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Award-winning guitarist to perform Friday at CWC

Apr 11, 2014 - From staff reports:  Andy Hackbarth, an award-winning recording artist, songwriter and classical guitarist, will present a concert with friends Friday in the Robert A. Peck Arts ... [more]

Dubois to host state taxidermy show Saturday

Apr 11, 2014 - From staff reports:  The state taxidermy show returns to Fremont County on Saturday.
The event, sponsored by the Wyoming Association of Taxidermy Artists, is 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at ... [more]

State parks agency takes action to evict Thermopolis pool operator

Apr 11, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources has moved to evict a longtime pool concessionaire from Hot Springs State Park in ... [more]

With stray dogs roaming, county considers forming animal-control tax district

Apr 11, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County officials are interested in forming an animal control district to manage stray dogs and canine diseases. A citizens committee recommended that ... [more]

Like it or not, Obamacare now might well be 'too big to fail'

Apr 11, 2014 - By Doyle McManus:  When Obamacare's first open-enrollment period ended last week, the tally was impressive: 7.1 million Americans signed up for insurance on federal and state ... [more]

Equal pay

Apr 11, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  We share our information, and we encourage local businesses to pay equally

Equality of wages and salaries between men and women is in the news this ... [more]

Former Riverton man among those challenging same-sex marriage laws in Wyoming

Apr 11, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Two Casper men will meet with the Fremont County Democrats this weekend to talk about a lawsuit challenging Wyoming marriage laws.
Carl Oleson and Robert ... [more]

Trio charged in hammer killing set for September trial

Apr 11, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Three defendants charged in connection with the brutal March 7 death of a Riverton man pleaded not guilty Thursday in Lander District Court.
District Court ... [more]

City wants increase in fees for water, sewer, sanitation

Apr 11, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The City of Riverton is proposing an increase of $3.11 to the average family's monthly utility bill.
The plan was announced Tuesday during a council work ... [more]

County churches planning special Easter services

Apr 11, 2014 - From staff reports:  Holy Week events begin this weekend with Palm Sunday.

Area churches are planning multiple events to celebrate Holy Week, which begins this weekend on ... [more]

Green River girls defeat Riverton 6-1

Apr 11, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Lady Wolverines now play in a two-day tournament Friday and Saturday in Worland.

The Green River Lady Wolves created breakaway after breakaway ... [more]

Spring season is here for high school rodeo

Apr 11, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Several Fremont Coounty competitors were in good position after the fall schedule.

The high school rodeo season is back for Fremont County cowboys ... [more]

RHS boys take first conference soccer loss, 1-0 to Green River

Apr 11, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Wolverines boys soccer team suffered their first conference loss of the season Thursday evening in a 1-0 setback at Green River.
Playing in windy ... [more]

Middle school track meet Saturday at RHS

Apr 11, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton Spartans middle school track and field coach Travis McIntosh has the opportunity to show off his team Saturday at the Riverton Spartan Invitational. ... [more]

Today

Apr 11, 2014 - Staff:  Births
KILLINGER

A daughter was born to Ashton and Trevor Killinger, of Riverton, at 12:57 p.m. March 5, 2014, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. She ... [more]

Tom Barkley House

Apr 11, 2014 - Staff:  Tom "Bark" Barkley House, of Riverton, died Sunday, April 6, 2014, at Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation-Wind River. He was 93 years old.
Per his request, ... [more]

Shirley White Garner

Apr 11, 2014 - Staff:  Shirley White Garner died Saturday, April 5, 2014, at Shepherd of the Valley Healthcare Center in Casper. She was 86 years old.
Services will be at a later ... [more]

Evacuation order eased in area with slipping ground

Apr 11, 2014 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- The odds are low for a catastrophic collapse of an unstable hillside in the northwest Wyoming resort town of Jackson, a landslide expert ... [more]

Digest

Apr 11, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Teen charged with Nebraska robbery
GERING, Neb. -- A 15-year-old Wyoming boy charged with killing a Nebraska jail guard has pleaded guilty to the crime ... [more]

Students grateful to receive UW Trustees' Scholars Award

Apr 11, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Eight students from Fremont County have been awarded the University of Wyoming Trustees' Scholars Award.
The scholarship is renewable for up to four academic ... [more]

Cowboys focus on running game

Apr 10, 2014 - From staff reports:  Wyoming's Wednesday practice in War Memorial Stadium saw the temperature at 61 degrees when the Cowboy football team concluded its ninth practice of the ... [more]

Rafferty determined to improve CWC basketball

Apr 10, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Pat Rafferty didn't have a lot of time to adjust to being the new Central Wyoming College men's basketball coach last year.
Rafferty began full-time coaching ... [more]

Big youth wrestling tourney Saturday at RHS

Apr 10, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The wrestling mats will be rolled out Saturday at Wolverine Gym, for the host site of the one-day Rumble at the Rendezvous USA wrestling tournament. ... [more]

Today

Apr 10, 2014 - Staff:  Births
JORGENSON

A daughter was born to Raylene E. and Kenneth Jorgenson, of Fort Washakie, at 5:43 a.m. March 15, 2014, at Lander Regional Hospital. ... [more]

Fremont County Group Homes hires director

Apr 10, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Fremont County Group Homes Board of Directors has hired Jeff Verosky as its new executive director.
The board said Verosky comes to the position with ... [more]

Input sought on co-curricular activities for CWC students

Apr 10, 2014 - From staff reports:  Central Wyoming College is seeking community input to involve students in activities outside the classroom.
To recognize co-curricular learning experiences, ... [more]

Bank receives 'outstanding' rating for community efforts

Apr 10, 2014 - From staff reports:  First Interstate Bank has received an "outstanding" rating by the Federal Reserve for its efforts in serving low and moderate income communities.
The Federal ... [more]

Wind River Hotel and Casino receives customer service award

Apr 10, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The Wind River Hotel and Casino was named the Customer Service Organization of the Year during the Rare and Exceptional Achievements for Customer service in ... [more]

'Time immemorial' is a long time to claim reservation homeland

Apr 10, 2014 - Walter Gray-Dennis, Riverton:  Editor:
The land of the Wind River Indian Reservation has been the "Shoshone homeland" since time immemorial? The tribal leader who said that in The Ranger ... [more]

Afghanistan moves forward, but fitfully

Apr 10, 2014 - By The Dallas Morning News:  There's hope for Afghanistan. This perennial basket case of a nation, steeped in poverty and at war with itself for the past three decades, held national ... [more]