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Wet weather could challenge rain records for the date

Sep 12, 2013 - From staff reports:  Thursday shaped up as one of the wettest in local history for the date, with steady rainfall dousing Fremont County for much of the day following a damp ... [more]

Officials lift Hardluck Fire area closure

Sep 12, 2013 - From staff reports:  Following the successful completion of work to clear hazardous fire-killed trees along trails and no additional activity on the fire over the past week, the ... [more]

Legalized pot in Colorado troubles Mead

Sep 12, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  The governor is concerned about smuggling and increased consumption in Wyoming.

DENVER -- Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead's says he's concerned about increased ... [more]

County OKs one-director option for museum system

Sep 12, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The hiring process for the new position can proceed immediately.

The Fremont County Museums Board has approval to begin hiring a central director for ... [more]

Teens bound over in bike path death

Sep 12, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Insults to the assailants' families were the motivation for the Sept. 3 beating death and assault on the Rails to Trails path, authorities believe.
Charges ... [more]

Neither library hopeful hired; board to begin search again

Sep 12, 2013 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Library Board of Trustees has issued a one-sentence press release regarding its decision to continue the search for a new director.
The ... [more]

Parade participants commemorate 9/11

Sep 11, 2013 - Staff:  Jerry Warren drove his service truck during the annual 9/11 Fremont County Oilfield Parade down Riverton's Main Street on ... [more]

Commission votes against funds for Lander center

Sep 11, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The county's tight budget led commissioners on Aug. 13 to decide against contributing any funds to rebuild the Lander Community Center.
A county committee ... [more]

Today

Sep 11, 2013 - Staff:  Births
SPEER

A daughter was born to Tyler Warren and Joseph Speer, of Riverton, at 4:17 p.m. Aug. 27, 2013, at Lander Regional Hospital. She weighed 6 ... [more]

Digest

Sep 11, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Officials name girl shot in park
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- Yellowstone National Park officials have identified a 3-year-old girl who died from a ... [more]

Low rankings don't faze UW leaders

Sep 11, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- The University of Wyoming received low scores in a new set of national rankings by US News and World Report.
UW was ranked 161st out of 201 ... [more]

Bird advocates alarmed by eagle deaths in wind energy

Sep 11, 2013 - The Associated Press:  One facility in Wyoming was responsible for a dozen golden eagle deaths, the most in the nation.

WASHINGTON -- Led by Wyoming and California, wind ... [more]

Park revitalization effort renewed; committee expected to be formed

Sep 11, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A movement to revitalize Riverton's City Park is showing progress after a period of inactivity over the summer.
The group Revitalize Riverton, formed at the ... [more]

Police need to 'catch a break' on July 26 crimes

Sep 11, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Armed invaders shot holes in a trailer house, and a bar in Riverton was robbed at gunpoint a short time later.

Local police are looking for more ... [more]

Griffin monument unveiled in Riverton

Sep 11, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Griffin monument unveiled in Riverton

Veterans, active service members, school children, government officials and residents gathered under a somber ... [more]

District 25 leans toward south site for new school

Sep 11, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Fremont County School District 25 is making progress in securing real estate for a new elementary school and has started brainstorming future uses for the old ... [more]

Atlantic Lake trail closed temporarily

Sep 11, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Shoshone National Forest has implemented a temporary area closure on the eastern side of Atlantic Lake along Trail 723. This closure is within the Popo ... [more]

Today

Sep 10, 2013 - Staff:  Births
LITTLESHIELD

A son was born to Tesla Monique Goggles and Donovan Littleshield, of Riverton, at 8:44 p.m. Aug. 21, 2013, at Riverton Memorial ... [more]

Public can see state health stats

Sep 10, 2013 - From staff reports:  The broad information collected by the Wyoming Department of Health's Vital Statistics Services program offers interesting snapshots about Wyoming's residents ... [more]

Yellowstone visitation up, tops 2.5M year to date

Sep 10, 2013 - The Associated Press:  YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- Yellowstone officials say they have seen increased traffic this summer at most entrances at the national park.
The National Park ... [more]

State might increase air service aid

Sep 10, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A panel of state lawmakers has recommended more than doubling the funding for a state program that subsidizes air service to Wyoming ... [more]

Digest

Sep 10, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Committee will look at beer tax
CHEYENNE -- Wyoming's 2 cent per gallon tax on beer has remained unchanged since 1935, but that could soon change.
The ... [more]

Max sentence for Hitching Post arsonist

Sep 10, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  For years the inn had been the toast of Cheyenne as the home for most state lawmakers during their winter legislative sessions.

CHEYENNE -- A New ... [more]

Enzi a 'no' vote on Syria use-of-force resolution

Sep 10, 2013 - The Associated Press:  The planned Wednesday vote has been delayed.

CHEYENNE -- Sen. Mike Enzi says he's planning to vote against a likely Senate resolution to authorize a ... [more]

Library board to choose director this week

Sep 10, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The spot has been vacant since former Fremont County Library System director Matt Nojonen resigned May 31.

By the end of this week, the Fremont ... [more]

Documents show ties to local meth dealers from Mexican ring

Sep 10, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Prosecutors say a group of Fremont County meth dealers had ties with an organization stretching back to the U.S.-Mexican border.
Timothy Pitt, 32, of Hudson, ... [more]

Bike path attackers named; teens being charged as adults

Sep 10, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  One of the boys charged in connection with a beating death last week north of Riverton was telling people about the incident after it occurred, and it led to ... [more]

Aviation fans flock to Lander fly-in

Sep 9, 2013 - Staff:  Aviation fans descended on Lander's Hunt Field for the annual fly-in ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Sep 9, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Healthy lunch sales picking up
CHEYENNE -- Officials in southeast Wyoming say school lunch sales are picking up after a slight drop that followed new ... [more]

Post-fire Yellowstone forests mending

Sep 9, 2013 - By Mike Koshmrl, For The Associated Press:  YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- A quarter century after September snows extinguished the most widespread fires in Yellowstone National Park's history, the ... [more]