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GOP to have 26-4 advantage in state senate

Nov 6, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The fact that Republicans would maintain an overwhelming advantage in the Wyoming Legislature was never in doubt.
The question entering Tuesday's ... [more]

Teton County error could mean special election on retaining circuit court judge

Nov 6, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Judge Wesley Roberts's name was supposed to be on three county ballots Tuesday, but it only appeared on two.

A ballot mistake in Teton County is ... [more]

Peck, Douglas, Schoening grab CWC trustee seats

Nov 5, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Open positions created by the retirement of three experienced Central Wyoming College trustees were filled by Tuesday's general election voting.
In the only ... [more]

Barton leads District 25 vote tally; Chouinard and Tippets also win school board spots

Nov 5, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Incumbents Mark Stone and Jody Ray lost their seats on the Riverton school board Tuesday after voters elected Sandy Barton, Lorenzo Chouinard and Kevin ... [more]

Voters pick Allen over Clifford in HD 33 contest

Nov 5, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  After 10 years away from the Wyoming Legislature, Republican Jim Allen of Lander has earned election to House District 33.
He was appointed briefly to the HD ... [more]

Price beats Kessler in Commission District 4

Nov 5, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  After answering to it for 36 years, Republican Ray Price has won a seat on the Fremont County Commission.
He beat out independent incumbent Stephanie Kessler ... [more]

After trailing in Ward 2 primary, Martinez turns tables in general

Nov 5, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Lee Martinez won the open seat representing Ward 2 on the Riverton City Council.
He acquired 514 votes on Tuesday, 54 votes ahead of Sarah L. Kalbach, who ... [more]

Riverton mayoral race goes to Baker

Nov 5, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Lars Baker will be the new mayor of Riverton.
The former city councilman and retired Fremont County Weed and Pest supervisor was elected with1,586 votes ... [more]

Today

Nov 5, 2014 - Staff:  Births
VROMAN

A daughter was born to Katie Vroman of Riverton and Eric Vroman of Riverton at 11:17 a.m. July 31 at SageWest Health Care at Riverton. ... [more]

Gov. Matt Mead re-elected; Republicans cruise statewide

Nov 5, 2014 - From The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Incumbent Republican Matt Mead handily won re-election to a second four-year term after a rocky first term marked by vocal dissatisfaction from his ... [more]

Egg meets microwave for speedy rollup

Nov 5, 2014 - By Renee Enna, McClatchy Newspapers:  So Dad was over for a visit and wanted scrambled eggs for breakfast. When I expressed some reluctance about pulling out a frying pan (OK, it was a whole lot of ... [more]

General election votes tallied

Nov 5, 2014 - Staff:  Here are the unofficial results from Fremont County's general election Tuesday. The Fremont County Canvass Board will verify all votes at 1 p.m. Thursday.
The ... [more]

Hearing set for Riverton man in fatal knife attack

Nov 4, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A preliminary hearing for a Riverton man charged with first-degree murder is set for Nov. 12.
Jeremiah Ethan Samuel Shull, 22, had a second initial ... [more]

Cancer survivors cast their lines for health

Nov 4, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Breast cancer survivors dotted the Dunoir Valley in July for a weekend of fly fishing and connecting.
The national organization Casting for Recovery ... [more]

Probation, time served for ex-officer in truck incident

Nov 4, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A former Riverton Police captain was sentenced to time served and probation for a June 2 altercation with his ex-wife. Lander Circuit Court Judge Robert ... [more]

Long shots take aim at GOP incumbents

Nov 4, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Tuesday's general election in Wyoming pits several entrenched, well-funded Republican incumbents against long-shot challengers.
At the top of the ... [more]

School bus cameras effective in showing traffic violations; city police issuing citations

Nov 4, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Video cameras mounted on Riverton school buses are proving to be just what the district needed to identify drivers who illegally pass stopped school buses. ... [more]

Governor appoints CWC counselor to state health board

Nov 4, 2014 - From staff reports:  Central Wyoming College counselor Lance Goede has been elected to serve as the chairman of the Wyoming Mental Health Professionals Licensing Board.
Gov. Matt ... [more]

Digest

Nov 4, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Man killed in rollover crash
KAYCEE -- Authorities say a 60-year-old man was killed in a single-vehicle rollover crash outside of Kaycee.
The Wyoming ... [more]

Park tries to electrocute trout

Nov 4, 2014 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Biologists are making their first use of electroshock in their efforts to save native cutthroat trout in Yellowstone National Park from another ... [more]

Today

Nov 4, 2014 - Staff:  Births
SHERMAN

A daughter was born to Odessa Sherman of Lander and Chris Sherman Sr. of Lander at 2:03 p.m. Aug. 3 at SageWest Health Care at ... [more]

Student killed in altercation at UW party

Nov 4, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Murder charges filed in case

A 21-year-old college student from Lander was killed over the weekend following an altercation in Laramie.
Joe McGowan ... [more]

Good start to Election Day in county

Nov 4, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Polls opened at 7 a.m. Tuesday, and by late morning the general election was running smoothly.
"At this point they're just telling us it's steady," Fremont ... [more]

County's health insurance marketplace enrollment ranks third in Wyoming

Nov 4, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Fremont County ranked third in the state for most plans selected through the Affordable Care Act's health insurance marketplace.
The U.S. Department of ... [more]

Amber Alert canceled for girl in Casper

Nov 3, 2014 - From staff reports:  UPDATE at 2:16 p.m.: This Amber Alert has been canceled.

The Casper Police Department has issued an Amber Alert for Desiree Bowden who is believed to ... [more]

Mercer: College presents 'so much opportunity' for growth in sciences

Nov 2, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Three on ballot for two open CWC District 2 board seats

Physician John Mercer Jr. said he will be an advocate for the continued development of health ... [more]

Peck: 'I want CWC to remain ambitious and always aim high'

Nov 2, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Three on ballot for two open CWC District 2 board seats

With a wealth of experience leaving the Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees this year, ... [more]

Bighorn sheep transplant strategy being evaluated

Nov 2, 2014 - By Brett French, For The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- Stifled repeatedly in efforts to transplant bighorn sheep in new locations in Montana over the past few years, the state's wildlife ... [more]

Baker, Gard in showdown for Riverton mayor

Nov 2, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Residents of Riverton will be voting for their new mayor this week.
Lars Baker and Rich Gard advanced to the general election with only three votes ... [more]

Nearly 2,300 fire calls logged during year by all departments; controlled burns No. 1

Nov 2, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Fire departments across Fremont County have tallied up annual statistics for the municipal departments and county battalions over the past year.
Between Oct. ... [more]