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Boy rescued from island in fast river

Jun 24, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A crew from the Riverton Fire Protection District rescued a young boy from an island in the fast-moving Little Wind River on Monday.
They delivered the ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Jun 23, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Schiffer funeral service Tuesday
KAYCEE -- Funeral services for longtime state Republican Sen. John Schiffer will be held Tuesday in Kaycee.
Schiffer ... [more]

The way it was: Big-name visitors

Jun 23, 2014 - From staff reports:  During the excitement of the 1960s "space race," Fremont County caught space fever as well. NASA astronauts were frequent visitors to the Lander One Shot ... [more]

BLM seeking volunteers for National Public Lands Day

Jun 23, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Bureau of Land Management Lander Field Office is inviting volunteers to show pride for their public lands by celebrating National Public Lands Day on ... [more]

Second Run Like a Bighorn set for July

Jun 23, 2014 - From staff reports:  After "overwhelming success" in its first year, Sinks Canyon State Park will host a second annual Run Like a Bighorn trail run in July.
The race will begin ... [more]

Digest

Jun 23, 2014 - From staff reports:  Pile burning planned in forest
The Washakie Ranger District of the Shoshone National Forest is planning to burn piles next week as weather conditions ... [more]

All seven Job Corps buildings to be under roofs before this winter

Jun 23, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Construction is progressing along Airport Road where the Wind River Job Corps Center is set to open in May 2015.
"It's moving rapidly," said Sandy Barton, ... [more]

Maldonado wants Senate District 25 slot

Jun 23, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Sergio A. Maldonado Sr. has always been comfortable being "one of the Indians in the charge" as opposed to "the chief." But when it was suggested that he run ... [more]

Riverton part of coming fiber optic upgrade; 50-fold speed hike likely

Jun 23, 2014 - By James Chilton, McClatchy-Tribune News Service:  Work will begin soon on upgrades to the state's fiber optic network, including an improved connection to Riverton.
When those are complete, lightning-fast ... [more]

City population up 3.53 percent since 2010

Jun 23, 2014 - By Steve Peck, Publisher:  After rolling up a sizable population gain in the two years following the 2010 U.S. Census, Riverton's growth paused by a minuscule amount last year.
The ... [more]

Crossland first guest in Hot Notes Cool Nights concert series

Jun 23, 2014 - From staff reports:  The free shows will alternate between Riverton City Park and the Lander outdoor amphitheater.

Popular Ten Sleep musician Jalan Crossland is the guest ... [more]

Sinks Canyon overlook closing for construction

Jun 23, 2014 - From staff reports:  The project will take two to three days to complete.

The overlook at the "sinks" in Sinks Canyon State Park will be closed Tuesday for construction. ... [more]

College booster club selling raffle tickets for Denver Broncos games

Jun 23, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The new athletic booster club at Central Wyoming College is looking to "gain momentum" this summer by raffling off season tickets to the see the Denver ... [more]

Four CWC trustees up for election

Jun 20, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College Trustee Roger Gose has announced that he will not seek re-election to the board this year.
Gose has represented the Riverton-Shoshoni ... [more]

State Sen. John Schiffer dies at 68

Jun 20, 2014 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- State Sen. John Schiffer, of Kaycee, died Thursday just a few weeks after being diagnosed with liver cancer. He was 68.
Laci Schiffer, who is ... [more]

Rez DFS heads share concerns about outdated equipment, slow program reviews

Jun 20, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Directors from the Department of Family Services for the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho tribes aired their concerns with the Wyoming Department of ... [more]

Moose relocated to South Pass after visit to downtown Lander

Jun 20, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Some residents in Lander had a little excitement June 13 when a moose was spotted in the downtown area.
Large carnivore conflict coordinator Brian Debolt, of ... [more]

Airport flight numbers up after added Worland connection

Jun 20, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Connections to the Worland Municipal Airport has helped boost flight numbers in the past months at Riverton Regional Airport. Since the beginning of the year, ... [more]

Today

Jun 20, 2014 - Staff:  Births
BRAY

A daughter was born to Melissa Bray of Riverton and Devon Bray of Riverton at 12:02 p.m. May 27 at SageWest Health Care at Riverton. The ... [more]

Digest

Jun 20, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Mead appoints new judge
CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead has appointed Tom Lee as the new Circuit Court judge for the First Judicial District in Laramie ... [more]

Today

Jun 19, 2014 - Staff:  Births
ANDREW

A son was born to Erin Washut of Lander and Kyle Washut of Lander at 6:13 p.m. June 4 at SageWest Health Care at Lander. The baby ... [more]

Digest

Jun 19, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Retirement system shows good return
LARAMIE -- The Wyoming Retirement System is doing better than expected thanks to increases in the state's ... [more]

Rock Springs airport to trim flights, raise subsidy

Jun 19, 2014 - The Associated Press:  ROCK SPRINGS -- Rock Springs Sweetwater County Airport will see fewer flights but higher subsidy costs in coming months.
Sweetwater County commissioners voted ... [more]

State won't rush comment on new CO2 rules

Jun 19, 2014 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The federal government began taking comments Wednesday on proposed rules to cut carbon dioxide emissions. But Wyoming officials aren't rushing ahead ... [more]

Unusual June snowfall hits county, other areas of state

Jun 19, 2014 - From staff reports:  The National Weather Service says areas in Fremont County and Wyoming received up to 9 inches of snow this week.
Snow was reported in Dubois and in numerous ... [more]

City OKs two fireworks displays

Jun 19, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Residents living near Ron Saban Little League Complex worry the show June 26 will harm veterans.

The Riverton City Council approved two fireworks ... [more]

Colorado woman dies in one-vehicle rollover near Shoshoni

Jun 19, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A 29-year-old Wiggins, Colo., woman was killed in a one-vehicle rollover at about 4 a.m. Wednesday east of Shoshoni.
Officials say Cheryl L. Rapue was ... [more]

Last trustees meeting for McFarland, first for Valdez

Jun 19, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Wednesday night marked a changing of the guard at Central Wyoming College.
It was the last board meeting for retiring CWC president Jo Anne McFarland, who has ... [more]

Today

Jun 18, 2014 - Staff:  Births
WHITE

A son was born to Elisabeth and Jarrod White, of Dubois, at 7:29 a.m. April 12, 2014, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 7 ... [more]

Spree of car burglaries hits Riverton

Jun 18, 2014 - From staff reports:  Residents are reminded to lock their car doors due to a rash of car burglaries overnight Monday to Tuesday.
At 5:50 a.m. Tuesday, a person in the 900 block ... [more]