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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]

No champs from county group at NHSFR

Jul 24, 2013 - Staff:  By Bruce Tippets
Sports Editor

Three cowgirls and one cowboy from Fremont County participated last week in Rock Springs at the National High School Finals ... [more]

Cowboys picked to finish fourth in Mountain Div.

Jul 24, 2013 - Staff:  The University of Wyoming football team was picked to finish fourth in the Mountain Division of the Mountain West Conference in the preseason poll of ... [more]

14-year-olds come up a run short at state semis

Jul 24, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  In the must-win game vs. Casper, Riverton was behind 7-0 before making a final push.

Riverton showed plenty of desire on Saturday in a tough 11-10 ... [more]

Triathlon and walk/run events coming this Saturday

Jul 24, 2013 - Staff:  Participants can help with the reconstruction of the Darcie Zimmer memorial recreation trail in a 1K, 5K or 10K run or walk or a sprint triathlon this ... [more]

Mary Catherine "Cathy" Harmon

Jul 24, 2013 - Staff:  No services are scheduled for Mary Catherine "Cathy" Harmon, 59, who died July 17, 2013, at her home in Riverton.  Cremation has taken place.
 She was born ... [more]

Cheryl Large

Jul 24, 2013 - Staff:  Cheryl Large of Riverton died at her home on Sunday, July 21, 2013. She was 61 years old.
Cremation has taken place, as was her wish.
A memorial service ... [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]

New Bridger-Teton forest supervisor starts work on Sunday

Jul 24, 2013 - Staff:  The Bridger-Teton National Forest in Fremont County and northwest Wyoming has a new supervisor.
Clinton Khyl has been serving as deputy forest supervisor for ... [more]

Online K-12 school can be a sensible alternative for some

Jul 24, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Students can still participate in local school sports while enrolled in the online school, as well as take part in band, theater and other ... [more]

Don't leave stuff lying around; it can 'grow legs'

Jul 24, 2013 - Mary Sue Shoup, Riverton:  I thought it would be of interest to people who have a tendency to leave items like purses, car parts, or anything else that can grow legs just lying ... [more]

A twisted, modern 'Romeo & Juliet'

Jul 24, 2013 - By Chris Peck, Associated Editor:  Maybe that's what two Wisconsin teenagers thought they were just before the collided deliberately with a pickup truck on the Riverton-Lander highway last ... [more]

Enter the parade

Jul 24, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  The Fremont County Fair Parade is intended to showcase our best

"I love a parade!" exclaims the old song form the 1930s that still is heard at summer ... [more]

Restored Big Boy would be in Cheyenne

Jul 24, 2013 - Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- Union Pacific Railroad says it will try to restore one of the largest steam locomotives ever built to operating condition.
The railroad said ... [more]

Fire grows to 1,900 acres as it enters more forested area

Jul 24, 2013 - By Eric Blom Staff Writer:  The wildfire in Sinks Canyon grew more than 1,900 acres by Wednesday morning. Westerly winds pushed the Fairfield Fire away from the Homestead Park subdivision ... [more]

In court challenge, superintendent argues for autonomy

Jul 24, 2013 - By Bob Moen, Associated Press:  State schools Superintendent Cindy Hill's legal challenge to a new state law contends the framers of the Wyoming Constitution didn't intend for the governor ... [more]

July 29 trial set for man accused in Lander death

Jul 24, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Last-minute talks among lawyers at a pre-trial failed to produce a plea agreement for a Lander man facing a murder and a sexual assault charge. The trial of ... [more]

Riverton woman killed in Utah crash

Jul 24, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Friends of Judith Nethercott said the Riverton woman had just begun a new chapter in her life when she was killed Saturday in a Utah car crash.
Nethercott, ... [more]

Digest

Jul 24, 2013 - Associated Press:  Million-dollar gift for UW
LARAMIE (AP) -- The Bernard Osher Foundation has given $1 million to the University of Wyoming to establish an endowment to ... [more]

CWC Sinks Canyon site still closed; offered to firefighters

Jul 24, 2013 - Staff:  Central Wyoming College is keeping its Sinks Canyon Center closed as the fire on Fairfield Hill continues to spread. College officials will offer the resources ... [more]

Riverton Little League drops first-round thriller

Jul 24, 2013 - Staff:  Gillette downed Riverton 15-14 during the first round of Little League state tournament play Wednesday afternoon in Laramie.

