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Jul 18, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Baseline frack testing discussed
The Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission has started the formal rulemaking process to establish baseline water ... [more]

Wildfire likely caused by a lightning strike

Jul 18, 2013 - The Associated Press:  The U.S. Forest Service has determined that lightning did cause a 211-acre wildfire that burned in a remote area southeast of Casper.
The fire was reported on ... [more]

Mead: EPA haze plan has no health benefit

Jul 18, 2013 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead sharply criticized a plan by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to reduce regional haze, saying it did more to kill the coal ... [more]

Death at shelter under investigation

Jul 18, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Officials are investigating the death of transient James Casteel, 59, whose body was found Sunday morning at the Fremont County Good Samaritan Center in ... [more]

Road stunt leads to car wreck at intersection

Jul 18, 2013 - From staff reports:  Two Riverton men were cited Wednesday after being involved in a one-vehicle rollover north of Riverton.
Reports state Shane Cook and Justin Hieb, both 18, of ... [more]

More monitoring planned for school District 38

Jul 18, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Legislative committees met this week in Riverton to evaluate the quality of educational opportunities on the reservation.

The Joint Education ... [more]

Weed and Pest finds West Nile in county

Jul 18, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Weed and Pest has found mosquitoes carrying West Nile virus on Snavely Lane between Hudson and Lander.
Weed and Pest assistant supervisor Nancy ... [more]

Busy Rendezvous lineup coming up

Jul 18, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  Highlights include the Friday Night Cruise, balloon rally, fireworks and car show, with several other events scheduled.

Riverton Rendezvous occludes ... [more]

Today

Jul 17, 2013 - Staff:  Births
RICHARDSON

A son was born to Jacquelynn and Dorol Richardson, of Riverton, at 5:33 p.m. April 2, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He ... [more]

JAC drafts ideas for legislative session

Jul 17, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Members of the Wyoming Joint Appropriations Interim Committee drafted ideas June 27-28 at Riverton City Hall in preparation for the next legislative session. ... [more]

County asks rec board to get 'creative' in funding campground construction

Jul 17, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A plan to build a campground at Green Mountain received a lukewarm reaction from the Fremont County commissioners during a June 18 meeting.
"I support doing ... [more]

Iden Riter calls painting her zen

Jul 17, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  The Riverton grad has four pieces on display at Natural Health Solutions.

Lilly Iden Riter, who learned to paint at Riverton High School and Central ... [more]

Digest

Jul 17, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Hill's touches basis of claims
CHEYENNE -- Newly released records on Wyoming Schools Superintendent Cindy Hill include sexual harassment claims ... [more]

Hathaway Scholarship gives students more incentive, says university official

Jul 17, 2013 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  Statistics show that the Hathaway Scholarship program is giving Wyoming junior high and high school students incentive to perform better in the classroom, a ... [more]

GOP to back Enzi over Liz Cheney in 2014 Senate primary

Jul 17, 2013 - The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- The head of the National Republican Senatorial Committee says the organization will back Sen. Mike Enzi over challenger Liz Cheney in the ... [more]

Klaproth named Wyoming's new poet laureate

Jul 17, 2013 - From staff reports:  Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead has named Shoshoni rancher Echo Roy Klaproth as the state's new poet laureate.
Mead recently signed an executive order appointing ... [more]

Man arrested in June stabbing death of man on Wind River reservation

Jul 17, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Dean Moss faces charges of second-degree murder and assault with a deadly weapon.

Federal agents have arrested an Arapahoe man in the June 9 stabbing ... [more]

Rebuilt Cloud Kisser part of 25-balloon field for the weekend Rendezvous rally

Jul 17, 2013 - By Steve Peck, Publisher:  A like-new Cloud Kisser II is unveiled at this weekend's Riverton Rendezvous hot-air balloon rally. Planners hope for more cooperative weather this year; ... [more]

Liz Cheney to run against Enzi

Jul 17, 2013 - By Ben Neary and Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  The daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney will challenge Wyoming's three-term U.S. Senator in the Republican primary next year.

Liz Cheney ... [more]

RC flyers convene in Riverton

Jul 16, 2013 - Staff:  Radio-controlled flyers gathered at the Wyoming Modelers Park for the Rendezvous Fly-In over the ... [more]

Today

Jul 16, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
FLUCKIGER

Lester Fluckiger, 88, died Thursday, July 11, at the home he loved in the Upper Green River Valley. Funeral services will be at 2 ... [more]

Digest

Jul 16, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Teton visits up 7.6 percent
JACKSON -- Traffic in Grand Teton National Park through the first six months of the year was up 7.6 percent compared with ... [more]

Toughest adventure race in the nation starts Thursday in state

Jul 16, 2013 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Organizers are making final course preparations for what they say is this year's toughest U.S. adventure race: An intense, sleep-deprived scramble ... [more]

Frontier Days starts in Cheyenne

Jul 16, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The annual cattle drive has marked the coming of Cheyenne Frontier Days.
While the rodeo is still a week away, residents and visitors alike crowded ... [more]

Lawmakers take another look at new state office building project

Jul 16, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming lawmakers are taking a second look at building a new state office building at the site of a former Safeway store.
Gov. Matt Mead halted the ... [more]

E. coli concerns in Popo Agie and diverted streams

Jul 16, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  An E. coli bacteria alert for the Middle Fork of the Popo Agie River also is a concern for ditches and streams supplied by the river.
The Popo Agie ... [more]

Drug bust north of city nets big marijuana haul, pills, mushrooms

Jul 16, 2013 - From staff reports:  Officials said they seized 5 pounds of marijuana, several hydrocodone pills, and a quantity of suspected psilocybin mushrooms during a traffic stop early ... [more]

County, tribes agree on deal for operation of trash transfer sites

Jul 16, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Northern Arapaho and Eastern Shoshone tribes are taking over operation of the four solid waste transfer stations on the Wind River Indian Reservation ... [more]

While trooper drove, deputy revived boy who was not breathing

Jul 16, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A 4-year-old Kinnear boy stopped breathing after a four-wheeler accident Saturday but survived after being resuscitated by a local deputy.
The child was ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Jul 15, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Cheyenne man killed in fall
DURANGO, Colo. -- Authorities have identified a Wyoming man who fell 300 to 400 feet to his death while climbing Jagged ... [more]