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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]

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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]

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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]

Thomson to be buried at Arlington National

Jun 23, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  The former Wyoming Secretary of State had the longest tenure of any statewide elected official in Wyoming history.

CHEYENNE -- One speaker at former ... [more]

The way it was: Simpson Award -- 1987

Jun 23, 2013 - Staff:  One of the best high school athletes ever to run the tracks and hardwood floors of Fremont County was honored in the early days of summer 1987 with Wyoming's ... [more]

Asphalt milling work under way on U.S. Highway 287

Jun 23, 2013 - From staff reports:  Asphalt milling started Tuesday on a $4.4 million highway improvement project east of Lander on U.S. 287, according to Erik Smith, Wyoming Department of ... [more]

Official cautions drivers: 'Critters graze roadside' this time of year

Jun 23, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Large carnivore conflict coordinator Brian DeBolt said he knows the bears that were sighted earlier this month on U.S. Highway 26 near Dubois.
"We haven't ... [more]

Some skeptical of Wyoming-EPA fracking study deal

Jun 23, 2013 - By Ben Neary and Mead Gruver, Associated Press:  Gov. Matt Mead said Friday that the EPA has recognized that Wyoming is best positioned to act, not the federal agency.

People who have been living ... [more]

Deal between tribes, feds reinstates water sampling on the rez

Jun 23, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The agreement requires the U.S. Department of Energy to provide information on the groundwater testing being performed.

The Eastern Shoshone and ... [more]

Young adult fiction author signing books Saturday

Jun 23, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  Patrick M. Harris, author of history/mystery/adventure trilogy "The Waterman Chronicles," will be signing books from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Books and ... [more]