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Australian gets 70-month term for bank heist

Jul 12, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A federal judge in Wyoming handed down a nearly six-year prison sentence to an Australian man who says he robbed a Jackson bank so he could give ... [more]

Sponsor of 'Hill Bill' petition effort suing secretary of state

Jul 12, 2013 - By Trevor Brown, MCT News Service:  CHEYENNE -- The lead sponsor of the failed petition drive seeking to repeal Senate File 104 is seeking another chance to challenge the new law.
Jennifer Young ... [more]

Legislators weigh further action on superintendent

Jul 12, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming legislative leaders are considering a request to investigate schools Superintendent Cindy Hill's administration of the state Education ... [more]

Fall caused Monday death, says coroner

Jul 12, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Officials have determined that Audrey Arguello, 49, of Riverton, died Monday of a subdural hematoma as the result of an accidental fall.
Medical references ... [more]

Man's death not accidental, but no proof seen of Russian roulette

Jul 12, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton Police Department chief Mike Broadhead addressed speculation Thursday that Juan Carlos Galvan, 22, of Riverton, died during a game of Russian ... [more]

Commissioners finalize budget for fiscal year 2014

Jul 12, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The county made few changes after a public hearing Monday.

Fremont County commissioners made few changes to their proposed budget after hearing ... [more]

Man arrested on suspicion of involvement in 'string of crimes'

Jul 12, 2013 - From staff reports:  Billy Napier, 20, of Riverton, was arrested for driving under the influence at about 4 a.m. Thursday, reportedly after being involved in two traffic accidents ... [more]

Trial date set for meth suspects

Jul 12, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  All four pleaded not guilty

Four defendants in May's countywide meth bust have a trial set for Sept. 16.
They all pleaded not guilty to the ... [more]

Today

Jul 11, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
MANZANARES

Joseph Arthur "Art" Manzanares, 64, formerly of Fremont County, died Monday, July 8, at his home. Memorial services will be at 1 ... [more]

Gold Rush begins Saturday

Jul 11, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  The South Pass City State Historic Site will host the annual Gold Rush Days celebration from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 125 South Pass Ave. The ... [more]

Digest

Jul 11, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Montana keeps limits on wolves
HELENA, Mont. -- Montana Fish and Wildlife commissioners on Wednesday increased the bag limit from one to five wolves ... [more]

Land swap in Grand Teton park unfinished

Jul 11, 2013 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- State and federal officials in Wyoming are talking about negotiating a land swap to add more than two square miles of state land to Grand Teton ... [more]

Vicious river otter attacks woman

Jul 11, 2013 - The Associated Press:  BOZEMAN, Mont. -- A river otter attacked a woman on the Madison River west of West Yellowstone earlier this week, prompting state wildlife officials to post ... [more]

Governor says he'll push to win pay increases for state government workers

Jul 11, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead says he intends to push for pay raises for state employees in the legislative session early next year.
Mead said Wednesday ... [more]

Balloon Block hunt starts in today's edition

Jul 11, 2013 - Staff:  The Ranger's Riverton Rendezvous Balloon Block Treasure Hunt begins in today's edition.
A block of wooden letters spelling "balloon" in backward style of ... [more]

Rendezvous events to begin

Jul 11, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  The Wrangler Classic Rodeo is first up, with Day in the Park, the modelers fly-in and Rails to Trails music highlighting the first weekend.

Riverton ... [more]

Man gets two-week sentence for March fight in Riverton

Jul 11, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A Hudson man will spend two weeks in jail for punching a Riverton man and fracturing the victim's skull in March outside of Bomber's Sports Bar.
James Edward ... [more]

Officials rule death of second teen in June crash a suicide

Jul 11, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Officials in Colorado have ruled the death of Andrea Esser, 17, of Sun Prairie, Wis., a suicide.
Esser was the passenger in the red 1998 Ford Contour that ... [more]

Woman thrown from motorcycle during wreck

Jul 11, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Riverton Police Department responded to a traffic accident involving a motorcycle Thursday morning near the 1600 block of North Federal Boulevard.
The ... [more]

Shoshoni man pleads not guilty to murder charges

Jul 11, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Shey Bruce pleaded not guilty Tuesday to second-degree murder charges in the death of a Shoshoni man. His arraignment was in front of Wyoming 9th Judicial ... [more]

Today

Jul 10, 2013 - Staff:  Births
GOODMAN

A daughter was born to JayShauna Nessie Tillman, of Pocatello, Idaho, and James Goodman Jr., of Riverton, at 2:46 a.m. June 1, 2013, at ... [more]

Digest

Jul 10, 2013 - The Associated Press:  G&F cuts budget by $4.6 million
CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is cutting its budget by $4.6 million, about a 6.5 percent reduction, ... [more]

Hill blasts House Speaker as panel prepares bigger investigation of superintendent

Jul 10, 2013 - Staff and wire reports:  Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill is criticizing House Speaker Tom Lubnau's request for a legislative investigation into how she ran the ... [more]

Move-in starts at Health/Science Center

Jul 10, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Health/Science Center at Central Wyoming College is the site of a lot of activity this month, with construction nearing completion and more equipment being ... [more]

RPD calls Monday death of 22-year-old 'suspicious'

Jul 10, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Local officials are investigating the Monday morning death of Juan Carlos Galvan, 22, of Riverton.
Galvan died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, but Fremont ... [more]

Coroner says fatal Hudson wreck was not an accident

Jul 10, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Last month's fatal crash involving two Wisconsin teens near Lander was not an accident, according to the Fremont County Coroner's Office.
The June 12 incident ... [more]

EMTs urge county not to 'regress' in level of service

Jul 10, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A group of Fremont County emergency medical technicians told commissioners at a meeting July 2 that the ambulance department needs more support to maintain the ... [more]

County OKs final budget

Jul 10, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Despite expecting fewer property tax dollars, the Fremont County Commission has finalized a budget that will spend more than last year but still save about ... [more]

Traffic delays expected during bridge work Thursday

Jul 9, 2013 - From staff reports:  Motorists should expect traffic delays while both sides of the new bridge on Mortimore Lane in Lander is chip sealed Thursday.
The new $1.05 million bridge ... [more]

Hot Notes Cool Nights concerts begin

Jul 9, 2013 - Staff:  The Central Wyoming College Community Band presented its first Riverton concert of the season Monday at Riverton City Park, part of the Hot Notes Cool Nights ... [more]