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Evidence of drug use found after crash

Oct 3, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- Police in Casper found evidence of drug and inhalant use in a car that crashed into the Wyoming Medical Center last month, killing two passengers and ... [more]

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Oct 3, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Questar seeks lower gas rates
ROCK SPRINGS -- Questar Gas is proposing to cut its natural gas rates in Wyoming by $900,000.
The proposal would mean ... [more]

Record-high temps in late September 'unusual,' expert says

Oct 3, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Two of last week's warm fall days broke heat records in Riverton and Lander.
Sept. 24 and Sept. 25 were the hottest on record for those dates in both Fremont ... [more]

Fox chosen for conservation stamp

Oct 3, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- Beginning Jan. 1, artists can begin sending submissions to the Wyoming Game and Fish Department for the conservation stamp art contest.
The winning ... [more]

Today

Oct 3, 2014 - Staff:  Births
HUNTER

A son was born to La Nessa Morgan of Lander and Jarred Hunter of Cheyenne at 7:15 p.m. July 18 at SageWest Health Care at Lander. The ... [more]

Today

Oct 2, 2014 - Staff:  Births
HORN

A daughter was born to Kayla Horn of Lander and Jon Horn of Lander at 9:48 a.m. July 9 at SageWest Health Care at Lander. The baby ... [more]

Digest

Oct 2, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Trial set for 1972 killing
LARAMIE -- A Laramie man has pleaded not guilty to killing a 20-year-old woman 42 years ago.
Lance David Bean entered the ... [more]

Plan would relocate officials during Capitol renovations

Oct 2, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Only the governor will have an office in the renovated state Capitol if some state lawmakers have their way.
The state is in the planning stages of ... [more]

Full stabilization of landslide in Jackson put off to next year

Oct 2, 2014 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Town officials say they don't have enough time left before cold weather arrives to get going on a project to permanently stabilize a slow-moving ... [more]

Wildlife reserve in Montana won't get Yellowstone bison

Oct 2, 2014 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- Montana wildlife officials have dropped from consideration a private wildlife reserve in north-central Montana that was seeking to receive ... [more]

Prosecutors reduce charges in bank kidnapping case

Oct 2, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Days after raising the stakes to mandatory life in prison, prosecutors have done an about face and announced they would lower charges in a kidnapping ... [more]

No human West Nile cases this year in county

Oct 2, 2014 - From staff reports:  Fremont County has fared well this year in avoiding West Nile virus, a mosquito-borne disease that can cause potentially serious illness in humans, according ... [more]

Man hurt in bike-vehicle accident; no charges filed

Oct 2, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A 49-year-old bicyclist from Arapahoe was struck by a vehicle Friday after he reportedly failed to stop at a stop sign at the intersection of South Broadway ... [more]

Beet harvest begins; experts optimistic about crop yield

Oct 2, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The agriculture administrator for the Wyoming Sugar Company says the yield should be strong, and the sugar content should be high as well.

Experts ... [more]

Judge sentences Lander man to five to 10 years in prison for robbery

Oct 2, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A Lander man was sentenced to five to 10 years in prison Wednesday for his role in a robbery at the Riverton Walmart in November.
After more than an hour of ... [more]

Today

Oct 1, 2014 - Staff:  Births
HARDMAN

A son was born to Charity Hardman of Riverton and John Hardman of Riverton at 11:38 a.m. July 24 at SageWest Health Care at Lander. The ... [more]

Three nutritious and sweet breakfast recipes

Oct 1, 2014 - By Alison Sherwood, McClatchy Newspapers:  As mornings get crisper and cozy beds tempt the snooze button, some of us will take any motivation we can get to roll out of bed.
Perhaps the promise of a ... [more]

Digest

Oct 1, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Snowmobile fees increase
CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming State Trails Program is reminding snowmobilers that registration fees have increased to help pay for ... [more]

Armed man shot dead by Casper police

Oct 1, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- Police responding to a domestic disturbance Tuesday night in East Casper shot and killed an armed man.
Kebin Haller is the deputy director of ... [more]

Court to decide on hearing gay-marriage case

Oct 1, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Wyoming could be affected in one of two ways.

WASHINGTON -- Same-sex couples in 11 more states would win the right to marry, but the issue would ... [more]

Rain broke one record, soaked entire county

Oct 1, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Weekend rainfall set records in some Fremont County locations, and it was far wetter than normal everywhere.
Hunt Field in Lander saw a new daily ... [more]

Alternative school to be housed at old high school by next year

Oct 1, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Officials in Riverton are preparing the old high school building on West Main Street to accommodate the School District 25 alternative school program.
The ... [more]

Wyoming Modelers Park leaders object to state land sale plan near Honor Farm

Oct 1, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer and Steve Peck, Publisher:  They say the proposal would do away with the 12-year-old facility just north of Riverton.

Public comments are accepted through Oct. 2 on the proposed ... [more]

Probation, restitution for man who made threats and caused damage at WLRC

Oct 1, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The former Wyoming Life Resource Center employee who threatened his boss is to serve three years of supervised probation backed up by two to three years in ... [more]

Judge nixes Wyoming remedy on minimum gray wolf population

Oct 1, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A federal judge has denied requests from the state of Wyoming, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife service and pro-hunting groups to change last week's ... [more]

Digest

Sep 30, 2014 - The Associated Press:  State employee in DUI arrest
A Department of Education employee was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence in Sheridan while driving a ... [more]

Grouse habitat drives $1B in rec spending, $87M in state

Sep 30, 2014 - The Associated Press:  RENO, Nev. -- Advocates of protecting sage grouse habitat across Wyoming and the West say new research shows visitors to western federal rangelands with ... [more]

Rule could affect air quality compliance

Sep 30, 2014 - The Associated Press:  The EPA is expected to propose a draft rule by December and issue a final rule by October 2015.

CHEYENNE -- The air quality in Laramie County and ... [more]

Weight Watchers sees its membership grow after relocating to athletic club

Sep 30, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A Riverton Weight Watchers chapter has gained new members this year after changing its meeting location.
Meetings leader Jill Stark said an average of 20 to ... [more]

Hospital providing specialized wound care

Sep 30, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Before the Center for Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine opened this summer at SageWest Health Care at Riverton, some local residents had to go to great lengths ... [more]