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What spring proves at my house

Apr 24, 2014 - By Clair McFarland:  We're halfway through a lovely spring. Tulips are peeking, days are warming, and the Boston Bruins are doing very well.
That last fact brings me only ... [more]

Asking why

Apr 24, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Establishing motive is an important part of the probe into a baby's death

No one learning the details surrounding the arrest of the young Wind River ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Apr 24, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Residents of Opal allowed to return
OPAL -- Residents were allowed to return home Thursday, nearly 22 hours after an explosion at a natural gas processing ... [more]

Easter fire at motel requires evac; no injuries or big damage

Apr 24, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Guests at the Tomahawk Motor Lodge in Riverton had to evacuate their rooms on Easter Sunday after a fire began in the motel's basement laundry room.
No one ... [more]

Second suspect in thefts from museum reports to authorities

Apr 24, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Nine days after prosecutors filed charges against him, Joseph E. Spriggs turned himself in Wednesday afternoon to the Fremont County Sheriff's office in ... [more]

Big settlement checks arrive for Arapahos; Shoshones to get theirs in a few more days

Apr 24, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Oil and gas settlement checks for Northern Arapaho tribal members began arriving in Fremont County this week. One immediate effect was an uptick in trade at ... [more]

Flu season 'active' this year, with at least two deaths confirmed

Apr 24, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Two Fremont County residents have died as a result of influenza this year, according to Coroner Ed McAuslan.
A third death may be attributed to flu as well, ... [more]

It's been an honor covering Dan Howlett's soccer teams

Apr 24, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  "Respect" is the word that comes to mind when thinking about Lander Valley High School boys soccer coach Dan Howlett.
In the past 11 years, I have had the ... [more]

CWC women climb to third in regional rodeo

Apr 24, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Rustler cowgirl Kaylee Burnett leads the all-around cowgirl standings.

Behind the performance from Kaylee Burnett, the Central Wyoming College ... [more]

Edward R. Behan Jr.

Apr 24, 2014 - Staff:  Edward R. Behan Jr., of Riverton, died Sunday, April 20, 2014, at Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation-Wind River. He was 72 years old.
A rosary will be at 7 ... [more]

Lander girls control Riverton 2-0

Apr 23, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  One goal early in the first half and one in the final half lifted the Lander Tigers to a 2-0 win over the Riverton Wolverines in windy conditions Tuesday in ... [more]

Leemon scores hat trick for Lander vs. Riverton Wolverines

Apr 23, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  RHS will now return to the Class 4-A West league and play Rock Springs on Friday night.

Kyle Leemon stole the show Tuesday for the Lander Tigers, ... [more]

Wolverines sweep on home track

Apr 23, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  It was a very quick track meet Tuesday afternoon at Riverton High School for the Wolverine Twilight with competition completed in 17 events in the boys and ... [more]

UW booklet highlights native plants

Apr 23, 2014 - From staff reports:  Regionally native plants that mix attitude and altitude with beauty are showcased in a new publication from the University of Wyoming.
These plants will ... [more]

Better programming among goals of new museums director

Apr 23, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The new countywide museums director hopes the residents of Fremont County realize how unique the museums system is while looking forward to a "better" future ... [more]

Today

Apr 23, 2014 - Staff:  Births
WIMBER

A son was born to Angela and Eric Wimber, of Riverton, at 8:10 a.m. March 14, 2014, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 8 pounds, ... [more]

Continuing delay on XL pipeline in embarrassing

Apr 23, 2014 - By The Dallas Morning News:  That metallic sound you hear is President Barack Obama again kicking the politically tough decision on the Keystone XL pipeline down the road.
This is ... [more]

State planning 'property grab' by ordering closure of Thermop pool

Apr 23, 2014 - Save the Teepee Pools, Thermopolis:  Editor:
On Thursday April 10, citizens of Thermopolis found out that the state parks department would be making a property grab. The Tepee Pools in Hot ... [more]

Consider the poet

Apr 23, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Once a year, it's an enriching effort

There are no ticker tape parades for National Poetry Month, no television specials, $10,000 per plate banquets ... [more]

Digest

Apr 23, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Teapot Dome oil reserve for sale
DENVER -- Teapot Dome, the Wyoming federal oil reserve that was at the root of a 1920s political scandal, is up for ... [more]

Legal battle on horses continues

Apr 23, 2014 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- Wild horse advocacy groups are appealing a federal judge's ruling that denied their challenge to the government's management of the Pryor ... [more]

Governor will hear Thermop pool's position

Apr 23, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead plans to hear from Thermopolis residents Saturday regarding their concerns about operations at Hot Springs State Park following his ... [more]

County votes to begin bidding process for Riverton justice center construction

Apr 23, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Construction on the Riverton justice center could begin this summer after Fremont County Commissioners approved going to bid on the project April 28. The ... [more]

WyoLotto aims to go live in August

Apr 23, 2014 - By Anne McGowan, Staff Writer:  A workshop for businesses interested in selling Powerball and Mega Millions tickets will be Thursday in Riverton.

Wyoming Lottery Corporation chief ... [more]

Democrat enters race in HD33

Apr 23, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A Democrat has announced her candidacy for the state representative seat in House District 33.
Andrea "Andi" A. Clifford, a Northern Arapaho tribal member and ... [more]

Solid waste board cuts hours at three county facilities

Apr 23, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Solid Waste Disposal District Board has approved a raft of changes designed to cut costs, including reducing hours at the Riverton, Lander ... [more]

Eugenia 'Jeannie' Mae Groathouse

Apr 23, 2014 - Staff:  Eugenia "Jeannie" Mae Groathouse, of Riverton, died Sunday, April 20, 2014, in Glenrock, surrounded by family. She was 65 years old.
Services will be at a ... [more]

Shoshoni Wrangler track teams hitting top form

Apr 22, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Shoshoni High School Wranglers boys track and field team is starting to find the right formula under coach Brady Slack.
SHS is fresh off winning the Wind ... [more]

Sid Finch, April 1, and Adjusto Turf in RHS red

Apr 22, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Do you remember the "Curious Case of Sid Finch"?
Written by George Plimpton for publication on April 1, 1985, the Sports Illustrated story profiled an ... [more]

County wrestlers among best at statewide USA tournament

Apr 22, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Two Fremont County wrestlers won all three divisions last week in Casper at the USA state event.
Riverton's Dino Baldes finished first in the schoolboy ... [more]