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School board approves contracts, accepts resignations

Feb 3, 2014 - Staff:  The Riverton school board has approved to a contract offer to Jennifer Campbell as an assistant high school track coach.
A contract also was approved for ... [more]

Digest

Feb 3, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Sue Wallis replacement process to start
GILLETTE -- A Republican Party committee will meet Feb. 8 in Gillette to nominate three people to replace state ... [more]

Cheyenne man pleads guilty in August wreck that killed three

Feb 3, 2014 - The Associated Press:  GREELEY, Colo. -- A 22-year-old man who was determined to have caused an automibile crash in northern Colorado that killed two siblings and an Air Force senior ... [more]

Idaho worries about new Wyoming lottery's effect on revenue across border

Feb 3, 2014 - The Associated Press:  BOISE, Idaho -- Wyoming's upstart lottery could take a bite of out what have been steadily growing sales since the first $1 scratch ticket was sold in Idaho in ... [more]

Tarantino says he will not use Wyoming in movie after all

Feb 3, 2014 - By Brielle Schaeffer, For The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Filmmaker Quentin Tarantino, who is known for rampantly killing off characters in his movies, decided this time to kill his script, much to the ... [more]

The way it was: Co-ed Jeffrey City hoops - 1992

Feb 3, 2014 - Staff:  Jeffrey City High School was in decline in the winter of 1992. Enrollment had plunged so far that the school couldn't field either a boys or girls basketball ... [more]

Dubois mayor voices concern over museum resignations

Feb 3, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Dubois Mayor Twila Blakeman wants Fremont County commissioners to rehire two Dubois museum staff who resigned. She also seeks reassurance on the direction of ... [more]

Shoshone National Forest hiring seasonal workforce

Feb 3, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Shoshone National Forest is looking for a dedicated, hardworking, highly capable workforce for the summer.
Forest managers will fill temporary, seasonal ... [more]

Rez students participate in National Drug Facts Week

Feb 3, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  In celebration of National Drug Facts Week, students from Arapahoe Middle School were encouraged to be drug and alcohol free and learned about the dangers of ... [more]

WyDOT engineering office closes

Feb 3, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Department of Transportation's Dubois engineering office permanent closed its doors Saturday.
WyDOT's construction crew in Dubois is relocating to ... [more]

Carnegie Room opens with 'Rusalka'

Feb 3, 2014 - From staff reports:  The opera begins at 11 a.m. Saturday with a dedication
ceremony at 1:15 p.m.


The Fremont County Library in Lander plans a grand opening of the ... [more]

Groups taking applications for rangeland internships

Feb 3, 2014 - From staff reports:  The program gives budding agriculturalists ranching experience and educational opportunities.

The Wyoming Stock Growers Association, Wyoming ... [more]

Obama to be invited to education conference

Feb 3, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Wyoming Department of Education officials say the agency will send an invitation to President Barack Obama, asking him to be a guest at the Wyoming Native ... [more]

Two new classes at RHS; three apply for rec board seats

Feb 3, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Fremont County School District 25 has approved two new Riverton High School courses.
Principal John Griffith described for the school board the new academic ... [more]

Sources now sought for operations at Wind River Job Corps Center

Feb 3, 2014 - From staff reports:  The facility is under construction near Riverton Regional Airport.

The U.S. Department of Labor is seeking sources interested in operating the Wind ... [more]

State's delays on Hill's reinstatement called a 'detour,' by staff

Feb 3, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Members of the senior leadership team for Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill said they were confused by Attorney General Peter Michael's ... [more]

Field set for council vacancies; six to be interviewed Tuesday

Feb 3, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A final pool of six hopefuls has been finalized for the two vacancies on the Riverton City Council.
Six candidates submitted their formal letters of interest ... [more]

Ronald Snyder Sr.

Feb 3, 2014 - Staff:  Ronald Snyder Sr., of Ethete, died Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. He was 84 years old.
Funeral services were Tuesday, Feb. 4, ... [more]

Wild game dinner comes to Riverton

Jan 31, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A relatively new tradition in Riverton offers residents a chance to sample a variety of game meats from the local area.
The Third Annual Wild Game Dinner ... [more]

Conference-topper Natrona beats RHS girls

Jan 31, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The loss broke Riverton's five-game winning streak.

