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Full water service expected by Friday in Shoshoni; school remains closed

Feb 13, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk Staff Writer:  Officials in Shoshoni say full water service should be restored to the town by Friday.
A leak on Tuesday affected pressure in the local line, but Mayor Scott ... [more]

Family conflict in ag operations a challenge, says speaker at Farm and Ranch Days

Feb 13, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Among 21 other classes Wednesday at Fremont County Farm and Ranch Days covering aspects of agriculture such as pesticides, livestock nutrition and weather ... [more]

McAuslan to retire as county coroner; deputy will run for post

Feb 13, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Chief deputy coroner Mark Stratmoen is running Fremont County Coroner this year as a Republican.
Stratmoen announced his plans Wednesday, the same day ... [more]

District 25 picks model for new K-3 school in city

Feb 13, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Sandstrom Architecture is the firm chosen to help design the new K-3 elementary school in Riverton.
The Fremont County School District 25 board of trustees ... [more]

Two from county win medals at Ron Thon

Feb 12, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton's Koa Rodriguez and Dubois wrestler Rowan Hawk each won a third-place medal in the junior varsity division of the Ron Thon Memorial Invitational on ... [more]

RHS swimmers, coaches rescued injured father, son at wreck scene

Feb 12, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Five members of the Riverton High School boys swim team, and their two coaches, recounted harrowing moments surrounding a Saturday afternoon multi-vehicle ... [more]

Wyoming stuns No. 5 San Diego State

Feb 12, 2014 - The Associated Press:  LARAME -- Wyoming coach Larry Shyatt was familiar with this feeling -- even if it had been a while.
Riley Grabau scored 17 points, Larry Nance Jr. had 14 and ... [more]

Today

Feb 12, 2014 - Staff:  Births
PERRY

A son was born to Keiyonna Sankey and Myron Perry, of Riverton, on Dec. 23, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 8 pounds, 9 ... [more]

Shirley Temple turned her fame into second act

Feb 12, 2014 - By The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:  Americans who learned of the death Monday of Shirley Temple Black at age 85 will recall her varied career as an actress, singer, dancer and, later, U.S. ... [more]

EPA ruling must be challenged

Feb 12, 2014 - William L. Morgana, Riverton:  Editor:
When I hear people saying "calm down" over the EPA ruling trying to make Riverton part of the Indian reservation, what that says to me is "just sit ... [more]

Need in Wyoming for higher beer tax is real, and it is not going away

Feb 12, 2014 - Ron Warpness, Mayor, Riverton:  Editor:
This is an open letter to all our elected legislators who are starting the new legislative session. You are going to have the opportunity to do a ... [more]

Losing propositions

Feb 12, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Legal pot failed, and gay marriage likely will, but it's better to confront these issue than ignore them

The Wyoming Legislature is at the point of ... [more]

Digest

Feb 12, 2014 - The Associated Press:  More doing well on advanced exams
CHEYENNE -- The entity which tracks student performance says more Wyoming public school students are succeeding on ... [more]

Cheney money trailed Enzi's when she quit

Feb 12, 2014 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  Liz Cheney fell behind U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi in fundraising and spent more money than she raised over the last three months of her campaign as her bid to unseat ... [more]

University of Wyoming awards top scholarship to 104 students

Feb 12, 2014 - From staff reports:  The University of Wyoming has presented its top academic scholarship, the Trustees' Scholars Award, to 104 outstanding high school seniors from across Wyoming ... [more]

County UW students graduate

Feb 12, 2014 - From staff reports:  The University of Wyoming accorded degrees upon the following students from Fremont County at the completion of the 2013 fall semester.
The following degrees ... [more]

Area riders earn national Pony Club certification

Feb 12, 2014 - From staff reports:  Joan Hough, of Riverton, and Larissa Webb, of Pavillion, have completed their "D1 level" testing with the Wind River Pony Club in Riverton.
Joan Hough, 11, is ... [more]

Tribe's stay request a reversal of earlier opinion

Feb 12, 2014 - From staff reports:  Last week, the Northern Arapaho Tribe requested a stay of a recent Environmental Protection Agency decision affecting the boundaries of the Wind River Indian ... [more]

No land stolen in EPA ruling, tribe says

Feb 12, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk Staff Writer:  According to Northern Arapaho lawyers, Indian Country includes all lands within a reservation boundary, regardless of who owns specific ... [more]

Legislators propose to amend state constitution to do away with state superintendent post

Feb 12, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A bipartisan group of lawmakers is proposing a constitutional amendment to eliminate the state superintendent of public instruction.
The proposal ... [more]

Larsen says WLRC a key issue locally, hopeful about Riverton justice center cash

Feb 12, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  With the 2014 legislative session under way in Cheyenne, State Rep. Lloyd Larsen, R-Lander, expects to be involved in issues surrounding the future of the ... [more]

Petitions on EPA action still accepted; past mayor's letter

Feb 12, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk Staff Writer:  The Environmental Protection Agency will accept petitions through Tuesday, Feb. 18, for judicial review of its recent ruling redefining the boundaries of the ... [more]

Irene Ella Harris

Feb 12, 2014 - Staff:  Irene Ella Harris died Sunday, Feb. 8, 2014, at her home in Riverton. She was 71 years old.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, at St. ... [more]

Swim team showed real courage at accident scene

Feb 12, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  On a cold trip home in a school bus, a bus driver, two swim coaches and members of the Riverton High School boys swim team had no idea what was just over the ... [more]

Jeffrey 'Womp' Michael Wampach

Feb 11, 2014 - Staff:  Jeffrey "Womp" Michael Wampach, formerly of Fremont County, died Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, at his home in McCook, Neb. He was 58 years old.
Cremation has taken ... [more]

Lois J. Wagner

Feb 11, 2014 - Staff:  Lois J. Wagner, formerly of Riverton, died Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, in Chandler, Ariz. She was 91 years old.
A viewing will be 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. ... [more]

Rustlers lose both ends of doubleheader in Gillette

Feb 11, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The CWC men and women host Northwest College this Saturday at Rustler Gym.

Gillette College kept the Central Wyoming College Rustlers basketball out ... [more]

Today

Feb 11, 2014 - Staff:  Births
MENDOZA

A daughter was born to Leighanna Oldman, of Salt Lake City, and Santana Mendoza, of Riverton, at 6:55 p.m. Dec. 31, 2013, at Riverton ... [more]

Shoshoni school canceled after water break

Feb 11, 2014 - Staff:  A water line break Tuesday closed Fremont County School District 24 in Shoshoni.
School was canceled for the day.
Superintendent Tammy Cox said students ... [more]

WAVE urges health pros in state to volunteer in emergencies

Feb 11, 2014 - From staff reports:  Doctors, nurses, emergency medical technicians and other healthcare providers are encouraged by the Wyoming Department of Health to register with the recently ... [more]