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Man arrested on suspicion of involvement in 'string of crimes'

Jul 12, 2013 - From staff reports:  Billy Napier, 20, of Riverton, was arrested for driving under the influence at about 4 a.m. Thursday, reportedly after being involved in two traffic accidents ... [more]

Trial date set for meth suspects

Jul 12, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  All four pleaded not guilty

Four defendants in May's countywide meth bust have a trial set for Sept. 16.
They all pleaded not guilty to the ... [more]

Today

Jul 11, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
MANZANARES

Joseph Arthur "Art" Manzanares, 64, formerly of Fremont County, died Monday, July 8, at his home. Memorial services will be at 1 ... [more]

Gold Rush begins Saturday

Jul 11, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  The South Pass City State Historic Site will host the annual Gold Rush Days celebration from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 125 South Pass Ave. The ... [more]

Digest

Jul 11, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Montana keeps limits on wolves
HELENA, Mont. -- Montana Fish and Wildlife commissioners on Wednesday increased the bag limit from one to five wolves ... [more]

Land swap in Grand Teton park unfinished

Jul 11, 2013 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- State and federal officials in Wyoming are talking about negotiating a land swap to add more than two square miles of state land to Grand Teton ... [more]

Vicious river otter attacks woman

Jul 11, 2013 - The Associated Press:  BOZEMAN, Mont. -- A river otter attacked a woman on the Madison River west of West Yellowstone earlier this week, prompting state wildlife officials to post ... [more]

Governor says he'll push to win pay increases for state government workers

Jul 11, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead says he intends to push for pay raises for state employees in the legislative session early next year.
Mead said Wednesday ... [more]

Balloon Block hunt starts in today's edition

Jul 11, 2013 - Staff:  The Ranger's Riverton Rendezvous Balloon Block Treasure Hunt begins in today's edition.
A block of wooden letters spelling "balloon" in backward style of ... [more]

Rendezvous events to begin

Jul 11, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  The Wrangler Classic Rodeo is first up, with Day in the Park, the modelers fly-in and Rails to Trails music highlighting the first weekend.

Riverton ... [more]

Man gets two-week sentence for March fight in Riverton

Jul 11, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A Hudson man will spend two weeks in jail for punching a Riverton man and fracturing the victim's skull in March outside of Bomber's Sports Bar.
James Edward ... [more]

Officials rule death of second teen in June crash a suicide

Jul 11, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Officials in Colorado have ruled the death of Andrea Esser, 17, of Sun Prairie, Wis., a suicide.
Esser was the passenger in the red 1998 Ford Contour that ... [more]

Woman thrown from motorcycle during wreck

Jul 11, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Riverton Police Department responded to a traffic accident involving a motorcycle Thursday morning near the 1600 block of North Federal Boulevard.
The ... [more]

Shoshoni man pleads not guilty to murder charges

Jul 11, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Shey Bruce pleaded not guilty Tuesday to second-degree murder charges in the death of a Shoshoni man. His arraignment was in front of Wyoming 9th Judicial ... [more]

Today

Jul 10, 2013 - Staff:  Births
GOODMAN

A daughter was born to JayShauna Nessie Tillman, of Pocatello, Idaho, and James Goodman Jr., of Riverton, at 2:46 a.m. June 1, 2013, at ... [more]

Digest

Jul 10, 2013 - The Associated Press:  G&F cuts budget by $4.6 million
CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is cutting its budget by $4.6 million, about a 6.5 percent reduction, ... [more]

Hill blasts House Speaker as panel prepares bigger investigation of superintendent

Jul 10, 2013 - Staff and wire reports:  Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill is criticizing House Speaker Tom Lubnau's request for a legislative investigation into how she ran the ... [more]

Move-in starts at Health/Science Center

Jul 10, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Health/Science Center at Central Wyoming College is the site of a lot of activity this month, with construction nearing completion and more equipment being ... [more]

RPD calls Monday death of 22-year-old 'suspicious'

Jul 10, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Local officials are investigating the Monday morning death of Juan Carlos Galvan, 22, of Riverton.
Galvan died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, but Fremont ... [more]

Coroner says fatal Hudson wreck was not an accident

Jul 10, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Last month's fatal crash involving two Wisconsin teens near Lander was not an accident, according to the Fremont County Coroner's Office.
The June 12 incident ... [more]

