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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]

Ronnie Buckingham

Jun 30, 2013 - Staff:  Ronnie Buckingham, of Riverton, died Tuesday, June 25, 2013, at his daughter's home after a lengthy illness. He was 61 years old.
Per his request, cremation ... [more]

Malachi Miller

Jun 30, 2013 - Staff:  Dr. Malachi "Mal" Miller, of Lander, died this weekend at home. He was 54 years old.
Celebration of life services will be in July.
Malachi "Mal" Miller was ... [more]

JoAnn Weisheim

Jun 30, 2013 - Staff:  JoAnn "Jody" Weisheim died Wednesday, June 26, 2013, at Wind River Heath Care.
She was 85 years old.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 2, at ... [more]

The way it was: Pioneer Days -- 1967

Jun 30, 2013 - Staff:  Fremont County was anticipating the annual renewal of Lander Pioneer Days festivities as the Fourth of July neared in 1967, with Diana Brodie and Charlotte ... [more]

Musicians warm up for Hot Notes Cool Nights

Jun 30, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Central Wyoming College summer band will perform concerts at 7 p.m. every Monday through Aug. 5, alternating between the city parks in Lander and Riverton. ... [more]

Riverton Rotary Club racing to Era-DUCK-ate polio

Jun 30, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Riverton Rotary Club will launch 1,200 rubber ducks into the Wind River upstream of the Riverwalk on July 13 in an effort to raise money to stamp out polio ... [more]