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CWC cowgirl, Lander native advance to finals at CNFR

Jun 23, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Kaylee Burnett was fifth going into the finals in goat tying; Riley Krassin was placed 11th in steer wrestling in Casper.

Kaylee Burnett and Riley ... [more]

Colorado woman dies in one-vehicle rollover near Shoshoni

Jun 19, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A 29-year-old Wiggins, Colo., woman was killed in a one-vehicle rollover at about 4 a.m. Wednesday east of Shoshoni.
Officials say Cheryl L. Rapue was ... [more]

Spratt rounds out Gillette rodeo team

Jun 12, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Cowgirl Coralle Spratt has found her second home in Gillette College.
After transferring from Northeastern Junior College, Spratt stayed in the Central Rocky ... [more]

County organizers try Life R U Ready event on local students

Jun 10, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Local health officials recently role-played the consequences of drug use and underage drinking with county sixth-graders, hoping to reduce the risky behaviors. ... [more]

Antique engines go on display at annual show

Jun 9, 2014 - From staff reports:  The 19th Annual Don Layton Memorial Antique Tractor and Engine Show will be June 14 and June 15 in Shoshoni. Admission is free.
The show opens at 9 a.m. when ... [more]

Shoshoni man named Wyoming History Teacher of the Year

Jun 5, 2014 - From staff reports:  Shoshoni High School teacher Max Mills has been named the 2014 Wyoming History Teacher of the Year.
Mills will receive a $1,000 honorarium and will be in the ... [more]

Shoshoni's superintendent has new post in District 25

Jun 2, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County School District 25 Board of Trustees approved new contracts and resignations in May.
The district awarded contracts to the following:
- ... [more]

Students raise nearly $5K for American Heart Association

May 30, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Shoshoni Elementary School students recently put their jump roping skills toward a good cause and raised nearly $5,000.
Janie Nirider said her physical ... [more]

Drugs or booze likely factors in wreck that closed U.S. Highway 20

May 12, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Officials believe alcohol or drugs were involved a traffic accident that closed U.S. Highway 20 north of Shoshoni.
According to reports, Roark Fairchild of ... [more]

The way it was: Uranium meeting -- 1953

Apr 28, 2014 - From staff reports:  The discovery of the famed Lucky Mc uranium deposits in the Gas Hills east of Riverton sparked a rush of new prospecting in Fremont County.
Ordinary citizens ... [more]

Shoshoni library hosting Cowboy Poetry Gathering

Apr 19, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Shoshoni Public Library is having its second annual Cowboy Poetry Gathering at 4 p.m. Wednesday.
More poets are coming to the library this year. ... [more]

Students grateful to receive UW Trustees' Scholars Award

Apr 11, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Eight students from Fremont County have been awarded the University of Wyoming Trustees' Scholars Award.
The scholarship is renewable for up to four academic ... [more]

Accident leaves Shoshoni without power for two hours

Apr 9, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The town of Shoshoni was without power for about two hours Tuesday evening after a tractor-trailer combination reportedly struck some overhead power lines in ... [more]

John Philp

Mar 27, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  The unassuming rancher from Lysite built an outstanding public career

John Philp made a good impression on people.
No doubt that is why an ... [more]

Oldham, Pingetzer named Wyoming FFA Regional Stars Award recipients

Mar 14, 2014 - From staff reports:  CHEYENNE -- Agriculture savvy, time management, organization, record-keeping and an outstanding work ethic are just a few of the characteristics all of the ... [more]

Bruce sentenced to 4-10 years for Laster's death

Mar 7, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Weighing a defendant's intentions against the outcome of his actions led a judge to sentence Shey Elan Bruce on Thursday to four to 10 years in prison for ... [more]

District bee draws more than 50 spellers

Mar 7, 2014 - From staff reports:  Students from 10 Fremont County schools gathered Feb. 19 to compete in the district spelling bee in Shoshoni.
More than 50 students in grades 5-8 began the ... [more]

Mardi Gras arrives early in Shoshoni

Feb 28, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Shoshoni Senior Center is hosting a Mardi Gras celebration this week, with dinner and a mock casino night Friday.
"We have the fake money so people can ... [more]

The way it was: Derby Saloon -- 1917

Feb 17, 2014 - Staff:  Business was good at the Derby Saloon in Shoshoni in the spring of 1917. The 10-year-old town was on the Chicago and North Western Railroad, and local leaders ... [more]

District 24 receives clean audit

Feb 17, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Fremont County School District 24 received a clean audit for the year ending June 30.
McKee, Marburger and Fagnant, P.C. of Lander evaluated the district's ... [more]

Full water service expected by Friday in Shoshoni; school remains closed

Feb 13, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk Staff Writer:  Officials in Shoshoni say full water service should be restored to the town by Friday.
A leak on Tuesday affected pressure in the local line, but Mayor Scott ... [more]

Shoshoni school canceled after water break

Feb 11, 2014 - Staff:  A water line break Tuesday closed Fremont County School District 24 in Shoshoni.
School was canceled for the day.
Superintendent Tammy Cox said students ... [more]

Campbell hopeful on railcar bill

Feb 6, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A change in tax structure could encourage the idled repair operation in Shoshoni to reopen.

As bills for the Wyoming legislature come close to ... [more]

Five Shot Rabbit Hunt loads up Friday, Shoshoni

Jan 9, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  This weekend marks the 35th Wyoming Women's Five Shot Rabbit Hunt, which takes place every year in Shoshoni during the second week of January.
The event ... [more]

Four hurt in near head-on wreck Monday

Dec 27, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Three Shoshoni women were transported to Riverton Memorial Hospital at about 6 p.m. Monday after being involved in a two-vehicle accident on U.S. Highway 20/26 ... [more]

Wind River High School students are 'Battle of the Belts' champions

Dec 22, 2013 - From staff reports:  A Fremont County rivalry was renewed in November, and students from Wind River High School edged students from Shoshoni High School in the first Battle of the ... [more]

Argument involving knife causes concern at convenience store

Nov 29, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A verbal argument Tuesday between two men at the Fast Lane convenience store in Shoshoni had onlookers worried that a knife fight might break out.
One of the ... [more]

Manslaughter, not murder, is verdict in Shey Bruce case

Nov 24, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A jury has decided that Shey Elan Bruce killed Charles Darrell Laster on May 14 but did not do so maliciously.
That difference led to a manslaughter ... [more]

Jury gets Bruce case; closing arguments wrapped up Friday

Nov 22, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A jury began deliberating Friday afternoon in the case of a Shoshoni man on trial for murder and domestic violence.
Lawyers for the prosecution and defendant ... [more]

Experts disagree on what caused Laster's deadly head injuries

Nov 21, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Expert witnesses in a murder trial both said bleeding inside a Shoshoni man's skull killed him, but they disagreed about what caused the hemorrhage.
On trial ... [more]