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Fire grows to 1,900 acres as it enters more forested area

Jul 24, 2013 - By Eric Blom Staff Writer:  The wildfire in Sinks Canyon grew more than 1,900 acres by Wednesday morning. Westerly winds pushed the Fairfield Fire away from the Homestead Park subdivision ... [more]

In court challenge, superintendent argues for autonomy

Jul 24, 2013 - By Bob Moen, Associated Press:  State schools Superintendent Cindy Hill's legal challenge to a new state law contends the framers of the Wyoming Constitution didn't intend for the governor ... [more]

July 29 trial set for man accused in Lander death

Jul 24, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Last-minute talks among lawyers at a pre-trial failed to produce a plea agreement for a Lander man facing a murder and a sexual assault charge. The trial of ... [more]

Riverton woman killed in Utah crash

Jul 24, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Friends of Judith Nethercott said the Riverton woman had just begun a new chapter in her life when she was killed Saturday in a Utah car crash.
Nethercott, ... [more]

Digest

Jul 24, 2013 - Associated Press:  Million-dollar gift for UW
LARAMIE (AP) -- The Bernard Osher Foundation has given $1 million to the University of Wyoming to establish an endowment to ... [more]

CWC Sinks Canyon site still closed; offered to firefighters

Jul 24, 2013 - Staff:  Central Wyoming College is keeping its Sinks Canyon Center closed as the fire on Fairfield Hill continues to spread. College officials will offer the resources ... [more]

Riverton Little League drops first-round thriller

Jul 24, 2013 - Staff:  Gillette downed Riverton 15-14 during the first round of Little League state tournament play Wednesday afternoon in Laramie.

Riverton scored 11 runs in the ... [more]

Missing man located in a Montana jail

Jul 24, 2013 - From staff reports:  The man who was the subject of a missing persons report last week was located in a Montana jail.
Officials say they found Roger Pierce, 75, of Pavillion, on ... [more]

City yard waste truck driver did 'the nicest thing'

Jul 23, 2013 - Peggy Gress, Riverton:  Editor:
The nicest thing happened on the Fourth of July. As we were working in our yard, my husband noticed the city of Riverton yard waste truck coming down ... [more]

Today

Jul 23, 2013 - Staff:  Births

SUNRHODES
A daughter was born to Sharel Tillman-SunRhodes, of Fort Washakie, and Damon J. SunRhodes, of Arapahoe, at 8:31 a.m. June 2, 2013, ... [more]

Riverton 11-12s open state Little League vs Gillette

Jul 23, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  By Bruce Tippets
Sports Editor

Deep pitching and powerful hitting have lifted the Riverton 11-and 12-year-old all-star team into the state baseball ... [more]

Raiders end regular season 10-32

Jul 23, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Riverton Raiders split with the Casper Drillers to end the American Legion baseball regular season Saturday night at Roy Peck Field.
In the opener, ... [more]

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]