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Fremont County Year in Review: May

Dec 31, 2012 - From staff reports:  2 - The Wyoming State Board of Education approved Fremont County School District 21's request to be unified into a K-12 education system, paving the way for a ... [more]

Fremont County Year in Review: April

Dec 31, 2012 - From staff reports:  3 - The Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees decided to stream its monthly meetings live on the college's website through August.
Vice president for ... [more]

Fremont County Year in Review: March

Dec 31, 2012 - From staff reports:  1 - A Fremont County Sheriff's deputy shot and killed a Pavillion man after responding to a report of a "disturbed, barricaded subject" at a home in the small ... [more]

Fremont County Year in Review: February

Dec 31, 2012 - From staff reports:  1 - The Lander man who authorities said was the driver of a pickup truck that struck and killed an 11-year-old girl was charged with aggravated vehicular ... [more]

Fremont County Year in Review: January

Dec 31, 2012 - From staff reports:  2 - Mitchell James C'Hair Jr., 27, died at the scene of a one-vehicle rollover accident just before noon on 17 Mile Road.

3 - Prosecutors said Gerardo ... [more]

2012: Hudson five top story of the year

Dec 31, 2012 - From staff reports:  The bizarre, ongoing saga of a crime in Hudson that started as a simple burglary and ended up a murder conspiracy has been voted the top Fremont County news ... [more]

The way it was: New Year's fire engine -- 1961

Dec 31, 2012 - Staff:  The Dubois Fire Department had a New Year's resolution late in 1961: Get a new fire engine. In the final week of the year, it came to pass.
Howe Fire ... [more]

WIHS Chief girls blast Saratoga 52-20

Dec 28, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  ETHETE -- Wyoming Indian's pressure was too much for the Saratoga girls Friday morning as the Lady Chiefs cruised to an easy 52-20 win and advanced to the ... [more]

Christmas wasn't always so popular in the United States

Dec 28, 2012 - By Paul V.M. Flesher:  Picture the following scenario: Crowds of Americans rioting in the streets. Two opposing groups shout loudly, vying to have their messages heard and heeded. ... [more]

Today

Dec 28, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
SUNRHODES

Elliott SunRhodes, 57, died Tuesday, Dec. 25, at Morning Star Manor in Fort Washakie. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, ... [more]

Bryan C. 'Craig' Weber

Dec 28, 2012 - Staff:  Bryan C. "Craig" Weber, a lifelong resident of the Riverton area, died Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012, at his home surrounded by family. He was 58 years ... [more]

Elliott SunRhodes

Dec 28, 2012 - Staff:  Elliott SunRhodes died Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012, at Morning Star Manor in Fort Washakie. He was 57 years old.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. ... [more]

WEA donates 150 books to Jeffrey City school

Dec 28, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Wyoming Education Association employees and board members each give at least one book to the annual cause.

Jeffrey City Elementary School's two ... [more]

Four Wyoming Honor Farm staff members graduate from academy

Dec 28, 2012 - Staff:  Two uniform staff and two non-uniform staff from the Wyoming Honor Farm in Riverton graduated from the Wyoming Department of Corrections Training Academy on ... [more]

Economical solutions exist to improve safety of risky intersection

Dec 28, 2012 - Gloria Gregory, Riverton:  Editor:
There have been several letters in your column lately about the intersection of Highway 26/789 and the Honor Farm Road. It is a very dangerous ... [more]

New Year's is crystal-ball time

Dec 28, 2012 - By Patrick May, McClatchy Newspapers:  Here's a prediction for 2013 you can take to the bank:
This time next year, the world will be awash in predictions for 2014.
It's December and the ... [more]

To 2013

Dec 28, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Next week's calendar transition is more than just Monday to Tuesday

Here is a New Year's resolution suggestion for everyone in 2013.
Be ... [more]

Substantial changes may be made in hunt, fish fees and licenses

Dec 28, 2012 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming lawmakers will face a range of bills concerning hunting and fishing issues when they convene next month, including one that calls for ... [more]

Digest

Dec 28, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Hunters 11 shy of wolf quota
JACKSON -- Hunters have killed 41 wolves so far during Wyoming's trophy wolf-hunting season.
As of the latest update ... [more]

Museum houses 47 wax figures

Dec 28, 2012 - Staff:  Lew Diehl adjusted the hat of a Mormon wax figure pulling a wooden wagon with wife and children Thursday at the Wind River Heritage Center next to the Heritage ... [more]

County ties all-time suicide record; one still to be determined

Dec 28, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Highest suicide
totals on record
in Fremont County

1985 -- 18
2006 -- 18
2012 -- 18*
* total could rise pending
further investigation



The ... [more]

Chiefs hold off RHS sophs

Dec 28, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Wyoming Indian received a scare from the Riverton High School sophomores Thursday night, but the Chiefs pulled out a 52-44 victory in the Fremont County ... [more]

One year after 11-year-old girl's death, both sides of case praise jury's verdict

Dec 28, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  A year after the death of a girl on a rural highway, Fremont County Attorney Brian Varn said he is satisfied with the verdict rendered by a jury in the case of ... [more]

'We're out of space,' superintendent tells state legislators

Dec 28, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Representatives from Riverton schools had the chance to spend some time with state legislators recently in preparation for Wyoming's coming legislative ... [more]

Tiger wrestlers like outlook for conference season

Dec 28, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lander Valley High School wrestling coach Nick Fulton started out the season with a young squad, but the Tigers already have made a statement three weeks into ... [more]

Residents can donate trees to fish habitat

Dec 28, 2012 - From staff reports:  Fremont County residents don't have to let their Christmas trees go to waste after the holidays. They can drop them off to be used as fish habitat ... [more]

Teen says he was only joking about school threat

Dec 28, 2012 - The Associated Press:  MISSOULA, Mont. -- A 19-year-old Lolo man has pleaded guilty to posting a threat against a Wyoming school on Facebook, but he says it was joke.
Erik Sven ... [more]

Cougar girls winners in bruising game vs. Wolverine sophomores

Dec 28, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  ETHETE -- If it were a boxing match, the corner men would have been busy. Wind River's girls survived a 32-minute brawl with Riverton High School sophomores ... [more]

Mountain Ledge Bakery under new ownership

Dec 27, 2012 - Staff:  Julie Hill, the new owner of Riverton's Mountain Ledge Bakery, prepared a holiday order with her daughter Jherica Elliott at the bakery, 612 W. Main St. Hill ... [more]

Today

Dec 27, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
ALBRIGHT

Marilyn A. Albright, 58, died Tuesday, Dec. 25. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 29, at Davis Funeral Home with ... [more]