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Habitat for Humanity accepting applications for new Riverton home

Apr 14, 2013 - Staff:  Public meetings will be Tuesday, April 23, at the Lander Library and Wednesday, April 24, at the Riverton Branch Library.

Habitat for Humanity, Wind ... [more]

Employee raises, health insurance a concern in initial solid waste district budget

Apr 14, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Some members of the Fremont County Solid Waste Disposal District Board and district superintendent Andy Frey began looking at a draft operating budget with the ... [more]

Residents, officials mull future of WLRC

Apr 14, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  In February, the Wyoming Legislature directed the Department of Health to conduct a study of the Wyoming Life Resource Center to determine how the facility ... [more]

Projects funded by 1 percent tax could begin this summer

Apr 14, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Early work would replace concrete pieces on road segments throughout Riverton.

Riverton residents could see their optional 1 percent tax dollars at ... [more]

One of a kind

Apr 14, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College theater director Mike Myers said this month's production of "Hair" will be unlike any other he has seen -- but that is part of the ... [more]

More to 'Oz' than meets the eye

Apr 13, 2013 - By Randy Tucker:  In its time, the story was chock full of political satire.

Now that four generations have grown up with the imagery of the "Wizard of Oz," much of ... [more]

Different paths ahead on immigration, guns

Apr 13, 2013 - By Carl Leubsdorf:  Victory for President Obama is far more likely on the former than the latter.

The contrasting paths of President Barack Obama's two prime legislative ... [more]

Inmates would benefit from AA and NA sessions

Apr 13, 2013 - Robert Joseph Sanistevan, Lander:  Editor:
I am writing this letter in regard to the unavailability of programs and AA/NA meetings at the Fremont County Detention Center.
Not only do inmates ... [more]

The beer tax

Apr 13, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  It's hard to justify keeping the 1935 rate in place

A curious tidbit of Wyoming's revenue stream comes in the form of the state malt beverage tax. It ... [more]

Club members host 4-H carnival

Apr 12, 2013 - Staff:  Four-year-old Anika Stanley of Riverton reacted as her father warned her not to touch the Coney Island amusement park constructed by Riverton Owls Club member ... [more]

Today

Apr 12, 2013 - Staff:  Births
COLE

A son was born to Shelley and Nathan Cole of Riverton at 4:12 a.m. April 3, 2013, at Lander Regional Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds. ... [more]

Danielle 'DeeDee' Harriette Hood

Apr 12, 2013 - Staff:  Danielle "DeeDee" Harriette Hood, of Shoshoni, died Sunday, March 31, 2013, at her home. She was 49 years old.
Cremation has taken place, and no services are ... [more]

Jerry W. Johnson

Apr 12, 2013 - Staff:  Jerry W. Johnson, of Riverton, died Saturday, March 30, 2013, at his home. He was 82 years old.
Per his request, cremation has taken place, and there will be ... [more]

Robert Faulkner

Apr 12, 2013 - Staff:  Robert "Bob" Faulkner died Saturday, March 9, 2013, at his home in Annandale, Va., surrounded by his family. He was 74 years old.
Services have taken place. ... [more]

Peck speaks for Yale at national tournament

Apr 12, 2013 - Staff:  A college student from Riverton is participating in a national collegiate debate championship this weekend.
Robert Peck of Riverton, a sophomore at Yale ... [more]

Wyoming FFA announces 2013 state degree recipients

Apr 12, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming FFA Association has announced the recipients of the 2013 Wyoming State FFA Degree. The program recognizes students' accomplishments in their ... [more]

City proclamation recognizes work of senior companions

Apr 12, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council approved a resolution designating April 9, 2013, as the Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service.
Mayor Ron Warpness read the ... [more]

Haworth, Crawford marry March 27

Apr 12, 2013 - Staff:  Kirsten Marie Haworth and Bradly David Crawford were married Wednesday, March 27.
The ceremony took place at Sackett's Market in Sheridan with Jacob Brooks ... [more]

Who's the likely winner in budget fight?

Apr 12, 2013 - By David Lightman, McClatchy Newspapers:  WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's $3.78 trillion budget Wednesday provided fresh, vivid evidence that Washington remains desperately divided over key ... [more]

Better service is what's needed at Riverton Regional Airport

Apr 12, 2013 - Kelly Brost, Riverton:  Editor:
Marketing is not the problem with the Great Lakes Airlines and Riverton Regional Airport. It is the quality and reliability of the service. Over the ... [more]

Demolishing Lincoln

Apr 12, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  In light of the new student-teacher ratio rule, the old school might have had one more role to play

There is understandable confusion related to the ... [more]

Digest

Apr 12, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Man dies after Casper arrest
CASPER -- Casper police say a 47-year-old man died after being taken into custody during a domestic dispute call.
Natrona ... [more]

Penalties to be toughened for state land violations

Apr 12, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- People who damage state trust lands can be ordered to make restitution under a new law that increases the consequences for violating land-use ... [more]

Year after blowout, no fines for operator

Apr 12, 2013 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  "Accidents will happen," said Wyoming interim Oil and Gas Supervisor Bob King.

CHEYENNE -- A company that owns a Wyoming oil well that blew out and ... [more]

After big first hunt, wolf quota may be cut by half

Apr 12, 2013 - The Associated Press:  The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is proposing to reduce wolf hunting quotas by half this fall because of the state's successful first hunt last year.
The ... [more]

Hidden eggs found Thursday; finders receive cash, tickets

Apr 12, 2013 - Staff:  Riverton residents Eric Smartt and Chuck Bracken had looked for hidden objects in Ranger-sponsored treasure hunts before, but Smartt said this year was the ... [more]

Sheriff, detention center to face complaint from former inmate

Apr 12, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  A civil rights complaint has been filed by a jail inmate against the Fremont County Sheriff and county detention center staff.
The suit stems from an alleged ... [more]

Expansion at Shoshone's casino could add 200 jobs

Apr 12, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Business leaders think a planned expansion of the Shoshone Rose Casino would be a positive development for the local economy.
A written request for proposal ... [more]

County agrees to help wolf foes in challenge to conservationists

Apr 12, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Commission has been asked to side with an organization planning to oppose conservation groups over wolf management in Wyoming.
Last ... [more]

RMS track teams still waiting for first meet

Apr 12, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Spartans already have had two track meets cancelled by weather but will host one on Saturday at Wolverine Track.

Riverton Middle School track ... [more]