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Deer population at center of G&F talks with county residents

Apr 6, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  Wyoming Game & Fish officials met hunters and landowners March 28 in Riverton to discuss potential changes to hunting seasons in the department's Lander ... [more]

City denies bid to change zoning on vacant plot

Apr 6, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council has rejected the rezoning of the Fuechsel property near the Spencer subdivision in north Riverton.
The petitioner, Jeffery Fuechsel, ... [more]

RPD officer not guilty in charges from last summer

Apr 6, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  A jury in Lander on Thursday deliberated for about 40 minutes to determine that an off-duty Riverton police officer is not guilty of being intoxicated and ... [more]

Today

Apr 5, 2012 - Staff:  Corrections
The full name of the writer of a letter to the editor was inadverntently omitted when it was published March 28. The writer's full name is ... [more]

Digest

Apr 5, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Woman sentenced for drunken wreck
LARAMIE (AP) -- A Colorado woman who seriously injured a Laramie woman in a drunken-driving wreck will spend the next year in ... [more]

Pipeline proponent says profits would be $1.4B

Apr 5, 2012 - The Associated Press:  DENVER (AP) -- A Colorado businessman seeking to build a pipeline to deliver water from Wyoming to Colorado's Front Range estimates that whoever designs, ... [more]

Buford, population 1, goes on the auction block

Apr 5, 2012 - The Associated Press:  BUFORD (AP) -- What's advertised as the smallest town in the United States will be going to the highest bidder.
Buford is located between Cheyenne and Laramie ... [more]

Lawsuit challenges state's legislative districting scheme

Apr 5, 2012 - Staff and wire reports:  A lawsuit challenging Wyoming's newly adopted legislative redistricting plan has been filed by a citizen group.
The lawsuit charges that state lawmakers bent ... [more]

Teacher with county ties faces charge in Rawlins

Apr 5, 2012 - Staff and wire reports:  A Rawlins High School teacher with ties to three Fremont County school districts and a U.S. Senator's office is accused of kissing and asking for a sexual ... [more]

Clerk warns about illegal voter sign-up

Apr 5, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  A citizen notified officials that a man has been performing illegal voter registration activities. He was observed outside the Safeway in Riverton in recent ... [more]

Online petition set up for District 21

Apr 5, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Fort Washakie Charter High School principal Shad Hamilton has created an online petition to show support for Fremont County School District 21's efforts to ... [more]

Fort Washakie unification gets county nod

Apr 5, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County officials unanimously approved sending Fort Washakie school district's application for a K-12 system for state consideration.
The Fremont ... [more]

Today

Apr 4, 2012 - Staff:  Births
ARMAJO

A son was born to Shaycrea Friday and Gregory Armajo, of Fort Washakie, at 1:16 p.m. March 24, 2012, at Lander Regional Hospital. He ... [more]

Digest

Apr 4, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Comment needed on wolf rules
CASPER (AP) -- The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is holding a public meeting in Casper on draft regulations governing gray wolf ... [more]

State intervenes in suit over forest management

Apr 4, 2012 - The Associated Press:  BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- A judge in Wyoming has granted requests by South Dakota and Wyoming to intervene in a federal lawsuit involving management of the Black ... [more]

Churches set special services for Holy Week

Apr 4, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Christians worldwide are observing Holy Week, and many Riverton churches are having special services in observance of the Easter holiday.

St. James ... [more]

Pupcakes for a cause: PAWS event raises money, awareness

Apr 4, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Iain Magruder wanted to experiment with a cupcake recipe made of bacon, pancakes and maple syrup. The 9-year-old baker was pleasantly surprised with his ... [more]

Riverton officer's trial starts this week

Apr 4, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  An off-duty Riverton police officer facing a charge of being a hazard while intoxicated at Boysen State Park is set for a jury trial beginning Thursday in ... [more]

County settles on commission district borders

Apr 4, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The Lander area is becoming a more centralized district, while Riverton's west side is falling into a different region under the Fremont County Commission ... [more]

Today

Apr 3, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
BUNN

Ricky E. Bunn, 58, died Sunday, April 1, at his home in Riverton. No services will be held at this time. Inurnment will be in the Oregon ... [more]

Digest

Apr 3, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Driver of runaway truck killed
BUFFALO (AP) -- A tractor-trailer hauling a load of bentonite jack-knifed and went over a 300-foot embankment near Buffalo, ... [more]

Wyoming man to lead Colorado review team

Apr 3, 2012 - The Associated Press:  DENVER (AP) -- Wyoming's Bighorn National Forest supervisor William Bass will lead a four-person review team that will examine the prescribed burn that ... [more]

Prairie dog transplant questioned

Apr 3, 2012 - The Associated Press:  GILLETTE (AP) -- Some Campbell County residents say they are concerned about plans by the U.S. Forest Service to transplant prairie dogs from one part of the ... [more]

Air quality testing at Pavillion shows no immediate problems

Apr 3, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Preliminary review of results from an air monitoring station in an area several miles east of Pavillion did not reveal pollution levels exceeding federal ... [more]

Bridal expo showed off county resources

Apr 3, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Candace Warren spent the majority of her Saturday morning finalizing details for her outdoor wedding in July. The Riverton bride stopped by the Wind River ... [more]

CWC board meetings to be streamed live, but not recorded

Apr 3, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  After a couple of months of tests and talks, the Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees has decided to stream its monthly meetings live on the college's ... [more]

March warmest on books locally

Apr 3, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Last month was the warmest March on record for the two largest municipalities in Fremont County and several cities nationwide.
According to the National ... [more]

State's rig count dips by two

Apr 1, 2012 - The Associated Press:  HOUSTON (AP) -- The number of rigs actively exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. is up by 11 this week to 1,979.
The Houston-based oilfield services ... [more]

Worm composting has cut family's waste to next to nothing

Apr 1, 2012 - By Alexandra Cokar, Laramie Boomerang:  LARAMIE (AP) -- Erika Babbitt-Rogers used to go to the city landfill a couple of times a year to get rid of her household waste. Then, a few years ago, she read ... [more]

Leader hopes bias crime training helped alter attitudes

Apr 1, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  With the Northern Arapaho Tribe and other American Indian groups, they carry the name "two-spirited."
They are the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual ... [more]