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Riverton City Council votes to close parks at sunset

Sep 13, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Riverton City Council members voted on first reading to pass an ordinance to close city parks at sunset.
The proposed ordinance states that it would be ... [more]

Christensen says he 'had a feeling' he wouldn't keep District 2 seat

Sep 13, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County commissioner Dennis Christensen thought that Tuesday's special mail ballot election wouldn't pan out for him even before results arrived.
"I ... [more]

Lander police withholding IDs of homicide victim, suspect

Sep 13, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Lander police chief Jim Carey confirmed the victim of Tuesday's homicide as a 32-year-old of St. Stephen's. He said the suspect is a 24-year-old of ... [more]

Rustlers go for a ride on a bungee bull

Sep 12, 2012 - Staff:  Central Wyoming College staff member Amanda Miller held on tight as a "bull" suspended by bungee cords was rocked by student Ryan Nemelka during Tuesday ... [more]

Bicyclist dies during race from Utah to Wyoming

Sep 12, 2012 - The Associated Press:  LOGAN, Utah -- A bicyclist competing in a race from Logan, Utah, to Jackson Hole crashed on a bridge in Wyoming and fell about 35 feet to his death into the ... [more]

Fremont Co. welcomes nine students from overseas

Sep 12, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  When they first arrived in Fremont County, this year's group of foreign exchange students said they knew they were in for a unique experience. From the ... [more]

Today

Sep 12, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
ARMSTRONG

Joseph R. "Joe" Armstrong, 93, of Riverton, died Sunday, Sept. 9, at his home in Riverton. Graveside services with military honors ... [more]

Digest

Sep 12, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Comment time to be extended
MOOSE -- The National Park Service is giving the public more time to comment on redevelopment plans for Colter Bay Village ... [more]

Casper fire burns seven houses; Jackson-area blaze threatening

Sep 12, 2012 - By Bob Moen and Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The toll from a wildfire south of Casper grew to seven homes destroyed and 750 threatened, while a fire south of Jackson kept hundreds of residents ... [more]

Man gets life sentence for murder try

Sep 12, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A judge has sentenced an Oregon man to serve life in prison without the possibility of parole for attempted murder in the shooting last summer of ... [more]

Governor to feds: Back off fracking reg plans

Sep 12, 2012 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead has asked the Interior Department to scale back -- or abandon altogether -- proposed rules that would require petroleum ... [more]

District 25 completes Pershing land buy for $190K

Sep 12, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The site initially could be used to help ease access congestion at two Riverton elementary schools.

Fremont County School District 25 has finalized ... [more]

Gun range lease approved, but not without dissent

Sep 12, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council voted to approve the Riverton Shooting Club lease Tuesday. The vote came after councilwoman Mary Ellen Christensen and Mayor Ron ... [more]

Allen wins big in commission re-vote

Sep 12, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Commission District 2 incumbent Dennis Christensen went from a narrow 20-vote win last month to a steep 377-vote loss in Tuesday's special ... [more]

Today

Sep 11, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
CUTHBERTSON

Joan I. Cuthbertson, 80, of Lander, died Monday, Sept. 10, at the Westward Heights Care Center. According to her wishes, cremation ... [more]

Casper Mountain, Jackson-area fires loom over homes

Sep 11, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The toll from a wildfire south of Casper grew to seven homes destroyed and 750 threatened, while a fire south of Jackson kept hundreds of residents ... [more]

Digest

Sep 11, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Yellowstone seeking input
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- Yellowstone National Park is now accepting public comments on its proposal to extend the existing ... [more]

Groups intend to sue over wolf delisting

Sep 11, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Two coalitions of environmental groups filed notice Monday that they intend to sue the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service over the agency's decision to ... [more]

Officials to host meeting about Alpine Lake Fire

Sep 11, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Alpine Lake Fire officials are having a public meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Rocky Mountain Hall in Fort Washakie.
"It's open to the public, and anyone can ... [more]

Memorial parade honors 9/11 victims

Sep 11, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Organizers behind Riverton's annual Sept. 11 parade say they plan the event every year to ensure community members remember the significance of the World Trade ... [more]

Financial reports show commission hopefuls spent more during primary election races

Sep 11, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Commission District 5 challenger Jennifer McCarty spent roughly $6,161 in her primary election campaign that ended with a 19-vote difference ... [more]

Lander police investigate early morning homicide

Sep 11, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Lander Police Department would not release the names of the victim or the potential suspect who is in custody in connection with a homicide reported to ... [more]

FCAG votes against using consultant for 1 percent tax advertising

Sep 9, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Association of Governments board voted unanimously not to use a consultant to publicize the 1 percent optional sales tax that will be on the ... [more]

Commissioners eye health insurance in budget process

Sep 9, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County commissioners focused on potential changes to employee health insurance as a way to address ongoing budgetary concerns during a special meeting ... [more]

Minor earthquake hits Yellowstone National Park

Sep 9, 2012 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- A minor earthquake has rattled Yellowstone National Park.
An expert says the strength of the magnitude 3.7 earthquake that shook Yellowstone on ... [more]

Sheridan Inn, restaurant to close Oct. 1

Sep 9, 2012 - The Associated Press:  SHERIDAN -- The owners of the landmark Sheridan Inn say they are closing down the building and the restaurant it houses Oct. 1.
The nonprofit Sheridan Heritage ... [more]

Mortimore Lane bridge nearly done

Sep 9, 2012 - Staff:  Workers poured concrete for the new Mortimore Lane bridge in Lander on Sept. 5. The new crossing, which replaces the one destroyed in the 2010 flood, should be ... [more]

CollegeHumor comedian coming to CWC

Sep 9, 2012 - From staff reports:  Comedian, editor, author, staff writer and star of MTV's The CollegeHumor Show will perform at the Central Wyoming College campus on Sunday, Sept. 9, and the ... [more]

BLM releases decision for area wild horses

Sep 9, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Bureau of Land Management's Lander Field Office has released a finding of no significant impact and decision record for a wild horse gathering in its ... [more]

County's dirt roads hit by drought

Sep 9, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  It's not purely a financial matter exacerbating the deteriorating dirt-road con`ditions around Fremont County.
"The issue is that we've not had any rain at ... [more]