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County hears plan to improve Green Mountain rec facilities

Dec 2, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Recreation Board has a tentative renovation plan in place for the Green Mountain picnic area. The upgrade could be complete by next fall, ... [more]

Big cold snap could drive ducks, geese toward county hunters

Dec 2, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Duck and geese hunters in Fremont County can expect a large migration of birds this season. Wyoming Game and Fish announced Nov. 27 that many birds have not ... [more]

Empty modular could be new home for day reporting center

Dec 2, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County may have found a building for its Juvenile Detention Alternatives and Report Center. Commissioners voted at their Nov. 20 meeting to express ... [more]

Seat opens on Shoshoni school board

Dec 2, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Investigation shows trustee had been absent from nearly every meeting in the last calendar year.
 
A seat on the Fremont County School District 24 ... [more]

Police confirm identities of Casper victims

Dec 2, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Friday morning murder-suicide left three dead, including former Lander resident James Krumm.

Officials on Saturday confirmed Friday's article in ... [more]

CWC officials worry how potential cuts in benefits will affect recruitment

Dec 2, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Discussions at the state level about potential cuts to employee benefits have staff at Central Wyoming College worried about recruitment.
CWC's director of ... [more]

Supreme Court to rule on logging roads regulations

Dec 2, 2012 - The Associated Press:  GRANTS PASS, Ore. -- The U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether to switch gears on more than 30 years of regulating the muddy water running off logging roads ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Dec 2, 2012 - The Associated Press:  State liquor warehouse well-used
CHEYENNE -- Almost every bottle of wine, whiskey, vodka or other form of liquor sold in Wyoming comes through one ... [more]

Mead: Not enough info for Medicaid expansion

Dec 2, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead is recommending that Wyoming not accept federal money for an expansion of the Medicaid program, a key component of the Affordable ... [more]

Son smuggled bow on campus to kill father

Dec 2, 2012 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CASPER -- Police released more details Saturday of a grisly murder-suicide at a Wyoming community college, saying a man shot his father in the head with a bow ... [more]

The way it was: Miners and veterans -- 1973

Dec 2, 2012 - Staff:  Fremont County resident had their eyes to the skies in the holiday season of 1973, watching for the promised appearance of Comet Khohoutek overhead. The ... [more]

Victorian Christmas the theme of first Taste of Dubois event

Dec 2, 2012 - From staff reports:  Nostalgia Bistro chef kicks off the dining series with a festive mutli-course menu.

The first Dubois Main Street-sponsored Taste of Dubois, ... [more]

RMS teen plays central character in mature CWC play

Dec 2, 2012 - From staff reports:  A 13-year-old Riverton Middle School student who has been acting professionally since she was 7 is a central character in Central Wyoming College's upcoming ... [more]

Digest

Dec 2, 2012 - From staff reports:  Part of Loop Road closed for season
Parts of the Loop Road on the Washakie Ranger District of the Shoshone National Forest have been closed for the ... [more]

CWC radio students test broadcasting skills with high school football games

Dec 2, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Fremont County's rural high school football teams got more radio coverage this year with help from students in John Gabrielsen's sports survey class at Central ... [more]

Anglers can reap rewards from tagged burbot

Dec 2, 2012 - From staff reports:  LANDER -- Blaze orange tags placed on burbot in the upper Wind River drainage can be redeemed for a $10 reward.
Researchers with Montana State University, in ... [more]

Middle school student in CWC play

Nov 30, 2012 - Staff:  Riverton Middle School student Kirstin Dorn, far right, in the role of young Mary, agonizes over why she has ended up in an Irish asylum while actors Kim ... [more]

Digest

Nov 30, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Snowstorm heading in
JACKSON -- Bad news for travelers but good news for skiers: A significant winter storm is headed into Wyoming this weekend.
The National ... [more]

Enzi says he won't necessarily adhere to Norquist tax pledge

Nov 30, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Sen. Mike Enzi is among the vast majority of House and Senate Republicans who have signed a pledge not to vote for any tax increases, but said it's ... [more]

