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Rockhounding club offers outings all summer long

When thinking of Wyoming's mineral wealth, most people consider coal, oil and natural gas, but the state also contains plenty of rocks and gems sought by ...

The Lander Tigersharks are an aquatic institution in the small town nestled against the foot of the mountains surrounding it since 1972.
In fact, the Lander ...

Many people would enjoy a weekend trip to Buffalo and Casper.
The two cities are about 115 miles apart and are linked by Interstate 25, ensuring a speedy ...

Certain competitions always get a head start on the rest of the Fremont County Fair, with the style show usually among them.
In 1961, when the fair was ...

Rotary hosting duck derby, 5k Saturday

The Riverton Rotary club's fourth annual eraDUCKate polio derby begins with a 5k at 8:30 a.m. and a duck race at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Rotary fire pit. ...

Shoplifting harms us all

Editor:
The huge shoplifting problem we have in Fremont County affects all of us.
Every year, more than $13 billion in merchandise is stolen in the United ...

After robbing a bank, Tom O'Day tried to jump on his horse to flee - but he was so drunk he couldn't mount the animal, so he was caught instead.
Re-enactor ...

Veterans service officer to visit families in county

A state of Wyoming veterans service officer from the Wyoming Veterans Commission will conduct community outreach services in Fremont County throughout ...

Asphalt paving set to begin Wednesday south of Lander

Drivers should expect traffic delays of up to 20 minutes.

Asphalt paving is scheduled to begin Wednesday on a highway and bridge improvement project ...

Wyoming wind can be a brute

Just ask the local farmer whose entire first cutting of hay blew into Boysen Reservoir.

It's one of the first books I remember reading. From long ago ...

The old fairgrounds

Charming, but long-standing shortcomings remain

Today is wrap-up day at the Fremont County Fairgrounds. The 102nd edition of the fair is ending.
A ...

Deadline deals sometimes test our loyalty

Many people around these parts are a bit upset right about now with the recent trade of Troy Tulowitzki from the Rockies to the Toronto Blue Jays.
Nothing ...

State readies for Sturgis rally spill-over

Highway patrol troopers in the four states bordering western South Dakota are paying extra attention to traffic flocking to the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, which ...

One-hundred twenty golfers teed off Friday at the Riverton Country Club as the Riverton High School football program held its fourth annual Wolverine Football ...

Digest

Man in custody for death of baby
CHEYENNE -- Authorities have ruled that the death in June of a 6-month-old child in Cheyenne was a homicide.
Cheyenne ...

Park IDs worker killed in fire

GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK -- The seasonal worker killed in a fire at an employee dormitory in Grand Teton National Park has been identified as 28-year-old ...

Fewer bears then, but moose and fire still posed a danger

I wandered into a local sporting goods store last week to buy a small bottle of gun oil.
I don't use gun oil much, but I needed to clean a badly fouled gun ...

Parkinson's disease expert to talk about new research

Beth A. Vernaleo, a national expert on Parkinson's disease, is scheduled to speak to Fremont County residents via Skype about medications and the latest ...

August Outside

Aug. 4 -- Riverton Museum Adventure Trek to Castle Gardens petroglyphs
Aug. 8 -- Pioneer Museum Adventure Trek to Lander Burnt Ranch Aug. 15 -- Lander Sprint ...

Deering earns Wyoming Arts Council fellowship

The Riverton poet also won first place in the Wyoming Writers, Inc., contest in June.

Carol Deering of Riverton is one the recipients of this year's ...

 
 

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