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Nov 11, 2012 - From staff reports:  Winters elected in HD 28
Nathan Winters of Thermopolis will be the new state representative for House District 28.
The re-drawn district covers parts ... [more]

Key Club seeks donations for Thanksgiving dinner

Nov 11, 2012 - From staff reports:  Once again the Riverton High School Key Club will put together a community Thanksgiving dinner, and donations -- both financial and edible -- are welcome. ... [more]

CWC ceramics to host a workshop Nov. 14-15

Nov 11, 2012 - From staff reports:  The ceramics department at Central Wyoming College is hosting Lander artist Cristin Zimmer for a two-day workshop Wednesday, Nov. 14 and Thursday, Nov. ... [more]

Natural gas lines extended in Ethete

Nov 11, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Last month, tenants at the Mill Creek subdivision near Ethete began using natural gas to heat their homes and cook meals.
"Uncle Ben Friday Jr. years ago ... [more]

Nominations still being accepted for BLM resource advisory council

Nov 11, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Bureau of Land Management in Wyoming is still accepting nominations for four open positions on its Wyoming Resource Advisory Council, which will advise the ... [more]

Police urge motorists to use caution around buses

Nov 11, 2012 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Police remind residents to be cautious when driving near school and public buses.
According to the state of Wyoming Statutes Dealing with School Buses, to ... [more]

Parents working to give students Food for Break

Nov 11, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Middle and high school groups will host a "stuff the bus" event Saturday, Nov. 17, at Smith's Food and Drug in Riverton.

Parents at Riverton ... [more]

Cold lingering through Sunday

Nov 11, 2012 - From staff reports:  The season's first extended stretch of cold weather is expected to bring bitterly cold weather Sunday, when high temperatures in Riverton and most of Fremont ... [more]

Chilly runners highlight Help for Health event

Nov 11, 2012 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Help for Health Hospice Home in Riverton held its annual Round-Up for Remembrance 5K Walk/Run Saturday morning.
Families, community members and staff ... [more]

Students pay tribute to veterans

Nov 11, 2012 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Pavillion's Wind River middle school and high school held their second annual Veterans Day program Thursday, Nov. 8, to commemorate U.S. veterans and victims ... [more]

Trial starts Tuesday for man whose truck hit sixth-grader

Nov 11, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Trial starts Tuesday for the Lander man charged with being the driver who struck and killed an 11-year-old girl exiting a school bus at her home last ... [more]

Man who captured and assaulted teen gets 40 years to life

Nov 11, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  A judge sentenced a Riverton man to 40 years to life in prison for second-degree attempted murder of a girl in the fall of 2011.
George William Lucas, 47, was ... [more]

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]

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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]

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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]