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Dec 5, 2014 - The Associated Press:  State pushes for NW coal port
CHEYENNE -- The state of Wyoming continues to try to pressure Oregon to permit a coal terminal on the Columbia River that ... [more]

Superintendents applaud COLA talks

Dec 5, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A coalition of Wyoming school districts welcomes Gov. Matt Mead's support of an inflation adjustment for K-12 public schools, but the governor did ... [more]

Residents warned of 'Green Dot' telephone scam

Dec 5, 2014 - From staff reports:  Officials are investigating a recent scam that has hit Fremont County involving Green Dot MoneyPak cards.
The cards are legitimate products, but ... [more]

Holiday craft fair lineup offers many events this month

Dec 5, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Craft fairs abound in Fremont County this weekend, with events scheduled in both Lander and Riverton to encourage local holiday shopping.
Saturday is the ... [more]

Annoyed judge chides both sides as sex assault case drags on unresolved

Dec 5, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  After dragging on for a year and half, a sexual abuse case has reached the point where neither a trial nor a plea agreement might be possible.
The judge on ... [more]

Few conclusions from Pavillion water report; more study suggested

Dec 5, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Few firm answers are contained in a new report released this week examining potential sources of groundwater contamination near Pavillion.
Looking at oil and ... [more]

Dubois hosting weekend of Christmas activities

Dec 4, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Ten holiday trees will be auctioned Friday during the High Country Christmas Extravaganza at the Headwaters Art and Conference Center in Dubois.
Headwaters ... [more]

Faculty favors gun-free UW campus

Dec 4, 2014 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- The University of Wyoming Faculty Senate has approved a resolution supporting a gun-free campus.
The resolution approved last week urges state ... [more]

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Dec 4, 2014 - Staff:  Births
SMITH

A son was born to Whittney Gomendi-Smith of Riverton and Jesse Smith of Riverton at 7:33 a.m. Nov. 8 at SageWest Health Care at Lander. ... [more]

Homeless man's body identified, was found near city water tank

Dec 4, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Officials have identified the man who was found dead Wednesday afternoon near the municipal water tank on West Main Street.
Michael Anderson, 35, of Riverton, ... [more]

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Dec 4, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Sex assault suspect now 94
DETROIT -- Wyoming authorities are asking Michigan to extradite a 94-year-old man accused of sexually assaulting three ... [more]

Bill aims to clarify road merge rules

Dec 4, 2014 - Tribune News Service:  Backers say a more specific law could clear up confusion that exists among law enforcement and the public.

CHEYENNE -- A state legislative proposal ... [more]

Shull says 'not guilty' to first-degree murder count in Oct. 19 stabbing death

Dec 4, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A Riverton man facing charges of first-degree murder, aggravated assault and strangulation of a household member pleaded not guilty at an arraignment Dec. 4 in ... [more]

Town wants role in railroad study

Dec 4, 2014 - The Associated Press:  LIVINGSTON, Mont. -- The city of Livingston wants federal regulators to consider the impacts that increased coal train traffic would have on the city in a ... [more]

Study says killing wolves won't mean fewer attacks on livestock

Dec 4, 2014 - By Jeff Barnard, The Associated Press:  Scientists have found that, contrary to what many people think, killing wolves does not always reduce attacks on livestock.
Researchers at Washington State ... [more]

No added charges yet in DUI wreck that injured woman who later died

Dec 4, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Bond for the suspect, Reuben Revere, has been raised to $3,000 while prosecutors weigh additional charges tied to the woman's death.

For the time ... [more]

No applicants yet for Ward 2 council slot; deadline Jan. 12

Dec 4, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Councilman Todd Smith has resigned to accept a job out of state.

Riverton residents living in City Council Ward 2 are invited to submit their ... [more]

Today

Dec 3, 2014 - Staff:  Births
ROTROFF

A son was born to Kayla Rotroff of Riverton and Zachary Rotroff of Riverton at 12:26 a.m. Aug. 26 at SageWest Health Care. The baby ... [more]

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Dec 3, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Firing squad bill to return
CHEYENNE -- A state lawmaker says he still intends to push a bill to allow the use of firing squads to execute condemned ... [more]

Big propane fire in Jackson blamed on faulty equipment

Dec 3, 2014 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Faulty equipment is being blamed for a series of dramatic explosions that destroyed a propane business and fitness center in the northwest Wyoming ... [more]

Lawmakers eye state action on EMS troubles

Dec 3, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Commissioners told legislators the county ambulance department would deplete its reserves by the end of the fiscal year.

Local ... [more]

Teen injured by vehicles at party; one arrest made

Dec 3, 2014 - From staff reports:  A 19-year-old Lander resident suffered serious injuries to her pelvis and legs Saturday evening reportedly when she was pinned between two trucks at an ... [more]

Autopsy says Willenbrecht died of stab wounds; case is a homicide

Dec 3, 2014 - From staff reports:  An autopsy has determined that Jacob Willenbrecht died Oct. 19 of blood loss due to multiple stab wounds.
The 27-year-old Riverton man's death officially has ... [more]

Trial date nears in baby death; plea deal is possible

Dec 3, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  After two delays, a trial date is near for an Ethete woman charged with killing her newborn child, though a plea agreement still could resolve the case.
The ... [more]

CWC might change course schedules to adapt to Jackson housing shortage

Dec 3, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Instructors are considering a new class schedule to address housing and employment issues for culinary and hospitality students at Central Wyoming College in ... [more]

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Dec 2, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Bill could change polling places
CHEYENNE -- Wyoming lawmakers propose to change voting location requirements so that people would be able to vote at ... [more]

Today

Dec 2, 2014 - Staff:  Births
OPHUS

A daughter was born to Calli Ophus of Lander and Calvin Ophus of Lander at 9 p.m. Nov. 8 at SageWest Health Care at Lander. The baby ... [more]

Mead wants better plan for huge 'rainy day' fund

Dec 2, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  The Wyoming governor unveiled a $156 million supplemental budget request Monday.

Gov. Matt Mead says it's time for Wyoming to develop a clear policy ... [more]

Prize football found along Bryant Road

Dec 2, 2014 - Staff:  A Riverton man working in the area of Bryant Road north of Riverton is this year's Find the Football contest winner.
Bill Meeks found the decorated ball ... [more]

Help sought in locating man not seen since July

Dec 2, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Sheriff's Office is asking the community for help locating a man who has not been seen since July.
According to release issued by Fremont ... [more]