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Burn scars pose a flash flood danger

Jul 8, 2013 - From staff reports:  The effects of the busy 2012 fire season could still be felt across western and central Wyoming this summer.
In Fremont County, the Alpine Lake Fire ... [more]

Dorothy M. Olmstead

Jul 8, 2013 - Staff:  Dorothy M. Olmstead, a longtime Lander resident, died Sunday, June 30, 2013, in Yukon, Okla. She was 83 years old.
Private services will be held.
Dorothy ... [more]

Shakespeare company giving weekly performances in Lander

Jul 8, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Shakespeare Company, which is based in Lander, will perform "The Merchant of Venice" this summer in the county and throughout the state.
"The ... [more]

Sally Davis Rowe Kaufman

Jul 8, 2013 - Staff:  Sally Davis Rowe Kaufman died Wednesday, June 26, 2013, of cancer complications at Help for Health Hospice in Riverton. She was 70 years old.
A celebration ... [more]

Herman Wallace St. Clair

Jul 8, 2013 - Staff:  Herman Wallace St. Clair died Friday, July 5, 2013. He was 32 years old.
Traditional Indian funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 10, at Rocky ... [more]

Harold 'Woody' Woodward

Jul 8, 2013 - Staff:  Harold "Woody" Woodward, of Lander, died Monday, July 1, 2013. He was 79 years old.
A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Monday, July 15, at the Church of ... [more]

Laramie runner posts top time in annual Lander Half Marathon

Jul 7, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Laramie distance runner Levin Zars won his first Lander Half Marathon title Thursday morning in a time of 1:28.10.
Riverton's Scott Groenke finished second ... [more]

Waxler grabs 36-hole lead in state amateur tourney

Jul 7, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The former Riverton High School golfer stands 5 under par with one round to go.

Riverton golfer Zach Waxler has built a two-stroke lead after the ... [more]

Sternberg, new UW president, says he'll take 'anti-ivory tower' approach

Jul 7, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- The new president at the University of Wyoming may have gone to Yale University as an undergraduate and later taught there as a professor, but says ... [more]

Rancher who was attacked by grizzly bear out of hospital

Jul 7, 2013 - The Associated Press:  POWELL -- A Park County rancher seriously injured in a grizzly bear attack believes the sow was simply trying to protect her cubs and could have killed him if ... [more]

District 25 bids farewell to McKinnon; late budget details being wrapped up

Jul 7, 2013 - Staff:  Riverton school board chairman Mark Stone recognized the retirement of assistant superintendent Dr. Kim McKinnon during the board's regular meeting June ... [more]

Illness encroached, but never hopelessness

Jul 7, 2013 - By Randy Tucker:  Gene Franklin was a fine friend and finer example to me and many others.

Proverbs 20:29 tells us that the glory of young men is their strength, and ... [more]

A whiff of hypocrisy on Cayman Islands

Jul 7, 2013 - By Mark Shields:  Are offshore investments only evil when Republicans make them and somehow insignificant when they enrich Democrats?

Barack Obama has never minced ... [more]

New investigations of WDE are nothing more than a 'witch hunt' for purely political ends

Jul 7, 2013 - Cindy Hill, Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction:  Editor:
Re: Speaker Lubnau's news release of his intent to form yet another investigative committee:
The "independent" inquiry team spent the last four ... [more]

A single museums chief

Jul 7, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Proponents say it's time for a change, but some salesmanship is required

Only with great care should the Fremont County Museums Board and Fremont ... [more]

Charlotte M. Fehlauer

Jul 7, 2013 - Staff:  Charlotte M. Fehlauer died Thursday, July 4, 2013, at her home in Sandy, Utah, following a lengthy illness.
She was 91 years old.
Funeral services will be ... [more]

The way it was: VFW Cooties -- 1939

Jul 7, 2013 - Staff:  Early summer brought good news to Riverton in 1939 when it was announced that the Wyoming State Veterans of Foreign Wars Convention would be held in the ... [more]

Teens get peek at future careers

Jul 7, 2013 - Staff:  The Foundations of Energy course being offered this year through the Second Wind program at Central Wyoming College aligns well with the ongoing work of the ... [more]

Second Wind to focus on skills for energy industry

Jul 7, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The program is meant for students ages 18-21 who have been through the juvenile justice system.

Students in this year's Second Wind program at ... [more]

Belgian family calls Wyoming 'the cowboy country you dream of'

Jul 7, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Nesta Geirnaert turned 2 years old on May 16 far from her place of birth. She and her family -- father Steven Geirnaert and mother Heidi Renwa -- are from ... [more]

State hopes to stay out of federal quarrel on sage grouse

Jul 7, 2013 - By Don Warfield, Staff Writer:  Crippling restrictions on Wyoming's mineral and agricultural commodities industries are a certainty within two years if western industry and government leaders ... [more]

Farmer the beneficiary of alfalfa-cutting duel in Missouri Valley

Jul 7, 2013 - By Eric Blom Staff Writer:  An unusual sight appeared along Missouri Valley Road on June 29: two differently colored wind rowers working in the same field.
The red-and-yellow New Holland ... [more]

Healthy gains in job market

Jul 7, 2013 - Staff:  Fremont County's unemployment picture improved dramatically in May, with the unemployment rate reaching its lowest point in several years.
The improvement ... [more]

Lawmaker says money for municipalities is a priority

Jul 7, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  State Sen. Eli Bebout, R-Riverton, told Riverton city leaders that he'll push for infrastructure funding for cities and towns next winter.
"We're worried ... [more]

Health department investigates norovirus reports

Jul 7, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Department of Health is investigating reports that dozens of people contracted norovirus in May after visiting Svilar's Bar and Dining Room in ... [more]

Digest

Jul 7, 2013 - Staff:  State to host working group
The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality and the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission will host a Pavillion ... [more]

UW places 71 athletes on Mountain West Conference academic list

Jul 5, 2013 - From staff reports:  The University of Wyoming received 71 awards from 15 sports as the Mountain West Conference announced its scholar-athlete recognition for the 2012-13 academic ... [more]

Volunteers will make or break big Little League tournament

Jul 5, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton Little League president Jason Muehler needs the help from the community.
Muehler is preparing to host the district tournament July 17-20 at the Ron ... [more]

Today

Jul 5, 2013 - Staff:  Births
FIGHTINGBEAR

A son was born to Glorietta FightingBear, of Riverton, at 10:26 p.m. May 29, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 6 ... [more]

Ricos win June Yard of the Month honor

Jul 5, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Riverton Garden Club awarded Ruth Rico, at 1416 Aspen Drive in Riverton, its Yard of the Month honor for June.
The awards are only given out in the ... [more]