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Jan 20, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Woman hit, killed by train
SHERIDAN -- Authorities have released the name of a 33-year-old woman who was killed when her car was hit by a train north of ... [more]

City council vacancy to be filled Tuesday

Jan 20, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Six candidates are to be interviewed for the Ward 2 opening created by the resignation of Todd Smith.

The city of Riverton could have a new council ... [more]

Teen pregnancy rate up in county

Jan 20, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A 2013 survey showed 47 percent of high school teens in Wyoming are having sex.

A 2014 report from the Wyoming Department of Health shows Fremont ... [more]

Drone legislation puts privacy concerns at center of floor debate

Jan 20, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  CHEYENNE -- A bill that would limit use of drones by law enforcement agencies advanced Tuesday in the Wyoming Legislature.
The House of Representatives passed ... [more]

Today

Jan 20, 2015 - Staff:  Deaths
BAKER

George L. Baker, 75, formerly of Fremont County, died Saturday, Jan. 17, at his home in Wheatland. A funeral service will be at 1 p.m. ... [more]

WDH urges residents to test homes for radon

Jan 20, 2015 - From staff reports:  Testing is the only way to know how much of the invisible, potentially dangerous gas known as radon is present in Wyoming homes or workplaces, according to the ... [more]

Abolish death penalty, says group favoring House bill

Jan 20, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- In most capital murder cases, jurors in Wyoming prefer life imprisonment instead of imposing the death penalty, a veteran Cheyenne defense attorney ... [more]

Strong support for Medicaid expansion at Senate hearing

Jan 20, 2015 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A range of citizens and professional groups urged Wyoming lawmakers on Monday to accept federal money to expand the federal Medicaid program to ... [more]

Medicaid talks to begin in Legislature's second week

Jan 18, 2015 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  The Wyoming Legislature this week will start what promise to be contentious hearings about whether to expand the federal Medicaid program in the ... [more]

Defendants sign plea deals in Sinks Canyon vandalism case

Jan 18, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A special prosecutor also has been appointed for three of the four defendants.

Several cases related to vandalized cabins in Sinks Canyon have seen ... [more]

Modelers park will have to relocate

Jan 18, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Modelers Park Association is looking for a new home in Fremont County now that the state has decided to sell the land occupied by the current WMPA ... [more]

New coroner says county can't store bodies while families debate

Jan 18, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Charging for storing bodies and a grave site for paupers were among the potential policies new Fremont County Coroner Mark Stratmoen discussed with Fremont ... [more]

Library hosting film series

Jan 18, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Riverton Branch Library will continue its Second Annual Native American Film Series on Wednesday with "California Indian," a contemporary story that cuts ... [more]

The way it was: County commissioners -- 1963

Jan 18, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Fremont County Commission has five members now, but it was a three-person body for most of its existence. This picture from 1963 shows four men, but one ... [more]

Wyoming PBS to screen 'Shakespeare Uncovered'

Jan 18, 2015 - From staff reports:  Wyoming PBS and the Lander Library will host a special screening of "Shakespeare Uncovered: The Taming of the Shrew" at 7 p.m. Thursday at the library, 451 ... [more]

Winters wants Medicaid discussion, more funding for counties

Jan 18, 2015 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  State Rep. Nathan Winters, R-Thermopolis, said county funding is an issue that needs to be raised during the current legislative session.
Winters, who has ... [more]

Beating a cheat

Jan 18, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  County group to try an experimental, biological agent to suppress cheatgrass

Cheatgrass pops up in just about every environmental, land management ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Jan 18, 2015 - The Associated Press:  New lottery game on the way
CHEYENNE -- Lottery players in Wyoming will have a new game to play this spring.
The Wyoming Lottery Corporation announced ... [more]

Today

Jan 16, 2015 - Staff:  Deaths
BUCKINGHAM

Karen L. Buckingham, 63, of Riverton, died Monday, Jan. 12, at her home. A funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 19, at ... [more]

Digest

Jan 16, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Air Force OKs bigger training range
PIERRE, S.D. -- The Air Force on Friday approved a proposal to expand a bomber training area over the Northern ... [more]

Hunting bill would trim non-resident chances

Jan 16, 2015 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  The Wyoming Outfitters and Guides Association is gearing up to fight the bill.

CHEYENNE -- A bill pending in the Wyoming Legislature would cut the ... [more]

Firewise project thins fuels; no cause for alarm

Jan 16, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The activity caught the attention of at least one resident who called law enforcement Wednesday.

County residents shouldn't be too alarmed if they ... [more]

District 25 Hall of Fame nominations being taken until Feb. 1

Jan 16, 2015 - From staff reports:  Fremont County School District 25 will continue to accept nominations for its proposed hall of fame until Feb. 1.
Inductions are planned for the fall.
An ... [more]

Day at the Legislature

Jan 16, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Developments on the third day of the Wyoming Legislature's 2015 General Session:
FIRING SQUADS: The Senate for the second time voted to approve ... [more]

Harassment from dogs adds to deer stress; human food not for wildlife

Jan 16, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County residents can help local deer stay healthy through the difficult winter months by keeping their dogs under control and letting the wild animals ... [more]

Today

Jan 15, 2015 - Staff:  Deaths
FRAHM

Darlene Elizabeth Frahm, 91, died Monday, Jan. 5, while visiting her daughter and family in Arizona. A family service will be Saturday, ... [more]

Digest

Jan 15, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Judge: Judiciary in good shape
CHEYENNE -- The chief justice of the Wyoming Supreme Court tells state lawmakers that the condition of the state's ... [more]

Lawmakers consider limits on cop drones

Jan 15, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming lawmakers are considering setting limits on the use of drones in law enforcement.
The proposal would prohibit police and sheriff's ... [more]

Mead to lawmakers: 'We need to address Medicaid expansion'

Jan 15, 2015 - Tribune News Service:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead told state lawmakers that Wyoming can no longer afford to wait to pass a Medicaid expansion bill.
"We have fought the fight against ... [more]

Day at the Legislature

Jan 15, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Developments at the 2015 General Session of the Wyoming Legislature:
STATE OF THE STATE: Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead delivered his state of the state address to a ... [more]