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Wyoming wild horse roundup challenged

Aug 5, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wild horse preservation groups are challenging the U.S. Bureau of Land Management's plan to remove about 800 horses from areas in southern ... [more]

Commission OKs tax rate for current fiscal year

Aug 5, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Commissioners have approved property tax rates for the current fiscal year, which began July 1 and lasts through June 30, 2015.
The county is ... [more]

Today

Aug 5, 2014 - Staff:  Community calendar
WEDNESDAY
Riverton Welcome to Central Wyoming College President Valdez
is 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Central Wyoming College, 2660 Peck ... [more]

Doctor visit means hundreds of miles for some veterans

Aug 5, 2014 - By Susan Montoya Bryan, The Associated Press:  ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- For millions of veterans living in rural America, the challenges of accessing an overburdened and scandal-plagued health care system go ... [more]

Gonorrhea case reports spiking in state

Aug 5, 2014 - From staff reports:  With a significantly increased number of reported gonorrhea cases this year the Wyoming Department of Health is reminding residents that preventing the spread ... [more]

Couple kept child in cage, police say

Aug 5, 2014 - The Associated Press:  LARAMIE -- Authorities in Wyoming are pressing felony charges against a man and a woman, alleging they kept a 7-year-old child in an outdoor cage.
The child's ... [more]

Trailer, cars destroyed by fire

Aug 5, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A young boy playing with a lighter may have started the fire that destroyed a trailer home Sunday on Rendezvous Road south of Riverton.
No one was injured in ... [more]

Man killed by police identified as Justin Steele

Aug 5, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Officials have confirmed that the man killed in an officer-involved shooting last week on the Wind River Indian Reservation was Justin Steele, 26, of ... [more]

State relieved to have highway money

Aug 5, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming highway officials say they're relieved Congress funded highway construction through May but disappointed lawmakers didn't come up with a ... [more]

Digest

Aug 5, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Short rentals nixed in Jackson
JACKSON -- Homeowners in most parts of Teton County will no longer be allowed to rent out their properties for short-term ... [more]

New CWC Lander center to cost $850,000 more than estimated

Aug 5, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The Central Wyoming College Board of Trustees has approved an extra $850,000 for the construction of a new facility in Lander.
Administrators said bids for ... [more]

Raffle raising funds for upgrades at visitor center

Aug 4, 2014 - From staff reports:  Organizers of the annual Sinks Canyon State Park raffle are encouraging nature enthusiasts to buy tickets for the chance to win one of three full framed and ... [more]

County takes new look at consolidation of fair sites

Aug 4, 2014 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Laramie County Fair officials say the savings from consolidating from two locations to one could reach $100,000 a year, twice as much as earlier ... [more]

Coroner race takes shape with pair of GOP candidates

Aug 4, 2014 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Stratmoen and Weigel competing

A contest for Fremont County Coroner has been uncommon in recent elections, but the announced retirement of longtime ... [more]

Families have chance to explore cave at Sinks Canyon State Park

Aug 4, 2014 - From staff reports:  Children and their parents now can apply for a chance to explore a cave at Sinks Canyon State Park.
Applications for the Fourth Annual Wyoming Kids eXtreme ... [more]

Geneaology project leads to a 12,000-card data base for Szczepanski

Aug 4, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Dean Szczepanski didn't expect to dip himself into the large pool of research he would need to do to dig deep into his family roots. Once he went further into ... [more]

Fewer griz incidents last year in Yellowstone

Aug 4, 2014 - The Associated Press:  But bear-human conflicts still number about twice as many
as a decade ago.


BILLINGS, Mont. -- Conflicts between humans and grizzly bears in the ... [more]

CWC event receives grant from Wyoming Humanities Council

Aug 4, 2014 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming Humanities Council has awarded grants to the Wyoming Association of Churches and Wyoming PBS.
The Wyoming Association of Churches was awarded ... [more]

Barrasso among senators on trip to Mexican border to investigate concerns on children

Aug 4, 2014 - The Associated Press:  WASHINGTON -- Seven U.S. senators, including Sen. John Barrasso of Wyoming, have visited the Texas-Mexico border on a fact-finding mission focusing on the ... [more]

The way it was: State fair qualifiers -- 1958

Aug 4, 2014 - Staff:  Five Fremont County girls were headed tot he Wyoming State Fair after their 4-H exhibits earned blue ribbons at the local level 56 years ago this week at ... [more]

Digest

Aug 4, 2014 - The Associated Press:  One killed, four hurt in wreck
CHEYENNE -- Authorities say one person was killed and four others were injured in a single-vehicle rollover crash near ... [more]

New World War II display opens at Lander museum

Aug 4, 2014 - From staff reports:  A new exhibit on World War II bombardiers has opened at the Lander Pioneer Museum.
Lander resident Tom Bell -- a World War II bombardier, author, ... [more]

Today

Aug 1, 2014 - Staff:  Community calendar
SUNDAY

Curt Gottshall Meet and Greet is noon to 2 p.m. at North Side Park in Lander. Gottshall is an Independent candidate for U.S. ... [more]

Digest

Aug 1, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Trial called off in nose biting
CODY -- A lawsuit stemming from an assault that cost a Cody man part of his nose is close to being resolved.
A trial ... [more]

Man shot by police gets three years probation

Aug 1, 2014 - The Associated Press:  Officers say he failed to drop a gun during a standoff.

GERING, Neb. -- A 29-year-old Wyoming man who was shot by a Nebraska police officer during a ... [more]

Long-lost WWI gas mask rediscovered in S.D. pawn shop

Aug 1, 2014 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  The item was stolen from the Wyoming State Museum nearly a century ago.

CHEYENNE -- A World War I gas mask stolen from the Wyoming Capitol and missing ... [more]

Bills to toughen poaching rules eyed by lawmakers

Aug 1, 2014 - From The Associated Press:  A legislative committee meets Tuesday in Thermopolis to work on the possible laws.

A Wyoming legislative committee is preparing to discuss two ... [more]

Autopsy done in shooting death; no ID confirmed yet

Aug 1, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Local officials on Friday still had not confirmed the identity of the man who was fatally shot by a federal officer Tuesday on the Wind River Indian ... [more]

Park to host variety of birds in education event Sunday

Aug 1, 2014 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Sunset Park will be bursting with birds at 3 p.m. Sunday during Central Wyoming Aviary's first-ever Parrot Rescue Awareness Day.
"There will be little birds, ... [more]

Around the fair: Aug. 1

Aug 1, 2014 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  - The hefty steer of Hannah Nicol, 16, of Fort Washakie, has been misbehaving quite a bit, most likely because of the heat, she said.
"On weigh day he got ... [more]