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Split in tribal council doesn't show cooperation

Sep 23, 2014 - Margaret Beckett, Riverton:  Editor:
The Northern Arapaho Tribe is breaking away from the Shoshone Tribe on the Joint Business Council. Isn't this the same tribe that called City Hall in ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Sep 23, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Autumn arrival
Fall has arrived, according to the calendar -- but not the thermometer. Most of this week is predicted to be as hot as July. We might ... [more]


Sep 23, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Two dead in Saratoga plane crash
SARATOGA -- Two Casper residents are dead after their plane crashed Saturday evening after takeoff from the Saratoga ... [more]

Decision on bison quarantine expected in mid-2015

Sep 23, 2014 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- A decision is expected in mid-2015 on a proposal to capture and quarantine wild bison from Yellowstone National Park so disease-free animals ... [more]

Police ask DFS to look into meth use at Riverton home

Sep 23, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Two boys ages 6 and 8 live in the house.

The Department of Family Services has been asked to investigate use of methamphetamine at a Riverton home ... [more]

District 25 reviewing policy on private school issue

Sep 23, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Parents requested a change after learning homeschool and private school students are not allowed to participate in some public school ... [more]

Officers focus on abandoned vehicles

Sep 23, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  On Thursday, the Riverton Police Department identified 21 automobiles in violation of city code, and more reports came in over the weekend.

Local ... [more]

Parting of tribal council concerns solid waste board

Sep 23, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County's Solid Waste Disposal District Board is worried about the dissolution of the Joint Business Council, and solid waste officials think the change ... [more]

Gerald C. (Savoy) Heinrich

Sep 22, 2014 - Staff:  Gerald C. (Savoy) Heinrich died Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, at Help for Health Hospice Home in Riverton. He was 75 years old.
A memorial service will be in the ... [more]

Rita McLaughlin

Sep 22, 2014 - Staff:  Rita McLaughlin, of Riverton, died Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, at Morning Star Care Center in Fort Washakie. She was 67 years old.
A memorial service was ... [more]

Dennis Francis Horyza

Sep 22, 2014 - Staff:  Dennis Francis Horyza, formerly of Riverton, died Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, in Bullhead City, Ariz. He was 78 years old.
Cremation has taken place, and ... [more]

Clayton Warren

Sep 22, 2014 - Staff:  Clayton Warren, of Riverton, died Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, at the University of Colorado Hospital in Aurora, Colo. He was 37 years old.
A rosary was Monday, ... [more]

All-conference honors for Hafer, Massey

Sep 21, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Trey Massey and Natalie Hafer of the Lander Valley High School Tigers earned all-conference honors on Friday at the Class 3-A West golf tournament in Jackson. ... [more]

Cougars wilt late in two-touchdown loss Friday to Riverside

Sep 21, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  

Wind River fell to 1-1 in Class 1-A West conference play, losing 26-12 after leading 12-6 against Riverside at Basin on Friday night. The Cougars host ... [more]

Extra points make the difference for DHS

Sep 21, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  For just the second time since 2011, the Dubois Rams have dropped a football game at home. The matchup between the Rams and the Farson Eden Pronghorns was ... [more]

Vintage power football carries Cokeville past SHS Wranglers

Sep 21, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Western Lincoln County hasn't been a very friendly place to rural Fremont County schools over the last three decades. Wind River, Shoshoni, Dubois and Wyoming ... [more]

Riverton VB girls impress in 3-0 sweep of Laramie

Sep 20, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Laramie Lady Plainsmen must not be too fond of Wolverine Gym. For the second time this season, the Riverton Lady Wolverines hosted Laramie on the ... [more]

WAAM features Carissa Mine on poster

Sep 20, 2014 - From staff reports:  Gov. Matt Mead has proclaimed September as Wyoming Archaeology Awareness Month and cited the importance archaeology plays in the scientific study of material ... [more]

Voluntary hotel bill add-ons bring $1M to Yellowstone

Sep 20, 2014 - The Associated Press:  The National Park Service also has approved a plan to make infrastructure improvements at the historic Lamar Buffalo Ranch in ... [more]

Ag summit gives tips for producers

Sep 20, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Indian land ownership issues, renewable energy for farms and ranches, and efficient grazing were just a few topics of talks at the 2014 Wind River Agriculture ... [more]

RHS golfers end perfect regular season in Gillette

Sep 20, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Riverton High School Wolverines concluded the regular boys golf season Friday by winning the Gillette Invitational.
The tournament was made up of all ... [more]

Wrong ritual for the wrong song

Sep 20, 2014 - By Randy Tucker:  When the mundane is magnified, the magnified becomes mundane.

I've spent a lot of time my life listening to slightly off-key high school bands, ... [more]

Trash haulers still adjusting to new hours at waste facilities

Sep 20, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The City of Riverton and Wyoming Waste Systems will have another month to adjust to new hours at solid waste facilities.
The Fremont County Solid Waste ... [more]

Wyoming targeted by group pushing marriage equality

Sep 20, 2014 - By Lucas High, MCT News Service:  The Human Rights Campaign announced Thursday that it will be bringing full-time staffers to work in Wyoming on a permanent basis, advocating on behalf of the ... [more]

Voting for absentee voters begins Thursday

Sep 20, 2014 - Staff:  Absentee voting for the general election in Wyoming begins Thursday.
Wyoming Secretary of State Max Maxfield also notes that September is National Voter ... [more]

Library to host broadcast of 'A Streetcar Named Desire'

Sep 20, 2014 - From staff reports:  Tennessee Williams' timeless masterpiece "A Streetcar Named Desire" will be shown Saturday at the Lander Library.
The National Theatre Live production will ... [more]


Sep 20, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Privacy bills endorsed
LARAMIE -- A panel led by state lawmakers has endorsed a series of bills designed to better protect employees' personal Internet ... [more]

More consideration needs to be shown during outdoor recreation

Sep 20, 2014 - Mike Bristo, Lander:  Editor:
I agree completely with the letter from Kim and Ann Kurasz about the awful behavior  more and more people show when they are camping, fishing, hiking, ... [more]

The way it was: Guard recruitment -- 1978

Sep 20, 2014 - Staff:  "Get a member in September" was the theme of a statewide National Guard recruiting drive 36 years ago this month. Wyoming's National Guard had about 1,300 ... [more]

Vendors, artists to gather in Riverton for Fiber Fest

Sep 20, 2014 - From staff reports:  Fiber arts enthusiasts will get a chance to shop and learn about new crafts during a free event Oct. 4 in Riverton.
Fiber Fest, sponsored by the Fremont Fiber ... [more]