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State intervenes on U.S. government's side in Grand Teton grizzly suit

May 31, 2015 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The state of Wyoming is intervening on the side of the federal government in a lawsuit over the number of grizzly bears that elk hunters in Grand ... [more]

Wyoming Conservation Corps to work in county

May 31, 2015 - From staff reports:  The University of Wyoming students will develop leadership and outdoor skills while helping on 18 projects around the state.

Projects ranging from ... [more]

Arts council distributing creative writing fellowships in poetry

May 31, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Arts Council is accepting applications for the 2016 creative writing fellowships in poetry.
The application deadline is midnight July 2.
Up to ... [more]

BLM extends deadline for bids for wild horse pastures

May 31, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Bureau of Land Management has extended to Tuesday the deadline for proposals for new off-range pasture facilities that can provide a free-roaming ... [more]

Changes considered for Yellowstone bison slaughter program

May 31, 2015 - By Matthew Brown, The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- A range of proposals that could either curb or accelerate the slaughter of wild bison migrating from Yellowstone National Park will get an ... [more]

Volunteers clean 3,200 pounds of trash from public area

May 31, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Roughly 23 volunteers from the Fremont County ATV Association helped the Bureau of Land Management Lander Field Office clean up 3,700 pounds of trash from the ... [more]

Digest

May 31, 2015 - The Associated Press:  States want fracking rule blocked
CHEYENNE -- The states of Wyoming and Colorado are asking a federal judge to block the U.S. Bureau of Land Management ... [more]

Kinnear man arrested after assault; alleged victim airlifted from county

May 31, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Fremont County Sheriff's Office arrested 46-year-old Terry L. Schmuck of Kinnear early Friday, concerning a domestic disturbance that occurred in the ... [more]

Entities consider funding Riverton airport efforts

May 31, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Fremont County communities have considered assigning funds to acquire a second airline for the Riverton Regional Airport, a task force reported May 22.
Missy ... [more]

Riverton Museum kicks off speakers series on Saturday

May 31, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Riverton Museum will host its first Discovery Speakers Series presentation at 3:30 p.m. Saturday.
University of Wyoming professor of archaeology Marcel ... [more]

BLM urges caution on rural roads

May 31, 2015 - From staff reports:  The agency advises travelers to wait until wet routes dry up.

The Bureau of Land Management Wind River/Bighorn Basin District advises travelers on ... [more]

Counselors visiting schools, looking for Job Corps candidates

May 31, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The program offers free education and technical training to teens and young adults.

The Wind River Job Corps Center is actively looking to enroll ... [more]

Tanker truck spills 4,000 gallons of diesel in crash

May 31, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming Highway Patrol officials say a tanker truck crashed and spilled more than 4,000 gallons of diesel about 30 miles south of Afton.
Sgt. David ... [more]

Riverview Road to undergo chip sealing

May 31, 2015 - From staff reports:  Work is scheduled to start Monday, and delays of up to 15 minutes are expected.

Chip sealing is scheduled to begin Monday on the $2.8 million ... [more]

Two summer programs at library to begin Monday

May 31, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Riverton Branch Library is launching two of its summer programs Monday.
Registration for the summer reading program, Unmask, begins Monday in all three ... [more]

Veterans assistance available throughout county in June

May 31, 2015 - From staff reports:  A State of Wyoming veterans service officer from the Wyoming Veterans Commission will conduct community outreach services in Wyoming cities throughout ... [more]

Wyoming Indian to fund 100 percent of employees' health insurance costs

May 31, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The changes only will apply to the 2015-2016 school year.

Fremont County School District 14 has agreed to cover the full cost of health insurance ... [more]

Today

May 29, 2015 - Staff:  Births
CASTILLO

A daughter was born to Marcilynn Limberhand of Riverton and Ramon Castillo of Havre, Mont., at 9:41 a.m. April 30 at SageWest Health ... [more]

Digest

May 29, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Woman killed in motorcycle wreck
ALADDIN -- A Canadian woman is dead after the motorcycle she was riding hit a deer in northeastern Wyoming.
The ... [more]

New leader in place for Warren Air Force Base ICBMs

May 29, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Col. Stephen Kravitsky has served in many different roles during his 29-year Air Force career.
Since enlisting as an 18-year-old, his duties have ... [more]

Federal grouse measures unveiled

May 29, 2015 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  The regulations would require oil and gas wells to be clustered in groups of a half-dozen or more to avoid scattering them across habitat of the greater ... [more]

House damaged in fire; residents responded well

May 29, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  An electrical malfunction was the cause of a fire that damaged a house Thursday morning on Oilfield Road south of Riverton.
Fire officials said the damage ... [more]

Man arrested in Kinnear after report of gunfire

May 29, 2015 - From staff reports:  A Kinnear man was arrested for reckless endangerment Thursday afternoon after reports he fired a shotgun into the air in the 8100 block of Riverview Road.
No ... [more]

Ground broken for Willow Creek Elementary School

May 29, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton community broke ground Thursday at the new Willow Creek Elementary School to be built at 1200 E. Monroe Ave.
Students from Fremont County School ... [more]

Shoshoni ups mill levy to cover higher school expense

May 29, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Shoshoni property owners will see an increase on this year's tax notices after the Fremont County School District 24 Board of Trustees agreed to levy an ... [more]

Highway open after slides, but train tracks in canyon closed

May 29, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Officials do not have an exact estimate on the timeline for reopening the line.

This week's mud slides between Shoshoni and Thermopolis caused damage ... [more]

Hospital to oppose EPA in boundary case

May 29, 2015 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  Riverton Memorial Hospital maintains that a recent medical malpractice case filed against it in tribal court on the Wind River Indian Reservation underscores ... [more]

Living conditions of horse not cruelty under Wyoming law

May 28, 2015 - From staff reports:  Local officials say living conditions for a horse at the corner of West Sunset Drive and North Eighth Street West in Riverton do not meet the threshold of ... [more]

School awards ceremony postponed

May 28, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Fremont County School District 25 has postponed the annual district awards ceremony at Riverton Middle School scheduled for Friday so that faculty and staff ... [more]

Today

May 28, 2015 - Staff:  Births
ARTHUR

A child was born to Jessie M. Arthur of Arapahoe at 8:20 p.m. April 16 at SageWest Health Care at Riverton. The baby weighed 6 pounds, ... [more]