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SHS seniors graduate

May 21, 2013 - Staff:  Shoshoni High School graduating seniors lined up outside the school's gym as they waited for the processional to start Sunday. Twenty students graduated during ... [more]

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May 21, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
CARPER

Alice Irene Hawks Carper, 89, of Lander, died Wednesday, March 6. A private graveside service was Friday, May 17, at Mount Hope Cemetery ... [more]

Digest

May 21, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Man stabbed to death in Laramie
LARAMIE -- The Laramie Police Department is investigating the stabbing death of a 44-year-old man.
Police say Paul A. ... [more]

Famous bear emerges with new cubs

May 21, 2013 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- One of the best-known grizzly bears in Grand Teton National Park has emerged from her den with three new cubs.
This is the third year that Grizzly ... [more]

Second fire at power plant in a week

May 21, 2013 - The Associated Press:  WHEATLAND -- One worker was hospitalized and two others treated and released after a second fire in a week at the same power plant.
The fire early Sunday ... [more]

County OKs restaurant's bid for beer license

May 21, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Burris Roadhouse and Trading Company sits within the boundaries of the Wind River Indian Reservation.

The Burris Roadhouse and Trading Company ... [more]

Game and Fish mulls lowering wolf harvest quotas in Dubois area

May 21, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Wyoming Game and Fish proposes to lower the gray wolf harvest quota for the hunt area around Dubois to three animals from the five allowed in 2012. The hunt ... [more]

Shoshoni man in custody on $500,000 bond

May 21, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Shey Bruce has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of Charles Darrell Laster.

Shey Bruce, 45, of Shoshoni, remained in custody ... [more]

Officials find missing man's body in canal

May 21, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Curtis LeClair was reported missing more than a week ago.

Officials have recovered the body of Curtis LeClair, 62, of Ethete, who was reported ... [more]

St. Stephens students graduate

May 20, 2013 - Staff:  St. Stephen's High School valedictorian and student of the year Shayni Fontenelle spoke to her eight graduating classmates during commencement ceremonies in ... [more]

SLIB opts to put $600M into private equity market

May 20, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  Wyoming's top elected officials have decided to increase the state's investment in private equities.
The state's Loan and Investment Board, which includes ... [more]

Udall urges Forest Service to override tanker protest

May 20, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Sen. Mark Udall of Colorado called on the U.S. Forest Service on Friday to make certain that a contract dispute doesn't ground large air tankers ... [more]

Digest

May 20, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Court upholds forest plan
PIERRE, S.D. -- South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley says the federal court in Wyoming has upheld a management plan ... [more]

New UW performing arts center to be named for Buchanan

May 20, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Construct-ion has begun on a new performing arts center at the University of Wyoming.
The Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts is named in honor ... [more]

Obama administration giving wind energy a free pass on deaths of eagles

May 20, 2013 - By Dina Cappiello, The Associated Press:  CONVERSE COUNTY -- Wind farms in this part of Wyoming have killed more than four dozen golden eagles since 2009, one of the deadliest places in the country of ... [more]

Judge says Firest Service must discuss protections for rare lynx

May 20, 2013 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- A federal judge has ordered the U.S. Forest Service to consult with wildlife officials to ensure the agency takes adequate measures to ... [more]

April snow didn't change longer-term drought outlook in West

May 20, 2013 - Staff:  May measurements confirm April forecasts: NRCS hydrologists predict reduced spring and summer water supply for much of the West.
April saw a surge in snow in ... [more]

Montana probes bison deaths near Yellowstone Park

May 20, 2013 - The Associated Press:  MISSOULA, Mont. -- State veterinarians in Montana have been sent to examine bison carcasses north of Yellowstone National Park amid fears the bison might have ... [more]

The way it was: One Shot sculpture --1975

May 20, 2013 - Staff:  The 36th annual Lander One Shot Antelope Hunt was still months away in May of 1975 when officials of the organization greeted Wyoming Gov. Ed Herschler with a ... [more]

Family to speak at Coordinators of Safe Kids Wyoming meeting Monday

May 20, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  A Wyoming family whose child was severely affected by hypothermia will speak at the Coordinators of Safe Kids Wyoming meeting at 8 a.m. Monday and Tuesday at ... [more]

Officials working to extradite Ohio man

May 20, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  James Franklin Jagers is connected to a man who went missing in Riverton nearly 40 years ago.

The Fremont County Attorney's Office continues to work ... [more]

Ethete man receives call and letter from President Obama

May 20, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A Northern Arapaho tribe member didn't think he would get a response from President Barack Obama after writing to him about issues on the Wind River Indian ... [more]

Digest

May 20, 2013 - From staff reports:  Libraries hosting eBook open houses
Riverton Branch Library will host an eBooks Open House on Wednesday to help the public access electronic content ... [more]

CWC partners with rez to build training facility

May 20, 2013 - From staff reports:  Students enrolled in a Central Wyoming College course are learning construction and facilities maintenance skills while building a facility for an organization ... [more]

RPD warns of Walmart e-mail 'phishing' scam

May 20, 2013 - From staff reports:  Riverton Police Department officers say they have been "overrun" by phone calls from residents reporting a scam involving Walmart.
RPD Capt. Eric Murphy said ... [more]

FCSD25 looks to buy property for new school

May 20, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Members of the Fremont County School District 25 Board of Trustees have looked at five potential locations for the site of a new K-3 elementary school in ... [more]

At 50, county fire chief is valedictorian at CWC

May 20, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  When Fremont County Fire District Chief Craig Haslam signed up to get his fire science degree at Central Wyoming College, he didn't plan on getting straight-A ... [more]

Crowded faculty anticipating campus upgrades

May 20, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Though Central Wyoming College's spring semester is over, faculty president Matt Herr said his colleagues still are hard at work on the Riverton campus.
They ... [more]

Job Corps construction details aired for builders

May 20, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Contractors from Fremont County and throughout the United States are focusing on details about construction of the Wind River Job Corps Center, set to open ... [more]

Ambulance chief: Budget must double to keep pace

May 20, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Ambulance Department's budget will need to nearly double in future years for it to deliver adequate emergency medical services, said its ... [more]