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Apr 30, 2014 - Staff:  Births
QUIVER

A son was born to Brittney Little Whiteman, of Riverton, at 3:53 p.m. March 24, 2014, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 8 ... [more]

New positions added to county museums

Apr 30, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Museums Board is advertising for new positions at its three locations.
According to countywide museums director Scott Goetz, each museum in ... [more]

Museums board gains new trustee

Apr 30, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Commission appointed Carla Crofts to the group and heard complaints from the trustees' administrative assistant who was fired in ... [more]

Digest

Apr 30, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Gas plant fire finally out
OPAL -- A fire at a western Wyoming natural gas processing plant has finally burned out after five days.
A spokesman for ... [more]

Psych profile shows man on death row has full faculties

Apr 30, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A psychologist has determined Wyoming's lone death row inmate doesn't qualify as intellectually disabled, a finding that closes what could have been ... [more]

Boy from St. Stephen's killed in car wreck south of Laramie

Apr 30, 2014 - From staff reports:  Officials said U.S Highway 287 was icy and snow packed at the time of the crash.

A St. Stephen's boy died Monday after being involved in a ... [more]

Rails to Trails suspect sentenced

Apr 30, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  John Kalani Potter helped kill one person and permanently injure another person on the recreation path in 2013.

A judge meted out a stiff sentence ... [more]

Flood risk substantial as warmer temps arrive

Apr 30, 2014 - From staff and wire reports:  Plentiful winter snow and a slow arrival or warm weather winter means increased potential for flooding along some main river basins when the mountain snowpack ... [more]

Valdez will be seventh president

Apr 30, 2014 - From staff reports:  When Dr. Cristobal Valdez takes the helm as president of Central Wyoming College on July 1, he will be seventh person to hold the title.
The college hired ... [more]

CWC picks Valdez: New president takes over July 14

Apr 30, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees selected Cristobal "Cris" Valdez as its next president during a special meeting Tuesday. The vote was ... [more]

Today

Apr 29, 2014 - Staff:  Births
PARRILL

A son was born to Chelsi Stark and Levi Parrill, of Lander, at 3:39 a.m. March 26, 2014, at Lander Regional Hospital. He weighed 7 ... [more]

WDH donation program an option for unused meds

Apr 29, 2014 - From staff reports:  The medications can be re-dispensed to low-income residents who lack adequate prescription coverage.

The Wyoming Department of Health is encouraging ... [more]

New initiative puts consequences on display

Apr 29, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Students will get to experience jail cells, court hearings and emergency room setups at the Life RU Ready event May 6.

Fremont County ... [more]

Good ski year winding down in Jackson

Apr 29, 2014 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- The oldest and the largest ski resorts in the state enjoyed a strong winter 2013-14, both of them boasting historic numbers.
Heavy snowfall helped. ... [more]

Museum gets Lone Ranger's Colt .45 pistol

Apr 29, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CODY -- A museum in Wyoming has acquired an old pistol made famous by a masked hero of television from more than 60 years ago.
The Lone Ranger's Colt .45 is ... [more]

Water pollution under study at 1960s missile site

Apr 29, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Army Corps of Engineers is trying to determine the extent of a plume of contaminated groundwater seeping from a 1960s-era missile site west of ... [more]

Jury selection to begin in murder trial for Alice Uden

Apr 29, 2014 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- With jury selection scheduled to begin Tuesday for an elderly Missouri woman accused of killing her husband 40 years ago, defense attorneys want to ... [more]

Community honors ag industry at annual appreciation banquet

Apr 29, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The award ceremony is marking its 49th year.

Fremont County's agriculture community feted its own Saturday during the annual Ag Appreciation Banquet. ... [more]

County solid waste officials help modify landfill law

Apr 29, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The changes would ensure funding to speed up the closure of older sites.

Local officials and legislators have helped develop two laws seeking to ... [more]

Airport Task Force asks state for additional airline service in city

Apr 29, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The recently formed Airport Task Force has submitted a request for additional airline service at Riverton Regional Airport to the Aeronautics Division of the ... [more]

Banks say settlement check transactions are going 'smoothly'

Apr 29, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Many banks in Riverton saw a lot of activity Wednesday when oil and gas settlement checks of $6,300 were delivered to roughly 9,700 Northern Arapaho tribal ... [more]

Board picks Valdez to be next CWC president

Apr 29, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees has selected Cristobal Valdez as its next president.
The board announced its decision during a special meeting ... [more]

State needs alternative to lethal injection for executions, prisons boss says

Apr 28, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  Many states have had problems getting execution drugs.

The head of the Wyoming Department of Corrections wants state lawmakers to consider ... [more]

Microsoft plans for data center

Apr 28, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Microsoft Corp. plans to build another data center in Cheyenne, bringing its total investment in Wyoming's capital city to nearly $500 ... [more]

Double killer locked up for rest of his life

Apr 28, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A judge has sentenced a Cheyenne man to three life prison terms without the possibility of parole for the killings of two women and the wounding of ... [more]

State marking 15th year of wind energy production

Apr 28, 2014 - The Associated Press:  RAWLINS -- Wyoming last week marked its 15th anniversary of wind generated electricity in the state. What began with 69 turbines in Carbon County has grown into ... [more]

Lawmakers tilting away from special session on Cindy Hill

Apr 28, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Members of the Legislature's Joint Education Interim Committee don't see an urgent need for a special session to deal with fallout from a court ... [more]

Road to Wyoming slide area could reopen soon

Apr 28, 2014 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Officials in Jackson say residents might soon regain use of the only road to their homes near a slow-moving landslide.
Crews have piled 400 tons of ... [more]

The way it was: Uranium meeting -- 1953

Apr 28, 2014 - From staff reports:  The discovery of the famed Lucky Mc uranium deposits in the Gas Hills east of Riverton sparked a rush of new prospecting in Fremont County.
Ordinary citizens ... [more]

United Tribes Club powwow set

Apr 28, 2014 - From staff reports:  Colorful regalia, artisans, American Indian drummers and dancers and a powerful social gathering are all part of the Central Wyoming College United Tribes Club ... [more]