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Task force aiming to improve engineering at UW

Jun 27, 2013 - By Don Warfield, Staff Writer:  Former Wyoming Gov. Dave Freudenthal and Gov. Matt Mead's energy strategy adviser expressed strong support June 20 for a plan to make the University of Wyoming ... [more]

Fire destroys metal shed in Hudson

Jun 27, 2013 - From staff reports:  A structure fire in Hudson required two visits from emergency responders last weekend.
No one was injured in the blaze, which initially was reported at about ... [more]

City OKs $27 million budget for FY 2014

Jun 27, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council approved its fiscal year 2014 budget Tuesday night at roughly $25 million in revenue and expenditures at $27 million.
The city's ... [more]

Shooter in Sinks Canyon incident reaches plea deal

Jun 27, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The man who authorities said shot at three unarmed people in January has signed a plea agreement with Fremont County Attorney Michael Bennett. Under the deal, ... [more]

Fatal wreck closes road north of Lander

Jun 27, 2013 - From staff reports:  A fatal crash involving a motorcycle and commercial vehicle has closed both lanes of Wyoming Highway 789 north of Lander, according to a statement issued by ... [more]

Parade marches down Main

Jun 26, 2013 - Staff:  Children favored clown costumes during the annual Shriner's children parade down Main Street in Riverton on Wednesday before the circus at 2 p.m. at the ... [more]

Today

Jun 26, 2013 - Staff:  Births
DAVEY

A son was born to Christine and Michael Davey, of Lander, at 11:25 p.m. June 10, 2013, at Lander Regional Hospital. He weighed 8 pounds, ... [more]

Digest

Jun 26, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Problem bear finally put to death
BOZEMAN, Mont. -- State wildlife officials have euthanized a male grizzly bear captured on private land north of Red ... [more]

No decision yet on triple-killing suspects facing death penalties

Jun 26, 2013 - The Associated Press:  POWELL -- The Park County attorney hasn't decided yet whether to pursue the death penalty against two teens accused of killing three people in Clark in ... [more]

Lander resident injured in fall on Mount Owen

Jun 26, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Park rangers used a helicopter to extricate Jeff Judkins and his climbing partner.

Jeff Judkins, 38, of Lander, sustained multiple injuries from a ... [more]

Two injured in work zone accident near Lander

Jun 26, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A motorcyclist and his female passenger were injured Tuesday in a traffic accident southeast of Lander.
Reports state John Orr, 63, of Longmont, Colo., was ... [more]

Lubnau calls for special investigatory committee

Jun 26, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Wyoming Speaker of the House Tom Lubnau has released a letter calling on Senate president Tony Ross to convene a special investigatory committee before the ... [more]

Judge denies motion in murder case

Jun 26, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The move would have split the murder and sexual assault trials for John Thomas Hereford, who is charged in the Sept. 11 shooting death of Travis Armajo in ... [more]

'They have given us our land back'

Jun 26, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Residents near Pavillion relieved EPA is backing off its fracking investigation

Many Pavillion-area residents were relieved to hear reports last week ... [more]

Citizens to Perform 'The Trial of Joe McCarthy'

Jun 25, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  Deceased Sens. Joseph McCarthy, Styles Bridges and Herman Welker will go on "trial" Wednesday, facing charges of blackmail leading to the suicide of fellow ... [more]

Today

Jun 25, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
JARAMILLIO

Floyd Jaramillo 71, of Riverton, died Monday, June 24, at his home. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 29, at the ... [more]

Shriner's parade, circus come to Riverton

Jun 25, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Shrine Club, in conjunction with the Lander Shrine Club, will host its 56th annual Shriner's Circus at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the ... [more]

Therapy dog making rounds in Riverton

Jun 25, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The female Lhasa Apso that is making the rounds at Homestead Living, Help for Health Hospice and Ashgrove Elementary School is 8-year-old Shotzy, a therapy dog ... [more]

Digest

Jun 25, 2013 - The Associated Press:  UP upgrading rail line
Union Pacific Railroad says it is spending $15 million to improve its rail line between Rawlins and near Rock Springs this ... [more]

Man dies after being swept away by North Platte River

Jun 25, 2013 - The Associated Press:  RAWLINS -- Authorities say a 32-year-old Denver man died after he was swept away by the North Platte River in southern Wyoming's Carbon County.
The sheriff's ... [more]

Inspiration Point at Yellowstone shut for safety reasons

Jun 25, 2013 - The Associated Press:  YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- The popular Inspiration Point in Yellowstone National Park has been closed temporarily because of safety concerns about the ... [more]

Have grizzly bears really recovered? Some say they are just counted more often

Jun 25, 2013 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- Flaws in how the government measures Yellowstone's grizzly bear population raise questions about whether the animals have recovered ... [more]

Teen dies of injuries from wreck near Lander

Jun 25, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The other Wisconsin teen involved in a fatal accident June 12 near Lander died Monday afternoon in Colorado, according to local officials.
"The Arapaho County ... [more]

Hill fires back at impeachment speculation by state lawmakers

Jun 25, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  She said the push to oust her is part of a move to 'federalize' education in Wyoming.

Wyoming Speaker of the House Tom Lubnau of Campbell County has ... [more]

Tractor engine catches fire after jump-start attempt

Jun 25, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Jerry Bornhoft said he was trying to jump-start his tractor Monday morning when the machine started smoking in the 200 block of South Hill Street in ... [more]

Commissioners diverting money from road funds

Jun 25, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Commission on June 18 decided to divert money from the road construction fund, freeing money to cover increased health insurance costs and a ... [more]

County has an extra $1 million after whittling down budgets

Jun 25, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The commissioners have proposed using the funds for raising salaries and covering health insurance costs.

After whittling down budget requests at its ... [more]

Runners participate in second annual Fast and Furriest

Jun 23, 2013 - Staff:  Runners, strollers, and dogs left the starting line, top, of the second annual Fast and Furriest 5K/1K walk-run Saturday morning from the Robert A. Peck Arts ... [more]

Digest

Jun 23, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Power line document expected
DENVER -- The company behind a proposed $3 billion power line that would run through Wyoming, Utah, Colorado and Nevada ... [more]

Casper lifts smoking ban in local bars

Jun 23, 2013 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  Not all of America is moving toward banning smoking indoors and out. Months after prohibiting it, Casper is now telling smokers that it's OK to light up in ... [more]