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Night lights OKd for skate park; Friday events coming

New lights will illuminate Riverton's Tyler Apodaca Memorial Skate Park until 11 p.m. Fridays through May 26.
The Riverton City Council approved the ...

County's population declines for first time since 1990

Fremont County's population has been falling steadily since 2012, state economists say.
The number had grown for several years beginning with the U.S. Census ...

Cathie Lopez was burned critically when the USSR00;Cole was attacked in 2000

"Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with ...

State making investment tweaks; county might follow suit

Though they're more risky, corporate bonds offer higher returns than most of the county's current investments.

The Wyoming State Treasurer's office ...

CWC to renew BOCHES tax

The Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees intends to renew its half-mill levy for the CWC Board of Cooperative Higher Educational Services.
A public ...

Meeting scheduled for disaster planning

Fremont County officials, including those from Dubois, Lander, Pavillion, Riverton and Shoshoni governments are in the process of updating the 2012 ...

Man who damaged cop car now charged with car theft

The man serving jail time for damaging a police cruiser in December now faces prison time after police say they discovered he stole an SUV and stripped it for ...

Meager Title 25 talks irk county

Fremont County commissioners have reproached the Wyoming Department of Health for the way it is implementing a 2016 law that increases the amount of ...

NWS urges caution on controlled burns

Each year, as the spring burning season gets into full swing, at least a few agricultural burns in Fremont County get out of control. This year, the National ...

NWS urges caution on controlled burns

Each year, as the spring burning season gets into full swing, at least a few agricultural burns in Fremont County get out of control. This year, the National ...

Rez gardening program marks its first year

Partners from the Wind River Indian Reservation and University of Wyoming, with support from a five-year, $2.5 million grant from the National Institutes of ...

Top admin at St. Stephen's renews contract

Board members for St. Step-hen's Indian School Education Association Inc. offered superintendent Frank No Runner his second two-year contract in February to ...

County offers cost share for pest

Fremont County Weed and Pest is now offering a 40 percent cost share on chemical controls for oystershell scale purchased at one of its shops or an approved ...

County Dems name chairman

The Fremont County Democratic Party has elected a new chair who aims to bring "a commitment to effective electoral organizing and a bold progressive ...

Prison time nixed for man who beat pregnant girlfriend

Isaac Jenkins has received a suspended sentence after pleading guilty to aggravated assault and battery for a Jan. 27 attack on his pregnant girlfriend.
The ...

Wyoming Digest

Highway deaths prompt safety campaign
(AP) -- The Wyoming Department of Transportation is launching a highway safety awareness campaign after a spate of ...

Hard, snowy winter stressed stockgrowers across Wyoming

POWELL (AP) -- The snowy winter caused challenges for some Wyoming livestock producers, who spent more time and money working to help their herds survive into ...

Wyoming Digest

Traffic stop yields 48 pounds of pot
RAWLINS (AP) -- Southern Wyoming police say a couple arrested in possession of 48 pounds of marijuana purchased in ...

Dakota oil spill three times larger than first estimated in December

About 530,000 gallons of oil is now believed to have spilled from the Belle Fourche Pipeline that was likely ruptured by a slumping ...

Feeding ends early on elk refuge; winter herd was biggest since 1997

JACKSON (AP) -- The National Elk Refuge in northwest Wyoming has ended its supplemental feeding of elk earlier than usual because of the recent warm weather ...

Lander student wins Wyoming math meet

Kephas Olsson from Lander Middle School took home first-place individual honors at the Wyoming State Mathcounts competition on March 4 at the University of ...

Ag land flooding reported in state; Bear River rises

Rivers and creeks swollen with snowmelt runoff are causing some minor flooding in western Wyoming.
Officials say the Bear River upstream and downstream from ...

The Riverton Winter Farmers Market's Chili Cook-off competition and customer appreciation night brought a larger-than-average crowd Tuesday night.
Chili made ...

Good-to-Go store gets liquor license at north Riverton location

After failing to win city approval for a liquor license at one location, a Riverton convenience store business is getting the license at another address.
The ...

County's flood outlook: Not if, but how bad

Snow depth at the Deer Park measuring station is the highest on record for the date.

The question this spring isn't whether there will be flooding ...

Riverton finalizes duck ordinance; eight OK in town

Ducks now are welcome in the City of Riverton after the city council did a third and final reading, followed by a vote Tuesday. Ordinance 17-002, titled ...

CWC employee earns state honor

The Wyoming Association of Community College Trustees recognized Central Wyoming College campus safety director Chuck Carr as the Professional Employee of the ...

Today

Births

LONG
A child was born to Kammie Long of Riverton and Chad Long of Riverton at 11:30 a.m. March 20 at ...

