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District 14 school board selects new superintendent

May 10, 2013 - By Christina George Staff Writer:  Terry Smith will replace longtime leader Michelle Hoffman.

Fremont County School District 14 Board of Education selected a new superintendent to ... [more]

Prosecutors considering whether to retry man released on DNA evidence

May 10, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Prosecutors are still investigating whether to proceed with a new trial for a Wyoming man who was granted the state's first retrial based on DNA ... [more]

Spring snow helped North Platte woes

May 10, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming State Engineer's Office says it expects more calls on water rights in the North Platte River drainage in the months ahead, despite ... [more]

For Pakistan, a crucial vote arrives

May 10, 2013 - By Trudy Rubin, MCT News Service:  Without help from the next Pakistani government, the U.S. exit from Afghanistan will be a disaster -- for America and Pakistan.

Benazir Bhutto's ... [more]

Better jobs picture in county; more at work, fewer looking

May 10, 2013 - Staff:  Fremont County got good employment news from the newest data compiled by the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, which has reported its findings for ... [more]

Leseberg in contention for several titles at 1-A regional

May 9, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Fremont County's Class 1-A girls are limited in number this season. Dubois, Western Heritage Lutheran Academy and St. Stephen's not fielding enough girls ... [more]

County teams fill up the field for regional track in Lander

May 9, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Technology has integrated track and field at a level challenged only by Major League Baseball when it comes to statistics.  The weather limited competition ... [more]

It is 4-A West regional time for RHS tracksters

May 9, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The pace is going to pick up for the Riverton High School Wolverines girls and boys track and field teams Friday and Saturday at the Class 4-A West regional ... [more]

Today

May 9, 2013 - Staff:  Births
NIMMO

A son was born to Ashley Fossey and Garrett Nimmo, of Riverton, at 5:40 p.m. April 4, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 6 ... [more]

Arthur L. Coggins

May 9, 2013 - Staff:  Arthur L. Coggins, of Lander, died Wednesday, May 1, 2013, at Help for Health Hospice in Riverton after a short illness. He was 72 years old.
Funeral services ... [more]

WRTA finalizes bus route to Jackson

May 9, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The schedule for a new Wind River Transit Authority route from Fremont County to Jackson is finalized. Regional transportation cooperative Linx had a meeting ... [more]

Businesses, groups recognized for contributions to tourism industry

May 9, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A room full of Fremont County businesses and organizations received recognition for their contributions to Wyoming's tourism industry during an awards ... [more]

Smokers, dropping cigarette butts anywhere and everywhere is littering

May 9, 2013 - Shirley Pursel, Riverton:  Editor:
Riverton is a beautiful place to live. However, everywhere I look there is an abundance of the cigarette butts at the entry doors of businesses and ... [more]

U.S. military has good reputation, but sex assaults undermining it

May 9, 2013 - The Kansas City Star:  For those who step up to serve the nation in uniform, a country hopes for the best: sound training, honorable practices, cohesive units and a ... [more]

Lesson learned, hick-mama

May 9, 2013 - By Clair McFarland:  Like many people in Fremont County, I participate in the local produce co-op, or Bountiful Baskets. Most of you fellow participants sign on to the website ... [more]

Food in a bag

May 9, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  It's easy to donate a few items to Stamp Out Hunger this Saturday

Can you spare a can or two of soup or vegetables? A jar of peanut butter? A ... [more]

Digest

May 9, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Comment sought on cougar regs
JACKSON -- The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is taking public comment on proposed mountain lion hunting quotas and ... [more]

Consultant says state could entice manufacturing to diversify economy

May 9, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- An economic consultant says Wyoming's economy has diversified over the last decade but it needs to do more to stay economically ... [more]

In Chugwater, the nearest gasoline now is nearly 50 miles up the road

May 9, 2013 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHUGWATER -- It all began when a man with black shoe polish smeared all over his face exited Interstate 25 and barreled into town one evening last winter.
A ... [more]

College may eliminate seven jobs from payroll

May 9, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The reduction would save more than $85,000 in salaries.

Seven jobs may be eliminated from payrolls at Central Wyoming College after officials approve ... [more]

Officials seek owners of seized dogs

May 9, 2013 - From staff reports:  Officials are attempting to identify the owners of three dogs that were the subject of two complaints Saturday in north Riverton.
The animals have since been ... [more]

Clymer also running for clerk position

May 9, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Riverton Circuit Court clerk Jennifer Clymer has joined Kristi H. Green in seeking the district court clerk post that is being vacated by Katie Brodie Meredith ... [more]

Art students bring home the blue

May 9, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  More than 100 pieces of artwork made by Riverton High School students were part of the 45th Wyoming High School Art Symposium that was held at the end of April ... [more]

District 25 to ask for funds to build RHS auditorium

May 9, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  With hopes of securing funds allocated by the Wyoming School Facilities Commission for the expansion of facilities, Fremont County School District 25 ... [more]

Riverton girls one win away from state soccer

May 8, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Riverton Wolverines already have two girls soccer victories over the Evanston Lady Devils this year in the Class 4-A West conference.
RHS is preparing ... [more]

Wolverine boys seeded No. 1 for West regional

May 8, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Leading goal scorer Tristan White won't play this weekend because of a hockey obligation.

Momentum is rolling in a positive way for the Riverton ... [more]

Is this the best we can come up with for city's lot downtown?

May 8, 2013 - Jody Cardice, Riverton:  Editor:
I have seen a few other written comments from people in Riverton about the vacant lot at the intersection of East Main and Fifth streets that is now ... [more]

Lawmakers searching for park funding

May 8, 2013 - The Associated Press:  A bill that narrowly was defeated by the Wyoming Legislature might be revived that would allow people to add a donation to the park system when withdrawing ... [more]

Wyoming joins New Mexico in fight to restore mineral money

May 8, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- U.S. senators from Wyoming and New Mexico said Tuesday they plan to roll out legislation this week to restore about $110 million in cuts to a ... [more]

Internet sales taxes

May 8, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Cities and towns need sales tax revenue, and the problem isn't going away

By now most people who follow the news are aware of legislation in Congress ... [more]