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May 13, 2014 - From staff reports:  Deaths
GORDON

Rosalie Elizabeth (Cornwell) Gordon, 93, of Riverton, died Saturday, May 10. Per her request, cremation has taken place. A private ... [more]

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May 13, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Court nixes hotel arson appeal
CHEYENNE -- A federal appeals court has dismissed an appeal from a New Mexico man who challenged the six-year prison ... [more]

Downed plane spotted with octogenarian pair on board

May 13, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CODY -- A missing single-engine plane with two brothers in their 80s on board has been found crashed on a mountain in northwest Wyoming.
The Park County ... [more]

Heavy storm finally moves out after a snow-filled Monday

May 13, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Stranded travelers resumed their trips Monday afternoon and Tuesday after hundreds of miles of Interstate 80 were reopened in the wake of a ... [more]

Multiple charges against woman arrested Friday in drug, endangerment case

May 13, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Tlana Jealous, 22, of Riverton, was arrested at about 2 p.m. Friday in the 600 block of West Main Street for possession of methamphetamine, use of ... [more]

Two killed in separate car wrecks

May 13, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Donald Abernathy, 83, of Lander, died Sunday in a one-vehicle rollover on Wyoming Highway 789 south of Lander.
Reports state he was driving north at about ... [more]

Jobless rate dips to 5.7 in county

May 13, 2014 - From staff reports:  Fremont County's employment picture looked good in March, with every major statistical category showing improvement for the mont and the year.
March's figures ... [more]

Digest

May 12, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Snow King harmless in fall
JACKSON -- A jury has ruled that Snow King Resort was not at fault for a 7-year-old's 2009 tumble from a ski lift.
The final ... [more]

Mead blasts EPA on coal plant proposal

May 12, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead of Wyoming, the nation's leading coal-producing state, is calling on the head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to withdraw ... [more]

'Big Boy' reaches Cheyenne; restoration to start

May 12, 2014 - By James Chilton, MCT News Service:  CHEYENNE -- Hundreds of people crowded along the railroad tracks Thursday afternoon to watch as one of the largest steam engines ever built rolled into ... [more]

Innovative study of aspen decline led by University of Wyoming student

May 12, 2014 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Northern Idaho native Emily Richardson is using remote sensing to better understand how environmental factors, such as precipitation and elevation, ... [more]

The way it was: Dubois -- 1933

May 12, 2014 - Staff:  This week marks the 100th birthday of Dubois.
The community, known previously as Never Sweat, conducted a referendum of the 156 residents to determine if ... [more]

Wyoming Honor Farm to host wild horse adoption

May 12, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Bureau of Land Management and the Wyoming Honor Farm will host a wild horse and burro adoption and gentling clinic Friday and Saturday in Riverton.
On ... [more]

Driver partially ejected in one-vehicle rollover

May 12, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A female driver suffered non-life-threatening injuries after a one-vehicle rollover April 27 that closed an intersection on the Wind River Indian Reservation. ... [more]

Author to speak, give workshop at the Riverton Branch Library

May 12, 2014 - From staff reports:  Writer Ron Carlson will give an author talk at 7 p.m. Friday and conduct a workshop at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Riverton Branch Library.
Both events will take ... [more]

Summer job opportunities available for reservation youth

May 12, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Eastern Shoshone 477 Program in Fort Washakie is now accepting applications for its summer youth program. The 477 Program brings employment education and ... [more]

Lifetime of genealogy work keeps searcher busy and inspired

May 12, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  It all started with a question: How was it that half of the town of Lander seemed to be related to him?
With Lander's population about 3,300 in the 1950s when ... [more]

Drugs or booze likely factors in wreck that closed U.S. Highway 20

May 12, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Officials believe alcohol or drugs were involved a traffic accident that closed U.S. Highway 20 north of Shoshoni.
According to reports, Roark Fairchild of ... [more]

Last bow: Professor Robert Hussa caps 34-year career in CWC music department

May 12, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Thursday night's 2014 Spring Showcase Concert at Central Wyoming College marked Professor Robert Hussa's last performance as director of the collegiate ... [more]

Elected officials make pitch for a pay increase

May 12, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Commissioners have final say

Salaries for Fremont County's elected officials are up for review this year, the outcome is uncertain. Commissioners ... [more]

Today

May 9, 2014 - Staff:  Deaths
MEDENHALL

Francis "Marvin" Medenhall, 82, of Kinnear, died Thursday, May 8, at his home. A viewing will be 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, May 12, at ... [more]

Sexual assault reports triple at University of Wyoming

May 9, 2014 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- University of Wyoming Police Chief Mike Samp says his department received 15 reports of sexual assault last year.
That is up from just five in 2012 ... [more]

Digest

May 9, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Guilty plea from bank robber
EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. -- An unemployed Washington state restaurant worker faces September sentencing after admitting in ... [more]

Farmers market moving to vacant lot

May 9, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The city-owned vacant lot at 422 E. Main St. in downtown Riverton will be the new home for the farmers market this summer -- at least for now.
The Riverton ... [more]

Man says 'not guilty' to kidnapping event on rez that ended in Riverton

May 9, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A Riverton man has pleaded not guilty to kidnapping and domestic violence charges in a case that raises jurisdictional issues.
The Fremont County Attorney's ... [more]

Judge OKs plea deal in meth arrest; Bennett disapproves

May 9, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A Dubois man pleaded guilty Thursday in Lander District Court to selling methamphetamine in line with a plea agreement that Fremont County Attorney Michael ... [more]

Alice Uden convicted of killing husband 40 years ago

May 9, 2014 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Jurors convicted a 75-year-old woman who shot her husband in the mid-1970s of second-degree murder, despite her defense that she acted in a ... [more]

New operator found for Riverton airport cafe space

May 9, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Fullmer's Fatboy Diner plans to open May 16.

The vacant restaurant space at Riverton Regional Airport soon will be occupied by a new Fullmer's Fatboy ... [more]

Today

May 8, 2014 - Staff:  Births
BAKER

A son was born to Estelle and Zachary Baker, of Hudson, at 9:24 p.m. April 7, 2014, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 6 pounds, ... [more]

Digest

May 8, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Jurors weigh Alice Uden case
CHEYENNE -- Jurors on Thursday continued to deliberate in the case of a 75-year-old Missouri woman charged with killing her ... [more]