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Bicyclist dies during race from Utah to Wyoming

Sep 12, 2012 - The Associated Press:  LOGAN, Utah -- A bicyclist competing in a race from Logan, Utah, to Jackson Hole crashed on a bridge in Wyoming and fell about 35 feet to his death into the ... [more]

Fremont Co. welcomes nine students from overseas

Sep 12, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  When they first arrived in Fremont County, this year's group of foreign exchange students said they knew they were in for a unique experience. From the ... [more]

Today

Sep 12, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
ARMSTRONG

Joseph R. "Joe" Armstrong, 93, of Riverton, died Sunday, Sept. 9, at his home in Riverton. Graveside services with military honors ... [more]

Nicholas B. Jones

Sep 12, 2012 - Staff:  Nicholas B. Jones, of Lander, died Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, at Wunder Ranch. He was 23 years old.
Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, at ... [more]

Theron Huff

Sep 12, 2012 - Staff:  Theron Huff, of Lander, died Friday, Sept. 7, 2012. He was 91 years old.
A visitation will be at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, in the Relief Society Room of ... [more]

Romney's new tune on health care overhaul

Sep 12, 2012 - By The Philadelphia Inquirer:  So now Mitt Romney actually likes parts of President Obama's signature health-care overhaul -- the same "Obamacare" that Romney and congressional Republicans ... [more]

For a moment, I wanted to shoot a wolf

Sep 12, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk:  I was surprised by my reaction last week when I learned that, beginning Sept. 30, gray wolves in Wyoming will no longer be protected by the Endangered Species ... [more]

Dust to dust

Sep 12, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Who knew that drought could affect unpaved roads, too?

A few years ago, when Main Street through downtown Riverton was torn up during the big street ... [more]

'Only an idiot' would argue against a 'very affordable' tax

Sep 12, 2012 - Ronald Strauss, Riverton:  Editor:
I think the mayor of Riverton is right when he says if we want to fix all the potholes, curbs, crummy gutters and the like around town, then we will ... [more]

Digest

Sep 12, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Comment time to be extended
MOOSE -- The National Park Service is giving the public more time to comment on redevelopment plans for Colter Bay Village ... [more]

Casper fire burns seven houses; Jackson-area blaze threatening

Sep 12, 2012 - By Bob Moen and Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The toll from a wildfire south of Casper grew to seven homes destroyed and 750 threatened, while a fire south of Jackson kept hundreds of residents ... [more]

Man gets life sentence for murder try

Sep 12, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A judge has sentenced an Oregon man to serve life in prison without the possibility of parole for attempted murder in the shooting last summer of ... [more]

Governor to feds: Back off fracking reg plans

Sep 12, 2012 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead has asked the Interior Department to scale back -- or abandon altogether -- proposed rules that would require petroleum ... [more]

District 25 completes Pershing land buy for $190K

Sep 12, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The site initially could be used to help ease access congestion at two Riverton elementary schools.

Fremont County School District 25 has finalized ... [more]

Gun range lease approved, but not without dissent

Sep 12, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council voted to approve the Riverton Shooting Club lease Tuesday. The vote came after councilwoman Mary Ellen Christensen and Mayor Ron ... [more]

Allen wins big in commission re-vote

Sep 12, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Commission District 2 incumbent Dennis Christensen went from a narrow 20-vote win last month to a steep 377-vote loss in Tuesday's special ... [more]

Hitshew, Tiger girls win titles at Star Valley tournament

Sep 11, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Jordan Hitshew won her first golf tournament of the season Saturday at the Star Valley Invitational.
The Lander Valley High School senior had rounds of 86 and ... [more]

Learning a lesson or two from Paralympic athletes

Sep 11, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  For U.S. Navy Lt. Brad Snyder, Sept. 7, 2011, was a horrible, horrible day. It was a tough day for his family too. And for Snyder, his family, his friends and, ... [more]

Stoll, Antone record rodeo victories for Fremont County

Sep 11, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Teal Stoll and Drew Antone were the two Fremont County winners Saturday and Sunday in a high school rodeo in Riverton.
Stoll won the pole bending title in a ... [more]

Today

Sep 11, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
CUTHBERTSON

Joan I. Cuthbertson, 80, of Lander, died Monday, Sept. 10, at the Westward Heights Care Center. According to her wishes, cremation ... [more]

Linda J. Revere

Sep 11, 2012 - Staff:  Linda J. Revere died Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012, at her home in Ethete. She was 57 years old.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, at St. ... [more]

Theron Quiver

Sep 11, 2012 - Staff:  Theron Quiver died Monday, Sept. 3, 2012. He was 18 years old.
Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, at Blue Sky Hall. Interment will be in the ... [more]

Finding, and providing, comfort in quakes

Sep 11, 2012 - By Walter Cook:  I was already up by the time Melissa was jolted awake.
Going from a dead sleep at 3 a.m. to outright panic is easy to do when your three-story apartment ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Sep 11, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Three questions
Last week in this space we posed three weather questions for friendly wagerers to talk about: Will there be another 90-degree day this ... [more]

Casper Mountain, Jackson-area fires loom over homes

Sep 11, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The toll from a wildfire south of Casper grew to seven homes destroyed and 750 threatened, while a fire south of Jackson kept hundreds of residents ... [more]

Digest

Sep 11, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Yellowstone seeking input
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- Yellowstone National Park is now accepting public comments on its proposal to extend the existing ... [more]

Groups intend to sue over wolf delisting

Sep 11, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Two coalitions of environmental groups filed notice Monday that they intend to sue the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service over the agency's decision to ... [more]

Officials to host meeting about Alpine Lake Fire

Sep 11, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Alpine Lake Fire officials are having a public meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Rocky Mountain Hall in Fort Washakie.
"It's open to the public, and anyone can ... [more]

Memorial parade honors 9/11 victims

Sep 11, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Organizers behind Riverton's annual Sept. 11 parade say they plan the event every year to ensure community members remember the significance of the World Trade ... [more]

Financial reports show commission hopefuls spent more during primary election races

Sep 11, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Commission District 5 challenger Jennifer McCarty spent roughly $6,161 in her primary election campaign that ended with a 19-vote difference ... [more]