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Cause of fatal helicopter crash still unknown

Oct 21, 2014 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Federal investigators haven't found any obvious mechanical deficiencies or failures that may have caused a rescue helicopter to crash two years ago ... [more]

Ten babies tallied in annual count of trumpeter swans

Oct 21, 2014 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Volunteers and officials with the National Elk Refuge say four adult breeding pairs of trumpeter swans raised 10 cygnets at the refuge this ... [more]

Legislators clash over amendment on eligibility for university trustees

Oct 21, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Nonresidents should be allowed to serve on the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees because more than half of the university's alumni live ... [more]

Wyoming now among 30 states legalizing same-sex marriage

Oct 21, 2014 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  The state decided officially on Monday not to appeal last week's federal court ruling striking down the ban on gay marriage.

Wyoming has become the ... [more]

Frazier touting his people skills

Oct 21, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Business owner Tex Frazier is challenging incumbent Gary Hamlin in the Pavillion mayoral election.
"I just think the community is ready for a change, and I ... [more]

Hamlin seeks second term

Oct 21, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Gary Hamlin is running to be re-elected mayor of Pavillion. He has served seven years in the post after first being appointed in 2007 and winning an election ... [more]

Murder charged for knife attack in bedroom

Oct 21, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A Riverton man is in custody on charges of killing his estranged wife's bedmate early Sunday in a residence north of town.
Jeremiah Ethan Shull, 22, is being ... [more]

Smith resigns from Riverton City Council

Oct 21, 2014 - Staff:  Councilman Todd Smith announced his resignation during the Riverton City Council meeting Tuesday.
Smith said is leaving to pursue a new pastor position. ... [more]

Historic day in county

Oct 21, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  First same-sex marriage license goes to Arapahoe women

Joann Rae Bell and Lisa Gaines were surprised to be the first same-sex couple to seek a ... [more]

Leaders say bed tax working well in Teton County

Oct 19, 2014 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Teton County's 2 percent tax on overnight stays has not hurt the local economy or made its housing problems worse, officials debating the tax ... [more]

Digest

Oct 19, 2014 - From staff reports:  Questions sought for forum
In an effort to give students, staff and community members an opportunity to meet local candidates running for office, the ... [more]

Authorities seeking info in stop sign vandalism on 8 Mile Road

Oct 19, 2014 - From staff reports:  Nine stop signs were destroyed Saturday evening on 8 Mile Road by someone "with no regard to public safety," according to the Fremont County Sheriff's ... [more]

At Cody library, kids reading books to dogs

Oct 19, 2014 - By Greg Ellison, For The Associated Press:  For Kacey Deroche her children's literacy is important enough to enlist canine support. She brought her sons to the Park County Public Library's "Read to a ... [more]

No plans for RPD to get surplus Army gear, but it's tempting

Oct 19, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Police departments throughout the United States have been purchasing surplus military equipment at reduced rates in recent years, but local officials don't ... [more]

Kessler vs. Price key race in fall county commission campaign

Oct 19, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Former Fremont County planning director Ray Price is trying to move from an appointed position in county government to an elected one this year, challenging ... [more]

Fundraiser to aid Center of Hope

Oct 19, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The family focused "Empty Bowl" event features gourmet soups.

An "Empty Bowl" fundraiser for the Center of Hope detoxification facility in Riverton ... [more]

Public workshop to review Boysen master plan

Oct 19, 2014 - From staff reports:  Wyoming State Parks is hosting the third public workshop for the Boysen State Park master plan. The meeting will be 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the Little ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Oct 19, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Stiff penalties face train thief
GILLETTE -- A 22-year-old Wyoming man accused of stealing a train faces stiffer penalties if he is convicted, now that ... [more]

Museum hosting spooky evening

Oct 19, 2014 - From staff reports:  Families are invited to a "spooky" night Saturday at the Pioneer Museum in Lander.
Crafts and activities will be in the main lobby throughout the night. ... [more]

The way it was: Fort Washakie cabin -- 1903

Oct 19, 2014 - From staff reports:  Each year the Wyoming State Historical Society produces a calendar full of photographs from Wyoming's past.
This picture was featured in the 1994 calendar, ... [more]

Abandoned car project in city going well so far, say police

Oct 19, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton officials say the recent push to remove abandoned vehicles from city roadways has been successful thus far.
"We're getting a lot of positive ... [more]

County waits on gay marriage

Oct 19, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A federal judge has struck down Wyoming's law against same-sex marriage, but couples in Fremont County hoping to wed are still waiting.
The Fremont County ... [more]

Wyoming history calendar features 1920 scene from Fremont County

Oct 19, 2014 - From staff reports:  Once again the Wyoming State Historical Society has partnered with the American Heritage Center to create a 2015 calendar of Wyoming history.
With more than ... [more]

Casting agent looking for native actors

Oct 19, 2014 - From staff reports:  Wind River Indian Reservation residents will have an opportunity to audition for several roles in the six-hour HBO miniseries "Lewis and Clark."
Rene Haynes ... [more]

UW faculty icon's memoir published

Oct 19, 2014 - By Eve Newman, For The Associated Press:  Three years ago, George Frison, an emeritus professor of anthropology at the University of Wyoming, remembers sitting in a hospital waiting room while his ... [more]

Today

Oct 17, 2014 - Staff:  Births
McCABE

A son was born to Crystal Comesrunningbuck of Lander and Charles McCabe of Lander at 9:17 p.m. Aug. 10 at SageWest Health Care at ... [more]

Boy's 'temper tantrum' in parking lot prompts onlookers to call authorities

Oct 17, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Officers responding to a juvenile problem Oct. 9 in Riverton determined that the issue had been "self-inflicted."
The problem reportedly arose when a ... [more]

Demonstrators call for Medicaid expansion at debate

Oct 17, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Walking up to the governor and state superintendent debates Thursday, attendees and candidates got an eyeful of signs calling for Wyoming to expand Medicaid. ... [more]

Digest

Oct 17, 2014 - The Associated Press:  UW top seed in knowledge bowl
LARAMIE -- A five-member University of Wyoming petroleum engineering team is the No. 1 ranked team heading into the 13th ... [more]

Marriage issue aside, gays not protected by workplace laws

Oct 17, 2014 - McClatchy Newspapers:  CHEYENNE -- Even if gay marriage comes to the Equality State, employers in the state can still legally fire a worker just for being homosexual.
Wyoming is one ... [more]