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Now is the time to brings ideas forward for Tonkin Stadium

Jun 26, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Yesterday it was a special place, where young Riverton kids aspired to their athletic dreams and our community gathered to cheer them on.
Today, the grass ... [more]

Hot, dry, dangerous: Fire risk extreme, officials warn

Jun 26, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Several agencies, including those in Fremont County, are on high alert due to extreme fire risk in nearly all of Wyoming.
"It's going to remain really, really ... [more]

Commissioners to consider partial fire ban

Jun 26, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The written proposal could be considered at the board's July 3 meeting.

Fremont County Fire Protection District chief Craig Haslam is recommending ... [more]

Friends of the Library marks 20th anniversary

Jun 26, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  A celebration of the milestone will be from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Riverton branch, 1330 W. Park Ave.

The mezzanine level of the Riverton ... [more]

Jeremy Hill to be named RHS activities chief

Jun 26, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Jeremy Hill, a Riverton High School graduate and current assistant principal at Lamar Consolidated High School in Rosenberg, Texas, will be named the new ... [more]

Western Wyoming has first big fire

Jun 26, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Authorities have decided to try to extinguish the 300-acre Fontenelle Fire immediately.

CHEYENNE -- The first major wildfire of the season in western ... [more]

Massachusetts man gored by bison in park

Jun 26, 2012 - The Associated Press:  WEST YELLOWSTONE, Mont. -- Officials in Yellowstone National Park say a Massachusetts man was gored by a bull bison that threw him 10 feet in the air and then ... [more]

Digest

Jun 26, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Men steal car, then wreck it
ROCK SPRINGS -- Bond has been set at $20,000 each for two men arrested at a wreck involving a reported stolen car.
The ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Jun 26, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  True summer
The first week of true summer brought us our hottest weather of 2012 to date, with four straight days of 95 or warmer. Sweat out these ... [more]

Court is part of D.C. that can keep a secret

Jun 26, 2012 - By Jesse J. Holland, The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- It's been the biggest secret in a city known for not keeping them.
The nine Supreme Court justices and more than three dozen other people have ... [more]

Business offers best experience to govern nation

Jun 26, 2012 - Harold Goodell, Dubois:  Editor:
On the front page of the Ranger Sunday, June 17, there in bold type were the words "Improvement in Jobs Picture,"with numbers. What a nice way to ... [more]

Catherine C. Loneman

Jun 26, 2012 - Staff:  Catherine C. Loneman, 79, of the Wind River Indian Reservation, died Friday, June 22, 2012, at the Lander Regional Hospital.
Funeral services are at 2 p.m. ... [more]

Today

Jun 26, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
LONEMAN

Catherine C. Loneman, 79, of the Wind River Indian Reservation, died Friday, June 22, at the Lander Regional Hospital. Funeral services ... [more]

Spratt cousins, Nicholls shine at state HS rodeo

Jun 26, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  By Bruce Tippets
Sports Editor

Three high school rodeo state titles were won by Fremont County athletes on Sunday in Douglas.
Coralee Spratt of Shoshoni ... [more]

Miller first Wyo. athlete named MW Scholar-Athlete of the Yr

Jun 26, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  LARAMIE, Wyo. - Former Wyoming cross country/track and field student-athlete Greg Miller was named Tuesday as the 2011-12 Mountain West Male Scholar-Athlete of ... [more]

Triathlons coming up in Riverton and Lander

Jun 24, 2012 - From staff reports:  For the second consecutive year, sprint triathlons are planned in both Lander and Riverton this summer.
Both share common goals of getting people moving to ... [more]

Lander, Riverton HS runners take 5k races at Lander Brain Drain

Jun 24, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Kade Simonson has a goal of a Class 3-A boys state cross country individual championship in the fall.
The Lander Valley High School senior used the 13th ... [more]

Past reservation stars meets in fun all-star game

Jun 24, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  A team of former county greats edged an all-Wyoming Indian High School alumni team 93-91.
FORT WASHAKIE -- Al C'Bearing likes being a positive role ... [more]

Riverton Little Leaguer shines at Coors Field in Pitch, Hit and Run

Jun 24, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Demi Stauffenberg proved she isn't afraid of the big stage.
The Riverton 8-year-old won the regional Pitch, Hit and Run competition for her age division ... [more]

Reluctant Riverton council OKs cash infusion for detox center

Jun 24, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Riverton City Council members got into a heated debate Tuesday when discussing whether to give money to the Fremont County Alcohol Crisis Center so it can meet ... [more]

Good fun, good friends good times

Jun 24, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Cody residents Larry and Lucille Moerike love Willie Nelson's song "On the Road Again."
The Moerikes, who have been married 62 years, say any time is a good ... [more]

Crime reports on reservation rise in conjunction with more police on job

Jun 24, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  There's been more crime reported over the past two years on the Wind River Indian Reservation, but the U.S. Attorney for Wyoming says that's a sign of ... [more]

Mead:State needs 'all of the above' angle on energy

Jun 24, 2012 - By Don Warfield, Staff Writer:  GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK -- Wyo-ming Gov. Matt Mead took a strong stance in support of his state's mining industry, particularly its coal sector, in a speech ... [more]

Planning ongoing for new Dubois museum

Jun 24, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  Lander architect Mike Quinn presented preliminary drawings of a new Dubois museum building on June 14 to the Fremont County Museums Board and Dubois ... [more]

Digest

Jun 24, 2012 - Staff and wire reports:  Forums focus on primary candidates
The Fremont County Republican Party is hosting various candidate forums in the coming weeks leading up to the Aug. ... [more]

Fort Washakie's library providing page-turners

Jun 24, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Staff members at the Fort Washakie School/Community Library want to encourage their patrons to make reading a regular activity this summer.
"The Summer ... [more]

Campfires raise concern in Shoshone forest

Jun 24, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Shoshone National Forest is reminding visitors to practice proper campfire safety after several fires have escaped fire rings.
Also, several campfires ... [more]

Lander's library hosting bicycle safety rodeo for kids

Jun 24, 2012 - From staff reports:  Lander police officers will converge on the Fremont County Library in Lander on Wednesday, June 27, but don't worry. It's all in the name of safety.
The two ... [more]

Lander's library hosting bicycle safety rodeo for kids

Jun 24, 2012 - From staff reports:  Lander police officers will converge on the Fremont County Library in Lander on Wednesday, June 27, but don't worry. It's all in the name of safety.
The two ... [more]

Students can become Enzi interns

Jun 24, 2012 - From staff reports:  U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., is encouraging college students and graduates to apply for an internship in his Washington, D.C., offices this fall. The deadline ... [more]