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County author inspires Colorado, Utah trek

Oct 21, 2012 - Staff:  The annual fall trek sponsored by the Little Snake River Museum in Savery and the Little Snake River Valley Education Center was led by museum board member ... [more]

First Stop Help Center awarded $10,000 grant

Oct 21, 2012 - Staff:  The Wyoming Community Foundation has awarded the First Stop Help Center $10,000 to support their work transitioning homeless Fremont County residents with ... [more]

'Otello' the next show in Lander Met Opera season

Oct 21, 2012 - Staff:  Lander Met Opera's season will continue with the live broadcast of "Otello" at 11 a.m. Oct. 27 in the Lander Library.
This is Giuseppe Verdi's ... [more]

Forensics team and senate to host CWC candidate forum

Oct 21, 2012 - Staff:  Event will provide an opportunity for members of the public to make an informed choice when they vote Nov. 6.

The Central Wyoming College forensics ... [more]

Meyer had chances, but wanted to stay in Wyo, mourners told

Oct 21, 2012 - By Trevor Brown, MCT News Service:  In the fall of 1978, Joe Meyer was offered the chance of a lifetime.
His lifelong friend, Dick Cheney, had just been elected to the U.S. Senate, and Cheney ... [more]

Long distance call: Riverton runner plans four marathons in five months

Oct 21, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Coeur Stone has always been a runner, but this year the 37-year-old from Riverton decided to test her limits on the track by running in her first-ever marathon ... [more]

Traffic light needed at Hill and Main, say citizens

Oct 21, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College staff approached the City of Riverton on Tuesday to request help addressing safety issues at the intersection of Main and Hill ... [more]

Unsentenced inmates draw new scrutiny

Oct 21, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  175 jailed, no judgment on 122

Officials are reviewing jail statistics in an effort to determine patterns in pre-sentencing of inmates at the Fremont ... [more]

Rendezvous Elementary School puts on play

Oct 19, 2012 - Staff:  Rendezvous Elementary School fourth-graders Broden Mathes and Michael Milhouse stared into space during a humorous history test scene during the musical-comedy ... [more]

Today

Oct 19, 2012 - Staff:  Births
LEMLEY

A son was born to Sally and Jeremy Lemley, of Riverton, at 10:41 p.m. Sept. 5, 2012, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 8 pounds, ... [more]

Digest

Oct 19, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Cheney among Meyer eulogists
CHEYENNE -- Former Vice President Dick Cheney was among the speakers at services to honor the life of former Wyoming ... [more]

Man accused in child's abduction makes first court appearance in state

Oct 19, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CODY -- A Montana man suspected of abducting and assaulting an 11-year-old Cody girl is set to make his first court appearance in Wyoming.
Thirty-nine-year-old ... [more]

Amid lawsuit, UW and CSU foundations delay ranch sale

Oct 19, 2012 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A lawsuit is postponing plans by University of Wyoming Foundation and Colorado State University Research Foundation to sell a ranch they jointly own ... [more]

Fuel tax increase might not bring corresponding rise in gasoline prices

Oct 19, 2012 - MCT:  CHEYENNE -- A proposal to raise the state's fuel tax may not mean motorists will pay more at the pump.
So say some legislators and advocates of the plan to ... [more]

Airport Cafe catches up on city lease; no eviction

Oct 19, 2012 - From staff reports:  Riverton officials have received full payment from the owners of Airport Cafe at Riverton Regional Airport, and city administrator Steven Weaver says eviction ... [more]

Three-party House District 54 race featured in debate

Oct 19, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Republican, Democratic and Libertarian candidates for Wyoming House District 54 discussed the importance of their national political platforms to their ... [more]

2012 'water year' among driest ever seen in state

Oct 19, 2012 - Staff and wire reports:  Only the 1988-89 and 1959-60 water years were drier, said Riverton meteorologist Jim Fahey.

