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County sets hearings on EMS tax, privatization next week

Apr 29, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Public meetings to discuss the sustainability of Fremont County Emergency Medical Services are officially set for Monday and Tuesday.
"I hope there's clear ... [more]

'Thing of the past'

Apr 29, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  After decades, Eagles club shuts its doors

A local chapter of the Fraternal Order of Eagles closed its doors this month after failing to qualify for ... [more]

Unclaimed remains finally to be buried after years in limbo

Apr 29, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  After spending months or years in storage, the remains of 12 people finally are to rest in peace at Mountain View Cemetery in Riverton.
When the individuals ... [more]

Inmate pleads guilty to plot to kill parents

Apr 28, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- A Wyo-ming State Penitentiary inmate pleaded guilty Monday to trying -- from behind bars -- to hire a hit man to kill his mother and stepfather ... [more]

'Closest I've ever been to lightning'

Apr 28, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Stormy weather ends, leaving much welcome moisture behind

Recent storms in Riverton hit home for Rose Apadaca on April 23 - or nearly did.
Apadaca ... [more]

Digest

Apr 28, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Woman arrested after shooting
GILLETTE (AP) -- Police have arrested a 24-year-old woman accused of shooting another woman in the leg with a pistol at a ... [more]

City hooked up 667 new utility customers in '14

Apr 28, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The City of Riverton's utility services division processed 667 applications for service in 2014, completing about 1,500 work order requests.
The average ... [more]

Don't overpay for certificates, state warns

Apr 28, 2015 - From staff and wire reports:  The Vital Statistics Services Office at the Wyoming Department of Health is warning residents to be careful if choosing an online provider for birth, death and ... [more]

Judge refuses to let Yellowbear join border challenge

Apr 28, 2015 - From staff reports:  The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday denied Andrew Yellowbear's request to join a lawsuit affecting the boundary of the Wind River Indian Reservation. ... [more]

Today

Apr 28, 2015 - Staff:  Births

LENNEN
A daughter was born to Codie Lennen of Riverton and Troy Lennen Jr. of Riverton at 6:27 a.m. April 6 at SageWest Health Care at ... [more]

Delegation backs sage grouse bill

Apr 28, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- Wyo-ming's congressional delegation but not the state's governor say they support a legislative effort to block federal protection of the ... [more]

Digest

Apr 26, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Parks get funds for electric car
MOOSE -- Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks have teamed up with a clean energy coalition to secure more than ... [more]

Drivers cautious after woman shot in neck on Interstate 25

Apr 26, 2015 - Tribune News Service:  GREELEY, Colo. (AP) -- Days after a Milliken woman was shot in the neck while driving on Interstate 25 near Windsor on the heavily traveled corridor between ... [more]

Civil Air Patrol seeks new cadets and volunteers

Apr 26, 2015 - Tribune News Service:  CHEYENNE -- A little-known group is looking for volunteers and cadets to take part in search-and rescue flights and other missions.
Col. Ken Johnston, ... [more]

Garden project helps inmates, community and students

Apr 26, 2015 - By Karla Pomeroy, For The Associated Press:  A partnership between Northwest College and the Big Horn County Sheriff's Office is designed to benefit students, inmates and community members in Basin.
"I'm ... [more]

High speed limits worry safety experts, but states forge ahead

Apr 26, 2015 - By Jenni Bergal, Tribune News Service:  WASHINGTON -- Wisconsin state Rep. Paul Tittl drives his Toyota Prius 140 miles from his home district to the state capitol in Madison every week. Usually, he ... [more]

Volunteers step up to help in aftermath of I-80 wrecks

Apr 26, 2015 - By Sarah Zoellick, Tribune News Service:  CHEYENNE -- In the wake of last week's wrecks on Interstate 80 west of Cheyenne, local hospital staff and community members rallied to help dozens of people in ... [more]

The way it was: Composters - 1995

Apr 26, 2015 - From staff reports:  Twenty years ago this month, composting was a hot topic in Fremont County. Tom Heald, a University of Wyoming Cooperative Extension agent, said he hoped to ... [more]

Mexican brass quintet performing at CWC

Apr 26, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Mexican brass quintet Metales M5 will perform Tuesday at Central Wyoming College in Riverton.
The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Robert A. Peck Arts ... [more]

More than 20 businesses to attend annual job fair

Apr 26, 2015 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  Most of the organizations at the employment expo are hiring for open positions.

The annual Central Wyoming College employment expo and job fair is 9 ... [more]

Author to sign copies of Arapaho anthology

Apr 26, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Wind River Hotel and Casino is hosting a book signing Tuesday where visitors can meet one of the authors of "Arapaho Stories, Songs, and Prayers: A ... [more]

Highway crack repair project set for Tuesday

Apr 26, 2015 - From staff reports:  A $2.3 million highway crack sealing maintenance project is scheduled to continue next week in Lander.
A crew with prime contractor Highway Improvement, Inc., ... [more]

Historian to teach free oral history workshop

Apr 26, 2015 - From staff reports:  The class will include instruction on the basics of interviewing and putting audio recordings to good use.

The Fremont County Pioneer Museum will ... [more]

'All of you are very special to us'

Apr 26, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Children planted a pinwheel garden to celebrate National Child Abuse Prevention Month.

Northern Arapaho WIC and the Native Connection Home Visiting ... [more]

Prosecutor's complain at slow pace of appeal to reinstate Eaton sentence

Apr 26, 2015 - From staff and wire reports:  Lawyers for a Wyoming inmate who once lived in Riverton want an appeals court to give them 14 months to contest a recent order allowing prosecutors to once ... [more]

Amid low oil prices, slow drilling pace lingers in state

Apr 26, 2015 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  Drilling for oil and gas in Wyoming has sunk to the lowest rate since 1999 amid oil prices that are too low for petroleum companies to invest in new ... [more]

Solid waste district pulls out of county insurance pool

Apr 26, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Solid Waste Disposal District is moving out of the county's self-insurance health benefit pool and onto private insurance for its employees. ... [more]

Search for bear victim sent county search/rescue costs higher

Apr 26, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Search and rescue operations in Fremont County were down by half in 2014 compared with the year before, yet the total cost for missions almost quadrupled ... [more]

College to name three past faculty 'emeritus'

Apr 26, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Three new names are being added to the list of emeritus professors at Central Wyoming College, including former college president Jo Anne McFarland, former ... [more]

State Dems to elect officers Saturday

Apr 24, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Democratic Party Central Committee will meet Saturday to elect officers as well as discuss strategy for the upcoming year. Only Central Committee ... [more]