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Assessed value drops below $1B again

Mar 22, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A rebound to $1.09 billion is predicted for fiscal year 2015.

Fremont County government expects lower property tax income next fiscal year because ... [more]

City rates might rise more than normal to help cut into debt

Mar 22, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Riverton residents may soon see a higher than usual increase in their utility bills. The rates for water, sewer and sanitation services automatically increase ... [more]

RMS puts on A Night of Jazz

Mar 21, 2013 - Staff:  Katie's sister Sydney Thayer took a flugelhorn solo on "My Funny Valentine" between trumpet players Tekah Branson and Tayte Thomas during the A Night of ... [more]

Full roster taking shape for Wolverine girls track team

Mar 21, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Two state qualifiers return, and a promising group of freshmen excites coach Jorah Griffith.

Jensyn Pettit and Ashtyn Leisy are the top returning ... [more]

Wolverines host Worland soccer teams Friday, then hit Rock Springs Saturday

Mar 21, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Class 3-A Worland boys team (2-0-1) is ranked fourth in the first week of statewide media polling and are coming off a successful home jamboree last ... [more]

Cougar track teams welcome 41; boys in 2-A state chase again

Mar 21, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  The oval at Leroy Sinner Field is full this spring, with 41 boys and girls out for Wind River High School track.¬† Cougar head coach Dirk Gosnell has 24 boys ... [more]

Today

Mar 21, 2013 - Staff:  Births
ALLEN

A son was born to Amber-Lea Allen of Lander and Jeremiah Allen of Albuquerque, N.M., at 1:13 a.m. Sunday, March 17, 2013, at Lander ... [more]

Martin 'Marty' Mason

Mar 21, 2013 - Staff:  Martin "Marty" Mason, of Riverton, died Sunday March 17, 2013, at the Riverton Memorial Hospital. He was 62 years old.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, ... [more]

CWC providing free tax help to county residents

Mar 21, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Assistance available once more before April 15 deadline.

With taxes due in a couple of weeks, many residents have been making appointments to get ... [more]

Teens, learn from the Ohio teen rape case

Mar 21, 2013 - By The Philadelphia Inquirer:  The story of an Ohio teenager who passed out drunk at a party and was sexually assaulted by two high school football players has captivated America because ... [more]

Column was funny, but loose pets are no laughing matter

Mar 21, 2013 - Vonda Huish, Riverton:  Editor:
I laughed at Clair McFarland's article "Thanks to the mean dogs." However, it really is no laughing matter. The loose dog and cat problem ... [more]

Still blessed by a springtime birth

Mar 21, 2013 - By Betty Starks Case:  Don't I realize I've written about our springtime son more than once in this column?
Yes. But the column rarely appears on March 21, as he did.
I may ... [more]

Top caliber

Mar 21, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  As CWC's Health/Science Center takes shape, its huge potential emerges as well

One of the great buildings ever constructed in Fremont County is ... [more]

Digest

Mar 21, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Fire danger high in parts of state
Dry and windy conditions have increased the fire danger across lower elevation areas of Wyoming.
Several ... [more]

Barrasso airs doubts about nominee for Interior boss

Mar 21, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Sally Jewell's nomination was advanced in committee on a 19-3 vote.

WASHINGTON -- The Senate Energy Committee on Thursday endorsed President ... [more]

Judge sends Hill case straight to high court

Mar 21, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Ruling that the education of Wyoming's K-12 students hasn't been jeopardized by a new law making changes to the state schools chief's job, a ... [more]

Analysts expect lower revenues for county

Mar 21, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Analysts predict revenues coming into Fremont County's general fund will not meet expectations this fiscal year and will drop again next year.
Fremont ... [more]

Report from architecture firm calls for new school, renovations

Mar 21, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The architectural firm reviewing the needs of Wyoming's highest-capacity school districts has revised its final report on Riverton's needs.
The Wyoming ... [more]

Mosho's memory of fatal wreck 'cloudy'

Mar 21, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Woman pleads guilty to one count of aggravated homicide in the Dec. 5 death of Michelle Littleshield.

Alma Louise Mosho says she does not remember ... [more]

Duke is the pick to take NCAA hoops championship

Mar 20, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Battled tested and experienced.
Those are the two things I look at when I'm filling out my NCAA tournament bracket.
Predicting the winner in the NCAA ... [more]

Sobey's buzzer-beater keeps UW alive in CBI

Mar 20, 2013 - The Associated Press:  His new nickname is "Big Shot."
That's because University of Wyoming junior guard Nathan Sobey hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to give the Cowboys a 67-66 ... [more]

Good results in Lander for Riverton USA wrestlers

Mar 20, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Coach Jake Briggs called the performance by the Riverton USA wrestling club Saturday "dominating" in Lander.
Riverton won 21 brackets during the Tiger Tough ... [more]

James L. Merrill

Mar 20, 2013 - Staff:  James L. Merrill†of Lander died Sunday, March 17, 2013, at Help For Health Hospice Home in Riverton. He was 75.
Memorial services are at 5 p.m. Thursday, ... [more]

Today

Mar 20, 2013 - Staff:  DEATHS
MERRILL
James L. "Jim" Merrill†, 75, of Lander died March 17, 2013, at Help For Health Hospice Home in Riverton. Memorial services will be held ... [more]

In a stinging post-mortem to itself, Republican Party vows t

Mar 20, 2013 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:  After weeks of soul-searching following Mitt Romney's bitter loss to President Barack Obama in last fall's presidential election, Republicans say they are ... [more]

More needs to be done at Honor Farm intersection

Mar 20, 2013 - Charla Dodge, Riverton:  Editor:
The Honor Farm intersection is a major issue that needs to be addressed properly.
A dear friend of mine recently was injured severely there. Another ... [more]

The joy of speech

Mar 20, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Riverton High School's top talkers excelled in their version of March Madness

Here's a shout-out (particularly relevant in this case) to the smart ... [more]

Facilities chief resigns

Mar 20, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The director of the Wyoming School Facilities Department is stepping down effective April 1. Ian Catellier says the agency has accomplished a good ... [more]

Phillips gets confirmation hearing with Senate panel

Mar 20, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Both of Wyoming's U.S. Senators spoke highly of state Attorney General Greg Phillips' qualifications to serve as a federal appeals court judge at a ... [more]

Digest

Mar 20, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Wind farm project filing delayed
RAWLINS -- A company has pushed back by a year its plans to apply for a state permit to build a large wind farm in ... [more]