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UW to help veterans impacted by shutdown

Oct 6, 2013 - From staff reports:  More than 400 veterans are students at the university, and the Office of Student Financial Aid and the Veterans Services Center help connect them with a ... [more]

The way it was: Dubois check station -- 1957

Oct 6, 2013 - From staff reports:  State regulations requiring hunters to report their results are nothing new. This check station near Dubois was in full operation in 1957.
Mild weather ... [more]

North Riverton acquires new game warden

Oct 6, 2013 - From staff reports:  Allen Deru is the new game warden for the Wyoming Game and Fish Department in north Riverton.
Wyoming game wardens are responsible for wildlife law ... [more]

State Historical Society selling photo calendar

Oct 6, 2013 - From staff reports:  Once again the Wyoming State Historical Society has partnered with the American Heritage Center and created a calendar of Wyoming history.
With more than a ... [more]

Strong Town presentation aims to help communities

Oct 6, 2013 - From staff reports:  The first program will be Monday at the Fremont County Library in Lander.

Starting Monday, the Wyoming Rural Development Council will host the first ... [more]

Make It With Wool contest set for Nov. 2

Oct 6, 2013 - From staff reports:  The 2013 Make It With Wool contest will begin at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 2 at the REACH Foundation, 622 N. Eighth St. W., Riverton.
Each entrant will receive 2.5 ... [more]

Lander to host drought workshop

Oct 6, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Department of Agriculture will host a series of workshops across the state to help United States Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management ... [more]

Foundation awards $5K grant to Riverton skate park remodel

Oct 6, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Central Wyoming Skating Association has been awarded its first grant, with $5,000 coming from the Tony Hawk Foundation to help build a skate park in ... [more]

County might agree to take on road near Dubois

Oct 6, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  There are several conditions that would have to be met, however.

Fremont County Commissioners have signaled they would be willing to accept a road ... [more]

Hill speaks her mind at WACO confab; blasts lawmakers who diluted her job

Oct 6, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill disparaged moves to limit her office's powers and accused state officials of malfeasance while speaking ... [more]

It's Homecoming Week at RHS

Oct 6, 2013 - From staff reports:  The theme for Riverton High School's 2013 Homecoming is "A Homecoming Too Awesome For Words!"
Daily festivities begin Monday and conclude with Friday night's ... [more]

With Uden case cracked, past sheriffs recall years of worry

Oct 6, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  It was a Friday night, and Fremont County Sheriff Tim McKinney was watching the Lander Valley High School football team play in an early-season game.
Football ... [more]

Digest

Oct 4, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Man charged in wife's murder
CHEYENNE -- Police in Cheyenne have charged a man with murder in the shooting death of his wife.
Police booked ... [more]

Second Montana herd shows brucellosis

Oct 4, 2013 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- Montana's state veterinarian says the livestock disease brucellosis has been found in another cattle herd in the Yellowstone area, the second ... [more]

At Yellowstone, Devils Tower and elsewhere, shutdown ruins fall vacations, angers visitors

Oct 4, 2013 - By Felicia Fonseca, The Associated Press:  Stop at a cafe in the forests of Wyoming, remote stretches of northern Arizona, or the near the iconic granite of Mount Rushmore, and you're likely to hear a ... [more]

Detox center renamed Center of Hope

Oct 4, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The facility is now operated by the Volunteers of America -- Northern Rockies.

Three months and two days after a signed agreement merged the ... [more]

Lander teens found safely after a cold night in the mountains

Oct 4, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The sons of two prominent Lander residents were the subject of a search and rescue operation initiated Wednesday evening above Sinks Canyon.
Tyson Sollars and ... [more]

Frack panel hears pro-energy message from tribes

Oct 4, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A panel with experience in hydraulic fracturing provided guests at Central Wyoming College's "Hot Topics" forum a layout of the issues surrounding the ... [more]

Another weekend, another snowstorm

Oct 4, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  More than 5 inches of snow had fallen in Riverton by mid-morning Friday, but weather forecasters said the precipitation should stop by evening.
Lander and ... [more]

Today

Oct 4, 2013 - Staff:  Births
NORTHCOTT

A son was born to Wilhelmina Jamie Spoonhunter, of Ethete, and Joe Northcott, of Riverton, at 5 a.m. Sept. 13, 2013, at Lander ... [more]

Wolverine football game postponed until Sat. at 1 p.m.

