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Arraignment set for Hudson man charged with making online threats

Nov 29, 2013 - From staff reports:  An arraignment hearing for Steven Ervin, 55, of Hudson, has been set for 9 a.m. Dec. 17 in Carbon County District Court.
Ervin was arrested without incident ... [more]

Today

Nov 29, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
DESHLER

J. Frank Deshler, 79, of Dubois, died Tuesday, Nov. 26, at the Help for Health Hospice Home in Riverton. Per his request, cremation has ... [more]

Cafe business hours, flight times changing at Riverton Regional Airport

Nov 29, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The board says new Federal Aviation Administration rules have resulted in a pilot shortage in Riverton.

Passengers flying in and out of Riverton soon ... [more]

Swim club readies for home meet next week

Nov 27, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Swimmers range in age from 4 to 54.

Rod Settlemire has the Riverton Swim Club going in the right direction.
When the head coach started, the ... [more]

At 4-5, CWC men start important slate of games

Nov 27, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Central Wyoming College Rustlers men's basketball coach Pat Rafferty called the next stretch of games enormous for his players.
The 4-5 Rustlers play Friday ... [more]

Today

Nov 27, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
ECKINS

Audrey Eckins, 74, of Riverton, died Wednesday, Nov. 27, at her home. Per her request, cremation will take place, and there will be no ... [more]

Police quiet on robbery investigation

Nov 27, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Officials say they can't release information about an armed robbery that took place in Riverton this week.
"We're still at an impasse," Riverton Police ... [more]

More workers commuting to Wyoming

Nov 27, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Teen charged in fatal wreck
CHEYENNE -- Authorities in Cheyenne have filed a felony charge of aggravated vehicular homicide-reckless driving against a ... [more]

More workers commuting to Wyoming

Nov 27, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Laramie and Teton counties saw the greatest influx of out-of-state workers.

CHEYENNE -- More people are commuting to Wyoming for their jobs, while ... [more]

Man who caused big wildfire gets the bill

Nov 27, 2013 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- The man believed to have ignited the Horsethief Canyon wildfire has received a bill from the U.S. Forest Service for some of the cost of putting it ... [more]

Meal delivery plans in place

Nov 27, 2013 - From staff reports:  Preparations are being finalized for Thursday's Thanksgiving meal deliveries by the Riverton High School Key Club.
Hundreds of meals will be prepared in ... [more]

Thanksgiving offerings seen countywide

Nov 27, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Hundreds of elders in Ethete and Arapahoe received tasty meals this Thanksgiving from a group of committed women on the Wind River Indian Reservation.
The ... [more]

BOCHES anticipates cash shortfall; added tax levy by school districts could help

Nov 27, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College's Board of Cooperative Higher Educational Services is having trouble finding funding for future dual enrollment courses in Fremont ... [more]

County sets plans on six new projects to get 1 percent tax funding

Nov 27, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Design work for all seven projects is estimated to cost $2.1 million, and county funds will provide the entirety of construction costs.

Fremont ... [more]

Today

Nov 26, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
ARMAJO

Franklin J. Armajo, 71, of Arapahoe, died Sunday, Nov. 24, at his home. A rosary will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26, at Great Plains ... [more]

Program offering break to caregivers

Nov 26, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Wyoming Senior Citizens Inc., through its National Family Caregiver Support Program, hopes to give more caregivers in Riverton a chance to rest.
The federal ... [more]

Digest

Nov 26, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Mead calls for fewer rules
CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead says several Wyoming agencies have reduced their standing rules this year as part of a push to ... [more]

Grand Teton park might eradicate mountain goats

Nov 26, 2013 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Grand Teton National Park officials are working on a plan that could result in removing mountain goats from the park in northwest Wyoming.
National ... [more]

Gillette mayor leaving office

Nov 26, 2013 - The Associated Press:  GILLETTE -- Gillette Mayor Tom Murphy has resigned to pursue a business opportunity with his son. The city council will name a successor next month.
Murphy ... [more]

Surge in hepatitis C cases in Park County worries officials

Nov 26, 2013 - The Associated Press:  POWELL -- Health officials are investigating an increase in reported cases of the liver disease hepatitis C among young people in Park County, with evidence ... [more]

Key Club set to deliver hot Thanksgiving meals Thursday

Nov 26, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Riverton High School Key Club again plans to deliver warm meals this Thanksgiving to anyone wanting to enjoy a ready-to-eat turkey dinner.
"Everyone ... [more]

More testing at vacant lot starts in December

Nov 26, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A consulting firm will conduct field work and sampling during the first week of December at the city-owned vacant lot at 420 E. Main St. in downtown Riverton, ... [more]

Armed robbery at Maverik; suspect fled the scene

Nov 26, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Police officials were building information Tuesday about an armed robbery that took place just after midnight at the Maverik Country Store on West Main Street ... [more]

Tribes want EPA nod on air regulation boundaries

Nov 26, 2013 - From staff and wire reports:  The Northern Arapaho Tribe says the U.S. Justice Department has blocked tribal efforts to gain authority to monitor air quality on the Wind River Indian ... [more]

Meth ring leader Pitt and supplier agree to opt for plea deal

Nov 26, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Specifics of the agreements were not announced, as is typical in the federal court system.

Federal prosecutors have filed a plea agreement in the ... [more]

WyDOT issues reminders on chain law requirements

Nov 24, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Department of Transportation wants to remind drivers that the state's chain laws will go into effect when winter storms significantly affect ... [more]

Central Wyoming College dean earns 'once in a lifetime' award

Nov 24, 2013 - From staff reports:  Lynne McAuliffe has been honored with the 2013 Woman of Distinction Award.

Lynne McAuliffe, dean of workforce and community education at Central ... [more]

The way it was: Cheerleaders identified -- 1953

Nov 24, 2013 - Staff:  Last weeks' "The Way it Was" photo is reprinted this week, with one important difference -- everyone is identified.
We asked readers last Sunday to help with ... [more]

Shoshone National Forest tree permits now available

Nov 24, 2013 - From staff reports:  Permits are now available for those who wish to cut their own Christmas trees in the Shoshone National Forest.
The cost for a permit is $8 for a tree up to ... [more]

Collision costs county-owned vehicle a rear wheel

Nov 24, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A Fremont County vehicle lost a wheel Tuesday after a traffic accident in south Riverton.
No one was seriously injured in the incident, though officials said ... [more]