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Aug 22, 2012 - Staff:  Births
RHODES

A daughter was born to Jamara Warren and Mark Rhodes, of Hudson. She weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce.

RICHARDSON
A daughter was ... [more]

Baker leads Bauman in Riverton Ward 3; they meet again Nov. 6

Aug 22, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  It was a close uncontested race between Riverton City Council Ward 3 candidates Lars Baker and Larry Bauman on Tuesday's primary election.
Incumbent Baker ... [more]

Allen tops Cardenas in HD33

Aug 22, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  Rural Lander resident Jim Allen won the Republican nomination for the Wyoming House District 33 seat by a landslide.
According to unofficial results, with all ... [more]

Mahoney ahead of Faubion in Ward 1; both advance

Aug 22, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  It was a close finish for the uncontested Riverton City Council Ward 1 race between councilwoman Diana Mahoney and Jonathan Faubion.
Mahoney received 224 ... [more]

Digest

Aug 22, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Few details on motel standoff
CASPER -- A standoff at a motel in Casper has ended after nearly 11 hours.
Casper Police Chief Chris Walsh says officers ... [more]

Easy ride through GOP primary for Barrasso, Lummis; Scott survives

Aug 22, 2012 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming's primary election delivered few surprises with well-funded Republican congressional incumbents coasting to victory and most state ... [more]

Campbell wins in HD34

Aug 22, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Wyoming House District 34 incumbent Rita Campbell won the Republican nomination in Tuesday's primary election over challenger Lois Herbst, according to ... [more]

It's Larsen in big HD54 GOP primary

Aug 22, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Republican Lloyd Larsen and Democratic candidate Bruce Palmer will advance to the Nov. 6 general election after winning their races in Tuesday's primary ... [more]

Smith and Martinez advance in city Ward 2

Aug 22, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Riverton City Councilman Todd Smith and former Councilman Lee Martinez won their Riverton City Council Ward 2 nominations, beating out former Councilwoman ... [more]

Commissioners survive close primary challenges

Aug 22, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Both Doug Thompson and Dennis Christensen won Tuesday by about 1 percentage point.

Fremont County Commission incumbents Doug Thompson and Dennis ... [more]

Fire at Lysite gas plant burns four Wednesday

Aug 22, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Four men suffered burns Wednesday morning after an explosion at the ConocoPhillips Lost Cabin gas plant near Lysite.
Injuries to two of the men were described ... [more]

Today

Aug 21, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
DRAKE

Joe Clinton Drake Jr., 86, died of mesothelioma Saturday, Aug. 18, at his home in Riverton. A viewing will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. ... [more]

Digest

Aug 21, 2012 - The Associated Press:  NPS takes comment on Teton plans
JACKSON -- Redevelopment plans for Colter Bay Village in Grand Teton National Park show a new, smaller visitor center ... [more]

Police recover 231 pounds of marijuana during traffic stop

Aug 21, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Highway Patrol says a tractor-trailer that was pulled over during a traffic stop over the weekend was carrying 231 pounds of marijuana ... [more]

Two hostages released during 'tense' standoff at Casper motel

Aug 21, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- Police in Casper say two hostages have been released in a standoff at a motel but other people may still be being held inside.
Police chief Chris ... [more]

Barrasso, Lummis set to coast through primary

Aug 21, 2012 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Republican U.S. Sen. John Barrasso faced nominal opposition and U.S. Rep. Cynthia Lummis was unopposed in Wyoming party primaries Tuesday that also ... [more]

Pavillion, Dubois have county's highest tax rates in coming year

Aug 21, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Dubois has county's only adult education mill levy, plus highest cemetery district levy at 1.184 mills.

Pavillion-area landowners again have the ... [more]

Full military honors for Griffin during Tuesday services at Fort Carson

Aug 21, 2012 - Staff and wire reports:  A Riverton soldier who died earlier this month in a suicide attack in Afghanistan was laid to rest Tuesday in Colorado.
Funeral services were conducted ... [more]

It is primary election day

Aug 21, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Clerk Julie Freese reported quiet voter activity for the primary election as of Tuesday morning at polls in Lander and Riverton.
"Turnout is ... [more]

Two file for CWC board; Mills says she won't run again

Aug 21, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  More than a week after the filing period opened, two candidates submitted their applications for the Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees.
On Friday, ... [more]

Officials to give wildfire update at public meeting

Aug 21, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Officials are having a public meeting Tuesday in Fort Washakie to update residents about the Alpine Lake Fire that's been burning for more than two weeks in ... [more]

Cubmobiles tear down Pershing hill

Aug 20, 2012 - Staff:  Riverton Cub Scout Pack 76 held its "cubmobile" races Saturday morning on the Pershing Avenue ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Aug 19, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Worker dies in work accident
CASPER -- A worker has died after being trapped under a 500-gallon metal storage container at a business in Natrona County. ... [more]

The way it was: Primary election -- 1956

Aug 19, 2012 - From staff reports:  Fremont County's primary election has been as early as May and as late as September across the generations, but mid- to late August has been the most-common ... [more]

Child health grants offered

Aug 19, 2012 - From staff reports:  The UnitedHealthcare Children's Foundation is seeking grant applications from families in need of financial assistance to help pay for their child's health ... [more]

Honor Farm horse adoption Aug. 24-25

Aug 19, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Bureau of Land Management and the Wyoming Honor Farm will host a wild horse adoption and gentling clinic Aug. 24-25 in Riverton.
The BLM and the Honor ... [more]

Expect delays from Red Canyon road work

Aug 19, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Department of Transportation is preparing to contnue various construction projects on Highway 28 in Red Canyon.
Repairs of the Double Nickel ... [more]

South Riverton highway plans to expand

Aug 19, 2012 - From staff reports:  A proposed improvement project to widen Wyoming 789 south of Riverton will be the subject of an Aug. 21 public meeting at Riverton City Hall.
The public ... [more]

Tribal election season starting

Aug 19, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The Wind River Indian Reservation tribes are preparing for their upcoming election seasons that will determine Business Council members and those serving on ... [more]

St. Stephens starting school year with new staff

Aug 19, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  When students at St. Stephen's Indian School head back to the classroom on Aug. 22, they will be greeted by new administration.
Last month, the school ... [more]