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Tri-Valley float came together in a day

Jul 29, 2014 - By Steve Peck, Publisher:  Creating a float for their club was all in a day's work for members of Tri-Valley 4-H of rural Riverton.
The float for Saturday evening's Fremont County Fair ... [more]

Hornecker wants fourth sheriff term

Jul 29, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Sheriff Skip Hornecker says he is running for a fourth term based on his agency's accomplishments over the past 12 years.
"We want to continue ... [more]

Woman accused in baby killing found competent for trial

Jul 29, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Ardis Sierra Enos is charged with first-degree murder.

A federal judge has found an Ethete woman competent to stand trial for first-degree murder. A ... [more]

Frances Ruth (Lamont) Blumenshine

Jul 29, 2014 - Staff:  Frances Ruth (Lamont) Blumenshine, of Thermopolis, died Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at the Wyoming Pioneer Home in Thermopolis. She was 92 years old.
A ... [more]

Jahwee Jared Tarness

Jul 29, 2014 - Staff:  Jahwee Jared Tarness died Monday, July 21, 2014, at St. Luke's Medical Center in Denver. He was 1 day old.
Traditional Native American services were Monday, ... [more]

Doo-Wah group boasts long list of noteworthy collaborations

Jul 29, 2014 - From staff reports:  Entertaining on the free stage July 28 to Aug. 2 at the Fremont County Fair are the Doo-Wah Riders, a harmonizing vocal group backed by guitar, accordion and ... [more]

Jousting match added to schedule to recognize Kool Knights

Jul 29, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The theme for this year's Fremont County Fair and Rodeo is "Kids, Kritters and Kool Knights."
To celebrate the latter part of the phrase, fair organizers are ... [more]

E-cigarettes not allowed at fairgrounds, board says

Jul 29, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Fair and Rodeo Board has decided to ban the use of electronic cigarettes during this year's event.
"They're going to treat it the same as ... [more]

Hogs bring families together at county fair

Jul 29, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Crippen family started breeding pigs to support local competition.

Hogs and the fair are family affairs for Trish Crippen.
She has volunteered ... [more]

Science at the fair

Jul 29, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  'Bernoulli blower,' pendulums, blocks available all week in the Fremont Center

Science Zone director Steven Schnell said visitors should bring their ... [more]

Going for a goal: $200,000

Jul 29, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Over the past year, the Tough Enough to Help Cancer Fund has distributed $120,000 to area residents in need of financial assistance due to medical issues.
"So ... [more]

4-H leader says everyone should get involved

Jul 29, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Amanda Winchester, of Lander, has been participating in 4-H for 33 years.
She started when she was a child, competing in the events, and then became a leader ... [more]

Great white sharks coming to fair

Jul 29, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The live animals will be on display with the help of Great White Encounters of Florida.

Brave spectators will come face-to-face with predatory sharks ... [more]

Fair intern reaches out to younger audience

Jul 29, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Fair and Rodeo has an intern helping with marketing this year: Kari Wadsworth of Riverton.
She has spent her time in the job preparing ... [more]

Roadwork expected to cause traffic delays through fair week

Jul 29, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Local officials are bracing for the impacts of local road construction on traffic at this year's Fremont County Fair and Rodeo.
Projects include roadwork ... [more]

Rodeo royalty busy preparing for fair

Jul 29, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Royalty is headed into the busiest time of their reign as they prepare to represent the 101st Fremont County Fair and Rodeo.

The Fremont ... [more]

Lander earns chance at state LL title but loses twice to Cody

Jul 28, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  CODY -- The dream chase for a state Little League baseball title for the Lander Little League 11- and 12-year-old all-stars ended Saturday.
Cody came up with ... [more]

Raiders claw back in ninth inning to secure state spot

Jul 28, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Riverton Raiders qualified for the American Legion state baseball tournament on Saturday, pulling out a 15-13 win against Evanston in a must-win game at ... [more]

Riverton 15s take state, routing Douglas 12-1

Jul 28, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  It's the second Babe Ruth championship in a week's time for Riverton, whose 14-year-olds won.

GREEN RIVER -- The only thing left for the Riverton ... [more]

Riverton is 'Indian Country'

Jul 28, 2014 - Steve Willow, Lander:  Editor:
I am an enrolled member of the Northern Arapaho Tribe. I would like to let all you non-native people know that you can write letters and cry around ... [more]

We say we hate favoritism, but ...

Jul 28, 2014 - By Randy Tucker:  The cult of celebrity keeps putting the same old names and faces
on top.


Ever notice that the coach's kid always gets to pitch? No matter how ... [more]

Time machine

Jul 28, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  At fair time, it almost seems plausible

Is there such a thing as a time machine?
Maybe.
At the Fremont County Fair.
Of course the fair is new each ... [more]

Planned tech buildings at university get state funding

Jul 28, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Plans to build new academic buildings at the University of Wyoming are moving forward.
Design and construction plans for the Engineering Building ... [more]

Digest

Jul 28, 2014 - The Associated Press:  No fatals on 287 for 21 months
LARAMIE -- A stretch of highway from Laramie to the Colorado state line recently went 21 months without a fatal crash, a ... [more]

Thunderbird returns to Frontier Days after last year's interruption caused by sequester

Jul 28, 2014 - By Trevor Brown, MCT News Service:  Thousands of onlookers let out a roar Wednesday morning as the first Thunderbirds jet emerged under the cloud cover.
After a one-year absence from Cheyenne ... [more]

Federal criticism occupies much of Republican forum

Jul 28, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Republican candidates for state office sparred during a public forum Thursday night in Central Wyoming College's Little Theater.
The biggest theme that arose ... [more]

Gosar has governor primary to himself

Jul 28, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The former Wyoming Cowboy football standout is making his second run for the state's highest office.

Wyoming's current leadership is shortsighted, ... [more]

District 21 trustees approve $20.7 million budget for next fiscal year

Jul 28, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County School District 21 Board of Trustees approved a budget for the fiscal year 2014-2015.
In a short budget hearing before the board's regular ... [more]

Commission names Dubois man to county museums board

Jul 28, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Fremont County Commission voted unanimously July 2 to appoint Ron DuBay, of Dubois, to a three-year term on the Fremont County Museums Board.
According to ... [more]

Dubois center, Wyoming PBS to screen nature documentary

Jul 28, 2014 - From staff reports:  Wyoming PBS and the National Bighorn Sheep Interpretive Center will host a free public screening of the documentary "Touching the Wild," featuring naturalist ... [more]