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Judge requests more info in Sinks Canyon shooting case

Jul 5, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Under the plea deal, Jeremy Cunningham would receive 18 to 48 months in prison.

Wyoming 9th Judicial District Judge Marvin L. Tyler tentatively has ... [more]

Gordon W. Schumacher

Jul 5, 2013 - Staff:  Gordon W. Schumacher died Sunday, June 30, 2013, of natural causes. He was 69 years old.
There will be no services.
Gordon William Schumacher was born July ... [more]

Lander Half Marathon

Jul 3, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Toppenberg an avid participant after late start in sport

David Toppenberg competes in the annual Lander Half Marathon for a simple reason.
"To stay ... [more]

Lady Wolverine hoops camp next week at RHS

Jul 3, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Basketball players from throughout Fremont County who are entering grades 3 through 9 are invited to attend the Lady Wolverine girls basketball camp July 8-10 ... [more]

Regulators reel off four straight wins to take Casper trophy

Jul 3, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Regulators 12-and-under traveling baseball team took a fourth seed into Sunday play at the Casper Big Bang tournament and finished with four ... [more]

Officials issue advice on safe handling of fireworks

Jul 3, 2013 - Staff:  The Fourth of July is a time for celebration across the country, and fireworks are a crowd favorite each year. Whether at a professional show or in the ... [more]

Today

Jul 3, 2013 - Staff:  Community calendar
JULY 5
Vietnam Vets Motorcycle Club Memorial Parade, Observance, Service
is July 5 to July 7. Events begin at 5 p.m. July 5 at ... [more]

Wyoming Thunder to ride through county

Jul 3, 2013 - From staff reports:  In Wyoming Thunder XXIII's 23rd annual Run to the Wall, motorcycles will ride from Casper to Lander.
Motorcyclists from around Wyoming and the western United ... [more]

BLM gives tips for a safe holiday

Jul 3, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Bureau of Land Management wishes everyone an enjoyable, but safe Fourth of July.
"Currently, the fire danger ranges from moderate to high ... [more]

CWC instructors to share class updates with board

Jul 3, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Professors will be invited to give the college's trustees brief presentations on the work they are doing.

This year's faculty president at Central ... [more]

Real holiday is July 5, when the improper fireworks finally end

Jul 3, 2013 - Saundra Caey, Riverton:  Editor:
I consider myself to be as patriotic as the next person, but here is why I usually don't look forward to the Fourth of July.
It is because of all the ... [more]

County's surplus could have been shared with public

Jul 3, 2013 - William Borwegen, Riverton:  Editor:
It came to my attention that the Fremont County Commissioners had $1 million extra in their budget.
Because my Social Security benefits have not ... [more]

See Arcturus, the brightest night star

Jul 3, 2013 - By Carl Manning:  Summer is here. So far, "hot" is the word. Record-breaking heat in the Southwest and raging forest fires in Colorado and Arizona are making in the news. Our ... [more]

Yankee Doodle Boy

Jul 3, 2013 - Staff:  George M. Cohan and the Fourth of July

"A real, live nephew of my Uncle Sam, born on the Fourth of July."
Most Americans see those words and ... [more]

Digest

Jul 3, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Search continues for Randy Udall
A wilderness search for James "Randy" Udall, whose family is well-known in Western politics, continued Tuesday with no ... [more]

New gas tax won't necessarily be passed entirely to consumers

Jul 3, 2013 - McClatchy Newspapers:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming's first fuel tax hike since 1998 took effect on Monday.
The state tax on gasoline and diesel will increase by a dime n from 14 cents to 24 ... [more]

Local crews assisting in search for missing man

Jul 3, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A group of Fremont County Search and Rescue volunteers are assisting in Sublette County's search for James "Randy" Udall, 61, of Carbondale, Colo.
Udall, the ... [more]

Head of ambulance department resigns

Jul 3, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The announcement comes amid continuing budget discussions with the Fremont County Commission.

Lauri Wempen is resigning from her post as director of ... [more]

County's July Fourth festivities to span two days

Jul 3, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  Fremont County's holiday schedule is booked solid with rodeos, races, barbecues and fireworks and includes the communities of Pavillion, Lander and Dubois. ... [more]

Woman gets 10-12 years in prison for DUI death in Kinnear parking lot

Jul 3, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  An Idaho woman will spend the next 10-12 years in prison for driving drunkenly and killing a St. Stephen's woman in the parking lot of a Kinnear bar on Dec. 3. ... [more]

Good Sams round up in Riverton

Jul 3, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Good Sam Samboree, the annual meeting of the state's Good Sam clubs, was June 20-24 at the Fremont County Fairgrounds.
Roughly 73 recreational ... [more]

Feds award $41.3 million Job Corps bid to Idaho firm

Jul 3, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The U.S. Department of Labor on Tuesday awarded the bid for the Wind River Job Corps Center to Rafter H Construction LLC of Rexburg, Idaho.
Rafter was ... [more]

Teams find body of missing hiker

Jul 3, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Teams looking for the brother of Colorado Sen. Mark Udall in western Wyoming's Wind River Range have found his body, the family said Wednesday ... [more]

Tammy Michelle Milleson

Jul 3, 2013 - Staff:  Tammy Michelle Milleson died Friday, June 28, 2013, at the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. She was 45 years old.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. ... [more]

Harriet L. Trosper

Jul 3, 2013 - Staff:  Harriet L. Trosper died Tuesday, July 2, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. She was 71 years old.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 6, at ... [more]

Crews tearing down Lincoln

Jul 2, 2013 - Staff:  An employee of Precision Demolition of Mills created a large cloud of dust as his backhoe bucket separated materials from the demolition of Lincoln Elementary ... [more]

Today

Jul 2, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
FRANKLIN

Allen "Gene" Franklin, 86, of Riverton, died Saturday, June 29, at his home. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 3, at ... [more]

What's baseball? Let a master answer that fun question

Jul 2, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  What's baseball?
Broadcaster Ernie Harwell, in his Hall of Fame acceptance speech, described it best:
"Baseball is the president tossing out the first ball ... [more]

Raiders on short end of 23-14 game vs. Powell

Jul 2, 2013 - From staff reports:  A Monday morning make-up game between Riverton and Powell turned into a scoring spree, but not on the strength of hard hitting. 
Riverton sent 15 batters to ... [more]

BR all-star teams announced; postseason starts this month

Jul 2, 2013 - From staff reports:  Riverton's Babe Ruth all-star baseball teams have been announced. The teams start district tournament play later this month.he 15-year old and 14-year old ... [more]