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Viola 'Ann' Smith

Jul 24, 2012 - Staff:  Viola "Ann" Smith, 67, of Ethete, died Sunday, July 22, 2012, at the Riverton Memorial Hospital.
A rosary will be at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 25, at Blue Sky ... [more]

Dawn Michelle Day

Jul 24, 2012 - Staff:  Dawn Michelle Day, 28, of the Wind River Indian Reservation, died Saturday, July 21, 2012.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 25, at the ... [more]

Mildred Esther Isenhart

Jul 24, 2012 - Staff:  Mildred Esther Isenhart, 92, died Tuesday, July 17, 2012, at the Douglas Care Center in Douglas.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 25, at ... [more]

Finding fun without flight

Jul 24, 2012 - Staff:  Although Riverton Rendezvous balloons never took flight in mass over the weekend -- just the second time that's happened in 32 years -- their audience found ... [more]

Phone scam aims at stealing money from senior citizens

Jul 22, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Sheriff's Office asks residents to be mindful of a scam that has hit the area recently and involves phone calls about money needed for a ... [more]

Rendezvous fights weather

Jul 22, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Cruise interrupted; balloons scuttled again

When Riverton resident Latasha Lawrence turned 19, she knew what she wanted for her birthday.
"I noticed ... [more]

County could revisit swap with city, says commissioner

Jul 22, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Settle on purpose for the bigger parcel first, Becker recommends

Fremont County Commissioner Travis Becker wants the board to decide its intended use ... [more]

Farmers markets grow in tribal areas

Jul 22, 2012 - From staff reports:  Farmers markets on the Wind River Indian Reservation are starting for the summer season.
The markets will be every Thursday night through Oct. 11, weather ... [more]

Tribal crimes, issues are part of Lander meeting

Jul 22, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Wyoming is holding its ninth annual Wind River Native American conference next month in Lander.
The meeting ... [more]

Digest

Jul 22, 2012 - From staff reports:  Pavillion-area energy groups meeting in Casper
The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality and the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission will ... [more]

Museums board continues Dubois plans

Jul 22, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Commission this Tuesday is expected to officially approve vice chairman Pat Hickerson to be the new liaison for the county museums ... [more]

Assaulting tribal police leads to prison term

Jul 22, 2012 - From staff reports:  An Eastern Shoshone tribal member accused of assaulting three federal law enforcement officers on the Wind River Indian Reservation has been sentenced to 10 ... [more]

New state map shows oil, gas resources

Jul 22, 2012 - From staff reports:  A comprehensive new map on oil and natural gas resources in Wyoming covers a range of information -- from the geology to key facilities and production.
The map ... [more]

CWC student earns award for West Nile

Jul 22, 2012 - From staff reports:  Central Wyoming College graduate Jonathon McFall of Pavillion was the recipient of an IDeA Development Award for Student Travel at the fourth biennial National ... [more]

The way it was: Oregon Trail anniversary -- 1993

Jul 22, 2012 - Staff:  Nineteen years ago this week, the Oregon Trail was having a birthday -- its 150th, to be exact. Dozens of historians and Oregon Trail enthusiasts were ... [more]

Balloons grounded again Saturday

Jul 22, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  After Friday morning's failed hot-air balloon launch, Spring Creek, Nev., native Gayle McCoy was ready for other endeavors.
"Forget the weather, I am ready ... [more]

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]