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Mar 12, 2014 - Staff:  Births
DURAN

A son was born to Gladys F. Hill and Sonny Duran, of Fort Washakie, at 1:07 p.m. Jan. 1 at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 9 ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Mar 12, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Gingery retiring from Legislature
JACKSON -- Republican State Rep. Keith Gingery of Jackson says he won't seek re-election.
The five-term veteran ... [more]

Burglary bill fails; Case optimistic for its future

Mar 12, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A bill introduced by state Sen. Cale Case, R-Lander, modifying penalties for burglary was voted down in a 16-14 vote of the Wyoming Senate on Feb. 20.
The ... [more]

Center of Hope surpassing goals since October merger

Mar 12, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Center of Hope in Riverton has seen nothing but improvements since a recent merger, said Heath Steel, the executive vice president of operations at ... [more]

Tribes to haul trash to Casper instead of local landfills

Mar 12, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Northern Arapahoe and Eastern Shoshone tribes plan to start hauling waste from the Wind River Indian Reservation to the City of Casper's landfill. ... [more]

State OKs more money for work at new Riverton elementary site

Mar 12, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Fremont County School District 25 received favorable news when the Schools Facilities Department agreed to provide additional funding for the pavement and ... [more]

Fire guts old Baptist Church

Mar 12, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk and Eric Blom, Staff Writers:  Blaze kicked up again after earlier firefighting response

An earlier fire reignited just before 9 a.m. Wednesday morning and grew to consume much of ... [more]

County GOP convention set for Saturday in Riverton

Mar 12, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Republican Party plans to consider platforms and resolutions at its March 15 convention addressing federal regulations and gun rights. ... [more]

Video: Firefighters respond to blaze at former church

Mar 12, 2014 - Staff:  Firefighters worked to put out a blaze Wednesday morning at the former First Baptist Church on East Fremont Avenue in Riverton.

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School visitors saw things to like and avoid during tours of other facilities

Mar 11, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  With plans moving forward for construction of a new elementary school in Riverton based on an existing school in Pinedale, Fremont County School District 25 ... [more]

Psych evaluation still not complete for man who threatened to do 'crime of the century'

Mar 11, 2014 - From staff reports:  Court officials are stilling waiting for the psychological evaluation of a Hudson man accused of making online threats against law enforcement and government ... [more]

County board may rethink decision dropping retirees from insurance

Mar 11, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Some retired county employees may be able to stay on the county's health benefit plan after the Fremont County Commission decided to readdress the issue.
On ... [more]

Man killed with hammer; three charged

Mar 11, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  An Ethete man and siblings from Arapahoe are facing charges in connection with the brutal and bizarre death of a man late Friday night at a trailer in the Cozy ... [more]

Today

Mar 11, 2014 - Staff:  Births
DENKE

A daughter was born to Angela and Richard Denke, of Pavillion, at 9:50 p.m. Jan. 17 at Riverton Memorial Hospital. She weighed 3 pounds, ... [more]

Program offering diabetes exams at schools

Mar 11, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Northern Arapaho Diabetes Awareness Program is preparing for its Child Health Measures project, which will begin soon in Fremont County schools. 
Students ... [more]

Gov. Mead will seek a second term

Mar 11, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Matt Mead announced Tuesday in Cheyenne that he will see re-election to another four-year term as Governor of Wyoming.
In an interview Monday with ... [more]

Hill tries, fails to reclaim duties

Mar 11, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill made a brief appearance at the state Department of Education on Monday and tried to reclaim ... [more]

Digest

Mar 11, 2014 - The Associated Press:  High court rules in Wyoming case
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court on Monday sided with a Wyoming property owner in a dispute over a bicycle trail that ... [more]

Flooding keeps up as ice jams Bighorn River

Mar 11, 2014 - The Associated Press:  MANDERSON -- Flooding continues along the Bighorn River in northern Wyoming because of ice jams as the state National Guard aided efforts to protect two ... [more]

Start of Federal Boulevard project delayed to Wednesday

Mar 10, 2014 - Staff:  Traffic patterns still are scheduled to change this week on South Federal Boulevard in Riverton with the beginning of a $5.04 million highway improvement ... [more]

The way it was: Library skylight -- 1983

Mar 10, 2014 - From staff reports:  Clark Hanson of Lander was hard at work -- and high up -- in March 1983 at the new Riverton Branch Library construction site at 1330 West Park Avenue.
The ... [more]

Riverton to host first responders conference this weekend

Mar 10, 2014 - From staff reports:  Law enforcement, firefighters, school, emergency management and health officials and volunteers will gather Friday through Sunday in Riverton to attend crisis ... [more]

Met returns with romantic opera

Mar 10, 2014 - From staff reports:  Jules Massenet's "Werther" will be shown at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Carnegie Room at the Fremont County Library in Lander.
The romantic opera was composed in ... [more]

Federal Boulevard improvements to begin Monday

Mar 10, 2014 - From staff reports:  Traffic patterns are scheduled to begin changing Monday on South Federal Boulevard in Riverton with the beginning of a $5.04 million highway improvement ... [more]

WGFD invites public input on season-setting

Mar 10, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Game and Fish Department invites the public to its upcoming open houses in communities statewide.
Officials will be available to hear the public's ... [more]

Rez explored through music of RHS graduate

Mar 10, 2014 - From staff reports:  The concert and multimedia project Friday will launch Central Wyoming College's Single Reed Celebration.

A group of local and regional music ... [more]

Digest

Mar 10, 2014 - From staff reports:  County Dems to meet Saturday
The Fremont County Democratic Party will have its 2014 Convention on Saturday at the Lander Library. The convention will ... [more]

Tribes, BIA and BLM collaborate on oil, gas operations

Mar 10, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Arapaho and Shoshone tribes and the Department of the Interior, through the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Bureau of Land Management, signed a memorandum ... [more]

Beer-tax bill failed in House, but support grew

Mar 10, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Last year it got just two votes; this year it had 20.

The Wyoming House bill to increase the state malt beverage tax from 2 cents per gallon to 17 ... [more]

RHS graduate Michael Conner takes command of Navy nuclear sub

Mar 10, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The day after he graduated from Riverton High School in 1989, Michael Conner left Fremont County to join the U.S. Navy.
"I realized I wasn't a very mature guy ... [more]