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Oct 11, 2013 - The Associated Press:  D.C. vigil marks Shepard anniversary
WASHINGTON -- A candlelight vigil in Washington will mark 15 years since the death of Matthew Shepard, a gay ... [more]

Federal inaction could affect WIC next month

Oct 11, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Partially funded with federal funds, WIC currently serves more than 11,000 participants a month.

State agencies that administer federally funded ... [more]

Tourism leaders promote open Wyoming state parks

Oct 11, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The partial government shutdown has provided an opportunity for state and local tourism groups to showcase Wyoming's lesser-known parks and ... [more]

Man linked to disappearance case from 1974 pleads, freed

Oct 11, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A man who was implicated in the 1974 disappearance of an Oklahoma resident in the Riverton area has been released from custody.
James Franklin Jagers was ... [more]

Car leaves street, crosses business property

Oct 11, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Officials said a medical episode initiated the one-vehicle accident that took place mid-morning Friday at U.S. Energy in Riverton.
No one was injured in the ... [more]

Improved Jackson campus housing options proving difficult for CWC; gift hoped for

Oct 11, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College wants to improve housing options for students on the Jackson campus, but school administrators said the effort may take some ... [more]

City gets closer to door-to-door sales ordinance

Oct 11, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Consensus was reached Tuesday by the Riverton City Council that having some type of ordinance to regulate door-to-door sales was better than having nothing at ... [more]

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Oct 10, 2013 - Staff:  Births
DENNIS

A daughter was born to Crystal Dennis, of Alliance, Neb., and Daniel Dennis, of Attica, Mich., at 11:55 p.m. Oct. 5, 2013, at Lander ... [more]

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Oct 10, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Cheyenne mulls e-cigarette ban
CHEYENNE -- The Cheyenne City Council is considering an ordinance that would ban the sale of electronic cigarettes to ... [more]

Former state AG lead counsel in Hill investigation

Oct 10, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A special House committee investigating state schools Superintendent Cindy Hill has voted to hire former state Attorney General Bruce Salzburg as ... [more]

Quota filled quickly in second wolf hunt area

Oct 10, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Game and Fish Department says the quota in another wolf area has been met and will be closed for the remainder of the season.
Spokesman ... [more]

Fed shutdown alters wedding plans

Oct 10, 2013 - By Matt Volz, The Associated Press:  YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- Megan Wenk spent three months planning her dream wedding at Artist's Point in Yellowstone National Park before the government ... [more]

Explosions Saturday in rural area investigated

Oct 10, 2013 - From staff reports:  One reporting party said the issue was an ongoing problem involving people setting off explosives.

Fremont County Sheriff's deputies responded to ... [more]

Original Uden probe used psychics, past sheriff recalls

Oct 10, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  On Sept. 27, the Fremont County Attorney's Office finally charged Gerald Uden with three counts of first-degree murder for killing Virginia, Reagan and ... [more]

Man pleads guilty to meth charge; judge ponders deal

Oct 10, 2013 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  A Riverton man pleaded guilty Wednesday to a felony drug charge for possessing methamphetamine. A plea agreement in his case lowered his charge in exchange for ... [more]

Teen Hudson suspect pleads 'not guilty,' setting stage for trial

Oct 10, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A judge has set a trial date for the last defendant in the Hudson homicides case.
Jude Blackburn, 17, is scheduled to appear before Wyoming 9th District ... [more]

TEDx comes to Riverton

Oct 9, 2013 - Staff:  Galen Knowles, right, told the TEDx conference Oct. 2 at Central Wyoming College that community is important to innovation. He pointed to the example of the ... [more]

Lander man charged with third-degree sexual abuse of a minor

Oct 9, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Prosecutors have charged a former Lander youth counselor with third-degree sexual abuse of a minor for allegedly having sex with a 16-year-old. One count of ... [more]

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Oct 9, 2013 - Staff:  Births
SOUNDINGSIDES

A daughter was born to Alyson White Eagle and Brian Soundingsides, of Ethete, at 2:30 p.m. Sept. 20, 2013, at Lander Regional ... [more]

