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Investigation of 7-year-old's death ongoing; volunteers at crosswalks

May 26, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Authorities are continuing to investigate the fatal traffic incident that resulted in the death of 7-year-old Sophia Archer of Riverton on Friday.
No arrests ... [more]

Hats Off for Hope gala fundraiser set for Saturday

May 26, 2015 - From staff reports:  Organizers have announced that the sixth annual Hats Off for Hope gala is Saturday at the Holiday Inn in Riverton.
The event, which is sponsored by the Tough ... [more]

Snowpack up across state

May 26, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The recent cool, wet weather in Wyoming has slowed melting of the state's mountain snowpack.
The Natural Resources Conservation Service says the ... [more]

Today

May 26, 2015 - Staff:  Deaths
ARCHER

Sophia Raye Archer, 7, died Friday, May 22, in Riverton. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Friday, May ... [more]

Rainfall sets records, causes mud slides and flood worries

May 26, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Two precipitation records were set this weekend in Riverton, with rainfall causing mud slides and flooding scares throughout the area.
Riverton saw 1.06 inch ... [more]

CWC to host second retreat for children with diabetes

May 26, 2015 - From staff reports:  Central Wyoming College is hosting the second annual family retreat for children and families living with Type I diabetes.
The "Stronger than Diabetes" ... [more]

County commissioners requesting EMS privatization proposals

May 26, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Companies have until 9 a.m. June 9 to submit plans.

Fremont County is publishing a notice to see if private businesses are interested in running its ... [more]

Digest

May 26, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Park County considers tax request
POWELL -- Park County government leaders are considering another attempt to increase the local sales tax by 1 ... [more]

Good season ahead, says tourism leader

May 26, 2015 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Lower gas prices and other indicators point to plenty of out-of-state visitors coming to Wyoming to enjoy national parks and other attractions this ... [more]

Shooter in Sheridan killing must serve at least 35 years before possibility of parole

May 24, 2015 - The Associated Press:  SHERIDAN -- A Sheridan judge has sentenced a man convicted of killing a local homeowner to serve at least 35 years before he would be eligible for ... [more]

The way it was: Congressional page - 1975

May 24, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The final quarter of senior year for Lander Valley High School student Ron Reesy, right, was out of the ordinary. He spent nine weeks in Washington, D.C., as ... [more]

Riverton detectives clear 70 percent of cases in 2014

May 24, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Police department shares annual report.

The Riverton Police Department dispatch center was fully staffed at the end 2014, according to an annual ... [more]

Nine Arapaho Charter seniors receive diplomas

May 24, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The graduating class of 2015 at Arapaho Charter High School had an emotional night May 15 as they celebrated the end of their high school education.
Nine ... [more]

Mortarboards fly at SSIHS

May 24, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  St. Stephen's Indian High School handed out 13 diplomas May 17.
The graduating seniors were Alannah Amos, Nataya Bell, Dustin Blackburn, Feather Blackburn, ... [more]

WGFD offers Free Fishing Day on June 6

May 24, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is holding a Free Fishing Day on June 6, when anglers will be able to fish state waters without a fishing ... [more]

Youths win awards for recitations in Arapaho

May 24, 2015 - From staff reports:  Students Allecia Moss and Taiyah Duran of Riverside Indian School in Anadarko, Okla., earned high honors April 6 and April 7 at the Oklahoma Native American ... [more]

Judge trims sentence for Rails to Trails killer; might be freed sooner

May 24, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A judge lowered the minimum sentence a convicted killer is to serve in jail in a May 22 order, making the teen eligible for parole sooner but not guaranteeing ... [more]

Higher ed in state is more than university, leaders stress

May 24, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Community college officials want to engage the public and industry leaders in efforts to promote the benefits of higher education outside of the University of ... [more]

State says it still should be allowed to try to reinstate Eaton death penalty

May 24, 2015 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  Lawyers for the state of Wyoming and a the former Riverton resident convicted of murder disagree over whether the state may again seek the death penalty ... [more]

2015 graduating class at Fort Washakie largest in school history

May 24, 2015 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The Fort Washakie High School class of 2015 was the largest graduating class in the district's history.
Fort Washakie principal Shad Hamilton said the high ... [more]

Digest

May 24, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Woman shot by deputies identified
GILLETTE -- A woman who was fatally shot by Campbell County Sheriff's deputies has been identified as 39-year-old ... [more]

Collision on city street Friday claims life of 7-year-old

May 24, 2015 - From staff reports:  Witnesses said the child was crossing the street near her home when she was struck by a passing vehicle.

A 7-year-old girl died Friday after she was ... [more]

Wyoming Indian High School celebrates 15 in class of 2015

May 24, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Families and community members celebrated the graduation of 15 Wyoming Indian High School seniors May 17 at the school's gymnasium.
The graduates are Derek ... [more]

Popular national park trails still closed

May 24, 2015 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Two of the most heavily used day-hiking routes in Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks in northwest Wyoming are closed for the time being ... [more]

Utility offering funds for renewable energy projects

May 24, 2015 - From staff reports:  Rocky Mountain Power has announced that funding applications for its Blue Sky program's renewable energy projects are due by 5 p.m. Friday.
Funding is ... [more]

Today

May 22, 2015 - Staff:  Deaths
BRUNNER

June Marie Brunner, 87, of Lander, died Thursday, May 21, at Westward Heights Care Center in Lander with her children at her side. A ... [more]

Digest

May 22, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Counterfeiters plead guilty
CASPER -- A man and a woman have pleaded guilty to counterfeiting-related charges in federal court in Casper.
The ... [more]

Woman who would not drop knife shot to death by officers

May 22, 2015 - The Associated Press:  GILLETTE -- Officers in northeast Wyoming shot and killed a 39-year-old woman armed with a knife after other means to stop her, including a stun gun, ... [more]

Stressed Saratoga nursing home to be managed by 'turnaround' expert

May 22, 2015 - The Associated Press:  SARATOGA -- The Montana company taking over a nursing home in southern Wyoming specializes in turning around troubled facilities, but the Saratoga facility ... [more]

Cemetery rites, gun show among Memorial Day weekend events

May 22, 2015 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  Volunteers are invited to help place more than 1,400 flags on graves at 9 a.m. Saturday at Mountain View Cemetery.
The grave of every veteran will be adorned ... [more]