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Artists asked to submit pieces for Governor's Capitol Art Exhibition

Aug 8, 2014 - From staff reports:  The 14th Governor's Capitol Art Exhibition is calling for entries, and the deadline to enter is Sept. 7.
Artists may submit up to three pieces of artwork. ... [more]

Wind River High School names students on honor roll

Aug 8, 2014 - From staff reports:  Wind River High School recently recognized the students who were named to the fourth-quarter honor roll for the 2013-2014 school year.

Principal's ... [more]

'Guardian angels' most helpful to shoppers

Aug 8, 2014 - Dorothy York, Riverton:  Editor:
I know there are many, many good people who live in Riverton, and we found our guardian angels on July 14.
My friend Carmen Majdic and I were ... [more]

What we can do about the failure of government

Aug 8, 2014 - By Lee Hamilton:  As election season approaches, I've been pondering a crucial issue about the role of government in our society. It's that our government often fails -- and that ... [more]

The chain from age 4 to 64

Aug 8, 2014 - By Chris Peck:  Last weekend I retraced all the Wyoming links

I turned 64 in Wyoming over the weekend.
Paul McCartney of the Beatles imagined this was a truly ... [more]

The president resigns

Aug 8, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Seeds of significant change were being sown 40 years ago today

Forty years ago on this date, the President of the United States quit.
Mired ... [more]

Katharine L. Smalley

Aug 8, 2014 - Staff:  Katharine L. Smalley died Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, at the Help for Health Hospice Home in Riverton. She was 69 years old.
Per her request, cremation has taken ... [more]

Work may slow traffic early Friday on Federal Boulevard

Aug 7, 2014 - From staff reports:  Storm sewer work may slow traffic for several hours early Friday on South Federal Boulevard, according to a press release from the Wyoming Department of ... [more]

Riverton edged by Idaho; routed by Washington at regional

Aug 7, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  It was a frustrating morning for Riverton against the aptly-named Centerfield., Wash., team Thursday morning.
Centerfield, the northern Washington champion, ... [more]

Today

Aug 7, 2014 - Staff:  Deaths
ROSKIE

Carol A. Roskie, 54, died Saturday, Aug. 2. Visitation will be at 1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 11, in the Wyoming Life Resource Center Chapel. ... [more]

District 25 OKs new contracts for educators in 2014-2015 year

Aug 7, 2014 - From staff reports:  New contracts have been approved by Fremont County School District 25 in Riverton for Taylor Jacobs as an educational school psychologist, Cynthia Heryford as ... [more]

R Bar adopts smoke-free policy, expands lot to accommodate patio service, games

Aug 7, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council in July approved additional outdoor serving space for the R Bar -- formerly the Time Out Bar -- at 514 N. Federal Blvd.
Pursuant to ... [more]

At election time, remember who voted to oust Cindy Hill

Aug 7, 2014 - Joseph Streeter, Riverton:  Editor:
Soon the voters will be going to the polls to cast their votes for a governing body to run the great State of Wyoming.
I sincerely hope they will ... [more]

Hard work and good attitude

Aug 7, 2014 - By Betty Starks Case:  I learned both at a young age on the farm

The teacher's writing assignment reads: "What I did this summer."
A child responds: "If you followed me ... [more]

We lived through it

Aug 7, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Construction-related traffic problems didn't come close to ruining the Fremont County Fair

Traffic to the Fremont County Fairgrounds during last ... [more]

Contest will give first chance at lottery ticket

Aug 7, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Lottery Corporation is holding a promotional event that will determine who gets to purchase the first lottery ticket sold in ... [more]

Digest

Aug 7, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Details told in caged-child case
LARAMIE -- Investigators did not have enough evidence until last month to take custody of a 7-year-old Wyoming boy who ... [more]

Court deal favors third-party candidates

Aug 7, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A provision of Wyoming law that restricted third-party political candidate fundraising is unconstitutional and can't be enforced, a federal judge ... [more]

Search is on for man who fired gun repeatedly in residential Riverton

Aug 7, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton police are looking for a black BMW that reportedly was involved in a weapon offense Wednesday evening on North Seventh Street East.
No one was ... [more]

Kessler among first to run as non-primary filing period opens

Aug 7, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  On the opening day of the filing period, Fremont County had 10 non-partisan candidates file for the general election. The filing period covers school boards, ... [more]

Man arrested for rural assault on 88-year-old who recorded attack

Aug 7, 2014 - From staff reports:  Douglas Shepard, 44, of Lander, was arrested for battery on Monday after reportedly assaulting an 88-year-old man during a dispute over hay.
Shepard made the ... [more]

Traffic at fair 'not a great experience' for officers

Aug 7, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Access was congested during the weeklong event because of road construction.

Local law enforcement officers say they are happy the Fremont County ... [more]

Report: Gas wells not obvious cause of Pavillion-area contamination

Aug 7, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A draft report released Wednesday by state officials found no evidence that natural gas wells east of Pavillion leaked hydrocarbons into local groundwater. ... [more]

Michael A. Stone

Aug 7, 2014 - Staff:  Michael A. Stone, of Denver, died Thursday, July 31, 2014. He was 30 years old.
Cremation has taken place, and a memorial service will be at a later date. The ... [more]

Carol A. Roskie

Aug 7, 2014 - Staff:  Carol A. Roskie died Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014. She was 54 years old.
Visitation will be at 1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 11, in the Wyoming Life Resource Center Chapel. ... [more]

James Peters

Aug 7, 2014 - Staff:  James Peters, of Lander, died Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014, at his home. He was 81 years old.
A rosary will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7, at Holy Rosary Catholic ... [more]

Time may be right for high school baseball, and summer is the season for it

Aug 6, 2014 - By Randy Tucker:  The ancient Greeks didn't care much for repeat championships. Individual champions in boxing, wrestling or track and field could win only two consecutive ... [more]

Election Matchup: Fremont County Coroner

Aug 6, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Mark Stratmoen and Dominick Weigel, both Republican candidates for Fremont County coroner, gave their opinions on several issues in recent interviews. The ... [more]

Inmates help shelter

Aug 6, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Laramie County prison inmates are helping out at the Cheyenne Animal Shelter through a new program with the sheriff's office.
The inmates who help ... [more]

Brooks Lake Road under construction

Aug 6, 2014 - From staff reports:  Brooks Lake Road, Forest Road 515, will be closed periodically for the next three week. Crews are working to replace a culvert that failed recently.
The road ... [more]