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Museums board discusses Dubois contract

Mar 19, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Museums Board of Trustees recently discussed a contract regarding future construction at the Dubois Museum.
Trustee Tom Duncan said he ... [more]

Military sexual assault bill deserves passage in Congress

Mar 19, 2014 - By The Seattle Times:  So-called privileges of rank have taken on a perverse meaning in the U.S. military. Stunning tales of sexual assault at the highest levels of the service ... [more]

Volunteer fire departments can provide their personnel with everything they need but time

Mar 19, 2014 - Craig Haslam, District chief:  Editor:
The current volunteer firefighter situation in Fremont County is one that we are all concerned about. And Jerri Robinson's statements and concerns in ... [more]

Maxfield isn't running

Mar 19, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Those who said the only reason he challenged term limits was personal benefit were wrong

When Wyoming Secretary of State Max Maxfield filed suit in ... [more]

Digest

Mar 19, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Teen clear in shooting death
CHEYENNE -- A teenager was justified in killing a man who tried to abduct his estranged wife from a northern Wyoming home ... [more]

As pilot shortage continues, Great Lakes quits ND service

Mar 19, 2014 - The Associated Press:  The airline is the sole commercial flight provider at Riverton Regional Airport.

BISMARCK, N.D. -- Great Lakes Airlines will be leaving North Dakota ... [more]

Some past county staffers can stay insured

Mar 19, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Not all retirees have reached the age to be eligible for Medicare.

Some former county employees will be able to stay on Fremont County's health ... [more]

Potential Job Corps operators asked for proposals by April 1

Mar 19, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The U.S. Department of Labor on Wednesday released a pre-solicitation notice for operation of the Wind River Job Corps Center, which is set to open near ... [more]

Suspects bound over in hammer assault

Mar 19, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A brother and sister face second-degree murder charges, and a third suspect is charged with accessory before the fact.

A judge at a hearing Wednesday ... [more]

Children in crash died Tuesday after transport to SLC

Mar 19, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Two Lander girls have died in Salt Lake City after being involved in a two-vehicle traffic accident Tuesday morning on Wyoming Highway 789 near Lyons Valley ... [more]

Two children injured in Tuesday wreck die from injuries

Mar 19, 2014 - Staff:  The two Lander children injured in a Tuesday morning accident have died as a result of their injuries, according to a press release from Wyoming Catholic ... [more]

Traffic delays expected Wednesday on Riverview Road

Mar 18, 2014 - From staff reports:  The asphalt driving surface of Riverview Road between Augusta Drive and Rein Road is scheduled to be removed Wednesday and Thursday as part of continuing ... [more]

No postseason for Cowgirls

Mar 18, 2014 - From staff reports:  The University of Wyoming Cowgirls basketball team was left out of the postseason for the second time in three years on Monday.
Wyoming, despite its 20-11 ... [more]

Pokes to play Texas A&M

Mar 18, 2014 - From staff reports:  LARAMIE -- In the three seasons since Larry Shyatt returned to coach the University of Wyoming men's basketball program, he has wanted to accomplish certain ... [more]

New Cowboy football coach says kids ought to play all the school sports

Mar 18, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Tucked away in my recent interview with new University of Wyoming football coach Craig Bohl was a surprise. The question to the coach was whether he was ... [more]

Six years, four Class 2-A state hoops crowns for Ferris, Chiefs

Mar 18, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Wyoming Indian High School Chiefs head boys basketball coach Craig Ferris is making it a habit of coaching in Class 2-A title games at the Casper Events ... [more]

Today

Mar 18, 2014 - Staff:  Births
FRIDAY

A son was born to Rosa Burnett and Robert Friday, of Fort Washakie, at 8:41 a.m. Feb. 12 at Lander Regional Hospital. He weighed 7 ... [more]

Wellness program could be healthy wager for county

Mar 18, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County is betting heavily on an expanded wellness program for its employees, and the wager could pay off. Groups that have tried similar methods have ... [more]

The dawn of Cold War II?

Mar 18, 2014 - By Doyle McManus:  Here's a chilly thought: We are seeing the dawn of a second Cold War between Russia and the West. But this one should be easier to manage than the first ... [more]

New museums boss needs to get Riverton Museum back on its feet fast

Mar 18, 2014 - Eileen Way, Riverton:  Editor:
I did not like the idea of hiring one museum director for the whole county, but now that is done. Time to move on. I do think they hired a good man ... [more]

Tuesday notes

Mar 18, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Three words
That was a ferocious little snowstorm that arrived Monday night. A fast mover, it took the green right out of St. Patrick's Day and left a ... [more]

Digest

Mar 18, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Alleged strangler says 'not guilty'
GERING, Neb. -- A 15-year-old Wyoming boy has pleaded not guilty to murder in the strangling of a western Nebraska ... [more]

Congress seeking new way to pay for fighting big wildfires

Mar 18, 2014 - The Associated Press:  BOISE, Idaho -- A bipartisan effort under way in Congress would change the way the country pays to fight catastrophic wildfires, tapping natural disaster funds ... [more]

More delays in Hill case; judge allows three more weeks for state analyses

Mar 18, 2014 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- State schools Superintendent Cindy Hill will have to wait longer in her effort to regain control of the Wyoming Department of Education.
Laramie ... [more]

RHS expands course offerings with animation, baking classes

Mar 18, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Riverton High School has approved two additional courses to be offered to students in the next school year. "Animation" and "Baking and Pastry" will be offered ... [more]

St. Stephen's superintendent resigns

Mar 18, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  After two years as superintendent at St. Stephen's Indian School, Mike Hejtmanek has decided to resign from the position.
He announced his departure to the ... [more]

Wintry road conditions result in several crashes Tuesday

Mar 18, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Two Lander children were transported to Salt Lake City on Tuesday morning after being injured in a two-vehicle accident on Wyoming Highway 789 near Lyons ... [more]

Two announce run for HD33 seat being vacated by Goggles

Mar 18, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Two Republicans who sparred over the state representative seat in House District 33 in earlier elections are running for it again. They could have better luck ... [more]

Diversion Dam bridge to be closed Tuesday

Mar 17, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Fremont County Transportation Department announced it will close Diversion Dam bridge from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday for routine inspection.
This will be a ... [more]

The rule of religion and politics

Mar 17, 2014 - By Mark Shields:  There is one iron rule regarding religion in American politics, and here it is: With only one exception, ministers, priests, rabbis, and imams -- men and women ... [more]