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UW study challenges long-held fire beliefs

Jul 22, 2012 - The Associated Press:  RENO, Nev. -- Scientists using field notes from surveys first conducted by the government before the Civil War believe they've gained a better understanding of ... [more]

State will allow some exhibits in tunnel to the Capitol

Jul 22, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The State Building Commission has voted to allow small exhibits in the tunnel leading into the State Capitol in Cheyenne.
The change made this week ... [more]

Dry conditions increase fire activity

Jul 22, 2012 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Increasingly hot and dry conditions are resulting in more fire activity on the unburned portions of the Arapaho and Squirrel Creek Fires on the ... [more]

Balloons grounded again Saturday

Jul 22, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  After Friday morning's failed hot-air balloon launch, Spring Creek, Nev., native Gayle McCoy was ready for other endeavors.
"Forget the weather, I am ready ... [more]

The way it was: Oregon Trail anniversary -- 1993

Jul 22, 2012 - Staff:  Nineteen years ago this week, the Oregon Trail was having a birthday -- its 150th, to be exact. Dozens of historians and Oregon Trail enthusiasts were ... [more]

CWC student earns award for West Nile

Jul 22, 2012 - From staff reports:  Central Wyoming College graduate Jonathon McFall of Pavillion was the recipient of an IDeA Development Award for Student Travel at the fourth biennial National ... [more]

New state map shows oil, gas resources

Jul 22, 2012 - From staff reports:  A comprehensive new map on oil and natural gas resources in Wyoming covers a range of information -- from the geology to key facilities and production.
The map ... [more]

Assaulting tribal police leads to prison term

Jul 22, 2012 - From staff reports:  An Eastern Shoshone tribal member accused of assaulting three federal law enforcement officers on the Wind River Indian Reservation has been sentenced to 10 ... [more]

Museums board continues Dubois plans

Jul 22, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Commission this Tuesday is expected to officially approve vice chairman Pat Hickerson to be the new liaison for the county museums ... [more]

Digest

Jul 22, 2012 - From staff reports:  Pavillion-area energy groups meeting in Casper
The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality and the Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission will ... [more]

Tribal crimes, issues are part of Lander meeting

Jul 22, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Wyoming is holding its ninth annual Wind River Native American conference next month in Lander.
The meeting ... [more]

Farmers markets grow in tribal areas

Jul 22, 2012 - From staff reports:  Farmers markets on the Wind River Indian Reservation are starting for the summer season.
The markets will be every Thursday night through Oct. 11, weather ... [more]

County could revisit swap with city, says commissioner

Jul 22, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Settle on purpose for the bigger parcel first, Becker recommends

Fremont County Commissioner Travis Becker wants the board to decide its intended use ... [more]

Rendezvous fights weather

Jul 22, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Cruise interrupted; balloons scuttled again

When Riverton resident Latasha Lawrence turned 19, she knew what she wanted for her birthday.
"I noticed ... [more]

Phone scam aims at stealing money from senior citizens

Jul 22, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Sheriff's Office asks residents to be mindful of a scam that has hit the area recently and involves phone calls about money needed for a ... [more]

Today

Jul 20, 2012 - Staff:  Births
ARTHUR

A daughter was born to Shylene Arthur, of Riverton, at 2:31 p.m. June 25, 2012, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds, 14 ... [more]

Digest

Jul 20, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Fire restrictions in Bighorn Forest
SHERIDAN -- Fire restrictions remain in effect on the Bighorn National Forest.
Fires are restricted to designated ... [more]

Mead says he hasn't decided on expanding Medicare in state

Jul 20, 2012 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead said Thursday that he's not inclined to expand the Medicaid program in Wyoming as much as the federal health care law calls ... [more]

Most Wyoming counties get federal disaster designation

Jul 20, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Sixteen Wyoming counties now qualify for federal drought assistance.
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack this week designated two more ... [more]

Suspect used puppy inquiry to case house, police allege

Jul 20, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  It may have been only small amounts of change a Riverton teen stole during several alleged burglaries in rural neighborhoods, but prosecutors say she took more ... [more]

