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Dec 24, 2013 - Staff:  Births
MAYO

A son was born to Marybeth Bulow and Robert Mayo III, of Riverton, at 10:29 p.m. Nov. 15, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed ... [more]

Man reported overdue from planned excursion in eastern Fremont County

Dec 24, 2013 - From staff reports:  Fremont County law enforcement and search and rescue officials are looking for a 32-year-old man who was reported overdue Monday from a gold panning trip in ... [more]

Man found dead Sunday in Riverton City Park

Dec 24, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A Riverton man was found dead Sunday morning at City Park.
Officials said his body was frozen.
Dana Eagle, 36, of Riverton, will be autopsied Thursday in ... [more]

New doctor joins Riverton Memorial Hospital

Dec 24, 2013 - From staff reports:  Riverton Memorial Hospital has announced that Dr. Harold Hibbs has joined its staff and will be offering hospitalist services to patients in Fremont County. ... [more]

Digest

Dec 24, 2013 - The Associated Press:  $1M bond in murder case
GILLETTE -- A judge has set a $1 million cash-only bond in the case of a 21-year-old man charged in a fatal shooting in ... [more]

Feds plan national recovery effort for black-footed ferrets

Dec 24, 2013 - By Matthew Brown, The Associated Press:  Wyoming's success story is the model for the new program.

Snatched from the brink of extinction more than 30 years ago, black-footed ferrets have ... [more]

Christmas 1959: Inside the downtown 'Santa Hut'

Dec 24, 2013 - From staff reports:  A Ranger Christmas Eve tradition is continued below with the reprinting of a piece of seasonal coverage from the past.
In 1959, Riverton children enjoyed the ... [more]

Elks Club packs up Christmas dinners to go

Dec 24, 2013 - From staff reports:  If it's Christmas, then you'll find Riverton Elks Club members filling boxes with holiday food to go.
Riverton's BPOE Elks and DOES spent time Monday at their ... [more]

College, Meals on Wheels join forces to provide senior presents

Dec 24, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Seniors citizens in Fremont County will receive personalized Christmas cards this year from students and staff at Central Wyoming College.
The effort is part ... [more]

Volunteers 'humbled' by Christmas gift program

Dec 24, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  More than a dozen needy families in Fremont County are getting Christmas gifts this year from members of the United Presbyterian Church in Riverton.
"It's ... [more]

Santa season: St. Nick dons the red and white many times and at many places

Dec 24, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Every year around Christmas time, Robert Espinoza is struck by the spirit of Santa Claus.
"It's something that can't be explained," he said. "It just comes ... [more]

Minor injuries in one-car wreck

Dec 22, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A Lander woman was cited for lane use and no seat belt after flipping her car at about 9:20 a.m. Thursday on Wyoming Highway 789 south of Lander.
Officials ... [more]

Christmas services in many churches Tuesday, Wednesday

Dec 22, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton-area churches plan a variety of special services and musical programs for the Christmas holiday.

Christmas Eve
Most local congregations are ... [more]

Wind River High School students are 'Battle of the Belts' champions

Dec 22, 2013 - From staff reports:  A Fremont County rivalry was renewed in November, and students from Wind River High School edged students from Shoshoni High School in the first Battle of the ... [more]

College offering Wilderness First Responder class in Sinks Canyon

Dec 22, 2013 - From staff reports:  Central Wyoming College's Sinks Canyon Center is offering a 72-hour Wilderness First Responder course that includes CPR for the health care provider.
The ... [more]

Dems push Mead on expanding Medicaid

Dec 22, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  Wyoming Democrats are trying to turn up the heat on Gov. Matt Mead and other Republicans over their opposition to expanding Medicaid to cover 17,600 low-income ... [more]

Money may be short for Pavillion cistern plan

Dec 22, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Construction has begun in a program to provide safe drinking water to Pavillion-area residents affected by groundwater contaminated some say is tied to ... [more]

Pressure on Great Lakes increases over bad service

Dec 22, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  As Great Lakes Airlines continues to struggle with a pilot shortage due to a federal regulation that has increased minimum experience requirements for pilots ... [more]

Two county schools to participate in UW robotics research project

Dec 22, 2013 - From staff reports:  Can gaming and robotics be used to teach computational thinking skills to middle school students in culturally sensitive ways?
A multidisciplinary University ... [more]

