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A family-owned daily newspaper serving Riverton, Lander and Fremont County, Wyoming since 1949

By Randy Tucker
Mar 12, 2019

It was a remarkable basketball season for the kids from Fremont County. An unprecedented three state championships returned to our fair county after the last ...

By Steven R. Peck
Mar 12, 2019

Jobless figures There wasn't much worth celebrating in the most recent unemployment statistics for Fremont County. As regular readers know, the Wyoming ...

By Steve Peck
Mar 12, 2019

In the winter of 1980, a great horned owl appeared on our family's property on West Main in Riverton. I was a dissatisfied college-age person at the time, ...


Bob Harttenmund, Riverton
Mar 12, 2019

Editor: I agree that nobody likes paying so much for gasoline when we see it lower in other places, but unless you are talking about some kind of forced price ...

By Steve Peck, Publisher
Mar 10, 2019

Fremont County showed no signs of emerging from its long job-market slump as 2018 ended, showing nearly 500 fewer jobs in the county than a year earlier. The ...

Ramsey Scott, Wyoming News Exchange
Mar 10, 2019

The Wyoming Legislature's Joint Minerals, Business and Economic Development Interim Committee will spend the interim updating the state's oil and gas ...


From staff reports
Mar 10, 2019

A rare plant found only at two sites in central Wyoming has persisted, in part, because it can recover from relatively low densities and grows at different ...

From staff reports
Mar 10, 2019

An Arapahoe man has been sentenced to 3.5 years in prison last month for abusive sexual contact. Court documents state that Ora Ignatius Little Jr., 50, of ...

From staff reports
Mar 10, 2019

About 30 volunteers assisted Wyoming Game and Fish personnel recently in an annual project to improve fish habitat at Ocean Lake. Recycled Christmas trees ...


By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer
Mar 10, 2019

Less than a year after announcing his retirement, former Fremont County Sheriff Skip Hornecker has a new job. He was sworn in March 1 as Shoshoni's new ...

From staff reports
Mar 10, 2019

The Bureau of Land Manage-ment Lander Field Office has posted the National Historic Trails annual monitoring report. The document is available online at: ...

From staff reports
Mar 10, 2019

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has scheduled a series of public meetings this month, as well as a final public information-gathering meeting, to present ...


By Steve Peck, Publisher
Mar 10, 2019

The Class AA Wyoming state basketball tournament 51 years ago this week was a Cinderella stage for the Lander Tigers. Lander started the season 1-7 and was the ...

By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer
Mar 10, 2019

Lander Valley High School senior Antonio Coando stood alone with the ball, surrounded by Powell Panther defenders as the final seconds of the Class 3-A boys ...

By Clair McFarland, Staff Writer
Mar 10, 2019

A crowd of indoor track athletes gathered in the Riverton High School gym to cheer their own Trysta Stingley, a top distance runner and the longtime face of ...


By Steven R. Peck, Publisher
Mar 10, 2019

When a Wyoming legislative session ends for the year, as the 2019 version did recently, it's understandable that most of the talk centers on legislation that ...

By Randy Tucker
Mar 10, 2019

My grandfathers taught me many lessons, always in his own unique style. Eugene Gasser was a horticulturalist at heart, an arborist really. His patience with ...

Bryce Percy, Lander
Mar 10, 2019

Editor: As a Lander resident, I know all about legalized fireworks in town on the Fourth of July, which is what we have here. IR00;see that Riverton is ...


By Matthew Brown, Associated Press, with staff reports
Mar 8, 2019

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- U.S. wildlife officials plan to lift protections for gray wolves across the Lower 48 states, re-igniting the legal battle over a ...

By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer
Mar 8, 2019

A Riverton man was arrested Saturday after driving his truck into Ocean Lake. Jeremy Hernandez, 47, of Riverton, was treated for exposure before being ...

By Steve Peck, Publisher
Mar 8, 2019

Mary Axthelm is the recipient of the 2019 Riverton Community Service Award. The annual Riverton Chamber of Commerce awards were presented March 1 during a ...


By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer
Mar 8, 2019

Things were a lot tougher in the early going Thursday at the Class 3-A state basketball tournament than most Lander Tiger basketball fans thought they would ...

By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer
Mar 8, 2019

The fourth seeded Lander Lady Tigers out of the Class 3-A West ran into arguably the best team in Wyoming to open the Class 3-A girls state basketball ...

By Steven R. Peck
Mar 8, 2019

One good thing the unexpectedly cold weather lingering into March has permitted is the continued operation of the "Tonkinfeller" ice-skating rink on the old ...


By Robert H. Peck
Mar 8, 2019

In the basement of the family house in Riverton is a chalkboard. Over the years of my life, chalk has been added to it: drawings of life events, friends ...

Joanne Jeffres, Riverton
Mar 8, 2019

Editor: Our community needs to know that our local hospital(s) is alive and working very hard to provide us with the care we need when we have a health issue ...

By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer
Mar 7, 2019

Local school officials say a new law the Wyoming Legislature passed this year specifying timelines for student expulsion hearings should help keep court ...


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