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Person of interest in abduction in custody on unrelated charges

Jul 23, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  David Wayne Brock, 22, of Riverton, was arrested on a warrant for failure to pay fines.

A person of interest in the weekend abduction of a 9-year-old ... [more]

Second CWC board member declines to run for re-election

Jul 23, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Another member of the Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees has decided not to run for re-election this year.
During a board meeting this month, Scott ... [more]

Election Matchup: Fremont County Attorney

Jul 23, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Both candidates in the closely watched Fremont County Attorney race, Michael Bennett and Pat LeBrun, addressed the county attorney's role in social issues ... [more]

Dansyl Fred Posey Jr.

Jul 23, 2014 - Staff:  Dansyl Fred Posey Jr., of Ethete, died at home.
Visitation began at 5 p.m. Tuesday, July 22, at the family home, 61 Lone Bear Lane, Ethete. Funeral services ... [more]

Peter 'Pete' Paul Chavez

Jul 23, 2014 - Staff:  Peter "Pete" Paul Chavez died Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, at his home in Los Angeles. He was 74 years old.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, July ... [more]

Time To Register for Parade Day 5K, Cycle or Swim

Jul 22, 2014 - Staff:  This Saturday, make plans to participate in the Go Fremont County Parade Day 5K, Cycle or Swim in Riverton.
Three separate events will start simultaneously ... [more]


Jul 22, 2014 - Staff:  Deaths

Loretta May Eells, 86, of Riverton, died after a short illness Saturday, July 19, surrounded by family at Help for Health Hospice Home. A ... [more]

Strannigan signature suggestion deserves strong consideration

Jul 22, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  With many of her friends and family with her last Wednesday evening, Clarice Strannigan made an impassioned request to the Fremont County School District 25 ... [more]

Schamber, Winger on state hoops teams for all-star play

Jul 22, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lander Valley High School basketball players Casey Winger and Ashlyn Schamber have been invited to play in the Wyoming Coaches Association all-star basketball ... [more]

High finishes Sunday for Riverton motocross riders

Jul 22, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton riders had a successful day Sunday in a High Plains Motocross Association event, bringing home a number of top trophies.
The track three miles west ... [more]

Time to register for Wyoming's Biggest Loser RunWalk

Jul 22, 2014 - From staff reports:  Wyoming's First Lady is encouraging state residents to register for the upcoming Biggest Loser RunWalk event planned for Aug. 17 in Casper. 
"When parents and ... [more]

Proving airliner claims won't be easy

Jul 22, 2014 - McClatchy Washington Bureau:  Until then, it is unlikely that anyone will be held accountable for the deaths of the 298 people on board.

WASHINGTON -- The downing of a Malaysian ... [more]

Hill correct to fire back at 'new garbage' in report

Jul 22, 2014 - Carla Michaels, Riverton:  Editor:
I congratulate State Superintendent Cindy hill for "firing back" at this new garbage from the legislators who say they are investigating her. This is ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Jul 22, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Au revoir, Rendezvous
Put Riverton Rendezvous in the memory banks for another year. It proved again over the weekend that it remains a vibrant summer ... [more]


Jul 22, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Enzi tops in campaign funds
Incumbent Wyoming Senator Mike Enzi is the top fundraiser among congressional candidates in the state in the most recent ... [more]

Decision due soon on bomb training range expansion

Jul 22, 2014 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- Air Force officials are expected to decide as soon as next month whether to go forward with an expansion of a bomber training area over the ... [more]

Campaign aide fired over drawing

Jul 22, 2014 - The Associated Press:  The campaign of Wyoming secretary of state candidate Ed Murray has acknowledged a staffer sent an obscene sketch to someone who had been fired from the ... [more]

Want to buy your own town? Aladdin can be had for $1.5M

Jul 22, 2014 - The Associated Press:  ALADDIN -- Here's a gift for someone who has everything: A tiny town in far northeastern Wyoming named Aladdin.
You won't need a genie in a bottle to buy it. ... [more]

Sage grouse could be key to who gets U.S. Senate majority

Jul 22, 2014 - By Nicholas Riccardi, The Associated Press:  The specter of the bird's listing is reviving the centuries-old debate about local vs. federal control and whether to develop or conserve the ... [more]

Three arrested for incident at Friday Night Cruise that escalated later on

Jul 22, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Three people were arrested after an incident that began during the Friday Night Cruise in downtown Riverton.
Reports state an officer at the event saw a ... [more]

Person of interest sought in child abduction case

Jul 22, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Police are looking for a person of interest in connection with a child abduction reported early Saturday in Riverton.
Reports state a 9-year-old girl was ... [more]

Airport numbers show substantial improvement

Jul 22, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  June cancellations just 8 percent

Air service at Riverton Regional Airport has turned a corner, according to the most recent data.
After months of ... [more]

Geraldine Johnston

Jul 22, 2014 - Staff:  Geraldine Johnston died Monday, July 14, 2014, in Lander. She was 98 years old.
No services have been announced.
Geraldine Johnston was born in Turkey, the ... [more]

Mary Lou Henan

Jul 22, 2014 - Staff:  Mary Lou Henan, a lifelong resident of Fort Washakie, died unexpectedly Saturday, July 19, 2014, at home. She was 80 years old.
Funeral services will be at 10 ... [more]

Loretta May Eells

Jul 22, 2014 - Staff:  Loretta May Eells, of Riverton, died after a short illness Saturday, July 19, 2014, surrounded by family at Help for Health Hospice Home. She was 86 years ... [more]

Dale E. Howard

Jul 22, 2014 - Staff:  Dale E. Howard, of Lander, died Thursday, July 17, 2014, in Riverton with his wife, Nancy, by his side. He was 94 years old.
A graveside service will be at 11 ... [more]

Jimmy Dale 'Hoot' Gibson

Jul 22, 2014 - Staff:  Jimmy Dale "Hoot" Gibson, formerly of Lander, died Friday, July 11, 2014. He was 75 years old.
Cremation has taken place. A celebration of life service will ... [more]

Verle Dean Meeks

Jul 22, 2014 - Staff:  Verle Dean Meeks, of Lander, died Sunday, July 20, 2014, at SageWest Health Care. He was 76 years old.
Funeral services will be at noon Thursday, July 24, at ... [more]

David E. 'Lips' Pulver

Jul 22, 2014 - Staff:  David E. "Lips" Pulver died Friday, July 18, 2014, at SageWest Health Care at Lander. He was 61 years old. Cremation has taken place. Services will begin with ... [more]

Why is Washington managing grazing permits in Wyoming?

Jul 21, 2014 - Jim James, Riverton:  Editor:
This is an open letter to State Sens. Bebout, Case and Christiansen, and Reps. Lubnau, Campbell, Zwontizer, Hunt, Jaggi, Kroeker and Miller. ... [more]