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2013 could see record sugar beet tonnage

Sep 28, 2013 - The Associated Press:  POWELL -- Early digging of sugar beets was just a sneak peek.
The regular harvest of Western Sugar Cooperative's 2013 beet crop is beginning in the Lovell ... [more]

Throwback sodas keeping state sugar farmers merry

Sep 28, 2013 - The Associated Press:  POWELL -- Glistening retro-style cans shuffle quickly down a conveyer belt, destined to be filled with cold, fizzy soda. Unlike most of their modern aluminum ... [more]

Keyhole Reservoir dig finds artifacts from 280-460 AD

Sep 28, 2013 - The Associated Press:  GILLETTE -- People have been camping near Keyhole Reservoir for thousands of years.
Long before pop-up campers and pontoon boats descended upon the reservoir ... [more]

Skipping college for oil fields could be a boom-bust trap

Sep 28, 2013 - McClatchy Newspapers:  CASPER -- These are boom times in the resource-rich Cowboy State, courtesy of an oil explosion whose ripples can be felt across the land.
Good-paying ... [more]

The way it was: Building the band shell -- 1984

Sep 28, 2013 - Staff:  In late September 1984, volunteers from the Riverton Rotary Club were racing the weather to get the new band shell built at Riverton City Park.
Grant money ... [more]

Mayor designates family day

Sep 28, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Riverton Mayor Ron Warpness proclaimed Sept. 23 as family day in Riverton -- a day for parents to eat dinner with their children.
The mayor borrowed the ... [more]

Former Lander game warden retires after 29 years of service

Sep 28, 2013 - From staff reports:  South Jackson game warden Jerry Longobardi has announced his retirement following 29 years of service to the Wyoming Game and Fish Department.
Longobardi ... [more]

Preparedness encouraged for the upcoming winter season

Sep 28, 2013 - From staff reports:  The National Weather Service plans to host a test of emergency communications.

The National Weather Service and emergency management agencies around ... [more]

Two Shoshone National Forest closures lifted

Sep 28, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Shoshone National Forest has lifted two closures on two separate areas of the forest.
The temporary area closure on the eastern side of Atlantic Lake ... [more]

MetOpera resumes with 'Eugene Onegin'

Sep 28, 2013 - From staff reports:  The first of the Metropolitan Opera's HDTV broadcasts will be Tchaikovsky's "Eugene Onegin" shown at 11 a.m. Saturday at Lander Library, 451 N. Second St.The ... [more]

WGFD collecting sage grouse wings from hunters

Sep 28, 2013 - From staff reports:  Sage grouse hunting season opened Sept. 21 and the Wyoming Game and Fish Department is urging all sage grouse hunters to drop one wing from any birds they ... [more]

Volunteers needed for National Public Lands Day projects Saturday in Lander

Sep 28, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Bureau of Land Management Lander Field Office is inviting volunteers to show pride for their public lands by celebrating National Public Lands Day on ... [more]

R Recreation summer programs draw more than 1,000 students

Sep 28, 2013 - From staff reports:  Riverton's summer recreation program, R Recreation, hosted its three-week Summer Academy in June. During that timeframe, 157 classes drew 1,282 school-aged ... [more]

Central Wyoming College students start moving into remodeled facility

Sep 28, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The newly remodeled living quarters at Central Wyoming College seem to be popular with students, administrators said this month.
"They already want to move ... [more]

WGFD seeks information in Riverton mule deer poaching

Sep 28, 2013 - From staff reports:  Wyoming Game and Fish Department officials are looking for information on a mule deer that was poached in Riverton and left to rot.
"It takes away from the ... [more]

Wind River Back Country Horsemen volunteer to clear trails

Sep 28, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Even in a state known for its cowboys, Wyoming horsemen still have to fight for what belongs to them and their animals when it comes to trail closures in the ... [more]

Bennett describes reasoning behind charges in fatal attack on rec trail

Sep 28, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Attorney Michael Bennett said he thinks second-degree murder is the correct charge for the two teens arrested in the Rails to Trails attack that ... [more]

Today

Sep 27, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
VINCENT

Sylvia Anne (Walker) Vincent, 71, died Tuesday, Sept. 10, a her daughter's home in Kingston, Wash. Services will be at 11 a.m. ... [more]

City begins planning for fall clean up day

Sep 27, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The event would last from 8 a.m. to noon Oct. 19, and dumpsters would be stationed at three locations throughout Riverton.

Riverton city staff ... [more]

Digest

Sep 27, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Refuge may open for hunting
LARAMIE -- The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing to allow hunting on the Cokeville-Meadows National Wildlife ... [more]

Republican state senator requests flaring study

Sep 27, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A Republican state lawmaker is calling for a state study of the environmental effects of natural gas flaring.
Sen. Jim Anderson, of Glenrock, ... [more]

Agency investigates Newcastle refinery

Sep 27, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- State environmental regulators are investigating a discharge of smoke from the Wyoming Refining Co. refinery in Newcastle.
Wyoming Refining ... [more]

Disease found in Montana livestock

Sep 27, 2013 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- An animal disease carried by wildlife in the greater Yellowstone area has been found in a Madison County cattle herd, state officials said ... [more]

Lander woman sentenced to five years probation for fraud

Sep 27, 2013 - From staff reports:  Tina F. Knott, 40, of Lander, has been sentenced to five years of probation for social security fraud.
According to court documents, she concealed the fact ... [more]

County fair attendance up, ticket sales down

Sep 27, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The fair board has considered adding and reorganizing events.

An end-of-year report on the Fremont County Fair contained mixed news: More people ... [more]

Storm makes this September second-snowiest in Riverton history

Sep 27, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The winter storm that hit Riverton on Thursday night made this September the second-snowiest on record for the city.
As of Friday morning, 5.7 inches of snow ... [more]

Wet snow wreaks havoc on county

Sep 27, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  It was about 2:30 a.m. Friday when Becky Miller of Riverton heard a loud crash in her kitchen.
"The house shook; it rattled the windows," Miller said. ... [more]

Surveyors working at future Job Corps site

Sep 26, 2013 - Staff:  Engineers and surveyors at the Wind River Job Corps Center continued to stake and layout streets and building sites Thursday morning on Airport ... [more]

Today

Sep 26, 2013 - Staff:  Community calendar
SEPT. 28
First Aide and Heart Saver CPR with AED
is 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Riverton Aquatic Center classroom. Cost is $60. ... [more]

Ex teacher freed after 30-day term for rape

Sep 26, 2013 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- Montana prison officials released a former high school teacher Thursday after he completed a 30-day sentence for rape that is under review by ... [more]