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Lower Falls trail cleared, open

Jun 7, 2015 - The Associated Press:  YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- The popular Brink of the Lower Falls Trail in Yellowstone National Park has reopened.
Workers removed a large boulder, cleaned up ... [more]

Prosser signs with Northwest wrestling team

Jun 5, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  He's the second Fremont County wrestler headed to Powell, joining Andrew Von Rein from Lander.

Reece Prosser, a Class 4-A individual wrestling ... [more]

Raiders stymied by Powell defense in 4-1 loss

Jun 5, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Powell turned a trio of double plays in the final three innings on the way to handing the Riverton Raiders a 4-1 American Legion baseball loss Thursday night ... [more]

What the gay marriage vote reveals about Catholic attitudes in Ireland

Jun 5, 2015 - By Paul V.M. Flesher:  Last week, Ireland voted overwhelmingly to legalize gay marriage. The vote was 62 percent to 38 percent, with all but one district voting in favor. Rural as ... [more]

Alonzo Moss Sr.

Jun 5, 2015 - Staff:  Alonzo Moss Sr., "Wox Tebe'eihoo," died Tuesday, June 2, at his home in Ethete. He was 76 years old.
The wake was Friday, June 5, at Blue Sky Hall in Ethete ... [more]

RMS names students on fourth-quarter honor roll

Jun 5, 2015 - From staff reports:  Riverton Middle School recently named the students who qualified for the fourth-quarter honor roll in the 2014-2015 school year.

4.0 GPA
Eighth ... [more]

Two Riverton students win writing contest

Jun 5, 2015 - From staff reports:  Riverton Middle School eighth-graders Hannah Hutson and Syonia Jordan were named first- and second-place winners of a recent statewide writing competition. ... [more]

Consider two sections for skate park, based on age

Jun 5, 2015 - Ivanneah Duncan, Riverton:  Editor:
I was thinking that we could divide the new skate park into two parts. One would be for age 11 and older, and the other would be for age 10 and ... [more]

A rule is a rule is a rule

Jun 5, 2015 - By Chris Peck:  But even the best one can't cover everything

Recently I completed the coursework in Bureaucracy 101.
Being schooled in the frustrating vagaries of ... [more]

Lights out

Jun 5, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  Thursday's outage wasn't a big emergency, but we showed our stuff in handling it

The power failure that affected much of Riverton early Thursday ... [more]


Jun 5, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Twisters smack northern Colorado
LONGMONT, Colo. -- Residents and authorities surveyed the damage from tornadoes that crushed houses and dropped hail ... [more]

In uncertain fiscal times, WyDOT to focus on maintenance

Jun 5, 2015 - Tribune News Service:  CHEYENNE -- Congressional gridlock and the uncertainty of federal funding has forced the Wyoming Department of Transportation to shift its philosophy on road ... [more]

Flood swamps Lusk

Jun 5, 2015 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  A bridge is out, and houses and roads have been left damaged.

Water and electricity have been restored to most of the residents in Lusk who are ... [more]

Motel managers arrested on drug charges

Jun 5, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The alleged crimes were taking place on the business premises.

The managers of a local motel were arrested last week, accused selling prescription ... [more]

Outage cuts juice to thousands; bird probably the cause

Jun 5, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  An electrical outage Thursday evening affected more than 3,000 Rocky Mountain Power customers in the Riverton area.
Officials think the problem was caused by ... [more]


Jun 4, 2015 - Staff:  Births

A child was born to Breanna Lincoln of Riverton at 10:57 p.m. May 17 at SageWest Health Care at Riverton. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 4 ... [more]


Jun 3, 2015 - Staff:  Births

A son was born to Emily Hovvell of Riverton and Brandon Hovvell of Riverton at 5:58 a.m. April 16 at SageWest Health Care at Riverton. ... [more]


Jun 2, 2015 - Staff:  Births

A child was born to Natasha R. Ynostrosa of Lander and Cory J. Whitetail of Lander at 4 a.m. May 17 at SageWest Health Care ... [more]

Airport tax

May 31, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  It's an option that merits consideration as solutions to local air service are sought

This whole idea of paying an airline to provide decent service ... [more]

2015 Students of the Year

May 31, 2015 - Staff:  Keegan Her Many Horses
Wyoming Indian High School
This year's Student of the Year from Wyoming Indian High School is headed to Black Hills ... [more]

Raiders split doubleheader vs. Rawlins

May 31, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  After a two-week layoff, the Riverton Raiders split an American Legion baseball doubleheader Wednesday against the Rawlins Generals.
Rawlins won the opener ... [more]

Staff at Riverton schools craft district-wide math curriculum

May 31, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Students attending Riverton schools soon will be using a new math curriculum.
Fremont County School District 25 assistant superintendent JoAnne Flanagan said ... [more]

The way it was: Service station fire -- 1955

May 31, 2015 - From staff reports:  Sirens blared over Riverton 60 years ago Sunday after a fire broke out at the Porter-Hirz Pontiac dealership and service station. Workers were using a cutting ... [more]

State intervenes on U.S. government's side in Grand Teton grizzly suit

May 31, 2015 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The state of Wyoming is intervening on the side of the federal government in a lawsuit over the number of grizzly bears that elk hunters in Grand ... [more]

Wyoming Conservation Corps to work in county

May 31, 2015 - From staff reports:  The University of Wyoming students will develop leadership and outdoor skills while helping on 18 projects around the state.

Projects ranging from ... [more]

Arts council distributing creative writing fellowships in poetry

May 31, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Arts Council is accepting applications for the 2016 creative writing fellowships in poetry.
The application deadline is midnight July 2.
Up to ... [more]

BLM extends deadline for bids for wild horse pastures

May 31, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Bureau of Land Management has extended to Tuesday the deadline for proposals for new off-range pasture facilities that can provide a free-roaming ... [more]

Changes considered for Yellowstone bison slaughter program

May 31, 2015 - By Matthew Brown, The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- A range of proposals that could either curb or accelerate the slaughter of wild bison migrating from Yellowstone National Park will get an ... [more]

Volunteers clean 3,200 pounds of trash from public area

May 31, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Roughly 23 volunteers from the Fremont County ATV Association helped the Bureau of Land Management Lander Field Office clean up 3,700 pounds of trash from the ... [more]


May 31, 2015 - The Associated Press:  States want fracking rule blocked
CHEYENNE -- The states of Wyoming and Colorado are asking a federal judge to block the U.S. Bureau of Land Management ... [more]