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Helen A. Sweeney Osterhaus

Feb 15, 2013 - Staff:  Helen A. Sweeney Osterhaus, the mother of Riverton resident Sharon Neel, died Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, at Mercy Medical Center in Dubuque, Iowa. She was 91 ... [more]

Harry F. Cutshaw

Feb 15, 2013 - Staff:  Harry F. Cutshaw died Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, at his home in Lander. He was 80 years old.
At his request, no services will be held.
Harry Cutshaw was born ... [more]

Angus breeders recognized nationally in Pathfinder Report

Feb 15, 2013 - From staff reports:  Seven American Angus Association members from Fremont County have been recognized nationally by the organization for having their registered Angus cows ... [more]

Achievers

Feb 15, 2013 - From staff reports:  County students make UW list
The University of Wyoming lists 19 students from Fremont County on the 2012 fall semester provost's honor roll.
The ... [more]

Citizens must see to it that the power grab over superintendent is remedied

Feb 15, 2013 - Mike Lieberman, Riverton:  Editor:
There has been much written about the recent action of our Wyoming Legislature and Gov. Mead regarding the stripping of State Superintendent of Public ... [more]

Rubio laughs off water gaffe

Feb 15, 2013 - By George Bennett, MCT News Service:  PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Does Florida Sen. Marco Rubio have the bipartisan appeal to succeed on the national stage?
Does he have the salivary glands?
Those were ... [more]

Young writer thinks the sharks should be protected, not killed

Feb 15, 2013 - Brayden Nez, Riverton:  Editor:
Haven't you noticed that some people hate sharks? In 2011 there had been a lot of shark attacks, even in Russia. What do you think -- should all sharks ... [more]

County facilities in city

Feb 15, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Using part of the Major land for a new courthouse and sheriff's office sounds good

As Fremont County's leaders continue to kick around the very ... [more]

Digest

Feb 15, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Courtroom gun ban passes 28-2
CHEYENNE -- The state Senate passed a bill that would ban deadly weapons in Wyoming courtrooms.
House Bill 216 was ... [more]

Speer pleads not guilty to sexual assault

Feb 15, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CODY -- A Montana man accused of kidnapping a Cody girl has pleaded not guilty to sexually assaulting her.
Forty-year-old Jesse Paul Speer of Manhattan ... [more]

Budget compromise approved

Feb 15, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Both Houses of the Wyoming Legislature have voted to approve the supplemental budget bill.
House Speaker Tom Lubnau, a Gillette Republican, and ... [more]

Fuel tax passes, awaits governor's signature

Feb 15, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A proposal to raise state fuel taxes by a dime a gallon cleared its final vote in the state Senate on Thursday. It now heads to Gov. Matt Mead, who ... [more]

Sinks big horn herd gone

Feb 15, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The last survivor of the Sinks Canyon's big horn sheep herd died this month.
The ram, nicknamed Bam Bam, died far from his home and away from the wild at a ... [more]

Crisis center, counseling service consider merger

Feb 15, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  State funding for both programs is expected to be scaled back.

Budget cuts have led officials of the Fremont County Alcohol Crisis Center and Fremont ... [more]

County attorneys busy with heavy homicide caseload

Feb 15, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Five homicide trials are set to take place in the next several months, which has resulted in some court scheduling conflicts and a hefty workload for the ... [more]

District 25 set to begin the process of replacing administrators

Feb 15, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton school officials will interview potential replacements for three top administrative positions next month because of the pending retirement of several ... [more]

Devon supplies grant to fire school

Feb 14, 2013 - Staff:  Devon employee Kevin Watson, front right, received a plaque on behalf of the Devon Ambassadors from Mid Winter Fire School coordinator Scott Walters for the ... [more]

Today

Feb 14, 2013 - From staff reports:  Births
LEE

A daughter was born to Allison and Matt Lee, of Riverton, at 8:53 a.m. Dec. 11, 2012, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds, ... [more]

Smolik resigns as Riverton Memorial Hospital CEO

Feb 14, 2013 - From staff reports:  Riverton Memorial Hospital named Steve Erixon as the interim chief executive officer on Jan. 28 while a national search for a permanent CEO began.
Erixon, ... [more]

Albert 'Al' Kelsey

Feb 14, 2013 - Staff:  Albert 'Al' Kelsey, of Riverton, died Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, at his home in Riverton. He was 90 years old.
Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, ... [more]

Devon makes fortune's best workplace list

Feb 14, 2013 - From staff reports:  Devon Energy announced it has again been named to Fortune magazine's list of 100 Best Companies to Work For. This marks Devon's sixth straight year to be ... [more]

RMS poets pen new verses for Valentine's Day

Feb 14, 2013 - From staff reports:  Editor's note: Students in the Riverton Middle School Writers Guild submitted three poems inspired by Valentine's Day:

Winter
Oh Winter, oh ... [more]

Fremont County got biggest brunt of weekend storm

Feb 14, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The snowstorm that blanketed Wyoming with much-needed precipitation last weekend left its heaviest snow totals in Fremont County.
The National Weather Service ... [more]

Saddled up for love: Riders deliver valentines

Feb 14, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Snow falling Friday did not stay six Fremont County couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds, even if it was all just for fun.
The riders ... [more]

RPD took 13,750 calls in '12; many affected by alcohol

Feb 14, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Police Department handled 13,750 calls for service in 2012. The calls varied from proactive police enforcement to shoplifting.
Riverton police ... [more]

GOP picks three for Varn vacancy

Feb 14, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Commission has the final say on who will replace the departing Fremont County Attorney.
 
The Fremont County Republican Party on ... [more]

Cowboys get hot to beat Nevada to end MWC losing streak

Feb 14, 2013 - The Associated Press:  It was what many have waited a while to see from the University of Wyoming men's basketball team.
Good defense, solid offense, some spectacular plays and a UW ... [more]

Rustlers still handle Miles

Feb 14, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  CWC and Casper College are now tied for second with 10-3 marks. CWC is 20-5 overall.

Paris Burns showed he belonged in the startling lineup ... [more]

Clutch shooting late in game secures 52-47 win for CWC's women

Feb 14, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Marissa Hogan put Central Wyoming College ahead for good with a late 3-pointer Wednesday night at Rustler Gym to seal a 52-47 victory over Miles Community ... [more]

Wolverines hosting West 4A regional wrestling tourney

Feb 14, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton High School has aspirations of winning its first Class 4-A West wrestling title since 2003. RHS hosts the conference tournament Friday and Saturday at ... [more]