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Stoll, Antone record rodeo victories for Fremont County

Sep 11, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Teal Stoll and Drew Antone were the two Fremont County winners Saturday and Sunday in a high school rodeo in Riverton.
Stoll won the pole bending title in a ... [more]

Learning a lesson or two from Paralympic athletes

Sep 11, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  For U.S. Navy Lt. Brad Snyder, Sept. 7, 2011, was a horrible, horrible day. It was a tough day for his family too. And for Snyder, his family, his friends and, ... [more]

Hitshew, Tiger girls win titles at Star Valley tournament

Sep 11, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Jordan Hitshew won her first golf tournament of the season Saturday at the Star Valley Invitational.
The Lander Valley High School senior had rounds of 86 and ... [more]

Special election turnout 'low,' says county clerk

Sep 9, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Turnout for the Sept. 11 special mail-ballot election was about 41 percent as of Friday, compared to 55 percent in the Aug. 21 contest. The special election is ... [more]

Pilot Petersen turns in his wings

Sep 9, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  The Hudson resident has given rides to hundreds over the years through the Young Eagle program.

After 14 years of ownership, Hudson resident Bob ... [more]

Commissioners to discuss safety fixes for court building

Sep 9, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Various state and county officials toured the former High Plains Power office building last week as a potential site for a new Riverton court building.
The ... [more]

Guilty plea in sex assault; no sentence yet

Sep 9, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  A Riverton man has pleaded guilty to one felony count of third-degree sexual assault and one count of misdemeanor sexual battery as part of an agreement with ... [more]

New state trails program chief comes from Lander

Sep 9, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  Lander resident Ron McKinney has been named the state trails program manager for the Division of State Parks, Historic Sites and Trails.
In the new position, ... [more]

Road repairs at Boysen State Park will affect access in areas

Sep 9, 2012 - From staff reports:  Asphalt road repair and resurfacing at Boysen State Park during the next couple weeks will result in the closure of the Lower Wind River Campground and ... [more]

Digest

Sep 9, 2012 - From staff reports:  County libraries have new hours
The Fremont County libraries in Lander and Riverton are open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday. They are ... [more]

County's dirt roads hit by drought

Sep 9, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  It's not purely a financial matter exacerbating the deteriorating dirt-road con`ditions around Fremont County.
"The issue is that we've not had any rain at ... [more]

BLM releases decision for area wild horses

Sep 9, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Bureau of Land Management's Lander Field Office has released a finding of no significant impact and decision record for a wild horse gathering in its ... [more]

CollegeHumor comedian coming to CWC

Sep 9, 2012 - From staff reports:  Comedian, editor, author, staff writer and star of MTV's The CollegeHumor Show will perform at the Central Wyoming College campus on Sunday, Sept. 9, and the ... [more]

Mortimore Lane bridge nearly done

Sep 9, 2012 - Staff:  Workers poured concrete for the new Mortimore Lane bridge in Lander on Sept. 5. The new crossing, which replaces the one destroyed in the 2010 flood, should be ... [more]

Richard Shakespeare

Sep 9, 2012 - Staff:  Richard "Big Rock" Shakespeare died Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012, at his home. He was 83 years old.
Funeral services were Thursday, Aug. 30, at Blue Sky Hall at ... [more]

Donna Lee Hull

Sep 9, 2012 - Staff:  Donna Lee Hull, formally of Riverton, died Friday, Aug. 31, 2012. She was 61 years old. 
A memorial mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, in ... [more]

Gilbert Mascarenaz

Sep 9, 2012 - Staff:  Longtime Fremont County resident Gilbert Mascarenaz, of Arapahoe, died Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012, as a result of a heart attack. He was 83 years old.
Funeral ... [more]

Robert H. Beal

Sep 9, 2012 - Staff:  Robert H. "Bob" Beal, formerly of Lander, died Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012, after a battle with cancer. He was 68 years old.
A celebration of life will be at a ... [more]

Carol M. Scott

Sep 9, 2012 - Staff:  Carol M. Scott, formerly of Lander, died Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012, at her residence in McAllen, Texas. She was 71 years old.
Private memorial services will be ... [more]

Sheridan Inn, restaurant to close Oct. 1

Sep 9, 2012 - The Associated Press:  SHERIDAN -- The owners of the landmark Sheridan Inn say they are closing down the building and the restaurant it houses Oct. 1.
The nonprofit Sheridan Heritage ... [more]

Minor earthquake hits Yellowstone National Park

Sep 9, 2012 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- A minor earthquake has rattled Yellowstone National Park.
An expert says the strength of the magnitude 3.7 earthquake that shook Yellowstone on ... [more]

Commissioners eye health insurance in budget process

Sep 9, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County commissioners focused on potential changes to employee health insurance as a way to address ongoing budgetary concerns during a special meeting ... [more]

FCAG votes against using consultant for 1 percent tax advertising

Sep 9, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Association of Governments board voted unanimously not to use a consultant to publicize the 1 percent optional sales tax that will be on the ... [more]

Till the fat lobo sings

Sep 9, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Wolf delisting is tantalizingly close, but there's still time for a hiccup

"Wolves delisted," proclaimed headlines across Wyoming and the West in ... [more]

Dogs will be dogs, and skunks will be stinky

Sep 9, 2012 - Gene Dunbar, Riverton:  Having been at one time the unhappy owner of a Labrador retriever who had lost an argument with a skunk, I was acquainted with the really poor solution to that ... [more]

Tax returns Mitt's self-inflicted wound

Sep 9, 2012 - By Carl Leubsdorf:  The long-running controversy over Mitt Romney's tax returns, destined to recur when he finally completes and releases his 2011 tax return this fall, ... [more]

Mohammad to the mountain

Sep 9, 2012 - By Randy Tucker:  Peyton Manning is the former, and the Denver Broncos are the latter.

"If you can't bring Mohammad to the mountain bring the mountain to Mohammad" is ... [more]

Five seconds turn into six, and Riverton falls at Green River

Sep 9, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  With six seconds remaining in Friday's non-conference Wyoming high school football shootout, the Riverton Wolverines were four yards away from victory. Five ... [more]

CWC spikers post perfect record in Arizona tournament

Sep 9, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Central Wyoming College knocked off two ranked junior college volleyball teams Friday and Saturday in a tournament in Scottsdale, Ariz., on its way to a 6-0 ... [more]

Riverton drops volleyball match to Rock Springs

Sep 9, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Lady Wolverine volleyball squad fell in its second conference match of the season to the Rock Springs Lady Tigers in four games (25-23, 25-23, ... [more]