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Detox official bristles at city criticism

Jul 24, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Julie Freese, who also is the elected Fremont County Clerk, labeled some comments made by Riverton city council members as ludicrous and ... [more]

Fire starts near Seminoe Reservoir

Jul 24, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A crew of more-experienced firefighters will be taking over the fight against a wildfire burning near Seminoe Reservoir in Carbon County.
The fire ... [more]

Game and Fish moves problem grizzly bear

Jul 24, 2012 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has trapped a young, female grizzly bear and relocated it away from the Sunlight Basin, northwest of Cody.
Game ... [more]

Digest

Jul 24, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Body found on coal train
ST. LOUIS -- Authorities are trying to identify a body found on a train's coal car as it passed through St. Louis.
The man's ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Jul 24, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Skunked
The specifics of different Riverton Rendezvous festivals can blur into mental pudding after 32 years, but one thing that's been constant is the ... [more]

Letter comparing schools to killing fields both shocking and appalling

Jul 24, 2012 - Nicole M. Schoening, Riverton:  Editor:
The letter "School Can Wound Kids" struck a chord with me when I read it on the evening of July 12. To say that I was speechless is an ... [more]

CBT was 'steady as she goes'

Jul 24, 2012 - By Dave Bonner:  It seems out of place to relate in nautical terms a remembrance of Carolyn Tyler, native Nebraskan who adopted Wyoming's high, dry prairies.
Yet, she is the ... [more]

Today

Jul 24, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
DAY

Dawn Michelle Day, 28, of the Wind River Indian Reservation, died Saturday, July 21, 2012. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, ... [more]

Viola 'Ann' Smith

Jul 24, 2012 - Staff:  Viola "Ann" Smith, 67, of Ethete, died Sunday, July 22, 2012, at the Riverton Memorial Hospital.
A rosary will be at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 25, at Blue Sky ... [more]

Dawn Michelle Day

Jul 24, 2012 - Staff:  Dawn Michelle Day, 28, of the Wind River Indian Reservation, died Saturday, July 21, 2012.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 25, at the ... [more]

Mildred Esther Isenhart

Jul 24, 2012 - Staff:  Mildred Esther Isenhart, 92, died Tuesday, July 17, 2012, at the Douglas Care Center in Douglas.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 25, at ... [more]

Finding fun without flight

Jul 24, 2012 - Staff:  Although Riverton Rendezvous balloons never took flight in mass over the weekend -- just the second time that's happened in 32 years -- their audience found ... [more]

Phone scam aims at stealing money from senior citizens

Jul 22, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Sheriff's Office asks residents to be mindful of a scam that has hit the area recently and involves phone calls about money needed for a ... [more]

Rendezvous fights weather

Jul 22, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Cruise interrupted; balloons scuttled again

When Riverton resident Latasha Lawrence turned 19, she knew what she wanted for her birthday.
"I noticed ... [more]

County could revisit swap with city, says commissioner

Jul 22, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Settle on purpose for the bigger parcel first, Becker recommends

Fremont County Commissioner Travis Becker wants the board to decide its intended use ... [more]

Farmers markets grow in tribal areas

Jul 22, 2012 - From staff reports:  Farmers markets on the Wind River Indian Reservation are starting for the summer season.
The markets will be every Thursday night through Oct. 11, weather ... [more]

Tribal crimes, issues are part of Lander meeting

Jul 22, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Wyoming is holding its ninth annual Wind River Native American conference next month in Lander.
The meeting ... [more]

Digest

Jul 22, 2012 - From staff reports:  Pavillion-area energy groups meeting in Casper
The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality and the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission will ... [more]

Museums board continues Dubois plans

Jul 22, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Commission this Tuesday is expected to officially approve vice chairman Pat Hickerson to be the new liaison for the county museums ... [more]

Assaulting tribal police leads to prison term

Jul 22, 2012 - From staff reports:  An Eastern Shoshone tribal member accused of assaulting three federal law enforcement officers on the Wind River Indian Reservation has been sentenced to 10 ... [more]

New state map shows oil, gas resources

Jul 22, 2012 - From staff reports:  A comprehensive new map on oil and natural gas resources in Wyoming covers a range of information -- from the geology to key facilities and production.
The map ... [more]

CWC student earns award for West Nile

Jul 22, 2012 - From staff reports:  Central Wyoming College graduate Jonathon McFall of Pavillion was the recipient of an IDeA Development Award for Student Travel at the fourth biennial National ... [more]

The way it was: Oregon Trail anniversary -- 1993

Jul 22, 2012 - Staff:  Nineteen years ago this week, the Oregon Trail was having a birthday -- its 150th, to be exact. Dozens of historians and Oregon Trail enthusiasts were ... [more]

Balloons grounded again Saturday

Jul 22, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  After Friday morning's failed hot-air balloon launch, Spring Creek, Nev., native Gayle McCoy was ready for other endeavors.
"Forget the weather, I am ready ... [more]

Dry conditions increase fire activity

Jul 22, 2012 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Increasingly hot and dry conditions are resulting in more fire activity on the unburned portions of the Arapaho and Squirrel Creek Fires on the ... [more]

Donald Earl Quayle

Jul 22, 2012 - Staff:  Donald Earl Quayle of Riverton died with family by his side in Wednesday, July 18, 2012, at the Help for Health Hospice Home. He was 81 years old.
Funeral ... [more]

Lynn Kozell

Jul 22, 2012 - Staff:  Former Lander resident Lynn (Windy) Kozell, 61, died Wednesday, July 18, 2012, in Casper.
A memorial service is at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 24, at the First ... [more]

Thomas White III

Jul 22, 2012 - Staff:  Thomas White III died on Wednesday, July 18, 2012, in Fort Washakie. Visitation was Friday, July 20, 2 in the family home in Ethete. A funeral service ... [more]

Charles Walton

Jul 22, 2012 - Staff:  Charles "Chuck" Walton of Riverton died Saturday, July 7, 2012, at his home with his family by his side. He was 80.
Memorial services will be at a later ... [more]

Mildred S. Absher

Jul 22, 2012 - Staff:  Lander native Mildred Agnes Stronach Absher, 97, died Friday, June 29, 2012, at St. Andrews Village in Aurora, Colo.
There has been a memorial service in ... [more]