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Jun 7, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
BAGAN

Susan Frances Stultz Bagan, 65, died Monday, June 4, at the Swedish Medical Center in Denver. Private family services will be held. ... [more]

Digest

Jun 7, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Heavy storms in southeast
CHEYENNE -- Up to 2 inches of rain and hail bigger than golf balls pounded parts of southeastern Wyoming on Wednesday night ... [more]

In China, Gov. Matt Mead tours coal projects

Jun 7, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead is touring Chinese facilities that use advanced technologies to produce different forms of fuel and other products from coal.
Mead ... [more]

UW, CSU heads affirm intention to sell big ranch

Jun 7, 2012 - By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The presidents of the University of Wyoming and Colorado State University have met and reaffirmed plans to sell a 50,000-acre ranch in southeast ... [more]

Medicine Bow fire reaches 3,500 acres; better-trained crews on the way to the site

Jun 7, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- The U.S. Forest Service on Wednesday called on more experienced fire managers and crews to fight a wildfire in the Medicine Bow National Forest in ... [more]

Shoshoni hears detail on new school planning

Jun 7, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The $45 million for construction would comes from state accounts, not the local tax base.

Fremont County School District 24 patrons are getting their ... [more]

Law enforcement preps for reduced trash hours

Jun 7, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  Authorities are concerned about illegal dumping and theft of services.

In preparation for slashing hours at rural waste transfer stations countywide, ... [more]

State income running ahead of projections

Jun 7, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Wyoming's revenues are accumulating slightly ahead of projections for the fiscal year that ends this month, but state officials are still bracing ... [more]

City trying to thin out weed control issues

Jun 7, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  A lengthy discussion about weed removal made up the majority of the Riverton City Council meeting Tuesday.
City staff recommended to the council that the ... [more]

Today

Jun 6, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
BREWER

Memorial services for Donald L. Brewer, 66, of Lander, are at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 7, at the Bethel Lutheran Church in Lander. Mr. ... [more]

Three injured in vehicle rollover

Jun 6, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  A Dubois teen and seven others were involved in a one-vehicle rollover early Sunday morning.
Lee said the 17-year-old girl rolled a Saturn sedan near Trail ... [more]

Digest

Jun 6, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Traffic stop leads to meth arrest
ROCK SPRINGS -- Authorities say a man accused of dealing methamphetamine in Campbell County is in custody in Rock ... [more]

Report filed in plane mishap

Jun 6, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A combination of mechanical problems and inadequate monitoring by the captain likely caused an American Airlines passenger jet to go off the end of ... [more]

Filing error keeps state rep off the primary ballot

Jun 6, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A filing error has disqualified a representative from Teton County from appearing on the ballot in the state primary election.
State Rep. Jim ... [more]

Fire to be attacked from the air

Jun 6, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- Firefighters hope to continue an air attack on a 1,500-acre wildfire burning in the Medicine Bow National Forest in southeast Wyoming if the weather ... [more]

Shoshoni patrons air gripes about school plan process

Jun 6, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  SHOSHONI -- Teresa Taylor is dissatisfied with how Fremont County School District 24 officials have handled the new Shoshoni school project.
"This school is ... [more]

No injuries in plane wreck; feds will probe

Jun 6, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  Federal authorities are involved in the investigation of an apparent plane crash over the weekend.
At 6:15 p.m. Sunday, Fremont Count Sheriff's deputy Donovan ... [more]

Two Hudson suspects nix preliminary hearings

Jun 6, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The charges against Joseph Jude Jenkins and Laziur Stephen Hanway Jr. in the Hudson double homicide case will advance to Lander District Court after the two ... [more]

Russell leaving District 25 school board as of July 1

Jun 6, 2012 - By Carolyn B. Tyler, Staff Writer:  Bill Russell, who in his eighth year on the Fremont County School District 25 Board of Education, submitted his resignation to the Riverton school board ... [more]

Amid criticism, solid waste district plans Atlantic City meeting

Jun 6, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Solid Waste Disposal District officials will meet with Atlantic City residents Thursday night in the South Pass community to discuss concerns ... [more]

Today

Jun 5, 2012 - Staff:  Deaths
WADDA

Edward "Eddie" Wadda, 42, of Fort Washakie, died Thursday, May 31, in a single car accident near Buffalo. Funeral services are at noon ... [more]

