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Fire being monitored, but not fought

Aug 15, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Five of the six active fires burning in western Wyoming are being monitored by firefighters, while the sixth has been contained.
Three of the fires ... [more]

Strathmore predicts proposed Gas Hills mine would create 153 jobs

Aug 15, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The company conducted two meetings last week to answer questions and receive comments from the public.

Strathmore Minerals held two public meetings ... [more]

Officials discuss grad rates, issues at rez schools

Aug 15, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Student academic performance in Fremont County schools was the focus when the Joint Education Committee and the Select Committee on Tribal Relations on ... [more]

College OKs $5.7M in bonds to finance capital construction

Aug 15, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees in July approved $5.7 million in bonds to help pay for capital construction projects in Fremont County.
More ... [more]

Funding woes stall 1 percent tax work

Aug 15, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  City has yet to receive revenue from the levy

New recommendations from the Fix Our Roads Citizen Committee didn't go far after Riverton City Council ... [more]

Melvin 'Mel' Moen

Aug 15, 2013 - Staff:  Melvin "Mel" Moen, of Riverton, died Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013, at Help for Health Hospice Home in Riverton. He was 86 years old.
Per his request, cremation ... [more]

Nelson Richard 'Tex' Altsman

Aug 15, 2013 - Staff:  Nelson Richard "Tex" Altsman died Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013, at Wind River Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Riverton. He was 88 years old.
Cremation and ... [more]

Nina Larson Shimek

Aug 15, 2013 - Staff:  Nina Larson Shimek, longtime Thermopolis resident, died of heart complications Monday, Aug. 12, 2013, at Billings Clinic in Montana. She was 80 years ... [more]

Today

Aug 15, 2013 - Staff:  Births
WILLOW

A son was born to Philma Willow, of Ethete, at 12:53 a.m. July 23, 2013, at Lander Regional Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces. ... [more]

Former UW player pleads guilty in bar fight in Laramie

Aug 14, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- A Wyoming basketball player accused of kicking a man in the face during a bar fight last winter has been ordered to serve jail time and pay $58,000 ... [more]

Cowboys dig in on defense

Aug 14, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  UW ranked dead last in yards allowed in 2012.

LARAMIE -- There is no place to go but up for the University of Wyoming's defense in the Mountain West ... [more]

Riverton Junior Football League registration is on; first practice set Monday

Aug 14, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton Junior Football League co-president Brett Watson has a target of four teams at the fifth- and sixth-grade level.
Football players interesting in ... [more]

Today

Aug 14, 2013 - Staff:  Births
WARREN

A daughter was born to Shila Kazee, of Kinnear, and Mitchel J. Warren Jr., of Arapahoe, at 11:21 p.m. July 22, 2013, at Lander Regional ... [more]

New Riverton ordinance requires drivers to have licenses, insurance

Aug 14, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council has approved new ordinances that require motor vehicle drivers to have a valid driver's license and vehicle insurance. The changes ... [more]

Mounted shooting contest set for Saturday

Aug 14, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The public is invited to watch and participate in a mounted shooting competition Saturday at the Lander Old Timer's Rodeo Association arena.
In mounted ... [more]

A.G. on right track in calling for discretion in drug sentences

Aug 14, 2013 - By The Fort Worth Star-Telegram:  The federal prison system in the United States is an $80 billion industry that houses more than 219,000 prisoners, with about half of them serving time on ... [more]

Enjoy the skies, from a campsite or anywhere

Aug 14, 2013 - By Carl Manning:  Another month has gone by and August is upon us. Last month we did a little camping, watched a full moon rise, and sat around a campfire roasting marshmallows ... [more]

The high-speed chase

Aug 14, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  No one likes it or wishes for it, but sometimes there is no alternative

Riverton and its vicinity have witnessed two high-speed pursuits of private ... [more]

Digest

Aug 14, 2013 - The Associated Press:  First outreach meeting for Sternberg
LARAMIE -- New University of Wyoming President Robert Sternberg has been busy meeting with Gov. Matt Mead, state ... [more]

Campers not dousing fires the right way

Aug 14, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Despite dry conditions in northwest Wyoming, National Park Service and Forest Service rangers and staff are finding abandoned campfires that have ... [more]

Review of plan to drop wolf protections delayed by federal government

Aug 14, 2013 - The Associated Press:  TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. -- A federal agency is delaying an independent analysis of a plan to drop legal protections for wolves across most of the nation because of ... [more]

Central Wyoming College to trim remedial course offerings

Aug 14, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Eventually, CWC might eliminate such classes altogether.

Community colleges throughout the United States have been given a new challenge when it ... [more]

Solid gold history: Carissa mine machinery back in action Sunday

Aug 14, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  After nearly a decade of reconstruction, the Carissa Gold Mine is coming back to life for all to see, with the grand opening scheduled for Sunday near the ... [more]

Calling all 'Bigs'; grown-up volunteers sought in area for Big Brothers/Sisters

Aug 14, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Riverton school officials are looking for "Bigs" in the community as they partner with the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Wyoming to offer mentoring ... [more]

Slide in Riverton PAWS scores reflects statewide trend; causes under study

Aug 14, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The annual PAWS test measures student progress in grades three through eight in reading, math and science.

Results from the 2012-13 school year show ... [more]

Cindy L. Maddux

Aug 14, 2013 - Staff:  Cindy L. Maddux, of Fort Collins, Colo., died Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013. She was 62 years old.
The funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 16, at ... [more]

Fisherman has brush with two bears north of Dubois

Aug 13, 2013 - From staff reports:  A fisherman who encountered two bears this weekend north of Dubois reportedly fired warning shots to keep the animals from coming too close.
Brian DeBolt, ... [more]

Two-county chase ends in crash

Aug 13, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The woman being pursued is wanted on at least 42 outstanding felony and misdemeanor warrants from multiple law enforcement agencies.

A woman wanted ... [more]

County rancher Herbst on list of Liz Cheney advisers

Aug 13, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Republican is campaigning against three-term Sen. Mike Enzi.

Longtime Fremont County rancher Lois Herbst has been included in a list of ... [more]

Prosecutor: Facts didn't support conviction in child's death

Aug 13, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A lack of facts in the 2011 death of an infant boy led to a sentence of 10 years probation and a suspended 10 to 18 years in prison for the man convicted in ... [more]