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Mar 14, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Shooter delusional, says doctor
CHEYENNE -- A doctor says a Cheyenne man facing a possible death sentence suffers from a delusional disorder.
A jury in ... [more]

Governor off to Australia for coal confab

Mar 14, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead heads to Australia next week to participate in a conference on advanced coal technology. He will also evaluate how the ... [more]

Exchange student dies in fall at Denver hotel

Mar 14, 2014 - The Associated Press:  POWELL -- An international student attending Northwest College in Powell has died after falling from a balcony at a Denver hotel.
Levy Thamba died after ... [more]

Bison OK on bigger area outside park

Mar 14, 2014 - The Associated Press:  HELENA, Mont. -- The Montana Supreme Court has let stand the state's decision to allow migrating bison to roam across 70,000 acres of land outside Yellowstone ... [more]

Another superintendent leaving District 38

Mar 14, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The resignation of Chantell Denson was confirmed Wednesday after one year in the position.

Superintendent Chantell Denson of Fremont County School ... [more]

City might end fees for park reservations and certain business licensing

Mar 14, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The City of Riverton is considering loosening regulations pertaining to city park reservations and business service licenses.
City council member voiced no ... [more]

Commissioner Becker, Assessor Berg confirm their re-election bids

Mar 14, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Two more Fremont County elected officials are seek re-election.
First-term Fremont County Commissioner Travis Becker, R-Riverton, announced his re-election ... [more]

Today

Mar 13, 2014 - Staff:  Deaths
CHASE

Willy "Red" Chase, 54, formerly of Fremont County, died Tuesday, Feb. 25, at his home in Worland. Celebration of life services will be at ... [more]

Bill aims to reduce gas flaring

Mar 13, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Wyoming's U.S. senators want to speed up the permitting of some natural gas pipelines on federal and tribal lands to reduce flaring.
U.S. Sens. John Barrasso ... [more]

Digest

Mar 13, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Man charged with attempted murder
ROCK SPRINGS -- A Rock Springs man is accused of beating his girlfriend and trying to kill her by speeding toward ... [more]

Floodwaters recede in Big Horn County

Mar 13, 2014 - The Associated Press:  National Guard members placed 70,000 sandbags to protect properties during several days of flooding.

MANDERSON -- Water levels are continuing to ... [more]

Lower bench will hear fracking case again, high court decides

Mar 13, 2014 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  A Wyoming Supreme Court ruling Wednesday will give environmentalists another chance to argue in favor of public disclosure of the ingredients in the chemical ... [more]

Cafe shuts its doors at airport; city 'in a bind'

Mar 13, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The doors to the Airport Cafe at the Riverton Regional Airport did not open for business Monday morning.
Airport division manager Paul Griffin said the ... [more]

Fire chief thinks furnace issue may have caused church blaze

Mar 13, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Fire investigators still are not sure what caused the Wednesday morning blaze that destroyed an old church building and adjacent apartment in the 500 block of ... [more]

City signs on in support of state's EPA challenge

Mar 13, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The City of Riverton is joining Fremont County and other entities in filing to intervene with the State of Wyoming on legal action challenging the ... [more]

CWC approves plan to add golf, cross country to athletic offerings

Mar 13, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees on Wednesday endorsed a plan to add men's and women's cross country and men's and women's golf to the roster of ... [more]

Today

Mar 12, 2014 - Staff:  Births
DURAN

A son was born to Gladys F. Hill and Sonny Duran, of Fort Washakie, at 1:07 p.m. Jan. 1 at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 9 ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Mar 12, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Gingery retiring from Legislature
JACKSON -- Republican State Rep. Keith Gingery of Jackson says he won't seek re-election.
The five-term veteran ... [more]

Burglary bill fails; Case optimistic for its future

Mar 12, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A bill introduced by state Sen. Cale Case, R-Lander, modifying penalties for burglary was voted down in a 16-14 vote of the Wyoming Senate on Feb. 20.
The ... [more]

Center of Hope surpassing goals since October merger

Mar 12, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Center of Hope in Riverton has seen nothing but improvements since a recent merger, said Heath Steel, the executive vice president of operations at ... [more]

