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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]

Conclusion seems premature on deputy's shooting victim

Apr 15, 2012 - Kari Griebel Kinnear:  After reading about the county deputy shooting a man to death, I feel prompted to write a letter to the editor.
In one story is a quote from the county ... [more]

When you can call someone 'friend'

Apr 15, 2012 - By Randy Tucker:  Thankfully, my working career has required me to wear a suit and tie only on occasion.
While I wore a tie every day I taught American History, the suit jacket ... [more]

District 4 seat to appear as two-year term on fall ballot

Apr 13, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Commission district represented by Pat Hickerson will appear on the November general election ballot as a two-year unexpired term.
During ... [more]

Curiosity brings Enzi to Riverton lab

Apr 13, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Eight years ago, Heidi Fabrizius started testing wastewater samples in her garage. She had a vision, a young family and a desire to bring a business that had ... [more]

Riverton police create a task force to fight graffiti

Apr 13, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Police Department has formed a new task force in a cooperative effort with property owners to remove unwanted graffiti.
Police chief Mike ... [more]

County jobless rate continues to fall

Apr 13, 2012 - Staff:  The newest data compiled by the Wyoming Department of Workforce Service showed the unemployment rate in Fremont County at 7.4 percent for February, down from ... [more]

Big gas expansion faces hurdles

Apr 13, 2012 - The Associated Press:  DENVER (AP) -- Infrastructure challenges in western North Dakota could limit the number of oil and gas drilling rigs in the Bakken system's rich Williston ... [more]

Man sentenced to up to 18 years in Wyoming slaying

Apr 13, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- A South Carolina man will spend between 13 and 18 years in prison for the slaying of a carnival worker.
Thirty-one-year-old Bradley O. Petty ... [more]

Digest

Apr 13, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Sentence upheld in Sheridan murder
CHEYENNE (AP) -- The Wyoming Supreme Court has upheld a life prison sentence for a Sheridan teenager convicted of murder in ... [more]

Peter, meet Paul

Apr 13, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  The logistical, fiscal and, sadly, personal realities of the State of Wyoming's mandate that most elementary school class sizes be no bigger than 16 students ... [more]

Funeral guitarist identified

Apr 13, 2012 - Family of Hewitt Youtz:  Editor:
To those of you attending the funeral of Hewitt G. Youtz on April 2, an important introduction was omitted. 
The young man playing the guitar for ... [more]

Recalling the L.A. riots

Apr 13, 2012 - By Rebecca Trounson and Joel Rubin, McClatchy Newspapers:  LOS ANGELES -- Nearly 20 years after Los Angeles was shaken by one of the worst outbreaks of civil unrest in U.S. history, residents say the city is safer and ... [more]

This is one of three Friday the 13ths on '12 calendar

Apr 13, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler:  Today is Friday, the 13th, one of three supposed unlucky days this year.
A Friday, the 13th occurred in January, and another is due in July.
Friday the 13th ... [more]

Achievers

Apr 13, 2012 - Staff:  Riverton band honored by Wyoming Arts Council
The Fat City Mardi Gras Band, of Riverton, was one of 21 Wyoming artists approved by the Wyoming Arts Council ... [more]

Hubenka, Olson to marry

Apr 13, 2012 - Staff:  Greg and Pam Hubenka, of Riverton, are pleased to announce the engagement of their son Nicholas Hubenka to Laci Olson, daughter of Charles Olson of Wolf Point, ... [more]

State FFA announces 2012 proficiency award winners

Apr 13, 2012 - Staff:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming FFA Association announced its winners in the 2012 Agricultural Proficiency Award Competition on April 4 as part of the Wyoming State ... [more]

RHS to perform vocal concert

Apr 13, 2012 - Staff:  Riverton High School will host a pre-festival vocal concert at 7:30 p.m. April 19 at the Robert A. Peck Arts Center Theatre at Central Wyoming College.
The ... [more]

Ruby P. Miller

Apr 13, 2012 - Staff:  Funeral services for Ruby P. Miller, 82, of Arapahoe, are at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 14, at the Davis Funeral Home of Riverton. The Rev. Dale Adams officiates ... [more]