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'Fish With a Pro' Friday at Boysen Marina

Jun 21, 2012 - From staff reports:  Kids who may not have had an opportunity to fish before will get a chance to learn from the best Friday during a "Fish With a Pro" program at the Boysen ... [more]

Volleyball tournament June 22-24

Jun 21, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Spring Clasher volleyball tournament is happening in conjunction with Shoshone Indian Days on June 22-24 in Fort Washakie.
The tournament is co-ed ... [more]

Two more applying for District 25 seat

Jun 21, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler, Staff Writer:  Ted Ray, Scott Morrow have filed

Two additional filings Thursday morning bring to five the number of candidates for appointment to the Riverton ... [more]

Woman might avoid jail term in plea agreement on death of her baby son

Jun 21, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Pavillion woman charged in the November death of her infant son may escape jail time in exchange for probation if a judge accepts a plea agreement filed ... [more]

South Dakota authorities confirm Lander boy's death in Friday automobile accident

Jun 21, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  A Lander boy died and four others were seriously injured in a one-vehicle crash in South Dakota, according to South Dakota officials.
Terry Woster, public ... [more]

State must put lights at N. Federal intersections; rest optional

Jun 21, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  A citizen committee has had its first meeting to discuss the North Federal Boulevard rebuild project in Riverton.
Business owners from Extra Care Auto, Sears, ... [more]

MOU with landowners concludes long Bunker Road disagreement

Jun 21, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The road will be public, with seasonal closures for half the year.

The years of controversy behind establishing Bunker Road as a public route ended ... [more]

Trial set for Cody homicide; death penalty will be sought

Jun 21, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CODY -- A tentative trial date of March 15, 2013, has been set in the first-degree murder case of a Cody man accused of stabbing his wife to death with a ... [more]

Firefighters looking to gain upper hand in western states

Jun 21, 2012 - The Associated Press:  BELLVUE, Colo. -- More people evacuated by a northern Colorado wildfire are set to return home Thursday, the second wave of evacuees allowed back in as many ... [more]

Groups file suit over proposed development of CBM project

Jun 21, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Three conservation groups are suing the U.S. Interior Department over a plan to open the Fortification Creek area in northeast Wyoming to coal-bed methane ... [more]

Digest

Jun 21, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Senators voted to nix EPA rule
CHEYENNE -- Wyoming Republican Sens. Mike Enzi and John Barrasso supported a failed attempt to block the Environmental ... [more]

Main Street opportunity

Jun 21, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  A vacant lot on a downtown street corner comes along very, very rarely

The demolition of the old gas station building at the northwest corner of ... [more]

Two extra acres would make land gift better, and cutting weeds improves city for all

Jun 21, 2012 - Ron Warpness, Mayor, Riverton:  Editor:
I am going to "kill two birds with one stone," metaphorically speaking. The two birds (issues) are the county's gift of the Major property to the ... [more]

All pain, no gain in southern Europe

Jun 21, 2012 - By Doyle McManus:  As one Italian put it, "Things are so bad, that to save money, they've turned off the light at the end of the tunnel."

MILAN, Italy -- From the ... [more]

Riverton poultry processor could be first in state

Jun 21, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  Facility may be the only one of its kind to be licensed in Wyoming.

The first state-recognized poultry processing facility could soon be open just ... [more]

County trucking companies recognized for fleet safety

Jun 21, 2012 - From staff reports:  Star Trucking, of Shoshoni, and Big Wyoming Trucking, of Riverton, received first-place awards at the Wyoming Trucking Association's annual awards luncheon in ... [more]

Edward 'Art' Dollard

Jun 21, 2012 - Staff:  Lander native Edward "Art" Dollard died Monday, June 18, 2012.
A memorial mass, with the Rev. Father David Erickson as celebrant, is at 10 a.m. Friday, June ... [more]

Marguerite J. Barquin

Jun 21, 2012 - Staff:  Marguerite J. Barquin, 83, of Kinnear, died Wednesday, June 13, 2012, at the Lander Regional Hospital.
Memorial services are at 2 p.m. Monday, June 25, at St. ... [more]

Gerald F. 'Fritz' Campbell

Jun 21, 2012 - Staff:  Former Lander resident Gerald F. "Fritz" Campbell, 64, died Sunday, June 12, 2012, at his home in Fresno, Calif.
Cremation has taken place and funeral ... [more]

