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County Fair sheep wagon show brings back vivid memories

Jul 29, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The permit issued by the Bureau of Land Management to the Davison Brothers of the Riverton area allowed federal range crossing for 1,300 sheep from May 25-29, ... [more]

Tribes want feds to start regulation of Internet gaming

Jul 29, 2012 - Staff and wire reports:  With some states readying to start online gambling, Native American tribal leaders are calling on the federal government to step in as it did with ... [more]

Drive-By for Isbell's concert in Lander

Jul 29, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The ex-Drive-By Truckers performer will play an outdoor show by the Lander Bar at 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 2.

When Jeff Stanbury had the chance to bring ... [more]

Thompson receives award for sage-grouse protection

Jul 29, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Commission chairman Doug Thompson and other members of Gov. Matt Mead's Sage Grouse Implementation Team have received an award from U.S. ... [more]

Art Walk in Atlantic City puts creativity on display

Jul 29, 2012 - From staff reports:  Artists, crafts people and authors will display their work at several locations in Atlantic City when the community hosts its sixth annual Open House and Art ... [more]

State holding meetings to discuss drought conditions

Jul 29, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Department of Agriculture will host two public meetings in central Wyoming that will address the agriculture industry and the current drought and ... [more]

Digest

Jul 29, 2012 - From staff reports:  Learn about natural gas vehicles
Encana Corp. is inviting the public to attend the Riverton Natural Gas Vehicle Ride & Drive event from from 11 a.m. to ... [more]

The way it was: Bigger grandstand -- 1965

Jul 29, 2012 - Staff:  Riverton was booming in the summer of 1965, with uranium exploration and production expanding rapidly, school construction in active mode, and housing popping ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Jul 29, 2012 - The Associated Press:  UW participates in booze safety program
LARAMIE -- Students, faculty, staff and administrators from the University of Wyoming recently participated in a ... [more]

Justin Greg Greenhalgh

Jul 29, 2012 - Staff:  Justin Greg Greenhalgh, 36, died Saturday, July 14, 2012, in Battle Mountain, Nev.
A memorial service was at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 28, at the Riverton Senior ... [more]

Daniel B. King

Jul 29, 2012 - Staff:  Former Riverton resident Daniel B. King died July 23, 2012, in Santa Monica, Calif.
He was 35 years old.
Dan King was born Feb. 25, 1977, in Green River, ... [more]

Diane Patrice Hagemeister

Jul 29, 2012 - Staff:  Diane Patrice (Geer) Hagemeister, 65, died Thursday, July 19, 2012, at the Riverstone Hospice Home in Billings, Mont.
Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. ... [more]

Black Hawk chopper to appear at fairgrounds

Jul 29, 2012 - From staff reports:  Monday's Military Appreciation Night accompanying the first night of the Fremont County Fair PRCA Ram Rodeo will include an appearance by a Wyoming National ... [more]

Remaining Cowboy Campfires dates called off

Jul 29, 2012 - From staff reports:  Due to fire concerns and restrictions, the remaining schedule of this summer's Authentic Cowboy Campfires has been canceled.
The following performances will ... [more]

Newlin's boat wins prelim heat, qualifies for row final

Jul 29, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Brett Newlin's eight-man United States boat locked up a spot for the Olympic rowing finals Saturday by winning its heat at the London games.
The Riverton High ... [more]

Pokes to open basketball season with game at Wyoming Indian

Jul 29, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  In a surprising announcement Friday, the University of Wyoming Cowboys men's basketball team confirmed that the Pokes will open their 2012-13 basketball season ... [more]

Phinney, Lehmkuhler win second Go Fremont County Triathlon

Jul 29, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  More than 80 athletes from Wyoming and other states competed in the Go Fremont County Triathlon Saturday in Riverton.
Brent Phinney of Windsor, Colo., shaved ... [more]

Lander 9-10s fall in two straight at state

Jul 29, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  GREEN RIVER -- Two state tournament games didn't go the way for Lander at the Wyoming 9-10-year-old Little League baseball tournament in Green River.
Laramie ... [more]

Pokes to open 2012-13 season in Ethete

Jul 27, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  The University of Wyoming men's basketball team will begin the 2012-13 season by hosting Fort Lewis College for an exhibition game at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. ... [more]

4-H members show horses

Jul 27, 2012 - Staff:  Youths participate in the 4-H horse showmanship competition Friday at the Fremont County ... [more]

Riverton LL stars fall 9-6 to Gillette at state tournament

Jul 27, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  GREEN RIVER -- Gillette ended the baseball season for the Riverton 11-12-year-old Little League all-stars in a 9-6 victory Thursday afternoon in Green River. ... [more]

Raiders season ends with loss to Douglas

Jul 27, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton ace Johnny Souza threw 167 pitches Thursday in a consolation game, but the Douglas Bearcats stole a 13-10 victory in the American Legion baseball ... [more]

Tax board backing assessor's view on retirement residence

Jul 27, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Commission is supporting assessor Tara Berg's determination that the non-profit Mountain Vista Retirement Residence in Lander is not ... [more]

Tuff kids tap their personal experiences in cancer drive

Jul 27, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  At 11 years old, Dillon Fabricus provided a simple answer for using $800 of his savings to raise money in the fight against cancer.
"Because lots of people ... [more]

Feds tell Wyoming to keep using PAWS test; lawmakers disagree

Jul 27, 2012 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  TORRINGTON -- Federal education officials told Wyoming Thursday it should keep administering the state proficiency exam for high school juniors next year.
No ... [more]

Digest

Jul 27, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Books opened on shale play
CHEYENNE -- Petroleum companies and investors are about to get a better idea who has struck black gold and who might be in ... [more]

Ranchers weigh drought options

Jul 27, 2012 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- A show of hands isn't scientific evidence, but it can make a point.
At a workshop about drought management options for livestock producers ... [more]

Griz mauling victim says bears, people can coexist

Jul 27, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CLARK -- Three years have passed since Jerry Ruth nearly lost his life in a chance encounter with a grizzly bear while hiking through tall Wyoming sagebrush ... [more]

Still relevant

Jul 27, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  The Olympic Games link years and memories forever

There aren't many things from 1896 that still have relevance in 2012. One of them starts today. The ... [more]

CBT taught through example and guidance

Jul 27, 2012 - By Pat Schmidt:  It may have changed later, but I know that when the District 25 school board went into executive session in the 1970s, Carolyn didn't have to leave the ... [more]