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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]

Digest

Apr 27, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Court takes term-limits case
CHEYENNE (AP) -- The Wyoming Supreme Court has agreed to decide Secretary of State Max Maxfield's lawsuit challenging term limits ... [more]

Ranchers fret about drought and hay yield

Apr 27, 2012 - The Associated Press:  RAWLINS -- Around this time each year, snowpack and moisture levels are on the minds of area ranchers. This year, the topic is gnawing on those minds a little ... [more]

Mead joins four other western govs in public land strategizing

Apr 27, 2012 - The Associated Press:  SALT LAKE CITY -- Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead and governors of four other western states were meeting Friday in Salt Lake City to find common ground on issues ... [more]

Library event sparks new fans for old book

Apr 27, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  In Louisa May Alcott's 1868 novel "Little Women," sisters Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy March bond with their mother through various life challenges.
Almost a ... [more]

Herbst to challenge Campbell for House District 34 position

Apr 27, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Longtime Fremont County rancher Lois Herbst is running as a Republican candidate for House District 34 to address issues including education and federal ... [more]

Think about North Federal amenities now, citizens told

Apr 27, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  The planned reconstruction of Riverton's bustling North Federal Boulevard was the focus of a community meeting Wednesday at Riverton City Hall.
Wyoming ... [more]

Today

Apr 27, 2012 - Staff:  Births
O'NEAL

A son was born to Jessica Camilla and Rocky T. O'Neal, of Crowheart, at 7:30 p.m. March 22, 2012, at Lander Regional Hospital. He ... [more]

Different venue this year for annual Books and Breakfast events

Apr 26, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Pancakes, eggs, books and exceptionally large animal costumes -- it's time again for the Riverton Kiwanis Club's annual page-turner and stomach-filler.
The ... [more]

Fair, county move closer on land swap

Apr 26, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Fair Board is asking county commissioners to support a proposed land swap that would provide the Riverton venue an additional parking area ... [more]

Hudson homicide suspects needed money, court told

Apr 26, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Investigators say the double homicide, robbery and arson in Hudson last November stemmed from two of the suspects needing money because they were on the verge ... [more]

Today

Apr 26, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
BAKER

Danny L. Baker, 62, died Monday, April 23, at his home in Riverton. There will be no services. Online condolences may be posted at ... [more]

Digest

Apr 26, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Sage grouse season left as is
The state Game and Fish Commission has decided to keep a three-day sage grouse hunting season open this fall in northeast ... [more]

Lummis soda ash bill gets hearing

Apr 26, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A bill aimed at keeping Wyoming soda ash competitive globally is being reviewed in Washington.
The U.S. House Natural Resources Committee held a ... [more]

Lake area development plan ready for Yellowstone

Apr 26, 2012 - The Associated Press:  A long-term plan for limited development in the Lake area of Yellowstone National Park has been approved.
A Finding of No Significant Impact for a plan ... [more]

Work to plug oil well may begin soon

Apr 26, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- An oil well that's leaking natural gas in east-central Wyoming could be plugged soon.
Chesapeake Energy says the work could begin as early as ... [more]

Today

Apr 25, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
KNIGHT

Dean Knight, 75, who made his home in Jeffrey City and Riverton several times over the past 35 years, died Saturday, April 21, in Great ... [more]

Digest

Apr 25, 2012 - The Associated Press:  State jobless rate down again
CHEYENNE (AP) -- Wyoming's unemployment rate is down for the seventh straight month.
The state Department of Workforce Services ... [more]

Driver pleads guilty to killing pedestrian in Casper last year

Apr 25, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CASPER (AP) -- A man who crashed into and killed a teenager standing on a downtown Casper sidewalk has pleaded guilty.
Scott Allen Coleman originally pleaded ... [more]

Beetles hitting fewer trees in SNF

Apr 25, 2012 - The Associated Press:  POWELL (AP) -- The pine beetle infestation in Shoshone National Forest appears to be subsiding.
Forest timber program manager Randy Spiering says the beetles ... [more]

Fumes probe leads to meth lab suspicion

Apr 25, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Police Department is continuing its investigation into what they believe to be a meth lab that was discovered at a house late Friday night.
RPD ... [more]

Drought a bigger worry than flooding this year, water-watchers predict

Apr 25, 2012 - By Christina George and Martin Reed, Staff Writers:  Potential for flooding from springtime snowmelt in Fremont County and across Wyoming is low this year, weather officials say.
The forecast is based on recent ... [more]

Judge: Encana suit must be in tribal court

Apr 25, 2012 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- In a ruling hailed as a victory for American Indian sovereignty, a federal judge has tossed out a lawsuit that Encana Oil and Gas Inc. had filed ... [more]

Commissioners insist decals be placed on the coroner's vehicles

Apr 25, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Commission is demanding that Coroner Ed McAuslan place decals on his new vehicles to identify his agency's name despite past refusal by the ... [more]

Today

Apr 24, 2012 - Staff:  Births
NOETZELMANN

A daughter was born to Angela and Matthew Noetzelmann, of Lander, at 6:52 a.m. Feb. 27, 2012, at Lander Regional Hospital. She ... [more]

Digest

Apr 24, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Governor sees troops in Kosovo
CHEYENNE (AP) -- A Wyoming Army National Guard unit serving in Kosovo and Bosnia got a visit from Gov. Matt Mead over the ... [more]

Winter park visitation same as last year

Apr 24, 2012 - The Associated Press:  POWELL (AP) -- More than 89,000 people visited Yellowstone National Park between Dec. 15 and March 15 -- a figure similar to the previous winter season.
The ... [more]

Regulators grant a rehearing on pipeline proposal

Apr 24, 2012 - The Associated Press:  DENVER (AP) -- Federal regulators have granted a rehearing for further consideration of a Colorado businessman's proposal to build a pipeline to deliver water ... [more]