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The way it was: Guard recruitment -- 1978

Sep 20, 2014 - Staff:  "Get a member in September" was the theme of a statewide National Guard recruiting drive 36 years ago this month. Wyoming's National Guard had about 1,300 ... [more]

Vendors, artists to gather in Riverton for Fiber Fest

Sep 20, 2014 - From staff reports:  Fiber arts enthusiasts will get a chance to shop and learn about new crafts during a free event Oct. 4 in Riverton.
Fiber Fest, sponsored by the Fremont Fiber ... [more]

New St. Stephen's principal adds to goals

Sep 20, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  St. Stephen's Indian School has a new principal walking the halls this school year. James Stewart is the new elementary school principal replacing Elma Brown, ... [more]

Bird to blame for power disruption

Sep 20, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk and Alejandra Silva, Staff Writers:  A bird caused a power outage that affected 715 Riverton customers overnight Sept. 14 to Sept. 15.
Rocky Mountain Power spokeswoman Margaret Oler said the ... [more]

Riverton family works to get service dog for child

Sep 20, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A Riverton family begins the process of training a service dog for their 18-month-old daughter who has a rare form of cystic fibrosis.

Gillianna ... [more]

Police say man arrested after threatening to shoot officers

Sep 20, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A Thermopolis man alleged to have threatened police saw his case bound over to District Court on Sept. 12.
The defendant, John Daniel Dodge, 59, faces one ... [more]

Block booking conference set for Oct. 3-4 in Casper

Sep 20, 2014 - Staff:  The Wyoming Arts Alliance convenes its annual block booking conference Oct. 3-4 in Casper. WyAA convenes presenters, artists, and art organizations from around ... [more]

Today

Sep 19, 2014 - Staff:  Births
CONARD

A son was born to Emilia Maertens of Lander on Aug. 4 at SageWest Health Care at Lander.

COOPER
A son was born to Jessie ... [more]

Digest

Sep 19, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Gosar still wants to debate
CHEYENNE -- Democratic gubernatorial candidate Pete Gosar says he plans to hold more debates before the November general ... [more]

Oil spills in Wyoming already double rate from last year

Sep 19, 2014 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- An oil boom in Wyoming has a filthy side effect: A string of accidents from a remote gulley in the Powder River Basin to a refinery in downtown ... [more]

Cyclists pedal through county on leg of cross-continent journey

Sep 19, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Sylvester Williams and Nathaniel Erb want to end human sex trafficking, and they are riding bikes across the country to promote their cause.
They pumped ... [more]

Skate tournament at park a first for Riverton

Sep 19, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The competition for skateboarders, BMX riders and scooter riders runs from 1-5 p.m. Saturday, with free admission for spectators.

Riverton City Park ... [more]

Baker spent less in close mayor primary victory

Sep 19, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Candidates for mayor of Riverton staged a close primary election race, and their funding was similar as well.
Former Riverton City Councilman Lars Baker spent ... [more]

Airport won't hit 10,000 boardings

Sep 19, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Riverton Regional Airport could lose $1 million in entitlement funding this year because of low passenger numbers.
Officials say they expect to tally ... [more]

Today

Sep 18, 2014 - Staff:  Births
BROWN

A son was born to Shannon HIll of Fort Washakie at 1:44 a.m. July 25 at SageWest Health Care at Lander. The baby weighed 5 pounds, 11 ... [more]

Digest

Sep 18, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Low expectations for PAWS test
CHEYENNE -- A Wyoming Education Department official says Wyoming students and parents shouldn't be alarmed when statewide ... [more]

Man shot by Cheyenne police files federal suit

Sep 18, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A Laramie County man who was shot and wounded by city police during a traffic stop has filed a federal lawsuit against the City of Cheyenne and four ... [more]

Higher wages, lower poverty in Wyoming

Sep 18, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  Wyoming is among the states seeing a decrease in the poverty rate.
New figures from the U.S. Census Bureau state that the nationwide poverty rate remained ... [more]

RHS hall of fame under development in District 25

Sep 18, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Plans are being developed for the proposed hall of fame display for Fremont County School District 25.
During a Tuesday school board meeting, Riverton High ... [more]

No word yet on type of bear that killed man

Sep 18, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Investigators believe this month's fatal bear attack north of Dubois took place where the body of Adam Stewart, 31, of Utah, was found, meaning the bear didn't ... [more]

New charges filed in case of alleged abduction in July

Sep 18, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  New charges have been filed connected to an alleged July 19 abduction in Riverton. The original case involving two counts of kidnapping against the defendant ... [more]

Dessert superlatives fall short before the Palm Beach brownie

Sep 17, 2014 - By Rick Nelson, McClatchy Newspapers:  This crusty-topped bar should be in every chocolate lover's baking repertoire.

Along with death, taxes and Meryl Streep landing another Oscar ... [more]

Digest

Sep 17, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Airline subsidy renewed
GREEN RIVER -- Rock Springs and Sweetwater County will continue to have air service to Salt Lake City for at least another ... [more]

Fireball in sky confirmed as Russian satellite

Sep 17, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- People from New Mexico to Montana saw the bright object break apart as it moved slowly northward across the night sky. Witnesses described it as ... [more]

Beautification committee could help city, council members told

Sep 17, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council is considering forming a new beautification committee, and members discussed different responsibilities the committee could take. ... [more]

A Democrat in red-state Wyoming

Sep 17, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Governor nominee Pete Gosar challenges incumbent Mead

Attendees peppered Democratic gubernatorial candidate Pete Gosar with questions at a Sept. 16 ... [more]

Information on police shooting will not be shared

Sep 17, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Ranger received notice Wednesday that the Bureau of Indian Affairs will withhold documents requested through the Freedom of Information Act regarding an ... [more]

Damp summer kept water use lower; new pump to cost $520,000

Sep 17, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council has voted to replace 32-year-old pump at the local water treatment plant.
The pump is one of three that have been in place at the ... [more]

Today

Sep 17, 2014 - Staff:  Births
BLACKBURN

A child was born to Tianna Armour of Ethete and Peter Blackburn Jr. of Riverton at 10:42 a.m. July 14 at SageWest Health Care at ... [more]

Save your produce

Sep 17, 2014 - By Jeanmarie Brownson, McClatchy Newspapers:  Freezer makes it easy to use summer's bounty
Every September, a small panic rises.
The herb garden overflows; so do the border plantings of leafy ... [more]