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First-degree murder charged in death of man found March 10

May 30, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Two American Indian men are in custody for alleged first-degree murder in connection with the death of Tad Paul Barnson, whose skeletal remains were found ... [more]

Contractors work on Lincoln school demo

May 29, 2013 - Staff:  Riverton contractor Steve Schroeder ripped out roof trusses from the 1960s Lincoln Elementary School addition in preparation for the demolition of the school ... [more]

Sauger fisheries in state to benefit from new attention by Game and Fish Department

May 29, 2013 - From staff reports:  Population estimates in the Popo Agie River and Little Wind River have shown a dramatic decline in sauger numbers since 2002, and monitoring of Boysen ... [more]

Spring jackpot at fairgrounds Friday

May 29, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  The event, including a youth fair and carnival, draws competitors from at least five other states.

The Spring Spectacular jackpot show, youth fair ... [more]

Today

May 29, 2013 - Staff:  Births
HENDRICKSON

A son was born to Michelle L. and Jamesh Hendrickson, of Shoshoni, at 8:15 p.m. May 7, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He ... [more]

Digest

May 29, 2013 - The Associated Press:  G&F moves problem grizzly
CODY -- The Wyoming Game and Fish Department trapped and relocated an adult male grizzly bear from a ranch northwest of ... [more]

State's oil production up in 2012

May 29, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Wyoming oil production topped 57 million barrels last year.
The Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission reports that the production total represents an 8 ... [more]

Meeting in Yellowstone to share data on Old Faithful

May 29, 2013 - The Associated Press:  YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- Scientists and others will gather in Yellowstone National Park for three days next week to discuss what they know about the ... [more]

Superintendent petition signatures submitted

May 29, 2013 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  The secretary of state's office has 60 days to see if 37,606 valid signatures have been collected in order to put a referendum on the 2014 general election ... [more]

Riverton taking the lead on formation of multi-community panel to improve ties

May 29, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Riverton Mayor Ron Warpness received tentative support for a "citizens human relations committee" from other local government leaders. He said leaders from the ... [more]

College staff concerned that new budget plan still contains no base pay hike

May 29, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Employees at Central Wyoming College expressed concern about their wages during budget hearings this month, when administrators proposed another fiscal year ... [more]

Man arrested in Sunday stabbing incident

May 29, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The victim, stabbed three times, was reported in stable condition at Riverton Memorial Hospital.

Patrick Duran, 24, of Riverton, was arrested for ... [more]

County considering creating one director for all its museums

May 29, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Each Fremont County museum has its own director now, but the county's museums board is considering a new structure that would create a single county museums ... [more]

Memorial Day ceremonies held Monday in Riverton

May 28, 2013 - Staff:  Representing Riverton American Legion Post 19, Harold York placed flowers at the veterans memorial at Mountain View Cemetery during Monday's Memorial Day ... [more]

Today

May 28, 2013 - Staff:  Births
FRANKS

A son was born to Brynn and Graham Franks, of Riverton, at 9:44 p.m. May 1, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital.. He weighed 7 pounds, ... [more]

May, June and July peak season for Wyoming ticks

May 28, 2013 - From staff reports:  State residents should avoid ticks when enjoying activities or working outdoors during warmer weather because the insects can carry and pass on disease, ... [more]

Public officials release assessment on county's health

May 28, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The coalition's report provides information that may help local programs apply for grants.

A useful tool now is available to local health programs ... [more]

Digest

May 28, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Lower DUI limit discussed
CHEYENNE -- The National Transportation Safety Board's recommendation for states to lower their blood-alcohol limit for ... [more]

Hill bill recall deadline arrives

May 28, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Organizers of an effort to repeal changes to the state schools chief's duties and powers must submit their petitions Tuesday.
They have to collect ... [more]

Sculpture commemorates biggest wooden schooner

May 28, 2013 - The Associated Press:  BATH, Maine -- Maine Maritime Museum is celebrating the completion of its sculpture representing the Wyoming, the largest wooden sailing ship ever built in the ... [more]

Future of Colorado River on agenda in San Diego

May 28, 2013 - The Associated Press:  The river originates as the Green River in Wyoming, and water commitments from Flaming Gorge Reservoir are at issue in downstream disputes.

Top water ... [more]

Farmers market returning Wednesday

May 28, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  Riverton's downtown farmers market is returning Wednesday for its second year. It is expected to be larger than last year's market, said farmers market manager ... [more]

Man killed in Sunday wreck

May 28, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Coroner Ed McAuslan said preliminary investigation indicates a man involved in a one-vehicle rollover Sunday afternoon roughly 15 miles north of ... [more]

Follow your passion, says speaker at RHS graduation

May 28, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  Twelve valedictorians were honored this year from Riverton High School's graduating class of 149 seniors, who received their diplomas during graduation ... [more]

Raises in budget for treasurer and assessor; budget flat otherwise

May 28, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County treasurer and the assessor budgets being proposed for fiscal year 2014 request only small increases in funding.
Both elected officials ... [more]

Coroner yields on decal flap; vehicles now have insignia

May 28, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Coroner Ed McAuslan has put to rest his long-standing squabble over decals with the Fremont County Commission.
McAuslan said his office ... [more]

Volunteers place flags at cemetery

May 26, 2013 - Staff:  A robin watched over a grave marker while Jill Niemi placed some of the 1,500 flags on the graves of veterans Saturday morning at Mountain View Cemetery in ... [more]

Digest

May 26, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Man faces murder charge
LARAMIE -- A Vietnam veteran accused in a fatal stabbing in Laramie faces a charge of second-degree murder.
Former city of ... [more]

Tanker wreck leaves sticky roadside mess

May 26, 2013 - The Associated Press:  The tractor-trailer combination was carrying 39,000 pounds of liquid asphalt sealer at a temperature of 340 degrees.

MEDICINE BOW -- A tractor-trailer ... [more]

Hunting groups join state in asking dismissal of wolf lawsuit in Wyoming

May 26, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Lawyers for the federal government and several pro-hunting organizations have joined the state of Wyoming in urging a federal judge not to allow a ... [more]