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Embezzlement suspect still jailed after June 6 hearing postponed

Jun 19, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The former financial manager for Star-Tech Inc. and Precision Analysis continues to remain in jail during his prosecution, where he faces embezzlement charges ... [more]

Driver injured in one-vehicle wreck Sunday

Jun 19, 2012 - Staff:  At 4:03 p.m. Sunday, emergency personnel responded to a one-vehicle rollover about 20 miles outside Shoshoni on Highway 20/26. According to the Fremont County ... [more]

Fast-growing fire triples in one day near Glenrock

Jun 19, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Winds gusting up to 40 mph tripled the size of a wildfire in southern Converse County on Monday, and authorities advised residents east of the fire ... [more]

Yellowstone conducts safety checks on commercial vehicles

Jun 19, 2012 - The Associated Press:  YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- If you're driving -- or following -- a commercial bus or truck traveling through Yellowstone National Park this summer, be prepared ... [more]

Utility awarded a smaller rate increase than it had requested

Jun 19, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Rocky Mountain Power has reached an agreement with consumer groups that would stagger a $50 million electric rate increase over the next two years.
The ... [more]

Game warden commended

Jun 19, 2012 - The Associated Press:  WORLAND -- A Worland game warden has been named officer of the year by two organizations.
Matt Lentsch was named 2011 Wildlife Officer of the Year by both the ... [more]

Digest

Jun 19, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Captured inmate to return
RAPID CITY, S.D. -- A Wyoming fugitive who spent two days on the run before being captured in South Dakota's Black Hills will ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Jun 19, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Spring's farewell
It's the last day of spring. The summer solstice arrives Wednesday, bringing the first day of official summer to the northern ... [more]

Cutbacks at trash stations have associated costs too

Jun 19, 2012 - Mark Romer, Riverton:  Editor:
In following along with the changes occurring in the Fremont County Solid Waste saga, one thing keeps standing out to me. It is constantly stated that ... [more]

Root for the Miami Heat

Jun 19, 2012 - By Walter Cook:  Although I was an enthusiastic fan of the NBA in my youth, I haven't paid attention to the league in awhile. As I grew older, I tired of the egos involved and ... [more]

Reduce mosquito breeding grounds, prevent West Nile

Jun 19, 2012 - Staff:  West Nile virus can cause potentially serious illness in humans. Because mosquitoes spread the virus by feeding on infected birds and then biting people, other ... [more]

Allen 'Duane' Richey

Jun 19, 2012 - Staff:  Allen "Duane" Richey, 55, died of cancer Friday, June 15, 2012, at his home in Hattiesburg, Miss. He was the father of Amy McDonald of Riverton.
Memorial ... [more]

Jeanette M. Benda

Jun 19, 2012 - Staff:  Jeanette M. Benda, 72, of Hudson, died Sunday, June 10, 2012, in Casper.
Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Monday, June 18, in the Chapel of Mount Hope, ... [more]

Today

Jun 19, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
RICHEY

Allen "Duane" Richey, 55, died of cancer Friday, June 15, at his home in Hattiesburg, Miss. He was the father of Amy McDonald of ... [more]

County riders race to good finishes at two-day event

Jun 19, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riders from across Wyoming and the region competed on the motocross track on Paradise Valley Road.

Fremont County riders won several races Saturday ... [more]

U.S. Energy under-18 team ousted in tourney semifinals

Jun 19, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton teams are preparing for the upcoming girls state fastpitch tournament beginning July 7 in Rock Springs.

The Gillette Heat blanked Riverton ... [more]

Although acquitted, The Rocket is still guilty in the eyes of many

Jun 19, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Acquitted.
That's what The Rocket, Roger Clemens, heard Monday when a federal court jury returned a verdict acquitting him on all charges that he obstructed ... [more]

Bucket List - two friends set out for second adventure

Jun 17, 2012 - Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  When the men met for the first time in the late 1970s at a local Jaycees meeting, Bryce Born and Fred Perrett had no idea where their new friendship would take ... [more]

Lacey Tech wins CNFR national title

Jun 17, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  CASPER -- Lacey Tech is the new goat-tying queen of college rodeo.
The veteran Central Wyoming College cowgirl brought home the national championship in the ... [more]

Simpson wins Milward Simpson Award

Jun 17, 2012 - Staff:  From staff reports

Tanner Simpson of Lander and Mikayla Brower of Torrington have been named winners of the 2012 Milward Simpson Award.
The award is ... [more]

Softball tourney in full swing

Jun 17, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  U.S. Energy girls fastpitch softball manager Mark Stone called the Gillette Blue Jays the early frontrunner to win the Under-18 title Sunday in the three-day ... [more]

Babe Ruth second in Powell

Jun 17, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton put together some low-scoring games to place second in a two-day tournament for traveling 13-15-year-old teams June 9-10 in Powell.
Riverton posted a ... [more]

Improvement in jobs picture

Jun 17, 2012 - Staff:  There was good news across the chart in April for Fremont County's employment picture, with more people working, a larger work force, and fewer people out of ... [more]

Tribal elders aim to connect with modern kids through ancient ways

Jun 17, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Saturday's Gathering of Healthy Families focused on building relationships, trust and positive interaction.
About 25 people, mostly children, gathered ... [more]

RPD using Taser less frequently as policies change

Jun 17, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Last in a series
The use of the electric-shock Taser by the Riverton Police Department has decreased substantially in the past two years as ... [more]

Woman gets two-year term connected to fatal rollover

Jun 17, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  A federal judge on Friday ordered an Ethete woman to serve two years in prison for being the intoxicated driver during a rollover crash on 17 Mile Road that ... [more]

Union Pass is Firewise for 10 years

Jun 17, 2012 - Staff:  The county program is recognizing the efforts that include fire prevention measures taken by the Dubois-area community a decade ago.
Union Pass in the ... [more]

Shoshone Nat'l Forest planners set meeting

Jun 17, 2012 - Staff:  Shoshone National Forest managers and representatives of cooperating agencies are meeting on June 27-28 at the Big Horn Federal in Thermopolis.
The meeting ... [more]

Training starting for writers workshop

Jun 17, 2012 - Staff:  Wyoming Writing Workshop, a train-the-trainer professional development in collaboration with the University of Wyoming's Wyo-ming Writing Project, kicks off ... [more]

Enzi accepting fall internship applicants

Jun 17, 2012 - Staff:  U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., is encouraging college students and graduates to apply for an internship in his Washington, D.C., offices this fall. The deadline ... [more]