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Feb 18, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Mead signs fuel tax increase into law
CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead has signed a bill into law that will hike the state's fuel tax by a dime a ... [more]

National FFA Week: Riverton

Feb 18, 2013 - By Emma Herbst, Riverton FFA Chapter:  The Riverton FFA started the new year in early May 2012 with the election of the 2012-13 officers. The officers include: Dallin Cooper (president), Haylee ... [more]

National FFA Week: Shoshoni

Feb 18, 2013 - By KayLee Jo Fegler, Shoshoni FFA Chapter:  From keeping the chapter going to helping out the community, the Shoshoni FFA has had a productive year.
During the summer, the chapter helped with the ... [more]

National FFA Week: Wind River

Feb 18, 2013 - Staff:  The Wind River FFA Chapter of Pavillion does many activities throughout the year. Among these activities are Career Development Events teams, fundraisers and ... [more]

National FFA Week: Lander

Feb 18, 2013 - Staff:  The Agriculture Education Program at Lander Valley High School consistently produces young people who are motivated and capable. This is evident by the number ... [more]

William C. Heatley

Feb 18, 2013 - Staff:  William C. Heatley died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, at his home in Riverton. He was 70.
Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, at Davis Funeral Home ... [more]

Vera M. Witthar

Feb 18, 2013 - Staff:  Vera M. Witthar, mother of Riverton resident Dave Witthar, died Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, in Colorado Springs, Colo.
She was 91 years old.
Her funeral is at 3 ... [more]

Anna L. Talbott

Feb 18, 2013 - Staff:  Anna L. Talbott of Riverton died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, at the Help for Health Hospice Home in Riverton.
She was 73 years old.
 According to her wishes, ... [more]

Sara Mundy

Feb 18, 2013 - Staff:  Sara "Sandy" Mundy of River-ton died peacefully in her sleep Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, at her home. She was 67 years old.
Services are at 10 a.m. Wedne-sday, ... [more]

The way it was: Lincoln Day Dinner -- 1954

Feb 18, 2013 - Staff:  Fremont County Republicans assembled at the Lander American Legion Hall for the annual Lincoln Day Dinner in 1954, with a top U.S. State Department official as ... [more]


Feb 18, 2013 - From staff reports:  Walker to speak about Fort Laramie
The Fremont County Archaeological Society will host a presentation on the prehistory of Fort Laramie and the 2012 ... [more]

Field representatives meet with Fremont County residents

Feb 18, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Covering several areas in Fremont County on Tuesday and Wednesday, field representatives Ryan McConnaughey, Sandy Tinsley and Pam Buline visited with residents ... [more]

Wyoming State Winter Fair begins Feb. 23

Feb 18, 2013 - From staff reports:  The 46th Annual Wyoming State Winter Fair is set to begin next weekend with changes for regular attendees.
Organizers said the fair's trade show, which will ... [more]

District 14 rounding up input on future elementary school

Feb 18, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Student wish lists included playgrounds, adequate restrooms, bowling alleys and game arcades.

Fremont County School District 14 continues to gather ... [more]

Sax players featured in free concert

Feb 18, 2013 - From staff reports:  Central Wyoming College's big band, Time's-A-Wastin', performs in concert Friday, Feb. 22, with several saxophonists demonstrating improvisational ... [more]

Day at the Legislature

Feb 18, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Events on the 29th day of 2013 General Session of the Wyoming Legislature: Fri., Feb. 15:
BUDGET: Lawmakers approved a $78 million supplemental ... [more]

Tribes say they're ready to try again on trash issues

Feb 18, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Long-term negotiations have stalled for months.

Wind River Environmental Quality Commission solid waste coordinator Ryan Ortiz hopes to move forward ... [more]

Home in History

Feb 18, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  The straight-grained, rough-cut, Douglas fir planks and posts are testament to the construction ability of the men who built Delfelder Hall 93 years ago. While ... [more]

Commissioners see-saw on site for Riverton courthouse

Feb 18, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Some details about a new Riverton justice center are more solid, but the location is once again up in the air.
Fremont County Commission vice chairman Travis ... [more]

Wolverines compete in 4-A West championship

Feb 18, 2013 - From staff reports:  Editor's note: Due to a combination of clerical and computer software errors, the Riverton Wolverines, declared Class 4-A West champions Saturday ... [more]

All smiles after accident

Feb 15, 2013 - Staff:  Three-year-old Brooke Lynn Lookingbill beamed as she was carried to the ambulance by Riverton firefighter Buddy Armstrong on Saturday. The toddler was a ... [more]

Shoshoni girls slow down Lady Chiefs in 35-31 win

Feb 15, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  ETHETE -- Shoshoni High School played a suffocating defense against Wyoming Indian Thursday night in a Class 2-A conference girls basketball game at Ethete. ... [more]

Chiefs overpower SHS 69-38 in home finale

Feb 15, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  ETHETE -- After running away from Shoshoni High School 69-38 Thursday night, Wyoming Indian boys basketball coach Craig Ferris wants the fans to get behind the ... [more]

Wolverine girls thrashed by conference-leading Natrona

Feb 15, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Wolverine girls basketball team looked confident in the beginning of Thursday's Class 4-A West matchup against league-leading Casper Natrona. ... [more]

Wolverines thump Natrona

Feb 15, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Casper Natrona head boys basketball coach Shawn Gillum tried to get his Mustangs to set a physical tone from the opening tip during Thursday's Class 4-A West ... [more]


Feb 15, 2013 - Staff:  Births

A daughter was born to Annette and Mitchell Mosqueda, of Riverton, at 8:54 p.m. Dec. 11, 2012, at Lander Regional Hospital. She ... [more]

Helen A. Sweeney Osterhaus

Feb 15, 2013 - Staff:  Helen A. Sweeney Osterhaus, the mother of Riverton resident Sharon Neel, died Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, at Mercy Medical Center in Dubuque, Iowa. She was 91 ... [more]

Harry F. Cutshaw

Feb 15, 2013 - Staff:  Harry F. Cutshaw died Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, at his home in Lander. He was 80 years old.
At his request, no services will be held.
Harry Cutshaw was born ... [more]

Angus breeders recognized nationally in Pathfinder Report

Feb 15, 2013 - From staff reports:  Seven American Angus Association members from Fremont County have been recognized nationally by the organization for having their registered Angus cows ... [more]


Feb 15, 2013 - From staff reports:  County students make UW list
The University of Wyoming lists 19 students from Fremont County on the 2012 fall semester provost's honor roll.
The ... [more]