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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]

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]

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]

Digest

Mar 17, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Judge rejects deal in fatal crash
GREELEY, Colo. -- A judge has rejected a plea agreement for a 22-year-old Wyoming man who was involved in a crash in ... [more]

UW researcher finds breakthrough in hydrology

Mar 17, 2014 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- A University of Wyoming researcher discovered that using satellite imagery to map the depth of melt ponds and melt-water stream channels on the ... [more]

Secretary of State won't run for third term

Mar 17, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming Secretary of State Max Maxfield said Friday that he will not run for a third term despite winning a lawsuit before the state Supreme Court ... [more]

The way it was: Airline crew -- 1954

Mar 17, 2014 - Staff:  Riverton Regional Airport was a key hub for Frontier Airlines in the 1954, so much so that the airline organized an air show to commemorate Frontier's 10,000th ... [more]

Members needed for resource advisory committee

Mar 17, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Shoshone National Forest is seeking individuals who are interested in becoming a part of the resource advisory committee that collaborates with the U.S. ... [more]

'Miss Navajo' latest in American Indian film series at Riverton library

Mar 17, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The documentary screening of "Miss Navajo" is the latest addition to the American Indian film series at the Riverton Branch Library.
Director Billy Luther's ... [more]

Wind River Institute to offer college program in fall

Mar 17, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Evergreen State College in Washington is expanding its Reservation-Based Community-Determined program to reach students in Wyoming.
The program has been ... [more]

Author to speak on ancient ski culture

Mar 17, 2014 - From staff reports:  National Geographic writer Mark Jenkins will speak March 27 at Central Wyoming College about his latest adventure with Asian tribesmen who access their hunting ... [more]

Weather network seeks Wyoming volunteers to assist in collecting data

Mar 17, 2014 - From staff reports:  Water is the lifeblood of Wyoming and, being a headwaters state, Wyoming is dependent on what falls from the sky.
The amount of precipitation that falls ... [more]

Fremont Symphony Orchestra to perform Saturday

Mar 17, 2014 - From staff reports:  The concert will be the group's first performance under its new name.

The Fremont Symphony Orchestra will present its spring concert at 7 p.m. ... [more]

Forest plan gets public hearing; concerns raised about motorized access

Mar 17, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Environmentalists and non-motorized recreationists are raising concerns about the Shoshone National Forest's draft land management plan.
The U.S. Forest ... [more]

Race develops for coroner as Lander GOP announces

Mar 17, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County will have a contest for the county coroner job being vacated by the announced retirement of Ed McAuslan.
Lander funeral director Dominick ... [more]

District 25 resignations OK'd by school board

Mar 17, 2014 - Staff:  All are effective at the end of the 2013-2014 academic year.

The board of trustees of Fremont County School District 25 in Riverton accepted ... [more]

Eighth-graders led push to put cameras on school buses

Mar 17, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Kids 'wanted to make a change'

Pavillion students were instrumental in getting legislation passed this year to improve safety on school buses in ... [more]

Today

Mar 14, 2014 - Staff:  Births
FIELDS

A son was born to Kimberlee and Keely Fields, of RIverton, at 6:13 p.m. Feb. 6 at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 6 pounds, 6.9 ... [more]

Digest

Mar 14, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Shooter delusional, says doctor
CHEYENNE -- A doctor says a Cheyenne man facing a possible death sentence suffers from a delusional disorder.
A jury in ... [more]

Governor off to Australia for coal confab

Mar 14, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead heads to Australia next week to participate in a conference on advanced coal technology. He will also evaluate how the ... [more]

Exchange student dies in fall at Denver hotel

Mar 14, 2014 - The Associated Press:  POWELL -- An international student attending Northwest College in Powell has died after falling from a balcony at a Denver hotel.
Levy Thamba died after ... [more]

Bison OK on bigger area outside park

Mar 14, 2014 - The Associated Press:  HELENA, Mont. -- The Montana Supreme Court has let stand the state's decision to allow migrating bison to roam across 70,000 acres of land outside Yellowstone ... [more]

Another superintendent leaving District 38

Mar 14, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The resignation of Chantell Denson was confirmed Wednesday after one year in the position.

Superintendent Chantell Denson of Fremont County School ... [more]

City might end fees for park reservations and certain business licensing

Mar 14, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The City of Riverton is considering loosening regulations pertaining to city park reservations and business service licenses.
City council member voiced no ... [more]

Commissioner Becker, Assessor Berg confirm their re-election bids

Mar 14, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Two more Fremont County elected officials are seek re-election.
First-term Fremont County Commissioner Travis Becker, R-Riverton, announced his re-election ... [more]

Today

Mar 13, 2014 - Staff:  Deaths
CHASE

Willy "Red" Chase, 54, formerly of Fremont County, died Tuesday, Feb. 25, at his home in Worland. Celebration of life services will be at ... [more]

Bill aims to reduce gas flaring

Mar 13, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Wyoming's U.S. senators want to speed up the permitting of some natural gas pipelines on federal and tribal lands to reduce flaring.
U.S. Sens. John Barrasso ... [more]

Digest

Mar 13, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Man charged with attempted murder
ROCK SPRINGS -- A Rock Springs man is accused of beating his girlfriend and trying to kill her by speeding toward ... [more]

Floodwaters recede in Big Horn County

Mar 13, 2014 - The Associated Press:  National Guard members placed 70,000 sandbags to protect properties during several days of flooding.

MANDERSON -- Water levels are continuing to ... [more]