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County approves pathologist position; search to start now

Apr 10, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Officials hope to have a forensic pathologist at work for Fremont County by July 1.
The Fremont County Commission on Wednesday authorized Coroner Ed McAuslan ... [more]

City OKs airport group, sets four goals

Apr 10, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Great Lakes Airlines operates at Riverton Regional Airport and has been dealing with pilot shortages and other issues that have affected local air service. ... [more]

Flood risk rises; county opts against pre-filling sandbags for time being

Apr 10, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Local officials are keeping an eye on flood risks after the National Weather Service recently warned the danger of such a natural disaster was moderate to ... [more]

Today

Apr 9, 2014 - Staff:  Births
HELLER

A son was born to Shalena and Matt Heller, of Lander, at 8 a.m. March 13, 2014, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 8 pounds, 15 ... [more]

Digest

Apr 9, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Worry mounts as ground slips
JACKSON -- Officials in Jackson are worried that unstable earth on East Gros Ventre Butte could threaten nearby buildings ... [more]

Hill: 'Constitution not negotiable'

Apr 9, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill is rejecting an offer from the state attorney general to narrow the scope of a court case ... [more]

Accident leaves Shoshoni without power for two hours

Apr 9, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The town of Shoshoni was without power for about two hours Tuesday evening after a tractor-trailer combination reportedly struck some overhead power lines in ... [more]

Man charged with assault in knife attack

Apr 9, 2014 - From staff reports:  Northern Arapaho tribal member Matthew Lawrence Antelope, 29, is in custody for allegedly assaulting Ashley Yellowbear with a knife Jan. 28 on the Wind River ... [more]

Democrats pen party platform, discuss vacancies at convention

Apr 9, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Democratic Party established an eight-point platform at their convention in March, but no party members announced an election bid for the ... [more]

Council members disagree on utility improvement project

Apr 9, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Several Riverton city council members have disagreed about the details of an ongoing utility improvement project that was designed to add capacity to the ... [more]

Police: Woman safe after kidnapping, assault

Apr 9, 2014 - From staff reports:  A 40-year-old woman is safe after allegedly being kidnapped from the Wind River Indian Reservation.
Officials arrested Robert Afterbuffalo, 40, of Riverton, ... [more]

Tribe has 'grave concerns' about fed legislation on reservation border

Apr 9, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Northern Arapaho Tribe continues to "slam" drafted federal legislation that would clarify the boundaries of the Wind River Indian Reservation.
Tribal ... [more]

Lander man featured in PBS nature documentary

Apr 8, 2014 - By Anne McGowan, Staff Writer:  Nationally known naturalist and author Joe Hutto has spent almost seven years among a herd of mule deer around his home in rural Lander, living among the ... [more]

Today

Apr 8, 2014 - Staff:  Births
HARTENSTEIN
A daughter was born to Danielle Hartenstein, of Lander, at 1:57 p.m. March 7, 2014, at Lander Regional Hospital. She weighed 8 pounds, 1 ... [more]

Digest

Apr 8, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Fifth hopeful pursuing Maxfield seat
CHEYENNE -- The race to succeed Wyoming Secretary of State Max Maxfield is becoming even more crowded.
Cheyenne ... [more]

Judge rejects environmental challenge to new CBM project

Apr 8, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A federal judge in Washington, D.C., has ruled against environmental groups that challenged the U.S. Interior Department's plan to open the ... [more]

State ready to plug old wells

Apr 8, 2014 - The Associated Press:  GILLETTE -- As soon as the weather permits, the state will start plugging more than 1,200 orphan wells in Wyoming.
The goal is to plug 300 wells a year.
A ... [more]

Teton Park Road opening could be delayed by snow

Apr 8, 2014 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Grand Teton National Park officials say heavy snow could delay the opening of the popular Teton Park Road.
Park spokeswoman Jenny Anzelmo-Sarles ... [more]

Shoshones oust two longtime leaders from business council; official says rules suspended

Apr 8, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Enrolled tribal members of the Shoshone General Council voted to remove longtime Eastern Shoshone Business Council members Ivan Posey and Wes Martel from their ... [more]

GOP candidates announce; party opposes EPA border opinion

Apr 8, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  With the announced retirement of State Rep. Patrick Goggles, D-Ethete, two Republican candidates have announced they are running for the seat. Daniel Cardenas ... [more]

Election preparations under way; no precinct or district changes this year

Apr 8, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  After several voting precinct and districts changes two years ago, Fremont County's voting geography will be unchanged this year. There will be 32 precincts ... [more]

Feds want more info about education audit

Apr 7, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The U.S. Department of Education is seeking more information from the Wyoming Department of Education on spending of federal funds under ... [more]

The way it was: Delfelder pens -- 1913

Apr 7, 2014 - Staff:  Jacob Delfelder's arrival in Riverton during its infancy was a pivotal development for the town founded in 1906.
After moving to town from Lander and buying ... [more]

Bowhunters met in March, decided to fund projects

Apr 7, 2014 - From staff reports:  Bowhunters of Wyoming (BOW) held its 2014 meeting and 40th anniversary banquet at the Hilton Garden Inn - UW Convention Center on March 28-29 in Laramie.  ... [more]

Women's group wants nominations

Apr 7, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Council for Women's Issues is seeking nominations for its 2014 Woman of Distinction and Employer of Choice Awards.
Nominations should be sent to ... [more]

College still serving thousands each year

Apr 7, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College continued to support its mission of public outreach last year, as evidenced by an annual report from Lynne McAuliffe, the school's dean ... [more]

Art professor's painting exhibit showcases Wyoming

Apr 7, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The mountain ranges, animals, and woods of Wyoming proved to be the proper setting for the artwork of Lander artist Matt Flint.
He is an associate professor ... [more]

Inventors learn how to navigate patent system during conference

Apr 7, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., sponsored the event, which was held in Riverton.

Inventors from across Wyoming gathered at the Central Wyoming College's ... [more]

Studying the sheep of Whiskey Mountain

Apr 7, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The sun rose on a 40-by-40-foot net suspended a dozen feet above a frosty slope on Torrey Rim as Dubois High School students Kurt Leseberg and Rowan Hawk sat ... [more]

Catholic College seeks exception from ACA parts

Apr 7, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The school doesn't want to cover contraceptives for its employees.

Wyoming Catholic College has been granted a temporary stay relieving it from ... [more]