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No time for the hospital: Dubois baby born in car

Mar 27, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Milepost 114 on U.S. Highway 26 between Kinnear and Riverton always will hold a special place in the hearts of Leeanna and Jason Horn.
That's where Jason ... [more]

Today

Mar 27, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
SINNER

Caroletta M. Sinner, 78, died Friday, March 23, at her home in Riverton. According to her wishes, cremation will take place and there ... [more]

Snow King eligible for listing as National Historic Place

Mar 25, 2012 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON (AP) -- The cable used for the frst rope tow on Snow King was purchased from an oil drilling company in Casper and ran through a narrow cut in the ... [more]

Agency moves grizzly to habitat northeast of Dubois

Mar 25, 2012 - Staff:  The Wyoming Game and Fish Department trapped an adult male grizzly bear on March 21 near Cody and relocated the animal to the Bear Creek drainage on the ... [more]

Seminar reminds: Be bear aware

Mar 25, 2012 - Staff:  Anyone who wants to know what to do if upon suddenly encountering a wolf or grizzly bear while hiking, a black bear entering camp looking for food or a ... [more]

When burning, check the forecast

Mar 25, 2012 - Staff:  The National Weather Service office in Riverton advises people to get the most up-to-date forecast before conducting agricultural burns.
The warning arrives ... [more]

Digest

Mar 25, 2012 - Staff:  Riverton chamber needs Easter help
The Riverton Chamber of Commerce is continuing to seek help to stage this year's Easter Egg Hunt happening on April 7 at ... [more]

Mortimore Lane bridge replacement starts

Mar 25, 2012 - Staff:  Preliminary work started March 19 on the $1.05 million bridge construction project on Mortimore Lane at the south edge of Lander, according to the Wyoming ... [more]

Commission district changes pared to two options

Mar 25, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Commissioners have narrowed the proposed changes for the voting districts in their election process to a pair of plans that need public ... [more]

Trial set for woman on charges she caused son's death in '11

Mar 25, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  District Court Judge Marvin L. Tyler set a tentative Aug. 6 jury trial date for the Pavillion mom charged in the death of her son after the woman pleaded not ... [more]

Shut juvenile unit, suggest sheriff and county attorney

Mar 25, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Attorney Brian Varn and Sheriff Skip Hornecker are proposing a plan to close the Lander detention center's juvenile section to better utilize ... [more]

Digest

Mar 23, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Idaho tweaks wolf hunt regulations
BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- Idaho wildlife officials have agreed to boost bag limits, expand trapping and extend hunting seasons in ... [more]

Guard units may be consolidated

Mar 23, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- The Wyoming Legislature plans to study the possible consolidation of Wyoming Army National Guard armories in the northwest area of the ... [more]

Runoff conditions looking good for northern lakes

Mar 23, 2012 - The Associated Press:  POWELL (AP) -- Federal water managers are fairly optimistic that both Big Horn and Buffalo Bill reservoirs in northern Wyoming will fill up this spring.
Bureau ... [more]

UW trustees consider tuition increase

Mar 23, 2012 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE (AP) -- The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees is considering tuition and fee increases over the next two years.
Under the plan the board is set ... [more]

UW getting most of its construction wish list in new budget

Mar 23, 2012 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The University of Wyoming will remain a beehive of construction after the state Legislature granted, and in some cases added to, most of UW's ... [more]

Little beauties take the stage for state pageant

Mar 23, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  Wearing a red and white Valentine's Day-themed party dress, 10-month-old Georgiana Miller grinned broadly for the judges as she walked across the stage with ... [more]

Council tables zone review again; rate request draws fire

Mar 23, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  A group of Riverton residents is frustrated by the second postponement of a rezoning ordinance of the Fuechsel property near the Spencer subdivision in north ... [more]

Today

Mar 23, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
ALLEY

Hubert Alley, 22, of Riverton, died Thursday, March 22, at his home. Arrangements are pending through the Davis Funeral Home of ... [more]

Today

Mar 22, 2012 - Staff:  Births
ALLEN

A daughter was born to Amber Lea Dillon, of Lander, and Jeremiah Allen, of Albuquerque, N.M., at 1:48 p.m. March 10, 2012, at Lander ... [more]

Digest

Mar 22, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Judge interrupts bison move from Yellowstone
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- A Montana judge has granted a restraining order that blocks further relocations of ... [more]

High court hears lawsuit over Cheney event arrest

Mar 22, 2012 - The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court appeared inclined Wednesday to shield federal agents who are protecting government officials from claims of free speech ... [more]

Council member shadows RPD cop

Mar 22, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  When Riverton councilwoman Mary Ellen Christensen wondered what happened in Riverton after dark, she made an effort to find out.
Christensen participated in ... [more]

RHS boiler replacement project complete

Mar 22, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler, Staff Writer:  Energy efficiency was a major focus of the boiler plant replacement completed over the past year at Riverton High School, according to Larry Hartwell, the ... [more]

Teen pleads not guilty in store crash

Mar 22, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  A 17-year-old Ethete boy accused of stealing a car and plowing nearly 300 feet through Riverton's Walmart in January has pleaded not guilty to charges against ... [more]

Youngest Hudson defendant may have 'finished' the older victim

Mar 22, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Prosecutors say 15-year-old Jude Blackburn smashed Eric Likes in the head twice with a dresser drawer on Nov. 15 as the Hudson man, already stabbed multiple ... [more]

Acclaimed novelist in city Friday, Saturday

Mar 21, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  When promoting her debut novel, "The Adults," author Alison Espach finds it remarkable that people have read her fiction, and they often show up to hear her ... [more]

Riverton woman gets jail term for teen sex offenses

Mar 21, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  One night after contacting a teenage boy who is a minor, she picked him up at a sleepover party, drove him to a park, and had sex with him on the ground.
In a ... [more]

Extra patrols on St. Patrick's Day resulted in five arrests

Mar 21, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  A countywide St. Patrick's Day "saturation patrol" by law enforcement yielded five drunk-driving arrests.
Fremont County Sheriff's Capt. Ryan Lee said the ... [more]

Education overhaul signed by governor

Mar 21, 2012 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead signed into law a bill advancing Wyoming's effort to help make its public school students better prepared for college and ... [more]