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Fremont County clerk to run as Republican in '14

Fremont County Clerk Julie Freese has decided to return to her political party of origin.
She issued a press release this week stating her intention to run as ...

Three people were taken to Riverton Memorial Hospital on Thursday afternoon after a two-vehicle accident at West Sunset and Flag drives.
Officials said no one ...

Auditing firm finds no major problems with county's books

An independent audit of Fremont County's books from last fiscal year found no major problems. Accounting firm Decoria, Maichel & Teague returned an ...

Stanley West Shakespeare

Stanley West Shakespeare died Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013, at the family residence. He was 24 years old.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 30, at ...

Harrison A. 'Bunny' Shoyo

Harrison A. "Bunny" Shoyo, of Fort Washakie, died Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013, at his home. He was 68 years old.
A visitation will be 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, ...

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Births
MOORE
A daughter was born to Taylor Moore, of Shoshoni, at 8:05 p.m. Nov. 1, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. She weighed 5 pounds, 10.2 ...

Goal still is to turn vacant lot over to a better use

Editor:
The recent letter to the editor by Mr. Harvey Burke headlined "Is vacant lot in downtown Riverton going to be a junkyard?" Is prompting this ...

It pays to read the instructions

In this case, the proof was in a cedar chest.

You wouldn't think one would have time for reading and watching movies just before Christmas, would ...

Fires and states

Western governors say they are ready to do more, and they ought to be given the chance

Our nation's western governors recently had a good discussion ...

Digest

Antelope linger on elk refuge
JACKSON -- About an eighth of the Teton Valley's pronghorn antelope could end up spending the winter there, facing ...

Sweetwater County had most DUI deaths in 2012

ROCK SPRINGS -- Sweetwater County had the highest number of fatal crashes involving alcohol in 2012, followed by Campbell County.
A report from the Wyoming ...

Hunting 'super tags' to be offered

CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is launching a new "super tag" raffle that will allow hunters in Wyoming to draw a license for any of 10 ...

Now a westerner, Apollo astronaut who shot iconic space photo recalls the day

BILLINGS, Mont. -- On Christmas Eve of 1968, three men captivated the American public as they became the first humans to orbit the moon and snapped what would ...

Job training, placement target of extra $2M in new request to lawmakers

Hundreds of additional Wyoming residents could be eligible for workplace training and other job-placement programs if lawmakers approve a $4 million budget ...

Flash fire at compressor injures man on Christmas

A Riverton man was injured Wednesday in a flash fire explosion at a compressor station south of town.
David Crichton, 36, was flown to the University of Utah ...

County's finances 'wonderful,' leaders told

Fremont County netted $1.3 million in fiscal year 2013.

Financial reports released at year's end show Fremont County is in a "wonderful financial ...

Man credits seatbelt for saving life in scary accident

A local man says his seatbelt saved his life Tuesday morning when he lost control of his vehicle near Hudson.
John Keller, 75, of Lander, was driving a 2006 ...

Water line break in residence hall sent students scrambling

Finals week was particularly stressful this year for students living in Mote Hall at Central Wyoming College.
A water line burst the evening Dec. 15 at the ...

CWC tuition to rise 5 percent in 2014-15

Cost per credit hour will be $83

The Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees approves of a recent decision to raise tuition rates for students ...

Chiefs host six-team Shootout starting Friday

The first day will be used for pool play. The second day will have the semifinals and title games slated for WIHS gym. The first game will be played at 8:30 ...

 
 

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