Three dead in Casper College attack

Nov 30, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- An attack at a community college in central Wyoming and another location nearby killed three people early Friday, including the attacker, police ... [more]

Students brush up on Constitution for state competition

Nov 30, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Students enrolled in Riverton High School's senior college government course will travel to Casper on Monday to compete in this year's district-level We The ... [more]

Teens hurt in car wreck after chase

Nov 30, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Two teenage boys were injured in a vehicle collision Saturday evening, reportedly after eluding law enforcement in Dubois.
Fremont County Sheriff's deputies ... [more]

Chaplain fired amid conduct allegations

Nov 30, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Wyoming Catholic College took the action against the Rev. Stuart MacDonald.
 
Wyoming Catholic College officials said a chaplain was fired from the ... [more]

Three dead in Casper attack; one may be past Lander resident

Nov 30, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Riverton residents had Casper College students and staff in mind on Friday after an attack resulted in the death of three people on and near the ... [more]

Today

Nov 29, 2012 - Staff:  Births
BRAACK

A son was born to Renae and Jonathan Braack, of Arapahoe, at 8:19 a.m. Oct. 17, 2012, at Riverton Memorial ... [more]

Digest

Nov 29, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Deer comment to be extended
PINEDALE -- The public is getting more time to comment on a plan to improve habitat in the Sublette Mule Deer Herd ... [more]

State buyers flocked to Colorado for lottery chance

Nov 29, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming residents flocked to Colorado to buy Powerball tickets in hope of winning the record $587 million jackpot.
It's very unlikely that ... [more]

Grizzly bear shooter was Dubois man

Nov 29, 2012 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- An elk hunter who said he was close by when other hunters killed a grizzly in Grand Teton National Park last week described hearing a volley of ... [more]

State inspected more than 38K boats

Nov 29, 2012 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming conducted more than 38,600 boat inspections this summer under a program that aims to keep undesirable mussels and other invasive species ... [more]

Family Planning providing free HIV testing

Nov 29, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Family Planning will offer free HIV testing Friday in recognition of World AIDS Day, which takes place Saturday this year.
Heidi Stearns with ... [more]

Tribe wants judge to revisit eagle situation

Nov 29, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A Wyoming Indian tribe is asking a federal judge to reconsider a recent ruling that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service acted properly in ... [more]

Riverton hosts state drama fest

Nov 29, 2012 - From staff reports:  It serves as the state culminating event for high school drama.

The Wyoming State Drama Festival began Thursday when high school students from ... [more]

Solid FY12 audit for CWC

Nov 29, 2012 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  No violations were discovered, and the auditor found the college's finances to be in good shape.

The Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees ... [more]

City's homeless: Advocates say problem is both underestimated, underserved

Nov 29, 2012 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Members of community service organizations are requesting that residents lend an extra hand when it comes to serving the area's homeless population.
The ... [more]

U.S. Energy property dressed up for holiday

Nov 28, 2012 - Staff:  The American Indian statue on the grounds of the U.S. Energy building faced west as Green Way Lawns employee David Howell strung holiday lights on trees from a ... [more]

Today

Nov 28, 2012 - Staff:  Births
SANCHEZ

A son was born to Ashley and Adam Sanchez, of Riverton, at 3:58 p.m. Oct. 9, 2012, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 8 ... [more]

Digest

Nov 28, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Plane missing from Gillette
GLENROCK -- Searchers in central Utah are looking for a missing airplane from Gillette.
The plane disappeared from radar on ... [more]

State's wolf program now gets second legal challenge

Nov 28, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- A second coalition of environmental groups has filed a federal lawsuit against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service claiming it violated the ... [more]

Cobell lawsuit could bring $8 million to area

Nov 28, 2012 - Staff and wire reports:  Enrolled Arapaho and Shoshone tribal members in Fremont County could start receiving their shares of the historic Cobell lawsuit settlement within a few ... [more]

Cameco uranium mine reaches EIS stage; nearly 100 new jobs forecast

Nov 28, 2012 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Uranium mining is a step closer to returning to Fremont County. The Bureau of Land Management Lander Field Office has released a draft environmental impact ... [more]