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Jun 13, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Ex-parole officer enters guilty plea
SHERIDAN -- A former Sheridan probation and parole officer accused of sexual assault has entered a conditional ... [more]

Gas developer facing civil fine

Jun 13, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Interior Department office that oversees revenue collection from oil and gas leases announced Thursday it is seeking a $533,520 civil penalty ... [more]

Ex-officer bound over on aggravated assault charge

Jun 13, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Police say Frisco Saunders, 42, drove his GMC Suburban at his ex-wife Tina Saunders after the two argued.

A former Riverton police officer's ... [more]

District 25 plans construction, OKs personnel changes

Jun 13, 2014 - From staff reports:  Fremont County School District 25 in Riverton plans several construction projects this summer.
The board accepted the recommendation to hire Nelson ... [more]

McFarland: CWC serves Lander well

Jun 13, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Lander is being well-served by Central Wyoming College, says the outgoing president of the school.
Dr. Jo Anne McFarland detailed the college's current ... [more]

Monie Gebhart

Jun 13, 2014 - Staff:  Monie Gebhart died Monday, June 9, 2014, at Billings Clinic in Billings, Mont., after a lengthy illness. She was 77 years old.
Graveside services and ... [more]

Spratt rounds out Gillette rodeo team

Jun 12, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Cowgirl Coralle Spratt has found her second home in Gillette College.
After transferring from Northeastern Junior College, Spratt stayed in the Central Rocky ... [more]

Riverton rider takes title in open outlaw division Sunday

Jun 12, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Fremont County motocross riders braved the muddy track Sunday in a High Plains Motocross Association race.
The track is located outside of Riverton. ... [more]

Today

Jun 12, 2014 - Staff:  Deaths
GEBHART

Monie Gebhart, 77, died Monday, June 9, at Billings Clinic in Billings, Mont., after a lengthy illness. Graveside services and ... [more]

CWC professor wins Master Distance Educator award

Jun 12, 2014 - From staff reports:  Central Wyoming College professor Val Whitmore received a Master Distance Educator Award at the Wyoming Distance Education Consortium spring conference held ... [more]

Eastern Shoshone tribal member to release wine label

Jun 12, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Mike Eagle, an enrolled Eastern Shoshone tribal member, residing in Nice, Calif., is preparing to release his own wine label this year.
Eagle began his ... [more]

Considering father-son bond

Jun 12, 2014 - By Betty Starks Case:  What do you know for sure about the relationship between fathers and sons?
With Father's Day coming up on Sunday, I felt I should write on the subject at ... [more]

Michigan setup on jurisdiction not same as Riverton's situation

Jun 12, 2014 - Grant Murphy, Riverton:  Editor:
I have nothing against the people from Michigan who came to Riverton to talk about how they were working out their issues on tribal and city ... [more]

Governors and EPA

Jun 12, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Opinions in the West aren't unanimous, but they might be the basis for consensus

Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead and his fellow Western-state governors spent ... [more]

Digest

Jun 12, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Slaying suspect arrested in state
GILLETTE -- A man wanted in a fatal shooting in New Mexico has been arrested on charges of stabbing a woman in ... [more]

Court hears appeal arguments in 2009 killing of Sheridan man

Jun 12, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A lawyer for a Sheridan man serving life for his role in a home invasion killing urged the Wyoming Supreme Court on Wednesday to throw out his ... [more]

Sandoval to chair Western governors group

Jun 12, 2014 - The Associated Press:  COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- The Western Governors' Association has selected Nevada Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval as its new chairman.
Member governors ... [more]

Dakota senators revive effort to get bison declared national mammal

Jun 12, 2014 - By Dirk Lammers, The Associated Press:  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- Senators from the Dakotas are among those making another attempt to have the bison declared the national mammal, citing the animal's ... [more]

Sinks Canyon visitors get 'rare' sightings of bear, moose

Jun 12, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Recent bear and moose sightings in Sinks Canyon State Park have been labeled as "somewhat rare" by park officials.
Sinks Canyon Visitor Center superintendent ... [more]

Director of ambulance department proposing shift to non-profit model

Jun 12, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Spinning off Fremont County's Ambulance Department into a private, non-profit organization could be the answer to its money woes, the agency's chief suggested ... [more]

Hudson homicide case comes to a close

Jun 12, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The last defendants were sentenced Tuesday in the 2011 murders of Elva Charlotte Quiver, 20, and Eric Likes, 42.

Two defendants involved in the 2011 ... [more]

Citizens for Equal Rights Alliance to host workshops on federal policies

Jun 12, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk and Alejandra Silva, Staff Writers:  Tribal leaders say group is "anti-Indian," but representatives from the group say they oppose "federal Indian policy."

Local tribal leaders think an ... [more]

Dessie Holliday

Jun 12, 2014 - Staff:  Dessie Holliday, of Riverton, died Tuesday, June 10, 2014, at her home. She was 80 years old.
A viewing will be 8 a.m to 9:30 a.m. Friday, June 13, at Davis ... [more]

Digest

Jun 11, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Tree kills park hiker
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- A Taiwanese man is dead after being hit by a falling tree while hiking off an established trail in ... [more]

Western governors not in lockstep over announced EPA regulations

Jun 11, 2014 - The Associated Press:  COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Ten western governors met Tuesday with Gina McCarthy, the Environmental Protection Agency administrator, to talk about cleaner power ... [more]

Wyoming attorney general gives update on state's case over rez boundary issue

Jun 11, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Environmental Protection Agency's December definition of the Wind River Indian Reservation boundary through the Clean Air Act was a topic of ... [more]

New bunkhouse at CWC Sinks Canyon Center could house students this fall

Jun 11, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Work has been ongoing at the Central Wyoming College Sinks Canyon Center this season, including new construction and renovations to accommodate more for-credit ... [more]

City approves $21.9 million budget

Jun 11, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council approved a $21.9 million budget Tuesday for fiscal year 2014-2015 after noting some highlights and changes that had been made since ... [more]

Cowboy from Kinnear first in team roping at state rodeo finals

Jun 11, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Fremont County cowboy Joby Barquin and his partner, Nate Rogers, enter the state rodeo finals first in the team roping competition.
The tandem has piled up ... [more]

See the 'gas globulars' in June sky

Jun 11, 2014 - By Carl Manning:  June is a good month to see one of the most impressive regions of the Milky Way. MS and M13 are two of the brightest "gas globulars" in the night sky, and they ... [more]