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Blood test saves Riverton man from DUI homicide charge

Shawn Pendleton was sentenced to a year in jail on a lesser charge for the car wreck that killed Dana Trujillo.

A Riverton man will not be charged ...

The Lava Mountain Fire west of Dubois threatens about 870 structures, but officials say no property has been damaged or destroyed as a result of the blaze, ...

State budget woes could worsen when final figures calculated

Wyoming's budget picture continues to worsen, after a new state report indicated that the budget shortfall for the last fiscal year could be on the "high end" ...

No West Nile detected this week since fog increase

Weed and pest officials have not detected West Nile virus this week in mosquito pools in the Riverton area, despite the virus's presence last week on Mission ...

North Federal rebuild could stretch 3 years

The reconstruction of North Federal Boulevard set to take place in 2017 will continue on for at least another summer, and could be stretched out to ...

Wyoming digest

Big crowd at UW town hall
LARAMIE (AP) -- Hiring private contractors to do non-academic work, such as landscaping, is among the ideas that should be ...

Death in park dormitory fire a suicide, report concludes

CHEYENNE (AP) -- Investigators have determined that a man set a fire at an employee dormitory in Grand Teton National Park a year ago in an act of suicide.
The ...

Death in park dormitory fire a suicide, report concludes

CHEYENNE (AP) -- Investigators have determined that a man set a fire at an employee dormitory in Grand Teton National Park a year ago in an act of suicide.
The ...

Group using horses to assist veterans at CFD

CHEYENNE (TNS) -- BraveHearts, a group which uses horzes to assist veterans, is at Cheyenne Frontier Days this week giving demonstrations to audiences about ...

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Births

MADDELEIN
A daughter was born to Sierra Maddelein of Riverton at 11:54 a.m. July 21 at SageWest Health ...

Breanna Bower took fifth place in junior showmanship during the Fremont County Fair horse show Saturday in Riverton. The event traditionally is a preliminary ...

The Lava Mountain Fire west of Dubois covered 8,020 acres Tuesday morning, having grown more than 1,150 acres overnight.
It remains 0 percent ...

Allen says his second term would stabilize commission

Fremont County Commissioner Larry Allen is the board's only incumbent seeking re-election this fall.
If he's defeated, he said the board would lose important ...

Wyoming digest

Fugitive has Wyoming ties
RAPIC CITY (S.D.) -- The U.S. Marshals Service has added a South Dakota man who has been on the run for nearly eight years to ...

FCAG funds to requesters total $285k for the year

Ten organizations in Fremont County are receiving a total of $284,517 after the Fremont County Association of Governments finalized last week its distribution ...

Man charged in father-son kidnap, murder case hangs himself in jail

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Adding a new twist to an already bizarre kidnapping and murder case, a man charged in the killing of a Utah train worker has died after ...

Ferrets returning to area where they nearly vanished

The release will complete the circle of a story that began in 1981.

MEETEETSE (AP) -- Long gone from these parts, black-footed ferrets still appear on ...

Smaller fire near Lander fully contained

From staff reports
The Shoshone Lake Fire west of Lander has been contained.
It was reported July 19 about 15 miles west of Lander on the Washakie Ranger ...

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Community Calendar

Wednesday July 27

Music on the Lawn: Lost Springs Band, a classic rock and country ...

South Broadway between Main Street and Washington Avenue closed down for Riverton's "Alive at 5" on Thursday, July 21, with music, bouncy houses, food and ...

Sports

Riverton falls in first game at 15U Babe Ruth

Jaren Draper went 3-for-3, including a game-tying homer in a 13-8 loss to Southern Washington.

Jaren Draper stepped to the plate in the top of the ...

Raiders open state tourney in Douglas

Riverton's American Legion club lost two of three last weekend and are seeded No. 3 in the north.

Riverton's American Legion baseball club played a ...

Riverton's Lars Flanagan, St. Stephen's Mike Redman, Wyoming Indian's Chico Her Many Horses and Lander's LT Chu were named coaches of the year in their ...

Fastpitch team upbeat despite defeats

Wyoming's all-star squad has soaked in the experience of top-flight competition while maintaining a positive approach.


Wyoming's all-star fastpitch ...

Big Papi's gloves at all-star had local connection

When Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz stepped up to the plate in this year's Major League Baseball All-Star game for, perhaps, his final all-star at bat, he was ...

Babe Ruth squads chase regional titles

Riverton has two state-champion teams, and both are playing this week in Washington State.


Both state-champion Babe Ruth all-star clubs from ...

Opinion / Community

Enter the parade

The Fremont County Fair Parade is intended to showcase our summer best

"I love a parade!" begins the exuberant 1932 show tune of the same name, ...

'A lot more speed patrols' would be good on West Main Street

Editor:
The other day on West Main Street, I saw a Riverton Police Department car that had pulled somebody over for speeding. What a welcome sight that was. ...

Tuesday notes

Mother Nature's warmth
Weather forecasters who predicted 2016's hottest stretch of weather in the Wind River Basin last week had it right. We saw ...

Good turnout and good times at Pavillion reunion

Editor:
A big thank-you to all those who helped organize the reunion of Pavillon High School graduates, spouses and staff.
There were 165 who attended at ...

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