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Apr 11, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
JUDSON

Thomas Alvin Judson, 64, died Monday, April 8, in the Cheyenne Regional Medical Center. Cremation is under the direction of Schrader ... [more]

Digest

Apr 11, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Enzi part of White House dinner
WASHINGTON -- Over a steak dinner, President Barack Obama dined with a dozen Republican senators at the White House on ... [more]

Defendants waive preliminary hearing in Clark triple slaying

Apr 11, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CODY -- Two teenagers charged in the shooting deaths of a woman and her parents near the Wyoming-Montana border have waived their right to a preliminary hearing ... [more]

State hopes to choose new chief of education within coming months

Apr 11, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The State Board of Education hopes to have its search for Wyoming Department of Education director candidates completed by early June.
The board is ... [more]

Game and Fish says state wolf plan a success

Apr 11, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Officials with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department say the state has been successful in managing wolves.
The state took over wolf management from ... [more]

District 24 residents hash out specifics for new school

Apr 11, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  SHOSHONI -- Fremont County School District 24 patrons were hands-on April 4 fashioning ideas on how to structure the new school site and how best to use space ... [more]

Past school board chief gets 6-10 years in prison

Apr 11, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Gary Anderson pleaded guilty to stealing millions of dollars from the Riverton business he worked for.

The ex-financial manager of two family-owned ... [more]

Man arrested after failing to return pickup to dealership

Apr 11, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A man from Moran was arrested Tuesday evening after reportedly failing to return a truck he had taken for a "test drive" from a Riverton car ... [more]

Lincoln School to be leveled; bids awarded this week

Apr 11, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Bids were awarded Tuesday at the Fremont County School District 25 Board of Trustees meeting for the demolition of Lincoln Elementary school.
The school, ... [more]

Fallen firefighters remembered at service

Apr 10, 2013 - Staff:  State Rep. Thomas E. Lubnau of Gillette, Wyoming Speaker of the House, was the featured guest Saturday at the annual Wyoming Fallen Firefighters memorial ... [more]

Today

Apr 10, 2013 - Staff:  Births
CUNDALL

A daughter was born to Kara Cundall of Dubois at 8:08 a.m. March 18, 2013, at Lander Regional Hospital. She weighed 8 pounds, 12.8 ... [more]

Digest

Apr 10, 2013 - The Associated Press:  UW students deployed with Guard
LARAMIE -- Fourteen University of Wyoming students are among the Wyoming Army National Guard soldiers being deployed to ... [more]

Body found in trailer following Monday fire

Apr 10, 2013 - The Associated Press:  SUPERIOR -- The Sweetwater County Sheriff's Office is investigating after a body was found in a trailer in Superior after a fire.
The body was found ... [more]

Woodpecker that relies on wildfire may be listed

Apr 10, 2013 - The Associated Press:  GRANTS PASS, Ore. -- A woodpecker that depends on intense wildfires for the standing dead trees where it feeds on insects is being considered for protection ... [more]

Council to press again on raising beer tax

Apr 10, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council passed a resolution March 2 supporting efforts to raise the tax on malt beverages in Wyoming.
The resolution will go to the Wyoming ... [more]

Griffith named next RHS principal

Apr 10, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County School District 25 Board of Trustees agreed to offer John Griffith a contract for Riverton High School principal.
Griffith is the current ... [more]

Snowfall not all bad for county roads

Apr 10, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Snowfall Monday and Tuesday brought a lot of work for Fremont County's Transportation Department, but the moisture will help local roads as well.
"This ... [more]

Governments ready to start receiving extra tax revenues

Apr 10, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  County government is ready to receive revenue from the 1 percent sales tax increase that took effect April 1.
Residents approved the increase to a 5 percent ... [more]

Today

Apr 9, 2013 - Staff:  Births
C'BEARING

A son was born to Julian C'Bearing of Riverton and Tyrell Tillman of Lander at 2:48 p.m. March 26, 2013, at Riverton Memorial ... [more]

Forums focus on changes to disability programs

Apr 9, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Department of Health is planning a robust series of discussions about changes coming to programs offered for state residents with developmental ... [more]

Digest

Apr 9, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Second man sentenced in bank heist
NORTH PLATTE, Neb. -- Another Wyoming man has been given 18 to 36 months in prison for a botched bank robbery in ... [more]

Plowing crews work top of Sylvan Pass

Apr 9, 2013 - The Associated Press:  YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- Snow plowing crews in Yellowstone National Park will be working to clear the top of Sylvan Pass this week.
So far, the Wyoming ... [more]

Snow, fierce winds close roads, damage property

Apr 9, 2013 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A large spring snowstorm brought a second day of winter-like weather to Wyoming on Tuesday, dumping up to a foot of snow, closing hundreds of miles ... [more]

Laramie man struck, killed while helping injured rabbit

Apr 9, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- The Wyoming Highway Patrol says a man was struck and killed by a car while apparently tending to an injured rabbit on a two-lane highway west of ... [more]

GOP says repeal 'Hill Bill'

Apr 9, 2013 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  The resolution was passed by the party's central committee on Saturday.

CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Republican Party Central Committee has approved a ... [more]

Three arrested for theft of swords; snowy footprints lead police to stolen goods

Apr 9, 2013 - Staff:  Three Riverton men were arrested just after midnight Tuesday morning after they reportedly stole several swords from an acquaintance Monday night.
Charges ... [more]

Every plow hits Riverton streets

Apr 9, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  No snow removal truck was left behind Monday morning in Riverton as crews set out to battle heavy snowfall and strong winds that were expected to linger ... [more]

Wrecks, road closures come with snowstorm

Apr 9, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Dozens of vehicle crashes and other complications were reported Monday and Tuesday as a powerful winter storm struck Fremont County.
The county had the ... [more]

All schools but Dubois in 'snow day'

Apr 9, 2013 - By Christina George and Katie Roenigk, Staff Writers:  Nearly every school district in Fremont County, as well as Central Wyoming College, canceled classes Tuesday due to the weather.
Only Dubois schools remained ... [more]

Storm smacks county with major snowfall

Apr 9, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Heavy snow blanketed Fremont County on Monday and Tuesday as moisture streaming out of Utah hit a mass of cold air high on the slopes of the Wind River ... [more]