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Hill, Mead mix it up at governor debate

Jul 30, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  Republicans Taylor Haynes and Democrat Pete Gosar also
participated.


CHEYENNE -- State Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill lashed out at ... [more]

Around the fair: July 30

Jul 30, 2014 - Staff:  - Residents have reported long delays driving near the fairgrounds after evening entertainment.
Some were stuck in traffic for as much as half an hour between ... [more]

Pocket Pet show brings odd critters to fairgrounds

Jul 30, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  In a typical scene at the Fremont County Fair, a group of youths gathered to show their prized animals to a panel of judges Monday afternoon. What were not ... [more]

Close calls illustrate fire danger

Jul 30, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A cigarette butt thoughtlessly flicked into a tree line last weekend at Grannier Meadows nearly sparked a disaster for the Shoshone National Forest. Flames ... [more]

Grill suspected in fire that caused major damage to Riverton house

Jul 30, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  No one was injured in a structure fire that caused significant damage to a home at 801 N. N. 16th St. E.
After investigation, officials believe the 6 p.m. ... [more]

Solid waste district purchasing equipment, targeting efficiency

Jul 30, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Solid Waste Disposal District is moving forward with purchasing several pieces of heavy equipment, some of which is part of a plan to ... [more]

Man shot to death in altercation with police on reservation

Jul 30, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Officials say a suspect in a weapons offense was killed Tuesday evening in an officer-involved shooting on the Wind River Indian Reservation.
Information ... [more]

Misty Collinsworth

Jul 30, 2014 - Staff:  Misty Collinsworth died Friday, July 25, 2014, in Green River. She was 34 years old.
Traditional Indian funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 1, at ... [more]

Getting better by degrees

Jul 30, 2014 - By Cindy Dampier, McClatchy Newspapers:  Making homemade ice cream achieve brand flavor

On Father's Day, I picked a fight with my dad.
The argument was about homemade ice cream, and the ... [more]

Valeria Rose Arkinson (Engavo)

Jul 30, 2014 - Staff:  Valeria Rose Arkinson (Engavo), of Fort Washakie, died of natural causes Thursday, July 24, 2014, at her home. She was 66 years old.
Traditional services ... [more]

14-year-olds open U.S. Babe Ruth regionals vs. Southern Oregon

Jul 29, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Two weeks ago, Riverton captured its first Babe Ruth state championship title in 12 years, winning the 14-year-old baseball division in Torrington.
This ... [more]

Go Fremont County races generate $13K for causes

Jul 29, 2014 - From staff reports:  On Saturday, 115 racers, walkers bikers and swimmers took part in the Go Fremont County Parade Day Run, Cycle or Swim event in Riverton.
Although final ... [more]

Campbell top roper after Day 1 at fair

Jul 29, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Fremont County cowboys John Franzen and Joe Campbell emerged as leaders of their respective events Monday night at the first performance of the PRCA Ram rodeo ... [more]

Beer-selling 'Opera Man' a favorite at Coors Field

Jul 29, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  On Sunday's baseball's Hall of Fame Day, when a stellar class including slugger Frank Thomas, pitchers Tom Glavine and Greg Maddux, and managers Tony La Russa, ... [more]

Today

Jul 29, 2014 - Staff:  Deaths
ARKINSON

Valeria Rose Arkinson (Engavo), 66, of Fort Washakie, died of natural causes Thursday, July 24, at her home. Traditional services with ... [more]

Whooping cough growing into a problem for Wyoming

Jul 29, 2014 - From staff reports:  With continued growth in reported pertussis (whooping cough) cases this year, the Wyoming Department of Health is encouraging awareness of the disease and ... [more]

Charge admission temporarily to raise money to improve Community Room

Jul 29, 2014 - Carrie Garwood, Riverton:  Editor:
Here is a suggestion for raising money to remodel and update the Community Room at the Riverton library. They should charge money for admission to the ... [more]

Split decision on health care law

Jul 29, 2014 - By David G. Savage, Tribune Washington Bureau:  It sets the stage for another Supreme Court case, possibly next year.

WASHINGTON -- The legal battle over President Barack Obama's health care law has ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Jul 29, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Fair is there
After some preliminaries that got the wheels moving last week, the Fremont County Fair and Rodeo is really rolling now. For a lot of ... [more]

Digest

Jul 29, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Flood watch for southeastern Wyoming
CHEYENNE -- Southeastern Wyoming could get heavy rain from a strong storm system mixing with seasonal monsoon ... [more]

Secretary of state candidates debate; one contender absent

Jul 29, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Three candidates seeking the Republican nomination for Wyoming secretary of state met Monday at a debate sponsored by the League of Women Voters in ... [more]

EPA begins hearing on new coal emissions rule

Jul 29, 2014 - The Associated Press:  DENVER -- Hundreds of people across the country are telling the Environmental Protection Agency its new rules for power-plant pollution either go too far or not ... [more]

Around the fair: July 29

Jul 29, 2014 - By Steve Peck, Publisher:  - Handing -- or throwing -- out candy or prizes from floats is nothing new at the Fremont County Fair Parade, but the entry accompanying Rich Pingetzer's huge ... [more]

Tri-Valley float came together in a day

Jul 29, 2014 - By Steve Peck, Publisher:  Creating a float for their club was all in a day's work for members of Tri-Valley 4-H of rural Riverton.
The float for Saturday evening's Fremont County Fair ... [more]

Hornecker wants fourth sheriff term

Jul 29, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Sheriff Skip Hornecker says he is running for a fourth term based on his agency's accomplishments over the past 12 years.
"We want to continue ... [more]

Woman accused in baby killing found competent for trial

Jul 29, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Ardis Sierra Enos is charged with first-degree murder.

A federal judge has found an Ethete woman competent to stand trial for first-degree murder. A ... [more]

Frances Ruth (Lamont) Blumenshine

Jul 29, 2014 - Staff:  Frances Ruth (Lamont) Blumenshine, of Thermopolis, died Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at the Wyoming Pioneer Home in Thermopolis. She was 92 years old.
A ... [more]

Jahwee Jared Tarness

Jul 29, 2014 - Staff:  Jahwee Jared Tarness died Monday, July 21, 2014, at St. Luke's Medical Center in Denver. He was 1 day old.
Traditional Native American services were Monday, ... [more]

Doo-Wah group boasts long list of noteworthy collaborations

Jul 29, 2014 - From staff reports:  Entertaining on the free stage July 28 to Aug. 2 at the Fremont County Fair are the Doo-Wah Riders, a harmonizing vocal group backed by guitar, accordion and ... [more]

Jousting match added to schedule to recognize Kool Knights

Jul 29, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The theme for this year's Fremont County Fair and Rodeo is "Kids, Kritters and Kool Knights."
To celebrate the latter part of the phrase, fair organizers are ... [more]