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Living conditions of horse not cruelty under Wyoming law

May 28, 2015 - From staff reports:  Local officials say living conditions for a horse at the corner of West Sunset Drive and North Eighth Street West in Riverton do not meet the threshold of ... [more]

School awards ceremony postponed

May 28, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Fremont County School District 25 has postponed the annual district awards ceremony at Riverton Middle School scheduled for Friday so that faculty and staff ... [more]

Today

May 28, 2015 - Staff:  Births
ARTHUR

A child was born to Jessie M. Arthur of Arapahoe at 8:20 p.m. April 16 at SageWest Health Care at Riverton. The baby weighed 6 pounds, ... [more]

Leaders tee off on waterway regs from EPA

May 28, 2015 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  Wyoming officials say they're disappointed with water quality regulations the federal government released Wednesday that would extend federal authority over ... [more]

Railroad, power plant settle long dispute over coal rate

May 28, 2015 - The Associated Press:  The disagreement began more than 10 years ago when the Missouri Basin Power Project filed a complaint saying the railroad was price gouging on coal ... [more]

Rich Wyoming donor bets on Santorum

May 28, 2015 - By Mark Niquette, Tribune News Service:  This time around, however, Foster Friess says his support will be less conspicuous.

The Wyoming fund manager who contributed $2.1 million to help ... [more]

Digest

May 28, 2015 - The Associated Press:  WGFD warns about young wildlife
Wyoming Game and Fish Department officials are asking people to stay away from young animals because of potential harm ... [more]

Community hears ideas on new animal science facility for college

May 28, 2015 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  A new agricultural and animal science center is the newest capital construction priority at Central Wyoming College, and community members and college leaders ... [more]

Nebraska TV executive to be next Wyoming PBS chief

May 28, 2015 - From staff reports:  Terry Dugas has been the manager of content distribution for NET Television, the statewide PBS network in Lincoln, Neb., for the past seven ... [more]

Probe into child's death ongoing; driver cooperative

May 28, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Police said 7-year-old Sophia Archer was in the painted crosswalk on West Sunset Drive when she was struck and killed Friday.

The Riverton Police ... [more]

Segment of Louis Lake Road to open Friday

May 28, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Shoshone National Forest Washakie Ranger District will do a partial opening of the Louis Lake Road at noon Friday.
The partial opening will be from the ... [more]

Today

May 27, 2015 - Staff:  Deaths
MYERS

Barbara "Barbie" Lee Scoggan Myers, 90, died Tuesday, May 26, at Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation-Wind River in Riverton. Funeral ... [more]

New alternative school option takes shape in Riverton

May 27, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Frontier Academy will start off with four staff members and as many as 40 students.

The Riverton school district is closer to having a full staff ... [more]

Sinks Canyon vandals get probation but must pay $50K in restitution

May 27, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A judge gave probation to four defendants in the case of two Sinks Canyon cabins vandalized in May 2014. The young adults pleaded guilty to some of the charges ... [more]

Canyon highway open again, but saturated walls still of concern

May 27, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The roadway through Wind River was reopened to vehicle traffic at about 10 a.m. Wednesday, but motorists still should expect slow driving conditions due to mud ... [more]

Zillmer challenges county to say why he was terminated

May 27, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Ex-EMS chief says he's ready to sue

A week after his termination, former Fremont County Emergency Medical Services director Joseph Zillmer said he ... [more]

District 14 adds human resources director, reorganizes other positions

May 27, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Wyoming Indian High School principal Phil Garhart will assume the role of human resources and athletic director for the 2015-2016 school year. It is a position ... [more]

Pride Picnic returning to Lander

May 27, 2015 - From staff reports:  The event marks the kick-off of a grassroots campaign to pass an LGBT non-discrimination ordinance in the city.

The second annual LGBT Pride Picnic ... [more]

Digest

May 27, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Powell weighs e-cigarette rules
POWELL -- Powell's police chief is calling for the city council to ban electronic cigarettes for children under the age ... [more]

National foundation critical of state's angle on foster children

May 27, 2015 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- A new report says Wyoming has too many children who are in institutionalized care rather than foster care.
The report from the Annie E. Casey ... [more]

Fed leader won't be at big summit in Teton Park

May 27, 2015 - By Martin Crutsinger, The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- It turns out that being the first woman to head the Federal Reserve is not the only tradition Janet Yellen is breaking. The Fed said Tuesday that ... [more]

Terry Dugas hired to lead Wyoming PBS

May 27, 2015 - Staff:  Central Wyoming College announced Wednesday that Terry Dugas has accepted the position of Wyoming PBS general manager.
Dugas, who will replace retiring ... [more]

Investigation of 7-year-old's death ongoing; volunteers at crosswalks

May 26, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Authorities are continuing to investigate the fatal traffic incident that resulted in the death of 7-year-old Sophia Archer of Riverton on Friday.
No arrests ... [more]

Hats Off for Hope gala fundraiser set for Saturday

May 26, 2015 - From staff reports:  Organizers have announced that the sixth annual Hats Off for Hope gala is Saturday at the Holiday Inn in Riverton.
The event, which is sponsored by the Tough ... [more]

Snowpack up across state

May 26, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The recent cool, wet weather in Wyoming has slowed melting of the state's mountain snowpack.
The Natural Resources Conservation Service says the ... [more]

Today

May 26, 2015 - Staff:  Deaths
ARCHER

Sophia Raye Archer, 7, died Friday, May 22, in Riverton. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Friday, May ... [more]

Rainfall sets records, causes mud slides and flood worries

May 26, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Two precipitation records were set this weekend in Riverton, with rainfall causing mud slides and flooding scares throughout the area.
Riverton saw 1.06 inch ... [more]

CWC to host second retreat for children with diabetes

May 26, 2015 - From staff reports:  Central Wyoming College is hosting the second annual family retreat for children and families living with Type I diabetes.
The "Stronger than Diabetes" ... [more]

County commissioners requesting EMS privatization proposals

May 26, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Companies have until 9 a.m. June 9 to submit plans.

Fremont County is publishing a notice to see if private businesses are interested in running its ... [more]

Digest

May 26, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Park County considers tax request
POWELL -- Park County government leaders are considering another attempt to increase the local sales tax by 1 ... [more]