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Oct 2, 2014 - Staff:  Births
HORN

A daughter was born to Kayla Horn of Lander and Jon Horn of Lander at 9:48 a.m. July 9 at SageWest Health Care at Lander. The baby ... [more]

Digest

Oct 2, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Trial set for 1972 killing
LARAMIE -- A Laramie man has pleaded not guilty to killing a 20-year-old woman 42 years ago.
Lance David Bean entered the ... [more]

Plan would relocate officials during Capitol renovations

Oct 2, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Only the governor will have an office in the renovated state Capitol if some state lawmakers have their way.
The state is in the planning stages of ... [more]

Full stabilization of landslide in Jackson put off to next year

Oct 2, 2014 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Town officials say they don't have enough time left before cold weather arrives to get going on a project to permanently stabilize a slow-moving ... [more]

Wildlife reserve in Montana won't get Yellowstone bison

Oct 2, 2014 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- Montana wildlife officials have dropped from consideration a private wildlife reserve in north-central Montana that was seeking to receive ... [more]

Prosecutors reduce charges in bank kidnapping case

Oct 2, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Days after raising the stakes to mandatory life in prison, prosecutors have done an about face and announced they would lower charges in a kidnapping ... [more]

No human West Nile cases this year in county

Oct 2, 2014 - From staff reports:  Fremont County has fared well this year in avoiding West Nile virus, a mosquito-borne disease that can cause potentially serious illness in humans, according ... [more]

Man hurt in bike-vehicle accident; no charges filed

Oct 2, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A 49-year-old bicyclist from Arapahoe was struck by a vehicle Friday after he reportedly failed to stop at a stop sign at the intersection of South Broadway ... [more]

Beet harvest begins; experts optimistic about crop yield

Oct 2, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The agriculture administrator for the Wyoming Sugar Company says the yield should be strong, and the sugar content should be high as well.

Experts ... [more]

Judge sentences Lander man to five to 10 years in prison for robbery

Oct 2, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A Lander man was sentenced to five to 10 years in prison Wednesday for his role in a robbery at the Riverton Walmart in November.
After more than an hour of ... [more]

Today

Oct 1, 2014 - Staff:  Births
HARDMAN

A son was born to Charity Hardman of Riverton and John Hardman of Riverton at 11:38 a.m. July 24 at SageWest Health Care at Lander. The ... [more]

Three nutritious and sweet breakfast recipes

Oct 1, 2014 - By Alison Sherwood, McClatchy Newspapers:  As mornings get crisper and cozy beds tempt the snooze button, some of us will take any motivation we can get to roll out of bed.
Perhaps the promise of a ... [more]

Digest

Oct 1, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Snowmobile fees increase
CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming State Trails Program is reminding snowmobilers that registration fees have increased to help pay for ... [more]

Armed man shot dead by Casper police

Oct 1, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- Police responding to a domestic disturbance Tuesday night in East Casper shot and killed an armed man.
Kebin Haller is the deputy director of ... [more]

Court to decide on hearing gay-marriage case

Oct 1, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Wyoming could be affected in one of two ways.

WASHINGTON -- Same-sex couples in 11 more states would win the right to marry, but the issue would ... [more]

Rain broke one record, soaked entire county

Oct 1, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Weekend rainfall set records in some Fremont County locations, and it was far wetter than normal everywhere.
Hunt Field in Lander saw a new daily ... [more]

Alternative school to be housed at old high school by next year

Oct 1, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Officials in Riverton are preparing the old high school building on West Main Street to accommodate the School District 25 alternative school program.
The ... [more]

Wyoming Modelers Park leaders object to state land sale plan near Honor Farm

Oct 1, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer and Steve Peck, Publisher:  They say the proposal would do away with the 12-year-old facility just north of Riverton.

Public comments are accepted through Oct. 2 on the proposed ... [more]

Probation, restitution for man who made threats and caused damage at WLRC

Oct 1, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The former Wyoming Life Resource Center employee who threatened his boss is to serve three years of supervised probation backed up by two to three years in ... [more]

Judge nixes Wyoming remedy on minimum gray wolf population

Oct 1, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A federal judge has denied requests from the state of Wyoming, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife service and pro-hunting groups to change last week's ... [more]

Digest

Sep 30, 2014 - The Associated Press:  State employee in DUI arrest
A Department of Education employee was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence in Sheridan while driving a ... [more]

Grouse habitat drives $1B in rec spending, $87M in state

Sep 30, 2014 - The Associated Press:  RENO, Nev. -- Advocates of protecting sage grouse habitat across Wyoming and the West say new research shows visitors to western federal rangelands with ... [more]

Rule could affect air quality compliance

Sep 30, 2014 - The Associated Press:  The EPA is expected to propose a draft rule by December and issue a final rule by October 2015.

CHEYENNE -- The air quality in Laramie County and ... [more]

Weight Watchers sees its membership grow after relocating to athletic club

Sep 30, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A Riverton Weight Watchers chapter has gained new members this year after changing its meeting location.
Meetings leader Jill Stark said an average of 20 to ... [more]

Hospital providing specialized wound care

Sep 30, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Before the Center for Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine opened this summer at SageWest Health Care at Riverton, some local residents had to go to great lengths ... [more]

Wolf advocates urge judge to keep protection in effect

Sep 30, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  Conservation groups are urging a federal judge not to allow the state of Wyoming to regain control of wolves.
The groups sued the U.S. Fish and Wildlife ... [more]

Car-bike wreck investigated; 84-year-old city man hurt

Sep 30, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  No charges have been filed in connection with a vehicle vs. bicycle accident that took place in the 100 block of Webbwood Road.
The incident involved an ... [more]

Teen suspects arrested for car-theft spree in two states

Sep 30, 2014 - From staff reports:  Two 15-year-old Delta, Colo., boys are under arrest for larceny in connection with a string of vehicle thefts in Colorado and Wyoming.
They were located ... [more]

Man's body found with 40 wounds; trio charged with murder

Sep 30, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Three Northern Arapaho tribal members face federal first degree murder charges for stabbing Jared Little Whiteman to death around June 2 on the Wind River ... [more]

Today

Sep 30, 2014 - Staff:  Births
GHORMLEY

A son was born to Stephanie Ghormley of Ethete and Todd Ghormley of Ethete at 2:09 p.m. June 12 at SageWest Health Care at Lander. The ... [more]