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Activists to protest abortion in Jackson

May 3, 2012 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Anti-abortion activists from around the country say they plan to converge in Jackson this month following a recent Wyoming Supreme Court ruling in ... [more]

Cable TV provider and satellite service finally reach programming deal

May 3, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  After four months of on-and-off negotiations, DISH Network and several Casper-based broadcasting companies have come to an agreement over service to Fremont ... [more]

Man gets three to seven years for Riverton man's death

May 3, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Before hearing his sentence for killing a bicyclist during an intoxicated collision in Riverton last August, Michael William Sniffin of Lander stood up next to ... [more]

With city's gun range operating, gun panel eliminated

May 3, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council's discussion of eliminating the gun club committee went out with a bang on Tuesday.
City Administrator Steven Weaver said the ... [more]

Raised uranium in reservation water samples

May 3, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The U.S. Department of Energy is investigating the clean water system installed for a Wind River Indian Reservation area affected by uranium contamination ... [more]

Today

May 2, 2012 - Staff:  Births
RAMIREZ-GONZALES

A son was born to Billie and Jennifer Ramirez-Gonzales, of Lander, at 9:56 p.m. April 9, 2012, at Lander Regional Hospital. He ... [more]

Digest

May 2, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Coal cutbacks announced
GILLETTE -- Some coal companies operating in Wyoming's Powder River Basin are cutting back on overtime and the use of ... [more]

New uranium mine planned near Bairoil

May 2, 2012 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A company is proposing what would be the first in-situ uranium mine in southern Wyoming, a roughly 150-acre site where hundreds of wells would ... [more]

Report says plane broke up in the air

May 2, 2012 - Staff and wire reports:  A private airplane originally bound for Riverton broke apart in flight before crashing near Green River last month, killing the pilot.
Federal investigators ... [more]

Two Libertarians from Riverton file in 2012 elections

May 2, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  There's no need to remind Riverton's Richard Brubaker and his family about that old saying involving no politics at the dinner table.
Brubaker, a perennial ... [more]

Staffing moves set at District 25; bleacher expansion under way

May 2, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler, Staff Writer:  Gay Hughes, who joined the Fremont County School District 25 teaching staff in 1984, is retiring at the end of the current academic year. Her decision was ... [more]

Fort Washakie wins approval for K-12 state school system

May 2, 2012 - By Christina George Staff Writer:  The Wyoming State Board of Education has approved Fremont County School District 21's request to be unified into a kindergarten-through-12th-grade education ... [more]

Today

May 2, 2012 - Staff:  Births
TRUJILLO

A daughter was born to Maria Smith and Johnny Trujillo, of Riverton, at 7:25 p.m. April 4, 2012, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. She ... [more]

Digest

May 1, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Body found in Flaming Gorge
ROCK SPRINGS -- The body of a man missing in the Flaming Gorge Reservoir for 15 years may have been ... [more]

Effort begins to restore whitebark pine trees

May 1, 2012 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- The U.S. Forest Service is attempting to grow whitebark pine that are resistant to blister rust as part of an effort to prevent the ... [more]

On the rocks just 3 years ago, UW geo museum getting a high-dollar rebuild

May 1, 2012 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- The University of Wyoming Geological Museum will close on May 7 for its first significant renovation in decades.
The museum closed briefly in the ... [more]

Wind River basin snow 45 percent of average, mirroring state figure

May 1, 2012 - Staff and wire reports:  A warm, dry spring is continuing to drive Wyoming's mountain snow depths lower in sharp contrast to last year, when flood worries were at high pitch as May ... [more]

Boys at United Baptist raise $1,600, one penny at a time

May 1, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  The United Baptist Church Royal Ambassadors really know how to pinch their pennies. In fact, they have collected enough pennies to donate $1,600 to church ... [more]

Sheriff's volume of calls up; tight economy blamed

May 1, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Sheriff Skip Hornecker said a review of his agency's 2011 year-end report indicates an economic impact on the proactive versus the reactive ... [more]

Department of Energy hosts talks Wednesday on tailings

May 1, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The U.S. Department of Energy is hosting an informational meeting in Riverton pertaining to ongoing work and concerns with the former uranium mill tailings ... [more]

BLM prepares tree-thinning project

Apr 29, 2012 - Staff:  The Bureau of Land Management's Lander Field Office is seeking public comments on a plan to conduct a limber pine and juniper thinning project on Crooks ... [more]

Digest

Apr 29, 2012 - Staff:  CWC club's powwow is May 5
The annual Central Wyoming College Powwow, sponsored by the United Tribes Club, is set for Saturday, May 5, at school's ... [more]

CWC students win at model U.N. program

Apr 29, 2012 - Staff:  A delegation from Central Wyoming College won top honors at the Wyoming Model United Nations held at the University of Wyoming on April 20-21.
Forensics ... [more]

Requiem influences spring showcase at CWC

Apr 29, 2012 - Staff:  John Rutter's "Requiem," a seven-movement work for choir, an instrumental ensemble and a soprano soloist, will be the feature at the annual Central Wyoming ... [more]

Agency gives 'fair to good' fishing report

Apr 29, 2012 - Staff:  Above average snowpack in most of Wyoming the past few years will continue to have a positive effect on state fisheries this summer and into the fall, ... [more]

County honors military children

Apr 29, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  With 1.7 million children in the United States having a parent or sibling serving in the armed forces, many are recognizing April as the month of the military ... [more]

Immigration unlikely to be hot state topic

Apr 29, 2012 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The immigration issue hasn't created much of a stir in Wyoming and probably won't, even if the Supreme Court upholds all or part of Arizona's ... [more]

County population up by 1.1 percent since 2010 census

Apr 29, 2012 - Staff:  Fremont County's population grew by 456 in the year following the official U.S. Census.
The newest population estimate for the county by the U.S. Census ... [more]

Exhibits and advice: Citizens benefit from health expo

Apr 29, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Leaning back on a reclining chair fit for a summer's day outdoors, Sharon Ayers of Riverton was ready to test her blood circulation.
"I'm going to tell you ... [more]

Texas man gets five- to eight-year term for cousin's death

Apr 29, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  His crying making him difficult to understand during his sentencing for fatally shooting his cousin in the head last August, Erasmo Castillo said they came to ... [more]