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The way it was: VFW Cooties -- 1939

Jul 7, 2013 - Staff:  Early summer brought good news to Riverton in 1939 when it was announced that the Wyoming State Veterans of Foreign Wars Convention would be held in the ... [more]

Teens get peek at future careers

Jul 7, 2013 - Staff:  The Foundations of Energy course being offered this year through the Second Wind program at Central Wyoming College aligns well with the ongoing work of the ... [more]

Second Wind to focus on skills for energy industry

Jul 7, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The program is meant for students ages 18-21 who have been through the juvenile justice system.

Students in this year's Second Wind program at ... [more]

Belgian family calls Wyoming 'the cowboy country you dream of'

Jul 7, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Nesta Geirnaert turned 2 years old on May 16 far from her place of birth. She and her family -- father Steven Geirnaert and mother Heidi Renwa -- are from ... [more]

State hopes to stay out of federal quarrel on sage grouse

Jul 7, 2013 - By Don Warfield, Staff Writer:  Crippling restrictions on Wyoming's mineral and agricultural commodities industries are a certainty within two years if western industry and government leaders ... [more]

Farmer the beneficiary of alfalfa-cutting duel in Missouri Valley

Jul 7, 2013 - By Eric Blom Staff Writer:  An unusual sight appeared along Missouri Valley Road on June 29: two differently colored wind rowers working in the same field.
The red-and-yellow New Holland ... [more]

Healthy gains in job market

Jul 7, 2013 - Staff:  Fremont County's unemployment picture improved dramatically in May, with the unemployment rate reaching its lowest point in several years.
The improvement ... [more]

Lawmaker says money for municipalities is a priority

Jul 7, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  State Sen. Eli Bebout, R-Riverton, told Riverton city leaders that he'll push for infrastructure funding for cities and towns next winter.
"We're worried ... [more]

Health department investigates norovirus reports

Jul 7, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Department of Health is investigating reports that dozens of people contracted norovirus in May after visiting Svilar's Bar and Dining Room in ... [more]

Digest

Jul 7, 2013 - Staff:  State to host working group
The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality and the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission will host a Pavillion ... [more]

Today

Jul 5, 2013 - Staff:  Births
FIGHTINGBEAR

A son was born to Glorietta FightingBear, of Riverton, at 10:26 p.m. May 29, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 6 ... [more]

Digest

Jul 5, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Lightning sparks Black Hills fires
RAPID CITY, S.D. -- Fourth of July lightning storms sparked three small wildfires in the Black Hills National Forest ... [more]

VA making progress in claims backlog

Jul 5, 2013 - McClatchy Newspapers:  CHEYENNE -- The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs is chipping away at its large backlog of disability compensation claims for veterans in Wyoming and the rest ... [more]

Udall's body was spotted by searchers from the air

Jul 5, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- An airborne search team is credited with location the body of a prominent environmentalist and brother of a U.S. Senator in the Wind River ... [more]

Shooters sharpen their skills

Jul 5, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  Black powder gunmen take aim at the 1838 Rendezvous range

Black powder musket shooters are sharpening their skills this week at the 1838 Rendezvous ... [more]

Man flees, hides from law enforcement

Jul 5, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A Spanish-speaking man reportedly fled from law enforcement Saturday after being pulled over on Wyoming Highway 789 in Hudson.
Officials said the man is in ... [more]

New Wyoming laws take effect

Jul 5, 2013 - By Trevor Brown, MCT News Service:  More than 120 new state laws took effect Monday.
Some of the bills passed during this year's legislative session had immediate start dates.
But others ... [more]

Erratic driver transported to hospital

Jul 5, 2013 - From staff reports:  Several motorists called law enforcement about an erratic driver Tuesday on Wyoming Highway 789 near Hudson.
Officials said the driver later was transported ... [more]

Fireworks calls keep police busy

Jul 5, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Riverton Police Department responded to 12 calls related to fireworks during the Fourth of July holiday.
The reports started coming in at about 12:30 p.m. ... [more]

Judge requests more info in Sinks Canyon shooting case

Jul 5, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Under the plea deal, Jeremy Cunningham would receive 18 to 48 months in prison.

Wyoming 9th Judicial District Judge Marvin L. Tyler tentatively has ... [more]

Officials issue advice on safe handling of fireworks

Jul 3, 2013 - Staff:  The Fourth of July is a time for celebration across the country, and fireworks are a crowd favorite each year. Whether at a professional show or in the ... [more]

Today

Jul 3, 2013 - Staff:  Community calendar
JULY 5
Vietnam Vets Motorcycle Club Memorial Parade, Observance, Service
is July 5 to July 7. Events begin at 5 p.m. July 5 at ... [more]

Wyoming Thunder to ride through county

Jul 3, 2013 - From staff reports:  In Wyoming Thunder XXIII's 23rd annual Run to the Wall, motorcycles will ride from Casper to Lander.
Motorcyclists from around Wyoming and the western United ... [more]

Digest

Jul 3, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Search continues for Randy Udall
A wilderness search for James "Randy" Udall, whose family is well-known in Western politics, continued Tuesday with no ... [more]

New gas tax won't necessarily be passed entirely to consumers

Jul 3, 2013 - McClatchy Newspapers:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming's first fuel tax hike since 1998 took effect on Monday.
The state tax on gasoline and diesel will increase by a dime n from 14 cents to 24 ... [more]

Local crews assisting in search for missing man

Jul 3, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A group of Fremont County Search and Rescue volunteers are assisting in Sublette County's search for James "Randy" Udall, 61, of Carbondale, Colo.
Udall, the ... [more]

Head of ambulance department resigns

Jul 3, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The announcement comes amid continuing budget discussions with the Fremont County Commission.

Lauri Wempen is resigning from her post as director of ... [more]

County's July Fourth festivities to span two days

Jul 3, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  Fremont County's holiday schedule is booked solid with rodeos, races, barbecues and fireworks and includes the communities of Pavillion, Lander and Dubois. ... [more]

Woman gets 10-12 years in prison for DUI death in Kinnear parking lot

Jul 3, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  An Idaho woman will spend the next 10-12 years in prison for driving drunkenly and killing a St. Stephen's woman in the parking lot of a Kinnear bar on Dec. 3. ... [more]

Good Sams round up in Riverton

Jul 3, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Good Sam Samboree, the annual meeting of the state's Good Sam clubs, was June 20-24 at the Fremont County Fairgrounds.
Roughly 73 recreational ... [more]