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Jun 14, 2012 - Staff:  Births
WOOD

A daughter was born to Cassandra and Ryan Wood, of Riverton, at 10:19 a.m. April 24, 2012, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. She weighed 6 ... [more]

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Jun 14, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Guernsey State Park to reopen
CHEYENNE -- Part of Guernsey State Park will reopen in time for the weekend after a wildfire chased campers and visitors ... [more]

Trumpeter swans to be reintroduced outside Yellowstone Park waters

Jun 14, 2012 - The Associated Press:  HELENA, Mont. -- With trumpeter swan populations struggling in Wyoming, Montana and Idaho, wildlife officials plan to release five young trumpeter swans into ... [more]

Woman pleads guilty to carjacking case in state

Jun 14, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- An Oregon woman pleaded guilty Wednesday to carjacking a man in western Wyoming last year.
Jessica Fritts, 36, faces a 30-year prison sentence ... [more]

Yellowbear loses lawsuit over using sweatlodge in prison

Jun 14, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  He was moved to the Wyoming Medium Security Prison in Torrington in January.

A federal judge has ruled against convicted baby-killer Andrew John ... [more]

Commissioners asking museum boss to resign; her answer due Friday

Jun 14, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Ongoing controversy regarding Carol Thiesse's management of the museum is interfering with operations, the elected leaders wrote.

Fremont County ... [more]

Tribal waste official blasts county for rejecting trash offer

Jun 14, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Solid Waste Disposal District board's decision to reject a proposal concerning Wind River Indian Reservation trash management is getting ... [more]

D.A. gripes on pace of Eaton appeal

Jun 13, 2012 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  The former Riverton resident is Wyoming's only death-row inmate.

CHEYENNE -- The prosecutor who secured the death penalty conviction for the former ... [more]

Summer church youth festival 'Take Off!' set for this Saturday

Jun 13, 2012 - Staff:  Riverton-area religious leaders and organizations combine to host "Take Off!" on Saturday, June 16, at Riverton City Park.
An afternoon and evening of music, ... [more]

Assault, police chase under investigation

Jun 13, 2012 - Staff:  An alleged assault on East Monroe Avenue in May remains under investigation.
Douglas Lemley, 28, of Riverton, was arrested for a Fremont County warrant for ... [more]

Today

Jun 13, 2012 - Staff:  Births
APODACA

A daughter was born to Nanette Perry and Anthony Apodaca, of Lander, at 12:32 a.m. May 10, 2012, at Lander Regional Hospital. She ... [more]

Digest

Jun 13, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Body recovered from reservoir
ROCK SPRINGS -- Sheriff's officials say a recovery team has retrieved what is believed to be the remains of a man who ... [more]

Wildfire smoke smudges skies above capital

Jun 13, 2012 - By Dan Elliott, The Associated Press:  LOVELAND, Colo. -- Smoke from a massive wildfire in northern Colorado was blowing into southeast Wyoming and smudging the skies above Cheyenne on ... [more]

Group to poll Beartooth Highway travelers

Jun 13, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CODY -- People driving along the famous Beartooth Highway along the Montana-Wyoming state line will be asked to stop and take a survey this summer.
The group ... [more]

Coroner IDs toddler found in North Fork

Jun 13, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Coroner Ed McAuslan has released the name of a 2-year-old boy whose body was found Monday evening in the North Fork River between Lander and ... [more]

Projects set as WyDOT keeps eye on future funding cuts

Jun 13, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  As concerns rise about state funding cutbacks that could affect road maintenance and repairs, the Wyoming Department of Transportation lists numerous projects ... [more]

A better life through art

Jun 13, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  College and CES join forces in gallery show

Nancy Croston loves green.
She loves the color so much she tries to use it in every one of her ... [more]

Few takers yet on cistern offer near Pavillion

Jun 13, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  About two weeks after state officials explained to roughly 50 people an offer to install taxpayer-funded cisterns at households with poor water quality several ... [more]

Today

Jun 12, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
DIXON

Former Lander resident, Lillian E. Dixon, 94, died Friday, June 8, at the Margaret T. Morris Center in Prescott, Ariz. Cremation has ... [more]

Man leads troopers on wild car chase

Jun 12, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A Colorado man led Wyoming state troopers on a wild high-speed chase along two interstates and into the prairie before he was finally captured, ... [more]

Tiny town on evac alert for fire

Jun 12, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Hundreds of campers had to evacuate, and Guernsey State Park remains closed.

GUERNSEY -- Residents of Hartville have been placed on alert for possible ... [more]

Digest

Jun 12, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Assistant gets UWPD post
LARAMIE -- A veteran member of the University of Wyoming Police Department has been promoted to chief of police.
Mike Samp has ... [more]

Bid process flawed, but airport roof fix to proceed

Jun 12, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  The city advertised for bids on fixing the roof, but the bid packages contained different warranty terms -- one for 15 years and one for 20 years.

The ... [more]

Crop duster crashes after fuel unit malfunctions

Jun 12, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Officials say the crash of a crop duster plane at Riverton Regional Airport began with a malfunction of the aircraft's fuel control unit.
Riverton police ... [more]

Pertech sold; will stay in city with expanded product lineup

Jun 12, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  All 30 or so Pertech employees will be able to continue with the company under the merger, and another 10 jobs could be created.

Riverton-based ... [more]

County gives notice to tribes on reservation trash contract

Jun 12, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  After failed negotiations with a Wind River Indian Reservation agency, the Fremont County Solid Waste Disposal District board on Monday night voted to start a ... [more]

Crime hits transfer stations

Jun 12, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Two trash transfer stations in Fremont County became the targets of criminal activity less than two weeks after strictly limited service hours started at the ... [more]

2-year-old's body pulled from North Fork River on Monday

Jun 12, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Coroner's Office is investigating the death of a 2-year-old boy whose body was recovered Monday night in the North Fork River.
Fremont ... [more]

State wildlife trust meeting June 14 in Riverton

Jun 10, 2012 - Staff:  The Wyoming Wildlife and Natural Resource Trust will meet on Thursday, June 14, in Riverton to allocate funding for proposed projects.
The meeting begins at ... [more]

CWC prof gets award for distance education

Jun 10, 2012 - Staff:  Central Wyoming College professor Angel Sparkman earned a Master Distance Educator Award at the Wyoming Distance Education Consortium spring conference held ... [more]