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Apr 15, 2014 - Staff:  Births
McFARLAND

A son was born to Alyssa and Scott McFarland, of Riverton, at 7:57 a.m. Feb. 26, 2014, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 7 ... [more]

Alzheimer's Association offering grant to caregivers

Apr 15, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Alzheimer's Association's Respite Care Assistance Program is offering relief to caregivers.
The purpose of the program is to give family caregivers time ... [more]

Dietitian says new health routines require planning

Apr 15, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  When it comes to finding the perfect diet to help shed winter weight, dietitian Susan Kreager said the best way to begin is to start planning ahead.
Kreager ... [more]

Smart phone app providing unique services to expectant mothers

Apr 15, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  WYhealth Due Date Plus helps women follow through on prenatal care with the goal of preventing premature births.

A new smart phone app from the ... [more]

Digest

Apr 15, 2014 - The Associated Press:  House Speaker Lubnau to retire
CHEYENNE -- Wyoming House Speaker Tom Lubnau is retiring from the Legislature.
The Gillette Republican was elected ... [more]

Money approved to stabilize hillside

Apr 15, 2014 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- The Jackson Town Council has authorized up to $700,000 to build a massive buttress that could temporarily slow the landslide at East Gros Ventre ... [more]

At least 47 cars involved in huge pileup on I-80; lane shut 18 hours

Apr 15, 2014 - The Associated Press:  ELK MOUNTAIN -- Wyoming Highway Patrol officials say they're still counting up the dozens of cars and trucks involved in an Interstate 80 pileup that injured at ... [more]

County clerk's office to take over some duties for museums

Apr 15, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Clerk Julie Freese has outlined a plan to have her office take over the former duties of the Fremont County Museums Board of Trustees ... [more]

First Easter egg found Tuesday on Webbwood

Apr 15, 2014 - Staff:  Carl King of Riverton is $200 richer Tuesday after finding the first of the two Ranger Easter eggs.
King found the egg along Webbwood Road near the new ... [more]

ACLU wants to enter case on birth control benefits at Wyoming Catholic College

Apr 15, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  The American Civil Liberties Union is seeking to enter a pending federal lawsuit to argue against Roman Catholic organizations in Wyoming that are trying to ... [more]

No plea deal in robbery outside store; trial set

Apr 15, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  One defendant in the case of a November mugging at Walmart is headed to trial on May 12.
Deputy Fremont County attorney Dan Stebner and public defender Terry ... [more]

City hears complaints, suggestions about farmers market spot

Apr 15, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council met with downtown business owners and street vendors to discuss options for a new farmers market location in Riverton.
There was a ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Apr 14, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Inmate gave dope to others
GILLETTE -- A Gillette man faces four felony drug charges after he allegedly smuggled heroin into the Campbell County ... [more]

Shelter opens for Jackson evacuees

Apr 14, 2014 - The Associated Press:  The unstable hillside is about the size of two football fields and is along a main artery outside the historic downtown area.

JACKSON -- The Red ... [more]

The way it was: All Sports Banquet -- 1958

Apr 14, 2014 - From staff reports:  An annual springtime event in the middle of the 20th century was the Fremont County All Sports Banquet. The 1958 version took place in April at the county fair ... [more]

Digest

Apr 14, 2014 - From staff reports:  Livestock board meeting set
The Wyoming Livestock Board's Traceability Working Group will have a public meeting 11:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday in the ... [more]

Forest transplant permits available

Apr 14, 2014 - From staff reports:  Tree and shrub transplanting permits are now available for purchase at Shoshone National Forest district offices.
Transplant permits are $5 for one tree or ... [more]

Trial set for man charged with assault on reservation

Apr 14, 2014 - From staff reports:  A jury trial has been set for June 2 in Casper for Dustin James Friday, 23, a Northern Arapaho tribal member charged with assault resulting in serious bodily ... [more]

Dennison music series launching a TV broadcast

Apr 14, 2014 - From staff reports:  "Live From the Dennison Lodge" enters its third season Thursday with Nashville-based singer/songwriter Pierce Pettis gracing the Didier Stage.
Pettis will be ... [more]

Counseling service for military personnel preps for open house events

Apr 14, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Therapists with the Soldiers Project donate their time and commit to working with one client each.

Three opening events are scheduled in the coming ... [more]

Arapahoe students first to get safety training from Bike and Safety Rodeo

Apr 14, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Other county schools will receive lessons in April and May.

Students from Arapahoe Elementary School showed off their new helmets and knowledge of ... [more]

Judge urged not to block birth- control rule; case involves Wyo Catholic

Apr 14, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Federal government lawyers are opposing a request from Catholic organizations in Wyoming for a court order to block the birth-control coverage requirement in ... [more]

LeBrun to challenge Bennett for top job

Apr 14, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  After five years walking "a step behind" the Fremont County Attorney, Patrick LeBrun announced Sunday that he wants to lead.
LeBrun is running as a ... [more]

College opts to renew optional tax levy; could generate $1 million

Apr 14, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  State law permits Wyoming's community colleges to collect the tax to pay for operations, and CWC has utilized it for 24 consecutive years.

The ... [more]

Technology, training kept pileup from being worse

Apr 14, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Two killed, eight hurt March 6

Officials say advancements in equipment and training prevented further deaths after a two-vehicle wreck March 6 on ... [more]

State parks agency takes action to evict Thermopolis pool operator

Apr 11, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources has moved to evict a longtime pool concessionaire from Hot Springs State Park in ... [more]

With stray dogs roaming, county considers forming animal-control tax district

Apr 11, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County officials are interested in forming an animal control district to manage stray dogs and canine diseases. A citizens committee recommended that ... [more]

Former Riverton man among those challenging same-sex marriage laws in Wyoming

Apr 11, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Two Casper men will meet with the Fremont County Democrats this weekend to talk about a lawsuit challenging Wyoming marriage laws.
Carl Oleson and Robert ... [more]

Trio charged in hammer killing set for September trial

Apr 11, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Three defendants charged in connection with the brutal March 7 death of a Riverton man pleaded not guilty Thursday in Lander District Court.
District Court ... [more]

City wants increase in fees for water, sewer, sanitation

Apr 11, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The City of Riverton is proposing an increase of $3.11 to the average family's monthly utility bill.
The plan was announced Tuesday during a council work ... [more]