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Delaware sends another fire crew to West

Aug 8, 2012 - The Associated Press:  DOVER, Del. -- Having already sent firefighters to Wyoming once this summer, the Delaware Forest Service for the second time this summer is sending a crew to ... [more]

Mead to EPA: Let the states regulate haze in atmosphere

Aug 8, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead is telling federal regulators that the state should take the lead in regulating regional haze.
Mead recently wrote to the ... [more]

Fast-track wind farm awaits permits

Aug 8, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Federal agencies aim to have their permit and review decisions for a wind farm development in southern Wyoming complete by October 2014.
President ... [more]

Mead opens WR Native American Conference

Aug 8, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  It's been nearly a decade since the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Wyoming started hosting its annual Wind River Native American Conference, and ... [more]

Experienced Christensen seeks second term on county commission

Aug 8, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Commission District 2 incumbent Dennis Christensen is touting his experience in office, including serving on the Central Wyoming College board, ... [more]

Chicken thieves make off with fowl used for therapy exhibit at fair

Aug 8, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Fowl play at the 2012 Fremont County Fair has seven chickens missing.
Wind River Healthcare director Feike Van Dijk said the health care center's exhibit ... [more]

1 percent tax ballot question amended

Aug 8, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County commissioners want to eliminate confusion about when the 1 percent sales tax question would face voter renewal if passed. The item will appear ... [more]

Council OKs day cares in residential zone A with 4-3 vote

Aug 8, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council has passed on second reading an ordinance that would allow family childcare homes for up to 10 children in residential zone A.
The ... [more]

Rotary dunks ducks for a cause

Aug 7, 2012 - Staff:  Riverton Mayor Ron Warpness' duck won the Riverton Rotary Club's duck race, which raised more than $3,000 for Rotary International's polio prevention ... [more]

Today

Aug 7, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
GREENHALGH

Emrys L."George" Greenhalgh, 82, died Tuesday, July 31, at the Riverton Memorial Hospital. Services will be at 1 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. ... [more]

Digest

Aug 7, 2012 - The Associated Press:  State moves to stop PAWS for juniors
CASPER -- Wyoming is moving ahead with plans to eliminate a state proficiency exam for high school juniors next ... [more]

Rawlins fire not spreading

Aug 7, 2012 - The Associated Press:  RAWLINS -- A wildfire in south-central Wyoming's Carbon County isn't spreading but continues to burn within its perimeter.
The Ferris Fire, about 30 miles ... [more]

Company plans adventure race

Aug 7, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A national adventure racing company is working with the state of Wyoming to stage an annual race centered in Casper.
Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead on ... [more]

Yellowstone reinstates fire bans, closes trails

Aug 7, 2012 - The Associated Press:  YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- Yellowstone National Park is reinstating fire restrictions and closing some hiking trails and backcountry campsites as hot, dry ... [more]

Community garden to host open house at new location

Aug 7, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  The community garden at Central Wyoming College will have an open house and peace pole dedication at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8.
Sherry Shelley, the ... [more]

Final days of the Fremont County Fair

Aug 7, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Sixth-grader wins cow contest award in memory of Bill Bates, his late great-grandfather.

With tears streaming down her cheeks, Mary Bates leaned ... [more]

Election filing period opens Wednesday

Aug 7, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The filing period opens Wednesday, Aug. 8, for positions on boards of Central Wyoming College, the eight Fremont County school districts, and fire, ... [more]

RHS marching band camp starts Tuesday; members expected

Aug 5, 2012 - Staff:  Riverton High School band students are expected to attend the annual marching band camp beginning this week at Wolverine Field adjacent to RHS.
The camp runs ... [more]

Digest

Aug 5, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Mud plant plan opposed
CASPER -- Officials in Mills are asking Natrona County to reconsider its conditional approval of a drilling-mud recycling plant ... [more]

Review of power line postponed

Aug 5, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A detailed federal review of a proposed $3 billion power line that would run through Wyoming, Utah, Colorado and Nevada and deliver power to the ... [more]

Planned hunt unlikely to end wolf problems

Aug 5, 2012 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Wyoming's first-ever regulated wolf hunt -- slated to kick off in about two months -- probably won't reduce the intensity of a wolf-reduction program ... [more]

