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RHS staging Les Miserables

May 23, 2013 - Staff:  "Les Miserables" boasts a large cast of RHS students and others. Front row, from left, Heather McLaughlin, Carly Thornton, Victoria Verosky, Kylee Yorgason, ... [more]

Today

May 23, 2013 - Staff:  Births
BELL

A son was born to Cassandra Warren and Anasteed Bell, of Lander, at 9:47 p.m. April 25, 2013, at Lander Regional Hospital. He weighed 7 ... [more]

Ethete man's death due to drowning in canal, coroner says

May 23, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Preliminary autopsy results show Curtis LeClair, 62, of Ethete, died of asphyxia due to drowning.
The man's body was found Monday in the Wyoming Canal system ... [more]

Husband, wife get big sentences in Hudson homicides

May 23, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Joseph Jude Jenkins will spend the next 70 years to life behind bars in connection with the 2011 double homicide in Hudson. His wife, Samantha June Hanway, ... [more]

County agrees to use signs near 1 percent tax projects

May 23, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Giant neon-green pennies will pop up all over Fremont County in the next few years.
The Fremont County Commission this month agreed to use bright, 2-foot ... [more]

Digest

May 23, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Guernsey treasurer sentenced
CHEYENNE -- A federal judge on Wednesday sentenced a former Guernsey town treasurer to two years in prison for failing to ... [more]

City to keep working on guidelines for fixing sidewalks

May 23, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  A proposed ordinance that would apply guidelines to sidewalk replacements failed this month to pass first reading from the Riverton City Council.
Current city ... [more]

Teen defendants enter not guilty plea in triple killings

May 23, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CODY -- Two teenagers charged in the shooting deaths of a woman and her parents near the Wyoming-Montana border have pleaded not guilty.
Stephen Hammer and ... [more]

Highway patrol to be visible for holiday period

May 23, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Highway Patrol will be out in force this Memorial Day weekend.
The patrol says it will be paying particular attention to enforcing seat ... [more]

Today

May 22, 2013 - Staff:  Births
ALKSNITIS

A daughter was born to Katie and Garret Alksnitis, of Riverton, at 12:19 p.m. April 30, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. She ... [more]

Lander Library launching summer reading program with Friday party

May 22, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  The Lander Library will host its third annual parking lot party from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Friday at the Lander Library, 451 N. Second St., Lander.
The parking ... [more]

Group to give demos on uses of stone tools

May 22, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  The Fort Thompson Green Blanket Map-In will provide the public with opportunities to learn about and participate in the creation and use of stone tools. The ... [more]

500 and counting: Riverton man will swim laps all year for MSAA

May 22, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Since he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2009, Jacob Bailey, 26, of Riverton, said he has been learning how to take things a little slower.
"That's ... [more]

Digest

May 22, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Teen pregnancy rate declines in state
LARAMIE -- Wyoming's teen birthrate dropped by nearly 15 percent between 2007 and 2012, but officials are unclear ... [more]

Court will allow helicopter to shoo bison back into park

May 22, 2013 - By Matt Volz, The Associated Press:  HELENA, Mont. -- A federal appeals court denied a request to block the use of a helicopter to haze wild bison as officials in southwestern Montana wrapped up ... [more]

Deadline next week for sigs on 'Hill Bill' repeal petition

May 22, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- An effort to refer a new Wyoming law to a statewide vote has one week left to collect the required signatures.
The Wyoming Constitution Party is ... [more]

Lawsuits on Bucklin crash go to mediation

May 22, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  Lawyers are planning mediation sessions to try to resolve two federal lawsuits stemming from a 2010 plane crash in the Wind River Mountains that killed a ... [more]

Social service entities hold close to current line in county funding requests

May 22, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Outside requests for funding from the Fremont County Commission were generally the same or slightly higher this year, with area social service agencies citing ... [more]

Three in field to fill school board vacancy; other staff moves set

May 22, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County School District 25 Board of Trustees is seeking a new member after the resignation this year of former trustee Greg Ashdown.
Ashdown was ... [more]

Murder suspect held on $500,000 bond in death of Shoshoni man

May 22, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Details have emerged in the case of Shey Bruce, 45, of Shoshoni, the alleged killer of Charles Darrell Laster, 65, also of Shoshoni.
The preliminary hearing ... [more]

Patterson offered RHS head football coaching position

May 22, 2013 - Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Pat Patterson, a teacher and football coach at American Falls High School in Idaho, has been offered the position of head football coach and science teacher at ... [more]

SHS seniors graduate

May 21, 2013 - Staff:  Shoshoni High School graduating seniors lined up outside the school's gym as they waited for the processional to start Sunday. Twenty students graduated during ... [more]

Today

May 21, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
CARPER

Alice Irene Hawks Carper, 89, of Lander, died Wednesday, March 6. A private graveside service was Friday, May 17, at Mount Hope Cemetery ... [more]

Digest

May 21, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Man stabbed to death in Laramie
LARAMIE -- The Laramie Police Department is investigating the stabbing death of a 44-year-old man.
Police say Paul A. ... [more]

Famous bear emerges with new cubs

May 21, 2013 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- One of the best-known grizzly bears in Grand Teton National Park has emerged from her den with three new cubs.
This is the third year that Grizzly ... [more]

Second fire at power plant in a week

May 21, 2013 - The Associated Press:  WHEATLAND -- One worker was hospitalized and two others treated and released after a second fire in a week at the same power plant.
The fire early Sunday ... [more]

County OKs restaurant's bid for beer license

May 21, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Burris Roadhouse and Trading Company sits within the boundaries of the Wind River Indian Reservation.

The Burris Roadhouse and Trading Company ... [more]

Game and Fish mulls lowering wolf harvest quotas in Dubois area

May 21, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Wyoming Game and Fish proposes to lower the gray wolf harvest quota for the hunt area around Dubois to three animals from the five allowed in 2012. The hunt ... [more]

Shoshoni man in custody on $500,000 bond

May 21, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Shey Bruce has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of Charles Darrell Laster.

Shey Bruce, 45, of Shoshoni, remained in custody ... [more]

Officials find missing man's body in canal

May 21, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Curtis LeClair was reported missing more than a week ago.

Officials have recovered the body of Curtis LeClair, 62, of Ethete, who was reported ... [more]