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Barn destroyed by fire Monday; boat and camper saved

Aug 28, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Fire crews countywide responded to a rural Lander home Monday afternoon after a barn caught fire.
Lander Rural Fire Department chief Dave Peevey said ... [more]

Museums board fires Lander director

Aug 28, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  After months of controversy surrounding the management of the Lander Pioneer Museum, the Fremont County Museums Board voted Wednesday to terminate director ... [more]

CWC incumbents draw challengers; filing ends

Aug 28, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College Board of Education races heated up on Monday with several candidates submitting applications for seats on the college board appearing ... [more]

School starts for Riverton students

Aug 28, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Kylee Blumenshine's first day of kindergarten was less stressful for her than for her little sister, Brailee, 3, who didn't want to leave Aspen Park Elementary ... [more]

Primary turnout down but still beats state figure

Aug 28, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County's participation in the primary election nearly matched the last presidential year contest at about 52 percent of registered voters casting a ... [more]

Digest

Aug 26, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Committee endorses gas tax increase
CASPER -- A Wyoming legislative committee endorses hiking the state tax on gasoline and diesel.
The Joint Revenue ... [more]

Guides question liability insurance

Aug 26, 2012 - By Mike Koshmr, The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- A number of Grand Teton National Park concessionaires are raising red flags over rising liability insurance requirements for outfitters and ... [more]

City nixes certified mail mandate for applications, rezones

Aug 26, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  People making applications in the city that require public hearings no longer have to pay for certified letters after Riverton City Council members voted to ... [more]

Prosecutors: Aurora shooting suspect angry over academics

Aug 26, 2012 - By P. Solomon Banda, The Associated Press:  CENTENNIAL, Colorado -- James Holmes was a promising neuroscience doctoral candidate, but by the end of the program's first year, he had fallen out of favor ... [more]

Sheriff's office seeks info on hit-and-run incident

Aug 26, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Fremont County Sheriff's Office is looking for information about a hit-and-run incident that occurred around 3 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, near the ... [more]

The way it was: Building moved -- 1984

Aug 26, 2012 - Staff:  In late August 1984, a Riverton Main Street landmark was picked up and moved away. After serving as a Boy Scout hall, Lions Club meeting hall, occasional high ... [more]

Museum exhibit on Hollywood

Aug 26, 2012 - From staff reports:  Visitors to the Museum of the American West in Lander until the end of the month can see an exhibit that shows American Indians in Hollywood history.
Cody ... [more]

PAWS program welcomes foster pet parents

Aug 26, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Riverton residents have the opportunity to be greeted by wagging tails and purrs because Paws is now allowing pet foster care.
Mandy Apodaca, community ... [more]

Report Medicaid fraud online

Aug 26, 2012 - From staff reports:  A new website and hotline will make it easier for Wyoming residents to report potential Medicaid fraud.
Operated by the Wyoming Department of Health, Medicaid ... [more]

Wolverine musician joins Rustler program

Aug 26, 2012 - From staff reports:  A 2000 graduate of Riverton High School is coming home to take over Central Wyoming College's instrumental music program.
Jason Ogg wants to grow ... [more]

CWC's rebuilding debate program with new coach

Aug 26, 2012 - From staff reports:  Central Wyoming College has a new coach for its fledgling speech and debate team, and he's looking for new recruits.
Josh House, a Riverton High School ... [more]

Digest

Aug 26, 2012 - From staff reports:  CWC needs theater volunteers
Central Wyoming College theater director Mike Myers is seeking volunteer assistance from the community in a variety of ... [more]

Arapahoe School wants public to celebrate PAWS success

Aug 26, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The community is invited to a gathering at Arapahoe School on Tuesday to celebrate the school's success on the 2011-12 PAWS, also known as Proficiency ... [more]

Reservation schools reporting enrollment increase

Aug 26, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  For the most part, schools on the Wind River Indian Reservation are reporting a rise in enrollment at the start of the 2012-13 academic year.
"We have an ... [more]

Sheriff: 'Intensive illegal dumping' a growing problem

Aug 26, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The reports are numerous: trash left just outside fenced disposal areas or dumped in out-of-the-way places, burn-barrel contents scattered, garbage blowing ... [more]

City to allow some child care facilities in residential zone

Aug 26, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Council members also denied two day care license applications at Tuesday's meeting.

The Riverton City Council passed an ordinance Tuesday that allows ... [more]

Monday last day to file for open general election seats

Aug 26, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Candidates vying for seats opening on school boards and fire, conservation and cemetery districts have until Monday to submit their applications to the Fremont ... [more]

Tradition holds firm at tribal fair

Aug 26, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Participants fill Rocky Mountain Hall with beadwork, baked goods and antique cradle boards.

While judging of beaded work, photos, garden products and ... [more]

Two-vehicle accident closes highway temporarily

Aug 24, 2012 - Staff:  Wyoming Highway Patrol trooper Erik Shoden inspected the interior of a van that was involved in a two-vehicle accident just after 2 p.m. Thursday on Wyoming ... [more]

Today

Aug 24, 2012 - Staff:  Births
MEEKS

A daughter was born to Pearlene Coando and Louis Meeks, of Fort Washakie, at 3:10 a.m. June 14, 2012, at Lander Regional Hospital. She ... [more]

Safety officers: Workers at Lost Cabin plant were replacing valve

Aug 24, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Wyoming Workers' Safety compliance officers reported this week that a valve was open at the time of a Wednesday explosion that burned four employees of the ... [more]

Digest

Aug 24, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Bond set for suspect in standoff
CASPER -- Casper police are confirming a standoff at a Super 8 motel ended with one suspect dead and another suspect in ... [more]

District judge sets competency hearing for Wheatland man

Aug 24, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A district judge has set a competency hearing for a Wheatland man accused of killing his three sons and his brother in a shooting rampage last ... [more]

Snake River Lodge sold to Rhode Island company

Aug 24, 2012 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Another large Jackson area hotel is changing hands.
Jon Cohen said his company bought the Snake River Lodge and Spa on Friday. He declined to ... [more]

Botulism outbreak killing pheasants at Wyoming farm

Aug 24, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A botulism outbreak at the state Game and Fish Downer Bird Farm near Yoder has killed more than 2,700 pheasants.
Bird farm superintendent Steve ... [more]