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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]

Riverton schools cancel classes due to weather

Apr 9, 2013 - Staff:  Due to weather and road conditions, there will be no classes or activities today (Tuesday) in Riverton's schools (Fremont County School District #25). Classes ... [more]

CWC cancels Tuesday classes and activities

Apr 9, 2013 - Staff:  In an announcement made early Tuesday morning, for the safety of students and staff, Central Wyoming College is cancelling classes today, Tuesday, April 9, ... [more]

Digest

Apr 7, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Man pleads guilty double fatal
CASPER -- A 20-year-old man accused of huffing "canned air" just before causing a crash in Casper that killed two of his ... [more]

Explosive device found in Rock Springs gutter; no foul play suspected

Apr 7, 2013 - The Associated Press:  ROCK SPRINGS -- Rock Springs authorities are investigating after the discovery of an explosive device in a gutter.
Sweetwater County Sheriff Rich Haskell says ... [more]

Brown trout numbers soar on Bighorn River

Apr 7, 2013 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- Good water years have allowed the brown trout population to soar on the popular Bighorn River in south-central Montana, making last year's ... [more]

Digest

Apr 7, 2013 - From staff reports:  Pioneer Days pageant Saturday
The annual Lander Pioneer Days Queen Pageant will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 13, in the Lander Old Timer's Rodeo ... [more]

Businesses, service providers invited to participate in business expo

Apr 7, 2013 - From staff reports:  Businesses and service providers are invited to participate in the 2013 Fremont County Business and Employment Expo, scheduled for Thursday, April 25, at ... [more]

CWC theater presents rock musical 'Hair'

Apr 7, 2013 - From staff reports:  Central Wyoming College Theater Department's production of "Hair," the rock musical set in the turbulent anti-war movement of the late 1960s, is bound to ... [more]

Libraries to host events for National Poetry Month

Apr 7, 2013 - From staff reports:  Several Fremont County libraries and schools celebrate National Poetry Month with events the week of April 15 to April 19, which is National Library ... [more]

Suicide prevention message hits the road

Apr 7, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Fort Washakie High School students appear in new billboards along Wyoming highways 789 and 26.

The suicide prevention awareness initiative that began ... [more]

Mead: State cannot do anything on mineral cuts

Apr 7, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  Wyoming's Attorney General's Office has determined that the state has no legal basis to challenge recent federal action cutting more than $50 million in ... [more]

On the Jordan ranch, calving problems all in a day's work

Apr 7, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  As it has been for more than a century, February and March is calving season in Fremont County, part of a ranching economy that delivers $55 million every year ... [more]

County picked to host Wyoming officials convention this year

Apr 7, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Businesses in the county seat should see an uptick in sales in late September this year and next thanks to local officials bringing the Wyoming Association of ... [more]