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Tiny town on evac alert for fire

Jun 12, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Hundreds of campers had to evacuate, and Guernsey State Park remains closed.

GUERNSEY -- Residents of Hartville have been placed on alert for possible ... [more]

Digest

Jun 12, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Assistant gets UWPD post
LARAMIE -- A veteran member of the University of Wyoming Police Department has been promoted to chief of police.
Mike Samp has ... [more]

Bid process flawed, but airport roof fix to proceed

Jun 12, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  The city advertised for bids on fixing the roof, but the bid packages contained different warranty terms -- one for 15 years and one for 20 years.

The ... [more]

Crop duster crashes after fuel unit malfunctions

Jun 12, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Officials say the crash of a crop duster plane at Riverton Regional Airport began with a malfunction of the aircraft's fuel control unit.
Riverton police ... [more]

Pertech sold; will stay in city with expanded product lineup

Jun 12, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  All 30 or so Pertech employees will be able to continue with the company under the merger, and another 10 jobs could be created.

Riverton-based ... [more]

County gives notice to tribes on reservation trash contract

Jun 12, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  After failed negotiations with a Wind River Indian Reservation agency, the Fremont County Solid Waste Disposal District board on Monday night voted to start a ... [more]

Crime hits transfer stations

Jun 12, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Two trash transfer stations in Fremont County became the targets of criminal activity less than two weeks after strictly limited service hours started at the ... [more]

2-year-old's body pulled from North Fork River on Monday

Jun 12, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Coroner's Office is investigating the death of a 2-year-old boy whose body was recovered Monday night in the North Fork River.
Fremont ... [more]

State wildlife trust meeting June 14 in Riverton

Jun 10, 2012 - Staff:  The Wyoming Wildlife and Natural Resource Trust will meet on Thursday, June 14, in Riverton to allocate funding for proposed projects.
The meeting begins at ... [more]

CWC prof gets award for distance education

Jun 10, 2012 - Staff:  Central Wyoming College professor Angel Sparkman earned a Master Distance Educator Award at the Wyoming Distance Education Consortium spring conference held ... [more]

Digest

Jun 10, 2012 - Staff and wire reports:  Tribal hazmat training available
Tribal members interested in hazardous materials handling training can sign up for the weeklong program happening June ... [more]

WIHS Class of 2012 gets laptops

Jun 10, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  Twenty-three Wyoming Indian High School seniors graduated May 20 in a ceremony that included encouragement from State Superintendent of Public Instruct-ion ... [more]

Police departments say Taser is safe, but rules examined

Jun 10, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Riverton chief of police Mike Broadhead said his department's policy on using the weapon has been revised.

The American Heart Associa-tion warned ... [more]

Flywheelers put on their annual show in Shoshoni

Jun 10, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Looking at the many people gathered Saturday morning at East Park in Shoshoni for the Don Layton Memorial Antique Engine and Tractor Show, Dave Stark could see ... [more]

City thinks twice about accepting county land offer

Jun 10, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council has rejected an offer of free land next to Jaycee Park and will not accept the proposal unless it includes an additional two ... [more]

Today

Jun 8, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
BURNS

Clifford P. "Cliff" Burns Jr., 75, of Riverton, died Thursday, June 7, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. Cremation has taken place and ... [more]

Digest

Jun 8, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Firefighters work to secure blaze
CHEYENNE -- Firefighters have contained about 15 percent of a 6,500-acre wildfire burning in the Medicine Bow National ... [more]

Powerful storms damage homes

Jun 8, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A rare quarter-mile-wide tornado cut a swath across mainly open country in southeastern Wyoming, ripping off roofs and shingles, destroying ... [more]

Bison back after roundup

Jun 8, 2012 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- Montana livestock officials have finished hazing several hundred bison back into Yellowstone National Park to keep the wild animals from ... [more]

Grizzly spotted near Lander; second recent sighting

Jun 8, 2012 - Staff:  For the second time in recent memory, a grizzly bear has been sighted in the southern Wind River Mountains west of Lander.
The Wyoming Game and Fish ... [more]

'Preserve' trumping 'improve' in WyDOT fund squeeze

Jun 8, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  The statewide picture given by Wyoming Department of Transportation staff was the same as last year's report: Preservation is the department's focus in ... [more]

Begging for a trash solution

Jun 8, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Residents tell impacts of cutbacks at trash station

After 16 years, Rick Couey could lose his Bureau of Land Management contracts for collecting and ... [more]

Good beginning for downtown market; more produce to come

Jun 8, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Organizers of the downtown farmers market are pleased with how things are going. Market coordinator Sherry Shelley said turnout for the weekly event has been ... [more]

Today

Jun 7, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
BAGAN

Susan Frances Stultz Bagan, 65, died Monday, June 4, at the Swedish Medical Center in Denver. Private family services will be held. ... [more]

Digest

Jun 7, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Heavy storms in southeast
CHEYENNE -- Up to 2 inches of rain and hail bigger than golf balls pounded parts of southeastern Wyoming on Wednesday night ... [more]

In China, Gov. Matt Mead tours coal projects

Jun 7, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead is touring Chinese facilities that use advanced technologies to produce different forms of fuel and other products from coal.
Mead ... [more]

UW, CSU heads affirm intention to sell big ranch

Jun 7, 2012 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The presidents of the University of Wyoming and Colorado State University have met and reaffirmed plans to sell a 50,000-acre ranch in southeast ... [more]

Medicine Bow fire reaches 3,500 acres; better-trained crews on the way to the site

Jun 7, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The U.S. Forest Service on Wednesday called on more experienced fire managers and crews to fight a wildfire in the Medicine Bow National Forest in ... [more]

Shoshoni hears detail on new school planning

Jun 7, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The $45 million for construction would comes from state accounts, not the local tax base.

Fremont County School District 24 patrons are getting their ... [more]

Law enforcement preps for reduced trash hours

Jun 7, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  Authorities are concerned about illegal dumping and theft of services.

In preparation for slashing hours at rural waste transfer stations countywide, ... [more]