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MLK Day draws equality marchers in city

Jan 21, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Traffic on North Federal Boulevard in Riverton came to a halt as hundreds rallied Monday for the Martin Luther King Equality Day beginning at Riverton City ... [more]

County's DUI arrest rate second-lowest in state at 24 percent

Jan 21, 2014 - From staff reports:  Fremont County recorded one of the lowest rates of drunken driving arrests in the state in 2012, according to the Wyoming Association of Sheriffs and Chiefs of ... [more]

Digest

Jan 20, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Mead supportive of UW prez pick
LARAMIE -- Gov. Matt Mead said he has confidence in new University of Wyoming President Dick McGinity and doesn't intend ... [more]

General says missile scandal being corrected

Jan 20, 2014 - By Kelsey Bray, MCT News Service:  CHEYENNE -- Steps are being taken to make sure Air Force nuclear launch officers can't cheat on proficiency tests in the future, their leader said ... [more]

Old hotel marks 120 years

Jan 20, 2014 - Han Cheung, For the Associated Press:  SARATOGA -- When future Wyoming Governor Fenimore Chatterton returned to Rawlins from a business trip in Saratoga in Nov. 1893, he reported that the Hotel Wolf ... [more]

The way it was: County attorney finalists -- 1985

Jan 20, 2014 - Staff:  After Fremont County Attorney Tim Judson resigned to accept a judgeship early in 1985, the vacancy in the elected office needed to be filled. The Fremont ... [more]

Community considers CWC sports program

Jan 20, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Members of the local sports community gathered Wednesday to talk about the future of athletics at Central Wyoming College.
Administrators at the school are ... [more]

Park seeks sponsors to help with summer run in canyon

Jan 20, 2014 - From staff reports:  Deep snow covers much of Sinks Canyon, but the park is busy planning for the summer. A highlight this year is the second annual "Run Like a Bighorn" trail run ... [more]

Thayer reflects on her two decades of design at CWC

Jan 20, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The public information assistant was hired in 1989, and she creates all of the college's visual communications, from the quarterly magazine to posters ... [more]

Rural Justice Center paying off, says RPD chief

Jan 20, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The center has been open for almost five years, providing training sessions primarily to rural law enforcement agencies throughout the state and region. ... [more]

CWC staff, faculty want role in hiring replacement for McFarland

Jan 20, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Employees at Central Wyoming College want to be included in the upcoming search for a new school president.
The CWC Board of Trustees meets Wednesday, Jan. ... [more]

District 25 choir director retires unexpectedly to care for parents out of state

Jan 20, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  School District 25 is losing its new high school and middle school choir director unexpectedly.
Vocal music teacher Pamela Schweigert requested the board ... [more]

FCAG backs challenge to rez border ruling; calm response urged

Jan 20, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The recent Environmental Protection Agency opinion that ruled Riverton to be part of the Wind River Indian Reservation hasn't changed how the county and ... [more]

Today

Jan 17, 2014 - Staff:  Births
ALLEN

A daughter was born to Heidi and Ralph Allen, of Lander, at 10:20 a.m. Dec. 6, 2013, at Lander Regional Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds, ... [more]

Digest

Jan 17, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Murder convict resentenced
SHERIDAN -- A man serving life without parole in a Sheridan home-invasion killing will be eligible for parole after 35 years, ... [more]

Court hears case on griz records

Jan 17, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Attorneys argued before the Wyoming Supreme Court on Thursday over whether Gov. Matt Mead's administration properly withheld from an ... [more]

In divided vote, McGinity named UW president at least to 2016

Jan 17, 2014 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Eschewing a formal search and its own procedures, a divided University of Wyoming Board of Trustees on Thursday promoted Dick McGinity to president ... [more]

City names six to parks, trails plan committee

Jan 17, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The City of Riverton has named six new members to the Parks and Trails Master Plan Committee, which will serve as a planning group for the parks and trails in ... [more]

Tribe declines to give formal testimony on EPA decision

Jan 17, 2014 - From staff reports:  Representatives from the Northern Arapaho Tribe say it is inappropriate for them, at this time, to discuss formally a recent ruling by the Environmental ... [more]

Former Lander resident suing CDS on behalf of son

Jan 17, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A woman has filed suit against Child Development Services of Fremont County and others for damages after a CDS employee is alleged to have driven over her ... [more]

Job Corps work on schedule, officials say

Jan 17, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Work at the Wind River Job Corps Center property near Riverton Regional Airport is progressing on schedule, according to government representatives associated ... [more]

Brown brothers to serve seven years for 2006 beating death of Riverton man

Jan 17, 2014 - From staff reports:  Brothers Alan and Vernon Brown each have been sentenced to 84 months in prison in connection with the 2006 death of Tad Paul Barnson in Fremont County.
They ... [more]

Today

Jan 16, 2014 - Staff:  Births
ANDERSON-LAJEUNESSE
A son was born to Sharice Lajeunesse and Elijah Anderson, of Riverton, at 8 p.m. Dec. 30, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He ... [more]

Digest

Jan 16, 2014 - The Associated Press:  UW weighs presidential options
LARAMIE -- University of Wyoming trustees are hearing plenty of advice on how to handle the president's position at the ... [more]

Hitching Post owners, insurers settle suit

Jan 16, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- An insurance company has reached a confidential settlement agreement with the company that owns The Hitching Post Inn, the landmark Cheyenne hotel ... [more]

More black eyes for nuke command

Jan 16, 2014 - The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- In what may be the biggest such scandal in Air Force history, 34 officers entrusted with land-based nuclear missiles have been pulled off the job ... [more]

Ambulance candidate in negotiation on county's offer

Jan 16, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Commission is likely to discuss hiring Joseph Zillmer, of Amarillo, Texas, as Fremont County Ambulance director at its Jan. 21 meeting. ... [more]

Bull Lake Dam earmarked for $26 million addition

Jan 16, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  An old spillway is to be replaced, although it has never proved necessary in the history of the dam.

The Bureau of Reclamation is planning to build a ... [more]

District 25 closes deal on school site

Jan 16, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  An expedited plan could allow the new school to be open by 2016.

Fremont County School District 25 handed over a check Jan. 2 for the purchase of the ... [more]

Megaload crawls across county on slow trek to Kansas

Jan 16, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  An oversized load inched its way through Lander and Riverton on Thursday on its way from Idaho to Kansas.
Officials said the caravan will take more than two ... [more]