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Defeated in court, county fights paying other side's legal expense

Jun 15, 2012 - Staff and wire reports:  Fremont County is still balking at paying legal fees for a group of American Indians whose court challenge forced the county to abandon its system of at-large ... [more]

State's oil, gas regulator quits after remark on Pavillion

Jun 15, 2012 - Staff:  The day before he was set to lead a discussion in Riverton, Wyoming's top oil and gas development regulator has resigned following a remark that greed and ... [more]

Bunker hearing intended to halt dispute

Jun 15, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Commission has set the hearing for 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 19, after approving a memorandum of understanding with affected ... [more]

Cash stolen from store after owner forgot bag

Jun 15, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  Riverton police are looking for two women who might have knowledge about a bag containing approximately $1,000 that was taken from Walmart Wednesday.
Capt. ... [more]

Lawmakers back longer public comment period on proposed frack rules

Jun 15, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  A legislative committee on Friday morning unanimously supported extending the comment period for a proposed federal rule governing the controversial practice ... [more]

Big fires kindle forest restoration debate

Jun 14, 2012 - The Associated Press:  ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- As firefighters battle blazes in New Mexico and Colorado that have forced evacuations and destroyed hundreds of structures, the U.S. ... [more]

Today

Jun 14, 2012 - Staff:  Births
WOOD

A daughter was born to Cassandra and Ryan Wood, of Riverton, at 10:19 a.m. April 24, 2012, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. She weighed 6 ... [more]

Digest

Jun 14, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Guernsey State Park to reopen
CHEYENNE -- Part of Guernsey State Park will reopen in time for the weekend after a wildfire chased campers and visitors ... [more]

Trumpeter swans to be reintroduced outside Yellowstone Park waters

Jun 14, 2012 - The Associated Press:  HELENA, Mont. -- With trumpeter swan populations struggling in Wyoming, Montana and Idaho, wildlife officials plan to release five young trumpeter swans into ... [more]

Woman pleads guilty to carjacking case in state

Jun 14, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- An Oregon woman pleaded guilty Wednesday to carjacking a man in western Wyoming last year.
Jessica Fritts, 36, faces a 30-year prison sentence ... [more]

Yellowbear loses lawsuit over using sweatlodge in prison

Jun 14, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  He was moved to the Wyoming Medium Security Prison in Torrington in January.

A federal judge has ruled against convicted baby-killer Andrew John ... [more]

Commissioners asking museum boss to resign; her answer due Friday

Jun 14, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Ongoing controversy regarding Carol Thiesse's management of the museum is interfering with operations, the elected leaders wrote.

Fremont County ... [more]

Tribal waste official blasts county for rejecting trash offer

Jun 14, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Solid Waste Disposal District board's decision to reject a proposal concerning Wind River Indian Reservation trash management is getting ... [more]

D.A. gripes on pace of Eaton appeal

Jun 13, 2012 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  The former Riverton resident is Wyoming's only death-row inmate.

CHEYENNE -- The prosecutor who secured the death penalty conviction for the former ... [more]

Summer church youth festival 'Take Off!' set for this Saturday

Jun 13, 2012 - Staff:  Riverton-area religious leaders and organizations combine to host "Take Off!" on Saturday, June 16, at Riverton City Park.
An afternoon and evening of music, ... [more]

Assault, police chase under investigation

Jun 13, 2012 - Staff:  An alleged assault on East Monroe Avenue in May remains under investigation.
Douglas Lemley, 28, of Riverton, was arrested for a Fremont County warrant for ... [more]

Today

Jun 13, 2012 - Staff:  Births
APODACA

A daughter was born to Nanette Perry and Anthony Apodaca, of Lander, at 12:32 a.m. May 10, 2012, at Lander Regional Hospital. She ... [more]

Digest

Jun 13, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Body recovered from reservoir
ROCK SPRINGS -- Sheriff's officials say a recovery team has retrieved what is believed to be the remains of a man who ... [more]

Wildfire smoke smudges skies above capital

Jun 13, 2012 - By Dan Elliott, The Associated Press:  LOVELAND, Colo. -- Smoke from a massive wildfire in northern Colorado was blowing into southeast Wyoming and smudging the skies above Cheyenne on ... [more]

Group to poll Beartooth Highway travelers

Jun 13, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CODY -- People driving along the famous Beartooth Highway along the Montana-Wyoming state line will be asked to stop and take a survey this summer.
The group ... [more]

Coroner IDs toddler found in North Fork

Jun 13, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Coroner Ed McAuslan has released the name of a 2-year-old boy whose body was found Monday evening in the North Fork River between Lander and ... [more]

Projects set as WyDOT keeps eye on future funding cuts

Jun 13, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  As concerns rise about state funding cutbacks that could affect road maintenance and repairs, the Wyoming Department of Transportation lists numerous projects ... [more]

A better life through art

Jun 13, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  College and CES join forces in gallery show

Nancy Croston loves green.
She loves the color so much she tries to use it in every one of her ... [more]

Few takers yet on cistern offer near Pavillion

Jun 13, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  About two weeks after state officials explained to roughly 50 people an offer to install taxpayer-funded cisterns at households with poor water quality several ... [more]

Today

Jun 12, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
DIXON

Former Lander resident, Lillian E. Dixon, 94, died Friday, June 8, at the Margaret T. Morris Center in Prescott, Ariz. Cremation has ... [more]

Man leads troopers on wild car chase

Jun 12, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A Colorado man led Wyoming state troopers on a wild high-speed chase along two interstates and into the prairie before he was finally captured, ... [more]

Tiny town on evac alert for fire

Jun 12, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Hundreds of campers had to evacuate, and Guernsey State Park remains closed.

GUERNSEY -- Residents of Hartville have been placed on alert for possible ... [more]

Digest

Jun 12, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Assistant gets UWPD post
LARAMIE -- A veteran member of the University of Wyoming Police Department has been promoted to chief of police.
Mike Samp has ... [more]

Bid process flawed, but airport roof fix to proceed

Jun 12, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  The city advertised for bids on fixing the roof, but the bid packages contained different warranty terms -- one for 15 years and one for 20 years.

The ... [more]

Crop duster crashes after fuel unit malfunctions

Jun 12, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Officials say the crash of a crop duster plane at Riverton Regional Airport began with a malfunction of the aircraft's fuel control unit.
Riverton police ... [more]