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GOP candidates set to appear at county forums

Jul 23, 2014 - From staff reports:  Republican office-seekers will appear at upcoming GOP candidate forums.
Dates include:
- 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Lander Valley High School
- 7 ... [more]

Oil boom fuels drop in age in Great Plains states

Jul 23, 2014 - By Jesse J. Holland, The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- The United States is still growing older, but the trend is reversing in the Plains and Rocky Mountain states, thanks to oil and natural gas -- lots ... [more]

Person of interest in abduction in custody on unrelated charges

Jul 23, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  David Wayne Brock, 22, of Riverton, was arrested on a warrant for failure to pay fines.

A person of interest in the weekend abduction of a 9-year-old ... [more]

Second CWC board member declines to run for re-election

Jul 23, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Another member of the Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees has decided not to run for re-election this year.
During a board meeting this month, Scott ... [more]

Election Matchup: Fremont County Attorney

Jul 23, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Both candidates in the closely watched Fremont County Attorney race, Michael Bennett and Pat LeBrun, addressed the county attorney's role in social issues ... [more]

Today

Jul 22, 2014 - Staff:  Deaths
EELLS

Loretta May Eells, 86, of Riverton, died after a short illness Saturday, July 19, surrounded by family at Help for Health Hospice Home. A ... [more]

Time to register for Wyoming's Biggest Loser RunWalk

Jul 22, 2014 - From staff reports:  Wyoming's First Lady is encouraging state residents to register for the upcoming Biggest Loser RunWalk event planned for Aug. 17 in Casper. 
"When parents and ... [more]

Digest

Jul 22, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Enzi tops in campaign funds
Incumbent Wyoming Senator Mike Enzi is the top fundraiser among congressional candidates in the state in the most recent ... [more]

Decision due soon on bomb training range expansion

Jul 22, 2014 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- Air Force officials are expected to decide as soon as next month whether to go forward with an expansion of a bomber training area over the ... [more]

Campaign aide fired over drawing

Jul 22, 2014 - The Associated Press:  The campaign of Wyoming secretary of state candidate Ed Murray has acknowledged a staffer sent an obscene sketch to someone who had been fired from the ... [more]

Want to buy your own town? Aladdin can be had for $1.5M

Jul 22, 2014 - The Associated Press:  ALADDIN -- Here's a gift for someone who has everything: A tiny town in far northeastern Wyoming named Aladdin.
You won't need a genie in a bottle to buy it. ... [more]

Sage grouse could be key to who gets U.S. Senate majority

Jul 22, 2014 - By Nicholas Riccardi, The Associated Press:  The specter of the bird's listing is reviving the centuries-old debate about local vs. federal control and whether to develop or conserve the ... [more]

Three arrested for incident at Friday Night Cruise that escalated later on

Jul 22, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Three people were arrested after an incident that began during the Friday Night Cruise in downtown Riverton.
Reports state an officer at the event saw a ... [more]

Person of interest sought in child abduction case

Jul 22, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Police are looking for a person of interest in connection with a child abduction reported early Saturday in Riverton.
Reports state a 9-year-old girl was ... [more]

Airport numbers show substantial improvement

Jul 22, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  June cancellations just 8 percent

Air service at Riverton Regional Airport has turned a corner, according to the most recent data.
After months of ... [more]

Powell teens won't soon forget harrowing ride over dam

Jul 21, 2014 - By Ilene Olson, Powell Tribune:  Four girls who went over Mormon Dam while tubing on the Shoshone River recently are beat up and still experiencing pain from their injuries.
But it's the ... [more]

The way it was: Loop Road talks -- 1996

Jul 21, 2014 - Staff:  There was talk in the summer of 1996 about paving also known as SR-131, referred to most commonly as "The Loop Road."
As improvements to campgrounds and state ... [more]

Valdez on the job as CWC president; budget comes first

Jul 21, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  In his first official action as Central Wyoming College's new president, Dr. Cristobal Valdez recommended the CWC Board of Trustees pass the school's $36.8 ... [more]

Dems plan picnic for Sunday

Jul 21, 2014 - From staff reports:  Candidates are encouraged to attend and share their plans.

The Fremont County Democratic Party will gather for an election year picnic at 4 p.m. ... [more]

Loss of friends, family to suicide moves teens to speak out on issue

Jul 21, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A group of local teenagers will appear in a televised public service announcement this summer promoting the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
The students ... [more]

McAdams newest member of Eastern Shoshone Business Council

Jul 21, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Jodie McAdams won a special election for a seat July 1 on the Eastern Shoshone Business Council. She was the only candidate running for the position vacated ... [more]

Malathion risks negligible, weed and pest officials say

Jul 21, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The City of Riverton honors insecticide "no spray" zones.

The City of Riverton sprays the insecticide malathion along local streets and alleyways ... [more]

Atlantic City festival is 'where losers win'

Jul 21, 2014 - From staff reports:  Several games at the August event, including the traditional poker crawl, will provide prizes to non-winners.

Atlantic City will host a Gold Bust ... [more]

Herculean airplane to touch down in Riverton

Jul 21, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fans of big airplanes are in for a treat Tuesday when the Wyoming Air National Guard plans to fly a Lockheed C130 Hercules into Riverton Regional Airport. ... [more]

State's diversity increasing, new census analysis shows

Jul 21, 2014 - From staff and wire reports:  Wyoming is becoming more ethnically diverse as minorities account for most of the state's population growth, according to new census data.
The data show ... [more]

Man who made threats at WLRC gets plea agreement

Jul 18, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  John Cardine Jr. can avoid a prison sentence if he finishes three years of probation among other conditions.

A man charged with making terroristic ... [more]

Proposal to add Strannigan's signature to gym floor heard by school board

Jul 18, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Friends and family of former Riverton High School basketball coach and activities director Bill Strannigan want to honor the man's memory with a signature on ... [more]

Blazes on West Coast causing hazy skies in Wind River Basin

Jul 18, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The smoke wafting through Fremont County this week is coming from blazes burning more than 1,000 miles away.
"In Oregon and southern Washington there's a ... [more]

Digest

Jul 18, 2014 - The Associated Press:  80 mph to be enforced strictly
CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Highway Patrol says all the new signs along Wyoming's interstate highways showing a speed limit ... [more]

Father, son still hospitalized after fire; community outpouring swells

Jul 18, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Members of the Feike and Noelle van Dijk family say they are grateful for the support of the Fremont County community after a structure fire that killed two of ... [more]