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Mar 13, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
ERICKSON
Elizabeth Butler Erickson, 36, of Riverton died Monday afternoon, March 11, 2013. Arrangements are pending through the Davis Funeral ... [more]

Police seek source of Gillette explosion

Mar 13, 2013 - The Associated Press:  GILLETTE -- Author-ities are trying to determine the origin of a blast that shook homes and businesses across northwest Gillette.
Sheriff's deputies and police ... [more]

Iowa firm to search for WDE director

Mar 13, 2013 - The Associated Press:  ROCK SPRINGS -- An Iowa-based company will lead the national search for the person who will lead Wyoming's education department.
The state education board ... [more]

Utah man sentenced to federal prison for bank robbery spree

Mar 13, 2013 - The Associated Press:  POWELL -- A Utah man who pleaded guilty to holding up banks in four states has been sentenced to more than nine years in federal prison.
U.S. District Judge ... [more]

Digest

Mar 13, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Park roads can be plowed
CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead on Tuesday approved providing state snow plows and crews to clear roads inside Yellowstone National ... [more]

Body found Sunday on reservation; FBI studying

Mar 13, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Federal officials are investigating the Sunday discovery of a dead body on the Wind River Indian Reservation.
Limited information was available, but Federal ... [more]

Former physician runs for governor

Mar 13, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton resident David Steger made his plans known Wednesday

David Steger of Riverton has announced his bid for governor of Wyoming in 2014.
"We ... [more]

District 25 adminstrators given contracts

Mar 13, 2013 - Staff:  Riverton school representatives voted last month to renew contracts for 16 administrators and supervisors.
Contracts for the 2013-2014 school year were ... [more]

Epicenter of awesomeness

Mar 13, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  CWC's outdoor ed students have cabins, not dorms

Seven Central Wyoming College students have found a home in Sinks Canyon this semester as part ... [more]

County chooses Major property for Riverton justice complex

Mar 13, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Major property will be the site for a new Riverton justice center.
The Fremont County Commission chose a final location for the facility March 12. The ... [more]

Cheerleaders support RHS basketball team

Mar 12, 2013 - Staff:  Along with the Riverton High School cheerleaders supported the RHS basketball team during the Class 4-A state championship basketball game Saturday at the ... [more]

Today

Mar 12, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
MAYO
Michelle (Locker) Mayo died at her home in Riverton on Friday, March 8, 2013.
Private family services will be held under the direction of ... [more]

Search ends well for men after two-day ordeal in remote area of county

Mar 12, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Two Riverton men are safe at home after nearly two days lost in the Fremont County wilderness.
Fremont County Sheriff's Capt. Ryan Lee said Dale Smith, 57, ... [more]

Educator killed, others injured in Monday car crash west of Casper

Mar 12, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:   Officials said the area was experiencing snowfall at the time of the crash, and they attributed speeds too fast for existing conditions as a contributing ... [more]

More parties join suit on Wyoming wolf plan

Mar 12, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The cast of characters is growing in a legal fight pitting environmental groups against the federal government's recent decision to end protections ... [more]

Hearing delayed for teen suspects

Mar 12, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CODY -- A court hearing has been delayed for two teenagers accused in the shooting deaths of a woman and her parents near the Wyoming-Montana border.
Both ... [more]

Bennett takes office, sets goals in county attorney's department

Mar 12, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  New Fremont County Attorney H. Michael Bennett has found his first days on the job full of activity.
"It's not dull," he said.
Bennett, 39, was sworn in to ... [more]

Digest

Mar 12, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Cody woman killed in canyon wreck
CHEYENNE -- Authorities say one person was killed and three others, including a 4-year-old girl, were injured in a ... [more]

Nickelson pleads guilty to lesser charge in September shooting death of Myhre

Mar 12, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Dustin Dean Nickelson, 24, of Riverton, has pleaded guilty to manslaughter in connection with the September shooting death of Lucas Myhre, 27, of ... [more]

Tiny town stung by murders

Mar 10, 2013 - By Matthew Brown, The Associated Press:  CLARK -- The wide-open sagebrush flats along the Montana-Wyoming border make it easy to spot strangers passing along the bumpy dirt roads that crisscross the ... [more]

Moose Haven -- 1990

Mar 10, 2013 - Staff:  Even though spring was near, there still was plenty of snow in mid-March 1990 at "Moose Haven," the name property owners Mark and Kit Stewart gave to their ... [more]

First meeting on Moneta Divide gas project Thursday in Casper

Mar 10, 2013 - Staff:  The Bureau of Land Management hosts a Cooperating Agency Meeting at the Wolcott Galleria in Casper from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, March 14, for the Moneta ... [more]

Inhabitants escape trailer fires Thursday and Friday

Mar 10, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  No one was injured in two separate trailer fires that took place within 24 hours of each other Thursday and Friday.
The first incident was reported at about ... [more]

Lander opera series features 'Francesa da Rimini'

Mar 10, 2013 - Staff:  See it live in large-screen video format at 10 a.m. Saturday March 16, at the Fremont County Library in Lander. Admission is free.

The next offering ... [more]

Forest Service sets two-day meeting on new Shoshone forest plan

Mar 10, 2013 - Staff:  The Shoshone National Forest holds a meeting with local government cooperators regarding forest plan revision from 8 a.m. to noon Wednesday, March 13, and ... [more]

'Annie's Project' sessions planned in April and May

Mar 10, 2013 - Staff:  Empowering farm and ranch women with financial and marketing knowledge and opportunities to network with each other are among the goals of a University of ... [more]

'We are the poor feeding the poor'

Mar 10, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Ecksteins make local food bank their new life's work

More than 35,000 pounds of food was distributed in 2012 by the Riverton Community Food Bank. CEO ... [more]

Talks, tours and toasts

Mar 10, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Governor, first lady in county for several events, including McOmie's sendoff

Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead told local officials on Friday that he does not ... [more]

Forest Service temporarily 'insulated' from impact of federal budget sequestration

Mar 10, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Local U.S. Forest Service officials say they won't be negatively effected by federal budget sequestration, but only because of additional funding that came ... [more]

Major land gains favor as site for Riverton court; armory possible

Mar 10, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Commis-sion has winnowed location options for the Riverton justice center down to two alternatives: a large building at the property along ... [more]