'Skimmer' found at truck stop in Cheyenne

Dec 22, 2013 - From staff reports:  A "skimmer" was found Tuesday at a truck stop in Cheyenne.
The device is used by criminals and is affixed to ATM and other card readers to swipe credit ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Dec 22, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Jackson bans phones while driving
JACKSON -- The town of Jackson has banned the use of cellphones while driving or biking.
The Jackson Town Council ... [more]

The way it was: Christmas mail -- 1962

Dec 22, 2013 - Staff:  At Christmas time 51 years ago, much of Fremont County's mail from out of state was delivered via Rawlins, where there was a large regional mail sorting ... [more]

Medical marijuana in Wyoming? Bill to be introduced

Dec 22, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A debate over whether Wyoming should legalize marijuana may be about to flare up.
Bordered to the north and south by states that have legalized ... [more]

Rez youths put their talents on display

Dec 22, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Members of the Wind River UNITY council and the Eastern Shoshone Cross-Age Peer Education project had a busy weekend hosting their first talent show Dec. 7 to ... [more]

Today

Dec 20, 2013 - Staff:  Births
HEREFORD

A son was born to Tishina Duran and Charles Hereford, of Ethete, at 1:03 p.m. Nov. 30, 2013, at Lander Regional Hospital. He weighed 8 ... [more]

Elks request donations in holiday meal delivery

Dec 20, 2013 - From staff reports:  Members of the Elks Lodge in Riverton hope to deliver 150 holiday meals to local families next week, but the group needs more donations from residents.
People ... [more]

Digest

Dec 20, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Fuel cleanup nearly done
LARAMIE -- The cleanup of a 500 gallon diesel fuel spill at the University of Wyoming's main energy plant last December is ... [more]

Banker survey predicts strong economy for region

Dec 20, 2013 - The Associated Press:  OMAHA, Neb. -- A new survey of bankers suggests that the economy will grow at a healthy pace in rural parts of 10 Midwest and Western states in the months ... [more]

Wyoming-based nuke chief fired for drunken behavior

Dec 20, 2013 - The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- The Air Force general who was fired from command of U.S. land-based nuclear missile forces had engaged in "inappropriate behavior" while on ... [more]

Christmas events start Sunday for several churches

Dec 20, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  With Christmas in the middle of the week this year, many churches in Riverton are celebrating the holiday early, with traditional services on Sunday.
The ... [more]

Mead says state won't honor EPA rez ruling

Dec 20, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  Gov. Matt Mead has written to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy saying Wyoming won't honor her agency's recent determination that ... [more]

Pavillion water probe falls behind schedule

Dec 20, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality was to finish its report on contaminated wells by Sept. 30, 2014, but that appears unlikely.

All ... [more]

Drennen freed: Former murder convict released after nearly four years in prison

Dec 20, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Nearly three years after being convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison, Gabriel Drennen is a free man.
District Court Judge Norman E. ... [more]

Today

Dec 19, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
EAGLE

Cheryl Lynn Eagle, 32, of Arapahoe, died Wednesday, Dec. 18, at Casper Medical Center. Arrangements are pending through Davis Funeral ... [more]

Digest

Dec 19, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Rock Springs air service to improve
ROCK SPRINGS -- Rock Springs is getting early morning and late night service to and from Denver back in 2014, making ... [more]

Under budget agreement, state won't get minerals money

Dec 19, 2013 - By Matthew Daly, The Associated Press:  The budget deal in Congress will cost Wyoming, New Mexico and other states $415 million in lost oil and gas royalties over the next decade, according to the ... [more]

Sex offender avoids prison in plea bargain

Dec 19, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A judge Thursday morning gave a man what he described as a "lenient" sentence in line with a plea agreement with prosecutors for sexually abusing a minor ... [more]

Even before Thursday storm, snowpack levels above average

Dec 19, 2013 - From staff reports:  Snowpack in the Wind River Basin continued to be above the 30-year average for the date, although fells slightly during the week following an increase as the ... [more]

Charges dropped against Drennen

Dec 19, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Man convicted of 2010 murder expected to be freed

After serving three years of a life sentence for first-degree murder, a Riverton man is expected to ... [more]

Today

Dec 18, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
BROWN

Gertrude Trudy Brown, 92, died Tuesday, Dec. 17, in Lander. Per her request, cremation has taken place, and a private family memorial ... [more]