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Apr 16, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Couple settles lawsuit over shot horse
CASPER -- A Thermopolis couple has reached a $2,700 settlement with a Hot Springs County undersheriff who shot ... [more]

Snow brings wrecks, road closures

Apr 16, 2013 - By Christina George and Katie Roenigk, Staff Writers:  At least two minor traffic accidents were reported Tuesday morning as snow continued to fall in Fremont County.
The sheriff's office reported a Lander school ... [more]

Local runner was blocks away from Boston blasts

Apr 16, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Three Lander runners participated in the Boston Marathon on Monday and presumably were in the area when two bombs went off near the finish line, killing ... [more]

Mine owner says project could bring 165 jobs

Apr 16, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Representatives of Energy Fuels said they plan to build the uranium processing plant and mine eight miles south of Jeffrey City.

The new owner of the ... [more]

Wind works against crews in weekend modular fire

Apr 16, 2013 - From staff reports:  Fire officials said the Ethete home was "completely lost" in the Sunday blaze.

Fort Washakie fire chief Kevin Ferris said emergency crews didn't have ... [more]

Officials say county inmate spat on deputies

Apr 16, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  A Moran man who was arrested last week in Riverton encountered more trouble with law enforcement this weekend after he reportedly spat on two deputies at the ... [more]

Judge grants first Wyoming retrial based on DNA test

Apr 16, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A judge in Cheyenne has granted Wyoming's first retrial based on DNA evidence.
Andrew J. Johnson has served more than 23 years of a life-in-prison ... [more]

Gary Beach memorial scholarship available

Apr 14, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Natural Resource Foundation will be awarding the annual Gary Beach memorial scholarship. This $1,200 scholarship for the 2013-14 school year is ... [more]

County commissioners proclaim April as Month of Military Child

Apr 14, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Commission recently proclaimed April as the Month of the Military Child.
"The recognition of April as Month of the Military Child will ... [more]

Study: Ozone in Sublette Co. driving more people to docs

Apr 14, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CASPER -- A new study says higher pollution levels in southwest Wyoming from 2008 to 2011 drove more people to Sublette County clinics and doctors.
Data ... [more]

Owner of lost explosive device found

Apr 14, 2013 - The Associated Press:  ROCK SPRINGS -- Authorities have identified the owner of an explosive device that was found in a Rock Springs gutter.
Sweetwater County Sheriff Rich Haskell ... [more]

Woman pleads guilty to stealing school's money

Apr 14, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A woman has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $66,000 from a Montessori school in Cheyenne.
Teresa Meadowcroft pleaded guilty Thursday to one ... [more]

Montana Supreme Court hears bison relocation lawsuit

Apr 14, 2013 - The Associated Press:  MISSOULA, Mont. -- Backers of a government-sponsored conservation effort to transplant Yellowstone National Park bison to tribal reservations in Montana say a ... [more]

The way it was: Gypsy -- 1982

Apr 14, 2013 - Staff:  The Robert A. Peck Arts Center Theater was under construction in April 1982, but it wasn't ready to host the Central Wyoming College spring musical. That ... [more]

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Apr 14, 2013 - From staff reports:  County hosting e-waste cleanup day
Fremont County residents will be able to dispose of electronic waste for free during a county-wide cleanup day April ... [more]

Officials urge residents to prep for spring, summer storms

Apr 14, 2013 - From staff reports:  With springtime right around the corner and temperatures starting to rise, Wyoming Insurance Commissioner Tom Hirsig is reminding Wyoming residents that they ... [more]

Former Heart Mountain internee to speak at CWC

Apr 14, 2013 - From staff reports:  Sam Mihara, a former internee at a Japanese relocation camp in northwest Wyoming, speaks at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, at Central Wyoming College in the ... [more]

Deputies arrest man after brief high speed chase

Apr 14, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A Riverton man was arrested Wednesday morning after law enforcement reportedly spotted him driving recklessly in city limits.
Officials said alcohol was not ... [more]

Habitat for Humanity accepting applications for new Riverton home

Apr 14, 2013 - Staff:  Public meetings will be Tuesday, April 23, at the Lander Library and Wednesday, April 24, at the Riverton Branch Library.

Habitat for Humanity, Wind ... [more]

Employee raises, health insurance a concern in initial solid waste district budget

Apr 14, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Some members of the Fremont County Solid Waste Disposal District Board and district superintendent Andy Frey began looking at a draft operating budget with the ... [more]

Residents, officials mull future of WLRC

Apr 14, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  In February, the Wyoming Legislature directed the Department of Health to conduct a study of the Wyoming Life Resource Center to determine how the facility ... [more]

Projects funded by 1 percent tax could begin this summer

Apr 14, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Early work would replace concrete pieces on road segments throughout Riverton.

Riverton residents could see their optional 1 percent tax dollars at ... [more]

One of a kind

Apr 14, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Central Wyoming College theater director Mike Myers said this month's production of "Hair" will be unlike any other he has seen -- but that is part of the ... [more]

Club members host 4-H carnival

Apr 12, 2013 - Staff:  Four-year-old Anika Stanley of Riverton reacted as her father warned her not to touch the Coney Island amusement park constructed by Riverton Owls Club member ... [more]

Today

Apr 12, 2013 - Staff:  Births
COLE

A son was born to Shelley and Nathan Cole of Riverton at 4:12 a.m. April 3, 2013, at Lander Regional Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds. ... [more]

Digest

Apr 12, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Man dies after Casper arrest
CASPER -- Casper police say a 47-year-old man died after being taken into custody during a domestic dispute call.
Natrona ... [more]

Penalties to be toughened for state land violations

Apr 12, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- People who damage state trust lands can be ordered to make restitution under a new law that increases the consequences for violating land-use ... [more]

Year after blowout, no fines for operator

Apr 12, 2013 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  "Accidents will happen," said Wyoming interim Oil and Gas Supervisor Bob King.

CHEYENNE -- A company that owns a Wyoming oil well that blew out and ... [more]

After big first hunt, wolf quota may be cut by half

Apr 12, 2013 - The Associated Press:  The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is proposing to reduce wolf hunting quotas by half this fall because of the state's successful first hunt last year.
The ... [more]

Hidden eggs found Thursday; finders receive cash, tickets

Apr 12, 2013 - Staff:  Riverton residents Eric Smartt and Chuck Bracken had looked for hidden objects in Ranger-sponsored treasure hunts before, but Smartt said this year was the ... [more]