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Brett Smith rated among best for fall in MWC

Aug 11, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The 6-3, 205-pund junior is beginning his third season as Wyoming's starting quarterback.

LARAMIE -- Brett Smith has embraced his role as the ... [more]

Was the pie contest really canceled at county fair?

Aug 11, 2013 - Debbie Friedrich, Riverton:  Editor:
Were my eyes deceiving me, or did I truly read that the Fremont County fair did away with the annual pie contest this year?
You have got to be ... [more]

GOP could take some 'Frank' advice

Aug 11, 2013 - By Mark Shields:  WASHINGTON -- The slump of his shoulders told the story.
He cleared his throat and then told the 100 or so reporters waiting at Los Angeles's Good Samaritan ... [more]

Forget the war; smell the cookies

Aug 11, 2013 - By Randy Tucker:  Today's never-ending military missions are marketed like fast food.

It's an old trick used by hucksters to get prospective buyers in the mood. If you ... [more]

Sensible, not sexy

Aug 11, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  The first project to be funded by the 1 percent sales tax meet basic community needs

Less than one year after Fremont County voters agreed to impose ... [more]

Hardluck fire tops 15,000 acres

Aug 11, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Hardluck Fire continues to burn in the Shoshone National Forest in Park County, ear the Fremont County border.
Acreage was reported at 15,628 on Saturday ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Aug 11, 2013 - McClatchy Newspapers:  Campground closed due to bears
Concerns about bears are prompting federal officials to close the upper loop of the Prior Flat Campground in the Shirley ... [more]

Warren AFB building to carry dead sergeant's name

Aug 11, 2013 - McClatchy Newspapers:  CHEYENNE -- Building 336 was Tech. Sgt. Matthew Schwartz's home away from home for several years.
It was in this facility at the F.E. Warren Air Force Base ... [more]

The way it was: Snowmobile trail talk -- 1988

Aug 11, 2013 - Staff:  In August 1988, representatives from the five counties -- Fremont, Sublette, Sweetwater, Teton and Park -- were making the rounds to local governments seeking ... [more]

Expert to speak on pre-historic, high-altitude societies Saturday

Aug 11, 2013 - From staff reports:  Thousands of people hike, hunt and explore in the highest elevations of the Wind River Valley without knowing that prehistoric residents of the area once ... [more]

One of the pack

Aug 11, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A group of goats assisted hikers during a 14.5-mile trip on Washakie Falls trail

A pack of goats accompanied a group of community members and staff ... [more]

Rez youths getting 'a voice' during media week

Aug 11, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Native Youth Media Project is inviting Wind River Indian Reservation youths to participate in a week of media training beginning Monday at Rocky Mountain ... [more]

Digest

Aug 11, 2013 - Staff:  Airport Road to close Monday
Construction for the water tank will temporarily close Airport Road from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and Tuesday.
71 ... [more]

Group to host drug and alcohol-free Summer Bash

Aug 11, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  The Meth and Suicide Prevention Initiative aims to provide a drug and alcohol-free event with its Summer Bash, which will feature speakers and open mike ... [more]

Fort Washakie school board OKs budget

Aug 11, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The roughly $46.4 million budget for the Fort Washakie schools consisted of a general fund revenue budget of about $13 million and a $30 million capital ... [more]

Suspended prison sentence for man charged in child's death 2 years ago

Aug 11, 2013 - From staff reports:  A man who pleaded no contest to involuntary manslaughter in the death of an infant under his care more than two years ago has received a suspended prison ... [more]

Multi-government teamwork cited for success of Job Corps

Aug 11, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi got special recognition

Invited community members and local government officials showered gratitude upon U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi on ... [more]

Tribal education issues aired for cabinet duo during landmark visit

Aug 11, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Both Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and Education Secretary Arne Duncan said federal budget sequestration has affected education negatively.

In an ... [more]

Duncan, Jewell visit Fremont County

Aug 9, 2013 - Staff:  U.S. Secretary of Interior Sandy Jewell and U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan visited with Eastern Shoshone Business Council member Darwin "Sunny" St. ... [more]

Ready to coach again in RJFL

Aug 9, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Another season of the Riverton Junior Football League is just around the corner and I can't wait to be a part of the action.
RJFL co-presidents Brett and ... [more]

Secretary of Education enjoys basketball camp

Aug 9, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Arne Duncan played college basketball at Harvard and had a four-year pro career in Australia.

United States Secretary of Education Arne Duncan worked ... [more]

New United Methodist Church pastor settling in

Aug 9, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The new pastor for the United Methodist Church in Riverton is still unpacking his belongings as he and his wife settle into their new home and jobs.
Mark ... [more]

Today

Aug 9, 2013 - Staff:  Births
BALDERSTON

A daughter was born to KaeLani Story and Travis Balderston, of Lander, at 12:08 pm. July 19, 2013, at Lander Regional Hospital. She ... [more]

Achievers

Aug 9, 2013 - Staff:  Garden Club hosts convention
The Riverton Garden Club hosted the Wyoming Federation of Garden Clubs annual state convention June 14-16. WFGC awarded ... [more]

Nantt, Olson to wed Aug. 10

Aug 9, 2013 - Staff:  Ray and Lauri Nantt, of Riverton, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Brandice Nantt to Jesse Olson of Riverton.
The future bride is a ... [more]

Atlantic City fest to feature local authors

Aug 9, 2013 - Staff:  Local authors will be featured at the first-ever Atlantic City Book Fest from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 24 at Miner's Delight Inn Bed & Breakfast.
The writers ... [more]

Privacy in the age of terrorism is complicated

Aug 9, 2013 - By The Miami Herald:  Incredibly, Edward Snowden has found freedom from persecution in Russia, of all places. That puts him out of the reach of U.S. prosecutors for at least a year, ... [more]

A very personal thing

Aug 9, 2013 - By Betty Starks Case:  'American Dream' has different meanings

"Most (people) see the American Dream slipping away," reads the headline of a recent news article.
But don't ... [more]

Digest

Aug 9, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Man charged in construction death
GILLETTE -- A South Dakota man faces a felony charge of aggravated vehicular homicide after authorities say he ran ... [more]

Somewhere out there

Aug 9, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  The perpetrators of two felony firearms offenses last month are still at large

In late July, when an armed man, or men, barged into a residence in ... [more]