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Coal likely to remain dominant for years

Jun 20, 2012 - By Renee Schoof, McClatchy Newspapers:  WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration's proposal in April to put the first limits on greenhouse gases from new power plants could mean that no new coal-fired ... [more]

Digest

Jun 20, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Progress seen on new fire
CHEYENNE -- Firefighters are hoping to take advantage of cooler weather in battling a wildfire burning in a remote and ... [more]

Then and now

Jun 20, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Our biggest edition of the year is good for cultivating the long view of a key industry

The extra-thick newspaper you're reading today is the 57th ... [more]

Just another day in the mine

Jun 20, 2012 - Judd McDonald, Lander:  Editor:
I am writing this letter to let everyone know what kind of man I had for a working partner in the year of 1967.
I showed up to work and changed into ... [more]

Here's to a lump of coal

Jun 20, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler:  There's a mixed message to children in "a lump of coal."
Traditionally, a "lump of coal" is what all naughty children get in their stockings on Christmas ... [more]

Jeffres joins school board vacancy field

Jun 20, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler, Staff Writer:  Lynette Jeffres is the latest to file for appointment to the Riverton school board.
Deadline for filing for the July1-Dec.1 position on the District 25 Board ... [more]

Today

Jun 20, 2012 - Staff:  Births
BECK

A son was born to Alona Beck, of Kharkiv, Ukraine, and Tyson Beck, of Riverton, at 1:05 a.m. May 31, 2012, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. ... [more]

C.D. 'Duane' White

Jun 20, 2012 - Staff:  C.D. "Duane" White, 73, of Riverton, died Monday, June 18, 2012, at Riverton Memorial Hospital.
Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Friday, June 22, at the Davis ... [more]

Dulcie L. Von Krosigk

Jun 20, 2012 - Staff:  Dulcie L. Von Krosigk, 94, of Riverton, died Sunday, June 17, 2012, at the Wind River Healthcare in Riverton.
Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Friday, June 22, ... [more]

Four hospitalized after drinking from bottle they found

Jun 20, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Police Department is investigating a bottle of liquid found near City Park after four people were hospitalized after drinking from it.
Police ... [more]

Solid waste board relents on trash station cutbacks

Jun 19, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  In an effort to address complaints about decreased operations at trash transfer stations, the county solid waste board approved a new schedule Monday that ... [more]

Magnetic decals might prove answer to vehicle disagreement

Jun 19, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County commissioners and Coroner Ed McAuslan recognize at least one goal in their ongoing debate over identification decals placed on his vehicle.
"As ... [more]

Tucker, Ashdown first to file for Riverton school board vacancy

Jun 19, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler, Staff Writer:  By noon Tuesday, two men had filed letters of interest to be appointed to the Fremont County School District 25 Board of Education, replacing Bill Russell, who ... [more]

Embezzlement suspect still jailed after June 6 hearing postponed

Jun 19, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The former financial manager for Star-Tech Inc. and Precision Analysis continues to remain in jail during his prosecution, where he faces embezzlement charges ... [more]

Driver injured in one-vehicle wreck Sunday

Jun 19, 2012 - Staff:  At 4:03 p.m. Sunday, emergency personnel responded to a one-vehicle rollover about 20 miles outside Shoshoni on Highway 20/26. According to the Fremont County ... [more]

Fast-growing fire triples in one day near Glenrock

Jun 19, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Winds gusting up to 40 mph tripled the size of a wildfire in southern Converse County on Monday, and authorities advised residents east of the fire ... [more]

Yellowstone conducts safety checks on commercial vehicles

Jun 19, 2012 - The Associated Press:  YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- If you're driving -- or following -- a commercial bus or truck traveling through Yellowstone National Park this summer, be prepared ... [more]

Utility awarded a smaller rate increase than it had requested

Jun 19, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Rocky Mountain Power has reached an agreement with consumer groups that would stagger a $50 million electric rate increase over the next two years.
The ... [more]

Game warden commended

Jun 19, 2012 - The Associated Press:  WORLAND -- A Worland game warden has been named officer of the year by two organizations.
Matt Lentsch was named 2011 Wildlife Officer of the Year by both the ... [more]

Digest

Jun 19, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Captured inmate to return
RAPID CITY, S.D. -- A Wyoming fugitive who spent two days on the run before being captured in South Dakota's Black Hills will ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Jun 19, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Spring's farewell
It's the last day of spring. The summer solstice arrives Wednesday, bringing the first day of official summer to the northern ... [more]

Cutbacks at trash stations have associated costs too

Jun 19, 2012 - Mark Romer, Riverton:  Editor:
In following along with the changes occurring in the Fremont County Solid Waste saga, one thing keeps standing out to me. It is constantly stated that ... [more]

Root for the Miami Heat

Jun 19, 2012 - By Walter Cook:  Although I was an enthusiastic fan of the NBA in my youth, I haven't paid attention to the league in awhile. As I grew older, I tired of the egos involved and ... [more]

Reduce mosquito breeding grounds, prevent West Nile

Jun 19, 2012 - Staff:  West Nile virus can cause potentially serious illness in humans. Because mosquitoes spread the virus by feeding on infected birds and then biting people, other ... [more]

Allen 'Duane' Richey

Jun 19, 2012 - Staff:  Allen "Duane" Richey, 55, died of cancer Friday, June 15, 2012, at his home in Hattiesburg, Miss. He was the father of Amy McDonald of Riverton.
Memorial ... [more]

Jeanette M. Benda

Jun 19, 2012 - Staff:  Jeanette M. Benda, 72, of Hudson, died Sunday, June 10, 2012, in Casper.
Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Monday, June 18, in the Chapel of Mount Hope, ... [more]

Today

Jun 19, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
RICHEY

Allen "Duane" Richey, 55, died of cancer Friday, June 15, at his home in Hattiesburg, Miss. He was the father of Amy McDonald of ... [more]

County riders race to good finishes at two-day event

Jun 19, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riders from across Wyoming and the region competed on the motocross track on Paradise Valley Road.

Fremont County riders won several races Saturday ... [more]

U.S. Energy under-18 team ousted in tourney semifinals

Jun 19, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton teams are preparing for the upcoming girls state fastpitch tournament beginning July 7 in Rock Springs.

The Gillette Heat blanked Riverton ... [more]

Although acquitted, The Rocket is still guilty in the eyes of many

Jun 19, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Acquitted.
That's what The Rocket, Roger Clemens, heard Monday when a federal court jury returned a verdict acquitting him on all charges that he obstructed ... [more]