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Willow Creek School passes 35 percent design review

Sep 15, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Planning for the new K-3 school in Riverton to be called Willow Creek Elementary has taken another step forward.
Fremont County School District 25 ... [more]

'Hash oil' presenting legal hurdles for county cops, courts

Sep 15, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A new illegal drug called hash oil has popped up in Fremont County this year, and Wyoming law has not fully caught up.
Hash oil is a concentrated form of ... [more]

Twelve candidates file for ESBC; primary Tuesday

Sep 15, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Three seats are open after the recent resignation of Mike Lajeunesse.

Voters will have 12 candidates to choose from in the primary election for the ... [more]

Subjects scatter during underage drinking raid; police issue four citations

Sep 15, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Several subjects were cited for underage drinking last month after failing in their attempts to hide from police.
The incident began with a noise complaint at ... [more]

One-of-a-kind performance set for Friday

Sep 15, 2014 - From staff reports:  Thirty Central Wyoming College and area high school students will converge upon the Robert A. Peck Arts Center for a one-of-a-kind event Friday.
Beginning at ... [more]

New management plan would add overpasses near elk refuge

Sep 15, 2014 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- A proposed conservation plan for the National Elk Refuge in northwest Wyoming includes building wildlife crossings over a highway, restoring beavers ... [more]

City parks getting new playground equipment

Sep 12, 2014 - From staff reports:  Riverton will get some new playground equipment this year using money from Wyoming Community Gas.
WCG has operated as a nonprofit consortium of municipalities ... [more]

Detox facility hosting an 'empty bowl' fundraiser

Sep 12, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Center of Hope is having its first "Filling an Empty Bowl" fundraiser Oct. 23 in the Fremont Center at the Fremont County Fairgrounds in Riverton.
Helen ... [more]

After winter problems, air service was much better on summer trips

Sep 12, 2014 - Jorda Compton:  Editor:
I will give credit where credit is due. I had been screwed over big-time by the bad air service at Riverton Regional Airport late last winter. People ... [more]

It was one great halftime show

Sep 12, 2014 - By Chris Peck:  I stepped out for a look at the year's last 'supermoon'

Monday night was another "supermoon," the last of three this summer.
It also was the first ... [more]

Go ahead, spend it

Sep 12, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Optional 1 percent sales tax revenue is coming in, and it's going right back out

Here in red-state Wyoming, it's not often that one hears ... [more]

Digest

Sep 12, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Buffalo got 10 inches of snow
CHEYENNE -- A late summer snowstorm dropped up to 20 inches of snow in parts of Wyoming.
The rare storm Wednesday and ... [more]

Body of Illinois woman found in rural Wyoming

Sep 12, 2014 - The Associated Press:  ROCK SPRINGS -- Authorities in southwestern Wyoming have found the body of an Illinois woman who had not been heard from since Sept. 3.
Searchers found the ... [more]

Protections for lynx expanded, but not habitat

Sep 12, 2014 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- Canada lynx gained federal protections in New Mexico on Thursday, but U.S. wildlife officials again declined to designate critical habitat ... [more]

Reservation farms account for $21 million in economic impact locally

Sep 12, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Comprehensive data on agriculture on the Wind River Indian Reservation has been released for the first time. The 293 farms on the reservation bring in $21 ... [more]

Man still missing in mountain wilderness

Sep 12, 2014 - From staff reports:  The temperature in the search area fell to 12 degrees overnight Thursday.

Volunteer crews embarked Friday morning on the fifth day of an intensive ... [more]

Fast-moving cold snap threatened growing season

Sep 12, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A new record low for the date -- 30 degrees -- was established Thursday night.

Temperatures in Riverton hit an all-time low for the date Thursday ... [more]

Two more runners join CWC's new cross country team

Sep 12, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Central Wyoming College cross country coach Al Lara is still adding new pieces to the inaugural program.
The No. 1 runner for CWC is now freshman Tristan ... [more]

Victoria Eagle

Sep 12, 2014 - Staff:  Victoria Eagle, of St. Stephen's, died Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, at home. She was 61 years old.
A rosary will be at 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 14, at St. Stephen's ... [more]

Rustler Roundup starts 2014 season for CWC rodeo teams

Sep 12, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Performances are Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Fremont County Fairgrounds in Riverton.

Rodeo fever is back this weekend for the Central ... [more]

Wyoming's Tim Kamana meets former high school rival Mariota

Sep 12, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Marcus Mariota has always been a quarterback.
Wyoming redshirt freshman safety Tim Kamana smiles and recalls the first time he played against Mariota, in a ... [more]

Today

Sep 12, 2014 - Staff:  Births
BECK

A son was born to Kelsey Beck of Lander and Jared Beck of Lander at 6:59 a.m. June 30 at SageWest Health Care at Lander. The baby weighed ... [more]

After beating Wind River, Shoshoni spikers heading to Big Horn

Sep 11, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Shoshoni knocked off Kemmerer in a non-confnerence match last week as well.

Shoshoni won the first Fremont County rivalry volleyball match of the ... [more]

Riverton opens West 4-A v-ball season in Casper against KW and Natrona

Sep 11, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  After finishing fourth in a 24-team field at the Camel volleyball tournament in Gillette last weekend, the Riverton Lady Wolverines (6-6, 0-0 Class 4-A West) ... [more]

Star Valley hosts Wolverines in Friday game

Sep 11, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Wolverines football team steps on the bus Friday for its longest road trip of the season. The travel plan is filed for Afton, where Riverton will ... [more]

Donna Gilbert

Sep 11, 2014 - Staff:  Donna Gilbert, of Riverton, died Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, at her home. She was 77 years old.
A viewing will be 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, at ... [more]

No sign of man missing in mountains; weather much colder in region

Sep 11, 2014 - From staff reports:  Fremont County Search and Rescue crews continue to search a remote part of the Bridger Teton wilderness for a Utah man who has been missing since Friday. ... [more]

Digest

Sep 11, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Big year for park visitation
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- Visitation to Yellowstone National Park has topped the 2.7 million mark, and the park is on ... [more]

Casino gives $3K to Center of Hope

Sep 11, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Wind River Hotel and Casino donated $3,000 to the Center of Hope detoxification facility on Tuesday.
"We really appreciate this and every little bit ... [more]

Arapahos say they are quitting Joint Business Council; not acceptable, say Shoshones

Sep 11, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Northern Arapaho Business Council is terminating its involvement with the Shoshone and Arapaho Joint Business Council after it made a new policy not to ... [more]