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Oct 9, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Yellowstone visits top 3.2 million
BILLINGS, Mont. -- Visitation to Yellowstone National Park this year has topped the 3.2 million mark, and the park ... [more]

Superintendents complain about state funding for schools

Oct 9, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Nine school superintendents made their case Tuesday to Gov. Matt Mead that the state is shortchanging Wyoming K-12 funding.
No resolution was ... [more]

Despite federal action, governor says state to defend same-sex marriage law

Oct 9, 2014 - By Ben Neary and Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming will continue to defend a state law that defines marriage as existing only between a man and a woman despite federal appeals court rulings ... [more]

Drunk driver behind wheel of automobile going 106 mph

Oct 9, 2014 - From staff reports:  Several subjects were arrested Wednesday afternoon after a deputy recorded their vehicle traveling more than 100 miles per hour on 8 Mile Road west of ... [more]

Council decides not to slap regulations on city parking lot downtown

Oct 9, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council voted Tuesday to leave the city-owned downtown parking lot unregulated.
The lot in question is on East Fremont Avenue between North ... [more]

Kidnap suspect pleads not guilty, wants a trial

Oct 9, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A kidnapping conviction would carry a penalty of 20 years to life in prison.

A trial date will be set for the Riverton man charged with kidnapping ... [more]

Investigators can't say whether black bear or grizzly killed man in B-T Forest

Oct 9, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Wyoming Game and Fish officials say they will likely never know what type of bear may have been involved in the death of Adam Stewart, 31, of Utah, last ... [more]

Today

Oct 8, 2014 - Staff:  Births
JORDAN

A son was born to Tina Jordan of Green Bay, Wis., and Sean Jordan of Rawlins at 8:24 a.m. June 9 at SageWest Health Care at Riverton. ... [more]

Ambulance chief makes pitch for beefed-up EMS service in county

Oct 8, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Local officials must decide how good an emergency medical service Fremont County needs and what that is worth. Those questions underpinned EMS director Joseph ... [more]

Dish bundles chicken in a pretty package

Oct 8, 2014 - By Joe Gray, McClatchy Newspapers:  A stuffed chicken breast or other meat is an elegant way to change up the dinner menu. And it need not take a great deal of time. Simply prepare a filling, ... [more]

CWC will need 'recapture' funds to counteract valuation change

Oct 8, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College will receive more than $200,000 from the state this year based on a decrease in local property value estimates.
The money will be ... [more]

Same-sex marriages still on hold as state watches courts

Oct 8, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Lingering uncertainty over whether gay marriage is allowed in Wyoming prevented same-sex couples from marrying in the state Tuesday, prompting four ... [more]

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Oct 8, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Motorcyclist killed in crash
AFTON -- The Wyoming Highway Patrol says mud-caked turn signals and brake lights may have contributed to a fatal crash ... [more]

RMS featured in book on new educational approach

Oct 8, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Riverton Middle School has been recognized in an educational book as a model for implementing "Response to Intervention" - a teaching method designed to help ... [more]

State brief asks court to nix EPA position on rez borders

Oct 8, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  The State of Wyoming is asking a federal appeals court to reject the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's determination that Riverton and surrounding lands ... [more]

Today

Oct 7, 2014 - Staff:  Deaths
GAMBLER

Monica Jo Gambler, 11, of Ethete, died Saturday, Oct. 4, in Fort Washakie. Visitation will be 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8, at ... [more]

Specialist gives talk on fetal alcohol spectrum disorders

Oct 7, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders appear in children whose mothers drank alcohol while pregnant.

School counselors, social workers, medical providers ... [more]

Digest

Oct 7, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Zoo seeking name ideas for grizzly
POCATELLO, Idaho -- The Pocatello Zoo in eastern Idaho is asking the public to help name a grizzly bear.
The ... [more]

Wyoming among states touched by court's inaction on gay marriage

Oct 7, 2014 - The Associated Press:  State bans on same-sex marriages have been falling around the country since summer 2013, when the Supreme Court ordered the federal government to recognize ... [more]

Convicted killer appeals life term in Sheridan case

Oct 7, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A Sheridan man serving life without parole in a 2009 home-invasion slaying has filed a federal lawsuit seeking to have his sentenced ... [more]

Court won't act on gay marriage; could make it legal in Wyoming

Oct 7, 2014 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  Same-sex marriage could become legal in Wyoming by year's end after the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday turned away appeals from five states seeking to prohibit ... [more]

Wind to blame for false alarms in city Monday night

Oct 7, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Weather was the culprit in several false calls to police Monday evening, when wind gusts blew open the doors to several businesses, causing alarms to go ... [more]

Plea bargain reached for woman tied to robbing couple in their rural home

Oct 7, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A woman alleged to have robbed a rural Lander couple while she was on the lam looks to be getting three to five years in prison. She signed a plea-agreement ... [more]

Camera gives clues about timing of fatal bear attack

Oct 7, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Investigators have estimated that Adam Stewart, 31, of Utah, died at about 5 p.m. Sept. 4, of blunt-force trauma suffered during a bear encounter.
Previously, ... [more]

Uden expresses mixed feelings about murder of ex-wife, two sons

Oct 5, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Few people know how it feels to conceal a crime for 33 years, much less one as serious as killing three people. Gerald Uden, however, carried the secret that ... [more]

Suspect spurs city schools to initiate 'stay put' procedure

Oct 5, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton High School was on "stay put" mode for about 15 minutes Tuesday after a 21-year-old Arapahoe man reportedly caused an altercation in the school ... [more]

Deputies arrest Wyoming driver in hit-and-run

Oct 5, 2014 - The Associated Press:  SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. -- Nebraska authorities have arrested a Wyoming driver who they say ran over a pedestrian and sped off.
The Scotts Bluff Sheriff's Office ... [more]

Fifth season of Lander Met Opera begins

Oct 5, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Lander Library Met Opera will open its fifth season with Guiseppe Verdi's "Macbeth" at 11 a.m. Saturday.
This story of ambition takes place in the ... [more]

Hunting with Heroes

Oct 5, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Group plans outings for veterans to thank them for their service

By all standards, Hunting With Heroes organized a successful outing Sept. 20 near ... [more]

Resilience required for S.D. ranchers after 2013 storm

Oct 5, 2014 - The Associated Press:  PHILIP, S.D. -- Mark Buchholz is a man of faith. You have to be, in his line of work.
Like other western South Dakota ranchers, he took a drubbing one year ago ... [more]