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Nov 9, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Worker killed in fall at Gillette-area power plant
GILLETTE -- Authorities are investigating after a worker was killed in a fall at a power plant in ... [more]

Charity seeks volunteers to bring back 'kettle drive'

Nov 9, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A new charity is helping bring back Salvation Army bell ringers to Riverton, and organizers say they need volunteers for it to be successful.
The charity is ... [more]

Matson confirms resignation from Riverton Regional Airport board

Nov 9, 2014 - From staff reports:  Jim Matson has announced his resignation from the Riverton Regional Airport Board.
"Right now I've got some health issues that are not really conducive to me ... [more]

Aging broadcast tower to be put to use at CWC for 'high angle' rescue training

Nov 9, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The structure will be moved behind CWC's Professional-Technical building.

The Wyoming Public Broad-casting Service has donated a 60-foot radio tower ... [more]

Digest

Nov 9, 2014 - From staff reports:  Class to teach artificial insemination
A four-session beef artificial insemination school, sponsored by University of Wyoming Extension, will meet in ... [more]

Library to broadcast live 'Skylight' performance

Nov 9, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Lander Library is broadcasting the National Theatre's Live performance of "Skylight" at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Carnegie Room.
Donations are $10 for ... [more]

RHS marching band rated best in state

Nov 9, 2014 - From staff reports:  Only Cheyenne East matched Riverton's performance at the state festival in Casper.

The Riverton High School marching can lay claim to the state ... [more]

The way it was: Delfelder fix-up -- 1962

Nov 9, 2014 - From staff reports:  Delfelder Hall north of Riverton needed renovations in 1962, and a group of volunteers hurried to get the job done before winter.
Built in 1920 and named in ... [more]

Big game animals begin to migrate as weather changes

Nov 9, 2014 - From staff reports:  As the weather changes, many big game animals leave their summer and fall ranges for traditional wintering areas.
Migration routes often lead animals into ... [more]

Huge visitation year continues at Yellowstone National Park

Nov 9, 2014 - The Associated Press:  It was another record visitation month for Yellowstone in October.
A total of 194,804 recreational visitors came to Yellowstone last month, surpassing the ... [more]

Fiber media, paintings next display at CWC

Nov 9, 2014 - From staff reports:  Central Wyoming College will feature two artists' work this winter in the Robert A. Peck Arts Center gallery.
The display will open Nov. 17 and continue ... [more]

Three ESBC members sworn in; six pledge for entertainment committee

Nov 9, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Clinton D. Wagon, Jodie A. McAdams and Robert Nick Harris Jr. were sworn into the Eastern Shoshone Business Council on Monday after the primary election Oct. ... [more]

Riverton Regional Airport not alone in traffic decrease this year

Nov 9, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  10,000 passenger mark won't be met

Riverton's airport woes are not unique in Wyoming.
Data from the Wyoming Department of Transportation shows six ... [more]

Treasurer wants authority to buy stocks

Nov 9, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  Wyoming lawmakers have set aside roughly $2 billion in the state's Legislative Stabilization Reserve Fund.

State Treasurer Mark Gordon is proposing ... [more]

Strong win for lodging tax; county joins state in nixing 'A'

Nov 9, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Besides picking elected officials, voters on Nov. 4 decided they wanted to keep taxing tourists, threw their weight behind shooting down a constitutional ... [more]

Cheyenne office complex favored for stand-in capitol

Nov 9, 2014 - McClatchy Newspapers:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming's 2016 and 2017 legislative sessions could be held about three miles east of the State Capitol.
A legislative committee voted Thursday to ... [more]

BLM posting list of parcels for oil and gas lease sales

Nov 9, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Bureau of Land Management Wyoming State Office has posted its proposed list of parcels for the quarterly competitive oil and gas lease sale.
The auction ... [more]

Riverton school board alters employee policies

Nov 7, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The changes modify bereavement leave practices and National Board Certification compensation.

Officials announced two changes to the Fremont County ... [more]

Teen calmed by officer after seeing 'evil spirit'

Nov 7, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A Riverton police officer helped calm a 17-year-old girl who claimed to be possessed by an "evil spirit" Saturday on Eagle Drive.
Officer Gilbert Peck ... [more]

Oil pipeline wins approval

Nov 7, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Laramie County Commission has approved construction of a petroleum pipeline from a site in Laramie County to a facility in Colorado.
The new ... [more]

Telemarketer upset at resident makes false report

Nov 7, 2014 - From staff reports:  Officials say a disgruntled telemarketer made a false report to law enforcement this weekend in an attempt to harass a resident she had called.
"(She) ... [more]

Frazier the winner in Pavillion mayor run

Nov 7, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Voters elected a new mayor in Pavillion on Nov. 4 and returned one incumbent and one former councilman to the Pavillion Town Council.
Official results show ... [more]

Suspect charged in Lander man's death posts bond

Nov 7, 2014 - From staff reports:  The fight at a party in Laramie involved University of Wyoming students but was not on campus, nor was it a university-sanctioned event.

A ... [more]

Digest

Nov 7, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Voter turnout was 65 percent
CHEYENNE -- Secretary of State Max Maxfield says preliminary numbers indicate that 65 percent of Wyoming voters cast ... [more]

Costumes cause concern on Halloween

Nov 7, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Several realistic Halloween costumes caused concern for residents on Oct. 31.
One person called police at about 9:45 p.m. Oct. 31 to report that seven men ... [more]

Police issue citations after girls take pills found near dumpster

Nov 7, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Three Riverton girls were issued citations on Halloween after they reportedly ate several orange pills they had found near a dumpster.
Their guardians also ... [more]

Balow said she can deliver new stability to education

Nov 7, 2014 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Jillian Balow, who was elected Wyoming's new state schools superintendent this week, is looking to rebuild the state Education Department and bring ... [more]

Laramie police say they foiled husband's murder-for-hire plot

Nov 7, 2014 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Police in Laramie say they foiled a plot by a 39-year-old Laramie man to kill a Cheyenne man that he believed was having an affair with his ... [more]

County's voter turnout 70 percent Tuesday

Nov 7, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Participation in presidential years is increasing, but it is decreasing in midterms.

Graphing voter local turnout for every general election in the ... [more]

Election outcome certified; no change required

Nov 7, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Tuesday night's winners can stop holding their breath. They have won their elections officially.
The Fremont County Canvass Board reviewed and certified local ... [more]