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Judge seals file on young homicide defendant

Sep 23, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  A District Court judge issued an order sealing the criminal file of the youngest defendant in the Hudson double-homicide case while he decides if the case ... [more]

Fire reaches 42,000 acres; no weather relief for now

Sep 23, 2012 - From staff reports:  It's been days since Riverton Valley residence saw the Wind River Mountains, thanks to smoke from the Alpine Lake Fire south of Bull Lake, and there's no sign ... [more]

CWC decides to end live webcast of board sessions

Sep 23, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees voted Wednesday to discontinue live webcasts of its regular monthly meetings.
The broadcasts have been ... [more]

Area quilter featured in Casper art museum

Sep 23, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Nicolaysen Art Museum in Casper will open three exhibitions Friday, Sept. 28, one of which will feature Riverton quilter Marta Amundson.
Marta Amundson: ... [more]

Public invited to attend Wyoming Congressional Delegation office hours

Sep 23, 2012 - From staff reports:  Staff members for the Wyoming Congressional Delegation invite citizens to attend office hours in Fremont County.
The staff members meet with citizens on an ... [more]

Digest

Sep 23, 2012 - From staff reports:  Concerts raise $11K for cancer fund
The Tough Enough to Help Cancer Fund, which provides monetary assistance to Fremont County people battling the ... [more]

Emergency management officials encourage citizens to prepare kits

Sep 23, 2012 - From staff reports:  The National Weather Service and county emergency management agencies around the state are encouraging people to use National Preparedness Month this September ... [more]

Stroke, osteoporosis screenings coming to Lander

Sep 23, 2012 - From staff reports:  Residents living in and around the Lander community can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke or bone fracture.  First Baptist Church of Lander ... [more]

Specialist suggests producers test forage for high levels of nitrates

Sep 23, 2012 - From staff reports:  The element could be toxic to livestock.

Persistent drought conditions in Wyoming have increased the likelihood farm and ranch livestock could be ... [more]

The way it was: FFA judges -- 1968

Sep 23, 2012 - Staff:  Long recognized as a Future Farmers of America powerhouse, Shoshoni High School was preparing to name its 1986 judging team in late September ... [more]

Barbara J. Madson

Sep 23, 2012 - Staff:  Barbara J. Madson died Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012, at the Davis Hospice Center in Cheyenne after a short battle with cancer. She was 66 years old.
A memorial ... [more]

Araceli Ton'a Mascarenaz

Sep 23, 2012 - Staff:  Araceli "Audi" Ton'a Mascarenaz died Friday, Sept. 7, 2012, in Idaho Falls, Idaho. She was 16 years old.
A funeral service will be at 12:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. ... [more]

Small plane's pilot dies from injuries following crash at Laramie Regional Airport

Sep 23, 2012 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Laramie police say a pilot has died after a fiery plane crash at Laramie Regional Airport.
No one else was aboard the small plane.
Police say the ... [more]

Refinery facing $60,000 in fines after fire injured pair

Sep 23, 2012 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming workplace safety regulators have handed down a dozen citations and are seeking more than $60,000 in fines against Sinclair Oil for a ... [more]

Digest

Sep 23, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Grizzly moved from livestock area
CODY -- The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has trapped and moved a grizzly bear that was frequenting an area used by ... [more]

Here they are

Sep 23, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Student of the Week is back in the paper for its 30th year

The best thing about our newspaper's weekly Student of the Week program is that is isn't ... [more]

Most people want wolf hunt and delisting to take effect as planned

Sep 23, 2012 - Ned Burke, Lander:  Editor:
You and a bunch of the rest of us were right to prognosticate that the lawyers would step in again to block the wolf hunting season and probably ... [more]

Why Obama isn't in a better position

Sep 23, 2012 - By Carl Leubsdorf:  Three years of slow recovery from an inherited recession have left Barack Obama struggling to win the second term that eluded just one of his four most recent ... [more]

UW football too good for Wyo kids?

Sep 23, 2012 - By Randy Tucker:  Funny how that has become so accepted across the 100,000 square miles that constitutes the Cowboy State.

One of my former players sent me an e-mail ... [more]

Early morning fire destroys mobile home

Sep 23, 2012 - Staff:  A rental mobile home, which had been occupied only for a few days by Jesse and Chezere Manzanares, was described by Riverton Fire District investigator Matt ... [more]

Church to host drum group performance

Sep 21, 2012 - Staff:  Riverton's United Presbyterian Church, 1101 N. Broadway Ave., will host a drum group performance at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 23, as part of a "cultural Sunday" ... [more]

Hudson murder suspect gives details of crimes

Sep 21, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Samantha June Hanway really didn't know Eric Likes and his girlfriend, Elva Quiver.
"They were my dad's friends," she said.
That connection didn't stop the ... [more]

New school year brings changes to in-service days

Sep 21, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Instructors gather every Wednesday morning for shorter sessions in smaller groups, or "professional learning communities."

School officials say ... [more]

Long-awaited CDS facility now open

Sep 21, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Wyoming first lady Carol Mead spoke in Riverton at the dedication ceremony.

Teachers at Child Development Services in Riverton said they will be able ... [more]

Museum board seat, directorship still open

Sep 21, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Until a new director is hired, Lander museum employees
will maintain operations and keep the doors open.


The Fremont County Museums Board continues ... [more]

Teens survive 25-foot drop off old railbed

Sep 21, 2012 - The Associated Press:  ROCK SPRINGS -- Three students at Western Wyoming Community College survived a crash that occurred when they drove into a deep draw where a railroad bridge had ... [more]

Several fires still burning in Yellowstone National Park

Sep 21, 2012 - The Associated Press:  YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- Dry conditions are helping to keep a handful of wildfires burning inside Yellowstone National Park.
Light to moderate smoke still ... [more]

RHS runners put three near top in Thermop

Sep 21, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Three Riverton High School cross country runners placed in the top 11 Thursday at the Thermopolis Invitational meet.
Olivia Thompson paced the Wolverines with ... [more]

Montana man sues murder investigators

Sep 21, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A Montana man cleared of a Wyoming murder charge has filed a federal lawsuit against three former Sublette County investigators claiming they ... [more]

District 2 re-vote was not fair to the commissioner who lost job

Sep 21, 2012 - Fred Dwight, Riverton:  Editor:
In all the hullabaloo over the re-vote in Fremont County Commission District 2, everything always talks about the "honest mistakes" and how hard it ... [more]