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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]

Digest

Sep 9, 2012 - From staff reports:  County libraries have new hours
The Fremont County libraries in Lander and Riverton are open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday. They are ... [more]

Road repairs at Boysen State Park will affect access in areas

Sep 9, 2012 - From staff reports:  Asphalt road repair and resurfacing at Boysen State Park during the next couple weeks will result in the closure of the Lower Wind River Campground and ... [more]

New state trails program chief comes from Lander

Sep 9, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  Lander resident Ron McKinney has been named the state trails program manager for the Division of State Parks, Historic Sites and Trails.
In the new position, ... [more]

Guilty plea in sex assault; no sentence yet

Sep 9, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  A Riverton man has pleaded guilty to one felony count of third-degree sexual assault and one count of misdemeanor sexual battery as part of an agreement with ... [more]

Commissioners to discuss safety fixes for court building

Sep 9, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Various state and county officials toured the former High Plains Power office building last week as a potential site for a new Riverton court building.
The ... [more]

Pilot Petersen turns in his wings

Sep 9, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  The Hudson resident has given rides to hundreds over the years through the Young Eagle program.

After 14 years of ownership, Hudson resident Bob ... [more]

Special election turnout 'low,' says county clerk

Sep 9, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Turnout for the Sept. 11 special mail-ballot election was about 41 percent as of Friday, compared to 55 percent in the Aug. 21 contest. The special election is ... [more]

Today

Sep 7, 2012 - Staff:  Births
THAYER-JONES

A son was born to Codi Thayer-Jones, of Riverton, at 10:52 p.m. June 12, 2012, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 8 pounds, ... [more]

UW president says he will retire next year

Sep 7, 2012 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- University of Wyoming President Tom Buchanan announced Thursday that he will retire next year, ending a career of more than 30 years at the ... [more]

Digest

Sep 7, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Fraud suspect vanishes
POWELL -- A former CEO charged with defrauding a Wyoming hospital of nearly $848,000 disappeared three weeks before his trial ... [more]

Amid legal threat, UW and CSU prepare to sell Y Cross

Sep 7, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Two former governors of Colorado and Wyoming are scheduled to unseal bids in November for a vast ranch in southeast Wyoming while the woman who ... [more]

Cutthroat trout relocated to Big Horn Mountains

Sep 7, 2012 - The Associated Press:  BIGHORN NATIONAL FOREST -- The scene could have been in a period film -- a handful of men wrapping rope around a mule to secure metal tanks to the ... [more]