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City to allow some child care facilities in residential zone

Aug 26, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Council members also denied two day care license applications at Tuesday's meeting.

The Riverton City Council passed an ordinance Tuesday that allows ... [more]

Monday last day to file for open general election seats

Aug 26, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Candidates vying for seats opening on school boards and fire, conservation and cemetery districts have until Monday to submit their applications to the Fremont ... [more]

Tradition holds firm at tribal fair

Aug 26, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Participants fill Rocky Mountain Hall with beadwork, baked goods and antique cradle boards.

While judging of beaded work, photos, garden products and ... [more]

Two-vehicle accident closes highway temporarily

Aug 24, 2012 - Staff:  Wyoming Highway Patrol trooper Erik Shoden inspected the interior of a van that was involved in a two-vehicle accident just after 2 p.m. Thursday on Wyoming ... [more]

Today

Aug 24, 2012 - Staff:  Births
MEEKS

A daughter was born to Pearlene Coando and Louis Meeks, of Fort Washakie, at 3:10 a.m. June 14, 2012, at Lander Regional Hospital. She ... [more]

Safety officers: Workers at Lost Cabin plant were replacing valve

Aug 24, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Wyoming Workers' Safety compliance officers reported this week that a valve was open at the time of a Wednesday explosion that burned four employees of the ... [more]

Digest

Aug 24, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Bond set for suspect in standoff
CASPER -- Casper police are confirming a standoff at a Super 8 motel ended with one suspect dead and another suspect in ... [more]

District judge sets competency hearing for Wheatland man

Aug 24, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A district judge has set a competency hearing for a Wheatland man accused of killing his three sons and his brother in a shooting rampage last ... [more]

Snake River Lodge sold to Rhode Island company

Aug 24, 2012 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Another large Jackson area hotel is changing hands.
Jon Cohen said his company bought the Snake River Lodge and Spa on Friday. He declined to ... [more]

Botulism outbreak killing pheasants at Wyoming farm

Aug 24, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A botulism outbreak at the state Game and Fish Downer Bird Farm near Yoder has killed more than 2,700 pheasants.
Bird farm superintendent Steve ... [more]

School District 25 board, staff tour Riverton facilities

Aug 24, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Members of the Fremont County School District 25 Board of Trustees and district staff who toured Riverton facilities this week were impressed by the changes ... [more]

Man dies in hit-and-run

Aug 24, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Fremont County Coroner released the name of the 19-year-old man who died Saturday, Aug. 18, in Casper after reportedly being involved in a hit-and-run ... [more]

Special election ahead for District 2 voters

Aug 24, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Registered Republican voters in Fremont County Commission's District 2 will be able to participate in the special mail-ballot election to determine the party's ... [more]

Prosecutors not seeking death penalty for teen in Hudson case

Aug 24, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Prosecutors said Thursday in court they are not seeking the death penalty for one of the defendants accused in the November slaying of a Hudson couple.
"For ... [more]

Crews tear down old McDonalds building

Aug 23, 2012 - Staff:  An employee of Lander's Artery Construction sprayed water to keep down the dust from debris as workers demolished the old McDonald's Thursday on West Main ... [more]

Today

Aug 23, 2012 - Staff:  Births
WEBER

A son was born to Rachel and Robert Weber, of Lander, at 4:10 p.m. March 29, 2012, at Lander Regional Hospital. He weighed 8 pounds, 6.9 ... [more]

BlindDog Smokin' to perform Friday

Aug 23, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Carl Gustafson, lead vocalist for the Los Angeles band BlindDog Smokin,' is looking forward to his Riverton performance.
The band, which is originally from ... [more]

Maxon submits name for District 5 commission seat

Aug 23, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Although Doug Thompson defeated both challengers in the primary election for the Republican Party nomination in Fremont County Commission District 5, the ... [more]

Guard engineer unit prepares for deployment

Aug 23, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A Wyoming Army National Guard unit is preparing for a mobilization to assist with security forces missions in Bahrain next year.
The 133rd Engineer ... [more]

Company recalls smoked salmon sold in Wyoming

Aug 23, 2012 - The Associated Press:  BROCKTON, Mass. -- A Massachusetts seafood company is recalling some of its smoked salmon products because of possible contamination by the bacterium listeria ... [more]

Sinclair fined $3.8 million for pollution at Wyoming plants

Aug 23, 2012 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Sinclair Oil Corp. has agreed to pay a $3.8 million fine for two of its Wyoming oil refineries exceeding air pollution limits that had been ... [more]

Childers: Position on gay marriage cost race

Aug 23, 2012 - The Associated Press:  The representative was against a proposal that would have
prohibited Wyoming from recognizing same-sex unions performed in other states.


CHEYENNE -- ... [more]

Winters and Skates win their HD28 primaries

Aug 23, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Republican candidate Nathan Winters and Democratic challenger Connie Skates each won their primaries for House District 28 in Tuesday's election, according to ... [more]

Four Shoshoni Town Council candidates advance to general

Aug 23, 2012 - From staff reports:  Two candidates were eliminated from the Shoshoni Town Council race Tuesday, leaving four people including two incumbents to continue campaigning through the ... [more]

Lander Ward 1 representative unseated in primary

Aug 23, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  Challengers Dan Hahn and Sollie Cadman move forward to Nov. 6 general election.

Lander City Council Ward 1 representative John Boulette was unseated ... [more]

Officials investigating Lysite explosion

Aug 23, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Officials arrived Thursday at the ConocoPhillips Lost Cabin gas plant near Lysite to investigate the cause of a Wednesday morning explosion that burned four ... [more]

Ballot error throws District 2 election results into question

Aug 23, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Clerk Julie Freese to meet with canvassing board to discuss a course of action.

An error discovered in the Fremont County Commission ... [more]

Van catches fire on North Federal Boulevard

Aug 22, 2012 - Staff:  The Riverton Volunteer Fire Department responded at about 5 p.m. Tuesday to a vehicle fire in the 1000 block of North Federal Boulevard. According to fire ... [more]

Today

Aug 22, 2012 - Staff:  Births
RHODES

A daughter was born to Jamara Warren and Mark Rhodes, of Hudson. She weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce.

RICHARDSON
A daughter was ... [more]

Baker leads Bauman in Riverton Ward 3; they meet again Nov. 6

Aug 22, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  It was a close uncontested race between Riverton City Council Ward 3 candidates Lars Baker and Larry Bauman on Tuesday's primary election.
Incumbent Baker ... [more]