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Superintendent pitches plan for auditorium to state commission

Jun 11, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Building an auditorium for Riverton High School is long overdue in the eyes of School District 25 leaders.
Fremont County School District 25 superintendent ... [more]

Tractors converge in Shoshoni for annual show

Jun 9, 2013 - Staff:  Tractors from around Wyoming converged on Shoshoni for the 18th annual Don Layton Memorial Tractor Show. Above, Lander's Bob McClelland oiled the 1913 Case ... [more]

Mead mulling lottery board members

Jun 9, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead says he's still going over names of people to serve on the board that will bring the lottery to Wyoming.
Mead must appoint a ... [more]

State runoff below average but better than 2012

Jun 9, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming's expected runoff remains below normal, but better than what the state saw last year at this time.
In its final report on Wyoming's ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Jun 9, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Cheney to compete in antelope hunt
LANDER -- Dick Cheney will be shooting for Wyoming in an antelope hunt that's co-hosted by the governors of Colorado ... [more]

Police say driver who hit Starbucks had blacked out

Jun 9, 2013 - The Associated Press:  SHERIDAN -- A driver who crashed into a Sheridan Starbucks, demolishing a corner of the building, said he began to lose consciousness and lost control of his ... [more]

Only one next-gen tanker flying

Jun 9, 2013 - The Associated Press:  The other six planes have yet to be certified, a process that can take as much as two months.

CHEYENNE -- As fire season heats up, the U.S. Forest ... [more]

Pioneer museum could be kick-off venue for government convention

Jun 9, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Officials are hoping to use the Fremont County Pioneer Museum to host a kick-off reception for the Wyoming Association of County Officers convention in ... [more]

Rocky Mountain Power says coal plants may close early

Jun 9, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- Wyoming's largest electricity provider says proposed federal environmental regulations could close at least some of its four coal-fired power plants ... [more]

The way it was: Sheep as art -- 1994

Jun 9, 2013 - From staff reports:  Even a mine can do with a little beautification, and that's what Riverton-based U.S. Energy Corp. Riverton had in mind when it commissioned this piece of art. ... [more]

Archaeologist to lead a tour of Castle Gardens

Jun 9, 2013 - From staff reports:  Craig Bromley of the Lander BLM will discuss the tribal importance of the area and its future as a Wyoming cultural site.

The Alliance for ... [more]

Family fight in Shoshoni street draws neighbor's attention

Jun 9, 2013 - From staff reports:  Deputies said no one involved wanted to pursue charges.

Fremont County Sheriffs deputies responded to a family fight Thursday evening in Shoshoni ... [more]

Veterans park plans move forward

Jun 9, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  Leonard Moss Sr. began the dedication ceremony for the Northern Arapaho Veterans Park with a prayer and blessing May 29 at the park's future location south of ... [more]

Digest

Jun 9, 2013 - From staff reports:  Guild celebrating Knit in Public Day
The Fremont Fiber Arts Guild will celebrate Knit in Public Day from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday on the lawn of the ... [more]

Tribe granted in-state tuition in Idaho

Jun 9, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Eastern Shoshone tribal members now have the option of paying a reduced rate.

Enrolled Eastern Shoshone tribal members interested in attending a ... [more]

Mead 'thrilled' with ed director finalists

Jun 9, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Even though none of the three finalists to run the state Department of Education is from Wyoming, Gov. Matt Mead said he's impressed by their depth ... [more]

Loose dog kills elderly poodle, injures 7-year-old girl

Jun 9, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The owner of a Rottweiler mix north of Riverton was issued a citation Wednesday after the dog reportedly injured a 7-year-old girl and killed an elderly ... [more]

Meth bust cases may advance to higher court

Jun 9, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Cases against at least two defendants in last month's methamphetamine distribution bust are stalled in circuit court until a judge decides if enough probable ... [more]

Plans for a new Riverton justice center stall again

Jun 9, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Commissioners worry that moving forward with the project might endanger an application for a $2.65 million grant.

Fremont County commissioners again ... [more]

Artist show on display through August

Jun 7, 2013 - Staff:  Leo Hanway Sr. examined Colleen Friday's art at the Northern Arapaho Tribal Artists Show on Tuesday in the Experience Room at the Wind River Hotel and Casino. ... [more]

Today

Jun 7, 2013 - Staff:  Births
PAUL

A son was born to Samantha and Austin Paul, of Riverton, at 2:35 a.m. April 1, 2013, at Lander Regional Hospital. He weighed 6 pounds, 2 ... [more]

Digest

Jun 7, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Woman air lifted after fall
LARAMIE -- A woman who fell at the Vedauwoo climbing area was air lifted to a hospital Thursday.
Albany County Undersheriff ... [more]

Plan lifts some wolf protections

Jun 7, 2013 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- The Obama administration is proposing to end recovery efforts for gray wolves across most of the U.S. and return management to the ... [more]

Cattle drive to delay traffic

Jun 7, 2013 - The Associated Press:  MOOSE -- Motorists between Moran Junction and Elk Ranch flats will find out on Saturday that, at least in Wyoming, cattle drives always have the right of ... [more]

Police seek information in Wednesday hit-and-run

Jun 7, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Riverton Police Department is looking for information about a hit-and-run accident that was reported just before 3 p.m. Wednesday in the 1400 block of ... [more]

Officers follow trail of vehicle fluid to suspect who left scene

Jun 7, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The 20-year-old Riverton man was charged with underage drinking and leaving the site of an accident.

Jordan Weber, 20, of Riverton, was arrested ... [more]

Vehicle department requests tires, raises

Jun 7, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Tires and raises make up most of a $216,000 increase in the Fremont County Vehicle Maintenance Department's proposed budget for fiscal year 2014.
Department ... [more]

County planning codifies standards for naming roads

Jun 7, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Planning Department has issued a draft document outlining rules for addresses and road names in unincorporated parts of the county.
"We ... [more]

Digest

Jun 6, 2013 - The Associated Press:  State firefighters help New Mexico
CHEYENNE -- A group of Wyoming firefighters is in New Mexico to help with fires there.
Two large fires in northern ... [more]

Lawmakers target school bus safety

Jun 6, 2013 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  The discussion is being driven by students and staff members at Wind River School District 6, sparked by the 2011 death of an 11-year-old girl as she exited ... [more]