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CWC incumbents draw challengers; filing ends

Aug 28, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College Board of Education races heated up on Monday with several candidates submitting applications for seats on the college board appearing ... [more]

Museums board fires Lander director

Aug 28, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  After months of controversy surrounding the management of the Lander Pioneer Museum, the Fremont County Museums Board voted Wednesday to terminate director ... [more]

Barn destroyed by fire Monday; boat and camper saved

Aug 28, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Fire crews countywide responded to a rural Lander home Monday afternoon after a barn caught fire.
Lander Rural Fire Department chief Dave Peevey said ... [more]

Alpine Lake fire tops 6,450 acres

Aug 28, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Alpine Lake Fire burning in mountains above Fort Washakie continues to grow, and officials aren't counting on moisture normally seen this time of year to ... [more]

North Buffalo Fire expands by 3,000 acres since Monday

Aug 28, 2012 - The Associated Press:  MORAN -- Fire managers expect a wildfire burning in the Teton Wilderness to continue to grow in coming days because of warm and windy weather.
The North ... [more]

Fees waived for oversize hay trucks

Aug 28, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- With the homegrown hay crop hit hard by drought, Wyoming is waiving fees for oversize loads of hay coming into the state.
The waiver went into ... [more]

Bison hunting could expand in state

Aug 28, 2012 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Wyoming may expand bison hunting because the state's population is above management goals.
The Wyoming Legislature might consider a bill to ... [more]

Digest

Aug 28, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Fugitive blamed for power outage
CASPER -- Authorities are blaming a fleeing Colorado felon for a crash that left thousands of Casper customers ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Aug 28, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Hot time
In Fremont County we had an unusually mild winter, if you'll recall, followed by an unseasonably warm spring, and an almost unbelievably ... [more]

1 percent sales tax only way to solve our infrastructure problems

Aug 28, 2012 - Ron Warpness, Mayor, Riverton:  Editor:
I am writing in support of the 1 percent optional tax that is being proposed by the Fremont County and all of the municipalities within the county. ... [more]

Bring troops home from Afghanistan

Aug 28, 2012 - By The Seattle Times:  Two thousand is just a number. The number of pounds in a ton. The number of years in two millennia.
The number of U.S. dead in Afghanistan, according to a ... [more]

Shauna Lee Dewey

Aug 28, 2012 - Staff:  Shauna Lee Dewey, of Riverton, died Friday, Aug. 24, 2012, at Riverton Memorial Hospital.
A visitation will be at 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 27, with a rosary at 7 ... [more]

Today

Aug 28, 2012 - Staff:  Births
O'DOAN

A daughter was born to Brandy Hanson, of Riverton, and William O'Doan, of Elko, Nev., at 7:27 a.m. Aug. 14, 2012, at Riverton ... [more]

Tradition holds firm at tribal fair

Aug 26, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Participants fill Rocky Mountain Hall with beadwork, baked goods and antique cradle boards.

While judging of beaded work, photos, garden products and ... [more]

Monday last day to file for open general election seats

Aug 26, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Candidates vying for seats opening on school boards and fire, conservation and cemetery districts have until Monday to submit their applications to the Fremont ... [more]

City to allow some child care facilities in residential zone

Aug 26, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Council members also denied two day care license applications at Tuesday's meeting.

The Riverton City Council passed an ordinance Tuesday that allows ... [more]

Sheriff: 'Intensive illegal dumping' a growing problem

Aug 26, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The reports are numerous: trash left just outside fenced disposal areas or dumped in out-of-the-way places, burn-barrel contents scattered, garbage blowing ... [more]

Reservation schools reporting enrollment increase

Aug 26, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  For the most part, schools on the Wind River Indian Reservation are reporting a rise in enrollment at the start of the 2012-13 academic year.
"We have an ... [more]

Arapahoe School wants public to celebrate PAWS success

Aug 26, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The community is invited to a gathering at Arapahoe School on Tuesday to celebrate the school's success on the 2011-12 PAWS, also known as Proficiency ... [more]

Digest

Aug 26, 2012 - From staff reports:  CWC needs theater volunteers
Central Wyoming College theater director Mike Myers is seeking volunteer assistance from the community in a variety of ... [more]

CWC's rebuilding debate program with new coach

Aug 26, 2012 - From staff reports:  Central Wyoming College has a new coach for its fledgling speech and debate team, and he's looking for new recruits.
Josh House, a Riverton High School ... [more]

Wolverine musician joins Rustler program

Aug 26, 2012 - From staff reports:  A 2000 graduate of Riverton High School is coming home to take over Central Wyoming College's instrumental music program.
Jason Ogg wants to grow ... [more]

Report Medicaid fraud online

Aug 26, 2012 - From staff reports:  A new website and hotline will make it easier for Wyoming residents to report potential Medicaid fraud.
Operated by the Wyoming Department of Health, Medicaid ... [more]

PAWS program welcomes foster pet parents

Aug 26, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Riverton residents have the opportunity to be greeted by wagging tails and purrs because Paws is now allowing pet foster care.
Mandy Apodaca, community ... [more]

Museum exhibit on Hollywood

Aug 26, 2012 - From staff reports:  Visitors to the Museum of the American West in Lander until the end of the month can see an exhibit that shows American Indians in Hollywood history.
Cody ... [more]

The way it was: Building moved -- 1984

Aug 26, 2012 - Staff:  In late August 1984, a Riverton Main Street landmark was picked up and moved away. After serving as a Boy Scout hall, Lions Club meeting hall, occasional high ... [more]

Jack Cameron

Aug 26, 2012 - Staff:  Jack Cameron, formerly of Lander, died Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012, at his home in Casper. He was 72 years old.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. ... [more]

Clara Wright

Aug 26, 2012 - Staff:  Clara Wright died Friday, Aug. 24, 2012, surrounded by her family at the Morning Star Manor in Fort Washakie. She was 73 years old.
She will be buried in her ... [more]

Kelly 'Cowboy Caveman' Corcoran

Aug 26, 2012 - Staff:  Kelly "Cowboy Caveman" Corcoran, of Riverton, died Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012, at the Central Wyoming Hospice in Casper. He was 50 years old.
Cremation has taken ... [more]

Lenna Jeanette Adams James

Aug 26, 2012 - Staff:  Lenna Jeanette Adams James, of Fremont County, died Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012. She was 68 years old.
She was born Feb. 6, 1944, to Arrel "Red" Adams and Lenna ... [more]