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Jan 24, 2014 - From staff reports:  Lorimer honored for handcart work
Scott Lorimer of Riverton was honored in November for his work acquiring land and developing historic sites related to ... [more]

Lander student receives award to continue studies at UW

Jan 24, 2014 - From staff reports:  Nicola "Nico" Holt of Lander was awarded the first-ever Community College Transition Award from Wyoming's Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive ... [more]

Students share their dreams on MLK Day

Jan 24, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Arapahoe School fifth-grade students from the class of Tanis Young-Manning and Shiela Stark shared their own dreams Monday at the Fremont County School ... [more]

Officials credit seat belt use in saving life of Lander man

Jan 10, 2014 - From staff reports:  John Keller, of Lander, said he has worn his seat belt since before it was mandated by state law.
His dedication paid off Christmas Eve when he lost control ... [more]

College offering weeklong OSHA training in January

Jan 10, 2014 - From staff reports:  Central Wyoming College is offering a 30-hour General Industry Outreach Training from Jan. 27 to Jan. 31 which will result in an OSHA card.
To accommodate ... [more]

County orchestra performing benefit concert Saturday

Jan 10, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Fremont Symphony Orchestra has announced its new name in preparation for the annual fundraiser concert Saturday.
Known as the Fremont County Orchestra for ... [more]

Ceremony congratulates CWC student

Jan 10, 2014 - From staff reports:  A student graduating from Central Wyoming College's Western American studies program this fall was honored at a special ceremony attended by Arapaho tribal ... [more]

Wyoming 4-H Foundation ups donations to counties

Jan 3, 2014 - From staff reports:  Wyoming State 4-H Foundation donations to counties increased by more than $53,000 in fiscal year 2013 for a total of about $241,000.
Fremont County received ... [more]

RHS to compete in state We the People contest

Jan 3, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Riverton High School has a shot to compete in the We the People National Finals competition in April in Washington, D.C., after placing with five other teams ... [more]

Basolo picks 'Top Prof' at UW

Dec 27, 2013 - From staff reports:  Members of the University of Wyoming Cap and Gown Chapter of Mortar Board have named their "Top Profs" for the academic year.
Mortar Board student Natalie ... [more]

Sheriff requests $280K for dispatch center upgrades

Dec 27, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The funds would cover a recording system for emergency calls, new furniture, and software updates.

The Fremont County Commission has asked for ... [more]

Riverton man OK after night spent in vehicle

Dec 27, 2013 - From staff reports:  The 32-year-old Riverton man who was the subject of a search and rescue operation on Christmas Eve was reunited with his family members at about 6 p.m. ... [more]

Northern Arapaho scholarship applications due March 1

Dec 20, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Northern Arapaho Endowment Scholarship Committee is accepting applications from full-time students for scholarship awards at the University of Wyoming. The ... [more]

Riverton student receives Rocky Mountain Power Foundation grant

Dec 20, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Rocky Mountain Power Foundation awarded $35,000 to the University of Wyoming Foundation during the past fiscal year for education and research programs, ... [more]

ESCAPE mentors finish training

Dec 20, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Fifteen youths from the Wind River Indian Reservation received certificates of completion Dec. 8 that honored the more than 240 hours of training they have ... [more]

County gets roughly $33K from Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund

Dec 13, 2013 - From staff reports:  A second round Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund grants brings this year's total amount of awards to more than $1 million.
Fremont County received roughly $33,000 ... [more]

Riverton woman enters custom cinch in Art of the Cowboy Makers Contest

Dec 13, 2013 - From staff reports:  Riverton resident Leane Linnell competed this week in the Fifth Annual Art of the Cowboy Makers Contest at the Alexis Park All Suite Resort in Las Vegas.
For ... [more]

Riverton Meadowlark Sams donates to hospice

Dec 13, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  In November, Riverton Meadowlark Sams presented its annual donation to a local non-profit organization on behalf of Wyoming Good Sam.
Help for Health Hospice ... [more]

St. Stephen's students named to honor roll

Dec 13, 2013 - Staff:  St. Stephen's High School recently recognized the students who were named to the first-quarter honor roll for the 2013-2014 school year.

