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Work on Gillette airport road to begin

Jul 31, 2014 - The Associated Press:  GILLETTE -- Campbell County is spending $870,000 to realign a road at the Gillette-Campbell County Airport, but general passenger traffic should not be ... [more]

VA wants to fire officials accused of adjusting data, including Wyoming

Jul 31, 2014 - By Dan Elliott, The Associated Press:  DENVER -- The Veterans Affairs Department said it wants to fire two supervisors accused of manipulating health care data in Colorado and Wyoming.
The VA said ... [more]

Lottery seen as boost for Wyoming businesses

Jul 31, 2014 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Some business owners in Wyoming are hoping the new statewide lottery is a winner for their bottom lines.
"I'm hoping it brings out more foot ... [more]

Averill seeks commission seat

Jul 31, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Keeping a close eye on tax dollars is an issue important to Kathleen Cramer Averill, a Lander woman running for Fremont County Commission as a Republican. She ... [more]

Feds say officer fired intentionally in deadly incident on reservation

Jul 31, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The deceased was the apparent suspect in a weapons offense in the Pavillion area.

Federal officials say the law enforcement officer who fatally shot ... [more]

Around the fair: July 31

Jul 31, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  - Rain Tuesday dampened things for two young cattle ranchers.
"We didn't have much saw dust in ours," said Justin Martin on Wednesday, referring to his ... [more]

Sandbox a popular feature at 2014 fair

Jul 31, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The most popular new feature among a certain set at the Fremont County Fair -- bored children between 5 and 10 years old -- does not swing through the air, have ... [more]

RPD keeping eye on road work near fair, urging patience

Jul 31, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  In order to manage traffic issues related to construction on South Federal Boulevard, the Riverton Police Department is sending a patrol car through the area ... [more]

Today

Jul 30, 2014 - Staff:  Deaths
COLLINSWORTH

Misty Collinsworth, 34, died Friday, July 25, in Green River. Traditional Indian funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. ... [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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

Getting better by degrees

Jul 30, 2014 - By Cindy Dampier, McClatchy Newspapers:  Making homemade ice cream achieve brand flavor

On Father's Day, I picked a fight with my dad.
The argument was about homemade ice cream, and the ... [more]

Today

Jul 29, 2014 - Staff:  Deaths
ARKINSON

Valeria Rose Arkinson (Engavo), 66, of Fort Washakie, died of natural causes Thursday, July 24, at her home. Traditional services with ... [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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]