Teton County agrees to place CWC plan on special May ballot

The initial funding would buy land for a CWC Jackson center.

Teton County voters will decide in May whether to financially support a proposed new ...

UW professor's book finalist for national prize

LARAMIE -- University of Wyoming professor Jeff Lock-wood's first novel, "Poisoned Justice," has been named one of three finalists by the Independent Book ...

Wyoming Digest

Bison kill count tops 1,200
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) -- Operations to kill bison in Yellowstone National Park for slaughter have come to an end, with more ...

Gunshots, but no injuries, in Wednesday standoff

28-year-old Randy Pickering had barricaded himself inside his home on Minter Lane in Riverton.

No one was injured Wednesday after multi-hour standoff ...

RPD captain named interim chief; administrator search moves ahead

Beginning April 1, Riverton Police Department captain Eric Murphy will be the new interim chief of police.
Current chief Mike Broadhead announced his ...

Today

Deaths

HANCOCK
Patricia K. Hancock, 87, of Lander, died Tuesday, March 21, at the Good Samaritan Home in Manson, ...

Pavillion man's invention makes water-line installation safer

Bob Davis has sold roughly 1,400 of his drain boxes since putting them on the market in 2015.

When Bob Davis became an inventor, he was more ...

 

Sports

The point guard for the state-champion Riverton boys tops the all-Fremont County basketball list.

Brady Fullerton has been named the Fremont County ...

Wyoming Indian's silky-smooth guard is Fremont County's top basketball player.

A defender turns her head just slightly, and No. 31 blows by in a ...

God bless America, on diamond and pitch

What a great week to be American.
Say what you want about our new commander-in-chief, but the first signs of making America great again have begun to appear ...

Riverton's bench boss led the Wolverines to a 28-1 season and the Class 3-A state championship.

Stuart Mullins, head coach of the Riverton High ...

Reed Axthelm scored Riverton's lone goal in a 4-1 defeat to Laramie.

The defending Class 4-A state champion Laramie Plainsmen hung four first half ...

Cowboys to open CBI finals Monday vs. Coastal Carolina

LARAMIE - The Cowboys will be make their first visit to the State of South Carolina since 2000 when they open the College Basketball Invitational finals on ...

Wyoming Indian's Benjamin St. Clair, Shoshoni's Stavin Pierson, Wyoming Indian's Cyrus Tindall, Wind River's Blake Snyder and Trinity Lutheran's Donald ...

Cowboys' Bohl optimistic after first spring practice

Laramie -- The first full-padded practice of 2017 spring drills was conducted by the Wyoming Cowboys football team on Saturday under near perfect conditions in ...

Lady Chiefs' Moss Fremont County girls coach of year

Wyoming Indian's longtime leader has won over 450 games during her career.


Aleta Moss has coached a lot of basketball, more than any coach in any ...

Riverton's Reed Axthelm scored from the penalty spot in a 1-1 contest against Star Valley.


The Riverton Wolverines boys soccer team struggled to ...

RHS girls drop road contest to Braves

The Lady Wolverines soccer squad was defeated 7-0 by Star Valley to open the season.

Before the Riverton Lady Wolverines girls soccer team could ...

Cowboys' offense gets it done

LARAMIE (AP) -- Allen Edwards found it surprising his team had set a Wyoming record for points scored in his first year as head coach, even though he considered ...

Cowboys reach finals of CBI tournament

LARAMIE - Senior guard Jason McManamen's layup through contact with 43 seconds remaining sealed the game for Wyoming in a 74-68 win over Utah Valley on ...

Central Wyoming College's Brady Thurston, Tiegan Finnerty and Dalton Burgener swept the top three places in the steer wrestling competition in ...

Opinion / Community

Geography and basketball

March Madness exposes the broad public To obscure schools around the country

The college basketball spectacle nicknamed March Madness doesn't really ...

'Worst place' to cut revenue is in public school system

Editor:
Education is the worst place to cut tax revenue. Public money spent on schools is a sound investment in the future. That's hard to say about a lot of ...

Curls, doodles and 'Full House' No wrong answer to what I asked these teens

A few weeks ago, I got to teach a creative class at the University of Iowa for high school students from a Los Angeles prep school. They were all early high ...

A staple of indoor home life

Video games were important all winter long

Amid the depths of this bygone winter, the males of the household turned to video games for relief from ...

Three cheers for the columnist

The death of Jimmy Breslin robs readers of one of the very, very best

Jimmy Breslin came of age in the era when newspaper columnists were ...

RHS team 'respectful, courteous and admirable group of boys'

Editor:
There have been many congratulations to the Riverton Wolverines for the state basketball championship. I watched the team in Casper where my niece was ...

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