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Turning loss into art

Apr 1, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Riverton native Andy Wempen watched his sister, Michelle Duty-Wempen, battle and finally succumb to breast cancer in April 2007.
The experience affected him ... [more]

Process moves District 21 unification closer

Apr 1, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Boundary Board met to solicit public comments for the school district's request to become a K-12 educational system.
"We need the citizens' ... [more]

Tribe says eagle permit a sham, refiles complaint

Apr 1, 2012 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming tribe that received the nation's first federal permit allowing members to kill bald eagles for religious purposes renewed a legal ... [more]

Digest

Mar 30, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Missing woman's body found
GILLETTE (AP) -- Searchers have found the body of a Gillette woman who has been missing since Monday, and no foul play is ... [more]

Constitution Party approved for spot on Wyoming ballot

Mar 30, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- Secretary of State Max Maxfield says the Constitution Party has gained access to Wyoming's general election ballot this fall.
Maxfield says ... [more]

National Elk Refuge ends supplemental feeding early

Mar 30, 2012 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON (AP) -- The supplemental feeding program for elk at the National Elk Refuge in Jackson was shorter than usual this year.
The refuge ended its feeding ... [more]

Per capita income up in Wyoming

Mar 30, 2012 - The Associated Press:  (AP) -- Personal income in Wyoming was over $47,000 per capita in 2011, placing the state sixth highest in a national ranking.
Jim Robinson, economist with ... [more]

Little-known presidential candidate visits

Mar 30, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Long-shot presidential candidate Randall Terry stopped by Riverton on Monday to encourage Wyoming voters to nominate him for president in the Democratic Caucus ... [more]

Today

Mar 30, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
JOHNSON

Ina M. Johnson, 82, died Monday, March 19, 2012, at her home in Riverton with family at her side. Cremation has taken place and a ... [more]

Airborne ambulance services raising questions

Mar 30, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  A recent influx of air ambulance services in Fremont County is creating confusion about which company emergency personnel should call when a patient needs ... [more]

Police use beanbag weapon on armed man

Mar 30, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Authorities say they were forced to use a specialized shotgun that uses beanbag "bullets" when a suicidal man came after officers early Tuesday.
Riverton ... [more]

Accused officer's attorney argues for dismissal

Mar 30, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  A defense attorney for a Riverton police officer is pushing for the dismissal of a charge that accuses the officer of being a hazard while off-duty and under ... [more]

Today

Mar 29, 2012 - Staff:  Births
BARNABY

A daughter was born to Melanie and Sterling Barnaby, of Fort Washakie, at 11:19 p.m. March 25, 2012, at Lander Regional Hospital. She ... [more]

Digest

Mar 29, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Appeal denied
CHEYENNE (AP) -- A federal appeals court has rejected an appeal from a Wyoming man convicted of murdering his wife.
A three-judge panel of the ... [more]

State: Reconsider snowmobile limit

Mar 29, 2012 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead said Tuesday he disagrees with an appeals court ruling that bars Wyoming from suing the federal government over a rule limiting the ... [more]

MSU study: Population densities growing around national parks

Mar 29, 2012 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- Researchers from Montana State University say population densities around national parks including Yellowstone and Glacier increased ... [more]

Writers absorb knowledge from author

Mar 29, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Lawrence Miles has spent the last nine years working on an eight-novel urban fantasy project.
The 27-year-old Central Wyoming College student said he hopes to ... [more]

Plea deal in fatal wreck avoids trial for Ethete woman

Mar 29, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  An Ethete woman pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter March 19 for her role in a fatal crash on 17 Mile Road.
Michelle Crispin, 32, was the intoxicated ... [more]

Many infected by West Nile, CWC research determines

Mar 29, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College students said their research found that 11 percent to 22 percent of Fremont County's population contracted West Nile virus last ... [more]

Death of man shot by deputy ruled suicide

Mar 29, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Coroner Ed McAuslan has ruled the manner of death of the Pavillion man shot and killed by a deputy sheriff last month as suicide.
"He put the ... [more]

Achievers

Mar 28, 2012 - Staff:  Hazelwood makes dean's list
Dr. Keith Stenehjem, vice president for Academic Affairs at Mayville State University, announces Joyce Hazelwood, of Riverton, has ... [more]

Wyoming Film Office seeks contest entries

Mar 28, 2012 - Staff:  For the fifth year running, the Wyoming Film Office is seeking submissions for the Wyoming Short Film Contest. Filmmakers can submit their videos online at [more]

Help needed with Easter Egg Hunt

Mar 28, 2012 - Staff:  The Riverton Chamber of Commerce requests the donation of candy or funds for the annual Easter Egg Hunt on April 7 at Jaycee Park.
Donations can be dropped ... [more]

Today

Mar 28, 2012 - Staff:  Correction
The editorial on page B-4 of the Sunday, March 25, edition made reference to a suspect in the Hudson murder/arson investigation as a former ... [more]

Yellowstone elk herd numbers still dropping

Mar 28, 2012 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- A major elk herd that migrates between Yellowstone National Park and Montana suffered another steep decline last year due to a hard ... [more]

Successful test for UW electronic alert system

Mar 28, 2012 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE (AP) -- The University of Wyoming says a test of its text notification system was successful.
More than 13,000 UW students, faculty and staff members ... [more]

Digest

Mar 28, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Police investigate drive-by shooting
CHEYENNE (AP) -- Police in Cheyenne are seeking information about a second drive-by shooting at a house in the city.
Sgt. ... [more]

Fetus case closed; foul play ruled out

Mar 28, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Authorities have closed the investigation into a fetus found in an outhouse after they determined the death was naturally caused.
"It was a non-viable fetus ... [more]

Job Corps, 1 percent tax, fiscal performance among city goals

Mar 28, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council has set and discussed five goals for the city to focus on in 2012.
During the council's March 20 meeting, city administrator Steven ... [more]

Record warmth, strong winds reported

Mar 28, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Spring officially started March 20, bringing warmer, windy weather along with it.
The pleasant weather was blown away Monday as a cold front pushed northeast ... [more]