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Jul 24, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
DAY

Dawn Michelle Day, 28, of the Wind River Indian Reservation, died Saturday, July 21, 2012. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, ... [more]

Digest

Jul 24, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Body found on coal train
ST. LOUIS -- Authorities are trying to identify a body found on a train's coal car as it passed through St. Louis.
The man's ... [more]

Game and Fish moves problem grizzly bear

Jul 24, 2012 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has trapped a young, female grizzly bear and relocated it away from the Sunlight Basin, northwest of Cody.
Game ... [more]

Fire starts near Seminoe Reservoir

Jul 24, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A crew of more-experienced firefighters will be taking over the fight against a wildfire burning near Seminoe Reservoir in Carbon County.
The fire ... [more]

District 25 approves $57.4 million budget, off a bit from '11-12

Jul 24, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County School District 25 Board of Education approved its 2012-13 budget Wednesday that includes nearly $36.118 million in its general fund.
The ... [more]

Detox official bristles at city criticism

Jul 24, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Julie Freese, who also is the elected Fremont County Clerk, labeled some comments made by Riverton city council members as ludicrous and ... [more]

Woman's body found in lake

Jul 24, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of a 28-year-old Riverton woman whose body was recovered from Pilot Butte Reservoir Saturday ... [more]

Digest

Jul 22, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Cheney hosts Romney at fundraiser
JACKSON -- People who attended a private fundraising dinner last week in Jackson Hole for Republican presidential ... [more]

UW study challenges long-held fire beliefs

Jul 22, 2012 - The Associated Press:  RENO, Nev. -- Scientists using field notes from surveys first conducted by the government before the Civil War believe they've gained a better understanding of ... [more]

State will allow some exhibits in tunnel to the Capitol

Jul 22, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The State Building Commission has voted to allow small exhibits in the tunnel leading into the State Capitol in Cheyenne.
The change made this week ... [more]

Dry conditions increase fire activity

Jul 22, 2012 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Increasingly hot and dry conditions are resulting in more fire activity on the unburned portions of the Arapaho and Squirrel Creek Fires on the ... [more]

Balloons grounded again Saturday

Jul 22, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  After Friday morning's failed hot-air balloon launch, Spring Creek, Nev., native Gayle McCoy was ready for other endeavors.
"Forget the weather, I am ready ... [more]

The way it was: Oregon Trail anniversary -- 1993

Jul 22, 2012 - Staff:  Nineteen years ago this week, the Oregon Trail was having a birthday -- its 150th, to be exact. Dozens of historians and Oregon Trail enthusiasts were ... [more]

CWC student earns award for West Nile

Jul 22, 2012 - From staff reports:  Central Wyoming College graduate Jonathon McFall of Pavillion was the recipient of an IDeA Development Award for Student Travel at the fourth biennial National ... [more]

New state map shows oil, gas resources

Jul 22, 2012 - From staff reports:  A comprehensive new map on oil and natural gas resources in Wyoming covers a range of information -- from the geology to key facilities and production.
The map ... [more]

Assaulting tribal police leads to prison term

Jul 22, 2012 - From staff reports:  An Eastern Shoshone tribal member accused of assaulting three federal law enforcement officers on the Wind River Indian Reservation has been sentenced to 10 ... [more]

Museums board continues Dubois plans

Jul 22, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Commission this Tuesday is expected to officially approve vice chairman Pat Hickerson to be the new liaison for the county museums ... [more]

Digest

Jul 22, 2012 - From staff reports:  Pavillion-area energy groups meeting in Casper
The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality and the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission will ... [more]

Tribal crimes, issues are part of Lander meeting

Jul 22, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Wyoming is holding its ninth annual Wind River Native American conference next month in Lander.
The meeting ... [more]

Farmers markets grow in tribal areas

Jul 22, 2012 - From staff reports:  Farmers markets on the Wind River Indian Reservation are starting for the summer season.
The markets will be every Thursday night through Oct. 11, weather ... [more]

County could revisit swap with city, says commissioner

Jul 22, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Settle on purpose for the bigger parcel first, Becker recommends

Fremont County Commissioner Travis Becker wants the board to decide its intended use ... [more]

Rendezvous fights weather

Jul 22, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Cruise interrupted; balloons scuttled again

When Riverton resident Latasha Lawrence turned 19, she knew what she wanted for her birthday.
"I noticed ... [more]

Phone scam aims at stealing money from senior citizens

Jul 22, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Sheriff's Office asks residents to be mindful of a scam that has hit the area recently and involves phone calls about money needed for a ... [more]

Today

Jul 20, 2012 - Staff:  Births
ARTHUR

A daughter was born to Shylene Arthur, of Riverton, at 2:31 p.m. June 25, 2012, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds, 14 ... [more]

Digest

Jul 20, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Fire restrictions in Bighorn Forest
SHERIDAN -- Fire restrictions remain in effect on the Bighorn National Forest.
Fires are restricted to designated ... [more]

Mead says he hasn't decided on expanding Medicare in state

Jul 20, 2012 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead said Thursday that he's not inclined to expand the Medicaid program in Wyoming as much as the federal health care law calls ... [more]

Most Wyoming counties get federal disaster designation

Jul 20, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Sixteen Wyoming counties now qualify for federal drought assistance.
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack this week designated two more ... [more]

Suspect used puppy inquiry to case house, police allege

Jul 20, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  It may have been only small amounts of change a Riverton teen stole during several alleged burglaries in rural neighborhoods, but prosecutors say she took more ... [more]

Ethete hosts powwow, other weekend events

Jul 20, 2012 - From staff reports:  The 47th annual Ethete Celebration is July 20 to July 22, at the Ethete powwow grounds with Chris Eagle Hawk Sr. serving as master of ceremonies.
Grand entry ... [more]

Balloon Block found near parking sign in vacant lot

Jul 20, 2012 - Staff:  This year's Riverton Rendez-vous Balloon Block Treasure Hunt went down to the wire, but it was worth the wait for Sarah Wempen.
The Riverton resident found ... [more]