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'I wish I could change it,' says Riverton man who shot neighbor

May 3, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Dustin Dean Nickelson will never forget the evening of Sept. 13, 2012.
"I am sorry for shooting Lucas; at the time I never knew who he was," Nickelson said. ... [more]

Man will not press charges after finding missing items

May 3, 2013 - From staff reports:  Officials said a man chose not to press charges Wednesday against a subject who took some items from his vehicle in Riverton.
Law enforcement responded at ... [more]

Shoshoni pride

May 3, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The shovels and wheelbarrows were out early Saturday as families, organizations and school clubs got together to renovate Shoshoni's Travis Park playground. ... [more]

Jackson bank robber convicted

May 3, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A federal jury took just over an hour Thursday to convict an Australian man who said he robbed a bank in Wyoming so he could give money to the ... [more]

Today

May 2, 2013 - Staff:  Births
FRIDAY

A daughter was born to Elizabeth and Winslow Friday, of Ethete, at 5:46 p.m. April 7, 2013, at Lander Regional Hospital. She weighed 9 ... [more]

Digest

May 2, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Sweetwater Co. searches for man
ROCK SPRINGS -- Sweetwater County's search and rescue team has joined the search for a fisherman from Jackson missing ... [more]

Judge grants delay in trial of suspect in Jackson bank heist

May 2, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  A judge on Wednesday granted a one-day delay in the bank robbery trial of an Australian man who claims he gave much of the money to the homeless.
The delay ... [more]

Storm leaves Wyoming, smacks neighbor states

May 2, 2013 - The Associated Press:  DENVER -- People in parts of Colorado and Wyoming pulled puffy jackets, hats and umbrellas out of the closet again Wednesday for another round of wet spring ... [more]

Toddler found wandering in roadway; mother cited for child endangerment

May 2, 2013 - From staff reports:  A 21-year-old Riverton mother was cited for child endangerment Wednesday after her 3-year-old daughter reportedly was found unattended in a roadway north of ... [more]

RHS head football coach resigns

May 2, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Riverton High School's head football coach Jeremy McCormick has resigned under pressure according to officials at a press conference Wednesday evening.
"He ... [more]

Arapahoe trailer home lost in fire

May 2, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  An Arapahoe trailer home was destroyed in a fire Wednesday after someone reportedly left a greasy pan on top of a hot stove.
Riverton fire administrator Jeff ... [more]

Wind River Basin snowpack stands at 96 percent of normal

May 2, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  A water supply specialist said irrigators will have a better supply this year.

This week's snowstorm brought local snowpack within sight of average, ... [more]

Today

May 1, 2013 - Staff:  Births
BROWN

A son was born to Colleen H. Brown, of Riverton, at 3:54 p.m. April 11, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 5 pounds, 4 ... [more]

Digest

May 1, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Smoke from field burn causes crash
POWELL -- Thick smoke from a controlled burn caused a woman to crash her car into a ditch in the Powell area.
Park ... [more]

Shepard's mother touched by athlete's tribute

May 1, 2013 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The mother of a gay University of Wyoming student who was robbed and beaten to death in 1998 says she finds it touching that NBA veteran Jason ... [more]

Late-season snow piles up again

May 1, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk and Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  April officially became Riverton's third-snowiest on record Tuesday night due to a late spring storm that dropped more than 6 inches of snow on parts of the ... [more]

Officials investigate Monday dog attack on sheep in Riverton

May 1, 2013 - From staff reports:  Officials are investigating a report of two black border collies attacking and killing at least one sheep Monday in the 1600 block of North Smith Road in ... [more]

Two in race so far for Clerk of Court seat

May 1, 2013 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Republican Party on Thursday opened the replacement process for the clerk of district court seat being vacated by Katie Brodie ... [more]

Chief justice and corrections boss endorse Riverton justice center plan

May 1, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Wyoming's chief justice and the Wyoming Department of Corrections director have thrown their weight behind the construction of a Riverton justice center.
The ... [more]

Snyder to announce RHS football decision

May 1, 2013 - Staff:  Fremont County School District 25 Superintendent Terry Snyder has announced that a decision on the issues that have plagued the Riverton High School football ... [more]

McCormick resigns as RHS head football coach

May 1, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer:  Jeremy McCormick, the reigning Wyoming high school football Class 3-A East conference coach of the year, has resigned as head football coach at Riverton High ... [more]

Construction continues on city water tank

Apr 30, 2013 - Staff:  Construction workers craned concrete panels into place Saturday on Airport Hill west of Riverton as construction resumed on the city's new water tank. ... [more]

Today

Apr 30, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
NICHOLS

Clarinda "Karen" Nichols, 72, of Lander, died Monday, April 29, at her home. As were her wishes, cremation has taken place. A memorial ... [more]

Cancer group planned for young adults

Apr 30, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Comprehensive Cancer Control Consortium is working to support the state's young adult cancer survivors by bringing them together in a new ... [more]

Some exempt from health insurance requirement

Apr 30, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  There is big concern about people having to pay a fine if they choose not to have health insurance, but when the Affordable Care Act health reform law takes ... [more]

Driver sentenced in fatal car wreck

Apr 30, 2013 - The Associated Press:  GILLETTE -- A driver involved in a Campbell County crash that killed his passenger has been sentenced to 11 to 18 years in prison.
Alexander Earl Jennings also ... [more]

Digest

Apr 30, 2013 - The Associated Press:  State, fed plow crews meet in park
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK -- Wyoming crews clearing snow in Yellowstone National Park have reached federal plowing ... [more]

DOE withholds records on big CO2-capture project

Apr 30, 2013 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The U.S. Department of Energy is withholding records on a Wyoming carbon-capture project on the grounds that a legal investigation is under ... [more]

Study of grizzly bear diet key to long-term protection decisions

Apr 30, 2013 - The Associated Press:  JACKSON -- Researchers say a study on Yellowstone ecosystem grizzly bear diets should be completed this October.
The study will help determine whether managers ... [more]

GOP leaders weighed asking main pushers of 'Hill bill' to quit party

Apr 30, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Wyoming Republican Party leaders considered demanding three state legislators to remove themselves from the party over a new law changing the duties of the ... [more]