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Softball tourney in full swing

Jun 17, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  U.S. Energy girls fastpitch softball manager Mark Stone called the Gillette Blue Jays the early frontrunner to win the Under-18 title Sunday in the three-day ... [more]

Babe Ruth second in Powell

Jun 17, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton put together some low-scoring games to place second in a two-day tournament for traveling 13-15-year-old teams June 9-10 in Powell.
Riverton posted a ... [more]

Improvement in jobs picture

Jun 17, 2012 - Staff:  There was good news across the chart in April for Fremont County's employment picture, with more people working, a larger work force, and fewer people out of ... [more]

Tribal elders aim to connect with modern kids through ancient ways

Jun 17, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Saturday's Gathering of Healthy Families focused on building relationships, trust and positive interaction.
About 25 people, mostly children, gathered ... [more]

RPD using Taser less frequently as policies change

Jun 17, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Last in a series
The use of the electric-shock Taser by the Riverton Police Department has decreased substantially in the past two years as ... [more]

Woman gets two-year term connected to fatal rollover

Jun 17, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  A federal judge on Friday ordered an Ethete woman to serve two years in prison for being the intoxicated driver during a rollover crash on 17 Mile Road that ... [more]

Union Pass is Firewise for 10 years

Jun 17, 2012 - Staff:  The county program is recognizing the efforts that include fire prevention measures taken by the Dubois-area community a decade ago.
Union Pass in the ... [more]

Shoshone Nat'l Forest planners set meeting

Jun 17, 2012 - Staff:  Shoshone National Forest managers and representatives of cooperating agencies are meeting on June 27-28 at the Big Horn Federal in Thermopolis.
The meeting ... [more]

Enzi accepting fall internship applicants

Jun 17, 2012 - Staff:  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]

The way it was: Union Carbide -- 1976

Jun 17, 2012 - Staff:  A generation ago, Fremont County's economy had an industrial flavor far stronger than exists today. A half dozen uranium mines teemed with workers and huge ... [more]

Loggers: Fires show need for more logging

Jun 17, 2012 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  By Ben Neary
Associated Press

CHEYENNE (AP) -- As crews continue to face off against a fast-moving wildfire in northern Colorado, some in the timber ... [more]

Dad's day: Use it as an opportunity to learn about the man and his times

Jun 17, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Often on the third Sunday in June, we recall a memorable moment in our newspaper office. It took place some years ago, when a teen-age visitor acknowledged ... [more]

Leadership can be hard to come by

Jun 17, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Leadership, or the lack of it, has been one of the most controversial topics since man first invented the concept eons ago.
Management styles differ, ... [more]

Recognition was appreciated, but some attributes were overstated

Jun 17, 2012 - By Kyle Haratyk, Lander:  Editor:
While I am grateful for the praise from my friends and co-workers, a few of the details mentioned in the advertisement that the hospital placed about ... [more]

Leslie R. Leclair-Hutsell

Jun 17, 2012 - Staff:  Lander native Leslie R. Leclair-Hutsell, 52, died unexpectedly on Thursday, May 17, 2012, in Colorado Springs, Colo.
A memorial service will be this summer in ... [more]

Karen A. Noon

Jun 17, 2012 - Staff:  Karen A. Noon, 54, died Saturday, June 2, 2012, at the family home on the Wind River Indian Reservation.
Funeral services were Tuesday, June 5, at Blue Sky ... [more]

Terry Lynn Bright

Jun 17, 2012 - Staff:  Former Lander resident Terry Lynn Bright, 71, died Saturday, June 9, 2012, at his home in Thermopolis.
A memorial picnic will be Saturday, June 23, at Hot ... [more]

Austin Keith Barnes

Jun 17, 2012 - Staff:  Austin Keith Barnes, one-day old son of Regina Hunter and Roderick Barnes, both of Riverton, died Sunday, June 10, 2012.
Services were Thursday, June 14. ... [more]

Peggy Jane McCulloch

Jun 17, 2012 - Staff:  Peggy Jane McCulloch, 85, died Saturday, May 5, 2012, at her home in Lander after a long battle with cancer.
According to her wishes, there will be no formal ... [more]

Charlynn M. Heidekrueger

Jun 17, 2012 - Staff:  Charlynn M. Heidekrueger died Saturday, May 26, 2012, at her home in Pavillion.
She was 48 years old.
Cremation has taken place and memorial services will be ... [more]

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]