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Jennifer Ginnie Johnson Weber

Jul 3, 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]

Today

Jul 3, 2012 - Staff:  Births
CUNNINGHAM

A son was born to Erin and Ron Cunningham, of Riverton, at 5:26 a.m. May 19, 2012, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 4 ... [more]

6-foot-6 Stephanie Smith to play for CWC women

Jul 3, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Her sister, Emily, already plays for the Lady Rustlers.

At 6-foot-6, Stephanie Smith was used to being the center of attention on the basketball ... [more]

RHS Boys basketball camp set for July 9-12

Jul 3, 2012 - From staff reports:  Riverton High School boys basketball coach Dick Quayle will host a boys basketball camp July 9-12 in Wolverine Gym at RHS.
The camp will have two sessions ... [more]

Our county's Fourth begins with 33rd version of Lander Half Marathon

Jul 3, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  When the sun rises Wednesday and we remember that our great nation is 236 years old, what has become one of our county's staple Independence Day traditions, ... [more]

Hot Notes Cool Nights starts season with big sound

Jul 3, 2012 - Staff:  The Hot Notes Cool Nights concert series began Monday in Riverton City Park. The series will continue through Aug. 13. For information on future performances, ... [more]

PAC raising support for 1 percent tax

Jun 30, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The political action committee formed to handle campaign activities supporting the proposed 1 percent optional use tax is busy rallying construction-related ... [more]

Stanbury works to help small hands

Jun 30, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  The Riverton alumnus is in his final year of residency and hopes to specialize in children's hand surgery.

Riverton's Spencer Stanbury has been ... [more]

Council to discuss day care dilemma

Jun 30, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  On Tuesday, the Riverton City Council will discuss options on whether or not a proposed day care facility should be allowed to operate in a city zone that ... [more]

Citizens, farmers express worries about proposed food regulations

Jun 30, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  New rule revisions cover leafy greens, raw milk and egg grading.

Nan Slingerland thinks federal regulations are filtering down on farmers like ... [more]

Fire ban effectively snuffs out fireworks

Jun 30, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  On Friday, three Fremont County commissioners made an emergency vote by telephone to implement fire restrictions in the county.
"We will still have to take an ... [more]

Dubois Museum offers plenty of summer fun

Jun 30, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Dubois Museum is offering a wide variety of lectures and treks in July, featuring cultural and natural history unique to the Upper Wind River Valley.
All ... [more]

July Fourth events abound in Dubois

Jun 30, 2012 - From staff reports:  Residents in Dubois are making the Fourth of July special this year with their annual parade and events.
The day's festivities include participation from many ... [more]

Geo-caching happening at Boysen

Jun 30, 2012 - From staff reports:  Children interested in going on a modern day treasure hunt are urged to register for the Boysen Cache Dash, an event that teaches the basic skills of ... [more]

Ag groups hosting a barbecue, ranch tour

Jun 30, 2012 - From staff reports:  A barbecue hosted by the Crofts family as well as Fremont County Cattlemen and the Wyoming Stock Growers Association will be held July 9 at South ... [more]

Hot Notes Cool Nights starting July 2 in Riverton City Park

Jun 30, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Central Wyoming College summer band performs patriotic and American classics at its first Hot Notes Cool Nights concert Monday, July 2, at Riverton City ... [more]

Carissa Mine improvements starting

Jun 30, 2012 - From staff reports:  This summer will be busy at the Carissa Mine and Mill in the South Pass area with numerous activities planned for the historic site.
Beginning in July the ... [more]

Youth offenders getting help from CWC grant

Jun 30, 2012 - From staff reports:  Central Wyoming College received a $1.2 million grant to provide vocational and life skills to 18- to 21-year-old adults who had been juvenile offenders, ... [more]

Digest

Jun 30, 2012 - From staff reports:  Dubois quilt show in August
Visitors to the 17th annual Dubois Quilt Festival at the Headwaters Arts & Conference Center on Aug. 10-12 will be able to view an ... [more]

The way it was: Grocer, 1919

Jun 30, 2012 - Staff:  Riverton was born as a farm town in 1906, but not everyone was involved in agriculture. A need arose almost immediately for a general grocery store for those ... [more]

Gillette runner works toward his dream: 50 marathons in 50 states

Jun 30, 2012 - By Rod Harwood, The Associated Press:  GILLETTE -- Not even in the day did Razor City Runner's Club president Roger Peabody speed down the road like a bullet train.
He's more like Mr. Peabody's coal ... [more]

Juanita Gail Hill

Jun 30, 2012 - Staff:  Juanita Gail Hill, 61, died Tuesday, June 19, 2012, at her home in Rock Spring, following a battle with lung cancer. She was the daughter of Emma Jean Ross of ... [more]

Daniel Schneider

Jun 30, 2012 - Staff:  Daniel Schneider, a 16-year resident of Riverton, died Saturday, May 26, 2012, n Big Springs, Texas.
Burial was beside a deceased son, Brian Joseph, June 2 at ... [more]

Dan Good

Jun 30, 2012 - Staff:  Former Lander resident Dan Good, 45, of Midvale, Utah, died Thursday, June 21, 2012.
A celebration of his life was Monday, June 25, at the Holy Rosary ... [more]

Trash station flap a 'fiasco'

Jun 30, 2012 - Hal Merton, Lander:  Editor:
I suppose the fiasco with the Atlantic City trash transfer station is a sneak preview for the rest of us. You don't often see something botched up as ... [more]

Home of the brave

Jun 30, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  The Fourth of July is at hand. We'll take a paid holiday on Wednesday so the newspaper staff can observe Independence Day.
There's no more patriotic holiday ... [more]

Great businessman presidents

Jun 30, 2012 - By Mark Shields:  John G. Stewart, a philosopher friend of mine, is uncharacteristically agitated. What provokes John Stewart is the Republican argument that the cure for what ... [more]

Downside of using aged equipment

Jun 30, 2012 - By Randy Tucker:  Mowing a field of hay brings its share of hiccups, and this season is no exception.
It's the season for one our area's most enticing aromas: the ... [more]

Spratt ends high school career as rodeo champ

Jun 30, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Coralee Spratt is not a stranger anymore to the National High School Finals Rodeo.
The 2012 Shoshoni High School graduate locked up her third-straight trip to ... [more]

Giants take Lander major league title

Jun 30, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Giants ran away from the Tigers 19-5 to win the Lander Baseball Association major league division title Wednesday.
There was five teams this year in the ... [more]