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Aug 14, 2013 - Staff:  Births
WARREN

A daughter was born to Shila Kazee, of Kinnear, and Mitchel J. Warren Jr., of Arapahoe, at 11:21 p.m. July 22, 2013, at Lander Regional ... [more]

New Riverton ordinance requires drivers to have licenses, insurance

Aug 14, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council has approved new ordinances that require motor vehicle drivers to have a valid driver's license and vehicle insurance. The changes ... [more]

Mounted shooting contest set for Saturday

Aug 14, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The public is invited to watch and participate in a mounted shooting competition Saturday at the Lander Old Timer's Rodeo Association arena.
In mounted ... [more]

Digest

Aug 14, 2013 - The Associated Press:  First outreach meeting for Sternberg
LARAMIE -- New University of Wyoming President Robert Sternberg has been busy meeting with Gov. Matt Mead, state ... [more]

Campers not dousing fires the right way

Aug 14, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Despite dry conditions in northwest Wyoming, National Park Service and Forest Service rangers and staff are finding abandoned campfires that have ... [more]

Review of plan to drop wolf protections delayed by federal government

Aug 14, 2013 - The Associated Press:  TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. -- A federal agency is delaying an independent analysis of a plan to drop legal protections for wolves across most of the nation because of ... [more]

Central Wyoming College to trim remedial course offerings

Aug 14, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Eventually, CWC might eliminate such classes altogether.

Community colleges throughout the United States have been given a new challenge when it ... [more]

Solid gold history: Carissa mine machinery back in action Sunday

Aug 14, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  After nearly a decade of reconstruction, the Carissa Gold Mine is coming back to life for all to see, with the grand opening scheduled for Sunday near the ... [more]

Calling all 'Bigs'; grown-up volunteers sought in area for Big Brothers/Sisters

Aug 14, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Riverton school officials are looking for "Bigs" in the community as they partner with the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Wyoming to offer mentoring ... [more]

Slide in Riverton PAWS scores reflects statewide trend; causes under study

Aug 14, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The annual PAWS test measures student progress in grades three through eight in reading, math and science.

Results from the 2012-13 school year show ... [more]

Fisherman has brush with two bears north of Dubois

Aug 13, 2013 - From staff reports:  A fisherman who encountered two bears this weekend north of Dubois reportedly fired warning shots to keep the animals from coming too close.
Brian DeBolt, ... [more]

Two-county chase ends in crash

Aug 13, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The woman being pursued is wanted on at least 42 outstanding felony and misdemeanor warrants from multiple law enforcement agencies.

A woman wanted ... [more]

County rancher Herbst on list of Liz Cheney advisers

Aug 13, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Republican is campaigning against three-term Sen. Mike Enzi.

Longtime Fremont County rancher Lois Herbst has been included in a list of ... [more]

Prosecutor: Facts didn't support conviction in child's death

Aug 13, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A lack of facts in the 2011 death of an infant boy led to a sentence of 10 years probation and a suspended 10 to 18 years in prison for the man convicted in ... [more]

Digest

Aug 13, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Mead: No cash deal on park land
CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead said Monday he hasn't seen a proposal of what lands the federal government will offer to swap ... [more]

Hunting atlas now available

Aug 13, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The 2013 atlas of walk-in hunting areas compiled by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department is available for review on the department's web site.
The ... [more]

In war on lake trout, Yellowstone making important progress

Aug 13, 2013 - By Mike Koshmrl, For The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Fewer lake trout are being caught per net in Yellowstone Lake, marking a turning point in the effort to knock the invasive species out of the big ... [more]

Today

Aug 13, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
PETERSON

Jean B. Peterson, 85, died Sunday, July 28, at the Nathan Adelson Hospice in Las Vegas. Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, ... [more]

Hardluck fire tops 15,000 acres

Aug 11, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Hardluck Fire continues to burn in the Shoshone National Forest in Park County, ear the Fremont County border.
Acreage was reported at 15,628 on Saturday ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Aug 11, 2013 - McClatchy Newspapers:  Campground closed due to bears
Concerns about bears are prompting federal officials to close the upper loop of the Prior Flat Campground in the Shirley ... [more]

Warren AFB building to carry dead sergeant's name

Aug 11, 2013 - McClatchy Newspapers:  CHEYENNE -- Building 336 was Tech. Sgt. Matthew Schwartz's home away from home for several years.
It was in this facility at the F.E. Warren Air Force Base ... [more]

The way it was: Snowmobile trail talk -- 1988

Aug 11, 2013 - Staff:  In August 1988, representatives from the five counties -- Fremont, Sublette, Sweetwater, Teton and Park -- were making the rounds to local governments seeking ... [more]

Expert to speak on pre-historic, high-altitude societies Saturday

Aug 11, 2013 - From staff reports:  Thousands of people hike, hunt and explore in the highest elevations of the Wind River Valley without knowing that prehistoric residents of the area once ... [more]

One of the pack

Aug 11, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A group of goats assisted hikers during a 14.5-mile trip on Washakie Falls trail

A pack of goats accompanied a group of community members and staff ... [more]

Rez youths getting 'a voice' during media week

Aug 11, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Native Youth Media Project is inviting Wind River Indian Reservation youths to participate in a week of media training beginning Monday at Rocky Mountain ... [more]

Digest

Aug 11, 2013 - Staff:  Airport Road to close Monday
Construction for the water tank will temporarily close Airport Road from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and Tuesday.
71 ... [more]

Group to host drug and alcohol-free Summer Bash

Aug 11, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  The Meth and Suicide Prevention Initiative aims to provide a drug and alcohol-free event with its Summer Bash, which will feature speakers and open mike ... [more]

Fort Washakie school board OKs budget

Aug 11, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The roughly $46.4 million budget for the Fort Washakie schools consisted of a general fund revenue budget of about $13 million and a $30 million capital ... [more]

Suspended prison sentence for man charged in child's death 2 years ago

Aug 11, 2013 - From staff reports:  A man who pleaded no contest to involuntary manslaughter in the death of an infant under his care more than two years ago has received a suspended prison ... [more]

Multi-government teamwork cited for success of Job Corps

Aug 11, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi got special recognition

Invited community members and local government officials showered gratitude upon U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi on ... [more]