The way it was: Buffalo barbecue -- 1974

Aug 5, 2012 - Staff:  Dubois has prided itself on hosting mid-summer festivities that attract visitors from far and wide. In early August of 1974, the Dubois Fire Department hosted ... [more]

United Way seeking help to connect children with books

Aug 5, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Fremont County's youngest children may soon be seeing more books at home.
United Way of Southwest Wyoming executive director Suzanne Zutter said her ... [more]

Sinks Canyon picks best scenic, wildlife contest pics

Aug 5, 2012 - From staff reports:  Blue grouse competed against moose, rocks in a river against wildflowers, and butterflies challenged snowstorms in the 32nd annual Sinks Canyon State Park ... [more]

Digest

Aug 5, 2012 - From staff reports:  Chip sealing beginning on Togwotee
The Wyoming Department of Transportation has scheduled chip sealing to begin Monday, Aug. 6, on Togwotee Pass ... [more]

Shoshone National Forest group gets project funding

Aug 5, 2012 - From staff reports:  The Shoshone National Forest Resource Advisory Committee is seeking applications for additional projects.
The Shoshone National Forest announcement came in ... [more]

Fleaks bring daughter home in time for her second birthday

Aug 5, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  The couple's baby, Madison, was born with a heart defect and had to have a transplant after several surgeries proved unsuccessful.

When former ... [more]

Dalbow to raffle hog for Tough Enough fund

Aug 5, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Vinnie Dalbow donated animals to benefit area families in need during his second and third years of showing hogs at the Fremont County Fair and Rodeo.
Last ... [more]

Youths shed tears over steers

Aug 5, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Junior Livestock Sale was emotional for Shayde LeClair.
On one hand, the 14-year-old Shoshoni girl's steer, Tweedy, earned this year's reserve champion ... [more]

PBS to seek deferred maintenance funds from Legislature

Aug 5, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  Station's general manager plans to use the money to replace aging equipment.

The Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees approved sending the ... [more]

Today

Aug 3, 2012 - Staff:  Births
HILL

A son was born to Katlynn Hutchinson, of Lander, and Corey Hill, of Arapahoe, at 10:39 a.m. June 3, 2012, at Lander Regional Hospital. He ... [more]

Man who died Wednesday in mountains was Atlanta resident

Aug 3, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Coroner's office has identified the man who died in the mountains near Dubois on Wednesday evening as Alec McCrackin.
County Coroner Ed ... [more]

Digest

Aug 3, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Nominations sought for group
PINEDALE -- The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is accepting nominations for people to serve on the Pinedale Anticline ... [more]

Whooping cough on the rise in state

Aug 3, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Cases of whooping cough are up dramatically in Wyoming this year.
Through the end of July, state health officials have documented almost three ... [more]

Judge decides not to see site where bear killed man

Aug 3, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The judge in a lawsuit filed by the widow of a man killed by a grizzly bear has decided not to view the mauling site near Yellowstone National Park ... [more]

Dubois Circuit Court considered for closure as budget cuts loom

Aug 3, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The state legislative judiciary committee's meeting in Cheyenne on Monday included discussion on a recommendation to close the 9th Judicial District's ... [more]

New exhibit showcases special needs participants

Aug 3, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  There is a new exhibit at the Fremont County Fair this year dedicated to those with special needs.
Debra Williams, of Riverton, said the exhibit was created ... [more]

Goat exhibitor pockets prize after prize

Aug 3, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  The announcer for the youth goat show seemed to be stuck on repeat Thursday at the 2012 Fremont County Fair. Calling out Colter Lenier, 12, nine times as a ... [more]

CWC master plan eyes construction in Lander, Jackson

Aug 3, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  The Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees has approved a master plan that has been in the works since last year.
It was approved 6-1, with trustee Frank ... [more]

Today

Aug 2, 2012 - Staff:  Births
ATKIN

A daughter was born to Jill Neville, of Yelm, Wash., and Joe Atkin, of Lander, at 3:05 p.m. July 28, 2012, at Lander Regional Hospital. ... [more]