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Suspect spurs city schools to initiate 'stay put' procedure

Oct 5, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton High School was on "stay put" mode for about 15 minutes Tuesday after a 21-year-old Arapahoe man reportedly caused an altercation in the school ... [more]

Deputies arrest Wyoming driver in hit-and-run

Oct 5, 2014 - The Associated Press:  SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. -- Nebraska authorities have arrested a Wyoming driver who they say ran over a pedestrian and sped off.
The Scotts Bluff Sheriff's Office ... [more]

Fifth season of Lander Met Opera begins

Oct 5, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Lander Library Met Opera will open its fifth season with Guiseppe Verdi's "Macbeth" at 11 a.m. Saturday.
This story of ambition takes place in the ... [more]

Hunting with Heroes

Oct 5, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Group plans outings for veterans to thank them for their service

By all standards, Hunting With Heroes organized a successful outing Sept. 20 near ... [more]

Resilience required for S.D. ranchers after 2013 storm

Oct 5, 2014 - The Associated Press:  PHILIP, S.D. -- Mark Buchholz is a man of faith. You have to be, in his line of work.
Like other western South Dakota ranchers, he took a drubbing one year ago ... [more]

Dubois receives Business Ready Community grant

Oct 5, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming State Loan and Investment Board approved roughly $1.8 million in Business Ready Community grant requests Thursday at its meeting in Cheyenne. 
The ... [more]

There's a new plague of plagiarism

Oct 5, 2014 - By Randy Tucker:  Sometimes my online college students accidentally paste the hyperlink information into the assignment as they steal the answer from the Internet.

An ... [more]

Coronation launches week of Homecoming activities

Oct 5, 2014 - From staff reports:  Students at Riverton High School will start preparing for Homecoming this week, beginning with coronation Tuesday in Wolverine Gym.
Royalty will be crowned ... [more]

Museum displaying winners in park photo competition

Oct 5, 2014 - From staff reports:  The 36 prize-winning photos from this year's Sinks Canyon State Park Photo Contest will be displayed in the Coutant House at the Museum of the American West in ... [more]

Police arrest couple who allegedly took drugs near kids

Oct 5, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  An Arapahoe couple was arrested Tuesday afternoon after police reportedly found them doing drugs with young children present.
Officers responded at about 4:30 ... [more]

CWC theater department to present George Orwell's '1984'

Oct 5, 2014 - From staff reports:  Central Wyoming College's first major production of the year, George Orwell's "1984," will debut at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 16 in the Robert A. Peck Arts Center ... [more]

Drone flyer pleads guilty

Oct 5, 2014 - The Associated Press:  YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARL -- An Oregon man has acknowledged flying an unmanned aircraft near bison and over Yellowstone's crowded Midway Geyser Basin.
Park ... [more]

Cheyenne man recounts surviving grizzly attack north of Dubois

Oct 5, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- One week ago, Kenneth Wells never thought he would be staring death directly in the face, let alone survive the encounter.
Yet that's just what ... [more]

Bison group to meet Oct. 9 in Great Falls

Oct 5, 2014 - The Associated Press:  The group includes representatives of conservation and agriculture, state and federal agencies, local officials and state lawmakers.

BILLINGS, Mont. ... [more]

Legislature needs to pass wolf bill ensuring minimum number

Oct 5, 2014 - Scott Folzer, Riverton:  Editor:
We should not be surprised at this new wolf ruling. The state is crowing that the wolf numbers so far have beaten the number they promised to maintain ... [more]

District 38 approves new preschool classroom and incentive for employees

Oct 5, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Arapahoe Elementary School soon will open a new preschool classroom.
The Fremont County School District 38 Board of Trustees decided Sept. 15 to fund an ... [more]

District approves changes to improve language education

Oct 5, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Fremont County School District 38 has approved an out-of-state travel request for two events in October that will help school staff and community elders teach ... [more]

BLM announces free days

Oct 5, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Bureau of Land Management, in conjunction with other agencies within the Department of the Interior, will waive recreation-related fees for visitors to the ... [more]

District 38 four months ahead in the audit process

Oct 5, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Arapahoe school district has partnered with McKee, Marburger & Fagnant, P.C. of Lander to perform its pre-audit under the conditions of its Casper-based ... [more]

Lander girl a semifinalist in Miss Wyoming Teen USA competition

Oct 3, 2014 - From staff reports:  Jaquelynn Dahlstedt of Lander was a semifinalist in Miss Wyoming Teen USA, which was held Sept. 21 in Casper.
The competition consisted of three ... [more]

WLRC receives five computer tablets from Friends group

Oct 3, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Communications with loved ones at the Wyoming Life Resource Center will now be easier for guardians, friends and parents after the facility received five ... [more]

Timber sale work may affect traffic near Brooks Lake

Oct 3, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Brooks Lake Campground timber sale is set to begin Friday on the Wind River Ranger District of the Shoshone National Forest.
To minimize interference with ... [more]

Oregon rejects Wyoming's appeal of proposed coal port

Oct 3, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Oregon Department of State Lands has denied an appeal by the State of Wyoming over Oregon's rejection of a proposed coal terminal on the ... [more]

Police arrest two women on charges of child abuse

Oct 3, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Authorities found 17 people, including 11 children, living in a three-bedroom home in Riverton.

Two women were arrested for child abuse Tuesday after ... [more]

New arrest may result in bond revocation for admitted meth dealer

Oct 3, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  An admitted meth dealer from Dubois is in a "sticky spot," according to his lawyer.
The defendant, Trampes Frank Rivers, of Dubois, was arrested again Tuesday ... [more]

Shoshone tribe says it will continue with joint council despite Arapaho withdrawal

Oct 3, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Both tribes met in the Joint Business Council to approve actions, payments and contracts for programs.

The Eastern Shoshone Tribe announced it would ... [more]

Evidence of drug use found after crash

Oct 3, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- Police in Casper found evidence of drug and inhalant use in a car that crashed into the Wyoming Medical Center last month, killing two passengers and ... [more]

Digest

Oct 3, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Questar seeks lower gas rates
ROCK SPRINGS -- Questar Gas is proposing to cut its natural gas rates in Wyoming by $900,000.
The proposal would mean ... [more]

Modelers Park

Oct 3, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Many would benefit if the facility could be spared under state land plan

State officials determining whether to put 300 acres of state land near the ... [more]

Record-high temps in late September 'unusual,' expert says

Oct 3, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Two of last week's warm fall days broke heat records in Riverton and Lander.
Sept. 24 and Sept. 25 were the hottest on record for those dates in both Fremont ... [more]