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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]

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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]

'I've got work to finish,' says Thompson in bid for fourth commission term

Aug 16, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  When asked why he is seeking his fourth consecutive term on the Fremont County Commission, board chairman Doug Thompson simply stated: "I've got work to ... [more]

Cool spell slows Alpine Lake Fire temporarily

Aug 16, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Wind River Agency spokesman Karl Brauneis said a cold front and some moisture Wednesday helped suppress the Alpine Lake Fire that has scorched 1,342 acres of ... [more]

Request to transfer Hudson suspect to juvenile court takes full day in courtroom

Aug 16, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  A request from the youngest defendant in the Hudson double homicide prosecution to transfer the case to juvenile court has been taken under advisement after a ... [more]

Today

Aug 15, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
BLACK

Helen Black died Friday, Aug. 10. She was 3 years old. Funeral services were Tuesday, Aug. 14, at Our Father's House in Ethete with the ... [more]

Digest

Aug 15, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Water wildlife, G&F suggests
LARAMIE -- The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is urging ranchers and other landowners to consider leaving water in their ... [more]

Wolves set to be delisted in state, effective Oct. 1

Aug 15, 2012 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  The plan calls for Wyoming to maintain at least 10 breeding pairs of wolves and at least 100 individual animals outside of Yellowstone and the Wind River ... [more]

District 25 OKs $36.1M budget; 16:1 ratio rule stresses funds

Aug 15, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Superintendent Terry Snyder said the Fremont County School District 25 budget is tighter than usual this year, mostly because of administrators' work to comply ... [more]

Past councilman Martinez faces two primary rivals for Riverton Ward 2 seat

Aug 15, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Lee Martinez said he wants the City of Riverton to become the best it can be.
Born and raised in Riverton, Martinez, 71, served on the Riverton City Council ... [more]

Mahoney seeks third council term to 'make Riverton a better place'

Aug 15, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Diana Mahoney said she thinks public service performed with dedication and energy can make a difference.
She has decided to run again for Riverton City ... [more]

Anderson says 'not guilty' to $2.5M embezzlement

Aug 15, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The ex-financial manager charged with embezzling from Star-Tech Inc. and Precision Analysis in Riverton pleaded not guilty to charges against him at his ... [more]

Alpine Lake Fire doubles; not fought on ground

Aug 15, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The wildfire that has been burning on the Wind River Indian Reservation for more than a week has grown, and officials estimated its size to be 1,342 acres as ... [more]

Human skull found in mountains near Popo Agie Falls

Aug 15, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Coroner's Office is investigating a partial human skull discovered by a hiker Monday above the Popo Agie Falls in the Wind River Mountain ... [more]

Today

Aug 14, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
COANDO

Rex A. Coando, 61, died Friday, Aug. 10, at the Lander Regional Hospital from injuries he sustained from a motorcycle accident. A ... [more]

More bison move onto National Elk Refuge

Aug 14, 2012 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- With drought sapping natural forage in Grand Teton National Park, more bison are moving to the National Elk Refuge earlier this year, giving hunters ... [more]

Fire in Converse County expands to 6,500 acres

Aug 14, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Firefighters have made good progress on containing 6,500-acre wildfire in Converse County.
The Little Boxelder Fire about 10 miles south of ... [more]

Two bank robbery suspects are from Wyoming

Aug 14, 2012 - The Associated Press:  WALLACE, Neb. -- Two bank robbery suspects have been arrested in western Nebraska.
Fifty-two year-old Tracy Black and 20-year-old Drew Steier were arrested ... [more]

Digest

Aug 14, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Wreck kills two near Lusk
LUSK -- A South Dakota man and a woman from Georgia are dead after a head-on collision in eastern Wyoming.
The Wyoming ... [more]

McCarty 'ready to be full-time commissioner'

Aug 14, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  A strong supporter of Fremont County's tea party activities, Jennifer McCarty wants to serve as a county commissioner so she can use her conservative ideology ... [more]

Fyler voted for incumbents but wants a change

Aug 14, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Commission candidate Red Fyler doesn't hide the fact that he voted for incumbents Doug Thompson and Pat Hickerson in the last election.
"I ... [more]

Fort Washakie man dies in motorcycle-vehicle wreck

Aug 14, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  A Fort Washakie man died as a result of a motorcycle-versus-vehicle collision Friday north of his hometown.
Fremont County Coroner Ed McAuslan said the ... [more]

Fire officials work on plan to fight remote wildfire on rez

Aug 14, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Fire officials on the Wind River Indian Reservation are monitoring a wildfire near Alpine Lake that has burned roughly 218 acres since it started a week ... [more]

Jeffres, Ogg join race for Riverton school board seats

Aug 14, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Fremont County School District 25 trustees Lynette Jeffres and Glenn Ogg are the latest to file for re-election to the Riverton board.
Jeffres submitted her ... [more]