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Solid waste troubles 'turning around,' says commission chairman

Oct 19, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Revenue problems that have plagued the Fremont County Solid Waste Disposal District in recent years are "kind of turning around," according to Fremont County ... [more]

2012 'water year' among driest ever seen in state

Oct 19, 2012 - Staff and wire reports:  Only the 1988-89 and 1959-60 water years were drier, said Riverton meteorologist Jim Fahey.

Wyoming just completed its third-driest year in 118 years ... [more]

Three-party House District 54 race featured in debate

Oct 19, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Republican, Democratic and Libertarian candidates for Wyoming House District 54 discussed the importance of their national political platforms to their ... [more]

Airport Cafe catches up on city lease; no eviction

Oct 19, 2012 - From staff reports:  Riverton officials have received full payment from the owners of Airport Cafe at Riverton Regional Airport, and city administrator Steven Weaver says eviction ... [more]

Fuel tax increase might not bring corresponding rise in gasoline prices

Oct 19, 2012 - MCT:  CHEYENNE -- A proposal to raise the state's fuel tax may not mean motorists will pay more at the pump.
So say some legislators and advocates of the plan to ... [more]

Amid lawsuit, UW and CSU foundations delay ranch sale

Oct 19, 2012 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A lawsuit is postponing plans by University of Wyoming Foundation and Colorado State University Research Foundation to sell a ranch they jointly own ... [more]

Man accused in child's abduction makes first court appearance in state

Oct 19, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CODY -- A Montana man suspected of abducting and assaulting an 11-year-old Cody girl is set to make his first court appearance in Wyoming.
Thirty-nine-year-old ... [more]

Digest

Oct 19, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Cheney among Meyer eulogists
CHEYENNE -- Former Vice President Dick Cheney was among the speakers at services to honor the life of former Wyoming ... [more]

Wyoming's advantage

Oct 19, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  No matter what direction the nation's energy path turns, we look pretty good

The 2012 presidential campaign has been enhanced and enlivened by the ... [more]

Latinos favor Obama heavily

Oct 19, 2012 - By Hector Becerra, MCT News Service:  LOS ANGELES -- The good news for President Barack Obama: Latino registered voters prefer him over Mitt Romney by more than a 3-to-1 ratio, and are increasingly ... [more]

Shelley is right person for House District 55

Oct 19, 2012 - Alice and Fred Nicol, Riverton:  Editor:
We are writing to express our support for Sherry Shelly as a candidate for House District 55. Sherry is a lifelong resident of Riverton who has always ... [more]

Pink Ribbon Race 5K set for Saturday

Oct 19, 2012 - Staff:  Community members are invited to the Pink Ribbon Race 5K Run/Walk fundraiser set for Saturday at Smith's Food and Drug, 1200 W. Main St.
Nicci Urbigkit, ... [more]

Group knits, crochets for charity

Oct 19, 2012 - Staff:  Volunteers have kept their hands busy this year, knitting and crocheting more than 500 items for county organizations and charities.
The C&K Volunteer Group ... [more]

Poetry Idol Auditions open to Fremont County poets

Oct 19, 2012 - From staff reports:  Local poets are invited to send one poem of 21 lines or less to Poetry Idol Auditions. The deadline for entering is Nov. 10.
Entries submitted may be written ... [more]

Amber and Trevor Davis celebrate one-year anniversary

Oct 19, 2012 - Staff:  Amber Vroman and Trevor Davis, both of Rock Springs, married Oct. 14, 2011, in Cocoa Beach, Fla.
The bride is the daughter of Bart and Cynthia Vroman, of ... [more]

Clifford R. Duran

Oct 19, 2012 - Staff:  Clifford R. Duran died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, at the Lander Valley Medical Center. He was 39 years old.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. ... [more]

Cecilia Duhring

Oct 19, 2012 - Staff:  Cecilia Duhring, formerly from Riverton, died Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, at St. Joseph's Villa in Salt Lake City. She was 86 years old.
Services will be at 2 ... [more]

Patricia A. Romine

Oct 19, 2012 - Staff:  Patricia A. Romine, formerly of Lander, died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, at the Johnson County Health Care Center in Buffalo. She was 87 years old.
Private ... [more]

Levi G. Clark

Oct 19, 2012 - Staff:  Levi G. Clark, of Riverton, died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, at the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. He was 23 years old.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, ... [more]

Angelina Ramona Shull

Oct 19, 2012 - Staff:  Angelina Ramona Shull, of Lander, died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. She was 77 years old.
Services were at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, ... [more]

Today

Oct 19, 2012 - Staff:  Births
LEMLEY

A son was born to Sally and Jeremy Lemley, of Riverton, at 10:41 p.m. Sept. 5, 2012, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 8 pounds, ... [more]

Rendezvous Elementary School puts on play

Oct 19, 2012 - Staff:  Rendezvous Elementary School fourth-graders Broden Mathes and Michael Milhouse stared into space during a humorous history test scene during the musical-comedy ... [more]

Better showing for CWC's Rustler men at LCCC rodeo

Oct 18, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Blaine Mathews and Stetson Jorgensen ended the fall rodeo season on a positive note for Central Wyoming College Sunday at the Laramie County Community College ... [more]

Riverton hosts Lander in conference finale Friday

Oct 18, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  It's not that Friday's Riverton - Lander game at Wolverine Field means anything officially. Both Class 3-A East teams have qualified for next week's high ... [more]

Scores will spark fireworks in Friday's game

Oct 18, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Spectators at Friday's Riverton High School football game will be treated to a fireworks display every time the Wolverines score against the Lander ... [more]

RHS draws Rock Springs to open VB regional

Oct 18, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Top seeds Evanston (9-1) and Casper Kelly Walsh (8-2) have received automatic state tournament berths and will play the two survivors from Friday's ... [more]

Judge rules convicted murderer got fair trial

Oct 18, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Gabriel Drennen is serving a life sentence for the 2010 shooting death of Leroy Hoster in a dispute.

A judge has concluded a Riverton man convicted ... [more]

2015 set as new completion date for Job Corps

Oct 18, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  County officials working to bring the Wind River Job Corps to Riverton received an updated timeline from the Department of Labor last month that indicates the ... [more]

County leaders address confusion regarding 1 percent tax

Oct 18, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  With election day less than a month away, county leaders have been working to clear up any confusion residents may feel about the proposed 1 percent sales tax ... [more]

Residents advised to avoid Airport Road on Friday

Oct 18, 2012 - Staff:  City officials have asked residents to avoid Airport Road while construction is ongoing in the area.
In particular, city administrator Steven Weaver said ... [more]