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Find alternative to killing bison

Mar 24, 2015 - Jana Talaria, Riverton:  Editor:
It has been reported in the news that they are looking for a way to deal with the buffalo, or bison, that stray away from Yellowstone Park, another ... [more]

Six injured in Wind River Canyon wreck

Mar 24, 2015 - From staff reports:  Six Cody residents were injured in a one-vehicle rollover Sunday after their Jeep collided with a rock in the Wind River Canyon.
Officials believe all of the ... [more]

State 'needs to get a lot more' out of liaison posts

Mar 23, 2015 - Michael Stack, Riverton:  Editor:
In response to the [more]

Museums to host traveling outlaw exhibit

Mar 22, 2015 - From staff reports:  Wyoming has been the stomping grounds for many an outlaw. Butch Cassidy spent much of his career in Fremont County and Wyoming. He ranched in the Dubois area ... [more]

Rollout trash change a success, say city planners

Mar 22, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Early kinks being worked out

Riverton city residents have spent more than a month learning their new trash pickup schedule and figuring out how to ... [more]

Teen driver won't be charged in man's death

Mar 22, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The collision with a motor vehicle that killed a pedestrian in September was not the fault of the driver involved, and his office will not prosecute him, ... [more]

School lunch guidelines are correct approach, state leader says

Mar 22, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Change can be a struggle for some people -- especially when it comes to food consumption -- but Wyoming education officials say updated dietary guidelines for ... [more]

The way it was: Tractor school -- 1930

Mar 22, 2015 - From staff reports:  Many a farmer dreamed of acquiring a tractor to improve efficiency, but even if your could manage to get one, learning to use it properly was easier said than ... [more]

Price break at pump welcomed by consumers

Mar 22, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Sixth in a series

The drop in oil prices is bringing smiles to many motorists when they pump fuel at gasoline stations.
In Riverton, the lowest ... [more]

Six decades of major change since 1955

Mar 20, 2015 - Gene Dunbar, Riverton:  Editor:
Sixty years ago, it was a different world.
It was 1955 in Seattle, Wash. I was 25 years old. I had two marriages plus four years in the service. ... [more]

Game and Fish gathering public input on draft hunting seasons

Mar 20, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Wyoming Game and Fish is gathering input on draft hunt seasons for the fall. The biggest proposed change is lifting antler-point restrictions in several ... [more]

Feds requiring companies to report chemicals used in fracking

Mar 20, 2015 - The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration said Friday it is requiring companies that drill for oil and natural gas on federal lands to disclose chemicals used in ... [more]

Fundraiser to honor Fremont County's first inductee in Wyoming Cowboy Hall of Fame

Mar 19, 2015 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Cowboy Hall of Fame is hosting a fundraiser locally to honor Fremont County's first inductee into the program.
BJ Griffin, the hall of fame's ... [more]

Casino hosts job fair to fill 70 new positions

Mar 19, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Wind River Hotel and Casino is adding new "buffalo restaurants."

The Wind River Hotel and Casino held a job fair Monday and invited residents to ... [more]

When new skate park is done, plant grass over the old one

Mar 19, 2015 - Arlene Zachary, Riverton:  Editor:
If the new skateboard park comes to pass, I would suggest that the old skateboard park be turned into green grass.
I am not very excited about the ... [more]

Fake IRS calls noted in Fremont County

Mar 18, 2015 - From staff and wire reports:  The threatening phone calls -- completely bogus -- have been reported in both Riverton and Lander this year.

Fake IRS agents have targeted more than ... [more]

Clinton won't be brought down by controversy over her e-mail

Mar 18, 2015 - Bill Birchard, Riverton:  Editor:
I am a Republican, and I do not want to see Hillary Clinton elected the next president. But this e-mail controversy is not going to bring her down. If ... [more]

More charges in case of armed confrontation outside hotel

Mar 18, 2015 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  A Riverton man has been charged officially with aggravated robbery and possession of controlled substances. Prosecutors allege he held a Lander business owner ... [more]

Police chief wants city to consider knocking out bare-knuckle fights

Mar 17, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The spectacle of two men pummeling each other with their bare fists arouses strong emotions.
Such was the case after a March 7 event in Riverton featuring ... [more]

Man faces DUI charges after taking child to school after hours

Mar 15, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A Riverton man was arrested for drunken driving Tuesday after his 7-year-old daughter was found unattended at a local school.
Reports state Jesse L. Shull, ... [more]

PTK honor society inducts Riverton student

Mar 13, 2015 - From staff reports:  Eastern Wyoming College has announced that 29 students, including Aaron Nirider of Riverton, were initiated into the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society on Feb. 9. ... [more]

Habitat for Humanity receives $6,000 gift

Mar 13, 2015 - From staff reports:  Habitat for Humanity, Wind River Country recently received a donation of more than $6,000 from the estate of the late Robert F. Bolding of Riverton.
The ... [more]

Buying your seat in office is not the same as earning it

Mar 13, 2015 - Linda L. Croteau, Riverton:  Editor:
To all of Wyoming's Republicans, and Washington's also, I cannot believe that the Republicans are willing to kill and/or hamper in the U.S. Homeland ... [more]

Over the top

Mar 13, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  Let's come together and raise the final match needed to build the skate park

Great news arrived last week for the drive to build a modern, safe, ... [more]

Meth raid in city brings arrest, plus revocation of probation for suspect

Mar 13, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A Riverton woman was arrested for probation revocation Thursday afternoon after officials executed a search warrant for suspected methamphetamine distribution ... [more]

Leaving valuables in open cars is 'asking for trouble every time'

Mar 12, 2015 - Van Enclin, Riverton:  Editor:
Regarding the headlines and news about the [more]

Obama must 'give back what belongs to us'

Mar 10, 2015 - Dan Wimp, Riverton:  Editor:
Does Obama want the U.S. to have anything besides running his mouth and does nothing for the U.S. besides screw it up more?
Why don't he give the ... [more]

The way it was: Gerald Ford speech -- 1965

Mar 8, 2015 - Staff:  Well-known faces -- local and national -- assembled in Lander 50 years ago this week at a Republican Party banquet at the old Lander Elks Club.
Guest of honor ... [more]

Skate park lands $100k grant; nears funding goal

Mar 8, 2015 - By Eric Blom and Alejandra Silva, Staff Writers:  A newly announced $100,000 grant means organizers are closing in on their fundraising goal to build a new skate park in Riverton.
Construction is slated to ... [more]

Burglary charges added to counts against man whose tracks alerted police

Mar 6, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Prosecutors filed 13 burglary-related charges Thursday afternoon against a man arrested two days earlier inside a garage on Big Horn Drive.
Riverton police ... [more]