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County jobless report positive

Dec 9, 2013 - By Steve Peck, Publisher:  Monthly rate dips on seasonal changes, but all categories

In the first full unemployment report for Wyoming since August, Fremont County showed solid ... [more]

Today

Dec 6, 2013 - Staff:  Births
BLACKBURN

A daughter was born to Genivee and Ricky Blackburn Jr., of St. Stephen's, at 1:44 p.m. Nov. 20, 2013, at Lander Regional Hospital. ... [more]

No one injured in Thanksgiving mattress fire

Dec 6, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Emergency responders in Lander had an early morning wakeup call Thanksgiving Day, when a mattress caught fire in an apartment on Pushroot Court.
Lander fire ... [more]

Antelope in decline; study wonders why

Dec 6, 2013 - The Associated Press:  GREEN RIVER -- State and federal wildlife researchers are undertaking a study of pronghorn antelope in south-central Wyoming.
Researchers with the University ... [more]

Governor requests $500K for added data collection on juvenile offenders

Dec 6, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead is asking state lawmakers to budget $500,000 for a system that would allow officials to track information about juvenile offenders in ... [more]

Digest

Dec 6, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Events canceled due to cold
LARAMIE -- Laramie is postponing its annual downtown holiday parade and tree lighting because of the continuing cold.
The ... [more]

UW trustees meet for first time since Sternberg left

Dec 6, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees was meeting Friday for the first time since President Bob Sternberg's resignation after less than five ... [more]

Robber had assault rifle in store

Dec 6, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Police hope the public can supply information about the perpetrator.

The Riverton Police Department is asking the public to help identify the ... [more]

Suspect arrested after residents tackled him

Dec 6, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A Riverton man faces one count of burglary after two men apprehended him while he was breaking into their home Nov. 10. The charge against David Varney, 37, ... [more]

Bazaar among holiday highlights this weekend

Dec 6, 2013 - From staff reports:  Ovens in Riverton have been bursting with baked goods this month as organizers get ready for the annual Christmas Bazaar at United Methodist Church, one of ... [more]

Three men in the running to be next director of county ambulance service

Dec 6, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Three candidates for the open Fremont County Ambulance director position were interviewed Tuesday by the Fremont County Commission. The county board has not ... [more]

Today

Dec 5, 2013 - Staff:  Births
BARNES

A son was born to Regina Hunter and Roderick Barnes, of Riverton, at 12:13 a.m. Nov. 14, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed ... [more]

Digest

Dec 5, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Water trial wraps up
BILLINGS, Mont. -- Attorneys have wrapped up a marathon 25-day trial in which Montana sought to hold neighboring Wyoming liable for ... [more]

County would lend to itself for center

Dec 5, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  If anyone wants to know how much more a new Riverton justice center would cost the county, Fremont County commissioner Travis Becker has an answer: $1.8 ... [more]

Two suspects in purse snatching bound over; one more still to come

Dec 5, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Two defendants arrested for a Nov. 10 mugging at Riverton's Walmart store were bound over to District Court on Dec. 2. One is a 16-year-old boy but is being ... [more]

District 21 moving funds to save money

Dec 5, 2013 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County School District 21 Board of Trustees has approved moving funds from the Wyoming State Treasurer's Asset Reserve (Wyo-STAR) to the Wyoming ... [more]

Wyoming AG appealing court ruling on sex crime records

Dec 5, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Attorney General's Office is appealing a judge's ruling that circuit court proceedings concerning sex crimes don't have to be closed to ... [more]

Festival of Trees returns with 24 items for auction

Dec 5, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  This year's Festival of Trees event is a celebration of global cultures in keeping with the 2013 theme: Christmas Around the World.
Coordinator Cindy Keele ... [more]

Armored vehicle added to fleet for tri-county law enforcement effort

Dec 5, 2013 - The Associated Press:  WORLAND -- The latest acquisition by the Joint Tactical Emergency Response Team is another step in ensuring public safety.
The MRAP vehicle, or Mine Resistant ... [more]

House burns on Missouri Valley Road; no injuries

Dec 5, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  No one was injured Tuesday in a fire that destroyed a residential home north of Riverton.
The incident was reported at about 11:40 p.m. Tuesday from the 100 ... [more]

Bebout part of Enzi finance panel

Dec 4, 2013 - From staff reports:  The committee will focus on fundraising and building support with coalitions across Wyoming ahead of next year's Republican primary.

U.S. Senator ... [more]

Today

Dec 4, 2013 - Staff:  Births
ADDISON

A daughter was born to Azalea and Lonestar Addison, of Riverton, at 6:07 p.m. Nov. 20, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. She weighed ... [more]

Digest

Dec 4, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Electrical rate increase sought
CHEYENNE -- Cheyenne Light, Fuel and Power is seeking to raise rates for both electricity and natural gas in ... [more]

Two injured in wreck on icy road

Dec 4, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The crash occurred in the 300 block of North Fork Road near Lander, an area that almost always is covered in shade.

A 16-year-old Lander girl was ... [more]

Fleeing man left wife, child in moving car

Dec 4, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  He was arrested on five separate charges.

A Worland man was arrested after authorities said he left his wife and 5-year-old child in a moving vehicle ... [more]

Justice center could get $2.5 million loan by county to proceed

Dec 4, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County might pay for half the cost of a new Riverton justice center with a loan from its cash reserve.
The Fremont County Commission voted Tuesday to ... [more]

Heiser to leave Riverton City Council for Utah job

Dec 4, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Calling it "probably the worse-kept secret in the world," Riverton city councilman Eric Heiser announced his resignation Tuesday night, effective Dec. ... [more]

Rustlers post 2-0 weekend mark, beating two 'Easterns'

Dec 3, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  One was a five-point win over an Eastern Utah team that beat CWC by 20 points last month.

Central Wyoming College's Rustlers got some early-season ... [more]

Wolverines spend long preseason on the road

Dec 3, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Patience, practice and improvement. And lots of early season travel.
That will be the mantra of both the Riverton High School boys and girls basketball teams ... [more]

CWC men win at home on desperation heave

Dec 3, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Daryle Morgan Jr. banked in 3-pointer at the buzzer from halfcourt to pull out a dramatic 68-67 victory for the Central Wyoming College Rustler men's ... [more]