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Aug 19, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Worker dies in work accident
CASPER -- A worker has died after being trapped under a 500-gallon metal storage container at a business in Natrona County. ... [more]

The way it was: Primary election -- 1956

Aug 19, 2012 - From staff reports:  Fremont County's primary election has been as early as May and as late as September across the generations, but mid- to late August has been the most-common ... [more]

Child health grants offered

Aug 19, 2012 - From staff reports:  The UnitedHealthcare Children's Foundation is seeking grant applications from families in need of financial assistance to help pay for their child's health ... [more]

Honor Farm horse adoption Aug. 24-25

Aug 19, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Bureau of Land Management and the Wyoming Honor Farm will host a wild horse adoption and gentling clinic Aug. 24-25 in Riverton.
The BLM and the Honor ... [more]

Expect delays from Red Canyon road work

Aug 19, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Department of Transportation is preparing to contnue various construction projects on Highway 28 in Red Canyon.
Repairs of the Double Nickel ... [more]

South Riverton highway plans to expand

Aug 19, 2012 - From staff reports:  A proposed improvement project to widen Wyoming 789 south of Riverton will be the subject of an Aug. 21 public meeting at Riverton City Hall.
The public ... [more]

Tribal election season starting

Aug 19, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The Wind River Indian Reservation tribes are preparing for their upcoming election seasons that will determine Business Council members and those serving on ... [more]

St. Stephens starting school year with new staff

Aug 19, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  When students at St. Stephen's Indian School head back to the classroom on Aug. 22, they will be greeted by new administration.
Last month, the school ... [more]

Paws suggests 5-year plan to expand shelter

Aug 19, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Paws for Life animal league is looking to expand its Riverton animal adoption center.
Kathy Hooper, the Paws for Life president, submitted a letter to the ... [more]

Bird haven humming along

Aug 19, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Deb and Shawn Huddleston have discovered many ways to attrct the tiny birds.

When Deb Huddleston and her husband, Shawn, relocated from Cody to ... [more]

Herbst vows to work as Philp did

Aug 19, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  In her bid for the Wyoming House District 34 seat, Fremont County rancher Lois Herbst wants to follow the voting record established by the longtime former ... [more]

Campbell makes run for second term in HD 34

Aug 19, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  As she nears the completion of her first term in office, House District 34 Rep. Rita Campbell said wants to continue her public service with another two years ... [more]

Mother gets probation, not prison, in baby's death

Aug 19, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Pavillion mother charged in her baby's November 2011 death will spend the next 12 months on supervised probation instead of the 26 years of prison she ... [more]

Amid transfer station flap, solid waste votes to give raises

Aug 19, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  In an effort to retain their employees and compete with the county roads department, solid waste leaders have voted to implement pay increases for their ... [more]

Today

Aug 17, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
ANDREWS

Marlys Andrews, 50, died Monday, Aug. 13, 2012, at her home because of a sudden illness. Memorial services were at 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. ... [more]

Digest

Aug 17, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Liz Cheney: No political plans
CASPER -- Liz Cheney says her recent move to Wyoming wasn't motivated by politics.
The daughter of former vice president ... [more]

GOP has huge money margin over Dems; primary is Tuesday

Aug 17, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming Democrats are going into Tuesday's primary election a bit short on cash.
Incumbent Wyoming Republicans Sen. John Barrasso and Rep. Cynthia ... [more]

Alpine Lake fire doubles; monitoring continues

Aug 17, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Officials say the Alpine Lake Fire burning on the Wind River Indian Reservation has nearly doubled in size from the 1,342 acres reported Wednesday.
Wind River ... [more]

Faubion to run against Mahoney in Riverton 1

Aug 17, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Wyoming native Jonathan Faubion said he understands Wyoming values, and he demonstrates his commitment to the city through areas of service.
"I have been ... [more]

Arapahoe and Fort Washakie get more school board hopefuls

Aug 17, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  With a little more than a week remaining until the filing period closes for various seats on school boards, and fire, cemetery and conservation districts, ... [more]

County looks ready to fire either museums board or Lander director

Aug 17, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County commissioners are close to terminating the embattled Pioneer Museum director in Lander and possibly the board governing the institution as well, ... [more]

City's water crisis over, official says

Aug 17, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Public services director Bill Urbigkit said Riverton residents no longer have to worry about conserving water. His announcement came Tuesday at the Riverton ... [more]

CWC health/science center under construction

Aug 17, 2012 - Staff:  Central Wyoming College's new health/science center is under full construction on the Riverton ... [more]

Smoky valleys yield brilliant sunsets

Aug 16, 2012 - Staff:  After cooler weather Thursday, fire conditions are expected to worsen by the ... [more]

Today

Aug 16, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
COCKERHAM

Wallace "Wally" N. Cockerham, 69, formerly of Fremont County, died Monday, Aug. 13, 2012, at the Central Wyoming Hospice Kloefcorn ... [more]

Two more file for positions on Arapahoe school board

Aug 16, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Robert Wiley submitted his application for a Jeffrey City Fire District directors post.

Two more candidates have submitted applications for one of ... [more]

Cooler weather helps in Wyoming fire picture; nearly 43,000 in West

Aug 16, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Cooler temperatures are keeping wildfires in Wyoming in check for the time being.
Officials say they don't expect much activity Thursday on fires burning in ... [more]

Digest

Aug 16, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Trout dying in low-water streams
SHERIDAN -- Wildlife officials in Sheridan say some trout have been dying in local streams and rivers because of low ... [more]

Council candidate Bauman says city going from 'self- induced crisis to crisis'

Aug 16, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  One thing is certain, Larry Bauman is not afraid to speak his mind.
"I am a straight talker," Bauman said. "If you aren't willing to speak up for what you ... [more]

Baker aiming for his second term as a Riverton councilman

Aug 16, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Riverton City Council Ward 3 councilman Lars Baker said he bases his decisions on what will be most beneficial to the people of Riverton.
"I have lived in or ... [more]