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County rancher Herbst on list of Liz Cheney advisers

Aug 13, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Republican is campaigning against three-term Sen. Mike Enzi.

Longtime Fremont County rancher Lois Herbst has been included in a list of ... [more]

Prosecutor: Facts didn't support conviction in child's death

Aug 13, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A lack of facts in the 2011 death of an infant boy led to a sentence of 10 years probation and a suspended 10 to 18 years in prison for the man convicted in ... [more]

UW mentor focus: Bowl game for Pokes

Aug 13, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The last bowl appearance for UW was a 37-15 loss to Temple in the 2011 New Mexico Bowl.

LARAMIE -- University of Wyoming head football coach Dave ... [more]

Don't take away fair traditions

Aug 13, 2013 - Donna Dotsing, Riverton:  Editor:
I am in agreement with the lady who wrote about canceling the pie contest at the Fremont County fair this year. A lot of good, old traditions at the ... [more]

Jean B. Peterson

Aug 13, 2013 - Staff:  Jean B. Peterson died Sunday, July 28, 2013, at the Nathan Adelson Hospice in Las Vegas. She was 85 years old.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, ... [more]

Kemper L. Sackman

Aug 13, 2013 - Staff:  Kemper L. Sackman, formerly of Riverton, died Thursday, July 25, 2013, in Homer, Alaska. He was 63 years old.
A celebration of his life will be 3 p.m. to 7 ... [more]

Digest

Aug 13, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Mead: No cash deal on park land
CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead said Monday he hasn't seen a proposal of what lands the federal government will offer to swap ... [more]

Hunting atlas now available

Aug 13, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The 2013 atlas of walk-in hunting areas compiled by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department is available for review on the department's web site.
The ... [more]

In war on lake trout, Yellowstone making important progress

Aug 13, 2013 - By Mike Koshmrl, For The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Fewer lake trout are being caught per net in Yellowstone Lake, marking a turning point in the effort to knock the invasive species out of the big ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Aug 13, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Dog days?
We don't get too many days like these in Fremont County in mid-August, namely cool, mostly cloudy and something resembling humid. Take note, ... [more]

This time I walked into the big league ballpark on my own

Aug 13, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The last time I watched the St. Louis Cardinals play in Busch Stadium, my dad carried me in on his back.
This time I walked.
Back in 1971, in the days of ... [more]

Two 'first friends' gone too soon

Aug 13, 2013 - By Chris Peck:  Kemper Sackman and Wesley Rice didn't know each other.
And they never will -- at least in this world.
Both men played memorable roles in my life. Both died ... [more]

Today

Aug 13, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
PETERSON

Jean B. Peterson, 85, died Sunday, July 28, at the Nathan Adelson Hospice in Las Vegas. Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, ... [more]

Raiders land player on Legion all-state roster

Aug 11, 2013 - Staff:  One Riverton Raider was selected to the American Legion A all-state baseball list announced last week.
Baylor Beers from Riverton made the list.
The ... [more]

Cowboys practice in full pads

Aug 11, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Full pads was the story on Saturday at Wyoming's War Memorial Stadium as the Cowboys practiced in full pads for the first time this fall. 
The offense ... [more]

Simpson hopes for playing time this year for Cowboys

Aug 11, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The former Lander Valley High School star is a red-shirt freshman this season.

LARAMIE -- Tanner Simpson has a goal. He wants to play wide receiver ... [more]

Brett Smith rated among best for fall in MWC

Aug 11, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The 6-3, 205-pund junior is beginning his third season as Wyoming's starting quarterback.

LARAMIE -- Brett Smith has embraced his role as the ... [more]

Was the pie contest really canceled at county fair?

Aug 11, 2013 - Debbie Friedrich, Riverton:  Editor:
Were my eyes deceiving me, or did I truly read that the Fremont County fair did away with the annual pie contest this year?
You have got to be ... [more]

GOP could take some 'Frank' advice

Aug 11, 2013 - By Mark Shields:  WASHINGTON -- The slump of his shoulders told the story.
He cleared his throat and then told the 100 or so reporters waiting at Los Angeles's Good Samaritan ... [more]

Forget the war; smell the cookies

Aug 11, 2013 - By Randy Tucker:  Today's never-ending military missions are marketed like fast food.

It's an old trick used by hucksters to get prospective buyers in the mood. If you ... [more]

Sensible, not sexy

Aug 11, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  The first project to be funded by the 1 percent sales tax meet basic community needs

Less than one year after Fremont County voters agreed to impose ... [more]

Hardluck fire tops 15,000 acres

Aug 11, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Hardluck Fire continues to burn in the Shoshone National Forest in Park County, ear the Fremont County border.
Acreage was reported at 15,628 on Saturday ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Aug 11, 2013 - McClatchy Newspapers:  Campground closed due to bears
Concerns about bears are prompting federal officials to close the upper loop of the Prior Flat Campground in the Shirley ... [more]

Warren AFB building to carry dead sergeant's name

Aug 11, 2013 - McClatchy Newspapers:  CHEYENNE -- Building 336 was Tech. Sgt. Matthew Schwartz's home away from home for several years.
It was in this facility at the F.E. Warren Air Force Base ... [more]

The way it was: Snowmobile trail talk -- 1988

Aug 11, 2013 - Staff:  In August 1988, representatives from the five counties -- Fremont, Sublette, Sweetwater, Teton and Park -- were making the rounds to local governments seeking ... [more]

Expert to speak on pre-historic, high-altitude societies Saturday

Aug 11, 2013 - From staff reports:  Thousands of people hike, hunt and explore in the highest elevations of the Wind River Valley without knowing that prehistoric residents of the area once ... [more]

One of the pack

Aug 11, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A group of goats assisted hikers during a 14.5-mile trip on Washakie Falls trail

A pack of goats accompanied a group of community members and staff ... [more]

Rez youths getting 'a voice' during media week

Aug 11, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Native Youth Media Project is inviting Wind River Indian Reservation youths to participate in a week of media training beginning Monday at Rocky Mountain ... [more]

Digest

Aug 11, 2013 - Staff:  Airport Road to close Monday
Construction for the water tank will temporarily close Airport Road from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and Tuesday.
71 ... [more]

Group to host drug and alcohol-free Summer Bash

Aug 11, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  The Meth and Suicide Prevention Initiative aims to provide a drug and alcohol-free event with its Summer Bash, which will feature speakers and open mike ... [more]