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Gas developer facing civil fine

Jun 13, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Interior Department office that oversees revenue collection from oil and gas leases announced Thursday it is seeking a $533,520 civil penalty ... [more]

Ex-officer bound over on aggravated assault charge

Jun 13, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Police say Frisco Saunders, 42, drove his GMC Suburban at his ex-wife Tina Saunders after the two argued.

A former Riverton police officer's ... [more]

District 25 plans construction, OKs personnel changes

Jun 13, 2014 - From staff reports:  Fremont County School District 25 in Riverton plans several construction projects this summer.
The board accepted the recommendation to hire Nelson ... [more]

McFarland: CWC serves Lander well

Jun 13, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Lander is being well-served by Central Wyoming College, says the outgoing president of the school.
Dr. Jo Anne McFarland detailed the college's current ... [more]

Today

Jun 12, 2014 - Staff:  Deaths
GEBHART

Monie Gebhart, 77, died Monday, June 9, at Billings Clinic in Billings, Mont., after a lengthy illness. Graveside services and ... [more]

Digest

Jun 12, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Slaying suspect arrested in state
GILLETTE -- A man wanted in a fatal shooting in New Mexico has been arrested on charges of stabbing a woman in ... [more]

Court hears appeal arguments in 2009 killing of Sheridan man

Jun 12, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A lawyer for a Sheridan man serving life for his role in a home invasion killing urged the Wyoming Supreme Court on Wednesday to throw out his ... [more]

Sandoval to chair Western governors group

Jun 12, 2014 - The Associated Press:  COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- The Western Governors' Association has selected Nevada Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval as its new chairman.
Member governors ... [more]

Dakota senators revive effort to get bison declared national mammal

Jun 12, 2014 - By Dirk Lammers, The Associated Press:  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- Senators from the Dakotas are among those making another attempt to have the bison declared the national mammal, citing the animal's ... [more]

Sinks Canyon visitors get 'rare' sightings of bear, moose

Jun 12, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Recent bear and moose sightings in Sinks Canyon State Park have been labeled as "somewhat rare" by park officials.
Sinks Canyon Visitor Center superintendent ... [more]

Director of ambulance department proposing shift to non-profit model

Jun 12, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Spinning off Fremont County's Ambulance Department into a private, non-profit organization could be the answer to its money woes, the agency's chief suggested ... [more]

Hudson homicide case comes to a close

Jun 12, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The last defendants were sentenced Tuesday in the 2011 murders of Elva Charlotte Quiver, 20, and Eric Likes, 42.

Two defendants involved in the 2011 ... [more]

Citizens for Equal Rights Alliance to host workshops on federal policies

Jun 12, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk and Alejandra Silva, Staff Writers:  Tribal leaders say group is "anti-Indian," but representatives from the group say they oppose "federal Indian policy."

Local tribal leaders think an ... [more]

Digest

Jun 11, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Tree kills park hiker
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- A Taiwanese man is dead after being hit by a falling tree while hiking off an established trail in ... [more]

Western governors not in lockstep over announced EPA regulations

Jun 11, 2014 - The Associated Press:  COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Ten western governors met Tuesday with Gina McCarthy, the Environmental Protection Agency administrator, to talk about cleaner power ... [more]

Wyoming attorney general gives update on state's case over rez boundary issue

Jun 11, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Environmental Protection Agency's December definition of the Wind River Indian Reservation boundary through the Clean Air Act was a topic of ... [more]

New bunkhouse at CWC Sinks Canyon Center could house students this fall

Jun 11, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Work has been ongoing at the Central Wyoming College Sinks Canyon Center this season, including new construction and renovations to accommodate more for-credit ... [more]

City approves $21.9 million budget

Jun 11, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council approved a $21.9 million budget Tuesday for fiscal year 2014-2015 after noting some highlights and changes that had been made since ... [more]

Today

Jun 11, 2014 - Staff:  Deaths
COATES

Daniel Paul Coates, 66, of Corvallis, Ore., died Saturday, May 17, in hospice care in Corvallis, Ore. No services have been announced. ... [more]

Today

Jun 10, 2014 - Staff:  Deaths
BATES

Judy Bates, 69, of Riverton, died Sunday, June 8, at her home. A memorial service will be in August.

BINDL
Edward Norbert ... [more]

County organizers try Life R U Ready event on local students

Jun 10, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Local health officials recently role-played the consequences of drug use and underage drinking with county sixth-graders, hoping to reduce the risky behaviors. ... [more]

Digest

Jun 10, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Reward offered in Sheridan fire case
SHERIDAN -- Authorities have announced a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and ... [more]

Mead, other governors hear EPA climate change pitch in Colorado

Jun 10, 2014 - The Associated Press:  COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- The head of the Environmental Protection Agency is promoting proposed clean power plant rules to western governors as a way to deal ... [more]

Lynx recovery plan might not be ready before 2018

Jun 10, 2014 - The Associated Press:  In the Lower 48 states, lynx are rarely seen across a 14-state range that includes Wyoming.

BILLINGS, Mont. -- U.S. wildlife officials revealed ... [more]

Attorney general says he'll work to increase ballot access for tribes

Jun 10, 2014 - By Rachel D’oro, The Associated Press:  U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said Monday his office will consult with tribes across the country to develop ways to increase voting access for American ... [more]

Falling tree risk near Dubois prompts campground closure

Jun 10, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Shoshone National Forest officials are unsure when the two areas will reopen to campers, though fishing, hiking and other recreation is allowed in the ... [more]

Board OKs contracts, raises for top CWC administrators

Jun 10, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees approved contracts for several top administrators during its regular meeting in May.
Contracts for Jason Wood, ... [more]

Rawlins builder picked for city's new justice center

Jun 10, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Riverton justice center project has a contractor: L.M. Olson Inc. of Rawlins. Fremont County Commissioners accepted Olson's bid on June 10 contingent upon ... [more]

Applications due June 25 for fall internship in Enzi's office

Jun 9, 2014 - From staff reports:  U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., is encouraging college students and graduates to apply for an internship in his Washington, D.C., office this fall. The deadline ... [more]

Volunteer firefighters train for season

Jun 9, 2014 - By Chilton Tippin, Laramie Boomerang:  LARAMIE (AP) -- With a tree behind his fire engine engulfed in flames, Mike Morin called in the Blackhawk.
"We've got a torcher," the Big Laramie Valley ... [more]