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Soaker

Sep 12, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  In a rare period of rain, the songwriters have the words

"What is this, Seattle?" asked a Ranger news staffer upon arriving Thursday morning.
No, ... [more]

Digest

Sep 12, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Whooping cough reports increasing
CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Health Department is reporting a sharp increase in whooping cough cases.
State health ... [more]

Louise Antonie Urbanek

Sep 12, 2013 - Staff:  Louise Antonie Urbanek, the mother of Lander resident Leo Urbanek, died Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013, at the Goshen Care Center in Torrington. She was 95 years ... [more]

Joseph Daniel Lepp

Sep 12, 2013 - Staff:  Joseph Daniel Lepp, of Riverton, died Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013, at home. He was 87 years old.
Funeral services will be at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at Davis ... [more]

Two killed in plane crash near Jackson airport

Sep 12, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A plane crash in Wyoming on Wednesday killed two people about half a mile from the only commercial airport located inside a national park.
The two ... [more]

Wet weather could challenge rain records for the date

Sep 12, 2013 - From staff reports:  Thursday shaped up as one of the wettest in local history for the date, with steady rainfall dousing Fremont County for much of the day following a damp ... [more]

Officials lift Hardluck Fire area closure

Sep 12, 2013 - From staff reports:  Following the successful completion of work to clear hazardous fire-killed trees along trails and no additional activity on the fire over the past week, the ... [more]

Legalized pot in Colorado troubles Mead

Sep 12, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  The governor is concerned about smuggling and increased consumption in Wyoming.

DENVER -- Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead's says he's concerned about increased ... [more]

County OKs one-director option for museum system

Sep 12, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The hiring process for the new position can proceed immediately.

The Fremont County Museums Board has approval to begin hiring a central director for ... [more]

Teens bound over in bike path death

Sep 12, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Insults to the assailants' families were the motivation for the Sept. 3 beating death and assault on the Rails to Trails path, authorities believe.
Charges ... [more]

Neither library hopeful hired; board to begin search again

Sep 12, 2013 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Library Board of Trustees has issued a one-sentence press release regarding its decision to continue the search for a new director.
The ... [more]

Virginia Lee Henderson

Sep 12, 2013 - Staff:  Virginia Lee Henderson died Monday, Sept. 2, 2013, at the Westward Heights Care Center in Lander. She was 93 years old.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, ... [more]

Parade participants commemorate 9/11

Sep 11, 2013 - Staff:  Jerry Warren drove his service truck during the annual 9/11 Fremont County Oilfield Parade down Riverton's Main Street on ... [more]

Wolverine spikers get ready for first home match

Sep 11, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Lady Wolverines volleyball team will finally get to play a match on the home court this Thursday, Sept. 12, against the Rock Springs Lady ... [more]

Dubois wins by forfeit, sets up scrimmage with Casper

Sep 11, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  There wasn't much time to reschedule a game after Normative Services contacted Dubois High School football coach David Trembly Friday afternoon. Normative was ... [more]

After three-match win streak, Rustler VB falls to Sheridan

Sep 11, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Northwest College snapped a three-game winning streak by the Central Wyoming College Rustlers volleyball team in a Region IX victory on Tuesday night in ... [more]

Chiefs runners tested on state course against teams from big schools

Sep 11, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Runners in the Wyoming Indian High School Chiefs cross country program made the long trip to Sheridan on Friday to get a taste of what the Class 2-A state ... [more]

RHS swimmers shave seconds in home pool

Sep 11, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton High School Lady Wolverine swim team hosted two meets Friday and Saturday at the Riverton Aquatic Center and continued an improvement trend, ... [more]

Commission votes against funds for Lander center

Sep 11, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The county's tight budget led commissioners on Aug. 13 to decide against contributing any funds to rebuild the Lander Community Center.
A county committee ... [more]

Today

Sep 11, 2013 - Staff:  Births
SPEER

A daughter was born to Tyler Warren and Joseph Speer, of Riverton, at 4:17 p.m. Aug. 27, 2013, at Lander Regional Hospital. She weighed 6 ... [more]

Things were different in 'my day,' but that was long ago

Sep 11, 2013 - Todd Rossi, Riverton:  Editor:
I can appreciate both letters to the editor on the state of education in Riverton schools. Mrs. Richmond from the high school jumped to defend her ... [more]

Next summer, I promise to unplug

Sep 11, 2013 - By Doyle McManus:  My summer vacation will be a break from my iPad and e-mail too
or so I say now.


I plan to remember this year's vacation season with just two ... [more]

The president's hesitation

Sep 11, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Obama might decide that the public relations campaign on Syria wasn't worth the trouble

President Barack Obama is going through a lot of political ... [more]

Digest

Sep 11, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Officials name girl shot in park
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- Yellowstone National Park officials have identified a 3-year-old girl who died from a ... [more]

Low rankings don't faze UW leaders

Sep 11, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- The University of Wyoming received low scores in a new set of national rankings by US News and World Report.
UW was ranked 161st out of 201 ... [more]

Bird advocates alarmed by eagle deaths in wind energy

Sep 11, 2013 - The Associated Press:  One facility in Wyoming was responsible for a dozen golden eagle deaths, the most in the nation.

WASHINGTON -- Led by Wyoming and California, wind ... [more]

Park revitalization effort renewed; committee expected to be formed

Sep 11, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A movement to revitalize Riverton's City Park is showing progress after a period of inactivity over the summer.
The group Revitalize Riverton, formed at the ... [more]

Police need to 'catch a break' on July 26 crimes

Sep 11, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Armed invaders shot holes in a trailer house, and a bar in Riverton was robbed at gunpoint a short time later.

Local police are looking for more ... [more]

Griffin monument unveiled in Riverton

Sep 11, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Griffin monument unveiled in Riverton

Veterans, active service members, school children, government officials and residents gathered under a somber ... [more]

District 25 leans toward south site for new school

Sep 11, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Fremont County School District 25 is making progress in securing real estate for a new elementary school and has started brainstorming future uses for the old ... [more]