EMTs urge county not to 'regress' in level of service

Jul 10, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A group of Fremont County emergency medical technicians told commissioners at a meeting July 2 that the ambulance department needs more support to maintain the ... [more]

County OKs final budget

Jul 10, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Despite expecting fewer property tax dollars, the Fremont County Commission has finalized a budget that will spend more than last year but still save about ... [more]

Traffic delays expected during bridge work Thursday

Jul 9, 2013 - From staff reports:  Motorists should expect traffic delays while both sides of the new bridge on Mortimore Lane in Lander is chip sealed Thursday.
The new $1.05 million bridge ... [more]

Hot Notes Cool Nights concerts begin

Jul 9, 2013 - Staff:  The Central Wyoming College Community Band presented its first Riverton concert of the season Monday at Riverton City Park, part of the Hot Notes Cool Nights ... [more]

Climbers Festival opens Wednesday in Lander

Jul 9, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  The 20th annual International Climbers Festival, the longest-running climbing festival in the world, returns July 10-14 in Lander.
This year's festival ... [more]

Grizzly activity leads to tent ban in Brooks Lake areas

Jul 9, 2013 - From staff reports:  Shoshone National Forest officials have temporarily banned soft-sided tents at campgrounds near Brooks Lake in far western Fremont County.
The reason is more ... [more]

Yellowstone cautions against expanding wolf hunting, trapping outside the park

Jul 9, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Wolves regularly cross from the hunting-free safe haven of yellowstone into Wyoming, Montana and Idaho, but Monday's discussion centered on wolves in ... [more]

Today

Jul 9, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
ARGUELLO

Audrey Arguello, 49, of Riverton, died Monday, July 8, at the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. ... [more]

Farm bill failure puts conservation funds in doubt for county

Jul 9, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The failure of the Federal Agricultural Reform and Risk Management Act could delay the availability of funds for conservation projects in Fremont County.
The ... [more]

Man may get five to seven years in Riverton stabbing

Jul 9, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A Fort Washakie man who stabbed a Riverton woman in February should face five to seven years in prison after a judge accepted his plea agreement. In the deal, ... [more]

Missing deer mount located after tip

Jul 9, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Riverton police think they have solved a 3-year-old mystery of a stolen mule deer mount with the help of a tipster. The Colorado man accused of the theft was ... [more]

Digest

Jul 9, 2013 - Staff:  State waits on NCLB waiver
Wyoming is pushing back by a year its request for a waiver from federal education requirements.
Under the federal No Child ... [more]

Senate OKs Wyoming AG Phillips as new federal judge

Jul 9, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  The U.S. Senate on Monday unanimously confirmed Wyoming Attorney General Greg Phillips to serve as a judge on a federal appeals court in Denver.
All 88 ... [more]

Museum Day to feature carnival and live music

Jul 8, 2013 - From staff reports:  A children's carnival, historic cabin tours, a quick draw and silent auction, live entertainment, crafts, demonstrations and good food are the highlights of ... [more]

Burn scars pose a flash flood danger

Jul 8, 2013 - From staff reports:  The effects of the busy 2012 fire season could still be felt across western and central Wyoming this summer.
In Fremont County, the Alpine Lake Fire ... [more]

Shakespeare company giving weekly performances in Lander

Jul 8, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Shakespeare Company, which is based in Lander, will perform "The Merchant of Venice" this summer in the county and throughout the state.
"The ... [more]

Sternberg, new UW president, says he'll take 'anti-ivory tower' approach

Jul 7, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- The new president at the University of Wyoming may have gone to Yale University as an undergraduate and later taught there as a professor, but says ... [more]

Rancher who was attacked by grizzly bear out of hospital

Jul 7, 2013 - The Associated Press:  POWELL -- A Park County rancher seriously injured in a grizzly bear attack believes the sow was simply trying to protect her cubs and could have killed him if ... [more]

District 25 bids farewell to McKinnon; late budget details being wrapped up

Jul 7, 2013 - Staff:  Riverton school board chairman Mark Stone recognized the retirement of assistant superintendent Dr. Kim McKinnon during the board's regular meeting June ... [more]

The way it was: VFW Cooties -- 1939

Jul 7, 2013 - Staff:  Early summer brought good news to Riverton in 1939 when it was announced that the Wyoming State Veterans of Foreign Wars Convention would be held in the ... [more]