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Riverton hosting state mineral and gem show

Clubs from around Wyoming will meet June 15 and June 16 at the Fremont County Fairgrounds.

The Wyoming state mineral and gem show will be 9 a.m. to 6 ...

Lysite rancher named to Fremont County Fair Board

Gloria Philp joins the Fremont County Fair Board just in time to begin preparations for the 100th fair. On May 14, the Fremont County Commission voted to ...

Brew Fest begins Friday

Lander also will play host to a rugby match and pancake breakfast Saturday.

The 12th annual Brew Fest begins at 5 p.m. Friday at the soccer fields ...

Ceremony at cemetery not the time for political talk

Editor:
I am not a resident of your city, and I do not mean to butt in where I am not wanted. But I do want to share an opinion on the Memorial Day speech I ...

Prime time for the Dipper and Bear

June, the midpoint in the of the dance of the Sun and our Earth which this year occurs on June 21. It is our longest day of sunlight and of course our shortest ...

GOP governors looking less vulnerable as prep for 2014 election starts

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Republican governors took over statehouses across the country after the 2010 elections and immediately acted on promises to usher in a new ...

Definition of terms

'Normal' fire danger is no cause for complacency as summer nears

Of course it was good to hear that wildfire danger in Fremont County and Western ...

Digest

Lawmakers to consider tax on flaring
CHEYENNE -- Lawmakers will consider a proposal that would tax oil producers on the natural gas they burn off from ...

CHEYENNE -- Three federal agencies are concluding meetings Wednesday on proposed changes to how they manage the Snake River headwaters and the river's upper ...

Review says feds ought to leave wild horses alone

RENO, Nev. -- A scathing independent scientific review of wild horse roundups in the West concludes the U.S. government should likely instead let nature cull ...

Girl hurt during carnival doing better; incident still unexplained

The girl who was injured Friday during a carnival at the Fremont County Fairgrounds is in stable condition this week, according to local officials.
"The last ...

The Riverton City Council squashed Walmart's plans to sell alcohol in a 4-3 vote Tuesday. The store was seeking a transferred retail liquor license from the ...

Black bear confirmed on Gas Hills Road; experts say it probably will leave

A specialist in large carnivores from the Wyoming Game and Fish Department visited Riverton over the weekend to investigate a black bear sighting on Gas Hills ...

Riverton budget forecasts $46K surplus

City administrator Steven Weaver presented the City of Riverton's draft budget, which showed a surplus of $46,000, during a budget work session May 23. The ...

Today

Deaths
BROWN
Marieta "Rita" Brown, 50, of Lander, died Tuesday, May 28, at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. A funeral mass was at 10 a.m. Saturday, ...

West Nile remains a threat

The Wyoming Department of Health says West Nile virus spread by mosquitoes remains a potential threat in Wyoming as warmer weather arrives across the ...

'Penny Power' signs costly

Editor:
Here are some facts and figures about the "Penny Power"sign:
One green sign --$260.
One steel post, 12 feet tall --$32.40.
One employee to set sign ...

Powers collide in recess appointment spat

The Supreme Court is expected to take up a groundbreaking separation-of-powers case later this month that features a constitutional clash between the ...

Tuesday notes

So rare
"What is so rare as a day in June?" asked the poet James Russell Lowell in a line familiar to most of us who took freshman English. To get an ...

The Riverton Kiwanis Club sponsored its annual Kids Hooked on Fishing Day on Saturday at the Big Bend ...

 
 

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