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Fire burns through area where bighorns released

Aug 2, 2012 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A 3,700-acre wildfire burned through an area of south-central Wyoming where bighorn sheep had been reintroduced, and while there's no evidence any ... [more]


Aug 2, 2012 - The Associated Press:  'American Idol' auditions in Casper
CASPER -- "American Idol" will be holding auditions in Casper next week as part of its "Small Town Audition Bus ... [more]

Food at the fair

Aug 2, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  There's nothing else like it, so indulge yourself this week

The smells alone are reason enough to find your way to the Fremont County Fairgrounds ... [more]

Say 'absolutely no' to horse slaughter plan for Riverton

Aug 2, 2012 - Mary E. Tasi, Riverton:  Editor:
I have taken the editor's advice about not reacting emotionally to the horse slaughter facility proposed for Riverton. Horses are, admittedly an ... [more]

Picking up the sticks

Aug 2, 2012 - By Jamie Drendel:  I'm a knitter, and don't try to cure me

I do it everywhere. In the backseats of cars, in dark movie theaters, in the middle of wedding receptions, ... [more]

Rotary's duck derby set for Saturday afternoon near the fairgrounds

Aug 2, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Rotary Club is hosting a rubber duck derby at 2 p.m. this Saturday, Aug. 4, to support the elimination of polio.
Participants adopt a rubber duck ... [more]

Hart named ad director for Ranger

Aug 2, 2012 - Staff:  James Hart is the new director of advertising for Riverton Ranger Inc. He began his new duties Monday, July 30.
Hart comes to Fremont County from Iowa, where ... [more]

For a happy workplace, stress employees' strengths

Aug 2, 2012 - Staff:  Question -- "As an employer, I am frustrated by the concept that it is my job to make my employees 'happy.' I certainly want them to be pleased at work ... [more]

Julian P. Reed

Aug 2, 2012 - Staff:  Julian P. Reed, 86, the father of Lander residents Donald Reed and Juleann Reed, died July 30, 2012, at Care Source Hospice in Salt Lake City.
Funeral ... [more]

Segourney 'Siggy' Wehling

Aug 2, 2012 - Staff:  Segourney "Siggy" Wehling, 21, of Denver, died as a result of a car accident Saturday, July 28, 2012, outside of Boulder, Colo.
Funeral services have been set ... [more]

Sharon Elaine Graves

Aug 2, 2012 - Staff:  Sharon Elaine Graves, 70, relative of Fremont County residents, died July 23, 2012, at West Park Long Term Care Center in Cody from complications of a stroke ... [more]

Mark D. Fortner

Aug 2, 2012 - Staff:  Mark D. Fortner, 42, formerly of Riverton, died July 19, 2012, in Greeley, Colo.
Memorial services were at 3 p.m. Friday, July 27, at Northern Colorado ... [more]


Aug 2, 2012 - Staff:  Births

A daughter was born to Jill Neville, of Yelm, Wash., and Joe Atkin, of Lander, at 3:05 p.m. July 28, 2012, at Lander Regional Hospital. ... [more]

High academic recognition for CWC athletes

Aug 2, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Two Central Wyoming College athletic teams finished in the top 10 in the nation for its academic work in the classroom for the 2011-12 year.
CWC women's ... [more]

Two Raiders earn postseason honors

Aug 2, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Johnny Souza and Brady Beers of the Riverton Raiders received 2012 postseason honors for their efforts on the baseball diamond.
Beers was named to the ... [more]

USA boat win Newlin inches from medal at London Olympics

Aug 1, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Brett Newlin's eight-man United States boat finished in fourth-place -- .03 second away from a bronze medal -- Wednesday in the finals of the Olympic Games in ... [more]

Fourth place for Riverton rower Brett Newlin in London

Aug 1, 2012 - Staff:  The United States 8-man rowing team with Riverton's Brett Newlin finished in fourth place behind Germany, Canada and Great Britain in Wednesday's gold medal ... [more]

CWC cowboy wins saddle bronc title

Aug 1, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Incoming Rustler sophomore Colton Miller won $1,060.20 when he rode a hose named Bad Company.

Central Wyoming College sophomore cowboy Colton Miller ... [more]

I'm cheering for the red white and blue (hawks)

Aug 1, 2012 - By Randy Tucker:  When the Olympics started in London on Saturday there were 35 sports and more than 400 events to be completed over the next 17 days.
While women's gymnastics ... [more]

In Drennen appeal hearing, expert calls shooting 'justified'

Aug 1, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  A criminal investigations expert with 44 years of experience testified on Tuesday afternoon that a Riverton man acted in self-defense in his case that resulted ... [more]

TV crew arrives to start show on 2004 homicide

Aug 1, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  A television show produced for the Investigation Discovery cable channel will focus on the 2004 murder of Wyoming Honor Farm nurse Tammy Sue Watts.
Staff with ... [more]

Busy with bees: Arlie Colva has brought buzzers to the fair for 40-plus years

Aug 1, 2012 - By Robert H. Peck, Staff Writer:  As he bent over his buzzing box of brightly-colored bees, Fremont County beekeeper Arlie Colva said he has been bringing his honey-making insects to the ... [more]

'Bedazzled Bra' contest shares proceeds

Aug 1, 2012 - Staff:  Amid cans of peaches, baked bread, and homemade quilts at the Fremont County fair this year is a new exhibit, "bedazzled bras."
The display for public judging ... [more]

Driver escapes wreck, car fire without injury

Aug 1, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Officials say a woman involved in a vehicle fire near Ethete escaped the fiery crash without injuries.
"The car was in the ditch fully engulfed in flames when ... [more]

Lightning on South Pass causes fire

Aug 1, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  About three acres of forest was charred Tuesday morning after lightning struck an area near South Pass.  
According to the Fremont County Sheriff's Office ... [more]

Utah man pleads not guilty to Wyoming bank robberies

Aug 1, 2012 - The Associated Press:  POWELL -- A Utah man suspected of robbing banks in his home state as well as Wyoming, Oklahoma and Montana has pleaded not guilty to federal charges in ... [more]


Aug 1, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Rough landing for helicopter
CODY -- Four people suffered minor scrapes and bruises when a malfunction caused a helicopter to make a rough landing in a ... [more]

Mead tours state wildfire sites

Aug 1, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead toured wildfire sites in Weston and Albany counties on Tuesday and praised firefighters for their work.
Mead toured the 62,000-acre ... [more]

Rooted in survival

Aug 1, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Our competitive games often sprang from real human needs

We are being treated this week to two spectacles of human competition, one local and ... [more]

Our home galaxy lights up the night

Aug 1, 2012 - By Carl Manning:  Our friend and colleague Carolyn Tyler has passed away, and her columns are all behind us now.
But as I looked through the many e-mails that I pore though ... [more]