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Alpine Lake Fire tops 23,000 acres in smoky day for Riverton Valley

Sep 16, 2012 - From staff reports:  Firefighters conducted an intentional 'burn-out' to strengthen the containment line.

Officials on Saturday measured the Alpine Lake Fire northwest of ... [more]

Ready for the Rustler

Sep 16, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  CWC rodeo riders count on calm prep before the chutes open

Rodeo is known to be an action-packed, high-energy sport that requires quick thinking and ... [more]

Dad piloting crashed plane was warned of conditions, report shows

Sep 16, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Federal investigation into a deadly October 2010 plane crash has revealed the pilot's flight instructor had warned the pilot about high altitude and mountain ... [more]

Initial charge 'murder two' for suspect in Thursday night killing

Sep 16, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  A Riverton man remains in jail on a second-degree murder charge after a judge on Friday set his bond at $1 million cash, accused of shooting and killing a man ... [more]

Today

Sep 14, 2012 - Staff:  Births
BENNETT

A daughter was born Ginger and Matthew Bennett, of Riverton, at 4:33 p.m. Aug. 8, 2012, at Lander Regional Hospital. She weighed 6 ... [more]

Council conducts job evaluation of Weaver on first work anniversary

Sep 14, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Riverton City Council members conducted a special meeting recently at Central Wyoming College's Intertribal Education and Community Center for the annual ... [more]

Digest

Sep 14, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Education officials in Wyoming
CHEYENNE -- U.S. Department of Education officials are in Wyoming as part of an annual bus tour across the country on ... [more]

Many apply to be oil/gas supervisor

Sep 14, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- Thirty-six people have applied to be Wyoming's next state oil and gas supervisor.
The oil and gas supervisor oversees oil and gas development in the ... [more]

Jackson evac order lifted; Casper heats up

Sep 14, 2012 - From The Associated Press:  Jackson residents who've been packed and ready to flee from a wildfire this week are breathing a little easier.
Authorities lifted an evacuation advisory for ... [more]

Tribes now say they want Yellowstone bison on rez

Sep 14, 2012 - By Matthew Brown, The Associated Press:  The tribes of the Wind River Indian Reservation have petitioned the state of Montana to give them a group of bison from Yellowstone National Park whose fate ... [more]

New CES facility expands recycling operations locally

Sep 14, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Employees and clients of Community Entry Services celebrated the completion of their new recycling center with an open house Thursday at the facility.
The new ... [more]

Cleanup from illegal trash won't be charged landfill fee

Sep 14, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Sheriff Skip Hornecker had expressed concerns on the matter.

The Fremont County Solid Waste Disposal District will not charge law ... [more]

Man shot to death at city apartment

Sep 14, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Police Department is investigating the death of Lucas Myhre, 27, of Riverton, who was pronounced dead Thursday evening at the scene of a shooting ... [more]

Students get a taste of the sea

Sep 13, 2012 - Staff:  Third-graders at Rendezvous Elementary School were inspired for their seascape watercolors by first tasting dried seaweed provided by art teacher Nancy ... [more]

Today

Sep 13, 2012 - Staff:  Births
TIDZUMP

A daughter was born to Gladys St. Clair and Antoine Tidzump, of Fort Washakie, at 10:50 a.m. March 4, 2012, at Lander Regional ... [more]

Digest

Sep 13, 2012 - The Associated Press:  State relocates problem grizzly
JACKSON -- An adult, female grizzly bear has been trapped and relocated after damaging property at a trailhead north of ... [more]

Fire on Casper Mountain has burned 36 structures

Sep 13, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- Officials say they have counted 36 homes and cabins destroyed by the wildfire burning on Casper Mountain.
The number is a big jump from the seven ... [more]

Court upholds man's murder conviction in Sheridan case

Sep 13, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Shawn Osborne cut Gerald Bloom's throat because Bloom owed him $20.

CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Supreme Court has upheld a Sheridan man's first-degree ... [more]

City school lunch prices up 20 cents

Sep 13, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  This year's 20-cent increase in lunch prices for Riverton students had little to do with the federal Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, officials ... [more]

Riverton City Council votes to close parks at sunset

Sep 13, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Riverton City Council members voted on first reading to pass an ordinance to close city parks at sunset.
The proposed ordinance states that it would be ... [more]

Christensen says he 'had a feeling' he wouldn't keep District 2 seat

Sep 13, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County commissioner Dennis Christensen thought that Tuesday's special mail ballot election wouldn't pan out for him even before results arrived.
"I ... [more]

Lander police withholding IDs of homicide victim, suspect

Sep 13, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Lander police chief Jim Carey confirmed the victim of Tuesday's homicide as a 32-year-old of St. Stephen's. He said the suspect is a 24-year-old of ... [more]

Rustlers go for a ride on a bungee bull

Sep 12, 2012 - Staff:  Central Wyoming College staff member Amanda Miller held on tight as a "bull" suspended by bungee cords was rocked by student Ryan Nemelka during Tuesday ... [more]

Bicyclist dies during race from Utah to Wyoming

Sep 12, 2012 - The Associated Press:  LOGAN, Utah -- A bicyclist competing in a race from Logan, Utah, to Jackson Hole crashed on a bridge in Wyoming and fell about 35 feet to his death into the ... [more]

Fremont Co. welcomes nine students from overseas

Sep 12, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  When they first arrived in Fremont County, this year's group of foreign exchange students said they knew they were in for a unique experience. From the ... [more]

Today

Sep 12, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
ARMSTRONG

Joseph R. "Joe" Armstrong, 93, of Riverton, died Sunday, Sept. 9, at his home in Riverton. Graveside services with military honors ... [more]

Digest

Sep 12, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Comment time to be extended
MOOSE -- The National Park Service is giving the public more time to comment on redevelopment plans for Colter Bay Village ... [more]

Casper fire burns seven houses; Jackson-area blaze threatening

Sep 12, 2012 - By Bob Moen and Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The toll from a wildfire south of Casper grew to seven homes destroyed and 750 threatened, while a fire south of Jackson kept hundreds of residents ... [more]

Man gets life sentence for murder try

Sep 12, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A judge has sentenced an Oregon man to serve life in prison without the possibility of parole for attempted murder in the shooting last summer of ... [more]

Governor to feds: Back off fracking reg plans

Sep 12, 2012 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead has asked the Interior Department to scale back -- or abandon altogether -- proposed rules that would require petroleum ... [more]

District 25 completes Pershing land buy for $190K

Sep 12, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The site initially could be used to help ease access congestion at two Riverton elementary schools.

Fremont County School District 25 has finalized ... [more]

Gun range lease approved, but not without dissent

Sep 12, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council voted to approve the Riverton Shooting Club lease Tuesday. The vote came after councilwoman Mary Ellen Christensen and Mayor Ron ... [more]

Allen wins big in commission re-vote

Sep 12, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Commission District 2 incumbent Dennis Christensen went from a narrow 20-vote win last month to a steep 377-vote loss in Tuesday's special ... [more]

Today

Sep 11, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
CUTHBERTSON

Joan I. Cuthbertson, 80, of Lander, died Monday, Sept. 10, at the Westward Heights Care Center. According to her wishes, cremation ... [more]

Casper Mountain, Jackson-area fires loom over homes

Sep 11, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The toll from a wildfire south of Casper grew to seven homes destroyed and 750 threatened, while a fire south of Jackson kept hundreds of residents ... [more]

Digest

Sep 11, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Yellowstone seeking input
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- Yellowstone National Park is now accepting public comments on its proposal to extend the existing ... [more]

Groups intend to sue over wolf delisting

Sep 11, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Two coalitions of environmental groups filed notice Monday that they intend to sue the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service over the agency's decision to ... [more]

Officials to host meeting about Alpine Lake Fire

Sep 11, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Alpine Lake Fire officials are having a public meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Rocky Mountain Hall in Fort Washakie.
"It's open to the public, and anyone can ... [more]

Memorial parade honors 9/11 victims

Sep 11, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Organizers behind Riverton's annual Sept. 11 parade say they plan the event every year to ensure community members remember the significance of the World Trade ... [more]

Financial reports show commission hopefuls spent more during primary election races

Sep 11, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Commission District 5 challenger Jennifer McCarty spent roughly $6,161 in her primary election campaign that ended with a 19-vote difference ... [more]