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Subjects scatter during underage drinking raid; police issue four citations

Sep 15, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Several subjects were cited for underage drinking last month after failing in their attempts to hide from police.
The incident began with a noise complaint at ... [more]

One-of-a-kind performance set for Friday

Sep 15, 2014 - From staff reports:  Thirty Central Wyoming College and area high school students will converge upon the Robert A. Peck Arts Center for a one-of-a-kind event Friday.
Beginning at ... [more]

New management plan would add overpasses near elk refuge

Sep 15, 2014 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- A proposed conservation plan for the National Elk Refuge in northwest Wyoming includes building wildlife crossings over a highway, restoring beavers ... [more]

Digest

Sep 12, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Buffalo got 10 inches of snow
CHEYENNE -- A late summer snowstorm dropped up to 20 inches of snow in parts of Wyoming.
The rare storm Wednesday and ... [more]

Body of Illinois woman found in rural Wyoming

Sep 12, 2014 - The Associated Press:  ROCK SPRINGS -- Authorities in southwestern Wyoming have found the body of an Illinois woman who had not been heard from since Sept. 3.
Searchers found the ... [more]

Protections for lynx expanded, but not habitat

Sep 12, 2014 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- Canada lynx gained federal protections in New Mexico on Thursday, but U.S. wildlife officials again declined to designate critical habitat ... [more]

Reservation farms account for $21 million in economic impact locally

Sep 12, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Comprehensive data on agriculture on the Wind River Indian Reservation has been released for the first time. The 293 farms on the reservation bring in $21 ... [more]

Man still missing in mountain wilderness

Sep 12, 2014 - From staff reports:  The temperature in the search area fell to 12 degrees overnight Thursday.

Volunteer crews embarked Friday morning on the fifth day of an intensive ... [more]

Fast-moving cold snap threatened growing season

Sep 12, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A new record low for the date -- 30 degrees -- was established Thursday night.

Temperatures in Riverton hit an all-time low for the date Thursday ... [more]

Man killed in police shooting was drunk

Sep 12, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  'Homicide' ruling doesn't imply guilt

The Fremont County Coroner's Office has released autopsy results for Justin Steele, 26, of Pavillion, who died ... [more]

Today

Sep 12, 2014 - Staff:  Births
BECK

A son was born to Kelsey Beck of Lander and Jared Beck of Lander at 6:59 a.m. June 30 at SageWest Health Care at Lander. The baby weighed ... [more]

No sign of man missing in mountains; weather much colder in region

Sep 11, 2014 - From staff reports:  Fremont County Search and Rescue crews continue to search a remote part of the Bridger Teton wilderness for a Utah man who has been missing since Friday. ... [more]

Digest

Sep 11, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Big year for park visitation
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- Visitation to Yellowstone National Park has topped the 2.7 million mark, and the park is on ... [more]

Arapahos say they are quitting Joint Business Council; not acceptable, say Shoshones

Sep 11, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Northern Arapaho Business Council is terminating its involvement with the Shoshone and Arapaho Joint Business Council after it made a new policy not to ... [more]

New museum for children opens Saturday in Riverton

Sep 11, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  During trips throughout the country to visit family, Riverton resident Nance Shelsta has enjoyed taking her grandchildren to community children's museums and ... [more]

First snow showing up

Sep 11, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Winter is making an early foray into Wyoming.
Snow is falling in northern Wyoming, and not just in the mountains.
Places like Gillette, Sheridan and Buffalo ... [more]

Bar fight brings felony charge to one man; two others facing misdemeanors

Sep 11, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A fight that started in a Riverton bar has resulted in felony charges being filed.
Circuit Court Judge Wesley Roberts transferred the case to District Court, ... [more]

Court challenges fail, so big wild horse roundup to start Monday

Sep 11, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A roundup of about 800 wild horses from southwest Wyoming is expected to start Monday after animal advocates failed to stop the operation in ... [more]

Court again nixes sentence in Sheridan murder case

Sep 11, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- For the second time, the Wyoming Supreme Court has ordered a Sheridan judge to re-sentence one of three men convicted of murder in a 2009 ... [more]

Today

Sep 11, 2014 - Staff:  Births
ANTELOPE

A son was born to Randi Antelope of Ethete and Dennison Antelope Sr. of Ethete at 4:12 p.m. June 17 at SageWest Health Care at ... [more]

County joins Lander, Popo Agie Conservation District in flood mitigation probe

Sep 10, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Local partners are hoping a state grant will cover part of the cost of an expensive study into mitigating flood risks on the Popo Agie River.
"The purpose of ... [more]

Today

Sep 10, 2014 - Staff:  Births
ANDERSON

A daughter was born to Katina Anderson of Riverton and Boyd Anderson of Riverton at 12:58 p.m. July 8 at SageWest Health Care at ... [more]

Tarragon of virtue

Sep 10, 2014 - By Daniel Neman, McClatchy Newspapers:  Most herbs defy easy description. Trying to discuss the flavor of thyme or oregano leads only to vague adjectives. Calling rosemary "woody" doesn't quite cut ... [more]

Tasty desserts with healthy ingredients

Sep 10, 2014 - By Alison Sherwood, McClatchy Newspapers:  How do you hide black beans in brownies, chia seeds in pudding or avocado in truffles? Beat them into submission with a food processor.
Yes, after a week of ... [more]

Digest

Sep 10, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Magpul grant reduced
CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming State Loan and Investment Board has approved a new financial package to help bring Magpul Industries to ... [more]

Mirroring neighbors, Montana limits future drilling to help sage grouse

Sep 10, 2014 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- Gov. Steve Bullock on Tuesday ordered restrictions on future oil drilling and other activities blamed for driving down sage grouse numbers, ... [more]

No injuries in fire at empty house on Great Plains Road

Sep 10, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  No one was injured in a structure fire that was reported at about 6 a.m. Monday at 28 East Great Plains Road.
Officials said the abandoned house was engulfed ... [more]

Court says EPA emissions rules must wait for full legal challenge

Sep 10, 2014 - From staff and wire reports:  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency can't force several Wyoming power plants to install new pollution-control equipment while the state's legal challenge ... [more]

City OKs grant app for runway work

Sep 10, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The FAA will administer the grant to pay for the design, which will be used when the city requests bids for construction next year.

Local officials ... [more]

Workplace death rate declines; better road data key improvement

Sep 10, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The number of deaths on the job in Wyoming fell by a third last year. Industries vital to Fremont County's economy remain the most dangerous, however.
A total ... [more]