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Job Corps construction details aired for builders

May 20, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Contractors from Fremont County and throughout the United States are focusing on details about construction of the Wind River Job Corps Center, set to open ... [more]

Ambulance chief: Budget must double to keep pace

May 20, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Ambulance Department's budget will need to nearly double in future years for it to deliver adequate emergency medical services, said its ... [more]

Paskett-Krause, Evans named to 2nd-team all-state soccer

May 20, 2013 - Staff:  2013 4A Soccer All-State Team

Girls - 1st Team

Goal Keeper
Shayne Carter EAST, Kaitlyn Conley NC, Kacee Walsh CEN

Emma ... [more]

Jones, Ogg, Salisbury, White 1st team 4-A soccer all-state

May 20, 2013 - Staff:  2013 4A Soccer All-State Team - BOYS

Riverton players: 1st team: Mike Jones, Kade Salisbury, Caleb Ogg and Tristan White. 2nd team: Aaron Nirider, Xavier ... [more]

Gold for county athletes at state track meet

May 17, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Sterling Baker of Dubois won the Class 1-A boys discus, and Jesse Hawk won the 2-A pole vault for Wind River.

CASPER -- The Wyoming state track meet ... [more]

Wolverine boys make consolation title game

May 17, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  ROCK SPRINGS -- Laramie Plainsmen junior forward Blake Wright scored one first-half goal and added insurance in the 59th minute to end Riverton's hopes for ... [more]

RHS girls eliminated by Casper Natrona

May 17, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  For the fourth time this season, the Casper Natrona Fillies dominated the Riverton Lady Wolverines in girls soccer and won 5-0 in consolation play Friday at ... [more]

Lander in 3-A state soccer semis after 3-0 win over Powell

May 17, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  JACKSON -- Kyle Leemon and Trapper Lee provided the scoring punch for the Lander Valley High School Tigers in a 3-0 win on Thursday afternoon vs. the Powell ... [more]

American Islam could gain tolerance with education

May 17, 2013 - By Paul V.M. Flesher:  We readily speak of "American Christianity" and "American Judaism" and are even wrapping our minds around the notion of "American Buddhism," particularly on ... [more]

United Presbyterian hosting run/walk and volunteer drive

May 17, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  The United Presbyterian Church in Riverton is hosting its first Good Samaritan Run, Walk and Volunteer Drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 1101 N. ... [more]


May 17, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths

Donald R. Hearth, 86, of Lander, died Thursday, May 16, at his home. Per his request, cremation will take place, and there will be no ... [more]

Donna Hill

May 17, 2013 - Staff:  Donna Hill, of Riverton, died Tuesday, May 7, 2013, at her home. She was 78 years old.
Per her request, cremation has taken place, and there will be no ... [more]

John Fred Harvard

May 17, 2013 - Staff:  John Fred Harvard, of Cody, died Monday, May 6, 2013, at the West Park Hospital in Cody. He was 69 years old.
A memorial service will be later this summer ... [more]

Adrian Komrs

May 17, 2013 - Staff:  Adrian Komrs, of Riverton, died Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He was 86 years old.
Per his request, cremation has taken place. A ... [more]

County Dems elect new officers

May 17, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Fremont County Democratic Party gathered Sunday, March 24, in Lander to conduct their election of officers. Lander resident Bruce Palmer was selected as ... [more]

Yung and Maybee to marry

May 17, 2013 - From staff reports:  Mark and Sheila Yung of Torrington and Allan and Cher Maybee of Scottsbluff, Neb., formerly of Riverton, are pleased to announce the engagement and upcoming ... [more]


May 17, 2013 - From staff reports:  RHS seniors receive scholarships
Two Riverton High School seniors are recipients of scholarships from the RHS Class of 1962. At the 50th anniversary ... [more]

Organizers asking for help with war memorial

May 17, 2013 - From staff reports:  Planners of the Fremont County Veterans War Memorial in Lander said they need final confirmation from all war veterans before their names are placed on ... [more]

Pleas helped locate photos of 10 past city mayors

May 17, 2013 - Ron Warpness, Mayor, Riverton:  Editor:
Some time ago I wrote a letter to the editor regarding my search for pictures of past mayors who have served the City of Riverton.
I am happy to ... [more]

Hudson defendant says he is 'deeply sorry' for his role in 2011 homicides

May 17, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Ryan Blake Hanway is sentenced to eight to 16 years in prison.

Ryan Blake Hanway will spend the next eight to 16 years in prison for his role in the ... [more]

Near-record antlers on display at Elk Refuge sale

May 17, 2013 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- A near-record set of antlers found on the National Elk Refuge will be on display but won't be for sale at an auction in Jackson.
The antlers scored ... [more]

Danger in Mexico for reporters

May 17, 2013 - By Tim Johnson, McClatchy Newspapers:  ACAPULCO, Mexico -- It is a sultry morning in this crime-ridden resort, and little movement occurs at the main police headquarters. Francisco Robles, a ... [more]

Big returns likely to ease budget concerns

May 17, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead's office says the latest Wyoming revenue figures continue to support his position that the state probably won't have to cut agency ... [more]

Officials request public's help in finding missing Ethete man

May 17, 2013 - From staff reports:  Sheriff Skip Hornecker called the ongoing search for Curt LeClair, 62, of Ethete, an "open criminal investigation" in a press release Friday.
He enlisted the ... [more]


May 17, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Fugitive fought before arrest
LARAMIE -- One of Kentucky's most wanted fugitives ran and fought with officers before being arrested in ... [more]

Library systems director resigns 'unexpectedly'

May 17, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  County officials say they were surprised by the announcement.

Fremont County Library System director Matt Nojonen is resigning effective May 31. His ... [more]

What Nixon knew

May 17, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  IRS impropriety is a serious matter, but be careful in wishing it becomes something bigger

In the 1995 Oliver Stone movie "Nixon," one scene shows ... [more]

RHS students take part in Spring Fling

May 16, 2013 - Staff:  Senior Chris Holcomb, far left, was able to stay on his feet when a large group of his classmates charged the water and soap tarp during the Spring Fling on ... [more]

County competes at state track and field

May 16, 2013 - Staff:  Shoshoni junior Lawry Johnson, above right, led Wyoming Indian senior Alvin Spoonhunter early in the Class 2-A 3,200-meter run Thursday at the Wyoming state ... [more]

Top-seeded Laramie overpowers Wolverine girls 7-0 at state soccer

May 16, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Lady Wolverines, the fourth seed from the Class 4-A West, fall to consolation play and battle the loser of the Casper Natrona vs. Cheyenne Central ... [more]