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Wyoming part of drought/fire aid relief plan

Jun 14, 2015 - The Associated Press:  SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Federal agencies pledged another $110 million in aid Friday to help states struggling with the crippling drought after President Barack ... [more]

Area fiber arts guild to display dozens of pieces in new show

Jun 14, 2015 - From staff reports:  The latest exhibit from the Fremont Fiber Arts Guild showcases more than just knitted sweaters.
The guild members have selected more than 60 pieces -- from ... [more]

Library hosting drawing class, sky lantern launch this week

Jun 14, 2015 - From staff reports:  Artist Rosie Ratigan will lead a drawing workshop at 1 p.m. Monday during the Riverton Branch Library's Summer of Doodle series. The class is the third in the ... [more]

June meetings to address future highway projects in Wyoming

Jun 14, 2015 - From staff reports:  WyDOT will visit with residents Monday in Lander.

A series of public meetings has been scheduled in June to address future highway improvement ... [more]

Spearfishing tournament organizer charged with wasting hundreds of fish

Jun 14, 2015 - The Associated Press:  An organizer of the recent Freshwater Spearfishing Nationals on Keyhole Reservoir near Gillette has been charged with wasting game fish after more than 350 ... [more]

Good showing for area alcohol establishments in spot check

Jun 14, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Police Department undertook an alcohol compliance check in May.
Of 22 businesses tested, officials said 21 passed.
"We did have one that failed, ... [more]

Sioux ledger artwork on display at museum

Jun 14, 2015 - From staff reports:  The exhibit features paintings by Sioux warrior Red Hawk.

A new traveling display at the Fremont County Pioneer Museum in Lander explores Sioux ... [more]

New suicide prevention effort family's labor of love

Jun 14, 2015 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- A web. A bridge. A helping hand.
These are the roles the Cook family envisions for their budding project: a peer-to-peer support system for children ... [more]

The way it was: Art on the street -- 1986

Jun 14, 2015 - Staff:  There was an all-county flavor to a downtown art festival in Riverton 29 years ago this week.
More than two dozen local artists and craft experts set up shop ... [more]

Digest

Jun 14, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Street reopens after building collapse
LARAMIE -- A block in downtown Laramie has reopened after being closed for nearly a week following a building ... [more]

Today

Jun 12, 2015 - Staff:  Births
SHOYO

A daughter was born to Sequoia Blindman of Ethete and Garrett Shoyo Sr. of Fort Washakie at 4:47 p.m. May 11 at SageWest Health Care at ... [more]

Digest

Jun 12, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Muddy roads in national grassland
DOUGLAS -- The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for the Thunder Basin National Grassland in ... [more]

Prison term for Arizona man in fatal fight

Jun 12, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- An Arizona man involved in a fight at a Casper hotel that left a New Mexico man dead has been sentenced to two to five years in prison.
Dwayne Bahe, ... [more]

State's water supply looking good as summer approaches

Jun 12, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Thanks to abundant rain over the past two months, the water supply Wyoming relies on for municipal and agricultural use is heading into the summer months well ... [more]

State rig count unchanged; national tally down by nine

Jun 12, 2015 - The Associated Press:  HOUSTON -- Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. declined by nine this week to ... [more]

River recedes after passing flood stage

Jun 12, 2015 - From staff reports:  Flood concerns eased Friday as the Wind River at Riverton began receding Friday after rising a foot above flood stage early in the day.
The river level ... [more]

Justice center move-in done; local functions going well

Jun 12, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Fremont County employees have completed their move to the new justice center on North Major Avenue in Riverton.
The undertaking was relatively seamless ... [more]

City approves one apartment plan, delays a second one amid objections by citizens

Jun 12, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Developers cannot begin construction for a new apartment complex west of Hill Street and east of Wolf Creek Drive after the Riverton City Council delayed ... [more]

Woman driving vehicle in crosswalk death charged with homicide

Jun 12, 2015 - From staff reports:  Authorities have determined that 7-year-old Sophia Archer's death was a homicide, and charges have been filed against the driver of the car that killed the ... [more]

Entirety of Louis Lake Road to open Friday

Jun 11, 2015 - Staff:  The Washakie Ranger District of the Shoshone National Forest will open the remaining portion of Louis Lake Road on Friday.
Two segments of the road opened ... [more]

Skate park groundbreaking set Saturday at City Park

Jun 11, 2015 - From staff reports:  Entertainment and family fun activities begin at 9 a.m., with the ceremony scheduled for 4 p.m.

The Central Wyoming Skateboarding Association hosts a ... [more]

Flood watch still on; next crest likely by Friday

Jun 11, 2015 - From staff and wire reports:  Wednesday's thunderstorms and overnight rain didn't lessen flood worries along the Wind River in central Fremont County.
The National Weather Service says a ... [more]

Decision due by Monday on charges in crosswalk death

Jun 11, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Attorney Patrick LeBrun says he will decide by Monday how to proceed in the death of Sophia Archer, 7, of Riverton.
The girl died May 22 after ... [more]

Hospital can join EPA lawsuit on rez border

Jun 11, 2015 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  SageWest Health Care at Riverton, formerly Riverton Memorial Hospital, may argue that a federal agency's determination that Riverton and surrounding areas ... [more]

First case in April meth bust heads to district court; bond amount cut

Jun 11, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The first case from a large-scale methamphetamine bust in April is proceeding to district court.
Dakota Coffee, 23, of Lander, pleaded not guilty June 2 to ... [more]

Today

Jun 11, 2015 - Staff:  Births
POWELL

A son was born to Brandy Powell of Dubois and Briton Powell of Dubois at 10:02 a.m. May 19 at SageWest Health Care at Riverton. The baby ... [more]

Fast and Furriest 5k/1k helps benefit Critical Care Companion Animal Fund

Jun 11, 2015 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  The money provides financial assistance to families that cannot afford veterinary care in emergency situations.

The fourth annual Fast and Furriest ... [more]

Digest

Jun 11, 2015 - The Associated Press:  More flooding from new storms
CHEYENNE -- A new round of heavy rain is causing minor flooding in areas of northern and central Wyoming.
One to 2 inches ... [more]

Search continuing for man missing in reservoir

Jun 11, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CODY -- Authorities are using a boat equipped with sonar to assist in the search for an 80-year-old Montana man who is missing and presumed drowned in the ... [more]

Coal exports focal point at energy meeting

Jun 11, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The prospect that Wyoming's lagging coal industry could get a boost from overseas exports will get a closer look from industry insiders during the ... [more]