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Explosive device found in Rock Springs gutter; no foul play suspected

Apr 7, 2013 - The Associated Press:  ROCK SPRINGS -- Rock Springs authorities are investigating after the discovery of an explosive device in a gutter.
Sweetwater County Sheriff Rich Haskell says ... [more]

Brown trout numbers soar on Bighorn River

Apr 7, 2013 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- Good water years have allowed the brown trout population to soar on the popular Bighorn River in south-central Montana, making last year's ... [more]

Digest

Apr 7, 2013 - From staff reports:  Pioneer Days pageant Saturday
The annual Lander Pioneer Days Queen Pageant will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 13, in the Lander Old Timer's Rodeo ... [more]

Businesses, service providers invited to participate in business expo

Apr 7, 2013 - From staff reports:  Businesses and service providers are invited to participate in the 2013 Fremont County Business and Employment Expo, scheduled for Thursday, April 25, at ... [more]

CWC theater presents rock musical 'Hair'

Apr 7, 2013 - From staff reports:  Central Wyoming College Theater Department's production of "Hair," the rock musical set in the turbulent anti-war movement of the late 1960s, is bound to ... [more]

Libraries to host events for National Poetry Month

Apr 7, 2013 - From staff reports:  Several Fremont County libraries and schools celebrate National Poetry Month with events the week of April 15 to April 19, which is National Library ... [more]

Suicide prevention message hits the road

Apr 7, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Fort Washakie High School students appear in new billboards along Wyoming highways 789 and 26.

The suicide prevention awareness initiative that began ... [more]

Mead: State cannot do anything on mineral cuts

Apr 7, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  Wyoming's Attorney General's Office has determined that the state has no legal basis to challenge recent federal action cutting more than $50 million in ... [more]

On the Jordan ranch, calving problems all in a day's work

Apr 7, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  As it has been for more than a century, February and March is calving season in Fremont County, part of a ranching economy that delivers $55 million every year ... [more]

County picked to host Wyoming officials convention this year

Apr 7, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Businesses in the county seat should see an uptick in sales in late September this year and next thanks to local officials bringing the Wyoming Association of ... [more]

Don't remodel city park -- build new rec center, group urges

Apr 7, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A group of citizens has appealed to the Riverton City Council for more structured improvements to City Park, suggesting that a recreation center be built on ... [more]

Today

Apr 5, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
KAISER

Mary A. Kaiser, 105, died Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, in Riverton. A celebration of her life service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 13, ... [more]

Digest

Apr 5, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Mountain pine beetle declines in state
CHEYENNE -- An aerial survey shows that the mountain pine beetle epidemic declined across Wyoming's forests last ... [more]

Ranchers, BLM settle suit on wild horses

Apr 5, 2013 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A legal settlement between ranchers and the U.S. Bureau of Land Management would reduce wild horse numbers by about half on more than 4,300 square ... [more]

Police arrest man wearing only 'a shirt and a smile' near RMH

Apr 5, 2013 - From staff reports:  Steven Amos, 41, of Riverton, was arrested for indecent dress and exposure at about noon Thursday after reportedly leaving Riverton Memorial Hospital wearing ... [more]

Precipitation levels stay below average

Apr 5, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Snowpack in the Wind and Sweetwater river basins remains below average, but Riverton has seen more precipitation this year compared with last year, and ... [more]

Choir delivers message of hope through song

Apr 5, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Kuyasa Kids children's choir from the Kayamandi township in South Africa visited Wyoming this week with a message of hope and overcoming sorrow and loss ... [more]

WPBS sees 5 percent cut in fed funding

Apr 5, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The station's general manager says viewers won't notice a change.

