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Medrick H. Moss Sr.

Oct 16, 2012 - Staff:  Medrick H. Moss Sr. of Arapahoe, died Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He was 65 years old.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. ... [more]

James 'Jim' McCarty Sloan

Oct 16, 2012 - Staff:  James "Jim" McCarty Sloan, of Lander, died Friday, Oct. 12, 2012, in Murray, Utah, after a brain aneurysm suffered while helping his lifelong friend, Bill ... [more]

Today

Oct 16, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
BLUMENSHINE

Betty Blumenshine, 79, of Riverton, died Sunday, Oct. 14, at Help for Health Hospice Home. Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. ... [more]

Construction in progress on North Broadway Avenue

Oct 16, 2012 - Staff:  Dustin Welch, an employee of 71 Construction, guided his roller next to the concrete gutter as workmen laid asphalt on the North Broadway Avenue extension from ... [more]

Friday night prep football scores

Oct 13, 2012 - Associated Press:  PREP FOOTBALL
Big Horn 49, Tongue River 8

Buffalo 42, Torrington 23

Burlington 44, Rocky Mountain 26

Campbell County 70, Cheyenne South 14

Casper ... [more]

Bridge ribbon-cutting ceremony set

Oct 13, 2012 - From staff reports:  A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new $1.05 million Mortimore Lane bridge is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 15, at the bridge south of Lander.
Project ... [more]

Education conference Oct. 18-19 at Central Wyoming College

Oct 13, 2012 - From staff reports:  The third annual Wyoming Native American Education Conference is set for Thursday and Friday, Oct. 18-19, at Central Wyoming College. Some events are in the ... [more]

Digest

Oct 13, 2012 - From staff reports:  Tribe, RJTC awarded grant
Central Wyoming College's Rural Justice Training Center and the Eastern Shoshone Tribe were awarded a grant to train and ... [more]

Authorities: Body is that of missing girl

Oct 13, 2012 - By Thomas Peipert, The Associated Press:  Police continue to search for the person who abducted the 10-year-old Colorado girl.

WESTMINSTER, Colo. -- The weeklong search for a 10-year-old ... [more]

Shoshoni mayor working on floodplain designation

Oct 13, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  During this month's meeting of the Fremont County Association of Governors, State Sen. Eli Bebout, R-Riverton, asked Shoshoni Mayor Scott Peters an unusual ... [more]

Transfer station hours get closer to finalization

Oct 13, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Disposal district board members want to get feedback from communities before making a decision.

The Fremont County Solid Waste Disposal District ... [more]

Central Wyoming College faces $15,200 hike in property, liability insurance

Oct 13, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Property and liability insurance coverage for Central Wyoming College employees will cost 8 percent, or about $15,200, more this year according to a report ... [more]

Getting hands-on with science

Oct 13, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Conference at CWC encourages girls to experiment, explore

Classrooms at Central Wyoming College were overrun with middle- and high-school girls ... [more]

CWC opens regular theater season with 'The Odd Couple'

Oct 13, 2012 - From staff reports:  Central Wyoming College is opening its regular theater season with "The Odd Couple," the Neil Simon classic comedy about a pair of mismatched roommates with ... [more]

New web cameras available to northwest Wyoming drivers

Oct 13, 2012 - From staff reports:  Northwest Wyoming drivers will benefit this winter and in the future with the installation of eight new web cameras located throughout central and northwest ... [more]

Heating bill pay help available

Oct 13, 2012 - From staff reports:  LIEAP is accepting applications through Feb. 28 for anyone seeking help paying heating bills.
To qualify for LIEAP and Low-Income Weatherization Assistance, a ... [more]

The way it was: Fire watch tower -- 1924

Oct 13, 2012 - From staff reports:  The first national forests are in Fremont County, but the names and boundaries have changed from their original forms.
In the early days of the 20th century, ... [more]

Royce W. Griffin

Oct 13, 2012 - Staff:  Royce W. Griffin, formerly of Riverton, died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County after a short illness. He was 52 years old. ... [more]

Theodore 'Ted' 'Teddy' B. Hungary

Oct 13, 2012 - Staff:  Theodore "Ted" "Teddy" B. Hungary, of Denver, died Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, in Denver. He was 46 years old.
The funeral service was Friday, Oct. 12, in the ... [more]

Marcia Quale Haworth

Oct 13, 2012 - Staff:  Marcia Quale Haworth, of Riverton, died Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012, at her home in Riverton. She was 78 years old.
Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, ... [more]

Plan to streamline solar development approved

Oct 13, 2012 - By Jason Dearen, The Associated Press:  SAN FRANCISCO -- Federal officials on Friday approved a plan that sets aside 445 square miles of public land for the development of large-scale solar power ... [more]

Digest

Oct 13, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Plane crash victims identified
CHEYENNE -- Authorities have released the names of four east Texas men killed in a plane crash in the mountains of ... [more]

Montana sends wolf-trapping rules to the public for comment

Oct 13, 2012 - The Associated Press:  The plan includes setting the tension on trap pans at a minimum of 8 pounds.

HELENA, Mont. -- Montana wildlife regulators have given initial approval ... [more]

Nearly 100 sheep die in closed Monsanto mine

Oct 13, 2012 - By John Miller, The Associated Press:  BOISE, Idaho -- At least 95 domestic sheep died after grazing inside a mothballed Monsanto Co. mine in southeastern Idaho, adding to the list of animal ... [more]

Our factory

Oct 13, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  The community newspaper is a triumph of American manufacturing

Americans often profess worry that this country "doesn't make anything anymore." That ... [more]

Romney debate win not unexpected

Oct 13, 2012 - By Carl Leubsdorf:  Challengers battle-tested from a long primary campaign often look good in the first debate against the incumbent.

Initial presidential debates ... [more]

Just what is common sense?

Oct 13, 2012 - By Randy Tucker:  And if it's so common, then why does it seem to be in such short supply?

One of the basic premises of Buddhism is the belief that the nature of one's ... [more]

Optional 1 percent tax an effective, equitable way to raise needed funds

Oct 13, 2012 - By Steven Weaver, Gary M. Michaud:  Editor:
By now we hope Fremont County residents are aware there will be an optional 1percent initiative on the November ballot for the purpose of repairing ... [more]

Conference champs: RHS knocks off Douglas 14-13, gains home field advantage

Oct 13, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Good morning, Wolverines. You are the Class 3-A East conference champions.
Leading 14-13 Friday night in Converse County, Riverton possessed the ball for the ... [more]

Wranglers lock up No. 3 spot for postseason play

Oct 13, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  SHOSHONI -- Shoshoni secured the third seed from the West 2-A conference in a 33-26 shootout over Saratoga on Friday night at home. The win lifts the Wranglers ... [more]