For one quarter of Thursday evening's Class 4-A West girls basketball game, the Riverton Lady ... [more]

Shoshoni teams have no problem with Riverside

Jan 31, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  A pair of victories over Riverside by the Shoshoni Wranglers basketball squads Thursday night were good tune-ups for their showdown against county rival Wind ... [more]

RHS splits events with Lander swimmers; Tiger depth pays off

Jan 31, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Four Riverton Wolverine swimmers closed out their home careers Thursday night against the Lander Tigers at the Riverton Aquatic Center.
The seniors for the ... [more]

Natrona boys edge Wolverines 40-39

Jan 31, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Riverton trailed by 15 points at halftime, but rallied to take the lead with under a minute to play.

The Riverton Wolverines dug themselves a ... [more]

Today

Jan 31, 2014 - Staff:  GREEN
A son was born to DaleRae Green, of Fort Washakie, at 9:06 p.m. Sept. 19, 2013, at Lander Regional Hospital. He weighed 8 pounds, 5 ounces.

GREEN ... [more]

Death in Riverton City Park ruled accidental

Jan 31, 2014 - From staff reports:  Toxicology results show Dana Eagle, 36, of Riverton, was intoxicated at the time of his December death in Riverton City Park.
The incident was ruled an ... [more]

Lander student named to dean's list at Creighton University

Jan 31, 2014 - From staff reports:  Barak Jones, of Lander, a third-year in the School of Dentistry, was named to the fall 2013 dean's list at Creighton University.
Full-time students who rank ... [more]

UW names 56 county students to dean's lists

Jan 31, 2014 - From staff reports:  The University of Wyoming lists 56 students from Fremont County on the 2013 fall semester academic dean's and dean's freshman honor rolls.
Arapahoe: Jesse P. ... [more]

Women recognized for heroic actions

Jan 31, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  On Oct. 11, Laurie Morgan and Angela Bihr risked their lives to save a woman after she lost consciousness while driving on Sunset Drive in Riverton.
Morgan ... [more]

Nothing simple in Medicaid expansion

Jan 31, 2014 - By Michael Ollove, For MCT News Service:  WASHINGTON -- When the U.S. Supreme Court in 2012 ruled that states could decide for themselves if they would expand Medicaid eligibility, many thought states ... [more]

Shoshones' survival as a tribe being threatened

Jan 31, 2014 - Mary Hope, Ethete:  Editor:
I am writing in response to recent articles and letters to the editor about whether Riverton is on the Shoshone Indian Reservation, now called Wind ... [more]

High road or low?

Jan 31, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  The state superintendent's enemies must ask themselves that question

Stung, understandably, by the Wyoming Supreme Court ruling that declared their ... [more]

Digest

Jan 31, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Storm dumps snow, closes I-25
CHEYENNE -- A snowstorm dumped heavy snow and slickened roads and highways in Wyoming. One major highway was closed Friday ... [more]

Catholics in Wyoming file fed suit

Jan 31, 2014 - From The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Catholic organizations in Wyoming filed a federal lawsuit Thursday challenging the birth-control coverage requirement in federal government's health ... [more]

AG will ask high court to reconsider 'Hill Bill' ruling

Jan 31, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Wyoming's Attorney General has decided to request a rehearing from the Wyoming Supreme Court on its recent ruling that a law redefining the duties of the state ... [more]

Search is on for bodies of Uden victims; case officially open for now

Jan 31, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation officially is keeping the Gerald Uden case open while it searches for the bodies of his victims killed 33 years ... [more]

Winter Carnival Crab Crack preps for big crowd Saturday

Jan 31, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A new addition to this weekend's 11th Annual Crab Crack event aligns with the Wild West Winter Carnival theme for 2014: "Snuggling in the Snow."
Local ... [more]

City council splits 3-2 on plan for sewer service in subdivision

Jan 31, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A new agreement approved by the city of Riverton and property owners may help expand sanitary sewer service in the future to more than 50 residents off of ... [more]

College decides to search nationwide for next president

Jan 31, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees has decided to look both locally and nationwide for the school's next president.
The board met Wednesday in ... [more]

Cowboys struggle at free-throw line in 67-62 setback at Fresno State

Jan 30, 2014 - From staff reports:  FRESNO, Calif. -- They're something that often does not get talked about -- unless they are missed.
Unfortunately, missed free throws were a talking point for ... [more]

Cowgirls produce balanced scoring

Jan 30, 2014 - From staff reports:  Head coach Joe Legerski wanted two things out of his University of Wyoming Cowgirls on Wednesday night against Fresno State: more balance on offense and for ... [more]