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Gold Rush begins Saturday

Jul 11, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  The South Pass City State Historic Site will host the annual Gold Rush Days celebration from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 125 South Pass Ave. The ... [more]

Riverton man on new state lottery board

Jul 11, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Several newly appointed members of the board of the Wyoming Lottery Corporation say it's too early in the process to tell whether the state will ... [more]

Dubois business assists in decoy construction

Jul 11, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has a new elk decoy thanks to the Wyoming Association of Taxidermy Artists, the Wyoming Wild Sheep Foundation and Boy ... [more]

Board recognizes four college classified staff members

Jul 11, 2013 - From staff reports:  Four members of the classified staff at Central Wyoming College earned certificates or degrees this year and were recognized by the CWC Board of Trustees in ... [more]

CWC chooses contractor for housing work

Jul 11, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees chose a contractor in June to complete a housing project on the Riverton campus.
Shepard Construction Inc. of ... [more]

Nothing to do? Perish the thought

Jul 11, 2013 - By Betty Starks Case:  This time of year, Wyoming is offering up its best

Has anyone run out of something to do this great Wyoming summer?
If you're able to get out, ... [more]

Our bargain

Jul 11, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Even in the face of disaster, we've come too far to turn away from industrialized life

It has been a bad week for mechanized disasters. Given the ... [more]

Digest

Jul 11, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Montana keeps limits on wolves
HELENA, Mont. -- Montana Fish and Wildlife commissioners on Wednesday increased the bag limit from one to five wolves ... [more]

Land swap in Grand Teton park unfinished

Jul 11, 2013 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- State and federal officials in Wyoming are talking about negotiating a land swap to add more than two square miles of state land to Grand Teton ... [more]

Vicious river otter attacks woman

Jul 11, 2013 - The Associated Press:  BOZEMAN, Mont. -- A river otter attacked a woman on the Madison River west of West Yellowstone earlier this week, prompting state wildlife officials to post ... [more]

Governor says he'll push to win pay increases for state government workers

Jul 11, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead says he intends to push for pay raises for state employees in the legislative session early next year.
Mead said Wednesday ... [more]

Balloon Block hunt starts in today's edition

Jul 11, 2013 - Staff:  The Ranger's Riverton Rendezvous Balloon Block Treasure Hunt begins in today's edition.
A block of wooden letters spelling "balloon" in backward style of ... [more]

Rendezvous events to begin

Jul 11, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  The Wrangler Classic Rodeo is first up, with Day in the Park, the modelers fly-in and Rails to Trails music highlighting the first weekend.

Riverton ... [more]

Man gets two-week sentence for March fight in Riverton

Jul 11, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A Hudson man will spend two weeks in jail for punching a Riverton man and fracturing the victim's skull in March outside of Bomber's Sports Bar.
James Edward ... [more]

Officials rule death of second teen in June crash a suicide

Jul 11, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Officials in Colorado have ruled the death of Andrea Esser, 17, of Sun Prairie, Wis., a suicide.
Esser was the passenger in the red 1998 Ford Contour that ... [more]

Woman thrown from motorcycle during wreck

Jul 11, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Riverton Police Department responded to a traffic accident involving a motorcycle Thursday morning near the 1600 block of North Federal Boulevard.
The ... [more]

Shoshoni man pleads not guilty to murder charges

Jul 11, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Shey Bruce pleaded not guilty Tuesday to second-degree murder charges in the death of a Shoshoni man. His arraignment was in front of Wyoming 9th Judicial ... [more]

Pedro "Pete" Vargas Garcia

Jul 11, 2013 - Staff:  Pedro "Pete" Vargas Garcia died Monday, July 8, 2013, at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. He was 79 years old.
A viewing will be 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, ... [more]

Christopher Lee Parker

Jul 11, 2013 - Staff:  Christopher Lee Parker, formerly of Fremont County, died Thursday, July 12, 2012, in Howard, Colo. He was 58 years old.
He was born May 7, 1955, at Keesler ... [more]

Joseph Arthur 'Art' Manzanares

Jul 11, 2013 - Staff:  Joseph Arthur "Art" Manzanares, of Idaho Falls, Idaho, died Monday, July 8, 2013, at his home. He was 64 years old.
Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. ... [more]

Babe Ruth stars ready for postseason action

Jul 10, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton 15-year-old all-star baseball manager Jeff Madrigal isn't concerned his team will only have a week of practice time before the district postseason ... [more]

Many county athletes in all-star events

Jul 10, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Fremont County athletes and coaches have been selected to participate in the Wyoming Coaches Association all-star events later this month in Casper.
The ... [more]

Today

Jul 10, 2013 - Staff:  Births
GOODMAN

A daughter was born to JayShauna Nessie Tillman, of Pocatello, Idaho, and James Goodman Jr., of Riverton, at 2:46 a.m. June 1, 2013, at ... [more]

Fiddlers Lake Campground open for firewood gathering

Jul 10, 2013 - Staff:  Fiddlers Lake Campground on the Washakie Ranger District of the Shoshone National Forest is open to the public, with stipulations, for firewood gathering.
All ... [more]

Board OKs use of museum for convention

Jul 10, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Museums Board has approved the request from the Wyoming Association of County Officers to use the Fremont County Pioneer Museum to host a ... [more]

Keep county EMS service going forward

Jul 10, 2013 - Bryan Spears, Lander:  There has been a great deal of furor lately over the subject of Fremont County EMS. Much of this has stemmed from complaints made from a few individuals in the ... [more]

44th star on the flag

Jul 10, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  The day Wyoming joined the union

July 10 is an important day for Wyoming. In fact, it might well be the most important one. Today is Wyoming ... [more]

Digest

Jul 10, 2013 - The Associated Press:  G&F cuts budget by $4.6 million
CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is cutting its budget by $4.6 million, about a 6.5 percent reduction, ... [more]

Hill blasts House Speaker as panel prepares bigger investigation of superintendent

Jul 10, 2013 - Staff and wire reports:  Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill is criticizing House Speaker Tom Lubnau's request for a legislative investigation into how she ran the ... [more]

Move-in starts at Health/Science Center

Jul 10, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Health/Science Center at Central Wyoming College is the site of a lot of activity this month, with construction nearing completion and more equipment being ... [more]