Gray Wolf. (Photo by Gary Kramer/USFWS)

WGFD to hold meetings to discuss wolves, other regulations

(Jackson, Wyo.) – The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is holding public information gathering meetings and has opened a comment period to gather public input on proposed 2014 gray wolf hunting seasons, changes to license issuance and hunter safety regulations. The proposed 2014 gray wolf hunt area mortality quotas will be available on the Game and Fish website May 1 and discussed at the upcoming meetings. Hunting season dates are proposed to be similar to 2013 hunting seasons.

The Airport Cafe at Riverton Regional Airport was a popular dining option for many in the county until it abruptly closed earlier this spring. Fulmer's Fat Boy is the successful bidder to reopen the restaurant. (file photo)

Fulmer’s Fat Boy successful bidder to operate Riverton’s Airport Cafe

(Riverton, Wyo.) – Dining will soon be available once again at Riverton Regional Airport. After the abrupt closure of the Airport Cafe in February, the city put out a request for proposals for a new operator there. After four establishments submitted applications, and that list was narrowed to two finalists, the city has chosen Fulmer’s Fat Boy to be the new operator.

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Woodard leads Cowgirls Golf Team at MW Championships; Final round today

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (April 25, 2014) – The University of Wyoming Cowgirl golf team turned in a score of 317 (+29) on the second day of the Mountain West Championship on Friday on the Dinah Shore Tournament Course at Mission Hills Country Club. UW is in ninth place in the nine team event at 627 (+51). Sophomore Emily Woodard continues to lead the Cowgirls sitting in 14th place on the par-72, 6,324 yard course in Rancho Mirage, Calif.

Three-year-old Darian Fritz got a pencil and a sucker with Mom Andrea at the Fremont County Public Health table from Connie Gatenbein. Darian had to carry an egg on a spoon to win his prizes. (Ernie Over photo)

Information Fair for kids ongoing in Riverton Saturday; Child Abuse Prevention Month

Photos by Ernie Over, 

Tributes to the late Bill Urbigkit were projected on one wall of the Holiday Inn Friday afternoon as friends, family, colleagues and coworkers gathered to remember the genial former Public Works Director in Riverton, who died this spring of a brain tumor. (Ernie Over photo)

Celebration of Life for Bill Urbigkit filled Riverton’s Holiday Inn Friday afternoon

(Riverton, Wyo.) – A celebration of life for former Riverton Public Works Director Bill Urbigkit drew a huge crowd to the Holiday Inn this afternoon, filling the hotel’s three meeting rooms and the entire indoor court spaces with standing room only. While a projector in the central meeting room displayed tributes to Urbigkit and photos from his life, people were chatting and telling their own “Bill” stories.

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Settlement check monies used to pay fines in Riverton, Lander municipal courts

(Riverton, Wyo.) – The Director of the City of Riverton’s Administrative Services Division said that since the settlement checks for the Northern Arapaho Tribe arrived this week, business has been brisk at the municipal court clerk’s office. “On Wednesday we received a total of $20,000 in paid fines, in $100 bills alone,” she said. “That was in addition to $6,000 in lesser amounts. On Thursday we collected another $9,000 in fines making the two day total $35,000.” The usual monthly total for the Riverton court is around $13,000.