Principal's ... [more]

Library to be open Sunday for high school finals week

Dec 6, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Riverton Branch Library will be open from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday for high school finals week. 
All library services will be available, and free coffee ... [more]

Chief Washakie scholarship applications available

Dec 6, 2013 - From staff reports:  Scholarship applications are available from the Chief Washakie Memorial awards committee for the 2014-2015 academic year at the University of Wyoming. The ... [more]

Riverton school board gains variety of awards at state conference

Dec 6, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  District 25 also was recognized with the 2013 Standard of Excellence Award.

The Fremont County School District 25 was honored with many awards Nov. ... [more]

Students sponsor Thanksgiving pet food drive

Nov 29, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Middle School Builders Club is making sure even the family pet gets a holiday meal this Thanksgiving.
The community service club, which is part ... [more]

Wind River students named to honor roll

Nov 29, 2013 - From staff reports:  Wind River Middle School recently recognized the students who were named to the first-quarter honor roll for the 2013-2014 school year.

Principal's ... [more]

Pavillion student earns scholarship

Nov 22, 2013 - From staff reports:  Tierra Lee Price, of Pavillion, has been selected to receive the United States Achievement Academy Scholarship after being nominated by Rosanne Riley.
Price ... [more]

WRHS names students on honor roll

Nov 22, 2013 - From staff reports:  Wind River High School has named the students who made the first-quarter honor roll in the 2013-2014 school year.

Principal's list
Ninth ... [more]

Pingetzer earns American FFA Degree at national convention

Nov 15, 2013 - From staff reports:  CHEYENNE -- Thirty Wyoming FFA members were honored by the National FFA Organization on Nov. 2 at the National FFA Convention in Louisville, Ky., for receiving ... [more]

Four selected as CWC's Native American Student Leaders

Nov 15, 2013 - From staff reports:  The students will serve as mentors for their peers and American Indian youth.

Four Central Wyoming College students have been selected as Native ... [more]

Birch and Eggers to marry

Nov 15, 2013 - Staff:  Angie Birch, of Lusk, and Michael Eggers, of Pavillion, have announced their engagement.
The future bride is a 2003 graduate of Niobrara County High School ... [more]

Welch and Grande wed

Nov 15, 2013 - Staff:  Lorenzo "Lee" Welch, formerly of Shoshoni, and Christine Grande were married Oct. 30, 2013, at the Hotel Delores in General Santos City, Philippines.
Friends ... [more]

BLM seeking nominations to Resource Advisory Council

Nov 15, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Bureau of Land Management is accepting applications until Dec. 13.

The Bureau of Land Management in Wyoming has announced that it is seeking ... [more]

RMS names students to honor roll

Nov 15, 2013 - From staff reports:  Riverton Middle School recently recognized the students who were named to the first-quarter honor roll for the 2013-14 school year.

4.0 GPA
Eighth ... [more]

Riverton marching band state runner-up

Nov 8, 2013 - From staff reports:  Lander Valley High School earned a rating of II, or Excellent, at the competition.

Riverton High School musicians again earned elite honors at the ... [more]

CWC forensics wins three events, qualifies for nationals

Nov 1, 2013 - From staff reports:  Riley Moore will advance to the American Forensics Association's National Individual Events Tournament in Arizona.

Central Wyoming College's ... [more]

NOLS employee receives award

Nov 1, 2013 - From staff reports:  National Outdoor Leadership School eirector of risk management Drew Leemon has been awarded the Charles (Reb) Gregg Wilderness Risk Management Award at the ... [more]

Shoshoni releases first-quarter honor roll

Nov 1, 2013 - From staff reports:  Shoshoni Junior High School and Shoshoni High School have released the first-quarter honor roll of the 2013-14 school year.

Shoshoni Junior High ... [more]

Arapaho artist's work on display in November

Nov 1, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Wind River Hotel and Casino is showcasing the artwork of local artist Robert Martinez throughout November.
The public is invited to visit the Northern ... [more]

CWC speech, debate team performing well during early season tournaments

Oct 25, 2013 - From staff reports:  The speech and debate team from Central Wyoming College has performed well during its first two tournaments of the year.
"We seem to be getting more and more ... [more]

Achievers

Oct 18, 2013 - From staff reports:  Moss enrolls at Fort Lewis
Ronnie Moss, of St. Stephen's, started coursework Aug. 30 at Fort Lewis College. Moss's major is exercise science, exercise ... [more]

Barn Bash for Hospice set for Saturday

Oct 18, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Health for Help Hospice home in Riverton is going big again this year as it prepares for its Barn Bash for Hospice fundraising event at 4:30 p.m. Saturday ... [more]