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Apr 17, 2013 - Staff:  Births
HORN

A son was born to Kayla and Jonathan Horn of Lander at 10:21 a.m. April 1, 2013, at Lander Regional Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds. ... [more]

Vernon 'Vern' Groathouse

Apr 17, 2013 - Staff:  Vernon "Vern" Groathouse, of Riverton, died Thursday, April 11, 2013, at Wind River Health Care. He was 92 years old.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, ... [more]

Thurlo Jenkins

Apr 17, 2013 - Staff:  Thurlo Jenkins, of Riverton, died Saturday, April 13, 2013, at Lander Valley Hospital. He was 54 years old.
A rosary will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 18, at ... [more]

Letter writer's 'rant' not based on facts

Apr 17, 2013 - Douglas Drachner, Riverton:  Editor:
Don't people who write letters to the editor have any responsibility for getting things correct? In her rant on March 27, Mary Sue Shoup says the ... [more]

Homeland security grants being gutted

Apr 17, 2013 - By Maggie Clark, For MCT News Service:  WASHINGTON -- In the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing, the state of Massachusetts, the city of Boston and federal authorities quickly joined together to ... [more]

Vandals with a bomb

Apr 17, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  The Boston attackers made the worst kind of trouble

On Tuesday, trying to keep worried citizens calm, no doubt, an official in Boston who had some ... [more]

Digest

Apr 17, 2013 - The Associated Press:  G&F catches antler poachers
KEMMERER -- Two southwest Wyoming men have been successfully prosecuted for violating the state's antler collection ... [more]

Snow socks state for third day

Apr 17, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Travel remains dangerous in the southeast quarter of Wyoming because of a persistent spring snowstorm that has socked the state for three ... [more]

ATV club, county to partner in rebuild of Heritage Trail fences

Apr 17, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Owners of land adjoining the Wyoming Heritage Trail will not see Fremont County paying for new fencing along the recreation path. Instead, the Fremont County ... [more]

Assessor's office sending notices of value

Apr 17, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Property owners should be sure to check their mailboxes in the next few days because the Fremont County Assessor's Office will mail notices of value for 2013 ... [more]

County celebrates poetry month

Apr 17, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Several free public events will take place this week in Fremont County in celebration of National Poetry Month and National Library Week.
The "One County, ... [more]

Deputies report horse tail theft near Pavillion

Apr 17, 2013 - From staff reports:  Fremont County deputies responded this weekend to reports that a horse tail had been stolen near Pavillion.
The incident comes after a string of similar ... [more]

Recent storms put snowpack levels in Wind River Basin at 88 percent of normal

Apr 17, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The snow water equivalent is up significantly over 2012 figures.

Snowstorms this week turned around the trend of shrinking snowpack in the Wind and ... [more]

RMS seventh-grade girls win opening track meet at home

Apr 16, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Riverton Middle School seventh-grade girls outlasted the field Saturday to win the team title at Wolverine Track.
Riverton scored 59 points at the ... [more]

Finding strength and hope in Mr. Rogers

Apr 16, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Sports Writer:  "When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, 'Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.' To ... [more]

County athletes turn out solid performances at Rock Springs

Apr 16, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  The Ted Schroeder Rock Springs Invitational was originally scheduled for just a few local teams and the schools on the I-80 corridor, but weather-related ... [more]

Today

Apr 16, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
MILLER

Donald O'Keefe Miller, 79, died Saturday, April 13, at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. Per his request, there will be no services, and ... [more]

Hazel Portwood Schlenske

Apr 16, 2013 - Staff:  Hazel Portwood Schlenske died Sunday, April 14, 2013, at Morning Star Manor in Fort Washakie.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, April 19, at Davis ... [more]

Annette Schur

Apr 16, 2013 - Staff:  Annette Schur, of Riverton, died Thursday, April 11, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. She was 75 years old.
Per her request, cremation has taken place. A ... [more]

Wyoming Department of Health offering free STD testing around the state

Apr 16, 2013 - Staff:  Because regular screening for sexually transmitted diseases is important to help keep many state residents healthy, the Wyoming Department of Health offers ... [more]

Judge in Holmes case needs to do his job properly

Apr 16, 2013 - William Borwegen, Riverton:  Editor:
In your newspaper on Tuesday, April 2, on page 2, there was an article about the prosecutors asking for the death penalty for killer James ... [more]

Spring storm bringing needed snow to region

Apr 16, 2013 - By Colleen Slevin, The Associated Press:  DENVER -- A spring storm is bringing much-needed moisture to parts of Colorado and Wyoming, but winds are raising the wildfire danger to the south.
The second ... [more]

Digest

Apr 16, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Couple settles lawsuit over shot horse
CASPER -- A Thermopolis couple has reached a $2,700 settlement with a Hot Springs County undersheriff who shot ... [more]

Snow brings wrecks, road closures

Apr 16, 2013 - By Christina George and Katie Roenigk, Staff Writers:  At least two minor traffic accidents were reported Tuesday morning as snow continued to fall in Fremont County.
The sheriff's office reported a Lander school ... [more]

Local runner was blocks away from Boston blasts

Apr 16, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Three Lander runners participated in the Boston Marathon on Monday and presumably were in the area when two bombs went off near the finish line, killing ... [more]

Mine owner says project could bring 165 jobs

Apr 16, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Representatives of Energy Fuels said they plan to build the uranium processing plant and mine eight miles south of Jeffrey City.

The new owner of the ... [more]

Wind works against crews in weekend modular fire

Apr 16, 2013 - From staff reports:  Fire officials said the Ethete home was "completely lost" in the Sunday blaze.

Fort Washakie fire chief Kevin Ferris said emergency crews didn't have ... [more]

Officials say county inmate spat on deputies

Apr 16, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  A Moran man who was arrested last week in Riverton encountered more trouble with law enforcement this weekend after he reportedly spat on two deputies at the ... [more]

Judge grants first Wyoming retrial based on DNA test

Apr 16, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A judge in Cheyenne has granted Wyoming's first retrial based on DNA evidence.
Andrew J. Johnson has served more than 23 years of a life-in-prison ... [more]

Coming up: Gay marriage chaos

Apr 16, 2013 - By Michael Doyle, McClatchy Newspapers:  If the Supreme Court decides the two gay marriage cases it heard last week the way most court watchers believe it will, expect legal and political chaos. The ... [more]