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Aug 12, 2012 - From staff reports:  Wyo. PBS cancels primary debates
Wyoming PBS has canceled its primary debates due to lack of candidate response, according to a statement from the ... [more]

Fremont County libraries turn fines into school supplies

Aug 12, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  The program that runs through Aug. 25 allows patrons who owe late fees to instead bring binders, notebooks, rulers, pencils and other student items to waive ... [more]

Rodeo auction nets more than $20,000 for Tough Enough

Aug 10, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Under a pink sunset with plenty of shirts to match in the audience, supporters contributed more than $20,000 to the Tough Enough to Help Cancer Fund during the ... [more]

Quick action gives firefighters upper hand on Sheep Park blaze in county

Aug 9, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Firefighters continue to make progress on the Sheep Park wildfire that's been burning since Monday near Jeffrey City.
"As of last night, containment was at 90 ... [more]

Wildfire burns roughly 528 acres near Jeffrey City

Aug 8, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Authorities say a wildfire near Jeffrey City that started by lightning Monday has scorched an estimated 528 acres and is about 50 percent contained.
The fire, ... [more]

Chicken thieves make off with fowl used for therapy exhibit at fair

Aug 8, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Fowl play at the 2012 Fremont County Fair has seven chickens missing.
Wind River Healthcare director Feike Van Dijk said the health care center's exhibit ... [more]

Lynch outlasts large derby field for big paycheck

Aug 7, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Luck was on the side of Riverton's Mike Lynch on Saturday.
Lynch survived the field of 23 cars to win his first demolition derby title at the Fremont County ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Aug 7, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Different light
The calendar is well into August now, and the daylight clearly is shortening. We're still having nice, long days with light extending ... [more]

Final days of the Fremont County Fair

Aug 7, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Sixth-grader wins cow contest award in memory of Bill Bates, his late great-grandfather.

With tears streaming down her cheeks, Mary Bates leaned ... [more]

United Way seeking help to connect children with books

Aug 5, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Fremont County's youngest children may soon be seeing more books at home.
United Way of Southwest Wyoming executive director Suzanne Zutter said her ... [more]

Digest

Aug 5, 2012 - From staff reports:  Chip sealing beginning on Togwotee
The Wyoming Department of Transportation has scheduled chip sealing to begin Monday, Aug. 6, on Togwotee Pass ... [more]

Shoshone National Forest group gets project funding

Aug 5, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Shoshone National Forest Resource Advisory Committee is seeking applications for additional projects.
The Shoshone National Forest announcement came in ... [more]

Dalbow to raffle hog for Tough Enough fund

Aug 5, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Vinnie Dalbow donated animals to benefit area families in need during his second and third years of showing hogs at the Fremont County Fair and Rodeo.
Last ... [more]

Youths shed tears over steers

Aug 5, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Junior Livestock Sale was emotional for Shayde LeClair.
On one hand, the 14-year-old Shoshoni girl's steer, Tweedy, earned this year's reserve champion ... [more]

Parade planners weren't involved past two years

Aug 3, 2012 - Joan Lassiter, Riverton:  Editor:
It was with great interest I read the article in the "Fair Timea edition and learned Mary Ellen Christensen and Karen Mitchell had organized the fair ... [more]

Food at the fair

Aug 2, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  There's nothing else like it, so indulge yourself this week

The smells alone are reason enough to find your way to the Fremont County Fairgrounds ... [more]

Poultry show full of entries, enthusiasm

Aug 2, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Nervous anticipation flooded Michael Davis, 14, as he prepared to show his barred rock chicken Ducky and his Polish top notch Kevin on Wednesday at the 2012 ... [more]

Fair exhibitor: Event is all about braids

Aug 2, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  MaKayla McPherson, 10, was up to date on the latest fair hair fashion.
"It is all about braids," McPherson said. "The more unusual braid your hair is in, the ... [more]

Frontier Days champ stops over for Riverton event

Jul 31, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Gabe Ledoux was one of the most popular cowboys to perform on Monday night at the PRCA Ram rodeo at the Fremont County Fairgrounds.
Ledoux didn't record a ... [more]

Tight saddle bronc field after day one of rodeo

Jul 31, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  California cowboy Michael Maher made the most of his first trip to the Fremont County Fairgrounds, setting the pace Monday night at the PRCA Ram Rodeo with a ... [more]

Art Walk in Atlantic City puts creativity on display

Jul 29, 2012 - From staff reports:  Artists, crafts people and authors will display their work at several locations in Atlantic City when the community hosts its sixth annual Open House and Art ... [more]

In a demanding year, irrigators find ways to cope

Jul 29, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  It wouldn't make much of a Hollywood blockbuster, but the story of this year's drought in Fremont County turns out to be one of cooperation between neighbors, ... [more]

Suicide up, homicide down in county so far in 2012, says coroner

Jul 26, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Coroner Ed McAuslan's records show that suicides are increasing, with three more happening during the first six months of the year than the ... [more]

Impact of July 4 fireworks ban reviewed

Jul 25, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Commission's 11th-hour decision to impose restrictions on Independence Day fireworks raised concerns about how the board should handle ... [more]

Rescuers get injured woman out of mountains

Jul 19, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Search-and-rescue crews retrieved a New York woman who was injured during a hike with her husband near Gannett Peak.
"She was brought into Lander at about ... [more]

Drought disaster declaration set in Fremont Co.

Jul 19, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County farmers and ranchers impacted by damages due to drought can qualify for emergency federal loans and potentially other aid programs under an ... [more]

Varied schedule at transfer stations examined by officials

Jul 17, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The district is operating the seven sites on a rotating schedule where one location is open each day of the week, but not always the same ... [more]

County sends big contingent to NHSFR

Jul 15, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The big high school rodeo starts Sunday in Rock Springs.

Coley Nicholls is more relaxed this year.
The Riverton High School senior will be at the ... [more]

Commissioners caved in to the special interests on fireworks

Jul 15, 2012 - Robert Spengler, Lander:  Editor:
Fremont County Commissioners displayed an unbelievable lack of good judgment, common sense and serious disregard for the safety of the citizens of ... [more]

Kansas man dies after Harley wreck

Jul 15, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  A Kansas man involved in a motorcycle crash in Fremont County earlier this month has died, according to a statement issued by the Wyoming Highway Patrol.
The ... [more]