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Man sentenced for scratching his initials into park landmark

GARDINER, Mont. (AP) -- A Texas man has been sentenced to three days in jail and ordered to pay $250 in restitution for carving his initials into the iconic ...

The number of firefighters at the site near Dubois stands at 766.

The Lava Mountain Fire continues to grow, reaching more than 12,150 acres Thursday ...

State considers law charging fee for public records

CHEYENNE (AP) -- Wyoming state government is considering a proposed rule to allow state agencies to charge the public for staff time required to respond to ...

'Something had to give,' says warden

As a result of state-level funding cuts, the Wyoming Department of Corrections has closed the 74-bed residential treatment unit at the Wyoming Honor Farm north ...

Cheney tops House poll, but more than half still undecided

CASPER (AP) -- A poll shows that more than 52 percent of Wyoming Republican voters are undecided in the race for the state's lone U.S. House seat.
The poll was ...

Plan could speed permitting for oil, gas drilling in Wyoming

(AP) -- U.S. officials announced plans Thursday to speed up permitting for oil and gas drilling on federal and Indian lands in Wyoming to reduce delays, as ...

Youth horse shows helped kick off the 103rd Fremont County Fair and Rodeo last weekend.
A three-day event for youth that started Friday combined arena timed ...

Today

Births

VANDERMEULEN
A son was born to Lacey Vandermeulen of Riverton and Carl Vandermeulen of Riverton at 11:30 ...

Base resident appeals conviction

CHEYENNE (TNS) -- A resident of F.E. Warren Air Force Base who was found guilty last year of committing sex crimes against a family member has filed his appeal ...

The Domino's Pizza in Riverton donated pizza, salad and brownies to the Riverton Police Department in support of law enforcement and the "stand united" social ...

Pacheco to be new state pen chief; Ziegler to lead Farm

The warden of the Wyoming Honor Farm in Riverton has been named the new man in charge at the Wyoming State Penitentiary in Rawlins.
The Wyoming Department of ...

Wyoming digest

Enrollment dip predicted in Gillette
GILLETTE (AP) -- Campbell County school officials are preparing for an enrollment decline estimated at about 300 ...

Carbon XPRIZE draws international competition

CHEYENNE (AP) -- Cooking oil and graphene, a recently discovered substance stronger than steel, might seem to have little in common, but some theorize both ...

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 ...

Today

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 ...

Sports

A close game early on developed into a blowout in the opener of the state tournament in Lovell.

Riverton's Majors all-star squad opened the state ...

Raiders win state opener behind Baldes

Riverton's rangy right-hander pitched a complete game, striking out 13 in a 140-pitch effort against Green River.

All season long, American Legion ...

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 ...

 

Opinion / Community

West Nile information

Public health agencies are being forthcoming, which is welcome

Fremont County government has been providing good, useful and voluminous information ...

Morning Star restaurant grand re-opening Friday

The Morning Star restaurant inside the Little Wind Casino in Ethete will have a new look for customers after seven years in business. The restaurant is ...

'Sir Tree, may I climb you?'

Our summer is infused with the happily unreal

Our household has been overtaken by the fantastical.
That is to say, the children and I stand more ...

Dave's Asphalt tapped for school resurfacing

Dave's Asphalt Company will undertake a resurfacing project at Rendezvous Elementary School this year. The work will be done along North Fourth Street West, ...

A dozen vehicles passed with no offer of assistance

Editor:
I don't know what to say to the dozen or so people who passed me by as I walked east on Pavillion Road last week.
The temperature was more than 100 ...

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. ...

 

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