Wyoming PBS general manager Ruby Calvert says viewers will not notice the effects ... [more]

CWC theater department preps for Hair

Apr 4, 2013 - Staff:  Central Wyoming College student Shanelle Anderson (back to camera) watched students, from left, Taylor Stagner, Sara Ludgate, Katie Wagner and Sarah Widdoss ... [more]

Today

Apr 4, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
FABRIZIUS

Mary Fabrizius, 89, of Riverton, died Thursday, April 4, at  Wind River Health Care. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, ... [more]

Digest

Apr 4, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Supreme Court accepts Hill lawsuit
CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Supreme Court has agreed to hear the lawsuit filed by state schools Superintendent Cindy ... [more]

UW student loan default rate below national average

Apr 4, 2013 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The percentage of University of Wyoming students defaulting on federal loans is well below the national average, while five of the state's seven ... [more]

Commissioners review indigent burial policies

Apr 4, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  State statute requires counties to pay the funeral costs of people who cannot provide for themselves.

The Fremont County Commission is looking to ... [more]

Gardening expo to feature workshops, vendors, concessions

Apr 4, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Gardeners, grill meisters and everyone who likes good, local food will find something of interest at this year's Gardening and Backyard Living Expo.
The ... [more]

County population continues to grow

Apr 4, 2013 - Staff:  Wyoming's 10 most-populous counties (2012 estimate)

1. Laramie County -- 92,487
2. Natrona County -- 76,356
3. Campbell County -- 47874
4. ... [more]

City council ups water, sewer and sanitation rates

Apr 4, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council voted Tuesday to raise utility rates for residents, approving a 4 percent hike in water fees and a 2 percent increase to sewer and ... [more]

Digest

Apr 3, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Halfway house escapees found
CASPER -- Two men who failed to return to a Casper halfway house have been captured.
Officers in St. Louis picked up ... [more]

Plows clear roughly four miles of Yellowstone road

Apr 3, 2013 - The Associated Press:  YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- About four miles of roadway have been cleared by snow plows on the east side of Yellowstone National Park.
The Wyoming Department ... [more]

New Mexico man admits to burning down Hitching Post

Apr 3, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A New Mexico man pleaded guilty Monday to arson and conspiracy charges in the 2010 fire that destroyed a landmark hotel in Cheyenne.
Robert ... [more]

Group designing District 24 facility has four seats open

Apr 3, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Fremont County School District 24 is still looking for individuals to participate in a design charrette Thursday for its new facility.
"We have four spaces ... [more]

County officials debate gun restrictions

Apr 3, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton police chief Mike Broadhead and Fremont County Attorney Michael Bennett take a stance against certain bans.

Riverton police chief Mike ... [more]

Vets receive a warm welcome home

Apr 3, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  An extended warm welcome was given to war veterans, young and old, Monday at the REACH Foundation Club House in Riverton as part of Wyoming Welcome Home Day. ... [more]

Police arrest Ohio man with link to 1974 disappearance in Fremont County

Apr 3, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Authorities arrested an Ohio man Tuesday for charges in connection with a stolen vehicle belonging to a man who went missing in Fremont County nearly 40 years ... [more]

Easter bunny makes a delivery

Apr 2, 2013 - Staff:  Classic Lifeguard air medic Scott Greenwood lost control of his candy laden basket after exiting the company's helicopter that airlifted him to the Riverton ... [more]

Today

Apr 2, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
CORBETT

Jay Patrick Corbett, 37, of Gunnison, Colo., died Saturday, March 23, as a result of accidental drowning while he was enjoying a ... [more]

No serious injuries in Pavillion fire

Apr 2, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  No one was seriously injured in an Easter morning structure fire that damaged the roof of a home on Pavillion Road.
Fire officials said a wood stove in the ... [more]

Wyoming Retirement System fires chief investment officer

Apr 2, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Retirement System on Monday fired its chief investment officer following federal insider trading charges on transactions that predate ... [more]

Studies look to develop Wyoming wind energy for Colorado use

Apr 2, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- Two studies suggest that Wyoming and Colorado would benefit by coordinating development of wind energy and power lines.
One study by the University ... [more]

Digest

Apr 2, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Two killed in Natrona County crash
CASPER -- Two men were killed and one injured when their car rolled off the road in Natrona County.
Highway Patrol ... [more]

Snow King Resort undergoes major remodel

Apr 2, 2013 - By Richard Anderson, For The Associated Press:  The building has not had many changes since it was built in 1976.

JACKSON -- Stepping off the elevator on the fifth floor of the east wing of Snow ... [more]