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Sep 20, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Man killed in crash with school bus
AFTON -- An Afton man who was riding a dirt bike with no lights is dead after being hit by a school bus carrying ... [more]

Final testing starts for big NCAR computer

Sep 20, 2012 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Final testing is being done on a National Center for Atmospheric Research supercomputer on the outskirts of Cheyenne that will be used for climate ... [more]

Chall Creek Fire getting attention west of Pinedale

Sep 20, 2012 - The Associated Press:  PINEDALE -- Firefighters are making progress against a 400-acre wildfire threatening 13 homes in western Wyoming.
The 400-acre Chall Creek Fire was 20 percent ... [more]

City's Park closure rule clarified to define what 'sunset' means

Sep 20, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council on Tuesday clarified its intent to close local parks after sundown every evening.
Council members earlier this month expressed ... [more]

Health/Science Center takes shape

Sep 20, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  During a Wednesday tour, Central Wyoming College faculty expressed enthusiasm for the new facility's potential.

When it opens next year, the new ... [more]

Kinnear woman reports Fremont County's first horse tail theft

Sep 20, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  At least one Fremont County resident has reportedly been the victim of a horse tail theft this week, adding to the more than 30 reports of stolen horse hair ... [more]

No names in Lander slaying until preliminary hearing, at least

Sep 20, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  A state statute restricting information about individuals involved in an alleged sexual assault is being used by authorities to withhold the names of the ... [more]

Hudson suspect admits guilt in plea agreement

Sep 20, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  One of the five co-defendants accused in the killings of a couple at a Hudson home in November admitted her guilt Thursday.
As part of a plea agreement filed ... [more]

Auction raises $2,600 for Tough Enough fund

Sep 19, 2012 - Staff:  Auctioneer Clyde Stone's image was reflected in a mirrored coat rack held by Shoshoni High School junior Jayden Haslam on Tuesday evening in a benefit auction ... [more]

Today

Sep 19, 2012 - Staff:  Births
SPOONHUNTER

A son was born to Martika Spoonhunter, of Riverton, at 2:02 p.m. March 1, 2012, at Lander Regional Hospital. He weighed 8 pounds, 4 ... [more]

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Sep 19, 2012 - The Associated Press:  14 districts fail AYP
More Wyoming schools failed to meet federal education benchmarks last year.
Fourteen of Wyoming's 48 school districts and 180 ... [more]

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]