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RPD chief's pay tops among county's law enforcement officials

May 20, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The highest-paid law enforcement officer in Fremont County is Riverton chief of police Mike Broadhead. Recent public notices illustrate differences in ... [more]

Woman faces charges of child endangerment

May 20, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  An Ethete woman was arrested for child endangerment Saturday evening after reportedly asking a Riverton resident for a bottle for her child.
The resident ... [more]

Commission race takes shape; Bailey files in city

May 20, 2014 - From staff reports:  Filings for local office continued early this week, with two new candidates for the Fremont County Commission and one for Riverton City Council.
Valaira A. ... [more]

After dismal first four months, airport figures could be better in May

May 20, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Boardings are down almost 1,200 in 2014 compared to last year.

A trend of fewer passengers boarding an airplane at Riverton Regional Airport ... [more]

Patsy R. Meyer

May 20, 2014 - Staff:  Patsy R. Meyer, of Riverton, died Monday, May 19, 2014, at home surrounded by family. She was 84 years old.
Visitation will be 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, May ... [more]

Update: Robbery suspect apprehended

May 19, 2014 - From staff reports:  Update at 1:30 p.m.
The Fremont County Sheriff's Office has apprehended the at-large suspect in a robbery Sunday evening.
According to a press release from ... [more]

Movie shows 'human side' of Romney

May 19, 2014 - By Mark Shields:  If that could have been communicated to more voters, the 2012 election might have been different.

To run and to lose a presidential campaign is both ... [more]

Be ready to assist the airline serving Riverton

May 19, 2014 - Brad Kellinger, Colorado Springs, Colo.:  Editor:
I do not live in Fremont County, but I come there for business several times every year and for fun at least once a summer.
Having Riverton Regional ... [more]

Sometimes I still crave a Teen Burger

May 19, 2014 - By Randy Tucker:   So the sight I saw in Thermopolis last week was a sad one.

You never know when you'll encounter the end of an era.  As I rounded the curve into ... [more]

To run is to serve

May 19, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Without a good field of candidates for voters, elections can't serve their full purpose

We now are in the early stages of the formal filing period ... [more]

UW wins five MWC track titles

May 19, 2014 - From staff reports:  On the strength of four more event titles during the day, the University of Wyoming men's and women's track and field teams concluded a historic 2014 Mountain ... [more]

LVHS golfers wrap up spring tour

May 19, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Golf coach Terry Berg now has a better idea on who is going to be in the starting lineup for the Lander Tigers in the fall after completing the spring season. ... [more]

Campell, Leisy top placers for Wolverines at West 4-A track

May 19, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton Wolverine Shepp Campbell leaped 44-2.50 in the triple jump to win the event Saturday at the Class 4-A West regional track and field meet in Casper. ... [more]

Wolverine boys win OT thriller in soccer semis, lose 2-1 in regional final

May 19, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  After a 100-minute battle in a 3-2 semifinal win over Casper Kelly Walsh on Friday, the Riverton Wolverines boys soccer team gave up a game-winning goal ... [more]

Stingy Tiger girls have allowed just three goals all year on soccer field

May 19, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Some Class 3-A girls soccer teams give up two goals in a span of 40 minutes.
The Lander Tigers, one of the strongest defensive units during the regular ... [more]

Dubois third, Lander fourth at regional track meets

May 19, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  The all-class Wyoming state track meet starts on Thursday in Casper.

It was a close to perfect as a Wyoming May day can get Saturday in Lander at ... [more]

Harris earns spot in state hall of fame for sports officiating

May 19, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  After refereeing more than 2,000 football and basketball games, and with even more on next year's schedule, Riverton's Pat Harris will join Roosevelt "Rosie" ... [more]

Yellowstone visit starts with Old Faithful but needn't end there

May 19, 2014 - By Anick Jesdanun, The Associated Press:  YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- Old Faithful likely comes to mind when you think of Yellowstone National Park. And it's certainly worth seeing, along with other ... [more]

Wyoming digest

May 19, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Gosar to run for governor
ROCK SPRINGS -- Pete Gosar has stepped down as chairman of the Wyoming Democratic Party and announced that he's running for ... [more]

Closure order at Lander landfill tied to small contamination, officials confirm

May 19, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Solid Waste Disposal District superintendent Andy Frey says a "small detection" of contamination is what caused the decision to close Lander's ... [more]

Opening of forest roads postponed

May 19, 2014 - From staff reports:  The seasonal opening of three roads on the Wapiti Ranger District of the Shoshone National Forest will have delayed openings due to snow drifts and road ... [more]

Deputies honor fallen peace officers

May 19, 2014 - From staff reports:  Fremont County Sheriff's Office deputies wore black bands over their badges Thursday to mark National Peace Officer Memorial Day.
The bands are meant to ... [more]

'Wash' system fixes funding concern for BOCHES program

May 19, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Central Wyoming College Board of Cooperative Higher Educational Services has solved the funding problems it faced last year due to increased ... [more]

Riverton Museum loans Western memorabilia to library display

May 19, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Riverton Museum announced the completion of a Cowboy Gear exhibit at the Riverton Branch Library.  
Riverton Museum curator Karline Schubach partnered ... [more]

CWC hosting Exploration Camp for middle schoolers

May 19, 2014 - From staff reports:  A weeklong overnight Exploration Camp geared toward middle school students is scheduled for June 22 to June 26 at the Central Wyoming College Sinks Canyon ... [more]

Spiritual run to challenge endurance

May 19, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Organizers are preparing to accommodate more than 200 runners who have signed up to participate in the Moccasin Lake Challenge Run on Saturday in Fort ... [more]

Ideas pouring in for name of new elementary school

May 19, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Fremont County School District 25 has received more than 50 suggested names for the new K-3 elementary school building planned to open by the summer of 2016 at ... [more]

Bumpy month in county attorney's office leaves rebuilding job under way

May 19, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The recent termination of a Fremont County deputy attorney marks the second time in as many months a prosecutor has left the County Attorney's Office.
One ... [more]

Campbell challenged in HD34; two file vs. Case for state senate

May 19, 2014 - From staff reports:  About two dozen Fremont County residents filed for political office through Friday.
The formal filing period opened Thursday and continues through May 30 for ... [more]

Chris Curtis Joubert

May 19, 2014 - Staff:  Memorial service for former Riverton resident Chris Joubert are at 2 p.m. Monday, May 19, at Gillette Christian Center, with the Rev. Clint Pickrel ... [more]