Today

Jun 21, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
BRIGHT

Former Lander resident Terry Lynn Bright, 71, died suddenly Saturday, June 9, at his home in Thermopolis. A memorial picnic will be at 3 ... [more]

Riders and ropers to contend at state high school rodeo

Jun 20, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Five Fremont County rodeo athletes enter the state finals on Thursday in Douglas in the top four in their respective events.
Shoshoni High School cousins ... [more]

Raiders split lopsided games with Green River

Jun 20, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton manager Jeremy McCormick didn't like how his Raiders played on Tuesday in a 14-1 American Legion baseball loss to Green River in the opening game of ... [more]

Congress reps blast regulatory climate

Jun 20, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  Over-regulation.
It's what all three of Wyoming's legislators in Washington, D.C., feel is slowing mining and energy development, both in the state they ... [more]

All eyes on energy revenue

Jun 20, 2012 - By Steve Peck, Publisher:  Wyoming industrial history will record 2011 and 2012 as a period when two of the state's most-powerful economic engines -- the production of coal and natural ... [more]

Korean partnership keeps uranium plan on track

Jun 20, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The Gas Hills area of central Wyoming produced 100 million pounds of uranium during its peak production period in the 1960s and 1970s.
Strathmore Minerals ... [more]

Firing up the Carissa

Jun 20, 2012 - By Robert H. Peck, Staff Writer:  The Carissa is going to start rumbling again.
Beginning this summer, the Carissa mine and mill near the South Pass City State Historic Site will undergo some ... [more]

Interns get experience in tech field

Jun 20, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Cedric Bennett and Eric Fabrizius aren't typical summer interns.
Sure, their jobs are filled with challenges they might not have faced in a college classroom, ... [more]

Bumbling feds blamed in slow energy permitting

Jun 20, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  A federal energy policy would streamline processes nationwide, a state official said.

There's a flow chart containing myriad energy permitting ... [more]

Coal likely to remain dominant for years

Jun 20, 2012 - By Renee Schoof, McClatchy Newspapers:  WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration's proposal in April to put the first limits on greenhouse gases from new power plants could mean that no new coal-fired ... [more]

Digest

Jun 20, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Progress seen on new fire
CHEYENNE -- Firefighters are hoping to take advantage of cooler weather in battling a wildfire burning in a remote and ... [more]

Then and now

Jun 20, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Our biggest edition of the year is good for cultivating the long view of a key industry

The extra-thick newspaper you're reading today is the 57th ... [more]

Just another day in the mine

Jun 20, 2012 - Judd McDonald, Lander:  Editor:
I am writing this letter to let everyone know what kind of man I had for a working partner in the year of 1967.
I showed up to work and changed into ... [more]

Here's to a lump of coal

Jun 20, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler:  There's a mixed message to children in "a lump of coal."
Traditionally, a "lump of coal" is what all naughty children get in their stockings on Christmas ... [more]

Jeffres joins school board vacancy field

Jun 20, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler, Staff Writer:  Lynette Jeffres is the latest to file for appointment to the Riverton school board.
Deadline for filing for the July1-Dec.1 position on the District 25 Board ... [more]

Today

Jun 20, 2012 - Staff:  Births
BECK

A son was born to Alona Beck, of Kharkiv, Ukraine, and Tyson Beck, of Riverton, at 1:05 a.m. May 31, 2012, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. ... [more]

C.D. 'Duane' White

Jun 20, 2012 - Staff:  C.D. "Duane" White, 73, of Riverton, died Monday, June 18, 2012, at Riverton Memorial Hospital.
Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Friday, June 22, at the Davis ... [more]

Dulcie L. Von Krosigk

Jun 20, 2012 - Staff:  Dulcie L. Von Krosigk, 94, of Riverton, died Sunday, June 17, 2012, at the Wind River Healthcare in Riverton.
Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Friday, June 22, ... [more]

Four hospitalized after drinking from bottle they found

Jun 20, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Police Department is investigating a bottle of liquid found near City Park after four people were hospitalized after drinking from it.
Police ... [more]

Solid waste board relents on trash station cutbacks

Jun 19, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  In an effort to address complaints about decreased operations at trash transfer stations, the county solid waste board approved a new schedule Monday that ... [more]

Magnetic decals might prove answer to vehicle disagreement

Jun 19, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County commissioners and Coroner Ed McAuslan recognize at least one goal in their ongoing debate over identification decals placed on his vehicle.
"As ... [more]