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Aug 9, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Man charged in construction death
GILLETTE -- A South Dakota man faces a felony charge of aggravated vehicular homicide after authorities say he ran ... [more]

Wind River Job Corps breaks ground

Aug 9, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  With a broad view of the Riverton Valley in the background, ceremonial shovels dug into the dirt Friday morning at the site of what will be the Wind River Job ... [more]

Judge: Youngest defendant in double homicide fit to stand trial

Aug 9, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Proceedings against the last defendant in the 2011 Hudson homicides will continue after a judge ruled Wednesday that the defendant is competent to stand trial. ... [more]

Transition to Common Core standards cited in PAWS score decrease

Aug 9, 2013 - By Becky Orr, MCT News Service:  Wyoming students posted lower scores on statewide standardized tests this year as compared to 2012.
Scores are down for every grade and subject compared to ... [more]

Officials thank forest users for practicing fire safety

Aug 9, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  U.S. Forest Service officials thanked local residents for practicing fire safety so far this summer.
"People have been doing a great job," Forest Service fire ... [more]

County OKs funds for reconstruction of Green Mountain recreation facilities

Aug 9, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  Funds are in place to redevelop the Green Mountain recreation area after county commissioners approved a $250,000 line of credit for the project on Tuesday. ... [more]

Hotel sponsors sixth annual youth celebration

Aug 8, 2013 - Staff:  Custom Events of Salt Lake City provided inflatable amusements, including the King Kong slide during the Wind River Hotel and Casino's sixth annual youth ... [more]

Two-vehicle crash injures one

Aug 8, 2013 - Staff:  One person was injured Wednesday in a two-vehicle accident involving a Harley-Davidson three-wheeler and a Ford sedan. The collision took place just after 5:30 ... [more]

PAWS test shows drop in reading, math scores

Aug 8, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Wyoming students scored lower on statewide assessments this year.
The state Education Department report that the 2013 PAWS proficiency rates declined across ... [more]

Today

Aug 8, 2013 - Staff:  Births
BEEBE

A son was born to Brooke Beebe, of Riverton, at 7:15 p.m. July 11, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces. ... [more]

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Aug 8, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Sweetwater passes wind farm regs
GREEN RIVER -- The Sweetwater County Commission has approved stronger regulations for wind farm development in the ... [more]

Hill challenges probe fairness

Aug 8, 2013 - From the Associated Press:  CHEYENNE (AP) -- A special House committee is seeking $110,000 to conduct its investigation into state schools Superintendent Cindy Hill's management of the ... [more]

Biggest fire expands; three smaller blazes monitored across the state

Aug 8, 2013 - From the Associated Press:  Wyoming's largest wildfire has grown to more than 24 square miles.
The Hardluck Fire has been burning in the Shoshone National Forest since July 17 when it ... [more]

G&F officials say dogs likely responsible for attack on livestock

Aug 8, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Wyoming Game and Fish officials say domestic dogs likely were responsible for a weekend attack on horses and sheep along Paradise Valley Road west of ... [more]

New RHS principal making better grad rate a top priority

Aug 8, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  For the 2010-11 school year, the RHS graduation rate was 84 percent, but it dropped to 73 percent in 2011-12.

New Riverton High School principal John ... [more]

Eaton probably bipolar, expert says in court

Aug 8, 2013 - By Ben Neary, The Associated Press:  The former Riverton resident is Wyoming's sole death-row prisoner.

A psychiatrist who evaluated the former Riverton resident who is Wyoming's lone ... [more]

City to tap reserves to finish work on Riverwalk project

Aug 8, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton Riverwalk project has inched forward after the Riverton City Council approved dipping into the city's general fund reserves to pay for the ... [more]

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Aug 7, 2013 - Staff:  Births
STOVER

A son was born to Shadow Stover and Kevan Handley, of Riverton, at 9:58 a.m. June 27, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He weighed 8 ... [more]

Academy welcomes new cadets

Aug 7, 2013 - From staff reports:  The Wyoming National Guard's Cowboy ChalleNGe Academy congratulated 452 members of Class 18 for completing the two-week Acclimation Period of their training on ... [more]

Riverton revises fence height ordinances for homeowners

Aug 7, 2013 - By Alejandra Silva, Staff Writer:  The Riverton City Council has updated the city's ordinances regarding fence height on private property.
During their regular meeting July 16, city council ... [more]

Arsonist faces two to five years in prison

Aug 7, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The Lander man who burned a vacant house on Goodrich Drive in December faces two to five years in prison and seven years of supervised probation after ... [more]

Digest

Aug 7, 2013 - The Associated Press:  Education chief now on the job
CHEYENNE -- Richard Crandall has started work as the Wyoming Department of Education's director.
Crandall took over from ... [more]

Murder spree figure hurt in car wreck

Aug 7, 2013 - The Associated Press:  TEKONSHA TOWNSHIP, Mich. -- A woman who was one of two teenage participants in a killing spree that left 11 people dead 55 years ago and became the basis of the ... [more]

College commission ranks top buildings on 'to-do' list

Aug 7, 2013 - By Bob Moen, The Associated Press:  Northwest College in Powell is the only college without a project seeking state funding.

CHEYENNE -- Two building proposals at Laramie County ... [more]

Central Wyoming College senate academic requirements strengthened

Aug 7, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  Previously, a student had to maintain a grade point average of 2.0 to become a senator, but now each representative needs a GPA of 3.0 or ... [more]

West Nile virus case confirmed in Fremont Co.

Aug 7, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  A woman in Fremont County has been diagnosed with West Nile virus, according to the Wyoming Department of Health.
She represents the second case of West Nile ... [more]

Grizzly sighted near Lander again; large numbers still unlikely in southern Winds

Aug 7, 2013 - By Katie Roenigk, Staff Writer:  This year marks the third consecutive summer that a grizzly bear has been sighted in the mountains outside of Lander, but officials said the news shouldn't ... [more]

Riverton justice center plan rises again

Aug 7, 2013 - By Eric Blom, Staff Writer:  The possibility of funding from the Wyoming Legislature has spurred the Fremont County Commission to begin the process of designing a new Riverton justice ... [more]

Rotarians host duck race fundraiser

Aug 6, 2013 - Staff:  Plastic ducks floated down a portion of the Wind River during the Riverton Rotary Club's fundraiser Saturday. Vicki Williams had the winning duck, good for a ... [more]

Today

Aug 6, 2013 - Staff:  Deaths
FULLER

Genevieve L. (Trent) Fuller, 100, died in Phoenix where she was living with her son and daughter-in-law. A visitation will be 4 p.m. to ... [more]