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Dec 3, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
ADAMS

Lenna Adams, of Lander, died Thursday, Nov. 28, in Lander. She was 86 years old. Visitation will be 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, in ... [more]

Digest

Dec 3, 2013 - The Associated Press:  First-degree murder alleged
GILLETTE -- A man is charged with first-degree murder for shooting another man at a home in Gillette early on Thanksgiving ... [more]

Arrest made in vehicle death

Dec 3, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Police say a 23-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the death of another man in a Cheyenne parking lot.
Officers were called to a ... [more]

New budget includes $3M to deal with well

Dec 3, 2013 - The Associated Press:  GILLETTE -- Gov. Matt Mead's proposed budget recommends spending $3 million to implement a plan to clean up old oil and gas wells across the state.
Wyoming is ... [more]

Young hunter airlifted after accidental shot

Dec 3, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A 21-year-old Riverton man was airlifted to Casper on Sunday reportedly after shooting himself in the leg with a shotgun.
Officials said the incident is being ... [more]

AYP success means Mohawk for one principal

Dec 3, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Wyoming Indian Elementary School principal Owen St. Clair kept his side of a bargain, and on Nov. 15, in a gym full of students, hair stylist Robin ... [more]

Lawmakers generally upbeat on governor's spend plan

Dec 3, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  Two top Wyoming lawmakers said Monday that they generally support Gov. Matt Mead's budget blueprint, including his suggestion to fund state employee pay raises ... [more]

Cold storm spreading statewide

Dec 3, 2013 - From staff and wire reports:  More snow is falling across Wyoming, and an Arctic cold front could cause temperatures to plunge by 50 degrees or more in some spots.
Snow was falling east of ... [more]

Health/Sci Center ups CWC balance sheet; audit comes in clean

Dec 3, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College had a clean audit this year, earning an "unmodified opinion" from the auditing firm McGee, Hearne and Paiz of Cheyenne.
Auditor Wayne ... [more]

Louis Lake Road closes early

Dec 2, 2013 - From staff reports:  Due to a forecasted winter storm, the entirety of the Loop Road in the Washakie Ranger District of the Shoshone National Forest will close for the winter ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Dec 2, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Governor proposes pay raises
CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead is pushing to give Wyoming state workers a pay raise.
Mead on Friday unveiled his state budget ... [more]

The way it was: Cars delivered by train -- 1940

Dec 2, 2013 - Staff:  From 1940 to 1949, there weren't many new cars available to American buyers.
Design of new models came to a virtual standstill among major brands as the ... [more]

Digest

Dec 2, 2013 - From staff reports:  Veterans assistance available
A State of Wyoming veterans service officer from the Wyoming Veterans Commission will conduct community outreach services ... [more]

Wind River Pony Club opens in Fremont County

Dec 2, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Rocky Mountain region has a new pony club chapter in Fremont County.
The Wind River Pony Club is encouraging horse riding enthusiasts to join the club ... [more]

Louis Lake Road to close completely Dec. 13

Dec 2, 2013 - From staff reports:  The entirety of Louis Lake Road, also known as the Loop Road, in Fremont County will close Dec. 13.
A portion of the route -- the road between the turnoff to ... [more]

RHS grads discuss peer pressure with teens

Dec 2, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Former Riverton High School students met with teens in the high school's Changing Attitudes Now Club on Wednesday.
College students Jarett Watson, Jordan ... [more]

CWC OKs max price for Sinks Canyon Center work

Dec 2, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees has approved a guaranteed maximum price for work planned at the school's Sinks Canyon Center.
CWC president ... [more]

Man arrested when car he was driving tips over in street

Dec 2, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A Riverton man has been arrested on charges of driving under the influence, accused of driving a vehicle backward at a high rate of speed, causing it to tip ... [more]

Governor still says 'no' to Medicaid expansion

Dec 2, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  Gov. Matt Mead is recommending that the Wyoming Legislature not accept federal money to expand Medicaid coverage to more than 16,000 low-income adults who lack ... [more]

CWC gets extra $300k in state's 'recapture' procedure

Dec 2, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College is set to receive almost $300,000 this year through the state's recapture/redistribution program.
The money is meant to cover a lack ... [more]

