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Yellowbear asks to join agency in defending rez border

Apr 21, 2015 - From staff reports:  The convicted killer's interest in the EPA case has to do with law enforcement jurisdiction.

Convicted baby killer Andrew John Yellowbear has ... [more]

Officials tour new Riverton justice center

Apr 21, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Construction on the facility should be finished in June.

Law enforcement and members of the media got a first look at the new Riverton justice ... [more]

CWC selects three finalists for Wyoming PBS leader

Apr 21, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Three finalists for the general manager position at Wyoming PBS will come to campus for interviews and a public presentation during the first week of May. ... [more]

One fatality, multiple injuries in I-80 pileup Monday

Apr 20, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Interstate 80 in southeast Wyoming is closed again because of another chain-reaction crash involving multiple vehicles in dense fog.
The Wyoming ... [more]

Cloud-seeding looks promising enough in Winds to draw interest throughout the West

Apr 19, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A cloud-seeding project in the Wind River Mountains has drawn interest from parties throughout the Colorado River Basin struggling to cope with continued ... [more]

Shoshoni school taking shape; 2016 occupancy on schedule

Apr 19, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Roads are built, footings are poured, and athletic fields are prepped for summer grass seeding at the site of the new Shoshoni School.
The kindergarten ... [more]

Future 1 percent projects to benefit from 'holistic' analysis

Apr 19, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The City of Riverton plans to use optional 1 percent sales tax money to assess the quality of streets in Riverton.
Public works director Kyle Butterfield ... [more]


Apr 19, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Rig count down
Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. declined by 34 this ... [more]

Historical society seeks nominations for awards program

Apr 19, 2015 - From staff reports:  The nominations are due April 30.

The Wyoming State Historical Society encourages nominations of individuals and organizations that have worked to ... [more]

Tribe hosting job fair to hire for expansion

Apr 19, 2015 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The Eastern Shoshone Tribe is hosting job fairs at two locations Thursday to hire for a major renovation at the tribe's casino.
The first fair is 1 p.m. to 3 ... [more]

Piatigorsky Foundation announces spring tour of Wyoming

Apr 19, 2015 - From staff reports:  The touring clarinetist and pianist will perform Wednesday in Riverton.

For the 12th consecutive year, the Muriel and Seymour Thickman Family ... [more]

Cody's bike-riding EMTs a success in new program

Apr 19, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CODY -- Cody's West Park Hospital has a new bike EMT program whose purpose is to more quickly bring advanced life support to patients.
WPH's Bike EMS Team ... [more]

City board to hand out free trees May 16

Apr 19, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Riverton Tree Board is hosting its Arbor Day and Armed Forces Day celebration at 10 a.m. May 16 at the Veterans Park behind city hall.
This is the tree ... [more]

CETUSA seeks host families for exchange students

Apr 19, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Council for Educational Travel, USA is seeking host families to open doors to their homes and their communities for international high school exchange ... [more]

Wiggins Fork elk may hold health key for region

Apr 19, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Many elk herds in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem are suffering. Their populations are declining populations, and fewer calves make it to adulthood.
The ... [more]

Heart attack might have caused fatal cement truck crash

Apr 19, 2015 - From staff reports:  Autopsy results show Daniel W. Oberlie, 57, of Riverton, probably experienced a cardiac event before the single-vehicle rollover that took his life April 1 ... [more]

The way it was: Gold-plated safety -- 1964

Apr 19, 2015 - From staff reports:  Pacific Power and Light hosted a community banquet 51 years ago this week, and the festivities included honoring local law enforcement.
During power outages, ... [more]

Flash floods, fires pose a risk to Wyoming residents

Apr 19, 2015 - From staff reports:  Spring is a time of transition, when late-season snowstorms can affect travel and afternoon thunderstorms bring the threat of hail, tornadoes and lightning. ... [more]

Film star, artists to discuss their work in library series

Apr 19, 2015 - From staff reports:  The subject of the documentary "Havana Curveball" will attend a screening of the film at Riverton Branch Library.

The Riverton Branch Library and ... [more]

I-80 still closed Saturday

Apr 19, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The interstate highway between Cheyenne and Laramie finally reopened Saturday afternoon as cleanup continues from the massive pileups in Thursday's ... [more]


Apr 17, 2015 - From staff reports:  Births

A daughter was born to BreAnna Bell of Lander and Colton Taylor of Lander at 6:07 a.m. March 23 at SageWest Health Care at Lander. The ... [more]


Apr 17, 2015 - The Associated Press:  North Carolina man killed by train
GILLETTE (AP) -- A 28-year-old North Carolina man has been struck and killed by a train in northeast ... [more]

Snowstorm leads to major wrecks and closures on I-80

Apr 17, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- Wintry weather swept across parts of the Rockies on Thursday, leaving behind some wrecks and road closures.
Heavy snow was being blamed for ... [more]

Airport runway rebuild starting soon

Apr 17, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A starting date of May 1 is anticipated for the 170-day job.

The $11.6 million runway reconstruction project at Riverton Regional Airport is closer ... [more]

Plane crash in Idaho kills four; two were former Lander residents

Apr 17, 2015 - By Anne McGowan, The Lander Journal:  An airplane crash in a remote area of central Idaho on April 10 took the lives of three employees of a Lander-based business.
All three worked for Creative ... [more]

New search planned for three Uden bodies in deep lake

Apr 17, 2015 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:   The whereabouts of the three is among the few unresolved questions in one of Fremont County's most notorious crimes.

Investigators once again are ... [more]

Most sage grouse conservation changes would be outside Fremont County

Apr 17, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A major review of core habitat areas is taking place ahead of a federal decision on listing the fowl as endangered

A review this year of sage grouse ... [more]

Three finalists named in CWC search for new academic dean

Apr 17, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Three finalists have been selected in the search to replace Jason Wood, former executive vice president for student and academic services at Central Wyoming ... [more]


Apr 16, 2015 - Staff:  Births

A son was born to Cathy (Cooper) and Shane Rosenthal of Buffalo at 4:20 p.m. March 5 at Sheridan Memorial Hospital in Sheridan. The ... [more]

Court skeptical of challenge to Obama's climate change plan

Apr 16, 2015 - The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON (AP) -- Two out of three judges on a federal appeals court panel are expressing doubts about a legal challenge to the Obama administration's ... [more]