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Poacher to pay $12,500 in fines

Jan 13, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Joseph A. Holdren, 28, of Riverton, has pleaded guilty to killing an 18-point buck in October.

A Riverton man recently found that the trophy mule ... [more]

House Speaker won't say yet if Hill probe will continue

Jan 13, 2014 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  One of the 16 witnesses who testified before a legislative committee looking into whether state schools Superintendent Cindy Hill committed any impeachable ... [more]

Lawmaker: State will resist optional Medicaid expansion under the ACA

Jan 13, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Meanwhile, a federally mandated increase in Medicaid can be covered comfortably by existing state revenues.

With revenues of about $3.7 billion ... [more]

Employment zooming across Fremont County

Jan 13, 2014 - Staff:  Ongoing improvement in Fremont County employment moved from the steady to the spectacular in November, with big gains in the jobless rate, work force and total ... [more]

Today

Jan 10, 2014 - Staff:  Deaths
BEARING

Michael Bearing, 50, died Thursday, Jan. 2, in Phoenix. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, at Blue Sky Hall in ... [more]

Hypothermia likely cause of death in city park

Jan 10, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Initial autopsy results show Dana Eagle, 36, of Riverton, died of hypothermia before being found frozen at Riverton City Park. The reporting party called ... [more]

Digest

Jan 10, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Medicaid bills advance
CHEYENNE -- Members of the Joint Labor, Health and Social Services Interim Committee voted Friday to advance two Medicaid ... [more]

Casper family wins adoption award

Jan 10, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- A family that has provided a home to more than 50 foster children from Natrona County over the last six years is being honored with a national ... [more]

Drug probe undercuts Hagel talk to nuke force

Jan 10, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Two officers in Montana have been removed from duty because they are under investigation for illegal narcotics.

F.E. WARREN AIR FORCE BASE -- Moments ... [more]

Commission elects new vice chairwoman, picks official banks in first meeting of '14

Jan 10, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  In new-year business, the Fremont County Commission examined using credit unions as official depositories and gained a new vice chairwoman during its meeting ... [more]

Firefighters to hone skills at weekend fire school

Jan 10, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Roughly 400 students are in Riverton on Saturday and Sunday
for the annual series of workshops.


About 400 students will be burning cars, breaking ... [more]

Two Riverton men charged in home robbery

Jan 10, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Two young Riverton men are facing burglary charges for allegedly robbing a man's house Nov. 30 on the advice of his grandson.
Implicated are Clayton Reinick, ... [more]

Today

Jan 9, 2014 - Staff:  Deaths
BROOKS

Roger Brooks, 47, of Fort Washakie, died Saturday, Jan. 4, of complications from diabetes at Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins, ... [more]

Digest

Jan 9, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Hagel to visit Warren AFB
F.E. WARREN AIR FORCE BASE -- Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is making a rare visit to an Air Force nuclear missile base, ... [more]

Five Shot Rabbit Hunt loads up Friday, Shoshoni

Jan 9, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  This weekend marks the 35th Wyoming Women's Five Shot Rabbit Hunt, which takes place every year in Shoshoni during the second week of January.
The event ... [more]

Storm brought unusual snow patterns; county at 107 percent of average

Jan 9, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  An atypical pattern of snowfall hit Fremont County last weekend, when more precipitation came down in the city of Riverton than in Lander and Dubois, which ... [more]

Commission hears complaints from Dubois mayor

Jan 9, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Much of her appearance Tuesday concerned the county museum in Dubois.

Recent actions by the Fremont County Museums Board have incensed Dubois ... [more]

Police look for man who pulled gun at local store

Jan 9, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Police are investigating a possible attempted robbery involving a firearm at a retail establishment in Riverton.
No one was injured in the incident, which ... [more]

Council modifies solicitors ordinance

Jan 9, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Door-to-door sales will be allowed, but vendors must respect "no solicitation" signs.

