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Jobless rate creeps higher, but job count up from a year ago

Dec 10, 2014 - From staff reports:  The unemployment rate in Fremont County ticked higher in October, although the change from September appears mostly to do with more people entering the ... [more]

South Federal rebuild complete; many new features now in place

Dec 10, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Motorists are getting a smooth drive down South Federal Boulevard in Riverton since the Wyoming Department of Transportation wrapped up construction work in ... [more]

Conservation district to try again on mill levy vote

Dec 10, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Residents could have another chance to decide if water and soil conservation need tax support. The Lower Wind River Conservation District hopes to put that ... [more]

Today

Dec 9, 2014 - Staff:  Births
VASQUEZ

A child was born to Jessica Vasquez of Shoshoni and Miguel Vasquez of Shoshoni at 5:53 p.m. Oct. 12 at SageWest Health Care. The baby ... [more]

Organizers want to expand Life R U Ready

Dec 9, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The program aims to prevent risky behavior in young people.

Organizers of an event designed to prevent risky behaviors in young people think the ... [more]

Digest

Dec 9, 2014 - The Associated Press:  No charge likely in shooting
CHEYENNE -- Police in Cheyenne are not recommending any charges against a pharmacist who shot a man during a robbery ... [more]

EPA asked state to assume Pavillion probe

Dec 9, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The federal agency's initial 2011 report was the first time a government study connected fracking to contaminated groundwater.

Documents and ... [more]

With lodging tax renewed, promotion plans made

Dec 9, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The tax raised $634,000 in the last fiscal year, and it is on track to raise more this year, Wind River Visitors Council executive Paula McCormick ... [more]

No conclusions from preliminary autopsy of man found near Main Street

Dec 9, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The initial autopsy of a homeless Riverton man found deceased Dec. 3 near a municipal water tank on West Main Street was inconclusive.
"The pathologist wants ... [more]

Jewell: Feds would rather not list grouse

Dec 9, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Wyoming has developed a landowner/industry/conservation "work group" process that is being watched closely.

LAS VEGAS -- Interior Secretary Sally ... [more]

State sues feds over wild horses, seeking to trim count

Dec 9, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press with staff reports:  Wyoming filed a federal lawsuit Monday seeking to force the federal government to reduce the number of wild horses that roam the state.
Wyoming claims the ... [more]

Lawmakers not encouraging on county's airport, insurance issues

Dec 7, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  State legislators showed little support for some issues raised by Fremont County Commissioners at a Dec. 2 meeting.
"We are in support of this effort to ... [more]

Digest

Dec 7, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Pharmacist shoots robber
CHEYENNE -- A Cheyenne pharmacist shot a would-be robber in the chest Saturday after he brandished a toy gun and demanded ... [more]

Officials take oath of office for Arapaho committees

Dec 7, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The community welcomed new members of the Northern Arapaho Business Council, Economic Development Commission and Tribal Committee in a special swearing in ... [more]

State, feds find selves on same side in appeals of wolf protections

Dec 7, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  Wyoming and U.S. government officials have filed separate notices that they will appeal a ruling by a federal judge that reinstated protections for wolves in ... [more]

Mead, western govs huddle about regional water issues

Dec 7, 2014 - The Associated Press:  LAS VEGAS -- Facing dwindling water supplies, Western states are struggling to capture every drop with dam and diversion projects that some think could erode ... [more]

Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund grants $120K to county groups

Dec 7, 2014 - From staff reports:  Awards were given to support a wide variety of projects.

The Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund recently awarded more than $250,000 to cultural ... [more]

'Die Meistersinger' showing in Lander

Dec 7, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Lander MetOpera will present Richard Wagner's opera "Die Meistersinger von Nurnburg" on Saturday from the Metropolitan Opera in New York.
This piece is ... [more]

Man shot by police had gun

Dec 7, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Bureau of Indian Affairs has released reports regarding the officer-involved shooting that resulted in the death of Justin Philip Steele, 26, of Pavillion, ... [more]

The way it was: Midvale project -- 1958

Dec 7, 2014 - From staff reports:  Rural land in the Midvale Irrigation District had become wet and unstable over the course of many years, and in December 1958 a rehabilitation job had ... [more]

CWC student music recital Sunday

Dec 7, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Central Wyoming College music department will present a student recital at 7 p.m. Sunday in the music rehearsal room at the Robert A. Peck Arts Center. ... [more]

College invites children, teenagers to audition for musical 'The King and I'

Dec 7, 2014 - From staff reports:  The musical will debut Feb. 26 with several performances scheduled from Feb. 26 to March 1.

The Central Wyoming College theatre department will hold ... [more]

Yurts a new way to camp in Sinks Canyon

Dec 7, 2014 - From staff reports:  Reservations for year-round use began Monday.

Sinks Canyon State Park is now the home of three "yurts," soft-sided cabins that became available to ... [more]

Today

Dec 5, 2014 - Staff:  Births
STANDING ELK

A daughter was born to Aurilda Standing Elk of Riverton at 6:28 p.m. Sept. 5 at SageWest Health Care. The baby weighed 7 pounds, ... [more]

Digest

Dec 5, 2014 - The Associated Press:  State pushes for NW coal port
CHEYENNE -- The state of Wyoming continues to try to pressure Oregon to permit a coal terminal on the Columbia River that ... [more]

Superintendents applaud COLA talks

Dec 5, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A coalition of Wyoming school districts welcomes Gov. Matt Mead's support of an inflation adjustment for K-12 public schools, but the governor did ... [more]

Residents warned of 'Green Dot' telephone scam

Dec 5, 2014 - From staff reports:  Officials are investigating a recent scam that has hit Fremont County involving Green Dot MoneyPak cards.
The cards are legitimate products, but ... [more]

Holiday craft fair lineup offers many events this month

Dec 5, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Craft fairs abound in Fremont County this weekend, with events scheduled in both Lander and Riverton to encourage local holiday shopping.
Saturday is the ... [more]

Annoyed judge chides both sides as sex assault case drags on unresolved

Dec 5, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  After dragging on for a year and half, a sexual abuse case has reached the point where neither a trial nor a plea agreement might be possible.
The judge on ... [more]

Few conclusions from Pavillion water report; more study suggested

Dec 5, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Few firm answers are contained in a new report released this week examining potential sources of groundwater contamination near Pavillion.
Looking at oil and ... [more]