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Why is one museum director an improvement over three?

Editor:
Please explain to me how having one director for all the museums would be a better idea. The problem is not with the museums each having a separate ...

Smile because it happened

Maybe it's a sign of advancing age, but I've been to an inordinate number of funerals this summer. As the common cliché rings out, the only two things in life ...

Four words

In the hot summer of 1963, Martin Luther King talked about his dream
Most people living in America today were not yet born when Martin Luther King Jr. ...

Author to discuss book about uncle Butch

The Wind River Hotel and Casino invites residents to a book signing and presentation by Bill Betenson, author of "Butch Cassidy, My Uncle: A Family Portrait," ...

Atlantic City Historical Society to celebrate 30 years next

The Atlantic City Historical Society will celebrate its 30thanniversary Saturday, Aug. 31, with a day of historic tours and a Dutch-oven lunch.
The day will ...

Skateboarding concert planned Wednesday

The Central Wyoming Skateboarding Association and Bar Ten will host a concert at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Fremont County Fairgrounds Heritage Hall to raise ...

Auditions for Shakespeare comedy Sept. 4

Central Wyoming College's theater department begins preparation for the 2013-14 season by auditioning actors for a Shakespeare comedy on September 4.
Director ...

Countywide disaster drill is Tuesday

Fremont County emergency management personnel will participate in a county-wide disaster drill at 4 p.m. Tuesday. The training involves several first ...

Local tribal member wins U.S. pageant

Pageant winner Sarah Ortegon said she never prepared an acceptance speech because she didn't anticipate being crowned Miss Native American USA 2013.
But when ...

More beets, less sucrose

Fremont County farmers produced 38,000 tons of sugar beets last year, recently released statistics show. That is the most in three years.
The percentage of ...

New rules keep agencies from applying for federal grant

New reporting requirements for applications to a federal grant program have made more than a dozen local agencies unable to apply this fiscal year though they ...

Rules being developed for liquor licenses on reservation

Tribal and county governments are developing a memorandum of understanding about granting liquor licenses to businesses on the Wind River Indian Reservation. ...

Writing for Heritage

By Andrea Novotny
Staff Writer

Shoshoni rancher Echo Klaproth's aim as Wyoming's new poet laureate extends beyond sharing the aesthetics of verse and into ...

The Jackson Hole Energy Sustainability Project plans to ask the state for a $744,000 grant to build the station at a gas station on South Highway ...

Ammerman, Ingram to marry

Renford and Kathy Smith of Riverton and Bruce Ammerman of Gillette are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Monica Maxine Ammerman to Cody Lee ...

Volunteers, performers, patrons all made River Walk a succes

Editor:
During a conversation one day, someone asked of a new resident, "Why on Earth would you move to Riverton, Wyo., except for work?"
During the summer, ...

Thanks for the fodder, residents

Residents rely on law enforcement to respond to any request for help within Fremont County. And dispatchers receive all kinds of calls - including some that ...

City traffic

A new municipal ordinance changes things for collection and enforcement

It probably came as a surprise to many Riverton residents to hear that the ...

Wyo. could get veterans cemetery

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) -- The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is seeking to buy land next to or within a cemetery in the Cheyenne area to establish what would ...

CWC to review its free summer housing pilot

About a dozen students successfully completed the free summer housing program offered this year at Central Wyoming College.
Through the pilot program, ...

 
 

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