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Elk Refuge only place to see elk from a sleigh

Jan 4, 2015 - By Julie Butler, For The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Horse-drawn sleigh ride, anyone?
If hopping into a sleigh for a National Elk Refuge journey sounds like a fun activity, you're in luck.
Because ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Jan 4, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Flu activity high in state
CHEYENNE -- Wyoming continues to see the spread of influenza viruses.
As of Dec. 20, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control ... [more]

Today

Jan 2, 2015 - Staff:  Deaths
BLACK

William Howard Black, 90, formerly of Riverton, died Saturday, Dec. 27, in Las Vegas, Nev., following a brief illness. There will be no ... [more]

Deputies arrest three on criminal entry charges

Jan 2, 2015 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Three men were arrested after allegedly breaking into a Lander home and stealing property.
Deputies responded at 7:56 p.m. Dec. 14 to Del Ray Drive in Lander ... [more]

RHS adviser helps students with post-graduation plans

Jan 2, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton High School's new college adviser says her title is a bit of a misnomer.
"I always say I wish I could change it," Feryne McSweeny said.
Some ... [more]

Digest

Jan 2, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Bison moving closer to Jackson
JACKSON -- National Elk Refuge managers are urging Jackson residents to exercise caution when outside due to bison that ... [more]

Natrona County to purchase body cameras

Jan 2, 2015 - From staff and wire reports:  President Barack Obama has recommended spending $74 million to equip another 50,000 officers with the cameras.

CASPER -- The Natrona County sheriff's ... [more]

Bald eagle survey planned statewide Jan. 10

Jan 2, 2015 - From staff and wire reports:  As part of a national survey effort, the Bureau of Land Management Buffalo and Casper Field Offices are seeking volunteers to assist with the 2015 Midwinter ... [more]

Bill would exempt clergy from gay vows

Jan 2, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Gay marriage became legal in Wyoming on Oct. 17 after a ruling by U.S. District Judge Scott Skavdahl.

JACKSON -- An Afton senator is sponsoring ... [more]

Big jump in traffic deaths for year in state

Jan 2, 2015 - By James Chilton, Tribune News Service:  Wyoming saw an uptick in traffic fatalities across the state in 2014, according to data compiled by the Wyoming Highway Patrol.
According to Sgt. David ... [more]

Small fire damages porch; no one injured in incident

Jan 2, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  No one was injured in a small porch fire spotted by a neighbor at about 3:15 p.m. Saturday in the 800 block of Hobson Street in Lander.
City fire chief Eric ... [more]

Man found dead on CWC campus Wednesday; likely a victim of hypothermia

Jan 2, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A 46-year-old Riverton-area man was found dead Wednesday on the Central Wyoming College campus in Riverton.
Initial reports indicate he died of probable ... [more]

Runways at city airport to receive upgrades

Jan 2, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The project should take 170 days to finish.

Two runways at Riverton Regional Airport will get upgrades in the new year.
Riverton public works ... [more]

Dubois assessing downtown fire damage

Jan 2, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Dubois officials are busy this week addressing the aftermath of a Tuesday structure fire that destroyed and displaced more than a dozen local businesses.
No ... [more]

Today

Dec 31, 2014 - Staff:  Births
WALLOWINGBULL

A daughter was born to Naomi C'Hair of Arapahoe and Dexter Wallowingbull of Arapahoe at 7:38 p.m. Dec. 9 at SageWest Health Care ... [more]

Digest

Dec 31, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Man prefers commission seat
ROCK SPRINGS -- Randal Wendling has resigned from the Sweetwater County School District No. l board of trustees after ... [more]

2014: Elections, airport trouble, same-sex marriage top news

Dec 31, 2014 - From staff reports:  Elections that brought massive turnover in local government -- three mayors gone, a sitting County Attorney and Commissioner defeated, a Republican replacing a ... [more]

Fire destroys eight Dubois businesses

Dec 31, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  No one was injured in the blaze Tuesday.

Eight Dubois businesses were destroyed Tuesday evening during a fire on the north side of Main Street in the ... [more]

Today

Dec 30, 2014 - Staff:  Births
OCHOTECO

A daughter was born to Rebecca Ochoteco of Riverton. The baby weighed 6 pounds, 6.3 ounces.

READY
A daughter was born to ... [more]

Tribe sues federal government over new ACA regulations

Dec 30, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Northern Arapaho Tribe filed a lawsuit against the federal government on Dec. 8 over proposed rules implementing the Affordable Care Act. Employees of the ... [more]

Digest

Dec 30, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Buffalo man dies in house fire
BUFFALO -- A 46-year-old man died in a weekend house fire in northern Wyoming.
Officials say John Knebel of Buffalo and ... [more]

Minimum wage bill to be heard by lawmakers

Dec 30, 2014 - The Associated Press:  A Cheyenne lawmaker is again sponsoring a bill that would increase Wyoming's minimum wage to $9 an hour.
The state's current minimum wage is $5.15, but few ... [more]

Governors of two states urge 94-year-old man's extradition

Dec 30, 2014 - The Associated Press:  He faces three counts in Wyoming of child molestation dating to the 1960s.

JACKSON -- The governors of both Wyoming and Michigan are trying to speed ... [more]

State gains ground in Tongue River spat

Dec 30, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  A special master in the case recommends denying most of Montana's remaining claims that Wyoming failed to deliver enough water on the Tongue ... [more]

More left state this year than moved in, says new state report

Dec 30, 2014 - By James Chilton, Tribune News Service:  For the first time since 2001, more people have been leaving Wyoming than moving in, a report from the state's Economic Analysis Division shows.
Written by ... [more]

Airport board applications due by Wednesday

Dec 30, 2014 - From staff reports:  The City of Riverton is looking for community members to serve on the Riverton Regional Airport Board. The two-year terms of Bruce Kamminga, Cindy Olson and ... [more]

Bennett quits attorney post; deputy at helm until LeBrun takes office

Dec 30, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Attorney Michael Bennett has resigned just days before he was set to leave office.
The prosecutor's office is to operate without a chief until ... [more]

Man stabbed, says wife tried also to run over him with car

Dec 30, 2014 - From staff reports:  A 22-year-old Riverton man said his wife stabbed him with a knife early Saturday during an altercation on East Monroe Avenue.
Responding deputies said a knife ... [more]

Snow ends, deep-freeze begins

Dec 30, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Temps could plunge to -28 in some county spots

High temperatures will struggle to reach 0 in the Wind River Basin as the New Year begins this ... [more]

Documents don't show why EPA abandoned Pavillion water study

Dec 28, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Environmental Protection Agency never has fully explained why, after five years, it turned its investigation of groundwater near Pavillion over to Wyoming. ... [more]