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County would lend to itself for center

Dec 5, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  If anyone wants to know how much more a new Riverton justice center would cost the county, Fremont County commissioner Travis Becker has an answer: $1.8 ... [more]

Two suspects in purse snatching bound over; one more still to come

Dec 5, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Two defendants arrested for a Nov. 10 mugging at Riverton's Walmart store were bound over to District Court on Dec. 2. One is a 16-year-old boy but is being ... [more]

District 21 moving funds to save money

Dec 5, 2013 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County School District 21 Board of Trustees has approved moving funds from the Wyoming State Treasurer's Asset Reserve (Wyo-STAR) to the Wyoming ... [more]

Wyoming AG appealing court ruling on sex crime records

Dec 5, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Attorney General's Office is appealing a judge's ruling that circuit court proceedings concerning sex crimes don't have to be closed to ... [more]

Festival of Trees returns with 24 items for auction

Dec 5, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  This year's Festival of Trees event is a celebration of global cultures in keeping with the 2013 theme: Christmas Around the World.
Coordinator Cindy Keele ... [more]

Armored vehicle added to fleet for tri-county law enforcement effort

Dec 5, 2013 - The Associated Press:  WORLAND -- The latest acquisition by the Joint Tactical Emergency Response Team is another step in ensuring public safety.
The MRAP vehicle, or Mine Resistant ... [more]

House burns on Missouri Valley Road; no injuries

Dec 5, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  No one was injured Tuesday in a fire that destroyed a residential home north of Riverton.
The incident was reported at about 11:40 p.m. Tuesday from the 100 ... [more]

Bebout part of Enzi finance panel

Dec 4, 2013 - From staff reports:  The committee will focus on fundraising and building support with coalitions across Wyoming ahead of next year's Republican primary.

U.S. Senator ... [more]

Today

Dec 4, 2013 - Staff:  Births
ADDISON

A daughter was born to Azalea and Lonestar Addison, of Riverton, at 6:07 p.m. Nov. 20, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. She weighed ... [more]

Venus prominent in December sky

Dec 4, 2013 - By Carl Manning:  I got my first cold of the season the day after Thanksgiving, and it was a doozy: sore throat, sinus headache, coughing, sneezing, people saying "go back to ... [more]

Hometown stores

Dec 4, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Everyone does some shopping online, but shopping at home is good citizenship

If you've ever driven through a community and been left with the ... [more]

Digest

Dec 4, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Electrical rate increase sought
CHEYENNE -- Cheyenne Light, Fuel and Power is seeking to raise rates for both electricity and natural gas in ... [more]

Two injured in wreck on icy road

Dec 4, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The crash occurred in the 300 block of North Fork Road near Lander, an area that almost always is covered in shade.

A 16-year-old Lander girl was ... [more]

Fleeing man left wife, child in moving car

Dec 4, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  He was arrested on five separate charges.

A Worland man was arrested after authorities said he left his wife and 5-year-old child in a moving vehicle ... [more]

Justice center could get $2.5 million loan by county to proceed

Dec 4, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County might pay for half the cost of a new Riverton justice center with a loan from its cash reserve.
The Fremont County Commission voted Tuesday to ... [more]

Heiser to leave Riverton City Council for Utah job

Dec 4, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Calling it "probably the worse-kept secret in the world," Riverton city councilman Eric Heiser announced his resignation Tuesday night, effective Dec. ... [more]

CWC women get first home game Friday vs. Dawson

Dec 4, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  After playing their first eight games on the road, the Central Wyoming College women's basketball team opens the home season at 5:30 p.m. Friday vs. Dawson ... [more]

Former Cowboy wideout a good candidate to replace Christensen

Dec 4, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  With the firing of University of Wyoming head football coach Dave Christensen on Sunday, the pressure is on athletic director Tom Burman.
Burman has the task ... [more]

RHS basketball teams open Thursday in Cheyenne

Dec 4, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Both teams are set for three games at the Cheyenne Invitational.

A frosty trip to Cheyenne will mark the beginning of the basketball season for the ... [more]

Lenna Adams

Dec 4, 2013 - Staff:  Lenna Adams, of Lander, died Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013, in Lander. She was 86 years old.
Visitation will be 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, in the Chapel of ... [more]

Rustlers post 2-0 weekend mark, beating two 'Easterns'

Dec 3, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  One was a five-point win over an Eastern Utah team that beat CWC by 20 points last month.

