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Feb 19, 2014 - Staff:  Births
SAMUELSON

A daughter was born to Jolene and Andy Samuelson, of Riverton, at 1:22 p.m. Dec. 11, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. She weighed ... [more]

Digest

Feb 19, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Document details fatal attack on jailer
GERING, Neb. -- A 15-year-old inmate from Wyoming strangled a jail guard for more than 2 minutes after he ... [more]

Iowa snowmobiler killed in avalanche when snow sweeps sled into a tree

Feb 19, 2014 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- A 26-year-old Iowa man died when an avalanche swept his snowmobile into a tree in northwest Wyoming.
Teton County Undersheriff Bob Gilliam said ... [more]

DNA testing bill narrowed in committee

Feb 19, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A Wyoming legislative committee on Tuesday scaled back a proposal to require people arrested on serious charges to provide DNA samples.
The Senate ... [more]

Senate committee considers Medicaid bill

Feb 19, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Witnesses testifying in favor of a bill to expand the Medicaid program in Wyoming told lawmakers Wednesday that the program offers their sole hope ... [more]

Tribes, city say they are open to discussing EPA ruling; no talk set

Feb 19, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Northern Arapaho Tribe last week requested that the Environmental Protection Agency stay a recent decision redefining the boundaries of the Wind River ... [more]

Wind River students question Barrasso on Obamacare, Second Amendment issues

Feb 19, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk Staff Writer:  The U.S. senator visited the Pavillion high school during a whirlwind tour of Wyoming.

U.S. Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., visited Wind River High ... [more]

Defendant in Sinks Canyon shooting to enter alcohol abuse program

Feb 19, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A judge wants to see how Jeremy Cunningham does in an alcohol abuse treatment program before deciding whether to accept a plea agreement in his case.
"We'll ... [more]

Wellness program aims to save county on health care costs

Feb 19, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County is hoping a large incentive will encourage its employees to improve their health, leading to lower claims costs to the county's health benefit ... [more]

Today

Feb 18, 2014 - Staff:  Deaths
CLAUSEN

Graveside services for Donald Clausen will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, at Mount Hope Cemetery in ... [more]

Cancer patients and caregivers invited to Celebration of Hope

Feb 18, 2014 - From staff reports:  Activities at the Cheyenne event will focus on blood cancers and young adult survivors.

Interested residents are invited to participate in the ... [more]

EMTs honored with Captain's Awards

Feb 18, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County's Ambulance Department gave out its annual Captain's Awards at a banquet Jan. 15. Roughly 40 people attended and put on a potluck dinner at ... [more]

Digest

Feb 18, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Jail guard dies two days after attack
SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. -- Authorities say a western Nebraska jail guard who was attacked by a 15-year-old inmate from ... [more]

Jury selection starts in murder trial

Feb 18, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- About 500 potential jurors are being summoned to court for the upcoming trial of a Cheyenne man accused of shooting and killing two people in ... [more]

Legislature digs into huge budget bill

Feb 18, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The state budget bill that got its first airing before the full Wyoming Legislature on Monday calls for using state funds to get coal exported ... [more]

Past county commissioner not named to museums board

Feb 18, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Commissioners passed on an opportunity to appoint a former commissioner to the Fremont County Museums board.
Gary Shoemaker, who last sat on ... [more]

More monitor wells drilled to check contamination from city-owned lot

Feb 18, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Traffic through the 300 block of East Main Street in Riverton was restricted Tuesday as groundwater contamination testing continued as part of the Storage Tank ... [more]

Farm and Ranch Days speaker: Cattle outlook better in 2014

Feb 18, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Projections call for slow and steady growth in cattle production.

