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Tribes say they're ready to try again on trash issues

Feb 18, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Long-term negotiations have stalled for months.

Wind River Environmental Quality Commission solid waste coordinator Ryan Ortiz hopes to move forward ... [more]

Home in History

Feb 18, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  The straight-grained, rough-cut, Douglas fir planks and posts are testament to the construction ability of the men who built Delfelder Hall 93 years ago. While ... [more]

Commissioners see-saw on site for Riverton courthouse

Feb 18, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Some details about a new Riverton justice center are more solid, but the location is once again up in the air.
Fremont County Commission vice chairman Travis ... [more]

Wolverines compete in 4-A West championship

Feb 18, 2013 - From staff reports:  Editor's note: Due to a combination of clerical and computer software errors, the Riverton Wolverines, declared Class 4-A West champions Saturday ... [more]

All smiles after accident

Feb 15, 2013 - Staff:  Three-year-old Brooke Lynn Lookingbill beamed as she was carried to the ambulance by Riverton firefighter Buddy Armstrong on Saturday. The toddler was a ... [more]

Shoshoni girls slow down Lady Chiefs in 35-31 win

Feb 15, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  ETHETE -- Shoshoni High School played a suffocating defense against Wyoming Indian Thursday night in a Class 2-A conference girls basketball game at Ethete. ... [more]

Chiefs overpower SHS 69-38 in home finale

Feb 15, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  ETHETE -- After running away from Shoshoni High School 69-38 Thursday night, Wyoming Indian boys basketball coach Craig Ferris wants the fans to get behind the ... [more]

Wolverine girls thrashed by conference-leading Natrona

Feb 15, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Wolverine girls basketball team looked confident in the beginning of Thursday's Class 4-A West matchup against league-leading Casper Natrona. ... [more]

Wolverines thump Natrona

Feb 15, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Casper Natrona head boys basketball coach Shawn Gillum tried to get his Mustangs to set a physical tone from the opening tip during Thursday's Class 4-A West ... [more]

Today

Feb 15, 2013 - Staff:  Births
MOSQUEDA

A daughter was born to Annette and Mitchell Mosqueda, of Riverton, at 8:54 p.m. Dec. 11, 2012, at Lander Regional Hospital. She ... [more]

Helen A. Sweeney Osterhaus

Feb 15, 2013 - Staff:  Helen A. Sweeney Osterhaus, the mother of Riverton resident Sharon Neel, died Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, at Mercy Medical Center in Dubuque, Iowa. She was 91 ... [more]

Harry F. Cutshaw

Feb 15, 2013 - Staff:  Harry F. Cutshaw died Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, at his home in Lander. He was 80 years old.
At his request, no services will be held.
Harry Cutshaw was born ... [more]

Angus breeders recognized nationally in Pathfinder Report

Feb 15, 2013 - From staff reports:  Seven American Angus Association members from Fremont County have been recognized nationally by the organization for having their registered Angus cows ... [more]

Achievers

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]