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Nebraska joins wildfire compact with nearby states

Apr 19, 2014 - The Associated Press:  LINCOLN, Neb. -- Gov. Dave Heineman has signed a bill that will have Nebraska join forces with Colorado, Wyoming and the Dakotas in fighting ... [more]

Golden eagle found in Sheridan ties record for second-oldest

Apr 19, 2014 - The Associated Press:  SHERIDAN -- A golden eagle that was apparently electrocuted near Sheridan was more than 30 years old, which ties the record for second-oldest in the species ... [more]

Golden eagle found in Sheridan ties record for second-oldest

Apr 19, 2014 - The Associated Press:  SHERIDAN -- A golden eagle that was apparently electrocuted near Sheridan was more than 30 years old, which ties the record for second-oldest in the species ... [more]

Digest

Apr 19, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Gillette may ban parking in alleys
GILLETTE -- Gillette is considering a ban on parking in some downtown alleys while a main road is being ... [more]

After scandal, Air Force to switch to pass/fail testing system for missile operators

Apr 19, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Changes are being made in the wake of a cheating scandal at Malmstrom Air Force Base in Montana, including the way the monthly certification tests ... [more]

Energy boom in United States blurring political battle lines

Apr 19, 2014 - By Nicholas Riccardi, The Associated Press:  The divide is most visible among Democrats in the nation's capital, where 11 Democratic senators wrote President Barack Obama urging him to approve the ... [more]

Lander trailer fire under investigation

Apr 19, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Officials think the blaze began near the home's water heater.

Lander officials are investigating a structure fire that damaged an unoccupied trailer ... [more]

The way it was: Route to Yellowstone -- 1972

Apr 19, 2014 - From staff reports:  In the spring of 1972, Wyoming was excited about the centennial of Yellowstone National Park. As part of the half-year commemoration of the establishment of ... [more]

Wyoming Artists Association to host conference in Dubois

Apr 19, 2014 - From staff reports:  The annual convention of the Wyoming Artists Association will by May 2 to May 4 at the Headwaters Conference and Art Center in Dubois. The theme of this year's ... [more]

Northern Arapaho Tribe not in favor of four-year term amendment

Apr 19, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Northern Arapaho Tribe collected roughly 454 votes from enrolled tribal members April 10 with a final tally showing 251 voters were against the amendment ... [more]

Digest

Apr 19, 2014 - From staff reports:  NOLS scholarships available
Scholarships are available for those who dream of spending their summer backpacking, horse packing, rafting or climbing ... [more]

Library sets up special Earth Day contest for girls, women

Apr 19, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Empty plastic beauty containers will be sent to Terracycle, a recycling company.

The Riverton Branch Library is marking Earth Day by asking girls and ... [more]

Shoshoni library hosting Cowboy Poetry Gathering

Apr 19, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Shoshoni Public Library is having its second annual Cowboy Poetry Gathering at 4 p.m. Wednesday.
More poets are coming to the library this year. ... [more]

Mozart opera airs Saturday in Lander

Apr 19, 2014 - From staff reports:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's "Cosi fan tutte" is coming to the Carnegie Room of the Lander Library.
The performance will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday.
The Lander ... [more]

Hill to return to work Monday

Apr 19, 2014 - The Associated Press:  A judge's order codifies a Wyoming Supreme Court finding that the bulk of Senate File 104 was unconstitutional.

CHEYENNE -- Cindy Hill says she ... [more]

State, county authorities find possible meth lab in Dubois

Apr 19, 2014 - From staff reports:  Officials say they discovered a potential "meth lab" Thursday while executing a search warrant in Dubois.
According to a Friday press release, the warrant was ... [more]

WGFD adds special youth seasons to deer areas

Apr 19, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Low numbers of big game drove the Wyoming Game and Fish Department's Lander Field Office to recommend lower quotas of elk, deer and antelope for local hunt ... [more]

Budget process begins for District 25; Snyder proposes salary increase

Apr 19, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  As the Fremont County School District 25 administration works to balance its budget this year, new changes may be implemented related to salary, retirement and ... [more]

Public quiet on proposals about development of Honor Farm land

Apr 19, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council heard no public comment during a meeting April 1 about the development of the Honor Farm property between Honor Farm Road and ... [more]

