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May 6, 2014 - Staff:  Deaths
BRINKERHOFF

Roger J. Brinkerhoff, 61, of Sheridan, died Sunday, May 4, in Sheridan. A visitation will be 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, May 9, at the ... [more]

Prison term for woman who assaulted federal officer

May 6, 2014 - From staff reports:  A Northern Arapaho woman has been sentenced to four months in prison for assault on a federal officer in 2013.
According to court documents filed in October ... [more]

Early flooding seen in county; officials weigh prevention steps

May 6, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Forecasters expect high water on the Wind River in the next couple of months, and residents already seeing flooding could get some county help.
Fremont ... [more]

Alice Uden takes stand at her cold-case murder trial

May 6, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- An elderly Missouri woman on trial in Wyoming says she shot her husband in the mid-1970s to protect her toddler daughter.
Seventy-five-year-old ... [more]

Unrestrained boy hurt in DUI car wreck

May 6, 2014 - From staff reports:  A 3-year-old Riverton boy suffered serious injuries Saturday in a one-vehicle traffic accident that reportedly involved an intoxicated driver.
Officials said ... [more]

College faculty member to challenge Case for Senate District 25 seat

May 6, 2014 - From staff reports:  Sergio Maldonado running as Democrat

Democrat Sergio Maldonado has announced his candidacy for Wyoming Senate District 25.
The seat is held by ... [more]

Digest

May 6, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Park might change concession plan
JACKSON -- Companies that do business in Grand Teton National Park may be sharing some of their earnings with the ... [more]

Near-censure of Mead rattles GOP convention

May 6, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  EVANSTON -- Gov. Matt Mead narrowly avoided being branded with a censure resolution at the Wyoming Republican Party Convention in Evanston on Saturday.
The ... [more]

Wyoming digest

May 5, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Alice Uden son: 'I hate you'
CHEYENNE -- Jurors heard emotional testimony Friday from one of the sons of a Missouri woman on trial for allegedly ... [more]

Season's final opera Saturday in Lander

May 5, 2014 - From staff reports:  Rossini's opera "La Cenerentola," the last presentation of the 2014-14 season of Lander Met Opera, will be shown at 11 a.m. Saturday the Carnegie Room of the ... [more]

Mead survives censure move 145-132 at convention

May 5, 2014 - From staff and wire reports:  Incumbent Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead emphasized his accomplishments over his past three years in office in an address Saturday to Republican delegates to the state ... [more]

Decreasing mule deer population to be focus of new state working group

May 5, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Concern has been raised about mule deer hunting in general license areas 92, 94, 96, 97 and 160.

Wyoming Game and Fish is forming a public input ... [more]

Potential farmers market sites compared

May 5, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Organizers continue to consider new location options for the weekly farmers market that has taken place in downtown Riverton for the past several ... [more]

Rink think

May 5, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton has no public ice skating area outdoors, but volunteers and city rec leaders plan to change that

Decades ago in Riverton, many local ... [more]

Pavillion-area water delivery to start where wells contaminated

May 5, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Pavillion-area residents are creating an organization to provide household water to locals in an area under study for groundwater contamination.
The ... [more]

The way it was: Pioneer Days queens -- 1961

May 4, 2014 - From staff reports:  Lander's Pioneer Days festivities were still a couple of months away in May 1961, put preparations already were off and running.
An enjoyable preview of the ... [more]

Digest

May 4, 2014 - From staff reports:  Art students selling chili, ceramics
Central Wyoming College ceramics students will sell homemade chili in handmade bowls at a fundraiser Wednesday in ... [more]

Class to train instructors on food, ag disasters

May 4, 2014 - From staff reports:  Preparing for and responding to incidents involving animals, plants and food are the focus of a Department of Homeland Security certified course May 21 in ... [more]

District 38 passes audit; issues found

May 4, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A passing audit completed by Lovelett, Skogen & Associates, P.C., has been accepted by the Fremont County School District 38 Board of Trustees.
Business ... [more]

Veterans and families urged to fill out brief questionnaire

May 4, 2014 - From staff reports:  Wyoming veterans and family members are encouraged to complete a short online survey regarding Wyoming veteran benefits and services at ... [more]

Panelists to discuss EPA boundary decision

May 4, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Northern Arapaho Tribe invites the public to an informative symposium Tuesday in Riverton.
The event is in response to recent concern about the boundary ... [more]

Lander man pleads not guilty to aggravated assault

May 2, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Brandon Conard was arrested in February after allegedly throwing a paper towel holder at his girlfriend, hitting her.

A Lander man pleaded not guilty ... [more]

Today

May 2, 2014 - Staff:  Births
SPOONHUNTER

A daughter was born to Ambrosia Antelope and Julian Spoonhunter, of Lander, at 4:46 a.m. March 24, 2014, at Lander Regional ... [more]

Team dance competition set for Saturday

May 2, 2014 - From staff reports:  The public is invited to celebrate Native American Day by attending a team dance competition Saturday at the Wind River Hotel and Casino.
The event is free to ... [more]

Digest

May 2, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Police learn to deal with biker gangs
ROCK SPRINGS -- Rock Springs police are getting training to deal with outlaw motorcycle gangs.
Police Chief Mike ... [more]

Officers will track arrests for marijuana

May 2, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Wyoming law-enforcement officers plan to track marijuana arrests more closely now that the drug is legal in neighboring Colorado.
The Wyoming Association of ... [more]

Alice Uden trial begins in Cheyenne; daughter talks

May 2, 2014 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- An elderly Missouri woman's daughter is testifying at her mother's first-degree murder trial in Wyoming in a case that goes back almost 40 ... [more]

Tribal settlement money evident in increased car sales locally

May 2, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Vehicle sales saw a bump in Fremont County as Northern Arapaho tribal members began receiving settlement checks from a lawsuit over mineral royalties.
From ... [more]

In centennial year, 4-H carnival Saturday

May 2, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County 4-H Carnival is this weekend in Riverton, offering games, crafts, prizes and food to all participants.
Organizers say they stuck to ... [more]

All household waste sent to Lander to fill landfill before 2023 deadline

May 2, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The larger Sand Draw site would accept only construction and demolition waste until then.

In an effort to fill the Lander landfill before its ... [more]