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Mar 29, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Plane lands on highway near Thermopolis
THERMOPOLIS -- A pilot safely landed his single-engine plane on a highway in rural central Wyoming after the ... [more]

The way it was: Toastmistresses -- 1974

Mar 29, 2015 - Staff:  Among the Toastmasters service club's missions is to instill confidence in public speaking among its members. The club was prominent in Fremont County 41 years ... [more]

BLM to conduct prescribed burn in county

Mar 29, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Bureau of Land Management will conduct a prescribed burn along the foothills of the south side of Green Mountain in an area known as the Hadsell Pasture, ... [more]

Antique Easter decor on display

Mar 29, 2015 - From staff reports:  A new display in the lobby of the Fremont County Pioneer Museum shows some vintage Easter decorations and cards from the late 1800s through the 1930s.
The ... [more]

Library hosting LEGO Robotics club in April

Mar 29, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Riverton Branch Library is inviting children to sign up for LEGO Robotics in April.
The club is open to children ages 8 to 12 who want to build and ... [more]

Museum selling commemorative coin to mark 100th anniversary

Mar 29, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Fremont County Pioneer Association is producing a pure silver commemorative coin to mark the 100th anniversary of the Fremont County Pioneer Museum.
Only ... [more]

UW Extension offices offering pesticide schools

Mar 29, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Fremont County Extension Service and Fremont County Weed and Pest are planning two private pesticide certification schools this spring.
Any farmer, ... [more]

Man cited for DUI after rolling car three times

Mar 29, 2015 - From staff reports:  A deputy found the abandoned vehicle about 250 feet off of the highway down a 25-foot embankment.

A Lander man who had been released on bond for ... [more]

High-altitude collaboration brings beneficial study to bighorn sheep in the field

Mar 29, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Pneumonia has been killing bighorn sheep in Fremont County, and scientists don't know why.
So they went to the mountains to try to find out.
The illness ... [more]

County population slides 0.9 percent, still up since 2010

Mar 29, 2015 - From staff and wire reports:  Perhaps affected by the beginnings of the energy downturn, Fremont County's estimated population fell last year after posting gains every year since 2010.
New ... [more]

Businesses selling recreation vehicles feeling oil slump

Mar 29, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Last in a series

Between November and the beginning of January Wyoming oil producers idled six oil rigs. Many remain operating, however, production ... [more]

Man pleads not guilty to assault of two foster children in his care

Mar 29, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The alleged crimes occurred seven years ago.

A Lander man pleaded not guilty to two charges of sexual abuse of a minor Thursday at an arraignment in ... [more]

Museum's April events to discuss soldiers, sheep, Scottish heritage

Mar 29, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Fremont County Pioneer Museum kicks off its spring schedule in April with two speakers programs and a Children's Exploration program.
"Buffalo Soldiers at ... [more]

County GOP elects new officers

Mar 29, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Republican Party elected new leadership March 17. Former Riverton City Council member and mayoral candidate Rich Gard was chosen as the new ... [more]

Today

Mar 27, 2015 - Staff:  Deaths
NANEZ

Manuel DeLean Nanez (Lion), 65, formerly of Riverton, died Saturday, March 7, in Loveland, Colo. Cremation has taken place. Condolences ... [more]

Digest

Mar 27, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Bird flu found in Wyoming
CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Game and Fish Department on Thursday urged people to be careful handling wild or domestic fowl because ... [more]

Hess Corp gives $15 million for energy studies

Mar 27, 2015 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Energy firm Hess Corp. has donated $15 million to the University of Wyoming to bolster research into extracting hard-to-get oil and gas ... [more]

State sues to contest federal regs on oil and gas drilling

Mar 27, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming filed a lawsuit Thursday contesting new federal rules for oil and gas drilling on public land, alleging in part that they interfere with ... [more]

Conviction in beer-bottle killing upheld on appeal to Wyoming high court

Mar 27, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a Shoshoni man's manslaughter conviction.
Shey Elan Bruce struck his girlfriend's separated husband on the head ... [more]

Flood risk across Fremont County looks low this year

Mar 27, 2015 - From staff reports:  Flooding is unlikely to be an issue in Fremont County this spring, according to a forecast from the National Weather Service. The risk is low across ... [more]

Foresight by lawmakers helped avoid major cuts this year, says Bebout

Mar 27, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  State Sen. Eli Bebout, R-Riverton, wouldn't describe his role as a top leader in the Wyoming Senate as enjoyable, exactly.
For the most part, he says, being ... [more]

Deputies arrest Riverton man after assault

Mar 26, 2015 - From staff reports:  The victim said Justin King threatened to kill her children.

Justin King, 27, of Riverton, was arrested March 14 in Gillette after reportedly ... [more]

Eighteen get $1,000 in lotto

Mar 26, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Eighteen people have won $1,000 each in Wyoming's new in-state lottery game.
The Cowboy Draw game's first drawing on Monday had 9,750 winning ... [more]

Digest

Mar 26, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Motorists alerted to moving wildlife
MOOSE -- Motorists in and around Grand Teton National Park are being asked to be cautious over the next few weeks ... [more]

Vehicular homicide charge will stand in Nov. 13 fatality

Mar 26, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The charges will stand against a man accused of causing a crash on Nov. 13 that killed one woman and injured a second.
District Court Judge Norman E. Young ... [more]

Grass fire spread rapidly on windy day

Mar 26, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The blaze expanded from half an acre to 10 acres before it was controlled.

Soft terrain and strong winds caused difficulties for firefighters who ... [more]

Woman who suffocated baby heads to prison for 11 years

Mar 26, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Ardis Enos had been charged with first-degree murder but signed a plea agreement in January on a lesser charge.

A woman who admitted killing her ... [more]

Jackson landslide inching along, as are solutions to it

Mar 26, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Town of Jackson and property owners continue to negotiate how they might divvy up the multimillion-dollar cost to stop once and for all a ... [more]

Kindergarten roundup had 130 sign-ups

Mar 26, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Roughly 130 young students were registered for kindergarten at the kindergarten roundup held for the first time on March 13-14 by Fremont County School ... [more]

Today

Mar 26, 2015 - Staff:  Deaths
KUCERA

Alice Marie Kucera, 85, of Riverton, died Tuesday, Feb. 3, in Henderson, Nev. Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 11, ... [more]