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Fremont County Year in Review: January

Dec 31, 2012 - From staff reports:  2 - Mitchell James C'Hair Jr., 27, died at the scene of a one-vehicle rollover accident just before noon on 17 Mile Road.

3 - Prosecutors said Gerardo ... [more]

2012: Hudson five top story of the year

Dec 31, 2012 - From staff reports:  The bizarre, ongoing saga of a crime in Hudson that started as a simple burglary and ended up a murder conspiracy has been voted the top Fremont County news ... [more]

The way it was: New Year's fire engine -- 1961

Dec 31, 2012 - Staff:  The Dubois Fire Department had a New Year's resolution late in 1961: Get a new fire engine. In the final week of the year, it came to pass.
Howe Fire ... [more]

Today

Dec 28, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
SUNRHODES

Elliott SunRhodes, 57, died Tuesday, Dec. 25, at Morning Star Manor in Fort Washakie. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, ... [more]

Substantial changes may be made in hunt, fish fees and licenses

Dec 28, 2012 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming lawmakers will face a range of bills concerning hunting and fishing issues when they convene next month, including one that calls for ... [more]

Digest

Dec 28, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Hunters 11 shy of wolf quota
JACKSON -- Hunters have killed 41 wolves so far during Wyoming's trophy wolf-hunting season.
As of the latest update ... [more]

Museum houses 47 wax figures

Dec 28, 2012 - Staff:  Lew Diehl adjusted the hat of a Mormon wax figure pulling a wooden wagon with wife and children Thursday at the Wind River Heritage Center next to the Heritage ... [more]

County ties all-time suicide record; one still to be determined

Dec 28, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Highest suicide
totals on record
in Fremont County

1985 -- 18
2006 -- 18
2012 -- 18*
* total could rise pending
further investigation



The ... [more]

One year after 11-year-old girl's death, both sides of case praise jury's verdict

Dec 28, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  A year after the death of a girl on a rural highway, Fremont County Attorney Brian Varn said he is satisfied with the verdict rendered by a jury in the case of ... [more]

'We're out of space,' superintendent tells state legislators

Dec 28, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Representatives from Riverton schools had the chance to spend some time with state legislators recently in preparation for Wyoming's coming legislative ... [more]

Residents can donate trees to fish habitat

Dec 28, 2012 - From staff reports:  Fremont County residents don't have to let their Christmas trees go to waste after the holidays. They can drop them off to be used as fish habitat ... [more]

Teen says he was only joking about school threat

Dec 28, 2012 - The Associated Press:  MISSOULA, Mont. -- A 19-year-old Lolo man has pleaded guilty to posting a threat against a Wyoming school on Facebook, but he says it was joke.
Erik Sven ... [more]

Today

Dec 27, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
ALBRIGHT

Marilyn A. Albright, 58, died Tuesday, Dec. 25. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 29, at Davis Funeral Home with ... [more]

Digest

Dec 27, 2012 - The Associated Press:  State has fourth-fastest growth rate
LARAMIE -- Wyoming has 6,000 more new residents than it did a year ago, giving the Cowboy State the fourth-highest ... [more]

From Wyo. roots, ferrets now may be wild in S.D.

Dec 27, 2012 - The Associated Press:  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- A species of ferrets once thought to be extinct has been seen outside of special management areas in South Dakota, sparking hope in some ... [more]

Disaster readiness in state could use some improvement, report says

Dec 27, 2012 - McClatchy Newspapers:  CHEYENNE -- When it comes to emergency preparedness, Wyoming may not be at the level it needs to be.
The state scored a six out of 10 in a report on public ... [more]

Highway patrol to crack down on DUI cases over holiday

Dec 27, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Highway Patrol plans to place more troopers on the state's roadways during "saturation patrols" on New Year's Eve.
The extra patrols are carried ... [more]

Lawmakers, commissioners trade concerns on legislation

Dec 27, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  State Sen. Cale Case, R-Lander, and Republican Reps.-elect Nathan Winters of Thermopolis and Lloyd Larsen of Lander are concerned how several bills will affect ... [more]

Holiday food drive aims to keep kids fed during break

Dec 27, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Hundreds of Riverton Middle School students went home last Friday carrying enough food to last through their holiday break.
The bags filled with breakfast, ... [more]

After earlier worries, auditors give county clean fiscal report

Dec 27, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  An independent audit of Fremont County's financial statement and policies found few problems.
In the language of accounting, county officials said, nothing ... [more]

Today

Dec 26, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
GORDON

Richard Gordon, 60, of Riverton, died Friday, Dec. 7, of natural causes in Fruit Heights, Utah. Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. ... [more]

Digest

Dec 26, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Man sentenced for wild car chase
CHEYENNE -- A Colorado man who led Wyoming state troopers on a wild high-speed chase in June has been sentenced to ... [more]

Officials object to judge's ban on guns at Albany County's courthouse

Dec 26, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A recent order from a judge in Albany County banning people from carrying guns in the county courthouse has prompted county commissioners to ask ... [more]

Governor and delegation want public input on forest merger

Dec 26, 2012 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Gov. Matt Mead and the state's congressional delegation have asked the U.S. Forest Service to involve the public on the possibility of merging the ... [more]

Judge merges two new lawsuits challenging wolf plan in state

Dec 26, 2012 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  A third federal suit is pending in Denver.

A federal judge in Washington, D.C., has merged two lawsuits filed by separate coalitions of groups ... [more]

Man's frozen body found near South Pass

Dec 26, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Officials are awaiting the results of an autopsy planned for Wednesday afternoon to determine the cause of death of a 42-year-old man whose frozen body was ... [more]

Teen driver killed Christmas Eve in one-vehicle wreck

Dec 26, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Authorities say 18-year-old Clarence J. Armajo Jr. died in the crash on Plunkett Road.
 
A one-vehicle rollover on the Wind River Indian Reservation ... [more]

Numerous applicants for Lander museum vacancy

Dec 26, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The new director will replace Carol Thiesse, who was terminated in August.
 
The Fremont County Museums Board had received at least nine applicants ... [more]

CWC tuition to rise $4 per credit hour in fall

Dec 26, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Community College Commission has voted to raise tuition at the state's seven campuses by 5 percent next year in a move that Central Wyoming College ... [more]

Digest

Dec 26, 2012 - From staff reports:  Science fair judges needed
Central Wyoming College, which is hosting the West Central Regional Science Fair on Monday, Jan. 28, is seeking judges to ... [more]