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Vogel pursuing rodeo full-time this spring

Apr 18, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Josee Vogel has decided to become a full-time cowgirl this spring.
Vogel, a junior at Wind River High School, is coming off a solid performance in a rodeo ... [more]

Today

Apr 18, 2013 - Staff:  Births
SHAKESPEARE

A son was born to Jordan and Carlo Shakespeare of Lander at 1:07 p.m. March 30, 2013, at Lander Regional Hospital. He weighed 6 ... [more]

Norma Jean Bappe

Apr 18, 2013 - Staff:  Norma Jean Bappe died Monday, April 15, 2013, at Help for Health Hospice Home in Riverton. She was 78 years old.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, ... [more]

Stanford Lyle Salway Jr.

Apr 18, 2013 - Staff:  Stanford Lyle Salway Jr. died Monday, April 15, 2013, at Lander Valley Medical Center. He was 55 years old.
A wake and rosary will be at 7 p.m. Friday, April ... [more]

Peabody posts first quarter loss, outlook upbeat

Apr 18, 2013 - The Associated Press:  ST. LOUIS -- Coal miner Peabody Energy Corp. said Thursday that it posted a loss for the first three months of the year on lower U.S. shipments and prices for ... [more]

Businesses welcome to use official Steamboat symbol

Apr 18, 2013 - By Greg Jordan, WyomingEntrepreneur.Biz:  Question-- "I see the Steamboat symbol on all sorts of products around the state. Can I put it on my merchandise for sale?"
-- Robert, ... [more]

Hi Mountain Seasonings breaks ground on new lot

Apr 18, 2013 - From staff reports:  Hans and Kimberly Hummel, the owners of Hi Mountain Seasonings, said they have broken ground in a new lot adjacent to their current headquarters to build a new ... [more]

Lincoln School demolition seems 'fiscally irresponsible'

Apr 18, 2013 - Phil and Marilyn Lavoie, Riverton:  Editor:
In reference to your editorial on the Lincoln School demolition in Friday's paper. We couldn't agree with you more.
Firstly we believe that it is ... [more]

In Boston, one act of terrorism, millions of acts of humanity

Apr 18, 2013 - By The Baltimore Sun:  An 8-year-old boy was among the three people killed and at least 176 people injured, many severely, by a pair of explosions near the finish line of the Boston ... [more]

Back to the basics may be best

Apr 18, 2013 - By Betty Starks Case:  There are rewards for living many years.
One of them is the experience you gain. If you can remember it, you'll eventually find an opportunity to toss it ... [more]

The Age of Aquarius

Apr 18, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  'Hair' was a sensation in 1967, and it remains unique in 2013

That the hippie musical "Hair," which begins its second and final three-day run at ... [more]

Storm woes range from sinkhole to twisters

Apr 18, 2013 - By Jason Keyser, The Associated Press:  ST. LOUIS -- Middle America was overwhelmed by weather Thursday, with snow in the north, tornadoes in the Plains, and torrential rains that caused floods and ... [more]

Digest

Apr 18, 2013 - The Associated Press:  All interstates reopen in Wyoming
CHEYENNE -- All interstate highways in Wyoming have reopened in the wake of a spring snowstorm that closed hundreds ... [more]

Milestone reached in park snow plowing

Apr 18, 2013 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A public-private effort to plow roads in Yellowstone National Park and open up two of the park's entrances on time this spring despite federal ... [more]

Home of former sheriff destroyed in weekend fire

Apr 18, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Investigators have determined a pellet stove started the fire that destroyed the home of former Fremont County Sheriff Tim McKinney this weekend south of ... [more]

Vehicle window 'shot out' in random incident

Apr 18, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Fremont County Sheriff's Office is investigating what appears to be a "random and dangerous criminal act" that took place just after midnight Thursday near ... [more]

Riverton student body shoots music video for online contest

Apr 18, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Riverton High School students dropped their books Wednesday morning and jumped into action to be part of a music video and possibly win up to $10,000 for the ... [more]

State giving extra $20 million to local governments

Apr 18, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County and its municipalities are brainstorming ways to use an extra $20 million the Wyoming Legislature allocated for local governments.
Wyoming was ... [more]

Five Fremont County players selected to be in Wyoming-Montana annual basketball series

Apr 17, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Seth Quayle, Xavier Webb and Kade Salisbury of Riverton High School have been selected to play for the Wyoming basketball all-stars against Montana's all-star ... [more]

Another strong showing for Riverton USA wrestlers

Apr 17, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Riverton USA wrestling club secured enough points to win its home tournament Sunday at Wolverine Gym.
In the two-day bracket, Riverton rolled up 224.5 ... [more]

Today

Apr 17, 2013 - Staff:  Births
HORN

A son was born to Kayla and Jonathan Horn of Lander at 10:21 a.m. April 1, 2013, at Lander Regional Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds. ... [more]

Vernon 'Vern' Groathouse

Apr 17, 2013 - Staff:  Vernon "Vern" Groathouse, of Riverton, died Thursday, April 11, 2013, at Wind River Health Care. He was 92 years old.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, ... [more]

Thurlo Jenkins

Apr 17, 2013 - Staff:  Thurlo Jenkins, of Riverton, died Saturday, April 13, 2013, at Lander Valley Hospital. He was 54 years old.
A rosary will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 18, at ... [more]

Letter writer's 'rant' not based on facts

Apr 17, 2013 - Douglas Drachner, Riverton:  Editor:
Don't people who write letters to the editor have any responsibility for getting things correct? In her rant on March 27, Mary Sue Shoup says the ... [more]

Homeland security grants being gutted

Apr 17, 2013 - By Maggie Clark, For MCT News Service:  WASHINGTON -- In the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing, the state of Massachusetts, the city of Boston and federal authorities quickly joined together to ... [more]

Vandals with a bomb

Apr 17, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  The Boston attackers made the worst kind of trouble

On Tuesday, trying to keep worried citizens calm, no doubt, an official in Boston who had some ... [more]

Digest

Apr 17, 2013 - The Associated Press:  G&F catches antler poachers
KEMMERER -- Two southwest Wyoming men have been successfully prosecuted for violating the state's antler collection ... [more]

Snow socks state for third day

Apr 17, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Travel remains dangerous in the southeast quarter of Wyoming because of a persistent spring snowstorm that has socked the state for three ... [more]

ATV club, county to partner in rebuild of Heritage Trail fences

Apr 17, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Owners of land adjoining the Wyoming Heritage Trail will not see Fremont County paying for new fencing along the recreation path. Instead, the Fremont County ... [more]

Assessor's office sending notices of value

Apr 17, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Property owners should be sure to check their mailboxes in the next few days because the Fremont County Assessor's Office will mail notices of value for 2013 ... [more]