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Police say driver who hit Starbucks had blacked out

Jun 9, 2013 - The Associated Press:  SHERIDAN -- A driver who crashed into a Sheridan Starbucks, demolishing a corner of the building, said he began to lose consciousness and lost control of his ... [more]

Only one next-gen tanker flying

Jun 9, 2013 - The Associated Press:  The other six planes have yet to be certified, a process that can take as much as two months.

CHEYENNE -- As fire season heats up, the U.S. Forest ... [more]

Marieta 'Rita' Brown

Jun 9, 2013 - Staff:  Marieta "Rita" Brown, of Lander, died Tuesday, May 28, 2013, at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. She was 50 years old.
A funeral mass was at 10 a.m. ... [more]

Joe Lasley

Jun 9, 2013 - Staff:  Joe Lasley died Saturday, June 1, 2013, in Phoenix, where he moved in June 2012 to be close to his son and daughter.
A celebration of life service will be at ... [more]

Zachary D. Copenhaver

Jun 9, 2013 - Staff:  Zachary D. Copenhaver, of San Tan Valley, Ariz., died Saturday, May 4, 2013. He was 31 years old.
Cremation has taken place, and a memorial service was ... [more]

Spencer Dolan

Jun 9, 2013 - Staff:  Spencer "Spence" Dolan, of Lander, died Tuesday, May 28, 2013, at his home. He was 52 years old.
Per his family's request, cremation has taken place, and ... [more]

Marvin V. Foster

Jun 9, 2013 - Staff:  Marvin V. Foster, longtime resident of Lander and Hudson, died of natural causes Sunday, June 2, 2013, at Lander Valley Regional Medical Center. He was 87 ... [more]

Pioneer museum could be kick-off venue for government convention

Jun 9, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Officials are hoping to use the Fremont County Pioneer Museum to host a kick-off reception for the Wyoming Association of County Officers convention in ... [more]

Rocky Mountain Power says coal plants may close early

Jun 9, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- Wyoming's largest electricity provider says proposed federal environmental regulations could close at least some of its four coal-fired power plants ... [more]

Defeat key to developing character

Jun 9, 2013 - By Randy Tucker:  Life isn't fair. That simple statement is one of the hardest things for young people to learn, but no matter your lot in this life, it is one of the hallmarks ... [more]

Second-term pitfalls surrounding Obama

Jun 9, 2013 - By Mark Shields:  Dan Jenkins, a sportswriter of rare wit, once gave us the Ten Stages of Drunkenness, which include these separate points on the road to inebriation: "Witty and ... [more]

Proceed carefully when making changes in museum management

Jun 9, 2013 - Patrice Brevinhall, Lander:  Editor:
I hope before the way the Fremont County museums are set up and managed is changed to a single director, that this idea can be talked about ... [more]

Commissioner pay

Jun 9, 2013 - By Steven R. Peck:  The members are giving themselves a raise, but the procedure for it is sound

It's always a little awkward when elected officials who control their ... [more]

The way it was: Sheep as art -- 1994

Jun 9, 2013 - From staff reports:  Even a mine can do with a little beautification, and that's what Riverton-based U.S. Energy Corp. Riverton had in mind when it commissioned this piece of art. ... [more]

Archaeologist to lead a tour of Castle Gardens

Jun 9, 2013 - From staff reports:  Craig Bromley of the Lander BLM will discuss the tribal importance of the area and its future as a Wyoming cultural site.

The Alliance for ... [more]

Family fight in Shoshoni street draws neighbor's attention

Jun 9, 2013 - From staff reports:  Deputies said no one involved wanted to pursue charges.

Fremont County Sheriffs deputies responded to a family fight Thursday evening in Shoshoni ... [more]

Veterans park plans move forward

Jun 9, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  Leonard Moss Sr. began the dedication ceremony for the Northern Arapaho Veterans Park with a prayer and blessing May 29 at the park's future location south of ... [more]

Digest

Jun 9, 2013 - From staff reports:  Guild celebrating Knit in Public Day
The Fremont Fiber Arts Guild will celebrate Knit in Public Day from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday on the lawn of the ... [more]

Tribe granted in-state tuition in Idaho

Jun 9, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Eastern Shoshone tribal members now have the option of paying a reduced rate.

Enrolled Eastern Shoshone tribal members interested in attending a ... [more]

Mead 'thrilled' with ed director finalists

Jun 9, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Even though none of the three finalists to run the state Department of Education is from Wyoming, Gov. Matt Mead said he's impressed by their depth ... [more]

Loose dog kills elderly poodle, injures 7-year-old girl

Jun 9, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The owner of a Rottweiler mix north of Riverton was issued a citation Wednesday after the dog reportedly injured a 7-year-old girl and killed an elderly ... [more]

Meth bust cases may advance to higher court

Jun 9, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Cases against at least two defendants in last month's methamphetamine distribution bust are stalled in circuit court until a judge decides if enough probable ... [more]

Plans for a new Riverton justice center stall again

Jun 9, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Commissioners worry that moving forward with the project might endanger an application for a $2.65 million grant.

Fremont County commissioners again ... [more]

Artist show on display through August

Jun 7, 2013 - Staff:  Leo Hanway Sr. examined Colleen Friday's art at the Northern Arapaho Tribal Artists Show on Tuesday in the Experience Room at the Wind River Hotel and Casino. ... [more]

Bible's strong comeback surprises secular Norway

Jun 7, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Officials of the Lutheran Church of Norway see the interest as proof that the text still resonates in a country where only 1 percent of the 5 million ... [more]

Kenneth Lee 'Kenny' Rusler

Jun 7, 2013 - Staff:  Kenneth Lee "Kenny" Rusler, of Riverton, died Sunday, June 2, 2013, at Help for Health Hospice. He was 61 years old.
Cremation has taken place. Memorial ... [more]

Thomas Mack Davis

Jun 7, 2013 - Staff:  Thomas Mack Davis, of Worland, died Tuesday, June 4, 2013, at his home. He was 75 years old.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at ... [more]

Today

Jun 7, 2013 - Staff:  Births
PAUL

A son was born to Samantha and Austin Paul, of Riverton, at 2:35 a.m. April 1, 2013, at Lander Regional Hospital. He weighed 6 pounds, 2 ... [more]

Ringer awarded Airman of the Quarter trophy

Jun 7, 2013 - Staff:  Airman 1st Class Matthew Ringer was recently awarded Airman of the Quarter for 2013 at Eielson Air Force Base, roughly 26 miles southeast of Fairbanks, Alaska. ... [more]

LCCC announces students on spring honor roll, graduate list

Jun 7, 2013 - Staff:  Laramie County Community College is proud to announce the names of students who earned a place on the president's and vice president's honor rolls.
Fremont ... [more]