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Jul 3, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Search continues for Randy Udall
A wilderness search for James "Randy" Udall, whose family is well-known in Western politics, continued Tuesday with no ... [more]

New gas tax won't necessarily be passed entirely to consumers

Jul 3, 2013 - McClatchy Newspapers:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming's first fuel tax hike since 1998 took effect on Monday.
The state tax on gasoline and diesel will increase by a dime n from 14 cents to 24 ... [more]

Local crews assisting in search for missing man

Jul 3, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A group of Fremont County Search and Rescue volunteers are assisting in Sublette County's search for James "Randy" Udall, 61, of Carbondale, Colo.
Udall, the ... [more]

Head of ambulance department resigns

Jul 3, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The announcement comes amid continuing budget discussions with the Fremont County Commission.

Lauri Wempen is resigning from her post as director of ... [more]

County's July Fourth festivities to span two days

Jul 3, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  Fremont County's holiday schedule is booked solid with rodeos, races, barbecues and fireworks and includes the communities of Pavillion, Lander and Dubois. ... [more]

Woman gets 10-12 years in prison for DUI death in Kinnear parking lot

Jul 3, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  An Idaho woman will spend the next 10-12 years in prison for driving drunkenly and killing a St. Stephen's woman in the parking lot of a Kinnear bar on Dec. 3. ... [more]

Good Sams round up in Riverton

Jul 3, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Good Sam Samboree, the annual meeting of the state's Good Sam clubs, was June 20-24 at the Fremont County Fairgrounds.
Roughly 73 recreational ... [more]

Feds award $41.3 million Job Corps bid to Idaho firm

Jul 3, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The U.S. Department of Labor on Tuesday awarded the bid for the Wind River Job Corps Center to Rafter H Construction LLC of Rexburg, Idaho.
Rafter was ... [more]

Teams find body of missing hiker

Jul 3, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Teams looking for the brother of Colorado Sen. Mark Udall in western Wyoming's Wind River Range have found his body, the family said Wednesday ... [more]

Tammy Michelle Milleson

Jul 3, 2013 - Staff:  Tammy Michelle Milleson died Friday, June 28, 2013, at the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. She was 45 years old.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. ... [more]

Harriet L. Trosper

Jul 3, 2013 - Staff:  Harriet L. Trosper died Tuesday, July 2, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. She was 71 years old.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 6, at ... [more]

Crews tearing down Lincoln

Jul 2, 2013 - Staff:  An employee of Precision Demolition of Mills created a large cloud of dust as his backhoe bucket separated materials from the demolition of Lincoln Elementary ... [more]

Today

Jul 2, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
FRANKLIN

Allen "Gene" Franklin, 86, of Riverton, died Saturday, June 29, at his home. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 3, at ... [more]

What's baseball? Let a master answer that fun question

Jul 2, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  What's baseball?
Broadcaster Ernie Harwell, in his Hall of Fame acceptance speech, described it best:
"Baseball is the president tossing out the first ball ... [more]

Raiders on short end of 23-14 game vs. Powell

Jul 2, 2013 - From staff reports:  A Monday morning make-up game between Riverton and Powell turned into a scoring spree, but not on the strength of hard hitting. 
Riverton sent 15 batters to ... [more]

BR all-star teams announced; postseason starts this month

Jul 2, 2013 - From staff reports:  Riverton's Babe Ruth all-star baseball teams have been announced. The teams start district tournament play later this month.he 15-year old and 14-year old ... [more]

Phillies win when it counts, win Babe Ruth title

Jul 2, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  The Phillies pulled off the upset in convincing fashion Monday over the previously unbeaten Giants to win the Riverton Babe Ruth baseball championship ... [more]

WIC guidelines updated

Jul 2, 2013 - From staff reports:  Updated income guidelines for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children Program began Monday, according to the Wyoming ... [more]

Airline subsidy might have merit, but contentions in letter were wrong

Jul 2, 2013 - Ron Warpness, Mayor, Riverton:  Editor:
In a letter to the editor on June 17, Mr. Ken Prentice presented the idea of subsidizing our airline for better service. This idea may have merit, but ... [more]

Gay marriage in Wyoming? It's possible

Jul 2, 2013 - By Chris Peck:  Wyoming is a conservative state. A live-and-let-live state. A state where people live together in small towns, and mostly have a habit of getting along. And ... [more]

Man missing on Pinedale side of Wind Rivers

Jul 2, 2013 - The Associated Press:  PINEDALE -- Helicopters and ground crews are again searching Wyoming's Wind River Range for the brother of Colorado Sen. Mark Udall.
James "Randy" Udall failed ... [more]

Digest

Jul 2, 2013 - The Associated Press:  New charges in fatal wreck
CHEYENNE -- Charges against a Colorado man accused in a crash that killed a woman in Cheyenne last year have been ... [more]

Funds run dry for road to proposed uranium mines

Jul 2, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A plan to rebuild a road that provides access to two planned uranium mines and links public highways has run into a lack of funds.
"It's an important project ... [more]

Rez stabbing suspect in custody on other charge

Jul 2, 2013 - From staff reports:  Federal officials say the suspect in the June 9 death of Dwight Spoonhunter Sr., 28, of Arapahoe, is currently in the custody of tribal officials.
The person ... [more]

Firefighters combat natural and manmade blazes

Jul 2, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Local fire officials said they weren't surprised by the one-acre fire they extinguished June 24 roughly 12 miles west of Lysite.
The blaze reportedly started ... [more]

Judge: Interrogation in Lander murder case unconstitutional

Jul 2, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The prosecution in a Lander murder-sexual assault case suffered a setback Friday when a District Court judge decided part of the defendant's statement to ... [more]

Bear spray promoted for YNP visitors

Jul 2, 2013 - The Associated Press:  A nonprofit organization is teaming with seven retailers around Yellowstone National Park to sell bear spray at discounted prices during the week of July ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Jul 2, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  All-summer month
The calendar has flipped to the first of the two all-summer months. July has arrived.
Here's how the poet Niji Chrys embraced the ... [more]

Fire limits take effect as state dries out

Jul 2, 2013 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  Partial restrictions take effect Tuesday for Medicine Bow National Forest.

Fremont County isn't part of the first round of fire restrictions being ... [more]

Woman must pay back fraud funds

Jul 2, 2013 - The Associated Press:  A federal judge has ordered a Gillette woman to pay more than $55,000 after making false benefit claims.
U.S. District Judge Scott Skavdahl last week ordered ... [more]