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Don't abolish death penalty; accelerate it to save money

Editor:
Recent newspaper articles and letters to the editor discuss the issue of Mark Eaton's death sentence. One letter to the editor was in support of ...

Jail or else?

Fremont County is wise to consider expanding justice options for young and non-violent offenders

Fremont County is taking its latest step in ...

Sheep count up a bit in county; prices dip

Wyoming as a whole boasts 5,000 more sheep and lambs this year than last, a difference of about 1.3 percent.

With 20,500 animals, there is about one ...

County's jobless rate nudged lower; still well ahead of '12 performance

Unemployment in Fremont County ticked slightly higher in July, although the local jobs market continues to outperform conditions of a year ago.
The Wyoming ...

Two-day high school rodeo starts Friday at Lander Old Timers arena

The season started last weekend in Wheatland. The Jackson rodeo is next up on Sept. 14-15.

The Lander Old Timers Arena is the site of a two-day high ...

West Nile cases hit 10 in county; hot month extends biting season

At least 10 Fremont County residents have contracted West Nile Virus this season --far more than in any other area of the state.
One man in Park County has ...

County girls best finishers at Green River cross country

Wyoming Indian High School and the Riverton Wolverines both opened the cross country season last Friday at the Green River Invitational to set the measuring ...

More than acreage

The sugar beet story this year is a lesson to outsiders on ag realities

Staff writer Eric Blom's recent story on sugar beet production in Fremont ...

Meth bust documents tell of cash tricks by defendants

It seems in the case of Timothy Pitt, crime truly did not pay.
Court documents indicate the Hudson man accused of selling meth was chronically short on ...

Emergency training

This week's drill was planned, but sometimes responders use a 'live' call for extra practice

You might have wondered why emergency personnel ...

One conviction, two plea deals so far in nine-person meth bust

Prosecutors on Thursday secured their first conviction as the result of a countywide methamphetamine bust in May.
Travis Fauque, 21, of Lander pleaded guilty ...

Details emerge in fed case against meth suspects

Documents reveal information on guns, cash and large quantities of drugs.

Federal prosecutors have charged a Hudson man and a Green River woman for ...

Wyoming high court reverses incest conviction

CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Supreme Court has reversed a Fremont County man's incest conviction.
The court ruled in June that it amounted to double jeopardy to ...

County attorney addresses recent plea deals

The new official has come under criticism for resolving high-profile criminal cases with agreements.

Four months after taking office, Fremont County ...

Meth suspect faces life sentence under new federal charges

Timothy Pitt faces stiffer potential penalties after his case moved to the federal court system. The Hudson man accused of leading a methamphetamine ...

County backs off Pitt meth case after federal prosecutors intervene

Federal prosecutors have taken over the case against Timothy Pitt, the Hudson man accused of leading a ring of methamphetamine dealers.
"He's being ...

Bennett says his office uses plea deals fairly

Despite recent criticism, Fremont County and Prosecuting Attorney Michael Bennett thinks his administration uses plea agreements fairly.
"I think (plea ...

The periodic arrival of smoke from the Hardluck Fire has turned Riverton-area skies orange and changed the appearance of the sun as well. This scene greeted ...

Woman in high speed chase on the lam again after Salt Lake hospital allowed her to go

A woman who led police on a high-speed chase that ended with a damaging wreck in Riverton is at large again after being released mistakenly from a Salt Lake ...

Blistering day set records in Lander, elsewhere

Monday was one of the hottest August days on record for much of Wyoming, and more of the same is in store for Fremont County and Wyoming after some all-time ...

 
 

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