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Bison back after roundup

Jun 8, 2012 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- Montana livestock officials have finished hazing several hundred bison back into Yellowstone National Park to keep the wild animals from ... [more]

Grizzly spotted near Lander; second recent sighting

Jun 8, 2012 - Staff:  For the second time in recent memory, a grizzly bear has been sighted in the southern Wind River Mountains west of Lander.
The Wyoming Game and Fish ... [more]

'Preserve' trumping 'improve' in WyDOT fund squeeze

Jun 8, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  The statewide picture given by Wyoming Department of Transportation staff was the same as last year's report: Preservation is the department's focus in ... [more]

Begging for a trash solution

Jun 8, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Residents tell impacts of cutbacks at trash station

After 16 years, Rick Couey could lose his Bureau of Land Management contracts for collecting and ... [more]

Good beginning for downtown market; more produce to come

Jun 8, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Organizers of the downtown farmers market are pleased with how things are going. Market coordinator Sherry Shelley said turnout for the weekly event has been ... [more]

Today

Jun 7, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
BAGAN

Susan Frances Stultz Bagan, 65, died Monday, June 4, at the Swedish Medical Center in Denver. Private family services will be held. ... [more]

Digest

Jun 7, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Heavy storms in southeast
CHEYENNE -- Up to 2 inches of rain and hail bigger than golf balls pounded parts of southeastern Wyoming on Wednesday night ... [more]

In China, Gov. Matt Mead tours coal projects

Jun 7, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead is touring Chinese facilities that use advanced technologies to produce different forms of fuel and other products from coal.
Mead ... [more]

UW, CSU heads affirm intention to sell big ranch

Jun 7, 2012 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The presidents of the University of Wyoming and Colorado State University have met and reaffirmed plans to sell a 50,000-acre ranch in southeast ... [more]

Medicine Bow fire reaches 3,500 acres; better-trained crews on the way to the site

Jun 7, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The U.S. Forest Service on Wednesday called on more experienced fire managers and crews to fight a wildfire in the Medicine Bow National Forest in ... [more]

Shoshoni hears detail on new school planning

Jun 7, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The $45 million for construction would comes from state accounts, not the local tax base.

Fremont County School District 24 patrons are getting their ... [more]

Law enforcement preps for reduced trash hours

Jun 7, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  Authorities are concerned about illegal dumping and theft of services.

In preparation for slashing hours at rural waste transfer stations countywide, ... [more]

State income running ahead of projections

Jun 7, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming's revenues are accumulating slightly ahead of projections for the fiscal year that ends this month, but state officials are still bracing ... [more]

City trying to thin out weed control issues

Jun 7, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  A lengthy discussion about weed removal made up the majority of the Riverton City Council meeting Tuesday.
City staff recommended to the council that the ... [more]

Today

Jun 6, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
BREWER

Memorial services for Donald L. Brewer, 66, of Lander, are at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 7, at the Bethel Lutheran Church in Lander. Mr. ... [more]

Three injured in vehicle rollover

Jun 6, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  A Dubois teen and seven others were involved in a one-vehicle rollover early Sunday morning.
Lee said the 17-year-old girl rolled a Saturn sedan near Trail ... [more]

Digest

Jun 6, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Traffic stop leads to meth arrest
ROCK SPRINGS -- Authorities say a man accused of dealing methamphetamine in Campbell County is in custody in Rock ... [more]

Report filed in plane mishap

Jun 6, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A combination of mechanical problems and inadequate monitoring by the captain likely caused an American Airlines passenger jet to go off the end of ... [more]

Filing error keeps state rep off the primary ballot

Jun 6, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A filing error has disqualified a representative from Teton County from appearing on the ballot in the state primary election.
State Rep. Jim ... [more]

Fire to be attacked from the air

Jun 6, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Firefighters hope to continue an air attack on a 1,500-acre wildfire burning in the Medicine Bow National Forest in southeast Wyoming if the weather ... [more]

Shoshoni patrons air gripes about school plan process

Jun 6, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  SHOSHONI -- Teresa Taylor is dissatisfied with how Fremont County School District 24 officials have handled the new Shoshoni school project.
"This school is ... [more]

No injuries in plane wreck; feds will probe

Jun 6, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Federal authorities are involved in the investigation of an apparent plane crash over the weekend.
At 6:15 p.m. Sunday, Fremont Count Sheriff's deputy Donovan ... [more]

Two Hudson suspects nix preliminary hearings

Jun 6, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The charges against Joseph Jude Jenkins and Laziur Stephen Hanway Jr. in the Hudson double homicide case will advance to Lander District Court after the two ... [more]

Russell leaving District 25 school board as of July 1

Jun 6, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler, Staff Writer:  Bill Russell, who in his eighth year on the Fremont County School District 25 Board of Education, submitted his resignation to the Riverton school board ... [more]

Amid criticism, solid waste district plans Atlantic City meeting

Jun 6, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Solid Waste Disposal District officials will meet with Atlantic City residents Thursday night in the South Pass community to discuss concerns ... [more]

Today

Jun 5, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
WADDA

Edward "Eddie" Wadda, 42, of Fort Washakie, died Thursday, May 31, in a single car accident near Buffalo. Funeral services are at noon ... [more]

Two wildfires in state ignite concern in hot, dry weather

Jun 5, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A wildfire in the Medicine Bow National Forest west of Wheatland grew substantially overnight.
Forest Service spokesman Aaron Voos says the Cow ... [more]

UW dental care program on budget chopping block

Jun 5, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A program to bolster dental care in Wyoming and one satellite medical clinic could be in jeopardy under proposed budget cuts at the University of ... [more]

Digest

Jun 5, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Mead opens coal conference in China
CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead told an audience in China this week that Wyoming is eager to develop new ways to use its ... [more]

Good listener: Victim advocate Carroll Westlake sees worst and best of humanity

Jun 5, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Whether it is a complaint, a harsh word, a listening ear, a tearful breakdown, or a venting session, she hears them all.
Riverton Police Department ... [more]