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Feb 18, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Jail guard dies two days after attack
SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. -- Authorities say a western Nebraska jail guard who was attacked by a 15-year-old inmate from ... [more]

Jury selection starts in murder trial

Feb 18, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- About 500 potential jurors are being summoned to court for the upcoming trial of a Cheyenne man accused of shooting and killing two people in ... [more]

Legislature digs into huge budget bill

Feb 18, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The state budget bill that got its first airing before the full Wyoming Legislature on Monday calls for using state funds to get coal exported ... [more]

Past county commissioner not named to museums board

Feb 18, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Commissioners passed on an opportunity to appoint a former commissioner to the Fremont County Museums board.
Gary Shoemaker, who last sat on ... [more]

More monitor wells drilled to check contamination from city-owned lot

Feb 18, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Traffic through the 300 block of East Main Street in Riverton was restricted Tuesday as groundwater contamination testing continued as part of the Storage Tank ... [more]

Farm and Ranch Days speaker: Cattle outlook better in 2014

Feb 18, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Projections call for slow and steady growth in cattle production.

Session participants at the Fremont County Farm and Ranch Days got a cattle market ... [more]

Two bills could fund justice center, but the specifics differ

Feb 18, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A bill that could help fund a new Riverton justice center passed the Wyoming Senate unanimously on Monday and reached the House of Representatives on Tuesday. ... [more]

Prison guard brain dead after attack by Wyo. teen

Feb 17, 2014 - The Associated Press:  SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. -- A western Nebraska jail corrections officer has been declared brain dead after authorities say she was attacked and strangled by a teenage ... [more]

Spruce beetle not expected to be so bad as pine variety

Feb 17, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- An outbreak of spruce beetles continues to accelerate across hundreds of square miles of new forest in Colorado, although a much larger outbreak of ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Feb 17, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Rail sale won't be opposed
PIERRE, S.D. -- Gov. Dennis Daugaard said Friday that he will not oppose the sale of the west end of the Dakota, Minnesota & ... [more]

Wednesday preliminary hearing for woman charged with embezzling thousands

Feb 17, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Rachel Marie Cox, 41, of Riverton, made an initial appearance Feb. 12 in Riverton Circuit Court for seven charges alleging she embezzled from her former ... [more]

The way it was: Derby Saloon -- 1917

Feb 17, 2014 - Staff:  Business was good at the Derby Saloon in Shoshoni in the spring of 1917. The 10-year-old town was on the Chicago and North Western Railroad, and local leaders ... [more]

Digest

Feb 17, 2014 - From staff reports:  CWC volunteers to prepare taxes
Former and current Central Wyoming College accounting and income tax students will provide free help preparing 2013 tax ... [more]

Tribe meeting to address possible resolution change

Feb 17, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Northern Arapaho Tribe will have public meetings Tuesday and Thursday to discuss a proposed change to General Council Resolution 6663.
The change would ... [more]

CWC staging 'The Music Man'

Feb 17, 2014 - From staff reports:  "The Music Man," Central Wyoming College's spring musical, is a light-hearted throwback to a simpler time of brass bands and Fourth of July Americana.
CWC ... [more]

District 24 receives clean audit

Feb 17, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Fremont County School District 24 received a clean audit for the year ending June 30.
McKee, Marburger and Fagnant, P.C. of Lander evaluated the district's ... [more]

RHS sends 18 musicians to All State

Feb 17, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A group of Riverton High School students traveled to Laramie in January to participate in Wyoming's All State music programs.
For many, it was their first ... [more]

Superintendent, principals all rehired by District 25

Feb 17, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A new choir director also has been hired, effective Monday, to fill an unexpected vacancy in the high school and middle school ... [more]

Cadaver lab at CWC Health and Science Center gives new meaning to hands on

Feb 17, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  When anatomy professor Tara Womack-Shultz describes the human body to her students at Central Wyoming College, she doesn't simply point to a diagram in a ... [more]

CWC pushing lawmakers to fund 'success project'

Feb 17, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk Staff Writer:  Administrators at Central Wyoming College hope state lawmakers approve funding for at least one of the school's capital construction projects during the ... [more]

New ambulance chief on job; plans fiscal, equipment reviews

Feb 17, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A new director is at the wheel of Fremont County's Ambulance Department. Joseph Zillmer started work Feb. 10.
Zillmer said he thinks highly of the service ... [more]

Riverton Branch Library to show American Indian film

Feb 14, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Riverton Branch Library will show the coming-of-age suspense thriller "On the Ice" at 7 p.m. Feb. 26.
The film was a Sundance Grand Jury Nominee and won ... [more]

RHS senior receives Most Outstanding Student award

Feb 14, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  School resource officer Cody Myers recognized Taylor Barry's volunteerism and dedication.

