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The way it was: Fremont County Cattlemen -- 1984

Feb 15, 2015 - Staff:  Fremont County's cattlemen got together in February 1984 for their annual meeting, and new officers we elected for the year.
Newly elected, from left, were ... [more]

Mead not only GOP gov to strike out on Medicaid access

Feb 15, 2015 - The Associated Press:  NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Years of Republican attacks on President Barack Obama's health care law may have paid dividends at the ballot box, but they also made it ... [more]

Northern Arapaho woman shows work at Sundance Film Festival

Feb 15, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Enrolled Northern Arapaho and Kickapoo tribal member Missy Whiteman has been selected for the Sundance Institute Fellowship: NativeLab Fellows.
She also ... [more]

Allen: College vote prudent

Feb 15, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Wyoming Rep. Jim Allen, R-Lander, says his vote last week against House Bill 118 was not "anti-community college."
He was the only Fremont County ... [more]

Library receives $2,000 grant to expand collection

Feb 15, 2015 - From staff reports:  AT&T has awarded a $2,000 grant to the Crowheart Library. The grant funds will be used to expand print and media collections, provide programs requested by ... [more]


Feb 15, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Prison term for driver
SHERIDAN -- A judge in Sheridan has sentenced a woman for hitting two bicyclists with her vehicle last year, killing a man and ... [more]

2014 was warm, dry; some records set

Feb 15, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  On average, days in 2014 were .6 degree warmer than normal in Riverton and .4 degrees warmer than normal in Lander.

Last year was hot and a little ... [more]

Neglected horse found, rescued from fenced lot in Riverton

Feb 15, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Local officials have collected an aging horse that had been neglected and abandoned in the 600 block of South Sixth Street East.
Riverton Police Department ... [more]

'The King and I' to open Feb. 26 at CWC

Feb 15, 2015 - From staff reports:  Rodgers and Hammerstein's "The King and I" will open Feb. 26 at the Robert A. Peck Arts Center Theater at Central Wyoming College in Riverton.
The cast of 67 ... [more]

Helping hand: Pastor gets new prosthetic locally thanks to 3-D printer

Feb 15, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Scott Jorgenson never thought he'd be getting a new hand.
The 64-year-old pastor at St. John Lutheran Church in Riverton, Jorgenson was born without most of ... [more]

Arapaho school district creating language app

Feb 15, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Fremont County School District 38 is developing its own Arapaho language app.
The Apple iPad app is the district's latest initiative to expand Arapaho ... [more]

Bill to hedge bets on Medicaid denial OK'd in Senate

Feb 15, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Fremont County's two senators both voted against a bill that would provide payments to Wyoming hospitals for "uncompensated charity care."
Senate File 145 ... [more]

State drops three rigs

Feb 15, 2015 - The Associated Press:  HOUSTON -- Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. plunged by 98 this week to 1,358 ... [more]


Feb 13, 2015 - Staff:  Births

A daughter was born to Melvena Oldman of Arapahoe and Rusty Perry of Arapahoe at 8:34 a.m. Jan. 17, 2015, at SageWest Health Care at ... [more]


Feb 13, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Search continues for missing girl
GILLETTE -- Searchers have yet to find a missing 4-year-old girl who fell through the ice on the Powder River on ... [more]

Senate passes science ed bill with Bebout amendment

Feb 13, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The state Senate has passed a bill that allows the state Board of Education to consider the Next Generation Science Standards.
But the Senate on ... [more]

Bill stripping regulations on food sales gets 3-2 OK

Feb 13, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A Senate committee has endorsed a bill to deregulate the individual sale of raw milk, canned goods and other foods that are considered to be ... [more]

'Every avenue we can'

Feb 13, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Revamped local VFW operation encouraging new veterans to visit

Volunteers from the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Riverton are encouraging new veterans ... [more]

Farm Bill provisions complex, producers hear at annual Farm and Ranch Days in Riverton

Feb 13, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Deadlines to register for crop insurance under the 2014 Farm Bill are fast approaching. About a dozen producers attended a presentation on the subject Thursday ... [more]

Day at the Legislature

Feb 13, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Developments at the Wyoming Legislature on the 23rd day of the 2015 General Session:
BUDGET BILL: Both the House and the Senate voted to give ... [more]

State funds in stock market? County's senators favor idea

Feb 13, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  State amendment would be required

Some state legislators want to allow more state funds to be invested in the stock market and generate interest for ... [more]

One injured in 17 Mile Road crash

Feb 13, 2015 - Staff:  At least one person was injured Thursday in a two vehicle crash in the 600 block of 17 Mile Road in Fort Washakie.
According to the Fremont County Sheriff's ... [more]

Teen's death in January wreck ruled a homicide

Feb 12, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Fremont County Coroner's Office has determined the death of a 19-year-old Riverton man involved in a one-vehicle rollover in January south of town was a ... [more]


Feb 12, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Congress to hear wolf bill
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. -- Members of Congress have proposed legislation that would remove court-imposed legal protections for ... [more]

Proposal would grant tuition cost control for juco students

Feb 12, 2015 - The Associated Press:  The concept is one of several being looked at to improve student completion rates.

CHEYENNE -- Wyoming's community colleges are looking at whether ... [more]

Bears waking up already in Yellowstone; visitors warned

Feb 12, 2015 - The Associated Press:  YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- A relatively mild winter means bears are waking up from hibernation earlier than normal in and around Yellowstone National ... [more]

Woman gets 20-25 years in prison for her role in 2014 killing

Feb 12, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Standing in Lander District Court in front of a stern-faced Judge Norman E. Young on Thursday, public defender Devon Petersen had a tough job. He was ... [more]

Education standards review bill clears its first reading in Senate

Feb 12, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A bill that would change how often the state Board of Education must review its education standards is moving through the state Senate.
House Bill ... [more]

Boy hospitalized after wreck on Main Street

Feb 12, 2015 - From staff reports:  A 12-year-old boy was taken to SageWest Health Care at Riverton to be treated for face lacerations after being involved in a T-bone wreck at about 7:45 a.m. ... [more]

County's reps back study on state control of fed lands

Feb 12, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Fremont County senators are in favor of a bill commissioning a study on the transfer of public lands to state control.
They do not approve of legislation ... [more]