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Apr 17, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Senators oppose 'Buffett rule'
CHEYENNE (AP) -- Wyoming Sens. Mike Enzi and John Barrasso opposed a Democratic proposal to raise income tax rates on wealthier ... [more]

Wyoming exports boom in 2011

Apr 17, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- Last year was big for Wyoming overseas and across borders.
Wyoming exports shot up by nearly a quarter last year, on the strength of stronger soda ... [more]

Forest Service mulls opening bat caves

Apr 17, 2012 - The Associated Press:  GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. -- The U.S. Forest Service is considering lifting a two-year closure of caves and abandoned mines in Colorado and several other states ... [more]

Agency proposes a takeover of trash collection

Apr 17, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  A tribal agency is proposing to take over management, collection and transportation of trash collected at the four transfer stations on the Wind River Indian ... [more]

At the Ag Expo

Apr 17, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Faith Ridgely, a third-grader at Arapahoe School, volunteered to dress up like a cow. By decking herself in ears, a sandpaper tongue, blown up balloon udders ... [more]

Former county resident killed in plane accident

Apr 17, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Winnemucca, Nev., man killed in the plane crash Friday in Sweetwater County was a former Fremont County resident.
A family member of Cranfill "Buster" ... [more]

At-large felon back in custody

Apr 17, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  A felon who had been at large since after mistakenly being released from the Wyoming State Penitentiary was arrested Monday at a Riverton residence.
Riverton ... [more]

Be a Pioneer Days queen

Apr 15, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The 2012 Lander Pioneer Days Queen Pageant is at the Lander Old Timers Arena at 6 p.m. on April 26.
Ages for contestants include the queen category from 18 to ... [more]

A young death generates memories

Apr 15, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Easter weekend has taken on another importance for the family and friends of Marisa Spoonhunter.
To mark the Ethete eighth-grader's death two years ago at the ... [more]

County aims to prevent child abuse in April

Apr 15, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Each one of the 100 blue pinwheels planted in a flower bed at the top of stairs outside the Fremont County Courthouse represented a new life.
They symbolized ... [more]

Meeting in Riverton focuses on post-secondary education

Apr 15, 2012 - Staff:  A meeting at the Riverton Holiday Inn is scheduled to happen Tuesday, April 17, to discuss initiatives to promote post-secondary education in the state.
The ... [more]

Western states prep for dangerous fire season

Apr 15, 2012 - The Associated Press:  DENVER (AP) -- A prolonged drought and record-breaking temperatures have many Western states preparing for another active -- and dangerous -- wildfire season.
In ... [more]

Vietnamese man buys a piece of the American dream

Apr 15, 2012 - By Margie Mason, The Associated Press:  HANOI, Vietnam -- Vietnamese businessman Pham Dinh Nguyen flew to the U.S. for the first time, drove to a tiny, frigid trading outpost and bought his own piece ... [more]

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Apr 15, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Senate president seeks re-election
CHEYENNE (AP) -- Wyoming Senate President Jim Anderson has announced that he'll seek re-election to a fourth term.
The ... [more]

Threats prompt security hire at Wyoming agency

Apr 15, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CASPER (AP) -- A state branch of the Social Security Administration has received funds to pay for security services after employees were threatened by people ... [more]

School demolition in Rawlins stirs memories

Apr 15, 2012 - By Zachary Laux, The Associated Press:  RAWLINS -- Construction trucks rolled in this week to demolish Pershing Elementary School and, for some, the many memories the building holds.
"It's like your ... [more]

Cheney to speak at Republican state convention

Apr 15, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- Former Vice President Dick Cheney has received last-minute medical clearance to return to his home state and speak at the Wyoming Republican ... [more]

Commissioners discuss the county's flood preparedness

Apr 15, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Emergency Management coordinator Kathi Metzler presented good and bad news to commissioners in regard to possible flooding in the coming ... [more]

Organizers want to bring farmers market downtown

Apr 15, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  A fresh food fair would add a little flair downtown, according to a presentation by business owner Jerry Kintzler and Riverton Outreach Coordinator Sherry ... [more]

Coroner: Increase in deaths from prescription drug abuse

Apr 15, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Coroner Ed McAuslan cited prescription drug use as a growing factor in non-natural deaths his office investigates.
"We're seeing such a rise in ... [more]

