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CETUSA seeks host families for exchange students

Apr 19, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Council for Educational Travel, USA is seeking host families to open doors to their homes and their communities for international high school exchange ... [more]

Wiggins Fork elk may hold health key for region

Apr 19, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Many elk herds in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem are suffering. Their populations are declining populations, and fewer calves make it to adulthood.
The ... [more]

Heart attack might have caused fatal cement truck crash

Apr 19, 2015 - From staff reports:  Autopsy results show Daniel W. Oberlie, 57, of Riverton, probably experienced a cardiac event before the single-vehicle rollover that took his life April 1 ... [more]

The way it was: Gold-plated safety -- 1964

Apr 19, 2015 - From staff reports:  Pacific Power and Light hosted a community banquet 51 years ago this week, and the festivities included honoring local law enforcement.
During power outages, ... [more]

Flash floods, fires pose a risk to Wyoming residents

Apr 19, 2015 - From staff reports:  Spring is a time of transition, when late-season snowstorms can affect travel and afternoon thunderstorms bring the threat of hail, tornadoes and lightning. ... [more]

Film star, artists to discuss their work in library series

Apr 19, 2015 - From staff reports:  The subject of the documentary "Havana Curveball" will attend a screening of the film at Riverton Branch Library.

The Riverton Branch Library and ... [more]

I-80 still closed Saturday

Apr 19, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The interstate highway between Cheyenne and Laramie finally reopened Saturday afternoon as cleanup continues from the massive pileups in Thursday's ... [more]

Today

Apr 17, 2015 - From staff reports:  Births
TAYLOR

A daughter was born to BreAnna Bell of Lander and Colton Taylor of Lander at 6:07 a.m. March 23 at SageWest Health Care at Lander. The ... [more]

Digest

Apr 17, 2015 - The Associated Press:  North Carolina man killed by train
GILLETTE (AP) -- A 28-year-old North Carolina man has been struck and killed by a train in northeast ... [more]

Snowstorm leads to major wrecks and closures on I-80

Apr 17, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- Wintry weather swept across parts of the Rockies on Thursday, leaving behind some wrecks and road closures.
Heavy snow was being blamed for ... [more]

Airport runway rebuild starting soon

Apr 17, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A starting date of May 1 is anticipated for the 170-day job.

The $11.6 million runway reconstruction project at Riverton Regional Airport is closer ... [more]

Plane crash in Idaho kills four; two were former Lander residents

Apr 17, 2015 - By Anne McGowan, The Lander Journal:  An airplane crash in a remote area of central Idaho on April 10 took the lives of three employees of a Lander-based business.
All three worked for Creative ... [more]

New search planned for three Uden bodies in deep lake

Apr 17, 2015 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:   The whereabouts of the three is among the few unresolved questions in one of Fremont County's most notorious crimes.

Investigators once again are ... [more]

Most sage grouse conservation changes would be outside Fremont County

Apr 17, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A major review of core habitat areas is taking place ahead of a federal decision on listing the fowl as endangered

A review this year of sage grouse ... [more]

Three finalists named in CWC search for new academic dean

Apr 17, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Three finalists have been selected in the search to replace Jason Wood, former executive vice president for student and academic services at Central Wyoming ... [more]

Today

Apr 16, 2015 - Staff:  Births
ROSENTHAL

A son was born to Cathy (Cooper) and Shane Rosenthal of Buffalo at 4:20 p.m. March 5 at Sheridan Memorial Hospital in Sheridan. The ... [more]

Court skeptical of challenge to Obama's climate change plan

Apr 16, 2015 - The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON (AP) -- Two out of three judges on a federal appeals court panel are expressing doubts about a legal challenge to the Obama administration's ... [more]

Yellowstone's oldest hotel gets landmark designation

Apr 16, 2015 - The Associated Press:  The Lake Yellowstone Hotel was added to the national roster Thursday.

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- The oldest hotel in Yellowstone National Park has been ... [more]

Digest

Apr 16, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Storm brought foot of snow
AP -- The National Weather Service has posted a winter storm warning for a small part of southeast Wyoming, including the city of ... [more]

New fee structure could net $70,000 for Teton

Apr 16, 2015 - The Associated Press:  The changes would take effect in 2016.

JACKSON (AP) -- Grand Teton National Park managers say proposed changes to various fees charged to private ... [more]

Easter eggs found; several to share cash and prizes

Apr 16, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  After several attempts at finding hidden Ranger treasure items over the years, Selena Fox finally accomplished her goal when came across egg No. 2 in fourth ... [more]

Riverton will move to regulate bare-knuckle fights via city ordinance

Apr 16, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Riverton city staff plan to draft an ordinance to regulate bare-knuckle fighting in the city.
The Riverton City Council agreed Tuesday night during a work ... [more]

Moisture record in Lander; snowpack up

Apr 16, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The snow generated .88 inch of precipitation Wednesday, breaking the previous record of .68 inch set in 1924

Wednesday's storm caused a healthy jump ... [more]

County still eyeing office moves once justice center opens in June

Apr 16, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The public will likely get a first look inside the new Riverton justice center on June 19.
Fremont County Commissioners are aiming to hold a public dedication ... [more]

Car burglary suspect says 'not guilty;' second plea in different case

Apr 16, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Two men pleaded not guilty to multiple charges in unrelated cases in Lander District Court on April 8.
Jeramie Vanzane Lewis, of Riverton, pleaded not guilty ... [more]

Setback rule for wells ups requirement to 500 feet

Apr 15, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission has approved increasing the "setback" distance between oil and gas equipment and occupied structures to 500 ... [more]

Mid-Valley favored bidder on Willow Creek school

Apr 15, 2015 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County School District 25 Board of Trustees voted in favor of a contract with Mid-Valley General Contractors on Tuesday for the new Willow Creek ... [more]

Digest

Apr 15, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Casper College names new president
CASPER -- The Casper College Board of Trustees has selected Darren Divine as the school's new president.
Divine is ... [more]

Storm to deposit several inches of snow in basin

Apr 15, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The spring storm blowing through the Wind River Basin on Wednesday is expected to bring up to 7 inches of precipitation to the Riverton area, with as many as ... [more]

Air space training expansion could start by September

Apr 15, 2015 - The Associated Press:  PIERRE, S.D. -- Federal officials are completing the final work required on a newly approved aerial training area over the northern plains, and military bombers ... [more]