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Fort Washakie man dies in motorcycle-vehicle wreck

Aug 14, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  A Fort Washakie man died as a result of a motorcycle-versus-vehicle collision Friday north of his hometown.
Fremont County Coroner Ed McAuslan said the ... [more]

Fire officials work on plan to fight remote wildfire on rez

Aug 14, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Fire officials on the Wind River Indian Reservation are monitoring a wildfire near Alpine Lake that has burned roughly 218 acres since it started a week ... [more]

Jeffres, Ogg join race for Riverton school board seats

Aug 14, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Fremont County School District 25 trustees Lynette Jeffres and Glenn Ogg are the latest to file for re-election to the Riverton board.
Jeffres submitted her ... [more]

Community garden gains peace pole and users

Aug 14, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  It is an idea that traces its roots to the burgeoning industrial city of Detroit in 1890. The Motor City was the first site of a community garden in the United ... [more]

The way it was: State fair girls -- 1932

Aug 12, 2012 - Staff:  The 100th Wyoming State Fair opened Saturday in Douglas. August has long been the month of the state fair, complete with the expected array of beef cattle, ... [more]

CWC's Outdoors Writers Conference coming Aug. 24-25

Aug 12, 2012 - From staff reports:  Erik Weihenmayer, a blind adventurer who has climbed the summit of the highest mountains on each of the seven continents, will speak at Lander Valley High ... [more]

Slide show spotlights Scottish settlers

Aug 12, 2012 - From staff reports:  Cowboys and their cattle may be a well-known facet of Dubois-area history, but sheep ranchers tend to fall out of the spotlight.
John Finley will fill the gap ... [more]

Free, new guide offers tips to improve property usage

Aug 12, 2012 - From staff reports:  A free guide by Wyoming resource experts is available with land information ranging from soil and forest issues to septic systems and growing local food for ... [more]

Digest

Aug 12, 2012 - From staff reports:  Wyo. PBS cancels primary debates
Wyoming PBS has canceled its primary debates due to lack of candidate response, according to a statement from the ... [more]

Fremont County libraries turn fines into school supplies

Aug 12, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  The program that runs through Aug. 25 allows patrons who owe late fees to instead bring binders, notebooks, rulers, pencils and other student items to waive ... [more]

Learn about climate with CWC's new course

Aug 12, 2012 - From staff reports:  For anyone who wondered why most of the U.S. had record-breaking heat this summer, there's a class at Central Wyoming College for them.
Introduction to ... [more]

A day in the cave

Aug 12, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  On the north wall of Sinks Canyon, between the disappearance of the Middle Fork of the Popo Agie River into the ground and it rise farther downstream, ... [more]

Kalbach seeks to return to a council seat

Aug 12, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Sarah Kalbach said she enjoys listening to people and hearing the different sides of issues. That's one of the main reasons she decided to run in the Aug. 21 ... [more]

Smith runs for full term on Riverton City Council

Aug 12, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Riverton City Council Ward 2 councilman Todd Smith wants "to keep fighting for the citizens of Riverton."
Elected in 2010 to fill an unexpired two-year term, ... [more]

On second thought, city would accept slice of Major land

Aug 12, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge and Martin Reed, Staff Writers:  County might revisit issue Tuesday

The Riverton City Council voted Aug. 7 to accept land the Fremont County Commission will provide near Jaycee Park, ... [more]

Community garden hosts open house

Aug 10, 2012 - Staff:  The Riverton community garden near Central Wyoming College hosted an open house and peace pole dedicating ceremony ... [more]

Today

Aug 10, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
ELLERBY

Louise "Gigi" Marie Ellerby, 79, formerly of Lander, died Friday, July 20, 2012, while surrounded by loved ones after battling cancer ... [more]

Digest

Aug 10, 2012 - The Associated Press:  State flag on new postage stamp
CASPER -- Wyoming's flag is being featured on a new postage stamp.
Tthe new stamp will go on sale Aug. 17. It will be ... [more]

Ferris Fire in Carbon County now 100 percent contained

Aug 10, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Firefighters have contained an 8,800-acre wildfire in Carbon County's Ferris Mountains area.
The Ferris Fire has been burning since July 27 when it ... [more]

Study probes impact of pine decline on bears

Aug 10, 2012 - The Associated Press:  POWELL -- The fate of diseased whitebark pine will play a part in the effort to remove grizzly bears from the endangered species list.
A federal appeals court ... [more]

Man to serve 41 months for role in fatal wreck

Aug 10, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  On Wednesday, a federal judge sentenced a Wind River Indian Reservation man to 41 months in prison related to a fatal drunken driving crash that happened in ... [more]

Official: Mosquito numbers down from last year in county

Aug 10, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Weed and pest supervisor urges people to take precautions when going outside.

Fremont County weed and pest supervisor Lars Baker said mosquito ... [more]

Property taxes, rural representation key to Salazar's District 2 bid

Aug 10, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Dubois resident Tim Salazar, 52, pointed to a need for lower property taxes and better representation of rural areas as primary reasons behind his bid for ... [more]

Solid waste issues drive Allen to run for District 2 spot

Aug 10, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Resolving the county's solid waste woes is a key motivator behind Larry Allen's decision to run for the commission's District 2 seat.
"The solid waste is a ... [more]

Riverton soldier killed in Afghanistan

Aug 10, 2012 - From staff and wire reports:  A Riverton resident who was a state-champion wrestler for Riverton High School was killed Thursday on military duty in Afghanistan.
The U.S. Department of ... [more]

Today

Aug 9, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
BEHAN

Patricia Sitting Eagle Behan, 81, of Thermopolis, died Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012, in Worland at the Washakie Medical Center. A rosary will ... [more]

Digest

Aug 9, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Patrol nabs LSD shipment
LARAMIE -- The Wyoming Highway Patrol says a trooper has confiscated a large amount of LSD after stopping a speeding vehicle on ... [more]

Oklahoma might join Wyoming in natural gas vehicle initiative

Aug 9, 2012 - The Associated Press:  OKLAHOMA CITY -- With Wyoming and nearly two dozen other states looking to add natural gas-powered vehicles to their government fleets, it ultimately could push ... [more]

Wyoming Supreme Court asks for more info in Sheridan case

Aug 9, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Supreme Court has ordered a lawyer representing a Sheridan teenager serving a life sentence in a 2009 home invasion killing to present ... [more]

Yellowstone's bison herd increases to about 4,320

Aug 9, 2012 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- Yellowstone National Park administrators say the park's bison population is up to an estimated 4,230 animals, including 600 calves born this ... [more]