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Student-built duplex in city receives LEED certification

Oct 10, 2014 - From staff reports:  A student-built duplex in Riverton has earned the distinction of being the first student-built LEED-certified building in the state, and it is the first ... [more]

FBLA and Kiwanis hosting a coat drive

Oct 10, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Lander's Future Business Leaders of America and Kiwanis groups are teaming up for the second annual Coats for Kids coat drive.
Lander Valley High School FBLA ... [more]

Wind River senior earns National Merit honor

Oct 10, 2014 - From staff reports:  Wind River High School senior Robert Buline has been named a Commended Student in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program.
A letter of commendation from ... [more]

Riverton woman enrolls at Brenau University

Oct 10, 2014 - From staff reports:  Jennifer Capozzi of Riverton is one of 609 new students enrolled at Brenau University for the fall semester.
Brenau University enrolls roughly 3,000 students ... [more]

CWC alumnae present science project

Oct 10, 2014 - From staff reports:  Central Wyoming College alumnae Gigi Holley and Ruth Law presented their thermophile research project at the Community College Undergraduate Research ... [more]

Lander girl a semifinalist in Miss Wyoming Teen USA competition

Oct 3, 2014 - From staff reports:  Jaquelynn Dahlstedt of Lander was a semifinalist in Miss Wyoming Teen USA, which was held Sept. 21 in Casper.
The competition consisted of three ... [more]

WLRC receives five computer tablets from Friends group

Oct 3, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Communications with loved ones at the Wyoming Life Resource Center will now be easier for guardians, friends and parents after the facility received five ... [more]

Timber sale work may affect traffic near Brooks Lake

Oct 3, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Brooks Lake Campground timber sale is set to begin Friday on the Wind River Ranger District of the Shoshone National Forest.
To minimize interference with ... [more]

Habitat for Humanity moves home to permanent location

Sep 26, 2014 - From staff reports:  In August, the newest Habitat for Humanity home was relocated from the primary build site to its permanent location.
Andy Eckart, chairman of Habitat for ... [more]

Gerber team wins One Shot with three harvests

Sep 26, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Although two teams harvested three antelope during the 2014 One Shot Antelope Hunt in Lander, the Gerber team rose to the top with the fastest time.
Terry ... [more]

Martinez's mark 50 years

Sep 19, 2014 - From staff reports:  John and Ruth Martinez recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a trip to Hawaii with their children.
The couple married Aug. 1, 1964, at St ... [more]

Horn named semifinalist for teacher of the year award

Sep 19, 2014 - From staff reports:  Fremont County School District 2 instructor Jason Horn has received the District Teacher of the Year Award from the Wyoming Department of ... [more]

No injuries in trailer home fire

Sep 19, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  No one was injured in a structure fire that destroyed a double-wide trailer home at about 5 a.m. Sunday in the 300 block of East Fifth Street in Hudson.
The ... [more]

Elders bless grounds of new school

Sep 19, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Fremont County School District 14 broke ground Sept. 12 on a new elementary school in Ethete.
Members of the community, staff, students, contractors and ... [more]

City parks getting new playground equipment

Sep 12, 2014 - From staff reports:  Riverton will get some new playground equipment this year using money from Wyoming Community Gas.
WCG has operated as a nonprofit consortium of municipalities ... [more]

Detox facility hosting an 'empty bowl' fundraiser

Sep 12, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Center of Hope is having its first "Filling an Empty Bowl" fundraiser Oct. 23 in the Fremont Center at the Fremont County Fairgrounds in Riverton.
Helen ... [more]

LVHS senior earns $1,000 scholarship from Rotary

Sep 5, 2014 - From staff reports:  Lander Valley High School senior Marvin Aragon has earned a $1,000 scholarship from the Lander Rotary Club.
Rotarians say Aragon was a standout high school ... [more]

Fremont County School District 21 approves eight bus routes

Sep 5, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County School District 21 Board of Trustees has approved eight bus routes for the 2014-2015 school year.
During the board's regular meeting Aug. ... [more]

Arts in Action season begins with free show Saturday

Sep 5, 2014 - From staff reports:  The organization will be promoting upcoming concerts and selling season tickets at the event.

Arts in Action starts off its 2014-2015 season Saturday ... [more]

Second Wind students generate more than 100 hours of community service

Sep 5, 2014 - From staff reports:  Central Wyoming College Second Wind Students have dedicated more than 100 hours of service to the community as part of their co-curricular credits in the ... [more]

Stringham, Savage to marry

Aug 29, 2014 - Staff:  Brenda Lee Savage and David Lee Stringham, both of Riverton, have announced their engagement.
The future bride is 1980 graduate of Wind River High School and ... [more]

Penzien, Hehr to wed Sept. 5

Aug 29, 2014 - Staff:  Jim and Phyllis Penzien of Riverton are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Teri Ann Penzien to Ryan Benjamin Hehr, the son of Bob and Jo Hehr ... [more]

Perryman, Amend wed June 28

Aug 29, 2014 - Staff:  Sady Lynn Perryman of Riverton and Rex Allen Amend of Los Angeles were married June 28 at Washington Park in Laramie.
Jeff Thompson officiated the ceremony. ... [more]

Habitat for Humanity receives $5K from First Interstate Bank

Aug 29, 2014 - From staff reports:  Funds will go toward the continued construction of the organization's 16th house in Fremont County.

Habitat for Humanity, Wind River Country recently ... [more]

Cross-country cyclists pass through Riverton

Aug 29, 2014 - By Tibby McDowell, Staff Writer:  A bicycle touring group passed through Riverton recently on Day 19 of a 50-day, 3,700-mile journey.
The cyclists are riding from coast to coast, starting in ... [more]

Library hosting Reader's Run 5k

Aug 22, 2014 - From staff reports:  The public is invited to participate in the Reader's Run 5k on Oct. 4 at the Lander Library.
Registration begins at 9 a.m., and the run starts at 10 a.m. ... [more]

Moriarty, Finch marry

Aug 22, 2014 - From staff reports:  Sarah Marie Moriarty and Benjamin Thomas Finch were married July 10, 2014, at the Kiwanis Community House in Cheyenne. The groom's brother, A. Lucas Finch, a ... [more]

Deshaw, Coen to wed Saturday

Aug 22, 2014 - From staff reports:  Shawna Marine Deshaw of Fort Washakie and George "Bob" Coen of Riverton have announced their engagement.
The future bride is the daughter of Cindy Deshaw and ... [more]

Elders honor gravesite found on school grounds

Aug 22, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County School District 21 Board of Trustees held a ceremony to honor a gravesite found on the grounds of the school.
The site sat behind the ... [more]

Van Dijks invite families to paint community memorial

Aug 22, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Residents will have the opportunity Saturday to be a part of a lasting memorial for Noah and Zephy van Dijk -- two children who died in a house fire July 15 on ... [more]