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Barrasso bill would mandate more logging on federal land

Feb 6, 2014 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Sen. John Barrasso is sponsoring a bill to more than double the amount of logging on U.S. Forest Service land.
The bill, up for a hearing in ... [more]

City finances solid halfway through FY14

Feb 6, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The numbers are looking good for the City of Riverton as it passes the halfway point in its fiscal year.
Director of administrative services Courtney ... [more]

Fire damages apartment complex, but no injuries

Feb 6, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The blaze originated in Apartment 3, where some remodeling equipment may have been blocking a floor heater.

No one was injured in a fire that was ... [more]

Campbell hopeful on railcar bill

Feb 6, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A change in tax structure could encourage the idled repair operation in Shoshoni to reopen.

As bills for the Wyoming legislature come close to ... [more]

College staff earmarked for smaller raise than other state workers

Feb 6, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Gov. Matt Mead has recommended raises for all state employees in his biennial budget request this year, but he outlined a smaller increase for community ... [more]

Margaret E. Boehler

Feb 6, 2014 - Staff:  Margaret E. Boehler, of Casper, died Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, at Westward Heights Care Center in Lander. She was 89 years old.
A viewing will be at 3 p.m. ... [more]

Ruth M. House

Feb 6, 2014 - Staff:  Ruth M. House, of Riverton, died Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, at Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation-Wind River. She was 89 years old.
Per her request, cremation has ... [more]

Pokes take momentum in road challenge with New Mexico

Feb 5, 2014 - From staff reports:  The University of Wyoming men's basketball team begins a two-game road trip with a tough challenge, as the Cowboys travel to The Pit to face New Mexico on ... [more]

Five mat champs from county at Greybull

Feb 5, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Five Fremont County wrestlers were crowned with individual titles Saturday at the Greybull Invitational.
Wind River took top spots with John Thoman at 106 ... [more]

Ahead of Thon invite, RHS wrestlers host Laramie on Thursday

Feb 5, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Coach Jay Galey and his Riverton Wolverines were in the setting-up stage Wednesday morning in preparing for a big home wrestling weekend at Wolverine Gym. ... [more]

Today

Feb 5, 2014 - Staff:  Births
HAGEMAN

A son was born to Amy and Aric Hageman, of Riverton, at 6:53 p.m. Dec. 10, 2013, Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 9 ... [more]

Abortion going in the preferred direction: down

Feb 5, 2014 - By The Chicago Tribune:  As president, Bill Clinton often stated his view that abortion should be "safe, legal and rare," a summation that reflected the public's generally mixed ... [more]

A 2-year-old has more sense than all of Washington, D.C.

Feb 5, 2014 - Dan Wimp, Riverton:  Editor:
Between Obama, the government, the Senate, and the house, our dog Bella is more grown-up than all the people in the White House.
You people should ... [more]

Skies mysteries unlocked slowly

Feb 5, 2014 - By Carl Manning:  There have been a lot of cloudy nights in the past month, but the stars are still out there, continuing to shine and twinkle. The mysteries of how the universe ... [more]

When officials resign

Feb 5, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  It happens too often, and the appointment process is no match for a public election

The Riverton mayor and city council moved counter to conventional ... [more]

Digest

Feb 5, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Author: Shepard killed over drugs
LARAMIE -- The author of a controversial book about Matthew Shepard's killing says it should send a sobering message ... [more]

Problems found in coal lease program

Feb 5, 2014 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- Congressional investigators have found problems with federal coal sales that might have cost taxpayers $200 million or more in lost revenue, ... [more]

Mead hints at second run, says state in good shape

Feb 5, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead said Tuesday that he thinks the state is in good shape going into the legislative budget session that starts next ... [more]

Deep cold to linger; wind chills of particular concern

Feb 5, 2014 - From staff reports:  Wind chill warnings and advisories remain in effect for Fremont County and much of Wyoming.
Wind chills in the range of 20 to 30 degrees below zero were ... [more]

Museums board chided by county commissioners

Feb 5, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The elected leaders questioned the board's process on several issues.

The Fremont County Museums Board has three candidates for a central museums ... [more]

Miller: Let cities tax themselves

Feb 5, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Republican also has a bill encouraging state investment in a West Coast coal port.

As the 2014 legislative session approaches, state ... [more]

Air boardings up in 2013; new crew regs now having negative effect

Feb 5, 2014 - From staff reports:  Riverton Regional Airport surpassed the required 10,000 enplanement mark in 2013, making it eligible to receive federal funding for airport maintenance and ... [more]

City appoints Cannan, Larson

Feb 5, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council seated two new members Tuesday night during it regular meeting.
Kyle Larson in Ward 1 and Martin Cannan in Ward 3 were voted in by ... [more]

Ursula W. Sankey

Feb 5, 2014 - Staff:  Ursula W. Sankey died Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, at Lander Regional Hospital. She was 76 years old.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, at Blue ... [more]

City council chooses Larson, Cannan for vacant seats

Feb 5, 2014 - Staff:  The Riverton City Council has selected two new candidates for the seats that were vacated in December.
Kyle Larson will represent Ward 1, and Martin Cannan ... [more]

Rustler women split high-scoring pair vs. Little Big Horn, Dawson

Feb 4, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  A long trip to Montana resulted in a 1-1 record for the Central Wyoming College Rustlers women's basketball team.
The Rustlers started off the weekend by ... [more]

CWC men hang on for 73-70 win over Dawson after loss to Little Big Horn

Feb 4, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Rustlers return home on Wednesday night to play Western Wyoming College, which is fresh off a win at Casper College last Saturday afternoon. ... [more]

My camera is new, but my enthusiasm for photos isn't

Feb 4, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  For years I've tried my best to use my Canon SX20is camera to take pictures of family, sports and stuff. And before the Canon, with its 20x optical zoom that ... [more]

Today

Feb 4, 2014 - Staff:  Deaths
BOEHLER

Margaret Boehler, 89, of Lander, died Monday, Feb. 3, at Westward Heights Care Center in Lander. Services are pending through Davis ... [more]

Lawmakers endorse overhaul of state law on involuntary hospitalizations

Feb 4, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  ACLU has expressed concerns about the committee bill.

CHEYENNE -- A panel of Wyoming lawmakers is pushing changes to the state law governing ... [more]