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Drug probe undercuts Hagel talk to nuke force

Two officers in Montana have been removed from duty because they are under investigation for illegal narcotics.

F.E. WARREN AIR FORCE BASE --Moments ...

Commission elects new vice chairwoman, picks official banks in first meeting of '14

In new-year business, the Fremont County Commission examined using credit unions as official depositories and gained a new vice chairwoman during its meeting ...

Firefighters to hone skills at weekend fire school

Roughly 400 students are in Riverton on Saturday and Sunday
for the annual series of workshops.

About 400 students will be burning cars, breaking ...

Two Riverton men charged in home robbery

Two young Riverton men are facing burglary charges for allegedly robbing a man's house Nov. 30 on the advice of his grandson.
Implicated are Clayton Reinick, ...

Gabriel 'Gabby' Merton Shotgun Sr.

Gabriel "Gabby" Merton Shotgun Sr. died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, in Billings, Mont. He was 42 years old.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14, ...

Emanuel R. Schmidt

Emanuel R. "Smitty" Schmidt, of Lander, died Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, at home. He was 93 years old.
Per his request, there will be no services.
Emanuel R. ...

Sara Miller

Sara Miller, a longtime Riverton resident, died Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. She was 49 years old.
Services will be in the ...

Michael Bearing

Michael Bearing died Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, in Phoenix. He was 50 years old.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, at Blue Sky Hall in ...

Cowboys can't hold on in overtime loss to Lobos

Larry Shyatt compared overtime to a heavyweight boxing match.
Both teams were tired and found the going tough.
But in the end, Shyatt's University of Wyoming ...

Positive steps were taken by the Central Wyoming College Rustler women's basketball team in a 66-61 loss to Gillette College on Wednesday night at Rustler ...

CWC faces Little Big Horn College at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Rustler Gym.

Nationally ranked Gillette College avoided an upset when the Central Wyoming ...

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Roger Brooks, 47, of Fort Washakie, died Saturday, Jan. 4, of complications from diabetes at Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins, ...

Foreman promoted to maintenance supervisor in Fremont Co.

A maintenance foreman from Lovell, with ties to maintenance work on South Pass, is the Wyoming Department of Transportation's new area maintenance supervisor ...

Wells Fargo employees volunteer on Habitat build

The company donated $15,000 to the nonprofit organization in 2013.

The Habitat for Humanity affiliate for Fremont County had a workday Nov. 23. ...

Trust must be foundation of all our dealings

Of all the numbers thrown at us over the course of last year, one stands out for me. I fervently hope we can avoid repeating it this year.
That number is 12. ...

Caring cancer advocate missed in community

Editor:
I have lived in Riverton for more than 40 years. I have seen wonderful things happen in our community that I am very thankful for.
One of those ...

Happy new year, 11 inches deep

Didn't we always know Wyoming weather was capricious, tricky, and undependable? Then came Friday, Jan. 3, 2014.
I climbed out of bed that morning and pulled ...

Fifty years on

The smoking report and 'war on poverty' show pros and cons of government intervention

The nearly simultaneous anniversaries of two major federal ...

Digest

Hagel to visit Warren AFB
F.E. WARREN AIR FORCE BASE -- Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is making a rare visit to an Air Force nuclear missile base, ...

Five Shot Rabbit Hunt loads up Friday, Shoshoni

This weekend marks the 35th Wyoming Women's Five Shot Rabbit Hunt, which takes place every year in Shoshoni during the second week of January.
The event ...

 
 

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