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Information sought on local Navy seaman killed in 1951

Editor:
A resident of the Riverton community died in a Navy ship collision and fire on May 14, 1951, of Cape Henry on the East Coast. He was Seaman Apprentice ...

Hay on fire

An ag fire can be as impactful in some ways as a big wildland blaze

For the most part, Wyoming has been spared during what has been a ferocious ...

Loud storm caused fire calls, brief power bump

A quick, loud storm that blew through Riverton overnight generated just enough thunder and lightning to cause problems for firefighters early Friday.
Crews ...

After second trial, jury says man not guilty of rape

After four hours of deliberation at the conclusion of a four-day trial, a jury on Thursday acquitted a local man of first-degree sexual assault.
It was the ...

The Riverton club of the weight-loss program Weight Watchers is up and running again after a short pause.
Weight Watchers members meet at 6 p.m. every Monday ...

Lack of common sense near wild animals 'baffles the mind'

Editor:
After living in Wyoming since 1956, it still baffles the mind when I read of people being gored, attacked or otherwise injured up in ...

It's the second significant hay fire in Fremont County this week.

More than 1,000 tons of hay continued to burn Thursday after catching fire ...

Wind or coal, no energy source is perfect answer

Editor:
I am a believer in "alternative" energy for the future. But I do see the point made by Kerry Dwight, who wrote a letter to the editor about the impact ...

First guilty plea set in 13-suspect meth ring

Jorge David Esquivel will face no more than eight years in prison, as part of the agreement.

Jorge David Esquivel pleaded guilty Tuesday in Lander ...

New sports complex hot-button topic

With remediation work required at the old city landfill in east Riverton, which will impact and make unusable for at least a season the two east baseball ...

If stations close, trash could end up on roadsides

Editor:
If the county makes it harder to throw away trash by closing down the transfer stations and everything but the big landfills, you can bet that people ...

Paskett instructs welding, a core curriculum at Wind River Job Corps Center

Riverton resident Jeremy Paskett is ready to greet his first students as the welding instructor at the Wind River Job Corps Center.
Paskett can accommodate up ...

Job Corps students vow to make most of the opportunity

Breanna Shakespeare is a 20-year-old from Fort Washakie studying office administration.
Kaitlyn Hart, 20, from Penrose, Colo., is studying carpentry.
Acardo ...

"A Rambling Stretch," a concert of contemporary jazz music inspired by the beauty of the Cowboy State by composer and Riverton native Tyler Gilmore, will visit ...

Four flashing crosswalk signals have been installed in the 100 block of East Sunset Drive where 7-year-old Sophia Archer was killed in May.
Installation ...

Kinder, Dewey marry

Taunya M. Kinder and James D. Dewey, of Riverton, were married June 13, 2015, at the Chapel of the Sacred Heart on the south shore of Jackson Lake.
Bill ...

Riverton student earns speaking award at Yale

For the second consecutive year, a Riverton student has been named a top speaker at his university.
Robert H. Peck is a 2015 winner of the De Forest Prize at ...

Restored wagons donated to Lander museum

Freight wagons, surreys and buggies were how goods and people got around Fremont County in the early days. A recent donation to the Fremont County Pioneer ...

Violence within tribes is evident

Editor:
I am not against doing studies and tests to see if there is racism in the police department or violence on Native Americans by whites. If there is, it ...

Local experts say dip in stock market was overdue

The volatility of the U.S. stock market over the past week shouldn't have anyone panicked, according to local financial professionals.
The country's three ...

 
 

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