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Raiders battle but drop 7-4 game to Douglas

Jun 9, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Douglas Cats scratched out a 7-4 victory over the Riverton Raiders Saturday afternoon in the first day Roy Peck Invitational Wood Bat baseball tournament. ... [more]

Howlett, only soccer coach Lander boys ever had, hangs it up

Jun 9, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Dan Howlett has created a big soccer coaching legacy at Lander Valley High School after holding the boys position for the past 29 years.
The end came for ... [more]

Volunteer firefighters train for season

Jun 9, 2014 - By Chilton Tippin, Laramie Boomerang:  LARAMIE (AP) -- With a tree behind his fire engine engulfed in flames, Mike Morin called in the Blackhawk.
"We've got a torcher," the Big Laramie Valley ... [more]

Leon Wilkinson

Jun 9, 2014 - Staff:  Leon Wilkinson, 63, of Riverton died at the Help for Health Hospice Home on Thursday, June 5, 2014.
Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 10, at ... [more]

Theresa M. Duncan

Jun 9, 2014 - Staff:  Theresa Mae (Grice) Duncan, age 100, died Tuesday, May 27, 2014, at Westward Heights Care Center in Lander.
Born June 27, 1913, at Sundance to John and ... [more]

In politics, it's smart to welcome converts

Jun 9, 2014 - By Mark Shields:  Long before he teamed with Erskine Bowles, a Democrat and former President Bill Clinton's White House chief of staff, to lead the bipartisan commission on ... [more]

About that Thermop A&W ...

Jun 9, 2014 - By Randy Tucker:  The news is a a lot better than I reported three weeks ago.

"The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated," the legendary author and ... [more]

Fight or die

Jun 9, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Horror, heart and heroism characterized the allied landing on D-Day 70 years ago

Nothing against today's combat soldier, who puts his life on the ... [more]

Digest

Jun 9, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Road work set on Grand Loop
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- Yellowstone National Park visitors will likely to encounter new road and bridge construction ... [more]

The way it was: Ag education award -- 1975

Jun 9, 2014 - Staff:  The winner of Wyoming's Vocational Education Outstanding Service Award 39 years ago this week was a familiar face in Fremont County.
Shoshoni High School ... [more]

Run, cycle swim event to support trail rebuild, health fund

Jun 9, 2014 - From staff reports:  Fremont Physical and Sports Therapy and Go Fremont County! will host the first Go Fremont County! Parade Day 5k, Cycle or Swim on July 26.
The organizers ... [more]

City cuts license requirement for some Riverton businesses

Jun 9, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Officials said implementation of the ordinance would have little or no financial effect on the city's budget.

The Riverton City Council approved a ... [more]

NWS: Most lightning deaths occur during leisure activities

Jun 9, 2014 - From staff reports:  The National Weather Service is using lightning safety week, June 22 to June 28, to inform outdoor enthusiasts about the dangers of lightning. Although recent ... [more]

Cody powwow inviting dancers

Jun 9, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Plains Indian Museum Powwow in Cody celebrates its 33rd anniversary this year.
The event takes place June 21 and June 22 at the Robbie Powwow Garden on ... [more]

County ranks eighth in state in visitor spending

Jun 9, 2014 - From staff reports:  The countywide 4 percent lodging tax is expected to bring in $675,000 for fiscal year 2013-2014 which ends June 30. FY 2014-15 is expected to generate the ... [more]

Antique engines go on display at annual show

Jun 9, 2014 - From staff reports:  The 19th Annual Don Layton Memorial Antique Tractor and Engine Show will be June 14 and June 15 in Shoshoni. Admission is free.
The show opens at 9 a.m. when ... [more]

Central Wyoming College hosting retreat for children with diabetes

Jun 9, 2014 - From staff reports:  Central Wyoming College is hosting a family retreat for children and families with type 1 diabetes.
The retreat, scheduled for July 11-13 at the CWC Sinks ... [more]

Cheyenne businessman Murray part of bid slate in secretary of state campaign

Jun 9, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Republican Ed Murray of Cheyenne used a recent Fremont County tour to meet with local officials and voters to build support for his campaign for Wyoming ... [more]

Challenging time for college HR office amid high-level retirements

Jun 9, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Human resources employees at Central Wyoming College have been busy this year as they work to replace retiring staff members.
"We have loads of searches ... [more]

Big gains in employment since last year

Jun 9, 2014 - From staff reports:  County's jobless rate now 4.5 percent

Employment across Fremont County continued to strengthen as spring arrived in 2014, with big improvement shown ... [more]

Cheyenne businessman Murray part of bid slate in secretary of state campaign

Jun 9, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Republican Ed Murray of Cheyenne used a recent Fremont County tour to meet with local officials and voters to build support for his campaign for Wyoming ... [more]

Challenging time for college HR office amid high-level retirements

Jun 9, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Human resources employees at Central Wyoming College have been busy this year as they work to replace retiring staff members.
"We have loads of searches ... [more]

Big gains in employment since last year

Jun 9, 2014 - From staff reports:  County's jobless rate now 4.5 percent

Employment across Fremont County continued to strengthen as spring arrived in 2014, with big improvement shown ... [more]

What if Bergdahl were your son?

Jun 9, 2014 - By Chris Peck:  You'd probably want no stone left unturned to free him

Did the President break the law by making the trade?
No, I won't be going to Hailey, Idaho, ... [more]

Raiders the host team at Peck invite this weekend

Jun 6, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The competition for the Riverton Raiders should pick up this weekend at the Roy Peck Wood Bat baseball tournament.
Riverton entertains Douglas, Green River ... [more]

St. Margaret's taps Chouinard as next principal

Jun 6, 2014 - Staff:  St. Margaret's Catholic School has hired Mary Jo Chouinard as principal for the 2014-2015 school year.
She has 39 years experience in education, including 24 ... [more]

Athletes help civic organizations recruit volunteers

Jun 6, 2014 - Staff:  Twenty-two runners and walkers helped five local civic organizations recruit volunteers May 17 during the second annual Good Samaritan Run, Walk and Drive ... [more]

Mary 'Lucy' Harris

Jun 6, 2014 - Staff:  Mary "Lucy" Harris, of Riverton, died Monday, June 2, 2014, at her home. She was 70 years old.
Memorial services will be at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's ... [more]

Today

Jun 6, 2014 - Staff:  Births
TRACK
A son was born to Tashina Tillman and Galen Track Sr., of Fort Washakie, at 6:59 a.m. April 8, 2014, at Lander Regional Hospital. He weighed 6 ... [more]

BLM reminds public of fire risk

Jun 6, 2014 - From staff reports:  With more people spending time outdoors, the Bureau of Land Management reminds everyone to be cautious while using campfires.
BLM Wyoming fire management ... [more]