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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]

David C. Bates

Oct 10, 2012 - Staff:  David C. Bates died suddenly Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012, at his home in Lander. He was 84 years old.
Services are at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, at Trinity Episcopal ... [more]

Flu cases reported in state

Oct 10, 2012 - From staff reports:  State health officials say they are already getting reports of flu cases in Wyoming.
Wyoming state health officer Dr. Wendy Braund said flu cases have been ... [more]

Museum applicants interviewed, call for a more cooperative spirit

Oct 10, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Three applicants seeking an open seat on the Fremont County Museums Board have been interviewed.
Carol Chidsey and Steve Faerber, both of Lander, and Mark ... [more]

Incumbents and challengers agree board oversight merits change

Oct 10, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Both candidates challenging incumbents for spots on the Fremont County Commission say they would work, if elected, to improve oversight of county boards.
"I ... [more]