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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]


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]


Mar 23, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths

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


Mar 22, 2012 - Staff:  Births

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]


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]

Second Yellowstone grizzly could be killed for mauling

Mar 21, 2012 - The Associated Press:  YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK (AP) -- A second grizzly bear could be killed in connection with the fatal mauling of a Michigan man at Yellowstone National Park last ... [more]

College instructor to run against U.S. Rep. Lummis

Mar 21, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- A Casper College instructor is challenging congresswoman Cynthia Lummis.
Chris Henrichsen teaches political science and has been involved in ... [more]


Mar 21, 2012 - The Associated Press:  State BLM official gets Denver job
DENVER (AP) -- The Bureau of Land Management's associate state director in Wyoming has been named the agency's new director ... [more]


Mar 21, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths

Donald "Don" Cox, 81, of Riverton, died Monday, March 19, 2012, at his home. Arrangements are pending through the Davis Funeral ... [more]

Police: Bomb threat at elementary was unfounded

Mar 20, 2012 - Staff:  Authorities say a bomb threat reported at Aspen Park Elementary School Monday afternoon in Riverton was unfounded. Riverton police Capt. C.T. Smith said ... [more]

District 25 recreation board accepts $49,140 in grants

Mar 20, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler, Staff Writer:  Grants totaling $49,140 were accepted from the Fremont County School District 25 Recreation Board, and Alex Ward of Greenway Lawns was recognized as Rec ... [more]


Mar 20, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths

Robert L. Anderson, 92, of Riverton, died Friday, March 16, 2012. Graveside services are at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 22, at Rest Haven ... [more]


Mar 20, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Grant OK'd to lure data center
CHEYENNE (AP) -- The State Loan and Investment Board has approved a $5 million grant to help bring a proposed $112 million data ... [more]

No antler collecting until May

Mar 20, 2012 - The Associated Press:  PINEDALE (AP) -- The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is reminding people not to be in too much of a hurry to collect antlers from public lands in western ... [more]

Yellowstone bison arrive at Montana reservation

Mar 20, 2012 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- Sixty-four bison from Yellowstone National Park were shipped almost 500 miles to northeast Montana's Fort Peck Indian Reservation on ... [more]