Tribes to haul trash to Casper instead of local landfills

Mar 12, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Northern Arapahoe and Eastern Shoshone tribes plan to start hauling waste from the Wind River Indian Reservation to the City of Casper's landfill. ... [more]

State OKs more money for work at new Riverton elementary site

Mar 12, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Fremont County School District 25 received favorable news when the Schools Facilities Department agreed to provide additional funding for the pavement and ... [more]

Fire guts old Baptist Church

Mar 12, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk and Eric Blom, Staff Writers:  Blaze kicked up again after earlier firefighting response

An earlier fire reignited just before 9 a.m. Wednesday morning and grew to consume much of ... [more]

County GOP convention set for Saturday in Riverton

Mar 12, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Republican Party plans to consider platforms and resolutions at its March 15 convention addressing federal regulations and gun rights. ... [more]

Video: Firefighters respond to blaze at former church

Mar 12, 2014 - Staff:  Firefighters worked to put out a blaze Wednesday morning at the former First Baptist Church on East Fremont Avenue in Riverton.

[more]

School visitors saw things to like and avoid during tours of other facilities

Mar 11, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  With plans moving forward for construction of a new elementary school in Riverton based on an existing school in Pinedale, Fremont County School District 25 ... [more]

Psych evaluation still not complete for man who threatened to do 'crime of the century'

Mar 11, 2014 - From staff reports:  Court officials are stilling waiting for the psychological evaluation of a Hudson man accused of making online threats against law enforcement and government ... [more]

County board may rethink decision dropping retirees from insurance

Mar 11, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Some retired county employees may be able to stay on the county's health benefit plan after the Fremont County Commission decided to readdress the issue.
On ... [more]

Man killed with hammer; three charged

Mar 11, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  An Ethete man and siblings from Arapahoe are facing charges in connection with the brutal and bizarre death of a man late Friday night at a trailer in the Cozy ... [more]

Today

Mar 11, 2014 - Staff:  Births
DENKE

A daughter was born to Angela and Richard Denke, of Pavillion, at 9:50 p.m. Jan. 17 at Riverton Memorial Hospital. She weighed 3 pounds, ... [more]

Program offering diabetes exams at schools

Mar 11, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Northern Arapaho Diabetes Awareness Program is preparing for its Child Health Measures project, which will begin soon in Fremont County schools. 
Students ... [more]

Gov. Mead will seek a second term

Mar 11, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Matt Mead announced Tuesday in Cheyenne that he will see re-election to another four-year term as Governor of Wyoming.
In an interview Monday with ... [more]

Hill tries, fails to reclaim duties

Mar 11, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill made a brief appearance at the state Department of Education on Monday and tried to reclaim ... [more]

Digest

Mar 11, 2014 - The Associated Press:  High court rules in Wyoming case
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court on Monday sided with a Wyoming property owner in a dispute over a bicycle trail that ... [more]

Flooding keeps up as ice jams Bighorn River

Mar 11, 2014 - The Associated Press:  MANDERSON -- Flooding continues along the Bighorn River in northern Wyoming because of ice jams as the state National Guard aided efforts to protect two ... [more]

Start of Federal Boulevard project delayed to Wednesday

Mar 10, 2014 - Staff:  Traffic patterns still are scheduled to change this week on South Federal Boulevard in Riverton with the beginning of a $5.04 million highway improvement ... [more]

The way it was: Library skylight -- 1983

Mar 10, 2014 - From staff reports:  Clark Hanson of Lander was hard at work -- and high up -- in March 1983 at the new Riverton Branch Library construction site at 1330 West Park Avenue.
The ... [more]

Riverton to host first responders conference this weekend

Mar 10, 2014 - From staff reports:  Law enforcement, firefighters, school, emergency management and health officials and volunteers will gather Friday through Sunday in Riverton to attend crisis ... [more]

Met returns with romantic opera

Mar 10, 2014 - From staff reports:  Jules Massenet's "Werther" will be shown at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Carnegie Room at the Fremont County Library in Lander.
The romantic opera was composed in ... [more]

Federal Boulevard improvements to begin Monday

Mar 10, 2014 - From staff reports:  Traffic patterns are scheduled to begin changing Monday on South Federal Boulevard in Riverton with the beginning of a $5.04 million highway improvement ... [more]