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Dry conditions increase fire activity

Jul 22, 2012 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Increasingly hot and dry conditions are resulting in more fire activity on the unburned portions of the Arapaho and Squirrel Creek Fires on the ... [more]

Donald Earl Quayle

Jul 22, 2012 - Staff:  Donald Earl Quayle of Riverton died with family by his side in Wednesday, July 18, 2012, at the Help for Health Hospice Home. He was 81 years old.
Funeral ... [more]

Lynn Kozell

Jul 22, 2012 - Staff:  Former Lander resident Lynn (Windy) Kozell, 61, died Wednesday, July 18, 2012, in Casper.
A memorial service is at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 24, at the First ... [more]

Thomas White III

Jul 22, 2012 - Staff:  Thomas White III died on Wednesday, July 18, 2012, in Fort Washakie. Visitation was Friday, July 20, 2 in the family home in Ethete. A funeral service ... [more]

Charles Walton

Jul 22, 2012 - Staff:  Charles "Chuck" Walton of Riverton died Saturday, July 7, 2012, at his home with his family by his side. He was 80.
Memorial services will be at a later ... [more]

Mildred S. Absher

Jul 22, 2012 - Staff:  Lander native Mildred Agnes Stronach Absher, 97, died Friday, June 29, 2012, at St. Andrews Village in Aurora, Colo.
There has been a memorial service in ... [more]

State will allow some exhibits in tunnel to the Capitol

Jul 22, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The State Building Commission has voted to allow small exhibits in the tunnel leading into the State Capitol in Cheyenne.
The change made this week ... [more]

UW study challenges long-held fire beliefs

Jul 22, 2012 - The Associated Press:  RENO, Nev. -- Scientists using field notes from surveys first conducted by the government before the Civil War believe they've gained a better understanding of ... [more]

Digest

Jul 22, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Cheney hosts Romney at fundraiser
JACKSON -- People who attended a private fundraising dinner last week in Jackson Hole for Republican presidential ... [more]

Enter the fair parade

Jul 22, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  There are lots of ways -- and reasons

The Fremont County Fair Parade is six days away. There are many ways to be part of it, and many reasons as ... [more]

Improvements to U.S. 26, Burma Road are of great benefit

Jul 22, 2012 - Gene Wintermote, Shoshoni:  I am a resident of Shoshoni, and I make quite a few trips to Riverton and around the county. I would really like to compliment the joint venture of two ... [more]

VP or no, Rubio looks beyond 2012

Jul 22, 2012 - By Carl Leubsdorf:  Ambitious American politicians from Lyndon Johnson to George Bush to Joe Biden had to be tapped for vice president to achieve their goal of national political ... [more]

Don't assume print's demise

Jul 22, 2012 - By Randy Tucker:  The nation's primary purchasers and voters aren't buying the idea

We live in an increasingly politicized society. You can't even invite friends to ... [more]

Lander's 11-12 Little League hopes dashed early by Cody

Jul 22, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The team bounced back to beat Green River 14-2 in consolation play

Lander's hope of qualifying for the state 11-12 year-old state Little League ... [more]

Riverton 11-12s second at District LL tourney

Jul 22, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Little League all-stars fell to Cody 15-3 to finish second at the District 1 11-12 year-old Little League championship in Cody.
Riverton will now ... [more]

Lander 9-10s grab District Little League championship

Jul 22, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  It's been a long time since Lander has claimed a Little League baseball championship. In fact, Lander head coach Tracy Yates can't recall the last time Lander ... [more]

Competitive Daniel brought UW baseball to national prominenc

Jul 22, 2012 - By Kevin McKinney, University of Wyoming:  He's all of five-foot-five and has always sported a flat top haircut sharp enough to cut through iron.
His competitive juices flow as deeply as any I have ... [more]

Raiders drop three of four

Jul 22, 2012 - Staff:  The Riverton Raiders American Legion baseball club needed to sweep the Lovell Mustangs to stay out of the cellar of the Class A Northwest Wyoming American ... [more]

Plan would put housing for 24 CWC students at Sinks Canyon site

Jul 20, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  The Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees authorized advancement of an adjusted housing project that would put 24 beds at the college's Sinks Canyon ... [more]

Friday balloon flights called off

Jul 20, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Weather conditions grounded hot-air balloon enthusiasts Friday in the first of three scheduled Riverton Rendezvous launches.
At 7:08 a.m., balloonmeister Pat ... [more]

Balloon Block found near parking sign in vacant lot

Jul 20, 2012 - Staff:  This year's Riverton Rendez-vous Balloon Block Treasure Hunt went down to the wire, but it was worth the wait for Sarah Wempen.
The Riverton resident found ... [more]

Ethete hosts powwow, other weekend events

Jul 20, 2012 - From staff reports:  The 47th annual Ethete Celebration is July 20 to July 22, at the Ethete powwow grounds with Chris Eagle Hawk Sr. serving as master of ceremonies.
Grand entry ... [more]

Suspect used puppy inquiry to case house, police allege

Jul 20, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  It may have been only small amounts of change a Riverton teen stole during several alleged burglaries in rural neighborhoods, but prosecutors say she took more ... [more]

Most Wyoming counties get federal disaster designation

Jul 20, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Sixteen Wyoming counties now qualify for federal drought assistance.
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack this week designated two more ... [more]

Mead says he hasn't decided on expanding Medicare in state

Jul 20, 2012 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead said Thursday that he's not inclined to expand the Medicaid program in Wyoming as much as the federal health care law calls ... [more]

Digest

Jul 20, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Fire restrictions in Bighorn Forest
SHERIDAN -- Fire restrictions remain in effect on the Bighorn National Forest.
Fires are restricted to designated ... [more]

Our skyscrapers

Jul 20, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  For the 32nd summer, hot-air balloons grace the local skies

They say the first time two brothers named Montgolfier flew their hot-air balloon -- ... [more]

With Anderson aloft

Jul 20, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  My first balloon flight was also my roughest

I've been lucky enough to fly in a hot-air balloon about 25 times in the years since the Riverton ... [more]

Shooting at movie house shakes up the campaign

Jul 20, 2012 - By Ken Thomas, The Associated Press:  FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The deadly shooting spree in Colorado consumed the presidential campaign Friday, sidetracking a bitter political contest with a tragedy ... [more]

Smith, Gomendi to wed July 28

Jul 20, 2012 - Staff:  Jesse Kent Smith and Whittney Kay Gomendi announce their upcoming marriage, which is planned for July 28, 2012.
The future bride is the daughter of Renee and ... [more]