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Sentenced in near-fatal wreck, man says he's done with booze

May 6, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  With his voice breaking up and rising in pitch as he cried while talking about a crash that nearly killed a motorcycle rider, a Worland man promised a judge he ... [more]

Derby fans come down the stretch to off-track betting site

May 6, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Since starting in horse racing in 1964, Lander's Marlene Young has had eight state champions in Wyoming, but she knows one contest always takes the winner's ... [more]

Eaton to get new hearing in 'L'il Miss' murder

May 6, 2012 - Staff and wire reports:  The former Riverton resident who is Wyoming's lone death row inmate will get a new court hearing on claims he didn't receive an adequate defense at trial in ... [more]

College braces for 2013-14 budget squeeze

May 6, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College leaders are trying to be proactive with the coming year's budget after Gov. Matt Mead announced April 23 that all state agencies should ... [more]

Today

May 4, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
GRAHAM

Funeral services for James M. Graham, 77, of Lander and Jeffrey City, are at 2 p.m. Monday, May 6, at the Chapel of Mount Hope, Hudson's ... [more]

Entrance opening

May 4, 2012 - The Associated Press:  YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK (AP) -- The East Entrance to Yellowstone National Park opened to automobile traffic on Friday morning.
The National Park Service says ... [more]

Digest

May 4, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Kid sick after drinking food coloring
CHEYENNE (AP) -- Laramie County authorities say 24 children at a Cheyenne elementary school were sickened after ... [more]

University trustees hear report from president on 8 percent budget cut

May 4, 2012 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees on Thursday contemplated an 8-percent budget cut that would cost the state's only four-year public ... [more]

RHS activities director on administrative leave; board action may follow

May 4, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Keith Bauder, a longtime Fremont County high school teacher, coach and current activities director at Riverton High School, has been placed on paid ... [more]

Council considers changing procedure on executive session

May 4, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Councilman Eric Heiser approached the Riverton City Council on Tuesday to ask them to consider moving the executive session to the beginning of the council's ... [more]

Preliminary hearings for suspects in Hudson case delayed again

May 4, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The concurrent preliminary hearings in Riverton Circuit Court scheduled for last Wednesday morning for two defendants in the Hudson double homicide case have ... [more]

State got EPA to delay fracking report, used time to attack findings

May 4, 2012 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming's governor persuaded the head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to postpone an announcement linking hydraulic fracturing to ... [more]

Today

May 3, 2012 - Staff:  Births
PARSONS

A daughter was born to Louise and Matthew Parsons, of Lander, at 10:56 a.m. April 3, 2012, at Lander Regional Hospital. She weighed 7 ... [more]

Digest

May 3, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Game Dept. urges trash control
CODY -- The Wyoming Game and Fish Department says the grizzly bear problem around Clark will continue to get worse if ... [more]

Activists to protest abortion in Jackson

May 3, 2012 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Anti-abortion activists from around the country say they plan to converge in Jackson this month following a recent Wyoming Supreme Court ruling in ... [more]

Cable TV provider and satellite service finally reach programming deal

May 3, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  After four months of on-and-off negotiations, DISH Network and several Casper-based broadcasting companies have come to an agreement over service to Fremont ... [more]

Man gets three to seven years for Riverton man's death

May 3, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Before hearing his sentence for killing a bicyclist during an intoxicated collision in Riverton last August, Michael William Sniffin of Lander stood up next to ... [more]

With city's gun range operating, gun panel eliminated

May 3, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council's discussion of eliminating the gun club committee went out with a bang on Tuesday.
City Administrator Steven Weaver said the ... [more]

Raised uranium in reservation water samples

May 3, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The U.S. Department of Energy is investigating the clean water system installed for a Wind River Indian Reservation area affected by uranium contamination ... [more]

Today

May 2, 2012 - Staff:  Births
RAMIREZ-GONZALES

A son was born to Billie and Jennifer Ramirez-Gonzales, of Lander, at 9:56 p.m. April 9, 2012, at Lander Regional Hospital. He ... [more]

Digest

May 2, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Coal cutbacks announced
GILLETTE -- Some coal companies operating in Wyoming's Powder River Basin are cutting back on overtime and the use of ... [more]

New uranium mine planned near Bairoil

May 2, 2012 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A company is proposing what would be the first in-situ uranium mine in southern Wyoming, a roughly 150-acre site where hundreds of wells would ... [more]

Report says plane broke up in the air

May 2, 2012 - Staff and wire reports:  A private airplane originally bound for Riverton broke apart in flight before crashing near Green River last month, killing the pilot.
Federal investigators ... [more]

Two Libertarians from Riverton file in 2012 elections

May 2, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  There's no need to remind Riverton's Richard Brubaker and his family about that old saying involving no politics at the dinner table.
Brubaker, a perennial ... [more]

Staffing moves set at District 25; bleacher expansion under way

May 2, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler, Staff Writer:  Gay Hughes, who joined the Fremont County School District 25 teaching staff in 1984, is retiring at the end of the current academic year. Her decision was ... [more]

Fort Washakie wins approval for K-12 state school system

May 2, 2012 - By Christina George Staff Writer:  The Wyoming State Board of Education has approved Fremont County School District 21's request to be unified into a kindergarten-through-12th-grade education ... [more]

Today

May 2, 2012 - Staff:  Births
TRUJILLO

A daughter was born to Maria Smith and Johnny Trujillo, of Riverton, at 7:25 p.m. April 4, 2012, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. She ... [more]

Digest

May 1, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Body found in Flaming Gorge
ROCK SPRINGS -- The body of a man missing in the Flaming Gorge Reservoir for 15 years may have been ... [more]

Effort begins to restore whitebark pine trees

May 1, 2012 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- The U.S. Forest Service is attempting to grow whitebark pine that are resistant to blister rust as part of an effort to prevent the ... [more]

On the rocks just 3 years ago, UW geo museum getting a high-dollar rebuild

May 1, 2012 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- The University of Wyoming Geological Museum will close on May 7 for its first significant renovation in decades.
The museum closed briefly in the ... [more]