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Jean Eichler

Marillyn "Jean" Eichler of Riverton died Saturday, July 5, 2014, at the Help for Health Hospice Home in Riverton. She was 86 years old.
Funeral services were ...

Joan McGowan

Joan "Jody" McGowan of Riverton died Saturday, July 5, 2014, at the Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation - Wind River Center. She was 77.
A family graveside ...

Dozens of fireworks-related calls to firefighters

This year's Fourth of July holiday was "busy as all get-out" for local emergency officials, who spent the past weekend responding to fireworks-related grass ...

Lawmakers might ban 'logrolling'

CHEYENNE (AP) -- Pending legislation would reiterate that it's a crime for a Wyoming lawmaker to offer to support a colleague's bill in return for a promise of ...

County OKs new budget

Plan leaves $640,000 surplus
Fremont County Commission-ers gave final approval Tuesday to a $40 million budget for the fiscal year that started July 1. ...

Jackson still determining best way to stabilize slide

JACKSON (AP) -- Jackson officials are considering ways to stabilize a hillside that began sliding in April, threatening homes and businesses and eventually ...

The beanball in baseball fact and fiction

Baseball's beanball. It's part of the subtitle of Jason Turbow's book "Baseball Codes: Beanballs, Sign Stealing and Bench Clearing Brawls."
Turbow quips that ...

Tuesday notes

Thermometer
Sure enough, the weather got hot. It took a bit longer than most of us expected, but the odds were in favor of it. Strongly. This is July. ...

Planes, choppers to fight wildfire west of Laramie

President Barack Obama is asking Congress for $615 million to help fight wildfires as the summer season is already prompting blazes across western ...

Roper named all-cround cowboy at Pioneer Days

Stan Williams won both team roping and mixed team roping.
Cowboy Stan Williams swept the team roping competition to capture the all-around buckle at ...

Ambulance questions

Beset with fiscal difficulty, the department
is looking for answers in different places
Hiring a new director for the Fremont County Ambulance ...

Mosquito count generally low in population centers

The local mosquito population has been "pretty quiet" this year according to Fremont County Weed and Pest assistant supervisor Nancy Pieropan.
"I think it's ...

Digest

Canadian had stolen truck in park
CHEYENNE (AP) -- A Canadian man faces a federal charge of transporting a stolen pickup truck after his arrest in ...

Third-party candidates push for injunction on funding rules

q Secretary of State hopeful Jennifer Young and supporter Donald Wills sued Gov. Matt Mead and Secretary of State Max Maxfield in federal court last month. ...

Wendell Victor Shields Sr.

Wendell Victor Shields Sr., of Lander, died Wednesday, June 28, 2014, in his home. He was 85 years old.
A celebration memorial will be at 11 a.m. Monday, July ...

Cindy Hill gripes to bar about lawyer-legislators

By Ben Neary
Associated Press

CHEYENNE -- Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill has fired back at state lawmakers who serve on a committee ...

Bonnie B. Hill

Bonnie B. Hill, of Riverton, died Wednesday, July 2, 2014, at her home surrounded by family. She was 77 years old.
A viewing will be 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, ...

Wait a minute... that's my rake

q I lent it out and it ended up being sold at an auction.

It's called a capital investment for tax purposes. But in real life it was an opportunity to get ...

Organizations offering free treats to children wearing bike

Law enforcement officials are handing out tickets for free ice cream to children who wear their bicycle helmets this summer.
If an officer sees a child ...

State fastpitch tourney will be fun to watch in Riverton

This week, Riverton gets an opportunity to show off the rest of the state for the Wyoming state fastpitch softball tournament.
There could be 30 to 40 teams ...

 
 

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