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Jul 10, 2013 - Staff:  Births
GOODMAN

A daughter was born to JayShauna Nessie Tillman, of Pocatello, Idaho, and James Goodman Jr., of Riverton, at 2:46 a.m. June 1, 2013, at ... [more]

Digest

Jul 10, 2013 - The Associated Press:  G&F cuts budget by $4.6 million
CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is cutting its budget by $4.6 million, about a 6.5 percent reduction, ... [more]

Hill blasts House Speaker as panel prepares bigger investigation of superintendent

Jul 10, 2013 - Staff and wire reports:  Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill is criticizing House Speaker Tom Lubnau's request for a legislative investigation into how she ran the ... [more]

Move-in starts at Health/Science Center

Jul 10, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Health/Science Center at Central Wyoming College is the site of a lot of activity this month, with construction nearing completion and more equipment being ... [more]

RPD calls Monday death of 22-year-old 'suspicious'

Jul 10, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Local officials are investigating the Monday morning death of Juan Carlos Galvan, 22, of Riverton.
Galvan died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, but Fremont ... [more]

Coroner says fatal Hudson wreck was not an accident

Jul 10, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Last month's fatal crash involving two Wisconsin teens near Lander was not an accident, according to the Fremont County Coroner's Office.
The June 12 incident ... [more]

EMTs urge county not to 'regress' in level of service

Jul 10, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A group of Fremont County emergency medical technicians told commissioners at a meeting July 2 that the ambulance department needs more support to maintain the ... [more]

County OKs final budget

Jul 10, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Despite expecting fewer property tax dollars, the Fremont County Commission has finalized a budget that will spend more than last year but still save about ... [more]

Traffic delays expected during bridge work Thursday

Jul 9, 2013 - From staff reports:  Motorists should expect traffic delays while both sides of the new bridge on Mortimore Lane in Lander is chip sealed Thursday.
The new $1.05 million bridge ... [more]

Hot Notes Cool Nights concerts begin

Jul 9, 2013 - Staff:  The Central Wyoming College Community Band presented its first Riverton concert of the season Monday at Riverton City Park, part of the Hot Notes Cool Nights ... [more]

Climbers Festival opens Wednesday in Lander

Jul 9, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  The 20th annual International Climbers Festival, the longest-running climbing festival in the world, returns July 10-14 in Lander.
This year's festival ... [more]

Grizzly activity leads to tent ban in Brooks Lake areas

Jul 9, 2013 - From staff reports:  Shoshone National Forest officials have temporarily banned soft-sided tents at campgrounds near Brooks Lake in far western Fremont County.
The reason is more ... [more]

Yellowstone cautions against expanding wolf hunting, trapping outside the park

Jul 9, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Wolves regularly cross from the hunting-free safe haven of yellowstone into Wyoming, Montana and Idaho, but Monday's discussion centered on wolves in ... [more]

Today

Jul 9, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
ARGUELLO

Audrey Arguello, 49, of Riverton, died Monday, July 8, at the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. ... [more]

Farm bill failure puts conservation funds in doubt for county

Jul 9, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The failure of the Federal Agricultural Reform and Risk Management Act could delay the availability of funds for conservation projects in Fremont County.
The ... [more]

Man may get five to seven years in Riverton stabbing

Jul 9, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A Fort Washakie man who stabbed a Riverton woman in February should face five to seven years in prison after a judge accepted his plea agreement. In the deal, ... [more]

Missing deer mount located after tip

Jul 9, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Riverton police think they have solved a 3-year-old mystery of a stolen mule deer mount with the help of a tipster. The Colorado man accused of the theft was ... [more]

Digest

Jul 9, 2013 - Staff:  State waits on NCLB waiver
Wyoming is pushing back by a year its request for a waiver from federal education requirements.
Under the federal No Child ... [more]

Senate OKs Wyoming AG Phillips as new federal judge

Jul 9, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  The U.S. Senate on Monday unanimously confirmed Wyoming Attorney General Greg Phillips to serve as a judge on a federal appeals court in Denver.
All 88 ... [more]

Museum Day to feature carnival and live music

Jul 8, 2013 - From staff reports:  A children's carnival, historic cabin tours, a quick draw and silent auction, live entertainment, crafts, demonstrations and good food are the highlights of ... [more]

Burn scars pose a flash flood danger

Jul 8, 2013 - From staff reports:  The effects of the busy 2012 fire season could still be felt across western and central Wyoming this summer.
In Fremont County, the Alpine Lake Fire ... [more]

Shakespeare company giving weekly performances in Lander

Jul 8, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Shakespeare Company, which is based in Lander, will perform "The Merchant of Venice" this summer in the county and throughout the state.
"The ... [more]

Sternberg, new UW president, says he'll take 'anti-ivory tower' approach

Jul 7, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- The new president at the University of Wyoming may have gone to Yale University as an undergraduate and later taught there as a professor, but says ... [more]

Rancher who was attacked by grizzly bear out of hospital

Jul 7, 2013 - The Associated Press:  POWELL -- A Park County rancher seriously injured in a grizzly bear attack believes the sow was simply trying to protect her cubs and could have killed him if ... [more]

District 25 bids farewell to McKinnon; late budget details being wrapped up

Jul 7, 2013 - Staff:  Riverton school board chairman Mark Stone recognized the retirement of assistant superintendent Dr. Kim McKinnon during the board's regular meeting June ... [more]

The way it was: VFW Cooties -- 1939

Jul 7, 2013 - Staff:  Early summer brought good news to Riverton in 1939 when it was announced that the Wyoming State Veterans of Foreign Wars Convention would be held in the ... [more]

Teens get peek at future careers

Jul 7, 2013 - Staff:  The Foundations of Energy course being offered this year through the Second Wind program at Central Wyoming College aligns well with the ongoing work of the ... [more]

Second Wind to focus on skills for energy industry

Jul 7, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The program is meant for students ages 18-21 who have been through the juvenile justice system.

Students in this year's Second Wind program at ... [more]

Belgian family calls Wyoming 'the cowboy country you dream of'

Jul 7, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Nesta Geirnaert turned 2 years old on May 16 far from her place of birth. She and her family -- father Steven Geirnaert and mother Heidi Renwa -- are from ... [more]

State hopes to stay out of federal quarrel on sage grouse

Jul 7, 2013 - By Don Warfield, Staff Writer:  Crippling restrictions on Wyoming's mineral and agricultural commodities industries are a certainty within two years if western industry and government leaders ... [more]