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Woman died in cemetery, officials say

Nov 20, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  County officials are investigating the death of Robin Gilpin, 48, of Riverton, whose body was found Saturday at her parents' gravesite in the Mountain View ... [more]

Zone changes for housing pose city challenge

Nov 20, 2012 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Options to build more housing and transform neighborhoods in Riverton were debated last week during a work session at City Hall.
Riverton City Council members ... [more]

Marching off to New York

Nov 20, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  When Riverton residents sit down to watch the 86th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday, they will recognize some familiar faces in the ... [more]

Governments pledge transparency as new sales tax takes effect

Nov 20, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The passage of the optional 1 percent tax and developments at Wind River Transit Authority were the focus of the Nov. 15 meeting of the Fremont County ... [more]

Murder suspect's arraignment postponed

Nov 18, 2012 - From staff reports:  An arraignment hearing for second-degree murder suspect Dustin Nickelson of Riverton has been delayed.
The original hearing set for Nov. 8 was postponed ... [more]

Digest

Nov 18, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Mead appoints new district judge
CHEYENNE -- Governor Matt Mead has selected a federal prosecutor to serve as district judge in Laramie County.
Mead ... [more]

Abduction suspect says no to prelim

Nov 18, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CODY -- A Montana man charged with kidnapping and sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl from Cody, Wyo., has waived a preliminary hearing.
Jesse P. Speer is ... [more]

Collared wolves from Yellowstone among those shot

Nov 18, 2012 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- Seven gray wolves originally from Yellowstone National Park and wearing collars for research purposes have been shot by hunters in Montana, ... [more]

The way it was: Eagle Scout project -- 1997

Nov 18, 2012 - Staff:  Beautiful Indian Summer conditions we're welcome by Fremont County residents the week before Thanksgiving in 1997. Temperatures lingered in upper 50s and low ... [more]

Wyoming author to have book signing Monday in Lander

Nov 18, 2012 - From staff reports:  Anyone wanting signed copies of Bill Sniffin's new coffee table book about Wyoming can buy them Monday, Nov. 19, at a reception at the Best Western ... [more]

Two CWC representatives attend last board meeting

Nov 18, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Board member Frank Welty was defeated in the general election, and board chairwoman Caroline Mills decided to resign earlier this year.

Two ... [more]

Archaeologist to give talk on spearthrowers

Nov 18, 2012 - From staff reports:  The presentation will provide a primer on the function, evidence and continued use of the ancient weapon.

Russell Richard will be the featured ... [more]

BLM seeks public input on Gas Hills uranium project proposal

Nov 18, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Bureau of Land Management Lander Field Office is seeking public input on the Gas Hills In-Situ Recovery Uranium Project Draft Environmental Impact ... [more]

Flood repairs to begin west of Riverton

Nov 18, 2012 - From staff reports:  A $432,300 flood repair project is scheduled to begin next week west of Riverton on U.S. Highway 26, according to Robert Scheidemantel, Wyoming Department of ... [more]

Shoshone National Forest Christmas tree permits available

Nov 18, 2012 - From staff reports:  Christmas tree permits are now available from the Shoshone National Forest.
The cost for a permit is $8 for a tree up to 20 feet tall. Additional permits are ... [more]

Riverton Social Security office hours to change

Nov 18, 2012 - From staff reports:  Effective Monday, Nov. 19, the Riverton Social Security office will be open to the public 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday and Friday -- a reduction of 30 minutes each ... [more]

Home-grown holiday

Nov 18, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Locals raise their own Thanksgiving food; market set Wednesday

Dozens of Fremont County families are planning to include local food in their ... [more]

R-word has no place in conversation, say conference speakers

Nov 18, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College students and community members have taken a public pledge to support the elimination of the "r-word."
Student Seth Finley spearheaded ... [more]

Skate park group sets $75K fundraising goal as effort moves ahead

Nov 18, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Ramps and money were on the agenda at a recent meeting of the Central Wyoming Skateboarding Association.
About 20 members of the new club met at the Fremont ... [more]

Northern Arapaho Tribe postpones general election

Nov 18, 2012 - From staff reports:  The general election for the Northern Arapaho Tribe will be rescheduled while election officials examine the ballot eligibility of a candidate on the ... [more]

