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Rain puts an end to Owen Fire in Medicine Bow forest

Jul 17, 2014 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Recent rains have helped firefighters contain a wildfire in southeastern Wyoming.
Officials announced that the Owens Fire in the Medicine Bow ... [more]

Hill fires back at newest report by lawmakers, cites 'malicious slander'

Jul 17, 2014 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- State schools Superintendent Cindy Hill said a draft report by a legislative panel investigating her administration of the state Education ... [more]

District 25 budget passes, up 12.6 percent

Jul 17, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The capital projects fund went from $4 million to $9 million to handle two upgrades.

Fremont County School District 25 passed a $66 million budget ... [more]

Jury finds man guilty on one charge in store robbery

Jul 17, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Curtis Oldman of Lander could face 10 years in prison for his role in the Nov. 10 crime.

A jury found a Lander man guilty Wednesday on one charge ... [more]

House, cars donated to family after fire

Jul 17, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  A house and multiple cars have been donated to Feike and Noelle van Dijk after a horrific house fire Tuesday evening that killed two of their five young ... [more]

Rendezvous back for big weekend of cars, balloons, tunes

Jul 17, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Friday Night Cruise set for 6 p.m.

More than two dozen hot-air balloons are scheduled to fly in Riverton this weekend in conjunction with the 34th ... [more]

Today

Jul 16, 2014 - Staff:  Births
LONEBEAR

A son was born to Kerry Whiteplume of Ethete at 8:04 a.m. May 14 at SageWest Health Care at Lander.

MAYES
A daughter was ... [more]

Construction ends on reservation's $8 million irrigation rehabilitation

Jul 16, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  It has taken nearly $8 million to complete rehabilitation work on several diversion structures on the Wind River Indian Reservation. The project consisted of ... [more]

Jackson airport busier than ever; Gillette plans subsidy

Jul 16, 2014 - The Associated Press:  The busiest airport in Wyoming is on track to have its busiest year on record.
And another airport is weighing plans to pay an airline to guarantee jet ... [more]

Digest

Jul 16, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Lottery set to begin Aug. 24
CHEYENNE -- With the launch of the Wyoming Lottery just over a month away, the Wyoming Lottery Commission is working on ... [more]

Deadly house fire near Lander; two children killed

Jul 16, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Others airlifted out of state for burn treatment

Two young children have died after a fire surged through a home Tuesday night in rural Lander, ... [more]

Student finds Balloon Block in shady spot under tree

Jul 16, 2014 - From staff reports:  A student who sat down Tuesday afternoon for a water break in the shade ended up with more than a cool drink. He found The Ranger's Rendezvous Balloon ... [more]

Windshield destruction results in citation, arrest for Riverton man

Jul 16, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Jarett David, 20, of Riverton, was issued a citation for property destruction after he reportedly jumped on his ex-girlfriend's car and smashed her windshield ... [more]

Today

Jul 15, 2014 - Staff:  Births
KLEIN

A son was born to Jessica Klein of Pavillion and Garrett Klein of Pavillion at 5:21 p.m. May 8 at SageWest Health Care at Riverton. The ... [more]

Digest

Jul 15, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Basin officer shoots man
BASIN -- Police in Basin say an officer shot and killed a man who pointed a gun at him.
The officer had gone to a residence ... [more]

Air Force asked to reconsider big expansion of bomb training range

Jul 15, 2014 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- A Montana congressman said Monday that he wants the U.S. Air Force to scale back a proposal that would expand a bomber training site over ... [more]

Strong start to summer visitation in Yellowstone; melted road fixed

Jul 15, 2014 - The Associated Press:  YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- A road in Yellowstone National Park has reopened after it was melted by a hot spot in the ground.
Last week, park officials had to ... [more]

Locals object to plan for Pavillion water reports

Jul 15, 2014 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- People dealing with polluted groundwater in the Pavillion area have objected that a gas developer can review and comment on two state investigations ... [more]

Officials net fourth suspect in canyon cabin vandalism case

Jul 15, 2014 - From staff reports:  A fourth person is in custody related to a cabin vandalism case in Sinks Canyon.
Maxine Lawson, 19, of Riverton, was arrested on Fremont County warrants for ... [more]

Man beaten, arrested after picking fight with Riverton bar patrons

Jul 15, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Michael Thomson, 32, of Appleton, Wis., was arrested for public intoxication, interference and two counts of simple assault after an incident that was reported ... [more]

City seeks bigger voice in county solid waste picture

Jul 15, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Members of the Riverton City Council requested more communication from the Fremont County Solid Waste Disposal District during a regular meeting this month. ... [more]

Land sales, marriage applications/certificates for June

Jul 14, 2014 - From staff reports:  Land sales
- Grantor: GOMENDI RICHARD BRUCE Legal: Sub/Mine: RENEGADE FIRST ADDITION MI Lot: 4 City: MISCE... Grantee: GRIFFIN JOSEPH VERN, GRIFFIN ... [more]

Nicaraguan sentenced for killing Wyoming missionary

Jul 14, 2014 - The Associated Press:  -... [more]

Owen Fire containment stalls at 80 percent

Jul 14, 2014 - The Associated Press:  The fire is burning slowly in rough terrain, and no further spread is expected.

LARAMIE -- A wildfire burning in southeast Wyoming may not be fully ... [more]

2014 Tour de Wyoming circling Fremont County

Jul 14, 2014 - From staff reports:  Nearly 400 cyclists and volunteers will visit central and northwestern Wyoming during the 18th annual Tour de Wyoming. The six-day event, which attracts ... [more]

College's Liberty Lecture series continues Monday

Jul 14, 2014 - From staff reports:  Wyoming Catholic College's second Liberty Lecture this year will be "States' Rights and the Future of Federal Tyranny" featuring president Dr. Kevin Roberts. ... [more]

Nicaraguan sentenced for killing Wyoming missionary

Jul 14, 2014 - The Associated Press:  MANAGUA, Nicaragua -- A Nicaraguan man who confessed to killing a Wyoming woman on a missionary trip has been sentenced to 39 years in prison.
A judge on ... [more]

Casino sponsoring poker run, giveaway

Jul 14, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Wind River Hotel and Casino will host its annual poker run July 26 to help celebrate its motorcycle giveaway.
Ride the Winds Poker Run registration begins ... [more]

Science education law draws national attention

Jul 14, 2014 - By Aerin Curtis, MCT News Service:  Wyoming students deserve classes that focus on the science of climate change and leave out political agendas.
That's the thought behind Thursday's launch of a ... [more]

Air service task force advises guarantee for airline

Jul 14, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Tasked with improving service at Riverton Regional Airport, the Fremont County Air Service Task force is considering a revenue guarantee plan for airlines ... [more]