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Second Yellowstone grizzly could be killed for mauling

Mar 21, 2012 - The Associated Press:  YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK (AP) -- A second grizzly bear could be killed in connection with the fatal mauling of a Michigan man at Yellowstone National Park last ... [more]

Education overhaul signed by governor

Mar 21, 2012 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead signed into law a bill advancing Wyoming's effort to help make its public school students better prepared for college and ... [more]

Extra patrols on St. Patrick's Day resulted in five arrests

Mar 21, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  A countywide St. Patrick's Day "saturation patrol" by law enforcement yielded five drunk-driving arrests.
Fremont County Sheriff's Capt. Ryan Lee said the ... [more]

Riverton woman gets jail term for teen sex offenses

Mar 21, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  One night after contacting a teenage boy who is a minor, she picked him up at a sleepover party, drove him to a park, and had sex with him on the ground.
In a ... [more]

Acclaimed novelist in city Friday, Saturday

Mar 21, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  When promoting her debut novel, "The Adults," author Alison Espach finds it remarkable that people have read her fiction, and they often show up to hear her ... [more]

RHS track runs, throws at first meet in Casper

Mar 20, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton High School senior Hannah Svilar opened the track and field season on Saturday by winning the discus title at the Glen Legler Memorial meet in ... [more]

Table tennis March 24 at CWC

Mar 20, 2012 - Staff:  The annual Fremont County Table Tennis Tournament is this Saturday, March 24, in Rustler Gym on the Central Wyoming College campus in Riverton..
Registration ... [more]

It doesn't take long for friends to let you know how they really feel

Mar 20, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Facebook and texting. Here are some of my friends' comments from Monday about the Denver Broncos landing future Hall of Fame quarterback Peyton Manning, who ... [more]

Pokes end season with loss to WSU

Mar 20, 2012 - The Associated Press:  PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) -- Brock Motum scored 25 points to lead Washington State past Wyoming 61-41 in the quarterfinals of the College Basketball Invitational ... [more]

Convenience store suspect returns to face charges

Mar 20, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The suspect in February's stabbing assault at a Riverton Maverik Country Store is back in Fremont County to face an attempted second-degree murder charge, ... [more]

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]

Convenience store suspect returns to face charges

Mar 20, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Shakespeare has Wednesday court date

The suspect in February's stabbing assault at a Riverton Maverik Country Store is back in Fremont County to face ... [more]

State offer lowers cost of Federal lights

Mar 20, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  After hearing originally that they might cost $300,000, the city has learned that an offer from the State of Wyoming could lower that cost of the light ... [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]

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]

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 the ... [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]