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Joan McGowan

Jul 8, 2014 - Staff:  Joan "Jody" McGowan of Riverton died Saturday, July 5, 2014, at the Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation - Wind River Center. She was 77.
A family graveside ... [more]

Dozens of fireworks-related calls to firefighters; no injuri

Jul 8, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  This year's Fourth of July holiday was "busy as all get-out" for local emergency officials, who spent the past weekend responding to fireworks-related grass ... [more]

Lawmakers might ban 'logrolling'

Jul 8, 2014 - Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- Pending legislation would reiterate that it's a crime for a Wyoming lawmaker to offer to support a colleague's bill in return for a promise of ... [more]

County OKs new budget

Jul 8, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Plan leaves $640,000 surplus
Fremont County Commission-ers gave final approval Tuesday to a $40 million budget for the fiscal year that started July 1. ... [more]

Jackson still determining best way to stabilize slide

Jul 8, 2014 - Associated Press:  JACKSON (AP) -- Jackson officials are considering ways to stabilize a hillside that began sliding in April, threatening homes and businesses and eventually ... [more]

The beanball in baseball fact and fiction

Jul 8, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Baseball's beanball. It's part of the subtitle of Jason Turbow's book "Baseball Codes: Beanballs, Sign Stealing and Bench Clearing Brawls."
Turbow quips that ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Jul 8, 2014 - Steve Peck, Publisher:  Thermometer
Sure enough, the weather got hot. It took a bit longer than most of us expected, but the odds were in favor of it. Strongly. This is July. ... [more]

Planes, choppers to fight wildfire west of Laramie

Jul 8, 2014 - Associated Press:  President Barack Obama is asking Congress for $615 million to help fight wildfires as the summer season is already prompting blazes across western ... [more]

Roper named all-cround cowboy at Pioneer Days

Jul 8, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Stan Williams won both team roping and mixed team roping.
Cowboy Stan Williams swept the team roping competition to capture the all-around buckle at ... [more]

Ambulance questions

Jul 6, 2014 - Steve Peck, Publisher:  Beset with fiscal difficulty, the department
is looking for answers in different places

Hiring a new director for the Fremont County Ambulance ... [more]

Mosquito count generally low in population centers

Jul 6, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The local mosquito population has been "pretty quiet" this year according to Fremont County Weed and Pest assistant supervisor Nancy Pieropan.
"I think it's ... [more]

Digest

Jul 6, 2014 - Associated Press:  Canadian had stolen truck in park
CHEYENNE (AP) -- A Canadian man faces a federal charge of transporting a stolen pickup truck after his arrest in ... [more]

Third-party candidates push for injunction on funding rules

Jul 6, 2014 - Associated Press:  q Secretary of State hopeful Jennifer Young and supporter Donald Wills sued Gov. Matt Mead and Secretary of State Max Maxfield in federal court last month. ... [more]

Wendell Victor Shields Sr.

Jul 6, 2014 - Staff:  Wendell Victor Shields Sr., of Lander, died Wednesday, June 28, 2014, in his home. He was 85 years old.
A celebration memorial will be at 11 a.m. Monday, July ... [more]

Cindy Hill gripes to bar about lawyer-legislators

Jul 6, 2014 - Associated Press:  By Ben Neary
Associated Press

CHEYENNE -- Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill has fired back at state lawmakers who serve on a committee ... [more]

Bonnie B. Hill

Jul 6, 2014 - Staff:  Bonnie B. Hill, of Riverton, died Wednesday, July 2, 2014, at her home surrounded by family. She was 77 years old.
A viewing will be 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, ... [more]

Wait a minute... that's my rake

Jul 6, 2014 - Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  q I lent it out and it ended up being sold at an auction.

It's called a capital investment for tax purposes. But in real life it was an opportunity to get ... [more]

Organizations offering free treats to children wearing bike

Jul 6, 2014 - Staff:  Law enforcement officials are handing out tickets for free ice cream to children who wear their bicycle helmets this summer.
If an officer sees a child ... [more]

State fastpitch tourney will be fun to watch in Riverton

Jul 6, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  This week, Riverton gets an opportunity to show off the rest of the state for the Wyoming state fastpitch softball tournament.
There could be 30 to 40 teams ... [more]

Collegiate runner wins Lander men's half marathon title

Jul 6, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Kevin Miller arrived Lander on Thursday, and the first thing he did was scout out the annual Lander Half Marathon course.
By Friday morning, Miller was the ... [more]

Retired as county planner, Price runs for commission

Jul 6, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  He may have just retired after 30 years of leading the Fremont County Planning Department, but Ray Price wants to keep serving local residents.
Now, however, ... [more]

Variety of acts performing at Sweetwater County Fair After D

Jul 6, 2014 - Staff:  From staff reports

The Sweetwater Events Complex has announced the acts playing for the Sweetwater County Fair After Dark Concert Series from July 29 ... [more]

No plan to increase county airport aid; budget hearing set

Jul 6, 2014 - Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Animal control funding a bit higher
Organizations outside Fremont County government asked for more county support in the new fiscal year, but the ... [more]

The way it was - Declaration of Independence -- 1986

Jul 6, 2014 - Staff:  For some years the South Pass City State Historic Site hosted afternoon Fourth of July events that drew a nice crowd of tourists and locals filling holiday ... [more]

Lander senior Babe Ruth ends 25-game season

Jul 3, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The revived Lander Senior Babe Ruth team ended its first season last week with a 10-3 victory over Cody.
The game finished a two-month season for Lander. ... [more]

Baker plays for U.S. in all-star game vs. Canada

Jul 3, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Dubois football standout Sterling Baker player has the opportunity to represent the United States in a 6-man all-star game vs. Canada's all-stars.
The game is ... [more]

Traveling Renegades team moves to 24-2 on the season

Jul 3, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Riverton Renegades have a sparkling 24-2 on the season after playing to a 2-1 baseball record last week in Casper.
The Renegades are an under-14 ... [more]

Federal road project hard on nearby businesses

Jul 3, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Some business people see the road construction on South Federal Boulevard like eggs cracked for an omelette, but others think the project's poor management is ... [more]

Press oversight, the real kind, is necessary for democracy

Jul 3, 2014 - By Lee Hamilton:  In recent weeks, the scandal involving long wait times at VA hospitals can feel like some made-in-Washington spectacle generated by politicians looking for ... [more]

Summer has its own rules

Jul 3, 2014 - By Clair McFarland:  It seems to be the season to let things a few things slide

Oh summer! It's the nicest time to be in Wyoming. With our frequent sunshine, vast ... [more]