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RHS one of five high schools in U.S. to receive excellence award

Riverton High School received the Education First Foundation Foreign Exchange Global Education Excellence Award this month.
RHS was one of five high schools ...


Mead appoints new judge
CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead has appointed Laramie attorney Matt Castano as the new Circuit Court judge for the 6th Judicial ...

City expected to trim funds for firefighters, R Recreation and other outside agencies

Riverton city staff has proposed a 15-percent reduction in funding for all nine agencies with contracts to provide city services.
Affected groups are Youth ...

Commission OKs raises for elected county officials

Raises are in on the way for most Fremont County elected officials and likely are in store for regular employees as well.
Officials on Tuesday announced that ...

Give airport a break

The 10,000-passenger mandate will be hard to get this year, but it's not our fault

News on passenger airline boardings at Riverton Regional Airport ...

Jones, Medow named to lists at Chadron State College

Chadron State College students Tess Jones and Rachael Medow, both of Riverton, have been recognized for their academic achievements.
Jones earned a spot on ...


A son was born to Tessa Killsontop and Kaylo Moss, of Arapahoe, at 1:50 a.m. April 15, 2014, at Lander Regional Hospital. He weighed ...

Four-year graduation rate in state falls fourth straight year

CHEYENNE -- The percentage of Wyoming high school students failing to graduate after four years declined for the fourth consecutive year last year.
In one ...

James Howard Huff Jr.

James Howard Huff Jr. died of natural causes Tuesday, May 20, 2014, at his home in Lander where he lived with his son and daughter-in-law. He was 96 years ...

Lyman Leroy 'Roy' Hinck

Lyman Leroy "Roy" Hinck, of Cheyenne, died Monday, Sept. 9, 2013, in Cheyenne. He was 81 years old.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 12, at ...

This weekend, let us pause with peace

Memorial Day has its roots in the complexities of war.

Some dads tell their kids about the wars they fought.
My dad, Bob Peck, didn't.
He was ...

Justice center bids opened; all come in at, or near, $5 million project estimate

Bids opened Thursday for the Riverton justice center came in near or below the estimated cost of just less than $5 million.
Fremont County Commissioner ...

No new filings Thursday; one week remains

No one filed Thursday for political offices affecting Fremont County.
The field includes candidates for federal, state and local seats.
The formal filing ...

Montana moving closer to wolf quota for landowners

BILLINGS, Mont. -- Montana landowners could kill a combined 100 gray wolves annually if the predators are perceived to pose a threat to humans or domestic ...

Six former Saltwater Classic golf champions have bolstered the field for the 40th annual tournament Saturday through Monday at the Riverton Country Club.
The ...

Two Riverton golfers have never missed a Saltwater Classic in city

Riverton golfers Al Ward and Mel Fausset are preparing this week to play in their 40th straight Saltwater Classic at the Riverton Country Club.
Club pro ...


A daughter was born to Danielle Nichole and Adam Helb Hartenstein, of Lander, at 1:57 p.m. March 7, 2014, at Lander Regional ...

Zanmai Sushi expanding services in Lander

Zanmai Sushi is looking at ways to expand its services in Lander after opening a little more than a month ago.
Owner Sophal Ek said the traditional Japanese ...

Dog's story touching, but people need help as well

I have read the letters to the editor about the abandoned dog on Cooper Road and all the concern that came pouring out of everyone for it. But all I ...

Letting prized racehorse wear nasal strip is a no-brainer

Who would have guessed a little nasal strip could ease the respiration of so many?
California Chrome, it was announced Monday, can wear his ersatz Breathe ...


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