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Aug 29, 2013 - Staff:  Community calendar
AUG. 31
Wild Horse Adoption and Gentling Clinic
is Aug. 30 to Aug. 31 at the Wyoming Honor Farm, 40 Honor Farm Road, Riverton. The ... [more]

Park bison count rises to about 4,600

Aug 29, 2013 - The Associated Press:  (AP) -- Yellowstone National Park's bison population has grown by almost 9 percent since last year to 4,600 animals, according to a recently completed aerial ... [more]

Arapahoe grounds restored in time for powwow

Aug 29, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  After a fire engulfed the announcer's stand at the Northern Arapaho powwow grounds in 2008, a committee elevated its ideas and put its plans to work so future ... [more]

Wyo. Business Council receives national award

Aug 29, 2013 - The Associated Press:  The Wyoming Business Council has been recognized for supporting policies and initiatives designed to promote access to capital for small businesses and ... [more]

Business owner launches Nennyopolis Preschool

Aug 29, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  After an unsuccessful attempt last year to convert a home at 944 Big Horn Drive into a day care facility for school-age children, Jennifer Person finally has ... [more]

Trihydro moves up on list of top U.S. environmental firms

Aug 29, 2013 - Staff:  Trihydro Corporation has announced its ranking as No. 109 on the 2013 Top 200 Environmental Firms list by Engineering News-Record, moving up 16 spots from No. ... [more]

Great Lakes sponsoring food drive; donors could win trip

Aug 29, 2013 - Staff:  Great Lakes Aviation, Ltd. is helping in the battle to fight hunger with its Fifth Annual "Flyin' 4 Food" campaign to benefit the Fremont County Good Samaritan ... [more]

Economy won't improve until wages do too

Aug 29, 2013 - By The Philadelphia Inquirer:  Do you feel like you're working harder than ever, but your pay isn't keeping up? That's probably because you are -- and it's not.
A new study by the Economic ... [more]

Voters 'made a very good choice' on Health and Science Center

Aug 29, 2013 - Rebecca Flynn, Riverton:  Editor:
On a nice summer evening we drove up to the Central Wyoming College campus and had a look from close-up at the new Health and Science Center up there. ... [more]

What if the twins are female?

Aug 29, 2013 - By Clair McFarland:  I know girls can be complicated, because I was one

These words are being written on Friday night.
I'm writing this column a little early -- so shame ... [more]

Action in Syria

Aug 29, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  The prospect raises many questions with few obvious answers, but it might be done anyway

All signs point today to the likelihood of U.S.-led military ... [more]

Digest

Aug 29, 2013 - The Associated Press:  State gets NCLB waiver
The U.S. Department of Education has granted Wyoming's request to freeze its goals for meeting federal education ... [more]

How effective are air tankers?

Aug 29, 2013 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  Studies done over the past two decades have yet to provide data on the effectiveness of various private aircraft contracted by the U.S. Forest Service and U.S. ... [more]

Thinking like a coyote: Expert predator caller wows, educates crowd at trapping expo

Aug 29, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Growing up in the American heartland often produces cries of "there's nothing to do around here," particularly in teenagers and young adults. That cry didn't ... [more]

Dubois woman arrested after firing a gun during Wednesday argument

Aug 29, 2013 - From staff reports:  A Fremont County woman was arrested Wednesday after shooting a gun during a dispute in the 100 block of Taylor Creek Road in Dubois.
Lori Guttke, 21, of ... [more]

Details emerge in fed case against meth suspects

Aug 29, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Documents reveal information on guns, cash and large quantities of drugs.

Federal prosecutors have charged a Hudson man and a Green River woman for ... [more]

Uranium merger set, increases likelihood of new Gas Hills mine

Aug 29, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Two uranium mining companies with development plans for Fremont County are set to merge.
Energy Fuels's acquisition of Strathmore Minerals passed two ... [more]

U.S. Highway 26 undergoes resurfacing

Aug 28, 2013 - Staff:  Automobiles on U.S. Highway 26 west of Riverton near Airport Hill followed a pilot vehicle through a construction zone. Highway resurfacing for several miles ... [more]

RHS begins year with Meet the Wolverines rally

Aug 28, 2013 - Staff:  Riverton High School band director Aric Hageman, center, used a drumstick and cowbell to sound the cadence for the RHS marching band during rehearsal Tuesday ... [more]

Today

Aug 28, 2013 - Staff:  Births
ARTHUR

A son was born to Veronica Spotted Elk and Wayne Arthur Jr., of Ethete, at 5:50 p.m. Aug. 14, 2013, at Lander Regional Hospital. He ... [more]

Wyoming high court reverses incest conviction

Aug 28, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Supreme Court has reversed a Fremont County man's incest conviction.
The court ruled in June that it amounted to double jeopardy to ... [more]

CWC Convocation features traveler, professor emeritus

Aug 28, 2013 - From staff reports:  Central Wyoming College's annual Convocation features a keynote address by an inspirational world traveler and the conferral of professor emeritus title ... [more]

County attorney addresses recent plea deals

Aug 28, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The new official has come under criticism for resolving high-profile criminal cases with agreements.

Four months after taking office, Fremont County ... [more]

Is it too late to save the United States?

Aug 28, 2013 - Bill Johnson, Pinedale:  Editor:
The biggest question facing us today is not, "should I support the Republicans or the Democrats?" but rather, "Do we still have time to save our ... [more]

'Meth math' looks bad for Wyoming

Aug 28, 2013 - By Chris Peck:  Lecturing drug addicts is about as successful as talking to your dog -- they may listen, but like Fido, they can't understand.

When Timothy Pitt first ... [more]

Yes, but ...

Aug 28, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  Fifty years after the March on Washington, let us not surrender to self-congratulation

Fifty years after the upheaving March on Washington in 1963, a ... [more]

Digest

Aug 28, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Auditor Cloud to run again
CHEYENNE -- State Auditor Cynthia Cloud says that if she is re-elected in 2014, she wants to continue improving a website ... [more]

Sheridan suspect gets new sentence hearing

Aug 28, 2013 - The Associated Press:  SHERIDAN -- A Sheridan teenager involved in the 2009 home invasion slaying of a businessman is getting a new sentencing hearing.
Wyatt Bear Cloud originally ... [more]

Man gets more than 12 years in wind fraud

Aug 28, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CASPER -- A Utah man who defrauded investors nationwide of more than $4.4 million by promoting investment in nonexistent wind farms in Wyoming and South Dakota ... [more]

Firefighters called twice to scene of same incident

Aug 28, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton firefighters were called twice Saturday to a fire involving a tractor-trailer combination at a local truck stop.
The initial call came in at about ... [more]