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Jackson airport busier than ever; Gillette plans subsidy

Jul 16, 2014 - The Associated Press:  The busiest airport in Wyoming is on track to have its busiest year on record.
And another airport is weighing plans to pay an airline to guarantee jet ... [more]

Making it easy

Jul 16, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  From the looks of it, virtually all of the recent car burglaries were preventable

We have reported repeatedly in recent days on many automobile ... [more]

Digest

Jul 16, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Lottery set to begin Aug. 24
CHEYENNE -- With the launch of the Wyoming Lottery just over a month away, the Wyoming Lottery Commission is working on ... [more]

Deadly house fire near Lander; two children killed

Jul 16, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Others airlifted out of state for burn treatment

Two young children have died after a fire surged through a home Tuesday night in rural Lander, ... [more]

Student finds Balloon Block in shady spot under tree

Jul 16, 2014 - From staff reports:  A student who sat down Tuesday afternoon for a water break in the shade ended up with more than a cool drink. He found The Ranger's Rendezvous Balloon ... [more]

Windshield destruction results in citation, arrest for Riverton man

Jul 16, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Jarett David, 20, of Riverton, was issued a citation for property destruction after he reportedly jumped on his ex-girlfriend's car and smashed her windshield ... [more]

Legislature might need a role in funding for swim pools

Jul 15, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  From our days in math class, we remember that when x equals one-half x, something just isn't adding up.
Lander superintendent of schools Mike Bowman uses that ... [more]

After 2-2 record at state, nationals up next for Riverton girls fastpitch unit

Jul 15, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  A shaky inning defensively doomed the the Riverton U.S. Energy fastpitch softball team Saturday at the state tournament. Riverton was 7-3 by the Gillette ... [more]

Today

Jul 15, 2014 - Staff:  Births
KLEIN

A son was born to Jessica Klein of Pavillion and Garrett Klein of Pavillion at 5:21 p.m. May 8 at SageWest Health Care at Riverton. The ... [more]

Obama may hold key to border fix

Jul 15, 2014 - By Alicia A. Caldwell, The Associated Press:  Some in Congress say wholesale legislative changes may not be necessary and that the president already has the authority to return the children to their ... [more]

Improvements to library's Community Room worthy goal for all

Jul 15, 2014 - Kevin Tippets, Fremont County Library Board member, Riverton:  Editor:
As a youth growing up in Riverton, I can remember my excitement at the building of the new Riverton Branch Library in 1983.  I lived several blocks ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Jul 15, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Rainout
Not too many events get rained out this time of year in Fremont County (or any time of year, for that matter), but that is what happened Friday ... [more]

Digest

Jul 15, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Basin officer shoots man
BASIN -- Police in Basin say an officer shot and killed a man who pointed a gun at him.
The officer had gone to a residence ... [more]

Air Force asked to reconsider big expansion of bomb training range

Jul 15, 2014 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- A Montana congressman said Monday that he wants the U.S. Air Force to scale back a proposal that would expand a bomber training site over ... [more]

Strong start to summer visitation in Yellowstone; melted road fixed

Jul 15, 2014 - The Associated Press:  YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- A road in Yellowstone National Park has reopened after it was melted by a hot spot in the ground.
Last week, park officials had to ... [more]

Locals object to plan for Pavillion water reports

Jul 15, 2014 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- People dealing with polluted groundwater in the Pavillion area have objected that a gas developer can review and comment on two state investigations ... [more]

Officials net fourth suspect in canyon cabin vandalism case

Jul 15, 2014 - From staff reports:  A fourth person is in custody related to a cabin vandalism case in Sinks Canyon.
Maxine Lawson, 19, of Riverton, was arrested on Fremont County warrants for ... [more]

Man beaten, arrested after picking fight with Riverton bar patrons

Jul 15, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Michael Thomson, 32, of Appleton, Wis., was arrested for public intoxication, interference and two counts of simple assault after an incident that was reported ... [more]

Larry Charles Obert

Jul 15, 2014 - Staff:  Larry Charles Obert, of Riverton, died Thursday, July 10, 2014. He was 66 years old.
Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, July 17, at Mountain View ... [more]

Lucy Mascarenaz-Esparza

Jul 15, 2014 - Staff:  Lucy Mascarenaz-Esparza, formerly of Riverton, died Saturday, July 5, 2014, at her home in Ontario, Canada.
She was born in Riverton and graduated from ... [more]

Irma Eileen (Welch) Tomberlin

Jul 15, 2014 - Staff:  Irma Eileen (Welch) Tomberlin, formerly of Riverton, died July 11, 2014, in Idaho Falls, Idaho. She was 89 years old.
Visitation is at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July ... [more]

Verna Ann Wagon No Ear Willow

Jul 15, 2014 - Staff:  Verna Ann Wagon No Ear Willow died Thursday, July 10, 2014, at the University of Utah Medical Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. She was 45 years ... [more]

City seeks bigger voice in county solid waste picture

Jul 15, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Members of the Riverton City Council requested more communication from the Fremont County Solid Waste Disposal District during a regular meeting this month. ... [more]

Ivan Randall Wanstall

Jul 15, 2014 - Staff:  Ivan Randall Wanstall died Friday, July 11, 2014. He was 50 years old.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 16, at 842 Ethete Road. Interment ... [more]

Land sales, marriage applications/certificates for June

Jul 14, 2014 - From staff reports:  Land sales
- Grantor: GOMENDI RICHARD BRUCE Legal: Sub/Mine: RENEGADE FIRST ADDITION MI Lot: 4 City: MISCE... Grantee: GRIFFIN JOSEPH VERN, GRIFFIN ... [more]

Lander fields Babe Ruth all-star team for tourney

Jul 14, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Manager Ernie Vierra keeps on pushing for Lander baseball to expand at all age levels, and he has decided to enter a 14-year-old (and younger) Lander all-star ... [more]

Riverton all-stars sweep first games as postseason begins

Jul 14, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton celebrated two victories Saturday in Lander to start the district Little League baseball tournament.
In the 11- and 12-year-old all-star division, ... [more]

Nicaraguan sentenced for killing Wyoming missionary

Jul 14, 2014 - The Associated Press:  -... [more]

Owen Fire containment stalls at 80 percent

Jul 14, 2014 - The Associated Press:  The fire is burning slowly in rough terrain, and no further spread is expected.

LARAMIE -- A wildfire burning in southeast Wyoming may not be fully ... [more]

Ad shows the candidate 'cares not one iota' for crime victims

Jul 14, 2014 - Amy Lou Brazil, Dubois:  Editor:
Now we really do know that Michael Bennett was hired solely to cut the budget in the Fremont County Attorney's office. 
He has exhibited concern ... [more]