Psyche evaluation ordered for woman charged with killing newborn

Apr 18, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A psychiatric evaluation is being sought in the case of an Eastern Shoshone woman charged with killing her newborn son in March.
Court documents indicate her ... [more]

Former museum director arrested on larceny charge

Apr 18, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Two years after being run out of her job as Pioneer Museum director, Carol J. Thiesse was arrested Wednesday on charges she stole interpretative materials ... [more]

City council OKs plan making rec spending fairer to state students

Apr 18, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton city council has approved a resolution supporting a move to make recreation spending more equitable for Wyoming students.
State law allows local ... [more]

Digest

Apr 18, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Student ate more pot than advised
DENVER -- A Wyoming college student who jumped to his death at a Denver hotel had eaten more of a marijuana cookie ... [more]

Judge says ACLU may file brief in Catholic birth-control lawsuit

Apr 18, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A federal judge has allowed the American Civil Liberties Union to file a brief in a lawsuit filed by Roman Catholic organizations in Wyoming.
The ... [more]

Jackson landslide now moving more quickly

Apr 18, 2014 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  A slow-moving landslide in the Wyoming resort town of Jackson has suddenly sped up, buckling a road and a Walgreens parking lot and threatening to destroy ... [more]

Today

Apr 18, 2014 - Staff:  Births
SMITH

A daughter was born Jessica and Paul Smith, of Riverton, at 11:24 p.m. March 4, 2014, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. She weighed 7 ... [more]

CWC finalist a college president; Valdez says he wants to move west

Apr 18, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The third presidential candidate to speak during a public forum Tuesday at Central Wyoming College already has experience in the top administrative ... [more]

Heritage center hosting spring open house Saturday

Apr 18, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Residents and visitors are invited to the Wind River Heritage Center spring open house this weekend for a cookout and birthday party for the late Jake ... [more]

Today

Apr 17, 2014 - Staff:  Births
QUIVER

A son was born to Lorencia and Reno Quiver, of Fort Washakie, at 11:40 a.m. March 6, 2014, at Lander Regional Hospital. He weighed 7 ... [more]

Digest

Apr 17, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Engineers build wall to stop landslide
JACKSON -- Workers in Jackson are building a massive wall officials hope will temporarily stop a landslide that ... [more]

Experts refute claims about Earhart plane

Apr 17, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Experts retained by an aircraft preservation group say underwater video shot in the South Pacific yields no evidence of the wreckage of the missing ... [more]

Human activity may have caused three recent fires

Apr 17, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Volunteer Fire Department responded to three weekend fires that may have been started by humans.
No one was injured in any of the incidents.
The ... [more]

Not just 'sows, cows, plows'

Apr 17, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  It's centennial year for 4-H in county

After 100 years in Fremont County, 4-H has made many changes to stay relevant and expand from its rural base ... [more]

Wood, only internal candidate for CWC presidency, says he is ready to move up

Apr 17, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  One of the three candidates for president at Central Wyoming College already was familiar with the audience that assembled Tuesday for a public forum to learn ... [more]

Big settlement checks due for Arapahos next week; Shoshone process delayed

Apr 17, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Northern Arapaho Business Council has released a public notice stating that long-awaited mineral settlement checks will be mailed to enrolled tribal ... [more]

Organized run to Moccasin Lake challenges 'body and soul'

Apr 16, 2014 - Staff:  Eighteen miles. For most people, running that distance alone would be daunting. But when the route involves climbing to the top of a mountain, it can become ... [more]

Today

Apr 16, 2014 - Staff:  Births
MOORE
A daughter was born to Alysen Prockish and Jessie Moore, of Shoshoni, at 6:00 p.m. March 12, 2014, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. She weighed 8 ... [more]

Museums board donates electricity to Wyoming PBS

Apr 16, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Museums Board of Trustees has agreed to let Wyoming PBS use electricity at the Dubois Museum.
During the board's meeting March 13, the ... [more]

Man pleads no contest to assault for pointing gun at wife

Apr 16, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A Lander-area man pleaded no contest March 20 in Lander District Court to aggravated assault for pointing a gun at his wife Oct. 25. The defendant, Harold Dean ... [more]

Plea agreement reduces charges for Lander man

Apr 16, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A Lander man has pleaded guilty to one count of taking immodest, indecent or immoral liberties related to allegations dating from 1999.
The plea was in line ... [more]