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Traveling Renegades team moves to 24-2 on the season

Jul 3, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Riverton Renegades have a sparkling 24-2 on the season after playing to a 2-1 baseball record last week in Casper.
The Renegades are an under-14 ... [more]

Federal road project hard on nearby businesses

Jul 3, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Some business people see the road construction on South Federal Boulevard like eggs cracked for an omelette, but others think the project's poor management is ... [more]

Press oversight, the real kind, is necessary for democracy

Jul 3, 2014 - By Lee Hamilton:  In recent weeks, the scandal involving long wait times at VA hospitals can feel like some made-in-Washington spectacle generated by politicians looking for ... [more]

Summer has its own rules

Jul 3, 2014 - By Clair McFarland:  It seems to be the season to let things a few things slide

Oh summer! It's the nicest time to be in Wyoming. With our frequent sunshine, vast ... [more]

Self evident

Jul 3, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Nearly two and a half centuries later, the DOI still packs power

The capitalization pattern in the Declaration of Independence leaves a lot to be ... [more]

Digest

Jul 3, 2014 - The Associated Press:  County to vote on lodging tax
CHEYENNE -- Laramie County voters will be asked in November whether to renew a 10 percent tax on hotel and motel rooms ... [more]

Eleven candidates showing interest in late Schiffer's seat

Jul 3, 2014 - The Associated Press:  SHERIDAN -- Eleven people from Sheridan and Johnson counties have stepped forward to fill the Wyoming Senate seat vacated by the late Sen. John ... [more]

Wyoming stops work on state science standards

Jul 3, 2014 - The Associated Press:  RAWLINS -- The Wyoming Board of Education voted to suspend work on new science standards for the state's public schools until lawmakers rescind a ban on ... [more]

Rock Springs asked to raise its share of airport subsidy

Jul 3, 2014 - The Associated Press:  ROCK SPRINGS -- With service to community airports reeling from new federal regulations, local subsidy for regional airlines trying to serve the the smaller ... [more]

After Supreme Court ruling, WCC optimistic about its lawsuit

Jul 3, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  After the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday in favor of Hobby Lobby -- allowing them to opt out of covering the cost of some contraceptives -- Wyoming Catholic ... [more]

Whiteman seeking third term

Jul 3, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Democrat Keja Whiteman has sat on the Fremont County Commission for eight years but thinks she still has more work to do and has filed to run again to ... [more]

CWC Lander residence hall scheduled to be complete Aug. 1

Jul 3, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  June's construction report at Central Wyoming College centered on two projects ongoing in the Lander area.
The first involves a new bunkhouse residence hall ... [more]

Glenn Wayne Tanner

Jul 3, 2014 - Staff:  Glenn Wayne Tanner died Monday, June 23, 2014, in Cheyenne. He was 62 years old.
He will be interred at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 26, in Mount Hope Cemetery in ... [more]

Today

Jul 3, 2014 - Staff:  Births
HANGER

A son was born to Ashley Cox of Riverton and Clayton Hanger of Riverton at 3:30 a.m. May 11 at SageWest Health Care at Riverton. The ... [more]

County launching Independence Day festivities Thursday

Jul 3, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Fourth of July festivities begin Thursday in Fremont County with the Old Fashioned Community Independence Day Celebration in Pavillion.
"Everything is going ... [more]

Digest

Jul 2, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Another bike rider killed
CASPER -- A New York state man has been killed in an accident while bicycling on a road in Wyoming.
The Wyoming Highway ... [more]

Senate chief says he doubts Hill will face impeachment; report critical

Jul 2, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A special legislative committee investigating Wyoming schools Superintendent Cindy Hill released a scathing report Tuesday concluding she failed to ... [more]

Two charged with felonies for ransacking Sinks cabins

Jul 2, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Investigators say the suspects stayed in each house for several hours "partying and basically ransacking and destroying everything they could get their ... [more]

Riverton's new public services director starts work July 14

Jul 2, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Kyle Butterfield will start work as Riverton's new public services director on July 14.
He was the only finalist for the spot, which was vacated last year by ... [more]

Past museum director to stand trial on charges she stole materials from site

Jul 2, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Carol Thiesse pleaded not guilty Tuesday

The former director of Lander's Pioneer Museum has a tentative trial date of Nov. 3 on charges she stole ... [more]

Fastpitch girls get two wins in tough tourney

Jul 2, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton hosts the Wyoming state tournament July 11-13.

The Riverton U.S. Energy fastpitch softball team posted a 3-3 record at the Dash-N-Splash ... [more]

Past RPD officer says 'not guilty' to assault

Jul 2, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A former Riverton police officer pleaded not guilty Tuesday to one count of aggravated assault in Lander District Court. Judge Marvin L. Tyler tentatively set ... [more]

Running to left, and right, of Obama

Jul 2, 2014 - By Doyle McManus:  Hillary Rodham Clinton wants you to know that when it comes to foreign policy, she's one tough lady. Tougher, say, than President Obama.
Most of Clinton's ... [more]

Alma J. Dolan

Jul 2, 2014 - Staff:  Alma J. Dolan, of Pavillion, died Saturday, June 28, 2014, at her home. She was 70 years old.
Per her request, cremation has taken place. Inurnment will be at ... [more]

Deliberately running over an animal 'not a nice thing to do'

Jul 2, 2014 - Nancy Eckstein, Riverton:  Editor:
Someone is running over cats for the fun of it. We have found six so far on Honor Farm Road and buried them. Three of them were mine. 
I want to go ... [more]

Fun with fireworks

Jul 2, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  They are enjoyable -- and dangerous -- so follow common-sense guidelines

One of the real delights of the Fourth of July in Wyoming is the availability ... [more]

Anita 'Peggy' Lois St. Clair Nipwater

Jul 2, 2014 - Staff:  Anita "Peggy" Lois St. Clair Nipwater died Wednesday, July 2, 2014, in Pocatello, Idaho. She was 82 years old.
A traditional Native American viewing was ... [more]

Today

Jul 2, 2014 - Staff:  Deaths
DOLAN

Alma J. Dolan, 70, of Pavillion, died Saturday, June 28, at her home. Per her request, cremation has taken place. Inurnment will be at ... [more]

Lander hosting half marathon Friday for 35th straight year

Jul 2, 2014 - From staff reports:  A sports mainstay of the Fourth of July holiday in Fremont County returns on Friday as the Lander Half Marathon sends runners to the streets Friday for the ... [more]

Same-sex couples seeking immediate permission to wed

Jul 2, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Four gay couples who have sued to gain the right to marry in Wyoming are asking a judge immediately to rule in their favor after a recent ruling by ... [more]