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Fifth-graders make their own life masks

Nov 9, 2012 - Staff:  Cassie Liedy applied plaster strips to daughter Nevaeh's face as the two made a life mask during the annual fifth-grade art project in Nancy Kindle's art class ... [more]

Today

Nov 9, 2012 - Staff:  Births
SANKEY

A son was born to Sharon Felter and George Sankey Sr., of Ethete, at 7:43 p.m. Oct. 7, 2012, at Lander Regional Hospital. He weighed 7 ... [more]

CWC teams fare well at speech meet

Nov 9, 2012 - From staff reports:  Central Wyoming College speech and debate teams, coached by new forensics director Josh House, had success at a recent tournament at Colorado College.
"It was ... [more]

Digest

Nov 9, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Lawmakers hear Hill
CHEYENNE -- An interim legislative committee is delving into proposed position changes at the Wyoming Department of Education.
The ... [more]

Montana might reduce elk to curb brucellosis

Nov 9, 2012 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- A broad plan to protect against animal disease around Yellowstone National Park by targeting infected elk herds gained initial approval ... [more]

State weighs Medicaid options

Nov 9, 2012 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A top Wyoming lawmaker says he believes the state should opt out of expanding its Medicaid program, a key component of the federal Affordable Care ... [more]

Gary Small & the Coyote Bros. to play at Riverton Branch Library

Nov 9, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Branch Library is hosting the Native American music group Gary Small & the Coyote Bros. on Saturday, Nov. 10.
The show will begin at 7 p.m. in ... [more]

Two newcomers, one incumbent elected to school district 24 board

Nov 9, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Two newcomers and an incumbent were elected Tuesday to the Fremont County School District 24 Board of Trustees in Shoshoni.
Emily Jarvis garnered 355 votes ... [more]

Ashdown selected to fill vacated position on Riverton school board

Nov 9, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Two students were expelled for the remainder of the year during an earlier meeting.

Greg Ashdown was the sole applicant to fill Marisa Root's ... [more]

More than 3,400 voted absentee in election Nov. 6

Nov 9, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  One in five voters in Fremont County voted absentee in the Nov. 6 election. According to unofficial results, voters cast 17,078 votes in the county, and 3,418 ... [more]

County canvassing board confirms election results

Nov 9, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Tuesday's election results are now official after the Fremont County Canvassing Board accepted the numbers at a hearing Thursday afternoon.
Although there ... [more]

Attorneys request change of venue for defendant in homicide case

Nov 9, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Public defenders said they want to ensure Laziur Hanway receives a fair and impartial trial.

Attorneys representing one of five suspects in the ... [more]

Today

Nov 8, 2012 - Staff:  Births
MEDICINE CLOUD

A son was born to Kylee Juneau, of Riverton, and Duane Medicine Cloud at 6:40 p.m. Sept. 25, 2012, at Riverton Memorial ... [more]

Unopposed candidates win votes of confidence

Nov 8, 2012 - From staff reports:  Though they were running unopposed, many candidates for uncontested races earned votes of confidence from residents at polling places Tuesday.
Two state ... [more]

Digest

Nov 8, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Court reconsiders teen's sentence
CHEYENNE -- Lawyers for two Wyoming teenagers serving life sentences in the home invasion slaying of a Sheridan man ... [more]

Trout rescue work saves 6,000 fish from canals

Nov 8, 2012 - By Gib Mathers, The Powell Tribune:  POWELL (AP) -- More trout were rescued from irrigation canals this fall than ever before.
After water to irrigation canals is shut off, trout are trapped in ... [more]

Baby death investigated; no foul play suspected

Nov 8, 2012 - From staff reports:  Local officials are investigating the death of 4-month-old Liam LaForme, who was pronounced dead Saturday at Riverton Memorial Hospital.
Riverton Police ... [more]

Larsen wins election in HD54 to replace McOmie

Nov 8, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The next Wyoming House District 54 representative will be Lloyd Larsen after the Lander Republican resident secured nearly 57 percent of the votes cast in ... [more]

Hickerson unseated by Kessler in county commission District 4

Nov 8, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Two newcomers will join the Fremont County Commission in 2013 after beating out incumbents in this year's primary and general elections.
Stephanie Kessler, ... [more]

With help from city, skaters organizing to build new park

Nov 8, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Skateboarders, BMX bikers and inline skaters have formed the Central Wyoming Skateboarding Association to clean up skateboarding's image and try to build a ... [more]

Serene and silly yoga session

Nov 8, 2012 - Staff:  Carol Brodle practiced her yoga exercises during group chair yoga Thursday at the Riverton Seniors Center. After doing the "lion face" movement, bottom ... [more]

Today

Nov 7, 2012 - Staff:  Births
JONES

A daughter was born to Kassie and Joshua Jones, of Riverton, at 8:46 p.m. Oct. 1, 2012, at Lander Regional Hospital. She weighed 6 ... [more]

Christensen claims CWC board seat; Welty re-election bid fails

Nov 7, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Voters gave incumbent Judy Pedersen another term on the Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees on Tuesday, but the Riverton woman said she wasn't completely ... [more]

Miller turns back Shelley challenge

Nov 7, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  House District 55 Rep. Dave Miller, R-Riverton, will serve his seventh term in the Wyoming Legislature this year, having earned 2,374 votes Tuesday to ... [more]

Digest

Nov 7, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Voters approve two amendments
CHEYENNE -- Wyoming voters have endorsed a state constitutional amendment specifying that competent adults have the right ... [more]

Easy wins Tuesday for Barrasso and Lummis

Nov 7, 2012 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming Republican U.S. Sen. John Barrasso won his first, full six-year Senate term and Rep. Cynthia Lummis beat her Democratic challenger to hold ... [more]

Voters back optional 1 percent tax

Nov 7, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Strong support in Lander and Riverton carried the day for the optional 1 percent sales tax.
For the most part, large margins in Fremont County's two largest ... [more]

Voter turnout similar to the 2008 election

Nov 7, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Clerk Julie Freese said 17,078 people voted in Tuesday's election.
The figure is higher than the 16,219 registered voters reported, but Freese ... [more]

In razor-thin count, Goggles beats Allen

Nov 7, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Twenty-six votes in Tuesday's election were enough to send Democrat Patrick Goggles back to Cheyenne for a fifth term. Goggles defeated Republican challenger ... [more]

Incumbents keep seats in contested city council races

Nov 7, 2012 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  As the final results trickled in, Riverton City Council members and former hopefuls commented on the outcome of the election and their future plans.

Ward ... [more]