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Settlement reached in plane crash that killed four

Nov 19, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  The federal government and a company that provides air traffic control services at the Jackson Hole Airport have entered confidential settlements to end ... [more]

Museum board chairman voted out; can stay on the panel

Nov 19, 2013 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Museums Board of Trustees chose to remove the chairman from his position in a 3-2 vote Thursday.
The three-hour meeting began normally with ... [more]

Attack, not attacker, at issue as murder trial opens in Lander

Nov 19, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  In the first morning of the Charles Darrell Laster murder trial, the defense focused less on whether the defendant attacked a deceased man and more on whether ... [more]

Speer could get life behind bars for kidnap and assault

Nov 19, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CODY -- A Montana man faced life in prison when he goes before a judge Tuesday on charges that he kidnapped and sexually assaulted an 11-year-old girl before ... [more]

Senate candidate, sister spar publicly on same-sex marriage

Nov 19, 2013 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Former Vice President Dick Cheney and his wife stepped into a sibling squabble Monday after their daughters became involved in a public feud over ... [more]

Digest

Nov 19, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Camp Guernsey expansion on hold
CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead says state military officials won't try to expand a central Wyoming training site if ranchers ... [more]

Center provides advice for safe food handling on Thanksgiving

Nov 19, 2013 - From staff reports:  According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in six Americans will get sick from dangerous food borne bacteria this year.
The ... [more]

Obama says he will visit Indian Country

Nov 18, 2013 - The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama told Native American leaders Wednesday that he will make his first trip as president to Indian Country next year, expanding ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Nov 18, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Woman arrested in hit and run
FORT COLLINS, Colo. -- Police have arrested a 31-year-old Cheyenne woman suspected in a hit-and-run crash that seriously ... [more]

U.S. rig count up eight this week to1,762; state unchanged

Nov 18, 2013 - The Associated Press:  HOUSTON -- Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. rose by eight this week to ... [more]

Digest

Nov 18, 2013 - From staff reports:  Student senate sponsoring food drive
The Central Wyoming College Student Senate is sponsoring a canned food drive through November.
Nonperishable ... [more]

Peak viewing season starts for herd of bighorn sheep

Nov 18, 2013 - From staff reports:  Visitors to Dubois can encounter herds of bighorn sheep in their winter habitat during the animal's peak viewing season in November and early December.
The ... [more]

Theater students study '50s for 'The Beat Cafe'

Nov 18, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Central Wyoming College music and theater departments will bring together comedy, literature, dance and music from the Beat Generation with original shows ... [more]

Wyoming Game and Fish provides steps for preventing wildlife collisions

Nov 18, 2013 - From staff reports:  As the weather changes, many big game animals leave their summer and fall ranges for traditional wintering areas.
Migration routes often lead animals into ... [more]

Band, choir, handbell group to perform at CWC concert

Nov 18, 2013 - From staff reports:  Central Wyoming College vocal and instrumental groups will present a Fall Showcase Concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Robert A. Peck Arts Center Theatre. The ... [more]

County library board narrows director candidate field to one

Nov 18, 2013 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Tracy Cook will tour the branches and meet with the public Monday.

The Fremont County Library Board of Trustees has narrowed its candidate search for ... [more]

Quick public action controlled situation near day care center

Nov 18, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Fremont County Sheriff's Office thanked the public Thursday for helping to identify a man who raised suspicions this week at a day care north of Riverton. ... [more]

County would save big money by conducting autopsies locally, coroner tells commissioners

Nov 18, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County now pays $1,060 for each autopsy performed by a contracted forensic pathologist in Colorado, plus an additional $200 or more in salaries and ... [more]

Bringing up the Udens

Nov 18, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Raising their bodies from the bottom of a 600-foot lake after 33 years is possible -- but it's anything but easy

An expert in underwater salvage ... [more]

Livingston wins another term as Farm Bureau leader

Nov 18, 2013 - Staff:  Perry Livingston of Sundance has been elected to his ninth term as President of the Wyoming Farm Bureau Federation at the organization's 94th annual meeting in ... [more]

The way it was: Lander-Riverton cheerleaders -- 1953

Nov 18, 2013 - Staff:  In the years before the modern playoff system, the high school football season in Fremont County started later than it does today -- usually in the second ... [more]

More funding cuts might be coming for Wyoming military units

Nov 18, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The leader of the Wyoming Military Department warned Friday that more federal budget cuts could cause further pain for National Guard units in the ... [more]

Today

Nov 15, 2013 - Staff:  Births
SHEPHERD

A son was born to Jordyn and Jacob Shepherd, of Riverton, at 7:57 a.m. Oct. 16, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 8 ... [more]

Digest

Nov 15, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Hirsig: Costs high, help available
SHERIDAN -- Wyoming's insurance commissioner says health-insurance costs in the state are among the highest in the ... [more]

Underground coal gasification plans challenged in Wyoming

Nov 15, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A state review panel opened a hearing Thursday on an environmental group's challenge of an application from an Australian company that wants to turn ... [more]

Sternberg quits as UW president

Nov 15, 2013 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  The highly-touted administrator was on the job less than five months.

LARAMIE -- Dr. Robert Sternberg resigned as president of the University of ... [more]

Past ambassador notes rapid gain in economic growth outside the U.S.

Nov 15, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Expertise in global policy and economic structure was present Wednesday at Central Wyoming College as former U.S. Ambassador Marc Wall shared his experience ... [more]

County sets terms for taking Kingfisher Road

Nov 15, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Residents along the Dubois-area route have until Dec. 1 to agree to three conditions for county maintenance.

After months of discussion, the Fremont ... [more]

With Sternberg out, UW facing questions on secret search

Nov 15, 2013 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  News of Bob Sternberg's resignation as University of Wyoming president has revived the issue of how the UW Board of Trustees hires the leader of Wyoming's only ... [more]

Two linked to Pitt meth ring take pleas, get lighter punishment

Nov 15, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Two men arrested during a countywide methamphetamine bust in May have taken plea agreements that will spare them long prison terms.
Joseph Randall Summerlin ... [more]