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Northern Arapaho Tribe not in favor of four-year term amendment

Apr 19, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Northern Arapaho Tribe collected roughly 454 votes from enrolled tribal members April 10 with a final tally showing 251 voters were against the amendment ... [more]

Digest

Apr 19, 2014 - From staff reports:  NOLS scholarships available
Scholarships are available for those who dream of spending their summer backpacking, horse packing, rafting or climbing ... [more]

Library sets up special Earth Day contest for girls, women

Apr 19, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Empty plastic beauty containers will be sent to Terracycle, a recycling company.

The Riverton Branch Library is marking Earth Day by asking girls and ... [more]

Shoshoni library hosting Cowboy Poetry Gathering

Apr 19, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Shoshoni Public Library is having its second annual Cowboy Poetry Gathering at 4 p.m. Wednesday.
More poets are coming to the library this year. ... [more]

Mozart opera airs Saturday in Lander

Apr 19, 2014 - From staff reports:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's "Cosi fan tutte" is coming to the Carnegie Room of the Lander Library.
The performance will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday.
The Lander ... [more]

Hill to return to work Monday

Apr 19, 2014 - The Associated Press:  A judge's order codifies a Wyoming Supreme Court finding that the bulk of Senate File 104 was unconstitutional.

CHEYENNE -- Cindy Hill says she ... [more]

State, county authorities find possible meth lab in Dubois

Apr 19, 2014 - From staff reports:  Officials say they discovered a potential "meth lab" Thursday while executing a search warrant in Dubois.
According to a Friday press release, the warrant was ... [more]

WGFD adds special youth seasons to deer areas

Apr 19, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Low numbers of big game drove the Wyoming Game and Fish Department's Lander Field Office to recommend lower quotas of elk, deer and antelope for local hunt ... [more]

Budget process begins for District 25; Snyder proposes salary increase

Apr 19, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  As the Fremont County School District 25 administration works to balance its budget this year, new changes may be implemented related to salary, retirement and ... [more]

Public quiet on proposals about development of Honor Farm land

Apr 19, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council heard no public comment during a meeting April 1 about the development of the Honor Farm property between Honor Farm Road and ... [more]

Shelby Lynn Hammack

Apr 18, 2014 - Staff:  Shelby Lynn Hammack, of Lander, died unexpectedly from a seizure on Sunday, April 13, 2014, in Denver, four days after giving birth. She was 21 years old.
A ... [more]

Evaluation ordered for woman charged with killing newborn

Apr 18, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A psychiatric evaluation is being sought in the case of an Eastern Shoshone woman charged with killing her newborn son in March.
Court documents indicate her ... [more]

Capitalism and the U.S. marketplace of religion

Apr 18, 2014 - By Paul V.M. Flesher:  Our pilgrim forebears came to America in 1620 for freedom of religion. They sought the ability to worship and believe according to their conscience. They were ... [more]

Social Security ought to let old debts lie

Apr 18, 2014 - By Newsday:  Social Security Administration has paused its misguided efforts to collect debts more than a decade old, including dunning children of the dead. Collection ... [more]

Paxton takes spring RHS golf invite

Apr 18, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Easton Paxton played steady golf on his home course to take the Riverton Invitational by two strokes Thursday afternoon at the Riverton Country Club.
Paxton ... [more]

Former museum director arrested on larceny charge

Apr 18, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Two years after being run out of her job as Pioneer Museum director, Carol J. Thiesse was arrested Wednesday on charges she stole interpretative materials ... [more]

City council OKs plan making rec spending fairer to state students

Apr 18, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton city council has approved a resolution supporting a move to make recreation spending more equitable for Wyoming students.
State law allows local ... [more]

Urbigkit's death a great loss to city, and insensitive remark hurts

Apr 18, 2014 - Ron Warpness, Mayor, Riverton:  Editor:
The passing of Bill Urbigkit, a good friend and loyal employee, makes this one of the hardest letters I will write in my tenure as mayor.
Mr. ... [more]

Digest

Apr 18, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Student ate more pot than advised
DENVER -- A Wyoming college student who jumped to his death at a Denver hotel had eaten more of a marijuana cookie ... [more]

Wrangler boys grab team title at WR track

Apr 18, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  PAVILLION -- Sunny skies, warm temperatures and a noticeable lack of wind smiled on the 10 teams in competition Thursday at the 55th annual Wind River ... [more]

Judge says ACLU may file brief in Catholic birth-control lawsuit

Apr 18, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A federal judge has allowed the American Civil Liberties Union to file a brief in a lawsuit filed by Roman Catholic organizations in Wyoming.
The ... [more]

Jackson landslide now moving more quickly

Apr 18, 2014 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  A slow-moving landslide in the Wyoming resort town of Jackson has suddenly sped up, buckling a road and a Walgreens parking lot and threatening to destroy ... [more]

Three city employees recognized for service

Apr 18, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Riverton's mayor and city council gave appreciative and heartfelt farewells to three retiring city employees on April 1.
Gold watches were presented to ... [more]

Gillette sweeps Wolverines in soccer matches

Apr 18, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The boys and girls Riverton High School soccer teams competed Thursday, but neither managed to score.
The Gillette boys dominated Riverton 6-0 in Gillette, ... [more]

Today

Apr 18, 2014 - Staff:  Births
SMITH

A daughter was born Jessica and Paul Smith, of Riverton, at 11:24 p.m. March 4, 2014, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. She weighed 7 ... [more]

From the air, Morocco looked a lot like central Fremont County looks

Apr 18, 2014 - By Chris Peck:  Most of the similarities ended when we reached the ground.

Wyoming looks a lot like Morocco.
That was the first thought to fill my mind as the ... [more]

CWC finalist a college president; Valdez says he wants to move west

Apr 18, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The third presidential candidate to speak during a public forum Tuesday at Central Wyoming College already has experience in the top administrative ... [more]

Lands manager retires after 37 years with city

Apr 18, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Paul Throckmartin said he had dirty job duties when he started working for the City of Riverton more than 37 years ago.
In 1976, he began his service to the ... [more]

Church announces Easter Sunday buffet, services

Apr 18, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Lighthouse Bible Church will have its Easter Sunday gathering at 10:30 a.m. at the REACH Foundation in Riverton.
A breakfast buffet begins at 7:30 a.m. ... [more]

Pools in the park

Apr 18, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  The State of Wyoming and a Thermopolis pool business are locked in dispute

For decades it's been taken for granted that there are commercial swimming ... [more]