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Padres take Lander LL title; all-stars begin play July 15

Jun 28, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Padres edged the Twins 5-3 in the Lander Little League major division Wednesday night at City Park.
The contest wrapped up the Little League regular ... [more]

Rockies finish with top mark in Riverton Little League; tourney gets going Monday

Jun 28, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  In a balanced Riverton major league baseball division, the Rockies captured the No. 1 seed after winning the five-team regular season title in the final week ... [more]

'Do the right thing' on EMS service for Fremont County

Jun 28, 2015 - Todd Darbing, Riverton:  Editor:
All I would ask for the county commission is to remember that our ambulance service and emergency medics are not just numbers on a budget chart. There ... [more]

If he ever complained, I never heard it

Jun 28, 2015 - By Randy Tucker:  Bob Vandervort was an exemplary member of "The Greatest Generation."

It's a sad commentary on people's "golden" years that they sometimes outlive ... [more]

It takes a spreadsheet

Jun 28, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  Imagine a same-sex couple unsure about insurance as the big court rulings come down

Oddities of newspaper production mean that this section of ... [more]

Helen Ann Simpson

Jun 28, 2015 - Staff:  Helen Ann Simpson, formerly of Riverton, died Wednesday, June 24, at Hot Springs County Memorial Hospital in Thermopolis. She was 73 years old.
Services will ... [more]

Producers to shoot TV pilot with local performers, setting and crew

Jun 28, 2015 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  To much of the world, Wyoming is as alien as the desert bug planet Klendathu from the science fiction film "Starship Troopers." 
In fact, that movie was ... [more]

End of the line for bear

Jun 28, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Troublesome animal captured, euthanized; first such case this year

A black bear has been trapped and euthanized after causing problems at a youth ... [more]

Hearing to discuss management plan for massacre site

Jun 28, 2015 - From staff reports:  A public hearing regarding the Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site is at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Wind River Hotel and Casino. The meeting will discuss a ... [more]

Wyoming Indian approves budget

Jun 28, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The district also awarded interim superintendent Michelle Hoffman a part-time contract.

The Fremont County School District 14 Board of Trustees has ... [more]

Trial date set for nine in big drug crackdown

Jun 28, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A trial date is set for nine defendants in the largest crackdown on alleged drug dealing in Fremont County since 2011.
Lander District Court Judge Norman E. ... [more]

No change in state rig count, but U.S. total finally rises

Jun 28, 2015 - From staff and wire reports:  Wyoming's drilling rig count was unchanged during the week, but for the first time this year the national tally is up.
Oilfield services company Baker Hughes ... [more]

Tribes forward nominations for state tribal liaison positions

Jun 28, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Eastern Shoshone Tribe has nominated Leslie Shakespeare for the job.

Gov. Matt Mead praised the Eastern Shoshone Tribe's choice of tribal liaison ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Jun 28, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Man kills baby, shoots himself
Authorities say a man shot and killed a 4-month-old baby before turning the gun on himself in the tiny southeastern ... [more]

Timber available for gathering west of Lander

Jun 28, 2015 - From staff reports:  A small amount of decked timber is available for firewood permit holders along Louis Lake Road on the Washakie Ranger District of the Shoshone National ... [more]

Nance picked by Lakers

Jun 26, 2015 - The Associated Press:  A two-time All-Mountain West Conference selection, Nance averaged 11.3 points and 6.6 rebounds over his four-year career playing at UW, including 16.1 ... [more]

Motocross riders bring home trophies from big day of racing in Billings

Jun 26, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The High Plains Motocross Association riders will now compete in a race on Sunday in Casper.

Fremont County motocross riders placed high in a number ... [more]

Traveling Renegades team posts 24-7 mark, wins four tourneys

Jun 26, 2015 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Four consecutive baseball tournaments have been won by the Riverton Renegades, a 13-15-year-old traveling baseball team formed for extra competition in the ... [more]

Wyoming Catholic College resumes lecture series

Jun 26, 2015 - From staff reports:  For the second summer, professors from Wyoming Catholic College will be traveling throughout the state as part of the college's "Liberty Lecture Series." ... [more]


Jun 26, 2015 - Staff:  Deaths

Constance (Connie Dee Knifer) Clarady, 61, formerly of Lander, died Saturday, June 13, in Wichita, Kan. Services were Friday, June 19, ... [more]


Jun 26, 2015 - From staff reports:  Lander student earns degree
Adam Price, a mechanical engineering major from Lander, earned a bachelor's degree at Florida Institute of Technology's ... [more]

Avian rescue group to host 'rugrat carnival'

Jun 26, 2015 - From staff reports:  Wyoming Avian Rescue will host the Fourth Annual Redneck Barbecue and Rugrat Carnival as part of the Riverton Rendezvous.
The event will be 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. ... [more]

Dozens of county students on UW spring honor roll

Jun 26, 2015 - From staff reports:  The University of Wyoming lists 45 students from Fremont County on the 2015 spring semester academic dean's and dean's freshman honor rolls.
The honor rolls ... [more]

Columnist off base in claims on gay marriage

Jun 26, 2015 - John R. Desmond Jr., Riverton:  What's up with this [more]

We did it right

Jun 26, 2015 - By Steven R. Peck:  All of Fremont County can be proud of the Riverton justice center

"It does not need to be the Wyoming version of the U.S. Supreme Court building, but ... [more]


Jun 26, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Three dead in I-80 collision
CHEYENNE -- An SUV crashed into the rear of a semitractor-trailer in southeast Wyoming, killing a man and two ... [more]

Teton fire risk now rated 'high'

Jun 26, 2015 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- The fire danger for all of Teton County in northwest Wyoming is rated "high," including Grand Teton National Park and Bridger-Teton National ... [more]

Planners of long-delayed liquid fuels plant scale back

Jun 26, 2015 - The Associated Press:  MEDICINE BOW -- Low oil prices have prompted a company to scale back its plans for building a plant that would turn coal into gasoline and other liquid fuels in ... [more]

Japanese food writers get close-up tour of Wyoming beef ranch

Jun 26, 2015 - By James Chilton, Tribune News Service:  CHEYENNE -- The Far East met the Frontier West near here on Wednesday.
A group of Japanese food editors paid a visit to a 112-year-old local ranch in hopes of ... [more]

College writes off $60,000, about half of last year's tally

Jun 26, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College has discharged almost $60,000 in uncollectable debts. The number is down by more than 50 percent from last year.
Ron Granger, CWC's ... [more]