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Head of ambulance department resigns

Jul 3, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The announcement comes amid continuing budget discussions with the Fremont County Commission.

Lauri Wempen is resigning from her post as director of ... [more]

County's July Fourth festivities to span two days

Jul 3, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  Fremont County's holiday schedule is booked solid with rodeos, races, barbecues and fireworks and includes the communities of Pavillion, Lander and Dubois. ... [more]

Woman gets 10-12 years in prison for DUI death in Kinnear parking lot

Jul 3, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  An Idaho woman will spend the next 10-12 years in prison for driving drunkenly and killing a St. Stephen's woman in the parking lot of a Kinnear bar on Dec. 3. ... [more]

Good Sams round up in Riverton

Jul 3, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Good Sam Samboree, the annual meeting of the state's Good Sam clubs, was June 20-24 at the Fremont County Fairgrounds.
Roughly 73 recreational ... [more]

Feds award $41.3 million Job Corps bid to Idaho firm

Jul 3, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The U.S. Department of Labor on Tuesday awarded the bid for the Wind River Job Corps Center to Rafter H Construction LLC of Rexburg, Idaho.
Rafter was ... [more]

Teams find body of missing hiker

Jul 3, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Teams looking for the brother of Colorado Sen. Mark Udall in western Wyoming's Wind River Range have found his body, the family said Wednesday ... [more]

Crews tearing down Lincoln

Jul 2, 2013 - Staff:  An employee of Precision Demolition of Mills created a large cloud of dust as his backhoe bucket separated materials from the demolition of Lincoln Elementary ... [more]

Today

Jul 2, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
FRANKLIN

Allen "Gene" Franklin, 86, of Riverton, died Saturday, June 29, at his home. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 3, at ... [more]

WIC guidelines updated

Jul 2, 2013 - From staff reports:  Updated income guidelines for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children Program began Monday, according to the Wyoming ... [more]

Man missing on Pinedale side of Wind Rivers

Jul 2, 2013 - The Associated Press:  PINEDALE -- Helicopters and ground crews are again searching Wyoming's Wind River Range for the brother of Colorado Sen. Mark Udall.
James "Randy" Udall failed ... [more]

Digest

Jul 2, 2013 - The Associated Press:  New charges in fatal wreck
CHEYENNE -- Charges against a Colorado man accused in a crash that killed a woman in Cheyenne last year have been ... [more]

Funds run dry for road to proposed uranium mines

Jul 2, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A plan to rebuild a road that provides access to two planned uranium mines and links public highways has run into a lack of funds.
"It's an important project ... [more]

Rez stabbing suspect in custody on other charge

Jul 2, 2013 - From staff reports:  Federal officials say the suspect in the June 9 death of Dwight Spoonhunter Sr., 28, of Arapahoe, is currently in the custody of tribal officials.
The person ... [more]

Firefighters combat natural and manmade blazes

Jul 2, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Local fire officials said they weren't surprised by the one-acre fire they extinguished June 24 roughly 12 miles west of Lysite.
The blaze reportedly started ... [more]

Judge: Interrogation in Lander murder case unconstitutional

Jul 2, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The prosecution in a Lander murder-sexual assault case suffered a setback Friday when a District Court judge decided part of the defendant's statement to ... [more]

Bear spray promoted for YNP visitors

Jul 2, 2013 - The Associated Press:  A nonprofit organization is teaming with seven retailers around Yellowstone National Park to sell bear spray at discounted prices during the week of July ... [more]

Fire limits take effect as state dries out

Jul 2, 2013 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  Partial restrictions take effect Tuesday for Medicine Bow National Forest.

Fremont County isn't part of the first round of fire restrictions being ... [more]

Woman must pay back fraud funds

Jul 2, 2013 - The Associated Press:  A federal judge has ordered a Gillette woman to pay more than $55,000 after making false benefit claims.
U.S. District Judge Scott Skavdahl last week ordered ... [more]

Officials: Plan to hire one director for museums preliminary

Jul 1, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Museums Board members say a proposal to hire a single director for the Riverton, Lander and Dubois museums is still early in the planning ... [more]

Wyoming digest

Jun 30, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Power line docs online
DENVER -- Federal officials have published the draft environmental impact statement for a proposed transmission line meant to ... [more]

The way it was: Pioneer Days -- 1967

Jun 30, 2013 - Staff:  Fremont County was anticipating the annual renewal of Lander Pioneer Days festivities as the Fourth of July neared in 1967, with Diana Brodie and Charlotte ... [more]

Musicians warm up for Hot Notes Cool Nights

Jun 30, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Central Wyoming College summer band will perform concerts at 7 p.m. every Monday through Aug. 5, alternating between the city parks in Lander and Riverton. ... [more]

Riverton Rotary Club racing to Era-DUCK-ate polio

Jun 30, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Riverton Rotary Club will launch 1,200 rubber ducks into the Wind River upstream of the Riverwalk on July 13 in an effort to raise money to stamp out polio ... [more]

BLM seeks input on proposed gas well in county

Jun 30, 2013 - From staff reports:  The site is roughly 10 miles southeast of Jeffrey City.

The Bureau of Land Management Lander Field Office is seeking public comments on a proposed ... [more]

Pets on rez receive free and low-cost vaccines

Jun 30, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Workers gave more than 100 pets low-cost or free vaccinations last week during a vaccine effort on the Wind River Indian Reservation.
Indian Health Services ... [more]

Trial date set for Riverton woman with link to assault

Jun 30, 2013 - From staff reports:  Cecelia Gayle Shakespeare, 28, of Riverton, is scheduled to appear before a jury in August in connection with an alleged assault on the Wind River Indian ... [more]

Digest

Jun 30, 2013 - From staff reports:  CWC raffle to benefit Foundation
The Central Wyoming College Foundation is hoping to raise money for scholarships this summer by raffling off a classic ... [more]

Teens develop life skills at summer program

Jun 30, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The students will learn about financial literacy and "design thinking" every Thursday in July.

As the school year ends and summer begins, lessons ... [more]

Mock trial highlights case of the 1954 suicide of Hunt

Jun 30, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer:  Citizens announced their verdict on "The Trial of Joe McCarthy" Wednesday night at Lander Middle School.
In the mock trial, set in 1954, the State of Wyoming ... [more]

Good hay conditions early in season

Jun 30, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Motorists venturing into the countryside of Fremont County this week are likely to see alfalfa farmers at work, or notice the long rows of cut hay in what used ... [more]