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Loretta Mae Webb

Riverton native Loretta Mae Webb died Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015, at Fairchild Medical Center in Yreka, Calif.
She was 79 years old.
Born Loretta Mae Sauer Feb. ...

Michael Ray Makeshine

Michael Ray Makeshine died Dec. 22, 2015. He was 44.
A visitation with rosary was Sunday, Dec. 27, at Blue Sky Hall in Ethete, with a wake following at the ...

Man sentenced for home-invasion incident

An Ethete man has been sentenced to three years supervised probation after a judge accepted a plea agreement in the case.
Trevor Dean Hyatt pleaded guilty to ...

Friends of the Fair hosts New Year's Eve party Thursday at fairgrounds

Friends of The Fremont County Fair host a New Year's party beginning at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 31, at the Fremont Center, 1010 Fairgrounds Road.
New Year's ...

Indulgent jambalaya first, then penitent beans and rice


As 2015 ends, I'm thinking of this year's loss of chef Paul Prudhomme, one of this ...

Biking advocacy efforts to continue into the new year

Editor:
It's been a terrific year for Wyoming Pathways and a great year for biking, walking, and trails in Wyoming. As we head into the holiday season, we ...

5 and younger

As a new year arrives, we have the demographic foundation in place to thrive

An encouraging piece of news emerged as a small factoid in the long list ...

Judge lets suit challenging new trespassing laws go forward

CHEYENNE(AP) -- A federal judge has refused to dismiss a lawsuit contesting two new Wyoming laws barring people from gathering information about agriculture and ...

Yellowstone, other famed parks setting new records

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) -- Many of the country's most prominent national parks, including Grand Canyon, Yellowstone and Zion, set visitation records in 2015 and ...

Digest

Boy killed in sledding accident
LARAMIE (AP) -- An 8-year-old boy died of a head injury suffered when he hit a tree while sledding east of ...

Man accused in hatchet attack denied new trial

Terry L. Schmuck appeared in Judge Nor-man E. Young's court on Dec. 29 to file an appeal for a new trial, which was denied.
Schmuck, 46, of Kinnear, was ...

Wind River snowpack at 81 percent at year end

Snowpack in Fremont County is below average as the year comes to an end, but it has grown steadily over the past two weeks.
New "snotel" data from the ...

Lodging study reveals growth, potential for local tourism

A group that completed a local lodging survey says Fremont County is "evolving into a burgeoning year-round destination."
Berkeley Young of Young Strategies ...

Pot bust finds hundreds of plants indoors at city home

The Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation has announced the confiscation of about 640 "high grade" marijuana plants from a Riverton home.
DCI conducted ...

City OKs extending decorative lights on N. Federal

The Riverton City Council has approved several changes to plans for the North Federal Boulevard reconstruction project set to start in 2017.
As part of the ...

Citizens were right to get organized and stop re-zone

Editor:
I am glad that there is a city policy in place that allows for citizens to protests a zoning change like the one that would have put a store into the ...

Family displaced from home after Christmas Eve fire call

The American Red Cross provided support and temporary lodging Christmas Eve for local a family that was displaced due to an electrical problem at their ...

CWC auditor notes issue common to all colleges

The Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees has accepted the school's audit for fiscal year 2015
The audit earned CWC a "good opinion" according to Wayne ...

 
 

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