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Man shot to death in altercation with police on reservation

Jul 30, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Officials say a suspect in a weapons offense was killed Tuesday evening in an officer-involved shooting on the Wind River Indian Reservation.
Information ... [more]

Solid waste district purchasing equipment, targeting efficiency

Jul 30, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Solid Waste Disposal District is moving forward with purchasing several pieces of heavy equipment, some of which is part of a plan to ... [more]

Grill suspected in fire that caused major damage to Riverton house

Jul 30, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  No one was injured in a structure fire that caused significant damage to a home at 801 N. N. 16th St. E.
After investigation, officials believe the 6 p.m. ... [more]

Close calls illustrate fire danger

Jul 30, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A cigarette butt thoughtlessly flicked into a tree line last weekend at Grannier Meadows nearly sparked a disaster for the Shoshone National Forest. Flames ... [more]

Pocket Pet show brings odd critters to fairgrounds

Jul 30, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  In a typical scene at the Fremont County Fair, a group of youths gathered to show their prized animals to a panel of judges Monday afternoon. What were not ... [more]

Around the fair: July 30

Jul 30, 2014 - Staff:  - Residents have reported long delays driving near the fairgrounds after evening entertainment.
Some were stuck in traffic for as much as half an hour between ... [more]

Hill, Mead mix it up at governor debate

Jul 30, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  Republicans Taylor Haynes and Democrat Pete Gosar also
participated.


CHEYENNE -- State Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill lashed out at ... [more]

Gay marriage lawsuit allowed to continue

Jul 30, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A state judge declined Tuesday to suspend a lawsuit contesting a Wyoming law that specifies marriage is limited to one man and one woman. Instead, ... [more]

Digest

Jul 30, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Flooding in southeastern Wyoming
CHEYENNE -- Heavy rain soaked parts of southeastern Wyoming on Tuesday, prompting flash flood warnings for parts of ... [more]

Rodeo royalty busy preparing for fair

Jul 29, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Royalty is headed into the busiest time of their reign as they prepare to represent the 101st Fremont County Fair and Rodeo.

The Fremont ... [more]

Roadwork expected to cause traffic delays through fair week

Jul 29, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Local officials are bracing for the impacts of local road construction on traffic at this year's Fremont County Fair and Rodeo.
Projects include roadwork ... [more]

Fair intern reaches out to younger audience

Jul 29, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Fair and Rodeo has an intern helping with marketing this year: Kari Wadsworth of Riverton.
She has spent her time in the job preparing ... [more]

Great white sharks coming to fair

Jul 29, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The live animals will be on display with the help of Great White Encounters of Florida.

Brave spectators will come face-to-face with predatory sharks ... [more]

4-H leader says everyone should get involved

Jul 29, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Amanda Winchester, of Lander, has been participating in 4-H for 33 years.
She started when she was a child, competing in the events, and then became a leader ... [more]

Going for a goal: $200,000

Jul 29, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Over the past year, the Tough Enough to Help Cancer Fund has distributed $120,000 to area residents in need of financial assistance due to medical issues.
"So ... [more]

Science at the fair

Jul 29, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  'Bernoulli blower,' pendulums, blocks available all week in the Fremont Center

Science Zone director Steven Schnell said visitors should bring their ... [more]

Hogs bring families together at county fair

Jul 29, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Crippen family started breeding pigs to support local competition.

Hogs and the fair are family affairs for Trish Crippen.
She has volunteered ... [more]

E-cigarettes not allowed at fairgrounds, board says

Jul 29, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Fair and Rodeo Board has decided to ban the use of electronic cigarettes during this year's event.
"They're going to treat it the same as ... [more]

Jousting match added to schedule to recognize Kool Knights

Jul 29, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The theme for this year's Fremont County Fair and Rodeo is "Kids, Kritters and Kool Knights."
To celebrate the latter part of the phrase, fair organizers are ... [more]

Doo-Wah group boasts long list of noteworthy collaborations

Jul 29, 2014 - From staff reports:  Entertaining on the free stage July 28 to Aug. 2 at the Fremont County Fair are the Doo-Wah Riders, a harmonizing vocal group backed by guitar, accordion and ... [more]

Woman accused in baby killing found competent for trial

Jul 29, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Ardis Sierra Enos is charged with first-degree murder.

