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Jul 16, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
FLUCKIGER

Lester Fluckiger, 88, died Thursday, July 11, at the home he loved in the Upper Green River Valley. Funeral services will be at 2 ... [more]

Amelia 'Amy' Miller

Jul 16, 2013 - Staff:  Amelia "Amy" Miller, formerly of Lander, died Sunday, June 23, 2013. She was 82 years old.
Services were Friday, July 5, at Christ United Methodist Church in ... [more]

Emma Jean Moffitt Gould

Jul 16, 2013 - Staff:  Emma Jean Moffitt Gould died Sunday, July 14, 2013, at her home in Franklin, Idaho, after a determined struggle to defeat cancer. She was 66 years ... [more]

Third time for the same scam using a fake granddaughter

Jul 16, 2013 - Winnie Schmuck, Riverton:  Editor:
This is the third time -- same scam. Why do they bother 80-plus-year-old-me?
I answered the phone on Wednesday, June 26, to someone who said she was ... [more]

EU trade talks pushing hot buttons

Jul 16, 2013 - By Rob Hotakainen, MCT Washington Bureau:  WASHINGTON -- Hoping to win the largest trade deal in history, the president's new U.S. trade representative offered negotiators some advice as they launched ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Jul 16, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Fire watch
We're still dodging the wildfire gremlins in the Wind River Basin as mid-July arrives. Be on high alert, everybody. There have been a few ... [more]

Digest

Jul 16, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Teton visits up 7.6 percent
JACKSON -- Traffic in Grand Teton National Park through the first six months of the year was up 7.6 percent compared with ... [more]

Toughest adventure race in the nation starts Thursday in state

Jul 16, 2013 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Organizers are making final course preparations for what they say is this year's toughest U.S. adventure race: An intense, sleep-deprived scramble ... [more]

Frontier Days starts in Cheyenne

Jul 16, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The annual cattle drive has marked the coming of Cheyenne Frontier Days.
While the rodeo is still a week away, residents and visitors alike crowded ... [more]

Lawmakers take another look at new state office building project

Jul 16, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming lawmakers are taking a second look at building a new state office building at the site of a former Safeway store.
Gov. Matt Mead halted the ... [more]

E. coli concerns in Popo Agie and diverted streams

Jul 16, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  An E. coli bacteria alert for the Middle Fork of the Popo Agie River also is a concern for ditches and streams supplied by the river.
The Popo Agie ... [more]

Drug bust north of city nets big marijuana haul, pills, mushrooms

Jul 16, 2013 - From staff reports:  Officials said they seized 5 pounds of marijuana, several hydrocodone pills, and a quantity of suspected psilocybin mushrooms during a traffic stop early ... [more]

Rose A. Engen

Jul 16, 2013 - Staff:  Rose A. Engen, formerly of Riverton, died Thursday, July 11, 2013, surrounded by her family.
A memorial service will be Saturday, July 20, at the King of ... [more]

County, tribes agree on deal for operation of trash transfer sites

Jul 16, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Northern Arapaho and Eastern Shoshone tribes are taking over operation of the four solid waste transfer stations on the Wind River Indian Reservation ... [more]

While trooper drove, deputy revived boy who was not breathing

Jul 16, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A 4-year-old Kinnear boy stopped breathing after a four-wheeler accident Saturday but survived after being resuscitated by a local deputy.
The child was ... [more]

Denise Fay Piper

Jul 16, 2013 - Staff:  Denise Fay Piper died Friday, July 12, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. She was 30 years old.
Traditional Indian funeral services will be at 10 a.m. ... [more]

Lester Fluckiger

Jul 16, 2013 - Staff:  Lester Fluckiger died Thursday, July 11, 2013, at the home he loved in the Upper Green River Valley. He was 88 years old.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. ... [more]

Riverton triathlon coming up; new running events added to this year's competition list

Jul 15, 2013 - Staff:  Runners, walkers and swimmers from around the region are preparing for the third annual Go Fremont County! Triathlon on Saturday, July 27, in Riverton.
The ... [more]

Tourney time for talented Riverton Little League all-stars

Jul 15, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  District action starts Wednesday at Ron Saban complexand will finish on Saturday with the title games.

There's power in the lineup as the Riverton ... [more]

Conrad to continue as state senior games head

Jul 15, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Marty Conrad learned Friday that he will be the president of the Wyoming Senior Olympic Games for one more year.
Conrad became the president in 2011 after ... [more]

Raiders open with split on Douglas field

Jul 15, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Riverton Raiders posted a 1-1 record in the first two days of an American Legion wooden-bat tournament in Douglas.
The Raiders lost to Douglas 7-0 on ... [more]

Runner gets down and dirty in Spartan race at SLC Olympic venue

Jul 15, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton resident Josh Saltsgaver has a passion for competitive running.
Saltsgaver took it a step farther when he competed in a running course with ... [more]

'No reason' apparent for creating a single director for county museum system

Jul 15, 2013 - Maggie Layton, Riverton:  Editor:
Concerning the proposal to hire one director for the entire Fremont County Museum system, I can see no reason for this plan.
I think our Fremont ... [more]

Fighting the foe of foxtail

Jul 15, 2013 - By Randy Tucker:  A visiting relative said it was pretty, but that's not how I see it.

Hordeum jubatum.
It sounds like the name of latest addition to the no-fly list, ... [more]

Can House GOP nix bipartisanship forever?

Jul 15, 2013 - By Carl Leubsdorf:  It's hardly surprising that the final stages of the Senate's immigration debate saw painstaking negotiations on complex border security provisions to assure ... [more]

Wyoming's better way

Jul 15, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Our work on sage grouse protections ought to be a model for the nation

Former Gov. Dave Freudenthal is correct in hoping that Wyoming can keep itself ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Jul 15, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Cheyenne man killed in fall
DURANGO, Colo. -- Authorities have identified a Wyoming man who fell 300 to 400 feet to his death while climbing Jagged ... [more]

James 'Kenny' Morrison

Jul 15, 2013 - Staff:  James "Kenny" Morrison, of Lander, died Monday, July 8, 2013, at the Wyoming Life Resource Center in Lander. He was 85 years old.
Cremation has taken place. A ... [more]

Ruby Lynn Winsor

Jul 15, 2013 - Staff:  Ruby Lynn Winsor, formerly of Lander, died suddenly Wednesday, July 10, 2013. She was 58 years old.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, July 22, at the Harold ... [more]

The way it was: Street paving -- 1956

Jul 15, 2013 - Staff:  Riverton citizens and civic leaders engaged in an argument for a decade about whether -- and how -- to pave the city's streets.
A plan to "oil" the streets ... [more]