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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]

Initial charge 'murder two' for suspect in Thursday night killing

Sep 16, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  A Riverton man remains in jail on a second-degree murder charge after a judge on Friday set his bond at $1 million cash, accused of shooting and killing a man ... [more]

Today

Sep 14, 2012 - Staff:  Births
BENNETT

A daughter was born Ginger and Matthew Bennett, of Riverton, at 4:33 p.m. Aug. 8, 2012, at Lander Regional Hospital. She weighed 6 ... [more]

Council conducts job evaluation of Weaver on first work anniversary

Sep 14, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Riverton City Council members conducted a special meeting recently at Central Wyoming College's Intertribal Education and Community Center for the annual ... [more]

Digest

Sep 14, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Education officials in Wyoming
CHEYENNE -- U.S. Department of Education officials are in Wyoming as part of an annual bus tour across the country on ... [more]

Many apply to be oil/gas supervisor

Sep 14, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- Thirty-six people have applied to be Wyoming's next state oil and gas supervisor.
The oil and gas supervisor oversees oil and gas development in the ... [more]

Jackson evac order lifted; Casper heats up

Sep 14, 2012 - From The Associated Press:  Jackson residents who've been packed and ready to flee from a wildfire this week are breathing a little easier.
Authorities lifted an evacuation advisory for ... [more]

Tribes now say they want Yellowstone bison on rez

Sep 14, 2012 - By Matthew Brown, The Associated Press:  The tribes of the Wind River Indian Reservation have petitioned the state of Montana to give them a group of bison from Yellowstone National Park whose fate ... [more]

New CES facility expands recycling operations locally

Sep 14, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Employees and clients of Community Entry Services celebrated the completion of their new recycling center with an open house Thursday at the facility.
The new ... [more]

Cleanup from illegal trash won't be charged landfill fee

Sep 14, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Sheriff Skip Hornecker had expressed concerns on the matter.

The Fremont County Solid Waste Disposal District will not charge law ... [more]

Man shot to death at city apartment

Sep 14, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Police Department is investigating the death of Lucas Myhre, 27, of Riverton, who was pronounced dead Thursday evening at the scene of a shooting ... [more]

Students get a taste of the sea

Sep 13, 2012 - Staff:  Third-graders at Rendezvous Elementary School were inspired for their seascape watercolors by first tasting dried seaweed provided by art teacher Nancy ... [more]

Today

Sep 13, 2012 - Staff:  Births
TIDZUMP

A daughter was born to Gladys St. Clair and Antoine Tidzump, of Fort Washakie, at 10:50 a.m. March 4, 2012, at Lander Regional ... [more]

Digest

Sep 13, 2012 - The Associated Press:  State relocates problem grizzly
JACKSON -- An adult, female grizzly bear has been trapped and relocated after damaging property at a trailhead north of ... [more]

Fire on Casper Mountain has burned 36 structures

Sep 13, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- Officials say they have counted 36 homes and cabins destroyed by the wildfire burning on Casper Mountain.
The number is a big jump from the seven ... [more]

Court upholds man's murder conviction in Sheridan case

Sep 13, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Shawn Osborne cut Gerald Bloom's throat because Bloom owed him $20.

CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Supreme Court has upheld a Sheridan man's first-degree ... [more]

City school lunch prices up 20 cents

Sep 13, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  This year's 20-cent increase in lunch prices for Riverton students had little to do with the federal Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, officials ... [more]

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]