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Two CWC representatives attend last board meeting

Nov 18, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Board member Frank Welty was defeated in the general election, and board chairwoman Caroline Mills decided to resign earlier this year.

Two ... [more]

Archaeologist to give talk on spearthrowers

Nov 18, 2012 - From staff reports:  The presentation will provide a primer on the function, evidence and continued use of the ancient weapon.

Russell Richard will be the featured ... [more]

BLM seeks public input on Gas Hills uranium project proposal

Nov 18, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Bureau of Land Management Lander Field Office is seeking public input on the Gas Hills In-Situ Recovery Uranium Project Draft Environmental Impact ... [more]

Flood repairs to begin west of Riverton

Nov 18, 2012 - From staff reports:  A $432,300 flood repair project is scheduled to begin next week west of Riverton on U.S. Highway 26, according to Robert Scheidemantel, Wyoming Department of ... [more]

Shoshone National Forest Christmas tree permits available

Nov 18, 2012 - From staff reports:  Christmas tree permits are now available from the Shoshone National Forest.
The cost for a permit is $8 for a tree up to 20 feet tall. Additional permits are ... [more]

Riverton Social Security office hours to change

Nov 18, 2012 - From staff reports:  Effective Monday, Nov. 19, the Riverton Social Security office will be open to the public 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday and Friday -- a reduction of 30 minutes each ... [more]

Home-grown holiday

Nov 18, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Locals raise their own Thanksgiving food; market set Wednesday

Dozens of Fremont County families are planning to include local food in their ... [more]

R-word has no place in conversation, say conference speakers

Nov 18, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College students and community members have taken a public pledge to support the elimination of the "r-word."
Student Seth Finley spearheaded ... [more]

Skate park group sets $75K fundraising goal as effort moves ahead

Nov 18, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Ramps and money were on the agenda at a recent meeting of the Central Wyoming Skateboarding Association.
About 20 members of the new club met at the Fremont ... [more]

Northern Arapaho Tribe postpones general election

Nov 18, 2012 - From staff reports:  The general election for the Northern Arapaho Tribe will be rescheduled while election officials examine the ballot eligibility of a candidate on the ... [more]

Barnes acquitted on felony; guilty of lesser counts in child's death

Nov 18, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Jurors Friday evening determined that William Dean Barnes of Lander was not guilty of felony aggravated vehicular homicide stemming from a Dec. 20 crash where ... [more]

County musicians perform in fall music showcase

Nov 16, 2012 - Staff:  Brittney Baxter, Danielle Haverkamp and Seth Finley joined other members of the handbell choir during Thursday night's Fall Music Showcase performance in the ... [more]

Crews tow downed helicopter

Nov 16, 2012 - Staff:  Nate Messenger, a mechanic with Classic Aviation, helped steady the tail of a crashed helicopter as crews with Jerry Bornhoft Construction lowered the ... [more]

Today

Nov 16, 2012 - Staff:  Births
HUTCHINSON

A son was born to Melissa Gambler and Earl Hutchinson, of Riverton, at 6:38 p.m. Oct. 6, 2012, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He ... [more]

John W. Lye

Nov 16, 2012 - Staff:  John W. Lye, of Riverton, died Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, in Brookfield, Wis. He was 88 years old.
He will be buried in a private service at the Wyoming Veterans ... [more]

Esther 'Frances' Lovato

Nov 16, 2012 - Staff:  Esther "Frances" Lovato, of Riverton, died Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012, at her home. She was 93 years old.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 19, at ... [more]

Clarence 'Hance' James Armajo Sr.

Nov 16, 2012 - Staff:  Clarence "Hance" James Armajo Sr. died Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, as a result of kidney and liver failure. He was 45 years old.
Funeral services will be at 10 ... [more]

Sixty pianists perform in recital

Nov 16, 2012 - From staff reports:  The annual Riverton Piano Teachers' Halloween recital was Tuesday, Oct. 27, at the Riverton Branch Library.
Sixty students from six piano teachers ... [more]

St. Stephen's students named to the first-quarter honor roll

Nov 16, 2012 - From staff reports:  St. Stephen's students were recently recognized for their achievements in the first quarter of the school year.
- Shayni Fontenelle, a senior at St. Stephens ... [more]

Students to conduct service projects Nov. 21

Nov 16, 2012 - From staff reports:  Riverton High School students will participate in service projects throughout the city on Wednesday, Nov. 21, as part of their annual Wolverines in Action ... [more]

RHS Key Club working to ease the holiday burden for families in need

Nov 16, 2012 - From staff reports:  Students with the Riverton High School Key Club will participate in an overnight service marathon this month that will end Thanksgiving Day when they host ... [more]

When the light comes on

Nov 16, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Think of a school bus as a traffic signal on wheels, and drive accordingly

New concerns are being raised about school bus safety. Not so much the ... [more]

With Obama secure in new term, foreign-policy changes weighed

Nov 16, 2012 - By Paul Richter, MCT Washington Bureau:  WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration has begun to reassess its foreign policy on such topics as Iran, Syria, Afghanistan and missile defense, that were viewed ... [more]

Yes, extend 30 mph speed limit farther out on West Main Street

Nov 16, 2012 - Tina Haight, Riverton:  Editor:
Let me say that I agree absolutely and 100 percent with Mr. Steven R. Peck's editorial opinion on lowering the speed limit to 30 mph on West Main in ... [more]

Apologies for damage done to the CWC volleyball program

Nov 16, 2012 - Leticia Guimaraes, Riverton:  Editor:
I am writing this letter to apologize for my mistake and to make sure no one else with the Central Wyoming College volleyball team is blamed for ... [more]

EPA rejects request for waiver on ethanol regs

Nov 16, 2012 - The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- The Environmental Protection Agency has denied requests from several governors to waive production requirements for corn-based ethanol.
A ... [more]

Digest

Nov 16, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Judge adds land to coal mining suit
CHEYENNE -- A judge has added a second coal lease to an environmentalist lawsuit against the U.S. Forest Service ... [more]

Students give UW high marks for campus safety, satisfaction

Nov 16, 2012 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A greater percentage of University of Wyoming students are satisfied with their college experience and safety on campus than students at other ... [more]

Calvert to step down as public television chief

Nov 16, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Wyoming PBS general manager Ruby Calvert has announced her intention to retire by June 30, 2013.
"It was a very difficult decision," Calvert said Monday ... [more]

Shop 'til you drop

Nov 16, 2012 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The dreaded Christmas shopping season has begun, and as winter weather rolls into the county, art and craft fairs may help residents finish all their ... [more]