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Officials investigate Monday dog attack on sheep in Riverton

May 1, 2013 - From staff reports:  Officials are investigating a report of two black border collies attacking and killing at least one sheep Monday in the 1600 block of North Smith Road in ... [more]

Two in race so far for Clerk of Court seat

May 1, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Republican Party on Thursday opened the replacement process for the clerk of district court seat being vacated by Katie Brodie ... [more]

Chief justice and corrections boss endorse Riverton justice center plan

May 1, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Wyoming's chief justice and the Wyoming Department of Corrections director have thrown their weight behind the construction of a Riverton justice center.
The ... [more]

Snyder to announce RHS football decision

May 1, 2013 - Staff:  Fremont County School District 25 Superintendent Terry Snyder has announced that a decision on the issues that have plagued the Riverton High School football ... [more]

McCormick resigns as RHS head football coach

May 1, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Jeremy McCormick, the reigning Wyoming high school football Class 3-A East conference coach of the year, has resigned as head football coach at Riverton High ... [more]

Construction continues on city water tank

Apr 30, 2013 - Staff:  Construction workers craned concrete panels into place Saturday on Airport Hill west of Riverton as construction resumed on the city's new water tank. ... [more]

Today

Apr 30, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
NICHOLS

Clarinda "Karen" Nichols, 72, of Lander, died Monday, April 29, at her home. As were her wishes, cremation has taken place. A memorial ... [more]

Cancer group planned for young adults

Apr 30, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Comprehensive Cancer Control Consortium is working to support the state's young adult cancer survivors by bringing them together in a new ... [more]

Some exempt from health insurance requirement

Apr 30, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  There is big concern about people having to pay a fine if they choose not to have health insurance, but when the Affordable Care Act health reform law takes ... [more]

Driver sentenced in fatal car wreck

Apr 30, 2013 - The Associated Press:  GILLETTE -- A driver involved in a Campbell County crash that killed his passenger has been sentenced to 11 to 18 years in prison.
Alexander Earl Jennings also ... [more]

Digest

Apr 30, 2013 - The Associated Press:  State, fed plow crews meet in park
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- Wyoming crews clearing snow in Yellowstone National Park have reached federal plowing ... [more]

DOE withholds records on big CO2-capture project

Apr 30, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The U.S. Department of Energy is withholding records on a Wyoming carbon-capture project on the grounds that a legal investigation is under ... [more]

Study of grizzly bear diet key to long-term protection decisions

Apr 30, 2013 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Researchers say a study on Yellowstone ecosystem grizzly bear diets should be completed this October.
The study will help determine whether managers ... [more]

GOP leaders weighed asking main pushers of 'Hill bill' to quit party

Apr 30, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Wyoming Republican Party leaders considered demanding three state legislators to remove themselves from the party over a new law changing the duties of the ... [more]

Graduation rate statewide falls to about 79 percent

Apr 30, 2013 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  Fremont County School District 21 in Fort Washakie had the lowest graduation rate at 11 percent, with two of its 18 seniors graduating.

Nearly 1 in 5 ... [more]

Ponds get 2,500 new fish

Apr 30, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The trout are expected to grow about 2 inches by the end of this summer.

Fishermen often shy away from sharing their best spots, so good information ... [more]

Three reports of underage drinking prove false

Apr 30, 2013 - From staff reports:  Three anonymous reports of underage drinking in Fremont County were determined to be unfounded this weekend after deputies contacted the teenagers in ... [more]

City could use extra money from state on public intox solutions

Apr 30, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council is weighing ideas on how to use funds from the state's supplemental funding as the City of Riverton works on its 2013-14 fiscal year ... [more]

Mead to White House: Resist calls for examining overseas coal use under U.S. policy

Apr 28, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead is asking the White House to disregard pressure from the governors of Washington and Oregon and refuse to evaluate the ... [more]

Molecular biology professor named top UW faculty member for 2012-13

Apr 28, 2013 - From staff reports:  Jarvis, who joined the UW faculty as an associate professor in 1998 and became a professor in 2000.

A world-class scientist and entrepreneur who goes ... [more]

Nighttime cameras reveal lives of mountain lions

Apr 28, 2013 - Mike Koshmrl, For the Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Mark Elbroch always knows what his cats are up to.
When the mountain lions Elbroch and fellow researchers are tracking make a kill, the Teton Cougar ... [more]

Feds ready to delist gray wolf everywhere in U.S.

Apr 28, 2013 - By Julie Cart, McClatchy-Tribune News Service:  The sweeping rule by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service would eliminate protection for wolves 18 years after the government re-established the predators in ... [more]

The way it was: Choosing cheerleaders -- 1965

Apr 28, 2013 - From staff reports:  New cheerleaders for the following school year at Riverton High School were announced in April 1965.
Standing from left, Sandy Haun, Denise Simon, Carolyn ... [more]

Student music recital Sunday

Apr 28, 2013 - From staff reports:  Music students at Central Wyoming College will present their spring recital at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 28, in the Robert A. Peck Arts Center Gallery.
The ... [more]

CWC groups to perform spring concert

Apr 28, 2013 - From staff reports:  Central Wyoming College vocal and instrumental groups will present a Spring Showcase Concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 2, at the Robert A. Peck Arts Center ... [more]

UW scholarship administrator honored

Apr 28, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The guidance, knowledge and support of a valued former University of Wyoming staff member made the challenging process of attending college much easier for ... [more]

Nominations due May 1 for Wyoming Woman of Distinction Award

Apr 28, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Council for Women's Issues will accept nominations for its 2013 Wyoming Woman of Distinction Award until May 1.
The award recognizes one woman ... [more]

Friday fire burns hay and tires on Missouri Valley farm

Apr 28, 2013 - From staff reports:  A Friday evening fire north of Riverton burned hay and tires on the Pingetzer farm, but calm winds and quick fire response limited the damage.
The fire on ... [more]

CWC wrestles with moving targets as budget process advances

Apr 28, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College administrators say they will present balanced budgets for the coming three years when they meet in May to discuss finances with the CWC ... [more]

Work of jeweler has produced many happy outcomes

Apr 28, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Some might call it a fish story with many levels of meaning behind the word "fish." Many have heard of missing rings, jewelry and small personal items ... [more]