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State offer lowers cost of Federal lights

Mar 20, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council is debating the purchase of decorative light poles for the city, and the pricetag might be lower than expected.
The Wyoming ... [more]

Guitar and knife both used in Riverton fight

Mar 20, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  An Arapahoe man faces two aggravated assault and battery charges after police say he stabbed another man in the chest in the early hours of St. Patrick's ... [more]

State's high school grad rate near the nationwide average

Mar 20, 2012 - The Associated Press:  A new report says Wyoming's high school graduation rate increased less than 1 percentage point from 74.4 percent in 2002 to 75.2 percent in 2009.
Wyoming's ... [more]

Yellowstone bison arrive at Montana reservation

Mar 20, 2012 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- Sixty-four bison from Yellowstone National Park were shipped almost 500 miles to northeast Montana's Fort Peck Indian Reservation on ... [more]

No antler collecting until May

Mar 20, 2012 - The Associated Press:  PINEDALE (AP) -- The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is reminding people not to be in too much of a hurry to collect antlers from public lands in western ... [more]

Digest

Mar 20, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Grant OK'd to lure data center
CHEYENNE (AP) -- The State Loan and Investment Board has approved a $5 million grant to help bring a proposed $112 million data ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Mar 20, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  New season
Spring dawned sunny and cold in 2012, last week's warm air having been driven away ferociously by some classic Wyoming wind. The daylight is longer ... [more]

Health care law in court

Mar 20, 2012 - By Mark Sherman and Ricardo Alsonso-Zaldivar:  Part one of two

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. Supreme Court has several options in ruling on President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, from ... [more]

Food fair showed the value of local ag production

Mar 20, 2012 - Steve and Angie Crane, Kinnear:  Editor:
We just wanted to say thank you to those people who worked so hard putting together the 2012 local food fair.
As a producer, we really appreciate ... [more]

Robert L. Anderson

Mar 20, 2012 - Staff:  Robert L. Anderson, 92, of Riverton, died Friday, March 16, 2012, after a short illness.
Graveside services are at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 22, at Rest Haven ... [more]

Alice 'Jo' Veach

Mar 20, 2012 - Staff:  Memorial services for Alice "Jo" Veach, 65, of rural Riverton, are at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 24, at St. John Lutheran Church in Riverton.
Mrs. Veach died ... [more]

Today

Mar 20, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
ANDERSON

Robert L. Anderson, 92, of Riverton, died Friday, March 16, 2012. Graveside services are at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 22, at Rest Haven ... [more]

District 25 recreation board accepts $49,140 in grants

Mar 20, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler, Staff Writer:  Grants totaling $49,140 were accepted from the Fremont County School District 25 Recreation Board, and Alex Ward of Greenway Lawns was recognized as Rec ... [more]

Police: Bomb threat at elementary was unfounded

Mar 20, 2012 - Staff:  Authorities say a bomb threat reported at Aspen Park Elementary School Monday afternoon in Riverton was unfounded. Riverton police Capt. C.T. Smith said ... [more]

Washington State ends Wyoming's season 61-41

Mar 19, 2012 - Staff:  The Wyoming Cowboys fell Monday in the second round of the College Basketball Invitational tournament 61-41 in Pullman, WA. Catch game details in Tuesday's ... [more]

Asking the question

Mar 18, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  It took a good long while, but leaders of Fremont County's six incorporated municipalities have won permission from the county commission to place an ... [more]

Arbitration might be the only answer in wolf dispute

Mar 18, 2012 - Paul Clarkson, Riverton:  Editor:
I am no big fan of the wolves now running wild in Wyoming. I don't want to cuddle them or give them dog biscuits,so please don't accuse me of ... [more]

Coincidences aren't achievements

Mar 18, 2012 - By Mark Shields:  "When I was speaker of the House, gas was $1.13 a gallon."
"In the four years I was speaker, we created 11 million new jobs."
"Overall spending grew at an ... [more]

Politicians don't control oil prices

Mar 18, 2012 - By Randy Tucker:  Opportunities to understand people and issues abound if you take the time to listen.
Last week I held a restaurant paging device as my wife and I waited ... [more]

Five commission districts to stay, but adjustments to lines

Mar 18, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Consideration has ended for a revised plan that would have condensed the five single-member county commissioner election districts into three.
"We have been ... [more]

Young instrumentalists play at district festival

Mar 18, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  Riverton Middle School on Saturday was filled with the sound of music, at times in perfect harmony, at others in disarray.
The unharmonious sounds stemmed ... [more]

Fifth Hudson suspect in court Friday

Mar 18, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The fifth suspect arrested in the Hudson double homicide, robbery and arson case made his initial court appearance Friday afternoon.
Ryan Blake Hanway ... [more]

Orchestra prepares for Spring Concert

Mar 18, 2012 - Staff:  Fremont County Orchestra's 25th season Spring Concert is happening on Saturday, March 24.
Orchestra conductor Rebecca Murdock said the concert program ... [more]

Wyo. Winter Fair celebrates success

Mar 18, 2012 - Staff:  Organizers of the 2012 Wyoming State Winter Fair that wrapped up on March 3 reported the gathering was a successful event.
Although the March 1 winter fair ... [more]

CWC students present West Nile virus study

Mar 18, 2012 - Staff:  A pair of Central Wyoming College students will present information from a three-plus-year undergraduate research project on West Nile virus in Fremont County ... [more]

Digest

Mar 18, 2012 - Staff:  Game and Fish agency sets meetings
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is hosting various meetings and gatherings in the coming weeks pertaining to issues in ... [more]

Museum offers a peek into a teepee

Mar 18, 2012 - Staff:  The Fremont County Pioneer Museum in Lander is opening a new exhibit depicting the living quarters of Shoshone and Arapaho tribes.
The exhibit "Inside the ... [more]

Gardener program turns thumbs green

Mar 18, 2012 - Staff:  Master Gardener training is starting its series of classes on Friday, March 23, in Fremont County.
Training involves participating in a 10-week, ... [more]

Free tax preparation help still available

Mar 18, 2012 - Staff:  Legal Aid of Wyoming in Lander is continuing to offer free tax preparation assistance to qualifying participants through April.
The group will be at the ... [more]

Joanne L. Hearth

Mar 18, 2012 - Staff:  Joanne L. "Joby" Hearth, 80, of Lander, died Tuesday, March 13, 2012, at Westward Heights Care Center in Lander.
Cremation has taken place, and there will be ... [more]