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Jun 11, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Tree kills park hiker
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- A Taiwanese man is dead after being hit by a falling tree while hiking off an established trail in ... [more]

Western governors not in lockstep over announced EPA regulations

Jun 11, 2014 - The Associated Press:  COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Ten western governors met Tuesday with Gina McCarthy, the Environmental Protection Agency administrator, to talk about cleaner power ... [more]

Wyoming attorney general gives update on state's case over rez boundary issue

Jun 11, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Environmental Protection Agency's December definition of the Wind River Indian Reservation boundary through the Clean Air Act was a topic of ... [more]

New bunkhouse at CWC Sinks Canyon Center could house students this fall

Jun 11, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Work has been ongoing at the Central Wyoming College Sinks Canyon Center this season, including new construction and renovations to accommodate more for-credit ... [more]

City approves $21.9 million budget

Jun 11, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council approved a $21.9 million budget Tuesday for fiscal year 2014-2015 after noting some highlights and changes that had been made since ... [more]

Today

Jun 11, 2014 - Staff:  Deaths
COATES

Daniel Paul Coates, 66, of Corvallis, Ore., died Saturday, May 17, in hospice care in Corvallis, Ore. No services have been announced. ... [more]

Today

Jun 10, 2014 - Staff:  Deaths
BATES

Judy Bates, 69, of Riverton, died Sunday, June 8, at her home. A memorial service will be in August.

BINDL
Edward Norbert ... [more]

County organizers try Life R U Ready event on local students

Jun 10, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Local health officials recently role-played the consequences of drug use and underage drinking with county sixth-graders, hoping to reduce the risky behaviors. ... [more]

Digest

Jun 10, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Reward offered in Sheridan fire case
SHERIDAN -- Authorities have announced a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and ... [more]

Mead, other governors hear EPA climate change pitch in Colorado

Jun 10, 2014 - The Associated Press:  COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- The head of the Environmental Protection Agency is promoting proposed clean power plant rules to western governors as a way to deal ... [more]

Lynx recovery plan might not be ready before 2018

Jun 10, 2014 - The Associated Press:  In the Lower 48 states, lynx are rarely seen across a 14-state range that includes Wyoming.

BILLINGS, Mont. -- U.S. wildlife officials revealed ... [more]

Attorney general says he'll work to increase ballot access for tribes

Jun 10, 2014 - By Rachel D’oro, The Associated Press:  U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said Monday his office will consult with tribes across the country to develop ways to increase voting access for American ... [more]

Falling tree risk near Dubois prompts campground closure

Jun 10, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Shoshone National Forest officials are unsure when the two areas will reopen to campers, though fishing, hiking and other recreation is allowed in the ... [more]

Board OKs contracts, raises for top CWC administrators

Jun 10, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees approved contracts for several top administrators during its regular meeting in May.
Contracts for Jason Wood, ... [more]

Rawlins builder picked for city's new justice center

Jun 10, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Riverton justice center project has a contractor: L.M. Olson Inc. of Rawlins. Fremont County Commissioners accepted Olson's bid on June 10 contingent upon ... [more]

Applications due June 25 for fall internship in Enzi's office

Jun 9, 2014 - From staff reports:  U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., is encouraging college students and graduates to apply for an internship in his Washington, D.C., office this fall. The deadline ... [more]

Volunteer firefighters train for season

Jun 9, 2014 - By Chilton Tippin, Laramie Boomerang:  LARAMIE (AP) -- With a tree behind his fire engine engulfed in flames, Mike Morin called in the Blackhawk.
"We've got a torcher," the Big Laramie Valley ... [more]

Digest

Jun 9, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Road work set on Grand Loop
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- Yellowstone National Park visitors will likely to encounter new road and bridge construction ... [more]

The way it was: Ag education award -- 1975

Jun 9, 2014 - Staff:  The winner of Wyoming's Vocational Education Outstanding Service Award 39 years ago this week was a familiar face in Fremont County.
Shoshoni High School ... [more]

Run, cycle swim event to support trail rebuild, health fund

Jun 9, 2014 - From staff reports:  Fremont Physical and Sports Therapy and Go Fremont County! will host the first Go Fremont County! Parade Day 5k, Cycle or Swim on July 26.
The organizers ... [more]

City cuts license requirement for some Riverton businesses

Jun 9, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Officials said implementation of the ordinance would have little or no financial effect on the city's budget.

The Riverton City Council approved a ... [more]

NWS: Most lightning deaths occur during leisure activities

Jun 9, 2014 - From staff reports:  The National Weather Service is using lightning safety week, June 22 to June 28, to inform outdoor enthusiasts about the dangers of lightning. Although recent ... [more]

Cody powwow inviting dancers

Jun 9, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Plains Indian Museum Powwow in Cody celebrates its 33rd anniversary this year.
The event takes place June 21 and June 22 at the Robbie Powwow Garden on ... [more]

County ranks eighth in state in visitor spending

Jun 9, 2014 - From staff reports:  The countywide 4 percent lodging tax is expected to bring in $675,000 for fiscal year 2013-2014 which ends June 30. FY 2014-15 is expected to generate the ... [more]

Antique engines go on display at annual show

Jun 9, 2014 - From staff reports:  The 19th Annual Don Layton Memorial Antique Tractor and Engine Show will be June 14 and June 15 in Shoshoni. Admission is free.
The show opens at 9 a.m. when ... [more]

Central Wyoming College hosting retreat for children with diabetes

Jun 9, 2014 - From staff reports:  Central Wyoming College is hosting a family retreat for children and families with type 1 diabetes.
The retreat, scheduled for July 11-13 at the CWC Sinks ... [more]

Cheyenne businessman Murray part of bid slate in secretary of state campaign

Jun 9, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Republican Ed Murray of Cheyenne used a recent Fremont County tour to meet with local officials and voters to build support for his campaign for Wyoming ... [more]

Challenging time for college HR office amid high-level retirements

Jun 9, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Human resources employees at Central Wyoming College have been busy this year as they work to replace retiring staff members.
"We have loads of searches ... [more]

Big gains in employment since last year

Jun 9, 2014 - From staff reports:  County's jobless rate now 4.5 percent

Employment across Fremont County continued to strengthen as spring arrived in 2014, with big improvement shown ... [more]

Cheyenne businessman Murray part of bid slate in secretary of state campaign

Jun 9, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Republican Ed Murray of Cheyenne used a recent Fremont County tour to meet with local officials and voters to build support for his campaign for Wyoming ... [more]