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Dozens of Fremont County residents graduate from UW

Jul 6, 2012 - Staff:  The University of Wyoming accorded degrees upon the following students from Fremont County at the completion of the 2012 spring semester.
The following ... [more]

Lander resident named to dean's list

Jul 6, 2012 - Staff:  Kevin Scott, of Lander, was named to the University of Montana-Helena College of Technology 2012 spring semester's dean's list. A student must earn at least a ... [more]

RHS distributes club, activity awards

Jul 6, 2012 - Staff:  Key Club
Key Club 4-year Service Award
: Kirklyn Clark.
Key Club Leadership Award: JD Manzanares.

R Club
R Club All-Around Female ... [more]

Pamela Kay Tinley

Jul 6, 2012 - Staff:  Pamela Kay Tinley, of Lander, died July 3, 2012, in Lander surrounded by her loved ones.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 7, at the United ... [more]

Today

Jul 6, 2012 - Staff:  Births
EBERLINE

A son was born to Chris and Shane Eberline, of Riverton, at 4:18 p.m. June 12, 2012, at Lander Regional Hospital. He weighed 6 pounds, ... [more]

Lander hosts Pageant of the Old West Parade

Jul 6, 2012 - Staff:  Crowds gathered under a hot sun to watch the Pageant of the Old West Parade on July Fourth on Main Street in Lander. Antique trucks, firetrucks, politicians ... [more]

Wolverine campers preparing for basketball season success

Jul 5, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  It's not basketball season, but you wouldn't know it from the schedule that the Riverton Wolverines boys varsity and junior varsity teams have been ... [more]

Girls open state softball Friday in Rock Springs

Jul 5, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  U.S. Energy manager Mark Stone is hoping a third-place finish last weekend in a girls fastpitch tournament in Utah will translate into a good showing Friday ... [more]

Baker throws five touchdowns in six-man victory

Jul 5, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Mitchell Baker from Dubois threw five touchdown passes
to carry the Wyoming 6-man football all-stars past Nebraska 54-52 on Saturday at Arthur County High ... [more]

Youth boys b-ball camp starts Monday

Jul 5, 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]

No major incidents tied to fireworks on July 4 holiday

Jul 5, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Independence Day celebrations in Fremont County did not overwhelm fire departments.
A partial ban on fireworks was in effect across the county amid ongoing ... [more]

Lawmakers, newspapers, governments eye changes to legal notices

Jul 5, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  A Wyoming legislative committee in Riverton has instructed a state newspaper group, local governments and others to discuss possible reductions for required ... [more]

County offers to cover shortfall for 17 Mile Road work

Jul 5, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Commission is offering to pay more than half of the funding needed to cover the roughly $2.15 million shortfall for 17 Mile Road's final ... [more]

Books to Guatemala: Teacher aide working to give discarded materials new uses

Jul 5, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Tara Sweeney is on a quest.
She wants to get 80 boxes of heavy books from Riverton to Huehuetenango, Guatemala.
As the school year ended, Sweeney learned ... [more]

Digest

Jul 5, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Undeveloped coal mine sold
SHERIDAN -- Cloud Peak Energy has purchased an undeveloped coal mine along the Wyoming-Montana border that has the potential ... [more]

State blasts loss of fed AML funds

Jul 5, 2012 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead and other Wyoming officials are upset with last week's vote in Congress cutting federal Abandoned Mine Land payments to the state. ... [more]

Damp weather welcome aid for firefighters

Jul 5, 2012 - The Associated Press:  NEWCASTLE -- Rain has helped crews battling some wildfires in Wyoming, including a 16-square-mile Squirrel Creek Fire about 30 miles southwest of Laramie.
The ... [more]

A chance to work ... or fail

Jul 5, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Court ruling raises possibility that 'Obamacare' might be given an actual test in marketplace

The U.S. Supreme Court's decision last week upholding ... [more]

Set Free is a valuable program in community

Jul 5, 2012 - Deanna Reach, Riverton:  Editor:
Recently I was on television talking about the new committee in Riverton to help with the homeless who have alcoholic and other addictions. A comment ... [more]

Romney confronted by arithmetic problem

Jul 5, 2012 - By Doyle McManus:  Could the budget be balanced and taxes lowered while also increasing military spending by 50 percent?

Here's an issue that hasn't been debated much ... [more]

CrossFit owners open location in Riverton

Jul 5, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  The partners decided to expand business after the success of the rapid-fire workouts in Lander.

After running a CrossFit gym in Lander for a year, a ... [more]

Gas Processors Association honors Devon for safety

Jul 5, 2012 - From staff reports:  Devon Energy Corp. announced its Marketing and Midstream Division has accepted two safety awards from the Gas Processors Association, the 115-member trade ... [more]

Joseph Lee La More

Jul 5, 2012 - Staff:  Joseph Lee La More, 92, of Riverton, and formerly of California, died Monday, June 11, 2012, at the Wind River Health Care in Riverton.
According to his ... [more]

Today

Jul 5, 2012 - Staff:  Births
CURRY

A daughter was born to Michaeleen Born, of Ethete, and Rex Curry, of Millcreek, at 2:05 a.m. June 14, 2012, at Lander Regional Hospital. ... [more]

Mountain men on parade

Jul 5, 2012 - Staff:  Participants of Riverton's 1838 Mountain Man Rendezvous celebrated the Fourth of July by parading down Main Street on ... [more]

County fireworks ban eased slightly

Jul 3, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  After hearing a barrage of concerns from fireworks proprietors about a last-minute ban of their product's use in the county, Fremont County Commissioners on ... [more]

'Dealer-dealer' gets two-year sentence in December drug bust

Jul 3, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Calling him a dealer supplying narcotics to others, a judge in Lander sentenced a Riverton man to between two and four years in prison as part of a massive ... [more]

Faulty porch light blamed for Lander fire

Jul 3, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Nearly 70 firefighters responded to the June 28 blaze, consuming 675,000 gallons of water from the city's municipal water supply.

Lander city fire ... [more]

Digest

Jul 3, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Wyoming coal train derails
PASCO, Wash. -- Railroad workers are cleaning up coal that spilled when 31 cars of a 125-car coal train derailed at the ... [more]

Fires in state force hundreds to leave region

Jul 3, 2012 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Fed by bone-dry timber and fanned by hot winds, the four major wildfires burning in Wyoming on Tuesday have destroyed an unknown number of ... [more]