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The way it was: Fire watch tower -- 1924

Oct 13, 2012 - From staff reports:  The first national forests are in Fremont County, but the names and boundaries have changed from their original forms.
In the early days of the 20th century, ... [more]

Royce W. Griffin

Oct 13, 2012 - Staff:  Royce W. Griffin, formerly of Riverton, died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County after a short illness. He was 52 years old. ... [more]

Theodore 'Ted' 'Teddy' B. Hungary

Oct 13, 2012 - Staff:  Theodore "Ted" "Teddy" B. Hungary, of Denver, died Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, in Denver. He was 46 years old.
The funeral service was Friday, Oct. 12, in the ... [more]

Marcia Quale Haworth

Oct 13, 2012 - Staff:  Marcia Quale Haworth, of Riverton, died Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012, at her home in Riverton. She was 78 years old.
Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, ... [more]

Plan to streamline solar development approved

Oct 13, 2012 - By Jason Dearen, The Associated Press:  SAN FRANCISCO -- Federal officials on Friday approved a plan that sets aside 445 square miles of public land for the development of large-scale solar power ... [more]

Digest

Oct 13, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Plane crash victims identified
CHEYENNE -- Authorities have released the names of four east Texas men killed in a plane crash in the mountains of ... [more]

Montana sends wolf-trapping rules to the public for comment

Oct 13, 2012 - The Associated Press:  The plan includes setting the tension on trap pans at a minimum of 8 pounds.

HELENA, Mont. -- Montana wildlife regulators have given initial approval ... [more]

Nearly 100 sheep die in closed Monsanto mine

Oct 13, 2012 - By John Miller, The Associated Press:  BOISE, Idaho -- At least 95 domestic sheep died after grazing inside a mothballed Monsanto Co. mine in southeastern Idaho, adding to the list of animal ... [more]

Our factory

Oct 13, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  The community newspaper is a triumph of American manufacturing

Americans often profess worry that this country "doesn't make anything anymore." That ... [more]

Romney debate win not unexpected

Oct 13, 2012 - By Carl Leubsdorf:  Challengers battle-tested from a long primary campaign often look good in the first debate against the incumbent.

Initial presidential debates ... [more]

Just what is common sense?

Oct 13, 2012 - By Randy Tucker:  And if it's so common, then why does it seem to be in such short supply?

One of the basic premises of Buddhism is the belief that the nature of one's ... [more]

Optional 1 percent tax an effective, equitable way to raise needed funds

Oct 13, 2012 - By Steven Weaver, Gary M. Michaud:  Editor:
By now we hope Fremont County residents are aware there will be an optional 1percent initiative on the November ballot for the purpose of repairing ... [more]

Conference champs: RHS knocks off Douglas 14-13, gains home field advantage

Oct 13, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Good morning, Wolverines. You are the Class 3-A East conference champions.
Leading 14-13 Friday night in Converse County, Riverton possessed the ball for the ... [more]

Wranglers lock up No. 3 spot for postseason play

Oct 13, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  SHOSHONI -- Shoshoni secured the third seed from the West 2-A conference in a 33-26 shootout over Saratoga on Friday night at home. The win lifts the Wranglers ... [more]

Tigers clinch playoff spot after pounding Rawlins

Oct 13, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  In a do-or-die situation for a Class 3-A football playoff spot, Lander Valley High School crushed Rawlins 38-0 Friday night in the Homecoming game at Bill Bush ... [more]

Dubois rolls over Hulett 52-0, remains unbeaten on season

Oct 13, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  For the second consecutive week the Rams shut out an opponent while rolling up more than 50 points themselves. Perhaps the hardest thing about Saturday's game ... [more]

Panthers roll over Cougars 47-7

Oct 13, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  It was a long afternoon for Wind River against top-ranked and unbeaten Cokeville on Friday at Pavillion. The Panthers rolled over the Cougars 47-7 to remain ... [more]

Victory over Jackson finishes regular season for Tiger spikers

Oct 13, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lander Valley High School finished the volleyball regular season with a four set win over Jackson on Saturday afternoon at Bob Carey Memorial Fieldhouse.
The ... [more]

Wolverines drill Rock Springs on v-ball court

Oct 13, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  You've seen the back of the shampoo bottle where the directions say lather, rinse, repeat.
The Riverton volleyball team will work to repeat Friday night's win ... [more]

Thompson leads RHS runners with eighth-place finish

Oct 13, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Two Riverton High School cross country runners placed in the top 20 in the Class 4-A West regional meet Friday afternoon in almost near perfect conditions at ... [more]

Settlemire has strong showing for RHS swimming

Oct 13, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Riverton High School sophomore was in the runner-up slot in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 1:05.77. Gillette's Kelsey Ochsner swam a blistering ... [more]

Number of workers in county remains near all-time high

Oct 12, 2012 - From staff reports:  Fremont County employment
Unemployment rate

August -- 6.6 percent
July -- 7.0 percent
August 2011 -- 6.7 percent

Work force
August ... [more]

Harris Bridge Road span approved for replacement

Oct 12, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Fremont County transportation department superintendent Dave Pendleton got the green light from county commissioners to pursue options in fixing the Harris ... [more]

Residents place pennies on roadwork priorities

Oct 12, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton residents had a chance this week to put their money where their priorities are when it comes to roadwork within city limits.
During a Tuesday work ... [more]

EPA says new fracking data consistent with earlier work

Oct 12, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released new data from west-central Wyoming, where the agency theorizes a link between hydraulic ... [more]

FBI describes SUV linked to Cody abduction

Oct 12, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CODY -- Authorities are asking for the public's help locating an SUV linked to the abduction and sexual assault of a girl in Cody.
The FBI said Thursday that ... [more]

Authorities shift focus, seek apparent Denver kidnapper

Oct 12, 2012 - The Associated Press:  WESTMINSTER, Colo. -- Authorities have shifted their focus from searching for a missing 10-year-old girl to appealing for help in tracking down her apparent ... [more]

Digest

Oct 12, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Plane wreckage to be removed
CHEYENNE -- Albany County Undersheriff Rob DeBree says crews plan to recover the wreckage Friday of a plane that was found ... [more]

BLM lifts fire bans in areas of Wyoming

Oct 12, 2012 - The Associated Press:  PINEDALE -- The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is lifting fire restrictions in some areas of western Wyoming beginning at midnight Friday.
The agency announced ... [more]

National Newspaper Week

Oct 12, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Readers come to feel a sense of ownership with 'their' newspaper

The second week in October is designated as National Newspaper Week (this year ... [more]