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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]

CWC, school districts join forces in college prep for local students

Jun 12, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Administrators at Central Wyoming College have reached out to Fremont County public schools this year in an effort to improve college readiness among local ... [more]

Murder weapon in Shoshoni was beer bottle, court hears

Jun 12, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The man charged with second degree murder in the death last month of a Shoshoni man has been bound over for trial in district court.
The preliminary hearing ... [more]

Four-day WAM convention comes to Riverton

Jun 12, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The annual Wyoming Association of Municipalities convention began today in Riverton and will last until Saturday, providing workshops on a variety of topics to ... [more]

County's assessed value $906M, down about 11 percent from last fiscal year

Jun 12, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Revised numbers show Fremont County's assessed value for the upcoming fiscal year is lower than expected and down from last year. Tax revenue for the county ... [more]

Padlock Ranch gets this year's Leopold conservation honors

Jun 12, 2013 - The Associated Press:  The $10,000 award is named for renowned conservationist Aldo Leopold and recognizes voluntary achievement in conservation.

The Padlock Ranch in ... [more]

Today

Jun 11, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
CALDWELL

Russell Caldwell, 53, died Saturday, June 8, at his home surrounded by family and friends. Traditional Indian funeral services will be ... [more]

Feds now support morning-after pills for girls of any age

Jun 11, 2013 - By Tom Hays, The Associated Press:  The move by the Obama administration complies with the order of a U.S. District judge.

NEW YORK -- After setting off a storm of criticism from ... [more]

Study: Rules limiting insurance company expenses saving consumers billions a year

Jun 11, 2013 - From The Associated Press:  New federal rules limiting how much insurance companies can spend on administration and profit are saving consumers more than $2 billion a year, according to a ... [more]

Digest

Jun 11, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Odd suit filed in Earhart case
CHEYENNE -- A Delaware aircraft preservation group denies a Wyoming man's claim that it found pioneering aviator Amelia ... [more]

Teton County mourns death of two teens

Jun 11, 2013 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Teton County residents are mourning the deaths of two teenagers in two days.
Seventeen-year-old Sydney Judge, who just finished her junior year at ... [more]

Study says Yellowstone wolves do not harm elk pregnancy

Jun 11, 2013 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wolves don't appear to startle female elk that range east of Yellowstone National Park sufficiently or frequently enough during the winter to cause ... [more]

Hill says she'll cut staff further

Jun 11, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill is offering to return more than $100,000 in funding to the Wyoming Department of Education.
Hill said ... [more]

New record high in Riverton; Lander ties 95-year-old mark

Jun 11, 2013 - From staff reports:  A record-setting heatwave baked Fremont County on Monday, with only slight relief in the forecast over the next few days.
Riverton's official temperature ... [more]

Recreation board asks for $250,000 in Green Mountain renovation

Jun 11, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A $250,000 loan to renovate the Green Mountain park area by this fall was the biggest item in the Fremont County Recreation Board's financial request to the ... [more]