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Jackson landslide now moving more quickly

Apr 18, 2014 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  A slow-moving landslide in the Wyoming resort town of Jackson has suddenly sped up, buckling a road and a Walgreens parking lot and threatening to destroy ... [more]

Three city employees recognized for service

Apr 18, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Riverton's mayor and city council gave appreciative and heartfelt farewells to three retiring city employees on April 1.
Gold watches were presented to ... [more]

Gillette sweeps Wolverines in soccer matches

Apr 18, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The boys and girls Riverton High School soccer teams competed Thursday, but neither managed to score.
The Gillette boys dominated Riverton 6-0 in Gillette, ... [more]

Today

Apr 18, 2014 - Staff:  Births
SMITH

A daughter was born Jessica and Paul Smith, of Riverton, at 11:24 p.m. March 4, 2014, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. She weighed 7 ... [more]

From the air, Morocco looked a lot like central Fremont County looks

Apr 18, 2014 - By Chris Peck:  Most of the similarities ended when we reached the ground.

Wyoming looks a lot like Morocco.
That was the first thought to fill my mind as the ... [more]

CWC finalist a college president; Valdez says he wants to move west

Apr 18, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The third presidential candidate to speak during a public forum Tuesday at Central Wyoming College already has experience in the top administrative ... [more]

Lands manager retires after 37 years with city

Apr 18, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Paul Throckmartin said he had dirty job duties when he started working for the City of Riverton more than 37 years ago.
In 1976, he began his service to the ... [more]

Church announces Easter Sunday buffet, services

Apr 18, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Lighthouse Bible Church will have its Easter Sunday gathering at 10:30 a.m. at the REACH Foundation in Riverton.
A breakfast buffet begins at 7:30 a.m. ... [more]

Pools in the park

Apr 18, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  The State of Wyoming and a Thermopolis pool business are locked in dispute

For decades it's been taken for granted that there are commercial swimming ... [more]

Wyoming to be featured on ESPN networks

Apr 18, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Cowboys will be featured on five ESPN network telecasts during the 2014 college football season. The Mountain West Conference and its television ... [more]

Heritage center hosting spring open house Saturday

Apr 18, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Residents and visitors are invited to the Wind River Heritage Center spring open house this weekend for a cookout and birthday party for the late Jake ... [more]

All-around buckle for Burnett at CSU rodeo; team second

Apr 17, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Kaylee Burnett won two individual events Sunday for the Central Wyoming College Rustlers rodeo team on her way to the women's all-around title at Colorado ... [more]

Wyoming prepares for spring game

Apr 17, 2014 - From staff reports:  LARAMIE -- Wednesday morning's Cowboy football practice saw the Pokes practice in full pads for the last time prior to the spring game on Saturday, April 19. ... [more]

Huge field wrestled for medals at Riverton's USA tournament

Apr 17, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Riverton USA wrestling club had nearly 300 athletes battling for medals Saturday at the Rumble at the Rendezvous tournament at Wolverine Gym.
The ... [more]

Today

Apr 17, 2014 - Staff:  Births
QUIVER

A son was born to Lorencia and Reno Quiver, of Fort Washakie, at 11:40 a.m. March 6, 2014, at Lander Regional Hospital. He weighed 7 ... [more]

City approves lowest bid for concrete work

Apr 17, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council has selected contractor Major Equipment of Riverton for an upcoming miscellaneous concrete repair project on city streets.
The ... [more]

Miss Ginnys Roost brings creole cuisine to Riverton

Apr 17, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A New Orleans taste is migrating from Pavillion to Riverton this month with the opening of Miss Ginny's Roost at 400 N. Federal Blvd., formerly the location of ... [more]

Writer stands corrected on remark on Americans 'answering the call'

Apr 17, 2014 - Mary Sue Shoup, Riverton:  Editor:
I stand corrected for my statement concerning whether our men would answer the call if it came in.
Thank God we do have the personnel that answer the ... [more]

Pulitzer Prize for Snowden coverage both important and well-deserved

Apr 17, 2014 - By The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:  There were other worthy contenders for the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service, but no reporting was more deserving than the revelations about the National ... [more]

Let's all practice 'holy peace'

Apr 17, 2014 - By Betty Starks Case:  The magic of this story is that of new life. It is also a story of Easter. And of spring itself.
I've strolled the aisles of stuffed toys and candy displayed ... [more]

