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Drugs or booze likely factors in wreck that closed U.S. Highway 20

May 12, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Officials believe alcohol or drugs were involved a traffic accident that closed U.S. Highway 20 north of Shoshoni.
According to reports, Roark Fairchild of ... [more]

Last bow: Professor Robert Hussa caps 34-year career in CWC music department

May 12, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Thursday night's 2014 Spring Showcase Concert at Central Wyoming College marked Professor Robert Hussa's last performance as director of the collegiate ... [more]

Elected officials make pitch for a pay increase

May 12, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Commissioners have final say

Salaries for Fremont County's elected officials are up for review this year, the outcome is uncertain. Commissioners ... [more]

Good day for HS rodeo kids in Newcastle

May 9, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Fremont County cowgirls and cowboys had a productive high school rodeo last weekend in Newcastle, with many strong performances in the arena.
The event had ... [more]

Big Shane Brock meet closes regular season

May 9, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Nineteen teams to be in the field for the Shane Brock Invitational Saturday at Bill Bush Memorial Stadium.

The Shane Brock Invitational track and ... [more]

Today

May 9, 2014 - Staff:  Deaths
MEDENHALL

Francis "Marvin" Medenhall, 82, of Kinnear, died Thursday, May 8, at his home. A viewing will be 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, May 12, at ... [more]

Foundation announces Chief Washakie award recipients

May 9, 2014 - From staff reports:  Chief Washakie scholarships recently were awarded to 16 University of Wyoming students for the coming academic year.
They will be recognized at the American ... [more]

County students receive scholarship

May 9, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Kaiser Foundation has awarded $3,000 scholarships to 15 graduating seniors from Wyoming high schools, including three students from Fremont County. ... [more]

Letter carriers to collect donations Saturday for community food banks

May 9, 2014 - From staff reports:  To combat hunger in the United States, the National Association of Letter Carriers will conduct its 22nd annual food drive on Saturday by collecting ... [more]

LVHS raises $1,000 for Malala fund

May 9, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  A Lander Valley High School junior was all smiles as more than a foot of her hair was cut in front of her peers and teachers on April 16.
Since December, ... [more]

My Health Care: No big changes so far under Affordable Care Act

May 9, 2014 - From staff reports:  So far our experience with the ACA is nothing has changed. We have insurance through our employers and haven't seen any changes or cost increases.
That being ... [more]

Ignorance can help bring measles back

May 9, 2014 - The Hartford Courant (Hartford, Conn.):  The infectious disease measles was declared "eliminated" in the United States 14 years ago, thanks to widespread vaccination, but that doesn't mean it is ... [more]

A strange way to celebrate 111 years

May 9, 2014 - By Chris Peck:  Earth's oldest man says he's lived so long because he never had children.

Alexander Imich celebrated his 111th birthday a few days ago.
That makes ... [more]

Sexual assault reports triple at University of Wyoming

May 9, 2014 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- University of Wyoming Police Chief Mike Samp says his department received 15 reports of sexual assault last year.
That is up from just five in 2012 ... [more]

Digest

May 9, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Guilty plea from bank robber
EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. -- An unemployed Washington state restaurant worker faces September sentencing after admitting in ... [more]

Farmers market moving to vacant lot

May 9, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The city-owned vacant lot at 422 E. Main St. in downtown Riverton will be the new home for the farmers market this summer -- at least for now.
The Riverton ... [more]

Man says 'not guilty' to kidnapping event on rez that ended in Riverton

May 9, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A Riverton man has pleaded not guilty to kidnapping and domestic violence charges in a case that raises jurisdictional issues.
The Fremont County Attorney's ... [more]

Judge OKs plea deal in meth arrest; Bennett disapproves

May 9, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A Dubois man pleaded guilty Thursday in Lander District Court to selling methamphetamine in line with a plea agreement that Fremont County Attorney Michael ... [more]

Alice Uden convicted of killing husband 40 years ago

May 9, 2014 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Jurors convicted a 75-year-old woman who shot her husband in the mid-1970s of second-degree murder, despite her defense that she acted in a ... [more]

Francis 'Marvin' Mendenall

May 9, 2014 - Staff:  Francis "Marvin" Mendenall, of Kinnear, died Thursday, May 8, 2014, at his home. He was 82 years old.
A viewing will be 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, May 12, at ... [more]

Raising the center pole

May 9, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Benghazi is about to become a circus, with risks and rewards for all sides

The circus is coming to town. In this case, the circus isn't Barnum & ... [more]

New operator found for Riverton airport cafe space

May 9, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Fullmer's Fatboy Diner plans to open May 16.

The vacant restaurant space at Riverton Regional Airport soon will be occupied by a new Fullmer's Fatboy ... [more]

Top finishes for RMS at Lander track meet

May 8, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Spartan seventh-grade girls and eighth-grade boys were winners.

The Riverton middle school track and field teams won two out the four team ... [more]

Conference crown at stake Friday

May 8, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Wolverine boys and girls hosting Green River soccer teams

With a Class 4-A West conference championship on the line, the Riverton High School boys ... [more]

CWC's Burnett is all-around cowgirl in region for '13-14

May 8, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Central Wyoming College cowgirl Kaylee Burnett locked down the women's all-around buckle Sunday after clinching the barrel racing regional title at the ... [more]

Today

May 8, 2014 - Staff:  Births
BAKER

A son was born to Estelle and Zachary Baker, of Hudson, at 9:24 p.m. April 7, 2014, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 6 pounds, ... [more]

College approves contract with Cheyenne-based auditing firm

May 8, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  In January, Central Wyoming College advertised for the services and received one proposal.

The Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees approved a ... [more]

IDEA director moving on

May 8, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Christopherson has held the position for 10 years

Phil Christopherson is moving to Gillette after 10 years as executive director of IDEA Inc., ... [more]

Gerrymandering lets politicians pick voters, not other way around

May 8, 2014 - By Alan Lowenthal, For MCT News Service:  Can you imagine a baseball game where every stadium had its own rules?
Now imagine that the rules are not just set by the home team, but that the home team ... [more]

Think carefully before filling out military survey for young people

May 8, 2014 - Misti Bolte, Riverton:  Editor:
To all parents with children between the ages of 16 and 24: My daughter recently received a survey addressed to her, along with $2 in the mail ... [more]