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Wyoming advocates like marriage ruling

Jun 26, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Gov. Matt Mead wants to know how Wyoming's law prohibiting gay marriage can continue to be defended.

CHEYENNE -- Advocates of same-sex marriage in ... [more]

String of car burglaries continuing

Jun 26, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk and Kelli Ameling, Staff Writers:  Officers in Riverton have responded to at least six more calls regarding car burglaries, continuing a recent trend.
One resident reported seeing a suspect ... [more]

Phone bills would rise to help county keep pace with 911 service upgrades

Jun 26, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County residents could see a $3 per year increase to their telephone bills in the next year in the form of a higher 911 surcharge.
Officials say ... [more]

Feds OK plan to protect sage grouse; no listing

Jun 26, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  Eager to avoid possible federal protections for sage grouse that could cripple energy production and curtail other activities on public lands in the West, the ... [more]

State asked to help pay for planned CWC Jackson center

Jun 26, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Community College Commission has agreed to ask state lawmakers to fund construction of a Central Wyoming College facility in Jackson.
"They're ... [more]

Minor tweaks in new school design; bigger changes could come

Jun 26, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Riverton school district staff members are continuing to consider the design for the city's new K-3 school, which will be built at 1200 W. Monroe ... [more]

Today

Jun 25, 2014 - Staff:  Deaths
GROATHOUSE

Robert "Bob" Groathouse, 66, of Riverton, died Friday, June 20, at Help for Health Hospice Home in Riverton. A memorial service will ... [more]

Many obstacles block deer route

Jun 25, 2014 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Protecting a recently discovered mule deer migration corridor in western Wyoming will require cooperation among a host of government agencies and ... [more]

Mine worker identified in fatality

Jun 25, 2014 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- A worker at a southeastern Montana mine was killed in an accident involving a truck used to haul coal.
The Big Horn County Sheriff's Office ... [more]

Search to replace Schiffer begins in Story

Jun 25, 2014 - The Associated Press:  SHERIDAN -- The process of finding a replacement for the late Republican Sen. John Schiffer has begun.
Schiffer, of Kaycee, died last Thursday with two years ... [more]

Grouse plan covers big county swath

Jun 25, 2014 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  Wyoming's governor and the head of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management will meet Thursday about efforts to conserve habitat for the greater sage grouse ahead of ... [more]

Plea bargain in the works for man who pulled home robbery

Jun 25, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Two individuals entered pleas in court on June 19 in relation to a robbery in rural Fremont County.

Hepner
Bow Hepner, 34, of Casper, entered a guilty plea ... [more]

Second bike path attacker gets 12 to 18 years prison

Jun 25, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The second defendant in the case of a deadly attack last year on the Rails to Trails path received the same sentence Tuesday as the first did in April: 12 to ... [more]

Fierce storms pound county, stay mostly in rural areas

Jun 25, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Several storms swept through the Wind River Basin on Tuesday evening, causing short bursts of hail and lightning that caught area residents unawares.
The ... [more]

Today

Jun 24, 2014 - Staff:  Deaths
MANZANARES

Margie J. Manzanares, 61, died Friday, June 20, at Central Wyoming Hospice in Casper after suffering a stroke. A visitation will be ... [more]

Rotary donates to Lander Community Center

Jun 24, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Lander Rotary Club has donated $15,000 to the City of Lander to aid in the construction of the Lander Community Center.
Club president Bryan Neely ... [more]

Sheridan protests new airline pilot requirements; subsidy announced

Jun 24, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Sara Bowman defeated Sydney Gunn on the second playoff hole Sunday to win the 92nd Wyoming women's amateur title.
Bowman is from Sheridan. Gunn will be a ... [more]

Sheridan protests new airline pilot requirements; subsidy announced

Jun 24, 2014 - The Associated Press:  SHERIDAN -- The Sheridan County commissioners say stricter federal requirements for pilots at small airlines are threatening air service in Sheridan and ... [more]

UW economic benefit detailed

Jun 24, 2014 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- A new report says the University of Wyoming does more than just provide a college education to thousands of students a year.
The report from the ... [more]

As wolves expand range, mountain lions keep their distance, study shows

Jun 24, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Female cats in particular select home ranges that have prey and that are distanced from wolves.

JACKSON -- Mountain lions go out of their way to avoid ... [more]

State program for the disabled inadequate, advocates say; local facility part of talks

Jun 24, 2014 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  The state is inadequately funding and managing one of Wyoming's main disability services programs, resulting in cuts in services and parents of mentally and ... [more]

County, community libraries working to improve unclear relationships among them

Jun 24, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Building relationships with community libraries throughout Fremont County is becoming a priority for the Fremont County Library System.
The county network ... [more]

Boy rescued from island in fast river

Jun 24, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A crew from the Riverton Fire Protection District rescued a young boy from an island in the fast-moving Little Wind River on Monday.
They delivered the ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Jun 23, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Schiffer funeral service Tuesday
KAYCEE -- Funeral services for longtime state Republican Sen. John Schiffer will be held Tuesday in Kaycee.
Schiffer ... [more]

The way it was: Big-name visitors

Jun 23, 2014 - From staff reports:  During the excitement of the 1960s "space race," Fremont County caught space fever as well. NASA astronauts were frequent visitors to the Lander One Shot ... [more]

BLM seeking volunteers for National Public Lands Day

Jun 23, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Bureau of Land Management Lander Field Office is inviting volunteers to show pride for their public lands by celebrating National Public Lands Day on ... [more]

Second Run Like a Bighorn set for July

Jun 23, 2014 - From staff reports:  After "overwhelming success" in its first year, Sinks Canyon State Park will host a second annual Run Like a Bighorn trail run in July.
The race will begin ... [more]

Digest

Jun 23, 2014 - From staff reports:  Pile burning planned in forest
The Washakie Ranger District of the Shoshone National Forest is planning to burn piles next week as weather conditions ... [more]

All seven Job Corps buildings to be under roofs before this winter

Jun 23, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Construction is progressing along Airport Road where the Wind River Job Corps Center is set to open in May 2015.
"It's moving rapidly," said Sandy Barton, ... [more]

Maldonado wants Senate District 25 slot

Jun 23, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Sergio A. Maldonado Sr. has always been comfortable being "one of the Indians in the charge" as opposed to "the chief." But when it was suggested that he run ... [more]