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City looks for answer on day care operation

Jul 10, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  At its meeting Tuesday, July 10, the Riverton City Council will discuss whether a proposed day care facility can operate in a city zone that currently does not ... [more]

Four arrests in meth case; 300 grams seized

Jul 10, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Investigators seized narcotics, paraphernalia and other alleged evidence at a home at 1701 E. Park Ave. and a trailer house near Pavillion.

Four ... [more]

Snowmobile allowances in Yellowstone change again

Jul 10, 2012 - From staff and wire reports:  The National Park Service says new pollution-control and noise-abatement technology will be sufficient to counteract an increased number of snowmobiles and ... [more]

Fires sparked by lightning in county; bigger blaze slowed

Jul 10, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Officials blame lightning for several wildfires that ignited Monday on the Wind River Indian Reservation.
Bureau of Indian Affairs Forestry and Wildland Fire ... [more]

Rain, cooler weather slow wildfires

Jul 10, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming's largest wildfires remained in check Monday after rain and cooler weather helped firefighters gain the upper hand in the effort to ... [more]

Wyoming investments earn $27M more than expected

Jul 10, 2012 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- The state's investments are doing better than expected.
A June report on the state's economy through the first quarter of 2012 found that ... [more]

Digest

Jul 10, 2012 - The Associated Press:  WyDOT says highway bill OK
CHEYENNE -- Wyoming Department of Transportation officials say they're pleased with the just-approved federal ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Jul 10, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Cooler stuff
Statistically speaking, July is the warmest month of the year in the Wind River Basin.
Our area usually tops 90 degrees about 35 days ... [more]

In L.A., temptation is the enemy

Jul 10, 2012 - By Walter Cook:  I live in Los Angeles's Westside district. Right outside my front door is a college bar where actor Cuba Gooding Jr. is a regular and who, incidentally, my ... [more]

People took the hint on fireworks

Jul 10, 2012 - Peg Eckers, Riverton:  Editor:
I know fireworks are popular and fun, but I must say I did enjoy a much more quiet and peaceful Fourth of July this year with fireworks more or less ... [more]

Riverton is making it difficult to recycle

Jul 10, 2012 - Ann Hicks, Riverton:  Editor:
Something is not working.
Many of us try to be good citizens and recycle. However, when I try to use the bins behind McDonald's, they are almost ... [more]

Today

Jul 10, 2012 - Staff:  Births
WHEATLEY

A daughter was born to Lisa and Jeremy Wheatley at 1:33 a.m. April 7, 2012, at Lander Regional Hospital. She weighed 8 pounds, 2 ... [more]

Swim lessons begin

Jul 10, 2012 - Staff:  The Riverton Aquatic Center started its second session of swim lessons Monday. The next round of classes starts July 30 at the ... [more]

Next county budget betting on PILT funds

Jul 8, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  All eyes on falling gas revenue

After asking department managers for a 5 percent budget cut, the Fremont County Commission is banking on receiving at ... [more]

Bear Cub Fire exceeds 6,000 acres in county

Jul 8, 2012 - From staff reports:  A temporary closure order has been put in place in the fire area.

Firefighters battling a forest fire burning in Fremont County are getting a break ... [more]

Blade pilgrims travel far to be taught in Riverton

Jul 8, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Marissa Saneholtz traveled all the way from Certaldo, Italy, to Riverton.
Not for a vacation. To make a knife.
The Ohio native teaches jewelry-making and ... [more]

AG opinion on construction funding goes CWC's way

Jul 8, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  Wyoming Attorney General Gregory A. Phillips has ruled on how state reimbursement should be done for Central Wyoming College's health and science center ... [more]

New children's book's setting is Wind River reservation

Jul 8, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming State Historical Society has announced the release of a children's book titled "Elka," based on the Wind River Indian Reservation.
The group ... [more]

Joey+Rory set for concert at Headwaters

Jul 8, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Academy of Country Music award winning duo Joey+Rory are hosting "An Evening with Joey+Rory" in Dubois at The Headwaters Arts and Conference ... [more]

Paving, chip sealing in county to begin

Jul 8, 2012 - From staff reports:   A Wyoming Department of Transportation asphalt paving crew is scheduled for work beginning Monday, July 9, on U.S. 20-26 east of Shoshoni.
"All work is ... [more]

LaBonde named Wyoming water development chief

Jul 8, 2012 - From staff reports:  Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead appointed former Riverton municipal official Harry LaBonde the next director of the Wyoming Water Development Office. LaBonde replaces ... [more]

Winston Bruce Spoonhunter

Jul 8, 2012 - Staff:  Winston Bruce "Chiefy" Spoonhunter, 32, died Thursday, June 28, 2012, at his residence.
Traditional American Indian funeral services were at 10 a.m., ... [more]

Jennifer Ginnie Johnson Weber

Jul 8, 2012 - Staff:  Jennifer Ginnie Johnson Weber, 59, died June 7, 2012, at her home in Rathdrum, Idaho. 
There will be no services.
Mrs. Weber was born June 26, 1952, in ... [more]

Ronald Dwight Harvey

Jul 8, 2012 - Staff:  Former Lander resident Ronald D. Harvey, 84, died Friday, June 8, 2012, in Billings, Mont., after a two-year battle with cancer.
Services were June 18 at ... [more]

C-130 firefighting program threatened

Jul 8, 2012 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  The only manufacturer of a key piece of equipment, Sacramento, Calif.-based Aero Union, went out of business in August, and no other company has replaced ... [more]

State rig count flat; national tally rises

Jul 8, 2012 - The Associated Press:  The rig count peaked at 4,530 nationwide in 1981 and bottomed out at 488 in 1999.

HOUSTON -- The number of rigs actively exploring for oil and natural ... [more]

Keep building

Jul 8, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Fremont County's offer on the 17 Mile Road rebuild can keep the job on track

Now that the Fremont County Commission has offered to cover much of the ... [more]

Seek out citizens who understand what you're doing

Jul 8, 2012 - George Parks, Director Wyoming Association of Municipalities:  Editor:
We are now well into the election season. Candidates have filed, and campaigns are under way. Because my focus is Wyoming municipal government I want ... [more]

There's importance in luck

Jul 8, 2012 - By Mark Shields:  Whenever an overly generous soul praises me for my alleged "success," I thank them and gently remind her (and myself) of the unearned luck of my life. ... [more]

Undimmed by human tears

Jul 8, 2012 - By Randy Tucker:  Independence Day's origins are obscured by a cloud of hamburger smoke.

The temperature hovered near 100 degrees, and the humidity wasn't far behind. ... [more]