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EPA says new fracking data consistent with earlier work

Oct 12, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released new data from west-central Wyoming, where the agency theorizes a link between hydraulic ... [more]

FBI describes SUV linked to Cody abduction

Oct 12, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CODY -- Authorities are asking for the public's help locating an SUV linked to the abduction and sexual assault of a girl in Cody.
The FBI said Thursday that ... [more]

Authorities shift focus, seek apparent Denver kidnapper

Oct 12, 2012 - The Associated Press:  WESTMINSTER, Colo. -- Authorities have shifted their focus from searching for a missing 10-year-old girl to appealing for help in tracking down her apparent ... [more]

Digest

Oct 12, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Plane wreckage to be removed
CHEYENNE -- Albany County Undersheriff Rob DeBree says crews plan to recover the wreckage Friday of a plane that was found ... [more]

BLM lifts fire bans in areas of Wyoming

Oct 12, 2012 - The Associated Press:  PINEDALE -- The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is lifting fire restrictions in some areas of western Wyoming beginning at midnight Friday.
The agency announced ... [more]

National Newspaper Week

Oct 12, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  Readers come to feel a sense of ownership with 'their' newspaper

The second week in October is designated as National Newspaper Week (this year ... [more]

She's got the power, weather-wise

Oct 12, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  There's something about my wife, Yale and the elements

When my wife and I go to Connecticut to visit son Robert in college, residents of the ... [more]

Horse tail thefts likely just people trying to be funny

Oct 12, 2012 - Richard Gould, Lander:  Editor:
I may be wrong, but I do not think that there is a monetary element behind the theft of horse tails.
I think it is some people thinking that they ... [more]

McOmie nominated for Golden Bell Award

Oct 12, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  All eight Fremont County school boards have agreed to back a resolution supporting the nomination of state Rep. Del McOmie, R-Lander, for one of the biggest ... [more]

BLM seeks nominations to Resource Advisory Council

Oct 12, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Bureau of Land Management in Wyoming announced that it is seeking public nominations for four open positions on its Wyoming Resource Advisory Council, ... [more]

Mildred 'Millie' M. Kringle

Oct 12, 2012 - Staff:  Mildred "Millie" M. Kringle, of St. Joseph, Minn., died Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center, St. Cloud, Minn. She was 90 ... [more]

Edward E. Robeson

Oct 12, 2012 - Staff:  Edward E. Robeson, of Lander, died Tuesday, Oct. 9, in his home in Lander.
A visitation will be 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, in the Chapel of Mount ... [more]

Harry Thomas 'Tom' Engavo

Oct 12, 2012 - Staff:  Harry Thomas "Tom" Engavo died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, at the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. He was 56 years old.
Traditional Native American services will ... [more]

Virginia Daniels Porath

Oct 12, 2012 - Staff:  Virginia D. Porath died Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012, at Valley Hospital in Spokane, Wash. She was 52 years old.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. ... [more]

Today

Oct 12, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
ENGAVO

Harry Thomas "Tom" Engavo, 56, died Tuesday, Oct. 9, at the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. Traditional Native American services will ... [more]

Rustlers keep top spot in Region IX

Oct 12, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  CWC will take the weekend off from competition. Rustlers play Tuesday at Western Wyoming.

Central Wyoming College remained in the top spot in the ... [more]

Kechter qualifies for state in first day of regionals

Oct 12, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Riverton High School swimmer Michaela Kechter qualified for the state meet Thursday in the 100-yard breaststroke during the Class 4-A North regional swim meet ... [more]

Wranglers sweep Wind River

Oct 12, 2012 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  PAVILLION -- The volleyball match was over so quick they barely had time to get the popcorn made in the concession stand. Shoshoni concluded a perfect regular ... [more]

Two RJFL teams in local festival

Oct 12, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Two Riverton Junior Football League teams have been preparing this week to play in the annual Fremont Football Festival.
The Riverton Red and the Riverton ... [more]

Wyoming searches for stability in secondary vs. Falcons

Oct 12, 2012 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Darrenn White plays cornerback, per the University of Wyoming football roster.
But the sophomore started at strong safety in the Cowboys' 35-28 ... [more]

RVFD hosts open house

Oct 12, 2012 - Staff:  Lilly Alera, right, and Stasia Nowland were entertained by The Riverton Volunteer Firefighter's mascot "Fireman Bob" at the RVFD open house Wednesday under a ... [more]

Legislation to give counties more funding for landfills

Oct 11, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Legislature will consider two bills during its upcoming session that should help cities and counties deal with solid waste problems.
State Sen. ... [more]

Boxed in: Crews surround court facility with 14 Conex boxes as short-term security fix

Oct 11, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Officials installed 14 Conex boxes around Riverton's court facility on South Federal Boulevard on Thursday after commissioners approved placement of the ... [more]

Commissioners appoint Chidsey to museums board

Oct 11, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Commission appointed Carol Chidsey of Lander to serve on the museums board.
"I am really excited to be serving on the board," Chidsey said. ... [more]

Dogs attack sheep, kill 44

Oct 11, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Fremont County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of 44 sheep that reportedly were killed by dogs running at large north of Riverton.
Deputies ... [more]

Police think Colorado girl was abducted

Oct 11, 2012 - The Associated Press:  DENVER -- The sudden disappearance of a 10-year-old Colorado girl took yet another turn Wednesday, with authorities saying they believe she was abducted.
The ... [more]

Plane with four on board still missing in Wyoming

Oct 11, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A search is continuing in southeast Wyoming for a single-engine plane carrying four people from Texas.
Albany County sheriff's spokesman Lt. Brian ... [more]

Digest

Oct 11, 2012 - The Associated Press:  U.S. attorney to oversee election
CHEYENNE -- The United States attorney for Wyoming says his office will be handling any complaints about election ... [more]

Losing Joe Meyer

Oct 11, 2012 - By Steven R. Peck:  It casts a sad shadow over the necessary process of finding a capable replacement

State Treasurer Joe Meyer's death leaves a hole in Wyoming state ... [more]

No 'sound alternative' to Thompson, Hickerson

Oct 11, 2012 - Jennifer McCarty, Lander:  Editor:
I'm supporting the re-election of Fremont County Commissioners Doug Thompson and Pat Hickerson.
Let me clarify why I'm taking that position. I will ... [more]