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Jul 29, 2014 - Staff:  Deaths
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Valeria Rose Arkinson (Engavo), 66, of Fort Washakie, died of natural causes Thursday, July 24, at her home. Traditional services with ... [more]

Whooping cough growing into a problem for Wyoming

Jul 29, 2014 - From staff reports:  With continued growth in reported pertussis (whooping cough) cases this year, the Wyoming Department of Health is encouraging awareness of the disease and ... [more]

Charge admission temporarily to raise money to improve Community Room

Jul 29, 2014 - Carrie Garwood, Riverton:  Editor:
Here is a suggestion for raising money to remodel and update the Community Room at the Riverton library. They should charge money for admission to the ... [more]

Split decision on health care law

Jul 29, 2014 - By David G. Savage, Tribune Washington Bureau:  It sets the stage for another Supreme Court case, possibly next year.

WASHINGTON -- The legal battle over President Barack Obama's health care law has ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Jul 29, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Fair is there
After some preliminaries that got the wheels moving last week, the Fremont County Fair and Rodeo is really rolling now. For a lot of ... [more]

Digest

Jul 29, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Flood watch for southeastern Wyoming
CHEYENNE -- Southeastern Wyoming could get heavy rain from a strong storm system mixing with seasonal monsoon ... [more]

Secretary of state candidates debate; one contender absent

Jul 29, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Three candidates seeking the Republican nomination for Wyoming secretary of state met Monday at a debate sponsored by the League of Women Voters in ... [more]

EPA begins hearing on new coal emissions rule

Jul 29, 2014 - The Associated Press:  DENVER -- Hundreds of people across the country are telling the Environmental Protection Agency its new rules for power-plant pollution either go too far or not ... [more]

Around the fair: July 29

Jul 29, 2014 - By Steve Peck, Publisher:  - Handing -- or throwing -- out candy or prizes from floats is nothing new at the Fremont County Fair Parade, but the entry accompanying Rich Pingetzer's huge ... [more]

Tri-Valley float came together in a day

Jul 29, 2014 - By Steve Peck, Publisher:  Creating a float for their club was all in a day's work for members of Tri-Valley 4-H of rural Riverton.
The float for Saturday evening's Fremont County Fair ... [more]

Hornecker wants fourth sheriff term

Jul 29, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Sheriff Skip Hornecker says he is running for a fourth term based on his agency's accomplishments over the past 12 years.
"We want to continue ... [more]

Woman accused in baby killing found competent for trial

Jul 29, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Ardis Sierra Enos is charged with first-degree murder.

A federal judge has found an Ethete woman competent to stand trial for first-degree murder. A ... [more]

Frances Ruth (Lamont) Blumenshine

Jul 29, 2014 - Staff:  Frances Ruth (Lamont) Blumenshine, of Thermopolis, died Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at the Wyoming Pioneer Home in Thermopolis. She was 92 years old.
A ... [more]

Jahwee Jared Tarness

Jul 29, 2014 - Staff:  Jahwee Jared Tarness died Monday, July 21, 2014, at St. Luke's Medical Center in Denver. He was 1 day old.
Traditional Native American services were Monday, ... [more]

Doo-Wah group boasts long list of noteworthy collaborations

Jul 29, 2014 - From staff reports:  Entertaining on the free stage July 28 to Aug. 2 at the Fremont County Fair are the Doo-Wah Riders, a harmonizing vocal group backed by guitar, accordion and ... [more]

Jousting match added to schedule to recognize Kool Knights

Jul 29, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The theme for this year's Fremont County Fair and Rodeo is "Kids, Kritters and Kool Knights."
To celebrate the latter part of the phrase, fair organizers are ... [more]

E-cigarettes not allowed at fairgrounds, board says

Jul 29, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Fair and Rodeo Board has decided to ban the use of electronic cigarettes during this year's event.
"They're going to treat it the same as ... [more]

Hogs bring families together at county fair

Jul 29, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Crippen family started breeding pigs to support local competition.

Hogs and the fair are family affairs for Trish Crippen.
She has volunteered ... [more]

Science at the fair

Jul 29, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  'Bernoulli blower,' pendulums, blocks available all week in the Fremont Center

Science Zone director Steven Schnell said visitors should bring their ... [more]

Going for a goal: $200,000

Jul 29, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Over the past year, the Tough Enough to Help Cancer Fund has distributed $120,000 to area residents in need of financial assistance due to medical issues.
"So ... [more]

4-H leader says everyone should get involved

Jul 29, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Amanda Winchester, of Lander, has been participating in 4-H for 33 years.
She started when she was a child, competing in the events, and then became a leader ... [more]

Great white sharks coming to fair

Jul 29, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The live animals will be on display with the help of Great White Encounters of Florida.

Brave spectators will come face-to-face with predatory sharks ... [more]

Fair intern reaches out to younger audience

Jul 29, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Fair and Rodeo has an intern helping with marketing this year: Kari Wadsworth of Riverton.
She has spent her time in the job preparing ... [more]

Roadwork expected to cause traffic delays through fair week

Jul 29, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Local officials are bracing for the impacts of local road construction on traffic at this year's Fremont County Fair and Rodeo.
Projects include roadwork ... [more]

Rodeo royalty busy preparing for fair

Jul 29, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Royalty is headed into the busiest time of their reign as they prepare to represent the 101st Fremont County Fair and Rodeo.

The Fremont ... [more]

Lander earns chance at state LL title but loses twice to Cody

Jul 28, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  CODY -- The dream chase for a state Little League baseball title for the Lander Little League 11- and 12-year-old all-stars ended Saturday.
Cody came up with ... [more]

Raiders claw back in ninth inning to secure state spot

Jul 28, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Riverton Raiders qualified for the American Legion state baseball tournament on Saturday, pulling out a 15-13 win against Evanston in a must-win game at ... [more]

Riverton 15s take state, routing Douglas 12-1

Jul 28, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  It's the second Babe Ruth championship in a week's time for Riverton, whose 14-year-olds won.

GREEN RIVER -- The only thing left for the Riverton ... [more]

Riverton is 'Indian Country'

Jul 28, 2014 - Steve Willow, Lander:  Editor:
I am an enrolled member of the Northern Arapaho Tribe. I would like to let all you non-native people know that you can write letters and cry around ... [more]

We say we hate favoritism, but ...

Jul 28, 2014 - By Randy Tucker:  The cult of celebrity keeps putting the same old names and faces
on top.


Ever notice that the coach's kid always gets to pitch? No matter how ... [more]