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Motocross race planned for Sunday in Riverton

Aug 5, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Fremont County racing fans will get a bonus High Plains Motocross Race on Sunday in Riverton.
Worland canceled the scheduled race two weeks ago so Fremont ... [more]

RJFL taking registration for 2012 season

Aug 5, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton Junior Football League president Brett Watson wanted to make sure the word is out that fifth- and sixth-graders interested in playing football this ... [more]

Wolverine wrestlers home from grueling mat camp

Aug 3, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Eat, sleep and wrestle.
That is what five Riverton High School wrestlers did from June 30 to July 27 at the J. Robinson Intensive 28-day wrestling camp in ... [more]

Cross-county tennis challenge Aug. 18 in Riverton

Aug 3, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  In 2011, Lander won the annual cross-county tennis challenge with Riverton.
The Riverton tennis players have marked Saturday, Aug. 18, at Sunset Park in ... [more]

CWC master plan eyes construction in Lander, Jackson

Aug 3, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  The Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees has approved a master plan that has been in the works since last year.
It was approved 6-1, with trustee Frank ... [more]

Goat exhibitor pockets prize after prize

Aug 3, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  The announcer for the youth goat show seemed to be stuck on repeat Thursday at the 2012 Fremont County Fair. Calling out Colter Lenier, 12, nine times as a ... [more]

New exhibit showcases special needs participants

Aug 3, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  There is a new exhibit at the Fremont County Fair this year dedicated to those with special needs.
Debra Williams, of Riverton, said the exhibit was created ... [more]

Dubois Circuit Court considered for closure as budget cuts loom

Aug 3, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The state legislative judiciary committee's meeting in Cheyenne on Monday included discussion on a recommendation to close the 9th Judicial District's ... [more]

Judge decides not to see site where bear killed man

Aug 3, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The judge in a lawsuit filed by the widow of a man killed by a grizzly bear has decided not to view the mauling site near Yellowstone National Park ... [more]

Whooping cough on the rise in state

Aug 3, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Cases of whooping cough are up dramatically in Wyoming this year.
Through the end of July, state health officials have documented almost three ... [more]

Digest

Aug 3, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Nominations sought for group
PINEDALE -- The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is accepting nominations for people to serve on the Pinedale Anticline ... [more]

Downtown park

Aug 3, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  With new recommendation, planning will replace mere speculation

There are no takers so far on the City of Riverton's effort to sell the newly vacant ... [more]

Parade planners weren't involved past two years

Aug 3, 2012 - Joan Lassiter, Riverton:  Editor:
It was with great interest I read the article in the "Fair Timea edition and learned Mary Ellen Christensen and Karen Mitchell had organized the fair ... [more]

Many Model T mysteries

Aug 3, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  This is one of those few 'no start' summers

One of the great mysteries of summer at my house is whether the Model T will start.
I refer to the 1924 ... [more]

Badminton 'ethics' flap nothing new in sports

Aug 3, 2012 - By The Chicago Tribune:  The Olympics audience came to see the best in the world play badminton. Yes, it is an Olympic sport. Instead they saw athletes serving into the net and duffing ... [more]

Scott, Bray to marry

Aug 3, 2012 - Staff:  Mike and Audra Draper and Greg and Micheal Scott, of Riverton, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Melissa Marie Scott to Devon Patrick ... [more]

Bessey and Padilla to wed Aug. 18

Aug 3, 2012 - Staff:  Steve and Vickie Bessey, of Riverton, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Amanda Bessey to Jerome Padilla, son of Isaac and Elizabeth ... [more]

Shoshoni Masons give citizenship awards

Aug 3, 2012 - Staff:  The Masons of Shoshoni awarded four Shoshoni High School seniors with the John Coulthard Citizenship Award and also named an adult citizen of the year.
The ... [more]

Sheridan grad finishes at Air Force Academy

Aug 3, 2012 - Staff:  Andrew John Ferries graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., with a bachelor of science degree in systems engineering ... [more]

Man who died Wednesday in mountains was Atlanta resident

Aug 3, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Coroner's office has identified the man who died in the mountains near Dubois on Wednesday evening as Alec McCrackin.
County Coroner Ed ... [more]

Today

Aug 3, 2012 - Staff:  Births
HILL

A son was born to Katlynn Hutchinson, of Lander, and Corey Hill, of Arapahoe, at 10:39 a.m. June 3, 2012, at Lander Regional Hospital. He ... [more]

Remembering Sepphoris, and other things the gospels left out

Aug 3, 2012 - By Paul V.M. Flesher:  It is a dream of many Christians to visit the Land of Israel. They think of this region as "the Holy Land," the place where Jesus, Moses, David and other ... [more]

'True Triumph' this Sunday at United Presbyterian Church

Aug 3, 2012 - From wire reports:  Bill Trollinger, with his message "True Triumph," is the guest speaker at the United Presbyterian Church at 10:30 a.m. this Sunday, Aug. 5.
Born and raised in ... [more]

Fair exhibitor: Event is all about braids

Aug 2, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  MaKayla McPherson, 10, was up to date on the latest fair hair fashion.
"It is all about braids," McPherson said. "The more unusual braid your hair is in, the ... [more]

Man died in remote area before rescue team could arrive

Aug 2, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Search and Rescue launched a mission Wednesday evening at Lake Louise near Dubois for a 65-year-old man who died, perhaps from a heart ... [more]

Wyoming Basketball Set For Foreign Tour to Canada

Aug 2, 2012 - UW Sports Information:  Laramie, Wyo. (Aug. 2, 2012) - The University of Wyoming men's basketball team hits the road on Sunday for a week-long trip to Calgary, Alberta, Canada, as the ... [more]

Poultry show full of entries, enthusiasm

Aug 2, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Nervous anticipation flooded Michael Davis, 14, as he prepared to show his barred rock chicken Ducky and his Polish top notch Kevin on Wednesday at the 2012 ... [more]

City moves toward plan to put park in vacant lot

Aug 2, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Riverton city administrator Steven Weaver plans to recommend that council members proceed with making the former Daisy Cleaners property at 420 E. Main St. ... [more]

Historic library set for wiring, other upgrades

Aug 2, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Upgrades described as timely and necessary are being planned for the historic Carnegie Library in Lander.
Fremont County Library Systems director Matt Nojonen ... [more]

Fire risk now highest of the season

Aug 2, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Wildfire experts say states across Wyoming and the West are now at the highest risk of the season for wildfires as hot weather patterns continue to dry out ... [more]