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Superintendent at Arapahoe out immediately

Apr 2, 2015 - From staff reports:  Fremont County School District 38 curriculum director Kenneth Crowson has been asked to step in as the interim superintendent for the Arapahoe schools.
The ... [more]

Basin snowpack dips to 68 percent; still time for a rebound

Apr 2, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Wind River Basin drainage level has been falling steadily all year after registering at or about 100 percent in the late fall and early ... [more]

Today

Apr 2, 2015 - Staff:  Births
BOTT

A daughter was born to Kara Bott of Riverton and Drew Bott of Riverton at 2:15 p.m. Feb. 25 at SageWest Health Care at Riverton. The baby ... [more]

Today

Apr 1, 2015 - Staff:  Births
ABEYTA

A daughter was born to Morgan Abeyta of Riverton at 1:46 p.m. March 24 at SageWest Health Care at Riverton. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 5 ... [more]

Delectable Bundt cakes are beautiful without the fuss

Apr 1, 2015 - By Sarah Gish, Tribune News Service:  The classic desserts have stood the test of time because they serve a crowd and are easy to slice.

In 1950, Nordic Ware founder H. David Dalquist ... [more]

Winds, warmth raising fire risk

Apr 1, 2015 - From staff and wire reports:  Warm temperatures and strong wind are raising the risk of wildfires, and the Riverton area is under a "fed flag warning" from the National Weather Service.
In ... [more]

Inmates charged in murder try

Apr 1, 2015 - The Associated Press:  RAWLINS -- Three Wyoming State Penitentiary inmates are charged with trying to kill another inmate.
36-year-old Michael Grooman, 31-year-old Joseph Martinez ... [more]

No plea deal reached in case of ex-museum director; trial more likely

Apr 1, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Residents soon could see the rare spectacle of a public official on trial for her actions in office.
A circuit court judge is setting a trial for the former ... [more]

Air service, beautification, fast Internet among city's goals for year

Apr 1, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council has identified a set of goals that will help guide the local decision-making process throughout the year.
Council members began ... [more]

Long-eared bat listed as threatened

Apr 1, 2015 - From The Associated Press:  The federal government said Wednesday that it is listing the northern long-eared bat as threatened, giving new protections to a species that has been nearly ... [more]

Digest

Apr 1, 2015 - The Associated Press:  DEQ acts on orphan well issue
CHEYENNE -- The review board for the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality voted Tuesday to dismiss bond forfeiture ... [more]

Middle class in Wyoming faring better than in all other states

Apr 1, 2015 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  Wyoming lost some of its middle class and jobs because of the Great Recession -- but its losses were the smallest in the nation, a research organization ... [more]

Churches plan Holy Week events starting Thursday

Apr 1, 2015 - From staff reports:  Local churches have planned special worship services this week leading up to Easter on Sunday.
Many of the events begin Thursday, when Christians remember the ... [more]

School safety tip line scrutinized

Mar 31, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Recent legislation that would have replaced a school-safety tip line serving Wyoming with an in-state program has generated debate over whether the ... [more]

UW arena upgrades delayed

Mar 31, 2015 - By Scott Nulph, Tribune News Service:  Rising construction costs have taken a toll on the University of Wyoming's plans for Phase II of the reconstruction of the Arena-Auditorium.
Phase I -- the ... [more]

'Neighborhood' police officers assigned to zones in Riverton

Mar 31, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Citizens are encouraged to call their designated neighborhood officers when they have questions or concerns about a non-emergency.

Riverton ... [more]

Today

Mar 31, 2015 - Staff:  Deaths
PACHECO

Dixie Marie Pacheco, 65, formerly of Lander, died Monday, March 23. A Mass of Christian burial was Monday, March 30, at St. Joseph's ... [more]

ND joining state's frack lawsuit

Mar 31, 2015 - The Associated Press:  BISMARCK -- North Dakota plans to join Wyoming in a lawsuit challenging a new federal hydraulic fracturing rule for U.S. government lands.
The North Dakota ... [more]

Chicks, ducklings a common source of salmonella bacteria

Mar 31, 2015 - From staff reports:  A Wyoming Department of Health representative wants to remind the public that chicks and ducklings -- animals that often are bought in the spring -- can carry ... [more]

Outreach enrollment growing at college; dip noted in Dubois

Mar 31, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Second Wind program ends in June

Dubois was the only Central Wyoming College service area to see a decrease in outreach participation last ... [more]

Digest

Mar 31, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Trial coming in murder scheme
CASPER -- A Wyoming State Penitentiary inmate accused of trying to hire someone to kill his parents so he could collect ... [more]

Airline on-time performance up, but boardings sharply lower

Mar 31, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  About 770 people boarded a flight at Riverton Regional Airport in January and February. That's about half of the roughly 1,200 who flew in those months in ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Mar 29, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Plane lands on highway near Thermopolis
THERMOPOLIS -- A pilot safely landed his single-engine plane on a highway in rural central Wyoming after the ... [more]

The way it was: Toastmistresses -- 1974

Mar 29, 2015 - Staff:  Among the Toastmasters service club's missions is to instill confidence in public speaking among its members. The club was prominent in Fremont County 41 years ... [more]

BLM to conduct prescribed burn in county

Mar 29, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Bureau of Land Management will conduct a prescribed burn along the foothills of the south side of Green Mountain in an area known as the Hadsell Pasture, ... [more]

Antique Easter decor on display

Mar 29, 2015 - From staff reports:  A new display in the lobby of the Fremont County Pioneer Museum shows some vintage Easter decorations and cards from the late 1800s through the 1930s.
The ... [more]

Library hosting LEGO Robotics club in April

Mar 29, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Riverton Branch Library is inviting children to sign up for LEGO Robotics in April.
The club is open to children ages 8 to 12 who want to build and ... [more]

Museum selling commemorative coin to mark 100th anniversary

Mar 29, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Fremont County Pioneer Association is producing a pure silver commemorative coin to mark the 100th anniversary of the Fremont County Pioneer Museum.
Only ... [more]

UW Extension offices offering pesticide schools

Mar 29, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Fremont County Extension Service and Fremont County Weed and Pest are planning two private pesticide certification schools this spring.
Any farmer, ... [more]

Man cited for DUI after rolling car three times

Mar 29, 2015 - From staff reports:  A deputy found the abandoned vehicle about 250 feet off of the highway down a 25-foot embankment.

A Lander man who had been released on bond for ... [more]