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County OKs funds for reconstruction of Green Mountain recreation facilities

Aug 9, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Funds are in place to redevelop the Green Mountain recreation area after county commissioners approved a $250,000 line of credit for the project on Tuesday. ... [more]

Hotel sponsors sixth annual youth celebration

Aug 8, 2013 - Staff:  Custom Events of Salt Lake City provided inflatable amusements, including the King Kong slide during the Wind River Hotel and Casino's sixth annual youth ... [more]

Two-vehicle crash injures one

Aug 8, 2013 - Staff:  One person was injured Wednesday in a two-vehicle accident involving a Harley-Davidson three-wheeler and a Ford sedan. The collision took place just after 5:30 ... [more]

Volleyball practice opens for CWC Rustlers

Aug 8, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Jess (Foy) Kohler, Samantha Unruh, Marissa Cutts and Asya Oguz will be asked to carry the leadership roles for the Central Wyoming College Rustlers as the new ... [more]

Many new faces as CWC spikers assemble

Aug 8, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Veteran Central Wyoming College Rustler volleyball coach Tiffany Stauffenberg welcomed 11 new student-athletes to fall camp Monday at Rustler Gym.
The ... [more]

PAWS test shows drop in reading, math scores

Aug 8, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Wyoming students scored lower on statewide assessments this year.
The state Education Department report that the 2013 PAWS proficiency rates declined across ... [more]

Today

Aug 8, 2013 - Staff:  Births
BEEBE

A son was born to Brooke Beebe, of Riverton, at 7:15 p.m. July 11, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces. ... [more]

New owner plans to sell Vietnamese coffee in Buford

Aug 8, 2013 - The Associated Press:  BUFORD -- The tiny Wyoming town of Buford will be taking on a Vietnamese flavor.
Pham Dinh Nguyen bought the unincorporated area 30 miles west of Cheyenne last ... [more]

'Volunteer' EMTs gave great service to Fremont County, and rural areas are worse without

Aug 8, 2013 - Lori Davidson, Pavillion:  Editor:
As a former "volunteer" intermediate EMT for 11 years in the Kinnear/Pavillion area, I take great offense to the letter written by Brian Spears on ... [more]

West Nile is back

Aug 8, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Don't raise your or your family's risk this summer by ignoring the danger

There is a mosquito out there with your name on it.
That is the only safe ... [more]

Digest

Aug 8, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Sweetwater passes wind farm regs
GREEN RIVER -- The Sweetwater County Commission has approved stronger regulations for wind farm development in the ... [more]

Hill challenges probe fairness

Aug 8, 2013 - From the Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- A special House committee is seeking $110,000 to conduct its investigation into state schools Superintendent Cindy Hill's management of the ... [more]

Biggest fire expands; three smaller blazes monitored across the state

Aug 8, 2013 - From the Associated Press:  Wyoming's largest wildfire has grown to more than 24 square miles.
The Hardluck Fire has been burning in the Shoshone National Forest since July 17 when it ... [more]

City of Riverton sells two lots for $72,000

Aug 8, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Two lots for sale by the City of Riverton have found buyers.
The Riverton City Council approved to sell lots 4 and 7 at the regular city council meeting July ... [more]

Wells Fargo donates $15,000 to Habitat

Aug 8, 2013 - From staff reports:  In a returning partnership, Wells Fargo -- through its Housing Foundation -- has awarded $15,000 to Habitat for Humanity Wind River Country, and the Wells Fargo ... [more]

Leather Design expands to storefront

Aug 8, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  The business has been operating for more than a decade out of the owner's home.

Leather Design, owned by B.J. Griffin, opened in its new location on ... [more]

G&F officials say dogs likely responsible for attack on livestock

Aug 8, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Wyoming Game and Fish officials say domestic dogs likely were responsible for a weekend attack on horses and sheep along Paradise Valley Road west of ... [more]

New RHS principal making better grad rate a top priority

Aug 8, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  For the 2010-11 school year, the RHS graduation rate was 84 percent, but it dropped to 73 percent in 2011-12.

New Riverton High School principal John ... [more]

Eaton probably bipolar, expert says in court

Aug 8, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  The former Riverton resident is Wyoming's sole death-row prisoner.

