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Meeting on parks, paths draws mostly negative words

Jul 14, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Most comments were negative as Riverton community members shared their opinions about local parks and trails during a city council work session July 8.
Some ... [more]

Longtime legislator Illoway runs for Secretary of State

Jul 14, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Wyoming Secretary of State candidate Pete Illoway says two things set him apart from his competitors: He is the most experienced, and he does not want to seek ... [more]

Bats topic of next Fireside Speaker Series discussion

Jul 14, 2014 - From staff reports:  Sinks Canyon State Park has announced the Fireside Speaker Series schedule for summer 2014. The series began Friday.
The presentations will be at 6:30 p.m. ... [more]

The way it was: Helen Petersdorf -- 1934

Jul 14, 2014 - Staff:  One of Fremont County's major political figures of the middle 20th century was Helen Petersdorf. She held an office that no longer exists -- Fremont County ... [more]

Dubois celebrating Museum Day with art, music, demonstrations

Jul 14, 2014 - From staff reports:  The historic cabins will come alive from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday with interpreters dressed in period clothing sharing unique perspectives on local ... [more]

WY Outside hosts youth film contest

Jul 14, 2014 - From staff reports:  Wyoming youth ages 8 to 18 have an opportunity to show what experiencing nature means to them and exhibit their creative abilities by entering the second ... [more]

Digest

Jul 14, 2014 - From staff reports:  Rodeo entries being accepted
The 102nd Wyoming State Fair and Rodeo is accepting local entries from Wyoming cowboys and cowgirls to participate in the ... [more]

Today

Jul 11, 2014 - Staff:  Births
JIMENEZ

A son was born to Alicia J. Sanchez of Lander and Robert M. Jimenez of Alice, Texas, at 12:10 a.m. May 8 at SageWest Health Care at ... [more]

Digest

Jul 11, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Park tour bus crash hurts seven
GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK -- A bus carrying Asian tourists flipped on its side on a busy highway in Grand Teton National ... [more]

Earhart search sponsor wants to move forward on lawsuit

Jul 11, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A Wyoming man who paid $1 million to sponsor a search for Amelia Earhart's missing airplane is asking a federal judge not to dismiss his fraud ... [more]

Prime land in Teton park being appraised for swap

Jul 11, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- State and federal officials are negotiating terms and conditions for an upcoming reappraisal of valuable state land located within the boundaries of ... [more]

Vintage games, anvil blasting featured at Gold Rush Days

Jul 11, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The two-day annual event begins Saturday in South Pass City.

Gold Rush Days in South Pass City are set to kick off Saturday.
The South Pass City ... [more]

Impounded van might be linked to vehicle thefts

Jul 11, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk Staff Writer:  Police have impounded a suspect vehicle in connection with a string of thefts reported recently in Riverton.
The silver Chrysler Town and Country contained ... [more]

Construction begins at new justice center

Jul 11, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  In a fitting scene for Fremont County, dignitaries turned the first ceremonial spadefuls of dirt for the Riverton justice center on Friday before a back drop ... [more]

Today

Jul 10, 2014 - Staff:  Deaths
BLACKBURN

Yvette R. Blackburn, 50, of Arapahoe, died Friday, July 4, in Casper. Funeral services were Thursday, July 10, at 50 Miller Lane in ... [more]

Absentee voting beginning for primary election

Jul 10, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Absentee voting is now open for Wyoming's primary election.
The 40-day period for absentee voting began Thursday and ends on Aug. 18, the day ... [more]

ID made in murder case after 31 years

Jul 10, 2014 - The Associated Press:  GILLETTE -- A homicide victim found in northern Wyoming nearly 31 years ago has been identified as Mary Lynn Andersen, a Gillette resident who had moved to the ... [more]

Digest

Jul 10, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Four finalists for Cody administrator
CODY -- Cody officials have identified four finalists for the job of city administrator.
The Cody Enterprise ... [more]

Hot spot melting road in Yellowstone

Jul 10, 2014 - The Associated Press:  The ever-changing thermal geology of Yellowstone National Park has created a hot spot that melted an asphalt road and closed access to popular geysers and ... [more]

Owen Fire containment at 80 percent

Jul 10, 2014 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Firefighters have extinguished spot fires created by a larger wildfire burning southwest of Laramie in the Medicine Bow National Forest.
The ... [more]

Sister-in-law of current commissioner running for shot to challenge her

Jul 10, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A St. Stephen's woman is running as a Republican for Fremont County Commission District 1. Valaira Whiteman said she hopes to bring a personal touch to the ... [more]

Unusual public sexual assault case bound to District Court

Jul 10, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A Riverton man is facing felony charges for the alleged groping of a young woman on a path along a canal. If convicted of the one count of third-degree sexual ... [more]

Rendezvous revs up with events at park, rec path and modelers facility

Jul 10, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton Rendezvous get up to full speed this weekend, offering music, food and shopping opportunities for residents and visitors to the city.
- The Sixth ... [more]

Faulty gauge boosts release from Jackson Lake in error

Jul 9, 2014 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- A faulty water level monitor has increased the release of water from Jackson Lake.
The malfunction happened between Thursday and Monday. U.S. Bureau ... [more]

Lake Owen wildfire 80 percent contained; 140 on site

Jul 9, 2014 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Firefighters have gained 80 percent containment on a wildfire burning in the Medicine Bow National Forest west of Laramie.
The wildfire near Lake ... [more]

Grad rate dips in Lander; officials studying issue

Jul 9, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Fremont County School District 1 Board of Trustees hope to see graduation percentages increase. Recently the trustees reviewed previous graduation rates for ... [more]

Reward offered in missing man case

Jul 9, 2014 - From staff reports:  A reward of up to $5,000 is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the people or person responsible for the disappearance ... [more]

City OKs City Park site for planned skate park

Jul 9, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The skate area will be 68 feet wide and 166 feet long, with
protective berms on either side.


The City of Riverton has approved a location for a ... [more]

Third arrest in vandalism rampage in Sinks Canyon; court dates set next week

Jul 9, 2014 - From staff reports:  A third person has been arrested in connection with damage done in May to two cabins in Sinks Canyon.
James Robert Webb, born 1993, had his initial ... [more]

Digest

Jul 9, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Falling rock kills girl during hike
LOVELL -- A falling rock measuring a couple feet wide and weighing about 50 pounds has killed a 4-year-old girl in ... [more]