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Judge decides not to see site where bear killed man

Aug 3, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The judge in a lawsuit filed by the widow of a man killed by a grizzly bear has decided not to view the mauling site near Yellowstone National Park ... [more]

Whooping cough on the rise in state

Aug 3, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Cases of whooping cough are up dramatically in Wyoming this year.
Through the end of July, state health officials have documented almost three ... [more]

Digest

Aug 3, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Nominations sought for group
PINEDALE -- The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is accepting nominations for people to serve on the Pinedale Anticline ... [more]

Downtown park

Aug 3, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  With new recommendation, planning will replace mere speculation

There are no takers so far on the City of Riverton's effort to sell the newly vacant ... [more]

Parade planners weren't involved past two years

Aug 3, 2012 - Joan Lassiter, Riverton:  Editor:
It was with great interest I read the article in the "Fair Timea edition and learned Mary Ellen Christensen and Karen Mitchell had organized the fair ... [more]

Many Model T mysteries

Aug 3, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  This is one of those few 'no start' summers

One of the great mysteries of summer at my house is whether the Model T will start.
I refer to the 1924 ... [more]

Badminton 'ethics' flap nothing new in sports

Aug 3, 2012 - By The Chicago Tribune:  The Olympics audience came to see the best in the world play badminton. Yes, it is an Olympic sport. Instead they saw athletes serving into the net and duffing ... [more]

Scott, Bray to marry

Aug 3, 2012 - Staff:  Mike and Audra Draper and Greg and Micheal Scott, of Riverton, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Melissa Marie Scott to Devon Patrick ... [more]

Bessey and Padilla to wed Aug. 18

Aug 3, 2012 - Staff:  Steve and Vickie Bessey, of Riverton, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Amanda Bessey to Jerome Padilla, son of Isaac and Elizabeth ... [more]

Shoshoni Masons give citizenship awards

Aug 3, 2012 - Staff:  The Masons of Shoshoni awarded four Shoshoni High School seniors with the John Coulthard Citizenship Award and also named an adult citizen of the year.
The ... [more]

Sheridan grad finishes at Air Force Academy

Aug 3, 2012 - Staff:  Andrew John Ferries graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., with a bachelor of science degree in systems engineering ... [more]

Man who died Wednesday in mountains was Atlanta resident

Aug 3, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Coroner's office has identified the man who died in the mountains near Dubois on Wednesday evening as Alec McCrackin.
County Coroner Ed ... [more]

Today

Aug 3, 2012 - Staff:  Births
HILL

A son was born to Katlynn Hutchinson, of Lander, and Corey Hill, of Arapahoe, at 10:39 a.m. June 3, 2012, at Lander Regional Hospital. He ... [more]

Remembering Sepphoris, and other things the gospels left out

Aug 3, 2012 - By Paul V.M. Flesher:  It is a dream of many Christians to visit the Land of Israel. They think of this region as "the Holy Land," the place where Jesus, Moses, David and other ... [more]

'True Triumph' this Sunday at United Presbyterian Church

Aug 3, 2012 - From wire reports:  Bill Trollinger, with his message "True Triumph," is the guest speaker at the United Presbyterian Church at 10:30 a.m. this Sunday, Aug. 5.
Born and raised in ... [more]

Fair exhibitor: Event is all about braids

Aug 2, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  MaKayla McPherson, 10, was up to date on the latest fair hair fashion.
"It is all about braids," McPherson said. "The more unusual braid your hair is in, the ... [more]

Man died in remote area before rescue team could arrive

Aug 2, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Search and Rescue launched a mission Wednesday evening at Lake Louise near Dubois for a 65-year-old man who died, perhaps from a heart ... [more]

Wyoming Basketball Set For Foreign Tour to Canada

Aug 2, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  Laramie, Wyo. (Aug. 2, 2012) - The University of Wyoming men's basketball team hits the road on Sunday for a week-long trip to Calgary, Alberta, Canada, as the ... [more]

Poultry show full of entries, enthusiasm

Aug 2, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Nervous anticipation flooded Michael Davis, 14, as he prepared to show his barred rock chicken Ducky and his Polish top notch Kevin on Wednesday at the 2012 ... [more]

City moves toward plan to put park in vacant lot

Aug 2, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Riverton city administrator Steven Weaver plans to recommend that council members proceed with making the former Daisy Cleaners property at 420 E. Main St. ... [more]

Historic library set for wiring, other upgrades

Aug 2, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Upgrades described as timely and necessary are being planned for the historic Carnegie Library in Lander.
Fremont County Library Systems director Matt Nojonen ... [more]

Fire risk now highest of the season

Aug 2, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Wildfire experts say states across Wyoming and the West are now at the highest risk of the season for wildfires as hot weather patterns continue to dry out ... [more]

Fire burns through area where bighorns released

Aug 2, 2012 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A 3,700-acre wildfire burned through an area of south-central Wyoming where bighorn sheep had been reintroduced, and while there's no evidence any ... [more]

Digest

Aug 2, 2012 - The Associated Press:  'American Idol' auditions in Casper
CASPER -- "American Idol" will be holding auditions in Casper next week as part of its "Small Town Audition Bus ... [more]

Food at the fair

Aug 2, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  There's nothing else like it, so indulge yourself this week

The smells alone are reason enough to find your way to the Fremont County Fairgrounds ... [more]

Say 'absolutely no' to horse slaughter plan for Riverton

Aug 2, 2012 - Mary E. Tasi, Riverton:  Editor:
I have taken the editor's advice about not reacting emotionally to the horse slaughter facility proposed for Riverton. Horses are, admittedly an ... [more]

Picking up the sticks

Aug 2, 2012 - By Jamie Drendel:  I'm a knitter, and don't try to cure me

I do it everywhere. In the backseats of cars, in dark movie theaters, in the middle of wedding receptions, ... [more]

Rotary's duck derby set for Saturday afternoon near the fairgrounds

Aug 2, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Rotary Club is hosting a rubber duck derby at 2 p.m. this Saturday, Aug. 4, to support the elimination of polio.
Participants adopt a rubber duck ... [more]

Hart named ad director for Ranger

Aug 2, 2012 - Staff:  James Hart is the new director of advertising for Riverton Ranger Inc. He began his new duties Monday, July 30.
Hart comes to Fremont County from Iowa, where ... [more]

For a happy workplace, stress employees' strengths

Aug 2, 2012 - Staff:  Question -- "As an employer, I am frustrated by the concept that it is my job to make my employees 'happy.' I certainly want them to be pleased at work ... [more]