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Herbst vows to work as Philp did

Aug 19, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  In her bid for the Wyoming House District 34 seat, Fremont County rancher Lois Herbst wants to follow the voting record established by the longtime former ... [more]

Campbell makes run for second term in HD 34

Aug 19, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  As she nears the completion of her first term in office, House District 34 Rep. Rita Campbell said wants to continue her public service with another two years ... [more]

Mother gets probation, not prison, in baby's death

Aug 19, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Pavillion mother charged in her baby's November 2011 death will spend the next 12 months on supervised probation instead of the 26 years of prison she ... [more]

Amid transfer station flap, solid waste votes to give raises

Aug 19, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  In an effort to retain their employees and compete with the county roads department, solid waste leaders have voted to implement pay increases for their ... [more]

Today

Aug 17, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
ANDREWS

Marlys Andrews, 50, died Monday, Aug. 13, 2012, at her home because of a sudden illness. Memorial services were at 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. ... [more]

Digest

Aug 17, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Liz Cheney: No political plans
CASPER -- Liz Cheney says her recent move to Wyoming wasn't motivated by politics.
The daughter of former vice president ... [more]

GOP has huge money margin over Dems; primary is Tuesday

Aug 17, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming Democrats are going into Tuesday's primary election a bit short on cash.
Incumbent Wyoming Republicans Sen. John Barrasso and Rep. Cynthia ... [more]

Alpine Lake fire doubles; monitoring continues

Aug 17, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Officials say the Alpine Lake Fire burning on the Wind River Indian Reservation has nearly doubled in size from the 1,342 acres reported Wednesday.
Wind River ... [more]

Faubion to run against Mahoney in Riverton 1

Aug 17, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Wyoming native Jonathan Faubion said he understands Wyoming values, and he demonstrates his commitment to the city through areas of service.
"I have been ... [more]

Arapahoe and Fort Washakie get more school board hopefuls

Aug 17, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  With a little more than a week remaining until the filing period closes for various seats on school boards, and fire, cemetery and conservation districts, ... [more]

County looks ready to fire either museums board or Lander director

Aug 17, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County commissioners are close to terminating the embattled Pioneer Museum director in Lander and possibly the board governing the institution as well, ... [more]

City's water crisis over, official says

Aug 17, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Public services director Bill Urbigkit said Riverton residents no longer have to worry about conserving water. His announcement came Tuesday at the Riverton ... [more]

CWC health/science center under construction

Aug 17, 2012 - Staff:  Central Wyoming College's new health/science center is under full construction on the Riverton ... [more]

Smoky valleys yield brilliant sunsets

Aug 16, 2012 - Staff:  After cooler weather Thursday, fire conditions are expected to worsen by the ... [more]

Today

Aug 16, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
COCKERHAM

Wallace "Wally" N. Cockerham, 69, formerly of Fremont County, died Monday, Aug. 13, 2012, at the Central Wyoming Hospice Kloefcorn ... [more]

Two more file for positions on Arapahoe school board

Aug 16, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Robert Wiley submitted his application for a Jeffrey City Fire District directors post.

Two more candidates have submitted applications for one of ... [more]

Cooler weather helps in Wyoming fire picture; nearly 43,000 in West

Aug 16, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Cooler temperatures are keeping wildfires in Wyoming in check for the time being.
Officials say they don't expect much activity Thursday on fires burning in ... [more]

Digest

Aug 16, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Trout dying in low-water streams
SHERIDAN -- Wildlife officials in Sheridan say some trout have been dying in local streams and rivers because of low ... [more]

Council candidate Bauman says city going from 'self- induced crisis to crisis'

Aug 16, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  One thing is certain, Larry Bauman is not afraid to speak his mind.
"I am a straight talker," Bauman said. "If you aren't willing to speak up for what you ... [more]

Baker aiming for his second term as a Riverton councilman

Aug 16, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Riverton City Council Ward 3 councilman Lars Baker said he bases his decisions on what will be most beneficial to the people of Riverton.
"I have lived in or ... [more]

'I've got work to finish,' says Thompson in bid for fourth commission term

Aug 16, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  When asked why he is seeking his fourth consecutive term on the Fremont County Commission, board chairman Doug Thompson simply stated: "I've got work to ... [more]

Cool spell slows Alpine Lake Fire temporarily

Aug 16, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Wind River Agency spokesman Karl Brauneis said a cold front and some moisture Wednesday helped suppress the Alpine Lake Fire that has scorched 1,342 acres of ... [more]

Request to transfer Hudson suspect to juvenile court takes full day in courtroom

Aug 16, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  A request from the youngest defendant in the Hudson double homicide prosecution to transfer the case to juvenile court has been taken under advisement after a ... [more]

Today

Aug 15, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
BLACK

Helen Black died Friday, Aug. 10. She was 3 years old. Funeral services were Tuesday, Aug. 14, at Our Father's House in Ethete with the ... [more]

Digest

Aug 15, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Water wildlife, G&F suggests
LARAMIE -- The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is urging ranchers and other landowners to consider leaving water in their ... [more]

Wolves set to be delisted in state, effective Oct. 1

Aug 15, 2012 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  The plan calls for Wyoming to maintain at least 10 breeding pairs of wolves and at least 100 individual animals outside of Yellowstone and the Wind River ... [more]

District 25 OKs $36.1M budget; 16:1 ratio rule stresses funds

Aug 15, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Superintendent Terry Snyder said the Fremont County School District 25 budget is tighter than usual this year, mostly because of administrators' work to comply ... [more]

Past councilman Martinez faces two primary rivals for Riverton Ward 2 seat

Aug 15, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Lee Martinez said he wants the City of Riverton to become the best it can be.
Born and raised in Riverton, Martinez, 71, served on the Riverton City Council ... [more]

Mahoney seeks third council term to 'make Riverton a better place'

Aug 15, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Diana Mahoney said she thinks public service performed with dedication and energy can make a difference.
She has decided to run again for Riverton City ... [more]

Anderson says 'not guilty' to $2.5M embezzlement

Aug 15, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The ex-financial manager charged with embezzling from Star-Tech Inc. and Precision Analysis in Riverton pleaded not guilty to charges against him at his ... [more]