 Oliver Stone movie "Nixon," one scene shows ... [more]

RHS students take part in Spring Fling

May 16, 2013 - Staff:  Senior Chris Holcomb, far left, was able to stay on his feet when a large group of his classmates charged the water and soap tarp during the Spring Fling on ... [more]

County competes at state track and field

May 16, 2013 - Staff:  Shoshoni junior Lawry Johnson, above right, led Wyoming Indian senior Alvin Spoonhunter early in the Class 2-A 3,200-meter run Thursday at the Wyoming state ... [more]

Top-seeded Laramie overpowers Wolverine girls 7-0 at state soccer

May 16, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Lady Wolverines, the fourth seed from the Class 4-A West, fall to consolation play and battle the loser of the Casper Natrona vs. Cheyenne Central ... [more]

Thermopolis golfer wins Open qualifier at Riverton CC

May 16, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Brant Kummerfeld took advantage of his familiarity with the Riverton Country Club on Wednesday, winning a U.S. Open qualifying round with a four-under par 68. ... [more]

Tiger girls grab overtime win to begin state soccer

May 16, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  JACKSON -- Goalkeeper Ashlynn Schamber saved three shootout kicks Thursday for the Lander Valley High School Tigers, and her teammates blasted three dramatic ... [more]

Today

May 16, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
TRIMMER

Phoebe Miriam (Morgan) Trimmer, formerly of Lander, died Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012, at Sheridan Memorial Hospital after a short illness. ... [more]

Freda Conrad

May 16, 2013 - Staff:  Freda Conrad, of Riverton, died Sunday, April 28, 2013, at the Good Samaritan Care Facility of Arapahoe, Neb. She was 96 years old.
Services will be at 2 p.m. ... [more]

RHS students win first in culinary contest

May 16, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Taco John's in Riverton loaned its kitchen counters to two Riverton High School students who came in with a few ingredients to put together a recipe May 9 that ... [more]

State Farm donates $5,000 to Habitat for Humanity

May 16, 2013 - From staff reports:  Habitat for Humanity, Wind River Country, recently received a grant award of $5,000 from the State Farm Foundation. The grant money will help fund the upcoming ... [more]

CWC instructor and president recognized

May 16, 2013 - From staff reports:  Andy Eckart, Central Wyoming College's instructor of facilities maintenance technology, was named the state's Outstanding Community Service Educator at a ... [more]

Sheriff's office celebrates employees

May 16, 2013 - From staff reports:  Officials at the Fremont County Sheriff's Office celebrated National Correctional Officers and Employees Week during the first full week of May, when they ... [more]

Require labels for genetically engineered food

May 16, 2013 - By The San Jose (Calif.) Mercury News:  Americans have made it abundantly clear they want the ability to make informed decisions about what they eat. The United States should join every European ... [more]

The women who mothered me

May 16, 2013 - By Betty Starks Case:  What felt restricting at the time was revealed as nurturing as time passed.

"What are you doing that limits your growth?"
The question posed by our ... [more]

League of Women Voters focuses on voter privacy and the origins of proposed legislation

May 16, 2013 - Kimberly Holloway, Casper:  Editor:
Recently in Casper, the League of Women Voters of Wyoming held its annual conference. I was again inspired by thoughtful, civil, humorous and darned ... [more]