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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]

Today

Jul 19, 2013 - Staff:  Correction
Thursday's page-5 story "CWC, WPBS partner on history project" should have said WPBS hopes to use $110,000 from the state to produce five ... [more]

Visitor finds Balloon Block, wins $500 and Saturday balloon

Jul 19, 2013 - Staff:  Randall Hatcher is glad he came from Vancouver, Wash., to visit his brother this week.
Hatcher found the Riverton Rendezvous Balloon Block Thursday afternoon, ... [more]

Key Club earns Single Service Award

Jul 19, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  The Riverton High School Key Club received the Single Service Award, bronze level, at the Key Club International Convention from July 3-7 in Washington, ... [more]

Pet Connection took in the 'smoky' animals

Jul 19, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Lander Pet Connection was busy July 12 when a dozen animals from the Wind River Veterinary Clinic were housed after a fire July 11.
Pet Connection president ... [more]

Community effort saves 12 pets in veterinary clinic fire

Jul 19, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk and Andrea Novotny:  Authorities say the Lander facility sustained "pretty severe damage" to the roof and attic.

Six dogs and six cats were saved from a structure fire ... [more]

Wyoming coal and gas both will have a big role in future

Jul 19, 2013 - Marcus Selvig, Riverton:  Editor:
My comment is on Gov. Mead's recent remarks in a Ranger story under the headline "Mead: Coal can't be ignored in Obama's energy planning."
I am sure ... [more]

Our skyscrapers

Jul 19, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  For the 33rd summer, hot-air balloons grace the local skies

They say the first time two brothers named Montgolfier flew their hot-air balloon -- made ... [more]

Festival of the Mountain Man, fireworks among festivities

Jul 19, 2013 - Staff:  The Wind River Heritage Center presents its second annual Festival of the Mountain Man from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday at the Heritage Center museum, 1075 S. ... [more]

'Major cuts' to Riverton school budget; salaries frozen

Jul 19, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton school board held its annual budget and mill-levy hearings and proceeded to adopt a $36.3 million budget at its meeting Wednesday night in ... [more]

Cloud seeding test coming to and end this year in Winds

Jul 19, 2013 - By Bob Moen, Associated Press:  Preparations are being made for a final winter of seeding clouds over the Wind River Mountains and other mountain ranges as part of the state's unique research ... [more]

Riverton and Cody for 12-year-old LL title

Jul 19, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The district Little League tournament concludes Saturday afternoon.

Riverton cruised into the 11- and 12-year-old district baseball championship ... [more]

Raiders wrapping up regular season with trio this weekend

Jul 19, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Riverton Raiders complete their American Legion baseball regular season with three games in two days.
The stretch started with the final conference game ... [more]

Riverton and Lander meet Saturday for 9-10 district crown

Jul 19, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton and Lander will go toe-to-toe Saturday in the 9- and 10-year-old Little League district championship game in Riverton after picking up wins Thursday. ... [more]