Central Wyoming College's Rustlers got some early-season ... [more]

Wolverines spend long preseason on the road

Dec 3, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Patience, practice and improvement. And lots of early season travel.
That will be the mantra of both the Riverton High School boys and girls basketball teams ... [more]

CWC men win at home on desperation heave

Dec 3, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Daryle Morgan Jr. banked in 3-pointer at the buzzer from halfcourt to pull out a dramatic 68-67 victory for the Central Wyoming College Rustler men's ... [more]

Burman: UW football needs 'culture of toughness'

Dec 3, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- A day after firing head coach Dave Christensen, Wyoming athletic director Tom Burman says the school's football team needs to develop a "culture of ... [more]

Today

Dec 3, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
ADAMS

Lenna Adams, of Lander, died Thursday, Nov. 28, in Lander. She was 86 years old. Visitation will be 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, in ... [more]

Gridlock pain could resume soon

Dec 3, 2013 - By Lisa Mascaro, MCT Washington Bureau:  WASHINGTON -- Congress's unfinished business threatens to leave millions of Americans -- including the unemployed, Pentagon contractors and even supermarket ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Dec 3, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Thermometer
Our mild November let us off easy. Early December is turning the tables. Experiencing the sudden turn in the weather at about 1 a.m. ... [more]

Digest

Dec 3, 2013 - The Associated Press:  First-degree murder alleged
GILLETTE -- A man is charged with first-degree murder for shooting another man at a home in Gillette early on Thanksgiving ... [more]

Arrest made in vehicle death

Dec 3, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Police say a 23-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the death of another man in a Cheyenne parking lot.
Officers were called to a ... [more]

New budget includes $3M to deal with well

Dec 3, 2013 - The Associated Press:  GILLETTE -- Gov. Matt Mead's proposed budget recommends spending $3 million to implement a plan to clean up old oil and gas wells across the state.
Wyoming is ... [more]

Young hunter airlifted after accidental shot

Dec 3, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A 21-year-old Riverton man was airlifted to Casper on Sunday reportedly after shooting himself in the leg with a shotgun.
Officials said the incident is being ... [more]

AYP success means Mohawk for one principal

Dec 3, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Wyoming Indian Elementary School principal Owen St. Clair kept his side of a bargain, and on Nov. 15, in a gym full of students, hair stylist Robin ... [more]

Lawmakers generally upbeat on governor's spend plan

Dec 3, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  Two top Wyoming lawmakers said Monday that they generally support Gov. Matt Mead's budget blueprint, including his suggestion to fund state employee pay raises ... [more]

Cold storm spreading statewide

Dec 3, 2013 - From staff and wire reports:  More snow is falling across Wyoming, and an Arctic cold front could cause temperatures to plunge by 50 degrees or more in some spots.
Snow was falling east of ... [more]

Health/Sci Center ups CWC balance sheet; audit comes in clean

Dec 3, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College had a clean audit this year, earning an "unmodified opinion" from the auditing firm McGee, Hearne and Paiz of Cheyenne.
Auditor Wayne ... [more]

Judy Jane (Sothan) Ahrens

Dec 3, 2013 - Staff:  Judy Jane (Sothan) Ahrens died Friday, Nov. 29, 2013, in Riverton after a yearlong struggle with ALS (also known as Lou Gehrig's disease). She was 57 years ... [more]

Louis Lake Road closes early

Dec 2, 2013 - From staff reports:  Due to a forecasted winter storm, the entirety of the Loop Road in the Washakie Ranger District of the Shoshone National Forest will close for the winter ... [more]

Cowboys end season with loss at USU

Dec 2, 2013 - The Associated Press:  The Cowboys went out with a whimper.
Between the first and second quarter on Saturday, Wyoming athletic director Tom Burman and Utah State athletic director ... [more]

Small-school all-state FB lists feature county names

Dec 2, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  The Class 1-A 11-man all-state football team has been announced, with four players from Fremont County making the elite list.
Coaches nominated and voted for ... [more]

Hartbank, Patterson top RHS postseason football awards

Dec 2, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Both were named Class 3-A all-state, and five more Wolverines earned all-conference honors.

Riverton Wolverines Logan Hartbank and Bo Patterson have ... [more]