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Word on skull identification not likely for weeks

Nov 28, 2012 - From staff reports:  Fremont Coroner Ed McAuslan said he could know by the end of January whether the partial human skull found this summer near the Popo Agie Falls belonged to ... [more]

County weighs state, federal cooperation on flood mitigation

Nov 28, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Commission is considering joining the Wyoming Department of Transportation on a flood mitigation project on the Wind River.
In July 2011, a ... [more]

Green Line Equipment building being built

Nov 27, 2012 - Staff:  Sehnert Systems employee Josh Baldes fitted a structural member to the wall of the new 30,000 square foot Green Line Equipment building under construction ... [more]

Today

Nov 27, 2012 - Staff:  Births
MOSS

A daughter was born to Candice and Ronald Moss, of Fort Washakie at 1:28 p.m. Oct. 14, 2012, at Lander Regional Hospital. She weighed 7 ... [more]

17th Annual World AIDS Day is Saturday, Dec. 1

Nov 27, 2012 - From staff reports:  The connection between HIV infection and the presence of other sexually transmitted diseases is likely an overlooked area of HIV prevention, according to a ... [more]

Digest

Nov 27, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Grizzly killing under investigation
MOOSE -- Investigators at Grand Teton National Park are continuing to probe last week's killing of a charging ... [more]

Media file suit over search for UW president

Nov 27, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Several media outlets have filed a lawsuit challenging the secret search for a new president of the University of Wyoming, arguing that the public ... [more]

Bill: Stranded people would pay for rescue

Nov 27, 2012 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- A state lawmaker from Jackson wants authorities to have the right to bill back-country recreationists who need to be rescued.
State Rep. Keith ... [more]

Coroner: Man found under truck died of 'mechanical asphyxia'

Nov 27, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Officials said Sterling Blackburn, 21, of Riverton, had died of mechanical asphyxia Oct. 4 when he was discovered underneath a pickup truck at the Cedar Bar, ... [more]

Record harvest for sugar beets; income might not keep pace

Nov 27, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County sugar beet growers had a record harvest this year. Low sugar prices, however, mean farmers likely will not see a record income.
Wyoming Sugar ... [more]

Traffic light at Hill Street might not be best option, CWC hears

Nov 27, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Wyoming Department of Transportation officials say there is nothing wrong with U.S. Highway 26 at its intersection with Hill Street near Central Wyoming ... [more]

Kinnear woman killed in wreck

Nov 27, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Highway Patrol is investigating a one-vehicle rollover that resulted in the weekend death of Jamie Bell, 25, of Kinnear.
Reports state Bell was ... [more]

Legislative hopefuls spent $113,000 in 2012 election

Nov 27, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Candidates for Wyoming Legislature seats representing Fremont County combined to spend more than $113,000 in the 2012 election campaign.
Only two candidates ... [more]

Hunters, hikers asked to look for lost plane

Nov 25, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Hunters and hikers are being asked to help search for a small plane that went missing a week ago in western Wyoming.
There's been no sign of the Cessna 182 ... [more]

Dry goods store -- 1894

Nov 25, 2012 - Staff:  The transition from wood buildings to brick was a welcome sign of progress and stability for small western towns, and this store was a sign of exactly that in ... [more]

Fremont Co. School District 38 makes AYP for first time

Nov 25, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Fremont County School District 38 made Adequate Yearly Progress for the 2011-12 academic year -- a first for the Arapahoe district. 
"That's very huge for our ... [more]

Deputies say vehicles are passing buses illegally

Nov 25, 2012 - From staff reports:  Three vehicles reportedly passed a school bus with its red lights flashing at about 9:45 a.m. Nov. 16 north of Riverton, and officials said they have heard ... [more]

Art exhibit includes vision of six local artists

Nov 25, 2012 - From staff reports:  The work of six local artists will be on display Nov. 28 through Jan. 25 in the Robert A. Peck Arts Center Gallery at Central Wyoming College.
The exhibit ... [more]

BLM sets Dec. 3 meeting on elk range proposal

Nov 25, 2012 - From staff reports:  The plan would extend the withdrawal of public mineral estate from exploration.

