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Hancock, McCann to wed Sept. 22

Jul 27, 2012 - Staff:  Eunice Mushitz and Cal Hancock are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Angela Hancock to Tyler McCann.
The future bride is a 1998 graduate of ... [more]

Achievers

Jul 27, 2012 - Staff:  Eickes to celebrate 40 years of marriage
Rod and Carol Eicke are celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary. There will be a barbecue celebration at ... [more]

Justin Greg Greenhalgh

Jul 27, 2012 - Staff:  Justin Greg Greenhalgh, 36, died Saturday, July 14, 2012, in Battle Mountain, Nev.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 28, at the Riverton ... [more]

Eugene "Gene" George Patch

Jul 27, 2012 - Staff:  Eugene "Gene" George Patch, 81, of Lander, died Saturday, July 21, 2012, with his family at his side.
No services are planned, and a celebration of life will ... [more]

Mary Jane Day

Jul 27, 2012 - Staff:  Mary Jane Day, of Natchitoches, La., and formerly of Riverton, died July 5, 2012, at her home.
A visitation was 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday, July 12, at the ... [more]

Leaders of Syria crackdown are different from other Muslims in region

Jul 27, 2012 - By Paul V.M. Flesher:  Military forces in Syria bombed and rampaged through Houla recently, killing more than 100 civilians, nearly one-third who were children.
This was the latest ... [more]

Shoshone National Forest to release draft forest plan

Jul 27, 2012 - Staff:  The Shoshone National Forest will be releasing its draft forest plan and draft environmental impact statement on Monday, July 30.
Forest planners say eight ... [more]

Today

Jul 27, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
BROWN

Walter John Brown, 42, of Arapahoe, died July 27, 2012, at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Tuesday, ... [more]

Riverton Little League downed by Laramie

Jul 26, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  GREEN RIVER -- Laramie had its high-powered offense in gear from the start against Riverton, collecting a 13-3 victory Wednesday under the lights in the first ... [more]

Lander 9-10s downed by Gillette in first round

Jul 26, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  GREEN RIVER -- Gillette scored seven runs in the second inning and four more in the fifth to post an 11-6 win Wednesday night in the first-round of the ... [more]

Area drivers urged to use caution for triathlon

Jul 26, 2012 - Staff:  Drivers along Riverview Road, Sunset Drive, Major Avenue and Cooper Road are urged to drive with caution Saturday morning as bikers and runners will be ... [more]

Raiders fall 18-2 to Sheridan

Jul 26, 2012 - Staff:  The Riverton Raiders fell 18-2 to the Sheridan Troopers in the opening round of the Wyoming North American Legion district baseball tournament Wednesday in ... [more]

Suicide up, homicide down in county so far in 2012, says coroner

Jul 26, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Coroner Ed McAuslan's records show that suicides are increasing, with three more happening during the first six months of the year than the ... [more]

County waits for tribes to respond on plan to end trash contract

Jul 26, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County's solid waste district has not received any response after voting last month to start a six-month termination notice on its trash disposal ... [more]

City beefs up online services

Jul 26, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  The City of Riverton will soon have a new website. Customer service supervisor Mia Harris unveiled the changes at the Riverton City Council meeting July ... [more]

Interior secretary: Grizzly delisting expected by 2014

Jul 26, 2012 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Interior Secretary Ken Salazar has informed Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead that he shares the governor's desire to end federal protections for Yellowstone ... [more]

Fire conditions looking better around state

Jul 26, 2012 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wildfires are still popping up across Wyoming, but State Forester Bill Crapser said the situation has improved from earlier this summer thanks to ... [more]

Digest

Jul 26, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Child death rate increases
CASPER -- A national study shows the death rate for children and teens in Wyoming inched up during the second half of the ... [more]

UP hauls less coal in second quarter from NE Wyoming

Jul 26, 2012 - The Associated Press:  GILLETTE -- Union Pacific Corp. shipped 18 percent less coal from the Powder River Basin in northeast Wyoming during the second quarter this year.
The Omaha, ... [more]

Summer theater

Jul 26, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Its return this week is welcome; now, can it be sustained?

It's wonderful that the once-promising tradition of summer theater in Riverton is being ... [more]

Remember, Aurora means 'dawn'

Jul 26, 2012 - By Betty Starks Case:  Our Colorado neighbors might take some comfort in that

Everyone has probably heard all they wish to hear or can absorb of the horrible theater ... [more]

Downtown restroom seems like good idea when crowds are big

Jul 26, 2012 - Lynne Watkiss, Riverton:  Editor:
I never really had an opinion in one way or the other about the Riverton mayor's idea of having a public restroom-type facility in downtown ... [more]

Interest grows in natural gas fueling stations

Jul 26, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  A school district in Sublette County should get one this fall.

Other compressed natural gas fueling stations are in the works after Encana Corp. ... [more]

Dean Alexander Dewey

Jul 26, 2012 - Staff:  Dean Alexander Dewey, 44, died Sunday, July 22, 2012, at Riverton Memorial Hospital.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 28, at St. Stephens ... [more]

Zona Moss

Jul 26, 2012 - Staff:  Zona Moss, 70, of Ethete, died July 24, 2012, at the Lander Regional Hospital. 
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 28, at the Blue Sky Hall ... [more]

Today

Jul 26, 2012 - Staff:  Births
WATSON

A son was born to Andrea and Cole Watson, of Riverton, at 3:47 a.m. June 14, 2012, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, ... [more]

Fashion on display at 4-H style revue

Jul 26, 2012 - Staff:  4-H members kick off the Fremont County Fair with a style revue Wednesday at the Robert A. Peck Arts Center Theater. Full fair activities begin ... [more]

Little Leaguers open state vs. Laramie

Jul 25, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton's opponent has won the last six state Little League championships.

The Riverton 11-12-year-old Little League baseball all-stars drew Laramie ... [more]

Schrock gets head rodeo job for CWC Rustlers

Jul 25, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Drew Schrock has been promoted from assistant coach to head rodeo coach at Central Wyoming College.
Schrock replaces CWC Rick and Lynn Smith. The pair took ... [more]

Jail, probation for teen who drove into store

Jul 25, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Donovan James Shakespeare will serve a year in jail for the Jan. 21 car theft and wreck.

An Ethete teen charged with crashing a stolen vehicle about ... [more]