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Few applicants so far for county pathologist job

May 8, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County's plan to hire its own expert to perform autopsies is in a rough patch, as few candidates are applying for the job. The proposed salary is ... [more]

Twenty to 30 years for youngest of five in Hudson homicides

May 8, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The youngest defendant in the case of a double homicide in Hudson was sentenced to 20 to 30 years in prison Thursday in a hearing laced with emotion at Lander ... [more]

Today

May 7, 2014 - Staff:  Births
STETTER

A son was born to Laura Voss and Dustin Stetter, of Dubois, at 5:34 p.m. March 28, 2014, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 6 ... [more]

Thursday Showcase at CWC is last for Hussa as conductor

May 7, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Central Wyoming College community band, collegiate chorale and hand bell choir perform at the Spring Showcase Concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Robert ... [more]

Minimal damage in 'scary' lightning strike

May 7, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A lightning strike April 26 may have been exciting for local residents, but the incident was relatively minor for the Riverton Volunteer Fire Department.
RVFD ... [more]

GOP leaders wrong in trying to stifle debate on Mead censure

May 7, 2014 - Troy Mader, Gillette:  Editor:
There was a deliberate, orchestrated attempt by some of the state party leadership to stifle free and open debate on "public censure" at the recent ... [more]

No need to leave Earth to enjoy sky

May 7, 2014 - By Carl Manning:  I listen to the radio when I drive. I like NPR, and it usually has some gems of information that I then like to blather about in conversations. Recently there ... [more]

Climate assessment

May 7, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  The new report sparks a familiar quarrel -- and a good question

The release Tuesday of the third National Climate Assessment led to a predictable ... [more]

Digest

May 7, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Natrona voters nix bond issue
CASPER -- Natrona County voters have rejected a $33 million bond issue to pay for school improvements.
Preliminary ... [more]

Yellowstone gains ground in war against lake trout

May 7, 2014 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- A voracious species of trout that decimated a native trout population in Yellowstone National Park shows signs of decline following a costly ... [more]

New climate report predicts hotter, drier Wyoming plains

May 7, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Growing seasons in the northern Plains probably will be longer, however, if adequate water can be found.

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. -- Climate change will ... [more]

Tornado in rural area causes no damage Tuesday

May 7, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A small-scale tornado swept through rural Fremont County on Tuesday afternoon, whipping up debris and dust over open country about 20 miles north of Riverton. ... [more]

Pavillion water investigation falls further behind original schedule

May 7, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  State officials have made progress investigating possible groundwater contamination east of Pavillion, but the process has fallen further behind schedule. ... [more]

City OKs new, renewed day care permits

May 7, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council has approved two new day care licenses during its regular meeting April 15.
Jessica Casper, 315 E. Monroe Ave., and Kara Hancock, ... [more]

Baker to run for Riverton mayor

May 7, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Former Riverton City Councilman Lars Baker is running for mayor.
Baker announced his candidacy Wednesday. He said he believes Mayor Ron Warpness will not seek ... [more]

In 3-A soccer showdown, Jackson beats Tiger boys

May 7, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Jackson entered its boys Class 3-A soccer match against Lander focused on slowing down Lander forward Kyle Leemon.
The plan worked, as Jackson blanked the ... [more]

Younger Shoshoni track team shines at end of season

May 7, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  The next few years should be good ones for Shoshoni track and field.  The Wranglers swept the middle school portion of the WRCAA track championships, then ... [more]

Lander girls mow down Jackson 5-0 to continue hot streak

May 7, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Five goals in the second half lifted the Lander Tigers to a convincing 5-0 win on Tuesday night against Jackson on the girls soccer field.
The victory ... [more]

RHS boys drop Evanston 2-1; big match set Friday

May 7, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The 3 p.m. game against Green River will determine the conference champion. 

It took extra time for both the Riverton boys and girls soccer teams ... [more]

Student film festival Wednesday at CWC

May 7, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Instructor Jeremy Nielsen says audience feedback is a vital part of the learning process.

Members of the public are invited to a film festival ... [more]

Lorraine Neil

May 7, 2014 - Staff:  Lorraine Neil, of Riverton, died Monday, May 5, 2014, at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. She was 57 years old.
A viewing will be 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, ... [more]

Charles D. Browne

May 7, 2014 - Staff:  Charles D. Browne, formerly of Lander, died Sunday, May 4, 2014, at St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud, Minn. He was 61 years old.
Memorial services will be at a ... [more]

Roger J. Brinkerhoff

May 7, 2014 - Staff:  Roger J. Brinkerhoff, of Sheridan, died Sunday, May 4, 2014, in Sheridan. He was 61 years old.
A visitation will be 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, May 9, at the ... [more]

Zethal Ann (Hill) Nephi

May 7, 2014 - Staff:  Zethal Ann (Hill) Nephi died Monday, May 5, 2014, at Morning Star Manor in Fort Washakie. She was 67 years old.
Traditional Indian funeral services will be at ... [more]

Parrish's 6-4 leap wins for Shoshoni at Kelly Walsh invitational

May 6, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Class 2-A Shoshoni High School sophomore Triston Parrish proved he stacks up with the best Class 4-A track and field athletes Saturday at the Kelly Walsh ... [more]

Shoshoni wins junior high track titles

May 6, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  PAVILLION -- The Shoshoni boys and girls swept the middle school portion of the WRCAA track championship on a blustery Friday in Pavillion. 
The Wrangler ... [more]

Move the RHS-Green River boys soccer game to later in day

May 6, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  As they did last year, in the coming football season the Denver Broncos will end their regular season with a game against the Oakland Raiders. You just know ... [more]

Today

May 6, 2014 - Staff:  Deaths
BRINKERHOFF

Roger J. Brinkerhoff, 61, of Sheridan, died Sunday, May 4, in Sheridan. A visitation will be 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, May 9, at the ... [more]

Prison term for woman who assaulted federal officer

May 6, 2014 - From staff reports:  A Northern Arapaho woman has been sentenced to four months in prison for assault on a federal officer in 2013.
According to court documents filed in October ... [more]

Early flooding seen in county; officials weigh prevention steps

May 6, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Forecasters expect high water on the Wind River in the next couple of months, and residents already seeing flooding could get some county help.
Fremont ... [more]