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College opts to renew optional tax levy; could generate $1 million

Apr 14, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  State law permits Wyoming's community colleges to collect the tax to pay for operations, and CWC has utilized it for 24 consecutive years.

The ... [more]

Technology, training kept pileup from being worse

Apr 14, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Two killed, eight hurt March 6

Officials say advancements in equipment and training prevented further deaths after a two-vehicle wreck March 6 on ... [more]

State parks agency takes action to evict Thermopolis pool operator

Apr 11, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources has moved to evict a longtime pool concessionaire from Hot Springs State Park in ... [more]

With stray dogs roaming, county considers forming animal-control tax district

Apr 11, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County officials are interested in forming an animal control district to manage stray dogs and canine diseases. A citizens committee recommended that ... [more]

Former Riverton man among those challenging same-sex marriage laws in Wyoming

Apr 11, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Two Casper men will meet with the Fremont County Democrats this weekend to talk about a lawsuit challenging Wyoming marriage laws.
Carl Oleson and Robert ... [more]

Trio charged in hammer killing set for September trial

Apr 11, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Three defendants charged in connection with the brutal March 7 death of a Riverton man pleaded not guilty Thursday in Lander District Court.
District Court ... [more]

City wants increase in fees for water, sewer, sanitation

Apr 11, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The City of Riverton is proposing an increase of $3.11 to the average family's monthly utility bill.
The plan was announced Tuesday during a council work ... [more]

County churches planning special Easter services

Apr 11, 2014 - From staff reports:  Holy Week events begin this weekend with Palm Sunday.

Area churches are planning multiple events to celebrate Holy Week, which begins this weekend on ... [more]

Today

Apr 11, 2014 - Staff:  Births
KILLINGER

A daughter was born to Ashton and Trevor Killinger, of Riverton, at 12:57 p.m. March 5, 2014, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. She ... [more]

Evacuation order eased in area with slipping ground

Apr 11, 2014 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- The odds are low for a catastrophic collapse of an unstable hillside in the northwest Wyoming resort town of Jackson, a landslide expert ... [more]

Digest

Apr 11, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Teen charged with Nebraska robbery
GERING, Neb. -- A 15-year-old Wyoming boy charged with killing a Nebraska jail guard has pleaded guilty to the crime ... [more]

Today

Apr 10, 2014 - Staff:  Births
JORGENSON

A daughter was born to Raylene E. and Kenneth Jorgenson, of Fort Washakie, at 5:43 a.m. March 15, 2014, at Lander Regional Hospital. ... [more]

Digest

Apr 10, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Landslide threat eyed in Jackson
JACKSON -- Dozens of Jackson residents who were evacuated after land began shifting on a hillside in the Wyoming resort ... [more]

University dinosaur statue marks its 50th anniversary

Apr 10, 2014 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- The life-sized copper statue of Tyrannosaurus rex that greets visitors of the University of Wyoming's Geological Museum marks the 50th anniversary of ... [more]

State urges judge to end lawsuit on gay marriage

Apr 10, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  The plaintiffs are the Cheyenne-based gay rights group Wyoming Equality and four couples -- two who were married outside Wyoming and two who want to wed in ... [more]

Revenue from fuel tax paying for more road projects in state

Apr 10, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Road crews will be out in force soon across Wyoming, and there will be more work going on this year thanks to the state's new 10-cent per gallon fuels ... [more]

County approves pathologist position; search to start now

Apr 10, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Officials hope to have a forensic pathologist at work for Fremont County by July 1.
The Fremont County Commission on Wednesday authorized Coroner Ed McAuslan ... [more]

City OKs airport group, sets four goals

Apr 10, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Great Lakes Airlines operates at Riverton Regional Airport and has been dealing with pilot shortages and other issues that have affected local air service. ... [more]

Flood risk rises; county opts against pre-filling sandbags for time being

Apr 10, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Local officials are keeping an eye on flood risks after the National Weather Service recently warned the danger of such a natural disaster was moderate to ... [more]

Today

Apr 9, 2014 - Staff:  Births
HELLER

A son was born to Shalena and Matt Heller, of Lander, at 8 a.m. March 13, 2014, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 8 pounds, 15 ... [more]

Digest

Apr 9, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Worry mounts as ground slips
JACKSON -- Officials in Jackson are worried that unstable earth on East Gros Ventre Butte could threaten nearby buildings ... [more]

Hill: 'Constitution not negotiable'

Apr 9, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill is rejecting an offer from the state attorney general to narrow the scope of a court case ... [more]

Accident leaves Shoshoni without power for two hours

Apr 9, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The town of Shoshoni was without power for about two hours Tuesday evening after a tractor-trailer combination reportedly struck some overhead power lines in ... [more]

Man charged with assault in knife attack

Apr 9, 2014 - From staff reports:  Northern Arapaho tribal member Matthew Lawrence Antelope, 29, is in custody for allegedly assaulting Ashley Yellowbear with a knife Jan. 28 on the Wind River ... [more]

Democrats pen party platform, discuss vacancies at convention

Apr 9, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Democratic Party established an eight-point platform at their convention in March, but no party members announced an election bid for the ... [more]

Council members disagree on utility improvement project

Apr 9, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Several Riverton city council members have disagreed about the details of an ongoing utility improvement project that was designed to add capacity to the ... [more]

Police: Woman safe after kidnapping, assault

Apr 9, 2014 - From staff reports:  A 40-year-old woman is safe after allegedly being kidnapped from the Wind River Indian Reservation.
Officials arrested Robert Afterbuffalo, 40, of Riverton, ... [more]

Tribe has 'grave concerns' about fed legislation on reservation border

Apr 9, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Northern Arapaho Tribe continues to "slam" drafted federal legislation that would clarify the boundaries of the Wind River Indian Reservation.
Tribal ... [more]

Lander man featured in PBS nature documentary

Apr 8, 2014 - By Anne McGowan, Staff Writer:  Nationally known naturalist and author Joe Hutto has spent almost seven years among a herd of mule deer around his home in rural Lander, living among the ... [more]

Today

Apr 8, 2014 - Staff:  Births
HARTENSTEIN
A daughter was born to Danielle Hartenstein, of Lander, at 1:57 p.m. March 7, 2014, at Lander Regional Hospital. She weighed 8 pounds, 1 ... [more]