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Lawsuit seeking protections across West for wolverines

Oct 22, 2014 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- Another lawsuit has been filed challenging the government's denial of federal protections for the wolverine.
Thirteen advocacy groups and an ... [more]

Same-sex couples signing up across state

Oct 22, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gay couples were applying for marriage licenses statewide Wednesday, although at a slower pace than other states where bans were struck ... [more]

Lesser charge in bank 'kidnap'; defendant free

Oct 22, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Once facing life in prison for a kidnapping charge, a Riverton man was released Monday after six months behind bars.
A hearing that day for the defendant ... [more]

Smith resigns council seat; moving to New Jersey for new job

Oct 22, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Riverton City Councilman Todd Smith has resigned.
The Ward 2 representative announced his resignation Tuesday night during the regular meeting of the council. ... [more]

Warm temps not harming beet harvest much, crop analyst says

Oct 22, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Warm weather is impacting the Fremont County sugar beet harvest, but it still stayed on schedule.
Warm afternoons this month have caused a little trouble for ... [more]

Murder suspect hears charge

Oct 22, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The man was charged in a Sunday stabbing death in rural Riverton.

"Can you tell me what your name is?"
It was a simple question, but for a long ... [more]

Today

Oct 21, 2014 - Staff:  Deaths
HERRON

Brooke Lorraine Herron, 34, formerly of Riverton, died Thursday, Oct. 16, in Billings, Mont. A celebration of life service will be ... [more]

State task force to discuss futures of health facilities

Oct 21, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Department of Health facilities task force will meet Wednesday in Cheyenne to discuss the group's recommendations about the future roles and needs ... [more]

Hospital offers extended hours for breast screenings

Oct 21, 2014 - From staff reports:  Mammograms will be read by the radiologist the following day.

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, SageWest Health Care at Lander and Riverton ... [more]

Series to train volunteers in hospice care

Oct 21, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Help for Health Hospice Home in Riverton is hosting a training series Thursday through Saturday for people interested in volunteering at the facility. ... [more]

Mid-level providers filling health care shortage in county

Oct 21, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Being able to visit "the doctor" for any health concern is an American expectation, but it is starting not to be the norm. Nurse practitioners and physician's ... [more]

Digest

Oct 21, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Police dog killed by truck
CASPER -- A Wyoming Highway Patrol K-9 who had been on the job for about two months was struck and killed by a ... [more]

Affordable Care Act to trim Medicare costs

Oct 21, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Federal officials say Wyoming residents on Medicare are expected to pay $1.5 million less than expected for health care in 2015 under the Affordable ... [more]

Cause of fatal helicopter crash still unknown

Oct 21, 2014 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Federal investigators haven't found any obvious mechanical deficiencies or failures that may have caused a rescue helicopter to crash two years ago ... [more]

Ten babies tallied in annual count of trumpeter swans

Oct 21, 2014 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Volunteers and officials with the National Elk Refuge say four adult breeding pairs of trumpeter swans raised 10 cygnets at the refuge this ... [more]

Legislators clash over amendment on eligibility for university trustees

Oct 21, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Nonresidents should be allowed to serve on the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees because more than half of the university's alumni live ... [more]

Wyoming now among 30 states legalizing same-sex marriage

Oct 21, 2014 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  The state decided officially on Monday not to appeal last week's federal court ruling striking down the ban on gay marriage.

Wyoming has become the ... [more]

Frazier touting his people skills

Oct 21, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Business owner Tex Frazier is challenging incumbent Gary Hamlin in the Pavillion mayoral election.
"I just think the community is ready for a change, and I ... [more]

Hamlin seeks second term

Oct 21, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Gary Hamlin is running to be re-elected mayor of Pavillion. He has served seven years in the post after first being appointed in 2007 and winning an election ... [more]

Murder charged for knife attack in bedroom

Oct 21, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A Riverton man is in custody on charges of killing his estranged wife's bedmate early Sunday in a residence north of town.
Jeremiah Ethan Shull, 22, is being ... [more]

Smith resigns from Riverton City Council

Oct 21, 2014 - Staff:  Councilman Todd Smith announced his resignation during the Riverton City Council meeting Tuesday.
Smith said is leaving to pursue a new pastor position. ... [more]

Historic day in county

Oct 21, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  First same-sex marriage license goes to Arapahoe women

Joann Rae Bell and Lisa Gaines were surprised to be the first same-sex couple to seek a ... [more]

Leaders say bed tax working well in Teton County

Oct 19, 2014 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Teton County's 2 percent tax on overnight stays has not hurt the local economy or made its housing problems worse, officials debating the tax ... [more]

Digest

Oct 19, 2014 - From staff reports:  Questions sought for forum
In an effort to give students, staff and community members an opportunity to meet local candidates running for office, the ... [more]

Authorities seeking info in stop sign vandalism on 8 Mile Road

Oct 19, 2014 - From staff reports:  Nine stop signs were destroyed Saturday evening on 8 Mile Road by someone "with no regard to public safety," according to the Fremont County Sheriff's ... [more]

At Cody library, kids reading books to dogs

Oct 19, 2014 - By Greg Ellison, For The Associated Press:  For Kacey Deroche her children's literacy is important enough to enlist canine support. She brought her sons to the Park County Public Library's "Read to a ... [more]

No plans for RPD to get surplus Army gear, but it's tempting

Oct 19, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Police departments throughout the United States have been purchasing surplus military equipment at reduced rates in recent years, but local officials don't ... [more]

Kessler vs. Price key race in fall county commission campaign

Oct 19, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Former Fremont County planning director Ray Price is trying to move from an appointed position in county government to an elected one this year, challenging ... [more]

Fundraiser to aid Center of Hope

Oct 19, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The family focused "Empty Bowl" event features gourmet soups.

An "Empty Bowl" fundraiser for the Center of Hope detoxification facility in Riverton ... [more]

Public workshop to review Boysen master plan

Oct 19, 2014 - From staff reports:  Wyoming State Parks is hosting the third public workshop for the Boysen State Park master plan. The meeting will be 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the Little ... [more]