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Jan 7, 2014 - Staff:  Deaths
DAVISON

Charlie Walter Davison, 62, died Friday, Jan. 3. A celebration of life service will be at 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10, at the Eagles Hall in ... [more]

Poison Center offers ways to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning

Jan 7, 2014 - From staff reports:  Every year, more than 400 Americans die from unintentional carbon monoxide poisoning, 20,000 are seen in emergency rooms, and another 4,000 are ... [more]

Digest

Jan 7, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Woman killed in work accident
Authorities say a 28-year-old woman was killed in an accident at a sugar beet processing plant in Lovell.
Saturday ... [more]

Cheney withdraws from Senate race

Jan 7, 2014 - The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- Liz Cheney's sudden exit from her Wyoming Senate race brought a surprise end to a high-profile campaign that touched off a bitter fight within the ... [more]

State files petition protesting reservation border decision

Jan 7, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Legislature's Select Committee on Tribal Relations facilitated the first public discussion Monday in Fort Washakie on the recent Environmental ... [more]

Cold temps unrelated to polar vortex

Jan 7, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The low temperatures and snowfall that hit Fremont County over the weekend were not related to the distorted polar vortex affecting much of the United States ... [more]

Bennett defends action on Drennen as petition calls for his removal

Jan 7, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  His recent decision to drop all charges against Gabriel Drennen has stirred ire against Fremont County Attorney Michael Bennett. A woman close to the case is ... [more]

Police seeking mural vandal

Jan 6, 2014 - The Associated Press:  RAWLINS -- Police in Rawlins are looking into the defacement of a mural honoring a slain prison guard.
The painting was done in memory of Cpl. Wayne Martinez, ... [more]

Customer tried to cut cab driver's throat

Jan 6, 2014 - McClatchy Newspapers:  CHEYENNE -- When a local cab driver took the long way home, his passenger became angry.
So, police say, Christopher J. Beavers, 34, of Cheyenne grabbed the ... [more]

In Jackson, it's not only about downhill

Jan 6, 2014 - By Emma Breysse, For the Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Locals know Jackson is more than just downhill skiing.
Letting the rest of the country know is the challenge.
Every year, Jackson Hole Chamber of ... [more]

The way it was: Governor in town -- 2000

Jan 6, 2014 - Staff:  When Wyoming Gov. Jim Geringer visited Lander shortly after the new year in 2000, he spoke on a familiar topic -- air service.
Great Lakes Airlines hadn't had ... [more]

Lander man, Riverton woman cited in prostitution incident

Jan 6, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A Riverton police officer started 2014 with a case of prostitution in progress on New Year's Day.
According to reports, the policeman was on patrol at about ... [more]

Applications sought for wildlife project funding

Jan 6, 2014 - From staff reports:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Governor's Big Game License Coalition is accepting applications for projects to be funded by the auction/raffle of Gov. Matt Mead's 2014 ... [more]

Wisconsin, Wyoming colleges collaborate to help reservation students gain degrees

Jan 6, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Through a combined effort from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and the Wind River Tribal College, students of the Wind River Indian Reservation walked the ... [more]

Digest

Jan 6, 2014 - From staff reports:  Christmas trees being collected
The Fremont County Solid Waste Disposal District, in partnership with Inberg-Miller Engineers and the Wyoming Game and ... [more]

Early bird offer for Wyoming State Winter Fair entries

Jan 6, 2014 - From staff reports:  Plans for the 2014 Wyoming State Winter Fair in Lander are progressing, with preparations this year ahead of the typical schedule.
After a period of ... [more]

Eaton lawyers file big brief asking for new sentence

Jan 6, 2014 - From staff and wire reports:  Lawyers for the former Riverton resident who is Wyoming's lone death row inmate have filed a massive court brief asking a federal judge to overturn his death ... [more]

80 on 80?: Legislature will consider it next month

Jan 6, 2014 - By Trevor Brown, MCT News Service:  Wyoming lawmakers are taking another run at raising the maximum speed limit for Wyoming's highways.
A group of legislators recently filed a bill that would ... [more]

Snowstorm surprises county; bitter cold expected to follow

Jan 6, 2014 - From staff reports:  Fremont County was blanketed with unexpectedly heavy snow Friday and Saturday, with bitterly cold temperatures expected to follow as the storm system clears ... [more]

CWC hosting Jan. 15 session to talk about more sports

Jan 6, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Students OK new fee for athletics

Students at Central Wyoming College have approved an additional charge of $1 per credit to support athletic ... [more]

WPBS coping with sudden death of producer, host

Jan 6, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Richard Ager died Dec. 29 at his home in Lander.

Wyoming's Public Broadcasting Service in Riverton is scrambling to cope with the loss of public ... [more]

Today

Jan 3, 2014 - Staff:  Births
WILLIS

A son was born to Krista and Cameron Willis, of Lander, at 7:55 a.m. Oct. 21, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 6 pounds, ... [more]

Ammunition firm moving to Cheyenne due to gun laws

Jan 3, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- One of the country's largest producers of ammunition magazines for guns is leaving Colorado and moving operations to Wyoming and Texas because of ... [more]

Digest

Jan 3, 2014 - The Associated Press:  No fines for Wyoming spills in 2013
LARAMIE -- Oil and gas companies weren't fined for any spills in Wyoming last year.
There were more than 500 ... [more]

Man pleads guilty in fossil case; looted bones were on sale in Wyoming gallery

Jan 3, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A Colorado man pleaded guilty Thursday to a federal felony charge of conspiring to smuggle fossils from China into the United States. He also agreed ... [more]

Lucky Mc, Shirley Basin mine sites sold; new owner plans to develop for production again

Jan 3, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Despite its recent purchase by the company that opened western Wyoming's first new uranium mine in decades, the historic Lucky Mc property probably will not be ... [more]

Riverton compressor station fire that injured worker investigated

Jan 3, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating the Christmas Day explosion at a compressor station south of Riverton.
David ... [more]

Woman gets probation after plea change in Pitt meth ring

Jan 3, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  A Lander woman faces five years probation in connection with the Timothy Pitt methamphetamine bust.
During a pretrial hearing in December, Shene Springfield, ... [more]

Teen defendants in bike path murder want their cases in juvenile system

Jan 3, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The two teenaged defendants in the Rails to Trails homicide case are seeking to have their cases moved to juvenile court.
The Fremont County Attorney's ... [more]

First baby of 2014 born to Fort Washakie parents

Jan 2, 2014 - Staff:  Gladys Hill and Sonny Duran, of Fort Washakie, are the parents of Chordlen Duran, the first baby of 2014 in Riverton. The 9-pound, 6-ounce boy was delivered at ... [more]