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It is primary election day

Aug 21, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Clerk Julie Freese reported quiet voter activity for the primary election as of Tuesday morning at polls in Lander and Riverton.
"Turnout is ... [more]

Full military honors for Griffin during Tuesday services at Fort Carson

Aug 21, 2012 - Staff and wire reports:  A Riverton soldier who died earlier this month in a suicide attack in Afghanistan was laid to rest Tuesday in Colorado.
Funeral services were conducted ... [more]

Pavillion, Dubois have county's highest tax rates in coming year

Aug 21, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Dubois has county's only adult education mill levy, plus highest cemetery district levy at 1.184 mills.

Pavillion-area landowners again have the ... [more]

Barrasso, Lummis set to coast through primary

Aug 21, 2012 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Republican U.S. Sen. John Barrasso faced nominal opposition and U.S. Rep. Cynthia Lummis was unopposed in Wyoming party primaries Tuesday that also ... [more]

Two hostages released during 'tense' standoff at Casper motel

Aug 21, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- Police in Casper say two hostages have been released in a standoff at a motel but other people may still be being held inside.
Police chief Chris ... [more]

Police recover 231 pounds of marijuana during traffic stop

Aug 21, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Highway Patrol says a tractor-trailer that was pulled over during a traffic stop over the weekend was carrying 231 pounds of marijuana ... [more]

Digest

Aug 21, 2012 - The Associated Press:  NPS takes comment on Teton plans
JACKSON -- Redevelopment plans for Colter Bay Village in Grand Teton National Park show a new, smaller visitor center ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Aug 21, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Lost horizon
The smoke in our skies continues day after day. The forces of western weather carry smoke from wildfires across hundreds of miles, and we ... [more]

Some picks for the primary

Aug 21, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  If it's late August in an even-numbered year, then it must be primary election time -- when I always crawl out on a limb and start sawing as fast as I can in ... [more]

Let's fix up the Zimmer trail

Aug 21, 2012 - By Jamie Drendel:  On a recent road trip with Rivertonians, I learned that my interest in the pioneers who crossed this country in butt-breaking wagons isn't unique to my status ... [more]

Joe C. Drake Jr.

Aug 21, 2012 - Staff:  Joe C. Drake Jr. died of mesothelioma Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012, at his home in Riverton. He was 86 years old.
A viewing will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, ... [more]

Justin L. Wood

Aug 21, 2012 - Staff:  Justin L. Wood, of Riverton, died Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012. He was 33 years old.
Mass of Christian burial is scheduled for 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, at Saint ... [more]

Today

Aug 21, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
DRAKE

Joe Clinton Drake Jr., 86, died of mesothelioma Saturday, Aug. 18, at his home in Riverton. A viewing will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. ... [more]

County residents compete in Lander triathlon

Aug 21, 2012 - Staff:  The Lander Sprint Triathlon was Saturday ... [more]

Cubmobiles tear down Pershing hill

Aug 20, 2012 - Staff:  Riverton Cub Scout Pack 76 held its "cubmobile" races Saturday morning on the Pershing Avenue ... [more]

Amid transfer station flap, solid waste votes to give raises

Aug 19, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  In an effort to retain their employees and compete with the county roads department, solid waste leaders have voted to implement pay increases for their ... [more]

Mother gets probation, not prison, in baby's death

Aug 19, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Pavillion mother charged in her baby's November 2011 death will spend the next 12 months on supervised probation instead of the 26 years of prison she ... [more]

Campbell makes run for second term in HD 34

Aug 19, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  As she nears the completion of her first term in office, House District 34 Rep. Rita Campbell said wants to continue her public service with another two years ... [more]

Herbst vows to work as Philp did

Aug 19, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  In her bid for the Wyoming House District 34 seat, Fremont County rancher Lois Herbst wants to follow the voting record established by the longtime former ... [more]

Bird haven humming along

Aug 19, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Deb and Shawn Huddleston have discovered many ways to attrct the tiny birds.

When Deb Huddleston and her husband, Shawn, relocated from Cody to ... [more]

Paws suggests 5-year plan to expand shelter

Aug 19, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Paws for Life animal league is looking to expand its Riverton animal adoption center.
Kathy Hooper, the Paws for Life president, submitted a letter to the ... [more]

St. Stephens starting school year with new staff

Aug 19, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  When students at St. Stephen's Indian School head back to the classroom on Aug. 22, they will be greeted by new administration.
Last month, the school ... [more]

Tribal election season starting

Aug 19, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The Wind River Indian Reservation tribes are preparing for their upcoming election seasons that will determine Business Council members and those serving on ... [more]

South Riverton highway plans to expand

Aug 19, 2012 - From staff reports:  A proposed improvement project to widen Wyoming 789 south of Riverton will be the subject of an Aug. 21 public meeting at Riverton City Hall.
The public ... [more]

Expect delays from Red Canyon road work

Aug 19, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Department of Transportation is preparing to contnue various construction projects on Highway 28 in Red Canyon.
Repairs of the Double Nickel ... [more]

Honor Farm horse adoption Aug. 24-25

Aug 19, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Bureau of Land Management and the Wyoming Honor Farm will host a wild horse adoption and gentling clinic Aug. 24-25 in Riverton.
The BLM and the Honor ... [more]

Child health grants offered

Aug 19, 2012 - From staff reports:  The UnitedHealthcare Children's Foundation is seeking grant applications from families in need of financial assistance to help pay for their child's health ... [more]

The way it was: Primary election -- 1956

Aug 19, 2012 - From staff reports:  Fremont County's primary election has been as early as May and as late as September across the generations, but mid- to late August has been the most-common ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Aug 19, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Worker dies in work accident
CASPER -- A worker has died after being trapped under a 500-gallon metal storage container at a business in Natrona County. ... [more]

Arabelle Hime

Aug 19, 2012 - Staff:  Arabelle "Bing" Hime, 85, formerly of Fremont County, died Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012, at Davis Hospice Center in Cheyenne.
Services are at 1 p.m. Monday, Aug. ... [more]