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Highway crack repair project set for Tuesday

Apr 26, 2015 - From staff reports:  A $2.3 million highway crack sealing maintenance project is scheduled to continue next week in Lander.
A crew with prime contractor Highway Improvement, Inc., ... [more]

Tribe hosting job fair to hire for expansion

Apr 19, 2015 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The Eastern Shoshone Tribe is hosting job fairs at two locations Thursday to hire for a major renovation at the tribe's casino.
The first fair is 1 p.m. to 3 ... [more]

Film star, artists to discuss their work in library series

Apr 19, 2015 - From staff reports:  The subject of the documentary "Havana Curveball" will attend a screening of the film at Riverton Branch Library.

The Riverton Branch Library and ... [more]

Riverton cowgirl starts season No. 1 in state

Apr 10, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton cowgirl Elsie Campbell enters the spring high school rodeo season No. 1 in the breakaway competition.
The spring season begins Saturday and Sunday ... [more]

Museum's April events to discuss soldiers, sheep, Scottish heritage

Mar 29, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Fremont County Pioneer Museum kicks off its spring schedule in April with two speakers programs and a Children's Exploration program.
"Buffalo Soldiers at ... [more]

Declining oil prices affect tribal royalties

Mar 22, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Department of the Interior's Office of Natural Resources Revenue will hold a mineral and royalty question and answer session April 9 at the Bureau of ... [more]

Fort Washakie school board recognizes 10 students, staff

Mar 5, 2015 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County School District 21 Board of Trustees is working to recognize students and staff within its district.
During each regular meeting, the Fort ... [more]

Helping hand: Pastor gets new prosthetic locally thanks to 3-D printer

Feb 15, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Scott Jorgenson never thought he'd be getting a new hand.
The 64-year-old pastor at St. John Lutheran Church in Riverton, Jorgenson was born without most of ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Feb 10, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  Snowmelt
It's hard to believe that less than a week ago we were worrying about snow removal in the streets of both Riverton and Lander, to say nothing ... [more]

Maker Space

Feb 8, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Fort Washakie students learn how to use 3-D printers in high-tech lab

Seventh-graders from Fort Washakie Middle School make a weekly trip to Maker ... [more]

UW Extension hosting pasture workshop

Feb 8, 2015 - From staff reports:  University of Wyoming Extension is presenting "Cows, horses, grass ... how to make the best of what you've got" on Friday at the Frank B. Wise Business Plaza in ... [more]

Students to compete at state poetry contest

Jan 22, 2015 - From staff reports:  The 10th Annual Wyoming Poetry Out Loud state competition will take place Feb. 2 to Feb. 3 in Cheyenne. Ten student competitors, including Catlin Tillman of ... [more]

A 100,000-mile search for shoes

Jan 9, 2015 - By Chris Peck:  Fort Washakie native's beaded heels feature prominently in museum

Teri Greeves grew up on the Wind River Indian Reservation -- and now she's hit it ... [more]

Allen studying bills, procedure before Legislature

Jan 9, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Rep. Jim Allen, R-Lander, for Wyoming House District 33 is entering the legislative arena again after a 10-year hiatus from Wyoming politics. The Wyoming ... [more]

Family dog killed in rural house fire Monday

Dec 24, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  A family dog died in a residential fire Monday that drew firefighters from multiple departments.
According to reports from the Fremont County Sheriff's ... [more]

Investigators say pack of dogs killed woman

Nov 18, 2014 - From staff reports:  The victim Wednesday was Deanne Lynn Coando, 40, of Fort Washakie.

Officials think the woman found unconscious last week in the 800 block of ... [more]

Hunter says men told him to 'get off their land'

Nov 16, 2014 - From staff reports:  A hunter called police at about 4:20 p.m. Nov. 7 to report that two unknown subjects had pointed a gun at him in the Dickinson Park area above Fort ... [more]

The way it was: Fort Washakie cabin -- 1903

Oct 19, 2014 - From staff reports:  Each year the Wyoming State Historical Society produces a calendar full of photographs from Wyoming's past.
This picture was featured in the 1994 calendar, ... [more]

Graduation rate low at District 21, but numbers not telling all, says school principal

Sep 26, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fort Washakie High School has reported some of the lowest graduation rates in the state in recent years. Whether those numbers mean anything is a matter of ... [more]

Ag summit gives tips for producers

Sep 20, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Indian land ownership issues, renewable energy for farms and ranches, and efficient grazing were just a few topics of talks at the 2014 Wind River Agriculture ... [more]

Noseep takes bull riding at Lander rodeo

Sep 10, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lander's Sierra Lyons placed in the top 10 in three different events.

Fort Washakie cowboy Jared Noseep proved to be the lone winner last weekend ... [more]

Trustees mull canceling partnership with BOCES

Sep 8, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County School District 21 Board of Trustees is looking into the role the Board of Cooperative Education Services plays in the district.
During ... [more]

Meth charges against woman bound over

Sep 8, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A search of Yolanda Chavez revealed a weapon, cash and drug paraphernalia.

A Fort Washakie woman has had her charges on selling methamphetamine bound ... [more]

Fremont County School District 21 approves eight bus routes

Sep 5, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County School District 21 Board of Trustees has approved eight bus routes for the 2014-2015 school year.
During the board's regular meeting Aug. ... [more]

District 21 board reviews student progress on tests

Aug 24, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County School District 21 Board of Trustees has reviewed results from the Measures of Academic Progress and Standardized Testing and Reporting ... [more]

Deshaw, Coen to wed Saturday

Aug 22, 2014 - From staff reports:  Shawna Marine Deshaw of Fort Washakie and George "Bob" Coen of Riverton have announced their engagement.
The future bride is the daughter of Cindy Deshaw and ... [more]

Elders honor gravesite found on school grounds

Aug 22, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County School District 21 Board of Trustees held a ceremony to honor a gravesite found on the grounds of the school.
The site sat behind the ... [more]

Farmers market opens in Fort Washakie

Jul 28, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The Wind River Indian Reservation's fifth annual tribal farmers market is under way for the summer.
Organizers said the purpose of the market is to promote ... [more]

District 21 trustees approve $20.7 million budget for next fiscal year

Jul 28, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County School District 21 Board of Trustees approved a budget for the fiscal year 2014-2015.
In a short budget hearing before the board's regular ... [more]

Superintendents share success stories from schools on rez

Jul 28, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Legislature's Select Committee on Tribal Relations heard from two reservation school superintendents recently at Central Wyoming College. ... [more]