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Fremont County Public Health says whooping cough reported in area

Feb 10, 2015 - From staff reports:  Pertussis can be deadly to small infants and children.

Cases of pertussis in school-aged children have been reported to Fremont County Public ... [more]

Recreation board awards $270K; figure might be a record

Feb 10, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County School District 25 Recreation Board has approved roughly $270,000 this year to local organizations.
"I think we set a record," said board ... [more]

Measles spreading to neighboring states; no cases seen in Wyoming

Feb 10, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Wyoming has not reported a case of the measles since 2010, but local health officials say the state is not immune to a recent outbreak of the disease linked to ... [more]

Today

Feb 10, 2015 - Staff:  Births
MASSEY

A daughter was born to Leanne Gonzales of Lander and Larry Massey of Lander at 9:25 p.m. Dec. 27, 2014, at SageWest Health Care at ... [more]

Wyoming State 4-H Foundation gives $13,000 to Fremont County

Feb 8, 2015 - From staff reports:  Financial support from the Wyoming State 4-H Foundation to county 4-H programs in fiscal year 2014 was roughly $242,000.
Financial assistance varied per ... [more]

Ashes on the shelf

Feb 8, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  County saddled with 17 human remains unclaimed by families

On shelves in the Fremont County Coroner's property rooms sit 17 plastic boxes, 6 inches ... [more]

Two operas showing Saturday at library

Feb 8, 2015 - From staff reports:  Lander MetOpera will present a doubleheader starting at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Lander Library.
The Metropolitan Opera will show two short operas: Peter ... [more]

BLM seeking comment on assessment

Feb 8, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Bureau of Land Management is seeking public comment on the environmental assessment for the Wind River/Bighorn Basin District portion of the August 2015 ... [more]

'We'd rather pay $4 a gallon'

Feb 8, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Family hit by low oil layoff would take job over lower prices

Second in a series


There's been more family time recently in the Balderston home. ... [more]

Career-tech scholarship trimmed by Legislature

Feb 8, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  CHEYENNE -- A bill meant to establish a scholarship for career-technical students has passed in the Wyoming House of Representatives, but only after lawmakers ... [more]

Committee forwards investigator bill

Feb 8, 2015 - Tribune News Service:  CHEYENNE -- The Senate Revenue Committee on Thursday narrowly approved a bill that would create a special investigator position to look into any future ... [more]

Three dozen sessions at Farm and Ranch Days

Feb 8, 2015 - From staff reports:  Brucellosis, heifer selection, cheatgrass and the new farm bill are among the topics that will be covered at the 31st annual Fremont County Farm and Ranch Days ... [more]

Intoxicated Ethete man's death ruled accidental

Feb 8, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The death of a 25-year-old Ethete man whose body was found Jan. 2 in a vehicle on Mill Creek Road has been labeled an accident.
Autopsy reports show Sheldon ... [more]

The way it was: Scout breakfast -- 1957

Feb 8, 2015 - Staff:  It was very cold and very dark outside when local business and civic leaders showed up at the Riverton American Legion hall at 6 a.m. on a February Thursday to ... [more]

Digest

Feb 8, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Avalanche warning in effect
JACKSON -- The Bridger Teton Avalanche Center is warning that skiers or snowboarders could be in danger of triggering wet ... [more]

Maker Space

Feb 8, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Fort Washakie students learn how to use 3-D printers in high-tech lab

Seventh-graders from Fort Washakie Middle School make a weekly trip to Maker ... [more]

UW Extension hosting pasture workshop

Feb 8, 2015 - From staff reports:  University of Wyoming Extension is presenting "Cows, horses, grass ... how to make the best of what you've got" on Friday at the Frank B. Wise Business Plaza in ... [more]

Road projects funded by 1 percent tax advanced by county

Feb 8, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Three roads projects, two paid for by optional 1 percent tax revenue, moved forward based on decisions at the Fremont County Commission meeting Feb. 3.
One 1 ... [more]

Give Your Heart to Dubois benefit includes live music, silent auction

Feb 8, 2015 - From staff reports:  A "heartfelt" benefit Saturday will raise money for victims of the town's devastating fire Dec. 31.
The Give Your Heart to Dubois fundraiser will be 5 p.m. ... [more]

Today

Feb 6, 2015 - Staff:  Births
LEHTO

A child was born to Angie Lehto of Riverton and Kyle Lehto of Riverton at 5:53 p.m. Jan. 7, 2015, at SageWest Health Care at Riverton. ... [more]

Man breaks window of South Pass office to phone for help

Feb 6, 2015 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  A Reliance man broke the window of a South Pass City State Historic Site office Jan. 17 to use the phone after his vehicle had been stuck for several hours in ... [more]

WRHS to drug test students in extracurricular activities

Feb 6, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Wind River High School students involved in extracurricular activities are now subject to random drug and alcohol testing.
Any student with a positive test ... [more]

Digest

Feb 6, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Crash leads to felony drug charge
WHEATLAND -- State troopers seized about 41 pounds of marijuana while investigating a two-vehicle crash north of ... [more]

House OKs lower fines for speeding

Feb 6, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- House lawmakers have passed a bill that would lower fines for speeding on an 80 mph highway.
The bill was approved Thursday 58-1. Currently, anyone ... [more]

Enzi son's firm must return money; 'misuse' suspected

Feb 6, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Federal officials have ordered the developer of a long-delayed power plant in northeast Wyoming to return $5.7 million in stimulus money.
Documents show ... [more]

Backup planned if Medicaid bill fails

Feb 6, 2015 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  It would make a one-time, $10-million payment to Wyoming hospitals to help cover the cost of treating uninsured people.

CHEYENNE -- Some Wyoming ... [more]

Day at the Legislature

Feb 6, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Developments at the Wyoming Legislature on the 18th day of the 2015 General Session:
SCIENCE STANDARDS: A bill that would allow the Wyoming State ... [more]

Uranium mine gets EIS from regulators; public comment being taken

Feb 6, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A uranium mine in Crooks Gap is one step closer to a permit after the Bureau of Land Management issued a draft environmental impact statement on the ... [more]

Family of girl killed on road sues District 6

Feb 6, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  MaKayla Marie Strahle, 11, died the evening of Dec. 20, 2011, after she was struck by a passing truck as she crossed U.S. Highway 26 to her home four miles ... [more]

Medicaid expansion defeated Friday in Senate in 19-11 vote

Feb 6, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Senate on Friday defeated a bill that would expand Medicaid coverage to low-income people in the state.
Senate File 129 went down 19-11 after ... [more]