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Jun 6, 2013 - The Associated Press:  State firefighters help New Mexico
CHEYENNE -- A group of Wyoming firefighters is in New Mexico to help with fires there.
Two large fires in northern ... [more]

Lawmakers target school bus safety

Jun 6, 2013 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  The discussion is being driven by students and staff members at Wind River School District 6, sparked by the 2011 death of an 11-year-old girl as she exited ... [more]

Fourth annual FART takes to county roads Saturday

Jun 6, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Lander Cycling's fourth annual Fremont Area Road Tour will blow into Lander on Saturday, offering residents a chance to raise money for Injury Prevention ... [more]

Light-pole cameras were temporary traffic counters

Jun 6, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The remaining video cameras from the Wyoming Department of Transportation that were placed along Main Street and Federal Boulevard in Riverton were removed ... [more]

Family: Girl hurt at carnival suffered multiple breaks

Jun 6, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The 16-year-old girl who was injured Friday at a local carnival suffered multiple fractures to her head according to her grandmother Marge Metcalf of ... [more]

Committee eyes Riverview Road for improvements

Jun 6, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Revenue from Fremont County's optional 1 percent tax likely will pay for construction on two Riverton-area roads within the next four years.
Officials said ... [more]

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Jun 5, 2013 - Staff:  Births
MIKESELL

A son was born to Melissa and Ryan Mikesell, of Riverton, at 4:39 a.m. April 19, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 8 ... [more]

Pricetag of Lander Community Center exceeds estimates

Jun 5, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The city asked the county to cover the $1 million difference.

Bids for a new Lander Community Center came in $1 million more than early estimates ... [more]

Riverton hosting state mineral and gem show

Jun 5, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  Clubs from around Wyoming will meet June 15 and June 16 at the Fremont County Fairgrounds.

The Wyoming state mineral and gem show will be 9 a.m. to 6 ... [more]

Lysite rancher named to Fremont County Fair Board

Jun 5, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Gloria Philp joins the Fremont County Fair Board just in time to begin preparations for the 100th fair. On May 14, the Fremont County Commission voted to ... [more]

Brew Fest begins Friday

Jun 5, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  Lander also will play host to a rugby match and pancake breakfast Saturday.

The 12th annual Brew Fest begins at 5 p.m. Friday at the soccer fields ... [more]

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Jun 5, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Lawmakers to consider tax on flaring
CHEYENNE -- Lawmakers will consider a proposal that would tax oil producers on the natural gas they burn off from ... [more]

Water management policy changes could affect rec access along Snake River

Jun 5, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Three federal agencies are concluding meetings Wednesday on proposed changes to how they manage the Snake River headwaters and the river's upper ... [more]

Review says feds ought to leave wild horses alone

Jun 5, 2013 - The Associated Press:  RENO, Nev. -- A scathing independent scientific review of wild horse roundups in the West concludes the U.S. government should likely instead let nature cull ... [more]

Girl hurt during carnival doing better; incident still unexplained

Jun 5, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The girl who was injured Friday during a carnival at the Fremont County Fairgrounds is in stable condition this week, according to local officials.
"The last ... [more]

Riverton council denies transfer of liquor license to discount giant

Jun 5, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council squashed Walmart's plans to sell alcohol in a 4-3 vote Tuesday. The store was seeking a transferred retail liquor license from the ... [more]

Black bear confirmed on Gas Hills Road; experts say it probably will leave

Jun 5, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A specialist in large carnivores from the Wyoming Game and Fish Department visited Riverton over the weekend to investigate a black bear sighting on Gas Hills ... [more]

Riverton budget forecasts $46K surplus

Jun 5, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  City administrator Steven Weaver presented the City of Riverton's draft budget, which showed a surplus of $46,000, during a budget work session May 23. The ... [more]

Today

Jun 4, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
BROWN

Marieta "Rita" Brown, 50, of Lander, died Tuesday, May 28, at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. A funeral mass was at 10 a.m. Saturday, ... [more]

West Nile remains a threat

Jun 4, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Department of Health says West Nile virus spread by mosquitoes remains a potential threat in Wyoming as warmer weather arrives across the ... [more]

Youths reel in fun at Kids Hooked on Fishing Day

Jun 4, 2013 - Staff:  The Riverton Kiwanis Club sponsored its annual Kids Hooked on Fishing Day on Saturday at the Big Bend ... [more]

