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County's dirt roads hit by drought

Sep 9, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  It's not purely a financial matter exacerbating the deteriorating dirt-road con`ditions around Fremont County.
"The issue is that we've not had any rain at ... [more]

BLM releases decision for area wild horses

Sep 9, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Bureau of Land Management's Lander Field Office has released a finding of no significant impact and decision record for a wild horse gathering in its ... [more]

CollegeHumor comedian coming to CWC

Sep 9, 2012 - From staff reports:  Comedian, editor, author, staff writer and star of MTV's The CollegeHumor Show will perform at the Central Wyoming College campus on Sunday, Sept. 9, and the ... [more]

Mortimore Lane bridge nearly done

Sep 9, 2012 - Staff:  Workers poured concrete for the new Mortimore Lane bridge in Lander on Sept. 5. The new crossing, which replaces the one destroyed in the 2010 flood, should be ... [more]

Richard Shakespeare

Sep 9, 2012 - Staff:  Richard "Big Rock" Shakespeare died Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012, at his home. He was 83 years old.
Funeral services were Thursday, Aug. 30, at Blue Sky Hall at ... [more]

Donna Lee Hull

Sep 9, 2012 - Staff:  Donna Lee Hull, formally of Riverton, died Friday, Aug. 31, 2012. She was 61 years old. 
A memorial mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, in ... [more]

Gilbert Mascarenaz

Sep 9, 2012 - Staff:  Longtime Fremont County resident Gilbert Mascarenaz, of Arapahoe, died Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012, as a result of a heart attack. He was 83 years old.
Funeral ... [more]

Robert H. Beal

Sep 9, 2012 - Staff:  Robert H. "Bob" Beal, formerly of Lander, died Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012, after a battle with cancer. He was 68 years old.
A celebration of life will be at a ... [more]

Carol M. Scott

Sep 9, 2012 - Staff:  Carol M. Scott, formerly of Lander, died Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012, at her residence in McAllen, Texas. She was 71 years old.
Private memorial services will be ... [more]

Sheridan Inn, restaurant to close Oct. 1

Sep 9, 2012 - The Associated Press:  SHERIDAN -- The owners of the landmark Sheridan Inn say they are closing down the building and the restaurant it houses Oct. 1.
The nonprofit Sheridan Heritage ... [more]

Minor earthquake hits Yellowstone National Park

Sep 9, 2012 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- A minor earthquake has rattled Yellowstone National Park.
An expert says the strength of the magnitude 3.7 earthquake that shook Yellowstone on ... [more]

Commissioners eye health insurance in budget process

Sep 9, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County commissioners focused on potential changes to employee health insurance as a way to address ongoing budgetary concerns during a special meeting ... [more]

FCAG votes against using consultant for 1 percent tax advertising

Sep 9, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Association of Governments board voted unanimously not to use a consultant to publicize the 1 percent optional sales tax that will be on the ... [more]

Till the fat lobo sings

Sep 9, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Wolf delisting is tantalizingly close, but there's still time for a hiccup

"Wolves delisted," proclaimed headlines across Wyoming and the West in ... [more]

Dogs will be dogs, and skunks will be stinky

Sep 9, 2012 - Gene Dunbar, Riverton:  Having been at one time the unhappy owner of a Labrador retriever who had lost an argument with a skunk, I was acquainted with the really poor solution to that ... [more]

Tax returns Mitt's self-inflicted wound

Sep 9, 2012 - By Carl Leubsdorf:  The long-running controversy over Mitt Romney's tax returns, destined to recur when he finally completes and releases his 2011 tax return this fall, ... [more]

Mohammad to the mountain

Sep 9, 2012 - By Randy Tucker:  Peyton Manning is the former, and the Denver Broncos are the latter.

"If you can't bring Mohammad to the mountain bring the mountain to Mohammad" is ... [more]

Five seconds turn into six, and Riverton falls at Green River

Sep 9, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  With six seconds remaining in Friday's non-conference Wyoming high school football shootout, the Riverton Wolverines were four yards away from victory. Five ... [more]

CWC spikers post perfect record in Arizona tournament

Sep 9, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Central Wyoming College knocked off two ranked junior college volleyball teams Friday and Saturday in a tournament in Scottsdale, Ariz., on its way to a 6-0 ... [more]

Riverton drops volleyball match to Rock Springs

Sep 9, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Lady Wolverine volleyball squad fell in its second conference match of the season to the Rock Springs Lady Tigers in four games (25-23, 25-23, ... [more]

Lander trounced by Star Valley at home

Sep 9, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Tigers have lost their top two running backs to injury in the opening weeks of the season.

Star Valley did everything right on the football ... [more]

Good start for local cowgirls in day one of high school rodeo

Sep 9, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Teal Stoll looked like a veteran Saturday in the rodeo arena.
The senior from Pavillion made two clean rides in barrel racing and pole bending to start the ... [more]

Chiefs outgunned by Rocky Mountain

Sep 9, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  The game was over before the sun set in the west Friday evening at Ethete.
Rocky Mountain rolled up 35 unanswered points in the opening period and blew out ... [more]

Little League meeting Tuesday

Sep 9, 2012 - Staff:  Riverton Little League will hold its annual meeting to reorganize the board on Tuesday at the Riverton Branch Library at 7:30 p.m.
The meeting will be held ... [more]

Rams snap Little Snake River's win streak

Sep 9, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Six man football officially came to Wyoming two years ago. In that time Little Snake River High School had never lost a game. That ended Friday in Baggs when ... [more]

Wyoming High School Scores

Sep 7, 2012 - By The Associated Press:  PREP FOOTBALL
Big Horn 44, Burns 22

Burlington 29, Saratoga 8

Campbell County 48, Cheyenne East 35

Casper Kelly Walsh 50, Laramie 0

Casper Natrona ... [more]

Solid waste faces lawsuit threat over reservation contract

Sep 7, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The district voted in June to start a six-month termination notice on its trash disposal agreement with the tribes.

The Fremont County Solid Waste ... [more]

Meeting the Wolverines

Sep 7, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton High School students participating in activities and sports this semester had a chance to tell the community about their plans for the year during ... [more]

Allen says solid waste district must listen to the residents

Sep 7, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Commission District 2 Republican hopeful Larry Allen said the solid waste district must pay attention to complaints from the public as a way to ... [more]

District 2 incumbent names trash disposal as a key issue

Sep 7, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Commission District 2 incumbent Dennis Christensen said cooperation and communication with the solid waste board is key to resolving challenges ... [more]