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BLM lifts fire bans in areas of Wyoming

Oct 12, 2012 - The Associated Press:  PINEDALE -- The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is lifting fire restrictions in some areas of western Wyoming beginning at midnight Friday.
The agency announced ... [more]

Digest

Oct 12, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Plane wreckage to be removed
CHEYENNE -- Albany County Undersheriff Rob DeBree says crews plan to recover the wreckage Friday of a plane that was found ... [more]

Authorities shift focus, seek apparent Denver kidnapper

Oct 12, 2012 - The Associated Press:  WESTMINSTER, Colo. -- Authorities have shifted their focus from searching for a missing 10-year-old girl to appealing for help in tracking down her apparent ... [more]

FBI describes SUV linked to Cody abduction

Oct 12, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CODY -- Authorities are asking for the public's help locating an SUV linked to the abduction and sexual assault of a girl in Cody.
The FBI said Thursday that ... [more]

EPA says new fracking data consistent with earlier work

Oct 12, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released new data from west-central Wyoming, where the agency theorizes a link between hydraulic ... [more]

Residents place pennies on roadwork priorities

Oct 12, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton residents had a chance this week to put their money where their priorities are when it comes to roadwork within city limits.
During a Tuesday work ... [more]

Harris Bridge Road span approved for replacement

Oct 12, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Fremont County transportation department superintendent Dave Pendleton got the green light from county commissioners to pursue options in fixing the Harris ... [more]

Number of workers in county remains near all-time high

Oct 12, 2012 - From staff reports:  Fremont County employment
Unemployment rate

August -- 6.6 percent
July -- 7.0 percent
August 2011 -- 6.7 percent

Work force
August ... [more]

CWC men's basketball coach placed on leave

Oct 11, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Central Wyoming College athletic director Serol Stauffenberg said he has placed CWC men's basketball coach Curtis Condie on leave from his team until ... [more]

RHS runners host Class 4-A West regionals

Oct 11, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton High School cross country coach Jay Dayton wants to continue to see steady improvement from his runners Friday at the Class 4-A West regional meet at ... [more]

CWC spikers complete regular season sweep over Northwest

Oct 11, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Rustlers are now first in in the Region IX conference standings with a 7-2 record.

Central Wyoming College now has the upper hand over ... [more]

Wolverines try for conference championship against Douglas

Oct 11, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  What began as a team goal to host a home football playoff game has turned into so much more for the Wolverines.
Now the goal is a Class 3-A East conference ... [more]

Today

Oct 11, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
GRIFFIN

Royce W. Griffin, formerly of Riverton, died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County after a short illness. He ... [more]

Tom Birch

Oct 11, 2012 - Staff:  Tom Birch died Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, at the Wind River Health Care Center, in Riverton. He was 83 years old.
Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, ... [more]

Doerr retires as executive director of Group Home

Oct 11, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Fremont County Group Home board of directors announced that Stacey Doerr is retiring as the Group Home Executive Director after 30 years of service.
The ... [more]

Motion Bliss Academy works to instill fitness, inspire confidence

Oct 11, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Candace Warren's goal in opening Motion Bliss Academy was to offer a variety of classes to Riverton dancers.
"That's a big thing for me," Warren said. "It's ... [more]

Riverton nurse consultant helps attorneys

Oct 11, 2012 - From staff reports:  Rosebud Legal Nurse Consulting has launched an independent legal nurse consulting practice to help attorneys win medical-related cases. Founded by local nurse ... [more]

Time to embargo Iran

Oct 11, 2012 - By The Chicago Tribune:  Iran's currency took such a breathtaking nose dive against the dollar last week that even the country's denier-in-chief, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, had to ... [more]

No 'sound alternative' to Thompson, Hickerson

Oct 11, 2012 - Jennifer McCarty, Lander:  Editor:
I'm supporting the re-election of Fremont County Commissioners Doug Thompson and Pat Hickerson.
Let me clarify why I'm taking that position. I will ... [more]

Losing Joe Meyer

Oct 11, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  It casts a sad shadow over the necessary process of finding a capable replacement

State Treasurer Joe Meyer's death leaves a hole in Wyoming state ... [more]

Digest

Oct 11, 2012 - The Associated Press:  U.S. attorney to oversee election
CHEYENNE -- The United States attorney for Wyoming says his office will be handling any complaints about election ... [more]

Plane with four on board still missing in Wyoming

Oct 11, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A search is continuing in southeast Wyoming for a single-engine plane carrying four people from Texas.
Albany County sheriff's spokesman Lt. Brian ... [more]

Police think Colorado girl was abducted

Oct 11, 2012 - The Associated Press:  DENVER -- The sudden disappearance of a 10-year-old Colorado girl took yet another turn Wednesday, with authorities saying they believe she was abducted.
The ... [more]

Dogs attack sheep, kill 44

Oct 11, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Fremont County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of 44 sheep that reportedly were killed by dogs running at large north of Riverton.
Deputies ... [more]

Commissioners appoint Chidsey to museums board

Oct 11, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Commission appointed Carol Chidsey of Lander to serve on the museums board.
"I am really excited to be serving on the board," Chidsey said. ... [more]

Boxed in: Crews surround court facility with 14 Conex boxes as short-term security fix

Oct 11, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Officials installed 14 Conex boxes around Riverton's court facility on South Federal Boulevard on Thursday after commissioners approved placement of the ... [more]

Legislation to give counties more funding for landfills

Oct 11, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Legislature will consider two bills during its upcoming session that should help cities and counties deal with solid waste problems.
State Sen. ... [more]

Riverton, Lander clash (colors) on sidelines

Oct 10, 2012 - Staff:  Riverton High School volleyball players, from left, Janis Lawson, Kenisha Muehler, Kaitlin Koehn, Baylee Stafford, coach Adrian McNamee and players Amy ... [more]

Anna Pearl Russell

Oct 10, 2012 - Staff:  Anna Pearl Russell died Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012, from complications of pneumonia. She was 86 years old.
Graveside services were Monday, Sept. 24, in Spanish ... [more]

William E. 'Eddie' Leake

Oct 10, 2012 - Staff:  William E. "Eddie" Leake died in his sleep Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012. He was 66 years old.
Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, at Davis Funeral ... [more]