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Burma Road project being considered for award

Jan 10, 2013 - From staff reports:  Fremont County's Burma Road Reconstruction project was completed in March 2012 and is being considered for the Wyoming Engineering Society's Project of the ... [more]

The problem is the person, not the gun

Jan 10, 2013 - Dennis Koppenhafer, Shoshoni:  Editor:
Have to respond to the article in your Dec. 27 edition by Betty Starks Case regarding gun control. I too deplore the deaths of 20 children and six ... [more]

County settles on plan for vehicle decals

Jan 10, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The issue of vehicle decals continues to occupy the Fremont County Commission. The county board at its Jan. 8 meeting ran into disagreement as it decided the ... [more]

County educators, lawmakers wary of rushed ed initiatives

Jan 10, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Legislature is expected to re-evaluate a timeline it approved two years ago regarding the state's education accountability system. The possibility ... [more]

New council sworn in; Mahoney given strong send-off

Jan 10, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The first Riverton City Council meeting of the year was also the last for Diana Mahoney, Ward 1 representative.
"I accepted the challenge that the mayor put ... [more]

Loopholes and earmarks are alive and well in new fiscal cliff bill

Jan 10, 2013 - By The Miami Herald:  Last month, a survey by Indiana University's Center on Congress found that a mere 9 percent of those in a recent poll approved of Congress's job performance -- ... [more]

Digest

Jan 10, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Colorado eyes new drilling regs
DENVER -- In a decision begin watched closely Wyoming and surrounding states, Colorado regulators gave initial approval ... [more]

Attitude is everything

Jan 10, 2013 - By Betty Starks Case:  We're better when we tune in to our positives

I used to approach the desk of then-editor Dave Perry with, "Dave, I've been thinking."
In feigned ... [more]

Once on the rocks, UW geology museum reopens after upgrade

Jan 10, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- After its first makeover in nearly 60 years, the University of Wyoming's Geological Museum is ready to reopen to the public.
While much of the work ... [more]

The PIT count

Jan 10, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  The objective is to enumerate the homeless in Fremont County

Winter is a poignant time to count the homeless. At no other time of year is their ... [more]

State's gasoline cost second-lowest in U.S.

Jan 10, 2013 - McClatchy Newspapers:  CHEYENNE -- It's a good time to be a motorist in Wyoming, with the Cowboy State enjoying some of the cheapest gasoline in the nation.
With a statewide price ... [more]

Bill would gut state superintendent's role in education

Jan 10, 2013 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The role of the statewide elected superintendent of public instruction would be greatly reduced under a proposed bill that would remove the ... [more]

Fremont Fiber Arts Guild hosts Spin-In/Fiber-Fest

Jan 9, 2013 - Staff:  Rachel Bundschuh of Riverton grinned as she spun yarn using a drop spindle at the Spin-In/Fiber-Fest on Saturday in the Heritage Hall at the Fremont County ... [more]

Former rivals now teammates for Wyoming

Jan 9, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Riley Grabau and Josh Adams used to play against each other. Now they play together- and both start - for the University of Wyoming men's basketball team.
The ... [more]

Oldman gets 82 points in two St. Stephen's victories

Jan 9, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lakota Oldman exploded for 40 points for St. Stephen's in an 81-69 win over Dubois Friday and 42 more against Meeteetse in an 83-72 boys basketball victory ... [more]

Lander slows down RHS boys, but Wolverines prevail

Jan 9, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  It was a different game from the previous meeting, when Riverton beat the Tigers by 25 points.

Kade Salisbury knew Riverton High School had dodged a ... [more]

Wolverine girls win heart-stopper over Lander

Jan 9, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Kiley Ridgway hit the go-ahead bucket on a baseline jump shot for the Riverton High School girls basketball team, then blocked away a putback attempt by Lander ... [more]

Gov. Mead wants changes in cash management

Jan 9, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead is asking lawmakers to approve some fundamental changes in how the state handles its cash flow.
In his State of the State ... [more]

In State of the Judiciary speech, chief justice defends closing Dubois court

Jan 9, 2013 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- State Chief Justice Marilyn Kite says Wyoming's court system is working to cut costs as best it can because of predictions of flat state ... [more]

Man returns home, finds intruder sleeping on couch

Jan 9, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Fremont County Sheriff's Office is investigating an unusual break-in that was discovered early Sunday in the 7200 block of Riverview Road.
According to ... [more]

Today

Jan 9, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
CHAVEZ

Patrick L. Chavez, 37, died Wednesday, Jan. 9, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. Arrangements are pending with the Davis Funeral ... [more]

Dick Bowman

Jan 9, 2013 - Staff:  Dick Bowman, of Lander, died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013. He was 65 years old.
No traditional services will be held, but the family will gather in Midwest City, ... [more]

Robert 'Bob' L. Weitzel

Jan 9, 2013 - Staff:  Robert "Bob" L. Weitzel, formerly of Riverton, died Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, at his home in Harlingen, Texas. He was 73 years old.
Services were Monday, Jan. 7, ... [more]

Rita Nadine Harrington

Jan 9, 2013 - Staff:  Rita Nadine Harrington died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, at Kindred Hospital of Denver.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at the Presbyterian Church ... [more]

Guidelines were followed on snow removal

Jan 9, 2013 - Ron Warpness, Mayor, Riverton:  Editor:
Here we are another January, and the issue of snow removal is a hot topic. I recall in January of 2011, when I first took office, we had a very ... [more]

A new year for the nighttime sky

Jan 9, 2013 - By Carl Manning:  It turned cold at the end of December, so you have probably been looking at stars from inside through a window. I don't blame you. It does seem sometimes that ... [more]

No to Norquist

Jan 9, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Enzi, others show courage

An undermentioned positive development from the 2012 election featured Wyoming U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi, among others. Our ... [more]

Digest

Jan 9, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Lummis to chair subcommittee
CHEYENNE -- Rep. Cynthia Lummis has been appointed chairman of a U.S. House subcommittee.
She will chair the energy ... [more]

Jackson chamber blasts tourism budget plans

Jan 9, 2013 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Gov. Matt Mead's proposal to cut about $1 million from the state tourism budget is drawing opposition from some people in Jackson Hole.
Jackson ... [more]

Flu surging in state

Jan 9, 2013 - The Associated Press:  The number of flu cases is higher than at any point during the bad flu season of 2009-2010.

CHEYENNE -- State health officials are reporting a surge ... [more]