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No decision yet on triple-killing suspects facing death penalties

Jun 26, 2013 - The Associated Press:  POWELL -- The Park County attorney hasn't decided yet whether to pursue the death penalty against two teens accused of killing three people in Clark in ... [more]

Lander resident injured in fall on Mount Owen

Jun 26, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Park rangers used a helicopter to extricate Jeff Judkins and his climbing partner.

Jeff Judkins, 38, of Lander, sustained multiple injuries from a ... [more]

Two injured in work zone accident near Lander

Jun 26, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A motorcyclist and his female passenger were injured Tuesday in a traffic accident southeast of Lander.
Reports state John Orr, 63, of Longmont, Colo., was ... [more]

Lubnau calls for special investigatory committee

Jun 26, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Wyoming Speaker of the House Tom Lubnau has released a letter calling on Senate president Tony Ross to convene a special investigatory committee before the ... [more]

Judge denies motion in murder case

Jun 26, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The move would have split the murder and sexual assault trials for John Thomas Hereford, who is charged in the Sept. 11 shooting death of Travis Armajo in ... [more]

'They have given us our land back'

Jun 26, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Residents near Pavillion relieved EPA is backing off its fracking investigation

Many Pavillion-area residents were relieved to hear reports last week ... [more]

Citizens to Perform 'The Trial of Joe McCarthy'

Jun 25, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  Deceased Sens. Joseph McCarthy, Styles Bridges and Herman Welker will go on "trial" Wednesday, facing charges of blackmail leading to the suicide of fellow ... [more]

Medford 'Med' Shakespeare

Jun 25, 2013 - Staff:  Medford "Med" Shakespeare, of Riverton, died Friday, June 21, 2013, at the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. He was 52 years old.
Funeral services will be at ... [more]

Today

Jun 25, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
JARAMILLIO

Floyd Jaramillo 71, of Riverton, died Monday, June 24, at his home. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 29, at the ... [more]

Phillies have top Majors seed for Riverton LL tournament

Jun 25, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Phillies of the Riverton Little League major division won the regular season title with a 11-5 record and will be the No. 1 seed for the postseason ... [more]

Gaudern takes race in Riverton motocross action

Jun 25, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton motocross rider Nicole Gaudern dominated her race on Saturday to win the women's division of the High Plains Motocross Association event Riverton. ... [more]

AD Hill says proposal has been made to give RHS gym a new name

Jun 25, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Should local sports venues have names? We refer to Riverton High School's Gym as Wolverine Gym, and the soccer and football fields as Wolverine Field and the ... [more]

Shriner's parade, circus come to Riverton

Jun 25, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Shrine Club, in conjunction with the Lander Shrine Club, will host its 56th annual Shriner's Circus at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the ... [more]

Therapy dog making rounds in Riverton

Jun 25, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The female Lhasa Apso that is making the rounds at Homestead Living, Help for Health Hospice and Ashgrove Elementary School is 8-year-old Shotzy, a therapy dog ... [more]

One of the things 'we've worked so hard to achieve' is a fair system of justice in U.S.

Jun 25, 2013 - Douglas Drachner, Riverton:  Editor:
I see that Mary Sue Shoup has been giving her own brand of civics lessons again in the newspaper. Recently she wrote that the Boston bombing suspect ... [more]

Mass. vote shows tea party challenge

Jun 25, 2013 - By David Lightman, MCT Washington Bureau:  Though it's been effective in more conservative states, the movement has gained little traction in so-called blue states, limiting its effectiveness as a ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Jun 25, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Lunar looker
Did everyone see the "super moon" over the weekend? Celestial conditions dictated that the moon was at its closest point to Earth in ... [more]

Digest

Jun 25, 2013 - The Associated Press:  UP upgrading rail line
Union Pacific Railroad says it is spending $15 million to improve its rail line between Rawlins and near Rock Springs this ... [more]

Man dies after being swept away by North Platte River

Jun 25, 2013 - The Associated Press:  RAWLINS -- Authorities say a 32-year-old Denver man died after he was swept away by the North Platte River in southern Wyoming's Carbon County.
The sheriff's ... [more]

Inspiration Point at Yellowstone shut for safety reasons

Jun 25, 2013 - The Associated Press:  YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- The popular Inspiration Point in Yellowstone National Park has been closed temporarily because of safety concerns about the ... [more]

Have grizzly bears really recovered? Some say they are just counted more often

Jun 25, 2013 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- Flaws in how the government measures Yellowstone's grizzly bear population raise questions about whether the animals have recovered ... [more]

Teen dies of injuries from wreck near Lander

Jun 25, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The other Wisconsin teen involved in a fatal accident June 12 near Lander died Monday afternoon in Colorado, according to local officials.
"The Arapaho County ... [more]

Hill fires back at impeachment speculation by state lawmakers

Jun 25, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  She said the push to oust her is part of a move to 'federalize' education in Wyoming.

