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Interior secretary: Grizzly delisting expected by 2014

Jul 26, 2012 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Interior Secretary Ken Salazar has informed Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead that he shares the governor's desire to end federal protections for Yellowstone ... [more]

City beefs up online services

Jul 26, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  The City of Riverton will soon have a new website. Customer service supervisor Mia Harris unveiled the changes at the Riverton City Council meeting July ... [more]

County waits for tribes to respond on plan to end trash contract

Jul 26, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County's solid waste district has not received any response after voting last month to start a six-month termination notice on its trash disposal ... [more]

Suicide up, homicide down in county so far in 2012, says coroner

Jul 26, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Coroner Ed McAuslan's records show that suicides are increasing, with three more happening during the first six months of the year than the ... [more]

Actors take the stage in CWC production

Jul 25, 2012 - Staff:  The play runs at 7:30 p.m. nightly through Saturday, July 28, with a 2:30 p.m. matinee Sunday, all at the dance studio in the Robert A. Peck Arts ... [more]

New artwork on display at RHS

Jul 25, 2012 - Staff:  The Degas ballerina "Fin D' Arabesque" and the Van Gogh self portrait were donated by a group of Riverton volunteers in cooperation with the Vancouver B.C. ... [more]

Today

Jul 25, 2012 - Staff:  Births
DURAN

A daughter was born to Little Fawn LeBeau and John Duran, of Riverton, at 8:01 a.m. July 11, 2012, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. She ... [more]

Digest

Jul 25, 2012 - The Associated Press:  PAWS scores looking better
CHEYENNE -- Wyoming students improved their statewide test scores this past year.
The Wyoming Department of Education on ... [more]

Plan would ease restrictions on bison roaming from park

Jul 25, 2012 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- Bison could roam year-round in large areas adjacent to Yellowstone National Park under a proposal released Monday by Montana officials who ... [more]

Defense seeks more data in Anderson case

Jul 25, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The attorney representing the ex-financial manager charged with embezzling from from Star-Tech Inc. and Precision Analysis in Riverton wants more information ... [more]

Five new peace officers now certified in Fremont County

Jul 25, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Fremont County has five newly certified law enforcement officers following their graduation from the Wyoming Law Enforcement Academy in Douglas.
New deputies ... [more]

Impact of July 4 fireworks ban reviewed

Jul 25, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Commission's 11th-hour decision to impose restrictions on Independence Day fireworks raised concerns about how the board should handle ... [more]

Jail, probation for teen who drove into store

Jul 25, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Donovan James Shakespeare will serve a year in jail for the Jan. 21 car theft and wreck.

An Ethete teen charged with crashing a stolen vehicle about ... [more]

Finding fun without flight

Jul 24, 2012 - Staff:  Although Riverton Rendezvous balloons never took flight in mass over the weekend -- just the second time that's happened in 32 years -- their audience found ... [more]

Today

Jul 24, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
DAY

Dawn Michelle Day, 28, of the Wind River Indian Reservation, died Saturday, July 21, 2012. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, ... [more]

Digest

Jul 24, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Body found on coal train
ST. LOUIS -- Authorities are trying to identify a body found on a train's coal car as it passed through St. Louis.
The man's ... [more]

Game and Fish moves problem grizzly bear

Jul 24, 2012 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has trapped a young, female grizzly bear and relocated it away from the Sunlight Basin, northwest of Cody.
Game ... [more]

Fire starts near Seminoe Reservoir

Jul 24, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A crew of more-experienced firefighters will be taking over the fight against a wildfire burning near Seminoe Reservoir in Carbon County.
The fire ... [more]

District 25 approves $57.4 million budget, off a bit from '11-12

Jul 24, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County School District 25 Board of Education approved its 2012-13 budget Wednesday that includes nearly $36.118 million in its general fund.
The ... [more]

Detox official bristles at city criticism

Jul 24, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Julie Freese, who also is the elected Fremont County Clerk, labeled some comments made by Riverton city council members as ludicrous and ... [more]

Woman's body found in lake

Jul 24, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of a 28-year-old Riverton woman whose body was recovered from Pilot Butte Reservoir Saturday ... [more]

Digest

Jul 22, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Cheney hosts Romney at fundraiser
JACKSON -- People who attended a private fundraising dinner last week in Jackson Hole for Republican presidential ... [more]

UW study challenges long-held fire beliefs

Jul 22, 2012 - The Associated Press:  RENO, Nev. -- Scientists using field notes from surveys first conducted by the government before the Civil War believe they've gained a better understanding of ... [more]

State will allow some exhibits in tunnel to the Capitol

Jul 22, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The State Building Commission has voted to allow small exhibits in the tunnel leading into the State Capitol in Cheyenne.
The change made this week ... [more]

Dry conditions increase fire activity

Jul 22, 2012 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Increasingly hot and dry conditions are resulting in more fire activity on the unburned portions of the Arapaho and Squirrel Creek Fires on the ... [more]

Balloons grounded again Saturday

Jul 22, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  After Friday morning's failed hot-air balloon launch, Spring Creek, Nev., native Gayle McCoy was ready for other endeavors.
"Forget the weather, I am ready ... [more]

The way it was: Oregon Trail anniversary -- 1993

Jul 22, 2012 - Staff:  Nineteen years ago this week, the Oregon Trail was having a birthday -- its 150th, to be exact. Dozens of historians and Oregon Trail enthusiasts were ... [more]

CWC student earns award for West Nile

Jul 22, 2012 - From staff reports:  Central Wyoming College graduate Jonathon McFall of Pavillion was the recipient of an IDeA Development Award for Student Travel at the fourth biennial National ... [more]

New state map shows oil, gas resources

Jul 22, 2012 - From staff reports:  A comprehensive new map on oil and natural gas resources in Wyoming covers a range of information -- from the geology to key facilities and production.
The map ... [more]

Assaulting tribal police leads to prison term

Jul 22, 2012 - From staff reports:  An Eastern Shoshone tribal member accused of assaulting three federal law enforcement officers on the Wind River Indian Reservation has been sentenced to 10 ... [more]