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Memorial Day events set for all three days of holiday weekend

From staff reports

Memorial Day celebrations take place in Fremont County throughout the weekend, featuring traditional military rites as well as cultural ...

The project is adding 2,500 square feet to the existing facility that currently takes up roughly 5,000 square feet on Adams Avenue in Riverton.


On ...

Bleeding man arrested after struggle with RPD officers

A St. Stephen's man was arrested Wednesday afternoon after he was seen walking around Riverton with a bloodied face and later struggled with officers.
Police ...

Cattle rustling trouble shrinks due to agency collaboration

Local law enforcement officials say their collaborative efforts, and simply bringing the issue to light, have likely resulted in progress for addressing a ...

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Births

MARTEL
A baby was born to Jennifer Sekely of Lander and Nathan Martel of Lander at 1:45 a.m. May 24. The ...

Wyoming digest

New state test called WY-TOPP
CHEYENNE (AP) -- A Wyoming sixth-grader has won the state's contest to name the new statewide assessment.
Aiden ...

Summer fire season in Wyoming predicted to be easier than 2016

CHEYENNE (AP) -- Most of Wyoming, including the heavily forested northwest part of the state, is predicted to have a slightly below average to average large ...

Ashgrove Elementary School students enjoyed a sunny day Thursday at Wolverine Field in Riverton, participating in the annual Spring Sports Day. Above, Cassidy ...

Holiday dates to post-Civil War period

The first Memorial Day in the United States was established May 30, 1868, for the purpose of placing flowers and decorations in recognition of comrades dying ...

City, tribes find agreement on water line to Riverview Road

After nearly a decade, the City of Riverton will soon be able to complete the Riverton Water Supply project that has been at a standstill due to the absence of ...

Summer session enrollment beats target at CWC

As of Monday, Central Wyoming College has exceeded its enrollment goals for the summer 2017 semester that begins next week.
In an email to the school, ...

Monitoring plan set for new, 25-year grazing allotments

Before 2016, Midvale Irrigation had leased out the land to a private group -- the Midvale Grazing Association -- through a 50-year lease.

The Midvale ...

'No stone unturned,' say state lawmakers looking for revenue

CHEYENNE (AP) -- It's never a popular idea in red-state Wyoming, but some state lawmakers facing huge revenue shortfalls in a depressed energy economy feel they ...

Wyoming digest

Snowy Range byway to open
LARAMIE. (AP) -- Wyoming officials say a scenic byway is finally ready to be reopened.
The Wyoming Department of ...

Longtime Ashgrove principal to retire

Ashgrove Elementary School principal Alleta Baltes will retire at the end of this school year.
Riverton school board chair Lynette Jeffres said she's sad to ...

Today

Births

NYBERG
A baby was born to Shelby Nyberg of Lander and Jaden Nyberg of Lander at 11:19 p.m. May 23 at ...

Quintal Abeyta was one of 25 Wyoming Indian High School seniors to graduate Sunday in front of faculty and ...

 

Sports

Alex Fabricus homered for the home side as Riverton lost both ends of a conference doubleheader to the Cubs.



When Alex Fabricus stepped up to the ...

Reed Axthelm, Jason Thoren, Slade Becker and Cydney Bradley were named all-state.


Six Riverton High School soccer players have been decorated with ...

A total of 25 bases-on-balls led to a marathon Babe Ruth game between Fremont County rivals.

Have mercy.
Or, at least that's what it seemed as if we ...

High-school rodeo competes in Gillette, finals set for June

Riverton's Elsie Campbell finished second in goat tying, while Makayla Seely was third in barrel racing.

Fremont County's rodeo athletes visited ...

Opinion / Community

Lander High School hosts three races for Make-A-Wish

The Lander Valley High School will host a 5k, 10k, and half marathon cycling event June 3 to raise funds for Make-A-Wish Wyoming.
The third annual Tour de ...

CWC students honored for archaeology paper

CWC Anthropology students, Bailey Lewis and Sara Bales, both from Lander, received the "Best Student Research Paper" award at the Wyoming Archaeological ...

Riverton woman makes dean's list

Kelsie Wells of Riverton was named to the Dean's List at Eastern Wyoming College for the Spring 2017 semester. There were 93 students receiving recognition for ...

'Heartening to see' the contributing efforts of young CWC Ambassadors

Editor:
Central Wyoming College offers a scholarship program to outstanding students who exhibit a commitment to education, leadership, service and community ...

Ruined by weather

The state track meet might want to have a better Plan B if this happens again

One week ago today, the Wyoming state high school track and field meet ...

Lander PALS teams up with Arapaho artist

PALS, or Promoting Arts in Lander, teamed up with Arapaho artist Robert Martinez last week to be the featured visiting artist of their new program this year: ...

Local student takes 2nd in literary contest

Lander 11th grader Chancelor Foutz placed 2nd in Wyoming Level 3 (grades 9-12) at the 2016-17 Letters About Literature competition. The Wyoming State Library ...

FreCo residents get citizenship in Grand Teton

Residents from Riverton, Lander and Fort Washakie were among 17 became U.S. citizens Friday under the backdrop of Grand Teton National Park.
Judge Kelly H. ...

Satisfied with lone magpie

Regular readers know that I'm a bird enthusiast. But I stop short of calling myself a birder, someone who goes out and finds and identifies birds, because I ...

Forgiving and forgetting

Montana candidate who attacked reporter set several wrong examples Wednesday

There is a simple lesson to be had fromWednesday'smisdemeanor assault ...

Claiming the maturity to sound off

With the chance to make a positive difference, why do so few people do it?

Let's communicate.
Not just spew big talk, then lies, with no meaning ...

CWCR00;commencement 'had all kinds of people'

Editor:
It is hard to argue with "diversity" when you see the Central Wyoming College graduation exercises, which I did on May 12. I believe there were 200 ...

Nonprofit helps instill cooking skills

At one table of the science classroom, second-grader Caleb Logan cut fresh herbs with a small, round, serrated knife.
At another table, fourth-grader ...

Sell-out affair at horse auction

Wyoming's 2017 wild horse and burro adoption season is off to a strong start afterall animals offered at Saturday's Wyoming Honor Farm auction were adopted. ...

County promoted as tourism spot in web promo series

Fremont County will welcome a selected adventurer and tiny house for 12 days in July through a partnership with the Wyoming Office of Tourism on its upcoming ...

 

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