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Riverton, Lander clash (colors) on sidelines

Oct 10, 2012 - Staff:  Riverton High School volleyball players, from left, Janis Lawson, Kenisha Muehler, Kaitlin Koehn, Baylee Stafford, coach Adrian McNamee and players Amy ... [more]

Flu cases reported in state

Oct 10, 2012 - From staff reports:  State health officials say they are already getting reports of flu cases in Wyoming.
Wyoming state health officer Dr. Wendy Braund said flu cases have been ... [more]

Museum applicants interviewed, call for a more cooperative spirit

Oct 10, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Three applicants seeking an open seat on the Fremont County Museums Board have been interviewed.
Carol Chidsey and Steve Faerber, both of Lander, and Mark ... [more]

Incumbents and challengers agree board oversight merits change

Oct 10, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Both candidates challenging incumbents for spots on the Fremont County Commission say they would work, if elected, to improve oversight of county boards.
"I ... [more]

Riverton murder suspect bound over

Oct 10, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton Judge Wes Roberts determined Wednesday that suitable evidence exists to bind the state's second-degree murder case against Dustin Nickelson over to ... [more]

Kids Count notes 'Y-JAM' with new online resource

Oct 10, 2012 - From staff reports:  Wyoming Kids Count is commemorating National Youth Justice Awareness Month (Y-JAM) with the launch of an interactive timeline on its website.  This dynamic ... [more]

Today

Oct 10, 2012 - Staff:  Clarification
Two names inadvertently were omitted from Tuesday's page one story on the farmers market pumpkin weigh-off in Riverton. Pehton Truempler ... [more]

Giant wind energy project approved south of Rawlins

Oct 10, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Interior Secretary Ken Salazar on Tuesday authorized what he described as potentially the largest wind energy project in the United States, if not ... [more]

Manhunt starts in abduction case

Oct 10, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CODY -- Authorities are asking the public for help in the search for a man wanted in the abduction and sexual assault of a Cody girl.
The Cody Police ... [more]

Digest

Oct 10, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Arson suspect pleads not guilty
CHEYENNE -- A New Mexico man pleaded not guilty Tuesday to federal charges in a 2010 fire that destroyed a landmark ... [more]

Today

Oct 9, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
BLACKBURN

Sterling J. Blackburn, 21, of Riverton, died Thursday, Oct. 4, in Riverton. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, at ... [more]

OSHA seeks additional fines against Sinclair

Oct 9, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming's state workplace safety agency is seeking another $155,000 in fines against Sinclair Oil, this time for a refinery fire that injured four ... [more]

Driver cited after fatal crash on icy, foggy I-80

Oct 9, 2012 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- The Wyoming Highway Patrol has ticketed a California driver over a fatal crash involving multiple semitrailers on Interstate 80 in a dense fog about ... [more]

Digest

Oct 9, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Yellowstone sees slight drop in visits
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- Yellowstone National Park saw slightly fewer visitors during September, compared to ... [more]

UW fall enrollment at record high; state funding picture looks stable

Oct 9, 2012 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Preliminary numbers show fall enrollment at the University of Wyoming has exceeded 13,000 students.
It is the highest start-of-semester enrollment ... [more]

Don't feed deer, G&F advises

Oct 9, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Game and Fish Department warns that wildlife losses may be high in parts of the state this winter because of severe drought.
The department is ... [more]

HD 55 candidates debate energy, economic issues

Oct 9, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The three candidates running to represent Riverton in Wyoming's House District 55 seat displayed their differences last week during a public debate at Central ... [more]

Growers pursued perfect pumpkins

Oct 9, 2012 - From staff reports:  Pumpkins from the heaviest to the tastiest were displayed, sampled, weighed and judged Saturday at the annual Riverton pumpkin weigh-off at the community ... [more]

Autopsy on man run over by pickup 'inconclusive'

Oct 9, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  It will take four to six weeks to determine the cause of death.

Preliminary autopsy results for 21-year-old Sterling Blackburn of Riverton were ... [more]

Stray alligator captured Sunday by FCSO officers

Oct 9, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A resident in the Gardens North subdivision in Riverton got a scare Sunday when she happened upon a baby alligator in her daughter's yard.
The woman called ... [more]

Let cities tax themselves, say municipal chiefs

Oct 9, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Leaders of local municipalities during recent government meetings have voiced an interest in legislation that would allow Wyoming communities to tax ... [more]

Snow falls on Riverton

Oct 7, 2012 - Staff:  Riverton Middle School activities director Tim Bell shovel snow off line markers Saturday morning at Wolverine Field in preparation for RMS's seventh-grade ... [more]

Huge wreck on I-80 between Laramie, Cheyenne

Oct 7, 2012 - From staff reports:  An early morning crash on Interstate 80 has claimed at least one life Saturday, with several others injured. The crash occurred near the Vedauwoo interchange ... [more]

New wildnerness film shown Wednesday, Intertribal center

Oct 7, 2012 - From staff reports:  Admission to "Shoshone Wild" is free of charge.

The Wyoming Wilderness Association is hosting free public showings of the just-released film ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Oct 7, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Coleman selected to fill HD30 seat
SHERIDAN-- The Sheridan Board of County Commissioners has selected Kathy Coleman to fill the vacant House District ... [more]

New welcome center on I-25 set to open

Oct 7, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The new $13 million Southeast Wyoming Welcome Center along Interstate 25 is holding an open house Oct. 12.
State tourism director Diane Shober says ... [more]

The way it was: County attorney election -- 1920

Oct 7, 2012 - Staff:  The general election for Fremont County Attorney in 1920 featured two men who knew the job well.
Incumbent Republican Joel Longenecker was completing his ... [more]

Game and Fish reminds hunters to be wary of laws

Oct 7, 2012 - From staff reports:  Every year as hunting seasons get under way, Game and Fish offices receive numerous questions about various game laws and what hunters can and cannot do while ... [more]

Digest

Oct 7, 2012 - From staff reports:  Pavillion working group meeting set
On Wednesday, Oct. 10, the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality and the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation ... [more]

Shoshone Business Council election process halted

Oct 7, 2012 - From staff reports:  Eastern Shoshone Tribe election judge and co-chairwoman Helen Grace Ward has issued a statement to all tribe members older than 18.
According to Ward, a ... [more]