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Sep 26, 2013 - Staff:  Community calendar
SEPT. 28
First Aide and Heart Saver CPR with AED
is 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Riverton Aquatic Center classroom. Cost is $60. ... [more]

Ex teacher freed after 30-day term for rape

Sep 26, 2013 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- Montana prison officials released a former high school teacher Thursday after he completed a 30-day sentence for rape that is under review by ... [more]

Digest

Sep 26, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Man gets 12-26 years in fraud case
LINCOLN, Neb. -- A Wyoming man who was twice convicted for unlawfully buying vehicles in Nebraska has been sentenced ... [more]

Utah wildlife officer dies in Wyoming crash

Sep 26, 2013 - The Associated Press:  SALT LAKE CITY -- Officials with the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources are mourning a 37-year-old employee who died in an off-duty car accident in ... [more]

Mother, children killed in wreck in Big Horn Co.

Sep 26, 2013 - The Associated Press:  MANDERSON -- A SUV ran a stop sign and was struck by a tractor-trailer truck, killing a woman and her two young children.
The Wyoming Highway Patrol says the ... [more]

Habitat for lynx may be expanded

Sep 26, 2013 - The Associated Press:  SEATTLE -- The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has proposed a revision in the critical habitat designation for a species of lynx listed as threatened under the ... [more]

Judge tosses some claims in Earhart wreckage case

Sep 26, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- It's been more than 75 years since aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart's Lockheed Electra vanished somewhere over the South Pacific yet the mystery of ... [more]

State health exchange questions remain

Sep 26, 2013 - The Associated Press:  The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services plans to
launch the insurance website Oct. 1.


CHEYENNE -- The federal government stands ready next ... [more]

Man sentenced to six years for possession of child pornography

Sep 26, 2013 - From staff reports:  The 30-year-old also will have to pay a $100 special assessment and a $400 fine.

Charles Lee Caines, 30, of Riverton, has been sentenced to six years ... [more]

County to share attorney fees with insurer in civil rights voting case

Sep 26, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County is likely to pay less than one-tenth of the $960,000 of attorney fees awarded to plaintiffs in the 2005 civil rights voting case against the ... [more]

Snyder: District 25 enrollment 'bubble is here to stay'

Sep 26, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  More students are enrolled in Riverton schools this year, and Fremont County School District 25 superintendent Terry Snyder thinks the increase will become the ... [more]

Riverton airport enplanement figures on target for fed mandate

Sep 26, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Ten thousand passengers a year have to board at the facility for it to receive federal funding for maintenance and operations costs.

The Riverton ... [more]

RHS marching band preps for contest

Sep 25, 2013 - Staff:  Rylan Peranteaux looked at bandmate Bryan VanSkike as he aligned himself during Riverton High School marching band practice Tuesday at Wolverine Field. Band ... [more]

Educators getting first look at new evaluation process for schools

Sep 25, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Department of Education has given educators in the state a sneak preview of how state schools will be graded on accountability.
The ... [more]

Ag secretary backs South Dakota in spat over railroad

Sep 25, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Track in Wyoming is involved in the case.

PIERRE, S.D. -- The U.S. Secretary of Agriculture is backing South Dakota in the state's effort to make sure ... [more]

Digest

Sep 25, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Horses still need WNV vaccine
CHEYENNE -- Despite the onset of fall, cases of West Nile Virus in horses continue to be reported throughout the state of ... [more]

Wyoming sees tamer wildfire season in 2013

Sep 25, 2013 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  While neighboring states saw large wildfires this summer, Wyoming had a comparatively tame fire season due to timely rain, fewer dry lightning strikes and ... [more]

Officials label Burroughs Fire inactive, lift all closures in area

Sep 25, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Burroughs Fire north of Dubois has been labeled inactive, and all closures in the area have been lifted.
"There's just nothing really happening to it ... [more]

Storm drops 9 inches of snow on Togwotee Pass

Sep 25, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The mountains above Dubois were transformed overnight by a winter storm that dropped 9 inches of snow on Togwotee Pass by 11:30 a.m., officials said.
"It got ... [more]

Judge orders county to cover attorney fees of plaintiffs in 2005 civil rights case

Sep 25, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The majority of the $960,000 bill will be paid by the county's insurance provider.

A federal judge has awarded $960,000 in attorney fees to ... [more]

Today

Sep 25, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
DuRYEA

Betty DuRyea, 80, of Riverton, died Friday, Sept. 6, at Help for Health Hospice Home in Riverton. Per her request, cremation has taken ... [more]

Today

Sep 24, 2013 - Staff:  Births
VANDIJK

A son was born to Noelle Weimann, and Feike Van Dijk, of Lander, at 1:43 p.m. Sept. 4, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed ... [more]

Milestone for WINhealth

Sep 24, 2013 - From staff reports:  WINhealth achieved the first step in accreditation from the National Committee for Quality Assurance.
WINhealth received notice this week that it has been ... [more]

Digest

Sep 24, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Motors banned on Snake River
JACKSON -- The Wyoming Game and Fish Commission has approved a ban on motorized watercraft along the Snake River in Jackson ... [more]

Wyoming's first lottery director chosen; game has 2014 target

Sep 24, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Jon Clontz starts work Oct. 7 as CEO at a salary of $165,000 a year.

CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Lottery Corporation on Monday announced its selection of ... [more]

Cheyenne leaders say missile base still desirable and vital

Sep 24, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A Cheyenne business group has launched a website to make the case for U.S. land-based missiles, a third of which are operated from F.E. Warren Air ... [more]

New snow truck added to airport fleet

Sep 24, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A new set of wheels soon will be cruising around the Riverton Regional Airport.
The Riverton City Council has approved a bid from Jack's Truck and Equipment ... [more]

WACO meets in Lander

Sep 24, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Good turnout expected from state's county officials

Registration exceeded expectations for a statewide conference of county officials this week in ... [more]

County thinks back taxes still owed on piece of land taken into trust by tribe

Sep 24, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Commissioners were split in their opinions, however.

Back taxes led the Fremont County Commission to object Sept. 10 to the taking of a 199-acre ... [more]

Woman killed by gunshot; thought accidental

Sep 24, 2013 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  A Lander woman has died after being shot in the abdomen Saturday afternoon in her home.
Officials said the accident was initiated by the woman's husband, who ... [more]