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Christensen claims CWC board seat; Welty re-election bid fails

Nov 7, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Voters gave incumbent Judy Pedersen another term on the Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees on Tuesday, but the Riverton woman said she wasn't completely ... [more]

Miller turns back Shelley challenge

Nov 7, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  House District 55 Rep. Dave Miller, R-Riverton, will serve his seventh term in the Wyoming Legislature this year, having earned 2,374 votes Tuesday to ... [more]

Digest

Nov 7, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Voters approve two amendments
CHEYENNE -- Wyoming voters have endorsed a state constitutional amendment specifying that competent adults have the right ... [more]

Easy wins Tuesday for Barrasso and Lummis

Nov 7, 2012 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming Republican U.S. Sen. John Barrasso won his first, full six-year Senate term and Rep. Cynthia Lummis beat her Democratic challenger to hold ... [more]

Voters back optional 1 percent tax

Nov 7, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Strong support in Lander and Riverton carried the day for the optional 1 percent sales tax.
For the most part, large margins in Fremont County's two largest ... [more]

Voter turnout similar to the 2008 election

Nov 7, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Clerk Julie Freese said 17,078 people voted in Tuesday's election.
The figure is higher than the 16,219 registered voters reported, but Freese ... [more]

In razor-thin count, Goggles beats Allen

Nov 7, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Twenty-six votes in Tuesday's election were enough to send Democrat Patrick Goggles back to Cheyenne for a fifth term. Goggles defeated Republican challenger ... [more]

Incumbents keep seats in contested city council races

Nov 7, 2012 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  As the final results trickled in, Riverton City Council members and former hopefuls commented on the outcome of the election and their future plans.

Ward ... [more]

Today

Nov 6, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
ANDRE

Julia 'Judy" Andre, 79, of Riverton, died Friday, Nov. 2, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, at ... [more]

Nursing home earns five-star rating

Nov 6, 2012 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Morning Star Care Center, a nursing home facility located in Fort Washakie, has been ranked five out of five stars by the U.S. Department of Health and ... [more]

Digest

Nov 6, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Familiar pedestrian bridge reopens
LARAMIE -- The landmark pedestrian bridge over the railroad tracks in downtown Laramie has reopened full-time after ... [more]

Man wounds self

Nov 6, 2012 - The Associated Press:  GILLETTE -- A 40-year-old man is recovering from accidentally shooting himself in the leg while cleaning his .45-caliber handgun.
The man was treated and ... [more]

GOP looks to grow Capitol advantage

Nov 6, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- Wyoming's Republican Party is looking to expand its dominance in the state Legislature -- but third-party candidates add a new dimension in ... [more]

Free-roaming bison plan in judge's hands

Nov 6, 2012 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- A legal dispute over whether migrating bison can roam freely across 70,000 acres outside Yellowstone National Park is before a Montana judge ... [more]

Top of the ballot looks good for GOP

Nov 6, 2012 - Staff and wire reports:  Wyoming Republican Sen. John Barrasso and Rep. Cynthia Lummis apparently hold all the cards in their respective races on Election Day.
Barrasso and Lummis ... [more]

Early voting goes smoothly at polling places

Nov 6, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Election day in Riverton was going smoothly Tuesday morning, thanks in part to preparatory work completed Monday by Fremont County Clerk staff.
"We were so ... [more]

Toddler killed when backed over accidentally

Nov 6, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Coroner's office is investigating the death of 18-month-old Derek Meeks Jr., who died Monday after being struck by a vehicle Saturday off of ... [more]

Shooting victim under influence of meth; baby died of asphyxia

Nov 6, 2012 - From staff reports:  Lucas Myhre died of multiple gunshot wounds during an incident Sept. 13 at an apartment complex in Riverton.

The Fremont County Coroner's Office has ... [more]

Seamstresses enter woolen garments in annual competition

Nov 4, 2012 - Staff:  Adults through pre-teens had their hand sewn wool garments judged Saturday during the District 4 Make It With Wool competition at the
Reach Foundation in ... [more]

Digest

Nov 4, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Charges against man shot by police
LARAMIE -- Three felony charges have been formally filed against a Laramie man who was shot by officers ... [more]

Most Yellowstone roads closed Monday for winter

Nov 4, 2012 - The Associated Press:  YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK (AP) -- The National Park Service says most roads in Yellowstone National Park will close for the season at 8 a.m. Monday.
The agency ... [more]

New crossing structures benefit wildlife

Nov 4, 2012 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON HOLE -- In fall 2011, Jeff Burrell was sitting with his spotting scope at Trappers Point, a 6,000-year-old pronghorn migration corridor in Sublette ... [more]

Two Shoshoni council seats to be filled from five-candidate field

Nov 4, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Four candidates are vying for two seats on the Shoshoni Town Council. Candidates are incumbents Ken Cundall and Bill Marcus and newcomers Brandy Hague and ... [more]

The way it was: Election night -- 1986

Nov 4, 2012 - Staff:  Two Fremont County Republican mainstays got good news on election night in 1986.
State Representative Mary Odde of Shoshoni finished second in the ... [more]

2012 campaign finance reports due by Nov. 16

Nov 4, 2012 - From staff reports:  Municipal and county-level candidates file their reports with the county clerk, while others are required to e-file on Wyoming's Campaign Finance ... [more]

Students to debate climate change

Nov 4, 2012 - From staff reports:  Central Wyoming College environmental science and forensics students host a public forum on climate change at 3 p.m. Thursday in room 171 of Main Hall.
The ... [more]

Peak viewing of bighorn rut begins in November

Nov 4, 2012 - From staff reports:  Dubois is the home of one of the largest native herds of Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep, and visitors can encounter herds of them close-up in their winter ... [more]

Skates wants to direct revenues toward small cities

Nov 4, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Democrat Connie Skates of Thermopolis called herself a political junkie when asked why she ran for Wyoming House District 28 this season.
"I've always been ... [more]

Winters: HD 28 residents would be represented well

Nov 4, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  With House District 28 redrawn to include cities in three separate counties, Republican candidate Nathan Winters of Thermopolis wants potential constituents to ... [more]

Digest

Nov 4, 2012 - From staff reports:  CWC hosting 'R-Word' rally
Central Wyoming College will have a 2 p.m. rally Thursday to end the R-word on the CWC campus as well as in the ... [more]