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The way it was: Bridge repairs -- 1997

Aug 18, 2014 - From staff reports:  St. Stephen's High School students had a summer assignment in 1997, and it also was the first local photography assignment for longtime newspaper photographer ... [more]

Police ask for help in finding missing man

Aug 18, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Lusk Police Department is seeking the public's assistance in locating 54-year-old Kenneth Van Buskirk who was last seen July 28 in Lusk.
Van Buskirk is ... [more]

Rainfall on Swede Fire in forest stunts growth

Aug 18, 2014 - From staff reports:  Almost half an inch of rain fell on the Swede Fire over a 24-hour period earlier in the week. The Swede Fire, which was discovered July 24, remains at 1,529 ... [more]

Riverton teen facing felony charges after stealing an ATV, deputies say

Aug 18, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  On the way home from Burger King on June 26, a 19-year-old Riverton man climbed into the yard of Greenline Equipment, started up an all terrain vehicle and ... [more]

Election Matchup: Fremont County Sheriff, Part 2

Aug 18, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Former Riverton Police Department captain Mark Stone will take on three-term incumbent Sheriff Skip Hornecker in the primary election Aug. 19.

Skip ... [more]

Senate District 25: Whiteman would tackle three main issues

Aug 18, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Allen Whiteman is running for Senate District 25 based on three issues that are important to him.
The first, he says, is to "get Common Core out of ... [more]

Senate District 25: McCarty working to protect constitutions

Aug 18, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Most people involved in conservative politics in Fremont County likely have heard of Jennifer McCarty.
The 58-year-old from Lander is making her first ... [more]

Senate District 25: Incumbent Case faces three challengers

Aug 18, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Wyoming Senate District 25 incumbent Cale Case, R-Lander, is asking voters to examine his record when deciding whether to vote for him Aug. 19.
In particular, ... [more]

Senate District 25: Malek thinks constituents are fed up

Aug 18, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Joe Malek says his grandson convinced him to run for Senate District 25 this year based on a lack of jobs in Fremont County and Wyoming.
"He just graduated a ... [more]

Ethete water system plan advances

Aug 18, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A project to improve the drinking water system in Ethete recently passed a regulatory hurdle, clearing the way for officials to decide what fixes to include in ... [more]

Today

Aug 15, 2014 - Staff:  Deaths
GASSER

Ralph Gasser, 83, of Riverton, died Thursday, Aug. 14, at SageWest Health Care at Riverton. Private family services are pending for a ... [more]

Digest

Aug 15, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Boy's body found in river
CASPER -- Authorities say that rescue crews have found the body of a missing 11-year-old boy in the North Platte River in ... [more]

Gosar says 'look beyond party line'

Aug 15, 2014 - The Associated Press:  TORRINGTON -- Pete Gosar stepped down this summer as chairman of the Wyoming Democratic Party to run for governor.
It's his second run in this overwhelmingly ... [more]

Hardy, Wilde debate before Senate Democratic primary

Aug 15, 2014 - The Associated Press:  The winner likely will face three-term incumbent Sen. Mike Enzi in November.

CHEYENNE -- Two Democratic candidates debating the issues as they seek ... [more]

One week remains in filing period for general election offices; 27 filed so far

Aug 15, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  With a week to go in the filing period third-party, independent and non-partisan candidates are filling the general-election ballot. College and school-board ... [more]

City OKs sale of remaining land on old hospital site

Aug 15, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The City of Riverton has agreed to sell the last two parcels of the old hospital property at North 12th Street East between Jackson and Park avenues.
The ... [more]

House District 34: Salazar 'not running to do nothing'

Aug 15, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Tim Salazar of Dubois is running as a Republican for Wyoming House District 34 to offer voters a candidate who is distinctly different from the incumbent, ... [more]

House District 34: Campbell runs for third term

Aug 15, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  As a former school board member, State Rep. Rita Campbell, R-Shoshoni, says she would like to focus on education if she is elected to a third district House ... [more]

House District 34: Moore differs from incumbent

Aug 15, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Republican Pat Moore of Dubois decided to run for Wyoming House District 34 this year because he thinks state government needs to be "reined in."
In ... [more]

Today

Aug 14, 2014 - Staff:  Deaths
MOON

Robert H. Moon, 81, formerly of Lander, died Tuesday, Aug. 5. Services were Friday, Aug. 8, at Clayton Kay Vaughan Funeral Home in ... [more]

Digest

Aug 14, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Bus driver charged in triple fatal
GILLETTE -- A bus driver faces felony charges in connection with an accident that killed three men from Gillette ... [more]

Hill speaks about bid to unseat Gov. Matt Mead

Aug 14, 2014 - From staff and wire reports:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming Republicans face dueling versions of the same story as they consider Cindy Hill's candidacy for governor in this month's primary.
Hill, the ... [more]

Experience focus of Secretary of State debate

Aug 14, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  Cheyenne businessman Ed Murray painted himself as the only candidate who offers new blood when he faced off in a debate Wednesday night in Riverton against ... [more]

Scouts help leader float across lake after injury

Aug 14, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A group of teenage Boy Scouts helped local search and rescue volunteers retrieve a troop leader from the Wind River Mountains on Friday after the 49-year-old ... [more]

Retiring rep's niece competes in rare Democratic primary

Aug 14, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Running for State House District 33, Andrea "Andi" Clifford races Wilfred J. Ferris, III one of two contested Democratic primaries in Fremont County this ... [more]

House District 33: Allen vows strict fiscal control

Aug 14, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Fiscal responsibility and liberty are the hallmarks of Jim Allen's campaign for Wyoming House District 33.
"As a legislator, it will be my priority to ... [more]

House District 33: Cardenas pledges communication

Aug 14, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Four issues are included in Daniel Cardenas's campaign platform for House District 33: communication, transparency, education and economic ... [more]

Today

Aug 13, 2014 - Staff:  Deaths
ALSTINE

Betty Van Alstine, 69, of Jeffrey City, died with family at her side Sunday, Aug. 10, at home. A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. ... [more]

Chocolate cheesecake bars a tasty way to feed a crowd

Aug 13, 2014 - By Susan Selasky, McClatchy Newspapers:  When making them, be sure to plan on at least four hours of chilling time.

If you need a dessert to feed a crowd, here's one to try. These chocolate ... [more]

Two sentenced for similar, unrelated crimes

Aug 13, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Two Northern Arapaho men have been sentenced to prison terms for the same charge in unrelated incidents.
U.S. District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl ... [more]