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Autocross comes to CWC campus

Jul 25, 2013 - Staff:  Autocross, a timed single-vehicle race on a closed course, was staged for the first time as a Riverton Rendezvous event at the Robert A. Peck Arts Center ... [more]

Gillette comeback downs Riverton 12-year-olds

Jul 25, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton is still alive in the double-elimination state tournament.

Gillette shocked Riverton, scoring eight runs in the bottom of the fifth inning ... [more]

Lander 9-10s throttle Gillette at state LL

Jul 25, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Lander 9- and 10-year-old all-star baseball team started the state Little League baseball tournament with a 16-6 victory against Gillette.
Wednesday's ... [more]

Today

Jul 25, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
Clemetson

Jerome "Jerry" Clemetson of Riverton died at Riverton Memorial Hospital on Saturday, July 20, 2013. He was 66 years old. Cremation ... [more]

Mary Catherine Harmon

Jul 25, 2013 - Staff:  No services are scheduled for Mary Catherine "Cathy" Harmon, 59, who died July 17, 2013, at her home in Riverton.  Cremation has taken place.
She was born ... [more]

Coal giant Peabody's earnings beat expectations

Jul 25, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Coal miner Peabody Energy Corp. said Tuesday its second-quarter earnings slid 56 percent because of lower pricing, but the results still handily beat Wall ... [more]

NAPA joins support network for Intrepid Fallen Heroes

Jul 25, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  NAPA Auto Parts stores and NAPA AutoCare centers in Riverton have joined forces in support of the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, a non-profit organization that ... [more]

State ranks fifth on list of best in U.S. for business

Jul 25, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Pollina lists evaluates states based on 32 factors controlled by state government, including taxes, human resources, education, legislation, energy ... [more]

Seniors have both buying power and experience

Jul 25, 2013 - By Susan Jerke:  Question -- "Do you have any advice for working with senior citizen customers?"
-- Ben, Sundance
Answer -- My 80-year-old mother recently decided ... [more]

'Outraged and disgusted' by the hounding of Cindy Hill

Jul 25, 2013 - Joan Brummond, Laramie:  Editor:
I worked for Cindy Hill before she became Superintendent of Public Instruction. She is a problem solver like few administrators.
She keeps the kids ... [more]

Yes, this is beautiful country

Jul 25, 2013 - By Betty Starks Case:  But until last week, I'd never really seen it before

I'll declare at the beginning that this column involves a lot of hot air -- realizing, of course, ... [more]

Rewarding misbehavior

Jul 25, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  In NYC, at least, a sex scandal doesn't seem to matter much anymore

A curious development is emerging in light of the never-ending string of ... [more]

Digest

Jul 25, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Man killed in Evansville shooting
EVANSVILLE -- Authorities say one man is dead following a midnight shooting at a bar in Evansville.
The Natrona ... [more]

Firefighting pros accept a different way of life

Jul 25, 2013 - By Gib Mathers, For the Associated Press:  POWELL -- Battling blazes becomes a way of life for firefighters and their families
Demanding. Dangerous. And, at times, deadly.
While local firefighters are ... [more]

Woman's death in irrigation ditch under investigation

Jul 25, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Officials are investigating the death of Dajuana Crichton, 55, of rural Riverton, who was found in an irrigation ditch Wednesday near her home on Elkhorn ... [more]

Robbery, break-in suspects sought

Jul 25, 2013 - From staff reports:  An armed hold-up at a Riverton bar followed a shooting incident at a residence.

The Riverton Police Department is looking for several suspects ... [more]

Oak Ridge Boys set for Saturday fair show

Jul 25, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  County and gospel music legends The Oak Ridge Boys perform at the Fremont County Fair 5 p.m. Saturday, July 27, at the fairgrounds grandstand arena in ... [more]

Museums board to move forward with examination of one-director model

Jul 25, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A change in leadership coincided with a new direction for the Fremont County Museums Board. At a July 11 meeting, the group chose to examine a management ... [more]

Lightning caused fire near Sinks Canyon

Jul 25, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Officials on Wednesday said the Fairfield Fire above Sinks Canyon was ignited by a lightning strike July 17.
The blaze reportedly started at about 8:40 p.m. ... [more]

No champs from county group at NHSFR

Jul 24, 2013 - Staff:  By Bruce Tippets
Sports Editor

Three cowgirls and one cowboy from Fremont County participated last week in Rock Springs at the National High School Finals ... [more]

Cowboys picked to finish fourth in Mountain Div.

Jul 24, 2013 - Staff:  The University of Wyoming football team was picked to finish fourth in the Mountain Division of the Mountain West Conference in the preseason poll of ... [more]

14-year-olds come up a run short at state semis

Jul 24, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  In the must-win game vs. Casper, Riverton was behind 7-0 before making a final push.

Riverton showed plenty of desire on Saturday in a tough 11-10 ... [more]

Triathlon and walk/run events coming this Saturday

Jul 24, 2013 - Staff:  Participants can help with the reconstruction of the Darcie Zimmer memorial recreation trail in a 1K, 5K or 10K run or walk or a sprint triathlon this ... [more]

Mary Catherine "Cathy" Harmon

Jul 24, 2013 - Staff:  No services are scheduled for Mary Catherine "Cathy" Harmon, 59, who died July 17, 2013, at her home in Riverton.  Cremation has taken place.
 She was born ... [more]

Cheryl Large

Jul 24, 2013 - Staff:  Cheryl Large of Riverton died at her home on Sunday, July 21, 2013. She was 61 years old.
Cremation has taken place, as was her wish.
A memorial service ... [more]

Today

Jul 24, 2013 - Staff:  Births

VIERRA
A daughter was born to Clarissa and Ernie Vierra, of Fort Washakie, at 7:42 p.m. June 7, 2013, at Lander Regional Hospital. She ... [more]

New Bridger-Teton forest supervisor starts work on Sunday

Jul 24, 2013 - Staff:  The Bridger-Teton National Forest in Fremont County and northwest Wyoming has a new supervisor.
Clinton Khyl has been serving as deputy forest supervisor for ... [more]

Online K-12 school can be a sensible alternative for some

Jul 24, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Students can still participate in local school sports while enrolled in the online school, as well as take part in band, theater and other ... [more]

Don't leave stuff lying around; it can 'grow legs'

Jul 24, 2013 - Mary Sue Shoup, Riverton:  I thought it would be of interest to people who have a tendency to leave items like purses, car parts, or anything else that can grow legs just lying ... [more]

A twisted, modern 'Romeo & Juliet'

Jul 24, 2013 - By Chris Peck, Associated Editor:  Maybe that's what two Wisconsin teenagers thought they were just before the collided deliberately with a pickup truck on the Riverton-Lander highway last ... [more]