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Airport earns top marks from FAA, council hears in detailed presentation

Jun 17, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Riverton Regional Airport has been recognized by Federal Aviation Administration inspectors as one of the top two airports in an eight-state FAA Northwest ... [more]

Riverwalk paving expected to start soon

Jun 17, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Depot Foundation has worked on creating a recreation path along the Wind River for more than five years.

Local volunteers have been working this ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Jun 15, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Nearly half state's oil, gas wells uninspected
CHEYENNE -- Almost half of all newly drilled oil and gas wells considered high pollution risks in ... [more]

Program helps single moms climb to independence

Jun 15, 2014 - By Eve Newman, For The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Clutching tissues and smiling at their children, seven women commemorated the start of a new chapter in their lives during a CLIMB Wyoming graduation ... [more]

The way it was: Girls State -- 1951

Jun 15, 2014 - Staff:  Riverton sent five delegates to American Legion Auxiliary Girls State 63 years ago this week for a mock legislative session, a mock election, mock courtroom ... [more]

Agency hosting new safety fair on reservation

Jun 15, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The Wind River Summer Safety Fair will be Wednesday in Ethete.
The event will have fire trucks on display and a rollover crash simulator, fire house and DUI ... [more]

Conference brings workshops, entertainment to youths

Jun 15, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Organizations from the Wind River Indian Reservation say they had a successful event for young people again this year during the Wind River Youth Conference at ... [more]

Carissa Mine open to tour groups; night event planned

Jun 15, 2014 - From staff reports:  The South Pass City State Historic Site will offer public tours of the Carissa Mine at 2 p.m. Thursday through Sundays through Labor Day.
The public will be ... [more]

Prices increase for Fremont County Fair evening tickets

Jun 15, 2014 - From staff reports:  Going to the Fremont County Fair night shows is going to be slightly more expensive this year.
Night show tickets have gone up by $2, meaning adults will pay ... [more]

Pollinator Party to introduce citizens to area bees, butterflies

Jun 15, 2014 - From staff reports:  The University of Wyoming Biodiversity Institute will host a Pollinator Party from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at Sawmill Campground in Sinks Canyon State Park. ... [more]

New truck joins rez solid waste fleet

Jun 15, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Wind River Environmental Quality Commission gave a demonstration May 19 of a new trash-hauling truck paid for with funds from a $999,000 grant.
Ryan ... [more]

Solid waste district eyes personnel savings

Jun 15, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Cost-cutting measures already implemented this year include reducing facility hours, switching to compacting trash, and sending all household trash to the ... [more]

College to eliminate course credit for rodeo practice

Jun 15, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A change in course fees and credits for equine studies at Central Wyoming College should have a positive financial impact on students in the Rustler rodeo ... [more]

Legal activist: Border dispute a matter of group vs. individual sovereignty in nation

Jun 15, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Organizers of an event Friday in Riverton wanted to educate local residents on issues of jurisdiction and tribal sovereignty, and start a discussion.
The ... [more]

Today

Jun 13, 2014 - Staff:  Births
WARD

A son was born to Carly Ann David and Michael Ward, of Riverton, at 3:34 p.m. April 6, 2014, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 6 ... [more]

Entire Louis Lake Road to open Friday

Jun 13, 2014 - Staff:  On Friday, the Shoshone National Forest will open the remaining portion of Louis Lake Road, FR300, in the Washakie Ranger District.
Slow snow melt-off ... [more]

State liaison to Eastern Shoshone Tribe resigns

Jun 13, 2014 - From staff and wire reports:  Sara Robinson, the Eastern Shoshone tribe's liaison to the Wyoming Legislature and governor's office, has resigned.
Robinson announced her resignation Monday ... [more]

Cattle rustling increasing

Jun 13, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Cattle rustling is slowly increasing in Wyoming amid rising beef prices and shrinking herds.
Jimmy Dean Siler, a Wyoming Livestock Board ... [more]

Digest

Jun 13, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Ex-parole officer enters guilty plea
SHERIDAN -- A former Sheridan probation and parole officer accused of sexual assault has entered a conditional ... [more]

Gas developer facing civil fine

Jun 13, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Interior Department office that oversees revenue collection from oil and gas leases announced Thursday it is seeking a $533,520 civil penalty ... [more]

Ex-officer bound over on aggravated assault charge

Jun 13, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Police say Frisco Saunders, 42, drove his GMC Suburban at his ex-wife Tina Saunders after the two argued.

A former Riverton police officer's ... [more]

District 25 plans construction, OKs personnel changes

Jun 13, 2014 - From staff reports:  Fremont County School District 25 in Riverton plans several construction projects this summer.
The board accepted the recommendation to hire Nelson ... [more]

McFarland: CWC serves Lander well

Jun 13, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Lander is being well-served by Central Wyoming College, says the outgoing president of the school.
Dr. Jo Anne McFarland detailed the college's current ... [more]

Today

Jun 12, 2014 - Staff:  Deaths
GEBHART

Monie Gebhart, 77, died Monday, June 9, at Billings Clinic in Billings, Mont., after a lengthy illness. Graveside services and ... [more]

Digest

Jun 12, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Slaying suspect arrested in state
GILLETTE -- A man wanted in a fatal shooting in New Mexico has been arrested on charges of stabbing a woman in ... [more]

Court hears appeal arguments in 2009 killing of Sheridan man

Jun 12, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A lawyer for a Sheridan man serving life for his role in a home invasion killing urged the Wyoming Supreme Court on Wednesday to throw out his ... [more]

Sandoval to chair Western governors group

Jun 12, 2014 - The Associated Press:  COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- The Western Governors' Association has selected Nevada Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval as its new chairman.
Member governors ... [more]

Dakota senators revive effort to get bison declared national mammal

Jun 12, 2014 - By Dirk Lammers, The Associated Press:  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- Senators from the Dakotas are among those making another attempt to have the bison declared the national mammal, citing the animal's ... [more]

Sinks Canyon visitors get 'rare' sightings of bear, moose

Jun 12, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Recent bear and moose sightings in Sinks Canyon State Park have been labeled as "somewhat rare" by park officials.
Sinks Canyon Visitor Center superintendent ... [more]

Director of ambulance department proposing shift to non-profit model

Jun 12, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Spinning off Fremont County's Ambulance Department into a private, non-profit organization could be the answer to its money woes, the agency's chief suggested ... [more]