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Game warden commended

Jun 19, 2012 - The Associated Press:  WORLAND -- A Worland game warden has been named officer of the year by two organizations.
Matt Lentsch was named 2011 Wildlife Officer of the Year by both the ... [more]

Utility awarded a smaller rate increase than it had requested

Jun 19, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Rocky Mountain Power has reached an agreement with consumer groups that would stagger a $50 million electric rate increase over the next two years.
The ... [more]

Yellowstone conducts safety checks on commercial vehicles

Jun 19, 2012 - The Associated Press:  YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- If you're driving -- or following -- a commercial bus or truck traveling through Yellowstone National Park this summer, be prepared ... [more]

Fast-growing fire triples in one day near Glenrock

Jun 19, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Winds gusting up to 40 mph tripled the size of a wildfire in southern Converse County on Monday, and authorities advised residents east of the fire ... [more]

Driver injured in one-vehicle wreck Sunday

Jun 19, 2012 - Staff:  At 4:03 p.m. Sunday, emergency personnel responded to a one-vehicle rollover about 20 miles outside Shoshoni on Highway 20/26. According to the Fremont County ... [more]

Embezzlement suspect still jailed after June 6 hearing postponed

Jun 19, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The former financial manager for Star-Tech Inc. and Precision Analysis continues to remain in jail during his prosecution, where he faces embezzlement charges ... [more]

Tucker, Ashdown first to file for Riverton school board vacancy

Jun 19, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler, Staff Writer:  By noon Tuesday, two men had filed letters of interest to be appointed to the Fremont County School District 25 Board of Education, replacing Bill Russell, who ... [more]

Magnetic decals might prove answer to vehicle disagreement

Jun 19, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County commissioners and Coroner Ed McAuslan recognize at least one goal in their ongoing debate over identification decals placed on his vehicle.
"As ... [more]

Solid waste board relents on trash station cutbacks

Jun 19, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  In an effort to address complaints about decreased operations at trash transfer stations, the county solid waste board approved a new schedule Monday that ... [more]

Loggers: Fires show need for more logging

Jun 17, 2012 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  By Ben Neary
Associated Press

CHEYENNE (AP) -- As crews continue to face off against a fast-moving wildfire in northern Colorado, some in the timber ... [more]

Enzi accepting fall internship applicants

Jun 17, 2012 - Staff:  U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., is encouraging college students and graduates to apply for an internship in his Washington, D.C., offices this fall. The deadline ... [more]

Training starting for writers workshop

Jun 17, 2012 - Staff:  Wyoming Writing Workshop, a train-the-trainer professional development in collaboration with the University of Wyoming's Wyo-ming Writing Project, kicks off ... [more]

Shoshone Nat'l Forest planners set meeting

Jun 17, 2012 - Staff:  Shoshone National Forest managers and representatives of cooperating agencies are meeting on June 27-28 at the Big Horn Federal in Thermopolis.
The meeting ... [more]

Union Pass is Firewise for 10 years

Jun 17, 2012 - Staff:  The county program is recognizing the efforts that include fire prevention measures taken by the Dubois-area community a decade ago.
Union Pass in the ... [more]

Woman gets two-year term connected to fatal rollover

Jun 17, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  A federal judge on Friday ordered an Ethete woman to serve two years in prison for being the intoxicated driver during a rollover crash on 17 Mile Road that ... [more]

RPD using Taser less frequently as policies change

Jun 17, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Last in a series
The use of the electric-shock Taser by the Riverton Police Department has decreased substantially in the past two years as ... [more]

Tribal elders aim to connect with modern kids through ancient ways

Jun 17, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Saturday's Gathering of Healthy Families focused on building relationships, trust and positive interaction.
About 25 people, mostly children, gathered ... [more]

Improvement in jobs picture

Jun 17, 2012 - Staff:  There was good news across the chart in April for Fremont County's employment picture, with more people working, a larger work force, and fewer people out of ... [more]

Main Street building demolished

Jun 15, 2012 - Staff:  Contractor Jerry Bornhoft's excavator lifted a piece of debris from the old Daisy Cleaners building Thursday at East Main and Fifth streets in downtown ... [more]

Today

Jun 15, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
BARNES

Austin Keith Barnes, 1-day-old son of Regina Hunter and Roderick Barnes, both of Riverton, died Sunday, June 10. Services were Thursday, ... [more]

