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Human activity may have caused three recent fires

Apr 17, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Volunteer Fire Department responded to three weekend fires that may have been started by humans.
No one was injured in any of the incidents.
The ... [more]

Not just 'sows, cows, plows'

Apr 17, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  It's centennial year for 4-H in county

After 100 years in Fremont County, 4-H has made many changes to stay relevant and expand from its rural base ... [more]

Wood, only internal candidate for CWC presidency, says he is ready to move up

Apr 17, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  One of the three candidates for president at Central Wyoming College already was familiar with the audience that assembled Tuesday for a public forum to learn ... [more]

Big settlement checks due for Arapahos next week; Shoshone process delayed

Apr 17, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Northern Arapaho Business Council has released a public notice stating that long-awaited mineral settlement checks will be mailed to enrolled tribal ... [more]

Gwen N. Nicol

Apr 17, 2014 - Staff:  Gwen N. Nicol, of Riverton, died Sunday, April 13, 2014, at Help for Health Hospice Home in Riverton. She was 90 years old.
A viewing will be 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. ... [more]

Cowboys make up depth chart

Apr 16, 2014 - From staff reports:  LARAMIE -- Monday saw head coach Craig Bohl and his coaching staff release the first depth chart of 2014 spring practice.
The release came at the beginning ... [more]

My team won't be in the NBA playoffs, so I'll root for Thunder

Apr 16, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The National Basketball Association ends its long and winding 82-game regular season tonight with a full schedule of games.
The 82-game season needs to be ... [more]

RHS boys play soccer in opposite corners of state Thursday, Saturday

Apr 16, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Wolverine boys soccer team will rack up plenty of bus miles with a non-conference game on the road this Thursday in Gillette against the ... [more]

A year after graduation, Gordon signs for college football

Apr 16, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  PAVILLION -- Sometimes the path of life takes you down a longer road than you might like.  That could be the story for 2013 Wind River High School graduate ... [more]

Wolverines host golf invitational Thursday at noon

Apr 16, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Riverton Invitational has drawn a mixture of Class 3-A and 4-A golf teams to the field.
The 18-hole tournament takes place Thursday afternoon at the ... [more]

Organized run to Moccasin Lake challenges 'body and soul'

Apr 16, 2014 - Staff:  Eighteen miles. For most people, running that distance alone would be daunting. But when the route involves climbing to the top of a mountain, it can become ... [more]

Today

Apr 16, 2014 - Staff:  Births
MOORE
A daughter was born to Alysen Prockish and Jessie Moore, of Shoshoni, at 6:00 p.m. March 12, 2014, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. She weighed 8 ... [more]

Museums board donates electricity to Wyoming PBS

Apr 16, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Museums Board of Trustees has agreed to let Wyoming PBS use electricity at the Dubois Museum.
During the board's meeting March 13, the ... [more]

Man pleads no contest to assault for pointing gun at wife

Apr 16, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A Lander-area man pleaded no contest March 20 in Lander District Court to aggravated assault for pointing a gun at his wife Oct. 25. The defendant, Harold Dean ... [more]

Plea agreement reduces charges for Lander man

Apr 16, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A Lander man has pleaded guilty to one count of taking immodest, indecent or immoral liberties related to allegations dating from 1999.
The plea was in line ... [more]

It's doubtful that members of Congress have read poem

Apr 16, 2014 - Scott Clement, Riverton:  Editor:
During the argument about Russia, Ukraine and Crimea, I wrote about members of Congress who are all fired up about it probably couldn't have found ... [more]

Government as innovator? You bet

Apr 16, 2014 - By Lee Hamilton:  Five years ago, the federal government spent $169 billion to fund basic research and development. This fiscal year, it's down to $134 billion.
People who ... [more]

The blood moon and the night streets of town

Apr 16, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  There's only one way to see a lunar eclipse that peaks at 2 a.m.
So I stayed up until 2 a.m. Tuesday to try to get a look at the "blood moon."
I wanted a ... [more]

Countywide elections

Apr 16, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Those that remain are an antidote to the anti-voter lawsuits and districts of recent years

The political season is building speed in Fremont County, ... [more]

Digest

Apr 16, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Strangling suspect to get mental tests
GERING, Neb. -- A mental health evaluation has been scheduled for a 15-year-old Wyoming boy charged with killing ... [more]

Road grading may have caused Wyoming hill slide

Apr 16, 2014 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- A consultant says road grading projects may have contributed to a slow-moving landslide that has displaced nearly 60 residents and damaged homes and ... [more]

Former State Rep. McOmie running for Lander mayor; held job 1975-87

Apr 16, 2014 - From staff reports:  Former Lander mayor and State Rep. Del McOmie is running for mayor again, 27 years after he last held the job.
McOmie announced Wednesday that he will run to ... [more]

Second egg found; prize money to be donated to rec path project

Apr 16, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The second egg in The Ranger's annual Easter Egg Hunt has been found, but the winner has something different in mind for his prize.
The egg was found Tuesday ... [more]

Man with gun rammed RPD squad car

Apr 16, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A Pavillion man was arrested on multiple charges early Saturday after a reported attempt to run over a police vehicle with his truck.
Justin Whitt, 24, of ... [more]

CWC finalist calls college a good fit

Apr 16, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Three men vying to become the next president at Central Wyoming College are in Riverton this week for interviews with school staff, members of the public and ... [more]

Julia May Ramsey

Apr 16, 2014 - Staff:  Julia May Ramsey died Saturday, April 12, 2014, at home in the arms of her husband after a brave battle with multiple illnesses. She was 74 years old.
A ... [more]

Woman charged with first-degree murder for death of newborn

Apr 16, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Federal prosecutors charged an Eastern Shoshone woman with first-degree murder on Tuesday in the death of a newborn boy three weeks ago.
An affidavit in the ... [more]

Today

Apr 15, 2014 - Staff:  Births
McFARLAND

A son was born to Alyssa and Scott McFarland, of Riverton, at 7:57 a.m. Feb. 26, 2014, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 7 ... [more]

Cecilia Marian (Dean) Heninger

Apr 15, 2014 - Staff:  Cecilia Marian (Dean) Heninger, of Lander, died Sunday, April 13, 2014, at Westward Heights Care Center in Lander. She was 88 years old.
Services will be at ... [more]

Alzheimer's Association offering grant to caregivers

Apr 15, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Alzheimer's Association's Respite Care Assistance Program is offering relief to caregivers.
The purpose of the program is to give family caregivers time ... [more]