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Nov 2, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Snake River levees fixed
JACKSON -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is taking advantage of low water levels to shore up the Snake River levees in ... [more]

Gun shops expect more business with Obama win

Nov 2, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- One of the nation's best gun marketers, according to Wyoming retailers, lives on the East Coast in a huge house.
"Obama was the best gun salesmen ... [more]

More mine layoffs set

Nov 2, 2012 - The Associated Press:  GILLETTE -- Black Hills Corp. has laid off 11 of its workers at the Wyodak coal mine north of Gillette amid declining production.
The layoffs, which leave the ... [more]

Thompson on ticket for fourth county commission term

Nov 2, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Commission chairman Doug Thompson feels he has the knowledge to help with the local budgeting process as Fremont County, like many other ... [more]

Pavillion council has three vying for two positions

Nov 2, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The race for Pavillion City Council was uncontested before primary elections in August, when residents of the small town voted for Eileen Smith as a write-in ... [more]

Barrasso faces challengers in debate

Nov 2, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Wyoming's Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate hopes to bring some levity to Washington, D.C., if he is elected Nov. 6.
"Washington is a broken system; ... [more]

Lander murder suspect bound over, but on lesser charges

Nov 2, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  A Circuit Court judge said he did not find probable cause to bind over first-degree murder charges against the man accused in the September shooting death of a ... [more]

Pistol Pete pays visit Ethete

Nov 1, 2012 - Staff:  University of Wyoming mascot Pistol Pete sparred with Dezreen C'Hair, 9, as the two held up their "We're No. 1" fingers before UW's first basketball game in ... [more]

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Nov 1, 2012 - Staff:  Births
SARGENT

A son was born to Tammy and Nathan Sargent, of Riverton, at 3:33 a.m. Sept. 18, 2012, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 7 ... [more]

Deputies report a tame Halloween evening

Nov 1, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Halloween was fairly quiet for the Fremont County Sheriff's Office. Deputies responded to a few incidents involving intoxication and a couple of calls related ... [more]

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Nov 1, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Gordon to be sworn in
CHEYENNE -- Mark Gordon will be sworn in as Wyoming treasurer in a ceremony Thursday at the state Capitol in Cheyenne.
Gov. Matt ... [more]

Sinclair offers reward after apparent sabotage

Nov 1, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- Sinclair Oil Corp. is offering a $25,000 reward for information about an apparent sabotage attempt at its refinery near Rawlins.
Workers discovered ... [more]

Groups mark inaugural National Bison Day

Nov 1, 2012 - The Associated Press:  DENVER -- The first National Bison Day is taking place Thursday.
The Colorado-based National Bison Association, the New York-based Wildlife Conservation ... [more]

Mead keeps inside DEQ in choosing new director

Nov 1, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead stuck close to home by choosing a veteran administrator at the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality to lead the agency.
Todd ... [more]

City maintenance costs concern council hopefuls

Nov 1, 2012 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Candidates for spots on the Riverton City Council discussed an array of issues concerning the citizens of Riverton, but a repetitive theme throughout the forum ... [more]

Commissioner candidates address ag issues at forum

Nov 1, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Multiple use of public lands was a major theme at a forum for county commissioner candidates sponsored by the Fremont County Cattlewomen. Candidates Doug ... [more]

CWC board candidates discuss problem colleagues

Nov 1, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Candidates for the Dubois-Crowheart subdistrict seat on the Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees described the ways they would react to a "constantly ... [more]

CWC loan default task force working on a new strategy to help students

Nov 1, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College is working to lower the number of local students who default on loans through the federal government.
Statistics show 25 percent of ... [more]

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Oct 31, 2012 - Staff:  Births
KEELE

A son was born to Wanda Peden and Thomas Keele Sr., of Riverton, at 4:50 p.m. Sept. 29, 2012, at Lander Regional Hospital. He weighed 7 ... [more]

Riverton students trick-or-treating for a cause

Oct 31, 2012 - From staff reports:  The ELIMINATE Project aims to protect 129 million mothers and future babies around the world.

Riverton High School Key Club members and Riverton ... [more]

Officials address traffic issues at Rendezvous

Oct 31, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Efforts to address traffic issues at Rendezvous Elementary School have resulted in significantly improved safety during student drop-off and pick-up times, ... [more]

CWC cohort groups helping more students complete their programs

Oct 31, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Students involved in learning community cohort groups at Central Wyoming College are more likely to succeed in school according to officials, who presented ... [more]

Several seats unopposed in Nov. 6 election

Oct 31, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Several candidates from Fremont County are running unopposed this year for elected positions ranging from state legislator to city council representative.
In ... [more]

Libertarian candidate a third option in HD 55

Oct 31, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Libertarian Bethany Baldes of Riverton said people who feel disenfranchised by the Republican and Democratic parties should vote for her to represent them in ... [more]

UW intern to help city determine fate of downtown lot

Oct 31, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council has recruited a University of Wyoming intern to determine the best use for the city's recently acquired property at 422 E. Main ... [more]

Solid waste board set to discuss expiring rez trash contract

Oct 31, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Solid Waste Disposal District Board of Directors will hold a special meeting next week to discuss solid waste management on the Wind River ... [more]

City teachers thankful for smaller classes

Oct 31, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton's kindergarten through second-grade teachers have been enjoying the smaller class sizes they experienced this year because of the relocation of all ... [more]

Panel suggests BLM sterilize wild horses

Oct 31, 2012 - By Shannon Dininny, The Associated Press:  The mustang populations can double naturally within five years if left unchecked.

SALT LAKE CITY -- The federal agency charged with managing wild ... [more]

Second-graders present Halloween Spooktacular

Oct 31, 2012 - Staff:  Aspen Park Elementary School second-graders presented their October musical "Halloween Spooktacular" before a crowded gymnasium audience Tuesday. Above, ... [more]

Faculty senate recommends UW Postpone Y Cross sale five years

Oct 31, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A resolution by the University of Wyoming Faculty Senate hasn't swayed school administrators from their plan to sell a southeast Wyoming ranch the ... [more]