A federal judge has found an Ethete woman competent to stand trial for first-degree murder. A ... [more]

Hornecker wants fourth sheriff term

Jul 29, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Sheriff Skip Hornecker says he is running for a fourth term based on his agency's accomplishments over the past 12 years.
"We want to continue ... [more]

Tri-Valley float came together in a day

Jul 29, 2014 - By Steve Peck, Publisher:  Creating a float for their club was all in a day's work for members of Tri-Valley 4-H of rural Riverton.
The float for Saturday evening's Fremont County Fair ... [more]

Around the fair: July 29

Jul 29, 2014 - By Steve Peck, Publisher:  - Handing -- or throwing -- out candy or prizes from floats is nothing new at the Fremont County Fair Parade, but the entry accompanying Rich Pingetzer's huge ... [more]

EPA begins hearing on new coal emissions rule

Jul 29, 2014 - The Associated Press:  DENVER -- Hundreds of people across the country are telling the Environmental Protection Agency its new rules for power-plant pollution either go too far or not ... [more]

Secretary of state candidates debate; one contender absent

Jul 29, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Three candidates seeking the Republican nomination for Wyoming secretary of state met Monday at a debate sponsored by the League of Women Voters in ... [more]

Digest

Jul 29, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Flood watch for southeastern Wyoming
CHEYENNE -- Southeastern Wyoming could get heavy rain from a strong storm system mixing with seasonal monsoon ... [more]

Whooping cough growing into a problem for Wyoming

Jul 29, 2014 - From staff reports:  With continued growth in reported pertussis (whooping cough) cases this year, the Wyoming Department of Health is encouraging awareness of the disease and ... [more]

Ranger Sports

Double winner Tuesday at PRCA rodeo

Jul 30, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  A steady rain in Riverton on Tuesday provided muddy conditions for the final evening performance of the PRCA Ram Rodeo at the Fremont County Fairgrounds.
The ... [more]

Raiders rained out of state tourney opener

Jul 30, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Wet weather made officials postpone the first day of the American Legion baseball state tournament for the Riverton Raiders.
A rainstorm in Laramie on ... [more]

Younger Babe Ruth stars shelled 15-2 by Oregon

Jul 30, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton has three more pool play games at the regional tournament inR00;Montana.

Southern Oregon defeated the Riverton 14-year-old all-star ... [more]

Beer-selling 'Opera Man' a favorite at Coors Field

Jul 29, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  On Sunday's baseball's Hall of Fame Day, when a stellar class including slugger Frank Thomas, pitchers Tom Glavine and Greg Maddux, and managers Tony La Russa, ... [more]

Campbell top roper after Day 1 at fair

Jul 29, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Fremont County cowboys John Franzen and Joe Campbell emerged as leaders of their respective events Monday night at the first performance of the PRCA Ram rodeo ... [more]

Go Fremont County races generate $13K for causes

Jul 29, 2014 - From staff reports:  On Saturday, 115 racers, walkers bikers and swimmers took part in the Go Fremont County Parade Day Run, Cycle or Swim event in Riverton.
Although final ... [more]

14-year-olds open U.S. Babe Ruth regionals vs. Southern Oregon

Jul 29, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Two weeks ago, Riverton captured its first Babe Ruth state championship title in 12 years, winning the 14-year-old baseball division in Torrington.
This ... [more]

Ranger Opinion / Community

The city lot

Jul 30, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Is there a bona fide reason to impose new regulations?

The sight of commercial vehicles from a couple of companies occupying spaces around the clock ... [more]

Mother Nature 'delisted' mustangs

Jul 30, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Evolution doesn't simply take a break for 12,000 years.

According to scientists, indigenous modern horses died out in the so-called New World at the ... [more]

It's confusing, but legal, for candidate to use two names

Jul 30, 2014 - Julie A. Freese, Fremont County Clerk, Lander:  Editor:
In response to Rex D. Flemish's letter to the editor regarding the question of how a candidate can run under two names in an election, I would like to ... [more]

A useful step back from unfair drug sentencing

Jul 30, 2014 - The Philadelphia (Pa.) Daily News:  The nation's retreat from a mission to arrest and imprison our way out of our illegal drug problem has taken another important step.
A federal commission has ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Jul 29, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Fair is there
After some preliminaries that got the wheels moving last week, the Fremont County Fair and Rodeo is really rolling now. For a lot of ... [more]

Split decision on health care law

Jul 29, 2014 - By David G. Savage, Tribune Washington Bureau:  It sets the stage for another Supreme Court case, possibly next year.

WASHINGTON -- The legal battle over President Barack Obama's health care law has ... [more]

Charge admission temporarily to raise money to improve Community Room

Jul 29, 2014 - Carrie Garwood, Riverton:  Editor:
Here is a suggestion for raising money to remodel and update the Community Room at the Riverton library. They should charge money for admission to the ... [more]