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Oct 16, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
BLUMENSHINE

Betty Blumenshine, 79, of Riverton, died Sunday, Oct. 14, at Help for Health Hospice Home. Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. ... [more]

Digest

Oct 16, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Robber hid in liquor cooler
CHEYENNE -- A transient man is accused of hiding out in the cooler of a Cheyenne liquor store so he could drink for free ... [more]

UW to withhold names of president applicants

Oct 16, 2012 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees has voted not to identify any candidates seeking to become the next president of the college.
The ... [more]

Kidnap suspect to be extradited

Oct 16, 2012 - The Associated Press:  BOZEMAN, Mont. -- A Montana man faces charges of kidnapping and assaulting an 11-year-old girl in Wyoming after police said he lured her to his car by saying he ... [more]

Infant death Sunday under investigation

Oct 16, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Police Department is investigating the death of a 3-month-old baby Sunday morning in Riverton.
Officers said they responded to a medical assist ... [more]

Goggles, Allen debate trash, jurisdiction issues

Oct 16, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  They are running for the Wyoming House District 33 seat in the Nov. 6 general election.

Wyoming Rep. Patrick Goggles, D-Ethete, said issues with ... [more]

Far fewer homicides, but suicide rate rises

Oct 16, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Coroner Ed McAuslan says homicide cases in the county remain well below the 2011's record-breaking year.
In a third-quarter report to ... [more]

Talks on Major land find opposition to fairgrounds concept

Oct 16, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton residents who attended a town hall meeting with members of Fremont County government were overwhelmingly opposed to the idea of a convention center in ... [more]

Nearly 100 sheep die in closed Monsanto mine

Oct 13, 2012 - By John Miller, The Associated Press:  BOISE, Idaho -- At least 95 domestic sheep died after grazing inside a mothballed Monsanto Co. mine in southeastern Idaho, adding to the list of animal ... [more]

Montana sends wolf-trapping rules to the public for comment

Oct 13, 2012 - The Associated Press:  The plan includes setting the tension on trap pans at a minimum of 8 pounds.

HELENA, Mont. -- Montana wildlife regulators have given initial approval ... [more]

Digest

Oct 13, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Plane crash victims identified
CHEYENNE -- Authorities have released the names of four east Texas men killed in a plane crash in the mountains of ... [more]

Plan to streamline solar development approved

Oct 13, 2012 - By Jason Dearen, The Associated Press:  SAN FRANCISCO -- Federal officials on Friday approved a plan that sets aside 445 square miles of public land for the development of large-scale solar power ... [more]

The way it was: Fire watch tower -- 1924

Oct 13, 2012 - From staff reports:  The first national forests are in Fremont County, but the names and boundaries have changed from their original forms.
In the early days of the 20th century, ... [more]

Heating bill pay help available

Oct 13, 2012 - From staff reports:  LIEAP is accepting applications through Feb. 28 for anyone seeking help paying heating bills.
To qualify for LIEAP and Low-Income Weatherization Assistance, a ... [more]

New web cameras available to northwest Wyoming drivers

Oct 13, 2012 - From staff reports:  Northwest Wyoming drivers will benefit this winter and in the future with the installation of eight new web cameras located throughout central and northwest ... [more]

CWC opens regular theater season with 'The Odd Couple'

Oct 13, 2012 - From staff reports:  Central Wyoming College is opening its regular theater season with "The Odd Couple," the Neil Simon classic comedy about a pair of mismatched roommates with ... [more]

Getting hands-on with science

Oct 13, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Conference at CWC encourages girls to experiment, explore

Classrooms at Central Wyoming College were overrun with middle- and high-school girls ... [more]

Central Wyoming College faces $15,200 hike in property, liability insurance

Oct 13, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Property and liability insurance coverage for Central Wyoming College employees will cost 8 percent, or about $15,200, more this year according to a report ... [more]

Transfer station hours get closer to finalization

Oct 13, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Disposal district board members want to get feedback from communities before making a decision.

The Fremont County Solid Waste Disposal District ... [more]

Shoshoni mayor working on floodplain designation

Oct 13, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  During this month's meeting of the Fremont County Association of Governors, State Sen. Eli Bebout, R-Riverton, asked Shoshoni Mayor Scott Peters an unusual ... [more]

Authorities: Body is that of missing girl

Oct 13, 2012 - By Thomas Peipert, The Associated Press:  Police continue to search for the person who abducted the 10-year-old Colorado girl.

WESTMINSTER, Colo. -- The weeklong search for a 10-year-old ... [more]

Digest

Oct 13, 2012 - From staff reports:  Tribe, RJTC awarded grant
Central Wyoming College's Rural Justice Training Center and the Eastern Shoshone Tribe were awarded a grant to train and ... [more]

Education conference Oct. 18-19 at Central Wyoming College

Oct 13, 2012 - From staff reports:  The third annual Wyoming Native American Education Conference is set for Thursday and Friday, Oct. 18-19, at Central Wyoming College. Some events are in the ... [more]

Bridge ribbon-cutting ceremony set

Oct 13, 2012 - From staff reports:  A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new $1.05 million Mortimore Lane bridge is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 15, at the bridge south of Lander.
Project ... [more]

RVFD hosts open house

Oct 12, 2012 - Staff:  Lilly Alera, right, and Stasia Nowland were entertained by The Riverton Volunteer Firefighter's mascot "Fireman Bob" at the RVFD open house Wednesday under a ... [more]

Today

Oct 12, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
ENGAVO

Harry Thomas "Tom" Engavo, 56, died Tuesday, Oct. 9, at the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. Traditional Native American services will ... [more]

BLM lifts fire bans in areas of Wyoming

Oct 12, 2012 - The Associated Press:  PINEDALE -- The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is lifting fire restrictions in some areas of western Wyoming beginning at midnight Friday.
The agency announced ... [more]

Digest

Oct 12, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Plane wreckage to be removed
CHEYENNE -- Albany County Undersheriff Rob DeBree says crews plan to recover the wreckage Friday of a plane that was found ... [more]

Authorities shift focus, seek apparent Denver kidnapper

Oct 12, 2012 - The Associated Press:  WESTMINSTER, Colo. -- Authorities have shifted their focus from searching for a missing 10-year-old girl to appealing for help in tracking down her apparent ... [more]

FBI describes SUV linked to Cody abduction

Oct 12, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CODY -- Authorities are asking for the public's help locating an SUV linked to the abduction and sexual assault of a girl in Cody.
The FBI said Thursday that ... [more]