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Burglar caught in act, may be linked to other thefts from cars

Mar 4, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A man arrested for burglary early Tuesday in Riverton may be connected to a string of thefts reported recently in the area.
Jeramie Lewis, 29, of Riverton, ... [more]

Today

Mar 3, 2015 - Staff:  Births
BELL

A son was born to Morgan Bell of Riverton and Jacque Bell of Riverton at 9:12 a.m. Feb. 11 at SageWest Health Care at Lander. The baby ... [more]

Legality of wild horse roundup argued in fed court

Mar 3, 2015 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  Attorneys argued Monday over whether a wild horse roundup on western Wyoming rangelands last year complied with or violated a federal law that carries ... [more]

Riverton woman: 'I'm one of those' who needs Medicaid

Mar 3, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Expansion of the program was voted down by the Wyoming Legislature in one of the year's high-profile debates.

Melody Moats watched closely this year ... [more]

Snowpack, water content near average levels

Mar 3, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The key part of the mountain snowpack season is about to begin.

Snowpack in northwestern Fremont County is strong, but it is low in the southern end ... [more]

School gun bill adds local control

Mar 3, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  A third reading is set for Wednesday in the Senate.
 
CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Senate has passed a bill on second reading that would allow guns to be ... [more]

Digest

Mar 3, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Prison for man who hit cyclist
CASPER -- A Casper man who pleaded guilty to killing a bicyclist while driving drunk has been sentenced to 12 to 16 years ... [more]

Roads shut statewide

Mar 3, 2015 - The Associated Press:  A winter storm bringing heavy snow and gusty winds led to highway closures across much of Wyoming on Tuesday morning while difficult traveling conditions were ... [more]

Three airports keep Great Lakes; two others sign with Boutique Air

Mar 3, 2015 - The Associated Press:  SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. -- The Scottsbluff, Neb., airport has joined airports in Kearney and North Platte in signing new, one-year agreements with Great Lakes ... [more]

Riverton couple starts healthy lunch support group at home

Mar 3, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A Riverton couple is organizing a group to support eating healthy at lunch time.
"I thought it would be nice to create a little refuge for people to bring ... [more]

Showcase auditions Tuesday at CWC; community actors encouraged to try out

Mar 3, 2015 - From staff reports:  Auditions for the Central Wyoming College Theater Department's Showcase 2015 will be at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday on the main stage of the Robert A. Peck Arts Center. ... [more]

March Outside

Mar 1, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Outdoors Calendar
March 16
Wyoming Game and Fish Department meeting on the future of the Whiskey Mountain Conservation Camp at 6 p.m. at the ... [more]

A one-match fire

Mar 1, 2015 - By Randy Tucker:  It remains one of the funniest and yet borderline tragic scenes in films about the American West.
A freezing Jeremiah Johnson works feverishly with a flint ... [more]

Hunting lions for the love of the hounds

Mar 1, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Dusty Rushing pulled his pickup truck to the side of a rural highway south of Lander and stopped so his friend Eric Logue could look out the passenger-side ... [more]

Entertaining lineup at Winter Fair

Mar 1, 2015 - From staff reports:  Nearing its 50th anniversary, the Wyoming State Winter Fair welcomes disciplines and visitors to several venues this month for the 48th statewide celebration ... [more]

Digest

Mar 1, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Man killed in crash as he fled police
CHEYENNE -- Authorities are investigating after a man was killed in crash as he fled from police in Cheyenne. The ... [more]

Panel downs bill on re-trials if new evidence found

Mar 1, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Wyoming currently allows the option of re-trail only when there is DNA evidence that was not available at the time of conviction.

CHEYENNE -- A Senate ... [more]

Prescribed fire projects planned on southern end of national forest

Mar 1, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Shoshone National Forest is planning to implement prescribed fire projects on the southern half of the forest as weather and fuel conditions allow this ... [more]

Museums expand outdoor trek programs

Mar 1, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Fremont County museums have partnered with the Wind River Visitors Council to expand a program that has been popular for the Dubois Museum.
Beginning in ... [more]

The way it was: Lander fire --1993

Mar 1, 2015 - Staff:  Fire is a never-ending threat to small businesses, and Fremont County had seen numerous destructive fires in its business community before the big blaze in ... [more]

State's road plans harder due to fed fund maze

Mar 1, 2015 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  Piecemeal federal highway funding for Wyoming in recent years has complicated long-term planning by state road managers and contractors, according to the head ... [more]

Tribal liaison bill progresses

Mar 1, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Job would be under the governor, not the tribes

CHEYENNE -- A bill restructuring the state's tribal liaison program advanced in the Wyoming House of ... [more]

City council picks members for board vacancies

Mar 1, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Riverton Mayor Lars Baker has announced the names of the applicants who were picked to fill the vacancies on several city boards.
The council voted to accept ... [more]

Riverton schools to see upgrades

Mar 1, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Fremont County School District 25 has scheduled several improvement projects for the year.
In January, the board of trustees awarded a bid to Mid-Valley ... [more]

Relay for Life marking its 30th year; key meeting set

Mar 1, 2015 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  2015 is the 30th anniversary of Relay for Life, and planners in Fremont County want to make it a good one.
Organizers of the June event have set a goal of 30 ... [more]

Ag loving lower oil price

Mar 1, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Farmers, ranchers stocking up on bulk fuel while cost is down

Fourth in a series


An annoying part of filling up a car or truck a couple of years ... [more]

Today

Feb 27, 2015 - Staff:  Deaths
BARRETT

Jeremy Joseph "Bear" Barrett, 40, died Wednesday, Feb. 25. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, at Davis Funeral Home. ... [more]

Day at the Legislature

Feb 27, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Developments at the Wyoming Legislature on the 31st day of the 2015 General Session:
GUNS IN SCHOOLS: The Senate placed on the general file a bill ... [more]

Defendant in fatal heroin overdose sentenced to federal term

Feb 27, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A Lander man, the last in a group of heroin dealers who have been sentenced in a mutual case, is headed to federal prison.
Ryon Rudy James Herbst, 27, of ... [more]

Airport board seats filled; alternates in place as well

Feb 27, 2015 - From staff reports:  Response to the City of Riverton's recent call for volunteers to serve on municipal boards was favorable for the Riverton Regional Airport Board.
The city ... [more]