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Sheriff pinches pennies through reorganization

Jun 17, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  "Restructuring" is the theme at the Fremont County Sheriff's Office in its proposed fiscal year 2014 administration and detention center budgets. Sheriff Skip ... [more]

Budgets and more budgets

Jun 17, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  They know how much money everyone is asking from them, and they know how much revenue they can expect, and now Fremont County Commissioners must decide how to ... [more]

Firefighters respond to accident on 17 Mile Road

Jun 14, 2013 - Staff:  Fort Washakie Battalion 12 firefighter Kenneth Ferris looked for a place to set a door that was removed from a Cadillac during extrication of its occupant ... [more]

Today

Jun 14, 2013 - Staff:  Births
TOUPS

A daughter was born to Jessica and Larry Toups, of Lander, at 11 a.m. May 7, 2013, at Lander Regional Hospital. She weighed 6 pounds, 13 ... [more]

Digest

Jun 14, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Fire conditions not bad yet
Wyoming's state forester says conditions remain too damp to fuel the kind of large forest fires that are burning in the ... [more]

California man sentenced in wind scam

Jun 14, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- A federal judge has sentenced a California man to two years in prison for his role in defrauding investors by promoting non-existent wind farm ... [more]

Norovirus in Yellowstone arrived with tourists

Jun 14, 2013 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Officials report an outbreak of norovirus in the Mammoth area of Yellowstone National Park this week.
Yellowstone spokesman Al Nash says the bug is ... [more]

Grazers say outside group has too much clout

Jun 14, 2013 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming ranchers say an Idaho-based environmental group has too much influence over how local grazing allotments are managed on public lands, but a ... [more]

Job Corps bid chosen; Idaho firm lowest

Jun 14, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The U.S. Department of Labor has identified an Idaho contractor as the apparent low bidder for construction of the Wind River Job Corps Center in ... [more]

No conflict obvious between men before stabbing at Gardens North residence

Jun 14, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  An affidavit in the state's case against Patrick Vincent Duran, 24, of Riverton, does not reveal any clear motive for the man's alleged stabbing attack on ... [more]

WAM to push supplemental funding for towns

Jun 14, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A busy agenda awaited the attending public officials and staff from the cities of Wyoming as the Wyoming Association of Municipalities convention continued at ... [more]

Fire chars truck, camper on South Pass

Jun 14, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A pickup truck overheated and caught fire Thursday while climbing the north slope of South Pass on Wyoming Highway 28.
Otis Smith of Cody and his female ... [more]

'That's what they get,' murder suspect told witness after assault

Jun 14, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Wyoming 9th Judicial District Circuit Court judge Wesley A. Roberts's decision to bind over second-degree murder charges against Shey Elan Bruce hinged on the ... [more]

Students enroll in summer guitar lessons

Jun 13, 2013 - Staff:  Beginning guitar students practiced for their end-of-week concert at Riverton Middle School on Wednesday afternoon. Above, 13-year-old Caden Coons studied his ... [more]

Today

Jun 13, 2013 - Staff:  Births
SMITH

A daughter was born to Trina Smith, of Kinnear, at 8:09 a.m. May 16, 2013, at Lander Regional Hospital. She weighed 6 pounds, 8 ounces. ... [more]

Dud artillery shells left in mountains after failing in road-clearing work

Jun 13, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Yellowstone's proposed winter use plan would continue the practice of using artillery shells to keep the pass open over the winter to allow no more than an ... [more]

Digest

Jun 13, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Woman sentenced for fatal wreck
BILLINGS, Mont. -- A south-central Montana woman has been sentenced for a drunken driving crash near Broadview that ... [more]

Interim bills address tuition, license plates for veterans

Jun 13, 2013 - McClatchy Newspapers:  CHEYENNE -- A legislative panel agreed to revisit a bill that would allow out-of-state veterans pay in-state tuition at the University of Wyoming or a Wyoming ... [more]

UW athletes are performing better in school

Jun 13, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- University of Wyoming student-athletes are performing well in the classroom.
All 17 UW men's and women's sports exceed the latest NCAA Academic ... [more]

Thomson had 'an arm lock' on Capitol

Jun 13, 2013 - McClatchy Newspapers:  Wyoming's longest-serving state-level politician died Tuesday at the age of 96.

CHEYENNE -- The sun has set on the long life of one of Wyoming's ... [more]

Officials rule April death of 4-year-old a homicide

Jun 13, 2013 - From staff reports:  The death of 4-year-old Thunder S. Littlethunder Jr. has been ruled a homicide according to the Fremont County Coroner's Office.
Reports state the child died ... [more]

Former rez housing director pleads not guilty in federal court

Jun 13, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A former executive director for the Eastern Shoshone Housing Authority appeared in federal court Monday for an arraignment in which she is accused of ... [more]

More than 2,500 without power; CWC cancels evening classes

Jun 13, 2013 - From staff reports:  Rocky Mountain Power officials said around 5 p.m. Thursday that more than 2,500 customers throughout Riverton were without power.
The Riverton Police ... [more]

Wisconsin man killed in wreck; two others hurt

Jun 13, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A 19-year-old Wisconsin man died Wednesday evening at the scene of a two-vehicle accident between Lander and Hudson.
Wyoming Highway Patrol officials said ... [more]

Coroner IDs victim in Sunday's fatal stabbing

Jun 13, 2013 - From staff reports:  One person reportedly is in custody in connection with the death.
 
Fremont County Coroner Ed McAuslan confirmed Thursday that the victim of a ... [more]

Former Wyoming Secretary of State Thyra Thomson dies

Jun 12, 2013 - The Associated Press:  She served in the elected office for nearly 25 years.

CHEYENNE -- Former Wyoming Secretary of State Thyra Thomson has died. She was 96.
Thomson ... [more]

Today

Jun 12, 2013 - Staff:  Births
ROBIDOUX

A daughter was born to Ashley and Brandon Robidoux, of Riverton, at 12:10 a.m. May 10, 2013 at Riverton Memorial Hospital. She weighed ... [more]

Digest

Jun 12, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Man dies after cycle jump wreck
ROCK SPRINGS -- Police say a 31-year-old Rock Springs man has died after being thrown from his dirt bike while ... [more]

New UW president's contract inked for $425,000 salary plus added compensation

Jun 12, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees has approved a three-year contract with incoming President Robert Sternberg that will pay a base salary ... [more]

Woman said to be possessed by poltergeist; deputies respond

Jun 12, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Fremont County deputies had a brush with the paranormal Tuesday when they responded to reports that a woman was possessed by a "poltergeist" in a home north of ... [more]