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Fires ignited by Wednesday storm snuffed out in a hurry

Jul 13, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Several wildfires in Fremont County started by Wednesday afternoon's thunderstorms have been contained. 
"Lightning struck basically everywhere," said Reid ... [more]

New fires sparked; Teton National Park blaze may be due to illegal campfire

Jul 13, 2012 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- One of several wildfires that broke out Thursday in northwestern Wyoming may have been started by an illegal campfire.
Firefighters responding to ... [more]

Search cut back for Utah boy missing in Wyoming

Jul 13, 2012 - The Associated Press:  POWELL -- Authorities are scaling back efforts to find a 9-year-old Utah boy feared to have drowned in the South Fork of the Shoshone River in ... [more]

Digest

Jul 13, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Bank suspect to be transferred
POWELL -- A Utah man suspected of holding up banks in four states after being furloughed from jail will be brought to ... [more]

What a flub

Jul 13, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  How is it that the USA's Olympic outfits are being made in China?

The nominations for Dimwit Move of the Year have been announced, and there is an ... [more]

Thanks to community, kids

Jul 13, 2012 - L. Jason Bennett, Riverton:  Editor:
I have had the honor and privilege to teach band at Riverton Middle School and Riverton High School for the last six years. This has been a great ... [more]

A hazy season of fires and recollections

Jul 13, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  There's smoke everywhere on travel routes from Wyoming to Colorado and back. The fires started too soon this year, and they are filling our skies, and ... [more]

WRHS names students on fourth-quarter honor roll

Jul 13, 2012 - From staff reports:  Ninth grade
Principal's list

Robert Buline, Darcey Maddock and Zachery Noffsinger
"A" honors
Cole Bossert, J. D. Grindle, Alex Kini, Jordan ... [more]

Central Wyoming College names students to honor rolls

Jul 13, 2012 - From staff reports:  Central Wyoming College's 2012 spring semester grades have been computed and 80 students were named to the president's honor holl for earning a 4.0 grade point ... [more]

Students earn honors at awards assembly

Jul 13, 2012 - Staff:  Online Learning
Outstanding online learning students
: Tessa Pena, Adam Sherman and Shane Kelly.

Learning Lab
Outstanding learning lab ... [more]

Carolyn B. Tyler

Jul 13, 2012 - Staff:  Longtime Riverton resident Carolyn B. Tyler died Tuesday, July 10, 2012, at the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. She was 77 years old.
A celebration of life ... [more]

Kenneth Dale Carey

Jul 13, 2012 - Staff:  Kenneth Dale Carey, 82, died Tuesday, June 5, 2012, at his home in Lander.
A viewing was Sunday, June 10, at Hudson's Funeral Home in Lander. Cremation has ... [more]

Shirley Ann (Hascall) Jennings

Jul 13, 2012 - Staff:  Shirley Ann (Hascall) Jennings, 76, formerly of Lander, died July 7, 2012, at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper.
Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, July 14, ... [more]

Today

Jul 13, 2012 - Staff:  Births
SHAKESPEARE

A son was born to Janett SunRhodes, of Arapahoe, on May 27, 2012, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 8 pounds, 8 ... [more]

Rendezvous weekend takes off

Jul 13, 2012 - Staff:  RC airplane enthusiasts were already flying early Friday morning as the Wyoming Modelers Park started its annual fly-in in conjunction with Riverton ... [more]

Raiders drop conference twinbill in Cody

Jul 12, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Cody swept Riverton in an American Legion baseball conference doubleheader on Wednesday night in Park County to win the regular season series.
The Cubs took a ... [more]

Riverton girls host youth basketball summer camp

Jul 12, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Riverton Lady Wolverine basketball coach Ron Porter, his coaching staff and players host a three-day girls basketball camp in Wolverine Gym beginning Monday, ... [more]

May jobless rate 1 percent lower in 2011

Jul 12, 2012 - From wire and staff reports:  Fremont County employment

Unemployment rate
May -- 5.8 percent
April -- 6.6 percent
May 2011 -- 6.8 percent

Labor force
May -- ... [more]

State proceeds with Pavillion cistern plan

Jul 12, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Installation of the clean-water receptacles is likely to begin next spring.

Gov. Matt Mead's administration is pressing ahead with plans to install ... [more]

Council to have public hearing on day care zoning issue

Jul 12, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  After a lengthy and emotional discussion, the Riverton City Council voted to have a public hearing June 17 on an ordinance change that would allow some child ... [more]

'I feel guilty every day,' says convict in sex assault

Jul 12, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  A Fremont County man will spend the next 18 to 40 years behind bars after pleading guilty to first-degree sexual abuse of a minor.
"Your Honor, I feel guilty ... [more]

Amid strong summer numbers, Yellowstone sets snowmobile dates

Jul 12, 2012 - The Associated Press:  YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- The National Park Service plans to hold a series of public meetings to get comment on its proposal to increase the number of ... [more]

Digest

Jul 12, 2012 - The Associated Press:  T-storms threaten to start new fires
CHEYENNE -- Thunderstorms hit parts of western and central Wyoming on Wednesday, and spotters are on the lookout ... [more]

The Balloon Block

Jul 12, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  The $500 treasure hunt object is a throwback to old-style printing

Riverton welcomes back the two-week schedule of Riverton events for the 32nd year, ... [more]

School can wound kids

Jul 12, 2012 - Jan Clayton, Riverton:  Editor:
Here is a scene: Mom and Dad are in the living room reading the papers. There's a knock on the door. It's the soldiers.
The children are called down ... [more]

Still reaching for his hand

Jul 12, 2012 - By Betty Starks Case:  My mate and I mark 70 years of marriage

With the recent public announcement of my mate's and my long marriage, the cat's out of the bag and the genie ... [more]

Go play chicken with someone else's economy

Jul 12, 2012 - By The Dallas Morning News Services:  Whenever talk in Washington turns to the Bush tax cuts, few seem willing to separate election year bombast from the harsh economic reality that gridlock soon ... [more]

California style settles in city

Jul 12, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  Riverton has a new clothing option targeted at the young and trendy: California Swagg Fashions.
A local couple opened the clothing store officially on May 31 ... [more]

Lois H. Hughes

Jul 12, 2012 - Staff:  Lois H. Hughes, 83, died July 10, 2012, with family and friends by her side at Westward Heights Care Center in Lander.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. ... [more]

Today

Jul 12, 2012 - Staff:  Births
LaJEUNESSE-WARREN

A son was born to Anita LaJeunesse, of Fort Washakie, and Gerald Warren, of Riverton, at 9:40 a.m. May 10, 2012, Lander ... [more]