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May 12, 2013 - The Associated Press:  BLM proposes horse roundup
RAWLINS -- The Bureau of Land Management is proposing a wild horse roundup in Wyoming in an area in Sweetwater and Carbon ... [more]

UW arena to get $30M renovation

May 12, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees has chosen a Casper company to oversee renovation of the Arena-Auditorium.
Trustees decided Friday to ... [more]

The way it was: Lander-Riverton soccer -- 1996

May 12, 2013 - From staff reports:  Lander and Riverton didn't play each other in high school soccer this year due to weather-related postponements that fouled up the schedule. That wasn't the ... [more]

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May 12, 2013 - From staff reports:  4-H anniversary committee seeks help
Members of the 4-H 100th anniversary committee are asking former members or volunteers to help tell the story of ... [more]

Long way from home

May 12, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  The bird was a long way from home, having attached itself to a small herd of cattle just north of Riverton.
The cattle egret, Bubulcus ibis, originated in ... [more]

Virtual museum brings artifacts closer

May 12, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Lost artifacts of the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho tribes have made a special trip back home from Chicago to be displayed in a kiosk at Central ... [more]

Conference encourages women to 'Leap into Leadership'

May 12, 2013 - From staff reports:  Nearly 300 women were elected to city, county and state positions in Wyoming in November, and at least 12 participants of past Leap into Leadership events were ... [more]

Book of photos and essays features five nurses with CWC ties

May 12, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Members of the Joint Business Council were given a copy of "The American Nurse" by Carolyn Jones during a short reception May 3 at Central Wyoming College. The ... [more]

Commission doles out three $500 scholarships

May 12, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Three Fremont County high school seniors will be receiving a little help in paying for college from their local government.
On Tuesday, commissioners decided ... [more]

Clerk of Court vacancy likely to be filled Tuesday

May 12, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The two women seeking the Fremont County District Court Clerk position made their cases to Republican Party Central Committee members Thursday.
Now it's up to ... [more]

'We just shot a grizzly'

May 12, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Thanksgiving Day 2012 took on added meaning for three men of the Trembly family. David Trembly of Dubois and sons Grant and Joel came within just a few feet of ... [more]

Caps and gowns at CWC

May 12, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  A few months ago at a Central Wyoming College input session, student senate president Garret VonKrosigk told faculty members that graduation, although is an ... [more]

Commission pay raise to kick in; many entities seek spending increases

May 12, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Elected officials and other county entities proposed budgets to the Fremont County Commission in its first week of budget hearings May 6 and 7. Several ... [more]

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May 10, 2013 - Staff:  Births
RAMBO

A son was born to Michelle and Skylar Rambo, of Riverton, at 4:50 p.m. April 11, 2013, at Lander Regional Hospital. He weighed 5 pounds, ... [more]

Man injured in collision with cattle truck

May 10, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Highway Patrol is investigating a traffic collision that may have involved alcohol May 2 north of Shoshoni.
The crash was reported at about 10 ... [more]

Riverton man arrested after police chase

May 10, 2013 - From staff reports:  Ryan Apodaca, 32, of Riverton, was arrested for fleeing or attempting to elude and reckless driving at about 10:15 a.m. Monday when he reportedly failed to ... [more]

Officials say child started trailer blaze

May 10, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  County fire officials said a Wednesday evening storage trailer fire in Fort Washakie was started by a child playing with a lighter.
No one was injured in the ... [more]

Owner removes smoking oven from home, saves structure

May 10, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A house in Fort Washakie was saved Thursday evening after residents reportedly removed a smoking oven from the home's kitchen.
Fort Washakie fire chief ... [more]

CWC officials expect nursing enrollment to double in the coming years

May 10, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The nursing program at Central Wyoming College is expected to double in the coming years because of the completion of the Health/Science Center on campus.
CWC ... [more]

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May 10, 2013 - The Associated Press:  GOP leaders dodge Hill talk
CODY -- State lawmakers gathered at a public forum in Cody refused to talk about recent legislation that has stripped the ... [more]

District 14 school board selects new superintendent

May 10, 2013 - By Christina George Staff Writer:  Terry Smith will replace longtime leader Michelle Hoffman.

Fremont County School District 14 Board of Education selected a new superintendent to ... [more]

Prosecutors considering whether to retry man released on DNA evidence

May 10, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Prosecutors are still investigating whether to proceed with a new trial for a Wyoming man who was granted the state's first retrial based on DNA ... [more]

Spring snow helped North Platte woes

May 10, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming State Engineer's Office says it expects more calls on water rights in the North Platte River drainage in the months ahead, despite ... [more]

Better jobs picture in county; more at work, fewer looking

May 10, 2013 - Staff:  Fremont County got good employment news from the newest data compiled by the Wyoming Department of Workforce Services, which has reported its findings for ... [more]

Today

May 9, 2013 - Staff:  Births
NIMMO

A son was born to Ashley Fossey and Garrett Nimmo, of Riverton, at 5:40 p.m. April 4, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 6 ... [more]

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May 9, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Comment sought on cougar regs
JACKSON -- The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is taking public comment on proposed mountain lion hunting quotas and ... [more]

Consultant says state could entice manufacturing to diversify economy

May 9, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- An economic consultant says Wyoming's economy has diversified over the last decade but it needs to do more to stay economically ... [more]

In Chugwater, the nearest gasoline now is nearly 50 miles up the road

May 9, 2013 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHUGWATER -- It all began when a man with black shoe polish smeared all over his face exited Interstate 25 and barreled into town one evening last winter.
A ... [more]

College may eliminate seven jobs from payroll

May 9, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The reduction would save more than $85,000 in salaries.

Seven jobs may be eliminated from payrolls at Central Wyoming College after officials approve ... [more]

Officials seek owners of seized dogs

May 9, 2013 - From staff reports:  Officials are attempting to identify the owners of three dogs that were the subject of two complaints Saturday in north Riverton.
The animals have since been ... [more]