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Jul 2, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
FRANKLIN

Allen "Gene" Franklin, 86, of Riverton, died Saturday, June 29, at his home. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 3, at ... [more]

What's baseball? Let a master answer that fun question

Jul 2, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  What's baseball?
Broadcaster Ernie Harwell, in his Hall of Fame acceptance speech, described it best:
"Baseball is the president tossing out the first ball ... [more]

Raiders on short end of 23-14 game vs. Powell

Jul 2, 2013 - From staff reports:  A Monday morning make-up game between Riverton and Powell turned into a scoring spree, but not on the strength of hard hitting.á
Riverton sent 15 batters to ... [more]

BR all-star teams announced; postseason starts this month

Jul 2, 2013 - From staff reports:  Riverton's Babe Ruth all-star baseball teams have been announced. The teams start district tournament play later this month.he 15-year old and 14-year old ... [more]

Phillies win when it counts, win Babe Ruth title

Jul 2, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  The Phillies pulled off the upset in convincing fashion Monday over the previously unbeaten Giants to win the Riverton Babe Ruth baseball championship ... [more]

WIC guidelines updated

Jul 2, 2013 - From staff reports:  Updated income guidelines for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children Program began Monday, according to the Wyoming ... [more]

Airline subsidy might have merit, but contentions in letter were wrong

Jul 2, 2013 - Ron Warpness, Mayor, Riverton:  Editor:
In a letter to the editor on June 17, Mr. Ken Prentice presented the idea of subsidizing our airline for better service. This idea may have merit, but ... [more]

Gay marriage in Wyoming? It's possible

Jul 2, 2013 - By Chris Peck:  Wyoming is a conservative state. A live-and-let-live state. A state where people live together in small towns, and mostly have a habit of getting along. And ... [more]

Man missing on Pinedale side of Wind Rivers

Jul 2, 2013 - The Associated Press:  PINEDALE -- Helicopters and ground crews are again searching Wyoming's Wind River Range for the brother of Colorado Sen. Mark Udall.
James "Randy" Udall failed ... [more]

Digest

Jul 2, 2013 - The Associated Press:  New charges in fatal wreck
CHEYENNE -- Charges against a Colorado man accused in a crash that killed a woman in Cheyenne last year have been ... [more]

Funds run dry for road to proposed uranium mines

Jul 2, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A plan to rebuild a road that provides access to two planned uranium mines and links public highways has run into a lack of funds.
"It's an important project ... [more]

Rez stabbing suspect in custody on other charge

Jul 2, 2013 - From staff reports:  Federal officials say the suspect in the June 9 death of Dwight Spoonhunter Sr., 28, of Arapahoe, is currently in the custody of tribal officials.
The person ... [more]

Firefighters combat natural and manmade blazes

Jul 2, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Local fire officials said they weren't surprised by the one-acre fire they extinguished June 24 roughly 12 miles west of Lysite.
The blaze reportedly started ... [more]

Judge: Interrogation in Lander murder case unconstitutional

Jul 2, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The prosecution in a Lander murder-sexual assault case suffered a setback Friday when a District Court judge decided part of the defendant's statement to ... [more]

Bear spray promoted for YNP visitors

Jul 2, 2013 - The Associated Press:  A nonprofit organization is teaming with seven retailers around Yellowstone National Park to sell bear spray at discounted prices during the week of July ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Jul 2, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  All-summer month
The calendar has flipped to the first of the two all-summer months. July has arrived.
Here's how the poet Niji Chrys embraced the ... [more]

Fire limits take effect as state dries out

Jul 2, 2013 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  Partial restrictions take effect Tuesday for Medicine Bow National Forest.

Fremont County isn't part of the first round of fire restrictions being ... [more]

Woman must pay back fraud funds

Jul 2, 2013 - The Associated Press:  A federal judge has ordered a Gillette woman to pay more than $55,000 after making false benefit claims.
U.S. District Judge Scott Skavdahl last week ordered ... [more]

Officials: Plan to hire one director for museums preliminary

Jul 1, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Museums Board members say a proposal to hire a single director for the Riverton, Lander and Dubois museums is still early in the planning ... [more]

Allen Eugene Franklin

Jul 1, 2013 - Staff:  Allen Eugene "Gene" Franklin died Saturday, June 29, 2013, at his home in Riverton. He was 86 years old.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July ... [more]

Gale L. Lange

Jul 1, 2013 - Staff:  Gale L. Lange died Nov. 15, 2012, in El Paso, Texas.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, July 5, at Mountain View Cemetery.
Gale Lange was born ... [more]

Wally Hebah

Jul 1, 2013 - Staff:  Wally Hebah died Thursday, June 27, 2013, at his home surrounded by family and friends following a lengthy illness. He was 68 years old.
Funeral services will ... [more]

Acres tandem wins fishing tourney

Jun 30, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lander's Brown fourth overall in same Boysen field

Clint Acres of Riverton and 13-year-old nephew Ben Acres of Casper won the Wyoming Walleye ... [more]

Parker hurls gem for Raiders in Friday victory over Lovell

Jun 30, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Josh Parker pitched the Riverton Raiders to a 5-4 American Legion baseball victory Friday afternoon in Lovell.
Lovell came back to split the doubleheader ... [more]

Wyoming all-stars top Nebraska 40-26 in Battle for Border

Jun 30, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  DUBOIS --┬áLocals claimed it was the hottest game ever played in Dubois, but then again, it was the first one ever played in the final days of June. ... [more]

A chance meeting in Schaffhausen

Jun 30, 2013 - By Randy Tucker:  It's how my family came to be.

They knew they were making history, and it was the greatest adventure of their lives. It was one of the most poignant ... [more]

Criticize Snowden for right reasons

Jun 30, 2013 - By Mark Shields:  His critics are too focused on the fact that he didn't graduate from high school

Let's get this straight: Edward J. Snowden surrenders his well-paid ... [more]

Make commissioner pay raises subject to voter OK on ballot

Jun 30, 2013 - Jerry Humphreys, Riverton:  Editor:
I have an idea about what the Fremont County Commissioners are paid.
Each election year there would be a line on the ballot asking if the current ... [more]

The challenge for coal

Jun 30, 2013 - Staff:  The president's new directives set a clear direction Wyoming's industry must take

More than a year ago, Wyoming's prodigious coal industry saw some ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Jun 30, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Power line docs online
DENVER -- Federal officials have published the draft environmental impact statement for a proposed transmission line meant to ... [more]