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County doubles team No. 1 in Wyoming at their competition level

Jun 3, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Marty Conrad and Kristi Lamb again are ranked No. 1 in Wyoming on the 3.5 level in the mixed doubles competition.
Conrad is a Lander resident. Lamb makes ... [more]

Webb's 25 leads all scorers in Wyo-SD hoops; Post in double figures in girls game

Jun 3, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Three Fremont County basketball players played pivotal roles for the Wyoming all-stars Friday night in Spearfish, S.D., against the South Dakota teams in the ... [more]

Lander's adult baseball league hosted Phifer memorial Saturday

Jun 3, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Matthew Phifer was on the mind of Travis Foutz all day Saturday on the baseball diamond.
Foutz has put together the annual Matthew Phifer Memorial Tournament ... [more]

Lander's Hershey meet sets lineup for state test

Jun 3, 2013 - Staff:  Young track and field athletes qualified for the Wyoming state Hershey track meet May 22 in Lander.
The top two athletes in each event qualified for the ... [more]

WDE announces three finalists for director position

Jun 3, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  The final three candidates for the directorship of the Wyoming Department of Education have been announced.
The Wyoming State Board of Education has ... [more]

Coroner sticker argument was 'kids arguing in a sandbox'

Jun 3, 2013 - Brad Blanchard, Lander:  Editor:
I really don't know whether I am supposed to laugh or frown at the conclusion of the long argument between the Fremont County Coroner and the county ... [more]

When 'local control' is too local

Jun 3, 2013 - By Randy Tucker:  When a school board member has children, spouses or in-laws working in the district, the temptation to attempt total control of a school, or at least an ... [more]

Graduation advice for grads and speakers

Jun 3, 2013 - By Mark Shields:  The odds are pretty good that more people could name the U.S.'s last 10 vice presidents than could tell you who spoke at their own graduation.

Once ... [more]

Up in the air

Jun 3, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Would Fremont County dare try a subsidy to improve airline service?

The man who runs Great Lakes Airlines did his best a few days ago to reassure ... [more]

Digest

Jun 3, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Most bison back in Yellowstone
BILLINGS, Mont. -- Montana's state veterinarian says most Yellowstone National Park bison have been pushed back into the ... [more]

Study shows value of community food systems

Jun 3, 2013 - By Eve Newman, For the Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Two years into a five-year, $5 million research project on community food systems, University of Wyoming assistant professor Christine Porter is more ... [more]

Colorado shows pot industry's risks, rewards

Jun 3, 2013 - By Peter Frost, McClatchy-Tribune News Service:  DENVER -- At Leela European Cafe, a quirky, 24-hour coffee shop and bar in the heart of downtown, a bartender was quick with her thoughts on Colorado's ... [more]

Homeowner's quick action may have saved Hudson residence

Jun 3, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  When he noticed his van was on fire, the Hudson resident grabbed a garden hose and started spraying down his house to keep the structure cool.

County ... [more]

Thelma Jolley

Jun 3, 2013 - Staff:  Thelma Jolley of Lander died Thursday, May 23, 2013, at Help for Health Hospice Home. She was 78 years old.
Per her request, cremation has taken place, and ... [more]

Freda Conrad

Jun 3, 2013 - Staff:  Freda Conrad, of Riverton, died Sunday, April 28, 2013, at the Good Samaritan Care Facility of Arapahoe, Neb.
She was 96 years old.
Services are at 2 p.m. ... [more]

Ted W. Kinney

Jun 3, 2013 - Staff:  Former Riverton residient  Ted Waine Kinney of Blackfoot, Idaho passed away peacefully, Monday, May 20, 2013 at Bingham Memorial Hospital in Blackfoot.
He was ... [more]

Mable Helen (Hayes) Eatherton

Jun 3, 2013 - Staff:  Mable Helen (Hayes) Eatherton, of Terry, Mont., died Wednesday, May 29, 2013, at Holy Rosary Health Center in Miles City, Mont. She was 88 years ... [more]

Zane Lobdell

Jun 3, 2013 - Staff:  Zane Lobdell of Riverton died Wednesday, May 29, 2013, at his home. He was 70 years old.
Per his request, cremation has taken place.
The family will have ... [more]

The way it was: Shrine Circus parade -- 1955

Jun 3, 2013 - Staff:  The Shrine Circus comes to Fremont County later this month, continuing a June tradition more than half a century in the making.
Part of the annual fun is the ... [more]

CWC ups minimum GPA requirement for scholarships

Jun 3, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  In 2014, students will have to maintain a 2.5 grade point average or higher to be eligible for the support.

Beginning in 2014, students seeking ... [more]

Paving begins on repair project on U.S. 26

Jun 3, 2013 - From staff reports:  Paving began Tuesday on the $432,300 flood repair project west of Riverton on U.S. Highway 26, according to Robert Scheidemantel, Wyoming Department of ... [more]

Innovation adviser and author to speak at CWC

Jun 3, 2013 - From staff reports:  Internationally recognized business adviser and author Braden Kelley will give a free public presentation at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Robert A. Peck Arts Center ... [more]

Fight among neighbors ends in arrest, citation

Jun 3, 2013 - From staff reports:  Deputies were called to the Shoshoni trailer park twice.
 
Roy Snyder, 47, of Shoshoni, was arrested for criminal entry May 26 after first being ... [more]

Riverton's Relay for Life set for June 21; teams can register now

Jun 3, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  Riverton's Relay for Life will begin at 5:30 p.m. June 21 and end at noon June 22 at Riverton High School.
Registration will begin at 4 p.m. June 21. Team ... [more]

Enzi accepting fall internship applications

Jun 3, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., is encouraging college students and graduates to apply for an internship in his Washington, D.C., office this fall. The deadline ... [more]

Karaoke, book clubs, trivia on tap for summer readers

Jun 3, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Branch Library will host an array of programs for children, teens and adults this summer. Registration begins Monday.
There will be children's ... [more]

Family planning efforts at center of increased budget request from Public Health

Jun 3, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Much of the department's annual funding comes from outside grants, not county appropriations.

Increased personnel costs and support for the Emergency ... [more]

Brothers accused of first-degree murder both say 'not guilty'

Jun 3, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The two brothers charged with the first-degree murder of a man whose skeletal remains were found on the Wind River Indian Reservation entered not guilty pleas ... [more]

Custodian carries a tune

Jun 3, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  Kindergartener Samantha Mendes calls Steve Gora the "best singing janitor I've ever heard."
Gora, a night custodian at Ashgrove Elementary School, performed ... [more]

Police eye speed and alcohol in crash probe

Jun 3, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Law enforcement authorities are investigating excessive speed and alcohol use as possible contributing factors in last Sunday's fatal rollover roughly 10 miles ... [more]