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March Outside

Mar 1, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Outdoors Calendar
March 16
Wyoming Game and Fish Department meeting on the future of the Whiskey Mountain Conservation Camp at 6 p.m. at the ... [more]

A one-match fire

Mar 1, 2015 - By Randy Tucker:  It remains one of the funniest and yet borderline tragic scenes in films about the American West.
A freezing Jeremiah Johnson works feverishly with a flint ... [more]

Hunting lions for the love of the hounds

Mar 1, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Dusty Rushing pulled his pickup truck to the side of a rural highway south of Lander and stopped so his friend Eric Logue could look out the passenger-side ... [more]

Entertaining lineup at Winter Fair

Mar 1, 2015 - From staff reports:  Nearing its 50th anniversary, the Wyoming State Winter Fair welcomes disciplines and visitors to several venues this month for the 48th statewide celebration ... [more]

Digest

Mar 1, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Man killed in crash as he fled police
CHEYENNE -- Authorities are investigating after a man was killed in crash as he fled from police in Cheyenne. The ... [more]

Panel downs bill on re-trials if new evidence found

Mar 1, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Wyoming currently allows the option of re-trail only when there is DNA evidence that was not available at the time of conviction.

CHEYENNE -- A Senate ... [more]

Prescribed fire projects planned on southern end of national forest

Mar 1, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Shoshone National Forest is planning to implement prescribed fire projects on the southern half of the forest as weather and fuel conditions allow this ... [more]

Museums expand outdoor trek programs

Mar 1, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Fremont County museums have partnered with the Wind River Visitors Council to expand a program that has been popular for the Dubois Museum.
Beginning in ... [more]

The way it was: Lander fire --1993

Mar 1, 2015 - Staff:  Fire is a never-ending threat to small businesses, and Fremont County had seen numerous destructive fires in its business community before the big blaze in ... [more]

State's road plans harder due to fed fund maze

Mar 1, 2015 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  Piecemeal federal highway funding for Wyoming in recent years has complicated long-term planning by state road managers and contractors, according to the head ... [more]

Tribal liaison bill progresses

Mar 1, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Job would be under the governor, not the tribes

CHEYENNE -- A bill restructuring the state's tribal liaison program advanced in the Wyoming House of ... [more]

City council picks members for board vacancies

Mar 1, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Riverton Mayor Lars Baker has announced the names of the applicants who were picked to fill the vacancies on several city boards.
The council voted to accept ... [more]

Riverton schools to see upgrades

Mar 1, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Fremont County School District 25 has scheduled several improvement projects for the year.
In January, the board of trustees awarded a bid to Mid-Valley ... [more]

Relay for Life marking its 30th year; key meeting set

Mar 1, 2015 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  2015 is the 30th anniversary of Relay for Life, and planners in Fremont County want to make it a good one.
Organizers of the June event have set a goal of 30 ... [more]

Ag loving lower oil price

Mar 1, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Farmers, ranchers stocking up on bulk fuel while cost is down

Fourth in a series


An annoying part of filling up a car or truck a couple of years ... [more]

Today

Feb 27, 2015 - Staff:  Deaths
BARRETT

Jeremy Joseph "Bear" Barrett, 40, died Wednesday, Feb. 25. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, at Davis Funeral Home. ... [more]

Day at the Legislature

Feb 27, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Developments at the Wyoming Legislature on the 31st day of the 2015 General Session:
GUNS IN SCHOOLS: The Senate placed on the general file a bill ... [more]

Defendant in fatal heroin overdose sentenced to federal term

Feb 27, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A Lander man, the last in a group of heroin dealers who have been sentenced in a mutual case, is headed to federal prison.
Ryon Rudy James Herbst, 27, of ... [more]

Airport board seats filled; alternates in place as well

Feb 27, 2015 - From staff reports:  Response to the City of Riverton's recent call for volunteers to serve on municipal boards was favorable for the Riverton Regional Airport Board.
The city ... [more]

College trying to fill key PBS positions

Feb 27, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Longtime public TV general manager Ruby Calvert is retiring effective June 30.

Administrators at Central Wyoming College have begun their search for ... [more]

One bike bill fails, second still has a chance at Capitol

Feb 27, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  One bill on bicycle safety is still alive in the Wyoming Legislature, but a second fell one vote short of passing this week.
Fremont County's delegation was ... [more]

Digest

Feb 27, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Override won't happen
CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Senate has voted not to override Gov. Matt Mead's veto of a bill that would make it harder for police and ... [more]

Kidnap suspect nabbed in state

Feb 27, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- Casper police have arrested a man who is wanted in Pennsylvania on suspicion of robbery and kidnapping.
Authorities say Marshall McGinty was arrested ... [more]

House advances bills on domestic sheep

Feb 27, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Two bills that sponsors say would protect Wyoming's domestic sheep industry against possible federal land grazing reductions are advancing in the ... [more]

Charity care money for hospitals cut by committee

Feb 26, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The House Appropriations Committee has endorsed a bill that would provide funds to cover a portion of hospitals' uncompensated care.
But the ... [more]

Day at the Legislature

Feb 26, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Developments at the Wyoming Legislature on the 30th day of the 2015 General Session:
DEATH PENALTY: The House voted to reject a Senate amendment to ... [more]

Digest

Feb 26, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Man gets seven years for gun thefts
BILLINGS, Mont. -- A man who stole eight guns from a Big Timber business and led police on a car chase the day ... [more]

City to take ownership of Big Bend drainage

Feb 26, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council has decided to take ownership of the Big Bend Drainage District after hearing about the benefit the system could provide for the ... [more]

Some roads in Yellowstone to close Sunday

Feb 26, 2015 - The Associated Press:  YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- Yellowstone's winter season is coming to an end, which means roads that allow guided snowmobiles and snowcoach travel to some of ... [more]

Slow start to air boardings in new year

Feb 26, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Riverton Regional Airport began the year at a slower pace than it did at the beginning of 2014 for commercial air passengers.
At the end of January in 2014 ... [more]