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CWC official says instructor pay disparity a retention challenge

May 17, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Administrators at Central Wyoming College have noticed a disparity in the local salary structure for instructors at the K-12 and post-secondary levels.
Under ... [more]

EMS adding ambulance to 14-vehicle fleet

May 17, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A new ambulance is on the way for Fremont County. Grant money from the State Loan and Investments Board is paying for most of the vehicle. Fremont County ... [more]

Riverton man pleading not guilty in March robbery case

May 17, 2015 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  A Riverton man pleaded not guilty May 7 to three charges related to an armed robbery in March at a Lander hotel.
John Michael Dick, who was 27 at the time of ... [more]

The way it was: Reservoir pool -- 1913

May 17, 2015 - Staff:  Riverton has had several swimming pools in its 109-year history, but this one was the first.
The "reservoir pool" used water from the Riverton Canal that was ... [more]

Lander man receives probation for sexually abusing minor

May 17, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The owner of Lander's Subway restaurant was sentenced to three years probation on April 2 for sexually abusing an underage employee. He would see three to five ... [more]

Scholarship applications due May 31 for women's antelope hunt

May 17, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Women's Foundation has announced that scholarship applications for the 2015 Wyoming Women's Antelope Hunt are due May 31.
The foundation founded ... [more]

Brooks Lake Campground allowing only hard-sided camping

May 17, 2015 - From staff reports:  The area has seen more bear activity in recent years.

The Wind River Ranger District of the Shoshone National Forest has decided to allow only ... [more]

Library to host screening of sage grouse program Tuesday

May 17, 2015 - From staff reports:  Wyoming PBS is hosting a series of public screenings of "The Sagebrush Sea," a documentary from the award-winning series Nature.
Each screening will be ... [more]

No injuries in blaze that destroyed home

May 17, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  No one was injured in a structure fire that destroyed a home at about 3 p.m. May 2 on Paintbrush Drive north of Riverton.
Officials were unsure how the blaze ... [more]

RPD sees fewer calls for service in 2014

May 17, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  2014 was the first year since 2010 the Riverton Police Department saw a decrease in calls for service.
The RPD reported there had been an upward trend since ... [more]

Researchers making big strides with Cheyenne supercomputer

May 17, 2015 - By James Chilton, For The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- To see it in operation, "glamorous" probably isn't the right word to describe the Yellowstone supercomputer, with its dozens of rows of Spartan ... [more]

Arapahoe school to revisit Impact Aid funding agreement with RHS

May 17, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County School District 38 Board of Trustees has agreed it should revisit and possibly update for the next school year the Impact Aid funding ... [more]

Feds required to consider carbon effect of mines

May 17, 2015 - By Colleen Slevin, The Associated Press:  Agencies that OK mining projects have been told to take into account coal's indirect environmental impact.

DENVER -- Beset by power plant closures, ... [more]

Police arrest teenager for allegedly babysitting while drunk

May 17, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  An 18-year-old Riverton woman was arrested April 25 for allegedly babysitting while intoxicated.
Tialyssa Armour, 18, of Riverton, was charged with minor in ... [more]

Program offering 'mental health first aid' training Wednesday

May 17, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho Methamphetamine Suicide Prevention Initiative says it is hosting Fremont County's first-ever training on "mental ... [more]

Digest

May 17, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Cities mull anti-discrimination ordinances
CASPER -- Laramie's ordinance prohibiting discrimination against gays and transgender people will be used as ... [more]

Montana looks at trapping regs near parks

May 17, 2015 - The Associated Press:  HELENA, Mont. -- Montana wildlife officials are considering stricter regulations in an effort to reduce the chances of Canada lynx being caught in traps set for ... [more]

Today

May 15, 2015 - Staff:  Deaths
BELL

Alyse L. Bell, 75, of Glenrock, died Wednesday, May 13, at her home. A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 20, at St. ... [more]

Digest

May 15, 2015 - The Associated Press:  UW plans open search for president
CASPER -- The University of Wyoming's next president will come from a pool of publicly identified finalists who will ... [more]

High court sides with newspaper in meetings case

May 15, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Supreme Court sided Thursday with The Sheridan Press in the newspaper's effort to report on planning for a multipurpose center, ruling ... [more]

Couple pleads not guilty to child abuse charges

May 15, 2015 - The Associated Press:  A trial date has not been set for the Casper residents.

CASPER -- A Casper couple have denied charges that they abused their 9-year-old daughter by ... [more]

First class graduates from rez college program

May 15, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Nine students received their diplomas May 3 at the Wind River Hotel and Casino during a graduation ceremony that recognized the first cohort of students to ... [more]

Suspicious substance in envelope spurs evacuation of Riverton court

May 15, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  No one was injured in an incident involving a white, powdery substance that was sent to the Riverton courthouse Thursday afternoon.
The substance later was ... [more]

Director of library system steps down

May 15, 2015 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The board of trustees has approved a search committee for a new leader.

The Fremont County Library System has approved a search committee for a new ... [more]

Spring active time for bears; wildlife officials urge caution

May 15, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Wildlife officials are reminding forest users to be extra mindful of bear activity during the spring, when the animals are especially active.
"They're ... [more]

Employer of man killed by bear faces $15,000 in fines

May 15, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The ecological consulting firm Nature's Capital has been cited and fined more than $15,000 in connection with the September death of its employee Adam Stewart, ... [more]

Snowpack improves; figure about half of last year's percentage

May 14, 2015 - From staff reports:  The snow-water equivalent for the Wind River Basin is back in the 60th percentile this week after dipping below 50 percent last week.
Hydrologists had ... [more]

Planned District 25 budget will stick with pay raises for workers

May 14, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Dips in state revenue are expected to have a bigger effect on the district budget next year.

The Fremont County School District 25 Board of Trustees ... [more]

Digest

May 14, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Missing man killed in ATV wreck
CODY -- Authorities say a Hot Springs County man who was last seen May 6 died in an ATV accident while he was looking ... [more]

Trial dates set in three sexual assault cases

May 14, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Trials are scheduled for Sept. 21 in similar but unrelated child sex abuse cases for three Fremont County men.
District Court Judge Norman E. Young set the ... [more]