Wyoming Speaker of the House Tom Lubnau of Campbell County has ... [more]

Tractor engine catches fire after jump-start attempt

Jun 25, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Jerry Bornhoft said he was trying to jump-start his tractor Monday morning when the machine started smoking in the 200 block of South Hill Street in ... [more]

Commissioners diverting money from road funds

Jun 25, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Commission on June 18 decided to divert money from the road construction fund, freeing money to cover increased health insurance costs and a ... [more]

County has an extra $1 million after whittling down budgets

Jun 25, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The commissioners have proposed using the funds for raising salaries and covering health insurance costs.

After whittling down budget requests at its ... [more]

Runners participate in second annual Fast and Furriest

Jun 23, 2013 - Staff:  Runners, strollers, and dogs left the starting line, top, of the second annual Fast and Furriest 5K/1K walk-run Saturday morning from the Robert A. Peck Arts ... [more]

In 5K event, I kept up with my walk partner -- my mom

Jun 23, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Fast & Furriest.
That is the name of the 5k walk I did Saturday morning with my mother in Riverton.
That name is one of the reasons I have done the walk ... [more]

Smithbaker on traveling team this summer

Jun 23, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Spencer Smithbaker had an eye-opening experience on the baseball diamond this month in Omaha, Neb.
The Lander 13-year-old played on the Casper Crush Under-13 ... [more]

Big motocross field in town for two-day competition on track

Jun 23, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Jake Lemley is one of the best riders in the High Plains Motocross Association.
The Riverton rider is holding his own in the outlaw division of the HPMA. ... [more]

A Swiss farm boy in the New World

Jun 23, 2013 - By Randy Tucker:  My grandfather amazed me as one of the smartest and strongest men I ever met.

The connections that we make in our feeble attempts to understand the ... [more]

Pay raises for commissioners and department heads don't feel right

Jun 23, 2013 - Dennis Slinger, Lander:  Editor:
I don't think I could ever be a county commissioner or county head of a department because I could not sleep at night if I voted myself a nice pay ... [more]

Open meetings

Jun 23, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Solid waste board ought to have kept the doors open to the public

Rarely do members of a public board say, or even think, "Hey, let's have a secret ... [more]

Digest

Jun 23, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Power line document expected
DENVER -- The company behind a proposed $3 billion power line that would run through Wyoming, Utah, Colorado and Nevada ... [more]

Casper lifts smoking ban in local bars

Jun 23, 2013 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  Not all of America is moving toward banning smoking indoors and out. Months after prohibiting it, Casper is now telling smokers that it's OK to light up in ... [more]

Thomson to be buried at Arlington National

Jun 23, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  The former Wyoming Secretary of State had the longest tenure of any statewide elected official in Wyoming history.

CHEYENNE -- One speaker at former ... [more]

Sharon Kaye Harold Vogel

Jun 23, 2013 - Staff:  Sharon Kaye Harold Vogel, formerly of Fremont County, died Thursday, June 20, 2013, at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls, Idaho.
She was ... [more]

James Chapin Downey

Jun 23, 2013 - Staff:  James Chapin Downey, formerly of Riverton, died Thursday, June 20, 2013. He was 82 years old.
Services are at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 25, at the Rigby LDS Stake ... [more]

The way it was: Simpson Award -- 1987

Jun 23, 2013 - Staff:  One of the best high school athletes ever to run the tracks and hardwood floors of Fremont County was honored in the early days of summer 1987 with Wyoming's ... [more]

Asphalt milling work under way on U.S. Highway 287

Jun 23, 2013 - From staff reports:  Asphalt milling started Tuesday on a $4.4 million highway improvement project east of Lander on U.S. 287, according to Erik Smith, Wyoming Department of ... [more]