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Motocross race set Sunday at Riverton track

Jul 17, 2014 - From staff reports:  A day of motocross racing is set for this Sunday, July 20, at the Fremont County Racing Association's track west of Riverton.
The High Plains Motocross ... [more]

Both Riverton Little League teams get big district victories

Jul 17, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The 11-12-year-olds beat Rock Springs 19-6 and the 9-10-year-olds won 17-7 over Green River.

Riverton moved closer to playing in a pair of ... [more]

Today

Jul 17, 2014 - Staff:  Births
McNAIR

A daughter was born to Anne McNair of Lander and Tye McNair of Lander at 11:06 a.m. May 22 at SageWest Health Care at Riverton. The baby ... [more]

Research firm ranks Wyoming No. 2 in business

Jul 17, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- An independent economic research firm ranks Wyoming No. 2 in the nation in its ranking of states for being pro-business.
Wyoming rose from No. 5 in ... [more]

Internet provider begins 'turn up' phase in expansion project

Jul 17, 2014 - From staff reports:  Riverton-based Wyoming.com said it has started the initial "turn-up" phase of its Wireless NextGen network project for northern Fremont County.
The fixed ... [more]

Wyoming Attorney General fines company $15,000 for violating do-not-call laws

Jul 17, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Attorney General recently imposed a $15,000 civil penalty on a company that appeared to be calling consumers on the do-not-call lists.
The ... [more]

Museum hires Crawford as visitor services coordinator

Jul 17, 2014 - From staff reports:  Jackson Crawford is the new visitor services coordinator for the Riverton Museum.
Crawford said he looks forward to bringing his skills as a teacher and ... [more]

Ridgway earns performance award

Jul 17, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Workforce Development Council has awarded Central Wyoming College's Lori Ridgway with the Outstanding Individual Performance Award at a state ... [more]

We're jumping into the pool

Jul 17, 2014 - By Clair McFarland:  I mean this both literally and figuratively

This week more than ever, I have been tempted to write from a well of cynicism -- to point out the darker ... [more]

'Start using our brains and our backbones' in this county

Jul 17, 2014 - Glenn Laidlaw, Riverton:  Editor:
I would like to comment on the recent CERA conference held on the 14th of this month. After reading Chris Pecks's column on the 20th of June, I found ... [more]

Listing the mustang

Jul 17, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  If the wild horse truly is 'endangered,' it will take strong sales pitch to make the case

When we think of an endangered species, there are certain ... [more]

Digest

Jul 17, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Yellowstone gate reopens
POWELL -- The highway to Yellowstone National Park's east entrance has reopened after a landslide covered it with mud, logs and ... [more]

Rain puts an end to Owen Fire in Medicine Bow forest

Jul 17, 2014 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Recent rains have helped firefighters contain a wildfire in southeastern Wyoming.
Officials announced that the Owens Fire in the Medicine Bow ... [more]

Hill fires back at newest report by lawmakers, cites 'malicious slander'

Jul 17, 2014 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- State schools Superintendent Cindy Hill said a draft report by a legislative panel investigating her administration of the state Education ... [more]

District 25 budget passes, up 12.6 percent

Jul 17, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The capital projects fund went from $4 million to $9 million to handle two upgrades.

Fremont County School District 25 passed a $66 million budget ... [more]

Jury finds man guilty on one charge in store robbery

Jul 17, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Curtis Oldman of Lander could face 10 years in prison for his role in the Nov. 10 crime.

A jury found a Lander man guilty Wednesday on one charge ... [more]

House, cars donated to family after fire

Jul 17, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  A house and multiple cars have been donated to Feike and Noelle van Dijk after a horrific house fire Tuesday evening that killed two of their five young ... [more]

Rendezvous back for big weekend of cars, balloons, tunes

Jul 17, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Friday Night Cruise set for 6 p.m.

More than two dozen hot-air balloons are scheduled to fly in Riverton this weekend in conjunction with the 34th ... [more]

Vonda Jo (Sides) Martinez

Jul 17, 2014 - Staff:  Vonda Jo (Sides) Martinez, formerly of Riverton, died Wednesday, July 9, 2014. She was 49 years old.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 17, at the ... [more]

Pitching staff key for 13-14 team at state

Jul 16, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  The Riverton 13-14-year-old Babe Ruth all-stars open state tournament play in Torrington on Thursday against Sheridan.
This year's squad is managed by Mike ... [more]

Babe Ruth stars set for playoffs

Jul 16, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  This year's Riverton 15-year old Babe Ruth all-stars are very familiar with each other as they prepare for postseason play.
"The team is the team's strength. ... [more]

Raiders go 1-2 in Green River tournament; home games next on schedule

Jul 16, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  In the Saturday victory, Ryan Axthelm connected for a walk-off home run, a three-run blast.

The Riverton Raiders took a 10-9 victory over the Green ... [more]

Fifth straight 'vintage' baseball crown for Lander at South Pass

Jul 16, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Players use old-fashioned equipment and play under somewhat different rules from the modern game.

Lander won three consecutive games on the second ... [more]

Today

Jul 16, 2014 - Staff:  Births
LONEBEAR

A son was born to Kerry Whiteplume of Ethete at 8:04 a.m. May 14 at SageWest Health Care at Lander.

MAYES
A daughter was ... [more]

Construction ends on reservation's $8 million irrigation rehabilitation

Jul 16, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  It has taken nearly $8 million to complete rehabilitation work on several diversion structures on the Wind River Indian Reservation. The project consisted of ... [more]

Meeting Cindy Hill at parade, she didn't have 'horns and a tail'

Jul 16, 2014 - Paula Carlesicz, Riverton:  Editor:
On the Fourth of July, I had the opportunity to meet Cindy Hill, who was walking in the Lander parade. From what I had been reading and hearing in ... [more]

Drones' impact covers more than military success

Jul 16, 2014 - By Doyle McManus:  They may be an efficient way to kill terrorists, but they're no way to make friends.

The drone has become America's counter-terrorism weapon of ... [more]

Jackson airport busier than ever; Gillette plans subsidy

Jul 16, 2014 - The Associated Press:  The busiest airport in Wyoming is on track to have its busiest year on record.
And another airport is weighing plans to pay an airline to guarantee jet ... [more]

Making it easy

Jul 16, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  From the looks of it, virtually all of the recent car burglaries were preventable

We have reported repeatedly in recent days on many automobile ... [more]

Digest

Jul 16, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Lottery set to begin Aug. 24
CHEYENNE -- With the launch of the Wyoming Lottery just over a month away, the Wyoming Lottery Commission is working on ... [more]