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Firemen enjoy Jackalope Jump

Mar 5, 2013 - Staff:  Fremont County Battalion No. 1 firefighters Logan Davis and Matt Hitt leaped in tandem into a pool of water in front of Riverton City Hall during Saturday's ... [more]

With funds sequestered, state could plow road to park

Mar 5, 2013 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Plow the Beartooth Highway. It's one idea being floated to aid tourism in Cody during a delay in opening Yellowstone National Park to automobiles ... [more]

Wet month keeps snowpack below 30-year average

Mar 5, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  City weather in February

High: 50 (Feb. 4)
Low: -2 (Feb. 12)
Average
temperature: 23.9
30-year average: 24.3
Snowfall: 8.8 inches
Moisture: ... [more]

As D.C. squirms, Wyoming relishes its own fiscal health

Mar 3, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- While Washington D.C. squirmed this week over the impending federal government spending cuts, Wyoming lawmakers in Cheyenne -- some 1,500 miles west ... [more]

Scientists say more bison vaccines wouldn't work

Mar 3, 2013 - The Associated Press:  About half of Yellowstone National Park's more than 4,000 bison have been exposed to brucellosis, which is also found in elk.

BILLINGS, Mont. -- A ... [more]

Digest

Mar 3, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Group will try to repeal 'Hill bill'
CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Constitution Party is seeking to repeal the new state law that removed state Superintendent ... [more]

NWS encouraging weather preparedness

Mar 3, 2013 - From staff reports:  The National Weather Service office in Riverton is proud to promote National Severe Weather Preparedness Week, March 3 to March 9. During this week members of ... [more]

County has fourth-lowest government cost per capita

Mar 3, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County raised and spent relatively little in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2012. Officials attributed the trend to governmental efficiency and ... [more]

CWC broadcast students crew PBS broadcasts from Legislature

Mar 3, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Some lessons can only be learned through experience.
For example, when filming a live broadcast during the winter in Wyoming, it's best to bring along warm ... [more]

Writer, adventurer to lecture at CWC

Mar 3, 2013 - From staff reports:  Author, adventurer and University of Wyoming writer-in-residence Mark Jenkins discusses his 2012 ascent on Mount Everest on Wednesday, March 6, at Central ... [more]

Digest

Mar 3, 2013 - From staff reports:  First lady to read at Story Time
Wyoming's first lady Carol Mead is traveling the state to promote literacy.
Her next event is 3:15 p.m. to 4 p.m. ... [more]

New UW prez has Yale, Stanford background

Mar 3, 2013 - By Joshua Roberts, For the Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Robert Sternberg said his father's dream was for him to someday take over the family's second-floor, walk-up button store in Newark, N.J.
The son ... [more]

Officials ask residents to use caution when burning slash

Mar 3, 2013 - From staff reports:  Fremont County Firewise and the Dubois Fire District want to caution area residents about open burning of forest project slash.
The current snow depths in ... [more]

Students create space museum at school

Mar 3, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The exhibit had its grand opening Thursday with a special ribbon cutting by St. Stephen's principal Alma Brown.

After following a trail of stars, ... [more]

Veterans officer to provide outreach

Mar 3, 2013 - From staff reports:  A state of Wyoming veterans service officer from the Wyoming Veterans Commission will conduct community outreach services in Wyoming cities throughout ... [more]

Conservation stamp art contest entries due March 15

Mar 3, 2013 - From staff reports:  The deadline for artists to submit entries for the Wyoming Game and Fish Department's annual Conservation Stamp Art Competition, is less than a month away. ... [more]

The way it was: Plane crash -- 1964

Mar 3, 2013 - Staff:  One of the most memorable news events of its time occurred 49 years ago this week on the windy, snow-covered prairie near Jeffrey City.
A single-engine ... [more]

Legislative session good for CWC, McFarland says

Mar 3, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College President Jo Anne McFarland was complimentary of Fremont County's state representatives on their work related to the college during the ... [more]

Vocal music ensembles to perform at CWC

Mar 3, 2013 - From staff reports:  Two all-male vocal music ensembles from the University of Wyoming will present a concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 10, at the Robert A. Peck Arts Center Theater ... [more]

Today

Mar 1, 2013 - Staff:  Births
SOULE

A son was born to Megan Soule, of Nashville, Tenn., and Joshua Soule, of Hudson, at 8:06 a.m. Feb. 7, 2013, at Lander Regional Hospital. ... [more]

Speaker says NAACP for anyone who feels discriminated against

Mar 1, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  How can the NAACP be relevant in a state like Wyoming, where a majority of residents are white? James Simmons, president of the NAACP branch in Casper, said ... [more]

Going solo: CWC student sets off alone to see Central America on a 26-day trip

Mar 1, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  When Central Wyoming College student Jordan Stapley set off on a 26-day solo trip to Central America, she wasn't sure whether she would enjoy the ... [more]

Enzi gets new committee slots

Mar 1, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming Sen. Mike Enzi will be the Republican leader on the Senate Finance Committee's subcommittee dealing with the U.S. tax system.
The ... [more]

Digest

Mar 1, 2013 - The Associated Press:  State mines among those challenged
BILLINGS, Mont. -- An environmental group seeking to temporarily halt mining at seven coal mines in four states has ... [more]

State asks for ed waiver; Hill says it's a mistake

Mar 1, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Department of Education is seeking a waiver from federal education requirements.
The request for a waiver from the federal No Child ... [more]

Police looking into suspicious trailer house fire

Mar 1, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Wind River Police Department is investigating a suspicious trailer house fire that took place Saturday morning south of Riverton.
No one was injured in ... [more]

Bennett sworn in to county attorney seat

Mar 1, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Fremont County's new prosecuting attorney, H. Michael Bennett, officially took office Friday after being sworn in by 9th Judicial District Court Judge Norman ... [more]

South Federal planning under way

Mar 1, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Department of Transportation had a public meeting Tuesday at Riverton City Hall to inform city residents and business owners about the effects on ... [more]

Barrasso says he welcomes debate about gun control

Mar 1, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The senator said he is concerned about recent legislation that would ban more than 100 firearms.

U.S. Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., discussed the ... [more]

Today

Feb 28, 2013 - Staff:  Births
ROBINSON

A son was born to Deborah and Tim Robinson, of Riverton, at 1:07 p.m. Jan. 31, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 5 ... [more]