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2015 Students of the Year

May 31, 2015 - Staff:  Keegan Her Many Horses
Wyoming Indian High School
This year's Student of the Year from Wyoming Indian High School is headed to Black Hills ... [more]

Raiders split doubleheader vs. Rawlins

May 31, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  After a two-week layoff, the Riverton Raiders split an American Legion baseball doubleheader Wednesday against the Rawlins Generals.
Rawlins won the opener ... [more]

Staff at Riverton schools craft district-wide math curriculum

May 31, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Students attending Riverton schools soon will be using a new math curriculum.
Fremont County School District 25 assistant superintendent JoAnne Flanagan said ... [more]

The way it was: Service station fire -- 1955

May 31, 2015 - From staff reports:  Sirens blared over Riverton 60 years ago Sunday after a fire broke out at the Porter-Hirz Pontiac dealership and service station. Workers were using a cutting ... [more]

State intervenes on U.S. government's side in Grand Teton grizzly suit

May 31, 2015 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The state of Wyoming is intervening on the side of the federal government in a lawsuit over the number of grizzly bears that elk hunters in Grand ... [more]

Wyoming Conservation Corps to work in county

May 31, 2015 - From staff reports:  The University of Wyoming students will develop leadership and outdoor skills while helping on 18 projects around the state.

Projects ranging from ... [more]

Arts council distributing creative writing fellowships in poetry

May 31, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Arts Council is accepting applications for the 2016 creative writing fellowships in poetry.
The application deadline is midnight July 2.
Up to ... [more]

BLM extends deadline for bids for wild horse pastures

May 31, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Bureau of Land Management has extended to Tuesday the deadline for proposals for new off-range pasture facilities that can provide a free-roaming ... [more]

Changes considered for Yellowstone bison slaughter program

May 31, 2015 - By Matthew Brown, The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- A range of proposals that could either curb or accelerate the slaughter of wild bison migrating from Yellowstone National Park will get an ... [more]

Volunteers clean 3,200 pounds of trash from public area

May 31, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Roughly 23 volunteers from the Fremont County ATV Association helped the Bureau of Land Management Lander Field Office clean up 3,700 pounds of trash from the ... [more]

Digest

May 31, 2015 - The Associated Press:  States want fracking rule blocked
CHEYENNE -- The states of Wyoming and Colorado are asking a federal judge to block the U.S. Bureau of Land Management ... [more]

Kinnear man arrested after assault; alleged victim airlifted from county

May 31, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Fremont County Sheriff's Office arrested 46-year-old Terry L. Schmuck of Kinnear early Friday, concerning a domestic disturbance that occurred in the ... [more]

Entities consider funding Riverton airport efforts

May 31, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Fremont County communities have considered assigning funds to acquire a second airline for the Riverton Regional Airport, a task force reported May 22.
Missy ... [more]

BLM urges caution on rural roads

May 31, 2015 - From staff reports:  The agency advises travelers to wait until wet routes dry up.

The Bureau of Land Management Wind River/Bighorn Basin District advises travelers on ... [more]

Star Valley blanks Tiger boys in state consolation match

May 31, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  JACKSON -- A 3-1 victory against the Powell Panthers turned out to be the best thing the Lander Valley High School Tigers did at the Class 3-A state tournament ... [more]

Counselors visiting schools, looking for Job Corps candidates

May 31, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The program offers free education and technical training to teens and young adults.

The Wind River Job Corps Center is actively looking to enroll ... [more]

Stranger's generosity valued

May 31, 2015 - Robert Oberheu, Riverton:  Editor:
With all the bad news one hears about our nation today and the like, there are some great people right here who continue to make this nation the ... [more]

Tanker truck spills 4,000 gallons of diesel in crash

May 31, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming Highway Patrol officials say a tanker truck crashed and spilled more than 4,000 gallons of diesel about 30 miles south of Afton.
Sgt. David ... [more]

Riverview Road to undergo chip sealing

May 31, 2015 - From staff reports:  Work is scheduled to start Monday, and delays of up to 15 minutes are expected.

Chip sealing is scheduled to begin Monday on the $2.8 million ... [more]

Two summer programs at library to begin Monday

May 31, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Riverton Branch Library is launching two of its summer programs Monday.
Registration for the summer reading program, Unmask, begins Monday in all three ... [more]

Veterans assistance available throughout county in June

May 31, 2015 - From staff reports:  A State of Wyoming veterans service officer from the Wyoming Veterans Commission will conduct community outreach services in Wyoming cities throughout ... [more]

Wyoming Indian to fund 100 percent of employees' health insurance costs

May 31, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The changes only will apply to the 2015-2016 school year.

Fremont County School District 14 has agreed to cover the full cost of health insurance ... [more]

Lander girls reach state semifinals in Powell win

May 29, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  JACKSON - Everything was clicking on offense for the Lander Lady Tigers Thursday in a 5-0 pounding of the Powell Panthers in the opening round of the Class 3-A ... [more]

Tiger boys fall to Buffalo, beat Powell at 3-A tourney

May 29, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  JACKSON -- All of the scoring was recorded in the first 40 minutes in Buffalo's 3-1 victory against the Lander Valley High School Tigers Thursday afternoon in ... [more]

Busy stretch for high school rodeo competitors

May 29, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Three straight high school rodeos last weekend made it the most critical stretch of the season for the young competitors.
The first rodeo was held Saturday ... [more]

Gillette ousts RHS at state soccer

May 29, 2015 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Wolverine boys soccer team saw its season end Friday morning with a 1-0 state tournament consolation loss to Gillette at the Class 4-A state ... [more]

Religion in Wyoming and the West: The religious landscape survey

May 29, 2015 - By Paul V.M. Flesher:  The Pew Research Center for Religion and the Public Life has just released a new survey about the religious identity of Americans. The researchers interviewed ... [more]

Today

May 29, 2015 - Staff:  Births
CASTILLO

A daughter was born to Marcilynn Limberhand of Riverton and Ramon Castillo of Havre, Mont., at 9:41 a.m. April 30 at SageWest Health ... [more]

Eighteen graduate from Wind River High School

May 29, 2015 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Fremont County School District 6 said goodbye to its senior class Sunday.
Wind River High School had 18 seniors in the class of 2015.
The valedictorians for ... [more]

Riverton man serving 10 months in FEMA Corps

May 29, 2015 - From staff reports:  Connor Lively of Riverton recently began a 10-month term of national service in FEMA Corps, an AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps program.
FEMA ... [more]