The City of Riverton has a new door-to-door solicitation ... [more]

Today

Jan 8, 2014 - Staff:  Deaths
LUPHER

Jeffery Nathan "Nate" Lupher, 53, died Tuesday, Jan. 7, at home on his family ranch in Mountain View. Cremation has taken place, and a ... [more]

Digest

Jan 8, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Plant worker identified
Authorities have identified a 28-year-old woman killed in an accident at a sugar beet processing plant in Lovell.
The victim ... [more]

Feds seek $6.3 million from man who caused big wildfire

Jan 8, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The U.S. Forest Service wants to collect $6.3 million from a 77-year-old man the agency blames for causing a 2012 forest fire that threatened to ... [more]

Brief rebound predicted for Wyoming coal

Jan 8, 2014 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- The U.S. coal mining industry will see a modest and short-lived rebound in 2014, driven by more production in Western states after two ... [more]

Poised to announce bid for governor, Hill will testify at hearing

Jan 8, 2014 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming schools Superintendent Cindy Hill said she has always acted with integrity and honesty in addressing the state's public education needs as ... [more]

New victim coordinator introduced

Jan 8, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Riverton Police chief Mike Broadhead presented the new victim witness coordinator for the City of Riverton during Tuesday's Riverton City Council meeting. ... [more]

Wood stove procedure blamed for fire at Dubois rental house

Jan 8, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Officials said a fire that destroyed much of a rental home Monday in Dubois was caused by the improper removal of hot ashes from a wood stove.
No one was ... [more]

Storm causes hazardous roads, many wrecks

Jan 8, 2014 - From staff reports:  Motorists have been slipping and sliding their way through Fremont County this week due to snowfall and cold temperatures that have left area roadways icy and ... [more]

Council vacancies declared; letters of interest due Jan. 31

Jan 8, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council formally declared two vacancies on the council Tuesday during the first regular meeting of the year.
The council agreed to begin ... [more]

Today

Jan 7, 2014 - Staff:  Deaths
DAVISON

Charlie Walter Davison, 62, died Friday, Jan. 3. A celebration of life service will be at 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10, at the Eagles Hall in ... [more]

Poison Center offers ways to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning

Jan 7, 2014 - From staff reports:  Every year, more than 400 Americans die from unintentional carbon monoxide poisoning, 20,000 are seen in emergency rooms, and another 4,000 are ... [more]

Digest

Jan 7, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Woman killed in work accident
Authorities say a 28-year-old woman was killed in an accident at a sugar beet processing plant in Lovell.
Saturday ... [more]

Cheney withdraws from Senate race

Jan 7, 2014 - The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- Liz Cheney's sudden exit from her Wyoming Senate race brought a surprise end to a high-profile campaign that touched off a bitter fight within the ... [more]

State files petition protesting reservation border decision

Jan 7, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Legislature's Select Committee on Tribal Relations facilitated the first public discussion Monday in Fort Washakie on the recent Environmental ... [more]

Cold temps unrelated to polar vortex

Jan 7, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The low temperatures and snowfall that hit Fremont County over the weekend were not related to the distorted polar vortex affecting much of the United States ... [more]

Bennett defends action on Drennen as petition calls for his removal

Jan 7, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  His recent decision to drop all charges against Gabriel Drennen has stirred ire against Fremont County Attorney Michael Bennett. A woman close to the case is ... [more]

Police seeking mural vandal

Jan 6, 2014 - The Associated Press:  RAWLINS -- Police in Rawlins are looking into the defacement of a mural honoring a slain prison guard.
The painting was done in memory of Cpl. Wayne Martinez, ... [more]

Customer tried to cut cab driver's throat

Jan 6, 2014 - McClatchy Newspapers:  CHEYENNE -- When a local cab driver took the long way home, his passenger became angry.
So, police say, Christopher J. Beavers, 34, of Cheyenne grabbed the ... [more]

In Jackson, it's not only about downhill

Jan 6, 2014 - By Emma Breysse, For the Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Locals know Jackson is more than just downhill skiing.
Letting the rest of the country know is the challenge.
Every year, Jackson Hole Chamber of ... [more]

The way it was: Governor in town -- 2000

Jan 6, 2014 - Staff:  When Wyoming Gov. Jim Geringer visited Lander shortly after the new year in 2000, he spoke on a familiar topic -- air service.
Great Lakes Airlines hadn't had ... [more]

Lander man, Riverton woman cited in prostitution incident

Jan 6, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A Riverton police officer started 2014 with a case of prostitution in progress on New Year's Day.
According to reports, the policeman was on patrol at about ... [more]