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Sen. Case has melanoma, weighing treatment options during campaign

Sep 16, 2014 - By Anne McGowan, Staff Writer:  A longtime Wyoming legislator from Fremont County has been diagnosed with melanoma.
State Sen. Cale Case, R-Lander, who is running for re-election, said he ... [more]

Missing man died after bear attack

Sep 16, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Initial autopsy reports show Adam Stewart, 31, of Utah, likely died last week after suffering a bear bite while working in the Bridger Teton National Forest ... [more]

Traffic patterns to change Monday on South Federal Boulevard

Sep 15, 2014 - From staff reports:  Traffic patterns are scheduled to change late Monday on the South Federal Boulevard/Monroe Avenue highway improvement project, and the new driving surface ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Sep 15, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Mead picked for national position
CHEYENNE -- Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead has been appointed vice chairman of the National Governors Association's Natural ... [more]

Body found in forest apparently that of missing Utah man

Sep 15, 2014 - From staff reports:  A man missing for more than a week in the Wind River Mountains above Dubois apparently has died.
The Fremont County Sheriff's Office announced Saturday that ... [more]

Beet harvest under way in Big Horn Basin

Sep 15, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Harvest usually continues through the end of October.

POWELL -- Farmers have begun harvesting sugar beets in Wyoming.
Mark Bjornestad, of Western ... [more]

Panel including Riverton lawmaker endorses firing squad for murder cases in Wyoming

Sep 15, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  The committee rejected another bill that would have called for the state to repeal the death penalty altogether.

The Wyoming Department of ... [more]

CWC writes off more than $135K in bad debt

Sep 15, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  College officials say the accounts receivable account is at its lowest point in the past 10 years.

Central Wyoming College discharged more than ... [more]

Theft blocked, employee injured during shoplifting attempt

Sep 15, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The incident was labeled an armed robbery.

A shoplifting attempt was foiled last month in Riverton when the suspect reportedly collided with a store ... [more]

Lost handcuff key results in call to police, locksmith

Sep 15, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A Riverton woman got stuck in a pair of handcuffs recently after realizing she didn't have the key to free herself.
The woman arrived at the Riverton Police ... [more]

Top nature artists to assemble at art show in Dubois

Sep 15, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Susan Kathleen Black Foundation has assembled some of the nation's top nature artists in Dubois.
Their selection of paintings includes landscapes, ... [more]

Producer to discuss film 'iThemba'

Sep 15, 2014 - From staff reports:  Dr. Elinor Burkett, a UW senior visiting scholar in global studies, will lead a discussion Sept. 25 on the film "iThemba."
The talk will begin at 6 p.m. in ... [more]

Willow Creek School passes 35 percent design review

Sep 15, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Planning for the new K-3 school in Riverton to be called Willow Creek Elementary has taken another step forward.
Fremont County School District 25 ... [more]

'Hash oil' presenting legal hurdles for county cops, courts

Sep 15, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A new illegal drug called hash oil has popped up in Fremont County this year, and Wyoming law has not fully caught up.
Hash oil is a concentrated form of ... [more]

Twelve candidates file for ESBC; primary Tuesday

Sep 15, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Three seats are open after the recent resignation of Mike Lajeunesse.

Voters will have 12 candidates to choose from in the primary election for the ... [more]

Subjects scatter during underage drinking raid; police issue four citations

Sep 15, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Several subjects were cited for underage drinking last month after failing in their attempts to hide from police.
The incident began with a noise complaint at ... [more]

One-of-a-kind performance set for Friday

Sep 15, 2014 - From staff reports:  Thirty Central Wyoming College and area high school students will converge upon the Robert A. Peck Arts Center for a one-of-a-kind event Friday.
Beginning at ... [more]

New management plan would add overpasses near elk refuge

Sep 15, 2014 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- A proposed conservation plan for the National Elk Refuge in northwest Wyoming includes building wildlife crossings over a highway, restoring beavers ... [more]

Digest

Sep 12, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Buffalo got 10 inches of snow
CHEYENNE -- A late summer snowstorm dropped up to 20 inches of snow in parts of Wyoming.
The rare storm Wednesday and ... [more]

Body of Illinois woman found in rural Wyoming

Sep 12, 2014 - The Associated Press:  ROCK SPRINGS -- Authorities in southwestern Wyoming have found the body of an Illinois woman who had not been heard from since Sept. 3.
Searchers found the ... [more]

Protections for lynx expanded, but not habitat

Sep 12, 2014 - The Associated Press:  BILLINGS, Mont. -- Canada lynx gained federal protections in New Mexico on Thursday, but U.S. wildlife officials again declined to designate critical habitat ... [more]

Reservation farms account for $21 million in economic impact locally

Sep 12, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Comprehensive data on agriculture on the Wind River Indian Reservation has been released for the first time. The 293 farms on the reservation bring in $21 ... [more]

Man still missing in mountain wilderness

Sep 12, 2014 - From staff reports:  The temperature in the search area fell to 12 degrees overnight Thursday.

Volunteer crews embarked Friday morning on the fifth day of an intensive ... [more]

Fast-moving cold snap threatened growing season

Sep 12, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A new record low for the date -- 30 degrees -- was established Thursday night.

Temperatures in Riverton hit an all-time low for the date Thursday ... [more]

Man killed in police shooting was drunk

Sep 12, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  'Homicide' ruling doesn't imply guilt

The Fremont County Coroner's Office has released autopsy results for Justin Steele, 26, of Pavillion, who died ... [more]

Today

Sep 12, 2014 - Staff:  Births
BECK

A son was born to Kelsey Beck of Lander and Jared Beck of Lander at 6:59 a.m. June 30 at SageWest Health Care at Lander. The baby weighed ... [more]

No sign of man missing in mountains; weather much colder in region

Sep 11, 2014 - From staff reports:  Fremont County Search and Rescue crews continue to search a remote part of the Bridger Teton wilderness for a Utah man who has been missing since Friday. ... [more]

Digest

Sep 11, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Big year for park visitation
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- Visitation to Yellowstone National Park has topped the 2.7 million mark, and the park is on ... [more]

Arapahos say they are quitting Joint Business Council; not acceptable, say Shoshones

Sep 11, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Northern Arapaho Business Council is terminating its involvement with the Shoshone and Arapaho Joint Business Council after it made a new policy not to ... [more]

New museum for children opens Saturday in Riverton

Sep 11, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  During trips throughout the country to visit family, Riverton resident Nance Shelsta has enjoyed taking her grandchildren to community children's museums and ... [more]