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Escaped inmate got 90-minute head start

Sep 4, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- An inmate who escaped on his way to the Sweetwater County jail got a head start because the private company transporting him didn't notify authorities ... [more]

Teens plead guilty in triple slayings, sentenced to life terms without parole

Sep 4, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CODY -- Two teenagers who gunned down three members of a family at a rural home in northern Wyoming early this year will serve life in prison without the ... [more]

Good progress on Burroughs Fire; crew of 145 on scene

Sep 4, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The 1,794-acre Burroughs Fire north of Dubois was 14 percent contained as of Wednesday morning, officials said.
No injuries or property damage have been ... [more]

Program director eyes Major property for new day reporting center site

Sep 4, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A program that gives youths in trouble with the law an alternative to incarceration and expulsion is developing a new site for its day reporting center. ... [more]

One dead, one injured on bike path

Sep 4, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Officials are investigating a potential homicide that was discovered north of Riverton on Wednesday morning.
A civilian walking on the Rails to Trails pathway ... [more]

District 25 makes offer on two sites for building new school

Sep 4, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The first offers for land in Riverton needed to build a new elementary school for Fremont County School District 25 has been submitted, said superintendent ... [more]

Today

Sep 3, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
CAREY

Kenneth Jack Carey, 73, died Friday, Aug. 30, in Lander. Services were at noon Tuesday, Sept. 3, at Hudson's Funeral Home Chapel of Mount ... [more]

Cabin made of dino bones billed as 'oldest building in the world'

Sep 3, 2013 - By Han Cheung, For the Associated Press:  Though built in 1933, the Fossil Cabin near the dinosaur graveyard at Como Bluff is billed as the "Oldest Building in the World."
That's because the building, ... [more]

Digest

Sep 3, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Teens in triple slaying due in court
CODY -- Two teens charged with killing three members of a Wyoming family are scheduled to appear in court after ... [more]

Event helps younger band students learn from older ones

Sep 3, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Annual event helps younger band students learn from older ones.

Musical notes from baritone horns, trumpets, trombones, flutes, clarinets, French ... [more]

Honor Farm inmate jumps fence, then jumps back

Sep 3, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  An inmate at the Wyoming Honor Farm has been segregated while officials investigate a report that someone was trying to escape the facility Saturday ... [more]

Struggling financially, VFW post puts building up for sale

Sep 3, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Ideally, a different building could be found to house the VFW, American Legion Post 19, the Disabled American Veterans, and the VFW Women's Auxiliary under ... [more]

Escaped inmate still on the loose

Sep 3, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Travelers on Wyoming's interstate highway system over the holiday weekend saw signs posted in several places warning of an "escaped prisoner manhunt." ... [more]

Low pinecone output means grizzly conflict more likely

Sep 3, 2013 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Biologists say a bad year for whitebark pine cone output could lead to more hunter-grizzly bear conflicts in northwest Wyoming this fall.
Officials ... [more]

Medicaid 'coverage gap' looming for poor in Wyoming 20 others

Sep 3, 2013 - By Tony Pugh, McClatchy Washington Bureau:  WASHINGTON _ One month after undergoing a partial hysterectomy in 2011 to remove a rare form of ovarian cancer, Erika Neal of St. Louis got a double dose of ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Sep 3, 2013 - The Associated Press:  More patrols this weekend
CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Highway Patrol has beefed up staffing for the Labor Day weekend.
The patrol is especially on the ... [more]

Rallies protest Wyoming disability funding changes

Sep 3, 2013 - The Associated Press:  The program funds in-home care and vocational skills training.

CHEYENNE -- People rallied in Cheyenne, Jackson and Casper to protest changes to one ... [more]

UW honoring man who created distinctive gardens

Sep 3, 2013 - From staff reports:  A new University of Wyoming landmark honors Tommy Thompson, a master floriculturist who cultivated the university's beautiful flower gardens for three ... [more]

Enzi, GOP encumbents planning for no surprises in 2014 election

Sep 3, 2013 - By Erik Schelzig and Ken Thomas, The Associated Press:  ASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Faced with a potentially serious primary challenger, Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander was not about to sit back and wait.
The same goes for ... [more]

Digest

Sep 3, 2013 - From staff reports:  Tree spraying to close campgrounds
Several Shoshone National Forest campgrounds will be closed for one to two days starting Tuesday. This closure will ... [more]

Low pine cone production could up bear encounters

Sep 3, 2013 - From staff reports:  CODY -- Annual whitebark pine surveys on established transects in northwest Wyoming indicate poor whitebark pine cone production during 2013, which could mean ... [more]

Water grant equipment gives boost to CWC research

Sep 3, 2013 - From staff reports:  Professor Suzanne Smaglik uses the geophysics tools to help forward her work in Hot Springs State Park.

The hot mineral springs in Thermopolis ... [more]

New app encourages visits to Wyoming state parks

Sep 3, 2013 - From staff reports:  Summer is in full swing, and the fun is heating up on the Wyoming State Parks Pocket Ranger app.
The Wyoming State Parks Passport Challenge uses the app's ... [more]

Violinist, pianist to perform concert at CWC arts center

Sep 3, 2013 - From staff reports:  An intimate one-hour concert featuring violinist Qing Li and pianist Richard Dowling will be performed Wednesday, Sept. 11, at Central Wyoming College.
The ... [more]

Library hosting raffle to buy new equipment

Sep 3, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  The prizes include a quilt and a fishing basket and are on display in Shoshoni.

The Shoshoni Public Library will host a raffle and ice cream social ... [more]

Design for Fort Washakie schools begins

Sep 3, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The design phase for the new $50 million Fort Washakie school has begun after the district selected architects for the work.
Ward+Blake Architects of Jackson ... [more]

Big damage when truck smashes Lander garage

Sep 3, 2013 - From staff reports:  Damage estimated at more than $100,000 damage was the result of when vehicle and camper struck two homes in the 1000 block of Gabel Street in ... [more]

New blaze flares in forest near Dubois; firefighters rushed in

Sep 3, 2013 - From staff reports:  Several closure and evacuation orders are in effect.

Firefighters have moved quickly in trying to suppress a new wildfire in Fremont County near ... [more]

Wilderness crew braves rugged conditions to rebuild rocky trail

Sep 3, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Wind River range is so rugged people often call it a rock pile.
Matt Walter would know. It's his job to smash those rocks, move those rocks or, failing ... [more]

Man who stabbed woman last winter in motel sentenced to 5-7 year term

Sep 3, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Heto Thayer fled justice late one night in February by running from the hotel room where he had stabbed a woman, racing across parking lots and into the ... [more]