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May 12, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Snow King harmless in fall
JACKSON -- A jury has ruled that Snow King Resort was not at fault for a 7-year-old's 2009 tumble from a ski lift.
The final ... [more]

Mead blasts EPA on coal plant proposal

May 12, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead of Wyoming, the nation's leading coal-producing state, is calling on the head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to withdraw ... [more]

'Big Boy' reaches Cheyenne; restoration to start

May 12, 2014 - By James Chilton, MCT News Service:  CHEYENNE -- Hundreds of people crowded along the railroad tracks Thursday afternoon to watch as one of the largest steam engines ever built rolled into ... [more]

Innovative study of aspen decline led by University of Wyoming student

May 12, 2014 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Northern Idaho native Emily Richardson is using remote sensing to better understand how environmental factors, such as precipitation and elevation, ... [more]

Treasure, and time, in a kitchen crevice

May 12, 2014 - By Randy Tucker:  Oh, the things you find between the dishwasher and the wall.

In July of 2012 Voyager I became the first man-made object to enter interstellar space. ... [more]

Knowing character when you see it

May 12, 2014 - By Mark Shields:  Personal political scandals have a typical script: penitent wrongdoer is diagnosed with a previously unnoticed medical condition and, almost miraculously, ... [more]

Ask Mom

May 12, 2014 - By Steven R. Peck:  Our species can do many thing the others can't. Three of them are inquire, remember and reminisce. On this Mothers Day, we ought to do all three.
Few people ... [more]

The way it was: Dubois -- 1933

May 12, 2014 - Staff:  This week marks the 100th birthday of Dubois.
The community, known previously as Never Sweat, conducted a referendum of the 156 residents to determine if ... [more]

Wyoming Honor Farm to host wild horse adoption

May 12, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Bureau of Land Management and the Wyoming Honor Farm will host a wild horse and burro adoption and gentling clinic Friday and Saturday in Riverton.
On ... [more]

Driver partially ejected in one-vehicle rollover

May 12, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A female driver suffered non-life-threatening injuries after a one-vehicle rollover April 27 that closed an intersection on the Wind River Indian Reservation. ... [more]

Author to speak, give workshop at the Riverton Branch Library

May 12, 2014 - From staff reports:  Writer Ron Carlson will give an author talk at 7 p.m. Friday and conduct a workshop at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Riverton Branch Library.
Both events will take ... [more]

Summer job opportunities available for reservation youth

May 12, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Eastern Shoshone 477 Program in Fort Washakie is now accepting applications for its summer youth program. The 477 Program brings employment education and ... [more]

Lifetime of genealogy work keeps searcher busy and inspired

May 12, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  It all started with a question: How was it that half of the town of Lander seemed to be related to him?
With Lander's population about 3,300 in the 1950s when ... [more]

Drugs or booze likely factors in wreck that closed U.S. Highway 20

May 12, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Officials believe alcohol or drugs were involved a traffic accident that closed U.S. Highway 20 north of Shoshoni.
According to reports, Roark Fairchild of ... [more]

Last bow: Professor Robert Hussa caps 34-year career in CWC music department

May 12, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Thursday night's 2014 Spring Showcase Concert at Central Wyoming College marked Professor Robert Hussa's last performance as director of the collegiate ... [more]

Elected officials make pitch for a pay increase

May 12, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Commissioners have final say

Salaries for Fremont County's elected officials are up for review this year, the outcome is uncertain. Commissioners ... [more]

Good day for HS rodeo kids in Newcastle

May 9, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Fremont County cowgirls and cowboys had a productive high school rodeo last weekend in Newcastle, with many strong performances in the arena.
The event had ... [more]

Big Shane Brock meet closes regular season

May 9, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Nineteen teams to be in the field for the Shane Brock Invitational Saturday at Bill Bush Memorial Stadium.

The Shane Brock Invitational track and ... [more]

Today

May 9, 2014 - Staff:  Deaths
MEDENHALL

Francis "Marvin" Medenhall, 82, of Kinnear, died Thursday, May 8, at his home. A viewing will be 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, May 12, at ... [more]

Foundation announces Chief Washakie award recipients

May 9, 2014 - From staff reports:  Chief Washakie scholarships recently were awarded to 16 University of Wyoming students for the coming academic year.
They will be recognized at the American ... [more]

County students receive scholarship

May 9, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Kaiser Foundation has awarded $3,000 scholarships to 15 graduating seniors from Wyoming high schools, including three students from Fremont County. ... [more]

Letter carriers to collect donations Saturday for community food banks

May 9, 2014 - From staff reports:  To combat hunger in the United States, the National Association of Letter Carriers will conduct its 22nd annual food drive on Saturday by collecting ... [more]

LVHS raises $1,000 for Malala fund

May 9, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  A Lander Valley High School junior was all smiles as more than a foot of her hair was cut in front of her peers and teachers on April 16.
Since December, ... [more]

My Health Care: No big changes so far under Affordable Care Act

May 9, 2014 - From staff reports:  So far our experience with the ACA is nothing has changed. We have insurance through our employers and haven't seen any changes or cost increases.
That being ... [more]

Ignorance can help bring measles back

May 9, 2014 - The Hartford Courant (Hartford, Conn.):  The infectious disease measles was declared "eliminated" in the United States 14 years ago, thanks to widespread vaccination, but that doesn't mean it is ... [more]

A strange way to celebrate 111 years

May 9, 2014 - By Chris Peck:  Earth's oldest man says he's lived so long because he never had children.

Alexander Imich celebrated his 111th birthday a few days ago.
That makes ... [more]

Sexual assault reports triple at University of Wyoming

May 9, 2014 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- University of Wyoming Police Chief Mike Samp says his department received 15 reports of sexual assault last year.
That is up from just five in 2012 ... [more]

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May 9, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Guilty plea from bank robber
EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. -- An unemployed Washington state restaurant worker faces September sentencing after admitting in ... [more]

Farmers market moving to vacant lot

May 9, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The city-owned vacant lot at 422 E. Main St. in downtown Riverton will be the new home for the farmers market this summer -- at least for now.
The Riverton ... [more]

Man says 'not guilty' to kidnapping event on rez that ended in Riverton

May 9, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A Riverton man has pleaded not guilty to kidnapping and domestic violence charges in a case that raises jurisdictional issues.
The Fremont County Attorney's ... [more]