The Bureau of Land Manage-ment Lander Field Office will host a public ... [more]

Library hosting fourth opera of 2012-13 season

Nov 25, 2012 - From staff reports:  The fourth opera of the 2012-13 Lander Met Opera season, "La Clemenza di Tio," will be presented at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Lander Library.
This ... [more]

Hostess shutdown costs three Riverton workers their jobs; stores sold out

Nov 25, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Distribution centers in Casper and Gillette also are closed.

The Hostess Brands bankruptcy brings more to Fremont County than empty store shelves. ... [more]

Vehicle talks bring change to county's grant policy

Nov 25, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The potential purchase of one vehicle incited a divisive change to Fremont County's fiscal policy. A recent decision made by the Fremont County Commissioners ... [more]

Shiras moose, wolves dominate at Dine, Discuss and Deliberate

Nov 25, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  During the CWC event, students present information on a topic, and then the college's forensics team

Shiras moose and wolves were the topic of the ... [more]

O Christmas Tree (season)

Nov 25, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Volunteers helped residents make the transition from Thanksgiving to the Christmas season on Friday, when sales began at the annual St. Margaret's School tree ... [more]

Airport count solid; bigger plane returns for a flight per day

Nov 25, 2012 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Changes in both the daily flight schedule and the equipment are set for Riverton Regional Airport.
Great Lakes Airlines is returning the 30-passenger ... [more]

RHS hosts community Thanksgiving

Nov 23, 2012 - Staff:  Volunteers showed up en masse at the James H. Moore Career Center on Thursday morning to help assemble Thanksgiving Day meals at the Riverton Key Club ... [more]

Today

Nov 23, 2012 - Staff:  Births
MASTERS

A daughter was born to Stephanie Behan, of Riverton, and David Masters Jr., of Fontana, Calif., at 5:26 p.m. Oct. 10, 2012, at Riverton ... [more]

Home sales tax under Obamacare doesn't apply to most people

Nov 23, 2012 - Christopher Shannen, Riverton:  Editor:
The claim made by Carl and Annette Baxter in their letter to the editor about "Obamacare" is one of the untruths often cited when people want to ... [more]

Digest

Nov 23, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Bail set in tow-truck driver's death
GILLETTE -- A judge has set bail at $150,000 for a Gillette man charged with driving a pickup that struck and ... [more]

Hunters kill griz they say was charging

Nov 23, 2012 - The Associated Press:  MOOSE -- Hunters shot and killed a grizzly bear in Grand Teton National Park.
The park says that members of an elk hunting party opened fire on the adult male ... [more]

State wants more motorists to report hazards

Nov 23, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Department of Transportation is looking to expand participation in a program where motorists report hazardous road and weather ... [more]

CWC events drew more than 184,000 people in 2011

Nov 23, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Use of Central Wyoming College facilities was up in 2011 compared to previous years according to Ron Granger, CWC's vice president of administrative ... [more]

Holiday shopping begins a day early for some businesses

Nov 23, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Black Friday came early to Riverton this year, with several stores welcoming customers on Thanksgiving instead of waiting for the busiest shopping day of the ... [more]

City to convert vacant lot into 'green space'

Nov 23, 2012 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council has decided to apply to the Brownfields Assistance Program for funds to be used for removing further contamination at the vacant, ... [more]

Jenkins set to cut plea deal in Hudson killings

Nov 23, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The agreement, if accepted, would dismiss some charges and reduce his prison term.
 
Another defendant in the November 2011 Hudson double homicide ... [more]

Today

Nov 21, 2012 - Staff:  Births
JOHNSON

A son was born to Joleen Johnson, of Riverton, at 9:55 a.m. Oct. 7, 2012, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds. ... [more]

Digest

Nov 21, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Aircraft search in fourth day
CHEYENNE -- The search for a small plane missing in western Wyoming is now in its fourth day.
The Sublette County ... [more]

State joins U.S. alliance to up college graduation rate

Nov 21, 2012 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming is joining an alliance of states working to increase the number of students successfully completing college.
Gov. Matt Mead announced ... [more]

Layoffs raise doubts on coal mine's longevity

Nov 21, 2012 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- With dozens of workers set to be laid off early next year, a southeastern Montana coal mine faces an uncertain future as an internal ... [more]

Kids make the most of new Wednesday school format

Nov 21, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton students have been enjoying their mornings at school while teachers meet in professional learning communities every Wednesday (see related story).
At ... [more]