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First applicant files for Ward 1 vacancy

Candidates must submit letters of interest by Aug. 13.

Residents of Ward 1 in Riverton who would like to serve on the city council must submit their ...

Special response team apprehends man who stole gun and fired shots

A Riverton man was arrested early Saturday, reportedly for stealing a gun and discharging it multiple times in a residential neighborhood.
No one was injured ...

What do oil spills, greasy clothes and show lambs have in common?
The answer: Dawn dish washing liquid.
In an informal survey of 4-H and FFA members and ...

Families, friends recall Center of Hope shooting victim fondly

The second man shot, Sonny Goggles, remains hospitalized with serious injuries.

A final farewell at the funeral service for Stallone Trosper last ...

Two sentenced for ties to 2014 homicide of Little Whiteman

Two peoplehave been sentenced to five years in prisoneach after being found guilty of accessory to the June 2, 2014, murder of Jared Little Whiteman.
Will ...

Police add extra help as Sturgis rally nears

GILLETTE -- Law enforcement officers and others plan to work extra hours in northeast Wyoming next week as the 75th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally gets going ...

UW officials criticize slow going on lab construction

CHEYENNE -- State officials are blaming a Wyoming contractor for delays that will prevent a new $50 million building at the University of Wyoming from opening ...

Digest

Summer snow hits mountains
TETON VILLAGE -- The middle of summer looked like the middle of winter in the mountains of western Wyoming.
A cold front ...

Once upon a time, you may have wrinkled your nose when a plate of (pick one: Brussels sprouts, Belgian endive, mustard greens, radicchio) arrived at the table. ...

A collection of the week's standalone images from events around Fremont ...

J.J. Pingetzer has been showing swine at the Fremont County Fair and Rodeo for five years, but he did not always raise pigs.
"My first year in 4-H I did cows, ...

Area singers to perform anthem for eight evenings of fair events

They participated in a "Fremont County's The Voice" competition in June to be chosen for the honor.

Local singers will perform the national anthem ...

Alligators will appear in Riverton this year as part of the 2015 Fremont County Fair and Rodeo.
Fair manager Barney Cosner said the gators are part of an ...

In her new role, Wadsworth has pushed to increase the fair's visibility on social media.

Kari Jo Wadsworth has returned to Riverton this summer for ...

The Ranger's annual Ice Cream Freeze Off is back for the 2015 Fremont County Fair and Rodeo.
The competition begins at 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, in the ...

Smerud-Woods-Barrett families have produced three generations of 4-H'ers

A Riverton family has taken to heart the meaning behind 4-H, keeping the ...

A Wyoming resident and veteran of the rodeo circuit will show off his musical talents instead of his bronc riding skills during the Fremont County Fair and ...

Kerry Wallace started to focus more on her music after her children graduated from Wind River High School in Pavillion.

A local entertainer will ...

Von Krosigks say showing animals can help youth develop work ethic

"You guys ready to practice now?" Wendell Von Krosigk asked the 10 kids gathered ...

Queen says service on royalty is rewarding, educational, fun

The queen of the Fremont County Fair and Rodeo for 2015 has made her way through the ...

Sports

Definitely my first rodeo (and I don't mean the fancy California street)

For the record, being from California, I have been to the world-famous Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, but I had never been to an actual rodeo.
Until Monday ...

The state-champion Riverton Renegades fell to Glacier, Montana, 11-2 in the opener for both teams Wednesday in the Babe Ruth Pacific Northwest Regional ...

Following a blustery first night of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association Ram Rodeo, the atmosphere was a lot more calm for the second and final go-round ...

 

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A new general now has command of Warren AFB's missiles

For years, to the point of embarrassment, a steady flow of news has circulated about ...

Tribal council now a 'forum for personal, punitive action'

Editor:
I want to thank the people who voluntarily came forward and helped me pay off my personal bill that I owed to a Lander business. Thank you all.
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