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District 25 completes Pershing land buy for $190K

Sep 12, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The site initially could be used to help ease access congestion at two Riverton elementary schools.

Fremont County School District 25 has finalized ... [more]

Governor to feds: Back off fracking reg plans

Sep 12, 2012 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead has asked the Interior Department to scale back -- or abandon altogether -- proposed rules that would require petroleum ... [more]

Man gets life sentence for murder try

Sep 12, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A judge has sentenced an Oregon man to serve life in prison without the possibility of parole for attempted murder in the shooting last summer of ... [more]

Casper fire burns seven houses; Jackson-area blaze threatening

Sep 12, 2012 - By Bob Moen and Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The toll from a wildfire south of Casper grew to seven homes destroyed and 750 threatened, while a fire south of Jackson kept hundreds of residents ... [more]

Digest

Sep 12, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Comment time to be extended
MOOSE -- The National Park Service is giving the public more time to comment on redevelopment plans for Colter Bay Village ... [more]

'Only an idiot' would argue against a 'very affordable' tax

Sep 12, 2012 - Ronald Strauss, Riverton:  Editor:
I think the mayor of Riverton is right when he says if we want to fix all the potholes, curbs, crummy gutters and the like around town, then we will ... [more]

Dust to dust

Sep 12, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Who knew that drought could affect unpaved roads, too?

A few years ago, when Main Street through downtown Riverton was torn up during the big street ... [more]

For a moment, I wanted to shoot a wolf

Sep 12, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk:  I was surprised by my reaction last week when I learned that, beginning Sept. 30, gray wolves in Wyoming will no longer be protected by the Endangered Species ... [more]

Romney's new tune on health care overhaul

Sep 12, 2012 - By The Philadelphia Inquirer:  So now Mitt Romney actually likes parts of President Obama's signature health-care overhaul -- the same "Obamacare" that Romney and congressional Republicans ... [more]

Theron Huff

Sep 12, 2012 - Staff:  Theron Huff, of Lander, died Friday, Sept. 7, 2012. He was 91 years old.
A visitation will be at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, in the Relief Society Room of ... [more]

Nicholas B. Jones

Sep 12, 2012 - Staff:  Nicholas B. Jones, of Lander, died Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, at Wunder Ranch. He was 23 years old.
Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, at ... [more]

Today

Sep 12, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
ARMSTRONG

Joseph R. "Joe" Armstrong, 93, of Riverton, died Sunday, Sept. 9, at his home in Riverton. Graveside services with military honors ... [more]

Fremont Co. welcomes nine students from overseas

Sep 12, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  When they first arrived in Fremont County, this year's group of foreign exchange students said they knew they were in for a unique experience. From the ... [more]

Bicyclist dies during race from Utah to Wyoming

Sep 12, 2012 - The Associated Press:  LOGAN, Utah -- A bicyclist competing in a race from Logan, Utah, to Jackson Hole crashed on a bridge in Wyoming and fell about 35 feet to his death into the ... [more]

Lady Wolverines down Green River in five

Sep 12, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Riverton now stands 1-2 in West 4-A volleyball play.

It took five games, plus a little extra. and a strong will to fight from behind, but the ... [more]

RHS golfers head to West 4-A regionals

Sep 12, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Wolverines had a good showing at the match-place tournament in Green River.

Riverton High School golf coach Lars Flanagan said his Wolverines ... [more]

Second-place finish for SHS girls at Big Horn volleyball

Sep 12, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Victories by SHS were over Thermopolis 21-19, 21-13; Upton 25-9, 25-6; Sundance 21-10, 21-15 and Rocky Mountain in the one-day tournament.

Shoshoni ... [more]

UW QB Smith doubtful for Cal Poly game

Sep 12, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming quarterback Brett Smith, who was carted off the field last weekend in a game against Toledo, remains doubtful for this Saturday's game ... [more]

Rustlers go for a ride on a bungee bull

Sep 12, 2012 - Staff:  Central Wyoming College staff member Amanda Miller held on tight as a "bull" suspended by bungee cords was rocked by student Ryan Nemelka during Tuesday ... [more]

Lander police investigate early morning homicide

Sep 11, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Lander Police Department would not release the names of the victim or the potential suspect who is in custody in connection with a homicide reported to ... [more]

Financial reports show commission hopefuls spent more during primary election races

Sep 11, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Commission District 5 challenger Jennifer McCarty spent roughly $6,161 in her primary election campaign that ended with a 19-vote difference ... [more]

Memorial parade honors 9/11 victims

Sep 11, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Organizers behind Riverton's annual Sept. 11 parade say they plan the event every year to ensure community members remember the significance of the World Trade ... [more]

Officials to host meeting about Alpine Lake Fire

Sep 11, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Alpine Lake Fire officials are having a public meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Rocky Mountain Hall in Fort Washakie.
"It's open to the public, and anyone can ... [more]

Groups intend to sue over wolf delisting

Sep 11, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Two coalitions of environmental groups filed notice Monday that they intend to sue the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service over the agency's decision to ... [more]

Digest

Sep 11, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Yellowstone seeking input
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- Yellowstone National Park is now accepting public comments on its proposal to extend the existing ... [more]

Casper Mountain, Jackson-area fires loom over homes

Sep 11, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The toll from a wildfire south of Casper grew to seven homes destroyed and 750 threatened, while a fire south of Jackson kept hundreds of residents ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Sep 11, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Three questions
Last week in this space we posed three weather questions for friendly wagerers to talk about: Will there be another 90-degree day this ... [more]

Finding, and providing, comfort in quakes

Sep 11, 2012 - By Walter Cook:  I was already up by the time Melissa was jolted awake.
Going from a dead sleep at 3 a.m. to outright panic is easy to do when your three-story apartment ... [more]

Theron Quiver

Sep 11, 2012 - Staff:  Theron Quiver died Monday, Sept. 3, 2012. He was 18 years old.
Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, at Blue Sky Hall. Interment will be in the ... [more]

Linda J. Revere

Sep 11, 2012 - Staff:  Linda J. Revere died Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012, at her home in Ethete. She was 57 years old.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, at St. ... [more]