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Dozens of fireworks-related calls to firefighters; no injuri

Jul 8, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  This year's Fourth of July holiday was "busy as all get-out" for local emergency officials, who spent the past weekend responding to fireworks-related grass ... [more]

Lawmakers might ban 'logrolling'

Jul 8, 2014 - Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- Pending legislation would reiterate that it's a crime for a Wyoming lawmaker to offer to support a colleague's bill in return for a promise of ... [more]

County OKs new budget

Jul 8, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Plan leaves $640,000 surplus
Fremont County Commission-ers gave final approval Tuesday to a $40 million budget for the fiscal year that started July 1. ... [more]

Jackson still determining best way to stabilize slide

Jul 8, 2014 - Associated Press:  JACKSON (AP) -- Jackson officials are considering ways to stabilize a hillside that began sliding in April, threatening homes and businesses and eventually ... [more]

Planes, choppers to fight wildfire west of Laramie

Jul 8, 2014 - Associated Press:  President Barack Obama is asking Congress for $615 million to help fight wildfires as the summer season is already prompting blazes across western ... [more]

Mosquito count generally low in population centers

Jul 6, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The local mosquito population has been "pretty quiet" this year according to Fremont County Weed and Pest assistant supervisor Nancy Pieropan.
"I think it's ... [more]

Digest

Jul 6, 2014 - Associated Press:  Canadian had stolen truck in park
CHEYENNE (AP) -- A Canadian man faces a federal charge of transporting a stolen pickup truck after his arrest in ... [more]

Third-party candidates push for injunction on funding rules

Jul 6, 2014 - Associated Press:  q Secretary of State hopeful Jennifer Young and supporter Donald Wills sued Gov. Matt Mead and Secretary of State Max Maxfield in federal court last month. ... [more]

Cindy Hill gripes to bar about lawyer-legislators

Jul 6, 2014 - Associated Press:  By Ben Neary
Associated Press

CHEYENNE -- Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill has fired back at state lawmakers who serve on a committee ... [more]

Retired as county planner, Price runs for commission

Jul 6, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  He may have just retired after 30 years of leading the Fremont County Planning Department, but Ray Price wants to keep serving local residents.
Now, however, ... [more]

Variety of acts performing at Sweetwater County Fair After D

Jul 6, 2014 - Staff:  From staff reports

The Sweetwater Events Complex has announced the acts playing for the Sweetwater County Fair After Dark Concert Series from July 29 ... [more]

No plan to increase county airport aid; budget hearing set

Jul 6, 2014 - Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Animal control funding a bit higher
Organizations outside Fremont County government asked for more county support in the new fiscal year, but the ... [more]

Digest

Jul 3, 2014 - The Associated Press:  County to vote on lodging tax
CHEYENNE -- Laramie County voters will be asked in November whether to renew a 10 percent tax on hotel and motel rooms ... [more]

Eleven candidates showing interest in late Schiffer's seat

Jul 3, 2014 - The Associated Press:  SHERIDAN -- Eleven people from Sheridan and Johnson counties have stepped forward to fill the Wyoming Senate seat vacated by the late Sen. John ... [more]

Wyoming stops work on state science standards

Jul 3, 2014 - The Associated Press:  RAWLINS -- The Wyoming Board of Education voted to suspend work on new science standards for the state's public schools until lawmakers rescind a ban on ... [more]

Rock Springs asked to raise its share of airport subsidy

Jul 3, 2014 - The Associated Press:  ROCK SPRINGS -- With service to community airports reeling from new federal regulations, local subsidy for regional airlines trying to serve the the smaller ... [more]

After Supreme Court ruling, WCC optimistic about its lawsuit

Jul 3, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  After the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday in favor of Hobby Lobby -- allowing them to opt out of covering the cost of some contraceptives -- Wyoming Catholic ... [more]

Whiteman seeking third term

Jul 3, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Democrat Keja Whiteman has sat on the Fremont County Commission for eight years but thinks she still has more work to do and has filed to run again to ... [more]

CWC Lander residence hall scheduled to be complete Aug. 1

Jul 3, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  June's construction report at Central Wyoming College centered on two projects ongoing in the Lander area.
The first involves a new bunkhouse residence hall ... [more]

Today

Jul 3, 2014 - Staff:  Births
HANGER

A son was born to Ashley Cox of Riverton and Clayton Hanger of Riverton at 3:30 a.m. May 11 at SageWest Health Care at Riverton. The ... [more]

County launching Independence Day festivities Thursday

Jul 3, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Fourth of July festivities begin Thursday in Fremont County with the Old Fashioned Community Independence Day Celebration in Pavillion.
"Everything is going ... [more]

Digest

Jul 2, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Another bike rider killed
CASPER -- A New York state man has been killed in an accident while bicycling on a road in Wyoming.
The Wyoming Highway ... [more]

Senate chief says he doubts Hill will face impeachment; report critical

Jul 2, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A special legislative committee investigating Wyoming schools Superintendent Cindy Hill released a scathing report Tuesday concluding she failed to ... [more]

Two charged with felonies for ransacking Sinks cabins

Jul 2, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Investigators say the suspects stayed in each house for several hours "partying and basically ransacking and destroying everything they could get their ... [more]

Riverton's new public services director starts work July 14

Jul 2, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Kyle Butterfield will start work as Riverton's new public services director on July 14.
He was the only finalist for the spot, which was vacated last year by ... [more]

Past museum director to stand trial on charges she stole materials from site

Jul 2, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Carol Thiesse pleaded not guilty Tuesday

The former director of Lander's Pioneer Museum has a tentative trial date of Nov. 3 on charges she stole ... [more]

Past RPD officer says 'not guilty' to assault

Jul 2, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A former Riverton police officer pleaded not guilty Tuesday to one count of aggravated assault in Lander District Court. Judge Marvin L. Tyler tentatively set ... [more]

Today

Jul 2, 2014 - Staff:  Deaths
DOLAN

Alma J. Dolan, 70, of Pavillion, died Saturday, June 28, at her home. Per her request, cremation has taken place. Inurnment will be at ... [more]

Same-sex couples seeking immediate permission to wed

Jul 2, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Four gay couples who have sued to gain the right to marry in Wyoming are asking a judge immediately to rule in their favor after a recent ruling by ... [more]

Digest

Jul 1, 2014 - The Associated Press:  New speed limit takes effect
CHEYENNE -- Motorists traveling in Wyoming will soon be able to go a little faster on certain stretches of interstate ... [more]