Oct 4, 2013 - Staff:  The Riverton High School football game scheduled for Friday at Buffalo has been postponed until tomorrow (Saturday) at 1 p.m due to snow, wind and ice in ... [more]

Today

Oct 3, 2013 - Staff:  Births
HOFFMAN

A son was born to Kayla Hoffman and Rayne Hoffman, of Lander, at 10:02 p.m. Sept. 12, 2013, at Lander Regional Hospital. He weighed 7 ... [more]

Digest

Oct 3, 2013 - The Associated Press:  UW to honor distinguished alums
LARAMIE -- The University of Wyoming will give its Distinguished Alumni Award to four people during UW homecoming on ... [more]

Winter storm bears down on much of Wyoming

Oct 3, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Winter storm warnings and watches have been posted for a large part of central and eastern Wyoming.
The National Weather Service says a storm ... [more]

State lands chief named by governor

Oct 3, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A lawyer with the Wyoming Attorney General's Office will serve as the new director of the state Office of State Lands and Investments.
Gov. Matt ... [more]

Smaller wolf quota for hunters this season; four taken in early days

Oct 3, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  Hunting will remain open through the end of the year or until hunters reach the 26-wolf quota.

CHEYENNE -- At least four wolves have been killed in ... [more]

Shutdown halts play at D.C. theater

Oct 3, 2013 - The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- Ford's Theatre has canceled performances of "The Laramie Project" because the theater must close during the government shutdown, but it will ... [more]

Sinks Canyon student housing project could find new life

Oct 3, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Administrators at Central Wyoming College have a new plan for moving forward with a student housing project in Sinks Canyon.
The undertaking was stalled this ... [more]

City weighs door-to-door regs

Oct 3, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Chief Mike Broadhead said his officers field a number of complaints from residents who are uncomfortable having salespeople on their property.

Not ... [more]

Fracking process sound, say panelists, but human errors can lead to problems

Oct 3, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Listeners at Central Wyoming College's first "Hot Topics" forum of the fall got an earful on the specifics of hydraulic fracturing and the pros and cons of the ... [more]

Jury misinformed, so new trial required for murder convict, high court says

Oct 3, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Misinformation provided by Fremont County prosecutors has led the Wyoming Supreme Court to throw out a Riverton man's first-degree murder conviction.
Gabriel ... [more]

Today

Oct 2, 2013 - Staff:  Births
BLUE BIRD

A son was born to Tana No Horse, of Riverton, at 5:24 p.m. Sept. 18, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 8 pounds, 3 ... [more]

Winter storm watch posted again in Wyoming

Oct 2, 2013 - From staff and wire reports:  Only a week after a strong snowstorm caused power outages and property damages in Fremont County and elsewhere, a new winter storm watch has been posted for a ... [more]

Digest

Oct 2, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Life sentence sought in bar slaying
CASPER -- Prosecutors say they intend to seek a life sentence for an Evansville man charged with murder and other ... [more]

UW student charged with online threat won't be tried

Oct 2, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- A former University of Wyoming student accused of posting an anonymous Facebook threat against herself intends to plead no contest, her attorney ... [more]

Park visitors grumble as shutdown arrives

Oct 2, 2013 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Thousands of visitors to Yellowstone and Grand Teton national park are grumbling and making alternate plans after being told to leave or denied entry ... [more]

Five things to know about new health overhaul in Wyoming

Oct 2, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Tuesday marked the start of a six-month enrollment period for health insurance offered through a federal exchange.
Five things to know about getting health ... [more]

Long wait times greet users of federal health exchange on first day

Oct 2, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  Things got off to a rocky start Tuesday for the federal government's new health insurance exchange in Wyoming: even representatives of the insurance companies ... [more]

New interview center will spare young sexual assault victims a long road trip

Oct 2, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Young sexual abuse victims no longer will have to travel to Natrona County to undergo forensic interviews. The Children's Advocacy Project has opened the doors ... [more]

Suspects lived 'untouchable' in Missouri

Oct 2, 2013 - Staff and wire reports:  The couple charged in homicides tied to one of Fremont County's most-notorious missing persons cases lived "untouchable" in rural southwest Missouri for ... [more]