Riverton scored 11 runs in the ... [more]

Missing man located in a Montana jail

Jul 24, 2013 - From staff reports:  The man who was the subject of a missing persons report last week was located in a Montana jail.
Officials say they found Roger Pierce, 75, of Pavillion, on ... [more]

City yard waste truck driver did 'the nicest thing'

Jul 23, 2013 - Peggy Gress, Riverton:  Editor:
The nicest thing happened on the Fourth of July. As we were working in our yard, my husband noticed the city of Riverton yard waste truck coming down ... [more]

Today

Jul 23, 2013 - Staff:  Births

SUNRHODES
A daughter was born to Sharel Tillman-SunRhodes, of Fort Washakie, and Damon J. SunRhodes, of Arapahoe, at 8:31 a.m. June 2, 2013, ... [more]

Riverton 11-12s open state Little League vs Gillette

Jul 23, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  By Bruce Tippets
Sports Editor

Deep pitching and powerful hitting have lifted the Riverton 11-and 12-year-old all-star team into the state baseball ... [more]

Raiders end regular season 10-32

Jul 23, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The Riverton Raiders split with the Casper Drillers to end the American Legion baseball regular season Saturday night at Roy Peck Field.
In the opener, ... [more]

Braun sets bad example for big leaguers

Jul 23, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Yankees manager Joe Girardi's message to kids Monday night was simple: "If you cheat, you will eventually get caught."
That message was echoed Saturday ... [more]

Lorene 'Lory' Franklin

Jul 23, 2013 - Staff:  Lorene "Lory" Franklin, 84, of Riverton, died at her home on Sunday, July 21, 2013.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 25, 2013, at ... [more]

Jerome Andrew Clemetson

Jul 23, 2013 - Staff:  Jerome "Jerry" Clemetson, 66, of Riverton died at Riverton Memorial Hospital on Saturday, July 20, 2013. As were his wishes, cremation has taken place.
A ... [more]

Health officials offer tips to guard against smoke damage

Jul 23, 2013 - Staff:  The following precautions will help people avoid the negative effects of smoke damage or smoke inhallation during the dry summer months when wildfires are ... [more]

Two more fires in Wyoming

Jul 23, 2013 - Associated Press:  (AP) -- Two other wildfires are burning in Wyoming in addition to the Fairfield Hill blaze near Sinks Canyon.
To the north, a 50-acre wildfire is burning in ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Jul 23, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Sinks Canyon fire
A frank reminder of an rare unpleasant side of life in the West is being provided in close-up detail again this week via the wildfire ... [more]

Sinks Canyon fire hits 1,200 acres, still could spread

Jul 23, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  TUESDAY EVENING UPDATE 6:10 p.m.: The U.S. Forest Service now says the fire perimeter has increased to 1686 acres with growth seen on the western edge ... [more]

Fast-moving fire burning in Sinks Canyon

Jul 22, 2013 - Staff:  A fast moving wildfire, estimated by the Shoshone National Forest Service at 1,200 acres as of Tuesday morning, is burning 10 miles southwest of Lander near ... [more]

Lander downs Riverton 9-10 all-stars to claim championship

Jul 21, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  The timely hits dropped for the Lander 9- and 10-year-old all-star baseball team in a 9-5 win over Riverton in the district championship game Saturday at the ... [more]

Riverton 11-12s win district Little League title

Jul 21, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton pitcher Jaren Draper struck out a Cody batter with the bases loaded for the final out to lock up his squads thrilling 4-3 victory in the 11-and ... [more]

Subsidy might be best in attracting a different airline

Jul 21, 2013 - Clay Henton, Riverton:  Editor:
On this question of Wyoming towns paying a subsidy to airlines to protect air service, has a subsidy ever been pad to Great Lakes?
It seems to me ... [more]