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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]

Wind River basin snow 45 percent of average, mirroring state figure

May 1, 2012 - Staff and wire reports:  A warm, dry spring is continuing to drive Wyoming's mountain snow depths lower in sharp contrast to last year, when flood worries were at high pitch as May ... [more]

Boys at United Baptist raise $1,600, one penny at a time

May 1, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  The United Baptist Church Royal Ambassadors really know how to pinch their pennies. In fact, they have collected enough pennies to donate $1,600 to church ... [more]

Sheriff's volume of calls up; tight economy blamed

May 1, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Sheriff Skip Hornecker said a review of his agency's 2011 year-end report indicates an economic impact on the proactive versus the reactive ... [more]

Department of Energy hosts talks Wednesday on tailings

May 1, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The U.S. Department of Energy is hosting an informational meeting in Riverton pertaining to ongoing work and concerns with the former uranium mill tailings ... [more]

BLM prepares tree-thinning project

Apr 29, 2012 - Staff:  The Bureau of Land Management's Lander Field Office is seeking public comments on a plan to conduct a limber pine and juniper thinning project on Crooks ... [more]

Digest

Apr 29, 2012 - Staff:  CWC club's powwow is May 5
The annual Central Wyoming College Powwow, sponsored by the United Tribes Club, is set for Saturday, May 5, at school's ... [more]

CWC students win at model U.N. program

Apr 29, 2012 - Staff:  A delegation from Central Wyoming College won top honors at the Wyoming Model United Nations held at the University of Wyoming on April 20-21.
Forensics ... [more]

Requiem influences spring showcase at CWC

Apr 29, 2012 - Staff:  John Rutter's "Requiem," a seven-movement work for choir, an instrumental ensemble and a soprano soloist, will be the feature at the annual Central Wyoming ... [more]

Agency gives 'fair to good' fishing report

Apr 29, 2012 - Staff:  Above average snowpack in most of Wyoming the past few years will continue to have a positive effect on state fisheries this summer and into the fall, ... [more]

County honors military children

Apr 29, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  With 1.7 million children in the United States having a parent or sibling serving in the armed forces, many are recognizing April as the month of the military ... [more]

Immigration unlikely to be hot state topic

Apr 29, 2012 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The immigration issue hasn't created much of a stir in Wyoming and probably won't, even if the Supreme Court upholds all or part of Arizona's ... [more]

County population up by 1.1 percent since 2010 census

Apr 29, 2012 - Staff:  Fremont County's population grew by 456 in the year following the official U.S. Census.
The newest population estimate for the county by the U.S. Census ... [more]

Exhibits and advice: Citizens benefit from health expo

Apr 29, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Leaning back on a reclining chair fit for a summer's day outdoors, Sharon Ayers of Riverton was ready to test her blood circulation.
"I'm going to tell you ... [more]

Texas man gets five- to eight-year term for cousin's death

Apr 29, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  His crying making him difficult to understand during his sentencing for fatally shooting his cousin in the head last August, Erasmo Castillo said they came to ... [more]

Digest

Apr 27, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Court takes term-limits case
CHEYENNE (AP) -- The Wyoming Supreme Court has agreed to decide Secretary of State Max Maxfield's lawsuit challenging term limits ... [more]

Ranchers fret about drought and hay yield

Apr 27, 2012 - The Associated Press:  RAWLINS -- Around this time each year, snowpack and moisture levels are on the minds of area ranchers. This year, the topic is gnawing on those minds a little ... [more]

Mead joins four other western govs in public land strategizing

Apr 27, 2012 - The Associated Press:  SALT LAKE CITY -- Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead and governors of four other western states were meeting Friday in Salt Lake City to find common ground on issues ... [more]

Library event sparks new fans for old book

Apr 27, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  In Louisa May Alcott's 1868 novel "Little Women," sisters Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy March bond with their mother through various life challenges.
Almost a ... [more]

Herbst to challenge Campbell for House District 34 position

Apr 27, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Longtime Fremont County rancher Lois Herbst is running as a Republican candidate for House District 34 to address issues including education and federal ... [more]

Think about North Federal amenities now, citizens told

Apr 27, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  The planned reconstruction of Riverton's bustling North Federal Boulevard was the focus of a community meeting Wednesday at Riverton City Hall.
Wyoming ... [more]

Today

Apr 27, 2012 - Staff:  Births
O'NEAL

A son was born to Jessica Camilla and Rocky T. O'Neal, of Crowheart, at 7:30 p.m. March 22, 2012, at Lander Regional Hospital. He ... [more]

Different venue this year for annual Books and Breakfast events

Apr 26, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Pancakes, eggs, books and exceptionally large animal costumes -- it's time again for the Riverton Kiwanis Club's annual page-turner and stomach-filler.
The ... [more]

Fair, county move closer on land swap

Apr 26, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Fair Board is asking county commissioners to support a proposed land swap that would provide the Riverton venue an additional parking area ... [more]

Hudson homicide suspects needed money, court told

Apr 26, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Investigators say the double homicide, robbery and arson in Hudson last November stemmed from two of the suspects needing money because they were on the verge ... [more]

Today

Apr 26, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
BAKER

Danny L. Baker, 62, died Monday, April 23, at his home in Riverton. There will be no services. Online condolences may be posted at ... [more]

Digest

Apr 26, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Sage grouse season left as is
The state Game and Fish Commission has decided to keep a three-day sage grouse hunting season open this fall in northeast ... [more]

Lummis soda ash bill gets hearing

Apr 26, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A bill aimed at keeping Wyoming soda ash competitive globally is being reviewed in Washington.
The U.S. House Natural Resources Committee held a ... [more]

Lake area development plan ready for Yellowstone

Apr 26, 2012 - The Associated Press:  A long-term plan for limited development in the Lake area of Yellowstone National Park has been approved.
A Finding of No Significant Impact for a plan ... [more]

Work to plug oil well may begin soon

Apr 26, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- An oil well that's leaking natural gas in east-central Wyoming could be plugged soon.
Chesapeake Energy says the work could begin as early as ... [more]