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Facilities leaders visit Riverton schools

May 8, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The first stop was the proposed site for Riverton's new elementary school at 1200 W. Monroe Ave.

Fremont County School District 25 administration ... [more]

Several options in play to deal with library drainage problems

May 8, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Branch Library is moving forward with fixing leakage and drainage problems at its facility.
According to Fremont County Library System director ... [more]

Few applicants so far for county pathologist job

May 8, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County's plan to hire its own expert to perform autopsies is in a rough patch, as few candidates are applying for the job. The proposed salary is ... [more]

Twenty to 30 years for youngest of five in Hudson homicides

May 8, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The youngest defendant in the case of a double homicide in Hudson was sentenced to 20 to 30 years in prison Thursday in a hearing laced with emotion at Lander ... [more]

Today

May 7, 2014 - Staff:  Births
STETTER

A son was born to Laura Voss and Dustin Stetter, of Dubois, at 5:34 p.m. March 28, 2014, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 6 ... [more]

Thursday Showcase at CWC is last for Hussa as conductor

May 7, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Central Wyoming College community band, collegiate chorale and hand bell choir perform at the Spring Showcase Concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Robert ... [more]

Minimal damage in 'scary' lightning strike

May 7, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A lightning strike April 26 may have been exciting for local residents, but the incident was relatively minor for the Riverton Volunteer Fire Department.
RVFD ... [more]

Digest

May 7, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Natrona voters nix bond issue
CASPER -- Natrona County voters have rejected a $33 million bond issue to pay for school improvements.
Preliminary ... [more]

Yellowstone gains ground in war against lake trout

May 7, 2014 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- A voracious species of trout that decimated a native trout population in Yellowstone National Park shows signs of decline following a costly ... [more]

New climate report predicts hotter, drier Wyoming plains

May 7, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Growing seasons in the northern Plains probably will be longer, however, if adequate water can be found.

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. -- Climate change will ... [more]

Tornado in rural area causes no damage Tuesday

May 7, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A small-scale tornado swept through rural Fremont County on Tuesday afternoon, whipping up debris and dust over open country about 20 miles north of Riverton. ... [more]

Pavillion water investigation falls further behind original schedule

May 7, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  State officials have made progress investigating possible groundwater contamination east of Pavillion, but the process has fallen further behind schedule. ... [more]

City OKs new, renewed day care permits

May 7, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council has approved two new day care licenses during its regular meeting April 15.
Jessica Casper, 315 E. Monroe Ave., and Kara Hancock, ... [more]

Baker to run for Riverton mayor

May 7, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Former Riverton City Councilman Lars Baker is running for mayor.
Baker announced his candidacy Wednesday. He said he believes Mayor Ron Warpness will not seek ... [more]

Student film festival Wednesday at CWC

May 7, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Instructor Jeremy Nielsen says audience feedback is a vital part of the learning process.

Members of the public are invited to a film festival ... [more]

Today

May 6, 2014 - Staff:  Deaths
BRINKERHOFF

Roger J. Brinkerhoff, 61, of Sheridan, died Sunday, May 4, in Sheridan. A visitation will be 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, May 9, at the ... [more]

Prison term for woman who assaulted federal officer

May 6, 2014 - From staff reports:  A Northern Arapaho woman has been sentenced to four months in prison for assault on a federal officer in 2013.
According to court documents filed in October ... [more]

Early flooding seen in county; officials weigh prevention steps

May 6, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Forecasters expect high water on the Wind River in the next couple of months, and residents already seeing flooding could get some county help.
Fremont ... [more]

Alice Uden takes stand at her cold-case murder trial

May 6, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- An elderly Missouri woman on trial in Wyoming says she shot her husband in the mid-1970s to protect her toddler daughter.
Seventy-five-year-old ... [more]

Unrestrained boy hurt in DUI car wreck

May 6, 2014 - From staff reports:  A 3-year-old Riverton boy suffered serious injuries Saturday in a one-vehicle traffic accident that reportedly involved an intoxicated driver.
Officials said ... [more]

College faculty member to challenge Case for Senate District 25 seat

May 6, 2014 - From staff reports:  Sergio Maldonado running as Democrat

Democrat Sergio Maldonado has announced his candidacy for Wyoming Senate District 25.
The seat is held by ... [more]

Digest

May 6, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Park might change concession plan
JACKSON -- Companies that do business in Grand Teton National Park may be sharing some of their earnings with the ... [more]

Near-censure of Mead rattles GOP convention

May 6, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  EVANSTON -- Gov. Matt Mead narrowly avoided being branded with a censure resolution at the Wyoming Republican Party Convention in Evanston on Saturday.
The ... [more]

Wyoming digest

May 5, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Alice Uden son: 'I hate you'
CHEYENNE -- Jurors heard emotional testimony Friday from one of the sons of a Missouri woman on trial for allegedly ... [more]

Season's final opera Saturday in Lander

May 5, 2014 - From staff reports:  Rossini's opera "La Cenerentola," the last presentation of the 2014-14 season of Lander Met Opera, will be shown at 11 a.m. Saturday the Carnegie Room of the ... [more]

Mead survives censure move 145-132 at convention

May 5, 2014 - From staff and wire reports:  Incumbent Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead emphasized his accomplishments over his past three years in office in an address Saturday to Republican delegates to the state ... [more]

Decreasing mule deer population to be focus of new state working group

May 5, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Concern has been raised about mule deer hunting in general license areas 92, 94, 96, 97 and 160.

Wyoming Game and Fish is forming a public input ... [more]

Potential farmers market sites compared

May 5, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Organizers continue to consider new location options for the weekly farmers market that has taken place in downtown Riverton for the past several ... [more]

Rink think

May 5, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton has no public ice skating area outdoors, but volunteers and city rec leaders plan to change that

Decades ago in Riverton, many local ... [more]

Pavillion-area water delivery to start where wells contaminated

May 5, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Pavillion-area residents are creating an organization to provide household water to locals in an area under study for groundwater contamination.
The ... [more]