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Dinosaur find in state called unprecedented

Jun 4, 2013 - The Associated Press:  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- The recent discovery of three Triceratops fossils in Wyoming could include the most complete skeleton of the three-horned dinosaur to ... [more]

Fire danger 'normal' for time of year

Jun 4, 2013 - Staff and wire reports:  A year after several big fires burned through huge swaths of western Wyoming, including one that raged for weeks in Fremont County, wildfire danger for Wyoming ... [more]

With Good's retirement, sheriff's office adopts undersheriff structure

Jun 4, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The resignation of Fremont County Sheriff's Capt. David Good has resulted in a restructure of the law enforcement agency, including several promotions among ... [more]

RHS dropping driver education class from regular curriculum

Jun 4, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  After summer vacation is over and school begins, Riverton High School will no longer offer driver education courses.
Like many other high schools in Wyoming ... [more]

Last concert for Mr. Dalton

Jun 4, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  Pat Dalton of Riverton High School, who is retiring this year after three and a half decades in music education, says he wanted to be a choir director since ... [more]

Wyoming stars split final games against South Dakota

Jun 4, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The three Fremont County standout basketball players contributed in different ways for the Wyoming all-stars over the weekend in the annual series with South ... [more]

Dash for Cash raised $1,300- plus for college scholarships

Jun 4, 2013 - From staff reports:  Nearly fifty runners and walkers raised more than $1,300 for college scholarships in the PEO Dash for Cash held Saturday morning.
The Riverton Chapter AP ... [more]

Ten from RHS intend to balance college and athletics

Jun 4, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Going to college is a huge decision, and continuing your education while competing in intercollegiate athletics is a ton for anyone's plate.
We're pleased ... [more]

Raiders turn table on Rock Springs with two victories

Jun 4, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The rally light came on for the Riverton Raiders after falling behind Rock Springs 10-1 Saturday in Sweetwater County to come back for the American Legion ... [more]

Competitors get fair practice at Spring Spectacular

Jun 3, 2013 - Staff:  Competitors got a warm-up over the weekend at the Spring Spectacular in ... [more]

With young players on the field, Raiders struggle in home opener

Jun 3, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Rock Springs delivered two complete-game pitching performances on Friday night to sweep an American Legion doubleheader from the Riverton Raiders at Roy Peck ... [more]

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]