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No word yet on type of bear that killed man

Sep 18, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Investigators believe this month's fatal bear attack north of Dubois took place where the body of Adam Stewart, 31, of Utah, was found, meaning the bear didn't ... [more]

New charges filed in case of alleged abduction in July

Sep 18, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  New charges have been filed connected to an alleged July 19 abduction in Riverton. The original case involving two counts of kidnapping against the defendant ... [more]

Dessert superlatives fall short before the Palm Beach brownie

Sep 17, 2014 - By Rick Nelson, McClatchy Newspapers:  This crusty-topped bar should be in every chocolate lover's baking repertoire.

Along with death, taxes and Meryl Streep landing another Oscar ... [more]

Digest

Sep 17, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Airline subsidy renewed
GREEN RIVER -- Rock Springs and Sweetwater County will continue to have air service to Salt Lake City for at least another ... [more]

Fireball in sky confirmed as Russian satellite

Sep 17, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- People from New Mexico to Montana saw the bright object break apart as it moved slowly northward across the night sky. Witnesses described it as ... [more]

Beautification committee could help city, council members told

Sep 17, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council is considering forming a new beautification committee, and members discussed different responsibilities the committee could take. ... [more]

A Democrat in red-state Wyoming

Sep 17, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Governor nominee Pete Gosar challenges incumbent Mead

Attendees peppered Democratic gubernatorial candidate Pete Gosar with questions at a Sept. 16 ... [more]

Information on police shooting will not be shared

Sep 17, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Ranger received notice Wednesday that the Bureau of Indian Affairs will withhold documents requested through the Freedom of Information Act regarding an ... [more]

Damp summer kept water use lower; new pump to cost $520,000

Sep 17, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council has voted to replace 32-year-old pump at the local water treatment plant.
The pump is one of three that have been in place at the ... [more]

Today

Sep 17, 2014 - Staff:  Births
BLACKBURN

A child was born to Tianna Armour of Ethete and Peter Blackburn Jr. of Riverton at 10:42 a.m. July 14 at SageWest Health Care at ... [more]

Save your produce

Sep 17, 2014 - By Jeanmarie Brownson, McClatchy Newspapers:  Freezer makes it easy to use summer's bounty
Every September, a small panic rises.
The herb garden overflows; so do the border plantings of leafy ... [more]

Case dropped against man accused of abducting girl

Sep 17, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Charges have been dropped but the case still is open against a Riverton man accused of kidnapping a 9-year-old girl on July 19.
Riverton Circuit Court Judge ... [more]

Today

Sep 16, 2014 - Staff:  Births
BLACKBURN

A daughter was born to Mia Holt of Lander and Bronson Blackburn of Lawton, Okla., at 4:45 a.m. July 27 at SageWest Health Care at ... [more]

Partnership helps schools in offering suicide prevention

Sep 16, 2014 - The Associated Press:  A new school program is training Cheyenne students to be part of the solution in suicide prevention.
A partnership between several area agencies and ... [more]

Riverton still recovering from primary care doctor departure

Sep 16, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Waking up feeling sore, stuffy and feverish is bad enough, but calling the doctor's office and finding the physician is booked all day can make it worse.
This ... [more]

Digest

Sep 16, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Cody man killed by falling tree
CODY -- A Cody man is dead after a falling tree struck him on the head as he was cutting firewood.
The Park County ... [more]

Technical analysis of Oregon coal port suspended by Army Corps of Engineers

Sep 16, 2014 - The Associated Press:  PORTLAND, Ore. -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has brought its review of a proposed coal export terminal to an immediate halt, a blow to the Australian ... [more]

Petition challenges slaughter of bison from Yellowstone park

Sep 16, 2014 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- Wildlife advocates have filed a legal petition to stop the capture and mass slaughter of wild bison leaving Yellowstone National Park during ... [more]

State's teen birth rate decreases, now approximates national figure

Sep 16, 2014 - The Associated Press:  For the sixth straight year, teen birth rates have decreased in Wyoming.
The Wyoming Department of Health reports 30.2 births per 1,000 girls ages 15 to 19 in ... [more]

Lake search for Udens finished; no word yet on any findings

Sep 16, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The underwater search for the bodies of three Riverton residents murdered more than 30 years ago is finished, but authorities have not released the results of ... [more]

After 37 years, big water adjudication case complete

Sep 16, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Collaboration among the state of Wyoming, the federal government and the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho tribes was celebrated at the Big Horn ... [more]

Sen. Case has melanoma, weighing treatment options during campaign

Sep 16, 2014 - By Anne McGowan, Staff Writer:  A longtime Wyoming legislator from Fremont County has been diagnosed with melanoma.
State Sen. Cale Case, R-Lander, who is running for re-election, said he ... [more]

Missing man died after bear attack

Sep 16, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Initial autopsy reports show Adam Stewart, 31, of Utah, likely died last week after suffering a bear bite while working in the Bridger Teton National Forest ... [more]

Traffic patterns to change Monday on South Federal Boulevard

Sep 15, 2014 - From staff reports:  Traffic patterns are scheduled to change late Monday on the South Federal Boulevard/Monroe Avenue highway improvement project, and the new driving surface ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Sep 15, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Mead picked for national position
CHEYENNE -- Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead has been appointed vice chairman of the National Governors Association's Natural ... [more]

Body found in forest apparently that of missing Utah man

Sep 15, 2014 - From staff reports:  A man missing for more than a week in the Wind River Mountains above Dubois apparently has died.
The Fremont County Sheriff's Office announced Saturday that ... [more]

Beet harvest under way in Big Horn Basin

Sep 15, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Harvest usually continues through the end of October.

POWELL -- Farmers have begun harvesting sugar beets in Wyoming.
Mark Bjornestad, of Western ... [more]

Panel including Riverton lawmaker endorses firing squad for murder cases in Wyoming

Sep 15, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  The committee rejected another bill that would have called for the state to repeal the death penalty altogether.

The Wyoming Department of ... [more]

CWC writes off more than $135K in bad debt

Sep 15, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  College officials say the accounts receivable account is at its lowest point in the past 10 years.

Central Wyoming College discharged more than ... [more]

Theft blocked, employee injured during shoplifting attempt

Sep 15, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The incident was labeled an armed robbery.

A shoplifting attempt was foiled last month in Riverton when the suspect reportedly collided with a store ... [more]