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Mar 20, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
ANDERSON

Robert L. Anderson, 92, of Riverton, died Friday, March 16, 2012. Graveside services are at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 22, at Rest Haven ... [more]

Digest

Mar 20, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Grant OK'd to lure data center
CHEYENNE (AP) -- The State Loan and Investment Board has approved a $5 million grant to help bring a proposed $112 million data ... [more]

No antler collecting until May

Mar 20, 2012 - The Associated Press:  PINEDALE (AP) -- The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is reminding people not to be in too much of a hurry to collect antlers from public lands in western ... [more]

Yellowstone bison arrive at Montana reservation

Mar 20, 2012 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- Sixty-four bison from Yellowstone National Park were shipped almost 500 miles to northeast Montana's Fort Peck Indian Reservation on ... [more]

State's high school grad rate near the nationwide average

Mar 20, 2012 - The Associated Press:  A new report says Wyoming's high school graduation rate increased less than 1 percentage point from 74.4 percent in 2002 to 75.2 percent in 2009.
Wyoming's ... [more]

Guitar and knife both used in Riverton fight

Mar 20, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  An Arapahoe man faces two aggravated assault and battery charges after police say he stabbed another man in the chest in the early hours of St. Patrick's ... [more]

State offer lowers cost of Federal lights

Mar 20, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council is debating the purchase of decorative light poles for the city, and the pricetag might be lower than expected.
The Wyoming ... [more]

Convenience store suspect returns to face charges

Mar 20, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The suspect in February's stabbing assault at a Riverton Maverik Country Store is back in Fremont County to face an attempted second-degree murder charge, ... [more]

Hill took heat in first year as state superintendent

Mar 18, 2012 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Just over a year into her job as Wyoming's top public education official, Cindy Hill is finding that the learning curve in managing a large ... [more]

Feds say tribe's bald eagle permit a first

Mar 18, 2012 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A federal permit allowing the Northern Arapaho Tribe in Wyoming to kill up to two bald eagles for religious purposes is the first of its kind ever ... [more]

Free tax preparation help still available

Mar 18, 2012 - Staff:  Legal Aid of Wyoming in Lander is continuing to offer free tax preparation assistance to qualifying participants through April.
The group will be at the ... [more]

Gardener program turns thumbs green

Mar 18, 2012 - Staff:  Master Gardener training is starting its series of classes on Friday, March 23, in Fremont County.
Training involves participating in a 10-week, ... [more]

Museum offers a peek into a teepee

Mar 18, 2012 - Staff:  The Fremont County Pioneer Museum in Lander is opening a new exhibit depicting the living quarters of Shoshone and Arapaho tribes.
The exhibit "Inside the ... [more]

Digest

Mar 18, 2012 - Staff:  Game and Fish agency sets meetings
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is hosting various meetings and gatherings in the coming weeks pertaining to issues in ... [more]

CWC students present West Nile virus study

Mar 18, 2012 - Staff:  A pair of Central Wyoming College students will present information from a three-plus-year undergraduate research project on West Nile virus in Fremont County ... [more]

Wyo. Winter Fair celebrates success

Mar 18, 2012 - Staff:  Organizers of the 2012 Wyoming State Winter Fair that wrapped up on March 3 reported the gathering was a successful event.
Although the March 1 winter fair ... [more]

Orchestra prepares for Spring Concert

Mar 18, 2012 - Staff:  Fremont County Orchestra's 25th season Spring Concert is happening on Saturday, March 24.
Orchestra conductor Rebecca Murdock said the concert program ... [more]

Fifth Hudson suspect in court Friday

Mar 18, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The fifth suspect arrested in the Hudson double homicide, robbery and arson case made his initial court appearance Friday afternoon.
Ryan Blake Hanway ... [more]

Young instrumentalists play at district festival

Mar 18, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  Riverton Middle School on Saturday was filled with the sound of music, at times in perfect harmony, at others in disarray.
The unharmonious sounds stemmed ... [more]

Five commission districts to stay, but adjustments to lines

Mar 18, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Consideration has ended for a revised plan that would have condensed the five single-member county commissioner election districts into three.
"We have been ... [more]

Today

Mar 16, 2012 - Staff:  Clarification
Central Wyoming College sponsored the March 10 local food producers fair.

Births
BLACKBURN

A son was born to Betty Jo ... [more]

Firefighters respond to grass fire

Mar 16, 2012 - Staff:  Riverton Volunteer firefighters responded to a controlled burn out of
control at 115 Hutchinson Road at noon Thursday. The fire that
destroyed this ... [more]

Couple to give a 'Meet the Samaritan' presentation

Mar 16, 2012 - Staff:  "Meet the Samaritan" is the title of a presentation by Kurt and Susanne Schafli of Riverton set for 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 23, at the Little Theater at ... [more]

Former drummer for the Doobie Brothers dies

Mar 16, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler, Staff Writer:  Michael Hossack, 65, the drummer for the Doobie Brothers during the band's heyday in the early 1970s, died Monday at his home in Dubois.
The band's manager, ... [more]

Digest

Mar 16, 2012 - Staff:  Cheyenne a finalist for data center
DOUGLAS (AP) -- The Wyoming Business Council says Cheyenne is one of two finalists for a proposed $112 million data center ... [more]

North Platte releases to benefit spawning habitat

Mar 16, 2012 - Staff:  CASPER (AP) -- The Wyoming Game and Fish Department says fishermen should be on the lookout for high water on the North Platte River in early April.
Game and ... [more]

Another DUI saturation patrol set for Saturday

Mar 16, 2012 - Staff:  Fremont County law enforcement officers will be out in force on St. Patrick's Day this Saturday March 17, conducting the third countywide saturation patrol ... [more]

Change of plea accepted in exchange for future cooperation in drug case

Mar 16, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The former owner of Austin's Steakhouse in Riverton pleaded guilty Thursday to conspiracy to deliver cocaine under a deal that requires him to provide ... [more]

Dental lesson - horse style

Mar 16, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  It is not every day you get your teeth cleaned standing outside with a class of middle school students observing. For Tori the horse, the procedure was nothing ... [more]

Recovery looks strong in Wyoming, neighbors

Mar 16, 2012 - The Associated Press:  OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- Higher fuel prices haven't slowed the economy much in rural areas of 10 Midwest and Plains states.
The monthly survey of rural bankers ... [more]