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Nov 7, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Voter turnout was 65 percent
CHEYENNE -- Secretary of State Max Maxfield says preliminary numbers indicate that 65 percent of Wyoming voters cast ... [more]

Costumes cause concern on Halloween

Nov 7, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Several realistic Halloween costumes caused concern for residents on Oct. 31.
One person called police at about 9:45 p.m. Oct. 31 to report that seven men ... [more]

Police issue citations after girls take pills found near dumpster

Nov 7, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Three Riverton girls were issued citations on Halloween after they reportedly ate several orange pills they had found near a dumpster.
Their guardians also ... [more]

Balow said she can deliver new stability to education

Nov 7, 2014 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Jillian Balow, who was elected Wyoming's new state schools superintendent this week, is looking to rebuild the state Education Department and bring ... [more]

Laramie police say they foiled husband's murder-for-hire plot

Nov 7, 2014 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Police in Laramie say they foiled a plot by a 39-year-old Laramie man to kill a Cheyenne man that he believed was having an affair with his ... [more]

County's voter turnout 70 percent Tuesday

Nov 7, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Participation in presidential years is increasing, but it is decreasing in midterms.

Graphing voter local turnout for every general election in the ... [more]

Election outcome certified; no change required

Nov 7, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Tuesday night's winners can stop holding their breath. They have won their elections officially.
The Fremont County Canvass Board reviewed and certified local ... [more]

Today

Nov 7, 2014 - Staff:  Births
WHITING-OCON

A daughter was born to NyKomia Whiting of Riverton and Fernando Ocon of Riverton at 5:01 a.m. July 4 at SageWest Health Care at ... [more]

Peters re-elected mayor in Shoshoni; he carried 65 percent in Tuesday voting

Nov 6, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Shoshoni Mayor Scott Peters says he wasn't surprised at the outcome of Tuesday's election.
Town voters sent Peters back to the mayor's seat for another ... [more]

Whiteman secures third commission term

Nov 6, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  She defeated Republican challenger Mark Lambert 1,058 to 560.

Democrat Keja Whiteman has won a third term on the Fremont County Commission after ... [more]

Case prevails in Senate 25 campaign vs. Maldonado

Nov 6, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk and Alejandra Silva, Staff Writers:  Sen. Cale Case, R-Lander, is headed back to the Wyoming Legislature after winning re-election Tuesday over Democratic challenger Sergio Maldonado.
With ... [more]

Yellowstone bison to be transferred to Fort Peck

Nov 6, 2014 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- Montana wildlife officials say a group of about 140 bison captured from Yellowstone National Park will be relocated to the Fort Peck Indian ... [more]

Digest

Nov 6, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Parents charged in baby's death
ROCK SPRINGS -- The parents of 4-month-old twin girls and two other children are being held on $1 million bond after ... [more]

Embattled sheriff accused of covering up son's record

Nov 6, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead is directing the Wyoming Attorney General's Office to take legal action to remove Campbell County Sheriff Bill Pownall from office ... [more]

Today

Nov 6, 2014 - Staff:  Births
WHITE EAGLE

A daughter was born to Lauren Bell of Fort Washakie and Alan White of Fort Washakie at 3:38 p.m. July 10 at SageWest Health Care ... [more]

GOP to have 26-4 advantage in state senate

Nov 6, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The fact that Republicans would maintain an overwhelming advantage in the Wyoming Legislature was never in doubt.
The question entering Tuesday's ... [more]

Teton County error could mean special election on retaining circuit court judge

Nov 6, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Judge Wesley Roberts's name was supposed to be on three county ballots Tuesday, but it only appeared on two.

A ballot mistake in Teton County is ... [more]

Peck, Douglas, Schoening grab CWC trustee seats

Nov 5, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Open positions created by the retirement of three experienced Central Wyoming College trustees were filled by Tuesday's general election voting.
In the only ... [more]

Barton leads District 25 vote tally; Chouinard and Tippets also win school board spots

Nov 5, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Incumbents Mark Stone and Jody Ray lost their seats on the Riverton school board Tuesday after voters elected Sandy Barton, Lorenzo Chouinard and Kevin ... [more]

Voters pick Allen over Clifford in HD 33 contest

Nov 5, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  After 10 years away from the Wyoming Legislature, Republican Jim Allen of Lander has earned election to House District 33.
He was appointed briefly to the HD ... [more]

Price beats Kessler in Commission District 4

Nov 5, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  After answering to it for 36 years, Republican Ray Price has won a seat on the Fremont County Commission.
He beat out independent incumbent Stephanie Kessler ... [more]

After trailing in Ward 2 primary, Martinez turns tables in general

Nov 5, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Lee Martinez won the open seat representing Ward 2 on the Riverton City Council.
He acquired 514 votes on Tuesday, 54 votes ahead of Sarah L. Kalbach, who ... [more]

Riverton mayoral race goes to Baker

Nov 5, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Lars Baker will be the new mayor of Riverton.
The former city councilman and retired Fremont County Weed and Pest supervisor was elected with1,586 votes ... [more]

Today

Nov 5, 2014 - Staff:  Births
VROMAN

A daughter was born to Katie Vroman of Riverton and Eric Vroman of Riverton at 11:17 a.m. July 31 at SageWest Health Care at Riverton. ... [more]

Gov. Matt Mead re-elected; Republicans cruise statewide

Nov 5, 2014 - From The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Incumbent Republican Matt Mead handily won re-election to a second four-year term after a rocky first term marked by vocal dissatisfaction from his ... [more]

Egg meets microwave for speedy rollup

Nov 5, 2014 - By Renee Enna, McClatchy Newspapers:  So Dad was over for a visit and wanted scrambled eggs for breakfast. When I expressed some reluctance about pulling out a frying pan (OK, it was a whole lot of ... [more]

General election votes tallied

Nov 5, 2014 - Staff:  Here are the unofficial results from Fremont County's general election Tuesday. The Fremont County Canvass Board will verify all votes at 1 p.m. Thursday.
The ... [more]

Hearing set for Riverton man in fatal knife attack

Nov 4, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A preliminary hearing for a Riverton man charged with first-degree murder is set for Nov. 12.
Jeremiah Ethan Samuel Shull, 22, had a second initial ... [more]

Cancer survivors cast their lines for health

Nov 4, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Breast cancer survivors dotted the Dunoir Valley in July for a weekend of fly fishing and connecting.
The national organization Casting for Recovery ... [more]

Probation, time served for ex-officer in truck incident

Nov 4, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A former Riverton Police captain was sentenced to time served and probation for a June 2 altercation with his ex-wife. Lander Circuit Court Judge Robert ... [more]