Two wildfires in state ignite concern in hot, dry weather

Jun 5, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A wildfire in the Medicine Bow National Forest west of Wheatland grew substantially overnight.
Forest Service spokesman Aaron Voos says the Cow ... [more]

UW dental care program on budget chopping block

Jun 5, 2012 - The Associated Press:  CHEYENNE -- A program to bolster dental care in Wyoming and one satellite medical clinic could be in jeopardy under proposed budget cuts at the University of ... [more]

Digest

Jun 5, 2012 - The Associated Press:  Mead opens coal conference in China
CHEYENNE -- Gov. Matt Mead told an audience in China this week that Wyoming is eager to develop new ways to use its ... [more]

Good listener: Victim advocate Carroll Westlake sees worst and best of humanity

Jun 5, 2012 - By Emily Etheredge, Staff Writer:  Whether it is a complaint, a harsh word, a listening ear, a tearful breakdown, or a venting session, she hears them all.
Riverton Police Department ... [more]

Young swine exhibitors had spectacular day

Jun 5, 2012 - By Joshua Scheer, Staff Writer:  Saturday morning at the Fremont County Fairgrounds belonged to the hogs.
Sure, there were other animals on the grounds -- sheep, cattle and horses warming up ... [more]

Second death in Thursday accident

Jun 5, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Diana K. Soundingsides has died of injuries she suffered in Thursday night's rollover crash that killed Edward L. Wadda, both of Fort Washakie, on Interstate ... [more]

Official suggests longer hours at trash transfer sites

Jun 5, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The Fremont County Solid Waste Disposal District's superintendent has proposed adding a day of operation each month at some transfer stations amid concerns ... [more]

Wind River graduates 40 students

Jun 3, 2012 - Staff:  Graduation ceremonies for the Wind River High School Class of 2012 were May 27 in ... [more]

Ten graduate from Dubois High School

Jun 3, 2012 - Staff:  With the ceremony behind them, Dubois High School's Class of 2012 members moved their tassels to the opposite ... [more]

The way it was: Mine train 1966

Jun 3, 2012 - Staff:  Everything still had the shine of the new on it in 1966 at U.S. Steel's Atlantic city Iron Ore Mine south west of Lander near South Pass, including these Union ... [more]

No change in state's rig count

Jun 3, 2012 - The Associated Press:  HOUSTON -- The number of rigs actively exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. is down three this week to 1,980.
Houston-based oilfield services company ... [more]

Casino welcomes new tribal artifacts

Jun 3, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The new display in the Wind River Casino's Arapaho Experience room includes numerous pieces from a collection formerly on display at the museum at St. ... [more]

Togwotee construction moves into the night

Jun 3, 2012 - Staff:  Night construction has started on the Rosie's Ridge section of U.S. 26/287 between Dubois and Moran Junction, the Togwotee Trail to Yellowstone.
Night ... [more]

Public benefits at BLM horse adoption

Jun 3, 2012 - Staff:  One burro and 16 halter and saddle-started horses found new homes at the spring wild horse and burro adoption and gentling clinic on May 18-19 in ... [more]

Renewable energy training available

Jun 3, 2012 - Staff:  The Wyoming Department of Workforce Services has launched a new website featuring a variety of training opportunities available to Wyoming residents in ... [more]

Liz Cheney speaking at GOP benefit

Jun 3, 2012 - By Christina George, Staff Writer:  The eldest daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, will be speaking about the importance of this year's elections.

The Fremont County ... [more]

State warns about pool illnesses

Jun 3, 2012 - Staff:  The Wyoming Department of Health is reminding swimmers to avoid catching or spreading recreational water illnesses with many families looking forward to ... [more]

More details emerge in Wadda death; services are Wednesday

Jun 3, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  The Wyoming Highway Patrol is reporting that Edward L. Wadda of Fort Washakie died in a rollover crash on Interstate 25 between Buffalo and Casper when he ... [more]

Commission, coroner inch closer on vehicle spat

Jun 3, 2012 - By Martin Reed, Staff Writer:  Fremont County Commissioners and Coroner Ed McAuslan have made a decision about a much-debated vehicle identification requirement: They're going to talk about ... [more]