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May 6, 2015 - Staff:  Births
FISHER

A child was born to Sheldon Fisher of Pablo, Mont., and Cassie Weed of Pablo, Mont., on April 7 at St. Luke Community Healthcare Clinic ... [more]

Digest

May 6, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Lawmakers want more Capitol details
CHEYENNE -- Lawmakers say they need more detailed floor plans for the state Capitol's restoration before they can ... [more]

Forest chief predicts big wildfire season this year

May 6, 2015 - The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- The head of the U.S. Forest Service warned Tuesday of an "above average" fire season that could cost the agency more than $1 billion and require ... [more]

Cheyenne native gets close view of Nepal disaster

May 6, 2015 - By James Chilton, Tribune News Service:  When Dr. Dietric Hennings flew into Kathmandu, Nepal, on the morning of April 25, he expected to spend the next three weeks teaching locals techniques for ... [more]

Man fires rifle seven times, wrecks later

May 6, 2015 - From staff reports:  A man reported to have discharged a firearm early Sunday outside of Possum Pete's in Pavillion was hospitalized later that morning due to injuries suffered in ... [more]

Meth busts cap yearlong investigation; 13 charged

May 6, 2015 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  Confidential informants and electronic surveillance were essential in the yearlong drug investigation resulting in nine arrests last week and charges against ... [more]

Ambulance Q&A draws crowds

May 6, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The county department must bridge a $2.3 million fiscal gap to continue to provide desired services.

Dozens of people have discussed sustainability ... [more]

Colorado man hired for Central Wyoming College academic vice president role

May 6, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College has hired its new vice president for academic affairs.
Brad Tyndall accepted the position and plans to start July 13. He serves ... [more]

Acura stolen, involved in chase, then burned behind justice center

May 6, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A stolen vehicle was destroyed in a fire Saturday evening after a high-speed chase through Riverton.
The black 2014 Acura had been reported stolen at about ... [more]

Today

May 5, 2015 - Staff:  Deaths
CLEVELAND

Roberta J. "Robbie" Cleveland, 69, formerly of Lander, died Monday, May 4, at her home. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. ... [more]

Parks new administrator at WLRC

May 5, 2015 - From staff reports:  Allen Parks is the new administrator for the Wyoming Life Resource Center in Lander.
"We could not be more pleased to have Allen joining our leadership team ... [more]

Fremont County least healthy in state for fifth consecutive year, survey says

May 5, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A coalition has defined four priority issues affecting residents' health.

Fremont County has been named the least healthy county in Wyoming for the ... [more]

Digest

May 5, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Trade school laying off 42
LARAMIE -- More than three dozen WyoTech-Laramie employees are looking for work after the for-profit school laid them ... [more]

Two workers burned in blast at oil facility in stable condition

May 5, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Two workers are in stable condition after sustaining injuries in an explosion and fire at an oil facility in Converse County.
The two Susquehanna ... [more]

Man gets 25-year prison term for soliciting child on Internet

May 5, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A federal judge has sentenced a California man to 25 years in prison following his guilty plea to attempting to coerce a 13-year-old Laramie County ... [more]

UW to cut requirements for upper-level classes

May 5, 2015 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- The University of Wyoming will reduce the number of course credits required for upper-level students.
The UW Faculty Senate on Monday approved a ... [more]

Professors side with tribes in boundary dispute

May 5, 2015 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  Their point is not whether Riverton is part of the reservation but, rather, that it doesn't make much difference administratively.

Eight law ... [more]

Bridge work Wednesday part of project to widen highway to five lanes approaching casino

May 5, 2015 - From staff reports:  Steel bridge girders are scheduled to be erected Wednesday over the Little Wind River, part of a 3.32-mile highway improvement project ... [more]

Sheriff wants to replace old guns, improve safety planning for schools

May 5, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Sheriff's Office is working to replace its aging firearms by the end of fiscal year 2015.
"That's been probably a two-year project or ... [more]

Man killed in motorcycle wreck was found by passerby

May 5, 2015 - From staff reports:  The body of a Riverton man was discovered early Saturday after a motorcycle accident on 8 Mile Road west of town.
Officials think Eli Holliman, 54, of ... [more]

Tyndall named new vice president for academic affairs at CWC

May 5, 2015 - Staff:  Brad Tyndall has formally accepted the position of vice president for academic affairs and plans to begin his employment with Central Wyoming College on July ... [more]

Maintenance of property tops list of code citations in Riverton

May 3, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Riverton's code enforcement division covered roughly 410 cases in 2014 - up by 1.4 percent from the previous year.
The top code violation in the city was for ... [more]

After languishing on coroner shelf, unclaimed remains being laid to rest

May 3, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  An agreement signed by Fremont County Coroner Mark Stratmoen and the cemetery board April 22 allowed for the burials to move forward.

Staff at ... [more]

Wyoming digest

May 3, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Antler hunters rescued
JACKSON -- Several participants in the annual antler rush in Grand Teton National Park had to be rescued when they fell into the ... [more]

Museum exhibit features Butch Cassidy records, old sheriff logs

May 3, 2015 - From staff reports:  Butch Cassidy and other notorious Wyoming bad men are on view at the Pioneer Museum in Lander this month. A new photo exhibit called "The Outlaw Trail," is on ... [more]

Digest

May 3, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Brooks Lake road closed as snow melts
The Wind River Ranger District of the Shoshone National Forest has closed the gate on Brooks Lake Road, FS 515, ... [more]

Fremont County fishing forecast

May 3, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Open-water fishing is off to a strong start this spring in Fremont County, and experts expect the trend to continue through the rest of the season.
In ... [more]

Job Corps contract in place

May 3, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  One-of-a-kind training center set for June opening

The U.S. Department of Labor has awarded a five-year, $41 million contract for operation of the ... [more]

Fort Washakie upping teacher base to $50K; first in county to hit threshold

May 3, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County School District 21 Board of Trustees has approved raising base salaries to $50,000 for teachers in Fort Washakie.
The move represents a ... [more]

Four-state power line starting in Wyoming clears EIS hurdle

May 3, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- A planned 730-mile power line project to export Wyoming wind power to southern California has passed a significant regulatory milestone with ... [more]