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Governor's staff looks over Hill's shoulder

Jul 15, 2012 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A directive from the Wyoming Legislature requires Gov. Matt Mead's staff to exercise close oversight of some spending at the state Department of ... [more]

Man falls to death in climb at Teton Park

Jul 15, 2012 - The Associated Press:  GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK -- Officials at Wyoming's Grand Teton National Park say that a National Forest employee fell to his death while climbing at the park ... [more]


Jul 15, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Man sentenced for fatal crash
CASPER -- A man involved in a crash that killed a teenager standing on a downtown Casper sidewalk has been sentenced to 10 ... [more]

Edna Jean Rawdon

Jul 15, 2012 - Staff:  Edna Jean "Peggy" Rawdon, 94, of Riverton, died Wednesday, July 11, 2012, at hospice care in Casper. Her death resulted from injury suffered from a fall July 2 ... [more]

Valorena Delorne Tassitsie

Jul 15, 2012 - Staff:  Valorena Delorne Tassitsie, 72, of Fort Washakie, died July 6, 2012, at the Purdue Valley Hospital in Colorado Springs, Colo., after a lengthy ... [more]

Donald Johnson

Jul 15, 2012 - Staff:  Donald Johnson, 74, a longtime resident of Lander, died after a year-long battle with heart and lung problems on Monday, July 9, 2012, at Manning Regional ... [more]

Patrick Arthur Wells

Jul 15, 2012 - Staff:  Patrick Arthur Wells, 57, of Fremont County, died July 2, 2012, at the Showboat Assisted Living Facility.
Graveside services were July 5 at Mount Hope ... [more]

Not so bad

Jul 15, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Biggest fears for county budget planners didn't pan out this year

Fremont County's budget planners got two pieces of good news as they finalized the ... [more]

Commissioners caved in to the special interests on fireworks

Jul 15, 2012 - Robert Spengler, Lander:  Editor:
Fremont County Commissioners displayed an unbelievable lack of good judgment, common sense and serious disregard for the safety of the citizens of ... [more]

When money talks, truth is silenced

Jul 15, 2012 - By Mark Shields:  Mark Hanna, the Cleveland industrialist who managed the winning presidential campaign of his fellow Ohio Republican William McKinley, offered this timeless ... [more]

Proud to have called her a friend

Jul 15, 2012 - By Randy Tucker:  I became aware of Carolyn B. Tyler as a kid, then worked with her as a colleague.

For as long as I can remember, Carolyn Tyler was an integral part ... [more]

CWC summer cage camp showcases players

Jul 15, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  There were 18 teams in Riverton for the two-day camp that featured a number of different divisions.

Dan Martin didn't have to move far for his new ... [more]

Lander LL all-stars have first-round bye

Jul 15, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The top two teams from the district tournament qualify for state.

Lander Little League all-star baseball coach John Gans called Cody the team to beat ... [more]

County sends big contingent to NHSFR

Jul 15, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The big high school rodeo starts Sunday in Rock Springs.

Coley Nicholls is more relaxed this year.
The Riverton High School senior will be at the ... [more]

Vogel grabs all-around buckle at Pioneer Days

Jul 15, 2012 - From staff reports:  Josee Vogel won the all-around buckle at the annual Pioneer Day rodeo on July 4 in Lander.
Vogel finished second in the breakaway competition with a time of ... [more]

Riverton girls second in state fastpitch softball tournament

Jul 13, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  U.S. Energy manager Mark Stone guided his fastpitch softball program to a second-place finish Sunday at the state tournament in the Under-18 division in Rock ... [more]

One win, two close losses for U14 girls at state

Jul 13, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  After a 14-6 victory over the Gillette Blue Jays in the first game of bracket play at the state girls fastpitch tournament, the Riverton Under-14 girls squad ... [more]

Fremont County athletes named to all-star events

Jul 13, 2012 - From staff reports:  Several Fremont County coaches and players have been selected to play in the Wyoming Coaches all-star games on Saturday, July 21, at Casper College.
The ... [more]

Wyoming announces football times

Jul 13, 2012 - From staff reports:  The remaining game times for Wyoming's 2012 home football schedule were announced on Thursday. Also announced were the special events planned in conjunction ... [more]

Drought impact obvious in major range, crop losses

Jul 13, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  After addressing commissioners in the past two years about agricultural damages from flooding, Fremont County Farm Service Agency director Andrea Warren ... [more]

CWC faculty resignations examined

Jul 13, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  Among the first-year departures were forensics and debate instructor Jeremy Christensen and film instructor John Little, both of whom were heading up new ... [more]

Cousin of one Hudson victim charged after fight in jail with suspect

Jul 13, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  A cousin of one of the two victims stabbed to death at a Hudson home in November is facing charges allegedly for beating up one of the murder suspects while ... [more]

Fires ignited by Wednesday storm snuffed out in a hurry

Jul 13, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Several wildfires in Fremont County started by Wednesday afternoon's thunderstorms have been contained. 
"Lightning struck basically everywhere," said Reid ... [more]

New fires sparked; Teton National Park blaze may be due to illegal campfire

Jul 13, 2012 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- One of several wildfires that broke out Thursday in northwestern Wyoming may have been started by an illegal campfire.
Firefighters responding to ... [more]

Search cut back for Utah boy missing in Wyoming

Jul 13, 2012 - The Associated Press:  POWELL -- Authorities are scaling back efforts to find a 9-year-old Utah boy feared to have drowned in the South Fork of the Shoshone River in ... [more]


Jul 13, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Bank suspect to be transferred
POWELL -- A Utah man suspected of holding up banks in four states after being furloughed from jail will be brought to ... [more]

What a flub

Jul 13, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  How is it that the USA's Olympic outfits are being made in China?

The nominations for Dimwit Move of the Year have been announced, and there is an ... [more]

Thanks to community, kids

Jul 13, 2012 - L. Jason Bennett, Riverton:  Editor:
I have had the honor and privilege to teach band at Riverton Middle School and Riverton High School for the last six years. This has been a great ... [more]

A hazy season of fires and recollections

Jul 13, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  There's smoke everywhere on travel routes from Wyoming to Colorado and back. The fires started too soon this year, and they are filling our skies, and ... [more]

WRHS names students on fourth-quarter honor roll

Jul 13, 2012 - From staff reports:  Ninth grade
Principal's list

Robert Buline, Darcey Maddock and Zachery Noffsinger
"A" honors
Cole Bossert, J. D. Grindle, Alex Kini, Jordan ... [more]