Barnes acquitted on felony; guilty of lesser counts in child's death

Nov 18, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Jurors Friday evening determined that William Dean Barnes of Lander was not guilty of felony aggravated vehicular homicide stemming from a Dec. 20 crash where ... [more]

County musicians perform in fall music showcase

Nov 16, 2012 - Staff:  Brittney Baxter, Danielle Haverkamp and Seth Finley joined other members of the handbell choir during Thursday night's Fall Music Showcase performance in the ... [more]

Crews tow downed helicopter

Nov 16, 2012 - Staff:  Nate Messenger, a mechanic with Classic Aviation, helped steady the tail of a crashed helicopter as crews with Jerry Bornhoft Construction lowered the ... [more]

Today

Nov 16, 2012 - Staff:  Births
HUTCHINSON

A son was born to Melissa Gambler and Earl Hutchinson, of Riverton, at 6:38 p.m. Oct. 6, 2012, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He ... [more]

EPA rejects request for waiver on ethanol regs

Nov 16, 2012 - The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- The Environmental Protection Agency has denied requests from several governors to waive production requirements for corn-based ethanol.
A ... [more]

Digest

Nov 16, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Judge adds land to coal mining suit
CHEYENNE -- A judge has added a second coal lease to an environmentalist lawsuit against the U.S. Forest Service ... [more]

Students give UW high marks for campus safety, satisfaction

Nov 16, 2012 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A greater percentage of University of Wyoming students are satisfied with their college experience and safety on campus than students at other ... [more]

Calvert to step down as public television chief

Nov 16, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Wyoming PBS general manager Ruby Calvert has announced her intention to retire by June 30, 2013.
"It was a very difficult decision," Calvert said Monday ... [more]

Shop 'til you drop

Nov 16, 2012 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The dreaded Christmas shopping season has begun, and as winter weather rolls into the county, art and craft fairs may help residents finish all their ... [more]

CWC trustees object to colleague's quip

Nov 16, 2012 - By Christina George and Katie Roenigk, Staff Writers:  Board member Judy Pedersen said after the Nov. 6 election that she was "the only person that really looks at the issues."

Central Wyoming College ... [more]

Barnes takes stand in school bus case; jury deliberating

Nov 16, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  After more than three days of testimony and a judge denying a motion for acquittal, the case against William Dean Barnes is in the jury's hands.
District ... [more]

Lander artist hosts workshop at CWC

Nov 15, 2012 - Staff:  Lander artist Cristin Zimmer put finishing touches on a clay bust during a workshop she led at Central Wyoming College on Thursday ... [more]

Digest

Nov 15, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
LOVATO

Esther "Frances" Lovato, 93, of Riverton, died Tuesday, Nov. 13, at her home. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 19, at ... [more]

Game & Fish adjusting well to wolf management

Nov 15, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has had no difficulty taking over monitoring wolves outside Yellowstone National Park since the federal ... [more]

Digest

Nov 15, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Election results certified
CHEYENNE -- The State Canvassing Board has certified Wyoming's election results.
The board met Wednesday at the State ... [more]

Hill: Critical report is product of 'good ol' boys' wanting an appointed superintendent

Nov 15, 2012 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  The Wyoming State Superintendent of Public Instruction sharply rejected the conclusions of a report criticizing her department's performance, accusing her ... [more]

Chopper ambulance crashes after hitting power line in rural area

Nov 15, 2012 - From staff reports:  Fremont County Sheriff's deputies responded at about 8 a.m. Thursday to reports of a downed aircraft about 45 miles east of Riverton near the Lucky Mc Uranium ... [more]

Big water tank project on hold until warmer weather

Nov 15, 2012 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The engineers and contractors working to build a 2 million gallon water storage tank near Airport Road met Tuesday with the Riverton City Council to explain ... [more]

Hudson suspects allowed limited contact

Nov 15, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  One is expected to give birth this month, and the couple needs to pick out a name and decide where to place the child.

A judge has granted a motion ... [more]

Player who sparked CWC v-ball trouble apologizes

Nov 15, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  One of the two Central Wyoming College volleyball players whose ineligibility forced the team to vacate wins for the 2010, 2011 and 2012 seasons has written a ... [more]