Dems scrap old platform for new

Apr 15, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  In addition to nominating President Barack Obama for a second term in office, Fremont County Democrats decided Saturday to scrap a revised version of their ... [more]

Today

Apr 13, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
ARCHAMBAULT

Lander native Michael Archambault, 48, died Tuesday, April 3, in Las Vegas. Services were Saturday, April 7, at the LDS Stake ... [more]

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Apr 13, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Sentence upheld in Sheridan murder
CHEYENNE (AP) -- The Wyoming Supreme Court has upheld a life prison sentence for a Sheridan teenager convicted of murder in ... [more]

Man sentenced to up to 18 years in Wyoming slaying

Apr 13, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- A South Carolina man will spend between 13 and 18 years in prison for the slaying of a carnival worker.
Thirty-one-year-old Bradley O. Petty ... [more]

Big gas expansion faces hurdles

Apr 13, 2012 - The Associated Press:  DENVER (AP) -- Infrastructure challenges in western North Dakota could limit the number of oil and gas drilling rigs in the Bakken system's rich Williston ... [more]

County jobless rate continues to fall

Apr 13, 2012 - Staff:  The newest data compiled by the Wyoming Department of Workforce Service showed the unemployment rate in Fremont County at 7.4 percent for February, down from ... [more]

Riverton police create a task force to fight graffiti

Apr 13, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Police Department has formed a new task force in a cooperative effort with property owners to remove unwanted graffiti.
Police chief Mike ... [more]

Curiosity brings Enzi to Riverton lab

Apr 13, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Eight years ago, Heidi Fabrizius started testing wastewater samples in her garage. She had a vision, a young family and a desire to bring a business that had ... [more]

District 4 seat to appear as two-year term on fall ballot

Apr 13, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Commission district represented by Pat Hickerson will appear on the November general election ballot as a two-year unexpired term.
During ... [more]

Today

Apr 12, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
ANESI

Funeral services for Annie Jean Anesi, 90, of Lander, are at 10 a.m. Friday, April 13, at the Chapel of Mount Hope, Hudson's Funeral ... [more]

Natural gas below $2 for first time since '02

Apr 12, 2012 - The Associated Press:  NEW YORK (AP) -- The price of natural gas has fallen below $2 per 1,000 cubic feet for the first time in more than a decade, a remarkable decline for a ... [more]

State predicts hunters would kill 52 wolves in initial season

Apr 12, 2012 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON (AP) -- Wildlife managers estimate hunting and other causes of death should reduce Wyoming's wolf population outside Yellowstone National Park to ... [more]

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Apr 12, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Mead to China for coal meeting
CHEYENNE (AP) -- Gov. Matt Mead is heading to China in June for an international coal conference.
Renny MacKay is spokesman for ... [more]

Naturalist imprints on turkeys in nationally recognized work

Apr 12, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  A mother turkey comforts, nourishes, supports and patiently stays by her young. When Lander naturalist Joe Hutto was living in Florida in the early 1990s, he ... [more]

No charges against deputy who killed Pavillion resident

Apr 12, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Fremont County attorney Brian Varn said charges would not be filed against the deputy sheriff who shot and killed a distraught Pavillion man in late ... [more]

Big water pipe along Cooper Rd. could serve Job Corps

Apr 12, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  The City of Riverton received a $9.2 million grant from the Wyoming Water Development Commission for a multi-phased project.
A well with a 24-inch ... [more]

Community invited to help Riverton resident mark her 105th birthday

Apr 11, 2012 - Staff:  The Wind River Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Riverton is getting ready to celebrate the upcoming birthday of the facility's oldest resident and staff ... [more]

Court says ban on abortion protest was unconstitutional

Apr 11, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- A state court order that barred abortion protesters from appearing at Jackson's town square last year violated the protesters' constitutional ... [more]

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Apr 11, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Frontier Days drew 252,000
CHEYENNE (AP) -- Last year's Cheyenne Frontier Days attracted more than 252,000 people to its rodeo, night concerts and ... [more]

State's coal industry worries about lower price demands as old contracts are renewed

Apr 11, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Wyoming is the nation's top producer of coal, with thousands of workers employed by the industry. Wyoming State Geological Survey

LARAMIE (AP) -- The ... [more]