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More Winter Carnival events in week ahead

Jan 16, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Casino Night is this Saturday, and the medallion hunt begins on Tuesday.

Wild West Winter Carnival events continue this weekend as the seasonal ... [more]

Senior center van burns on road; no injuries

Jan 16, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  No one was injured Tuesday when a Lander Senior Citizens Center vehicle caught fire on Wyoming Highway 789, about 10 miles south of Riverton.
Center director ... [more]

Two wins, two ties so far for River Rats hockey team

Jan 16, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton hosts Douglas for a pair of games this week.

Riverton won two hockey games last weekend against the Casper Oilers B team in the high school ... [more]

RHS starts indoor track with 41 on the roster

Jan 16, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The team includes 12 athletes from Wind River High School and one from Shoshoni.

The Riverton High School indoor track team has a countywide flavor ... [more]

Martinez released on bond

Jan 16, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE - Luke Martinez told Laramie Police officers early Sunday morning that he kicked a defenseless man during a Dec. 30 fight that involved several people ... [more]

Bills could accelerate adoption of natural gas vehicles in county

Jan 16, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Legislature is considering three bills to stimulate use of natural gas vehicles, all of which could affect Fremont County. The commercial natural ... [more]

Today

Jan 16, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
ANTELOPE

Virgil Garrett Antelope died Monday, Jan. 14, in Casper. A overnight visitation will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, at Blue Sky ... [more]

CWC doubleheader postponed in Miles due to bad weather

Jan 15, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Mother Nature gave the Central Wyoming College men's and women's basketball programs Saturday off when the doubleheader at Miles City Community College was ... [more]

Meet three baseball hall-of-famers you've never heard of

Jan 15, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  On July 28, three great contributors to baseball, still known as America's game, will be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New ... [more]

County pair crowned champs at Runner wrestling tournament

Jan 15, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Two Fremont County wrestlers won individual titles Saturday at the annual Don Runner Memorial tournament at Wind River High School.
At 220 pounds, Riverton ... [more]

Fuel tax legislation advances to House

Jan 15, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  A bill that would raise the state's fuel tax by 10 cents per gallon will advance to the Wyoming House of Representatives after a Joint Revenue Interim ... [more]

Surplus building offered to county; not accepted yet

Jan 15, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County School District 25 Board of Education has offered a surplus maintenance trailer to the Fremont County Commission.
The gesture does not ... [more]

UW police reviewing emergency response plan

Jan 15, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- An average year for the University of Wyoming Police Department entails officers responding to about 12,000 total calls -- 2,000 criminal and 10,000 ... [more]

Digest

Jan 15, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Changes to tip laws proposed
JACKSON -- A state lawmaker from Jackson is proposing some changes to Wyoming's tipping laws.
One bill introduced by Rep. ... [more]

We're world's wealthiest but not healthiest

Jan 15, 2013 - By The Los Angeles Times:  For all of our sophisticated medical care, Americans can expect shorter lives and more health troubles than the people of other well-off nations, according to ... [more]

Taking a closer look at women's health

Jan 15, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Politicians spent a significant amount of time in the past election season debating topics related to women's health, including abortion, insurance coverage ... [more]

Committee defeats banning sex offenders near child care sites

Jan 15, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A Wyoming legislative committee on Monday defeated a bill that would have banned sex offenders from living within 1,000 feet of child care ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Jan 15, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Hot stuff
Reporter Christina George's story in Sunday's edition about 2012 being the warmest year ever recorded in both Riverton and Lander probably ... [more]

Radon testing kits available to state residents, businesses

Jan 15, 2013 - Staff:  The only way to know how much of the potentially dangerous gas radon is present in homes or workplaces is to test for it, according to the Wyoming Department ... [more]

Patricia Thompson

Jan 15, 2013 - Staff:  Patricia Thompson died Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, at Trinity Hospital in Wolf Point, Mont. She was 82 years old.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, ... [more]

Loreata 'Rita' Todd

Jan 15, 2013 - Staff:  Loreata "Rita" Todd, formerly of Fremont County, died Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, at the Church of Jesus ... [more]

Today

Jan 15, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
OLDMAN

James Delbert Oldman Jr., of Ethete, died Sunday, Jan. 13, in Lander. Visitation will be 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, in Blue ... [more]

Bill to strip power from Hill's post amended

Jan 15, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Wyoming Sen. Eli Bebout, R-Riverton, is working with fellow legislators to address accountability issues within the Wyoming Department of Education without ... [more]

Bison hunt reached goal of 200 killed

Jan 15, 2013 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Hunters report killing 200 bison during the just-completed bison hunting season in northwest Wyoming.
The number is precisely what wildlife managers ... [more]

County advised to buy Dubois building for ambulance department

Jan 15, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Emergency medical service staff in Dubois may not have to sleep in the ambulance's cab much longer.
The Fremont County Commission plans to buy a building in ... [more]

Bill removing authority from the state superintendent is an 'abuse of power'

Jan 15, 2013 - Cindy Hill State Superintendent of Public Instruction:  Editor:
As many of your readers know, State Sen. Hank Coe of Cody and State Rep. Matt Teeters of Lingle have introduced Senate File 104. This bill would ... [more]

Collver wins at Don Runner wrestling tournament

Jan 14, 2013 - Staff:  Alex Collver, wrestled for Wind River at 152 pounds, beat Lovell's Jacob Winterholler on points during a Saturday match at the Don Runner Memorial 2-A ... [more]

Winter Car & Bike show comes to Riverton

Jan 14, 2013 - Staff:  Twelve-year-old Grace Miller of Riverton laughed as her dad, Lyle, pointed out a interior detail of Mike's Rod Shop's 1947 Ford flathead V8 during Saturday's ... [more]

St. Stephen's streak ends with defeat by Greybull

Jan 14, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Greybull put its offense in a high gear, outscoring St. Stephen's 27-15 on its way to a 75-55 boys basketball win Saturday afternoon in Fremont County.
The ... [more]

Two LVHS skiers finish well in Pinedale

Jan 14, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Louisa Austin and Emily Schimelpfenig finished in the top four on Saturday, Jan. 5, for Lander Valley High School in the Nordic freestyle ski race in ... [more]