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Riverton hosts state drama fest

Nov 29, 2012 - From staff reports:  It serves as the state culminating event for high school drama.

The Wyoming State Drama Festival began Thursday when high school students from ... [more]

Solid FY12 audit for CWC

Nov 29, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  No violations were discovered, and the auditor found the college's finances to be in good shape.

The Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees ... [more]

City's homeless: Advocates say problem is both underestimated, underserved

Nov 29, 2012 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Members of community service organizations are requesting that residents lend an extra hand when it comes to serving the area's homeless population.
The ... [more]

U.S. Energy property dressed up for holiday

Nov 28, 2012 - Staff:  The American Indian statue on the grounds of the U.S. Energy building faced west as Green Way Lawns employee David Howell strung holiday lights on trees from a ... [more]

Today

Nov 28, 2012 - Staff:  Births
SANCHEZ

A son was born to Ashley and Adam Sanchez, of Riverton, at 3:58 p.m. Oct. 9, 2012, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 8 ... [more]

Digest

Nov 28, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Plane missing from Gillette
GLENROCK -- Searchers in central Utah are looking for a missing airplane from Gillette.
The plane disappeared from radar on ... [more]

State's wolf program now gets second legal challenge

Nov 28, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- A second coalition of environmental groups has filed a federal lawsuit against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service claiming it violated the ... [more]

Cobell lawsuit could bring $8 million to area

Nov 28, 2012 - Staff and wire reports:  Enrolled Arapaho and Shoshone tribal members in Fremont County could start receiving their shares of the historic Cobell lawsuit settlement within a few ... [more]

Cameco uranium mine reaches EIS stage; nearly 100 new jobs forecast

Nov 28, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Uranium mining is a step closer to returning to Fremont County. The Bureau of Land Management Lander Field Office has released a draft environmental impact ... [more]

Word on skull identification not likely for weeks

Nov 28, 2012 - From staff reports:  Fremont Coroner Ed McAuslan said he could know by the end of January whether the partial human skull found this summer near the Popo Agie Falls belonged to ... [more]

County weighs state, federal cooperation on flood mitigation

Nov 28, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Commission is considering joining the Wyoming Department of Transportation on a flood mitigation project on the Wind River.
In July 2011, a ... [more]

Green Line Equipment building being built

Nov 27, 2012 - Staff:  Sehnert Systems employee Josh Baldes fitted a structural member to the wall of the new 30,000 square foot Green Line Equipment building under construction ... [more]

Today

Nov 27, 2012 - Staff:  Births
MOSS

A daughter was born to Candice and Ronald Moss, of Fort Washakie at 1:28 p.m. Oct. 14, 2012, at Lander Regional Hospital. She weighed 7 ... [more]

17th Annual World AIDS Day is Saturday, Dec. 1

Nov 27, 2012 - From staff reports:  The connection between HIV infection and the presence of other sexually transmitted diseases is likely an overlooked area of HIV prevention, according to a ... [more]

Digest

Nov 27, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Grizzly killing under investigation
MOOSE -- Investigators at Grand Teton National Park are continuing to probe last week's killing of a charging ... [more]

Media file suit over search for UW president

Nov 27, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Several media outlets have filed a lawsuit challenging the secret search for a new president of the University of Wyoming, arguing that the public ... [more]

Bill: Stranded people would pay for rescue

Nov 27, 2012 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- A state lawmaker from Jackson wants authorities to have the right to bill back-country recreationists who need to be rescued.
State Rep. Keith ... [more]

Coroner: Man found under truck died of 'mechanical asphyxia'

Nov 27, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Officials said Sterling Blackburn, 21, of Riverton, had died of mechanical asphyxia Oct. 4 when he was discovered underneath a pickup truck at the Cedar Bar, ... [more]

Record harvest for sugar beets; income might not keep pace

Nov 27, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County sugar beet growers had a record harvest this year. Low sugar prices, however, mean farmers likely will not see a record income.
Wyoming Sugar ... [more]

Traffic light at Hill Street might not be best option, CWC hears

Nov 27, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Wyoming Department of Transportation officials say there is nothing wrong with U.S. Highway 26 at its intersection with Hill Street near Central Wyoming ... [more]

Kinnear woman killed in wreck

Nov 27, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Highway Patrol is investigating a one-vehicle rollover that resulted in the weekend death of Jamie Bell, 25, of Kinnear.
Reports state Bell was ... [more]

Legislative hopefuls spent $113,000 in 2012 election

Nov 27, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Candidates for Wyoming Legislature seats representing Fremont County combined to spend more than $113,000 in the 2012 election campaign.
Only two candidates ... [more]

Hunters, hikers asked to look for lost plane

Nov 25, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Hunters and hikers are being asked to help search for a small plane that went missing a week ago in western Wyoming.
There's been no sign of the Cessna 182 ... [more]

Dry goods store -- 1894

Nov 25, 2012 - Staff:  The transition from wood buildings to brick was a welcome sign of progress and stability for small western towns, and this store was a sign of exactly that in ... [more]

Fremont Co. School District 38 makes AYP for first time

Nov 25, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Fremont County School District 38 made Adequate Yearly Progress for the 2011-12 academic year -- a first for the Arapahoe district. 
"That's very huge for our ... [more]

Deputies say vehicles are passing buses illegally

Nov 25, 2012 - From staff reports:  Three vehicles reportedly passed a school bus with its red lights flashing at about 9:45 a.m. Nov. 16 north of Riverton, and officials said they have heard ... [more]

Art exhibit includes vision of six local artists

Nov 25, 2012 - From staff reports:  The work of six local artists will be on display Nov. 28 through Jan. 25 in the Robert A. Peck Arts Center Gallery at Central Wyoming College.
The exhibit ... [more]

BLM sets Dec. 3 meeting on elk range proposal

Nov 25, 2012 - From staff reports:  The plan would extend the withdrawal of public mineral estate from exploration.

The Bureau of Land Manage-ment Lander Field Office will host a public ... [more]

Library hosting fourth opera of 2012-13 season

Nov 25, 2012 - From staff reports:  The fourth opera of the 2012-13 Lander Met Opera season, "La Clemenza di Tio," will be presented at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Lander Library.
This ... [more]

Hostess shutdown costs three Riverton workers their jobs; stores sold out

Nov 25, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Distribution centers in Casper and Gillette also are closed.

The Hostess Brands bankruptcy brings more to Fremont County than empty store shelves. ... [more]