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Campaign money

Sep 15, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  In our state and county, the billionaires haven't taken over the elections yet

Readers from another state might well be amused to read our ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Sep 15, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Mead picked for national position
CHEYENNE -- Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead has been appointed vice chairman of the National Governors Association's Natural ... [more]

Body found in forest apparently that of missing Utah man

Sep 15, 2014 - From staff reports:  A man missing for more than a week in the Wind River Mountains above Dubois apparently has died.
The Fremont County Sheriff's Office announced Saturday that ... [more]

Beet harvest under way in Big Horn Basin

Sep 15, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Harvest usually continues through the end of October.

POWELL -- Farmers have begun harvesting sugar beets in Wyoming.
Mark Bjornestad, of Western ... [more]

Panel including Riverton lawmaker endorses firing squad for murder cases in Wyoming

Sep 15, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  The committee rejected another bill that would have called for the state to repeal the death penalty altogether.

The Wyoming Department of ... [more]

CWC writes off more than $135K in bad debt

Sep 15, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  College officials say the accounts receivable account is at its lowest point in the past 10 years.

Central Wyoming College discharged more than ... [more]

Theft blocked, employee injured during shoplifting attempt

Sep 15, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The incident was labeled an armed robbery.

A shoplifting attempt was foiled last month in Riverton when the suspect reportedly collided with a store ... [more]

Lost handcuff key results in call to police, locksmith

Sep 15, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A Riverton woman got stuck in a pair of handcuffs recently after realizing she didn't have the key to free herself.
The woman arrived at the Riverton Police ... [more]

Top nature artists to assemble at art show in Dubois

Sep 15, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Susan Kathleen Black Foundation has assembled some of the nation's top nature artists in Dubois.
Their selection of paintings includes landscapes, ... [more]

Producer to discuss film 'iThemba'

Sep 15, 2014 - From staff reports:  Dr. Elinor Burkett, a UW senior visiting scholar in global studies, will lead a discussion Sept. 25 on the film "iThemba."
The talk will begin at 6 p.m. in ... [more]

Willow Creek School passes 35 percent design review

Sep 15, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Planning for the new K-3 school in Riverton to be called Willow Creek Elementary has taken another step forward.
Fremont County School District 25 ... [more]

'Hash oil' presenting legal hurdles for county cops, courts

Sep 15, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A new illegal drug called hash oil has popped up in Fremont County this year, and Wyoming law has not fully caught up.
Hash oil is a concentrated form of ... [more]

Twelve candidates file for ESBC; primary Tuesday

Sep 15, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Three seats are open after the recent resignation of Mike Lajeunesse.

Voters will have 12 candidates to choose from in the primary election for the ... [more]

Subjects scatter during underage drinking raid; police issue four citations

Sep 15, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Several subjects were cited for underage drinking last month after failing in their attempts to hide from police.
The incident began with a noise complaint at ... [more]

One-of-a-kind performance set for Friday

Sep 15, 2014 - From staff reports:  Thirty Central Wyoming College and area high school students will converge upon the Robert A. Peck Arts Center for a one-of-a-kind event Friday.
Beginning at ... [more]

New management plan would add overpasses near elk refuge

Sep 15, 2014 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- A proposed conservation plan for the National Elk Refuge in northwest Wyoming includes building wildlife crossings over a highway, restoring beavers ... [more]

City parks getting new playground equipment

Sep 12, 2014 - From staff reports:  Riverton will get some new playground equipment this year using money from Wyoming Community Gas.
WCG has operated as a nonprofit consortium of municipalities ... [more]

Detox facility hosting an 'empty bowl' fundraiser

Sep 12, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Center of Hope is having its first "Filling an Empty Bowl" fundraiser Oct. 23 in the Fremont Center at the Fremont County Fairgrounds in Riverton.
Helen ... [more]

After winter problems, air service was much better on summer trips

Sep 12, 2014 - Jorda Compton:  Editor:
I will give credit where credit is due. I had been screwed over big-time by the bad air service at Riverton Regional Airport late last winter. People ... [more]

It was one great halftime show

Sep 12, 2014 - By Chris Peck:  I stepped out for a look at the year's last 'supermoon'

Monday night was another "supermoon," the last of three this summer.
It also was the first ... [more]

Go ahead, spend it

Sep 12, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Optional 1 percent sales tax revenue is coming in, and it's going right back out

Here in red-state Wyoming, it's not often that one hears ... [more]

Digest

Sep 12, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Buffalo got 10 inches of snow
CHEYENNE -- A late summer snowstorm dropped up to 20 inches of snow in parts of Wyoming.
The rare storm Wednesday and ... [more]

Body of Illinois woman found in rural Wyoming

Sep 12, 2014 - The Associated Press:  ROCK SPRINGS -- Authorities in southwestern Wyoming have found the body of an Illinois woman who had not been heard from since Sept. 3.
Searchers found the ... [more]

Protections for lynx expanded, but not habitat

Sep 12, 2014 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- Canada lynx gained federal protections in New Mexico on Thursday, but U.S. wildlife officials again declined to designate critical habitat ... [more]

Reservation farms account for $21 million in economic impact locally

Sep 12, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Comprehensive data on agriculture on the Wind River Indian Reservation has been released for the first time. The 293 farms on the reservation bring in $21 ... [more]

Man still missing in mountain wilderness

Sep 12, 2014 - From staff reports:  The temperature in the search area fell to 12 degrees overnight Thursday.

Volunteer crews embarked Friday morning on the fifth day of an intensive ... [more]

Fast-moving cold snap threatened growing season

Sep 12, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A new record low for the date -- 30 degrees -- was established Thursday night.

Temperatures in Riverton hit an all-time low for the date Thursday ... [more]

Man killed in police shooting was drunk

Sep 12, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  'Homicide' ruling doesn't imply guilt

The Fremont County Coroner's Office has released autopsy results for Justin Steele, 26, of Pavillion, who died ... [more]

Two more runners join CWC's new cross country team

Sep 12, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Central Wyoming College cross country coach Al Lara is still adding new pieces to the inaugural program.
The No. 1 runner for CWC is now freshman Tristan ... [more]

Victoria Eagle

Sep 12, 2014 - Staff:  Victoria Eagle, of St. Stephen's, died Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, at home. She was 61 years old.
A rosary will be at 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 14, at St. Stephen's ... [more]