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Nominations sought for the Kurt Bucholz Award

May 5, 2013 - From staff reports:  The recognition will be given to someone who represents the conservation values of the award's namesake.

The Wyoming Stock Growers Land Trust is ... [more]

Graduations begin Friday with CWC

May 5, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Graduation season in Fremont County kicks off Friday, May 10, with the 43rd class of Central Wyoming College.
Commencement at the college is from 7:30 p.m. to ... [more]

BLM evaluating big energy plays in Bison Basin field, southern Fremont County

May 5, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Both projects are proposed to take place on BLM land in greater sage grouse core area.

Two projects in the Bison Basin oil field are seeking a green ... [more]

Busy with bees

May 5, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A large shipment from Paradise, Calif., arrived April 27 at the Riverton residence of Doug Newlin. He's a beekeeper, among other things.
Several bee colonies ... [more]

As revenue shrinks, county starts budget work

May 5, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Beginning Tuesday, county commissioners hold budget hearings through May and into June, with the final budget due July 7.

As it begins to set a ... [more]

Today

May 3, 2013 - Staff:  Births
GIESMANN

A son was born to Rachel and Bryce Giesmann, of Lander, at 10:09 a.m. April 12, 2013, at Lander Regional Hospital. He weighed 8 ... [more]

Digest

May 3, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Missing boater's body recovered
MANILA, Utah -- Authorities have recovered the body of a missing Wyoming fisherman whose empty boat was found partially ... [more]

Construction, maintenance jobs scheduled for airport

May 3, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Riverton Regional Airport will see increased activity this summer beginning May 16 as it participates in the Wyoming Department of Transportation Aeronautics ... [more]

Angered by gun-control bills in Colorado, gun equipment maker moving to Laramie

May 3, 2013 - The Associated Press:  A company that makes gun sights and other firearms accessories says it's pulling its core operations from Colorado following recent gun control measures there ... [more]

Feds demand state give back $200K paid by Forest Service

May 3, 2013 - The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Forest Service is in the business of preventing fires, not starting them.
Yet the agency set off alarms in Wyoming and state capitols ... [more]

'I wish I could change it,' says Riverton man who shot neighbor

May 3, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Dustin Dean Nickelson will never forget the evening of Sept. 13, 2012.
"I am sorry for shooting Lucas; at the time I never knew who he was," Nickelson said. ... [more]

Man will not press charges after finding missing items

May 3, 2013 - From staff reports:  Officials said a man chose not to press charges Wednesday against a subject who took some items from his vehicle in Riverton.
Law enforcement responded at ... [more]

Shoshoni pride

May 3, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The shovels and wheelbarrows were out early Saturday as families, organizations and school clubs got together to renovate Shoshoni's Travis Park playground. ... [more]

Jackson bank robber convicted

May 3, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A federal jury took just over an hour Thursday to convict an Australian man who said he robbed a bank in Wyoming so he could give money to the ... [more]

Today

May 2, 2013 - Staff:  Births
FRIDAY

A daughter was born to Elizabeth and Winslow Friday, of Ethete, at 5:46 p.m. April 7, 2013, at Lander Regional Hospital. She weighed 9 ... [more]

Digest

May 2, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Sweetwater Co. searches for man
ROCK SPRINGS -- Sweetwater County's search and rescue team has joined the search for a fisherman from Jackson missing ... [more]

Judge grants delay in trial of suspect in Jackson bank heist

May 2, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  A judge on Wednesday granted a one-day delay in the bank robbery trial of an Australian man who claims he gave much of the money to the homeless.
The delay ... [more]

Storm leaves Wyoming, smacks neighbor states

May 2, 2013 - The Associated Press:  DENVER -- People in parts of Colorado and Wyoming pulled puffy jackets, hats and umbrellas out of the closet again Wednesday for another round of wet spring ... [more]

Toddler found wandering in roadway; mother cited for child endangerment

May 2, 2013 - From staff reports:  A 21-year-old Riverton mother was cited for child endangerment Wednesday after her 3-year-old daughter reportedly was found unattended in a roadway north of ... [more]

RHS head football coach resigns

May 2, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Riverton High School's head football coach Jeremy McCormick has resigned under pressure according to officials at a press conference Wednesday evening.
"He ... [more]

Arapahoe trailer home lost in fire

May 2, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  An Arapahoe trailer home was destroyed in a fire Wednesday after someone reportedly left a greasy pan on top of a hot stove.
Riverton fire administrator Jeff ... [more]

Wind River Basin snowpack stands at 96 percent of normal

May 2, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A water supply specialist said irrigators will have a better supply this year.

This week's snowstorm brought local snowpack within sight of average, ... [more]

Today

May 1, 2013 - Staff:  Births
BROWN

A son was born to Colleen H. Brown, of Riverton, at 3:54 p.m. April 11, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 5 pounds, 4 ... [more]

Digest

May 1, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Smoke from field burn causes crash
POWELL -- Thick smoke from a controlled burn caused a woman to crash her car into a ditch in the Powell area.
Park ... [more]

Shepard's mother touched by athlete's tribute

May 1, 2013 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The mother of a gay University of Wyoming student who was robbed and beaten to death in 1998 says she finds it touching that NBA veteran Jason ... [more]

Late-season snow piles up again

May 1, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk and Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  April officially became Riverton's third-snowiest on record Tuesday night due to a late spring storm that dropped more than 6 inches of snow on parts of the ... [more]

Officials investigate Monday dog attack on sheep in Riverton

May 1, 2013 - From staff reports:  Officials are investigating a report of two black border collies attacking and killing at least one sheep Monday in the 1600 block of North Smith Road in ... [more]

Two in race so far for Clerk of Court seat

May 1, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Republican Party on Thursday opened the replacement process for the clerk of district court seat being vacated by Katie Brodie ... [more]

Chief justice and corrections boss endorse Riverton justice center plan

May 1, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Wyoming's chief justice and the Wyoming Department of Corrections director have thrown their weight behind the construction of a Riverton justice center.
The ... [more]

Snyder to announce RHS football decision

May 1, 2013 - Staff:  Fremont County School District 25 Superintendent Terry Snyder has announced that a decision on the issues that have plagued the Riverton High School football ... [more]