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Lander trailer fire under investigation

Apr 19, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Officials think the blaze began near the home's water heater.

Lander officials are investigating a structure fire that damaged an unoccupied trailer ... [more]

The way it was: Route to Yellowstone -- 1972

Apr 19, 2014 - From staff reports:  In the spring of 1972, Wyoming was excited about the centennial of Yellowstone National Park. As part of the half-year commemoration of the establishment of ... [more]

Wyoming Artists Association to host conference in Dubois

Apr 19, 2014 - From staff reports:  The annual convention of the Wyoming Artists Association will by May 2 to May 4 at the Headwaters Conference and Art Center in Dubois. The theme of this year's ... [more]

Northern Arapaho Tribe not in favor of four-year term amendment

Apr 19, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Northern Arapaho Tribe collected roughly 454 votes from enrolled tribal members April 10 with a final tally showing 251 voters were against the amendment ... [more]

Digest

Apr 19, 2014 - From staff reports:  NOLS scholarships available
Scholarships are available for those who dream of spending their summer backpacking, horse packing, rafting or climbing ... [more]

Library sets up special Earth Day contest for girls, women

Apr 19, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Empty plastic beauty containers will be sent to Terracycle, a recycling company.

The Riverton Branch Library is marking Earth Day by asking girls and ... [more]

Shoshoni library hosting Cowboy Poetry Gathering

Apr 19, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Shoshoni Public Library is having its second annual Cowboy Poetry Gathering at 4 p.m. Wednesday.
More poets are coming to the library this year. ... [more]

Mozart opera airs Saturday in Lander

Apr 19, 2014 - From staff reports:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's "Cosi fan tutte" is coming to the Carnegie Room of the Lander Library.
The performance will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday.
The Lander ... [more]

Hill to return to work Monday

Apr 19, 2014 - The Associated Press:  A judge's order codifies a Wyoming Supreme Court finding that the bulk of Senate File 104 was unconstitutional.

CHEYENNE -- Cindy Hill says she ... [more]

State, county authorities find possible meth lab in Dubois

Apr 19, 2014 - From staff reports:  Officials say they discovered a potential "meth lab" Thursday while executing a search warrant in Dubois.
According to a Friday press release, the warrant was ... [more]

WGFD adds special youth seasons to deer areas

Apr 19, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Low numbers of big game drove the Wyoming Game and Fish Department's Lander Field Office to recommend lower quotas of elk, deer and antelope for local hunt ... [more]

Budget process begins for District 25; Snyder proposes salary increase

Apr 19, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  As the Fremont County School District 25 administration works to balance its budget this year, new changes may be implemented related to salary, retirement and ... [more]

Public quiet on proposals about development of Honor Farm land

Apr 19, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council heard no public comment during a meeting April 1 about the development of the Honor Farm property between Honor Farm Road and ... [more]

Shelby Lynn Hammack

Apr 18, 2014 - Staff:  Shelby Lynn Hammack, of Lander, died unexpectedly from a seizure on Sunday, April 13, 2014, in Denver, four days after giving birth. She was 21 years old.
A ... [more]

Evaluation ordered for woman charged with killing newborn

Apr 18, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A psychiatric evaluation is being sought in the case of an Eastern Shoshone woman charged with killing her newborn son in March.
Court documents indicate her ... [more]

Capitalism and the U.S. marketplace of religion

Apr 18, 2014 - By Paul V.M. Flesher:  Our pilgrim forebears came to America in 1620 for freedom of religion. They sought the ability to worship and believe according to their conscience. They were ... [more]

Social Security ought to let old debts lie

Apr 18, 2014 - By Newsday:  Social Security Administration has paused its misguided efforts to collect debts more than a decade old, including dunning children of the dead. Collection ... [more]

Paxton takes spring RHS golf invite

Apr 18, 2014 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor:  Easton Paxton played steady golf on his home course to take the Riverton Invitational by two strokes Thursday afternoon at the Riverton Country Club.
Paxton ... [more]

Former museum director arrested on larceny charge

Apr 18, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Two years after being run out of her job as Pioneer Museum director, Carol J. Thiesse was arrested Wednesday on charges she stole interpretative materials ... [more]

City council OKs plan making rec spending fairer to state students

Apr 18, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton city council has approved a resolution supporting a move to make recreation spending more equitable for Wyoming students.
State law allows local ... [more]

Urbigkit's death a great loss to city, and insensitive remark hurts

Apr 18, 2014 - Ron Warpness, Mayor, Riverton:  Editor:
The passing of Bill Urbigkit, a good friend and loyal employee, makes this one of the hardest letters I will write in my tenure as mayor.
Mr. ... [more]

Digest

Apr 18, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Student ate more pot than advised
DENVER -- A Wyoming college student who jumped to his death at a Denver hotel had eaten more of a marijuana cookie ... [more]

Wrangler boys grab team title at WR track

Apr 18, 2014 - By Randy Tucker, Sports Writer:  PAVILLION -- Sunny skies, warm temperatures and a noticeable lack of wind smiled on the 10 teams in competition Thursday at the 55th annual Wind River ... [more]

Judge says ACLU may file brief in Catholic birth-control lawsuit

Apr 18, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A federal judge has allowed the American Civil Liberties Union to file a brief in a lawsuit filed by Roman Catholic organizations in Wyoming.
The ... [more]

Jackson landslide now moving more quickly

Apr 18, 2014 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  A slow-moving landslide in the Wyoming resort town of Jackson has suddenly sped up, buckling a road and a Walgreens parking lot and threatening to destroy ... [more]

Three city employees recognized for service

Apr 18, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Riverton's mayor and city council gave appreciative and heartfelt farewells to three retiring city employees on April 1.
Gold watches were presented to ... [more]

Gillette sweeps Wolverines in soccer matches

Apr 18, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The boys and girls Riverton High School soccer teams competed Thursday, but neither managed to score.
The Gillette boys dominated Riverton 6-0 in Gillette, ... [more]

Today

Apr 18, 2014 - Staff:  Births
SMITH

A daughter was born Jessica and Paul Smith, of Riverton, at 11:24 p.m. March 4, 2014, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. She weighed 7 ... [more]

From the air, Morocco looked a lot like central Fremont County looks

Apr 18, 2014 - By Chris Peck:  Most of the similarities ended when we reached the ground.

Wyoming looks a lot like Morocco.
That was the first thought to fill my mind as the ... [more]

CWC finalist a college president; Valdez says he wants to move west

Apr 18, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The third presidential candidate to speak during a public forum Tuesday at Central Wyoming College already has experience in the top administrative ... [more]