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EPA removing 'bubble bath' cleanup sites around town

Jan 2, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Groundwater cleanup at five locations in downtown Riverton entered a new stage earlier this month. The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality removed five ... [more]

'The world exploded': Freakish accident sends deer through window of team bus

Jan 2, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  The last day of November 2012 will be a night the girls on the Wind River High School basketball team will never forget.
As they rode the bus back from ... [more]

Man led cops on car chase, then left road and passed out

Jan 2, 2013 - From staff reports:  Matthew G. Snyder, 32, of Alliance, Ohio, remains in custody in Fremont County after he led a local Wyoming Highway Patrol trooper on a 59-mile chase Saturday ... [more]

Nearly $55,000 spent on Bunker Road work

Jan 2, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Fremont County spent nearly $55,000 on improvements to Bunker Road since work began on the controversial roadway 15 months ago. 
That figure was one Fremont ... [more]

CWC enrollment dips slightly following recent record high

Jan 2, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College has experienced a decrease in students since reporting record-high enrollment for the 2010-11 school year.
The record head count was ... [more]

Pokes Start 2013 at SMU on Wednesday

Jan 1, 2013 - UW Sports Information:  LARAMIE - The University of Wyoming men's basketball team starts the 2013 calendar year on the road with a trip to face SMU on Wednesday. The Pokes have tied ... [more]

Wyoming's Martinez Out Indefinitely with Hand Injury

Jan 1, 2013 - UW Sports Information:  LARAMIE - University of Wyoming men's basketball coach Larry Shyatt announced on Monday that senior guard Luke Martinez has sustained a hand injury and will be ... [more]

Chief girls hold off Wind River to claim girls Shootout title

Dec 31, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  ETHETE -- Emotions were kept in check by the players and the coaching staff of Wyoming Indian to earn a 61-57 victory Friday night over Wind River in the girls ... [more]

Chiefs go 4-0, win Shootout

Dec 31, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  WIHS downed the Riverton sophomores in the tournament field.

ETHETE -- Wyoming Indian responded to a motivational speech from coach Craig Ferris on ... [more]

Sports in '12

Dec 31, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  College's turmoil atop list for the year; rodeo success also among leading stories

Central Wyoming College was forced this year to vacate its women's ... [more]

A very bad idea from Cheyenne

Dec 31, 2012 - By Randy Tucker:  Some education "experts" in the Legislature want to remove elected control of the department of education from the people.

We were in the midst of a ... [more]

Picking a president will never be the same

Dec 31, 2012 - By Mark Shields:  Who needs the Iowa caucuses if you've got a billionaire in your pocket?

Over the last 10 presidential campaigns, the first two -- and the most ... [more]

High gasoline tax would punish the middle class

Dec 31, 2012 - Mike Lieberman, Riverton:  Editor:
On Dec. 9, you ran an editorial, "A Tax Upon Us" and lauded the idea of a 10-cent gasoline tax. You even suggested that in this reddest of red states ... [more]

AP top 10

Dec 31, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  We agreed with most of their choices, with some exceptions

Each year as December winds down, our newspaper gets to participate in the process of ... [more]

Fremont County Year in Review: December

Dec 31, 2012 - From staff reports:  2 - The Fremont County Recreation Board created a tentative renovation plan for the Green Mountain picnic area. The upgrade could be complete by next ... [more]

Fremont County Year in Review: November

Dec 31, 2012 - From staff reports:  2 - A Circuit Court judge said he did not find probable cause to bind over first-degree murder charges against the man accused in the September shooting death ... [more]

Fremont County Year in Review: October

Dec 31, 2012 - From staff reports:  2 - Riverton's 2010 population was bigger than reported initially by the U.S. Census Bureau. The figure now is 10,749, up from 10,615.

2 - Local government ... [more]

Fremont County Year in Review: September

Dec 31, 2012 - From staff reports:  2 - A former star athlete was killed and his father injured severely in a one-vehicle rollover Sept. 1 near Riverton.
Reported killed in the wreck was Shawn ... [more]

Fremont County Year in Review: August

Dec 31, 2012 - From staff reports:  1 - About three acres of forest was charred July 31 after lightning struck an area near South Pass.  

3 - The state legislative judiciary committee's ... [more]

Fremont County Year in Review: July

Dec 31, 2012 - From staff reports:  1 - Concerned citizens and farmers attended a three-hour meeting June 27 to discuss new rule revisions covering leafy greens, raw milk and eggs.

1 - On ... [more]

Fremont County Year in Review: June

Dec 31, 2012 - From staff reports:  1 -- Eddie Wadda, 42, the Eastern Shoshone Tribe's liaison to Gov. Matt Mead's office and a former teacher at Wyoming Indian Elementary School, died in a car ... [more]

Fremont County Year in Review: May

Dec 31, 2012 - From staff reports:  2 - The Wyoming State Board of Education approved Fremont County School District 21's request to be unified into a K-12 education system, paving the way for a ... [more]

Fremont County Year in Review: April

Dec 31, 2012 - From staff reports:  3 - The Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees decided to stream its monthly meetings live on the college's website through August.
Vice president for ... [more]

Fremont County Year in Review: March

Dec 31, 2012 - From staff reports:  1 - A Fremont County Sheriff's deputy shot and killed a Pavillion man after responding to a report of a "disturbed, barricaded subject" at a home in the small ... [more]

Fremont County Year in Review: February

Dec 31, 2012 - From staff reports:  1 - The Lander man who authorities said was the driver of a pickup truck that struck and killed an 11-year-old girl was charged with aggravated vehicular ... [more]

Fremont County Year in Review: January

Dec 31, 2012 - From staff reports:  2 - Mitchell James C'Hair Jr., 27, died at the scene of a one-vehicle rollover accident just before noon on 17 Mile Road.

3 - Prosecutors said Gerardo ... [more]

2012: Hudson five top story of the year

Dec 31, 2012 - From staff reports:  The bizarre, ongoing saga of a crime in Hudson that started as a simple burglary and ended up a murder conspiracy has been voted the top Fremont County news ... [more]

The way it was: New Year's fire engine -- 1961

Dec 31, 2012 - Staff:  The Dubois Fire Department had a New Year's resolution late in 1961: Get a new fire engine. In the final week of the year, it came to pass.
Howe Fire ... [more]

WIHS Chief girls blast Saratoga 52-20

Dec 28, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  ETHETE -- Wyoming Indian's pressure was too much for the Saratoga girls Friday morning as the Lady Chiefs cruised to an easy 52-20 win and advanced to the ... [more]

Christmas wasn't always so popular in the United States

Dec 28, 2012 - By Paul V.M. Flesher:  Picture the following scenario: Crowds of Americans rioting in the streets. Two opposing groups shout loudly, vying to have their messages heard and heeded. ... [more]