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Braun sets bad example for big leaguers

Jul 23, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Yankees manager Joe Girardi's message to kids Monday night was simple: "If you cheat, you will eventually get caught."
That message was echoed Saturday ... [more]

Lorene 'Lory' Franklin

Jul 23, 2013 - Staff:  Lorene "Lory" Franklin, 84, of Riverton, died at her home on Sunday, July 21, 2013.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 25, 2013, at ... [more]

Jerome Andrew Clemetson

Jul 23, 2013 - Staff:  Jerome "Jerry" Clemetson, 66, of Riverton died at Riverton Memorial Hospital on Saturday, July 20, 2013. As were his wishes, cremation has taken place.
A ... [more]

Health officials offer tips to guard against smoke damage

Jul 23, 2013 - Staff:  The following precautions will help people avoid the negative effects of smoke damage or smoke inhallation during the dry summer months when wildfires are ... [more]

Two more fires in Wyoming

Jul 23, 2013 - Associated Press:  (AP) -- Two other wildfires are burning in Wyoming in addition to the Fairfield Hill blaze near Sinks Canyon.
To the north, a 50-acre wildfire is burning in ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Jul 23, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Sinks Canyon fire
A frank reminder of an rare unpleasant side of life in the West is being provided in close-up detail again this week via the wildfire ... [more]

Sinks Canyon fire hits 1,200 acres, still could spread

Jul 23, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  TUESDAY EVENING UPDATE 6:10 p.m.: The U.S. Forest Service now says the fire perimeter has increased to 1686 acres with growth seen on the western edge ... [more]

Fast-moving fire burning in Sinks Canyon

Jul 22, 2013 - Staff:  A fast moving wildfire, estimated by the Shoshone National Forest Service at 1,200 acres as of Tuesday morning, is burning 10 miles southwest of Lander near ... [more]

Lander downs Riverton 9-10 all-stars to claim championship

Jul 21, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The timely hits dropped for the Lander 9- and 10-year-old all-star baseball team in a 9-5 win over Riverton in the district championship game Saturday at the ... [more]

Riverton 11-12s win district Little League title

Jul 21, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton pitcher Jaren Draper struck out a Cody batter with the bases loaded for the final out to lock up his squads thrilling 4-3 victory in the 11-and ... [more]

Subsidy might be best in attracting a different airline

Jul 21, 2013 - Clay Henton, Riverton:  Editor:
On this question of Wyoming towns paying a subsidy to airlines to protect air service, has a subsidy ever been pad to Great Lakes?
It seems to me ... [more]

The snake consuming itself

Jul 21, 2013 - Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  q Some Wyoming legislators have rushed headlong into the very acts they claim State Superintendent Hill is guilty of.

Perhaps the name Uroboros doesn't ring ... [more]

Donnybrook

Jul 21, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Liz Cheney Has a famous name, but beating Mike Enzi will require a bruising confrontation

All of a sudden, the national political news media are ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Jul 21, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Date set for Hill case

CHEYENNE (AP) -- The Wyoming Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Aug. 20 in state schools Superintendent Cindy Hill's legal ... [more]

Charges dropped against Wyo. man after 23 years

Jul 21, 2013 - Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- Andrew J. Johnson stopped at the court clerk's office in Cheyenne on Friday and picked up an order signed by a district judge dismissing ... [more]

Forest Service property in Jackson under contract

Jul 21, 2013 - Associated Press:  JACKSON (AP) -- The U.S. Forest Service has entered into a contract to sell 10 acres at Bridger-Teton National Forest headquarters in Jackson.
Real estate ... [more]

James Burrell

Jul 21, 2013 - Staff:  James Burrell of Riverton died at his home surrounded by his family on Thursday, July 18, 2013.
He was 57 years old.
Cremation has taken place as was his ... [more]

James Richard Evans

Jul 21, 2013 - Staff:  James Richard "Jimmy" Evans of Casper died Tuesday July 16, 2013 surrounded by his family.
He was 75 years old.
He was born in Byron on Aug. 2, 1937, to ... [more]

William John Humphrey

Jul 21, 2013 - Staff:  William John Humphrey died suddenly at his home in Lander early on Monday, July 8, 2013. He was 59 years old.
Cremation has taken place, and celebration of ... [more]

Organic farm finding success with 'Wyomatoes'

Jul 21, 2013 - By Ashley Detrick For the Associated Press:  BIG PINEY (AP) -- Stewart Doty picked his first ripe tomato this year in April.
A big, fresh, organic tomato from a Wyoming garden is unheard of that early. ... [more]

Language Camp -- 1991

Jul 21, 2013 - Staff:  In the final quarter of the 20th century, the tribes of the Wind River Indian Reservation got organized in their efforts to preserve their native ... [more]

Digest

Jul 21, 2013 - Staff:  Later start Tuesday for commission
The Fremont County Commission's regular meeting starts later than usual this Tuesday, July 23, at the commission ... [more]

College waiting on state for go-ahead on Lander project

Jul 21, 2013 - Staff:  Central Wyoming College expects to learn in October whether land it hopes to use for a new Lander facility will be available.
Ron Granger, the college's vice ... [more]

Precision horse team highlights cowboy days in Dubois

Jul 21, 2013 - Staff:  Experience a weekend of western activities inspired by the lives of the American cowboy at National Day of the Cowboy celebration July 26 through 28 in ... [more]

Motorcycle poker run leaves Saturday from WR Casino

Jul 21, 2013 - Staff:  "Ride the Winds Poker Run 2013"
The Wind River Hotel and Casino hosts its annual poker run on Saturday, July 27.
Ride the Winds Poker Run Registration begins ... [more]

First fuel-tax-funded job is in Fremont County

Jul 21, 2013 - Staff:  Two other Fremont County road projects also were awarded this month at the Wyoming Transportation Commission meeting.

The first project to be funded ... [more]

Coroner now says earlier wreck was a factor in death

Jul 21, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  But he said the cause of Audrey Arguello's death was a subdural hematoma as the result of an accidental fall July 7, however.

Coroner Ed McAuslan ... [more]

Creative troopers nab man who stole and wrecked truck

Jul 21, 2013 - By Eric Blom Staff Writer:  Wyoming Highway Patrol troopers used some creative sleuthing to connect a Rawlins man to a pickup truck stolen and wrecked in Fremont County.
Riverton Circuit ... [more]

Strathmore u-mine moves ahead; public comment, meetings

Jul 21, 2013 - By Eric Blom Staff Writer:  A Gas Hills uranium mine has reached the next step in its permitting process with the opening of a public comment period.
Interested parties will have until ... [more]

Man missing for more than a week found OK, Montana

Jul 19, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Fremont County Sheriff's Office has located 75-year-old Roger Pierce of rural Riverton after a search of more than a week.
"Mr. Pierce was located late ... [more]