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New blaze flares in forest near Dubois; firefighters rushed in

Sep 3, 2013 - From staff reports:  Several closure and evacuation orders are in effect.

Firefighters have moved quickly in trying to suppress a new wildfire in Fremont County near ... [more]

Wilderness crew braves rugged conditions to rebuild rocky trail

Sep 3, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Wind River range is so rugged people often call it a rock pile.
Matt Walter would know. It's his job to smash those rocks, move those rocks or, failing ... [more]

Man who stabbed woman last winter in motel sentenced to 5-7 year term

Sep 3, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Heto Thayer fled justice late one night in February by running from the hotel room where he had stabbed a woman, racing across parking lots and into the ... [more]

Rain and firefighters slow down Burroughs Fire

Sep 3, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A sprinkling of rain over the weekend helped firefighters gain more control of the Burroughs Fire near Dubois, which, as of Tuesday morning, maintained the ... [more]

Yellowstone wildfires grow little

Sep 3, 2013 - The Associated Press:  A smokejumper remained hospitalized Sunday after sustaining a hip injury parachuting into rugged backcountry on the Montana-Idaho border to battle the Two ... [more]

Rendezvous hosts open house

Aug 30, 2013 - Staff:  Students, parents and teachers met Thursday at Rendezvous Elementary School in Riverton for the back-to-school open house. New to Rendezvous this fall is ... [more]

Welcome rain falls on Riverton

Aug 30, 2013 - Staff:  An evening thunderstorm Thursday created perfect conditions for a rainbow over the Wind River Valley. The brilliantly colored arc spanned downtown Riverton at ... [more]

Today

Aug 30, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
BLAIR

Quin Blair, 101, of Cody, died of natural causes Saturday, Aug. 24, at his home. Services will begin with a family prayer at 9:30 a.m. ... [more]

Digest

Aug 30, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Dry weekend ahead for firefighters
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- A new wildfire has started in Yellowstone National Park but officials report no issues ... [more]

Investigation of state superintendent moving slowly

Aug 30, 2013 - The Associated Press:  The Legislature's Select Investigative Committee hasn't met since Aug. 7.

CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming House investigation into Superintendent of Public ... [more]

More squabbles involving railroad's plan

Aug 30, 2013 - The Associated Press:  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. and the state of South Dakota are at odds over whether the railroad has met its obligation to invest $300 ... [more]

Remote corner of lake is trout battleground

Aug 30, 2013 - By Brett French, The Associated Press:  YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- In a wide delta hemmed in by 8,000-foot mountains, the Yellowstone River pours its nourishing waters into the Southeast Arm of ... [more]

Gas leak leads to temporary evac in Dubois

Aug 30, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A propane leak prompted a precautionary evacuation of Dubois Elementary School.
No children were exposed to the gas, but officials said they were worried that ... [more]

Good PAWS figures for Shoshoni schools; lower grades gain the most

Aug 30, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Shoshoni schools superintendent Tammy Cox said she is proud of her district's results on this year's Proficiency Assessments for Wyoming Students.
"PAWS data ... [more]

Tribes, county working on liquor license rules

Aug 30, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  For the first time in decades, serious discussion is taking place on re-establishing alcohol sales on the Wind River Indian Reservation.

A memorandum ... [more]

One conviction, two plea deals so far in nine-person meth bust

Aug 30, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Prosecutors on Thursday secured their first conviction as the result of a countywide methamphetamine bust in May.
Travis Fauque, 21, of Lander pleaded guilty ... [more]

Today

Aug 29, 2013 - Staff:  Community calendar
AUG. 31
Wild Horse Adoption and Gentling Clinic
is Aug. 30 to Aug. 31 at the Wyoming Honor Farm, 40 Honor Farm Road, Riverton. The ... [more]

Park bison count rises to about 4,600

Aug 29, 2013 - The Associated Press:  (AP) -- Yellowstone National Park's bison population has grown by almost 9 percent since last year to 4,600 animals, according to a recently completed aerial ... [more]

Arapahoe grounds restored in time for powwow

Aug 29, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  After a fire engulfed the announcer's stand at the Northern Arapaho powwow grounds in 2008, a committee elevated its ideas and put its plans to work so future ... [more]

Digest

Aug 29, 2013 - The Associated Press:  State gets NCLB waiver
The U.S. Department of Education has granted Wyoming's request to freeze its goals for meeting federal education ... [more]

How effective are air tankers?

Aug 29, 2013 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  Studies done over the past two decades have yet to provide data on the effectiveness of various private aircraft contracted by the U.S. Forest Service and U.S. ... [more]

Thinking like a coyote: Expert predator caller wows, educates crowd at trapping expo

Aug 29, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Growing up in the American heartland often produces cries of "there's nothing to do around here," particularly in teenagers and young adults. That cry didn't ... [more]

Dubois woman arrested after firing a gun during Wednesday argument

Aug 29, 2013 - From staff reports:  A Fremont County woman was arrested Wednesday after shooting a gun during a dispute in the 100 block of Taylor Creek Road in Dubois.
Lori Guttke, 21, of ... [more]

Details emerge in fed case against meth suspects

Aug 29, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Documents reveal information on guns, cash and large quantities of drugs.

Federal prosecutors have charged a Hudson man and a Green River woman for ... [more]

Uranium merger set, increases likelihood of new Gas Hills mine

Aug 29, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Two uranium mining companies with development plans for Fremont County are set to merge.
Energy Fuels's acquisition of Strathmore Minerals passed two ... [more]

U.S. Highway 26 undergoes resurfacing

Aug 28, 2013 - Staff:  Automobiles on U.S. Highway 26 west of Riverton near Airport Hill followed a pilot vehicle through a construction zone. Highway resurfacing for several miles ... [more]

RHS begins year with Meet the Wolverines rally

Aug 28, 2013 - Staff:  Riverton High School band director Aric Hageman, center, used a drumstick and cowbell to sound the cadence for the RHS marching band during rehearsal Tuesday ... [more]

Today

Aug 28, 2013 - Staff:  Births
ARTHUR

A son was born to Veronica Spotted Elk and Wayne Arthur Jr., of Ethete, at 5:50 p.m. Aug. 14, 2013, at Lander Regional Hospital. He ... [more]

Wyoming high court reverses incest conviction

Aug 28, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Supreme Court has reversed a Fremont County man's incest conviction.
The court ruled in June that it amounted to double jeopardy to ... [more]

CWC Convocation features traveler, professor emeritus

Aug 28, 2013 - From staff reports:  Central Wyoming College's annual Convocation features a keynote address by an inspirational world traveler and the conferral of professor emeritus title ... [more]