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Rocky Mountain Power Foundation donates to Habitat for Humanity

Oct 18, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Rocky Mountain Power Foundation recently donated $3,000 to Habitat for Humanity Wind River Country to support home ownership opportunities for low income ... [more]

Facilities project will house BIA officers

Oct 18, 2012 - From staff reports:  New housing for officers of the Wind River Police Department is under construction at Fort Washakie.
The work got under way Sept. 26 with groundbreaking ... [more]

Mildred 'Milly' Brewer

Oct 18, 2012 - Staff:  Mildred "Milly" Brewer, of Riverton, died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012, after a 12-year battle with cancer. She was 79 years old.
Funeral services are scheduled for ... [more]

Dorothy M. Wilson

Oct 18, 2012 - Staff:  Dorothy M. Wilson died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012. She was 75 years old.
Services were at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, at Hudson's Funeral Home.
Dorothy Marie ... [more]

Burnell T. Killion

Oct 18, 2012 - Staff:  Burnell T. Killion, formerly of Dubois, died Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, at Kindred Transitional Care in Cheyenne. He was 86 years old.
Cremation has taken place ... [more]

Dorothy Kellogg

Oct 18, 2012 - Staff:  Dorothy Kellogg died Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, at Wind River Rehabilitation Center in Riverton. She was living at Homestead Assisted Living in Riverton. She was ... [more]

Today

Oct 18, 2012 - Staff:  Births
HOUSE

A son was born to Kristine Clancy and Josh House, of Riverton, at 1:03 p.m. Sept. 17, 2012, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 8 ... [more]

Ribbon-cutting ceremony takes place on Togwotee trail

Oct 17, 2012 - Staff:  Contractors, politicians, Wyoming Department of Transportation employees and members of the public commemorated the completion of the seven-year, 38-mile ... [more]

Top-seeded Shoshoni heads to 2-A VB regional at Lander

Oct 17, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Dubois is seeded second in the 1-A bracket, while Wind River has a No. 3 seed in 2-A.

Shoshoni High School has climbed into a No. 1 seed for ... [more]

Rustlers swept by Western

Oct 17, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Western Wyoming Community College moved into a tie for second place with Central Wyoming College in the Region IX volleyball standings after sweeping the No. ... [more]

Population grows in every county town; rural figure also up

Oct 17, 2012 - By Steve Peck, Publisher:  Every population center in Fremont County has grown since the 2010 U.S. Census, according to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau.
Growth in all six of ... [more]

City council votes to evict the Airport Cafe

Oct 17, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council on Tuesday voted to terminate its contract with the Airport Cafe at Riverton Regional Airport, citing the restaurant's failure to pay ... [more]

County incumbents, challengers eye budget

Oct 17, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Two Republican commissioners face challenges from independent candidates.

All four candidates running for open spots on the Fremont County ... [more]

Ex-wife says kidnapping suspect may have 'snapped'

Oct 17, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Jesse Speer made a brief appearance in Montana court Monday and said he would not fight extradition to Wyoming

HELENA, Mont. -- A man accused of ... [more]

Bills encourage CNG in vehicles

Oct 17, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Two bills headed for introduction in the Legislature this winter would attempt to encourage more use of natural-gas powered vehicles in Wyoming.
One bill ... [more]

Digest

Oct 17, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Voter registration deadline Oct. 22
CHEYENNE -- Monday is the deadline for Wyoming voters to register ahead of next month's election.
Secretary of ... [more]

Mismatched

Oct 17, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  'The Odd Couple' at CWC is about more than simply its ample laugh count

There's more to "The Odd Couple" than meets the funnybone.
This reference is ... [more]

Don't let vacant downtown space become parking lot

Oct 17, 2012 - Deborah Craig, Riverton:  Editor:
Well, it sure didn't take long for that vacant lot clear by the city at Fifth and Main downtown to become a parking lot. Every time I go by, I see the ... [more]

Debate was high on tension and body language

Oct 17, 2012 - By Jocelyn Noveck, The Associated Press:  NEW YORK -- Maybe it's a cliché to say the gloves came off in Tuesday's presidential debate. But then again, maybe not, since the candidates sometimes looked ... [more]

Leviticus Esau Lloyd Whiteman

Oct 17, 2012 - Staff:  Infant Leviticus Esau Lloyd Whiteman died Sunday, Oct. 14, at his home in Riverton.
Funeral services for will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 19, at St. Stephens ... [more]

Alice I. Buhler

Oct 17, 2012 - Staff:  Alice I. Buhler died Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012. She was 79 years old.
A celebration of life will be at a later date.
Alice Irene Buhler was born Feb. 13, 1933, ... [more]

Today

Oct 17, 2012 - Staff:  Births
BLAKE

A son was born to Christa Richardson and Jared Nettles, of Riverton, at 2:49 a.m. Sept. 13, 2012, at Lander Regional Hospital. He weighed ... [more]

Rustler women boast strong returning corps for BB season

Oct 16, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Coach Serol Stauffenberg likes the way his 2012-13 women's basketball roster came together in the recruiting season for Central Wyoming College.
In 2011, the ... [more]

The Cowboys were ahead when Mom left us

Oct 16, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  She was a supporter of her favorite teams, her kids and her grandchildren, to the end.

I haven't decided if it is easy or not easy raising a family ... [more]

Talks on Major land find opposition to fairgrounds concept

Oct 16, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton residents who attended a town hall meeting with members of Fremont County government were overwhelmingly opposed to the idea of a convention center in ... [more]

Far fewer homicides, but suicide rate rises

Oct 16, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Coroner Ed McAuslan says homicide cases in the county remain well below the 2011's record-breaking year.
In a third-quarter report to ... [more]

Goggles, Allen debate trash, jurisdiction issues

Oct 16, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  They are running for the Wyoming House District 33 seat in the Nov. 6 general election.

Wyoming Rep. Patrick Goggles, D-Ethete, said issues with ... [more]

Infant death Sunday under investigation

Oct 16, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Police Department is investigating the death of a 3-month-old baby Sunday morning in Riverton.
Officers said they responded to a medical assist ... [more]

Kidnap suspect to be extradited

Oct 16, 2012 - The Associated Press:  BOZEMAN, Mont. -- A Montana man faces charges of kidnapping and assaulting an 11-year-old girl in Wyoming after police said he lured her to his car by saying he ... [more]

UW to withhold names of president applicants

Oct 16, 2012 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees has voted not to identify any candidates seeking to become the next president of the college.
The ... [more]