Modern fire tanker planes in big demand

Jun 15, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- President Barack Obama signed a bill this week hastening the addition of seven large tanker planes to the nation's rundown aerial firefighting ... [more]

Digest

Jun 15, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Guernsey fire mostly out
GUERNSEY -- Guernsey State Park in southeast Wyoming is open to campers, boaters and visitors again.
The park has been closed ... [more]

Defeated in court, county fights paying other side's legal expense

Jun 15, 2012 - Staff and wire reports:  Fremont County is still balking at paying legal fees for a group of American Indians whose court challenge forced the county to abandon its system of at-large ... [more]

State's oil, gas regulator quits after remark on Pavillion

Jun 15, 2012 - Staff:  The day before he was set to lead a discussion in Riverton, Wyoming's top oil and gas development regulator has resigned following a remark that greed and ... [more]

Bunker hearing intended to halt dispute

Jun 15, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Commission has set the hearing for 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 19, after approving a memorandum of understanding with affected ... [more]

Cash stolen from store after owner forgot bag

Jun 15, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  Riverton police are looking for two women who might have knowledge about a bag containing approximately $1,000 that was taken from Walmart Wednesday.
Capt. ... [more]

Lawmakers back longer public comment period on proposed frack rules

Jun 15, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  A legislative committee on Friday morning unanimously supported extending the comment period for a proposed federal rule governing the controversial practice ... [more]

Big fires kindle forest restoration debate

Jun 14, 2012 - The Associated Press:  ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- As firefighters battle blazes in New Mexico and Colorado that have forced evacuations and destroyed hundreds of structures, the U.S. ... [more]

Today

Jun 14, 2012 - Staff:  Births
WOOD

A daughter was born to Cassandra and Ryan Wood, of Riverton, at 10:19 a.m. April 24, 2012, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. She weighed 6 ... [more]

Digest

Jun 14, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Guernsey State Park to reopen
CHEYENNE -- Part of Guernsey State Park will reopen in time for the weekend after a wildfire chased campers and visitors ... [more]

Trumpeter swans to be reintroduced outside Yellowstone Park waters

Jun 14, 2012 - The Associated Press:  HELENA, Mont. -- With trumpeter swan populations struggling in Wyoming, Montana and Idaho, wildlife officials plan to release five young trumpeter swans into ... [more]

Woman pleads guilty to carjacking case in state

Jun 14, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- An Oregon woman pleaded guilty Wednesday to carjacking a man in western Wyoming last year.
Jessica Fritts, 36, faces a 30-year prison sentence ... [more]

Yellowbear loses lawsuit over using sweatlodge in prison

Jun 14, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  He was moved to the Wyoming Medium Security Prison in Torrington in January.

A federal judge has ruled against convicted baby-killer Andrew John ... [more]

Commissioners asking museum boss to resign; her answer due Friday

Jun 14, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Ongoing controversy regarding Carol Thiesse's management of the museum is interfering with operations, the elected leaders wrote.

Fremont County ... [more]

Tribal waste official blasts county for rejecting trash offer

Jun 14, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Solid Waste Disposal District board's decision to reject a proposal concerning Wind River Indian Reservation trash management is getting ... [more]

D.A. gripes on pace of Eaton appeal

Jun 13, 2012 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  The former Riverton resident is Wyoming's only death-row inmate.

CHEYENNE -- The prosecutor who secured the death penalty conviction for the former ... [more]

Summer church youth festival 'Take Off!' set for this Saturday

Jun 13, 2012 - Staff:  Riverton-area religious leaders and organizations combine to host "Take Off!" on Saturday, June 16, at Riverton City Park.
An afternoon and evening of music, ... [more]

Assault, police chase under investigation

Jun 13, 2012 - Staff:  An alleged assault on East Monroe Avenue in May remains under investigation.
Douglas Lemley, 28, of Riverton, was arrested for a Fremont County warrant for ... [more]

Today

Jun 13, 2012 - Staff:  Births
APODACA

A daughter was born to Nanette Perry and Anthony Apodaca, of Lander, at 12:32 a.m. May 10, 2012, at Lander Regional Hospital. She ... [more]

Digest

Jun 13, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Body recovered from reservoir
ROCK SPRINGS -- Sheriff's officials say a recovery team has retrieved what is believed to be the remains of a man who ... [more]