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Jun 4, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Man who faked death extradited
CODY -- A Florida man suspected of faking his own death will now face accusations back home.
Fifty-year-old David Leon ... [more]

Rock Springs man drowns trying to retrieve drifting boat in Flaming Gorge Reservoir

Jun 4, 2013 - The Associated Press:  MANILA, Utah -- Authorities believe a Wyoming man whose body was found at Flaming Gorge Reservoir drowned while trying to retrieve a boat.
Sweetwater County ... [more]

Dinosaur find in state called unprecedented

Jun 4, 2013 - The Associated Press:  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- The recent discovery of three Triceratops fossils in Wyoming could include the most complete skeleton of the three-horned dinosaur to ... [more]

Fire danger 'normal' for time of year

Jun 4, 2013 - Staff and wire reports:  A year after several big fires burned through huge swaths of western Wyoming, including one that raged for weeks in Fremont County, wildfire danger for Wyoming ... [more]

With Good's retirement, sheriff's office adopts undersheriff structure

Jun 4, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The resignation of Fremont County Sheriff's Capt. David Good has resulted in a restructure of the law enforcement agency, including several promotions among ... [more]

RHS dropping driver education class from regular curriculum

Jun 4, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  After summer vacation is over and school begins, Riverton High School will no longer offer driver education courses.
Like many other high schools in Wyoming ... [more]

Last concert for Mr. Dalton

Jun 4, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  Pat Dalton of Riverton High School, who is retiring this year after three and a half decades in music education, says he wanted to be a choir director since ... [more]

Competitors get fair practice at Spring Spectacular

Jun 3, 2013 - Staff:  Competitors got a warm-up over the weekend at the Spring Spectacular in ... [more]

WDE announces three finalists for director position

Jun 3, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  The final three candidates for the directorship of the Wyoming Department of Education have been announced.
The Wyoming State Board of Education has ... [more]

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Jun 3, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Most bison back in Yellowstone
BILLINGS, Mont. -- Montana's state veterinarian says most Yellowstone National Park bison have been pushed back into the ... [more]

Study shows value of community food systems

Jun 3, 2013 - By Eve Newman, For the Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Two years into a five-year, $5 million research project on community food systems, University of Wyoming assistant professor Christine Porter is more ... [more]

Colorado shows pot industry's risks, rewards

Jun 3, 2013 - By Peter Frost, McClatchy-Tribune News Service:  DENVER -- At Leela European Cafe, a quirky, 24-hour coffee shop and bar in the heart of downtown, a bartender was quick with her thoughts on Colorado's ... [more]

Homeowner's quick action may have saved Hudson residence

Jun 3, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  When he noticed his van was on fire, the Hudson resident grabbed a garden hose and started spraying down his house to keep the structure cool.

County ... [more]

The way it was: Shrine Circus parade -- 1955

Jun 3, 2013 - Staff:  The Shrine Circus comes to Fremont County later this month, continuing a June tradition more than half a century in the making.
Part of the annual fun is the ... [more]

CWC ups minimum GPA requirement for scholarships

Jun 3, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  In 2014, students will have to maintain a 2.5 grade point average or higher to be eligible for the support.

Beginning in 2014, students seeking ... [more]

Paving begins on repair project on U.S. 26

Jun 3, 2013 - From staff reports:  Paving began Tuesday on the $432,300 flood repair project west of Riverton on U.S. Highway 26, according to Robert Scheidemantel, Wyoming Department of ... [more]

Innovation adviser and author to speak at CWC

Jun 3, 2013 - From staff reports:  Internationally recognized business adviser and author Braden Kelley will give a free public presentation at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Robert A. Peck Arts Center ... [more]

Fight among neighbors ends in arrest, citation

Jun 3, 2013 - From staff reports:  Deputies were called to the Shoshoni trailer park twice.
 
Roy Snyder, 47, of Shoshoni, was arrested for criminal entry May 26 after first being ... [more]

Riverton's Relay for Life set for June 21; teams can register now

Jun 3, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  Riverton's Relay for Life will begin at 5:30 p.m. June 21 and end at noon June 22 at Riverton High School.
Registration will begin at 4 p.m. June 21. Team ... [more]