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Feb 15, 2013 - From staff reports:  County students make UW list
The University of Wyoming lists 19 students from Fremont County on the 2012 fall semester provost's honor roll.
The ... [more]

Citizens must see to it that the power grab over superintendent is remedied

Feb 15, 2013 - Mike Lieberman, Riverton:  Editor:
There has been much written about the recent action of our Wyoming Legislature and Gov. Mead regarding the stripping of State Superintendent of Public ... [more]

Rubio laughs off water gaffe

Feb 15, 2013 - By George Bennett, MCT News Service:  PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Does Florida Sen. Marco Rubio have the bipartisan appeal to succeed on the national stage?
Does he have the salivary glands?
Those were ... [more]

Young writer thinks the sharks should be protected, not killed

Feb 15, 2013 - Brayden Nez, Riverton:  Editor:
Haven't you noticed that some people hate sharks? In 2011 there had been a lot of shark attacks, even in Russia. What do you think -- should all sharks ... [more]

County facilities in city

Feb 15, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Using part of the Major land for a new courthouse and sheriff's office sounds good

As Fremont County's leaders continue to kick around the very ... [more]

Digest

Feb 15, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Courtroom gun ban passes 28-2
CHEYENNE -- The state Senate passed a bill that would ban deadly weapons in Wyoming courtrooms.
House Bill 216 was ... [more]

Speer pleads not guilty to sexual assault

Feb 15, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CODY -- A Montana man accused of kidnapping a Cody girl has pleaded not guilty to sexually assaulting her.
Forty-year-old Jesse Paul Speer of Manhattan ... [more]

Budget compromise approved

Feb 15, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Both Houses of the Wyoming Legislature have voted to approve the supplemental budget bill.
House Speaker Tom Lubnau, a Gillette Republican, and ... [more]

Fuel tax passes, awaits governor's signature

Feb 15, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A proposal to raise state fuel taxes by a dime a gallon cleared its final vote in the state Senate on Thursday. It now heads to Gov. Matt Mead, who ... [more]

Sinks big horn herd gone

Feb 15, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The last survivor of the Sinks Canyon's big horn sheep herd died this month.
The ram, nicknamed Bam Bam, died far from his home and away from the wild at a ... [more]

Crisis center, counseling service consider merger

Feb 15, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  State funding for both programs is expected to be scaled back.

Budget cuts have led officials of the Fremont County Alcohol Crisis Center and Fremont ... [more]

County attorneys busy with heavy homicide caseload

Feb 15, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Five homicide trials are set to take place in the next several months, which has resulted in some court scheduling conflicts and a hefty workload for the ... [more]

District 25 set to begin the process of replacing administrators

Feb 15, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton school officials will interview potential replacements for three top administrative positions next month because of the pending retirement of several ... [more]

Devon supplies grant to fire school

Feb 14, 2013 - Staff:  Devon employee Kevin Watson, front right, received a plaque on behalf of the Devon Ambassadors from Mid Winter Fire School coordinator Scott Walters for the ... [more]

Today

Feb 14, 2013 - From staff reports:  Births
LEE

A daughter was born to Allison and Matt Lee, of Riverton, at 8:53 a.m. Dec. 11, 2012, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds, ... [more]

Smolik resigns as Riverton Memorial Hospital CEO

Feb 14, 2013 - From staff reports:  Riverton Memorial Hospital named Steve Erixon as the interim chief executive officer on Jan. 28 while a national search for a permanent CEO began.
Erixon, ... [more]

Albert 'Al' Kelsey

Feb 14, 2013 - Staff:  Albert 'Al' Kelsey, of Riverton, died Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, at his home in Riverton. He was 90 years old.
Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, ... [more]

Devon makes fortune's best workplace list

Feb 14, 2013 - From staff reports:  Devon Energy announced it has again been named to Fortune magazine's list of 100 Best Companies to Work For. This marks Devon's sixth straight year to be ... [more]

RMS poets pen new verses for Valentine's Day

Feb 14, 2013 - From staff reports:  Editor's note: Students in the Riverton Middle School Writers Guild submitted three poems inspired by Valentine's Day:

Winter
Oh Winter, oh ... [more]

Fremont County got biggest brunt of weekend storm

Feb 14, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The snowstorm that blanketed Wyoming with much-needed precipitation last weekend left its heaviest snow totals in Fremont County.
The National Weather Service ... [more]

Saddled up for love: Riders deliver valentines

Feb 14, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Snow falling Friday did not stay six Fremont County couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds, even if it was all just for fun.
The riders ... [more]

RPD took 13,750 calls in '12; many affected by alcohol

Feb 14, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Police Department handled 13,750 calls for service in 2012. The calls varied from proactive police enforcement to shoplifting.
Riverton police ... [more]

GOP picks three for Varn vacancy

Feb 14, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Commission has the final say on who will replace the departing Fremont County Attorney.
 
The Fremont County Republican Party on ... [more]

Cowboys get hot to beat Nevada to end MWC losing streak

Feb 14, 2013 - The Associated Press:  It was what many have waited a while to see from the University of Wyoming men's basketball team.
Good defense, solid offense, some spectacular plays and a UW ... [more]

Rustlers still handle Miles

Feb 14, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  CWC and Casper College are now tied for second with 10-3 marks. CWC is 20-5 overall.

Paris Burns showed he belonged in the startling lineup ... [more]

Clutch shooting late in game secures 52-47 win for CWC's women

Feb 14, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Marissa Hogan put Central Wyoming College ahead for good with a late 3-pointer Wednesday night at Rustler Gym to seal a 52-47 victory over Miles Community ... [more]

Wolverines hosting West 4A regional wrestling tourney

Feb 14, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton High School has aspirations of winning its first Class 4-A West wrestling title since 2003. RHS hosts the conference tournament Friday and Saturday at ... [more]

Aphrodite's got some issues

Feb 14, 2013 - By Clair McFarland:  And they are painfully apparent on Valentine's Day

It had occurred to me to write about St. Valentine's legacy, and how it pertains to the ... [more]

Digest

Feb 14, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Coal export deal reached
BILLINGS, Mont. -- A Wyoming mining company has signed an option agreement allowing it to ship up to 16 million tons of coal a ... [more]

Budget bill would give Legislature additional oversight of university

Feb 14, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The budget bill pending in the Wyoming Legislature would require University of Wyoming trustees to propose new policies requiring more oversight on ... [more]