Coal, speak up

Apr 17, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  The industry relies too much on political wishful thinking to confront its problems

A U.S. senator from West Virginia has a good idea for ... [more]

Digest

Apr 17, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Engineers build wall to stop landslide
JACKSON -- Workers in Jackson are building a massive wall officials hope will temporarily stop a landslide that ... [more]

Experts refute claims about Earhart plane

Apr 17, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Experts retained by an aircraft preservation group say underwater video shot in the South Pacific yields no evidence of the wreckage of the missing ... [more]

Human activity may have caused three recent fires

Apr 17, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Volunteer Fire Department responded to three weekend fires that may have been started by humans.
No one was injured in any of the incidents.
The ... [more]

Not just 'sows, cows, plows'

Apr 17, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  It's centennial year for 4-H in county

After 100 years in Fremont County, 4-H has made many changes to stay relevant and expand from its rural base ... [more]

Wood, only internal candidate for CWC presidency, says he is ready to move up

Apr 17, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  One of the three candidates for president at Central Wyoming College already was familiar with the audience that assembled Tuesday for a public forum to learn ... [more]

Big settlement checks due for Arapahos next week; Shoshone process delayed

Apr 17, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Northern Arapaho Business Council has released a public notice stating that long-awaited mineral settlement checks will be mailed to enrolled tribal ... [more]

Gwen N. Nicol

Apr 17, 2014 - Staff:  Gwen N. Nicol, of Riverton, died Sunday, April 13, 2014, at Help for Health Hospice Home in Riverton. She was 90 years old.
A viewing will be 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. ... [more]

Cowboys make up depth chart

Apr 16, 2014 - From staff reports:  LARAMIE -- Monday saw head coach Craig Bohl and his coaching staff release the first depth chart of 2014 spring practice.
The release came at the beginning ... [more]

My team won't be in the NBA playoffs, so I'll root for Thunder

Apr 16, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The National Basketball Association ends its long and winding 82-game regular season tonight with a full schedule of games.
The 82-game season needs to be ... [more]

RHS boys play soccer in opposite corners of state Thursday, Saturday

Apr 16, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Wolverine boys soccer team will rack up plenty of bus miles with a non-conference game on the road this Thursday in Gillette against the ... [more]

A year after graduation, Gordon signs for college football

Apr 16, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  PAVILLION -- Sometimes the path of life takes you down a longer road than you might like.  That could be the story for 2013 Wind River High School graduate ... [more]

Wolverines host golf invitational Thursday at noon

Apr 16, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Riverton Invitational has drawn a mixture of Class 3-A and 4-A golf teams to the field.
The 18-hole tournament takes place Thursday afternoon at the ... [more]

Organized run to Moccasin Lake challenges 'body and soul'

Apr 16, 2014 - Staff:  Eighteen miles. For most people, running that distance alone would be daunting. But when the route involves climbing to the top of a mountain, it can become ... [more]

Today

Apr 16, 2014 - Staff:  Births
MOORE
A daughter was born to Alysen Prockish and Jessie Moore, of Shoshoni, at 6:00 p.m. March 12, 2014, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. She weighed 8 ... [more]

Museums board donates electricity to Wyoming PBS

Apr 16, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Museums Board of Trustees has agreed to let Wyoming PBS use electricity at the Dubois Museum.
During the board's meeting March 13, the ... [more]

Man pleads no contest to assault for pointing gun at wife

Apr 16, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A Lander-area man pleaded no contest March 20 in Lander District Court to aggravated assault for pointing a gun at his wife Oct. 25. The defendant, Harold Dean ... [more]

Plea agreement reduces charges for Lander man

Apr 16, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A Lander man has pleaded guilty to one count of taking immodest, indecent or immoral liberties related to allegations dating from 1999.
The plea was in line ... [more]

It's doubtful that members of Congress have read poem

Apr 16, 2014 - Scott Clement, Riverton:  Editor:
During the argument about Russia, Ukraine and Crimea, I wrote about members of Congress who are all fired up about it probably couldn't have found ... [more]

Government as innovator? You bet

Apr 16, 2014 - By Lee Hamilton:  Five years ago, the federal government spent $169 billion to fund basic research and development. This fiscal year, it's down to $134 billion.
People who ... [more]