Ethete hosts powwow, other weekend events

Jul 20, 2012 - From staff reports:  The 47th annual Ethete Celebration is July 20 to July 22, at the Ethete powwow grounds with Chris Eagle Hawk Sr. serving as master of ceremonies.
Grand entry ... [more]

Balloon Block found near parking sign in vacant lot

Jul 20, 2012 - Staff:  This year's Riverton Rendez-vous Balloon Block Treasure Hunt went down to the wire, but it was worth the wait for Sarah Wempen.
The Riverton resident found ... [more]

Friday balloon flights called off

Jul 20, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Weather conditions grounded hot-air balloon enthusiasts Friday in the first of three scheduled Riverton Rendezvous launches.
At 7:08 a.m., balloonmeister Pat ... [more]

Plan would put housing for 24 CWC students at Sinks Canyon site

Jul 20, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  The Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees authorized advancement of an adjusted housing project that would put 24 beds at the college's Sinks Canyon ... [more]

Today

Jul 19, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
ENOS

Norma J. Enos, 63, of Fort Washakie, died Saturday, July 7, after fighting a long battle with cancer. A memorial service will be at a ... [more]

Lummis trying to repeal AML payment cutback

Jul 19, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- U.S. Rep. Cynthia Lummis has introduced legislation that would restore more than $700 million in federal funds to Wyoming.
The bill was filed ... [more]

Firefighters busy, but progress being made

Jul 19, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- It's been a busy week for firefighters in northeast Wyoming.
Dozens of wildfires broke out in Crook, Campbell and Weston counties since last ... [more]

Digest

Jul 19, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Driver sentenced in pedestrian hit
LARAMIE -- A Laramie man who was high on industrial cleaner when he hit a pedestrian at 50 mph earlier this year has ... [more]

May 9 Riverton fire ruled arson

Jul 19, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The blaze involved a rental house on North Broadway Avenue in Riverton.

Riverton Fire District investigator Matt Lee has ruled the house fire May 9 ... [more]

Rescuers get injured woman out of mountains

Jul 19, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Search-and-rescue crews retrieved a New York woman who was injured during a hike with her husband near Gannett Peak.
"She was brought into Lander at about ... [more]

Cache dash: 'Geocaching' a high-tech hide and seek

Jul 19, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  The requirements are simple: a pair of keen eyes, an adventurous spirit and a GPS. Geocaching, a virtual scavenger hunt, is gaining popularity with residents ... [more]

Balloon rally, Friday Night Cruise this weekend for Rendezvous

Jul 19, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Cars, motorcycles, barbecue and hot-air balloons are among the attractions this weekend as the 32nd annual Riverton Rendezvous continues July 20-22.
Early ... [more]

Drought disaster declaration set in Fremont Co.

Jul 19, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County farmers and ranchers impacted by damages due to drought can qualify for emergency federal loans and potentially other aid programs under an ... [more]

Today

Jul 18, 2012 - Staff:  Births
PAULSEN

A daughter was born to Agnes Mary Moss and Curtis Patrick Paulsen, of Riverton, at 12:36 p.m. June 8, 2012, at Riverton Memorial ... [more]

Digest

Jul 18, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Man pleads in shooting
CHEYENNE -- An Oregon man pleaded guilty Tuesday to attempted first-degree murder and larceny in the shooting and carjacking of ... [more]

Mead names new state DCI director

Jul 18, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead says a veteran agent with the federal Drug Enforcement Administration is taking over as head of the Wyoming Division of Criminal ... [more]

Wyoming-based fire planes heading home

Jul 18, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Two Wyoming Air National Guard transport planes are headed home to Cheyenne after more than a week of firefighting duty in Idaho and Utah.
The ... [more]

Wind slows Glendo firefighting

Jul 18, 2012 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  220 crew on scene; acreage tops 11,000

CHEYENNE -- Firefighters labored Tuesday to regain containment they lost the previous night on a wildfire ... [more]

Jeffres named to fill school board vacancy

Jul 18, 2012 - By Steve Peck, Publisher:  Lynette Jeffres is the newest member of the Riverton school board. The longtime Riverton resident was appointed Tuesday night to fill a vacancy created by the ... [more]

Council splits on day care squabble

Jul 18, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  4-3 vote on ordinance for small centers in zone A

Riverton City Council members were unanimous in letting residents know they were not against ... [more]