Wyoming just completed its third-driest year in 118 years ... [more]

Solid waste troubles 'turning around,' says commission chairman

Oct 19, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Revenue problems that have plagued the Fremont County Solid Waste Disposal District in recent years are "kind of turning around," according to Fremont County ... [more]

Today

Oct 18, 2012 - Staff:  Births
HOUSE

A son was born to Kristine Clancy and Josh House, of Riverton, at 1:03 p.m. Sept. 17, 2012, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 8 ... [more]

Digest

Oct 18, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Voter sign-up deadline near
CHEYENNE -- Monday is the deadline for Wyoming voters to register ahead of next month's election.
Secretary of State Max ... [more]

Plan would turn scenic Grand Teton park route into a one-way highway

Oct 18, 2012 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- A proposal by Grand Teton National Park to turn a two-way road into a one-way route is causing alarm among Teton County officials and others who say ... [more]

Meyer lies in state at Capitol; funeral Friday

Oct 18, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The body of Wyoming State Treasurer Joe Meyer lay in state at the Wyoming State Capitol in Cheyenne on Thursday.
Meyer died earlier this month at ... [more]

Residents advised to avoid Airport Road on Friday

Oct 18, 2012 - Staff:  City officials have asked residents to avoid Airport Road while construction is ongoing in the area.
In particular, city administrator Steven Weaver said ... [more]

County leaders address confusion regarding 1 percent tax

Oct 18, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  With election day less than a month away, county leaders have been working to clear up any confusion residents may feel about the proposed 1 percent sales tax ... [more]

2015 set as new completion date for Job Corps

Oct 18, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  County officials working to bring the Wind River Job Corps to Riverton received an updated timeline from the Department of Labor last month that indicates the ... [more]

Judge rules convicted murderer got fair trial

Oct 18, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Gabriel Drennen is serving a life sentence for the 2010 shooting death of Leroy Hoster in a dispute.

A judge has concluded a Riverton man convicted ... [more]

Today

Oct 17, 2012 - Staff:  Births
BLAKE

A son was born to Christa Richardson and Jared Nettles, of Riverton, at 2:49 a.m. Sept. 13, 2012, at Lander Regional Hospital. He weighed ... [more]

Digest

Oct 17, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Voter registration deadline Oct. 22
CHEYENNE -- Monday is the deadline for Wyoming voters to register ahead of next month's election.
Secretary of ... [more]

Bills encourage CNG in vehicles

Oct 17, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Two bills headed for introduction in the Legislature this winter would attempt to encourage more use of natural-gas powered vehicles in Wyoming.
One bill ... [more]

Ex-wife says kidnapping suspect may have 'snapped'

Oct 17, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Jesse Speer made a brief appearance in Montana court Monday and said he would not fight extradition to Wyoming

HELENA, Mont. -- A man accused of ... [more]

County incumbents, challengers eye budget

Oct 17, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Two Republican commissioners face challenges from independent candidates.

All four candidates running for open spots on the Fremont County ... [more]

City council votes to evict the Airport Cafe

Oct 17, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council on Tuesday voted to terminate its contract with the Airport Cafe at Riverton Regional Airport, citing the restaurant's failure to pay ... [more]

Population grows in every county town; rural figure also up

Oct 17, 2012 - By Steve Peck, Publisher:  Every population center in Fremont County has grown since the 2010 U.S. Census, according to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau.
Growth in all six of ... [more]

Ribbon-cutting ceremony takes place on Togwotee trail

Oct 17, 2012 - Staff:  Contractors, politicians, Wyoming Department of Transportation employees and members of the public commemorated the completion of the seven-year, 38-mile ... [more]

Construction in progress on North Broadway Avenue

Oct 16, 2012 - Staff:  Dustin Welch, an employee of 71 Construction, guided his roller next to the concrete gutter as workmen laid asphalt on the North Broadway Avenue extension from ... [more]

Today

Oct 16, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
BLUMENSHINE

Betty Blumenshine, 79, of Riverton, died Sunday, Oct. 14, at Help for Health Hospice Home. Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. ... [more]

Digest

Oct 16, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Robber hid in liquor cooler
CHEYENNE -- A transient man is accused of hiding out in the cooler of a Cheyenne liquor store so he could drink for free ... [more]

UW to withhold names of president applicants

Oct 16, 2012 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees has voted not to identify any candidates seeking to become the next president of the college.
The ... [more]

Kidnap suspect to be extradited

Oct 16, 2012 - The Associated Press:  BOZEMAN, Mont. -- A Montana man faces charges of kidnapping and assaulting an 11-year-old girl in Wyoming after police said he lured her to his car by saying he ... [more]

Infant death Sunday under investigation

Oct 16, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Police Department is investigating the death of a 3-month-old baby Sunday morning in Riverton.
Officers said they responded to a medical assist ... [more]