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Jan 2, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Delegation splits on fiscal cliff deal
CHEYENNE -- Wyoming's congressional delegation was divided over the compromise to break the fiscal cliff ... [more]

Training expansion on hold for big B-1, B-52 bombers

Jan 2, 2013 - The Associated Press:  If put into effect, the plan could send the huge warplanes over a larger area of Wyoming than is now used for the training.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- An ... [more]

Bill would expand university trustee board to 14 members

Jan 2, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A proposed bill would expand the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees to include two out-of-state members.
Current state law says the 12 members ... [more]

EPA removing 'bubble bath' cleanup sites around town

Jan 2, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Groundwater cleanup at five locations in downtown Riverton entered a new stage earlier this month. The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality removed five ... [more]

'The world exploded': Freakish accident sends deer through window of team bus

Jan 2, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  The last day of November 2012 will be a night the girls on the Wind River High School basketball team will never forget.
As they rode the bus back from ... [more]

Man led cops on car chase, then left road and passed out

Jan 2, 2013 - From staff reports:  Matthew G. Snyder, 32, of Alliance, Ohio, remains in custody in Fremont County after he led a local Wyoming Highway Patrol trooper on a 59-mile chase Saturday ... [more]

Nearly $55,000 spent on Bunker Road work

Jan 2, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Fremont County spent nearly $55,000 on improvements to Bunker Road since work began on the controversial roadway 15 months ago. 
That figure was one Fremont ... [more]

CWC enrollment dips slightly following recent record high

Jan 2, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College has experienced a decrease in students since reporting record-high enrollment for the 2010-11 school year.
The record head count was ... [more]

Fremont County Year in Review: December

Dec 31, 2012 - From staff reports:  2 - The Fremont County Recreation Board created a tentative renovation plan for the Green Mountain picnic area. The upgrade could be complete by next ... [more]

Fremont County Year in Review: November

Dec 31, 2012 - From staff reports:  2 - A Circuit Court judge said he did not find probable cause to bind over first-degree murder charges against the man accused in the September shooting death ... [more]

Fremont County Year in Review: October

Dec 31, 2012 - From staff reports:  2 - Riverton's 2010 population was bigger than reported initially by the U.S. Census Bureau. The figure now is 10,749, up from 10,615.

2 - Local government ... [more]

Fremont County Year in Review: September

Dec 31, 2012 - From staff reports:  2 - A former star athlete was killed and his father injured severely in a one-vehicle rollover Sept. 1 near Riverton.
Reported killed in the wreck was Shawn ... [more]

Fremont County Year in Review: August

Dec 31, 2012 - From staff reports:  1 - About three acres of forest was charred July 31 after lightning struck an area near South Pass.  

3 - The state legislative judiciary committee's ... [more]

Fremont County Year in Review: July

Dec 31, 2012 - From staff reports:  1 - Concerned citizens and farmers attended a three-hour meeting June 27 to discuss new rule revisions covering leafy greens, raw milk and eggs.

1 - On ... [more]

Fremont County Year in Review: June

Dec 31, 2012 - From staff reports:  1 -- Eddie Wadda, 42, the Eastern Shoshone Tribe's liaison to Gov. Matt Mead's office and a former teacher at Wyoming Indian Elementary School, died in a car ... [more]

Fremont County Year in Review: May

Dec 31, 2012 - From staff reports:  2 - The Wyoming State Board of Education approved Fremont County School District 21's request to be unified into a K-12 education system, paving the way for a ... [more]

Fremont County Year in Review: April

Dec 31, 2012 - From staff reports:  3 - The Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees decided to stream its monthly meetings live on the college's website through August.
Vice president for ... [more]

Fremont County Year in Review: March

Dec 31, 2012 - From staff reports:  1 - A Fremont County Sheriff's deputy shot and killed a Pavillion man after responding to a report of a "disturbed, barricaded subject" at a home in the small ... [more]

Fremont County Year in Review: February

Dec 31, 2012 - From staff reports:  1 - The Lander man who authorities said was the driver of a pickup truck that struck and killed an 11-year-old girl was charged with aggravated vehicular ... [more]

Fremont County Year in Review: January

Dec 31, 2012 - From staff reports:  2 - Mitchell James C'Hair Jr., 27, died at the scene of a one-vehicle rollover accident just before noon on 17 Mile Road.

3 - Prosecutors said Gerardo ... [more]

2012: Hudson five top story of the year

Dec 31, 2012 - From staff reports:  The bizarre, ongoing saga of a crime in Hudson that started as a simple burglary and ended up a murder conspiracy has been voted the top Fremont County news ... [more]

The way it was: New Year's fire engine -- 1961

Dec 31, 2012 - Staff:  The Dubois Fire Department had a New Year's resolution late in 1961: Get a new fire engine. In the final week of the year, it came to pass.
Howe Fire ... [more]

Today

Dec 28, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
SUNRHODES

Elliott SunRhodes, 57, died Tuesday, Dec. 25, at Morning Star Manor in Fort Washakie. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, ... [more]

Substantial changes may be made in hunt, fish fees and licenses

Dec 28, 2012 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming lawmakers will face a range of bills concerning hunting and fishing issues when they convene next month, including one that calls for ... [more]

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Dec 28, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Hunters 11 shy of wolf quota
JACKSON -- Hunters have killed 41 wolves so far during Wyoming's trophy wolf-hunting season.
As of the latest update ... [more]

Museum houses 47 wax figures

Dec 28, 2012 - Staff:  Lew Diehl adjusted the hat of a Mormon wax figure pulling a wooden wagon with wife and children Thursday at the Wind River Heritage Center next to the Heritage ... [more]

County ties all-time suicide record; one still to be determined

Dec 28, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Highest suicide
totals on record
in Fremont County

1985 -- 18
2006 -- 18
2012 -- 18*
* total could rise pending
further investigation



The ... [more]

One year after 11-year-old girl's death, both sides of case praise jury's verdict

Dec 28, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  A year after the death of a girl on a rural highway, Fremont County Attorney Brian Varn said he is satisfied with the verdict rendered by a jury in the case of ... [more]

'We're out of space,' superintendent tells state legislators

Dec 28, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Representatives from Riverton schools had the chance to spend some time with state legislators recently in preparation for Wyoming's coming legislative ... [more]

Residents can donate trees to fish habitat

Dec 28, 2012 - From staff reports:  Fremont County residents don't have to let their Christmas trees go to waste after the holidays. They can drop them off to be used as fish habitat ... [more]