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FCAG votes against using consultant for 1 percent tax advertising

Sep 9, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Association of Governments board voted unanimously not to use a consultant to publicize the 1 percent optional sales tax that will be on the ... [more]

Commissioners eye health insurance in budget process

Sep 9, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County commissioners focused on potential changes to employee health insurance as a way to address ongoing budgetary concerns during a special meeting ... [more]

Minor earthquake hits Yellowstone National Park

Sep 9, 2012 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- A minor earthquake has rattled Yellowstone National Park.
An expert says the strength of the magnitude 3.7 earthquake that shook Yellowstone on ... [more]

Sheridan Inn, restaurant to close Oct. 1

Sep 9, 2012 - The Associated Press:  SHERIDAN -- The owners of the landmark Sheridan Inn say they are closing down the building and the restaurant it houses Oct. 1.
The nonprofit Sheridan Heritage ... [more]

Mortimore Lane bridge nearly done

Sep 9, 2012 - Staff:  Workers poured concrete for the new Mortimore Lane bridge in Lander on Sept. 5. The new crossing, which replaces the one destroyed in the 2010 flood, should be ... [more]

CollegeHumor comedian coming to CWC

Sep 9, 2012 - From staff reports:  Comedian, editor, author, staff writer and star of MTV's The CollegeHumor Show will perform at the Central Wyoming College campus on Sunday, Sept. 9, and the ... [more]

BLM releases decision for area wild horses

Sep 9, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Bureau of Land Management's Lander Field Office has released a finding of no significant impact and decision record for a wild horse gathering in its ... [more]

County's dirt roads hit by drought

Sep 9, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  It's not purely a financial matter exacerbating the deteriorating dirt-road con`ditions around Fremont County.
"The issue is that we've not had any rain at ... [more]

Digest

Sep 9, 2012 - From staff reports:  County libraries have new hours
The Fremont County libraries in Lander and Riverton are open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday. They are ... [more]

Road repairs at Boysen State Park will affect access in areas

Sep 9, 2012 - From staff reports:  Asphalt road repair and resurfacing at Boysen State Park during the next couple weeks will result in the closure of the Lower Wind River Campground and ... [more]

New state trails program chief comes from Lander

Sep 9, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  Lander resident Ron McKinney has been named the state trails program manager for the Division of State Parks, Historic Sites and Trails.
In the new position, ... [more]

Guilty plea in sex assault; no sentence yet

Sep 9, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  A Riverton man has pleaded guilty to one felony count of third-degree sexual assault and one count of misdemeanor sexual battery as part of an agreement with ... [more]

Commissioners to discuss safety fixes for court building

Sep 9, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Various state and county officials toured the former High Plains Power office building last week as a potential site for a new Riverton court building.
The ... [more]

Pilot Petersen turns in his wings

Sep 9, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  The Hudson resident has given rides to hundreds over the years through the Young Eagle program.

After 14 years of ownership, Hudson resident Bob ... [more]

Special election turnout 'low,' says county clerk

Sep 9, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Turnout for the Sept. 11 special mail-ballot election was about 41 percent as of Friday, compared to 55 percent in the Aug. 21 contest. The special election is ... [more]

Today

Sep 7, 2012 - Staff:  Births
THAYER-JONES

A son was born to Codi Thayer-Jones, of Riverton, at 10:52 p.m. June 12, 2012, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 8 pounds, ... [more]

UW president says he will retire next year

Sep 7, 2012 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- University of Wyoming President Tom Buchanan announced Thursday that he will retire next year, ending a career of more than 30 years at the ... [more]

Digest

Sep 7, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Fraud suspect vanishes
POWELL -- A former CEO charged with defrauding a Wyoming hospital of nearly $848,000 disappeared three weeks before his trial ... [more]

Amid legal threat, UW and CSU prepare to sell Y Cross

Sep 7, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Two former governors of Colorado and Wyoming are scheduled to unseal bids in November for a vast ranch in southeast Wyoming while the woman who ... [more]

Cutthroat trout relocated to Big Horn Mountains

Sep 7, 2012 - The Associated Press:  BIGHORN NATIONAL FOREST -- The scene could have been in a period film -- a handful of men wrapping rope around a mule to secure metal tanks to the ... [more]

District 2 incumbent names trash disposal as a key issue

Sep 7, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Commission District 2 incumbent Dennis Christensen said cooperation and communication with the solid waste board is key to resolving challenges ... [more]

Allen says solid waste district must listen to the residents

Sep 7, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Commission District 2 Republican hopeful Larry Allen said the solid waste district must pay attention to complaints from the public as a way to ... [more]

Meeting the Wolverines

Sep 7, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton High School students participating in activities and sports this semester had a chance to tell the community about their plans for the year during ... [more]

Solid waste faces lawsuit threat over reservation contract

Sep 7, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The district voted in June to start a six-month termination notice on its trash disposal agreement with the tribes.

The Fremont County Solid Waste ... [more]

Today

Sep 6, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
SCOTT

Carol M. Scott, 71, formerly of Lander, died Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012, at her residence in McAllen, Texas. Private memorial services will ... [more]

Parasite cited for deaths of fish in Snake River

Sep 6, 2012 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Biologists blame a parasite for killing dozens of fish in the Snake River and some of its tributaries in eastern Idaho.
The dead fish are mountain ... [more]

Digest

Sep 6, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Man sentenced in kidnapping
CASPER -- A man convicted of kidnapping a Wyoming woman and forcing her to drive him to Montana has been sentenced to 31 to ... [more]

Ponzi schemer sentenced; had victims in Wyoming

Sep 6, 2012 - The Associated Press:  SANTA FE, N.M. -- A federal judge Wednesday sentenced Ponzi schemer Doug Vaughan to 12 years in prison, saying the disgraced real estate executive's scheme that ... [more]

West Nile rate lower in state than nationally

Sep 6, 2012 - By Becky Orr, MCT News Service:  CHEYENNE -- Although a record number of West Nile virus cases has been reported nationwide, Wyoming's numbers are low.
As of Wednesday, the U.S. Centers for ... [more]

Museum board member quits after dismissal of Lander director

Sep 6, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Commission met behind closed doors to discuss last week's termination of Pioneer Museum director Carol Thiesse.
Following the 30-minute ... [more]