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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]

Peranteaux and Manning file for school board re-election

Aug 9, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Fremont County School District 25 trustee Dean Peranteaux was the first to submit an application for one of four positions on the Riverton school board ... [more]

Judge: Courage to change needed on Wind River Reservation

Aug 9, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Drunken driving. Violent crimes. Sexual assaults.
These crimes and more came to mind when Nancy Freudenthal thought about cases she has presided over from the ... [more]

Suspect in assault on girl changes plea to guilty

Aug 9, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  In a calm, level voice, George William Lucas answered questions about how he nearly killed a girl by choking her until she was unconscious.
After pleading ... [more]

Rural issues central to Denke's run in District 2

Aug 9, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Richard Denke cites the government's lack of services and a concern for rural areas in Fremont County as his reasons for running for the county commission's ... [more]

Quick action gives firefighters upper hand on Sheep Park blaze in county

Aug 9, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Firefighters continue to make progress on the Sheep Park wildfire that's been burning since Monday near Jeffrey City.
"As of last night, containment was at 90 ... [more]

Wildfire burns roughly 528 acres near Jeffrey City

Aug 8, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Authorities say a wildfire near Jeffrey City that started by lightning Monday has scorched an estimated 528 acres and is about 50 percent contained.
The fire, ... [more]

Wolverine Field stadium expands seating

Aug 8, 2012 - Staff:  The two giant 'R' sections of red seating at Wolverine Field are ... [more]

Today

Aug 8, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
BEBOUT

Richard "Dick" Bebout 75, of Riverton, died Sunday, Aug. 5, at his home after a 12-year battle with cancer. Services will be at 10 ... [more]

Author to meet readers, sign books Thursday in Riverton

Aug 8, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Author Robert Greer said the inspiration for his latest book, "Astride a Pink Horse," is simple.
"It all started with a deactivated missile silo," ... [more]

Digest

Aug 8, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Another injury at Sinclair site
RAWLINS -- Another person has been injured after an emergency at the Sinclair Oil Corp.'s refinery near Rawlins.
A man ... [more]

Delaware sends another fire crew to West

Aug 8, 2012 - The Associated Press:  DOVER, Del. -- Having already sent firefighters to Wyoming once this summer, the Delaware Forest Service for the second time this summer is sending a crew to ... [more]

Mead to EPA: Let the states regulate haze in atmosphere

Aug 8, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead is telling federal regulators that the state should take the lead in regulating regional haze.
Mead recently wrote to the ... [more]

Fast-track wind farm awaits permits

Aug 8, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Federal agencies aim to have their permit and review decisions for a wind farm development in southern Wyoming complete by October 2014.
President ... [more]

Mead opens WR Native American Conference

Aug 8, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  It's been nearly a decade since the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Wyoming started hosting its annual Wind River Native American Conference, and ... [more]

Experienced Christensen seeks second term on county commission

Aug 8, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Commission District 2 incumbent Dennis Christensen is touting his experience in office, including serving on the Central Wyoming College board, ... [more]

Chicken thieves make off with fowl used for therapy exhibit at fair

Aug 8, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Fowl play at the 2012 Fremont County Fair has seven chickens missing.
Wind River Healthcare director Feike Van Dijk said the health care center's exhibit ... [more]

1 percent tax ballot question amended

Aug 8, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County commissioners want to eliminate confusion about when the 1 percent sales tax question would face voter renewal if passed. The item will appear ... [more]

Council OKs day cares in residential zone A with 4-3 vote

Aug 8, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council has passed on second reading an ordinance that would allow family childcare homes for up to 10 children in residential zone A.
The ... [more]

Rotary dunks ducks for a cause

Aug 7, 2012 - Staff:  Riverton Mayor Ron Warpness' duck won the Riverton Rotary Club's duck race, which raised more than $3,000 for Rotary International's polio prevention ... [more]

Today

Aug 7, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
GREENHALGH

Emrys L."George" Greenhalgh, 82, died Tuesday, July 31, at the Riverton Memorial Hospital. Services will be at 1 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. ... [more]

Digest

Aug 7, 2012 - The Associated Press:  State moves to stop PAWS for juniors
CASPER -- Wyoming is moving ahead with plans to eliminate a state proficiency exam for high school juniors next ... [more]