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Apr 19, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Rig count down
Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. declined by 34 this ... [more]

Historical society seeks nominations for awards program

Apr 19, 2015 - From staff reports:  The nominations are due April 30.

The Wyoming State Historical Society encourages nominations of individuals and organizations that have worked to ... [more]

Tribe hosting job fair to hire for expansion

Apr 19, 2015 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The Eastern Shoshone Tribe is hosting job fairs at two locations Thursday to hire for a major renovation at the tribe's casino.
The first fair is 1 p.m. to 3 ... [more]

Piatigorsky Foundation announces spring tour of Wyoming

Apr 19, 2015 - From staff reports:  The touring clarinetist and pianist will perform Wednesday in Riverton.

For the 12th consecutive year, the Muriel and Seymour Thickman Family ... [more]

Cody's bike-riding EMTs a success in new program

Apr 19, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CODY -- Cody's West Park Hospital has a new bike EMT program whose purpose is to more quickly bring advanced life support to patients.
WPH's Bike EMS Team ... [more]

City board to hand out free trees May 16

Apr 19, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Riverton Tree Board is hosting its Arbor Day and Armed Forces Day celebration at 10 a.m. May 16 at the Veterans Park behind city hall.
This is the tree ... [more]

CETUSA seeks host families for exchange students

Apr 19, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Council for Educational Travel, USA is seeking host families to open doors to their homes and their communities for international high school exchange ... [more]

Wiggins Fork elk may hold health key for region

Apr 19, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Many elk herds in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem are suffering. Their populations are declining populations, and fewer calves make it to adulthood.
The ... [more]

Heart attack might have caused fatal cement truck crash

Apr 19, 2015 - From staff reports:  Autopsy results show Daniel W. Oberlie, 57, of Riverton, probably experienced a cardiac event before the single-vehicle rollover that took his life April 1 ... [more]

The way it was: Gold-plated safety -- 1964

Apr 19, 2015 - From staff reports:  Pacific Power and Light hosted a community banquet 51 years ago this week, and the festivities included honoring local law enforcement.
During power outages, ... [more]

Flash floods, fires pose a risk to Wyoming residents

Apr 19, 2015 - From staff reports:  Spring is a time of transition, when late-season snowstorms can affect travel and afternoon thunderstorms bring the threat of hail, tornadoes and lightning. ... [more]

Film star, artists to discuss their work in library series

Apr 19, 2015 - From staff reports:  The subject of the documentary "Havana Curveball" will attend a screening of the film at Riverton Branch Library.

The Riverton Branch Library and ... [more]

I-80 still closed Saturday

Apr 19, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The interstate highway between Cheyenne and Laramie finally reopened Saturday afternoon as cleanup continues from the massive pileups in Thursday's ... [more]

Today

Apr 17, 2015 - From staff reports:  Births
TAYLOR

A daughter was born to BreAnna Bell of Lander and Colton Taylor of Lander at 6:07 a.m. March 23 at SageWest Health Care at Lander. The ... [more]

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Apr 17, 2015 - The Associated Press:  North Carolina man killed by train
GILLETTE (AP) -- A 28-year-old North Carolina man has been struck and killed by a train in northeast ... [more]

Snowstorm leads to major wrecks and closures on I-80

Apr 17, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- Wintry weather swept across parts of the Rockies on Thursday, leaving behind some wrecks and road closures.
Heavy snow was being blamed for ... [more]

Airport runway rebuild starting soon

Apr 17, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A starting date of May 1 is anticipated for the 170-day job.

The $11.6 million runway reconstruction project at Riverton Regional Airport is closer ... [more]

Plane crash in Idaho kills four; two were former Lander residents

Apr 17, 2015 - By Anne McGowan, The Lander Journal:  An airplane crash in a remote area of central Idaho on April 10 took the lives of three employees of a Lander-based business.
All three worked for Creative ... [more]

New search planned for three Uden bodies in deep lake

Apr 17, 2015 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:   The whereabouts of the three is among the few unresolved questions in one of Fremont County's most notorious crimes.

Investigators once again are ... [more]

Most sage grouse conservation changes would be outside Fremont County

Apr 17, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A major review of core habitat areas is taking place ahead of a federal decision on listing the fowl as endangered

A review this year of sage grouse ... [more]

Three finalists named in CWC search for new academic dean

Apr 17, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Three finalists have been selected in the search to replace Jason Wood, former executive vice president for student and academic services at Central Wyoming ... [more]

Today

Apr 16, 2015 - Staff:  Births
ROSENTHAL

A son was born to Cathy (Cooper) and Shane Rosenthal of Buffalo at 4:20 p.m. March 5 at Sheridan Memorial Hospital in Sheridan. The ... [more]

Court skeptical of challenge to Obama's climate change plan

Apr 16, 2015 - The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON (AP) -- Two out of three judges on a federal appeals court panel are expressing doubts about a legal challenge to the Obama administration's ... [more]

Yellowstone's oldest hotel gets landmark designation

Apr 16, 2015 - The Associated Press:  The Lake Yellowstone Hotel was added to the national roster Thursday.

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- The oldest hotel in Yellowstone National Park has been ... [more]

Digest

Apr 16, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Storm brought foot of snow
AP -- The National Weather Service has posted a winter storm warning for a small part of southeast Wyoming, including the city of ... [more]

New fee structure could net $70,000 for Teton

Apr 16, 2015 - The Associated Press:  The changes would take effect in 2016.

JACKSON (AP) -- Grand Teton National Park managers say proposed changes to various fees charged to private ... [more]

Easter eggs found; several to share cash and prizes

Apr 16, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  After several attempts at finding hidden Ranger treasure items over the years, Selena Fox finally accomplished her goal when came across egg No. 2 in fourth ... [more]

Riverton will move to regulate bare-knuckle fights via city ordinance

Apr 16, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Riverton city staff plan to draft an ordinance to regulate bare-knuckle fighting in the city.
The Riverton City Council agreed Tuesday night during a work ... [more]

Moisture record in Lander; snowpack up

Apr 16, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The snow generated .88 inch of precipitation Wednesday, breaking the previous record of .68 inch set in 1924

Wednesday's storm caused a healthy jump ... [more]

County still eyeing office moves once justice center opens in June

Apr 16, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The public will likely get a first look inside the new Riverton justice center on June 19.
Fremont County Commissioners are aiming to hold a public dedication ... [more]