Riverton High School senior Taylor Barry was given the Most ... [more]

Today

Feb 14, 2014 - Staff:  Births
ROBISON

A son was born to Chezerai and Cody Robison, of Riverton, at 11:18 a.m. Nov. 26, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 7 ... [more]

Digest

Feb 14, 2014 - The Associated Press:  G&F funding may get boost
CHEYENNE -- A Wyoming legislative committee has endorsed a bill that would transfer some of the costs of running the state ... [more]

Bank robbery a dud because door was locked

Feb 14, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Sheriff's officials say employees of a bank in a small town in southeast Wyoming unwittingly thwarted a holdup by locking the front door. Sheriff's ... [more]

Same-sex marriage bills nixed in House

Feb 14, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming House on Thursday defeated bills on both sides of the same-sex marriage issue.
The House first defeated a bill that would have changed ... [more]

Baxter Black show begins 4-H centennial activities

Feb 14, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Other anniversary events are planned through the summer.

A Valentine's Day dinner and show kick off the 100th anniversary of Fremont County 4-H this ... [more]

Case thinks state will prevail in EPA decision

Feb 14, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  State Sen. Cale Case, R-Lander, doesn't think the Wyoming Legislature can do much in response to a recent decision by the Environmental Protection Agency ... [more]

Deal postponed in store mugging

Feb 14, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Concerns about her public defender led a woman charged in connection with a November mugging at Walmart to postpone finalizing a plea agreement.
District ... [more]

CWC leaders in Washington for summit with lawmakers

Feb 14, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Members of the Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees are in Washington, D.C., this week for the 2014 National Legislative Summit.
The annual meeting ... [more]

State files petition on EPA action in fed appeals court

Feb 14, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The state of Wyoming filed a petition Friday morning in the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals requesting a review of the Environmental Protection Agency's recent ... [more]

EPA backs off border ruling for time being, acknowledges likely 'court proceedings'

Feb 14, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Environmental Protection Agency has decided to stay part of a recent ruling granting treatment as a state (TAS) to the Northern Arapaho and Eastern ... [more]

Today

Feb 13, 2014 - Staff:  Births
PORTER

A daughter was born to Kiri and Drew Porter, of Riverton, at 12:03 a.m. Nov. 28, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. She weighed 7 ... [more]

Digest

Feb 13, 2014 - The Associated Press:  State files Hill rehearing request
CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Supreme Court should reconsider and reverse -- or at least clarify -- its decision in the state ... [more]

Stuck snowmobilers found safe near Togwotee

Feb 13, 2014 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Six snowmobilers from Minnesota are unharmed after spending a night stuck in the Wyoming back country near Togwotee Pass in the Bridger-Teton ... [more]

Senate defeats Medicaid expansion bill

Feb 13, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  But the issue might be reconsidered in a different form later.

CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Senate on Wednesday voted down a bill endorsed by an interim ... [more]

Full water service expected by Friday in Shoshoni; school remains closed

Feb 13, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk Staff Writer:  Officials in Shoshoni say full water service should be restored to the town by Friday.
A leak on Tuesday affected pressure in the local line, but Mayor Scott ... [more]

Family conflict in ag operations a challenge, says speaker at Farm and Ranch Days

Feb 13, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Among 21 other classes Wednesday at Fremont County Farm and Ranch Days covering aspects of agriculture such as pesticides, livestock nutrition and weather ... [more]

McAuslan to retire as county coroner; deputy will run for post

Feb 13, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Chief deputy coroner Mark Stratmoen is running Fremont County Coroner this year as a Republican.
Stratmoen announced his plans Wednesday, the same day ... [more]