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PLTI graduates apply lessons to community-wide projects

Jun 23, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  Participants in the Wind River Indian Reservation division of the Parent Training Leadership Initiative graduated from the 20-week program June 14, but their ... [more]

Fremont County under a tornado watch

Jun 22, 2013 - Staff:  The National Weather Services has issued a tornado watch for Fremont County that is in effect until 6 p.m. Saturday.
Fremont County is one of 15 Wyoming ... [more]

State board denies funds for new Riverton justice center

Jun 21, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  After a year of searching for a way to build a new Riverton justice center, Fremont County will face even more questions now that a hoped-for $2.6 million ... [more]

Men get truck stuck while crossing river near Dubois

Jun 21, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Three men were uninjured Friday after reportedly getting their pickup truck stuck in the East Fork of the Wind River northeast of Dubois.
Officials were ... [more]

Summer Academy students put physics into practice

Jun 21, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  Students in Brian Shultz's Summer Academy learned about physics through the construction of their own model airplanes, model rockets, hot air balloons, ancient ... [more]

Ambulance department revises budget

Jun 21, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The director of Fremont County's ambulance department has proposed a smaller, revised budget for fiscal year 2014 that she says will resolve lingering ... [more]

No one in custody in death of 4-year-old

Jun 21, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Undersheriff Ryan Lee confirmed Tuesday that no one is in custody related to the April death of 4-year-old Thunder S. Littlethunder Jr. in ... [more]

Reps seek reforms in wild horse program

Jun 21, 2013 - By Scott Sonner, The Associated Press:  Thirty U.S. representatives urged new U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell on Thursday to make a priority out of reforming the government's wild horse ... [more]

Digest

Jun 21, 2013 - The Associated Press:  More fire warnings announced
CHEYENNE -- The fire danger is increasing in southern Wyoming and fire managers are asking people to use caution while ... [more]

Man sentenced for motel arson

Jun 21, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A federal judge in Wyoming has sentenced a Texas man to two years in prison for his role in the 2010 arson that destroyed the main lodge building of ... [more]

Today

Jun 21, 2013 - Staff:  Births
CHARGING CROW

A son was born to Allison Quiver, of Fort Washakie, at 1:37 a.m. June 11, 2013, at Lander Regional Hospital. He weighed 6 pounds, ... [more]

Today

Jun 20, 2013 - Staff:  Births
ARTHUR

A son was born to Jessie M. Arthur, of Arapahoe, at 6:09 p.m. June 11, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds. ... [more]

Digest

Jun 20, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Fire danger rising in hot days
JACKSON -- Agency fire managers say the fire danger is increasing in northwestern Wyoming and they're asking the public ... [more]

Court says bison transfer legal

Jun 20, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Judge Mike McGrath ruled that the relocation program was a "reasoned and viable" alternative to past practices involving Yellowstone bison.

BILLINGS, ... [more]

Federal fire prevention funds cut as fires rage

Jun 20, 2013 - By Mead Gruver and Nicholas Riccardi, The Associated Press:  U.S. Sen. John Barrasso of Wyoming is sponsoring a budget amendment to restore $100 million in funding for firef­ighting.

As the West battles one ... [more]

After release of critical report, Hill impeachment discussed

Jun 20, 2013 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  The prospect of impeaching state schools Superintendent Cindy Hill is being discussed by some lawmakers in the wake of an inquiry into state Department of ... [more]

Stolen truck wrecked; man treated, arrested

Jun 20, 2013 - From staff reports:  Michael L. Townsend, 26, of Rawlins, was arrested for possession of stolen property and driving under suspension Monday after he crashed a Napa Auto Parts ... [more]

Winds down tree; fire risk growing

Jun 20, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The National Weather Service office issued a hazardous weather outlook Thursday for the Wind River Basin, where dry and breezy conditions are expected to ... [more]

Teens in fatal wreck both had 'DNR' written on their arms

Jun 20, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Wyoming Highway Patrol officials confirmed Wednesday that the Wisconsin teens involved in a fatal car crash last week near Hudson had the letters "DNR" written ... [more]

Car's driver hospitalized after wreck, gunshot wound

Jun 20, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A 33-year-old Kinnear woman was still in the hospital Wednesday after being involved in a one-vehicle collision this weekend in rural Fremont County.
Reports ... [more]

Council reverses, OKs Walmart liquor license

Jun 20, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council has overturned its original vote and approved a retail liquor license transfer from the China Panda restaurant to Walmart.
China ... [more]

Cameco: U-mine delays tied to duplication of agency regs

Jun 19, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Cameco Resources president Paul Goranson is optimistic about the future of Wyoming uranium despite what he called "regulatory uncertainty" at the federal ... [more]

Today

Jun 19, 2013 - Staff:  Births
WEITZEL

A son was born to Theresa and Rodger Weitzel, of Lander, at 7:10 p.m. May 6, 2013, at Lander Regional Hospital. He weighed 9 pounds, ... [more]

Digest

Jun 19, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Miners convene in Sheridan
SHERIDAN -- The Wyoming Mining Association is holding its annual convention this week in Sheridan.
The convention began ... [more]

Army Corps deciding not to do broad environmental investigation of coal trains

Jun 19, 2013 - The Associated Press:  SEATTLE -- An official with the Army Corps of Engineers told a Congressional committee Tuesday that the agency doesn't plan a broad environmental study on ... [more]

Carissa ready to be fired up for visitors

Jun 19, 2013 - By Robert H. Peck, Staff Writer:  Supporters of South Pass City State Historic Site and the Carissa Mine renovation project will numerous changes at the site this summer, all leading up to a ... [more]

L&H? It's NASA calling

Jun 19, 2013 - By Don Warfield, Staff Writer:  L & H Industrial of Gillette, already an international power player in aftermarket mining equipment parts, is no shrinking violet when it comes to seizing ... [more]

U.S. Energy sees promise in Texas

Jun 19, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Test wells in the Buda Limestone have potential to be "barn burner," leaders of the Riverton-based company believe.

U.S. Energy president Mark Larsen ... [more]

State lawmakers urge Lummis to assist with energy industry issues

Jun 19, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The impact of federal action to Wyoming industry was at the center of discussions between Wyoming legislators, U.S. Rep. Cynthia Lummis, R-Wyo., and her ... [more]

Teacher had a grand time during Jeffrey City boom

Jun 19, 2013 - By Randy Tucker, Staff Writer:  It sounds like the punch line to a joke: "I was sitting in a bar in New Orleans and the guy sitting next to me said ... "
But it wasn't a joke. It was how Chris ... [more]