County now drought-free

Dec 2, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Recent data show most of Fremont County is now drought-free. Statewide conditions have improved over the past year as well.
"We were wet in September and ... [more]

Argument involving knife causes concern at convenience store

Nov 29, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A verbal argument Tuesday between two men at the Fast Lane convenience store in Shoshoni had onlookers worried that a knife fight might break out.
One of the ... [more]

Digest

Nov 29, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Mideast Thanksgiving for Mead
CHEYENNE -- Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead and others from the state celebrated Thanksgiving with more than 160 Wyoming National ... [more]

Holiday weekend craft fair returning; annual Christmas tree lot opens

Nov 29, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Local crafters and home-based business owners are hoping to resurrect a tradition this weekend by hosting fairs on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday in ... [more]

Driver safe after vehicle slides into creek

Nov 29, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A Lander man escaped serious injury when the vehicle he was driving landed upside down in Hornecker Creek.
Officials said John Nygard, 56, was driving his ... [more]

Arraignment set for Hudson man charged with making online threats

Nov 29, 2013 - From staff reports:  An arraignment hearing for Steven Ervin, 55, of Hudson, has been set for 9 a.m. Dec. 17 in Carbon County District Court.
Ervin was arrested without incident ... [more]

Today

Nov 29, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
DESHLER

J. Frank Deshler, 79, of Dubois, died Tuesday, Nov. 26, at the Help for Health Hospice Home in Riverton. Per his request, cremation has ... [more]

Cafe business hours, flight times changing at Riverton Regional Airport

Nov 29, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The board says new Federal Aviation Administration rules have resulted in a pilot shortage in Riverton.

Passengers flying in and out of Riverton soon ... [more]

Swim club readies for home meet next week

Nov 27, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Swimmers range in age from 4 to 54.

Rod Settlemire has the Riverton Swim Club going in the right direction.
When the head coach started, the ... [more]

At 4-5, CWC men start important slate of games

Nov 27, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Central Wyoming College Rustlers men's basketball coach Pat Rafferty called the next stretch of games enormous for his players.
The 4-5 Rustlers play Friday ... [more]

Today

Nov 27, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
ECKINS

Audrey Eckins, 74, of Riverton, died Wednesday, Nov. 27, at her home. Per her request, cremation will take place, and there will be no ... [more]

Police quiet on robbery investigation

Nov 27, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Officials say they can't release information about an armed robbery that took place in Riverton this week.
"We're still at an impasse," Riverton Police ... [more]

More workers commuting to Wyoming

Nov 27, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Teen charged in fatal wreck
CHEYENNE -- Authorities in Cheyenne have filed a felony charge of aggravated vehicular homicide-reckless driving against a ... [more]

More workers commuting to Wyoming

Nov 27, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Laramie and Teton counties saw the greatest influx of out-of-state workers.

CHEYENNE -- More people are commuting to Wyoming for their jobs, while ... [more]

Man who caused big wildfire gets the bill

Nov 27, 2013 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- The man believed to have ignited the Horsethief Canyon wildfire has received a bill from the U.S. Forest Service for some of the cost of putting it ... [more]

Meal delivery plans in place

Nov 27, 2013 - From staff reports:  Preparations are being finalized for Thursday's Thanksgiving meal deliveries by the Riverton High School Key Club.
Hundreds of meals will be prepared in ... [more]

Thanksgiving offerings seen countywide

Nov 27, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Hundreds of elders in Ethete and Arapahoe received tasty meals this Thanksgiving from a group of committed women on the Wind River Indian Reservation.
The ... [more]

BOCHES anticipates cash shortfall; added tax levy by school districts could help

Nov 27, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College's Board of Cooperative Higher Educational Services is having trouble finding funding for future dual enrollment courses in Fremont ... [more]

County sets plans on six new projects to get 1 percent tax funding

Nov 27, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Design work for all seven projects is estimated to cost $2.1 million, and county funds will provide the entirety of construction costs.

Fremont ... [more]

Today

Nov 26, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
ARMAJO

Franklin J. Armajo, 71, of Arapahoe, died Sunday, Nov. 24, at his home. A rosary will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26, at Great Plains ... [more]