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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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

Planned tech buildings at university get state funding

Jul 28, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Plans to build new academic buildings at the University of Wyoming are moving forward.
Design and construction plans for the Engineering Building ... [more]

Farmers market opens in Fort Washakie

Jul 28, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The Wind River Indian Reservation's fifth annual tribal farmers market is under way for the summer.
Organizers said the purpose of the market is to promote ... [more]

Digest

Jul 28, 2014 - The Associated Press:  No fatals on 287 for 21 months
LARAMIE -- A stretch of highway from Laramie to the Colorado state line recently went 21 months without a fatal crash, a ... [more]

Thunderbird returns to Frontier Days after last year's interruption caused by sequester

Jul 28, 2014 - By Trevor Brown, MCT News Service:  Thousands of onlookers let out a roar Wednesday morning as the first Thunderbirds jet emerged under the cloud cover.
After a one-year absence from Cheyenne ... [more]

Federal criticism occupies much of Republican forum

Jul 28, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Republican candidates for state office sparred during a public forum Thursday night in Central Wyoming College's Little Theater.
The biggest theme that arose ... [more]

Gosar has governor primary to himself

Jul 28, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The former Wyoming Cowboy football standout is making his second run for the state's highest office.

Wyoming's current leadership is shortsighted, ... [more]

District 21 trustees approve $20.7 million budget for next fiscal year

Jul 28, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County School District 21 Board of Trustees approved a budget for the fiscal year 2014-2015.
In a short budget hearing before the board's regular ... [more]

Commission names Dubois man to county museums board

Jul 28, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Fremont County Commission voted unanimously July 2 to appoint Ron DuBay, of Dubois, to a three-year term on the Fremont County Museums Board.
According to ... [more]

Dubois center, Wyoming PBS to screen nature documentary

Jul 28, 2014 - From staff reports:  Wyoming PBS and the National Bighorn Sheep Interpretive Center will host a free public screening of the documentary "Touching the Wild," featuring naturalist ... [more]

Superintendents share success stories from schools on rez

Jul 28, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Legislature's Select Committee on Tribal Relations heard from two reservation school superintendents recently at Central Wyoming College. ... [more]

Fires crop up in Shoshone National Forest

Jul 28, 2014 - From staff reports:  A new fire has been identified in the Burned Timber Creek area within the Elk Fork drainage of the Shoshone National Forest.
The Swede Fire was located at 5 ... [more]

State decides not to give gas company sneak preview of Pavillion water findings

Jul 28, 2014 - From The Associated Press:  Wyoming officials have changed course and no longer plan to allow an energy company to preview and suggest changes to two draft reports on possible causes of ... [more]

The way it was: Livestock judges -- 1979

Jul 28, 2014 - From staff reports:  A Riverton-area team of young livestock judges was the best in Wyoming as Fremont County Fair week approached in 1979.
At the state 4-H competition in ... [more]

Today

Jul 25, 2014 - Staff:  Deaths
GIMPLE

Evelyn R. Gimple, 98, of Lander, died Tuesday, July 22, at Westward Heights Care Center in Lander. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. ... [more]

Digest

Jul 25, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Lawmaker: Investigate Mead
CHEYENNE -- A state lawmaker is asking for a special prosecutor to investigate Gov. Matt Mead and his staff.
Republican Rep. ... [more]

Fire season below expectations so far

Jul 25, 2014 - The Associated Press:  The number of fires to date is about 70 percent of the 10-year average, and the area burned is less than half.

GRANTS PASS, Ore. -- Widespread drought ... [more]

'Red flag' fire warning takes effect locally

Jul 25, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The National Weather Service has issued a "red flag" fire warning for residents in Riverton, Lander and throughout the Wind River Basin.
The status does not ... [more]