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Apr 26, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Sage grouse season left as is
The state Game and Fish Commission has decided to keep a three-day sage grouse hunting season open this fall in northeast ... [more]

Lummis soda ash bill gets hearing

Apr 26, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A bill aimed at keeping Wyoming soda ash competitive globally is being reviewed in Washington.
The U.S. House Natural Resources Committee held a ... [more]

Lake area development plan ready for Yellowstone

Apr 26, 2012 - The Associated Press:  A long-term plan for limited development in the Lake area of Yellowstone National Park has been approved.
A Finding of No Significant Impact for a plan ... [more]

Work to plug oil well may begin soon

Apr 26, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- An oil well that's leaking natural gas in east-central Wyoming could be plugged soon.
Chesapeake Energy says the work could begin as early as ... [more]

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Apr 25, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
KNIGHT

Dean Knight, 75, who made his home in Jeffrey City and Riverton several times over the past 35 years, died Saturday, April 21, in Great ... [more]

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Apr 25, 2012 - The Associated Press:  State jobless rate down again
CHEYENNE (AP) -- Wyoming's unemployment rate is down for the seventh straight month.
The state Department of Workforce Services ... [more]

Driver pleads guilty to killing pedestrian in Casper last year

Apr 25, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CASPER (AP) -- A man who crashed into and killed a teenager standing on a downtown Casper sidewalk has pleaded guilty.
Scott Allen Coleman originally pleaded ... [more]

Beetles hitting fewer trees in SNF

Apr 25, 2012 - The Associated Press:  POWELL (AP) -- The pine beetle infestation in Shoshone National Forest appears to be subsiding.
Forest timber program manager Randy Spiering says the beetles ... [more]

Fumes probe leads to meth lab suspicion

Apr 25, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Police Department is continuing its investigation into what they believe to be a meth lab that was discovered at a house late Friday night.
RPD ... [more]

Drought a bigger worry than flooding this year, water-watchers predict

Apr 25, 2012 - By Christina George and Martin Reed, Staff Writers:  Potential for flooding from springtime snowmelt in Fremont County and across Wyoming is low this year, weather officials say.
The forecast is based on recent ... [more]

Judge: Encana suit must be in tribal court

Apr 25, 2012 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- In a ruling hailed as a victory for American Indian sovereignty, a federal judge has tossed out a lawsuit that Encana Oil and Gas Inc. had filed ... [more]

Commissioners insist decals be placed on the coroner's vehicles

Apr 25, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Commission is demanding that Coroner Ed McAuslan place decals on his new vehicles to identify his agency's name despite past refusal by the ... [more]

Today

Apr 24, 2012 - Staff:  Births
NOETZELMANN

A daughter was born to Angela and Matthew Noetzelmann, of Lander, at 6:52 a.m. Feb. 27, 2012, at Lander Regional Hospital. She ... [more]

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Apr 24, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Governor sees troops in Kosovo
CHEYENNE (AP) -- A Wyoming Army National Guard unit serving in Kosovo and Bosnia got a visit from Gov. Matt Mead over the ... [more]

Winter park visitation same as last year

Apr 24, 2012 - The Associated Press:  POWELL (AP) -- More than 89,000 people visited Yellowstone National Park between Dec. 15 and March 15 -- a figure similar to the previous winter season.
The ... [more]

Regulators grant a rehearing on pipeline proposal

Apr 24, 2012 - The Associated Press:  DENVER (AP) -- Federal regulators have granted a rehearing for further consideration of a Colorado businessman's proposal to build a pipeline to deliver water ... [more]

Responding to districting suit, state says plaintiffs fall short

Apr 24, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- Wyoming's attorney general wants a district judge in Cheyenne to dismiss a lawsuit fighting the state's redistricting plan.
Judge Greg ... [more]

Get ready for more budget cuts, warns Gov. Mead

Apr 24, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Falling energy revenues have prompted Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead to order state agency directors to prepare for even deeper cuts to their budgets next ... [more]

World Book Night includes events in Fremont County

Apr 24, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  One volunteer gave out free copies of the widely popular "Hunger Games" novel at Arapahoe School. Another planned to distribute former best-seller "The Kite ... [more]

Food bank seeks building donor

Apr 24, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Community Food Bank is looking to raise money to buy a building in Riverton for food storage. Lloyd Eckstein, CEO of the food bank, approached the ... [more]

Riverton, Shoshoni granted waivers from 16:1 classroom ratio

Apr 24, 2012 - Staff and wire reports:  Two Fremont County school districts are among 20 statewide that have been granted waivers from meeting a state law requiring a 16-to-1 student-teacher ratio in ... [more]

RPD investigates fumes report on Hill Street

Apr 22, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Police Department is continuing to investigate the discovery of substances related to initial concerns about possible methamphetamine production ... [more]

Grizzlies to keep 'threatened' tag until at least 2014

Apr 22, 2012 - By Matthew Brown, The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- Grizzly bears in and around Yellowstone National Park will keep their threatened status for at least the next two to three years, as ... [more]

Little Wind bridge work beginning

Apr 22, 2012 - Staff:  The Wyoming Department of Transportation reported that improvements to the Little Wind River bridge near Fort Washakie on Highway 287 should start Monday, ... [more]

Harris Bridge Road closes due to culvert problems

Apr 22, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County transportation department superintendent Dave Pendleton reported last week the closure of Harris Bridge Road in the Pavillion area due to a ... [more]

Red Canyon construction starting this month

Apr 22, 2012 - Staff:  A Wyoming 28 highway improvement project is beginning this month south of Lander near the Red Canyon Overlook, according to the Wyoming Department of ... [more]

Get wings with CWC

Apr 22, 2012 - Staff:  Central Wyoming College's Lander Center is offering courses in May for aviation enthusiasts.
Flying for Cockpit Companions is offered Saturday, May 12, from 8 ... [more]

Money Smart Week starts

Apr 22, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  As the 2011 tax season ends, the Riverton Branch Library is looking ahead and hoping to help people make the best financial choices for 2012 with its Money ... [more]

Togwotee construction ongoing

Apr 22, 2012 - Staff:  Work is ongoing along the Rosie's Ridge section of Togwotee Trail on U.S. 26/287 between Dubois and Moran Junction, according to the Wyoming Department of ... [more]

CWC offers QuickBooks for contractors

Apr 22, 2012 - Staff:  Central Wyoming College, in partnership with ed2go, is launching a non-credit online course entitled "QuickBooks 2012 for Contractors."
Ed2go makes it easy to ... [more]