The Top 10 Most-Read Stories of 2012
By Joshua Scheer, reporter, county10.com
(Fremont County, Wyo.) – 2012 was a busy year. And if we’re going to be completely honest, it wasn’t always a great one. For County10.com’s first complete calendar year as a online news agency, we compiled what stories were read the most. This wasn’t a list that we as an office compiled. This is what you, our readers, viewed more than anything else. What immediately caught our attention was the overwhelming amount of tragedy. No story that made the top 10 most read list is of a happy nature. But do not allow that fact to bring you down as you look forward to 2013. Reflect on the positive aspects of the lives of those that were lost. Let the destruction of property be viewed as a chance to rebuild. Here’s to 2013 and the opportunities it brings all of us. From everyone in the County10.com and PitchEngine office, Happy New Year.
3. Lucas Myhre, 27, shot and killed in Riverton; Dustin Nickelson, 23, charged with murder (In the raw numbers of top stories, a secondary story relating the victim’s father’s similar death was also high among the top most read.)
1. Lander Community Center Engulfed in Flames; Fire Destroys City Landmark – (In addition to the breaking news to the historical building’s loss, the survival of Gizmo the dog and and the start of the investigation were also among the top most read stories of the year.)