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The way it was: County commissioners -- 1963

Jan 18, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Fremont County Commission has five members now, but it was a three-person body for most of its existence. This picture from 1963 shows four men, but one ... [more]

Wyoming PBS to screen 'Shakespeare Uncovered'

Jan 18, 2015 - From staff reports:  Wyoming PBS and the Lander Library will host a special screening of "Shakespeare Uncovered: The Taming of the Shrew" at 7 p.m. Thursday at the library, 451 ... [more]

Winters wants Medicaid discussion, more funding for counties

Jan 18, 2015 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  State Rep. Nathan Winters, R-Thermopolis, said county funding is an issue that needs to be raised during the current legislative session.
Winters, who has ... [more]

Beating a cheat

Jan 18, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  County group to try an experimental, biological agent to suppress cheatgrass

Cheatgrass pops up in just about every environmental, land management ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Jan 18, 2015 - The Associated Press:  New lottery game on the way
CHEYENNE -- Lottery players in Wyoming will have a new game to play this spring.
The Wyoming Lottery Corporation announced ... [more]

Today

Jan 16, 2015 - Staff:  Deaths
BUCKINGHAM

Karen L. Buckingham, 63, of Riverton, died Monday, Jan. 12, at her home. A funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 19, at ... [more]

Digest

Jan 16, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Air Force OKs bigger training range
PIERRE, S.D. -- The Air Force on Friday approved a proposal to expand a bomber training area over the Northern ... [more]

Hunting bill would trim non-resident chances

Jan 16, 2015 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  The Wyoming Outfitters and Guides Association is gearing up to fight the bill.

CHEYENNE -- A bill pending in the Wyoming Legislature would cut the ... [more]

Firewise project thins fuels; no cause for alarm

Jan 16, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The activity caught the attention of at least one resident who called law enforcement Wednesday.

County residents shouldn't be too alarmed if they ... [more]

District 25 Hall of Fame nominations being taken until Feb. 1

Jan 16, 2015 - From staff reports:  Fremont County School District 25 will continue to accept nominations for its proposed hall of fame until Feb. 1.
Inductions are planned for the fall.
An ... [more]

Day at the Legislature

Jan 16, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Developments on the third day of the Wyoming Legislature's 2015 General Session:
FIRING SQUADS: The Senate for the second time voted to approve ... [more]

Harassment from dogs adds to deer stress; human food not for wildlife

Jan 16, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County residents can help local deer stay healthy through the difficult winter months by keeping their dogs under control and letting the wild animals ... [more]

Today

Jan 15, 2015 - Staff:  Deaths
FRAHM

Darlene Elizabeth Frahm, 91, died Monday, Jan. 5, while visiting her daughter and family in Arizona. A family service will be Saturday, ... [more]

Digest

Jan 15, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Judge: Judiciary in good shape
CHEYENNE -- The chief justice of the Wyoming Supreme Court tells state lawmakers that the condition of the state's ... [more]

Lawmakers consider limits on cop drones

Jan 15, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming lawmakers are considering setting limits on the use of drones in law enforcement.
The proposal would prohibit police and sheriff's ... [more]

Mead to lawmakers: 'We need to address Medicaid expansion'

Jan 15, 2015 - Tribune News Service:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead told state lawmakers that Wyoming can no longer afford to wait to pass a Medicaid expansion bill.
"We have fought the fight against ... [more]

Day at the Legislature

Jan 15, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Developments at the 2015 General Session of the Wyoming Legislature:
STATE OF THE STATE: Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead delivered his state of the state address to a ... [more]

Winter carnival starts Friday

Jan 15, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The theme for the monthlong series of events is "Snowman Stampede."

Hot chili and hot rods will help keep away the cold during the first weekend of ... [more]

Time to replace pistols for all deputies, sheriff tells county commission

Jan 15, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Sheriff Skip Hornecker says his deputies need new handguns.
"It's time to upgrade those, so we're looking at some funding sources," Hornecker ... [more]

Another try at pleading down sex assault case; judge still has doubts

Jan 15, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  For the second time, a Lander man has pleaded guilty to committing a sex crime with a minor as part of a plea agreement, but it is unclear whether a judge will ... [more]

Today

Jan 14, 2015 - Staff:  Deaths
WINFIELD

Darrell Winfield, 85, of Riverton, died Monday, Jan. 12, at his residence. Per his request, cremation has taken place, and there will ... [more]

Larsen: Medicaid expansion key issue in Legislature

Jan 14, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Lander representative sits on the Joint Labor, Health and Social Services Interim Committee.

A proposal to expand Medicaid will be among key ... [more]

Digest

Jan 14, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Lummis co-sponsors wolf bill
Several members of Congress are preparing legislation to take gray wolves in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan and Wyoming ... [more]

Eaton seeks to have death penalty barred as future option

Jan 14, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Attorney General's Office is fighting an attempt to block the state from again seeking the death penalty against a convicted ... [more]

State of the state: Mead talks coal, water

Jan 14, 2015 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead pledged to keep fighting "with bulldog determination" for the future of Wyoming coal as a top priority as he delivered his state of ... [more]

Manslaughter plea accepted in death of infant

Jan 14, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  An Ethete woman has pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter in the death of her newborn son in March. The plea, entered Tuesday in U.S. District Court in ... [more]

'Marlboro Man' Winfield died Monday at 85; local resident for four decades

Jan 14, 2015 - From staff reports:  A local rancher renowned for his work as the "Marlboro Man" in cigarette advertising died Monday at his home in Riverton.
Darrell Winfield, 85, moved to ... [more]

Get ready for good news, bad news in Legislature, says Bebout

Jan 14, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  State Sen. Eli Bebout, R-Riverton, thinks the 63rd Wyoming Legislature that convened this week will be a "good news, bad news" session.
He anticipates the ... [more]

WDH says cervical cancer is largely preventable

Jan 13, 2015 - From staff reports:  Free screening is available for low-income, uninsured women.

Regular screening and a key vaccination series can help prevent most cases of cervical ... [more]

Digest

Jan 13, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Teen loses bid for new murder trial
GERING, Neb. -- A Wyoming teenager has lost his bid for a new trial and is scheduled to be sentenced on Feb. 19 for ... [more]