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State engineer won't OK Flaming Gorge pipe plan

Jun 9, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- An entrepreneur's dream to tap Wyoming's Flaming Gorge Reservoir to help feed Colorado's booming Front Range water needs has hit another ... [more]

Another portion of Louis Lake Road opens; trail maintenance planned in area

Jun 9, 2015 - Staff:  A second segment of Louis Lake Road has opened.
Louis Lake Road, also known as the Loop Road, is open from Sinks Canyon to Worthen Meadows Campground as well ... [more]

June Outside

Jun 7, 2015 - Staff:  June 10 -- Shoshone National Forest, public meeting beginning the travel management process 6-8 p.m. at the Pronghorn Lodge, 150 East Main St., Lander. ... [more]

Hunting raccoons becomes unexpectedly unforgettable

Jun 7, 2015 - By Randy Tucker:  Last month, Randy Tucker began telling the story of [more]

Forest ordering safe food storage

Jun 7, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Problems with bears have prompted the Shoshone National Forest to pursue requiring campers in Fremont County to store food securely.
The rule would take ... [more]

Cornell lab sage grouse film debuts

Jun 7, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Cornell Lab of Ornithology released The Sagebrush Sea, a documentary about the greater sage grouse and its habitat, on the TV program Nature on May 20. ... [more]

Look but do not touch: Newborn animals best enjoyed at a distance

Jun 7, 2015 - From staff reports:  Newborn animals, from goslings to fawns, are common sights in Fremont County in the spring, and many wildlife species are giving birth to their young over the ... [more]

Better jobs report for month; 237 fewer out of work

Jun 7, 2015 - Staff:  Fremont County's job market improved as spring arrived, with the unemployment rate dropping significantly from March to April.
In its most recent ... [more]

Ranchers say cattle-rustling risk high, but state livestock leaders skeptical

Jun 7, 2015 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Legislators hosted a meeting on the topic in Riverton.

Cattle prices have been at an all-time high for the past three years. The thought of easy ... [more]

Skatepark volunteers clear sod at site; groundbreaking set for new facility at City Park

Jun 7, 2015 - Staff:  Volunteers spent their third day cutting and rolling sod Saturday in Riverton City Park in preparation for construction of the new skate park.
Groundbreaking ... [more]

Tickets on sale for Rock Your Foundation concert

Jun 7, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Central Wyoming College Foundation will have a "Rock Your Foundation" concert at 7 p.m. June 20 at the Fremont County Fairgrounds in Riverton.
The concert ... [more]

Special education students get on-the-job experience through IDEAL program

Jun 7, 2015 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  The Riverton High School students finished their year with an employer appreciation luncheon.

Riverton High School's special education students who ... [more]

Free e-waste clean up set for Saturday

Jun 7, 2015 - From staff reports:  Residents can dispose of hazardous and electronic waste for free Saturday in three locations around Fremont County.
Agricultural operations also are welcome ... [more]

The way it was: Boys State - 1966

Jun 7, 2015 - Staff:  A prestigious item on any high school boy's list of accomplishments is participation in American Legion Wyoming Boys State.
In 1966, this contingent of ... [more]

Lusk-area roads start to reopen; storms clearing

Jun 7, 2015 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  Road crews worked feverishly to reopen highways damaged by flooding in eastern Wyoming this week.
Flash flooding washed out a bridge on U.S. 85 at Lusk and ... [more]

Familiar barn added to National Register

Jun 7, 2015 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- For nearly three-quarters of a century, the Moseley/Hardeman Barn has towered over a grassy meadow abutting Fish Creek just east of ... [more]

Museums hosting speakers, treks this week

Jun 7, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Fremont County museums system will introduce visitors to some "wild" topics this week.
Speakers in Dubois and Lander will discuss, respectively, bear ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Jun 7, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Krautz named to Supreme Court
CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead has appointed District Judge Keith Kautz to serve on the Wyoming Supreme Court. Kautz, of ... [more]


Jun 7, 2015 - From staff reports:  Officials seek input on Boysen plan
Public comment is being accepted until June 29 on the Boysen Reservoir Resource Management Plan/Environmental ... [more]

Lower Falls trail cleared, open

Jun 7, 2015 - The Associated Press:  YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- The popular Brink of the Lower Falls Trail in Yellowstone National Park has reopened.
Workers removed a large boulder, cleaned up ... [more]


Jun 5, 2015 - Staff:  Births

A child was born to Arlayna Miller of Fort Washakie and Eion Meyers of Fort Washakie at 2:18 a.m. May 14 at SageWest Health Care at ... [more]


Jun 5, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Twisters smack northern Colorado
LONGMONT, Colo. -- Residents and authorities surveyed the damage from tornadoes that crushed houses and dropped hail ... [more]

In uncertain fiscal times, WyDOT to focus on maintenance

Jun 5, 2015 - Tribune News Service:  CHEYENNE -- Congressional gridlock and the uncertainty of federal funding has forced the Wyoming Department of Transportation to shift its philosophy on road ... [more]

Flood swamps Lusk

Jun 5, 2015 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  A bridge is out, and houses and roads have been left damaged.

Water and electricity have been restored to most of the residents in Lusk who are ... [more]

Brown trees result of sudden temp swing last fall; some might survive

Jun 5, 2015 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  Evergreen plants are rugged enough to withstand extreme weather conditions in Wyoming, yet evergreens were among the plants hit the hardest during the rapid ... [more]

Motel managers arrested on drug charges

Jun 5, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The alleged crimes were taking place on the business premises.

The managers of a local motel were arrested last week, accused selling prescription ... [more]

Guilty plea to manslaughter in university student death

Jun 5, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  LARAMIE -- A Casper man has pleaded guilty to manslaughter in connection with the November death of University of Wyoming student Joseph McGowan, 21, of ... [more]

Outage cuts juice to thousands; bird probably the cause

Jun 5, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  An electrical outage Thursday evening affected more than 3,000 Rocky Mountain Power customers in the Riverton area.
Officials think the problem was caused by ... [more]

Numerous weather advisories in effect for Fremont County

Jun 5, 2015 - Staff:  The National Weather Service in Riverton has issued a [more]


Jun 4, 2015 - Staff:  Births

A child was born to Breanna Lincoln of Riverton at 10:57 p.m. May 17 at SageWest Health Care at Riverton. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 4 ... [more]