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Caramel stars as a Valentine's Day treat

Feb 11, 2015 - By Judy Hevrdejs, Tribune News Service:  Chocolate may be the go-to sweet for Valentine's Day, but it's time to show caramel a little love.
It's been relegated to a supporting role in beribboned ... [more]


Feb 11, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Open meetings case to high court
CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments Wednesday over whether the school district in ... [more]

Troops head for Afghanistan

Feb 11, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A Wyoming Army National Guard artillery unit will be deployed to Afghanistan in August.
The Guard says members of A Battery, 2nd Battalion, 300th ... [more]

Alternative fuel tax bill forwarded

Feb 11, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A Senate committee has advanced a bill that would add a new state tax on electric and other vehicles that use nontraditional fuels.
The Senate ... [more]

Day at the Legislature

Feb 11, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Developments at the Wyoming Legislature on the 21st day of the 2015 General Session:
PIPELINES: The Senate for the second time voted for a bill to ... [more]

Discrimination bill moves on, but county's senators vote against measure

Feb 11, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  CHEYENNE -- A bill that would extend anti-discrimination protections to cover sexual orientation and gender identity at the workplace cleared the Wyoming Senate ... [more]

Investigation of big Dubois fire proceeds at methodical pace

Feb 11, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The investigation into the cause of the late December fire in downtown Dubois is moving slowly -- as was expected.
Dubois fire chief Mike Franchini said ... [more]

Jobless rate inches higher in December

Feb 11, 2015 - From staff reports:  Unemployment in Fremont County changed slightly for the worse in as the year ended, but the jobless rate remained lower than at the same point a year ... [more]

Faubion to be council president

Feb 10, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Under Mayor Lars Baker's new administration, Teresa McKee will remain municipal judge, and Rick Sollars returns as city attorney.

Riverton City ... [more]


Feb 10, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Girl fell through ice; still missing
BUFFALO -- A search continued Monday for a 4-year-old girl who fell through the ice on the Powder River at an ... [more]

Firing squad permission advances in House; lethal drugs said to be scarce

Feb 10, 2015 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A bill to allow the use of firing squads to execute condemned inmates advanced in the Wyoming Legislature on Monday, when the House Judiciary ... [more]

Hereford loses high court appeal of '12 murder case

Feb 10, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Supreme Court has upheld murder, kidnapping and rape convictions for a Lander man in a Feb. 4 decision. The defendant, John Thomas Hereford, had ... [more]

Day at the Legislature

Feb 10, 2015 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Developments at the Wyoming Legislature on the 20th day of the 2015 General Session:
DEADLINE: Scores of bills died in both houses when they failed ... [more]

Bill on city deposits central to problem in Shoshoni, other towns

Feb 10, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  State law requires depositing municipal funds in a bank, and Shoshoni has no banks.

CHEYENNE -- The Wyoming House of Representatives has advanced a ... [more]

Fremont County Public Health says whooping cough reported in area

Feb 10, 2015 - From staff reports:  Pertussis can be deadly to small infants and children.

Cases of pertussis in school-aged children have been reported to Fremont County Public ... [more]

Recreation board awards $270K; figure might be a record

Feb 10, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County School District 25 Recreation Board has approved roughly $270,000 this year to local organizations.
"I think we set a record," said board ... [more]

Measles spreading to neighboring states; no cases seen in Wyoming

Feb 10, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Wyoming has not reported a case of the measles since 2010, but local health officials say the state is not immune to a recent outbreak of the disease linked to ... [more]


Feb 10, 2015 - Staff:  Births

A daughter was born to Leanne Gonzales of Lander and Larry Massey of Lander at 9:25 p.m. Dec. 27, 2014, at SageWest Health Care at ... [more]

Wyoming State 4-H Foundation gives $13,000 to Fremont County

Feb 8, 2015 - From staff reports:  Financial support from the Wyoming State 4-H Foundation to county 4-H programs in fiscal year 2014 was roughly $242,000.
Financial assistance varied per ... [more]

Ashes on the shelf

Feb 8, 2015 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  County saddled with 17 human remains unclaimed by families

On shelves in the Fremont County Coroner's property rooms sit 17 plastic boxes, 6 inches ... [more]

Two operas showing Saturday at library

Feb 8, 2015 - From staff reports:  Lander MetOpera will present a doubleheader starting at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Lander Library.
The Metropolitan Opera will show two short operas: Peter ... [more]

BLM seeking comment on assessment

Feb 8, 2015 - From staff reports:  The Bureau of Land Management is seeking public comment on the environmental assessment for the Wind River/Bighorn Basin District portion of the August 2015 ... [more]

'We'd rather pay $4 a gallon'

Feb 8, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Family hit by low oil layoff would take job over lower prices

Second in a series

There's been more family time recently in the Balderston home. ... [more]

Career-tech scholarship trimmed by Legislature

Feb 8, 2015 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  CHEYENNE -- A bill meant to establish a scholarship for career-technical students has passed in the Wyoming House of Representatives, but only after lawmakers ... [more]

Committee forwards investigator bill

Feb 8, 2015 - Tribune News Service:  CHEYENNE -- The Senate Revenue Committee on Thursday narrowly approved a bill that would create a special investigator position to look into any future ... [more]

Three dozen sessions at Farm and Ranch Days

Feb 8, 2015 - From staff reports:  Brucellosis, heifer selection, cheatgrass and the new farm bill are among the topics that will be covered at the 31st annual Fremont County Farm and Ranch Days ... [more]

Intoxicated Ethete man's death ruled accidental

Feb 8, 2015 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  The death of a 25-year-old Ethete man whose body was found Jan. 2 in a vehicle on Mill Creek Road has been labeled an accident.
Autopsy reports show Sheldon ... [more]

The way it was: Scout breakfast -- 1957

Feb 8, 2015 - Staff:  It was very cold and very dark outside when local business and civic leaders showed up at the Riverton American Legion hall at 6 a.m. on a February Thursday to ... [more]


Feb 8, 2015 - The Associated Press:  Avalanche warning in effect
JACKSON -- The Bridger Teton Avalanche Center is warning that skiers or snowboarders could be in danger of triggering wet ... [more]

Maker Space

Feb 8, 2015 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  Fort Washakie students learn how to use 3-D printers in high-tech lab

Seventh-graders from Fort Washakie Middle School make a weekly trip to Maker ... [more]