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Jun 2, 2014 - From staff reports:  School to serve free meals in summer
Fremont County School District 25 is providing free meals to children while elementary summer school is in ... [more]

CWC to host theater, film camp for teens

Jun 2, 2014 - From staff reports:  To launch its new interdisciplinary program in film and theater, Central Wyoming College is hosting a weeklong camp in July to give Wyoming high school juniors ... [more]

Homeowners thank first responders after blaze damages house

Jun 2, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  No one was injured in the fire Tuesday.

The owners of a home that was damaged in a fire this week thanked neighbors and officials for their help ... [more]

Daily use fees waived Saturday

Jun 2, 2014 - From staff reports:  In conjunction with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department's Free Fishing Day on Saturday, the State of Wyoming will waive all daily use fees for parks and ... [more]

Free e-waste disposal available to residents

Jun 2, 2014 - From staff reports:  Fremont County residents will be able to dispose of electronic waste for free on Saturday.
The Fremont County Solid Waste Disposal District will be ... [more]

Rising water ushers irrigation

Jun 2, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  System managers 'charge' ditches first, then fill agriculture requests

With snow melting fast and water streaming off mountains encircling Fremont ... [more]

Shoshoni's superintendent has new post in District 25

Jun 2, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County School District 25 Board of Trustees approved new contracts and resignations in May.
The district awarded contracts to the following:
- ... [more]

'Meta major' program aimed at getting students to focus interests sooner

Jun 2, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College hopes to initiate a new set of academic programs this fall to help students identify preferred areas of study.
The "meta majors" were ... [more]

Raiders sweep Rawlins, Lovell on home diamond

Jun 2, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Four victories in a span of two days started the Riverton Raiders home American Legion baseball season at Roy Peck Field.
The Raiders swept two from the ... [more]

The way it was: Wild weather -- 1997

Jun 2, 2014 - Staff:  All eyes are on the Wind River and tributaries this weekend as fast-melting snowpack raises flood risk to the critical point. Flooding was a problem in early ... [more]

Betty Bingel

Jun 2, 2014 - Staff:  Betty Bingel, formerly of River-ton, died Wednesday, May 28, 2014, in Warsaw, Mo.
She was 75 years old.
Services are Monday, June 2, in Warsaw, and ... [more]

Uranium mine on hold; owner says startup still anticipated in future

Jun 2, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Energy Fuels had announced plans to develop a 5,400-acre mine in the Gas Hills.

Permitting for a new uranium mine in the Gas Hills has ceased because ... [more]

Wyoming athletes running at nationals

May 30, 2014 - Staff:  Harry Fisher was the University of Wyoming track and field team's highlight during Thursday's opening action of the NCAA West Preliminary. The graduate student ... [more]

Nicholls gets breakaway roping title in busy rodeo weekend for high schoolers

May 30, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Fremont County's cowboys and cowgirls had an action-packed weekend, with three different rodeos in three days.
The first stop was Saturday, May. 24, in ... [more]

No surprise -- most county Students of the Year are sports competitors as well

May 30, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Take one look at The Ranger Students of the Year. Athletes dominate the list.
Sterling Baker (Dubois), Casey Winger (Lander Valley High School), Charles ... [more]

Today

May 30, 2014 - Staff:  Births
ROMAN

A son was born to Molly and Francisco Roman, of Riverton, at 1:31 p.m. April 8, 2014, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 6 pounds, ... [more]

Performance arts fellowship apps due on June 30

May 30, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Arts Council invites instrumentalists and vocalists to apply for the 2014 performing arts fellowships in music performance. The application ... [more]

Students raise nearly $5K for American Heart Association

May 30, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Shoshoni Elementary School students recently put their jump roping skills toward a good cause and raised nearly $5,000.
Janie Nirider said her physical ... [more]

Perryman, Amend to marry June 28

May 30, 2014 - From staff reports:  Bruce and Christine Perryman of Cheyenne are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Sady Lynn Perryman of Riverton to Rex Allen Amend of Los ... [more]

Wolverine Readers end 14th year

May 30, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Riverton High School Wolverine Readers wrapped up their 14th year with a luncheon and reading activity party April 16.
Fifty-four students completed the ... [more]

'Bad deal for Riverton' if R Recreation funds cut

May 30, 2014 - Heather Trowell, Riverton:  Editor:
I read in the newspaper of the cut in funding for the services the city is supporting. It will be a bad deal for Riverton if they make cuts in R ... [more]

Criminal masterminds they aren't

May 30, 2014 - By Chris Peck:  The weird case of the fire at the Hitching Post Inn

Do you ever wonder about the way people think?
Particularly after they mess up.  Big time.
In ... [more]

VA secretary had been on borrowed time for a while

May 30, 2014 - By David Espo, The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- Republicans and Democrats alike want it both ways when it comes to any misdeeds at veterans hospitals, each side accusing the other of seeking ... [more]

Dumping dumpsters

May 30, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  If the City of Riverton follows through on its announced plan to eliminate trash pickup from alley "dumpsters" and require everyone to use curbside rollout ... [more]

Digest

May 30, 2014 - The Associated Press:  New business council boss picked
LARAMIE -- Shawn Reese will be the new chief executive officer of the Wyoming Business Council.
Reese was selected ... [more]

Record flood predicted on North Platte

May 30, 2014 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  The river runs through Saratoga, but no homes or businesses in the town of 1,700 have been damaged there so far.

The amount of rain that falls Friday ... [more]

County planning chief files for commission

May 30, 2014 - From staff reports:  Two people who already had announced plans to run for Wyoming governor submitted their filing paperwork for the position on Thursday.
Democrat Pete Gosar of ... [more]

Dual-credit enrollment at RHS and CWC reached new high in 2013-14 term

May 30, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  More students from Riverton High School are taking advantage of the dual credit program with the Central Wyoming College Board of Cooperative Higher ... [more]

Missing trio found after 60 hours in mountains

May 30, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Their car got stuck Sunday in the Mosquito Park area of the Wind River range.

The subjects of a search and rescue operation initiated Tuesday ... [more]

Fingers crossed as Wind River teeters near flood stage

May 30, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Emergency Management officials will be monitoring local waterways for signs of flooding this weekend, when rain showers could send melted snow ... [more]