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Sep 23, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Two dead in Saratoga plane crash
SARATOGA -- Two Casper residents are dead after their plane crashed Saturday evening after takeoff from the Saratoga ... [more]

Decision on bison quarantine expected in mid-2015

Sep 23, 2014 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- A decision is expected in mid-2015 on a proposal to capture and quarantine wild bison from Yellowstone National Park so disease-free animals ... [more]

Police ask DFS to look into meth use at Riverton home

Sep 23, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Two boys ages 6 and 8 live in the house.

The Department of Family Services has been asked to investigate use of methamphetamine at a Riverton home ... [more]

District 25 reviewing policy on private school issue

Sep 23, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Parents requested a change after learning homeschool and private school students are not allowed to participate in some public school ... [more]

Officers focus on abandoned vehicles

Sep 23, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  On Thursday, the Riverton Police Department identified 21 automobiles in violation of city code, and more reports came in over the weekend.

Local ... [more]

Parting of tribal council concerns solid waste board

Sep 23, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County's Solid Waste Disposal District Board is worried about the dissolution of the Joint Business Council, and solid waste officials think the change ... [more]

Council decides to write regulations for city parking lot

Sep 20, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council made the decision Tuesday to move forward on developing regulations for a city parking lot downtown.
The use of the lot, which sits ... [more]

WAAM features Carissa Mine on poster

Sep 20, 2014 - From staff reports:  Gov. Matt Mead has proclaimed September as Wyoming Archaeology Awareness Month and cited the importance archaeology plays in the scientific study of material ... [more]

Voluntary hotel bill add-ons bring $1M to Yellowstone

Sep 20, 2014 - The Associated Press:  The National Park Service also has approved a plan to make infrastructure improvements at the historic Lamar Buffalo Ranch in ... [more]

Ag summit gives tips for producers

Sep 20, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Indian land ownership issues, renewable energy for farms and ranches, and efficient grazing were just a few topics of talks at the 2014 Wind River Agriculture ... [more]

Trash haulers still adjusting to new hours at waste facilities

Sep 20, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The City of Riverton and Wyoming Waste Systems will have another month to adjust to new hours at solid waste facilities.
The Fremont County Solid Waste ... [more]

Wyoming targeted by group pushing marriage equality

Sep 20, 2014 - By Lucas High, MCT News Service:  The Human Rights Campaign announced Thursday that it will be bringing full-time staffers to work in Wyoming on a permanent basis, advocating on behalf of the ... [more]

Voting for absentee voters begins Thursday

Sep 20, 2014 - Staff:  Absentee voting for the general election in Wyoming begins Thursday.
Wyoming Secretary of State Max Maxfield also notes that September is National Voter ... [more]

Library to host broadcast of 'A Streetcar Named Desire'

Sep 20, 2014 - From staff reports:  Tennessee Williams' timeless masterpiece "A Streetcar Named Desire" will be shown Saturday at the Lander Library.
The National Theatre Live production will ... [more]

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Sep 20, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Privacy bills endorsed
LARAMIE -- A panel led by state lawmakers has endorsed a series of bills designed to better protect employees' personal Internet ... [more]

The way it was: Guard recruitment -- 1978

Sep 20, 2014 - Staff:  "Get a member in September" was the theme of a statewide National Guard recruiting drive 36 years ago this month. Wyoming's National Guard had about 1,300 ... [more]

Vendors, artists to gather in Riverton for Fiber Fest

Sep 20, 2014 - From staff reports:  Fiber arts enthusiasts will get a chance to shop and learn about new crafts during a free event Oct. 4 in Riverton.
Fiber Fest, sponsored by the Fremont Fiber ... [more]

New St. Stephen's principal adds to goals

Sep 20, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  St. Stephen's Indian School has a new principal walking the halls this school year. James Stewart is the new elementary school principal replacing Elma Brown, ... [more]

Bird to blame for power disruption

Sep 20, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk and Alejandra Silva, Staff Writers:  A bird caused a power outage that affected 715 Riverton customers overnight Sept. 14 to Sept. 15.
Rocky Mountain Power spokeswoman Margaret Oler said the ... [more]

Riverton family works to get service dog for child

Sep 20, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A Riverton family begins the process of training a service dog for their 18-month-old daughter who has a rare form of cystic fibrosis.

Gillianna ... [more]

Police say man arrested after threatening to shoot officers

Sep 20, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A Thermopolis man alleged to have threatened police saw his case bound over to District Court on Sept. 12.
The defendant, John Daniel Dodge, 59, faces one ... [more]

Block booking conference set for Oct. 3-4 in Casper

Sep 20, 2014 - Staff:  The Wyoming Arts Alliance convenes its annual block booking conference Oct. 3-4 in Casper. WyAA convenes presenters, artists, and art organizations from around ... [more]

Today

Sep 19, 2014 - Staff:  Births
CONARD

A son was born to Emilia Maertens of Lander on Aug. 4 at SageWest Health Care at Lander.

COOPER
A son was born to Jessie ... [more]

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Sep 19, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Gosar still wants to debate
CHEYENNE -- Democratic gubernatorial candidate Pete Gosar says he plans to hold more debates before the November general ... [more]

Oil spills in Wyoming already double rate from last year

Sep 19, 2014 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- An oil boom in Wyoming has a filthy side effect: A string of accidents from a remote gulley in the Powder River Basin to a refinery in downtown ... [more]

Cyclists pedal through county on leg of cross-continent journey

Sep 19, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Sylvester Williams and Nathaniel Erb want to end human sex trafficking, and they are riding bikes across the country to promote their cause.
They pumped ... [more]

Skate tournament at park a first for Riverton

Sep 19, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The competition for skateboarders, BMX riders and scooter riders runs from 1-5 p.m. Saturday, with free admission for spectators.

Riverton City Park ... [more]

Baker spent less in close mayor primary victory

Sep 19, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Candidates for mayor of Riverton staged a close primary election race, and their funding was similar as well.
Former Riverton City Councilman Lars Baker spent ... [more]

Airport won't hit 10,000 boardings

Sep 19, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Riverton Regional Airport could lose $1 million in entitlement funding this year because of low passenger numbers.
Officials say they expect to tally ... [more]

Today

Sep 18, 2014 - Staff:  Births
BROWN

A son was born to Shannon HIll of Fort Washakie at 1:44 a.m. July 25 at SageWest Health Care at Lander. The baby weighed 5 pounds, 11 ... [more]