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Collegiate runner wins Lander men's half marathon title

Jul 6, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Kevin Miller arrived Lander on Thursday, and the first thing he did was scout out the annual Lander Half Marathon course.
By Friday morning, Miller was the ... [more]

Retired as county planner, Price runs for commission

Jul 6, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  He may have just retired after 30 years of leading the Fremont County Planning Department, but Ray Price wants to keep serving local residents.
Now, however, ... [more]

Variety of acts performing at Sweetwater County Fair After D

Jul 6, 2014 - Staff:  From staff reports

The Sweetwater Events Complex has announced the acts playing for the Sweetwater County Fair After Dark Concert Series from July 29 ... [more]

No plan to increase county airport aid; budget hearing set

Jul 6, 2014 - Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Animal control funding a bit higher
Organizations outside Fremont County government asked for more county support in the new fiscal year, but the ... [more]

The way it was - Declaration of Independence -- 1986

Jul 6, 2014 - Staff:  For some years the South Pass City State Historic Site hosted afternoon Fourth of July events that drew a nice crowd of tourists and locals filling holiday ... [more]

Lander senior Babe Ruth ends 25-game season

Jul 3, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The revived Lander Senior Babe Ruth team ended its first season last week with a 10-3 victory over Cody.
The game finished a two-month season for Lander. ... [more]

Baker plays for U.S. in all-star game vs. Canada

Jul 3, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Dubois football standout Sterling Baker player has the opportunity to represent the United States in a 6-man all-star game vs. Canada's all-stars.
The game is ... [more]

Traveling Renegades team moves to 24-2 on the season

Jul 3, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Riverton Renegades have a sparkling 24-2 on the season after playing to a 2-1 baseball record last week in Casper.
The Renegades are an under-14 ... [more]

Federal road project hard on nearby businesses

Jul 3, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Some business people see the road construction on South Federal Boulevard like eggs cracked for an omelette, but others think the project's poor management is ... [more]

Press oversight, the real kind, is necessary for democracy

Jul 3, 2014 - By Lee Hamilton:  In recent weeks, the scandal involving long wait times at VA hospitals can feel like some made-in-Washington spectacle generated by politicians looking for ... [more]

Summer has its own rules

Jul 3, 2014 - By Clair McFarland:  It seems to be the season to let things a few things slide

Oh summer! It's the nicest time to be in Wyoming. With our frequent sunshine, vast ... [more]

Self evident

Jul 3, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Nearly two and a half centuries later, the DOI still packs power

The capitalization pattern in the Declaration of Independence leaves a lot to be ... [more]

Digest

Jul 3, 2014 - The Associated Press:  County to vote on lodging tax
CHEYENNE -- Laramie County voters will be asked in November whether to renew a 10 percent tax on hotel and motel rooms ... [more]

Eleven candidates showing interest in late Schiffer's seat

Jul 3, 2014 - The Associated Press:  SHERIDAN -- Eleven people from Sheridan and Johnson counties have stepped forward to fill the Wyoming Senate seat vacated by the late Sen. John ... [more]

Wyoming stops work on state science standards

Jul 3, 2014 - The Associated Press:  RAWLINS -- The Wyoming Board of Education voted to suspend work on new science standards for the state's public schools until lawmakers rescind a ban on ... [more]

Rock Springs asked to raise its share of airport subsidy

Jul 3, 2014 - The Associated Press:  ROCK SPRINGS -- With service to community airports reeling from new federal regulations, local subsidy for regional airlines trying to serve the the smaller ... [more]

After Supreme Court ruling, WCC optimistic about its lawsuit

Jul 3, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  After the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday in favor of Hobby Lobby -- allowing them to opt out of covering the cost of some contraceptives -- Wyoming Catholic ... [more]

Whiteman seeking third term

Jul 3, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Democrat Keja Whiteman has sat on the Fremont County Commission for eight years but thinks she still has more work to do and has filed to run again to ... [more]

CWC Lander residence hall scheduled to be complete Aug. 1

Jul 3, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  June's construction report at Central Wyoming College centered on two projects ongoing in the Lander area.
The first involves a new bunkhouse residence hall ... [more]

Glenn Wayne Tanner

Jul 3, 2014 - Staff:  Glenn Wayne Tanner died Monday, June 23, 2014, in Cheyenne. He was 62 years old.
He will be interred at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 26, in Mount Hope Cemetery in ... [more]

Today

Jul 3, 2014 - Staff:  Births
HANGER

A son was born to Ashley Cox of Riverton and Clayton Hanger of Riverton at 3:30 a.m. May 11 at SageWest Health Care at Riverton. The ... [more]

County launching Independence Day festivities Thursday

Jul 3, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Fourth of July festivities begin Thursday in Fremont County with the Old Fashioned Community Independence Day Celebration in Pavillion.
"Everything is going ... [more]

Digest

Jul 2, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Another bike rider killed
CASPER -- A New York state man has been killed in an accident while bicycling on a road in Wyoming.
The Wyoming Highway ... [more]

Senate chief says he doubts Hill will face impeachment; report critical

Jul 2, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A special legislative committee investigating Wyoming schools Superintendent Cindy Hill released a scathing report Tuesday concluding she failed to ... [more]

Two charged with felonies for ransacking Sinks cabins

Jul 2, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Investigators say the suspects stayed in each house for several hours "partying and basically ransacking and destroying everything they could get their ... [more]

Riverton's new public services director starts work July 14

Jul 2, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Kyle Butterfield will start work as Riverton's new public services director on July 14.
He was the only finalist for the spot, which was vacated last year by ... [more]

Past museum director to stand trial on charges she stole materials from site

Jul 2, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Carol Thiesse pleaded not guilty Tuesday

The former director of Lander's Pioneer Museum has a tentative trial date of Nov. 3 on charges she stole ... [more]

Fastpitch girls get two wins in tough tourney

Jul 2, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton hosts the Wyoming state tournament July 11-13.

The Riverton U.S. Energy fastpitch softball team posted a 3-3 record at the Dash-N-Splash ... [more]

Past RPD officer says 'not guilty' to assault

Jul 2, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A former Riverton police officer pleaded not guilty Tuesday to one count of aggravated assault in Lander District Court. Judge Marvin L. Tyler tentatively set ... [more]

Running to left, and right, of Obama

Jul 2, 2014 - By Doyle McManus:  Hillary Rodham Clinton wants you to know that when it comes to foreign policy, she's one tough lady. Tougher, say, than President Obama.
Most of Clinton's ... [more]