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Frontier Days rodeo-goers get peek at action behind the chutes

Jul 28, 2013 - By Becky Orr, McClatchy Newspapers:  A huge crowd headed out from the Old West Museum to get an up-close and personal look at the workings of the rodeo.
About 270 people took part in a one-mile ... [more]

Sierra Club sues feds over shale development

Jul 28, 2013 - The Associated Press:  The action includes Wyoming and two other shale states.

SALT LAKE CITY -- The federal government is being sued for opening up parts of the Rocky ... [more]

The way it was: Rodeo queens -- 1945

Jul 28, 2013 - From staff reports:  The closest thing to the Fremont County Fair in 1945 was the summertime pro rodeo in Riverton, reflecting an interruption in traditional fair activities ... [more]

Digest

Jul 28, 2013 - From staff reports:  Chip sealing begins on U.S. 26/287
Chip sealing of more than 22 miles of U.S. 26/287 between Dubois and Diversion Dam was scheduled to begin ... [more]

Volunteers to drink alcohol, drive simulator in 'Wet Lab' experiment

Jul 28, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  In an effort to raise awareness about the effects of drinking and driving, Injury Prevention Resources will host a large-scale, public "Wet Lab" from 9 a.m. to ... [more]

Humanities council to sponsor fall reading series

Jul 28, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Humanities Council will sponsor "Reading Wyoming," its community-based book discussion series, in Riverton as well as Guernsey, Lusk, Pine Bluffs, ... [more]

Select committee praises county, tribes for contract

Jul 28, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Select Committee on Tribal Relations received an update July 16 on the solid waste contract recently agreed upon by the Northern Arapaho and Eastern ... [more]

Atlantic City hosting an Open House, Art Walk

Jul 28, 2013 - From staff reports:  The day's events include live music, a coloring contest, free self-guided tours and a poker run.

Atlantic City will host its seventh annual ... [more]

Spitter faces felony charges for incident with deputies

Jul 28, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The man who spit on Fremont County Detention Center staff after being arrested for stealing a truck in Riverton now faces two felony assault charges in ... [more]

Ambulance disagreement settled for now with OK of $2.8M budget

Jul 28, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  After delays amid sometimes heated discussion for several weeks, Fremont County Commissioners have approved a $2.8 million budget for the Fremont County ... [more]

Fremont County Fair: Parade kicks off week of fun, tradition

Jul 28, 2013 - By Steve Peck, Publisher:  Big crowds and mild temperatures greeted the Fremont County Fair Parade on Saturday morning, the first big event on the public schedule for the 100th fair.
A ... [more]

4-H fashion show participants earn awards

Jul 26, 2013 - Staff:  The annual fashion review was staged in the Robert A. Peck Arts Center ... [more]

Nuway aiding firefighters

Jul 26, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  After 41 years cooking food at more than 90 fires across the country, Harry Reed of Lander served his first meal to a local firefighter on Monday. Reed has ... [more]

Firefighters hope to save historic tree from Hardluck Fire

Jul 26, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Firefighters are content to let a 1,200-acre wildfire in a central Wyoming forest burn -- except for one particular, dead tree.
The Hardluck Fire is ... [more]

Today

Jul 26, 2013 - Staff:  Corrections
In Wednesday's Ranger, the page five story "Online K-12 school can be a sensible alternative for some families, teachers says" should have ... [more]

Coroner says woman found in canal died of cardiac event

Jul 26, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Coroner Ed McAuslan says Dajuana Crichton, 55, of rural Riverton, died as the result of a cardiac event Wednesday.
Crichton was found in an irrigation ditch ... [more]

Rescue workers respond to false request for emergency assistance

Jul 26, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Search and rescue volunteers "weren't all that impressed" with a man who reportedly made a false request for emergency help Tuesday evening.
The Fremont ... [more]

Damp weather helping Fairfield crews

Jul 26, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Cooler, damper weather has helped firefighters stop the Fairfield Fire from spreading for two days.
On Thursday morning, the official size was 1,559 acres ... [more]

Digest

Jul 26, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Trustees meet on salary request
CHEYENNE -- The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees is likely to seek more money for salaries in a new two-year ... [more]

Lubnau to address Republicans on Hill probe

Jul 26, 2013 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  The Wyoming House Speaker has empaneled a special committee to investigate the state superintendent.

CHEYENNE -- State House Speaker Tom Lubnau will ... [more]

Robbery suspects still at large; arrests could be made soon

Jul 26, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The people involved in an armed robbery and separate home break-in Thursday were still at large Friday morning, but officials say a list of potential suspects ... [more]

Today

Jul 25, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
Clemetson

Jerome "Jerry" Clemetson of Riverton died at Riverton Memorial Hospital on Saturday, July 20, 2013. He was 66 years old. Cremation ... [more]

Digest

Jul 25, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Man killed in Evansville shooting
EVANSVILLE -- Authorities say one man is dead following a midnight shooting at a bar in Evansville.
The Natrona ... [more]

Firefighting pros accept a different way of life

Jul 25, 2013 - By Gib Mathers, For the Associated Press:  POWELL -- Battling blazes becomes a way of life for firefighters and their families
Demanding. Dangerous. And, at times, deadly.
While local firefighters are ... [more]

Woman's death in irrigation ditch under investigation

Jul 25, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Officials are investigating the death of Dajuana Crichton, 55, of rural Riverton, who was found in an irrigation ditch Wednesday near her home on Elkhorn ... [more]

Robbery, break-in suspects sought

Jul 25, 2013 - From staff reports:  An armed hold-up at a Riverton bar followed a shooting incident at a residence.

The Riverton Police Department is looking for several suspects ... [more]

Oak Ridge Boys set for Saturday fair show

Jul 25, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  County and gospel music legends The Oak Ridge Boys perform at the Fremont County Fair 5 p.m. Saturday, July 27, at the fairgrounds grandstand arena in ... [more]

Museums board to move forward with examination of one-director model

Jul 25, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A change in leadership coincided with a new direction for the Fremont County Museums Board. At a July 11 meeting, the group chose to examine a management ... [more]

Lightning caused fire near Sinks Canyon

Jul 25, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Officials on Wednesday said the Fairfield Fire above Sinks Canyon was ignited by a lightning strike July 17.
The blaze reportedly started at about 8:40 p.m. ... [more]

Today

Jul 24, 2013 - Staff:  Births

VIERRA
A daughter was born to Clarissa and Ernie Vierra, of Fort Washakie, at 7:42 p.m. June 7, 2013, at Lander Regional Hospital. She ... [more]