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Riverton Museum kicks off speakers series on Saturday

May 31, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Riverton Museum will host its first Discovery Speakers Series presentation at 3:30 p.m. Saturday.
University of Wyoming professor of archaeology Marcel ... [more]

BLM urges caution on rural roads

May 31, 2015 - From staff reports:  The agency advises travelers to wait until wet routes dry up.

The Bureau of Land Management Wind River/Bighorn Basin District advises travelers on ... [more]

Counselors visiting schools, looking for Job Corps candidates

May 31, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The program offers free education and technical training to teens and young adults.

The Wind River Job Corps Center is actively looking to enroll ... [more]

Tanker truck spills 4,000 gallons of diesel in crash

May 31, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming Highway Patrol officials say a tanker truck crashed and spilled more than 4,000 gallons of diesel about 30 miles south of Afton.
Sgt. David ... [more]

Riverview Road to undergo chip sealing

May 31, 2015 - From staff reports:  Work is scheduled to start Monday, and delays of up to 15 minutes are expected.

Chip sealing is scheduled to begin Monday on the $2.8 million ... [more]

Two summer programs at library to begin Monday

May 31, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Riverton Branch Library is launching two of its summer programs Monday.
Registration for the summer reading program, Unmask, begins Monday in all three ... [more]

Veterans assistance available throughout county in June

May 31, 2015 - From staff reports:  A State of Wyoming veterans service officer from the Wyoming Veterans Commission will conduct community outreach services in Wyoming cities throughout ... [more]

Wyoming Indian to fund 100 percent of employees' health insurance costs

May 31, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The changes only will apply to the 2015-2016 school year.

Fremont County School District 14 has agreed to cover the full cost of health insurance ... [more]

Today

May 29, 2015 - Staff:  Births
CASTILLO

A daughter was born to Marcilynn Limberhand of Riverton and Ramon Castillo of Havre, Mont., at 9:41 a.m. April 30 at SageWest Health ... [more]

Digest

May 29, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Woman killed in motorcycle wreck
ALADDIN -- A Canadian woman is dead after the motorcycle she was riding hit a deer in northeastern Wyoming.
The ... [more]

New leader in place for Warren Air Force Base ICBMs

May 29, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Col. Stephen Kravitsky has served in many different roles during his 29-year Air Force career.
Since enlisting as an 18-year-old, his duties have ... [more]

Federal grouse measures unveiled

May 29, 2015 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  The regulations would require oil and gas wells to be clustered in groups of a half-dozen or more to avoid scattering them across habitat of the greater ... [more]

House damaged in fire; residents responded well

May 29, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  An electrical malfunction was the cause of a fire that damaged a house Thursday morning on Oilfield Road south of Riverton.
Fire officials said the damage ... [more]

Man arrested in Kinnear after report of gunfire

May 29, 2015 - From staff reports:  A Kinnear man was arrested for reckless endangerment Thursday afternoon after reports he fired a shotgun into the air in the 8100 block of Riverview Road.
No ... [more]

Ground broken for Willow Creek Elementary School

May 29, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton community broke ground Thursday at the new Willow Creek Elementary School to be built at 1200 E. Monroe Ave.
Students from Fremont County School ... [more]

Shoshoni ups mill levy to cover higher school expense

May 29, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Shoshoni property owners will see an increase on this year's tax notices after the Fremont County School District 24 Board of Trustees agreed to levy an ... [more]

Highway open after slides, but train tracks in canyon closed

May 29, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Officials do not have an exact estimate on the timeline for reopening the line.

This week's mud slides between Shoshoni and Thermopolis caused damage ... [more]

Hospital to oppose EPA in boundary case

May 29, 2015 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  Riverton Memorial Hospital maintains that a recent medical malpractice case filed against it in tribal court on the Wind River Indian Reservation underscores ... [more]

Living conditions of horse not cruelty under Wyoming law

May 28, 2015 - From staff reports:  Local officials say living conditions for a horse at the corner of West Sunset Drive and North Eighth Street West in Riverton do not meet the threshold of ... [more]

School awards ceremony postponed

May 28, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Fremont County School District 25 has postponed the annual district awards ceremony at Riverton Middle School scheduled for Friday so that faculty and staff ... [more]

Today

May 28, 2015 - Staff:  Births
ARTHUR

A child was born to Jessie M. Arthur of Arapahoe at 8:20 p.m. April 16 at SageWest Health Care at Riverton. The baby weighed 6 pounds, ... [more]

Leaders tee off on waterway regs from EPA

May 28, 2015 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  Wyoming officials say they're disappointed with water quality regulations the federal government released Wednesday that would extend federal authority over ... [more]

Railroad, power plant settle long dispute over coal rate

May 28, 2015 - The Associated Press:  The disagreement began more than 10 years ago when the Missouri Basin Power Project filed a complaint saying the railroad was price gouging on coal ... [more]

Rich Wyoming donor bets on Santorum

May 28, 2015 - By Mark Niquette, Tribune News Service:  This time around, however, Foster Friess says his support will be less conspicuous.

The Wyoming fund manager who contributed $2.1 million to help ... [more]

Digest

May 28, 2015 - The Associated Press:  WGFD warns about young wildlife
Wyoming Game and Fish Department officials are asking people to stay away from young animals because of potential harm ... [more]

Community hears ideas on new animal science facility for college

May 28, 2015 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  A new agricultural and animal science center is the newest capital construction priority at Central Wyoming College, and community members and college leaders ... [more]

Nebraska TV executive to be next Wyoming PBS chief

May 28, 2015 - From staff reports:  Terry Dugas has been the manager of content distribution for NET Television, the statewide PBS network in Lincoln, Neb., for the past seven ... [more]

Probe into child's death ongoing; driver cooperative

May 28, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Police said 7-year-old Sophia Archer was in the painted crosswalk on West Sunset Drive when she was struck and killed Friday.

The Riverton Police ... [more]

Segment of Louis Lake Road to open Friday

May 28, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Shoshone National Forest Washakie Ranger District will do a partial opening of the Louis Lake Road at noon Friday.
The partial opening will be from the ... [more]

Today

May 27, 2015 - Staff:  Deaths
MYERS

Barbara "Barbie" Lee Scoggan Myers, 90, died Tuesday, May 26, at Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation-Wind River in Riverton. Funeral ... [more]