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Off to see some big league ball, but where?

Aug 6, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  If someone gave you a chance to go to any Major League baseball park, where would you go?
That's now my dilemma. How do I make a choice like that? I don't ... [more]

Rock Springs driver takes demo crown

Aug 6, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The top local finisher was Kenny Smiley of Riverton, who took third place.

An overflowing crowd of demolition derby fans witnessed Pat Battalo from ... [more]

Today

Aug 6, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
FULLER

Genevieve L. (Trent) Fuller, 100, died in Phoenix where she was living with her son and daughter-in-law. A visitation will be 4 p.m. to ... [more]

Wyoming Medicaid looking at long-term care for older adults

Aug 6, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Department of Health is inviting public participation in a project focused on long term care services supported by Wyoming Medicaid. The project ... [more]

Cooperation from RPD made street crossing a safe operation

Aug 6, 2013 - Dave Case, Riverton:  Editor:
I suspect that the job of a policeman is a thankless one more often than not, so a heartfelt thank-you to our policeman for being outstanding public ... [more]

Realities of Wyoming's water

Aug 6, 2013 - By Chris Peck:  The wide spot in the road known as Eden can be found just beyond To Hell and Gone on the Wyoming highway map.
Just kidding.
Eden is an actual place, as ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Aug 6, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Target: Potholes
There's more to fixing potholes than the average person might think. The City of Riverton will use its first chunk of optional 1 ... [more]

Digest

Aug 6, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Towns suggested for recognition
Six Wyoming communities are in the running in Rand McNally's 2013 Best of the Road contest.
Centennial, Cody, Jackson, ... [more]

Liz Cheney denied fishing license; application listed 10 years as state resident

Aug 6, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- U.S. Senate candidate Liz Cheney bought a state resident fishing license last summer just months after moving to Wyoming and said she was unaware of ... [more]

Hardluck Fire tops 10,000 acres

Aug 6, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Smoke will likely be visible in Cody, Meeteetse and Dubois.

A Washakie Wilderness wildfire has grown to more than 10,000 acres following shifting ... [more]

New uranium mine opens in Wyoming

Aug 6, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Uranium is being mined at a new facility in southwestern Wyoming.
Littleton, Colo.-based Ur-Energy Inc. announced Tuesday that production at the Lost Creek ... [more]

'Freak event' sends huge surge of water through campsite

Aug 6, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The U.S. Forest Service is investigating an unusual water event that left an outfitter's campsite flooded Friday in the Wind River Mountains.
No one was ... [more]

More progress in meth case; nine suspects now charged

Aug 6, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  An extensive countywide drug investigation involving wiretapping, surveillance and the use of confidential informants led to the arrests.

An eighth ... [more]

County sets tax levies; Riverton's up slightly

Aug 6, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Most Fremont County property owners likely will see a small rise in their tax rates this year after commissioners approved a package of mill levies Monday. A ... [more]

Calamity Jane to share stories, crack a whip Tuesday

Aug 6, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  The Museum of the American West presents "Calamity Jane Speaks and Cracks the Whip" from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Museum of the American West, 1445 Main ... [more]

June Strickland

Aug 6, 2013 - Staff:  June Strickland, of Riverton, died Saturday, July 27, 2013, at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. She was 70 years old.
Per her request, cremation has taken ... [more]

Genevieve L. (Trent) Fuller

Aug 6, 2013 - Staff:  Genevieve L. (Trent) Fuller died in Phoenix where she was living with her son and daughter-in-law. She was 100 years old.
A visitation will be 4 p.m. to 6 ... [more]

Donald R. Varga

Aug 6, 2013 - Staff:  Donald R. Varga died Wednesday, July, 24, 2013, at his home in Rock Springs. He was 72 years old.
A memorial service will be at a later date.
Donald Ried ... [more]

Shawn Roy Romero

Aug 5, 2013 - Staff:  Shawn Roy Romero died Tuesday, July 23, 2013, in Casper. He was 55 years old.
Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, at Mountain View ... [more]

Youths show grand champion animals at fair

Aug 5, 2013 - Staff:  Fremont County Fair youth showed their grand champion animals at Saturday's junior livestock ... [more]

I got Indiana in a nutshell

Aug 5, 2013 - By Randy Tucker:  The conversation started with sports, but it went a lot of other places.

As a tag-along at a classical education conference last month I had some ... [more]

Quick, professional action on Fairfield Fire was crucial in protecting property

Aug 5, 2013 - Karen and Phil Schiller and homeowners of Homestead Park:  Editor:
Homeowners from Homestead Park near Fairfield Hill are most grateful to the firefighters, Fremont County Sheriff's department, and local policeman who ... [more]

Experts at budget time

Aug 5, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Increasingly, spenders and consumers see themselves as interchangeable

An increasingly apparent face-off in government at all levels involves those ... [more]

American Indian artist displays work at CWC

Aug 5, 2013 - From staff reports:  Paintings and prints by Al Hubbard, a Wind River Indian Reservation resident, are on exhibit through Sept. 4 in the Robert A. Peck Arts Center Gallery at ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Aug 5, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Hill seeks records
CHEYENNE -- Embattled Wyoming schools Superintendent Cindy Hill wants access to state records about her office and says she'll sue if ... [more]

Group launches pushes for legal marijuana in Wyoming

Aug 5, 2013 - The Associated Press:  The activists are aiming to get the initiative on the 2016 statewide general election ballot.

CHEYENNE -- Members of the newly formed Wyoming chapter ... [more]

Kim Taylor

Aug 5, 2013 - Staff:  Kim Taylor died Friday, July 26, 2013, at Wyoming Life Resource Center in Lander after spending 53 years at her home away from home. She was 56 years old.
A ... [more]

Shooters compete at Wyoming long-range championships

Aug 5, 2013 - By Eve Newman, For the Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- At 1,000 yards, a 10-inch target is a tiny blur of black, and hitting it with a high-powered rifle is no easy feat.
About 20 shooters from Wyoming ... [more]

The way it was: CWC construction -- 1976

Aug 5, 2013 - Staff:  Finishing touches being applied to a major Central Wyoming College building is a familiar sight this summer, and it was in 1976 as well.
In the bicentennial ... [more]

Photographer donates print to raffle

Aug 5, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  The funds will go to support the family of Kara Paxton, who died July 17 after a three-year fight with brain cancer.

Riverton photographer Karmen ... [more]