Session participants at the Fremont County Farm and Ranch Days got a cattle market ... [more]

Two bills could fund justice center, but the specifics differ

Feb 18, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A bill that could help fund a new Riverton justice center passed the Wyoming Senate unanimously on Monday and reached the House of Representatives on Tuesday. ... [more]

Prison guard brain dead after attack by Wyo. teen

Feb 17, 2014 - The Associated Press:  SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. -- A western Nebraska jail corrections officer has been declared brain dead after authorities say she was attacked and strangled by a teenage ... [more]

Spruce beetle not expected to be so bad as pine variety

Feb 17, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- An outbreak of spruce beetles continues to accelerate across hundreds of square miles of new forest in Colorado, although a much larger outbreak of ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Feb 17, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Rail sale won't be opposed
PIERRE, S.D. -- Gov. Dennis Daugaard said Friday that he will not oppose the sale of the west end of the Dakota, Minnesota & ... [more]

Wednesday preliminary hearing for woman charged with embezzling thousands

Feb 17, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Rachel Marie Cox, 41, of Riverton, made an initial appearance Feb. 12 in Riverton Circuit Court for seven charges alleging she embezzled from her former ... [more]

The way it was: Derby Saloon -- 1917

Feb 17, 2014 - Staff:  Business was good at the Derby Saloon in Shoshoni in the spring of 1917. The 10-year-old town was on the Chicago and North Western Railroad, and local leaders ... [more]

Digest

Feb 17, 2014 - From staff reports:  CWC volunteers to prepare taxes
Former and current Central Wyoming College accounting and income tax students will provide free help preparing 2013 tax ... [more]

Tribe meeting to address possible resolution change

Feb 17, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Northern Arapaho Tribe will have public meetings Tuesday and Thursday to discuss a proposed change to General Council Resolution 6663.
The change would ... [more]

CWC staging 'The Music Man'

Feb 17, 2014 - From staff reports:  "The Music Man," Central Wyoming College's spring musical, is a light-hearted throwback to a simpler time of brass bands and Fourth of July Americana.
CWC ... [more]

District 24 receives clean audit

Feb 17, 2014 - By Kelli Ameling, Staff Writer:  Fremont County School District 24 received a clean audit for the year ending June 30.
McKee, Marburger and Fagnant, P.C. of Lander evaluated the district's ... [more]

RHS sends 18 musicians to All State

Feb 17, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A group of Riverton High School students traveled to Laramie in January to participate in Wyoming's All State music programs.
For many, it was their first ... [more]

Superintendent, principals all rehired by District 25

Feb 17, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A new choir director also has been hired, effective Monday, to fill an unexpected vacancy in the high school and middle school ... [more]

Cadaver lab at CWC Health and Science Center gives new meaning to hands on

Feb 17, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  When anatomy professor Tara Womack-Shultz describes the human body to her students at Central Wyoming College, she doesn't simply point to a diagram in a ... [more]

CWC pushing lawmakers to fund 'success project'

Feb 17, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk Staff Writer:  Administrators at Central Wyoming College hope state lawmakers approve funding for at least one of the school's capital construction projects during the ... [more]

New ambulance chief on job; plans fiscal, equipment reviews

Feb 17, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A new director is at the wheel of Fremont County's Ambulance Department. Joseph Zillmer started work Feb. 10.
Zillmer said he thinks highly of the service ... [more]

Riverton Branch Library to show American Indian film

Feb 14, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Riverton Branch Library will show the coming-of-age suspense thriller "On the Ice" at 7 p.m. Feb. 26.
The film was a Sundance Grand Jury Nominee and won ... [more]

RHS senior receives Most Outstanding Student award

Feb 14, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  School resource officer Cody Myers recognized Taylor Barry's volunteerism and dedication.

Riverton High School senior Taylor Barry was given the Most ... [more]

Today

Feb 14, 2014 - Staff:  Births
ROBISON

A son was born to Chezerai and Cody Robison, of Riverton, at 11:18 a.m. Nov. 26, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 7 ... [more]

Digest

Feb 14, 2014 - The Associated Press:  G&F funding may get boost
CHEYENNE -- A Wyoming legislative committee has endorsed a bill that would transfer some of the costs of running the state ... [more]

Bank robbery a dud because door was locked

Feb 14, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Sheriff's officials say employees of a bank in a small town in southeast Wyoming unwittingly thwarted a holdup by locking the front door. Sheriff's ... [more]

Same-sex marriage bills nixed in House

Feb 14, 2014 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming House on Thursday defeated bills on both sides of the same-sex marriage issue.
The House first defeated a bill that would have changed ... [more]

Baxter Black show begins 4-H centennial activities

Feb 14, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Other anniversary events are planned through the summer.

A Valentine's Day dinner and show kick off the 100th anniversary of Fremont County 4-H this ... [more]