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Apr 23, 2015 - Staff:  Births

A daughter was born to Naomi Briggs of Riverton at 12:21 p.m. April 1 at SageWest Health Care at Riverton. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 7 ... [more]

National parks, monuments generated nearly $1 billion for state economy in 2014

Apr 23, 2015 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A steady stream of visitors to national parks promises to help absorb the hit Wyoming's economy has suffered as a result of low oil prices, a ... [more]


Apr 23, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Hospital workers donate after crash
CHEYENNE (AP) -- With donations of everything from diapers to cell phone chargers, hospital personnel pulled ... [more]

Two arrests Wednesday in city tied to drug possession and distribution

Apr 23, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Two Riverton men were arrested on drug charges Wednesday as part of a joint operation involving three local law enforcement agencies.
Dale Bennett, 38, of ... [more]

Man bound over on child porn count; additional charges possible

Apr 23, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Circuit Court Judge Robert B. Denhardt has bound over a Lander man on a child-pornography charge.
Lander police arrested Joseph Hendrix on April 2 after a ... [more]

Fewer calls for sheriff response in 2014; VIN checks rose

Apr 23, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Sheriff's Office experienced a decrease in calls for service in 2014 compared with the previous year.
The county's dispatch center ... [more]

More flights to Riverton airport in March; bigger plane used often

Apr 23, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A monthly boost in air service activity was reported in March at Riverton Regional Airport.
For the month, 124 flights were scheduled to depart from the ... [more]


Apr 22, 2015 - Staff:  Births

A daughter was born to Marlis Hill of Lander and Richard Bearing of Riverton at 7:25 p.m. March 9 at SageWest Health Care at Riverton. ... [more]

Man pleads not guilty to child pornography possession charge

Apr 22, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Lander FBI office arrested a man on a charge of possession of child pornography on March 25. He pleaded not guilty at a March 30 hearing.
If convicted, ... [more]

Filmmakers of Fremont County

Apr 22, 2015 - By Andee Novotny, Staff Writer:  Riverton resident among state contest's finalists

Two Fremont County residents are finalists in the Wyoming Short Film Contest.

Fewer permits for building in 2014, but value was high due to Job Corps, CWC center

Apr 22, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Though fewer building permits were issued in Riverton last year than the year before, the total value of new constructions in the city reached a three-year ... [more]

County to involve public as EMS options examined

Apr 22, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Survey planned; hearings possible

Pursuing a survey, town hall meetings and soliciting proposals from private companies to buy Fremont County ... [more]

State lawsuit on more horse roundups thrown out by fed judge

Apr 22, 2015 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A federal judge Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit filed by Wyoming officials that sought to compel the U.S. Bureau of Land Management to promptly round up ... [more]

New water storage under consideration

Apr 22, 2015 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  Wyoming holds the headwaters of several rivers that flow into other states, including the Green River, a major tributary to the Colorado River. ... [more]

Big water tank complete, to be fenced

Apr 22, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The tank is part of the larger Riverton Water Supply Project.

With a 2 million gallon water tank complete, the city of Riverton now is placing a ... [more]


Apr 22, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Man shot to death near Worland
CODY (AP) -- Authorities are investigating after a 58-year-old man was shot to death in front of a home south of ... [more]


Apr 21, 2015 - Staff:  Corrections
In the April 10 Ranger, the page five story "Dubois teen earns $7,500 scholarship from WTA" should have said Rowan Hawk, of Dubois, has ... [more]

Legislators file brief opposing gay marriage

Apr 21, 2015 - The Associated Press:  WORLAND (AP) -- Sixteen Wyoming legislators have weighed in on a pending U.S. Supreme Court case arguing that states should have the right to refuse to allow ... [more]

Pileup on I-80 kills two, closes interstate

Apr 21, 2015 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  Officials hope to reopen a large stretch of the highway Tuesday.

CHEYENNE -- A second person has been confirmed dead a day after more than 60 ... [more]

Wyoming snowpack sees first increase in weeks

Apr 21, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- Thanks to last week's spring snowstorm, Wyoming's statewide snowpack levels increased for the first time in weeks.
The Natural Resources ... [more]

Salon collecting hair donations for wig charities

Apr 21, 2015 - By Andee Novotny, Staff Writer:  Ponytails must be at least 8 inches long.

Details Salon will host its first-ever Hair Fair at 9 a.m. May 16 to benefit patients who have suffered ... [more]


Apr 21, 2015 - From The Associated Press:  Wyoming man killed in crash
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- Officials in Big Horn County have released the name of a 50-year-old Wyoming man who died in a ... [more]

City accepting bids for fire hydrant replacement project

Apr 21, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The City of Riverton is replacing 16 fire hydrants around town, and bids for the replacement project are due Thursday.
Dawn Willhelm, the utility division ... [more]

Yellowbear asks to join agency in defending rez border

Apr 21, 2015 - From staff reports:  The convicted killer's interest in the EPA case has to do with law enforcement jurisdiction.

Convicted baby killer Andrew John Yellowbear has ... [more]

Officials tour new Riverton justice center

Apr 21, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Construction on the facility should be finished in June.

Law enforcement and members of the media got a first look at the new Riverton justice ... [more]

CWC selects three finalists for Wyoming PBS leader

Apr 21, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Three finalists for the general manager position at Wyoming PBS will come to campus for interviews and a public presentation during the first week of May. ... [more]

One fatality, multiple injuries in I-80 pileup Monday

Apr 20, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Interstate 80 in southeast Wyoming is closed again because of another chain-reaction crash involving multiple vehicles in dense fog.
The Wyoming ... [more]

Cloud-seeding looks promising enough in Winds to draw interest throughout the West

Apr 19, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A cloud-seeding project in the Wind River Mountains has drawn interest from parties throughout the Colorado River Basin struggling to cope with continued ... [more]

Shoshoni school taking shape; 2016 occupancy on schedule

Apr 19, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Roads are built, footings are poured, and athletic fields are prepped for summer grass seeding at the site of the new Shoshoni School.
The kindergarten ... [more]

Future 1 percent projects to benefit from 'holistic' analysis

Apr 19, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The City of Riverton plans to use optional 1 percent sales tax money to assess the quality of streets in Riverton.
Public works director Kyle Butterfield ... [more]