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Thunderbird returns to Frontier Days after last year's interruption caused by sequester

Jul 28, 2014 - By Trevor Brown, MCT News Service:  Thousands of onlookers let out a roar Wednesday morning as the first Thunderbirds jet emerged under the cloud cover.
After a one-year absence from Cheyenne ... [more]

Federal criticism occupies much of Republican forum

Jul 28, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Republican candidates for state office sparred during a public forum Thursday night in Central Wyoming College's Little Theater.
The biggest theme that arose ... [more]

Gosar has governor primary to himself

Jul 28, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The former Wyoming Cowboy football standout is making his second run for the state's highest office.

Wyoming's current leadership is shortsighted, ... [more]

District 21 trustees approve $20.7 million budget for next fiscal year

Jul 28, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County School District 21 Board of Trustees approved a budget for the fiscal year 2014-2015.
In a short budget hearing before the board's regular ... [more]

Commission names Dubois man to county museums board

Jul 28, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Fremont County Commission voted unanimously July 2 to appoint Ron DuBay, of Dubois, to a three-year term on the Fremont County Museums Board.
According to ... [more]

Dubois center, Wyoming PBS to screen nature documentary

Jul 28, 2014 - From staff reports:  Wyoming PBS and the National Bighorn Sheep Interpretive Center will host a free public screening of the documentary "Touching the Wild," featuring naturalist ... [more]

Superintendents share success stories from schools on rez

Jul 28, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Legislature's Select Committee on Tribal Relations heard from two reservation school superintendents recently at Central Wyoming College. ... [more]

Fires crop up in Shoshone National Forest

Jul 28, 2014 - From staff reports:  A new fire has been identified in the Burned Timber Creek area within the Elk Fork drainage of the Shoshone National Forest.
The Swede Fire was located at 5 ... [more]

State decides not to give gas company sneak preview of Pavillion water findings

Jul 28, 2014 - From The Associated Press:  Wyoming officials have changed course and no longer plan to allow an energy company to preview and suggest changes to two draft reports on possible causes of ... [more]

The way it was: Livestock judges -- 1979

Jul 28, 2014 - From staff reports:  A Riverton-area team of young livestock judges was the best in Wyoming as Fremont County Fair week approached in 1979.
At the state 4-H competition in ... [more]

Visiting pastor to deliver Sunday service

Jul 25, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Dr. Rev. Thea McKee will deliver the message "In All Things" at the United Presbyterian Church, 1101 N. Broadway Ave., at 10:30 a.m. Sunday.
Her message ... [more]

Big comeback sends Lander to Little League state title game

Jul 25, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Lander overcame a nine-run deficit to shock Cody 15-14 Thursday night in Park County, earning a spot in the Wyoming Little League 11- and 12-year-old state ... [more]

Laramie bests Raiders to start district tourney

Jul 25, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton still could earn a state tournament bid.

The Laramie Rangers opened the Class A South District American Legion baseball tournament beating ... [more]

15-year-old Babe Ruthers dominant so far at state play

Jul 25, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton has outscored its opponents 25-2 in two games, trying to advance to Saturday's state championship game.

Riverton secured a spot Thursday in ... [more]

Today

Jul 25, 2014 - Staff:  Deaths
GIMPLE

Evelyn R. Gimple, 98, of Lander, died Tuesday, July 22, at Westward Heights Care Center in Lander. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. ... [more]

Girl Scouts look for volunteers in Lander

Jul 25, 2014 - From staff reports:  Girl Scouts of Montana and Wyoming are looking for Lander volunteers and troop leaders.
According to press release from Girl Scouts of Montana and Wyoming, ... [more]

Gold Rush Days a 'great success'

Jul 25, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  This year was the first time the Carissa Mine and Mill was open during the event.

Organizers for South Pass City's Gold Rush Days called the weekend ... [more]

Downed jetliner shows weakness in NATO alliance

Jul 25, 2014 - By Richard Parker, McClatchy Newspapers:  The ongoing crisis in Ukraine has claimed yet another casualty: the NATO alliance.
Most assuredly the human costs -- the loss of 298 lives in the shootdown of ... [more]

The guy who follows a legend

Jul 25, 2014 - By Chris Peck:  Cristobal Valdez has that task; give him a chance

I haven't met new Central Wyoming College president Cristobal Valdez yet, but I sympathize with his ... [more]

County fair's rule on showing animals punishes baseball team

Jul 25, 2014 - Dianna K. Stanley, Buffalo:  Editor:
Riverton's 13-14-year-old Babe Ruth baseball team won the state championship July 19 in Torrington. This qualifies them to go to regionals in Montana. ... [more]

Must everything be political?

Jul 25, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Driven by media commentators who need us to fight, we politicize almost everything

This summer a quarrel has emerged in Wyoming over whether it is ... [more]

Digest

Jul 25, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Lawmaker: Investigate Mead
CHEYENNE -- A state lawmaker is asking for a special prosecutor to investigate Gov. Matt Mead and his staff.
Republican Rep. ... [more]

Fire season below expectations so far

Jul 25, 2014 - The Associated Press:  The number of fires to date is about 70 percent of the 10-year average, and the area burned is less than half.

GRANTS PASS, Ore. -- Widespread drought ... [more]

'Red flag' fire warning takes effect locally

Jul 25, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The National Weather Service has issued a "red flag" fire warning for residents in Riverton, Lander and throughout the Wind River Basin.
The status does not ... [more]

Accused of kidnapping, Brock says he is broke, illiterate

Jul 25, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The initial appearance on Thursday for the Riverton man arrested in the kidnapping of a young girl gave more insight into the case than most such ... [more]

Late fair parade entries welcome

Jul 25, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The annual procession starts at 6 p.m., with check-in beginning at 4:30 p.m. at Smith's Food and Drug on West Main Street.

It may be too late to ... [more]

Attorney, coroner, sheriff candidates debate at forum

Jul 25, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Republican candidates for elected offices locked horns Wednesday evening during a forum at Central Wyoming College's Little Theatre. Members of the 100-strong ... [more]

Evelyn R. Gimple

Jul 25, 2014 - Staff:  Evelyn R. Gimple, of Lander, died Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at Westward Heights Care Center in Lander. She was 98 years old.
Cremation will take place, and ... [more]

David Wes 'D.W.' Harry

Jul 25, 2014 - Staff:  David Wes "D.W." Harry died Sunday, July 20, 2014, at New Horizons Care Center in Lovell. He was 91 years old.
A viewing will be at 1 p.m. Monday, July 28, at ... [more]

It's been a great summer for Riverton Babe Ruth ball

Jul 24, 2014 - From staff reports:  There is no question Saturday had to be one of the best days the Riverton Babe Ruth baseball league produced in a number of years.
The two all-star teams ... [more]