A psychiatrist who evaluated the former Riverton resident who is Wyoming's lone ... [more]

City to tap reserves to finish work on Riverwalk project

Aug 8, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Riverwalk project has inched forward after the Riverton City Council approved dipping into the city's general fund reserves to pay for the ... [more]

Paul Lamb

Aug 8, 2013 - Staff:  Paul Lamb, of Riverton, died Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013, at his home. He was 70 years old.
Per his request, cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be at ... [more]

Cowboys begin football practice for 2013 season

Aug 7, 2013 - From staff reports:  Perfect weather welcomed the Wyoming Cowboys football team on Tuesday morning as they completed their first practice of fall camp. With temperatures in the ... [more]

Lander sprint triathlon coming Aug. 17; top men already in field

Aug 7, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Ann Lehmkuhler is in the last stages of planning for the Lander Sprint Triathlon set for Saturday, Aug. 17.
The Lander Triathlon Club president is receiving ... [more]

Pavillion cowgirl signs with Gillette College rodeo team

Aug 7, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Teal Stoll set a pace in her high school career as one of the best cowgirls in the state.
The Pavillion pole bender and barrel racer is heading to Gillette ... [more]

Today

Aug 7, 2013 - Staff:  Births
STOVER

A son was born to Shadow Stover and Kevan Handley, of Riverton, at 9:58 a.m. June 27, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 8 ... [more]

Academy welcomes new cadets

Aug 7, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming National Guard's Cowboy ChalleNGe Academy congratulated 452 members of Class 18 for completing the two-week Acclimation Period of their training on ... [more]

Riverton revises fence height ordinances for homeowners

Aug 7, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council has updated the city's ordinances regarding fence height on private property.
During their regular meeting July 16, city council ... [more]

Arsonist faces two to five years in prison

Aug 7, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Lander man who burned a vacant house on Goodrich Drive in December faces two to five years in prison and seven years of supervised probation after ... [more]

Less-popular Obama still outpolls Congress

Aug 7, 2013 - By Doyle McManus:  But House members who stand in his way aren't worried about pressure from voters who support the president; they are more worried about primary challenges ... [more]

Government still not doing its duty for Sand Creek Massacre descendants

Aug 7, 2013 - Homer Flute, Sand Creek Massacre Descendants Trust Apache:  Editor:
The Sand Creek Massacre Descendants Trust formally requested from the U.S. Department of the Interior that an accounting be conducted of monies and ... [more]

High-level visitors

Aug 7, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Two cabinet officers are coming to town, so let's show some class

If two members of a president's cabinet have ever visited Fremont County on the ... [more]

Digest

Aug 7, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Education chief now on the job
CHEYENNE -- Richard Crandall has started work as the Wyoming Department of Education's director.
Crandall took over from ... [more]

Murder spree figure hurt in car wreck

Aug 7, 2013 - The Associated Press:  TEKONSHA TOWNSHIP, Mich. -- A woman who was one of two teenage participants in a killing spree that left 11 people dead 55 years ago and became the basis of the ... [more]

College commission ranks top buildings on 'to-do' list

Aug 7, 2013 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  Northwest College in Powell is the only college without a project seeking state funding.

CHEYENNE -- Two building proposals at Laramie County ... [more]

Central Wyoming College senate academic requirements strengthened

Aug 7, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Previously, a student had to maintain a grade point average of 2.0 to become a senator, but now each representative needs a GPA of 3.0 or ... [more]

West Nile virus case confirmed in Fremont Co.

Aug 7, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A woman in Fremont County has been diagnosed with West Nile virus, according to the Wyoming Department of Health.
She represents the second case of West Nile ... [more]

Grizzly sighted near Lander again; large numbers still unlikely in southern Winds

Aug 7, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  This year marks the third consecutive summer that a grizzly bear has been sighted in the mountains outside of Lander, but officials said the news shouldn't ... [more]

Riverton justice center plan rises again

Aug 7, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The possibility of funding from the Wyoming Legislature has spurred the Fremont County Commission to begin the process of designing a new Riverton justice ... [more]

Charlotte Jaikowski-Hare

Aug 7, 2013 - Staff:  Charlotte Jaikowski-Hare, of Riverton, died Monday, Aug. 5, 2013. She was 97 years old.
Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, at Mount Hope ... [more]

Floyd A. Chingman

Aug 7, 2013 - Staff:  Floyd A. Chingman, of Fort Washakie, died Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013, at his home. He was 38 years old.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 9, at Rocky ... [more]