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Judge rules convicted murderer got fair trial

Oct 18, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Gabriel Drennen is serving a life sentence for the 2010 shooting death of Leroy Hoster in a dispute.

A judge has concluded a Riverton man convicted ... [more]

Today

Oct 17, 2012 - Staff:  Births
BLAKE

A son was born to Christa Richardson and Jared Nettles, of Riverton, at 2:49 a.m. Sept. 13, 2012, at Lander Regional Hospital. He weighed ... [more]

Digest

Oct 17, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Voter registration deadline Oct. 22
CHEYENNE -- Monday is the deadline for Wyoming voters to register ahead of next month's election.
Secretary of ... [more]

Bills encourage CNG in vehicles

Oct 17, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Two bills headed for introduction in the Legislature this winter would attempt to encourage more use of natural-gas powered vehicles in Wyoming.
One bill ... [more]

Ex-wife says kidnapping suspect may have 'snapped'

Oct 17, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Jesse Speer made a brief appearance in Montana court Monday and said he would not fight extradition to Wyoming

HELENA, Mont. -- A man accused of ... [more]

County incumbents, challengers eye budget

Oct 17, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Two Republican commissioners face challenges from independent candidates.

All four candidates running for open spots on the Fremont County ... [more]

City council votes to evict the Airport Cafe

Oct 17, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council on Tuesday voted to terminate its contract with the Airport Cafe at Riverton Regional Airport, citing the restaurant's failure to pay ... [more]

Population grows in every county town; rural figure also up

Oct 17, 2012 - By Steve Peck, Publisher:  Every population center in Fremont County has grown since the 2010 U.S. Census, according to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau.
Growth in all six of ... [more]

Ribbon-cutting ceremony takes place on Togwotee trail

Oct 17, 2012 - Staff:  Contractors, politicians, Wyoming Department of Transportation employees and members of the public commemorated the completion of the seven-year, 38-mile ... [more]

Construction in progress on North Broadway Avenue

Oct 16, 2012 - Staff:  Dustin Welch, an employee of 71 Construction, guided his roller next to the concrete gutter as workmen laid asphalt on the North Broadway Avenue extension from ... [more]

Today

Oct 16, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
BLUMENSHINE

Betty Blumenshine, 79, of Riverton, died Sunday, Oct. 14, at Help for Health Hospice Home. Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. ... [more]

Digest

Oct 16, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Robber hid in liquor cooler
CHEYENNE -- A transient man is accused of hiding out in the cooler of a Cheyenne liquor store so he could drink for free ... [more]

UW to withhold names of president applicants

Oct 16, 2012 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees has voted not to identify any candidates seeking to become the next president of the college.
The ... [more]

Kidnap suspect to be extradited

Oct 16, 2012 - The Associated Press:  BOZEMAN, Mont. -- A Montana man faces charges of kidnapping and assaulting an 11-year-old girl in Wyoming after police said he lured her to his car by saying he ... [more]

Infant death Sunday under investigation

Oct 16, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Police Department is investigating the death of a 3-month-old baby Sunday morning in Riverton.
Officers said they responded to a medical assist ... [more]

Goggles, Allen debate trash, jurisdiction issues

Oct 16, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  They are running for the Wyoming House District 33 seat in the Nov. 6 general election.

Wyoming Rep. Patrick Goggles, D-Ethete, said issues with ... [more]

Far fewer homicides, but suicide rate rises

Oct 16, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Coroner Ed McAuslan says homicide cases in the county remain well below the 2011's record-breaking year.
In a third-quarter report to ... [more]

Talks on Major land find opposition to fairgrounds concept

Oct 16, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton residents who attended a town hall meeting with members of Fremont County government were overwhelmingly opposed to the idea of a convention center in ... [more]

Nearly 100 sheep die in closed Monsanto mine

Oct 13, 2012 - By John Miller, The Associated Press:  BOISE, Idaho -- At least 95 domestic sheep died after grazing inside a mothballed Monsanto Co. mine in southeastern Idaho, adding to the list of animal ... [more]

Montana sends wolf-trapping rules to the public for comment

Oct 13, 2012 - The Associated Press:  The plan includes setting the tension on trap pans at a minimum of 8 pounds.

HELENA, Mont. -- Montana wildlife regulators have given initial approval ... [more]

Digest

Oct 13, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Plane crash victims identified
CHEYENNE -- Authorities have released the names of four east Texas men killed in a plane crash in the mountains of ... [more]

Plan to streamline solar development approved

Oct 13, 2012 - By Jason Dearen, The Associated Press:  SAN FRANCISCO -- Federal officials on Friday approved a plan that sets aside 445 square miles of public land for the development of large-scale solar power ... [more]

The way it was: Fire watch tower -- 1924

Oct 13, 2012 - From staff reports:  The first national forests are in Fremont County, but the names and boundaries have changed from their original forms.
In the early days of the 20th century, ... [more]

Heating bill pay help available

Oct 13, 2012 - From staff reports:  LIEAP is accepting applications through Feb. 28 for anyone seeking help paying heating bills.
To qualify for LIEAP and Low-Income Weatherization Assistance, a ... [more]

New web cameras available to northwest Wyoming drivers

Oct 13, 2012 - From staff reports:  Northwest Wyoming drivers will benefit this winter and in the future with the installation of eight new web cameras located throughout central and northwest ... [more]

CWC opens regular theater season with 'The Odd Couple'

Oct 13, 2012 - From staff reports:  Central Wyoming College is opening its regular theater season with "The Odd Couple," the Neil Simon classic comedy about a pair of mismatched roommates with ... [more]

Getting hands-on with science

Oct 13, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Conference at CWC encourages girls to experiment, explore

Classrooms at Central Wyoming College were overrun with middle- and high-school girls ... [more]

Central Wyoming College faces $15,200 hike in property, liability insurance

Oct 13, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Property and liability insurance coverage for Central Wyoming College employees will cost 8 percent, or about $15,200, more this year according to a report ... [more]

Transfer station hours get closer to finalization

Oct 13, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Disposal district board members want to get feedback from communities before making a decision.

The Fremont County Solid Waste Disposal District ... [more]

Shoshoni mayor working on floodplain designation

Oct 13, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  During this month's meeting of the Fremont County Association of Governors, State Sen. Eli Bebout, R-Riverton, asked Shoshoni Mayor Scott Peters an unusual ... [more]