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Apr 19, 2012 - Staff:  Births
MARIN

A son was born to Yolanda Seminole, of Riverton, and Mario Marin, of Bluff, Utah, at 4:44 p.m. March 28, 2012, at Riverton Memorial ... [more]

Fremont County Fair looking at Majors property

Apr 19, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  If the Fremont County Fair Board had its way, more than 100 acres of county owned land in northwest Riverton would become a vast venue capable of handling all ... [more]

Snyder receives year's contract extension as Riverton superintendent

Apr 19, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler, Staff Writer:  The Fremont District 25 Board of Education has extended the contract of Riverton Superintendent Terry Snyder by an additional year with board chairman Carl ... [more]

Classroom to City Hall

Apr 19, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Police Department had an abundance of people in jail April 11, but they were all short-timers.
A group of 50 third-graders from Ashgrove ... [more]

Treasure hunt Easter eggs both returned

Apr 19, 2012 - Staff:  The Ranger's Easter Egg Treasure Hunt took awhile to complete, but the end itself was swift. Both eggs were turned in Thursday.
The first to find one of two ... [more]

Bernard J. 'Buddy' Wolfe

Apr 18, 2012 - Staff:  Funeral services for Bernard J. "Buddy" Wolfe, 60, are at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 19, at the Davis Funeral Home of Riverton with Pastor Doug Hill of the ... [more]

Laurie A. Grosgebauer

Apr 18, 2012 - Staff:  Laurie A. Grosgebauer, 44, of Lander, died Wednesday, April 4, 2012, with family by her side in Lander.
Services will be at a later date.
Laurie Ann Lopez ... [more]

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Apr 18, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
MARTINEZ

Funeral services for Maria E. "Mary" Martinez, 91, are at 10 a.m. Friday, April 20, at St. Margaret's Catholic Church in Riverton. A ... [more]

Giving things a try

Apr 18, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  If you want evidence of how well Riverton has done in preserving a viable downtown business district, just drive through any number of other cities in Wyoming ... [more]

'Thou Shalt Not Admit Adultery'

Apr 18, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler:  From a Catholic school comes some of the funniest answers to questions posed to young students.
An Internet friend shared the following from a teaching nun ... [more]

Time to include Cuba in summit of Americas?

Apr 18, 2012 - By The Los Angeles Times:  Once again, Cuba was absent from the Summit of the Americas. Yet the communist nation might as well have attended the gathering last weekend in Cartagena, ... [more]

No evidence ever found to link accused Nazi guard to crimes

Apr 18, 2012 - Marian Bellinger, Riverton:  Editor:
In the 1980s I recall reading that Holocaust Groups had searched for 12 years for evidence that would nail John Demjanjuk and found none.
And from ... [more]

Looking for a Yellowstone bear?

Apr 18, 2012 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- For wildlife enthusiasts hoping to catch a glimpse of wolves, grizzly bears and bison at Yellowstone National Park, the best place to be on the ... [more]

State gets federal funds to assist on flood damage

Apr 18, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- Wyoming has been awarded about $20 million in federal funds to help pay the costs of repairing roads damaged by last year's flooding and ... [more]

Digest

Apr 18, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Man saves child thrown from car
CHEYENNE (AP) -- A Cheyenne man is credited with helping save the life of a 2-year-old who ended up on Interstate 80 after ... [more]

RHS sweeps team titles during home meet on Tuesday

Apr 18, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  The Riverton boys and girls took the team honors in one of the quickest meets of the season Tuesday in Riverton.
The entire meet took a little less than four ... [more]

Ashdown gets five goals as RHS girls thrash LVHS

Apr 18, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Marcia Ashdown scored five goals Tuesday to propel Riverton High School to a commanding 7-0 girls soccer victory over Lander Valley High School.
The victory ... [more]

RHS boys get 4-1 victory over Lander on LVHS soccer field

Apr 18, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Josh Wright and Tristan White scored two goals apiece in a balanced offensive attack for Riverton High School as the Wolverines beat Lander 4-1 in boys soccer ... [more]

Was woman's sentence lighter than if she had been a man?

Apr 18, 2012 - Marsha Ileman, Riverton:  Editor:
In response to the previous letter to the editor about the punishment for the school teacher accused of a sexual offense, I think the same could be ... [more]

Edith P. Fessler

Apr 18, 2012 - Staff:  Memorial services for Edith P. Fessler, 77, of Lander, are at 2 p.m. Friday, April 20, in the Chapel of Mount Hope, Hudson's Funeral Home in Lander.
Edith ... [more]

County plans to eliminate 8-Mile voting precinct

Apr 18, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Clerk Julie Freese is proposing to eliminate a voting precinct in the Pavillion area while expanding one in the Lander area and splitting up ... [more]

Council lifts lid on changes to city codes; weeds, signs among topics

Apr 18, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  City code enforcement marked one of two lengthy discussions at a Riverton City Council work session.
City administrator Steven Weaver addressed the council ... [more]

Mock anthrax crisis showed readiness of alert system

Apr 18, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  A recent readiness drill tested the preparedness of the Fremont County Public Health Department in dealing with a large-scale anthrax exposure.
The exercise ... [more]

State Rep. Goggles to seek re-election in November

Apr 18, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  State Rep. Patrick Goggles, D-Ethete, announced Saturday at the Fremont County Democratic Convention that he will be seeking re-election in November.
"I ... [more]

At-large felon back in custody

Apr 17, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  A felon who had been at large since after mistakenly being released from the Wyoming State Penitentiary was arrested Monday at a Riverton residence.
Riverton ... [more]

Former county resident killed in plane accident

Apr 17, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Winnemucca, Nev., man killed in the plane crash Friday in Sweetwater County was a former Fremont County resident.
A family member of Cranfill "Buster" ... [more]

At the Ag Expo

Apr 17, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Faith Ridgely, a third-grader at Arapahoe School, volunteered to dress up like a cow. By decking herself in ears, a sandpaper tongue, blown up balloon udders ... [more]

Agency proposes a takeover of trash collection

Apr 17, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  A tribal agency is proposing to take over management, collection and transportation of trash collected at the four transfer stations on the Wind River Indian ... [more]

Forest Service mulls opening bat caves

Apr 17, 2012 - The Associated Press:  GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. -- The U.S. Forest Service is considering lifting a two-year closure of caves and abandoned mines in Colorado and several other states ... [more]

Wyoming exports boom in 2011

Apr 17, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- Last year was big for Wyoming overseas and across borders.
Wyoming exports shot up by nearly a quarter last year, on the strength of stronger soda ... [more]