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Deal reached in kidnap case

Apr 26, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CANON CITY, Colo. -- A 46-year-old man has entered a plea agreement in a kidnapping and sexual assault case that ended in Wyoming.
Christopher Jeffries pleaded ... [more]

Contributions allow park facilities to open

Apr 26, 2013 - The Associated Press:  MOOSE -- Two facilities in Grand Teton National Park that would have remained closed this year due to federal budget cuts will open up after all.
Park ... [more]

Scientists, industry examine big lithium find in state

Apr 26, 2013 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- University of Wyoming researchers have discovered a possibly large source of lithium near Rock Springs, but an expert on the material says whether ... [more]

County police hosting drug Take-Back Day

Apr 26, 2013 - From staff reports:  The RPD will participate in the sixth national prescription drug Take-Back Day on Saturday. Residents are invited to dispose safely of unwanted medications ... [more]

Snyder leads effort to resolve RHS football issues

Apr 26, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  The superintendent said he wants to have the process "wrapped up by next week."

With a vision of restoring faith in Riverton High School football, ... [more]

Job seekers browse booths at expo

Apr 26, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Employment Expo on Thursday reflected national trends. Some workers were looking for work in new fields, some industries were reacting to ... [more]

Commissioners split in Riverton justice center, wolf suit decisions

Apr 26, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  In two close votes, the Fremont County Commission engaged a firm to design a new Riverton justice center and committed $1,000 to a court fight about ... [more]

Job Corps work inching forward

Apr 26, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Officials to meet with contractors in May

The U.S. Department of Labor released a construction solicitation notice Friday morning for work on the ... [more]

Riverton High School choir performs at CWC

Apr 25, 2013 - Staff:  Kura Farthing, 3, clung to her aunt, Riverton High School senior Harley David, during the concert choir's warmup Tuesday in the Central Wyoming College dance ... [more]

Today

Apr 25, 2013 - Staff:  Births
BLACKBURN

A son was born to Gary and Alfreda Blackburn, of Riverton, at 2:42 p.m. March 29, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 7 ... [more]

Digest

Apr 25, 2013 - The Associated Press:  New sentence for teen in killing
CHEYENNE -- A second of the three teenagers involved in the 2009 home invasion slaying of a Sheridan businessman ... [more]

Man shot by police changes plea to guilty

Apr 25, 2013 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- A man who was shot by Laramie police in August has pleaded guilty to burglary and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
Kevin Cook originally ... [more]

UW unveils energy/law center

Apr 25, 2013 - From staff reports:  Robert Nordhaus, one of the nation's leading experts on energy law and policy, is the inaugural speaker Thursday for the University of Wyoming's new Center for ... [more]

School enrollment tops 90K again

Apr 25, 2013 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  Kindergarten enrollment reached a record 8,131.

CHEYENNE -- Wyoming's K-12 public school enrollment has exceeded 90,000 for the first time since 1999 ... [more]

College to to tap 'field experience' in teaching

Apr 25, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Beginning in 2014, students at Central Wyoming College will have a new opportunity to put their education to work outside of the classroom through a ... [more]

Wild and Scenic Film Festival tour to make stop Thursday in Riverton

Apr 25, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Wild and Scenic Film Festival tour returns to Lander April 26 and will expand to include Riverton for the first time on April 25. The screenings will ... [more]

Safe infrastructure tops on 1-percent tax list

Apr 25, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County's revenue from the optional 1 percent sales tax will be focused on improving the safety of infrastructure. An advisory committee of citizens ... [more]

School board names new administrators for RMS and Rendezvous School

Apr 25, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  New administration, faculty and staff contracts were awarded Tuesday during the Fremont County School District 25 Board of Trustees regular meeting. ... [more]

Kiwanis hosts Books and Breakfast

Apr 24, 2013 - Staff:  Rena Christensen seemed overwhelmed by the selection of new books to choose from. Photo by Wayne ... [more]

$12M in highway work awarded

Apr 24, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- More highway construction projects will soon be underway around Wyoming, and most of them will be done by in-state companies.
The state's ... [more]

Digest

Apr 24, 2013 - The Associated Press:  New sentencing for Sheridan teen
CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Supreme Court has ordered a new sentencing hearing for one of the teenagers involved in the ... [more]

Simultaneous lawsuits on wolves can proceed

Apr 24, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A recent ruling by a federal judge means that two parallel lawsuits will continue to run in Cheyenne and Washington, D.C., over environmental ... [more]

Mead: No need now to slash state government spending again

Apr 24, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead says he will push to hold the state budget flat for the coming two-year budget cycle despite legislative calls for more state agency ... [more]

Group working to revitalize City Park will meet Thursday

Apr 24, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Revitalize Riverton, the group formed to plan and discuss renovation ideas for City Park, has its first meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 25, at Riverton City ... [more]

CWC still seeking ideal site for new Lander center

Apr 24, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College officials again had limited information this month on progress toward a new facility in Lander.
The project has been a topic of ... [more]

Big crowd at school board as football complaints voiced

Apr 24, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  With six of eight Riverton High School assistant football coaches from last fall's team in the audience, the Riverton school board listened for 30 minutes ... [more]

Today

Apr 24, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
ALEXANDER

Nicholas Nelson Alexander, 70, of Lander, died Sunday, April 21, at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. Per his request, cremation has ... [more]

Riverton High School celebrates prom

Apr 23, 2013 - Staff:  Riverton High School prom royalty basked in applause Saturday night at the big dance. From left, first attendants Aisha Durfey and Wyatt Griffin, queen Kaitlin ... [more]

Today

Apr 23, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
ABEYTA

Jim Abeyta, 67, of Riverton, died Saturday, April 20, at the University of Colorado Hospital. A viewing will be 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. ... [more]

Affordable Care Act bringing changes to health care in state

Apr 23, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Former Riverton Memorial Hospital CEO Chris Smolik said that with a reformed Affordable Care Act, providers will be paid less for certain services, and they'll ... [more]