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Four-day WAM convention comes to Riverton

Jun 12, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The annual Wyoming Association of Municipalities convention began today in Riverton and will last until Saturday, providing workshops on a variety of topics to ... [more]

County's assessed value $906M, down about 11 percent from last fiscal year

Jun 12, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Revised numbers show Fremont County's assessed value for the upcoming fiscal year is lower than expected and down from last year. Tax revenue for the county ... [more]

Padlock Ranch gets this year's Leopold conservation honors

Jun 12, 2013 - The Associated Press:  The $10,000 award is named for renowned conservationist Aldo Leopold and recognizes voluntary achievement in conservation.

The Padlock Ranch in ... [more]

Today

Jun 11, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
CALDWELL

Russell Caldwell, 53, died Saturday, June 8, at his home surrounded by family and friends. Traditional Indian funeral services will be ... [more]

Feds now support morning-after pills for girls of any age

Jun 11, 2013 - By Tom Hays, The Associated Press:  The move by the Obama administration complies with the order of a U.S. District judge.

NEW YORK -- After setting off a storm of criticism from ... [more]

Study: Rules limiting insurance company expenses saving consumers billions a year

Jun 11, 2013 - From The Associated Press:  New federal rules limiting how much insurance companies can spend on administration and profit are saving consumers more than $2 billion a year, according to a ... [more]

Digest

Jun 11, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Odd suit filed in Earhart case
CHEYENNE -- A Delaware aircraft preservation group denies a Wyoming man's claim that it found pioneering aviator Amelia ... [more]

Teton County mourns death of two teens

Jun 11, 2013 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Teton County residents are mourning the deaths of two teenagers in two days.
Seventeen-year-old Sydney Judge, who just finished her junior year at ... [more]

Study says Yellowstone wolves do not harm elk pregnancy

Jun 11, 2013 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wolves don't appear to startle female elk that range east of Yellowstone National Park sufficiently or frequently enough during the winter to cause ... [more]

Hill says she'll cut staff further

Jun 11, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill is offering to return more than $100,000 in funding to the Wyoming Department of Education.
Hill said ... [more]

New record high in Riverton; Lander ties 95-year-old mark

Jun 11, 2013 - From staff reports:  A record-setting heatwave baked Fremont County on Monday, with only slight relief in the forecast over the next few days.
Riverton's official temperature ... [more]

Recreation board asks for $250,000 in Green Mountain renovation

Jun 11, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A $250,000 loan to renovate the Green Mountain park area by this fall was the biggest item in the Fremont County Recreation Board's financial request to the ... [more]

Details slim in stabbing death on reservation

Jun 11, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Officials said one person is in custody in connection with a possible homicide that took place Sunday morning at a home on the Wind River Indian ... [more]

Superintendent pitches plan for auditorium to state commission

Jun 11, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Building an auditorium for Riverton High School is long overdue in the eyes of School District 25 leaders.
Fremont County School District 25 superintendent ... [more]

Tractors converge in Shoshoni for annual show

Jun 9, 2013 - Staff:  Tractors from around Wyoming converged on Shoshoni for the 18th annual Don Layton Memorial Tractor Show. Above, Lander's Bob McClelland oiled the 1913 Case ... [more]

Mead mulling lottery board members

Jun 9, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead says he's still going over names of people to serve on the board that will bring the lottery to Wyoming.
Mead must appoint a ... [more]

State runoff below average but better than 2012

Jun 9, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming's expected runoff remains below normal, but better than what the state saw last year at this time.
In its final report on Wyoming's ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Jun 9, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Cheney to compete in antelope hunt
LANDER -- Dick Cheney will be shooting for Wyoming in an antelope hunt that's co-hosted by the governors of Colorado ... [more]

Police say driver who hit Starbucks had blacked out

Jun 9, 2013 - The Associated Press:  SHERIDAN -- A driver who crashed into a Sheridan Starbucks, demolishing a corner of the building, said he began to lose consciousness and lost control of his ... [more]

Only one next-gen tanker flying

Jun 9, 2013 - The Associated Press:  The other six planes have yet to be certified, a process that can take as much as two months.

CHEYENNE -- As fire season heats up, the U.S. Forest ... [more]

Pioneer museum could be kick-off venue for government convention

Jun 9, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Officials are hoping to use the Fremont County Pioneer Museum to host a kick-off reception for the Wyoming Association of County Officers convention in ... [more]

Rocky Mountain Power says coal plants may close early

Jun 9, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- Wyoming's largest electricity provider says proposed federal environmental regulations could close at least some of its four coal-fired power plants ... [more]

The way it was: Sheep as art -- 1994

Jun 9, 2013 - From staff reports:  Even a mine can do with a little beautification, and that's what Riverton-based U.S. Energy Corp. Riverton had in mind when it commissioned this piece of art. ... [more]

Archaeologist to lead a tour of Castle Gardens

Jun 9, 2013 - From staff reports:  Craig Bromley of the Lander BLM will discuss the tribal importance of the area and its future as a Wyoming cultural site.

The Alliance for ... [more]

Family fight in Shoshoni street draws neighbor's attention

Jun 9, 2013 - From staff reports:  Deputies said no one involved wanted to pursue charges.

Fremont County Sheriffs deputies responded to a family fight Thursday evening in Shoshoni ... [more]

Veterans park plans move forward

Jun 9, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  Leonard Moss Sr. began the dedication ceremony for the Northern Arapaho Veterans Park with a prayer and blessing May 29 at the park's future location south of ... [more]

Digest

Jun 9, 2013 - From staff reports:  Guild celebrating Knit in Public Day
The Fremont Fiber Arts Guild will celebrate Knit in Public Day from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday on the lawn of the ... [more]

Tribe granted in-state tuition in Idaho

Jun 9, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Eastern Shoshone tribal members now have the option of paying a reduced rate.

Enrolled Eastern Shoshone tribal members interested in attending a ... [more]

Mead 'thrilled' with ed director finalists

Jun 9, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Even though none of the three finalists to run the state Department of Education is from Wyoming, Gov. Matt Mead said he's impressed by their depth ... [more]

Loose dog kills elderly poodle, injures 7-year-old girl

Jun 9, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The owner of a Rottweiler mix north of Riverton was issued a citation Wednesday after the dog reportedly injured a 7-year-old girl and killed an elderly ... [more]