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Alpha announces coal job layoffs

Sep 19, 2012 - The Associated Press:  MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- Coal producer Alpha Natural Resources said Tuesday that it was cutting production by 16 million tons and eliminating 1,200 jobs ... [more]

First West Nile virus case reported in county; it's sixth statewide this year

Sep 19, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Department of Health confirmed Fremont County had its first reported human case of West Nile virus for the season.
The department's spokeswoman, ... [more]

Firefighting conditions improving; Alpine Lake blaze tops 40,000 acres

Sep 19, 2012 - From staff reports:  Cooler, calmer conditions are helping fire-suppression efforts at the Alpine Lake Fire in western Fremont County.
U.S. Forest Service Wind River Agency ... [more]

CWC sets budget; public TV down 7 percent

Sep 19, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  The total budget is $56.6 million, a 1.6 percent increase compared to last year's $55.7 million.

The Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees have ... [more]

Second-degree murder suspect chooses to delay initial hearing

Sep 19, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Nickelson remains in jail on $1 million cash-only bond for allegedly shooting Lucas Myhre.

A Riverton man charged with second-degree murder in a ... [more]

CWC rodeo season opens

Sep 18, 2012 - Staff:  Central Wyoming College cowboy Stetson Jorgensen didn't stay aboard his saddle bronc Sunday at the Rustler Roundup Rodeo at the Fremont County Fairgrounds in ... [more]

Today

Sep 18, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
COMER

Sandra Comer, 63, formerly of Riverton, died Saturday, Sept. 8, in Salt Lake City.

MYHRE
Lucas Michael Myhre, 27, died ... [more]

Clinics offering flu vaccine to veterans

Sep 18, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Sheridan VAMC and its seven Community Based Outpatient Clinics have flu vaccine available for veterans. Veterans can go to any VA clinic or drive through ... [more]

Digest

Sep 18, 2012 - The Associated Press:  New fire close to houses
PINEDALE -- Firefighters are trying to protect homes from a new wildfire burning in western Wyoming.
The Chall Creek Fire was ... [more]

SkyWest to replace Great Lakes in Laramie

Sep 18, 2012 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- SkyWest Airlines will begin offering flights at Laramie Regional Airport beginning Nov. 4.
Airport manager Jack Skinner said the St. George, ... [more]

House bill cuts $700M AML fund

Sep 18, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Wyoming stands to lose up to $700 million over the next decade under a six-month budget extension expected to win approval in Washington.
Last week, the U.S. ... [more]

Hard braking cited in airplane wreck report

Sep 18, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The crop duster was damaged June 3 on a dirt airstrip in the Hidden Valley area.

A pilot's loss of control combined with excessive braking while ... [more]

Police: Teen was huffing before wreck

Sep 18, 2012 - From staff reports:  Officials cited Gentry Blackburn, 19, of Riverton, for driving under the influence and driving without a license at about 9:20 a.m. Saturday after he ... [more]

State populaton aging more quickly

Sep 18, 2012 - By Becky Orr, For The Associated Press:  By 2030, an estimated 32.2 percent of the state's population will be 60 years old or older.

Wyoming is starting to show its age, betrayed by a few ... [more]

Wolf hunting won't be legal on Wind River Reservation

Sep 18, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  When the state opens wolves to hunting next month following their planned delisting as an endangered species, the Wind River Indian Reservation will continue ... [more]

Most Riverton schools come up short of 2012 AYP standard

Sep 18, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Department of Education on Tuesday released 2012 Adequate Yearly Progress results for schools throughout the state.
AYP is the accountability ... [more]

Digest

Sep 16, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Ex-CEO tried using used old name
POWELL -- The name that embattled former Powell Valley Healthcare CEO Paul D. Cardwell unsuccessfully used to try to ... [more]

Mid-summer conditions keeping fires active near Jackson, Casper

Sep 16, 2012 - Staff and wire reports:  High profile wildfires near Jackson and Casper continued over the weekend as "red flag" warnings remained in place due to hot, dry, windy weather.
Jackson ... [more]

New supreme court justice welcoming the challenge

Sep 16, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- After 32 years in the criminal justice field, Laramie County District Judge Michael Davis is moving to the state's highest court.
He was appointed ... [more]

The way it was: 1 millionth telephone -- 1948

Sep 16, 2012 - Staff:  When comprehensive telephone service came to Wyoming early in the 20th century, the Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph Co. provided it. Mountain States ... [more]

Digest

Sep 16, 2012 - From staff reports:  Agency talks new hunting rules
Simplifying and modernizing the legal firearm regulations and establishing a big game baiting regulation to help with ... [more]

Help for Health expands hospice program services

Sep 16, 2012 - From staff reports:  Training set for Transition volunteers at noon on Oct. 8 at Riverton facility.

Help for Health Hospice is offering a new program called Transitions ... [more]

Prison sentence in child porn case

Sep 16, 2012 - From staff reports:  A Riverton man is heading to prison for more than seven years after a federal judge sentenced him Aug. 7 for attempted receipt of child pornography.
U.S. ... [more]

Meetings welcome comments on new Shoshone forest plan

Sep 16, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Shoshone National Forest will hold four public meetings as part of its forest plan revision process.
Fremont County meetings will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on ... [more]

Winter Fair plans heating up

Sep 16, 2012 - From staff reports:  Organizers of the 2013 Wyoming State Winter Fair have set the dates of their upcoming events related to the annual event.
The livestock show will be Feb. 23 ... [more]

Gathering focuses on growing ag industry

Sep 16, 2012 - From staff reports:  Strengthening agriculture by addressing barriers, analyzing risks and adding value is the focus of the Wind River Agriculture Summit happening Sept. 20-21 on ... [more]

Term limit case to be heard by court Oct. 24

Sep 16, 2012 - The Associated Press:  The Wyoming Supreme Court has set a date to hear arguments in a lawsuit by the secretary of state challenging term limits for himself and other statewide ... [more]

Alpine Lake Fire tops 23,000 acres in smoky day for Riverton Valley

Sep 16, 2012 - From staff reports:  Firefighters conducted an intentional 'burn-out' to strengthen the containment line.

Officials on Saturday measured the Alpine Lake Fire northwest of ... [more]

Ready for the Rustler

Sep 16, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  CWC rodeo riders count on calm prep before the chutes open

Rodeo is known to be an action-packed, high-energy sport that requires quick thinking and ... [more]

Dad piloting crashed plane was warned of conditions, report shows

Sep 16, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Federal investigation into a deadly October 2010 plane crash has revealed the pilot's flight instructor had warned the pilot about high altitude and mountain ... [more]