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Raiders fall to Cody 13-2 in first state game

Jul 31, 2014 - Staff:  The Riverton Raiders lost their first-round American Legion baseball Class-A state playoff game 13-2 to Cody Thursday afternoon in Laramie. The game was ... [more]

Strong season from 15s was great to see

Jul 31, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  Sometimes you can judge the work of an entire season by one play. After watching the Riverton 15-year-old Babe Ruth team play in the state semi-finals against ... [more]

Younger Babe Ruth stars shelled 15-2 by Oregon

Jul 30, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton has three more pool play games at the regional tournament in Montana.

Southern Oregon defeated the Riverton 14-year-old all-star ... [more]

Raiders rained out of state tourney opener

Jul 30, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Wet weather made officials postpone the first day of the American Legion baseball state tournament for the Riverton Raiders.
A rainstorm in Laramie on ... [more]

Double winner Tuesday at PRCA rodeo

Jul 30, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  A steady rain in Riverton on Tuesday provided muddy conditions for the final evening performance of the PRCA Ram Rodeo at the Fremont County Fairgrounds.
The ... [more]

Today

Jul 30, 2014 - Staff:  Deaths
COLLINSWORTH

Misty Collinsworth, 34, died Friday, July 25, in Green River. Traditional Indian funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. ... [more]

A useful step back from unfair drug sentencing

Jul 30, 2014 - The Philadelphia (Pa.) Daily News:  The nation's retreat from a mission to arrest and imprison our way out of our illegal drug problem has taken another important step.
A federal commission has ... [more]

It's confusing, but legal, for candidate to use two names

Jul 30, 2014 - Julie A. Freese, Fremont County Clerk, Lander:  Editor:
In response to Rex D. Flemish's letter to the editor regarding the question of how a candidate can run under two names in an election, I would like to ... [more]

Mother Nature 'delisted' mustangs

Jul 30, 2014 - By Walter Cook:  Evolution doesn't simply take a break for 12,000 years.

According to scientists, indigenous modern horses died out in the so-called New World at the ... [more]

The city lot

Jul 30, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Is there a bona fide reason to impose new regulations?

The sight of commercial vehicles from a couple of companies occupying spaces around the clock ... [more]

Digest

Jul 30, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Flooding in southeastern Wyoming
CHEYENNE -- Heavy rain soaked parts of southeastern Wyoming on Tuesday, prompting flash flood warnings for parts of ... [more]

Gay marriage lawsuit allowed to continue

Jul 30, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A state judge declined Tuesday to suspend a lawsuit contesting a Wyoming law that specifies marriage is limited to one man and one woman. Instead, ... [more]

Hill, Mead mix it up at governor debate

Jul 30, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  Republicans Taylor Haynes and Democrat Pete Gosar also
participated.


CHEYENNE -- State Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill lashed out at ... [more]

Around the fair: July 30

Jul 30, 2014 - Staff:  - Residents have reported long delays driving near the fairgrounds after evening entertainment.
Some were stuck in traffic for as much as half an hour between ... [more]

Pocket Pet show brings odd critters to fairgrounds

Jul 30, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  In a typical scene at the Fremont County Fair, a group of youths gathered to show their prized animals to a panel of judges Monday afternoon. What were not ... [more]

Close calls illustrate fire danger

Jul 30, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A cigarette butt thoughtlessly flicked into a tree line last weekend at Grannier Meadows nearly sparked a disaster for the Shoshone National Forest. Flames ... [more]

Grill suspected in fire that caused major damage to Riverton house

Jul 30, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  No one was injured in a structure fire that caused significant damage to a home at 801 N. N. 16th St. E.
After investigation, officials believe the 6 p.m. ... [more]

Solid waste district purchasing equipment, targeting efficiency

Jul 30, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Solid Waste Disposal District is moving forward with purchasing several pieces of heavy equipment, some of which is part of a plan to ... [more]

Man shot to death in altercation with police on reservation

Jul 30, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Officials say a suspect in a weapons offense was killed Tuesday evening in an officer-involved shooting on the Wind River Indian Reservation.
Information ... [more]

Misty Collinsworth

Jul 30, 2014 - Staff:  Misty Collinsworth died Friday, July 25, 2014, in Green River. She was 34 years old.
Traditional Indian funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 1, at ... [more]

Getting better by degrees

Jul 30, 2014 - By Cindy Dampier, McClatchy Newspapers:  Making homemade ice cream achieve brand flavor

On Father's Day, I picked a fight with my dad.
The argument was about homemade ice cream, and the ... [more]

Valeria Rose Arkinson (Engavo)

Jul 30, 2014 - Staff:  Valeria Rose Arkinson (Engavo), of Fort Washakie, died of natural causes Thursday, July 24, 2014, at her home. She was 66 years old.
Traditional services ... [more]

14-year-olds open U.S. Babe Ruth regionals vs. Southern Oregon

Jul 29, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Two weeks ago, Riverton captured its first Babe Ruth state championship title in 12 years, winning the 14-year-old baseball division in Torrington.
This ... [more]

Go Fremont County races generate $13K for causes

Jul 29, 2014 - From staff reports:  On Saturday, 115 racers, walkers bikers and swimmers took part in the Go Fremont County Parade Day Run, Cycle or Swim event in Riverton.
Although final ... [more]

Campbell top roper after Day 1 at fair

Jul 29, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Fremont County cowboys John Franzen and Joe Campbell emerged as leaders of their respective events Monday night at the first performance of the PRCA Ram rodeo ... [more]

Beer-selling 'Opera Man' a favorite at Coors Field

Jul 29, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  On Sunday's baseball's Hall of Fame Day, when a stellar class including slugger Frank Thomas, pitchers Tom Glavine and Greg Maddux, and managers Tony La Russa, ... [more]

Today

Jul 29, 2014 - Staff:  Deaths
ARKINSON

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]