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Writers absorb knowledge from author

Mar 29, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Lawrence Miles has spent the last nine years working on an eight-novel urban fantasy project.
The 27-year-old Central Wyoming College student said he hopes to ... [more]

Plea deal in fatal wreck avoids trial for Ethete woman

Mar 29, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  An Ethete woman pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter March 19 for her role in a fatal crash on 17 Mile Road.
Michelle Crispin, 32, was the intoxicated ... [more]

Many infected by West Nile, CWC research determines

Mar 29, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College students said their research found that 11 percent to 22 percent of Fremont County's population contracted West Nile virus last ... [more]

Death of man shot by deputy ruled suicide

Mar 29, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Coroner Ed McAuslan has ruled the manner of death of the Pavillion man shot and killed by a deputy sheriff last month as suicide.
"He put the ... [more]

Achievers

Mar 28, 2012 - Staff:  Hazelwood makes dean's list
Dr. Keith Stenehjem, vice president for Academic Affairs at Mayville State University, announces Joyce Hazelwood, of Riverton, has ... [more]

Wyoming Film Office seeks contest entries

Mar 28, 2012 - Staff:  For the fifth year running, the Wyoming Film Office is seeking submissions for the Wyoming Short Film Contest. Filmmakers can submit their videos online at [more]

Help needed with Easter Egg Hunt

Mar 28, 2012 - Staff:  The Riverton Chamber of Commerce requests the donation of candy or funds for the annual Easter Egg Hunt on April 7 at Jaycee Park.
Donations can be dropped ... [more]

Today

Mar 28, 2012 - Staff:  Correction
The editorial on page B-4 of the Sunday, March 25, edition made reference to a suspect in the Hudson murder/arson investigation as a former ... [more]

Yellowstone elk herd numbers still dropping

Mar 28, 2012 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- A major elk herd that migrates between Yellowstone National Park and Montana suffered another steep decline last year due to a hard ... [more]

Successful test for UW electronic alert system

Mar 28, 2012 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE (AP) -- The University of Wyoming says a test of its text notification system was successful.
More than 13,000 UW students, faculty and staff members ... [more]

Digest

Mar 28, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Police investigate drive-by shooting
CHEYENNE (AP) -- Police in Cheyenne are seeking information about a second drive-by shooting at a house in the city.
Sgt. ... [more]

Fetus case closed; foul play ruled out

Mar 28, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Authorities have closed the investigation into a fetus found in an outhouse after they determined the death was naturally caused.
"It was a non-viable fetus ... [more]

Job Corps, 1 percent tax, fiscal performance among city goals

Mar 28, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council has set and discussed five goals for the city to focus on in 2012.
During the council's March 20 meeting, city administrator Steven ... [more]

Record warmth, strong winds reported

Mar 28, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Spring officially started March 20, bringing warmer, windy weather along with it.
The pleasant weather was blown away Monday as a cold front pushed northeast ... [more]

Crispin's killers to prison; alleged sexual encounter 'never happened'

Mar 28, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Two Northern Arapaho men charged in the beating death of John Michael Crispin III were sentenced to prison during separate hearings Monday at the Fremont ... [more]

Environmentalists file lawsuit on fluids used in fracking

Mar 27, 2012 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Environmentalists are suing the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, saying the regulatory agency hasn't done enough to justify honoring ... [more]

5,000th brown-and-gold UW licenses plate sold

Mar 27, 2012 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE (AP) -- The number of brown and gold license plates issued by the University of Wyoming Alumni Association recently hit the 5,000 mark.
Proceeds from ... [more]

Cheney transplant reopens the debate about recipient age

Mar 27, 2012 - By Marilyn Marchione, The Associated Press:  CHICAGO -- Doctors say it is unlikely that former Vice President Dick Cheney got special treatment when he was given a new heart at age 71 that thousands of ... [more]

Digest

Mar 27, 2012 - The Associated Press:  No violations for eatery over deer
RAWLINS (AP) -- A health inspector has determined that a Rawlins restaurant didn't violate any health regulations when it ... [more]

Acid powder incident under probe by DEQ and company

Mar 27, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality is investigating an energy company's disposal of benzoic acid powder in the Riverton area that concerned trash ... [more]

Reward set for info on vandalism spree

Mar 27, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Police Department is offering a $250 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of any individual responsible for committing ... [more]

No time for the hospital: Dubois baby born in car

Mar 27, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Milepost 114 on U.S. Highway 26 between Kinnear and Riverton always will hold a special place in the hearts of Leeanna and Jason Horn.
That's where Jason ... [more]

Today

Mar 27, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
SINNER

Caroletta M. Sinner, 78, died Friday, March 23, at her home in Riverton. According to her wishes, cremation will take place and there ... [more]

Snow King eligible for listing as National Historic Place

Mar 25, 2012 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON (AP) -- The cable used for the frst rope tow on Snow King was purchased from an oil drilling company in Casper and ran through a narrow cut in the ... [more]

Agency moves grizzly to habitat northeast of Dubois

Mar 25, 2012 - Staff:  The Wyoming Game and Fish Department trapped an adult male grizzly bear on March 21 near Cody and relocated the animal to the Bear Creek drainage on the ... [more]

Seminar reminds: Be bear aware

Mar 25, 2012 - Staff:  Anyone who wants to know what to do if upon suddenly encountering a wolf or grizzly bear while hiking, a black bear entering camp looking for food or a ... [more]

When burning, check the forecast

Mar 25, 2012 - Staff:  The National Weather Service office in Riverton advises people to get the most up-to-date forecast before conducting agricultural burns.
The warning arrives ... [more]

Digest

Mar 25, 2012 - Staff:  Riverton chamber needs Easter help
The Riverton Chamber of Commerce is continuing to seek help to stage this year's Easter Egg Hunt happening on April 7 at ... [more]

Mortimore Lane bridge replacement starts

Mar 25, 2012 - Staff:  Preliminary work started March 19 on the $1.05 million bridge construction project on Mortimore Lane at the south edge of Lander, according to the Wyoming ... [more]

Commission district changes pared to two options

Mar 25, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Commissioners have narrowed the proposed changes for the voting districts in their election process to a pair of plans that need public ... [more]