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Aug 11, 2013 - McClatchy Newspapers:  Campground closed due to bears
Concerns about bears are prompting federal officials to close the upper loop of the Prior Flat Campground in the Shirley ... [more]

Warren AFB building to carry dead sergeant's name

Aug 11, 2013 - McClatchy Newspapers:  CHEYENNE -- Building 336 was Tech. Sgt. Matthew Schwartz's home away from home for several years.
It was in this facility at the F.E. Warren Air Force Base ... [more]

The way it was: Snowmobile trail talk -- 1988

Aug 11, 2013 - Staff:  In August 1988, representatives from the five counties -- Fremont, Sublette, Sweetwater, Teton and Park -- were making the rounds to local governments seeking ... [more]

Expert to speak on pre-historic, high-altitude societies Saturday

Aug 11, 2013 - From staff reports:  Thousands of people hike, hunt and explore in the highest elevations of the Wind River Valley without knowing that prehistoric residents of the area once ... [more]

One of the pack

Aug 11, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A group of goats assisted hikers during a 14.5-mile trip on Washakie Falls trail

A pack of goats accompanied a group of community members and staff ... [more]

Rez youths getting 'a voice' during media week

Aug 11, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Native Youth Media Project is inviting Wind River Indian Reservation youths to participate in a week of media training beginning Monday at Rocky Mountain ... [more]

Digest

Aug 11, 2013 - Staff:  Airport Road to close Monday
Construction for the water tank will temporarily close Airport Road from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and Tuesday.
71 ... [more]

Group to host drug and alcohol-free Summer Bash

Aug 11, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  The Meth and Suicide Prevention Initiative aims to provide a drug and alcohol-free event with its Summer Bash, which will feature speakers and open mike ... [more]

Fort Washakie school board OKs budget

Aug 11, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The roughly $46.4 million budget for the Fort Washakie schools consisted of a general fund revenue budget of about $13 million and a $30 million capital ... [more]

Suspended prison sentence for man charged in child's death 2 years ago

Aug 11, 2013 - From staff reports:  A man who pleaded no contest to involuntary manslaughter in the death of an infant under his care more than two years ago has received a suspended prison ... [more]

Multi-government teamwork cited for success of Job Corps

Aug 11, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi got special recognition

Invited community members and local government officials showered gratitude upon U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi on ... [more]

Tribal education issues aired for cabinet duo during landmark visit

Aug 11, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  Both Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and Education Secretary Arne Duncan said federal budget sequestration has affected education negatively.

In an ... [more]

Duncan, Jewell visit Fremont County

Aug 9, 2013 - Staff:  U.S. Secretary of Interior Sandy Jewell and U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan visited with Eastern Shoshone Business Council member Darwin "Sunny" St. ... [more]

Today

Aug 9, 2013 - Staff:  Births
BALDERSTON

A daughter was born to KaeLani Story and Travis Balderston, of Lander, at 12:08 pm. July 19, 2013, at Lander Regional Hospital. She ... [more]

Digest

Aug 9, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Man charged in construction death
GILLETTE -- A South Dakota man faces a felony charge of aggravated vehicular homicide after authorities say he ran ... [more]

Wind River Job Corps breaks ground

Aug 9, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  With a broad view of the Riverton Valley in the background, ceremonial shovels dug into the dirt Friday morning at the site of what will be the Wind River Job ... [more]

Judge: Youngest defendant in double homicide fit to stand trial

Aug 9, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Proceedings against the last defendant in the 2011 Hudson homicides will continue after a judge ruled Wednesday that the defendant is competent to stand trial. ... [more]

Transition to Common Core standards cited in PAWS score decrease

Aug 9, 2013 - By Becky Orr, MCT News Service:  Wyoming students posted lower scores on statewide standardized tests this year as compared to 2012.
Scores are down for every grade and subject compared to ... [more]

Officials thank forest users for practicing fire safety

Aug 9, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  U.S. Forest Service officials thanked local residents for practicing fire safety so far this summer.
"People have been doing a great job," Forest Service fire ... [more]

County OKs funds for reconstruction of Green Mountain recreation facilities

Aug 9, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Funds are in place to redevelop the Green Mountain recreation area after county commissioners approved a $250,000 line of credit for the project on Tuesday. ... [more]

Hotel sponsors sixth annual youth celebration

Aug 8, 2013 - Staff:  Custom Events of Salt Lake City provided inflatable amusements, including the King Kong slide during the Wind River Hotel and Casino's sixth annual youth ... [more]

Two-vehicle crash injures one

Aug 8, 2013 - Staff:  One person was injured Wednesday in a two-vehicle accident involving a Harley-Davidson three-wheeler and a Ford sedan. The collision took place just after 5:30 ... [more]

PAWS test shows drop in reading, math scores

Aug 8, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Wyoming students scored lower on statewide assessments this year.
The state Education Department report that the 2013 PAWS proficiency rates declined across ... [more]

Today

Aug 8, 2013 - Staff:  Births
BEEBE

A son was born to Brooke Beebe, of Riverton, at 7:15 p.m. July 11, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces. ... [more]

Digest

Aug 8, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Sweetwater passes wind farm regs
GREEN RIVER -- The Sweetwater County Commission has approved stronger regulations for wind farm development in the ... [more]

Hill challenges probe fairness

Aug 8, 2013 - From the Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- A special House committee is seeking $110,000 to conduct its investigation into state schools Superintendent Cindy Hill's management of the ... [more]

Biggest fire expands; three smaller blazes monitored across the state

Aug 8, 2013 - From the Associated Press:  Wyoming's largest wildfire has grown to more than 24 square miles.
The Hardluck Fire has been burning in the Shoshone National Forest since July 17 when it ... [more]

G&F officials say dogs likely responsible for attack on livestock

Aug 8, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Wyoming Game and Fish officials say domestic dogs likely were responsible for a weekend attack on horses and sheep along Paradise Valley Road west of ... [more]

New RHS principal making better grad rate a top priority

Aug 8, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  For the 2010-11 school year, the RHS graduation rate was 84 percent, but it dropped to 73 percent in 2011-12.

New Riverton High School principal John ... [more]

Eaton probably bipolar, expert says in court

Aug 8, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  The former Riverton resident is Wyoming's sole death-row prisoner.

A psychiatrist who evaluated the former Riverton resident who is Wyoming's lone ... [more]