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Your daily newspaper staff appreciated the day off on Friday, Jan. 1, New Year's Day. We don;'t expect to interrupt our regular publication ...

Catholic College president decides against House run

A Fremont County man who was weighing a run for statewide office has decided against it.
Wyoming Catholic College president Kevin Roberts said he's no longer ...

DUI driver hits power box, causes night outage

Several homes in the Lost Wells Butte area were without electricity early Sunday after a hit-and-run incident involving a power transformer.
Jared Maloff, ...

Accidental deaths hit 36-year high countywide in '15

Accidental deaths in Fremont County hit a 36-year high in 2015.
Forty people died accidentally in the county last year, Fremont County Coroner Mark Stratmoen ...

Solid audit for fort Washakie schools, continuing consistent trend

Fremont County School District 21 has consistently had good audits, superintendent Terry Ebert said, and the latest report was no exception.
Tim Fixter, with ...

Riverton's first baby of 2016 was born two days after the New Year at SageWest Health Care at Riverton.
Marcalino Alexander Anderson came into the world at ...

Hearing on private EMS service Jan. 12; public input taken

The Fremont County Commission is seeking public comment regarding a potential agreement with Guardian Flight for ground ambulance services.
If approved, the ...

Prosecutor: Eaton case shows need to revisit the death penalty

A prosecutor who secured a death sentence against Dale Wayne Eaton for the murder of a woman nearly 30 years ago says the lingering appeal in the case shows ...

Marching to Pasadena

Fremont County musicians join Wyoming band at Rose Bowl parade

About 40 Fremont County students marched Friday in the 127th Rose Parade in Pasadena, ...

Montana man wins Wyoming championship poker tourney' at WR Casino

Michael Williams of Billings Mont., won the top prize at the recent 2015 Wyoming State Poker Tournament at the Wind River Hotel and Casino just south of ...

Red Cross to install smoke detectors on reservation; helpers needed on Jan. 18

The American Red Cross of Wyoming plans to install free smoke alarms on the Wind River Indian Reservation from noon to 4 p.m. Monday, Jan. 18.
Red Cross ...

Library film series begins with 'Tom Jones'

The Riverton Branch Library and R Recreation's Film Society begins this month, beginning with "Tom Jones" at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 13, in the Community Room, ...

Outlaw portrayed Jan. 9 at Riverton Museum by Old West re-enactor

The Riverton Museum hosts a performance by Tom O'Day re-enactor Ray Maple at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9.
Maple will be telling stories of the history ...

Abuse charged filed on allegation linked to drinking in September

The alleged perpetrator claimed he did not have sex with the victim, and he consented to the collection of buccal swabs.

A fifth-year senior at ...

A bright year in county sports

2015 was indeed a momentous year in Fremont County sports.
I didn't arrive until mid-July, but even what I've seen in only six months has been interesting, ...

China slowdown, global impact voted No. 1 business story of '15

WASHINGTON (AP) -- China's economy lost some luster and its leaders their aura of invincibility. China's sharp slowdown was chosen as the top business story of ...

Flipping the page on calendar and in our hearts after year that rocked

It's New Year's Eve, which means most of us are preparing our lives and calendars for that fresh infant, 2016, and we're starting to treat 2015 like he's ...

Center of Hope shootings, oil price impact, opening of Job Corps top county news

A fatal shooting in Riverton that sparked racial tensions and a request for a federal hate crime investigation was voted as the year's top story for Fremont ...

Top news votes

Our votes in the national poll didn't match the outcome exactly

News entities nationwide are reporting this week on the Associated Press top 10 news ...

Cougars headline top 10 Fremont county sports stories of the year

In a remarkable year for Fremont County sports, the Wind River boys basketball squad won the Class 2-A state championship.

During 2015, many ...

 
 

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