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Jury misinformed, so new trial required for murder convict, high court says

Oct 3, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Misinformation provided by Fremont County prosecutors has led the Wyoming Supreme Court to throw out a Riverton man's first-degree murder conviction.
Gabriel ... [more]

Today

Oct 2, 2013 - Staff:  Births
BLUE BIRD

A son was born to Tana No Horse, of Riverton, at 5:24 p.m. Sept. 18, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 8 pounds, 3 ... [more]

Winter storm watch posted again in Wyoming

Oct 2, 2013 - From staff and wire reports:  Only a week after a strong snowstorm caused power outages and property damages in Fremont County and elsewhere, a new winter storm watch has been posted for a ... [more]

Digest

Oct 2, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Life sentence sought in bar slaying
CASPER -- Prosecutors say they intend to seek a life sentence for an Evansville man charged with murder and other ... [more]

UW student charged with online threat won't be tried

Oct 2, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- A former University of Wyoming student accused of posting an anonymous Facebook threat against herself intends to plead no contest, her attorney ... [more]

Park visitors grumble as shutdown arrives

Oct 2, 2013 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Thousands of visitors to Yellowstone and Grand Teton national park are grumbling and making alternate plans after being told to leave or denied entry ... [more]

Five things to know about new health overhaul in Wyoming

Oct 2, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Tuesday marked the start of a six-month enrollment period for health insurance offered through a federal exchange.
Five things to know about getting health ... [more]

Long wait times greet users of federal health exchange on first day

Oct 2, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  Things got off to a rocky start Tuesday for the federal government's new health insurance exchange in Wyoming: even representatives of the insurance companies ... [more]

New interview center will spare young sexual assault victims a long road trip

Oct 2, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Young sexual abuse victims no longer will have to travel to Natrona County to undergo forensic interviews. The Children's Advocacy Project has opened the doors ... [more]

Suspects lived 'untouchable' in Missouri

Oct 2, 2013 - Staff and wire reports:  The couple charged in homicides tied to one of Fremont County's most-notorious missing persons cases lived "untouchable" in rural southwest Missouri for ... [more]

Today

Oct 1, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
BAILEY

Robert Joseph "Bob" Bailey, 70, died Friday, Sept. 27, at his home in Riverton after a battle with bone cancer. A viewing will be at 4 ... [more]

Patient care the focus of clinic expansion projects

Oct 1, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The $3.5 million upgrade includes remodeled and updated areas at the Arapahoe Health Center.

Tribal members of the Wind River Indian Reservation soon ... [more]

Digest

Oct 1, 2013 - The Associated Press:  State joins haze lawsuit
CHEYENNE -- Wyoming is one of a dozen states suing the Environmental Protection Agency over what the states see as a cozy ... [more]

Governor plans state visit to Asia

Oct 1, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead will be traveling to Asia in an effort to expand tourism and economic opportunities for Wyoming.
Mead will visit Taiwan and South ... [more]

Federal wolf hearings to start; protections argued

Oct 1, 2013 - By John Flesher, AP Environmental Writer:  The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says wolves naturally could return to Colorado, Utah and Nevada in the years ahead.

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. -- Federal ... [more]

Drennen conviction overturned; new murder trial ordered

Oct 1, 2013 - From staff and wire reports:  The Wyoming Supreme Court has overturned a Riverton man's first-degree murder conviction in the 2010 shooting death of another man.
The court on Tuesday ... [more]

Courthouse upgrade tops county list for equipment and facilities

Oct 1, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County's courthouse is to get a facelift after commissioners approved $1.03 million in spending on equipment and buildings.
The money was for 17 ... [more]

County offices close as federal shutdown starts

Oct 1, 2013 - From staff reports:  Federal workers in Fremont County were unable to talk about local effects of the government shutdown that went into effect Tuesday after the U.S. Congress ... [more]

Uden case solved after 33 years; man arrested in Missouri

Oct 1, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fourth murder comes to light as bizarre 'cold case' finally breaks

It's been 33 years since the disappearance of Riverton resident Virginia Uden and ... [more]

National Public Lands Day event canceled

Oct 1, 2013 - Staff:  The Bureau of Land Management has canceled the National Public Lands Day project that was scheduled for Saturday at the Johnny Behind the Rocks Trail south of ... [more]

Rez farmers market going strong

Sep 28, 2013 - Staff:  Lillian Aragon approached the table of Kathleen and Timothy Thomas, of Ethete, who displayed a large selection of cucumbers, beets, squash, homemade salsa, ... [more]

Lubnau questions document release by superintendent

Sep 28, 2013 - The Associated Press:  State schools chief Cindy Hill says she submitted everything from her office because the subpoena requests were so broad.

CHEYENNE -- State schools ... [more]

Casper investigates council member

Sep 28, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- Casper is considering hiring an attorney to look into unspecified ethics issues possibly involving city councilman Craig Hedquist.
The city manager ... [more]

Cody lawyer forfeits law license and office

Sep 28, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CODY -- A Cody attorney was stripped of her law license in January after raiding more $695,000 from a client's trust fund. Now, she's lost her former law ... [more]

2013 could see record sugar beet tonnage

Sep 28, 2013 - The Associated Press:  POWELL -- Early digging of sugar beets was just a sneak peek.
The regular harvest of Western Sugar Cooperative's 2013 beet crop is beginning in the Lovell ... [more]

Throwback sodas keeping state sugar farmers merry

Sep 28, 2013 - The Associated Press:  POWELL -- Glistening retro-style cans shuffle quickly down a conveyer belt, destined to be filled with cold, fizzy soda. Unlike most of their modern aluminum ... [more]

Keyhole Reservoir dig finds artifacts from 280-460 AD

Sep 28, 2013 - The Associated Press:  GILLETTE -- People have been camping near Keyhole Reservoir for thousands of years.
Long before pop-up campers and pontoon boats descended upon the reservoir ... [more]

Skipping college for oil fields could be a boom-bust trap

Sep 28, 2013 - McClatchy Newspapers:  CASPER -- These are boom times in the resource-rich Cowboy State, courtesy of an oil explosion whose ripples can be felt across the land.
Good-paying ... [more]

The way it was: Building the band shell -- 1984

Sep 28, 2013 - Staff:  In late September 1984, volunteers from the Riverton Rotary Club were racing the weather to get the new band shell built at Riverton City Park.
Grant money ... [more]

Mayor designates family day

Sep 28, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Riverton Mayor Ron Warpness proclaimed Sept. 23 as family day in Riverton -- a day for parents to eat dinner with their children.
The mayor borrowed the ... [more]