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Oct 9, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Coal plants exceed emission regs
Most coal-fired power plants in Wyoming, including one that's been in operation for just two years, emit carbon ... [more]

State might hire lawyer in Hill case

Oct 9, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Legislature's Management Council will meet Oct. 15 to consider a request to pay for an attorney and others to help the state House ... [more]

Trespassing an issue in parks during fed shutdown

Oct 9, 2013 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- National Park Service rangers in Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks have been issuing trespassing citations to people found in the parks, ... [more]

Man charged in shooting death outside nightclub

Oct 9, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- A 33-year-old former Marine has been charged with second-degree murder in connection with the shooting death of a man outside a strip club near ... [more]

CWC working to address interior noise at H/S center

Oct 9, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Construction of the new Health and Science Center at Central Wyoming College is complete, but administrators say they'll continue making adjustments to the ... [more]

CWC Oktoberfest kicks off busy schedule of October festivities

Oct 9, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  There's no reason to stay indoors as Halloween and other fall celebrations fill up the local calendar, unless there's fear of 3-foot-tall vampires and ... [more]

State expected to take over Barnson case from federal prosecutors

Oct 9, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The man's skeletal remains were found March 10 on the Wind River Indian Reservation east of Riverton; he had been missing since 2006.

A federal ... [more]

Commissioners face flak over local bid concerns on justice center design

Oct 9, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Some Fremont County commissioners were so concerned about how the architecture firm for the Riverton justice center project was selected that they voted ... [more]

RHS students decorate downtown for Homecoming

Oct 8, 2013 - Staff:  Three Riverton High School clubs painted business windows downtown in the renewal of an annual Homecoming week ... [more]

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Oct 8, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
ARMSTRONG

Donald Richard Armstrong, 88, formerly of Riverton, died after a fall Tuesday, Oct. 1, in Idaho Falls, Idaho. ... [more]

County clinics offer resources to assist breast-feeding moms

Oct 8, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Women, Infants, and Children and Fremont County Public Health nursing programs strive to support and share resources that emphasize the ... [more]

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Oct 8, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Power still out in some places
CHEYENNE -- Some people are still without power following last week's winter storm in northeast Wyoming.
Powder River ... [more]

Conservation stamp contest starts Jan. 1

Oct 8, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Game and Fish Department will take entries for its next conservation stamp art competition starting Jan. 1.
This is the 31st annual ... [more]

Bulldozer goes over 160-foot coal mine wall, killing the operator

Oct 8, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Operations at the Jim Bridger Mine have stopped while the accident is investigated.

ROCK SPRINGS -- An accident involving a bulldozer that plunged off ... [more]

Stranded men OK after rescue on mountain

Oct 8, 2013 - From staff reports:  Search and Rescue crews were dispatched to Green Mountain on Saturday to retrieve two Rawlins men who had been stranded due to snow.
Officials said several ... [more]

Sex offender's probation is rescinded

Oct 8, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  After admitting to having sex with two teenage boys, a 32-year-old Riverton woman in March 2012 was given a sentence that gave her a chance to reform herself ... [more]

Study: Few consequences for misuse of tribal funds

Oct 8, 2013 - By Justin Pritchard and P. Solomon Banda The Associated Pres:  Federal agencies questioned millions more dollars the Northern Arapaho government spent, but decided not to try to recover any of the money -- and even ... [more]

Uden arrives in county; bond denied by judge

Oct 8, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The man accused of killing his ex-wife and his adopted children near Pavillion 33 years ago is being held without bail in the Fremont County Detention Center ... [more]

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Oct 6, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Storm leaves state, slaps neighbors
PIERRE, S.D. -- In the span of 24 hours, the scenic Black Hills in South Dakota were coated in up to three and a ... [more]

Mead says 233 state employees face furlough amid fed shutdown

Oct 6, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead says the federal shutdown is forcing the state to place 233 state employees on furlough starting Monday.
Wyoming has 9,867 ... [more]

Sex assaults, substance crimes down this year on university campus

Oct 6, 2013 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The University of Wyoming is reporting a drop in the number of rapes for the second straight year, while campus police dealt with fewer alcohol and ... [more]