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Two dozen teams in town for softball tournament

Jun 15, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton has four girls teams, the most ever, in the ninth annual U.S. Energy Fastpitch tournament Friday through Sunday in Riverton.
Riverton has squads in ... [more]

CWC still second at national rodeo

Jun 15, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  With two days left to go, veteran Central Wyoming College cowgirl Lacey Tech remains in first pace in goat tying at the College National Finals Rodeo at the ... [more]

Top-rated track hosts motocross races this weekend

Jun 15, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Bo Kasper, Sheldon Buckingham and Jake Lemley are the top Fremont County motocross riders scheduled to race Saturday and Sunday at a High Plains Motocross ... [more]

Lawmakers back longer public comment period on proposed frack rules

Jun 15, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  A legislative committee on Friday morning unanimously supported extending the comment period for a proposed federal rule governing the controversial practice ... [more]

Cash stolen from store after owner forgot bag

Jun 15, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  Riverton police are looking for two women who might have knowledge about a bag containing approximately $1,000 that was taken from Walmart Wednesday.
Capt. ... [more]

Bunker hearing intended to halt dispute

Jun 15, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Commission has set the hearing for 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 19, after approving a memorandum of understanding with affected ... [more]

State's oil, gas regulator quits after remark on Pavillion

Jun 15, 2012 - Staff:  The day before he was set to lead a discussion in Riverton, Wyoming's top oil and gas development regulator has resigned following a remark that greed and ... [more]

Defeated in court, county fights paying other side's legal expense

Jun 15, 2012 - Staff and wire reports:  Fremont County is still balking at paying legal fees for a group of American Indians whose court challenge forced the county to abandon its system of at-large ... [more]

Digest

Jun 15, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Guernsey fire mostly out
GUERNSEY -- Guernsey State Park in southeast Wyoming is open to campers, boaters and visitors again.
The park has been closed ... [more]

Modern fire tanker planes in big demand

Jun 15, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- President Barack Obama signed a bill this week hastening the addition of seven large tanker planes to the nation's rundown aerial firefighting ... [more]

The more the merrier

Jun 15, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Riverton's weekly downtown food fair is becoming more than a garden showcase

One hurdle for a farmers market-style produce fair in the springs is ... [more]

And for the record, I don't have an iPhone

Jun 15, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler:  Just for the record, I don't have an iPhone.
Those who know me for the gadget geek I am, find this hard to believe.
But it is true -- I have made a ... [more]

Senior center 'business' can't simply ignore concerns

Jun 15, 2012 - Frank Tanner, Riverton:  Editor:
It's wonderful that there are some people out there who are willing to write letters defending the status quo at the Riverton Senior Citizens Center. ... [more]

Nervous Dems say donors had better get going

Jun 15, 2012 - By Julie Pace, The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- A growing chorus of once-confident Democrats now say President Barack Obama could lose the November election.
The hand-wringing reflects real ... [more]

Koons, McDonald to marry

Jun 15, 2012 - Staff:  Lanae Koons and Scott McDonald, both of Cheyenne, are pleased to announce their engagement.
The future bride is the daughter of Linda Koons and the late Larry ... [more]

Francom, Lou to wed

Jun 15, 2012 - Staff:  Dr. Scott and Shanell Stanley, of Riverton, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Alexiss Lou to Jeremy Wayne Francom.
The prospective ... [more]

Dubois resident receives degree from Dickinson State University

Jun 15, 2012 - Staff:  DICKINSON, N.D. -- Levi Vanuga, of Dubois, recently received a degree from Dickinson State University. Vanuga graduated with a degree in composite social ... [more]

UW announces spring semester provost's honor roll

Jun 15, 2012 - Staff:  The University of Wyoming lists 13 students from Fremont County on the 2012 spring semester provost's honor roll.
The provost's honor roll consists of ... [more]

June A. Yellowman

Jun 15, 2012 - Staff:  Fort Washakie native June A. Yellowman, 81, of El Reno, Okla., died Tuesday, June 12, 2012.
Funeral services are at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 16, at the Cheyenne ... [more]

Today

Jun 15, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
BARNES

Austin Keith Barnes, 1-day-old son of Regina Hunter and Roderick Barnes, both of Riverton, died Sunday, June 10. Services were Thursday, ... [more]

First-year academic letters awarded

Jun 15, 2012 - Staff:  Riverton High School first-year sophomore academic letter recipients were honored recently at the Annual Riverton High School Awards Assembly. Winners not ... [more]

Main Street building demolished

Jun 15, 2012 - Staff:  Contractor Jerry Bornhoft's excavator lifted a piece of debris from the old Daisy Cleaners building Thursday at East Main and Fifth streets in downtown ... [more]

Rustler women in thick of CNFR title run

Jun 14, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Rustler cowgirls stood second in the nation through Wednesday.

Central Wyoming College and Texas Tech University
are in a battle for the women's ... [more]

New CWC recruits staffing basketball camp

Jun 14, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Isaiah Tademy was anxious all last week.
The incoming Central Wyoming College freshman basketball player wanted to see what his new teammates for the 2012-13 ... [more]

Tribal waste official blasts county for rejecting trash offer

Jun 14, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Solid Waste Disposal District board's decision to reject a proposal concerning Wind River Indian Reservation trash management is getting ... [more]

Commissioners asking museum boss to resign; her answer due Friday

Jun 14, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Ongoing controversy regarding Carol Thiesse's management of the museum is interfering with operations, the elected leaders wrote.

Fremont County ... [more]

Yellowbear loses lawsuit over using sweatlodge in prison

Jun 14, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  He was moved to the Wyoming Medium Security Prison in Torrington in January.

A federal judge has ruled against convicted baby-killer Andrew John ... [more]

Woman pleads guilty to carjacking case in state

Jun 14, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- An Oregon woman pleaded guilty Wednesday to carjacking a man in western Wyoming last year.
Jessica Fritts, 36, faces a 30-year prison sentence ... [more]

Trumpeter swans to be reintroduced outside Yellowstone Park waters

Jun 14, 2012 - The Associated Press:  HELENA, Mont. -- With trumpeter swan populations struggling in Wyoming, Montana and Idaho, wildlife officials plan to release five young trumpeter swans into ... [more]

Digest

Jun 14, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Guernsey State Park to reopen
CHEYENNE -- Part of Guernsey State Park will reopen in time for the weekend after a wildfire chased campers and visitors ... [more]