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Dems scrap old platform for new

Apr 15, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  In addition to nominating President Barack Obama for a second term in office, Fremont County Democrats decided Saturday to scrap a revised version of their ... [more]

Coroner: Increase in deaths from prescription drug abuse

Apr 15, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Coroner Ed McAuslan cited prescription drug use as a growing factor in non-natural deaths his office investigates.
"We're seeing such a rise in ... [more]

Organizers want to bring farmers market downtown

Apr 15, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  A fresh food fair would add a little flair downtown, according to a presentation by business owner Jerry Kintzler and Riverton Outreach Coordinator Sherry ... [more]

Commissioners discuss the county's flood preparedness

Apr 15, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Emergency Management coordinator Kathi Metzler presented good and bad news to commissioners in regard to possible flooding in the coming ... [more]

Cheney to speak at Republican state convention

Apr 15, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- Former Vice President Dick Cheney has received last-minute medical clearance to return to his home state and speak at the Wyoming Republican ... [more]

School demolition in Rawlins stirs memories

Apr 15, 2012 - By Zachary Laux, The Associated Press:  RAWLINS -- Construction trucks rolled in this week to demolish Pershing Elementary School and, for some, the many memories the building holds.
"It's like your ... [more]

Threats prompt security hire at Wyoming agency

Apr 15, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CASPER (AP) -- A state branch of the Social Security Administration has received funds to pay for security services after employees were threatened by people ... [more]

Digest

Apr 15, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Senate president seeks re-election
CHEYENNE (AP) -- Wyoming Senate President Jim Anderson has announced that he'll seek re-election to a fourth term.
The ... [more]

Vietnamese man buys a piece of the American dream

Apr 15, 2012 - By Margie Mason, The Associated Press:  HANOI, Vietnam -- Vietnamese businessman Pham Dinh Nguyen flew to the U.S. for the first time, drove to a tiny, frigid trading outpost and bought his own piece ... [more]

Michael D. Horton

Apr 15, 2012 - Staff:  Michael D. Horton, 32, died Monday, April 9, 2012, at his home in Riverton.
A memorial service is at 11 a.m. Monday, April 16, at the Faith Lutheran Church in ... [more]

William C. 'Bill' McBroom

Apr 15, 2012 - Staff:  Memorial services for former Riverton resident William C. "Bill" McBroom, 86, are at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 2, at Evergreen Cemetery in Superior, Neb.
Mr. ... [more]

Anton J. 'Tony' Radman

Apr 15, 2012 - Staff:  Former Lander resident Anton J. "Tony" Radman, 59, of Ogden, Utah, died Monday, March 19, of an arterial blood clot while skiing.
Celebratory mass was ... [more]

Laurie A. Grosgebauer

Apr 15, 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]

Bruce E. Dannaldson

Apr 15, 2012 - Staff:  Bruce E. Dannaldson, 62, died Wednesday, March 28, following a long illness.
Bruce Edward Dannaldson was born June 25, 1949, in Los Angeles to Ralph and Opal ... [more]

Larry C. Pickett

Apr 15, 2012 - Staff:  Former Pavillion resident, Larry C. Pickett, 70, died Monday, March 26, 2012, at his home in Centralia, Wash. He had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer ... [more]

Duane E. Carson

Apr 15, 2012 - Staff:  Duane E. Carson, 80, of Anchorage, Alaska, died Tuesday, April 10, 2012, at the home of his son, Dean Carson, in Riverton.
According to his wishes, cremation ... [more]

Western states prep for dangerous fire season

Apr 15, 2012 - The Associated Press:  DENVER (AP) -- A prolonged drought and record-breaking temperatures have many Western states preparing for another active -- and dangerous -- wildfire season.
In ... [more]

Meeting in Riverton focuses on post-secondary education

Apr 15, 2012 - Staff:  A meeting at the Riverton Holiday Inn is scheduled to happen Tuesday, April 17, to discuss initiatives to promote post-secondary education in the state.
The ... [more]

County aims to prevent child abuse in April

Apr 15, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Each one of the 100 blue pinwheels planted in a flower bed at the top of stairs outside the Fremont County Courthouse represented a new life.
They symbolized ... [more]

A young death generates memories

Apr 15, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Easter weekend has taken on another importance for the family and friends of Marisa Spoonhunter.
To mark the Ethete eighth-grader's death two years ago at the ... [more]

Be a Pioneer Days queen

Apr 15, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The 2012 Lander Pioneer Days Queen Pageant is at the Lander Old Timers Arena at 6 p.m. on April 26.
Ages for contestants include the queen category from 18 to ... [more]

RHS soccer boys take step back in two conference matches

Apr 15, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  A step forward, a step back. That is how Riverton High School head coach Erly Cornejo described his team's fight to a 0-0 tie against Green River on Friday at ... [more]

Lone Bear, like his dad, commits to play basketball at CWC

Apr 15, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  PAVILLION -- Tyson Lone Bear is following in his father's footsteps.
The Wind River senior and son of Darrell Lone Bear Sr. made things official Thursday after ... [more]

Shoshoni boys, Wind River girls finish first at track meet in Ethete

Apr 15, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  The best race of the day may have been when the Wyoming Indian Invitational finished ahead of the approaching rain Saturday at Ethete. A small field of six ... [more]

Lander teams sweep Douglas in soccer

Apr 15, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lander Valley High School swept Douglas in a pair of non-conference soccer matches Friday.
The Tiger girls edged Douglas 2-1 in front of home fans while the ... [more]

Trojans master early season golf in Riverton

Apr 15, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Kelly Walsh High School placed three golfers in the top six to run away with the boys team title in the 12-team Riverton High School Spring Invitational played ... [more]

Pokes complete week four of spring football in Laramie

Apr 15, 2012 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Friday saw the Wyoming Cowboys complete their fourth week of spring football practice. The Pokes will have only four spring practices remaining next ... [more]

Tigers' Colter wins twice in meet at Kelly Walsh

Apr 15, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lander Valley High School distance runner Beryl Colter paced the Tigers to a pair of victories Tuesday during the Kelly Walsh Mini Invitational in ... [more]

Riverton girls get two big road soccer wins; battle Lander Tuesday

Apr 15, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton girls soccer team hit the road Friday and Saturday and gained two big wins, one in overtime, to even their Class 4-A West conference record to ... [more]

The district dance

Apr 15, 2012 - Steve Peck:  Fremont County continues to clean up from being force-fed commission districts Implementing the court-ordered breakup of Fremont County into five separate ... [more]