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Aug 5, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Mud plant plan opposed
CASPER -- Officials in Mills are asking Natrona County to reconsider its conditional approval of a drilling-mud recycling plant ... [more]

Review of power line postponed

Aug 5, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A detailed federal review of a proposed $3 billion power line that would run through Wyoming, Utah, Colorado and Nevada and deliver power to the ... [more]

Planned hunt unlikely to end wolf problems

Aug 5, 2012 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Wyoming's first-ever regulated wolf hunt -- slated to kick off in about two months -- probably won't reduce the intensity of a wolf-reduction program ... [more]

The way it was: Buffalo barbecue -- 1974

Aug 5, 2012 - Staff:  Dubois has prided itself on hosting mid-summer festivities that attract visitors from far and wide. In early August of 1974, the Dubois Fire Department hosted ... [more]

United Way seeking help to connect children with books

Aug 5, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Fremont County's youngest children may soon be seeing more books at home.
United Way of Southwest Wyoming executive director Suzanne Zutter said her ... [more]

Sinks Canyon picks best scenic, wildlife contest pics

Aug 5, 2012 - From staff reports:  Blue grouse competed against moose, rocks in a river against wildflowers, and butterflies challenged snowstorms in the 32nd annual Sinks Canyon State Park ... [more]

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Aug 5, 2012 - From staff reports:  Chip sealing beginning on Togwotee
The Wyoming Department of Transportation has scheduled chip sealing to begin Monday, Aug. 6, on Togwotee Pass ... [more]

Shoshone National Forest group gets project funding

Aug 5, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Shoshone National Forest Resource Advisory Committee is seeking applications for additional projects.
The Shoshone National Forest announcement came in ... [more]

Fleaks bring daughter home in time for her second birthday

Aug 5, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  The couple's baby, Madison, was born with a heart defect and had to have a transplant after several surgeries proved unsuccessful.

When former ... [more]

Dalbow to raffle hog for Tough Enough fund

Aug 5, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Vinnie Dalbow donated animals to benefit area families in need during his second and third years of showing hogs at the Fremont County Fair and Rodeo.
Last ... [more]

Youths shed tears over steers

Aug 5, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Junior Livestock Sale was emotional for Shayde LeClair.
On one hand, the 14-year-old Shoshoni girl's steer, Tweedy, earned this year's reserve champion ... [more]

PBS to seek deferred maintenance funds from Legislature

Aug 5, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  Station's general manager plans to use the money to replace aging equipment.

The Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees approved sending the ... [more]

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Aug 3, 2012 - Staff:  Births
HILL

A son was born to Katlynn Hutchinson, of Lander, and Corey Hill, of Arapahoe, at 10:39 a.m. June 3, 2012, at Lander Regional Hospital. He ... [more]

Man who died Wednesday in mountains was Atlanta resident

Aug 3, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Coroner's office has identified the man who died in the mountains near Dubois on Wednesday evening as Alec McCrackin.
County Coroner Ed ... [more]

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Aug 3, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Nominations sought for group
PINEDALE -- The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is accepting nominations for people to serve on the Pinedale Anticline ... [more]

Whooping cough on the rise in state

Aug 3, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Cases of whooping cough are up dramatically in Wyoming this year.
Through the end of July, state health officials have documented almost three ... [more]

Judge decides not to see site where bear killed man

Aug 3, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The judge in a lawsuit filed by the widow of a man killed by a grizzly bear has decided not to view the mauling site near Yellowstone National Park ... [more]

Dubois Circuit Court considered for closure as budget cuts loom

Aug 3, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The state legislative judiciary committee's meeting in Cheyenne on Monday included discussion on a recommendation to close the 9th Judicial District's ... [more]

New exhibit showcases special needs participants

Aug 3, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  There is a new exhibit at the Fremont County Fair this year dedicated to those with special needs.
Debra Williams, of Riverton, said the exhibit was created ... [more]

Goat exhibitor pockets prize after prize

Aug 3, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  The announcer for the youth goat show seemed to be stuck on repeat Thursday at the 2012 Fremont County Fair. Calling out Colter Lenier, 12, nine times as a ... [more]

CWC master plan eyes construction in Lander, Jackson

Aug 3, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  The Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees has approved a master plan that has been in the works since last year.
It was approved 6-1, with trustee Frank ... [more]

Today

Aug 2, 2012 - Staff:  Births
ATKIN

A daughter was born to Jill Neville, of Yelm, Wash., and Joe Atkin, of Lander, at 3:05 p.m. July 28, 2012, at Lander Regional Hospital. ... [more]

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Aug 2, 2012 - The Associated Press:  'American Idol' auditions in Casper
CASPER -- "American Idol" will be holding auditions in Casper next week as part of its "Small Town Audition Bus ... [more]

Fire burns through area where bighorns released

Aug 2, 2012 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A 3,700-acre wildfire burned through an area of south-central Wyoming where bighorn sheep had been reintroduced, and while there's no evidence any ... [more]

Fire risk now highest of the season

Aug 2, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Wildfire experts say states across Wyoming and the West are now at the highest risk of the season for wildfires as hot weather patterns continue to dry out ... [more]

Historic library set for wiring, other upgrades

Aug 2, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Upgrades described as timely and necessary are being planned for the historic Carnegie Library in Lander.
Fremont County Library Systems director Matt Nojonen ... [more]

City moves toward plan to put park in vacant lot

Aug 2, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Riverton city administrator Steven Weaver plans to recommend that council members proceed with making the former Daisy Cleaners property at 420 E. Main St. ... [more]

Poultry show full of entries, enthusiasm

Aug 2, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Nervous anticipation flooded Michael Davis, 14, as he prepared to show his barred rock chicken Ducky and his Polish top notch Kevin on Wednesday at the 2012 ... [more]

Man died in remote area before rescue team could arrive

Aug 2, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Search and Rescue launched a mission Wednesday evening at Lake Louise near Dubois for a 65-year-old man who died, perhaps from a heart ... [more]

Fair exhibitor: Event is all about braids

Aug 2, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  MaKayla McPherson, 10, was up to date on the latest fair hair fashion.
"It is all about braids," McPherson said. "The more unusual braid your hair is in, the ... [more]